Friday, August 3, 2012

Exciting new read alert!!!

Yep. You heard me right. EXCITING NEW READ ALERT! Allow me to introduce Linda Trout, a fresh new voice of Romantic Suspense with The Wild Rose Press.

I’m so glad you came to visit my little cyber home as one of the stops on your blog tour, Linda! By the way dear Readers, be sure and check out the other stops on Linda’s tour at her website:  Leave a comment  at one or more of her blog stops because at the end of her tour, Linda’s giving away a digital copy of her new release GRAVE SECRETS!

Maeve, Thank you so much for having me! I love your website and the man candy, there’s nothing like a good looking man in a kilt. I write romantic suspense, but I’m not an RS snob. I love reading a lot of different genres and Scottish books are right up there.

The pictures of your Mystical Seven inspired me. I don’t have any dragons, but I do have a Gargoyle. Does that count? 
Let me tell you a bit about myself. I grew up on a farm in northeastern Oklahoma. I’m a degreed accountant and wound up in the oil & gas industry. My husband is a retired Marine and has also retired from his civilian job. Thank goodness he supports me in my writing. We have 2 black Labrador Retrievers and 4 cats, who all think they have to help me write.

I’m a motorcycle mama. Yep, I love riding my own bike. I used to ride behind my hubby, but got tired of him asking me if I was done squirming yet. Uh, no. My butt hurt so I most decidedly was NOT done squirming! But it was incentive to learn how to ride my own. That and the first time we went to a motorcycle rally in Sturgis, SD, he kept staring at the women bikers…said he found them sexy. Well, all rightly, then. Here I am posing with my Duece, and yes, that’s a Harley.  However, when I’m riding I don’t look much like this, not with the leathers and horrible helmet hair. LOL

I’d thought of having my heroine in GRAVE SECRETS riding a bike, but it wasn’t happening. She’s a businessman’s widow who lives in the better part of town. Only she’d give it all up to have her husband and baby back. Her child disappeared the day of her husband’s funeral and she’s been searching for her daughter ever since. Here’s a blurb:

When Sara Adams' infant daughter is abducted, she moves heaven and earth to find her. But six months later, time is running out and Sara turns to the one man she shouldn't—insurance investigator Morgan Daniels. Dangerously attractive, he's a threat to more than just her heart, and if she isn't careful, he'll unearth secrets better left buried.

Proving Sara murdered her husband is Morgan's top priority. Helping her find her child is the perfect opportunity to get the proof he needs. But when he starts to think of her as a woman rather than a suspect, she slips under his armor. He can't trust her. Worse, he can't trust himself around her.

All evidence points to Sara as a murderer, but Morgan's gut tells him the evidence is wrong. Is his obsession with her blinding him to the facts? Or is the real murderer still out there…stalking Sara?

Maeve, thank you again for having me on your blog. Here are buy links to GRAVE SECRETS:

The Wild Rose Press:



  1. I'm so glad you came to visit today, Linda! And by the way, yes --literary gargoyles count. ;-)

  2. Love romantic suspense. Your story is going on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love your bike. It's been many years since I've ridden and I miss it a lot, but I still have my license. Maybe someday...
    Good luck with Grave Secrets. It sounds like a winner!

  4. Oh. Wow! Love the blurb. This sounds like a Lifetime movie in the making. I got chills just reading it, so you know this is going on my TBR list! Love the bike too.

  5. Great job, Maeve! Your books look wonderful--and a 4* review. Yes!
    The eyes at the top of this site are on my CHERISH THE KNIGHT (just released) cover. My heroine has gold eyes :-)
    You're added to my must-read list. Can't wait!

  6. Oh, Linda, where's my mind?!
    Congrats on GRAVE SECRETS! I love romantic suspense. You're added to my must-reads along with Maeve, for sure!

  7. Sounds like a great read...and I love the bike! Maybe a future heroine can ride one, too.


  8. Maeve, I'm glad my little Gargoyle can share the same space with your dragon's, if only for a little while.

    Hey, Gale, I hope you like my story. I've got some twist and turns in there. Had to torture the H/H, you know. LOL

    Sandra, You ride? Cool. I started out on a Sportster then moved up to the bigger bike, which is actually easier to ride. It's parked in the garage for now, though. When it's 100+ degrees, I stay in my air conditioned car.

    Lilly, from you mouth to a producers ears. hehe

    Diane, I wasn't slighted. Hey, it's Maeve's site. :-) I hope you like my story. What mother wouldn't relate to the anguish of a missing child?

  9. Hi to Linda and Maeve! Hope both of you are having a great day - I know I am! Best wishes to both for great sales!

  10. woooo hooo! Congrats. Love the post and the pics, especially the gargoyle. This book really sounds good.

  11. Nancy, I am having a great day. I hope you are, too.

    Beth, glad you like the post and pics. My little gargoyle has been hiding in the bookcase around the corner, but now he's sitting right above me...watching. And you know, I think he has a laptop there, working on his own story. Don't you think? LOL

  12. I'm so glad you stayed true to your character instead of forcing your love of motorcycles on her. I find strange traits in characters pull me out of the story.
    This sounds like a great read.

  13. Debra, I'll try to work a bike into a future story, but the sequel to Grave Secrets has a 1956 bikes.

    Ciara, Yeah, if you try to 'force' things on characters, it detracts from the story and the readers will definitely pick up on it. You want to make the characters unique, but not to the point they're unbelievable.
    Thanks for stopping by!