Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hill Country Holdup!

ETA: Courtesy of Angi, the winner is:

WYNTER DANIELS is the winner of a copy of Hill Country Holdup. Thanks again for having me on the island everyone. Make certain you stop by my new website, catch a look at my new book trailer, and enter my contests next week for more prizes.

Please welcome Angi Morgan back for her last day here on the island! Her book Hill Country Holdup comes out from Harlequin Intrigue this month. It’s her first book with them but it won’t be her last. She’s already signed a contract and has another release scheduled for next year so be on the lookout!

So what’s Hill Country Holdup about?

Dr. Jane Palmer had every intention of telling FBI agent Steve Woods he was a father. But the rehearsed lines and practiced responses were forgotten the moment her little boy was kidnapped. Now, heart breaking and on the verge of falling apart, Jane needed Steve more than ever….

After every attempt at putting old feelings to rest, Steve Woods never expected Jane back in his life. Especially not for this reason. Racing against a ticking clock, desperate to earn Jane's trust, Steve still sensed Jane wasn't telling him everything. Which made him wonder why she'd come to Texas in the first place. And what it had to do with the child he'd do anything to rescue.


"You know you can trust me." Steve said.

"How? How do I know that, after everything that's happened?"

“Maybe because I want to get Rory back as much as you? Didn’t you find anything in here,” he whispered and touched her forehead, “to support my side of things?”

Afraid that the closeness of his body had impaired her speech, she could only shake her head.

“How about here?” He touched her breastbone, just above her heart.

It was an innocent enough connection, but he was so close and leaning closer that it set her thoughts off balance. His warm breath caressed her ear, sending a tremor through her senses.

“If you didn’t really trust me, why did you ask for my help, Janie?”

Janie. She’d always loved it when he called her that. She felt her knees weaken, then mentally shook herself to get her wits back. She tried to push him away, but his hands were firmly planted on either side, caging her. His body didn’t budge, as if he’d been prepared for her pathetic attempt at freedom.

“I shouldn’t have asked, but I thought you would help find...” Dear Lord, she’d nearly said “your son.” Her deliberate acidic tone still didn’t get him to back up, although he momentarily averted his eyes.

His lips skimmed her neck, sending goose bumps over her flesh. She heard his deep breath and withstood the long, soft release across her sensitive skin. He smelled clean like soap. The direct opposite of the muddy picture she presented. His hair curled slightly above the collar of his T-shirt. The urge to hook her fingers through his belt loops fled only when he spoke.

“Before we can go forward, Janie...” He probably knew what that name did to her. “You’ve got to believe I’m the only person who can help you.”

Thanks again Angi for hanging out with us the last couple days! If anyone wants to learn more about this fabulous author, check out:,,, and find her on facebook.

For more information on purchasing HILL COUNTRY HOLDUP, check out eHarlequin. It’s available in print and ebook format on Harlequin's site! Or, it's available via the Kindle and in print from Amazon (in a few weeks). Tomorrow I’ll announce the winner of Angi’s contest so don’t forget to check back!


Edie Ramer said...

Angi, Hill Country Holdup is on my Kindle, saying "Read me, read me," every time I go in it. I want to! I'm reading my next book on my Kindle now, so might be at least a few days. I'm eager to get to it.

Wynter said...

The book sounds great. Can't wait to read it. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great excerpt Angi. It sounds amazing. Congrats on your other contract!

Angi Morgan said...


*I* am excited for you to get to it. Can't wait to hear back from anyone who has.


Angi Morgan said...

Thanks so much Wynter. You know, I read the excerpt Harlequin prints in the front of the book and said, "Wow, I'd pick up this book?"

It's just so very cool!

Angi Morgan said...

THANK YOU. I feel so great having my sophomore book behind me. I'm working on the third.

Right after I get my darn website updated.


Kaylea Cross said...

So excited for you Angi! And another one coming out next year? Good on you :)

Lea said...

Hill Country Holdup sounds like a great read Angie. Thanks for sharing the wonderful excerpt with us and for spending the last 3 days on the island!

chey said...

Great excerpt Angi! I'm hooked!

Jane said...

Congrats on the book deal, Angi.

Angi Morgan said...


YES! .38 Caliber Cover-Up (I just love that title) will be on book shelves February 8th. I wrote that book, with the exception of the first 50 pages, in 9 weeks. I had some really good, dedicated critique partners that kept me sane. HCH I had a year to perfect the revisions....38 Caliber had days.


Angi Morgan said...

Hey Lea,

That happens to be one of my favorite scenes. I really liked Steve and Jane. FYI everybody...the original title was SEE JANE RUN. Loved that title. :-)


Angi Morgan said...
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Angi Morgan said...


Please let me know what you think of the rest of the book... I'm too excited for words that others are reading it, and scared stiff they aren't going to like it.


Angi Morgan said...


Thank you. I have to admit that I was scared to death when my agent called and said they wanted the book in that short of a time. But I knew it meant it came with a February release date. It's a very big prize to have your sophomore book follow after four months. YAY !!


Angi Morgan said...

Thanks everybody for having me here the last three days.

We'll draw a name from all of you who posted and get a book to you soon. Be sure to let me know if you'd like it autographed.


Angi Morgan said...

WYNTER is the winner of a copy of Hill Country Holdup.

Thanks again for having me on the island everyone. Make certain you stop by my new website, catch a look at my new book trailer, and enter my contests next week for more prizes.


Wynter said...

Yeah! Thanks, Angi! I'm excited.

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