February 10, 2017

Book Unleashed : The Stalker by Marina Martindale

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We are super excited to be part of the book tour for 
THE STALKER
A new romance novel by Marina Martindale that promises to keep you reading from cover to cover!
The Stalker is now available at:
Amazon Kindle | Print Book
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 31, 2016
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Rachel Bennett attended her ten-year high school reunion on a whim, but fate intervened once she saw Shane MacLeod. No longer the shy, gawky teenager she remembered, Shane has matured into a handsome and successful man, but her perfect evening ends when another man from her past suddenly reappears.
Craig Walker had been her mentor until he became jealous of her talent and success. Now he intends to either have her, or destroy her at all costs.
As Rachel’s family pressures her to take Craig to court, she can no longer ignore her nagging feeling that a tragedy is about to strike.

Excerpt from The Stalker by Marina Martindale

Craig grabbed a burger at the nearest fast-food drive-thru before he headed home. Once he arrived, he went straight to his study and logged into Rachel’s email account, munching on his fries as he casually browsed through her inbox. Among the announcements about the latest sales at her favorite stores was a message from her sister. He unwrapped his burger and read the message. Alice and Donny’s wedding and reception would be held at the La Corona Hotel in the nearby town of Oro Valley. She was confirming the day and time, along with all the other details. He plopped down his burger and printed out a copy of the email. Once it came out of the printer, he marked the message unread and resumed browsing through her inbox. He found a message from Pilar, wishing her luck with her dinner plans and she hoped Shane would like the lacy red underwear. Her words jolted him and he tossed the remains of his burger aside. As he reread the message, his stomach twisted and his jaw clenched. So, Rachel had found herself another boyfriend. He leaned back in his chair, silently fuming as he recalled the scene in the parking lot the night before. He reread the email several more times more before finally marking it unread and logging out of her account. It was getting late, and he had to get ready for work.
The motel was in between night auditors, so Craig was filling in until they found a permanent replacement. Working the night shift gave him plenty of time to work on his human smuggling story, but being a day sleeper also meant less opportunity to keep watch on Rachel. Hopefully it wouldn’t be much longer. He tossed what was left of his dinner into the trash and headed off to shower. Ten minutes later he was out the door, once again slowing his truck as he drove past Rachel’s house. The blue sedan was still there. He hesitated for a moment, but if he lingered too long he might be late for work. He clinched his teeth and drove away.

Topic: What do you like about writing romantic suspense?

I was a big soap opera fan as a teenager and young adult, so I write my novels like soap operas. The plots twist and turn, which my readers tell me they love. Good fiction is driven by conflict, and crime stories are the ultimate conflict which makes for great drama. My most "suspenseful" novels are "The Journey" and "The Stalker," although some of my readers may disagree.
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Join the giveaway contest from November 3 - 30, 2016.
Several prizes are up for grabs:
Two $10 Amazon Gift Cards
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About Marina Martindale

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Just like Gillian Matthews, the heroine in her debut romance novel, The Reunion, Marina Martindale began her career as a graphic designer and artist, and several of her paintings have been featured in juried art shows. Over time, however, she discovered writing was her true life’s passion.
“I love creating conflicted characters,” says Martindale. “I think they’re more like the people we meet in real life. I also like the complexity of romance. It’s an opportunity to delve deep into the human condition and try to understand what it is that motivates us to make the choices in life that we make.”
Martindale draws her inspiration from her own real life experiences, as well as those of the people around her. The stories, however, are fiction.
“The path to true love is never an easy one,” adds Martindale. “Some are haunted by people from their past. Others have been deceived or betrayed by the people they trusted the most. We all make bad choices, even though we usually don’t realize it at the time. My stories are about the unintended consequences of those bad choices, how the characters resolve them, and how they grow and become better people as a result.”
Marina Martindale resides in Tucson, Arizona. In her spare time she enjoys music, traveling, photography, and cooking.
Visit the official Website of Marina Martindale:
http://www.marinamartindale.com/
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Tour Schedule

Get more tidbits, excerpts and info on The Stalker from the blogs below. Also, follow and visit each blog on schedule to get more chances to win the giveaway contest!

November 3

Lucky 13 - Promo, Excerpt

November 4

Books, Dreams, Life - Promo, Review, Excerpt

November 5

1-chick and Her Kindle - Promo, Review, Excerpt

November 7

I Love Books - Promo

November 8

Liz's Reading Life - Promo, Excerpt

November 9

November 10

Tory Richards - Promo, Excerpt, Guest Post
Crazy Beautiful Reads - Promo, Excerpt

November 11

November 12

Spunk & Hunks - Interview

November 14

Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon - Promo, Review, Excerpt

November 15

November 16

Dawn's Reading Nook - Promo, Interview

November 17

Loves Great Reads - Guest Post
Hart's Romance Pulse - Guest Post

November 18

CGB Blog Tours! - Promo, Excerpt, Guest Post

November 19

EskieMama Reads - Promo, Excerpt

November 21

The Starred Review - Character Interview

November 22

November 23

The Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Excerpt, Guest Post

November 24

Just Love Books - Promo, Excerpt

November 25

Reading Alley - Excerpt

November 28

November 29

November 30


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