Friday, February 8, 2013

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway - Accidental Affair by Leslie McKelvey



Welcome to my stop on Leslie McKelvey's Virtual Book Tour for Accidental Affair.  Please make sure to leave a comment or question below for Leslie to let her know you stopped by.  Black Velvet Seductions is giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate to a random commenter at the end of the tour. You can follow all of Leslie's tour stops here, the more often you comment, the better your odds. My review for Accidental Affair will post later today.


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Accidental Affair
by Leslie McKelvey

Publisher:  Black Velvet Seductions

Release Date: October 31, 2012

ISBN:  978-1936556441
ASIN:  B009ZP5MV8

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 308 Pages 

Buy Links:

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Book Description:

Jack Vaughn is sure his life is over as he tumbles down the wooded hillside onto the deserted two-lane stretch of asphalt. Years of work ended with a single gunshot. Yet, it’s not over.

A good Samaritan stops to help him, despite the danger he poses to her.

Laine Wheeler knows better than to stop for strangers on the rural Montana highway near her home, but her conscience won’t allow her to leave an injured man behind.

What she doesn’t know is the man is an undercover ATF agent tasked with infiltrating a domestic terrorist group. His cover has been blown and helping him will put her life in danger.

Though there is an instant attraction Jack knows that beginning a romantic relationship with Laine would be both unfair and unwise, yet the farther they run the harder it gets to ignore the feelings that are surging between them.

Special Excerpt:



She squeezed the trigger just as she’d been taught all her life, and there was a soft “pfft” as the pistol fired. Mr. Clean looked at her in shock. Laine fired again. He seemed frozen, but then the spell broke and he fell backwards.

Strong fingers wrapped around her wrist, and she nearly jumped out of her skin, the gun discharging again as she reflexively squeezed the trigger. Jack stood to her right, on the other side of the open driver’s door, reaching around the frame, his eyes filled with concern and fear.

“Give me the gun, Laine,” he said in a whisper. “It’s over.”

Laine didn’t realize she’d been holding her breath until she took one, and her knees nearly buckled. Jack took the gun, dropped it on the ground, then closed the Rover’s door and pulled her to his chest.

“Breathe, sweetheart,” he said, “breathe.”

Laine gasped, and the sobs she’d held back earlier with Grant burst from her as if they’d been forcefully expelled from the deepest part of her soul. She fell to her knees and Jack went with her, but he didn’t let go, his right arm held her tightly. Laine pressed her face against his chest as her body shook with the force of her emotions.

“That’s it,” he said in a low voice, “let it out. Let it all out.” He stroked her hair and laid his cheek on top of her head. “It’s over. You’re safe now, and I won’t let anything else happen to you. I swear on my life I won’t.”

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:
Biography


Leslie McKelvey has been writing since she learned to write. Her mother still stores boxes of handwritten stories in the attic. Leslie read her first romance at 12 and was hooked. When her high school Creative Writing teacher told her she needed to be a novelist, she decided to give it a try. Finally, at the ripe old age of...forty-something...her debut novel, Accidental Affair finally made it into print through Black Velvet Seductions Publishing. The publisher has also contracted two more manuscripts, which will follow Accidental Affair shortly. The next story slated for release is Bear’s, so for all of you who fell in love with Jack Vaughn’s best friend, get ready. The 6’8” FBI agent saves wildlife photographer Beth Drummond’s life and loses his heart to her in the process, a journey that tests the boundaries of loyalty, friendship, and love.

Leslie is a war-veteran who served with the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War, and she was among the first groups of women to work the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. During her five years of service she was stationed at NAS Miramar (yes, Miramar used to belong to the NAVY) and was an F-14 Tomcat mechanic. While in San Diego she spent time on the carriers USS Independence, USS Ranger, USS Lincoln, and the USS Nimitz. The final two years of her enlistment were spent on Guam and her squadron frequently deployed to Japan and the Middle East.

She learned everything she knows about firearms and tactics from her police officer husband, who is a weapons expert and firearms instructor for one of the most highly-respected law-enforcement agencies in the world (and one he wishes her NOT to disclose). He is her biggest supporter and her unpaid consultant on everything law-enforcement and weapons related. She has three boys, the oldest of whom will soon be wearing the uniform of a United States Marine (SEMPER FI!). She spends her off-time (kidding...WHAT off-time?) reading, taking pictures, and sending lead down range (that's shooting, for those who are unfamiliar). One of her favorite scents is the smell of gunpowder in the morning....


Blog www.amazonred.wordpress.com

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Don't forget to leave a comment or question below for Leslie to let her know you stopped by.  Black Velvet Seductions is giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate to a random commenter at the end of the tour. You can follow all of Leslie's tour stops here, the more often you comment, the better your odds. My review for Accidental Affair will post later today.

35 comments:

  1. Thank you, Queen of the Night, for hosting me today. I am happy to be here! I will be on a school field trip with my nine-year-old son, so I won't be around much, but I promise to answer any and all questions or comments your visitors leave for me. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to read and comment! Good luck with the drawing!

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  2. I could 'feel' this excerpt. Beautifully written.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. I loved this book. I can't wait to get more Bear!
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks, RB! I told my hubby that if Bear was real I would SO cheat on him with my favorite FBI agent. He just pursed his lips, quirked one eyebrow, and went back to playing Farmville. Good luck in the drawing!

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  4. Another outstanding excerpt. I am going to love this story.

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    1. Thanks, MomJane, and I hope you enjoy the rest of Laine and Jack's story. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  5. Great excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. No, thank YOU, Ingeborg! I appreciate you following the tour, and wish you the best of luck!

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  6. Thanks for the awesome post and congrats to Leslie on her new release!

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, so much, Erin! I guess I'm proof that if you keep trying you CAN succeed, even at my age! ;) I appreciate you dropping in!

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  7. That excerpt hooked me. This is definite buy for me!

    Congratulations on the release Leslie ♥

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    1. Why, thank you, Alyssa! I hope you enjoy the rest of the story, and best of luck in the drawing!

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  8. Thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway.
    Megblod(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, megblod, for dropping in! Good luck!

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  9. What an exciting book! Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, BookLady, and best of luck to you!

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! That book looks steamy!

    mestith@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Meghan! I appreciate you stopping by today!

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  11. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I can't wait to read your books. Congratulations. Tore923@aol.com

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    1. Thanks, Tore! Best of luck in the drawing!

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  12. Thanks for the awesome tour.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Would love to read your book. And your mother is so sweet. She still keeps your old stories. I'm a mom as well and had a hard time parting with my son's old school notebooks. :D
    anne.j2 (at) gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Anne! My mom keeps EVERYTHING, and she IS sweet. Without her encouragement I wouldn't be here today!

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  14. Thanks for the awesome tour.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Sherry! Best of luck on the drawing!

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  15. Greetings, Queen of the Night!

    Your opening post states a review of Accidental Affair is forthcoming. I was just wondering when that would happen.

    Thanks again for hosting me! You have a great group of readers here!

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  16. Thanks for the great excerpt and tour.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank YOU, Sherry, for taking the time to comment! Good luck!

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  17. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Thanks for another chance to win!
    andralynn7 AT gmail.com

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