Shannon here: Angela Ruth Strong shares a romantic excerpt from her latest Contemporary Romance, Finding Love in Eureka, California along with a special opportunity to win a Kindle Fire HD. Here are the details from Angela:
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Excerpt from Finding Love in Eureka, California:
Gen led the passengers up the jet bridge from the Airbus. Sometimes Matt got off the plane to buy coffee or lunch for his crew. She might see him again then.
Bianca was already at the gate, logging in the flight arrival time on the airline computer. “Did you see him?”
If only the gate agent knew how to whisper. Gen would demonstrate. “Through the window.”
“Bah.” Even louder.
“Since you’re here, I’ll go back down and get the aisle chair ready.”
“Olivia on board?”
“I think so. It’s been a month since she visited her family.” Not all passengers who needed wheelchairs from the gate needed the aisle chair to get them off the plane. Many could walk slowly with assistance. But Olivia was paraplegic.
Genevieve waited until the rest of the passengers were off before pushing the skinny version of a wheelchair down the aisle. She peeked through the cockpit door on her way past, but Matt was too busy scanning the paperwork she’d printed for him to notice her.
Olivia beamed from behind wire-rimmed glasses, her trendy blonde bob a little more silver than Gen remembered. “I was hoping you’d be here today. How was your Costa Rican monkey tour?”
Gen relaxed. Talking with the middle-aged woman was exactly what she needed to distract her nerves so she could act normal. “The monkeys were really cute at first, but then they got kind of annoying. They screeched all the time and stole my favorite pair of flip-flops.”
Olivia laughed. “Flip-flops can be replaced, while I’m sure the photos you took are priceless.”
Gen would like to think so. Owning priceless photos could really help her photography business. She lifted the armrest to slide Olivia from her seat onto the aisle chair. “If you want to wait for me to finish the flight paperwork, I can push you down to baggage claim and tell you all about my trip,” she offered. Olivia had an electric wheelchair, so she didn’t need pushing, but Gen hated leaving her alone. What if the chair tipped or the battery ran out?
“I’d love that, but I don’t want to monopolize your time.” Olivia leaned closer to whisper in her ear. “Matt’s the pilot today.”
Gen’s pulse throbbed in her throat. At least Olivia knew how to whisper. “I know,” she whispered back.
“Did you know he’s right behind you?”
Matt strode down the aisle toward the redhead. She was back, which meant everything would go a little smoother this flight. Without her, the station agent had given him the wrong gate number and also let a TSA employee sneak on the plane so their passenger count was off. Not to mention the trouble they’d gone through when nobody else knew how to use the tiny chair on wheels that fit down the aisle of the plane.
Matt would check to see if the station manager had it under control, and then he’d make sure she knew she was missed. What was her name again? He’d have to get a peek at the badge on her lanyard because with all the times they’d conversed in passing, it would be embarrassing to admit he didn’t remember.
BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE:
http://shannonvannatter.com/blog February 23: Angela Ruth Strong w/ Shannon Vannatter
http://cafinatedreads.com February 23: Angela Ruth Strong w/ Caffinated Reads
http://booksmusicandlife.blogspot.com February 24: Angela Ruth Strong w/ Books, Music, and Life
https://booksnbaubles.com/blog February 25: Patricia Lee w/ Books N Baubles
https://miraleeferrell.com/blog February 25: Patricia Lee w/ Miralee Ferrell
christianshelfesteem.wordpress.com February 26: Patricia Lee w/ Christian Shelf-Esteem
http://amongthereads.net/blog February 27: Janalyn Voigt w/ Among the Reads
https://homemademythology.com February 27: Janalyn Voigt w/ Homemade Mythology
http://theswordandspirit.blogspot.com February 28: Janalyn Voigt w/ Debbie Lynne Costello
https://katscornerbooks.com March 1: Barbara J. Scott w/ Kat’s Corner Books
http://projectinga.blogspot.com March 1: Barbara J. Scott w/ April Erin
http://petticoatsandpistols.com March 2: Barbara J. Scott w/ Petticoats & Pistols
About Angela: Angela Ruth Strong studied journalism at the University of Oregon and published her first novel, Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2010. With movie producers interested in her book, she’s decided to rerelease it and write sequels as a new series titled Resort to Love. This Idaho Top Author and Cascade Award winner also started IDAhope Writers to encourage other aspiring authors, and she’s excited to announce the sale of her first romantic suspense novel to Love Inspired Suspense. For the latest news or to contact Angela, visit www.angelaruthstrong.com.
About the book – Finding Love in Eureka, California: Raised in a family of six adopted siblings, Genevieve Wilson fights to keep her dysfunctional brothers and sisters together, but everyone still seems to leave. If she’s not good enough to prevent her birth parents from giving her up or her siblings from abandoning her, then there’s no way she would ever be enough to have a lasting relationship with the cute pilot from work…which is exactly what makes him a safe subject for her daydreams.
Matt Lake is dating the perfect woman and working a great job. Life is easy until he starts to enjoy hanging out with the airline employees more than with his girlfriend—one sweet female employee in particular. He tells himself he’s only intrigued by Gen’s quirkiness, but nobody else makes him smile the way she does.
Can Matt give up the flawless life he’d planned in exchange for the messiness of love? And if so, will Gen risk her heart on reality when it’s never paid off in the past?
Question for Readers: Do you like to fly? Why or why not?
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