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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - Elaine Hopper

Good Morning Friends,

Well life is crazy as usual LOL! I returned from Bandera on Wednesday and haven't stopped yet. But that's what makes life interesting.

Today please welcome to our spotlight, Elaine Hopper with her book Always a Bridesmaid from The Wild Rose Press.

Bio: Elaine Hopper knew she was a writer and hopeful romantic since she was six. She didn’t know which she wanted more – to be a reporter like Lois Lane or to steal Superman from Lois Lane. The only thing she wanted to be other than a journalist was an astronaut. Instead she grew up to be a customer service manager, romance writer, and kid and cat wrangler.

Hell has finally frozen over. After nine long years, Breanna Parker has come home to be her sister's maid of honor. Just her luck that the first person she runs into is her ex-fiance, Troy Youngwolf—the man who eloped with her ex-best friend and broke her heart. Now a widowed father and sheriff of their Florida home town, sexy bad boy Troy wants another chance and won't take no for an answer. However, every time Breanna looks at Troy or his little girl, her heart breaks anew. She can hardly wait for her sister to get hitched so she can escape back to her urban family in Ft. Lauderdale. The risk is too high that Troy may discover her most closely held secret, one with the potential to destroy them both…perhaps this time forever.

Excerpt: Impatience bludgeoned Troy and he turned away from the glaring sun streaming in through the high windows. He hated having to ask Bree for a favor, especially one of this magnitude.

“This is Breanna.”

Sunshine brighter than the morning outside showered in Breanna’s voice. Muted chatter and mooing cattle filled in the background. “Troy here. I need you…” Damn! He hadn’t meant to use those precise words. He scowled then blundered on, “This is an emergency.”

“Uh huh.” Her flat tone barely cascaded through the wire. “What type of emergency now? Sierra can’t be in jail as she’s here with me. Another rabid clown get loose in your fair town, Sheriff? That’s Sierra’s department so you’d best take it up with her.”

“No!” He hadn’t meant to raise his voice. “It’s not the blasted clowns this time. I need your help. And my name’s Troy. You remember.”

“How could I possibly help? You keep reminding me.”

Dread mixed with curiosity in her silky voice. He hated that she’d become so wary, as if she expected him to hurt her at every turn. Funny. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? “Can you come work for me right away? All my office staff is gone and I can’t man the station by myself.” After a long pause, he swallowed hard. “Please, Bree. I’ll owe you big time. I can’t do it alone. I really need you.” Another long pause almost killed him.

“I don’t know. We were just on our way to a fitting. I’m here to help Sierra with her wedding. We still have a lot of things to get done.”

“Tell him you can. Last time I checked. I’m a big girl. Go!”

Sierra’s voice drifted to him and he couldn’t help but crack a grin. Then he heard Breanna snap, “Traitor!”

“I wouldn’t ask if I weren’t desperate.” The minute the words were out, he groaned inwardly.

Again he’d said the wrong thing. Breanna would either think he hated her or that he couldn’t live without her. Neither would settle well. And neither was true, but pigheaded as she was, he’d never convince her otherwise.

“How long?”

Always a Bridesmaid is available now from The Wild Rose Press!

Find out more about Elaine by visiting her blog and follow her on twitter!

Hope you enjoyed this Saturday Spotlight - check back next week for another great author and book!

Until later...take care & be blessed!


Elaine Hopper said...

Thanks for having me here today, Pamela. I'm enjoying my visit.

Tanya Hanson said...

Oh, I am so totall hooked on wedding-themed stories! A TBR for sure. Good luck with the book, Elaine, and Pam, thanls for showcasing her.