The Pit and the Passion

She held her gaze steady, mainly so she could delve deep, deep into those chocolate eyes. Together with his sharp, angular nose and intense, almost predatory, expression, he reminded her of a peregrine falcon on the hunt.

The Pit & the Passion

Friday, November 13, 2015

Carol Preflatish and Her New Romance is My Guest Today

 Welcome Carol!

I want to thank M.S. Spencer for hosting me on her blog. I'm here to tell you about my latest romantic suspense novel, Mountain of Deception. When I was trying to come up with an idea for a new book, I knew I wanted to locate it in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, but the plot was a little tougher to come up with. Then, I read an article online about a animal poaching ring that was arrested in the area and I had a very basic plot. I did a few days of research and making notes and then I was off and running with the writing. I am very pleased with the result. I enjoyed writing this book more than any so far and I hope the readers enjoy it just as much.

Mountain of Deception
Firehorse Books (a label of Dragonfly Books) (October 21, 2015)
eBook, 58,000 words;  Print, 183 pp.
              Romantic Suspense, M/F, Adult


Tessa Cooper, having taken a year long sabbatical from teaching English at a university in order to write a mystery novel, winds up living in the mountains of Tennessee. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. Then she meets the man building the garage behind her cabin. Sexy Silas Newberry is a man with many secrets, and Tessa is determined to find out what they are. But when things start going in the wrong direction, can Silas keep her safe without revealing his biggest secret of all?

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Excerpt (G)

Silas sat his beer down hard on the counter and walked over next to Tessa.

“Damn right, I’m jealous. He’s blonde, has blue eyes, tanned skin, tall, and muscle bound. Isn’t that what women swoon over?”

Tessa finished washing the glass, dried her hands, and turned to Silas. “You have nothing to worry about. I love running my fingers through your long brown hair, and I can’t resist your rugged, slightly bristled face with your deep blue eyes.” She touched his long hair and ran the back of her hand down his cheek ever so lightly. “As for tanned skin, well if you remember, when we first met in August, you had very tanned skin from working outside so much and then there are those muscles.” She ran her hands down his arms. “Every time I see you in one of your shirts that hug your muscles tight, I want to rip it shirt off with my teeth.” She placed her arms around his neck and kissed him. He drew her closer in a hug. She didn’t know how she could be so lucky to find someone like Silas, someone she had grown to love so much.

When the kiss ended, she made her final claim, whispering, “Most importantly, I love you, and you love me. So, like I said, you have nothing to worry about.”

In one swift motion, Silas picked her up and carried her to the bedroom.

About the Author

Carol Preflatish's interest in writing began in high school when she worked as a reporter, photographer, and sport's editor for the school newspaper. Publications include several romantic suspense novels, two non-fiction books, and a planned police procedural mystery series. An avid photographer, she has had many photos published in her local newspaper, as well as in Golf Journal, the official publication of the United States Golf Association. Carol is a member of the Sisters in Crime organization and Kentuckiana Authors. She lives in southern Indiana and shares a log cabin with her husband and two cats in what seems like an enchanted forest with a menagerie of wildlife constantly visiting.



Flossie Benton Rogers said...

Carol, your new book sounds delicious. Silas is yummy, and the blurb makes me want to know what secrets he is hiding. An added plus is the Tennessee setting! Congrats and best of luck with it.

M. S. Spencer said...

Thanks for dropping by Flossie! It does sound like a great story, doesn't it? M. S.

Carol Preflatish said...

Thanks, Flossie. One link I forgot to add to post is the Pinterest Board for Mountain of Deception. On there you can find photos of who I picture as the characters of the book and places where they live.
Mountain of Deception on Pinterest