Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Guest Post by Natalie J. Damschroder, author of A Kiss of Revenge with Giveaway

a kiss of Revenge

by Natalie j. Damschroder

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: 211 pages
Release Date: November 2013
Imprint: Ignite

Marriage is completely over-rated, especially after Reese Templeton’s quadratic failure. She’d rather settle down to a solitary life of owning a bakery—after she tracks down the man responsible for her husband’s death and making her a human Taser full of enough electricity to short out a city block or send a man into cardiac arrest with just one kiss.

But alluring P.I. Griffin Chase is stirring up those feelings of need again. Only this time, her desire to be in his arms has nothing to do with her fear of loneliness and everything to do with the current charging through her body every time he looks at her…touches her.

Griffin hasn’t remained at Reese’s side just because of the spark that has nothing to do with her super-human talents. He’s willing to compromise his rock-solid principles so she can find closure. But before they can move on, he must help her catch her late husband’s killer, staying on track before she has a chance to exact her revenge. Because leading Reese to jail in handcuffs may just break his heart for the final time.


Griff smiled, and Reese’s stomach did a whole flippin’ somersault.

“I had meetings at the office in Boston and was headed back to DC. I thought I’d stop in and see how you’re doing.”

She grabbed a towel to wipe off her ice-cream-sticky hands. “Crestview is not on the way to DC from Boston.”

He shrugged and pointed at the butter croissants in the bakery display case. “Close enough.”

With a pair of tongs, she selected the biggest croissant and put it on a plate. “Coffee?”

“Of course.” He leaned against the counter and folded his arms. “You have anything for me to check out?”

She shook her head. “Not at the moment.”

“What about him?” He jerked his head toward the sidewalk outside, where Andrew Laine stood talking to the couple who owned the hardware store. “He giving you any trouble?”

“Not anymore. I told him I was married.”

She cursed herself as soon as the words were out of her mouth. Griff’s gray-blue eyes darkened, his rock-solid chin tightening. He’d obviously meant “trouble” because of Reese breaking the law, not because the chief of police had asked her out.

“You’re not thinking—”

“No!” She grabbed the towel again and swept it over the few crumbs and coffee drips on the counter, scrubbing vigorously at one dried spot. “I didn’t want to shove him too far away, that’s all. As long as he had an interest, I could keep track of what he knew.” Even if it kept her on edge and fried her equipment. “Anyway, he knows now. It’s fine. You don’t have to worry.”

“You pay me to worry.”

That wasn’t strictly true. Griff was co-owner of a multi-city private detective firm. He ran Chase Investigations in Washington, DC, where Reese had lived before the plane crash. Reese had hired him to help her track down clues about whoever had tried to kill her. But they’d become friends. He’d helped her through physical therapy, been a sounding board while she dealt with her new reality, and was the only person on earth who knew what that lightning strike had done to her body.

“I’m paying you to do research,” she reminded him. “You choose to worry.”

He grinned and shook back his shaggy dark-blond hair. “You make it hard not to.”

Another group came in, and he retreated to a table with his breakfast. Reese saw Kimmie eyeing him, and the young woman flushed at his greeting. Reese couldn’t blame her. He had the classic “hunk” build, with a broad chest, narrow waist, and shoulders shown off by a tight gray T-shirt. His gray-blue eyes were nothing special at first glance, but they sparkled at everyone and made his charming smile even brighter. No doubt that smile was what pinned Kimmie in place now, wearing a slightly stunned expression.

Reese wasn’t immune, but her friendship with Griff had become one of the most important things in her life. It was something she’d never had before, and she was going to treasure it as long as it lasted.

About the Author:

Natalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance—Love with a Shot of Adrenaline. She sold her first book in 1999, and 2014 will see the publication of her 15th novel. She grew up in Massachusetts and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she’s not writing, revising, proofreading, or promoting her work, she does freelance editing and works part time as a chiropractic assistant. She and her husband have two daughters she’s dubbed “the anti-teenagers,” one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.) You can learn more about her and her books at www.nataliedamschroder.com.

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And, almost last, but not least!  The Most Happy Reader is happy to welcome Natalie Damschroder and opens the blog for her guest post...  Take it away Natalie!

The 5 Biggest Advantages to Being a Human Taser

Thank you so much, Shannon, for having me here at The Most Happy Reader and helping me kick off the book tour for my latest release, A Kiss of Revenge!

AKoR’s heroine, Reese Templeton, is in a unique situation. She was almost killed in a plane crash after the sabotaged small plane she was in was struck by lightning. The after-effects of the electricity that paralyzed her while they were in the air have been…tricky. It’s taken a lot of work to learn how to control her body’s affinity for electricity. It seeks it, attracts it, gathers it. (It sometimes discharges it in messy, frustrating—and even frightening!—ways, but that’s another blog post. :) )

So here are the 5 biggest advantages to being a human taser:

1. Reese can always find an outlet, even in places that don’t make sense, like behind furniture or in old houses haphazardly retrofitted.

2. You know how in the winter, when you scuff your feet across the rug and then touch someone, they get zapped? Yeah, Reese can do that all the time. Muggers and handsy customers beware!

3. She never has to worry about her cell phone battery going dead.

4. When she has a house to break into and search for information that will lead her to the douchebag who tried to kill her, she can short out the alarms with one quick zap, buying her plenty of time before anyone figures out there’s a problem.

5. Kisses? Are REALLY electric. :)

Your turn! If you had the ability to suck electricity from any source, what would you do with it?

Oh, and about #3? For those of you who aren’t like Reese, make sure you enter the giveaway! The portable battery will ensure you’re never out of juice! :)

iFrogz GoLite – 2600 mAh Battery and Flashlight
Reese Templeton can draw power wherever she is…and now you can, too! 
Win this portable battery and charge any USB mobile device on the go.

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  1. Thanks for stopping by! I've seen lots of activity on Twitter about your guest post!!

    1. I hope it leads to lots of hits here, even if no one comments anymore. :) Thanks, Shannon!


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