Monday, December 9, 2019

Stormwatch Series - Deep Freeze by Vicki Hinze


Get your binge reading on with this new multi-author series that's dropping one new full-length novel a week. Each one stands on its own, though they are all related. Today, I'm giving you a sneak peek into the second book in the series, Deep Freeze by Vicki Hinze. But be sure to check out them all as you follow the tour for the series. 

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STORMWATCH series:

The storm sweeps in like a thief in the night... Winter storm Holly is the worst in eighty years bringing high winds, subzero temperatures and snowfall better measured in feet than in inches. The weather paralyzes everything in its path, but in this storm, weather isn’t the only threat.

A new installment of STORMWATCH releases each Thursday starting December 5 through January 9. Each thrilling full length novel is a standalone story with no cliffhangers. Don’t miss a single one from half a dozen of the genre's bestselling storytellers!

December 5 - Frozen Ground by Debra Webb
December 12 - Deep Freeze by Vicki Hinze
December 19 - Wind Chill by Rita Herron
December 26 - Black Ice by Regan Black
January 2 - Snow Brides by Peggy Webb
January 9 - Snow Blind by Cindy Gerard

Stormwatch series at Amazon  
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Deep Freeze 


Emma Miller, a probationary security consultant posing as a reporter, is stranded at Portal International Airport in the worst storm in eighty years. She’s reassigned to protect a top-secret High Containment Lab in the international airport that houses the deadliest bio-contaminate diseases on the planet. A lab under attack by international terrorists who want those pathogens to sell on the black-market.

Dr. Gregory Mason Martin is a bio-containment specialist who runs the top-secret lab, and he knows Emma well. They grew up together, went to school together, and she’s always fascinated him, but she has a long-standing habit of going through men like water, so he’s kept his distance. He doesn’t dare to trust her or her abilities.

Now, all these years later, they must work together to protect the lab and stop the terrorists from obtaining the pathogens. And they must protect the pathogens from Holly, the deadly storm barreling mercilessly toward them. If those pathogens are stolen, the world will be held hostage, and worse, if mishandled, the country could be facing the worst pandemic in history. A pandemic that in short order could wipe out not just cities and states, but the entire nation.

Both are willing to risk their lives. Both are reluctant to risk their hearts. Yet events prove neither of them is who they were thought to be. And a fierce battle against terrorists and the storm proves challenging but no match for the challenges chambered in their human hearts.


Read an excerpt:
Winter Storm Holly bears down on Colorado…

Insight: Emma, an undercover security consultant, has been assigned to protect a High Containment Lab located under Portal International Airport from winter storm Holly and from a potential terrorist attack. A lab run by Dr. Gregory Mason Martin. They grew up together, and Mason wasn’t the one who got away. He was the one Emma never got…and always wanted. He, however, had never wanted her.

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Emma saw Mason weaving through the crowd. Her breath hitched and she gave herself a mental shake. He was no longer lanky, instead he was muscular. His face was more angular, and she liked the scruff of beard. It accentuated his high cheekbones and slim nose. Gorgeous, as always. Even as a gangly boy, his face had hinted at the man he’d become. And the fitted blue shirt, cuffs still worn rolled up to just below the elbow, made his eyes appear all the bluer. Her breath threatened to hitch again, but the sudden downturn in his wide mouth into a formidable frown nixed that. He’d spotted her. And he was not pleased.

Mason intercepted her. “Tell me you aren’t here waiting for me.”

He smelled as good as he looked and sounded obnoxiously hopeful. “Hello, Mason."

“It’s Gregory, as you well know, Emma.” He didn’t look flustered, just irritated. “Are you waiting for me?”

She smiled just to annoy him. “I am.”

“Great.” He shoved a hand into his slacks’ pocket. “I need a security specialist and headquarters sends me a reporter. Batting a thousand today.”

So was she; not that she’d mention it. She needed a battle with him about as much as she needed another close call on her life. “I’m glad to see you again, too.” She sniffed and jutted her chin so he wouldn’t miss it. Everyone else had called him Gregory or Greg. She’d only ever called him Mason, trying to get his attention. It had failed. But she kept up the practice to needle him. Compensation for his rejecting her.

“They honestly did send you?”

They, being his headquarters, of course. “I’m here. No one else is, or can get here,” she said, lifting a hand. “So, do you want me to go or to stay?”

He didn’t answer, but from his darting eyes, she saw the mental debate raging inside him. It annoyed her. “That was a rhetorical question, Mason.” She folded her arms. “I’m staying.”




About Vicki Hinze


Vicki Hinze is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author, who has written nearly forty books and hundreds of articles published in as many as 63 countries. Known widely for innovation, she generally includes strong suspense, action adventure and thriller elements with a dash of romance, penning series that genre-blend and earned her career-achievement awards as a trailblazer. For nearly a decade, she was columnist for the global Social-In Network and, before that, a radio talk-show host for Everyday Woman. Hinze holds an MA in creative writing and a Ph.D. in Philosophy (Theocentric Business and Ethics). Long before being named as the first PRO Mentor by the largest writing organization in the world, she founded Writer's Zone to mentor other authors and maintains a free online writers' library. Raised in New Orleans, Hinze then married a career Hurricane Hunter/Special Ops officer. After moving around the country, they settled in Northwest Florida, where she heeds her one writing rule: Writing only books she loves.
Social Media Links for Vicki Hinze:

https://www.vickihinze.com/
http://facebook.com/Vicki.Hinze.Author
https://twitter.com/vickihinze


The author is giving away a $20 Amazon/BN GC via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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18 comments:

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    1. Thanks Goddess Fish and Andi for helping us spread the word about Stormwatch! :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing your book with us. I think we all enjoy hearing about new books we previously didn't know about. Also, thank you for the giveaway.

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  3. I had pre-ordered this series and am looking forward to release day. I have a question for you. Did you have much collaboration and communication with the other authors of the books in this series? I always wonder how a series written by multiple authors share information.

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  4. Really great excerpt, I enjoyed reading it!

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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  6. Another great book by Vicki Hinze.

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  7. Thanks so much for hosting and discussing Deep Freeze today. :)
    James Robert, I appreciate your interest, and the giveaway is my privilege and pleasure.
    Bernie Wallace, I did design and create the cover for Deep Freeze and the other Stormwatch books, yes. It's been a hobby of mine for a while now.
    Bea, we laid out the basics for the series and then each wrote our own story. We were in contact often but not about the story events in a given book. The track of the storm, the timing and that sort of thing. We also read all of the other books, of course. It was great fun!

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  8. Victoria, thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
    And you also, Cali. :)

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  9. I apologize for not getting in here until now to chat with all of you. As luck would have it, the washer went out and... what a mess!

    Life interferes. I am grateful to you for your questions and comments. :)

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  10. Can't wait to read it! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  11. Thanks so much for hosting Deep Freeze and Stormwatch today! :) Good luck to everyone in the giveaways.

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  12. Vicki's book is really wonderful and is getting great early buzz. It was such fun collaborating with her and the other authors on STORMWATCH. All the books in this series are unified by snowstorm Holly sweeping through the Northwest. Holly spends two days in each town used as the setting for our books. Also, the six books all feature periodic weather reports throughout the stories. Vicki designed the terrific weather station logo each of us uses to further unify the books. Those are the things we talked about before we wrote the books. Each of us came up with our own stories prior to the writing. We wanted to ensure that we cast a wide net over the suspense genre and that none of the stories were similar. We were very happy with the result--everything from a serial killer to murder that felt intensely personal, from espionage to a world-wide pandemic, from theft in a grand way to a twisted kidnapping. With the groundwork laid, our chats during the writing consisted mainly of occasionally brainstorming during a "plot crisis" and planning our marketing campaign. We do hope you enjoy reading these suspense novels as much as we enjoyed writing them.

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  13. This sounds like a really great read.

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  14. Thank you all so much for your interest in DEEP FREEZE and in the series. What a pleasure it is to chat with you. I hope you enjoy the stories. As Peggy mentioned, they're all different and (excuse my partiality) I really enjoyed them all. This isn't a series I'll soon forget!

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  15. Vicki's book takes you on a wild ride with the possibility of a pandemic that gave me chills!

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