Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Unforeseen Obsession--Guest Valerie J. Clarizio--Plus Giveaway!

Today I'm part of friend Valerie J. Clarizio's release blog hop. She's sharing a new Unforeseen Obsessions excerpt every day. Plus check out the Rafflecopter :) Please welcome Val!

After Alex Polecheck's police officer husband, Sam, is stabbed in cold blood, she vows to see the murderer brought to justice. Peter, Sam’s best friend, and fellow police officer, seems to be the only member of the Police Department interested in catching the killer.

Peter sets out on a perilous hunt for the killer, while trying to protect Alex, who appears to be next on the murderer’s list.

The mystery begins to unravel when Peter finds a connection between the murder of Sam and two other law enforcement officers, who were all part of an internet crime taskforce. Peter and Alex find themselves alone in the battle for justice and truth when they discover members of the local police department cannot be trusted. Will Peter piece together the puzzle before Alex is silenced? While battling to protect Alex, will he be able to continue to conceal his love for her?
Available at Amazon and Whiskey Creek Press   

Valerie is a writer of romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction novels. She lives in beautiful Door County Wisconsin with her husband and one very spoiled cat. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into a successful hunter and fisherwoman.

She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America. Additionally, she was a finalist in the 2011 Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, Novellas Need Love, Too! Contest.

Ms. Clarizio’s Links:

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Excerpt 3--Chapter 1

Tears burned her eyes as she continued to kneel in the damp grass. His head still rested on her lap.


She lifted her gaze to find Peter, Sam’s partner, squatting in front of her. He must have heard the 911 call over his radio.

She watched as Peter placed his hands on Sam’s shoulders and gently slid him off her lap.

He rose to his feet, pulling her up with him. She stared into his warm brown eyes. He looked as confused as she felt. Wrapping his arms around her he pulled her to him as she sobbed into his chest. He guided her away from Sam so the EMTs had room to work. Though they attempted to revive him, Alex knew there was nothing they could do for him. She had seen the unmistakable transition in his eyes.

Alex struggled to stop her tears, and put her thoughts in order. It seemed to take forever.

She lifted her head from Peter’s chest and stepped back. His gaze held hers. Her throat constricted. She knew what she wanted to ask but sound escaped her. She swallowed hard and fought for a voice. “What happened here? I don’t understand. Who would do this to Sam?” she asked Peter, Sam’s partner and best friend dating as far back as grade school.

Peter’s watery gaze never left hers. She stared up at him, waiting. The pain in his eyes was unmistakable. He suffered as well. He’d just lost his best friend.

He cleared his throat. “I don’t know.”

See the rest of the excerpt at the sites listed at Valerie J. Clarizio's Tour!

Available at Amazon and Whiskey Creek Press


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  1. Hi, Mary,

    Thank you so much for hosting this stop of my blog tour which includes excerpt #3! As you pointed out, In just a few days, and a few stops, the entire 1st chapter of Unforeseen Obsessions will be revealed!

    It's always a treat to visit your blog.

    Take care,

  2. Val, it's my pleasure to have you back!! Do you have a place with all the links for your tour?

    1. Yes. Here's the link: http://valclarizio.WordPress.com/blog-tour/
      It can also be found on the 'Blog Tour' page on my website.