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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A Bite Of...The Protectors Book 3, The Actress

For this fortnightly A Bite Of... I am pleased to introduce Carolyn Wren with a snippet of her book The Actress, The Protectors Book 3.

Can you, in less than five words describe your book The Actress?
Secret Agent, Actress, Obsessed fan.

What inspired you to write it?
This is the third book in the seven part Romantic Suspense series, The Protectors.  I thought it might be fun to have a different type of Secret Agent, a quieter, technical wizard type agent, but still sexy, of course, who has to use his computer skills, instead of a gun, to solve the kidnapping of the woman under his care.

And here's the snippet!

Taking the opportunity for a brief escape, Katrina headed towards catering, fiddling with the stubborn cap of the pill bottle. Turning a corner, she crashed into a solid male chest. The container flew from her hands and hit the floor, spilling its contents.
“I’m so sorry. I wasn’t paying attention.”
“It’s okay,” her victim said, pulling the wet t-shirt away from his skin. “It could have been worse. I almost made a cup of hot coffee.” He gestured to the empty cup of what had been filled with water rolling around on the floor.
Katrina looked up from the damp torso to see a handsome face. Black hair curled over his collar, and he had the most startling amber gold eyes. Realizing she was staring, Katrina covered her uncharacteristic rudeness by pointing to the photos in his other hand. “Would you like me to sign those?” The glance he gave her seemed puzzled. “I don’t mind. I do it all the time. Do you have a pen?” Almost plucking the pictures from his hand, she found herself studying a photograph of some sort of sophisticated wall safe and another of a diamond pendant.
“I thought they would be of me. They usually are. Did the tour group give you the wrong pictures?”
“I’m not with the tour group. I’m the security consultant, and I’m actually searching for George Hooper.”
“Oh, sorry. I’m used to people wanting to see me.” Oh God, did that sound conceited. “Not that I expect you to‒I mean.” Katrina put her hands on her hips. “You could have said something before I went on and on.”
A smile tilted his lips at the corner, exposing a deep dimple in his cheek that caught Katrina’s attention. His golden eyes lit with amused warmth. “In my defense, I was waiting for a suitable pause in conversation to interrupt. To be truthful, I was also seeking confirmation of your identity. In the photo I have, you appear to be dressed as a nun.”
“Crisis in a convent,” Katrina said automatically. “Season two, episode three, my character was undercover.”
“Aha, well that does explain the current lack of wimple."

Love it, Carolyn, thank you so much for sharing!

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  1. I love that scene, Carolyn. Congratulations, on the release of your third book. It's a great achievement and a wonderful series. Keep them coming my friend. x

  2. Yet another series to add to my TBR pile!