Monday, October 31, 2011

The Romance Reviews year end splash

The year of 2011 is passing in a flash and before Christmas rings its party bell, why not have an end of year bash with The Romance Reviews and a over two hundred other authors.

I have giveaways of both my novels-
'Taking Back His Widow' and 'Nudging Cupid' these will be up to win via a Q&A on
Nov2,12,18 and 29th
all you have to do is register with The Romance Reviews

It's all going to be a huge load of fun and there will be many winners, so hop on over and party with me.


MLR Press
Loose Id
Noble Romance Publishing
Riptide Publishing
Decadent Publishing
MuseItUp Publishing
Liquid Silver Books
Dreamspinner Press
Samhain Publishing
Circlet Press
Passion in Print Press
Evernight Publishing
Musa Publishing
eTreasures Publishing


Christina Phillips
Kat Martin
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dianna Love
Nicola Marsh
Hope Tarr
Anna Campbell
Leigh Duncan
Beth Trissel
Dale Mayer
DC Juris
DJ Gross
Gemini Judson
Kasi Alexander
Morgan Ashbury
Myne Whitman
Linda Nightingale
Sarah Grimm
Sharon Buchbinder
Suzanne Barrett
Krista Kedrick
Brenda Whiteside
Michele Hart
Alexandra Kane
Autumn Jordon
A.Y. Stratton
Natalie-Nicole Bates
T.R. Ragan
Deena Remiel
Lucy Felthouse
Cassiel Knight
Crista McHugh
Claire Ashgrove
Allison Chase
Annabel Joseph
Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Cara Marsi
Gabrielle Bisset
Greta van der Rol
Joan Swan
Liz Crowe
Lorelei Confer
Dianne Venetta
Maggi Andersen
Dianne Duvall
Carol A. Strickland
Marsha Canham
Donna MacMeans
Sable Hunter
Tina Carreiro
Michael Mandrake
David Russell
Cherie De Sues
Caitlyn Fox
Kathy Lane
Sasha Savage
D.L. King
Theresa Ragan
Rebecca Sinclair
Barbara Weitz
Jessica James
Misty Evans
Cassandra Carr
Zelda Benjamin
Teresa Thomas Bohannon
Coleen Kwan
Sofia Hunt
Sibelle Hodge
Vanessa Devereaux
Toni LoTiempo
Tonya Kappes
Suzanne Rock
Suzie Grant
Stephanie Beck
Tara Lain
India Masters
Elizabeth Lang
Delilah Devlin
Bev Pettersen
Eliza March
Tracey Jackson
Viki Lyn
G.G. Royale
Chicki Brown
Mysti Parker
D.B. Reynolds
Jana Richards
Vivi Andrews
W. Lynn Chantale
Lila Munro
Tory Richards
Tallulah Grace
Avril Ashton
Jeffe Kennedy
Nya Rawlyns
Jianne Carlo
Anya Winter
Debora Dennis
Christina Wolfer
Amie Louellen
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
Fiona Lowe
Lauren Fraser
Cher Green
Mary Campisi
Wendy Solima
Savannah Chase
Red Haircrow
Nova Chalmers
Michelle Pillow
Lily Harlem
Linda Banche
Victoria Blisse
Kimber An
Kari Gregg
JoAnne Kenrick
Jennifer Labelle
Jami Davenport
Heidi Cullinan
Faith V. Smith
Edie Ramer
Desiree Holt
Dede Craig
Christine DePetrillo
Christa Paige
Alison Chambers
Andrea Speed
Rachel Van Dyken
Lucy Monroe
Silvia Violet
Serena Shay
Stacy Juba
Cat Johnson
Verna Clay
Tina Donahue
Shermaine Williams
PG Forte
Rebecca Leigh
Jessica E. Subject
Jenny Schwartz
J.K. Coi
Stacy Gail
Cate Masters
D.B. Moon
Angela Campbell
Terra Harmony
Mary Eason
Kerri Williams
Heather Wardell
Delaney Diamond
Melanie Harvey
Angela Johnson
Jezebel Jorge
Lilly Gayle
Michele Drier
Josephine Myles
Kathleen Grieve

Cassandra Dean
Josee Renard
Liana Laverentz
Linda Mooney
Miranda Baker
Nancy J. Cohen
Natalie J. Damschroder
Patricia Leever
Rhonda L. Print
Frances Pauli
Alianne Donnelly
Anne Patrick
Sommer Marsden
Elizabeth Black
Jen Wylie
Ingrid Michaels
Gail Koger
Cecilia Tan
Mitzi Szereto
Debra St. John
Louise Delamore
Gail Pallotta
Rachel Randall
Mari Fee
Lee Brazil
Amber Scott
Dianne Hartsock
J.F. Jenkins
Sherry James
Sondrae Bennett
Sophie Oak
Bianca Swan
Lexi Blake
Stacey Espino
J.E. Hopkins
C.G. Powell
Dakota Dawn
S. Durham
Christine Ashworth
Tonya Kinzer
Lynn Rush
Maureen O. Betita
Michelle Franklin
Leah Price
Jennifer Ann Coffeen
Elisa Paige
Alison Henderson
Amber Skyze
Nichelle Gregory
Ann Tracy Marr
Sue Roebuck
Elyzabeth Valey

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blog interview with American author Kerri Nelson and giveaway

I'd like to introduce fellow author Kerri Nelson. (good name, huh)

Author Bio:

Kerri Nelson discovered her love of writing at an early age and soon became a columnist for her local newspaper winning the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.

After a fifteen year career in the legal field, Kerri fulfilled her lifelong dream of publication and is now an award winning multi-published author of nearly every genre under the sun (and moon) and also writes young adult fiction under the penname K.G. Summers. A true southern belle, she comes complete with a dashing southern gentleman and three adorable children for whom she often bakes many homemade treats.

Kerri is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America as well as numerous chapters including Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal Writers and her Presidency of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.

Kerri, why do you write romance?

KN: I still believe in romance. I still believe in happily ever after. Not to say that everything in life will go smoothly all the time but I still have the heart of a romantic. And frankly, keeping the faith and believing in love even when times are bad is what makes it all the more worthwhile.

That’s what I like to read about and that’s what I love to write. But...unlike real life...the more conflict in the stories...the better!

I know you write different genres like myself but do you have a certain theme or trademark to your stories?

KN: Yes, most all of my stories will have some type of legal, law enforcement, or suspense element to them. I think I may only have about one or two stories that are not really suspenseful. Otherwise, all my stories fit under my own author tagline of “Romance so good, it should be illegal.”

I love that tag line KN.

How do your stories come to life, from fiction or fantasy?

KN: I like to base my stories on people I have known in my real life. Of course, names have been changed to protect the guilty but I think if you have enough “real life” qualities in each of your characters it will make their fictional characteristics all the more intriguing.

As far as my story creation process is concerned…I typically start with the title. Then the main story idea followed by the characters and then I just write. I don’t do a lot of plotting. Occasionally, I’ll do a very loose outline but mostly I let my characters take me by the hand and lead me where they want to go. I very rarely know the ending before I get there.

Are you a ‘go with the flow’ writer or do you have structure?

KN: I pretty much answered that above but I will add that every time I do attempt to plot the story beforehand, it really restricts my creative flow. I’ll find myself trying to meet those plot goals and plot points and really struggling to get there. Whereas, if I just have the basic idea in mind and then just write freely, it is much more fun. You can really have a blast with paranormal and fantasy because your imagination can go wild!

How do you like your men Kerri, prince’s, cowboys, Joe’s, demons? I know a wounded soul tugs at me- not to mention good looks. (grin)

KN: Gosh, do I have to choose between them? I mean, can’t I have at least one of each? Hmmm…okay…well I guess in real life I love just an average guy who puts his family first above all else. To me, there’s nothing hotter than a good provider and a great protector.

But in my “fantasy” world, I do tend to lean towards the powerful, tortured heroes who fight with a vengeance to overcome their inner demons and win the heart of the damsel in distress.

I can relate KN and when I read, it's the protectors that suck me in. They can be a tortured soul, but give all to protect- yes-sir-ee, that man tugs at my heart strings.

How do you like your men Kerri, prince’s, cowboys, Joe’s, demons? I know a wounded soul tugs at me- not to mention good looks. (grin)

KN: Gosh, do I have to choose between them? I mean, can’t I have at least one of each? Hmmm…okay…well I guess in real life I love just an average guy who puts his family first above all else. To me, there’s nothing hotter than a good provider and a great protector.

What groups are you affiliated with and how have they helped you through your journey of publication?

KN: I’m a member of Romance Writers of America and various chapters thereof. I tend to gravitate toward several genre specific online chapters versus my local chapters. Although, I’ve tried several of both types. They’ve helped me meet wonderful friends, gain incredible support, and learn valuable less

ons throughout the years.

I’m also a member of Sisters In Crime and have recently completed my first real mystery novel that I’m now submitting for publication. I’m interested in seeing if I can wear a totally different genre hat as well.That organization puts out a brilliant newsletter that really gives you tremendous resources and keeps you up-to-date on the industry.

Here’s a random one for you. If you could be one animal, which would it be and why?

KN: A wolf. Because it is one of the few species that mate for life. If that’s not romantic, I don’t know what is…

I think penguins do as well, but yes you are right- wolves sound better. lol

What would you say is your inspiration to write in general and scene based?

KN: My inspiration to write in general is that I have all these ideas swimming around in my head and if I don’t get them down on paper—I’m afraid that my head will explode. Also, I love to share my imagination with others. If I can make one person laugh, cry, or feel “not so alone” out there then I’ve done my job.

My inspiration to write scene by scene…I like to think of this like making each chapter kind of like an episode of a series television show. Keep the reader wanting to know more. Keep them with the urge to turn the page. That’s how I motivate myself to stay inspired when the light at the end of the book tunnel seems far away.

Do you have any tips for other aspiring writers or authors out there?

KN: I think you should write what you love. Write the stories that you enjoy yourself. Don’t try to force yourself into a certain market or genre. If you don’t love the type of story you are writing, you’ll stall

yourself out before you can make any real progress. You have to love it to stick with it. That’s why I don’t limit myself to one genre. If I have a story that I love but it is way out in left field---ah---what the heck---let’s write it anyway. The journey is what it is all about for me.

So Kerri, I think we’ve gotten to know you a little now. How’s about we step it up a notch. Are you panicking? Lol. Do you have any dirty little secrets or confessions you’d like to share with us- what’s on the blog stays on the blog, right guys. (wink)

KN: Hmm…let me think. Okay, I’ll reveal this…I write under another pen name that no one knows. I only have one book out under this name but it is in no way associated with my Kerri Nelson books nor my K.G. Summers books (YA & Inspirational). It is yet ANOTHER pen name that is top secret. Ha! Ha! :-o

I'm googling it as soon as I get off this blog.

Where’s your favorite place to write?

KN: I’d love to say that it was some special place in my home or in the world but honestly…I’ll write wherever and whenever I can squeeze in a few moments. I have so many children, volunteer duties, business endeavors, and other distractions—I’ll write anytime and anywhere. I’ll also write with any background distractions—I’m immune to them now. If I’m in the zone, I’m in the zone.

I'm guilty of the immune virus, my children are quite testy about it..."MUM, are you listening?

" 'oops, nope'

What did you want to be when you were a child?

KN: I wanted to be a teacher. And I was the only girl my age in our entire neighborhood. The rest were boys and I made them all take classes from me. Complete with homework, gold stars, and the threat of a paddling if they didn’t behave! Yay teach!

The funny part is that they took me at my word. They followed my every command. If only I could get all the men in my life to do the same, eh?

With you on that one, KN.

Tell us of your releases- where and when can we buy them?

KN: Well, Courting Demons is available everywhere now. Don’t forget that if you want a print copy, you’d do great to pick it up directly from the publisher because they are giving away a free gift with purchase (while supplies last).

But next up for me is a special Edgar Allen Poe anthology that I’m thrilled to be a part of. It came about as a charity event to help raise funds to save the Baltimore Poe House and Museum. I’ve written two delightfully morbid poems as a tribute to one of the masters of suspense. I’m very excited about this.Anthology copies sold benefit the cause and can be pre-ordered directly from the publisher, Literary Landmark Press.

In one word Kerri, how would you best describe yourself?

KN: Ebulliant

Now that we’re all friends, tell us your most embarrassing moment?

KN: Geez…I try to forget them. There have been so many. Let’s see…

Once, when I lived in Japan, I bravely went to audition for a live production of the play “A Christmas Carol”. I imagined that it would be fun and easy. I’ve never been so unprepared in my entire life. I arrived to find the likes of a professional audition session and despite my fear—I went through with a live singing and dancing audition—totally unprepared. Needless to say, I didn’t get the part—any part. And I haven’t spoken of it since.

Do you have any upcoming signings or author appearances you would like to share?

KN: Be sure to keep following me on the remaining dates of my blog tour and finish up with a big Twitter Party on November 8th where I’ll be giving away that Amazon Kindle!

Is there anything else that you would like to share with us?

KN: Thanks to all my friends and cohorts who have continued to follow me on this freakishly long blog tour. Your support, caring, and persistence does my heart good. Thanks also to my name twin Kerri Williams. Typing my name with that last name always freaks me out. You’ve been a doll to host me today.Much love, mate.

You too Kez and best of luck with your new project. Stay tuned as Kerri has a giveaway but first is a blurb of her novel...

Courting Demons-


Paisley Barton was already having a bad day before she turned her husband into a rat.

First, she was fired by her boss and then came home to find hubby in the shower with a naked blonde chick. They say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned but this break-up may just unleash hell on Earth when Paisley casts a spell of vengeance against her philandering husband.

After her spell casting inadvertently opens a portal between dimensions, Paisley finds her family home transformed into a nightly courtroom for settling disputes between demons of the underworld and she’s the judge! If that’s not enough, she’s got to deal with a charming, ancient demon named Camden who wants to be her personal bodyguard while trying to explain her husband’s sudden, mysterious disappearance to sexy police Detective Dalton Briggs.

But Paisley will show them all that an everyday working mom is better equipped than most to deal with the mystical mayhem…and with a tempting demon hottie and a flirtatious young detective vying for her affection, she soon learns that being single again isn’t so bad after all.

“When a wronged wife turns her cheating husband into a rat, you know you have to keep reading! Kerri Nelson offers up a lot of fun and wild magic in Courting Demons!” --Bestselling author, Linda Wisdom, Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend

Read more about Kerri’s books at her website:

Follow her on Twitter here:

Visit her industry blog here:

Buy Links (print and e-book versions available 9/15 wherever books are sold but here’s the publisher link—free gift available with purchase of print copy—while supplies last):


  • Giveaway for the day:

Leave a question or comment to be entered to win today’s prize: An e-book copy of Courting Demons!

Then, enter to win my book tour Grand Prize Kindle by following me on tour and e-mailing me the answers to each question of the day at the end of tour. The more questions you answer, the more entries you gain.

Question of the Day:

What’s the name of my novella which is set in Ireland?

Details on how to enter to win the GRAND PRIZE Kindle at the end of my “Dark Days of Demons Tour” located here:

Excerpt link for Courting Demons:

  • Well it has been a true pleasure having you here today Kerri.N. You have been absolutely awesome!

Good Luck readers and enjoy, I will be announcing the winner of Kerri's giveaway on Friday 28th 8:30 EDST

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fiona Palmer giveaway

She can drive trucks, race cars and writes compelling, rural romance-her name is Fiona Palmer.
Awesome GIVEAWAY: Fiona is giving away one of her books and a stubby holder to two people who leave a comment here before (EDST) 8.30pm Saturday 22nd of October. Two winners will be randomly drawn and announced on
so pop on over to get to know her better .


Sunday, October 16, 2011

What am I doing?


Well I'm on the down hill 9 days after Nudging Cupid was released and anxiously waiting for my print copies to not only come in the mail but to also see them in the book stores online.
I'm guilty of googling myself everyday since my publisher told me they are available in print and yet to find it- maybe they are waiting for it in the mail too.

So instead of stalking my mail man I decided I better keep tapping the keyboard and get this story finished. I'm quite proud of my work of late and feel I'm getting better as a writer. This ms is the second in a series that I'm working on and hoping to submit to a mainstream publisher next year at the RWA Conference on the Gold Coast- all fingers and toes crossed of course. So I best be off and utilize the rest of this gorgeous day after being outside in the garden this morning and a tad sun-kissed. Sitting on the back patio with my trusty laptop is calling to me.
Happy Writing and reading

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Come chat with me- NUDGING CUPID

At 7:00 am edst (oz) 8th oct 2011 or 2:00pm 7th oct 2011 mountain time (US) myself and eleven other eternal press authors will be launching our new novels.
Pop on over and dont be shy
It may ask you to update your java but just click the run this time icon and your login is merely your name and then click 'login' it's that simple.
I'd love to see you there and we can all celebrate together.

See you there!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

That's all folks- Last Teaser before release date of Nudging Cupid

Okay readers, this is the last teaser before the US releases my second novel, NUDGING CUPID. I hope the you have enjoyed the small excerpts over the last six days and I look forward to hearing from those who have enjoyed another one of my stories.

Happy reading and look out for future news.

“Well, I’m not,” Matthew snapped. “You were deceptive this whole time. How long would you have shacked up with him and have him lie to the innocent women who are putting their whole hearts into this show?”

Pow! He had hit her where it hurt. After all, that was exactly what she had been doing. All the dignity and outrage to their deceit was deflated.

“Don’t talk to her like that,” Owen ground out from behind Ivy as he placed his hands upon her shoulders.

Sure he was defending her and showing his support, but Ivy also saw another meaning to his gesture, a significant sign that Ivy was his now and Matthew would do well to remember it or suffer the consequences. Quite honestly, Ivy didn’t mind, considering who it was targeted at and by the sheer contemptuous glare they were getting now. Matthew got the message loud and clear.

“Don’t trust her, mate,” Matthew said with a smirk that Ivy wanted to swat from his face. She could feel the tension building in Owen’s body and she knew she had to resolve this peacefully before it got out of hand.

“I know her, I believe in her, I trust her fully and above all, you will never be my mate.

Oh God, this is not good. Ivy could feel the tension in Owen’s body even stronger, hear it in his voice and it equally radiated from Matthew’s. She was hoping Gerard or Dan would step up, but she figured they were too caught up in their verbal duel.

“You’re just a toy at the moment, a rebound guy, so don’t get too comfortable. I know her more intimately than you ever will, mate.”

It was then that Owen lost his will to stay cool and stepped out from behind Ivy. “Don’t talk about her like that, you...”

Look out for future releases competitions, reviews and giveaways.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

excerpt teaser number 5 Nudging Cupid

How close is the release now and at this point you should be getting an idea of where Ivy and Owen are heading, so here's a tad more.

“Ivy, what in hell are you doing because it sure as hell isn’t doing your job.”

Ivy glanced around and was thankful she would be going through this embarrassing beheading without an audience to say, “It so did happen. I was there!” when they congregated around the water cooler.

“I know what you’re thinking, Matt, but I can explain.” With her palms up and her eyes pleading, she hoped to dear God he still had a heart somewhere in that broad Armani-clad chest.

“I don’t want to hear your pitiful explanations, sweetheart. I want to know what you’re going to do about the crush this Owen guy has on you. Ever since the day-makers incident, which by the way, I think you would have ducked out of the way yourself and not come up with that…” He reached out to stroke the small abrasion on her forehead that was now a tinge of yellow as it healed. There were two fresh butterfly bandages Owen had applied after they showered earlier in the evening that kept it from further damage.

It seems like an eternity ago, she thought as she slightly pulled away from Matt’s touch and felt the two little plastic adhesives with her own fingers.

“Hellooo.” Matt’s impatience penetrated her mind and she whipped to attention. She could tell by his scornful frown he was not pleased by her lack of interest toward him.

“I’m sorry. What do you mean, crush?” she said coyly.

Matt tilted his head down and one eyebrow rose before he rolled his eyes. “You know what I’m talking about, and you need to put him in his place or I will. We both saw the look he gave both of us today, not to mention the looks he sneaks when he thinks no one’s looking.”

Ooh, I don't like Matt.

See you tomorrow


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nudging Cupid Teaser 4

Three days to go and time is flying, already we are up to excerpt number four of Nudging Cupid.

Happy reading.

“I’m sorry,” Owen said in a rush before he took her face in his palms and her lips with his own. Their kiss was hungry and desperate, their hands ravenous for every touch before she reluctantly pulled away, gasping and searched for his eyes in the dimly lit room.

“Sorry for what?” she said, breathless.

He caressed her cheek and tilted his head to the side. “I could see it upset you. Don’t bother denying it.”

She sunk her head into his chest and sighed. “I didn’t think it would be that hard.”

He wrapped his arms around her and stroked her hair, kissing the top. “You didn’t?”

“No. I thought if I knew you were doing it for me that it would be like watching you...hang out my washing or something.”

He laughed into her hair. “Honey, you’re so naive.”

“No, I’m just delusional.”

“Do you have to actually go on the date with me and her?” he asked hushed.

“No, but I’ll be monitoring it from my computer and communicating with the crew because I can’t be at all the dates at the same time. I thought it would be better if I stayed and did it this way, but I’m having second thoughts.”

“Don’t.” He was adamant.

She looked up as he pulled his chin in so he could look into her eyes.

“Why?” She was almost too afraid to ask.

“Because I know I won’t be able to go through with it if you’re there.”

“Remember, it’s not really a date.” She could see he was having trouble deceiving the women and tried to reassure him.

“That’s the problem, Ivy. I’m not being honest and I came here...”

Sorry that's it for today., look out for tomorrows sneak peak.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Excerpt/teaser 3- Nudging Cupid.

Okay readers, there's only 4 more days until release day of Nudging Cupid and time for the third excerpt teaser.

Ivy couldn’t believe the audacity of the man. “How would you know if I wanted to see you again outside of the mansion?”

“I didn’t say you did. I said I knew I was coming back. I was hoping you would want to see me again outside of the mansion, and…” He tilted his head to her lap and smiled widely. “…I can see I was right.”

She looked from his cheeky eyes and muscle-melting broad smile to the screen filled with his empty bed. Her face grew molten hot. She could feel the blood rushing fast, the adrenaline still high from the shock and stammered for an answer. “I...I think you have misunderstood.”

He scoffed before closing the lid of her laptop and taking it from her and placing it on the coffee table. “We need to be honest.”

“We need to stop this,” she rebuked quickly, wishing she had something in her hands to busy herself with.

“We couldn’t even if we tried and if you’re honest, you would realize you don’t want to.”

His aqua-blue eyes set upon hers and inch by inch their bodies drew together like a strengthening magnet until their lips met in a lasting soft kiss.

Look out for tomorrow for your next teaser.

Happy reading,


Sunday, October 2, 2011

teaser 2- Nudging Cupid

Are you ready for the next snippet?
Well here goes.

She shook her head and he could see she was trying not to laugh as she continued, “There needs to be a favorite and I think it will be you. I had a feeling it would be you when I studied your profile, but I’m absolutely sure now that we have shared a...err, spent time together. I think if you came into that room as yourself it will change how they all think this game was going to be played. I think your contenders are going to feel a little threatened, but that makes the show more interesting.”

Interesting. “So let me get this straight.” He felt torn between her obvious attraction to him and her willingness to use him to boost her ratings.

She nodded.

“You think I’m attractive?” He waited cheekily for her to confirm, hoping she would remain as candid as she had started.


Bingo. He flashed his 250-watt smile. “You believe I am more attractive than any man here?”

She laughed lightly as he waited once again for confirmation. “Yes, I said that.”

“So much so, every woman here will want me.” This is fun.

This time she couldn’t help but wholeheartedly laugh before she could answer and the sound made him warm.


He took the small space that stood between them until he was a mere breath away. “Does that mean you want me?”

Look out tomorrow for the the next excerpt.

Happy reading


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Count Down teaser. 7 days until Nudging cupid is released

It's a mere seven days until Nudging Cupid will be launched around the world and so I thought in the lead up I would give you just a small bite of the cake.
For the next seven days I will place a small excerpt/teaser so you the reader can feel the excitement too.


Ivy hadn’t a chance to open her eyes before she was twisted around midair and landed on something unyielding and warm, cushioning her from the onslaught of the harsh paved ground of the estate’s driveway. She was vaguely aware of the sound of the set’s floodlight and its steel frame hitting the ground with a loud clang, the explosion of the bulbs, the tinkle of glass scattering across the pavement and the screams from the crew around her. They were all muffled by the sound of heavy breathing—and it wasn’t hers.

Ooh, have I pricked your interest. Well tune in tomorrow for more.