Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Wednesday Promo- Autumn Jordon
I'd like you all to meet Autumn Jordon.
Autumn lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her husband, who supplies her with support and tons of laughs, and their Yorkshire Terrier and Irish Setter. Her Golden Heart entry, EVIL’S WITNESS released from The Wild Rose Press on June 18. EVIL’S WITNESS is also available through B&N, Amazon and Digi Books. Her favorite destinations farther from home are Vermont and Arizona where she enjoys hiking, golfing, horseback riding and learning the history of the areas. And no matter what Autumn is doing, she’s busy dreaming up ideas to put the characters of her romantic comedies in sticky situations and in the romantic thrillers, they face grave danger.
Why do you write Romantic Suspense?
I’ve always been drawn to two genre’s romantic comedies and romantic suspense. I read stacks of both. I’ve written both, and to put it simply, I think I have a voice for both. They’re different, but at times one voice will sneak into the other’s work. Example, in my new release, Evil’s Witness, which has already received a great review from Night OWL Reviewers, my heroine and hero both have a sense of humor and there are moments that they make the reader smile or even laugh. The same thing happened with my January release, Obsessed By Wildfire. It’s a light, fun, sexy read, but it also has an element of suspense. The book also received great reviews and has done very well for me.
What is a good writing day for you?
Any day that I get words down on the page, which is almost every day. There are days when life takes over and there simply isn’t a moment to write, and that’s okay. Family and friends are my priority. Our life experiences are what feeds our stories. Embrace the moments and write about them later.
What are you working on?
Right now, I’m writing another suspense which is a little darker and deals with a kidnapped victim and her escape, and I’m editing a romantic comedy which has a YUMMY baseball hero. I’ll love sports heroes, don’t you?
I hope to have the comedy submitted back to the editor by September and the suspense’s first draft written by October.
Stephanie Boyd’s world crashes when she and her children witness a blood bath. To escape the wrath of the Russian Mafia, she has no choice but to help the FBI uncover the mafia’s mole inside the U.S. Treasury. While on the run with the handsome agent who is willing to die for them, Stephanie learns the meaning of love.
Agent John Dolton’s break in solving the case that cost him everything is a couple of kids and a beautiful widow. But keeping them safe seems impossible when their every move is foreseen by their enemy. Stephanie and her children soften the loner’s heart, and John vows not to fail to protect the family he comes to love.
After a week, her touch was familiar. His heart melted. He grabbed her hand, holding her in place as he turned and smiled down on her. Her nipples pushed against her white T-shirt. He gently brushed a knuckle across one peak. “No. It was hell without you.”
“Mmmm. Same here.” She pulled back and lifted his arm around her, curling into him. Looking out over the lake, she sighed. “I could stay here forever, if you’d let me.”
“I wish we could.” He gathered her closer and kissed the top of her head. “But eventually Bobby and Em would have to go to school.”
“I could home school.” Her chuckle was strained.
He felt her pain. He smiled while his heart wrenched. He would like nothing more than to forget about the world and stay here with her and the kids. But they couldn’t. “Sooner or later Ben will call. We’ll have to go back.”
Steph moved away. A cold void took her place.
She drifted to the other porch column. Leaning against it, she folded her arms across her chest. Her lips pressed together as if she was forming the right words behind them. “I know I said that our time together here was going to be enough to last me a lifetime, but—” Tears brimmed her lids. “I was wrong. A lifetime won’t be enough.”
John stepped toward her. “I don’t know what—”
“I know; you don’t know how we can be together. So, Ben will call. We’ll go back, and I’ll identify Victor. You’ll toss him in jail and throw away the key. You’ll drive off in pursuit of the next bad guy and me…Well, I’ll go home and wonder where you are. Wonder if what I felt was love.”
The woman knew how to make a guy feel like a heel.
John pulled her into his arms. She buried her head in his chest and cried softly against him. He kissed her head and smoothed her hair. “Steph, I didn’t think I’d ever love again,” he whispered softly, cupping her chin and tilting her face up until she looked at him. “Like a bomb, you dropped into my life. Every defense I’d put up to protect myself from ever being hurt again came tumbling down. You opened up my heart. As much as you don’t want to live without me, I don’t want to live without you. I love you.”
He kissed her gently. Her arms wrapped around him and held on. “Somehow, we’ll figure this out. I promise,” he assured her.