Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Welcome Naima Simone!
I'm so excited to welcome
Naima Simone to the blog. Naima is one of the loveliest young ladies I've ever
known. Anyone in her presence more than a minute will immediately feel better.
She brings joy.
And Naima also write fabulous romance. Not only does she write deliciously
steamy romance for Elora's Cave, she got a new romantic suspense series from
Entangle Publishing. I was fortunate enough to read an ARC of Secrets
and Sins: Gabriel, which released last week. What a fabulous,
emotional, and suspenseful story! I was thrilled to give a quote for it. And
what about the cover? Oh my!
So please give a very warm welcome to one of my favorite people, Naima Simone!
Thou Shalt Not…
Thank you so much, Christy, for letting me visit with you and your
readers today! I’m so excited as you are one of my absolute favorite romantic
suspense authors. You’re right up there with Ella Grace! :-D
So as the granddaughter and daughter of pastors—does that make me a PK²
?—I spent a looot of time in church while growing up. And most of it was spent
trying to avoid my mother’s “Death Stare” beamed from the choir stand all the
way to the back of the church where I sat. The woman possessed a sixth sense
when it came to my whispering, note-passing shenanigans! She was downright
scary. Because I was young, much of the messages went totally over my head…except
when Grandpop or Daddy started talking about “the bad stuff” people did.
A hush would fall over the church...well aside from the low, knowing
murmurings of “Mmhmm” and “Say it, Pastor”. The sudden quiet, whispering and
sidelong glances clued me in that whatever Grandpop and Daddy were talking
about, it was goooood. Cain did what to his brother? So what exactly did David
do with Bathsheba? Solomon had how many wives??
If someone dropped it in a room full of people, all the chatter would
probably die down so everyone could try and catch the titillating details of
who did the deed, just how sinful it was and if they were caught. The word
causes a shudder to ripple down people’s spines. Stirs images of lascivious
activity in their imaginations. Clenches their stomachs in anxiety or fear. It’s
a lovely, terrible, delicious word…
We have a tendency to create a hierarchy of sin. Adultery is not as
heinous as murder. Lying isn’t as terrible as stealing. But sin doesn’t occur
in a vacuum. It always affects others. It spills over, tainting, altering…even
In my new romantic suspense Secrets and Sins: Gabriel released from
Entangled Publishing, Gabriel Devlin and his three best friends became
guardians of a dark secret because of a terrible sin. This transgression changed
their lives, altered who they once were to the men they matured into. After
receiving an anonymous letter, Leah Bannon, a private investigator and Gabriel’s
friend, decides to open the cold case revolving around the disappearance of her
uncle. Now, in spite of his growing—and resented—attraction toward her, Gabriel
has to keep her from discovering the truth and protecting a pact made decades
Are you tempted yet? How about this? On top of the big giveaway at the
end of the tour, I’m also offering up a separate $10 Amazon Gift Card for this
stop! Just leave a comment naming one of the 7 Deadly Sins and your email
address, and I’ll randomly choose a winner.
Also, don’t forget through July 24th you have a chance to
enter a giveaway for a $30 Amazon Gift Card and a “Boston Strong” swag pack!
Just go HERE to enter the Rafflecopter on the HOME page!
Secrets and Sins: Gabriel
“Emotional, suspenseful, and
sexy, with wonderful characters…”—Christy Reece, New York Times Bestselling
Twenty years ago, Leah Bannon’s beloved Uncle Richard vanished without a trace. Leah, now a private investigator, begins to suspect it was murder. When she reopens the cold case, Gabriel Devlin—-the man she loves but can never have—-inexplicably stands in her way.
four people know the truth about Richard’s mysterious disappearance—-Gabriel
and three childhood friends...who have all sworn to take that secret to the
grave. But a hidden enemy wants those shocking secrets brought to light...even
if he has to kill to make it happen.
experiencing an unimaginable loss two years ago, Gabriel refuses to put himself
through the pain of loving someone who could be gone in an instant. But as he
thwarts Leah’s investigation at every turn—-both to keep his friends’ pact, and
to keep her safe from danger—-the sexy PI makes it impossible for him to
protect his secrets. Or his heart...
Naima Simone is a multi-published author in contemporary and erotic
romance. She’s a member of RWA’s Southern Magic chapter, mother of the Dynamic
Duo, lover of everything Vin Diesel and wife to the fabulous husband who
tolerates this affair. Come visit Naima on her website, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.
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