Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Her Captain by Taryn Kincaid (VBT, guest post, excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT





I have the pleasure of having a guest post by author Taryn Kincaid, who answers my question:

What would be your dream place to visit and why?



TC:            The places springing first and most readily into my head are New Orleans, San Francisco, Paris, the coast of Spain, London, anyplace in the Caribbean or near a beach, Tahiti, Hawaii—because they are places I’ve been and known and loved, or have never been and desperately want to see, or have not been explored by me to their fullest.

            But really, when I really, really think about it, I’d love to visit the places in some of my books, such as Her Captain’s  Pieberry Island.  Pieberry Island is a totally fictional, completely made-up locale, unlike, say, Sleepy Hollow, the setting of my paranormal series. I live and work near Sleepy Hollow and know the real Sleepy Hollow, a tiny village in Westchester County, NY, a suburb of New York City. It’s the place made famous by The Headless Horseman, and the high school team’s name is The Horsemen. In my books, of course, it’s not quite as humdrum as the real Sleepy Hollow, picturesque as that place is, especially around Halloween.

            Pieberry Island is completely different. It’s located somewhere in the Northeast, based on old fishing villages and whaling towns like Nantucket and Gloucester, and updated into tourist havens such as Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.  Even the name, Pieberry Island, is steeped in history—although it’s not the history most of the summer trade and even most of the resident islanders suspect. After all, in addition to its pristine beaches, Pieberry Island is known for its pies. But no, that’s not where the name came from at all, as my hero, Slate Claybourne, an ex-SEAL who has returned home explains to off-islander newcomer, heroine Holly Harper.

            Aside from Slate and Holly, Pieberry boasts a collection of quirky characters. I sure like to sit down with some of them, have a hot, dark rich cup of coffee and a sublime slice of berry pie, and shoot the breeze. Although HER CAPTAIN is designed as a standalone book, the Capricorn entry in the 12-month Tempting Signs series from Fated Desires, I can definitely hear some of the denizens of Pieberry Island calling out to me about their own stories, stories they want me to write!

            So, yeah, I need to spread a beach blanket against the dunes and indulge in a visit! How about you?



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by Taryn Kincaid

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GENRE: contemporary romance

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BLURB:

Capricorn Slate Claybourne, an ex-Seal and former sniper who has seen and done things in country that no man should endure, returns to his bucolic hometown on Pieberry  Island, desperate for the mundane, everyday routines he once wanted to escape.

A broken, soul-dead man unable to be around people, his body still a lethal weapon when his night terrors wake him from sleep, Slate’s failed to keep the promise he made to the commander who died in his arms: to look after the older man’s baby girl.

But animated Aries Holly Harper is not the pigtailed tot Slate expected her to be, when she lands on the island to take over the decrepit Pieberry House, determined to turn it into an inn for summer tourists, and even more determined to yank Slate back into the land of the living.

First she crashes into him at the island’s holiday Winter Festival, dumping a towering stack of pies at his feet, then she drags him off to a fortune teller against his better judgment. Except for the sizzling attraction smoldering between them, they’re incompatible in every way.

But when a furious December nor’easter traps them together at Pieberry House, will Slate and Holly overcome their pasts and discover they are two halves of a whole?


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EXCERPT

His square, sharp-edged jaw solidified like frozen iron, so rigid over his clenched teeth, a muscle ticked in his cheek. She almost laughed at his stunned expression, his cold, gunmetal- gray eyes unblinking, his brows zooming skyward like tarnished McDonald’s arches. Except that the face in question devastated her. If she’d thought him ruggedly handsome in the photos her dad had sent home, the giant, live-action figure totally stole her breath away, turned her knees to jelly, and melted her core. Hell, in another second, she’d be coughing and wheezing, trying to draw in a sip of the sustaining oxygen the hot-as-sin SEAL all but sucked out of the surrounding atmosphere. Jeez Louise. Raw, overpowering masculinity poured off him in waves.

Yet, the smiling face she’d often drooled over in pictures had disappeared. Did the grim man before her smile at all anymore? His sharp eyes seemed haunted in a profound way, his stares hyper-vigilant and unwavering…focused on her but, at the same time, a million miles away. She detected no humor dancing in them at all, despite the comical barbs they’d traded over the smashed pies. Hell knew bottomless grief gripped her still from time to time, wringing tears from her when she least expected the reminders of her loss. But whatever embroiled Slate seemed worse, as if he’d slipped into a dark crevice of endless, dismal eternity and couldn’t find his way back.

I need to fix him. I have to.

Yeah, and good luck with that, girlie-girl.





#Amazon #ARe


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Taryn Kincaid writes paranormal, historical romance and contemporary romance, sometimes spiced with a little humor or a lot of snark. She enjoys pinching and tickling words to make them dance. Her latest, RAIN, a post-apocalyptic retelling of Sleeping Beauty, is out now from Decadent Publishing. HER CAPTAIN, a Tempting Signs romance (Capricorn) from Fated Desires Publishing, will release in December, 2015. HER CAPTAIN is available for Pre-Order now!






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15 comments:

  1. When you were little, what did you want to be?

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    1. Sorry, Mai, I am afraid the author isn't going to visit. Personally, I wanted to be a naturalist, what about you?

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  2. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Rita. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Great interview, thank you! But I still want to go to Pieberry Island!!!

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    1. I don't blame you, Betty. Thanks for popping in!

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  4. It's easy to get there, Betty! Just open up HER CAPTAIN!

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  5. Thanks so much for participating, everyone!

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    1. Hi, Taryn! Sorry to take so long to wave at you. Thanks for coming by!

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  6. Loved the descriptive excerpt thank you.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Mary. Thanks for popping in!

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  7. I really enjoyed reading the guest post and the excerpt. This book sounds like such a fun, interesting, and exciting read! Totally can't wait to read this book!

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  8. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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