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Saturday, December 19, 2015

#SaturdaySpotlight on Marissa Garner!

Good Morning Friends and Welcome to another edition of Saturday Spotlight!

I'm sure if you're like me, the Christmas parties have already begun. Today I'm in Baton Rouge for a family party. Never fear though, Saturday Spotlight is still going on.

This week, Marissa Garner joins us with her brand new release, Hunted.....FBI Heat Book 1 published by Grand Central/Forever Yours

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Hot agents on explosive cases in the FBI Heat series: For San Diego’s elite FBI agents, risking their lives is standard procedure when it comes to capturing the city’s most dangerous criminals—but falling in love is the greatest risk of all.  

Catching bad guys in San Diego’s underworld isn’t just FBI Special Agent Ben Alfren’s job, it’s his life. He doesn’t have time for a serious relationship, doesn’t want one either. So when he meets his sexy new neighbor, Amber Jollett, he has nothing more in mind than unwinding with a glass of wine, a romantic walk on the beach…and maybe a hot fling.

But Amber is more than he bargained for. Hunted by an obsessed ex-boyfriend, the fiercely independent nurse chooses fight over flight for the chance at a future with her hot, blue-eyed neighbor. When she gets caught up in Ben’s plans to rescue five kidnapped women, their lives get entangled and their attraction flares into passion. But they’ll learn that in this dangerous game of cat and mouse, real love can save—or doom—them . . .


The man in the gray hoodie was watching her. Amber Jollett couldn’t see his face, but he was the right height and build. Even from the opposite street corner, the intensity of his stare bored into her. She shivered despite the sunny morning.

Her focus never wavered as she slid behind two people. The man’s head turned with her movement.

The traffic light changed, and the crowd surged forward. Amber’s hand dug into her purse until it gripped reassuring metal. Weaving between bodies, she moved to the outside edge to put as much distance as possible between her and the man before the other pedestrians passed on the street. With each step, her heart beat faster.

Halfway across, the man reached up, pulled back the hood…and smiled. Straight black hair. Almond-shaped eyes. Asian features.

Not him.

Amber’s knees went weak with relief.

Not him. Not this time.

A car horn blared. She jumped and spun around to find a taxi idling a few feet away, its driver gesturing impatiently for her to get out of the way. Waving an apology, she scurried across the street. She found a spot out of the pedestrian flow next to the corner of a building. She needed a moment to quiet her nerves.

She braced her hands on the knees of her pastel pink nurse’s scrubs, inhaled deep breaths, and released them slowly. Fear began to fade as calm returned.

Damn you, Jeremy Nelson. I want my life back.

Amber grimaced and closed her eyes. It was starting all over again. Two years had passed since she’d broken up with her obsessed boyfriend, but he continued to stalk her. Restraining orders and calls to law enforcement had proved useless. Now she alone was responsible for her safety. She’d lived in Coronado, across the bay from San Diego, for only two months. But two or three months was the amount of time it normally took for Jeremy to find her. From now on, she would have to be on constant alert. The worst part was imagining him wearing every hoodie, hiding in every shadow, or following in every vehicle. Usually, she didn’t wait for an actual sighting—that would be too late. No, she couldn’t hesitate. Once her instincts told her he was closing in, she had to move on. She cringed. How much longer will I be hunted?


Author Bio: Marissa Garner is a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, she cut pictures of people out of her mother’s magazines and turned them into characters in her simple stories. Now she writes edgy romantic thrillers, steamy contemporary romance, and sexy paranormal romantic suspense. Her stories will titillate your mind as well as your libido. She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, but enjoys traveling from Athens to Anchorage to Acapulco and many locations in between.


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Wow..sounds like a very good book!

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Monique DeVere said...

Hi ladies! Fab excerpt. All the best with sales, Marissa!

Susan Oleksiw said...

Good luck with your new book, Marissa.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

A very intriguing excerpt! Congrats and west wishes.

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks so much, Pam, for having me here today. I'm really excited about the release of the first book in this new romantic suspense series. I also write contemporary and a little paranormal, but romantic suspense is my favorite, so this has truly been a labor of love. Hope your readers enjoy it.

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks, Monique. I hope readers get hooked and want to find out what happens to Amber.

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks, Susan. I hope you'll enter my Giveaway!

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks, Jacqueline! Glad you liked it. Don't forget to enter my Giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book. I wish you much success.

Marilyn Baron

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks, Marilyn! Glad you stopped by.

Diane Burton said...

Marissa, wishing you many sales. And a happy holiday.

Susan Coryell said...

The excerpt sounds TENSE! May you prosper and sell many books.

marilyn leach said...

Marissa, I like the way you pull the reader in with your snappy narrative. I know someone who would really enjoy this read. Thanks. Cheers.

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks, Diane! Fingers crossed. Happy holidays to you also!

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks, Susan. TENSE is sooo good in this situation. LOL

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks, Marilyn Leach. Ah, music to an author's ears. Cheers to you, too.

Darcy Flynn said...

Great excerpt, Marissa! Here's to many sales!

Maureen said...

Many sales and happy holidays!

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks, Darcy. Glad you liked it.

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks, Maureen. Same to you.

Alicia Dean said...

So thrilled for you, Marissa. This sounds like exactly my kind of read. I can't wait to find time to check it out. Big hugs and best of luck!

MJ Schiller said...

So excited about this series! Thanks for sharing! And best wishes for the FBI Heat series.

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks, Alicia! Hope you enjoy it. I sure understand about the problem of finding the time.

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks, MJ. I'm excited about the series too. I wish TARGETED could come out tomorrow because it's really a "ripped from the headlines" kind of book. It includes a terrorist plot similar to what happened in Paris. Very chilling.

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks so much, Pam, for having me here. I sure enjoyed "talking" with your readers. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!