Friday, February 15, 2013

'Accidental Affair' Book Tour Review


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Jack Vaughn is sure his life is over as he tumbles down the wooded hillside onto the deserted two-lane stretch of asphalt. Years of work ended with a single gunshot. Yet, it’s not over. 

A good Samaritan stops to help him, despite the danger he poses to her. 

Laine Wheeler knows better than to stop for strangers on the rural Montana highway near her home, but her conscience won’t allow her to leave an injured man behind. 

What she doesn’t know is the man is an undercover ATF agent tasked with infiltrating a domestic terrorist group. His cover has been blown and helping him will put her life in danger.

Though there is an instant attraction Jack knows that beginning a romantic relationship with Laine would be both unfair and unwise, yet the farther they run the harder it gets to ignore the feelings that are surging between them.


**My thoughts**

This book made me think of a movie, from the very beginning. It starts wtih the kid of scene that just draws you in, as Laine rescues Jack. The vivid details given in the scenes help you to picture the nonstop action as the scenes unfold, without taking away from your own imagination. The attraction between Laine and Jack is intense, especially as they are both fleeing from their own personal demons in the past. It sounds like a sequel is due out, that features more about Bear, who is another fun character. This was a fun, suspenseful, hot read! 


About the author:

Leslie McKelvey has been writing since she learned to write. Her mother still stores boxes of handwritten stories in the attic. Leslie read her first romance at 12 and was hooked. When her high school Creative Writing teacher told her she needed to be a novelist, she decided to give it a try. Finally, at the ripe old age of...forty-something...her debut novel, Accidental Affair finally made it into print through Black Velvet Seductions Publishing. The publisher has also contracted two more manuscripts, which will follow Accidental Affair shortly. The next story slated for release is Bear’s, so for all of you who fell in love with Jack Vaughn’s best friend, get ready. The 6’8” FBI agent saves wildlife photographer Beth Drummond’s life and loses his heart to her in the process, a journey that tests the boundaries of loyalty, friendship, and love.

Leslie is a war-veteran who served with the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War, and she was among the first groups of women to work the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. During her five years of service she was stationed at NAS Miramar (yes, Miramar used to belong to the NAVY) and was an F-14 Tomcat mechanic. While in San Diego she spent time on the carriers USS Independence, USS Ranger, USS Lincoln, and the USS Nimitz. The final two years of her enlistment were spent on Guam and her squadron frequently deployed to Japan and the Middle East.

She learned everything she knows about firearms and tactics from her police officer husband, who is a weapons expert and firearms instructor for one of the most highly-respected law-enforcement agencies in the world (and one he wishes her NOT to disclose). He is her biggest supporter and her unpaid consultant on everything law-enforcement and weapons related. She has three boys, the oldest of whom will soon be wearing the uniform of a United States Marine (SEMPER FI!). She spends her off-time (kidding...WHAT off-time?) reading, taking pictures, and sending lead down range (that's shooting, for those who are unfamiliar). One of her favorite scents is the smell of gunpowder in the morning....

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Buy links for 'Accidental Affair': Amazon \ B&N \ Smashwords

Black Velvet Seductions is giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate to a commenter on the tour. Follow the tour for more chances to win!  

15 comments:

  1. Thank you, Andi, for hosting me today. I am so pleased you enjoyed the book! It was one of the easiest writing experiences I've had; it just flowed from start to finish and I grew quite attached to the characters (especially that Bear).

    Thanks again, and I look forward to interacting with your readers!

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  2. Sounds like an interesting story. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sherry! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  3. I do like it when I can visualize a book. The fact that it plays out like a movie works for me.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I like visual books, too. It plays out like a movie in my head, and I'm glad that came across on "paper." :)

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  4. Good review. I appreciate honest, thoughtful reviews!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. I agree, Catherine. Thanks for dropping in!

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  5. Sounds like a good read. I'm looking forward to reading Laine and Jack's story.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it, Ingeborg. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  6. This is an exciting sounding romantic suspense. I am anxious to read it.

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    1. I like my romance with some suspense and spice thrown in! Thanks for stopping by, MomJane!

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  7. The excerpt was great! What inspires you to write?

    shadowrunner1987 at gmail dot com

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  8. I love books that remind you of movies! When the book makes you see a picture in your head it makes the feeling so much more real! Thanks for the post!

    andralynn7 AT gmail.com

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