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Saturday, April 9, 2016

#SaturdaySpotlight is on Linda Nightingale and her book, Love for Sale!

Good Morning Friends,

Today's spotlight is returning guest, Linda Nightingale with another of her books, Love for Sale. This book was supposed to be featured as an Eggcerpt Exchange in March but I mis-read my calendar and skipped right over it.

Sorry Linda!

Anyway, today I'm pleased to bring Linda and her book to your attention... and since I found this so intriguing I'm going to post the Eggcerpt Exchange questions too!

March Morgan still believes in true love, but her faith in finding her soul mate is slowly vanishing. She’s been married but never in love. So, it is a miracle to find that fantasy exists on the last page of a glossy women’s journal. Mayfair Electronics, Ltd., in black and white, offers Love for Sale. The London firm has engineered sentient androids indistinguishable from humans. She flies to England and meets the man she has been searching for her entire life.

Christian requires no programming to love March at first sight. He’s handsome, cultured…absolutely perfect…and a little different from the other androids. He has an unexpected independent streak. March signs on the dotted line, buying her dream man. They return to Houston, but soon her past and his future threaten their Happily Ever After—indeed their lives.
Christian shrugged. “You don’t trust me.”
“I don’t trust her.” March’s face felt hard and cold. God, how she hated the emotions seething in her. She was almost physically ill.
“She cannot tempt me.” He shook his head slowly, his eyes glittering blue. “Don’t you understand I am attuned to you alone?”
“You weren’t supposed to be able to get angry.” She was unraveling, like a ball of yarn thrown across a room. “You did.”
Her heart shattered as he turned and walked away. Grief winded her. At the door, he glanced over his shoulder, again shaking his head. He was stunningly handsome, looked sad and hurt, but there was no apology in his intense gaze. Hands fisted at her sides, she tried to control the storm of fear, anger, resentment and pain.
“Where the hell are you going?” Her voice came brusque, short.
“For a walk to let you think and cool down.” Light and shadow chiseled his face, and her breaking heart skipped a beat. “I am not going to Liz. I have learned all I need to know from her. I shall never see her again.”
“You can’t walk out. It is impossible for you. You are faulty in some circuit somewhere. I’m going to return you.”
The most beautiful man in the world froze with his hand on the door. “Please don’t. This is a misunderstanding.” He blew out a long breath. “However, if that is what you want, I must advise you that Mayfair Electronics, 21 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LT will accept return of a flawed unit for a full refund.”
“Stop! You sound like a robot.” Her fisted hands struck the air.
He didn’t flinch. “I am a robot. That’s why this is an inane conversation.”

“Inane? I find you with another woman in the bedroom, and this conversation is silly? Oh, no, Christian. Did you invite her here?” Why couldn’t she stop hurting herself and let him go, lock the door and email Mayfair for a courier pickup?

Interview with Christian....

1. Nickname – I don’t have one.  I could be Chris, I suppose, as my name is Christian, but my March, who loved me enough to pay an exorbitant amount for me calls me by my given name (or is that assigned?)  I am a Special Edition, a sentient android completely indistinguishable from human.

2. Job – I was programmed as an Aerospace Engineer, but currently unemployed due to a lack of prior experience.  My creators are in the process of fabricating a past work history.  We do live in Houston, Texas, and NASA is a great prospect for a rocket scientist!

3.  Birthplace – Mayfair Electronics, London, England, this year. Four of us were born  that day after my brother and friend, Daniel De Cillis tested the waters to see if we’d be accepted as human.

4. What would you do if you won the lottery?  I could probably arrange that by manipulating the associated computers, but March won’t allow me to do so.  If I did, however, I’d pay off March’s loan on me and take us both on a cruise on the QEII, then explore the Norwegian Fjords.  Would you let me tamper with the computers to win?

5. Most important goal – To be a loving companion to March as I was programmed to do.  However, no programming required, I loved her at first sight.

6.  Favorite food – The one thing Mayfair didn’t cover was eating.  I have a keen sense of smell, but I can’t consume food. A nice grilled steak smells so good as does a good red wine.

Doesn't this whole concept sound fascinating!?!

Love for Sale can be purchased at Amazon, The Wild Rose Press and B&N
Watch the book video  HERE.

Born in South Carolina, Linda has lived in England, Canada, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta and Houston.  She’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer, having bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses for many years.

Linda has won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award.   She is the mother of two wonderful sons, a retired legal assistant, member of the Houston Symphony League, and enjoys events with her car club.  Among her favorite things are her snazzy black convertible and her parlor grand piano.  She loves to dress up and host formal dinner parties.

Web Site:  http://www.lindanightingale.com – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.
Blog:  https://lindanightingale.wordpress.com/ - Lots of interesting guests & prizes
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lbnightingale1/

Hope you enjoyed today's spotlight. Check back weekly for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and of course, Saturday Spotlight!

Until next time....take care and God Bless!


Toni V.S. said...
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Toni V.S. said...

I was privileged to be given several peeks at the story of March and Christian as it evolved. I recommend the finished product!

Marissa Garner said...

Wow! This sounds so intriguing!

Alicia Dean said...

Sounds like an awesome read. Can't eat??? Poor dear... :) Best wishes!

Ashantay said...

Enjoyed Christian's interview! I'd let him manipulate the computer to win the lottery - no problem!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Both the novel and the interview are very creative!

Tanya Hanson said...

Great post and all around inventive. This excerpt truly pulls me in. How original and imaginative! Best wishes for many sales and much success!

Susan Coryell said...

Wow! Sounds like a fascinating romantic conflict. Good luck!

Kara O'Neal said...

What an interesting premise. I was hooked on every word in the excerpt. Good luck to you!