BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Excerpt from Secrets of an Aztec Temple by Paty Jager

Another day, another romantic suspense :D This one has an anthropological twist with stolen priceless artifacts and drug dealers and is set in Mexico.

Paty will be awarding a $25 Amazon card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour - http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/01/virtual-excerpt-tour-secrets-of-aztec.html

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 Excerpt

Tino cursed every person in Isabella’s life including himself. She should not be here in the middle of what he now believed to be a showdown between the drug lord, the gangs stealing his goods, and DEA. He wove in and out of traffic, his foot pressing the accelerator to the floor as he sped back to Garza’s compound. He wanted to charge into the house and confront the man but that would only get him killed and perhaps Isabella as well. 


He punched the button on the call box at the gate and was buzzed in. Everyone, including the staff, milled about the grounds. Tino parked his vehicle in the garage and strode up to Cezar. 

“Why is everyone walking around?”

“We still have not found Hector.” Cezar motioned toward the house. “Perhaps you should go in and tell jefe all you know about where Hector could be. I told you to watch him.”

Tino shoved the man in the chest. This was an excellent way to work off his rage. “You did not tell me I was to babysit.”

Cezar shoved back. “You knew he was incompetent.”

Tino stood in front of Cezar ready to shove a fist in his face, when he caught sight of Garza watching. He pressed his arms down to his side, clenching his fists. “I did not think he could screw up parking cars.” Shaking out his tense arm muscles, he nodded toward the house. “I’ll go see Garza now.” 
 

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Publisher: WindTree Press
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Romance
Format: ebook
Length: 287pages, 479 KB
Release Date: February 4, 2013
Buying Links: Barnes & Noble |  Amazon 

Book Blurb from the author ~
Revenge is not always sweet…

Isabella Mumphrey can’t leave a puzzle alone. This time she attempts to use her anthropology knowledge to uncover who is stealing priceless artifacts from an Aztec Temple in Mexico City. She believes the discovery will prove her worth to the World Intelligence Agency.

Tino Constantine is also in Mexico City. He has infiltrated a drug lord’s organization to find enough evidence to not only prove the man’s illegal activities, but to bring him down for numerous deaths. Namely those of Tino’s family.

But when the love of his life, Isabella, strolls into his enemy’s home, Tino is challenged with the choice of saving her or fulfilling his revenge.
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 About the author:

Award winning author Paty Jager is a member of national and local writing organizations. She not only writes the western lifestyle she lives it. With thirteen books and a short story published, she is venturing into the new world of self-publishing ebooks.  Her contemporary Western, "Perfectly Good Nanny" won the 2008 Eppie for Best Contemporary Romance; "Spirit of the Mountain", a historical paranormal set among the Nez Perce, placed 1st in the paranormal category of the Lories Best Published Book Contest, and "Spirit of the Lake" was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. 

Find Paty online: 

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If you read the book, I'd love to have you come back and share your thoughts on it.

47 comments:

  1. I'm trying to think of the last book I read set in Mexico. It would have been quite a while ago. Always eager to 'visit' new places.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary, I'm glad you like "visiting" new places. I do too.

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  2. An exciting tnriller, with romance thrown in. I am anxious to read this book.

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    1. MomJane, I'm glad you're anxious to read my book. I think you'll enjoy it if you've liked the excerpts.

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  3. Sounds really exciting! I'm not up to snuff on my "drug-lording" but I think it would be fun to experience it in a way where I can't get hauled off and murdered lol

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. LOL Andra! That's why my husband was against my traveling to Mexico city to do the research!

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  4. Bea, Thank you for having me here today.

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  5. Thanks for the chance to win!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

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  6. I have enjoyed the excerpts and am looking forward to reading the book.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Ingeborg, I'm glad you've enjoyed the excerpts and they made you interested in reading the book. Thank you for following the tour.

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  7. I like the archaeology part more than the drug lord part :)

    moonsurfer123(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Anas, I had to have the drug lord part so Tino has something to do. ;)

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  8. Thanks for the excerpt, it sounds very intriguing

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  9. Poor Tino, he is always stressed when he appears in an excerpt, lol.

    shadowrunner1987 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Ami, Tino has a high stress job. After all, he is undercover in a drug cartel. But he does get his moments of relaxation when he's in Isabella's arms. ;)

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  10. Did you go to book convention?

    emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

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  11. Emiliana, I have not been to a book convention, but I will be attending the RomCon 2013 conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado in June.

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  12. I think the Aztecs were so interesting. What kind of research did you do for the book?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Catherine, I used several books about the Aztecs to research a few things about them and their culture. I did more research about Templo Mayor and the history about it, because sections of the book take place in the museum and underground. I didn't get into as much about the Aztecs in this book like I did the Mayans in my book SECRETS OF A MAYAN MOON.

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  13. I am so, so, SO looking forward to this novel! I'm half in love with it all ready! ;-)

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Chelsea, Every time I hear your enthusiasm for the book it makes me smile. When you read it please spread the word.

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  14. I am loving all the questions and discussion. Paty, have you ever been to Mexico?

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  15. Bea, No, I've never been to Mexico. My husband didn't want me traveling to Mexico with the state the drug situation is in down there. So I found people who had been there, watched YouTube videos, read magazines and newspaper articles, and bought sightseeing books.

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    1. I can understand that. It sounds as if your research was thorough. I appreciate it when an author does their homework.

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    2. Bea, I can't write a book without doing a ton of research. I have to know the area and my characters. Of all the research I do for a book about a 10th of it goes into the actually story.

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  16. What was the most interesting book you've read about the Atztec, that you would recommend?

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

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  17. Lyra, The book I used that was easy to read(not too technical) was THE AZTECS by Michael D. Smith

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  18. Another excinting excerpt!

    lennascloud AT gmail DOT com

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  19. Isabella strikes again, I wonder what she has done to make Toni curse, lol.

    elaynelost AT yahoo DOT de

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    1. LOL Ellie. It isn't what she has done but how her life has put her in danger.

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  20. The excepts are a great fun to read.

    anzumerlin(at)mail(dot)ru

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    1. Thank you, Anzu! I'm glad you are enjoying them.

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  21. Great scene, I’m looking forward to read more!

    romance19reader(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thank you, Romance Reader. More coming your way. Friday will be the last one.

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  22. I like to read more about Isabella, she sounds like a tough heroine.

    Jibriel.O at web dot de

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    1. Jibriel, she is tougher than even she realizes.

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  23. I love how you make the characters come to live even in the small samples that we get to read.

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    1. Fehu, Thank you! That is a wonderful compliment!

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  24. Ah, things are getting a bit more exciting!

    anzuazura at yahoo dot de

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  25. Lana, they only get more exciting as the story progresses!

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  26. Catherine Lee is the $5 egift winner. Catherine, I'm out of town and will send it to you the middle of next week. Thank you for following and commenting!

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