Today, please help me welcome author Paula Millhouse to Preternatura. Paula is stopping by today as she wraps up her virtual book tour celebrating her The Wishes Chronicles series. Careful What You Wish For is the first book in the series. All Your Wishes… is the second book in this series.
Paula Millhouse grew up in Savannah, Georgia where Spanish moss whispers tales in breezes from the Atlantic Ocean, and the Intracoastal Waterway. As a child Paula soaked in the sunshine and heritage of cobblestones, pirate lore, and stories steeped in savory mysteries of the south. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Writers specialty chapter, and the KOD Mystery and Suspense Writer’s specialty chapter. She achieved the opportunity to become a member of the distinguished RWA designation of PRO after submitting her first full-length romance novel for publication in 2013. In the southern tradition of storytellers, she loves sharing the lives of her characters with readers, and following her muse on the quest for happily-ever-afters. She writes fantasy romance and romantic suspense. She lives with her hero, her husband of twenty-five years at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains with their pack and pride of furry babies. You can learn more about Paula by visiting her Website/Blog, on Facebook or by following her on Twitter.
ABOUT CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: Evie Longfellow wants a husband and a family to call her own, but all that’s going to have to wait. She’s paying dues as a hot New York City author until trouble comes to call in the form of a blind date that changes everything sane in her life. Drugged, kidnapped, and horrified Evie escapes with her life and evidence the FBI needs to nail one of their most wanted. Dr. Nick Franklin is a fan with an unexpected obsession for Evie’s books. When he finds her on the run from a sadistic mafia kingpin who wants Evie for a trophy on his wall, Nick forsakes everything to get her to safety. Thrown into a world where he assumes the role of Evie’s Knight In Shining Armor Nick steps up to the task with strength and determination. While Evie and Nick make their way from the city to the breathtaking beauty of rural Vermont in the fall their attraction blooms. The harrowing consequences of going up against the mob threaten to tear them apart, but the surprises that wait for them in small-town America bring justice to the forefront in a showdown of epic proportions.
ABOUT ALL YOUR WISHES…: A Christmas Story to warm your heart. Dr. Nick Franklin finds himself falling hard for the love of his life, Evie Longfellow. Hunted by a mafia princess, Evie’s terrified something’s wrong, and revenge won’t let her rest. Tia Marino figures the person who killed her father is his last victim – Evie Longfellow – the one that got away. Tia plans to kill Evie in front of her grandmother just before she takes Miss Aida’s place as the new queen of Marino Industries. Hostile-takeovers have never seen the like of Tia. Nick’s not gonna have it. He’ll do anything to protect Evie, even if it means aligning himself with Miss Aida’s hit-man. Follow Nick and Evie from their simple home in the winter wonderland of Vermont down to New York City in their race to stay alive, and out of the hands of a new generation of criminals intent on tearing them apart. Christmas has never been so hot.
And now, let’s hear from Paula who will provide us with an excerpt from Careful What You Wish For and a question for you to answer in order to win some great prizes…
Tony got out of the Lincoln, walked to the front of the car, and took in the peaceful scene of the colorful autumn leaves on the sugar maples surrounding the farmhouse and the log cabin off in the distance of the beautiful, quiet, little serene valley.
God, I’ll be glad when this job is done…
Tony leaned against the front of the Big Black Lincoln while he chambered a round into his Ruger 9MM. He thought back over the high points of the past two hours. He heard a vehicle approaching, turned his head in the direction of the pickup, and smiled as he watched the truck approach the farmhouse.
Ray-Ray took out the truck’s left front tire with one shot.
Tony smiled. He caught sight of Evie Longfellow’s navy blue eyes through the windshield. They locked with his. Her hand flew to her mouth. He had her dead to rights, and she knew it.
As far as Tony was concerned this hunt was officially over.
Gotcha Miss Evie…
He inclined his head toward her once. Not many of his marks gave him such a good chase. He’d have taken care of anybody else way back in DC. But not little Miss Evie.
She’d dyed her hair brown. Nice touch. And so creative to hide out here in this beautiful little backwoods place. She’s smart, this one.
He thought about his own brown-haired daughters.
He smiled at Evie.
Too bad, Miss Evie. Such a shame. You’re not the cause of all this, but I gotta protect Miss Aida. Marino Industries comes first.
Tony sneered, and looked over at Paulie. He shook his head at Paulie’s unbridled glee. “You found her, Tony! You found her. Mama’s gonna be ecstatic to get her hands on Evie!” Paulie danced a little jig with the words. He waved his handgun in the air.
Tony’s eyes swung back over to the truck, and its occupants. Dr. Nick, I presume…
Tony wondered who the good-looker was driving the truck – another brown-haired beauty.
He got three for the price of one today…
The looker in the driver’s seat got out and drew a big, beefy six-shooter on Ray-Ray. She assumed a qualified shooter’s position. “What the fuck are you doing on my property with a gun, asshole?”
Tony heard Nick scream out her name. “Meg! No! Get back in the truck!”
Tony cringed. So, Meg was her name? Meg, honey, no. Don’t go pointing no gun at Ray-Ray…
Ray-Ray was trigger-happy; always had been. Even if Tony had tried to warn him off he’d have been too late.
Innocent bystanders never fared well around Ray-Ray.
Somebody pulled a gun on him? Well, it just never went well…
For the giveaway, leave a comment answering the question: Who pulls the gun on Ray-Ray in the excerpt from CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR…?
Thanks, Paula. If you are interested in winning a $10 Gift Card or one of ten custom book thongs (see photo), leave a comment with the answer to Paula’s question and then enter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway