August 19 2014

Hope, Lauren: Hidden Shadows, The Shadow Series Book One

Hidden Shadows

by Lauren Hope

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BLURB:

Jenna Gregor is a busy, single mom of two, successfully overseeing a Perinatal Wing in a downtown Nashville clinic. On the surface, Jenna’s achievements are many, her future bright and promising. But in her past are secrets, sins she doesn’t want exposed. Sins someone else doesn’t want to forget, or forgive.

Just as Jenna’s life finally seems to be falling back into place after her bitter divorce—Bennett Aston can handle her sarcasm and stubbornness quite nicely—it all begins to unravel. Someone is lurking, hiding in theshadows, slowly and meticulously ruining Jenna’s well-crafted world. As threats evolve, suspicions grow, and death becomes a vivid reality, Jenna must decide whom she can trust and find her allies, before her secrets become her undoing.

Purchase Links:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KU6K2IY

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KU6K2IY

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hidden-shadows-lauren-hope/1100069612?ean=2940149473892

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/445604

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EXCERPT:

All a child needed was its mother. That’s what her own mom had yelled to her over the booze and music one night when Desiree asked the simple question—where’s my Daddy?

At any rate, she thought lazily, as her mind began to lag with the memories, today was my last attempt.

Her spiraling depression made her unsure if she could even make it to the hospital the next day, much less go unnoticed—especially after being escorted out today by the burly security guard for her suspicious behavior.

The self-pitying thoughts turned to anger again, a hot, boiling, lava-like rage that burned under her skin. She felt as though her head would explode with the pain.

She jumped up, screamed the wrath, and ran to the bathroom’s small stretch of counter. Her thin, pallid face reflected back at her in the mirror above the sink. Breaths puffed out raggedly from her tight lungs as she looked around blankly at the numerous infant outfits scattered throughout the room. She balled her hand in a firm fist, punched the mirror with force, and watched numbly as bits of bloody glass shattered over the sink.

It was freeing in a way, a sense of relief and release to watch her veins spew their red anger. It calmed her some, settled her thoughts.

Control, control, she ordered herself. “You are a bright woman who deserves what she wants. You will not be outsmarted.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

MEDIA KIT lauren_hopeLauren Hope is the author of the bestselling mystery Screaming To Be Solved, and her first published work, The Shadow Series (Hidden Shadows, Chasing Shadows). Lauren creates a modern twist on the classic ‘whodunit,’ combining suspense, romance, even comedy, for intriguing, heartfelt stories.

With a background in Communication and Journalism, Lauren has sat behind the anchor’s desk and worked in the corporate world, finding her ultimate love in writing. Screaming To Be Solved was named a ‘Hot New Release’ by Amazon in 2013 and charted in the top 10 on Amazon’s international bestseller list.

She lives with her husband, daughter, and floppy-eared rescue pup in Tennessee.

Visit her at http://laurenhope.net

Website: www.laurenhope.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Author.LaurenHope

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/authorlaurenhope

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GIVEAWAY Details:

Lauren will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.

 

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I encourage you to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking on the tour banner below.

 

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10 COMMENTS :

    1. By Lauren Hope on

      Thanks, Lavender! I love the cover, too – and love your name as well . . . sounds like a character name! 🙂

  1. By momjane on

    What an interesting excerpt. This story really sounds a little frightening.

    1. By Lauren Hope on

      Thanks, momjane. Depending on your ‘scare level’, HS may be a little frightening! It’s a good mystery though, so it shouldn’t be too bad for if you want to try it out. 🙂

      The excerpt is actually in the middle of the Prologue, so reading the beginning in full may help make more sense of the scariness.

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