Welcome to my blog and Book Hooks, where authors share a short excerpt of their books. Here's a sneak peek at scene from Murder in Paradise.
Sam sat next to Claire at her table, smiling at the readers in line, about to take a sip of coffee from a Styrofoam cup when he felt his left arm being clutched for dear life. His fast reflexes allowed him to place the cup down without making a mess all over himself and the books in front of him.
Claire’s face was terror stricken. “What is it?”
“Sam, that’s him and he’s headed for Amy. Oh my God, do something.”
“You’re overreacting Claire. What do you want me to do? Tackle him in the middle of the book fair?”“Would you? I’m busy right now.” Claire held up the book she was about to sign for the woman in front of her.
Romance author Claire Jenkins thought the Hawaii Writer’s Conference would be the perfect break she needed. A chance to hang out with her writing buddies, maybe take a workshop and explore Hawaii. She didn’t dream she’d walk in on a murder scene involving Hawaii’s most famous honeymooners, wind up as the guest of the suspect or pretend to be the girlfriend of her handsomely sexy writing partner, bestselling thriller author Sam Stewart.
Sam’s got his hands full trying to keep Claire safe and figure out if their host, the newlywed architect, Dan Harris, is indeed a murderer. His job just got even more difficult as he and Claire pose as a couple. Sam has to protect Claire without smothering her or risk ruining their professional relationship. Will it be too tempting for the both of them to act on the attraction they share, or will they give in to their feelings, throw caution to the island breeze and begin a new chapter in their lives?
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