Monday, 27 June 2011

Guest Blog: Anna James

Hi Everyone,

I’m Anna James, author of contemporary romance stories and I invite you to come with me and get lost in a world filled with passion, drama and romance.

I was born in Connecticut and lived there until I was nine years old. My family and I spent the next eleven years living in Williamsville, a suburb just outside of Buffalo, NY. I returned to Connecticut after receiving my associates degree in Engineering Science and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. I continue to live in Connecticut with my husband and children. I am a romantic at heart and enjoy reading and writing romance novels.

I have four books currently available. Here is a little taste of my most recent release, Visions, to whet your appetite:

Prudence Bailey has just learned that Laura Bailey, the woman she has always believed to be her mother, is in fact a distant cousin. Laura adopted Prudence when she was four years old after her father, Joshua Adams, brutally murdered her mother, Jane, then killed himself.

She has no memory of the past and, after Laura’s death, decides to return home to Salem Massachusetts to learn more. Twenty years have now passed since the murder / suicide took place.

Almost immediately she meets Detective Matt Cavanaugh, her neighbor. Matt is gorgeous and sexy and Pru is instantly attracted to him. Matt is also linked to her past. His father, now a retired police officer, was first on the scene the night of her parents’ deaths.

From the moment she returns Pru experiences visions that lead her to believe that the circumstances surrounding her parents’ deaths are not as they seem. The facts don’t add up. And when a recent murder that Matt is investigating is linked to the past they discover that Pru is right and the killer is still on the loose.

Will they discover the killer’s identity in time or will history repeat itself?

Prologue

Sweat trickled down the sides of her face. Her eyes were huge with fear and tremors racked her body. “No! Please don’t.” Prudence Bailey could hear the terror in the woman’s voice as she begged for her life. Someone came toward the woman; he was holding a knife. Or was it a she? Pru couldn’t tell from this angle. She saw the woman’s arms shoot up to try and ward off her attacker. It was a futile attempt. He overpowered her easily. Then it happened. The knife plunged deep into her chest. The screams were terrifying. She saw the woman crumple but it wasn’t over. The knife plunged into the woman again and again. Finally, the screaming stopped.

Pru shot straight up in bed. She too was drenched with sweat and her body shook with fear. This was the third night this week that she’d had the nightmare. It was the same each time. She pulled the blankets aside and got out of bed. Why is this happening to me? she wondered as she went down the stairs to double check that the windows and doors were locked. She didn’t know but she was sure as hell going to find out.

Visions is now available at Sugar and Spice Press.
http://www.sugarnspicepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=128&zenid=r3eq5v9pjiicrme1i9068f2c54


Other Anna James books:

Coming Home

Blurb:

Two years ago, Christine Kincaid found her sister, Andrea, in the arms of her fiancé, James Buchanan. This after Andrea confessed to having an affair with James and being pregnant with his child. Distraught and wanting to escape the pain of James’s betrayal, Christine fled her home, just outside of Washington D.C., to London, England, her birthplace.

As startling details of her parents’ tragic romance come to light, Christine now suspects she was deceived by Andrea and is determined to return home and win James back. Only James seems to hate her now. She’d known that it wouldn’t be easy. She’d hurt him deeply by leaving. But she believed that somehow he’d forgive her and they would finally be together. Why did he have such a bad opinion of her? And what was she going to do to make him see that he was wrong?

James Buchanan was devastated when his fiancée deserted him. He had thought they would be together forever. But he’d been wrong. Christine didn’t care about him. She didn’t care about anyone but herself. If she had, she’d never have left him to pursue her career. But what really bothered him was how he’d been so wrong about her. Christine had been sweet and loving to him, but the way she treated her sister was just awful. Andrea, who was alone and pregnant, had needed Christine’s love, understanding and support. All Christine could do was condemn her for her mistakes and leave her to fend for herself. How could he have ever loved someone who could treat her own sister that way? And what was he going to do now that she was back?

Coming Home is now available from Melange-Books. Stop by and pick up your copy today!
http://www.melange-books.com/authors/annajames/jamescominghome.html


Guilty As Charged

(Book 1 Bradford Sisters Trilogy)

Blurb:

Passion ignites between Nicole Bradford and Max Paradis the second they lay eyes on each other. Nicole seems to be everything that Max is looking for in a woman. She’s sweet and loving and incredibly sexy. But looks can be deceiving. Hadn’t he learned that the hard way?

Nicole is crazy for Max. He is sensitive, caring, and his kisses are to die for. But when secrets from her past are revealed will she be found innocent, or is she guilty as charged?

Guilty As Charged is available from Sugar and Spice Press. Stop by and pick up your copy today!
http://www.sugarnspicepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=123


Isabella’s Dilemma

Blurb:

Isabella Sheridan has a big problem and his name is Jake McAllister! Jake is now Isabella’s business partner. To make matters worse he owns more of the Sheridan Advertising Agency than she does. He is difficult to work with, has a hostile attitude toward her and makes business decisions without consulting her. So why does she respond with so much passion when he kisses her?

Jake McAllister does not like Isabella Sheridan. As far as he’s concerned she’s shallow and without moral values, both in her personal and professional life. So why is he so attracted to her? You’d think he’d know better based on past experience. And why, after just one passionate kiss, is he ready to give her the benefit of the doubt and become involved.

Will Jake and Isabella resolve their differences and find love or will past perceptions be too much to overcome?

Isabella’s Dilemma is available from Sugar and Spice Press. Stop by and pick up your copy today.
http://www.sugarnspicepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=81


Coming Soon:

To Love and Trust Again
Melange-Books Available January 2012



Happy Reading,

Anna James

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6 comments:

Lindsay Townsend said...

Welcome, Anna, to Lindsay's Romantics! I love romantic suspense and will certainly be looking your books out.

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Anna, your excerpt was certainly scary-suspenseful. Congrats on all your success, and your upcoming release.

Anna James said...

Thanks Lindsay for this opportunity and Savanna for your kind words.

Happy Reading,

Anna James

Mysti said...

Hiya Anna! Lovely post, and I'm happy to have read almost 2 of your books now :) Keep up the good work, girl.

~Mysti

Teresa K. said...

Hi Anna,

All the books sound wonderful. I especially like the sound of Visions and Coming Home.

Oh I will be going back to CT in two weeks for my 30th High school reunion. It will be my first. There holding it in Groton. I went to school in Ledyard. And ran all through the Pequot Reservation near Foxwoods.

Keep writing those great books.

Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo.com

Anna James said...

Thanks to all for the lovely comments!

Happy Reading,

Anna