Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Welcome, Author Margery Scott!

Hi there, readers! It's my pleasure today to welcome Margery Scott to the blog! Margery is here to tell us about her new romantic suspense (is that a faboo cover or what?!?), Her Rocky Mountain Guardian! Take it away, Margery!

Thank you, Kristina! A few years ago, I went to a writers’ conference in Denver, Colorado. The ‘two-birds-with-one-stone’ proverb also gave me an excuse to spend a few extra days sightseeing. Colorado is a beautiful state, and I had a fabulous time. I’ll tell you all about it in another post.

My strongest memory of that whole experience, though, was the road trip through the Rockies. I’ve never seen the Canadian Rockies so I don’t know how they compare, but I can tell you the Colorado Rockies are quite impressive. I do think they would be even more magnificent during the winter,  but I wasn’t sticking around to find out. I don’t like winter.

During the conference, I met a Colorado native. I pulled out my trusty map and showed her the route I planned to take, asking for her opinion on the drive. I’d heard some of the mountain roads were hair-raising, and I’m basically a coward. “No problem,” she told me. “They aren’t scary roads?” I asked. She assured me there was nothing to worry about. 

She lied.

She didn’t warn me about the switchbacks. I was sure we were going to drive right off the side of the mountain. She didn’t tell me that some roads had no guardrails, and that we were looking down onto the tops of trees. She didn’t advise me to have the brakes checked on the car before we headed out.

Obviously, I survived, but the nail marks are still there in the armrest of my car and my husband still talks about my potty mouth during that drive. 

I called her once I was safely at my hotel. She didn’t understand why I’d almost had a heart attack because, to her, they were ordinary roads,  nothing to be concerned about. She’d grown up driving these roads, just as Jennie did in Her Rocky Mountain Guardian. 

Jennie wasn’t concerned about the snow-covered roads. She was familiar with how the roads wound around the mountain. These were the roads she’d driven since she was a teenager.

But one night changed everything.

All About Her Rocky Mountain Guardian

An unforgivable disappearance…

Four years ago, Jennie Brooks and Sheriff Brae Colton were engaged to be married—then Jennie disappeared without a word.

Leads to a mysterious reunion… 

Brae hated Jennie for deserting him just as they were set to begin their life together. But when he finds her badly injured in a hit and run accident on a snowy mountain road, he can’t deny the love he’s never forgotten—until she regains consciousness with no memory of her identity, or what they once shared.

Where love holds the key to everything…

Brae wants to know why Jennie’s come home. Despite everything, she’s still the woman he fell in love with in high school—the woman he’s falling for again. But when the bullets start flying, his first priority is to protect her and catch her would-be killer. And if they can’t find a way to restore her memory soon, they may both end up dead.

Read an Excerpt:

     Jennie gazed out the passenger window as Brae steered the SUV through downtown Eagle Ridge. Ever since they’d left the hospital, he’d been tense, his eyes constantly shifting and taking in the vehicles around them.
     “Do you think we’re being followed?” she asked finally.
     “Probably not, but I don’t want any surprises.”
     She stayed silent then, letting him concentrate. A lock of hair hung over his forehead, and she had an almost irresistible urge to brush it back. The muscles in his face were tense, his lips pressed into a thin line.
     Those lips… Her thoughts strayed back to the kiss they’d shared in her hospital room.
     Obviously they’d kissed before, and more than likely they’d done a lot more than kiss. She didn’t remember those kisses, though. His kiss from a half hour earlier, she’d never forget.    Something about the way he held her, the way his mouth slanted over hers, the heat pooling in her belly when his tongue had touched hers…it felt so familiar, so right.
     “You look like you’re thinking hard,” he said, his baritone voice filling the interior of the car.
She felt her cheeks heat. If he only knew where her thoughts had taken her.
     “Remembering something?”

     Oh, yes. She remembered every detail of the kiss they’d just shared. Although she would like to know whether the memories of his kisses back then were as exciting and breath-stealing as the reality of the one they’d just shared. She doubted that was what he was asking, though.

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All About Margery: 

As a little girl in Scotland, I loved reading the words in books, and using those words even when I had no idea what they meant. My favorites were consecrate (my version of concentrate), and puncture (meaning temperature).Within the pages of those books, I lost myself in the fantasy worlds the authors created. But I had no idea that someone – a real, live person – was writing the stories that enthralled me. And it never occurred to me that I could write stories, too.

When my family left Scotland and settled in Canada, I began to write – not stories, but long, rambling letters to my grandparents. Looking back, they were really mini-novels, filled with my adventures and tales of growing up in a new country. In school, I loathed English class. So what was I destined to be? Yes, you guessed it. A writer.

It wasn’t until my children left home, that I started writing and seriously pursuing a new career as a published author. These days, I’m lucky enough to be able to combine my love of travel (thanks to my father’s wanderlust) and writing by personally researching the settings in my books.

Now, I live on a lake and I’m lucky enough to wake up to this gorgeous view every morning (it does tend to distract me from the computer, I admit).

When I’m not writing, I can usually be found wielding a pair of knitting needles or a pool cue. Oh, and dealing with that wanderlust thing …

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