Wednesday, December 11, 2013

'Shadow on the Ground' by Rebecca Lee Smith

Take a moment to get to know Rebecca Lee Smith, author of 'A Shadow on the Ground.' Be sure to leave your own questions and comments below! Thanks for stopping by.

Ever broken any bones?
I broke one of the small bones in the top of my foot once by falling off a stage. I had seen someone on TV jump up and kick their heels in the air, and it looked so cool. And so easy. Big mistake.
Any weird things you do when you’re alone?
I talk to myself. Constantly. I’m not sure if that’s classified as weird, but I have done it for so long, I don’t even realize I’m doing it. One time I heard my son in the next room talking to one of his friends. He said, “No, there’s no one else here. That’s just my mom talking to herself.”
What is your favorite quote and why?
Vonnegut said, “People are forever searching for love, in forms it never takes, in places it can never be.” I love that quote. It is so true. My favorite writing quote is by E. L. Doctorow: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Vanilla with salted caramel. Or chunks of Heath Bars. A Heath Bar blizzard. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
Which mythological creature are you most like?
I’d like to think of myself as a unicorn (I’ve collected them for years), but I got my hair cut last week and it is much shorter than I wanted it to be. I’m trying to embrace my natural waves, even though they are a little wild and I hate them. So I would say…Medusa.

A Shadow on the Ground
by Rebecca Lee Smith



Morgan Maguire is afraid to believe in second chances. The family orchard is failing, her twin brother is being framed for murder, and the sharks are circling. The tough exterior she's spent years hiding behind is beginning to crumble, just as the man who shattered her heart is back in her life. Gage Kirkland is as compelling and magnetic as ever, and he's offering the kind of help she may not be able to refuse. But can she trust him?

To finance his troubled son's therapy, Gage, a former investigator, takes one last job--recovering a stolen Civil War artifact. Unfortunately, it's in the possession of the woman he left behind, the woman who's haunted his dreams ever since. The electricity between them still crackles, but unless he helps exonerate her brother and finds a way to confess his true reason for returning, how will he ever recover Morgan's heart?

Read an excerpt:
Gage leaned forward with his elbows on his knees. The words weren’t exactly pouring out.

He took a deep breath and clasped his hands in front of him, like a preacher signaling for the congregation to bow their heads. Then he took another breath and plowed ahead.

“Jeremy lost his mother two months ago, and he's a mess right now. He keeps lashing out at me, hoping to make me hurt as much as he does. I'm sure you've figured that out. But I want you to know I did not kill my ex-wife—his mother.”

“I didn’t think you did,” Morgan said.

“It was an accident. There were extenuating circumstances which Jeremy blames me for. But I did not—I could never—” He lifted his eyes and looked at her. “I don't want you to think badly of me.”

“That's why you came back here tonight? So I won't think badly of you?”

“Yes. I mean, no. I just—”

“Well, I do think badly of you. I'll always think badly of you.”

“You don't mean that.”

“Why not? I can think badly of you if I want to. Most girls have a guy in their past they wish they'd never met. You're mine. Of course, most girls don't get to experience the thrill of having the guy show up out of the blue twelve years later. With his kid. On the worst day of their lives.”

“If I'd known you were going to find a dead body today, I would have waited until tomorrow to show up.”

She leveled her gaze at him. “I can’t tell you how much better that makes me feel.”

Available on Amazon

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Rebecca lives with her husband in the beautiful, misty mountains of East Tennessee, where the people are charming, soulful, and just a little bit crazy. She's been everything from a tax collector to a stay-at-home mom to a house painter to a professional actress and director. When she's not churning out sensual romantic mysteries with snappy dialogue and happy endings, she likes to travel, go to the Outer Banks for her ocean fix, watch old movies, hang out at the local pub, and make her day complete by correctly answering the Final Jeopardy! question.

Twitter - @rbeccaleesmith

Amazon Author Page –

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  1. Thanks for having me today, Andi. This is a very cool website.

  2. I broke my toe once, the day before I applied for a new job. Had to limp in. (got the job) I don't talk to myself, but I catch myself singing or humming t myself.

    And....I really loved the excerpt. It sounds like a really good story.

  3. Great excerpt!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  4. You collect unicorns? COOL!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  5. Fun interview!


  6. I like the excerpt but it's too short. I want to read more. :)


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