Monday, June 5, 2017

A Stranger She Can Trust NBtM

Outside a busy Philadelphia nightclub, a woman stumbles from her taxi. Beaten and bruised, she is an amnesiac who must rely on a handsome stranger to help her uncover her identity. Carson Lane—a paramedic with his own dark history—can't help but bring this beautiful, vulnerable woman under his wing. As they begin unraveling who she really is, he realizes falling in love could be the biggest risk of all.


He wheeled around to find Grant Sullivan, owner of the Escape Club, leaning into the kitchen doorway. “Sir?”

“I need a word.” He tipped his head toward his office. “Come on back.”

“Sure thing.” Carson untied the apron and left it on a hook by the kitchen door, then followed Grant down the hall. The man’s stocky build and easygoing outlook belied his quickness and boundless energy. At his boss’s gesture, he eased into one of the two chairs facing the desk. The office was quiet, only the dull throb of the band’s bass carrying through the floors.

“How did things go today?” Grant’s brown eyes were bright with anticipation. “On your PFD shift, I mean.”

“Smooth and normal shift,” Carson replied, hoping his relief at the easy question wasn’t too obvious.

Grant nodded, his thick salt-and-pepper eyebrows dipping low with his frown. “And the knee is holding up?”

“Yes.” Carson forced a smile. “Feeling stronger every day.” It was a small fib. The bullet had passed through his thigh, just above his knee, causing all kinds of damage to muscles and connective tissue along the way. He’d resumed walking three weeks after the surgery, but the pain had leveled out around week eight. Contrary to the physical therapy consensus, the motions never got easier.

“I got a call from Evelyn today. She’d like to get you back on the schedule full-time.”

“She said as much to me,” Carson admitted.

“So, why do you keep hanging around here?”

Regan, thanks so much for stopping by.
Thanks for having me and helping me celebrate the release of A Stranger She Can Trust today!

How did you get started writing?
I’ve been an avid reader all my life and my grandmother was an accomplished playwright, so I tend to come to the written word naturally. Writing romance novels wasn’t ever on my radar - I was actually a published poet - when my husband came home to work for the second time in two years. I resorted to fictionalizing our romance in an attempt to remember what I’d found so adorable about the man who was now upending my routine. LOL It was worst romance novel ever, but we still joke that it saved our marriage and taught me I could write novels. Now, I’m too addicted to making up people and stories to stop. 

What was the inspiration for your book?
A Stranger She Can Trust is the second novel in the Escape Club series. It’s really a story about trust - and how we know who to trust when we’re in the midst of a crisis. I think we’ve all been there at one time or another, when we don’t know where to turn and someone comes in and gives us the reassurance we need to keep going. Melissa, suffering traumatic amnesia, stumbles out of a cab at the club and into the arms of Carson, a paramedic who barely trusts himself after he was unable to save his partner when they were ambushed on a call.

What’s the one genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
If I could add another genre to my suspense and paranormal repertoire it would be romantic comedy. The first few attempts have proved that I can make people laugh in person, not so much on the page, so I’ll stick with my strengths.

Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?
Being a weenie, I confess I don’t read many horror stories. My imagination just takes what’s presented and runs with it, wrecking my sleep for weeks. That being said, I do enjoy writing ghosts and other paranormal elements and I loved my experiences building and working in haunted houses with a community theater group.

What are you up to right now? Do you have any releases planned, or are you still writing?
Oh, I’m always happily writing something. Right now I’m working on the fourth Escape Club novel. The third story, Protecting Her Secret Son, will be available in November 2017. In December, Special Agent Cowboy, a novella within the Coltons of Shadow Creek series will be released from Harlequin Romantic Suspense.

Debra Webb and I write as a team for Harlequin Intrigue and our next book is Marriage Confidential, coming in July 2017.

In addition to the suspense novels, I enjoy writing paranormal books. Timeless Light, the next novel in my Knight Traveler series will be released this fall. 

Alright, now for some random, fun questions. Favorite color?
Purple, in all its many varieties.

Favorite movie?
Guardians of the Galaxy. No wait, the new Beauty and the Beast. Except, maybe Skyfall. Or Practical Magic…. I could go on all day with movies.

Book that inspired you to become an author?
A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught, it’s still one of my favorite historical novels.

You have one superpower. What is it?
Invisibility. (Then no one could find me and interrupt my writing time).

You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they?
Mark Twain, Queen Elizabeth, Serena Williams

Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why?
Hmm, I’d have to say Grant, owner of the Escape Club. We both like to call the shots, believe in helping others and we both enjoy tearing it up on a drum set.

That’s all from me, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
Thanks again for hosting me today!

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Author Bio and Links:
Regan Black, a USA Today bestselling author, writes award-winning, action-packed romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels featuring daring heroines and sexy heroes. Raised in the Midwest and California, she and her family, along with their adopted greyhound and two arrogant cats, reside in the South Carolina Lowcountry where the rich blend of legend, romance, and history fuels her imagination.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for putting this all together, Goddess Fish!

  2. Thanks for hosting this tour stop today! :)

  3. I can't really take horror, either!


    1. Glad to know I'm not alone, Trix! Thanks for being here today!

  4. What book are you looking to read in 2017. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. There is a new Sabrina Jeffries book coming out later this month that I cannot wait to get my hands on.! Good luck in the giveaway!

  5. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  6. This book is "my cup of tea", looking forward to reading it!

  7. Just finished reading A Stranger She Can Trust, AWESOME! now I have to track down the beginning of the series :) What's can you tell about the next in the escape club series? Thanks for the chance to win :)

  8. Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to checking out this book!