Monday, February 04, 2013

Christine Young Presents--Accidental Affair by Leslie McKelvey

Please welcome Leslie McKelvey author of Accidental Affair.

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Leslie McKelvey


Jack Vaughn is sure his life is over as he tumbles down the wooded hillside onto the deserted two-lane stretch of asphalt. Years of work ended with a single gunshot. Yet, it’s not over. 

A good Samaritan stops to help him, despite the danger he poses to her. 

Laine Wheeler knows better than to stop for strangers on the rural Montana highway near her home, but her conscience won’t allow her to leave an injured man behind. 

What she doesn’t know is the man is an undercover ATF agent tasked with infiltrating a domestic terrorist group. His cover has been blown and helping him will put her life in danger.

Though there is an instant attraction Jack knows that beginning a romantic relationship with Laine would be both unfair and unwise, yet the farther they run the harder it gets to ignore the feelings that are surging between them.

An Exclusive Excerpt 


Laine looked through a rack of khaki pants and found a pair to fit Jack, then grabbed a short-sleeved button up shirt, another t-shirt, and a jean jacket. There wasn’t much of a shoe selection, but she found a pair of work boots in his size and took them, tossing a couple pairs of socks and a 6-pack of men’s underwear into the basket as she went. She was walking toward the register to pay for her items when the front doors opened and three men strode in.

Normally, she wouldn’t have given them a second look, but the military haircuts and sharp, searching gazes made them stand out amidst the tired truckers and bleary-eyed travelers. She noticed one of the men was wearing an earpiece. It wasn’t a Bluetooth that much she was sure of. The pigtail wire that ran from the end of the earpiece and disappeared beneath his shirt collar was a dead giveaway. She’d watched enough episodes of 24 and Alias to know what it was. The fact they were wearing all black and resembled a SWAT team that had just gotten back from a raid didn’t hurt either. Laine grabbed a book from a rack and started perusing the back cover, trying to blend in. From beneath the brim of the ball cap, she watched their every move.
The tallest man walked into the restaurant and one of his buddies approached the cashier. Her heart rate jumped when the guy by the register took what looked like a photograph from his pocket and showed it to the clerk. A tremor ran through her as adrenaline hit her bloodstream. The bored employee looked at the picture, shook his head and turned his gaze back to Guns and Ammo

Leslie McKelvey has been writing since she learned to write.  Her mother still stores boxes of handwritten stories in the attic.  Leslie read her first romance at 12 and was hooked.  When her high school Creative Writing teacher told her she needed to be a novelist, she decided to give it a try.  Finally, at the ripe old age of...forty-something...her debut novel, Accidental Affair finally made it into print through Black Velvet Seductions Publishing.  The publisher has also contracted two more manuscripts, which will follow Accidental Affair shortly.  The next story slated for release is Bear’s, so for all of you who fell in love with Jack Vaughn’s best friend, get ready.  The 6’8” FBI agent saves wildlife photographer Beth Drummond’s life and loses his heart to her in the process, a journey that tests the boundaries of loyalty, friendship, and love.

Leslie is a war-veteran who served with the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War, and she was among the first groups of women to work the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.  During her five years of service she was stationed at NAS Miramar (yes, Miramar used to belong to the NAVY) and was an F-14 Tomcat mechanic.  While in San Diego she spent time on the carriers USS Independence, USS Ranger, USS Lincoln, and the USS Nimitz.  The final two years of her enlistment were spent on Guam and her squadron frequently deployed to Japan and the Middle East.

She learned everything she knows about firearms and tactics from her police officer husband, who is a weapons expert and firearms instructor for one of the most highly-respected law-enforcement agencies in the world (and one he wishes her NOT to disclose).  He is her biggest supporter and her unpaid consultant on everything law-enforcement and weapons related.  She has three boys, the oldest of whom will soon be wearing the uniform of a United States Marine (SEMPER FI!).  She spends her off-time (kidding...WHAT off-time?) reading, taking pictures, and sending lead down range (that's shooting, for those who are unfamiliar).  One of her favorite scents is the smell of gunpowder in the morning....

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Ingeborg said...

Love the excerpt, sounds like a very intriguing story.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting me today! I'm happy to be here, and ready for any questions there may be!

Thanks, Ingeborg! It is an intriguing story, but I suppose I'm a little biased....

Lana A said...

Sounds great. Was there something that inspired you to start writing?
anzuazura at yahoo dot de

Christine Young said...

Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

Anas said...

I loved the excerpt, it sounds very intriguing!


Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Sounds like an action-packed book! Hope your tour goes well!

MomJane said...

Sounds like an exciting and intereresting mystery

Emiliana25 said...

Loved the excerpt!


Leslie McKelvey said...

Lana, I started writing almost as soon as I could write, so I suppose books are what inspired me. I ate the up as a kid. My mom never had to wonder where I was because I was usually in my room with a book. As far as I'm concerned, books are like movies on paper. It doesn't get any better than that!

Leslie McKelvey said...

Thank you for hosting me, Christine! I'm glad to be here!

Leslie McKelvey said...

Thanks for stopping by, Anas and Genene. I like a little action mixed in with my romance. Straight romance doesn't do it for me like romantic action/suspense does. I think a little life and death makes the characters appreciate the romance a little more. They may not like me, but they can't really complain since they get their happily-ever-after in the end!

Leslie McKelvey said...

Thanks, MomJane! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

Leslie McKelvey said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Emiliana25! The rest of the book is even better! Thanks for stopping by!

Leslie McKelvey said...

If anyone is interested, the entire first chapter of Accidental Affair is available to read on my blog.

Check it out! :)

Leah said...

Sounds like an exciting book! Intriguing excerpt. :)

Leslie McKelvey said...

Thanks, Leah! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Leslie McKelvey said...

Thanks again to Christine Young and Goddess Fish! I enjoyed chatting with the visitors, and hope they enjoy Accidental Affair!

Mary Preston said...

An excerpt to arouse my curiosity that's for sure.


Andra Lyn said...
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Andra Lyn said...

This book sounds like something I'd love! :) Thanks for sharing it with me and I hope I get a chance to read it!

andralynn7 @ gmail DOT com