Welcome to my stop on author Barb Han’s Virtual Book Tour for Caught in the Crosshair, presented by Innovative Online Book Tours. Please leave a comment or question for Barb to let her know you stopped by.
Getting to Know the Author by Barb Han
Thank you so much for hosting me today. I thought we’d post a fun and quirky Q&A.
What types of books do you like to read?
I read pretty much everything with a happy ending, which must confuse the heck out of Amazon’s recommendation bot. I get the most bizarre recommendations. I find myself a bit more drawn to Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense recently, but I’m game for any great read. Isn’t there a lot of amazing YA out there right now?
What food can't you live without?
I love food, so this is a tough question for me. If I had to pick one dish I couldn’t live without, it’d have to be my spaghetti. I use canned organic diced tomatoes and the trick to get the ‘tart’ taste out, aside from letting it simmer for at least an hour, is adding a teaspoon of sugar. Mmmm.
Are you more likely to wear a skirt or pants?
Pants, most definitely pants. Of the Yoga variety.
Do you prefer city or country?
City for everyday living and country for weekends. I love the energy and excitement of city life, not to mention the endless options for food and fun. I live near Dallas where there are museums and live theatre to enjoy. I’m close enough to the outskirts of town to be able to drive fifteen minutes to a horse ranch and go for a ride. You could say I want it all.
My favorite snack is hummus with red pepper and pita chips. So good! My favorite candy is anything chocolate. There’s no bad chocolate...am I right?
Caught in the CrosshairBy Barb HanPublisher: Barb HanRelease Date: June 17, 2013Genre: Romantic SuspenseLength: 211 PagesASIN: B00DGTHYWOBuy Link: AmazonAbout the book:Lauren James had ignored the recent spate of calls from her brother. After all, he was a big player linked to a major cartel, and he’d been dead to her for nearly a decade. Then she receives the one call she can’t ignore—her brother’s been kidnapped and will be killed if she doesn’t bring money. No matter how far gone her brother is, Lauren can’t turn her back on him completely. Deep down she’s always wanted to save him. Now, she’s forced into action because he’ll die otherwise.Ex-Special Forces sniper Jaden Dean owns a private security firm and after losing his older brother to gang violence, needs to take down as many scum bags as he can—single-handedly if need be. And he was the best. Until he trusted the wrong woman on his last assignment and ended up nearly dead in the street.On a tropical island with a hurricane brewing and dangerous men closing in, Lauren and Jaden will need to work together to survive and find her brother. The cartel seems to be one step ahead and Jaden’s operatives are being killed one-by-one. He will have to use all his specialized training and risk everything, including his heart, to outwit the deadly group and keep Lauren safe. Their magnetic attraction isn’t helping matters…because even a slight distraction might just get them both killed.
Bryce took a step toward Jaden. His eyes bulged, and he made a sharp gasp to force air into his lungs.
Another rush of adrenaline hit Jaden, popping him to his feet long before his brain had time to register what had happened.
Bryce’s large frame stumbled forward, wobbled, and then abruptly sat down. He slumped forward, the look of shock still on his face, as the African gray parrot on his chest turned blood red, and the dark liquid infected every other bird like a strain of H1N1.
Bryce was dead.
A flash of anger had Jaden ready to unleash his rage on the asshole who did this. Did they shoot Lauren too?
He caught sight of his asset struggling against a man slightly larger, but very much stronger than she, while clutching her suitcase.
Where the hell was his backup?
Cursing beneath his breath, knowing he was running out of time, Jaden had to act fast. The beach was too exposed. He couldn’t go barreling across it no matter how much his instinct told him he could take the kidnapper with ease. There were too many others covering this stretch of real estate.
At least Jaden had his mark in sight, his own weapon, and the benefit of knowing what he was up against. Knowing your enemy and how many there were created a distinct advantage.
He no longer had the element of surprise on his side. Not since Bryce.
With Lauren thrashing around, Jaden couldn’t get a clean shot. One wrong thrash and there’d be a bullet between her eyes.
He needed her alive.
Barb Han’s writing career spans 14 years and most media. Barb’s held positions ranging from Sports Reporter at her college newspaper to Opera newsletter editor to News and Feature Writer for a Fortune 100 company. Barb has penned hundreds of articles in both U.S. and international markets and holds a bachelor of arts in journalism. A member of Romance Writers of America, Barb has served as committee chair for her local chapter.
Web site: www.BarbHan.com
To download the first chapter, visit Barb's Web site at: www.BarbHan.com.