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Saturday, February 24, 2018

#SaturdaySpotlight is on Mary Alford and her book, Christmas in Delaney Mountain

Good Morning Friends and WELCOME to the last Saturday Spotlight in Feb 2018!

It goes without saying I can't believe how fast this year is moving along. I'm sure many of you feel the same way. I'm so glad you joined us today to welcome fellow Pelican Book Group author, Mary Alford back to our blog.

Welcome Mary....please tell us a little about yourself....

I grew up in a small Texas town famous for, well not much of anything really. Being the baby of the family and quite a bit younger than my two brothers and sister, I had plenty of time to entertain myself. Making up stories seemed to come natural to me.

As a teen, I discovered Phyllis Whitney and Victoria Holt and knew instinctively that was what I wanted to do with my over-active imagination.

I wrote my first novel as a teen, (it’s tucked away somewhere never to see the light of day), but never really pursued a writing career seriously until a few years later, when I wrote my first inspirational romantic suspense and was hooked.

Today, I still live in Texas, and still create people facing dangerous situations. In fact, I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do.

Learn more about me at www.MaryAlford.net, or send me an email at maryjalfordauthor@gmail.com. You can also find/follow me on Facebook, Twitter (@maryalford13, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube and GoodReads.

Wonderful! Now please tell us about Christmas in Delaney Mountain.....

Kara Edwards has been looking over her shoulder for years. After being kidnapped and held hostage by a man who claimed to be her late husband’s friend, she’s no longer in the “trusting” business. She moves to Delaney Mountain with one expectation: to outrun her stalker. Never does she expect to meet a man like David Delaney—one who not only makes her want to trust again, but to love again, too. David Delaney is drawn to Kara from the first moment he meets her. There’s an attractive strength behind her no-nonsense caution and independence. He knows Kara is running from something, but nothing prepares him for what she has to say.

Excerpt:

Two months. She’d spent the last two months looking over her shoulder and yet the expected nightmare hadn’t returned. There’d been no word from him. No sightings. Only silence.

 So why couldn’t she relax? Begin to enjoy life once more?

 Because this routine was a familiar one. The last time had been four months. The time before six. The only variable in the equation was that there was no variable. The routine‒his routine‒never faltered.

 He always found her.

 So, no matter how tired, or frustrated, or fed up she became, she couldn’t let her guard down because it had only been two months; and she was convinced, even after moving to a remote village in Colorado, he would find her again. At times, Kara felt like a ghost without a past. Transparent. She barely remembered the woman she’d once been…before him.

 Kara glanced out the window at the gathering darkness. It came quickly at this time of the year in the shadow of the mountains. The news had been broadcasting a huge winter storm on the way. It was almost six. Amy would start to worry if Kara didn’t pick up her four-year-old daughter, Maya, soon.

 But Kara couldn’t afford to upset her boss. She needed this job. She was barely hanging on financially. Kara picked up the phone to call Amy. Before Amy had a chance to answer, Kara’s boss stepped out of his office and into her personal space. Immediately, she dropped the receiver back into its cradle to the sound of Amy’s “hello.”

A familiar nervousness slithered down into the pit of her stomach. It reared its unwelcomed head every single time David Delaney came within twenty feet of her.

 It didn’t help that he was handsome and had bad- boy-troubled-past written all over him.

Sounds like a great story, Mary! Thank you so much for sharing in our spotlight. Where can we get a copy of Christmas in Delaney Mountain?

Christmas in Delaney Mountain can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Pelican Book Group.

Well folks, I hope you enjoyed today's spotlight as much as I did and that you'll stop by weekly for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God Bless.
PamT

27 comments:

Ruthette said...

Victoria Holt! I read practically all of them when I was in high school.

Wendy Davy said...

Sounds like a great story!

Melissa Henderson said...

I always enjoy reading stories by Mary Alford. Looking forward to reading this one. :-)

Mary Alford said...

Thanks, Pamela for letting me drop by.

Mary Alford said...

Ruthette, I loved everything Victoria Holt wrote. Phyllis Whitney was great as well.

Mary Alford said...

Thanks for stopping by today, Melissa.

Mary Alford said...

Thank you, Melissa.

Tiffany Hall said...

Sounds like a great story!

Theresa Lynn Hall said...

The excerpt hooked me the first time I read it! I love suspense. Can't wait to read how this one turns out!

Mary Alford said...

Thanks Tiffany!

Mary Alford said...

I hope you enjoy it Theresa.

Kara O'Neal said...

I am totally hooked by your excerpt. Loved it. Good luck to you.

Mary Alford said...

Thank you, Kara.

Raquel Byrnes said...

OH my goodness, I love Victoria Holt! And your novel sounds just as intriguing. Suspense is the best!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

The book seems like a fine read! Congrats and best wishes.

Gina Johnson said...

Sounds like a wonderful story.

Ann Ellison said...

I love Mary's books and I am sure this will be another good one.

Mary Alford said...

Thank you Raquel!

Mary Alford said...

Thanks, Jacqueline.

Mary Alford said...

Thank you, Gina.

Mary Alford said...

Ann, thank you!

Mary Alford said...

Thank you Pam, for letting me drop by today and thanks to everyone for stopping by.

Diane Burton said...

Loved Phyllis A. Whitney, Victoria Holt, and Mary Stewart. Best wishes.

Alina K. Field said...

This sounds like a great story!

Kelly Goshorn said...

Hi Mary, Your story sounds great! Good luck!

Emily Conrad said...

Ooh! Sounds like an intriguing story!

Alicia Dean said...

Wow, the book sounds fantastic. Christmas AND a stalker??? :) I also grew up reading Phyllis A Whitney and Victoria Holt. LOVE those books! Best wishes!