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New Release: Ali's Victory PDF Print Write e-mail

April 5th-10th, 2013, save the dates!

My latest release is now available!

On April 5th it will be free for 5 days and then discounted through June 4th via the Amazon KDP Select program.

 

Escaping a killer, Ali Granger crashes a stolen boat onto a remote harbor island only to be confronted by a two guard dogs and a man with a shotgun. Her terror is compounded when she learns her boss, a medical advocate fighting drug companies, has been murdered. Now she has no choice but to pick up where her boss left off and expose the supplement Antaqx for the addictive, lethal drug it is.

Ever since Ben Dewey was forced out of the limelight of wrestling entertainment, he's been trying to make amends to Rick, his best friend and partner. When blonde bombshell, Ali Granger, crashes on his doorstep, she brings with her evidence that could help Ben atone for all his personal losses. Can he convince Ali to lose her heart to him before the evil man behind Antaqx knocks them both out of the picture?

 

Excerpt:

A bullet thunked next to her. She yelped and moved faster. A second shot grazed her leg. The sting of pain made her clamp her lips shut. She crouched and ran, making for some low bushes and trees ahead. Finally, some cover from the hovering death above. The helicopter's lights raked the trees at the edge of the shore, then it swung away.

She blew a low breath and swiped at the blood streaking down her leg. She heard shouting and a door banging. There was a huge house lit all around with floodlights. Maybe the owners could help.

Then the guard dogs came bounding toward her.

Snarling and barking, they galloped toward the woods where she hid. A man followed them, walking across the open lawn that separated the shore from the house.

The helicopter circled back. Hovering over the trees, its light played back and forth through the bushes trying to find her. She made a small, pathetic whimper and curled up into a ball. This was it. The end. Which would it be, the dogs or the helicopter?

The helicopter's spotlight spread around her and stopped. She didn't even try to move. Gunshots sputtered next to her. Then two shotgun blasts split the air overhead, pinging against metal. The helicopter fire stopped, and the aircraft swung away.

Ali didn't dare breathe. The dogs were snapping branches as they bounded through the brush. With a snarl, one of the dogs leaped onto her. She flinched, expecting the painful crunch of sharp canines, but a second later, her face was wet with the dog's gentle lapping as it whined affection at her. The second dog approached, wagging its tail.

Dazed, she looked up into the double barrel of a shot gun. And the shirtless hunk of a man who held it.

"Some guard dogs you turned out to be," the man growled. "And what the hell are you doing on my island?"

 
Interview of Arlene Webb PDF Print Write e-mail

Please welcome my guest today, Arlene Webb!

KD: Congratulations, Arlene, on the release of your book, Falling for Water, available now from Decadent Publishing. Tell us a little bit about Falling for Water.

AW: I got a message from another author who was excited about a new series from DP geared toward people who prepare for all sorts of problem scenarios, wondering if I wanted to write something and I was thrilled to give it a go. Falling for Water is a romance suspense novella about a couple caught up in something you can’t always anticipate, finding love.

KD: What did you enjoy most about writing Ray and Cassi's story?

AW: The chemistry between them.

KD: Falling for Water is one of the books in a series called the Prepper Series. Can you tell us more about the series?

AW: The series involves character or characters who like to be ready for whatever life throws at them. Be it a hurricane, power outage, world war, whatever. But as everyone knows some things, such as falling in love, pretty much blindsides you.

KD: Tell us a little about what a prepper is. Did you know much about preppers before you wrote this story?

AW: I think most people are preppers to a certain extent, by readying for curve balls, but some people really have a handle on it. And no, I had never heard the term before.

KD: What attracted you to the Prepper Series from Decadent Publishing? How did you come to choose water as a topic for this book?

AW: The enthusiasm of Heather Bennett (DP owner, editor, author, reader), and being included with two of the best writers I know (DL Jackson and Barbara Elsborg). Why water? It tops the list for survival needs, and I’m a water snob. I use a distiller. There’s nothing like a cup of Earl Grey not flavored by pollutants.

KD: You write in more than one genre (paranormal, suspense, erotica). Tell us what you like about each and why. Which genre did you first begin writing in?

AW: When it comes to writing, I’m not a prepper. I don’t think ahead other than knowing it must have a happy ending. That leaves me open to all genres. Paranormal throws the what-if door wide open. The genre I prefer as a reader is suspense because there’s nothing like that edge of the seat ride, and erotica means if the scene calls for intimacy, I don’t have to close any doors.

KD: What inspired you to begin writing fiction?

AW: Boredom. I took creative writing classes in college, but it wasn’t until I was handed a retail florist shop to run that I became addicted to creating worlds.

KD: Tell us a little bit about your writing process. Do you write every day? Do you find it difficult to switch from writing one genre to another?

AW: I write every moment I can around work, beta reading for critique partners, and needing to sleep. Nope, if the idea and then the characters call for it, I can go with the flow of any genre.

KD: Where can readers purchase your book?

Decadent Publishing http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=701

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Water-Prepper-Romance-ebook/dp/B00AV2FM2I/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_7

Nook:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/falling-for-water-arlene-webb/1114050348

KD: Where can readers find you on the web?

http://arlenewebb.blogspot.com

http://www.arlenewebb.com

https://www.facebook.com/arleneannwebb

https://twitter.com/Arlene_Webb_

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3448136.Arlene_Webb

 

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He stared at her, his expression wary. “And I’m thrilled you’re so into evolution, variation, and moving toward different things. I…er…just wondered, do you have a problem with saliva?”

“Saliva? What the hell are you talking about?”

He smiled. Not slow and lazy, not sweet and gentle, but the wolf smile she’d seen at the bar. “You admitted a thing with water right away. So what I’m hearing is no, I love saliva. Go ahead and slap me, and…maybe I’ll stop.” He grabbed her, yanked her up, and took her lips with his.

Ray tried for gentle and slow, but the moment his lips locked onto hers it felt like he had to make this the kiss of a lifetime or she’d slip through his fingers and disappear. She’d either run screaming from yet another bully who took advantage of a vulnerable state, or she’d fall through the cracks of the justice system and out of his reach.

From his mouth to hers, he yearned to dive in fast and hard, plundering with his tongue until she opened more than her heart to him by confiding an intense trauma. He wanted the supple and beautiful body rolled over him as well.

He deepened the kiss, and his heartbeat pounded faster and faster as the tension left her shoulders. She melted into him, soft and sweetly yielding to his aggressive hardness, and she began kissing him back.

His careful exploration, the tip of tongue easing along the seams of her mouth, forced his lust into an easy, steady climb as lips meshed, escalating on the roller coaster scale to maybe a five, a first-time kiss like when a boy walks a girl to her door.

Forget that. It was no-hold-back time. He was too into the taste and feel of this woman to strive for less, and he had to bring her over the edge with him. Plunge down and down into the world-is-about-to-end type kiss. A kiss that’d stay with her, marking her as his own.

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Water.

What Cassi thought was a simple obsession with clean water has taken over her life. When she orders a distiller online to replace the one smashed by her abusive boyfriend, she gets more than she bargained for.
Enter a man with a badge, hunting a terrorist, and Cassi is his number one suspect. Not only is she struggling with her fixation on pure H2O, she has to prove she’s not the one he’s looking for—only she kind of wishes she was. Before she knows it, Cassi is in over her head.

Justice.

Ray had everything, until a random crime ends badly and he’s left to hold to his grief or make changes in his life. Charming his way into people’s personal business—slapping on the cuffs as needed—gives him reason to get up in the morning. When he falls headfirst into another chance at love, he must take the plunge without hesitation or risk losing more than his heart.


As the pair join hands, sparks fly as well as bullets, leaving Cassi and Ray to wonder if the universe could right itself. Will the past reach out and drown their chance for happiness?

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For more information about Decadent Publishing authors, books, and their submissions guidelines, visit www.decadentpublishing.com
Decadent Publishing is current accepting submissions in all sub-genres of romance, including their ongoing series'.

 

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AW: I’d love to pick a commenter at random to give an e-copy of Falling for Water, so please leave an email address.  

Thank you, so much, Kat for hosting me.

KD: Thanks so much for joining us at Write About, Arlene!

 
Guest Blogging Interview PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by Kat Duncan   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:02

Check out my interview on mentoring over at Maggie Blackbird's blog: http://maggieblackbird.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/interview-with-a-mentor/

 
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