Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Excerpt Tour: Falling for Sarah by Cate Beauman

Falling for Sarah 
by Cate Beauman
Publication Date: October 2012

GENRE: Romantic Suspense


Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she's found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood's A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee... until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss.

Sarah's world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband's memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won't stop until he has what he prizes most.

EXCERPTS (Exclusive Excerpt):

“Great.” Brimming with joy, Sarah kissed her daughter again and took the baby to the nursery she’d painstakingly painted on her own. The pale yellow stripes looked wonderful with the touches of pink scattered about the room. Sitting in the rocker, she put Kylee to her breast and listened to the door open and slam shut as Ethan brought their items in from his Range Rover. Minutes later, she smiled when she heard him rummaging through the cupboards in the kitchen. If Ethan was anything, it was always hungry.

Kylee’s mouth went slack as she fell back to sleep.

Sarah fastened her nursing bra and fixed her shirt. She settled Kylee against her shoulder and walked out to the kitchen while she rubbed her daughter’s back, burping her.

Ethan stood in front of the open refrigerator, mumbling his excitement about her stocked shelves. He glanced up, grinning, and she itched for her camera. “Hey, I’m going to make myself a sandwich before I get started on the TV. Want one?”

“No, thanks. Do you want me to make it for you?”

“Nah, you don’t have to do that.”

“Why don’t you let me because I have another favor to ask of you.” She smiled. “The least I can do is make you something to eat.”

He went to the pantry, grabbing a loaf of bread. “Why don’t you tell me what you need?” He pulled open a cupboard and took out a plate.

“A shower.” She smiled again, nibbling her lip.

His eyes zeroed in on Kylee, and he took a step back. “Geez, I don’t know, Sarah. I’ve never held a baby before. What if I drop her?”

A laugh bubbled in her throat at the sheer horror in his eyes. Even after he’d helped her through hours of labor, watched her deliver Kylee, and cut the cord in Jake’s honor, he’d refused to hold her.

“You’re not going to drop her,” she said, walking to where he stood. “Fold your arm like this.” She held out her arm, bending at the elbow.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.

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  1. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt and the guest post. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read! Totally can't wait to read this book!

  2. Beautiful excerpt. I loved it.

  3. What comes first for you--the story or the characters?

    1. Great question Becky. It really depends on the story. Some of the characters begin their story in a previous "Bodyguards of L.A. County" book. So with them the characters begin to develop before the new story does. With others I have an idea of the story and how the characters will play out before I have even given them a name. So it really depends!

  4. this book sounds really good, can't wait to read it.

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it Victoria!

  6. Thanks for both the excerpt and giveaway

    1. You're welcome James! I hope you have a great week!

  7. Looks like an interesting book ;)

  8. Thank you for hosting me Victoria! I hope you have a great close to your week!

  9. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  10. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

  11. Hope your weekend is great and thanking you for the giveaway

  12. Sunday blessings to all and thanks so much for the opportunity to win

  13. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win, I appreciate it