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If they don’t work together, can either survive?
I am pleased to announce a cool book blog tour going on right now, presented by Alana Lorens, an author I met during my journey! Congratulations on your romantic suspense!
When a new book comes out, it is always an exciting time for authors!
Plus, here at the I Love Romance Blog, we love discovering romance novels!
Let’s hear a little about this great book…
This is the blurb for Tender Misdemeanors:
Caryn Orlane has law enforcement in her blood; her father was a cop, and his father, too. She’s a federal agent in northwest Montana, protecting the old forests and keeping the peace.
Levi Bradshaw also believes in protecting the forests, but has a very different MO. He’s the leader of a group of eco-warriors, determined to save the trees of the Bitterroot by legal—and illegal—means.
When they meet in the woods at gunpoint, their encounter ignites a spark of interest, despite operating on opposite sides of the law. When their worlds turn on them, they only grow closer. If they don’t work together, can either survive?
Alana is giving us a peek at her romantic suspense, Tender Misdemeanors, today.
Author: Alana Lorens
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 18, 2020
Here is an excerpt.
She ran a hand through the front of her hair, pulling the thick strands back away from her face. She had no need to keep it in the bun or the tieback she often wore on duty, so she let it fly loose in the wind. She had hardly a care in the world, as long as she looked through the window of her life with a narrow screen, only allowing a certain amount of light in.
Caryn broke into a run, calling them to follow her. “Come on Rose, Guildy…Pete?” She didn’t see Ophelia anywhere, but she could always come out the dog door if she wanted to join them. “Everyone, let’s roll!”
She let loose, feeling each point of contact her foot had with the ground, swinging her arms to increase her speed, taking in deep breaths that invigorated her. The downhill slope added momentum as well. By the time she reached the stretch of grass at the bottom of the hill, she was traveling so fast that when Rosie cut in front of her, she had no way to avoid her. She tripped over the dog, taking a jarring landing face down on the ground, her breath knocked out of her, and her arm and side burned.
The dogs came over to her, sniffing at her and licking her face, encouraging her to get up. Ribs aching, she caught the glimpse of blood pooling on her forearm. She must have scraped herself…no.
Studying the wound, she realized that it was not a scrape of any sort, and there was no object lying near her that might have caused a vicious cut. What the hell?
A flash of light near the top of the hill in the trees caught her eye. At second glance, she recognized it as the sun reflecting off the long barrel of a rifle. The shooter aimed, fired, and some turf four feet in front of her tore off as the shot echoed in the mountain air. Her stomach went askew. They’re shooting at me? Shot me?
Anger bubbled up inside her and it was all she could do not to launch herself from the ground and take off up the hill after him. Or her. But the shooter had the advantage here. She was in an open field at this point, and a clear target. What could she do?
Universal Reader link: https://books2read.com/u/bP9ap7
PRAISE FOR TENDER MISDEMEANORS
“Alana Lorens’ storytelling keeps you turning pages, surprises you with unexpected twists and turns, and spins a tale you will remember long after reading it. Her strong, cynical, female character will have you cheering her on through her many ups and downs, while you’ll be wishing her 100%-all-male hero was real and coming to sweep you off your feet.” –J. L. Saloff ‘s review (Amazon)
“I loved this story. The romance and drama were wonderfully blended together. The premise is a fresh twist on the outlaw and lawman trope, which has always been a favorite of mine. The story is set in Montana, but there’s not a rancher or cowboy in sight. Instead this fast-paced story has eco-terrorists and murder. The characters are likeable and well fleshed out. The story tugged at my emotions in places I don’t want to spoil. I was drawn into the action from the beginning and all the layers of unfolding drama that kept me guessing.” –Kathy Otten‘s review (Amazon)
“If you are looking for an engaging, entertaining read, Tender Misdemeanors by Alana Lorens will not disappoint. The characters are likable and relatable without becoming a trope. They feel human with human problems, and they cross traditional gender lines in refreshing ways. The plot moves along nicely and I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t see a couple of twists coming. The setting is skillfully and realistically described; you can practically smell the pine trees as you read. Tender Misdemeanors is another fine effort to add to Ms. Lorens’ collection.” –Maggie Fry‘s review (Amazon)
“Couldn’t put it down! The characters were so realistic, it was like reading about a long lost cousin. All you want to do is turn the page and get to the next part of the action. I couldn’t recommend a book more highly than this one.” –CarrieBeth‘s review (Amazon)
Wow…so intense! ♥♥♥
Sounds like quite a tale!😉
Alana is giving away a $15 Amazon gift card and an ebook of Voodoo Dreams during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. You may find the tour schedule and locations here, along with exclusive content.
Giveaway Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/23d974a92005/
Thank you for telling us about your new romantic suspense, Alana! I know I can’t wait to read this intriguing book! 🙂
Readers, don’t forget to grab a copy of this awesome book, or add it to your Goodreads list!
Tender Misdemeanors looks riveting! ♥ We’ll be sure to check it out! Don’t miss the giveaway!
Alana Lorens (aka Barbara Mountjoy) has been a published writer for over 35 years, including seven years as a reporter and editor at the South Dade News Leader in Homestead, Florida. Her list of publications includes the non-fiction book, 101 Little Instructions for Surviving Your Divorce, published by Impact Publishers in 1999, stories in A Cup of Comfort for Divorced Women, in December 2008, and A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Parents, in June 2009.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Alana-Lorens/e/B005GE0WBC
Thank you for telling us about your great book tour! I know readers can’t wait to get ahold of this romantic suspense!
Thanks again to Alana and her blog tour sponsor!
We hope to see you back on ILRB sometime.
Happy reading, everyone! ♥♥♥ Have a great rest of your week!
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