Thursday, March 7, 2013

Book Tour--SECRETS OF AN AZTEC TEMPLE

Goddess Fish Book Tour

SECRETS OF AN AZTEC TEMPLE by Paty Jager
An Action adventure with romantic elements

BLURB
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. The discovery will certainly prove her worth to the World Intelligence Agency.

Tino Costantine is in Mexico City, too. 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’s challenged by the choice of saving her or fulfilling his revenge.

EXCERPT
Isabella uncurled and rolled her shoulders before removing her glasses and rubbing her eyes. She’d examined two ledgers of artifacts extracted from Templo Mayor. Five more volumes stood on the end of the table in the inventory room in the basement of the museum. Her stomach rumbled and she looked at her watch. One. Morning would come too fast. Getting back to the hostel, finding something to eat, and sleeping were warranted with the way her body and eyes felt. The rest of the books could wait until morning. She wanted clear evidence of the missing items before Saturday. Once she determined Garza stole the artifacts, she’d tell Tino and then the director.

She stood, stretched her arms above her head, and turned to leave. A man stood in the shadows of a bookcase. Her heart thumped two hard beats as she swallowed a startled gasp. To show fear would give him the advantage. How had he entered without her hearing? Easy, she was so absorbed in the findings she blocked out all else. I’ll have to work on staying alert at all times.

Slowing her breathing and studying the man who’d yet to move, she readied her stance for evasive actions. Years of taekwondo with the addition of her WIA training had her prepared for an attack.

The man walked out of the shadow and as soon as she witnessed his movements her heart raced not of fear but of anticipation.

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.

Check out Paty’s website. Visit her blog. Find her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter @patyjag.

Also check her out on Goodreads.

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Hey readers,

Ancient artifacts and drug lords, oh my.

Check out the rest of the tour for a bit of variety at each stop.

And be prepared to comment often.

Paty will be awarding a $5 Amazon egift card at each blog for every twenty people who leave a comment and a $25 Amazon card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

51 comments:

  1. Mary, Thank you for having me here today!

    Hi Linda! Yes, while Isabella is highly intelligent and unassuming she can handle herself just as well in a physical brawl as a mental one. Thanks for stopping in and commenting!

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  2. Another entertaining excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you Ingeborg. I'm glad you are enjoying the tour.

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  3. What is WiA training?

    lennascloud(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Lena, WIA is the organization I made up that is kind of like the CIA. only it's World Intelligence Agency.

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  4. You had me already when you mentioned ancient artifacts!

    shadowrunner1987 AT gmail Dot com

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    1. LOL Ami! I'm glad it didn't take too much to get your attention? I'm not an archaeologist or anthropologist but I get excited about that kind of thing too. I guess that's why I made my character interested in it too.

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  5. Thanks for the information about your book. I have read a couple of your other ones and enjoyed them a lot.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Joye! I'm glad you've liked my books. This one is a bit different from the others you've read but so much fun to write!

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  6. Great excerpt!

    lyra.lucky7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. So her curiousity is getting Isabella in trouble. Is Tino always there to help her?


    emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

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    1. Emiliana, Most of the time Tino is there, but sometimes, she's on her own to get out of the trouble she gets into.

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  8. What do you like best about being a writer?

    moonsurfer123(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Great question, Anas! I like that I can go to work in my pajamas. *Grin* The best part is researching and learning new or interesting things that I can lace into my stories and show my readers. I also love creating characters that I would love to hang out with.

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  9. Is there an author that you would love to meet?

    galaschick78(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Another great question! Gala, There are several. And thinking about it, they are all mystery writers. The late Agatha Christie and Tony Hillerman. Then Sue Grafton and Suzanne Enoch. All of those authors have impacted the stories that I write.

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  10. Another great excerpt, Isabella seems to love her work, not to notice that someone was watching her.

    anzuazura(At)gmail(Dot)com

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    1. Lana, She does love her work. In the first book it mentions how she goes with out sleeping when engrossed in a project.

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  11. What genres do you like to read?

    hopefull1978 At gmail Dot com

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    1. Hope, another great question. I read everything but horror/thriller (scary things) and I don't like the paranormal with werewolves, vampires and demons. Even though they are heroes and heroines, I can't read that stuff. As a child the abominable snowman in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer scared me. I have to close my eyes when commercials for some TV shows and movies come on. I had a friend ask how I could write a scene that was in SECRETS OF A MAYAN MOON if I can't watch or read scary stuff. I guess when it is my story and I'm writing it and controlling the outcome it isn't as scary.

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  12. Nice excerpt, though a bit of a teaser.

    Jibriel.o(at)web(dot)de

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    1. Jibriel, That's what excerpts are all about...teasing you to read the book. Thank you for stopping in!

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  13. Ah, I had hoped for more progress about her and Tony, hopefully we will see more of them together in the future.

    emmasreadings(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Emma, There are more excerpts, this tour lasts two weeks. I'm glad you are wanting to see more of them together.

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  14. Another fabulous excerpt, looking forward to read more!

    freetofall00(AT)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Lydia. I'm glad you want more. That's music to every writer's ears!

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  15. No Tony in this one? :)

    fehureadsATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Fehu, Don't tell anyone, but Tino is the man in the shadow. Shhh.

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  16. Nice premise

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Nice excerpt, again.


    Karina

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    1. Thank you, Karina. I'm glad you are enjoying the excerpts.

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  18. What is your favorite scene in SECRETS OF AN AZTEC TEMPLE?

    anzumerlin(at)mail(dot)ru

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    1. Anzu, you ask a hard question.... My favorite scene in this book...I would have to say my favorite scenes to write are when Tino and Isabella are having trouble seeing the other person's side of things. It's fun to write the emotions and the thought processes they would use on one another. But my favorite one and I'm not really sure why, is the love scene in the shower. I think because it is the one time in the book when their emotions and love is stripped to the rawest and not just because they are naked in the shower. ;)

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  19. What was the first story you have writen about?

    elaynelost(at)yahoo(dot)de

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    1. Ellie, if I go all the way back to the first story it would be when I was a child and I wrote about a bear. But if you mean as a novel, it was a mystery I wrote after a supposed friend did something that made me angry. I wrote two mysteries where she was the murder victim. Those books have yet to be published. The first book that was published was a historical western titled MARSHAL IN PETTICOATS if is the first of a five book series. You can find it at any ebook outlet or at Windtree Press.com

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  20. It's nice to see that Isabella can defend herself and isn't a damsel in distress!

    romance19reader at gmail dot com

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    1. Romance reader, I can't write women who can't take care of themselves. It would be too far from what I am. Thanks for stopping in!

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  21. I LOVE the way this book sounds! I am so excited to read it!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Chelsea, I love your enthusiasm for the book! Spread the word.

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  22. Speaking of spreading the word. If any of you would like to join Paty's Posse a "Street Team" that spreads the word about my books. There are freebies to be won and you can get my books free for doing reviews and spreading the word. Go here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/402519373168442/

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  23. The winner of the $5 egift certificate for this blog stop is Joye. I'll be sending it to you soon. Thank you everyone who commented.

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  24. WOO! A heroine who can do Taekwondo? Kick butt!! :) Sounds like someone I wanna know!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Andra Lyn, Isabella is a feisty lady!

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  25. I wanted the excerpt to keep on going - good job.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary, That's what a writer wants to hear! Thanks!

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

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