Friday, August 15, 2014

Hidden Shadows by Lauren Hope - Excerpt and Giveaway

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Lauren will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

MEDIA KIT HS_FinalCover_smallJenna Gregor is a busy, single mom of two, successfully overseeing a Perinatal Wing in a downtown Nashville clinic. On the surface, Jenna’s achievements are many, her future bright and promising. But in her past are secrets, sins she doesn’t want exposed. Sins someone else doesn’t want to forget, or forgive.

Just as Jenna’s life finally seems to be falling back into place after her bitter divorce—Bennett Aston can handle her sarcasm and stubbornness quite nicely—it all begins to unravel. Someone is lurking, hiding in theshadows, slowly and meticulously ruining Jenna’s well-crafted world. As threats evolve, suspicions grow, and death becomes a vivid reality, Jenna must decide whom she can trust and find her allies, before her secrets become her undoing.

Enjoy an excerpt:

She stared down at her white tank top, now stained with maroon blotches. She couldn’t stay here.

Where to go next, where to go next? Her mind raced with the question.

She raised her head to examine herself in the broken mirror, and a sly smirk looked back. She knew exactly where to go and who to see.

Only for one precious, fleeting moment in her life had she carried life in her womb. And it was terminated, taken from her by one lousy, inexperienced doctor.

She would go now, go to the one person who turned her life into what was around her, who turned her into the woman that lived in the dirty, dark hotel room, who made her become the ghostly figure that stared back at her in the shattered mirror.

Just where was the old doc who’d stolen her child, anyway? And more importantly, was the doctor happy? If so, as Tommy would say, this mad woman would change all that.

With one last wicked grin to the splintered reflection, she briskly turned and walked through the door to the waiting world outside. Time for plan B.

If misery loved company, she was about to have herself one heck of a party.

About the Author: MEDIA KIT lauren_hopeLauren Hope is the author of the bestselling mystery Screaming To Be Solved, and her first published work, The Shadow Series (Hidden Shadows, Chasing Shadows). Lauren creates a modern twist on the classic 'whodunit,' combining suspense, romance, even comedy, for intriguing, heartfelt stories.

With a background in Communication and Journalism, Lauren has sat behind the anchor's desk and worked in the corporate world, finding her ultimate love in writing. Screaming To Be Solved was named a 'Hot New Release' by Amazon in 2013 and charted in the top 10 on Amazon's international bestseller list.

She lives with her husband, daughter, and floppy-eared rescue pup in Tennessee.

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  1. I am definitely intrigued by Hidden Shadows, I want to know the secret :)

    1. Thanks, Denise! Hope you're able to pick up a copy and enjoy . . . secrets are always fun for me to figure out too. :)

  2. I appreciate you hosting, It's Raining Books. Hope your readers enjoy and one of them wins the giveaway!

  3. I really enjoyed the excerpt. The title drew me in to the book right away!

    1. Thanks, Brooke! Hope you're able to read HS and enjoy sometime. :)

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  5. Great excerpt...sounds interesting!


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