Saturday, October 19, 2013

IN THE SHADOW OF GREED IS A KINDLE DAILY DEAL

Hi everyone,

I have a little self-promotion to tell you about. My debut novel, IN THE SHADOW OF GREED has been selected by Amazon as a KINDLE DAILY DEAL today ONLY.


What does that mean?



Saturday, October 19 2013, IN THE SHADOW OF GREED will be on sale for ONLY .99 CENTS! This is a rare opportunity to check out the first book in my Shadow series at a price that may never come around again. 





I just love Dr. Sarah Tu and Jason McNeil. I posted a blurb and an excerpt below. If you decide to give IN THE SHADOW OF GREED a try, thank you! I really hope you enjoy the read. Have a wonderful weekend,

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks

In the Shadow of Greed
In the Shadow of Evil


Buy link: http://amzn.to/H2kPpo or look on the sidebar for the Amazon icon.


Here is the blurb for IN THE SHADOW OF GREED:

 

Brilliant cryptologist Dr. Sarah Tu races against time to block the most dangerous Internet malware ever created, a botnet called QUALNTO. While Sarah is closed off in her computer lab, her sister, Hanna, is brutally attacked and left in a coma. As Sarah reels with guilt over not being there for her sister, a web of deception closes in threatening her and everyone she loves.Hanna’s condition is misleading. In her coma state, she is able to build a psychic bridge with FBI Special Agent Jason McNeil. Her cryptic messages plague Jason to keep Sarah safe.Tough and street-smart Jason McNeil doesn’t believe in visions or telepathic messages, and he fights the voice inside his head. His first impression of Dr. Sarah Tu is another stiletto wearing ice-dragon on the war path―until he witnesses her fa├žade crumble after seeing her sister’s bloody, tortured body. Jason’s protective instinct kicks in. He falls for Sarah―hard.When an extremely dangerous arms dealer and cybercriminal discovers that Sarah blocked his botnet, he kidnaps Sarah. Placed in an impossible position, will she destroy the botnet to protect national security or release it to save the man she loves?


 

Here is an Excerpt for In the Shadow of Greed



He thinks I’m dead. Sarah’s coming. Help her!
The voice quivered inside Jason’s head. He pushed away from the pillar and froze. No one was there. His gaze fell back to the woman in the bed. His eyes narrowed and he clenched his jaw, biting down so hard, pain shot up his inner ear.
The next instant, a petite woman with long, straight, raven hair and the most beautiful, hazel eyes he had ever seen charged through the trauma unit. A security officer followed close behind and grabbed her arm, stopping her from moving any farther into the restricted area.
Jason stared at the woman in the bed and back to the woman by the door. He knew, without a doubt, her name was Sarah. His mind raced for an explanation.
“Ma’am, you can’t be back here.” The guard tried to pull Sarah back through the doors.
Sarah yanked out of his hold. The expression on her face was intense, unyielding. “Like hell I can’t. My sister is here. She needs me.”
The charge nurse moved from behind a counter of the nurse’s station and stood next to the security officer. “How can I help you?”
The nurse’s low, gentle voice seemed to have a soothing effect on Sarah. “Hanna Tu.” Her voice shuddered.Jason couldn’t take his eyes off Hanna’s sister. In an instant, she transformed from a stiletto wearing, ice-dragon on the war path—just the kind of woman he disliked—into a frightened, desperate woman whose vulnerabilities brought out his protective instinct.
As her eyes wildly searched the trauma unit, the nurse reached for Sarah’s arm and guided her toward the doors.
“We’re still assessing your sister’s condition. I’ll have one of the doctors come talk to you in the waiting room as soon as they can. She’s in good hands, I promise you.” “I need to see her. I need to know she’s okay. The police wouldn’t allow me into her apartment. No one has told me anything. There was so much blood.” She sucked in a deep breath as tears clouded her eyes. “Please let me see her for a moment.”
Her eyes narrowed on the cubicle surrounded by a curtain. One of the nurses moved the fabric aside and left carrying a tray of vials. Sarah’s gaze fell on her sister. “Oh God! Hanna!”
She took a step toward her sister, but her body began to tremble and her knees buckled. Jason rushed forward and caught her as her body collapsed. With one arm wrapped around her waist, he used his other hand to lift the badge that hung around his neck and flashed it at the nurse. “She’s with me.”
He then found an empty chair away from a direct view of the cubicle and lowered Sarah into it. He knelt, keeping his arm around her. Her body shook violently and she gasped for air. The charge nurse brought over a cup of water and handed it to Jason. He brought it to Sarah’s lips.“Drink, Sarah, it will help.”
She sipped the water and closed her eyes, taking in several deep breaths. “W-who hurt her? W-why?”
“We don’t know, but we’ll find out. He’ll pay for this.”
Sarah finally glanced up at him and pulled away. “Who are you?”And the ice-dragon’s back. Jason clenched his jaw to keep a smile from spreading across his face. He couldn’t put his finger on the why, but this woman intrigued him. “Detective Jason McNeil.”“Why are you here and not out finding the person who hurt my sister?”
Don’t let her push you away. She needs you, we need you.Jason was taken aback by the weak, small voice in his head. What the hell was going on? Finding his voice, he said, “Someone tried to kill your sister.” He glanced toward Hanna’s cubicle. A crushing anger boiled up from deep within his gut. “The guy who attacked her has killed at least three other times we know about and he didn’t mean to leave Hanna alive. I’m not giving him a chance to finish the job.”Oh God, he’s here… He’s here! Don’t let him near Sarah! 

Monday, October 7, 2013

NEW LOOK JUST IN TIME FOR FALL

Happy Monday everyone,


I thought I would welcome the Fall with open arms by giving my blog it's seasonal face lift. I don't know if you have notices, but I love changing the backdrop to celebrate the new season.

 Fall is such a beautiful time of year in Maryland. I grew up in south Texas and I didn't experience a change of seasons until I married and moved to Maryland. I still remember my first real fall. My husband and I had only been married for just over a month. We spent our weekends driving throughout Maryland, exploring the numerous parks and trails. I must have collected a hundred leaves. I even shipped a box home to my mom who used to tell us about fall in Maine. I had never seem anything so beautiful. 



 Happy Fall everyone. Let me know what you think of the new look then get outside and enjoy the crisp, fresh air. Don't allow nature's beauty to pass you by. 


Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks

In the Shadow of Greed

In the Shadow of Evil

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

COVER REVEAL FOR SEAL OF AWAKENING BY TRACI DOUGLASS


Good morning, everyone,

I'm so excited for Traci Douglass and her new release, Seal of Awakening that I just wanted to share it with all of you. Seal of Awakening will be released October 28, 2013 and it's definitely going on my to read list. Check it out...





Blurb:
Embrace the geek, save the world…
Socially awkward geneticist Quinn Strickland has willingly forgone the pleasures in life to reach her career objectives. Alone and approaching thirty, she uses her independence to mitigate any risk of a broken heart. Her strategy works until the day a handsome stranger bursts into her lab and her orderly plans shoot straight to Hades. He claims to be her personal divine protector, a powerful, ancient warrior sent to defend a prophetic time bomb existing within her own genetic code. The Scion’s alpha-geek Wyck is offered the opportunity of his immortal lifetime as head of his own covert operation. He arrives at a Colorado lab expecting starched white coats and sterile surroundings—not a redheaded spitfire in charge of both his project and his libido. His skills have carried him from the battlefields of ancient England to the pits of Hell and he has no plans to be felled by one woman, regardless of her shag-worthy charms. Divine duty requires him to protect the apocalyptic Seal encrypted within Quinn’s DNA, but his heart has other ideas. When his personal feelings interfere with his age-old vendetta, he’s forced to decide between desire and retribution.


Link to add Seal of Awakening to your Goodreads TBR list:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18481839-seal-of-awakening


Where you can find more about Traci Douglass and her books.


Traci, here is wishing you a wonderful release day. I loved the first books in this series and can't wait to read this one.


I hope everyone has a great day. Be nice to one another.

((Hugs to all))

Nancy C. Weeks

Author of In the Shadow of GreedIn the Shadow of Evil