Monday, March 4, 2013

'Secrets of an Aztec Temple' by Paty Jager Excerpt Tour

Secrets of an Aztec Temple
by Paty Jager

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Revenge is not always sweet…

Isabella Mumphrey can’t leave a puzzle alone. This time she attempts to use her anthropology knowledge to uncover who is stealing priceless artifacts from an Aztec Temple in Mexico City. The discovery will certainly prove her worth to the World Intelligence Agency.

Tino Costantine is in Mexico City, too. He has infiltrated a drug lord’s organization to find enough evidence to not only prove the man’s illegal activities, but to bring him down for numerous deaths. Namely those of Tino’s family.

But when the love of his life, Isabella, strolls into his enemy’s home, Tino’s challenged by the choice of saving her or fulfilling his revenge.
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Read an exclusive excerpt:
Garza’s teeth curled back in a feral smile as he nodded his head. “I like your thinking, but I wish them alive. I need to set some rules the two pendejos need to learn.”
Does Cezar know where they are?” Garza’s right hand man had been missing for the last hour. Tino suspected he was gathering information on the whereabouts of the brothers.
Cezar is escorting a special guest here. But Hector has been following the two and called to tell me he lost them in the colonias.”
I’ll start there.” Tino turned to leave.
Rodriguez. If you cannot bring them in, do not show your face here again.”
The threatening tone punctuated what he already knew. If he didn’t bring the Alvarez brothers back he would be hunted down and killed because he’d witnessed and participated in illegal activities.
I will be back with your guests.”
Tino exited the office congratulating himself at having made it to Garza’s inner sanctum, but now realized there were two more doors that would need breeched before he could find the evidence to bring in the Drug Enforcement Agency.
His mind wandered to how to find the Alvarez brothers and make his way up in status to gain entry into the room behind the bullet-proof door. He stepped out onto the front portico. Cezar walked alongside a woman who carried herself in a familiar way.
Tino’s blood iced with fear as he recognized the long hair, button nose, and wire-rimmed glasses. Another glance at the woman he knew so well and the ice melted, simmered, and quickened his heart. What brought his querida to the drug lord’s Mexico City compound? Dread, desire, and regret collided as he blindly slammed into a cement pillar.

Buy link: Amazon

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Author Bio and Links:

Award winning author Paty Jager is a member of national and local writing organizations. She not only writes the western lifestyle she lives it. With thirteen books and a short story published, she is venturing into the new world of self-publishing ebooks. Her contemporary Western, Perfectly Good Nanny won the 2008 Eppie for Best Contemporary Romance, Spirit of the Mountain, a historical paranormal set among the Nez Perce, placed 1st in the paranormal category of the Lories Best Published Book Contest, and Spirit of the Lake was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

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Paty will be awarding a $5 Amazon egift card at each blog for every twenty people who leave a comment and a $25 Amazon card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour for more chances to win!

50 comments:

  1. The cover looks fantastic, what inspired you to write this book?

    lennascloud AT gmail dot com

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    1. Lena, This is actually the second book in the Isabella Mumphrey Adventures. The first book came about because of my a book I read and felt had been misrepresented. While complaining to a writer friend, she challenged me to write an action adventure book. We started brainstorming and the first book was born and the second one came on the heels of the first. You can actually see the brainstorming process at: http://goddessfishparty.blogspot.com/2013/03/how-book-emerges-prizes.html

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  2. Andi, thank you for having me here today. I look forward to answering any question readers may have.

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  3. Love the concept of this story! Great Pix:)

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  4. I love the premise for this book - you don't get too many romances with anthropologists and I love the idea of having to solve the mystery of the stolen artifacts while at the same time dealing with taking down drug dealers.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

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    1. Maria D. Thank you! I've always liked to test myself and this was a book that required research and fun. You're welcome!

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  5. I'm buying the Kindle version to take on my cruise. Too bad I'm not visiting any Aztec ruins! My hubby is part Aztec. (At least my mother-in-law claims he is.)

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    1. Wow, Collette! That's interesting about your husband. I hope you enjoy the book on your cruise.

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  6. I love discovering a new author and a great sounding book!

    hopefull1978 AT gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Hope. Thank you! I like discovering new readers. ;)

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  7. This sounds like an exciting romantic suspense story. Great excerpt.

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    1. Thank you MomJane. It was a lot of fun to write. The characters have a lot of chemistry and I love writing their adventures.

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  8. I enjoyed the excerpt, the story sounds very intriguing.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hey Ingeborg! Thank you! Glad you stopped in.

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  9. Sounds very intriguing!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. Love Paranormal Romance, so many ways to write of "togetherness." Best of luck with your new book, cool that you've researched the Nez Perce. I have Native American heritage, so I like it that there seems to be a lot of interest in the various cultures now!

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    1. Hi Vamp Writer! I have had an interest in the Nez Perce my whole life. I grew up in the county where the Wallowa band summered and wintered before it was taken away from them. They are the books of my heart and the Isabella Adventures are the books of my adventure seeking soul.

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  11. wow! Such a cool excerpt! Thanks for sharing, I look forward to getting my hands on a copy of the book!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Andra, I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win!

    hense1kk@cmich.edu

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    1. You're welcome, Hense. Thank you for stopping in and commenting!

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  13. I was by earlier and left a message but I guess it didn't stay. Thank you for having me here today Andi! You can also find my book at Windtree Press. www.windtreepress.com

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  14. Always interesting to learn something new in an interesting book!

    anzuazura(at)yahoo(dot)de

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    1. Hi Lana! Thanks, I always try to add little thing that people may not know. That makes me dig deeper when doing research.

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    1. Hi Genene! Yep! Isabella is always looking for excitement.

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  16. So glad you published the second in the series. Can't wait to read it. Excerpt was great!

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    1. HI Diana! Thanks! I have a few rabid readers like you who couldn't wait for this. I hope it doesn't disappoint.

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  17. Great excerpt, Paty! Good luck with the book. :)

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  18. Sounds good! I'm looking forward to read more! Is it a stand-alone?

    lyra.lucky7ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Lyra, It can be a stand alone but it is the second Isabella Mumphrey book.

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  19. I love the cover did you choose it yourself?

    Jibriel.O(at)web(dot)de

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    1. Jibriel My daughter and I worked on the cover design together. I gave her ideas and photos I saw as being on the book and she made them look wonderful. Thanks for asking a great question!

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  20. I haven't read about Nez Perce before in a fiction book, looking forward read your interpretation.

    shadowrunner1987(At)gmail(Dot)com

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    1. Hi Ami. I did massive research to hopefully depict both the Nez Perce and in the second and third book the Whites emotions. They took me longer to write because of both the research and the desire to have them believable (I have Nez Perce spirits-which are just my imagination. The first book has a different cadence to it. I listened to Native American music as I wrote it to keep myself immersed in the culture. I had an e-mail from the Nez Perce council saying they had heard good things about my books. That correspondence made me giddy.

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  21. Did you have to research a lot for your novel?

    moonsurfer123(at)gmail Dot com

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    1. Hi Anas! Yes, I researched a lot. I used books on the Aztecs and Mexico City as well as watched Youtube videos and read Mexico City newspaper articles(in English) and talked with people who had visited the city. I also used the internet to get visual tours of the museum I have in the story and to see the layout of the temple in the story. I used maps of the City to make my characters travels make sense. And I went on the Drug Enforcement Agency website to learn more about them and drug trafficking in other countries.

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  22. Very nice excerpt.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Candy! Glad you could stop in and visit.

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  23. Lana A. is the winner of the $5 egift card. Congrats!

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  24. The love of his life... Aww! Even the blurb is romantic! :-)

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. *Chuckle* Thanks, Chelsea. Glad you enjoyed the excerpt and blurb.

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  25. Certainly a fascinating idea for a story!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  26. Hi Mary! Thank you! I was looking for something different to write.

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