Thursday, January 9, 2020

#GuestPost and #PreOrder - "A Pride of Brothers: Rick" by Peggy Jaeger


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, Peggy.
I'm anxious to learn about your latest book and why you decided to write Romantic Suspense.

A genre switch and an explanation…

So, if you know me (and I hope you do!! Heehee) you know I write basically romantic comedies and romance stories about big families. I like the light and fluffy, feel-good-feel of RomComs, and families are so precious to me since I grew up an only child in a divorced household.

With the publication by the Wild Rose Press on my newest book, A PRIDE OF BROTHERS: RICK, the first in a three book series, I’ve departed from my usual writing fare and slipped into the Romantic Suspense Lite genre.

You may ask why I’ve gone down this crooked road. Well, I’ll tell ya.

A few years back I had a trilogy published by Lyrical Press titled the WILL COOK FOR LOVE series. The books centered on a famous cheflebrity and her sisters. In the second book, A SHOT AT LOVE, I introduced a private eye/bodyguard friend of my heroine’s, by the name of Rick Bannerman. After the book was out in the romance reading world I received so many comments from readers who asked when Rick’s HEA story was going to be told. Apparently, he was a big hit with people, even though he’s only in 3 chapters, and marginally at that.

In all honesty, I hadn’t considered it.

But, like things do, an idea began to work into my head last year and the only character I could see bringing the idea to fruition was Rick. To do so adequately though, his story couldn’t be a typical boy meets girl romance. No, it had to have some element of danger in it and some way for Rick to show off all his great skills. Hence, writing a romantic suspense seemed appropriate.

Now I’ve billed this book as Romantic Suspense lite. It’s a term a writer friend of mine, Kari Lemor, coined to describe her books: a little suspense, a little mystery, and a lot of romance. I think the term fits Rick’s story perfectly.

Yes, there are bad guys – from a stalker to a killer – who are after Abby and yes, Rick goes into alpha protection and fighting mode. There are even a few murders along the way of people close to Abby. But the main core of the book is getting these two vastly different people to realize how perfect they are for the each other.

I hope I’ve whetted your reading appetites for Rick’s story. Hee hee.



Release Date: 1.13.20
Publisher: THE WILD ROSE PRESS
Genre: Romance/Romantic suspense
Key words: Romantic suspense; forced proximity; enemies to lovers; fractured hero; sisters; family first; independent woman; child of divorce; domestic violence; stalking; HEA

Blurb:

Elite bodyguard and P.I. Rick Bannerman's job is to protect. He doesn't get emotional with his clients, but when a woman from his past is threatened, his next job becomes personal.

Family lawyer Abigail Laine is the target of a client's vengeful husband, but refuses Rick's offer of protection. He walked away from her four years ago, and she swore to forget him.

Now her reluctance to accept his help could cost Abby her life.
 

Excerpt

“You’re really going to spend the night? Here?” she finally asked.
“And every other night until Genocardi is caught.”
She went stone still. “He doesn’t know where I live.”
“You can’t be sure of that. Neither can I, so...” He lifted his hands, palms up.
It was a wonder blood wasn’t seeping through her lips from the intense way she was biting down on her cheek.
“Look.” He leaned a hip against the sink, folded his arms across his chest. “I know you think there’s no worry or danger to you from this guy. But in my professional opinion—and please remember what I do for a living—you can never underestimate someone who’s gone off the deep end like this guy has. He may not be targeting you, may have forgotten all about you, but I seriously doubt it.”
She sighed, snuggled the cat closer, and buried her face in its fur.
“Josh can assign someone who’ll keep you as safe as I can. But do you really want someone you don’t know following you around all day? Possibly for several days?”
“God, no. I’d hate that.”
“Then isn’t it better I’m the one? You know me. You can trust me. You do trust me, right?”
Without hesitating, she replied, “Of course I do.”
He nodded again, relieved by her answer. He pushed off the counter, took a few steps toward her, and then reached out a hand to rub the cat’s neck as she was doing.
“I know this is hard for you,” he said, hiking his voice to be heard over Moonlight’s thunderous vocal vibrations. “Being invaded, having your privacy and your quiet life infringed upon. I’d be mad, too.”
 “I’m not mad,” she said. “Just...inconvenienced.”
“Yeah, I get that. It won’t be for long, though, I’m sure. Your cop buddy will find Genocardi. As soon as the threat is gone, I’ll be out of your hair.”
She stared at him for a moment over the cat’s head. “You might want to grab my law book again, Bannerman.”
“Why?”
“Your argument’s pretty solid on all levels. Almost lawyer-worthy.”
“Now, there’s no need to be insulting, Abigail.” He pulled himself up to his full height and glared down his nose at her.
He was pleased when she laughed, since it had been his intent. “Go on and do whatever you need to do. I’ve got stuff to do as well,” he told her.
With one final glance at him, she moved from the kitchen, the cat still in her arms.

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Biography:

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes Romantic Comedies about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them. If she can make you cry on one page and bring you out of tears rolling with laughter the next, she’s done her job as a writer!

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, she brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she’s created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

When she’s not writing Peggy is usually painting, crafting, scrapbooking or decoupaging old steamer trunks she finds at rummage stores and garage sales.

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, Peggy is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.

As a lifelong diarist, she caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at peggyjaeger.com where she blogs daily about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go "What??!"

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Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00T8E5LN0





12 comments:

  1. Amber - thank you so much for introducing A PRIDE OF BROTHERS:RICK to your readers and followers and for hosting me today. I love the support all the WIld Rose Press authors show one another. Roses, rock!

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    1. You're welcome, Peggy! I love hosting you and your wonderful books here. Feel free to stop by anytime.
      Go Roses!

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  2. Great excerpt, Peg! Wishing you all the best!

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  3. Best of luck with your book. It's great to spread your wings and try other things. BTW love your cover.
    D. V.🦉

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    1. D.V. so do ! The fabulous Kristian Norris made it!! she's a gem!!

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  4. Wishing you all the best in this new genre!

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  5. I love it when readers ask when a secondary character's book is coming out. And "Rick's story" sounds like another winner from you. Best of luck with it, my friend. :)

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    1. Barbara- in all honesty that was the first time it ever happened!!! I'm so stoked I was able to give him -what I consider - the prefect storyline!

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  6. I love romantic suspense! Looking forward to this one.

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