Missing by Randa Flannery – Spotlight and Giveaway

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MediaKit_BookCover_MissingHaunted by her best friend’s disappearance, always practical Rowan Quaide lives a life of cold logic. As an intelligence analyst, her world is ruled by who has the best strategy and Ro’s reasoned control makes her Queen.

A Chance encounter with a man from her past stretches the bounds of reason and throws her into a game of dark deception and danger. With the past creeping from her nightmares into her reality, Ro pits herself against the monster determined to destroy the new love she’s found.

As the intel gets more and more disturbing and events begin to spin out of control, she must rely on her instincts and cling to an unreasonable truth, or allow logic to tear her apart.

Enjoy an excerpt:

He turned to her with a considering gaze. “You’re a fascinating woman, Quaide,” he spoke softly. “A strange mix of pragmatic and unwillingly romantic with just a touch of eager rashness.”

Rowan wanted to laugh it off, but was lulled by his voice and those fathomless eyes that always seemed able to hold her gaze so easily. So she simply watched as he slowly moved closer.

“I find myself…” He paused and she saw him swallow, watched the movement of his throat, and noted the unevenness of his breathing. She noted with vague surprise that her own matched it. “Mesmerized,” he finished on a whisper.

She felt the air thicken around them, that quickening of anticipation. Her heart danced in her chest and her limbs quivered. His hand reached up to touch her hair, her neck, her cheek with gentle caresses that made her tingle, made her stomach tighten. She licked her lips nervously and saw his eyes darken, a deep flush answering in her cheeks. It made no sense, she thought dimly, to feel all this before he’d even kissed her.

He lowered his head those final few inches, meeting her trembling lips with his. It was the merest of touches, almost hesitant more than patient. It shouldn’t have made her knees weak or her stomach flutter. It surely shouldn’t have breathed heat through her or caused her to shudder. She’d been kissed before, with the crushing of mouths and dueling of tongues, and those kisses had never made her weak or needy. But this one did. It did all of those things that it shouldn’t have.

About the Author:MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_MissingRanda Flannery has an a degree in English and writes a variety of romantic fiction, including suspense, comedy, and urban fantasy. Randa is a member of the Romance Writers of America and lives as an expat with her husband and children in FuYang, China.

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  1. thanks so much for having missing on today! as my debut novel, it’s really been my baby. i’m excited for everyone to get to know rowan and her friends. happy to chat and answer any questions. just drop me a message!

  2. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Do you ever get writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    • i do. i think everyone does at some point and to some degree. i handle it two different ways. first, i try to just take a break and write something else, usually something completely different from what i am stuck on. this works the best for me, giving my mind a break without losing the creative drive i have going. i actually just release a book, Love the One You’re Witch, that was the product of this practice while writing Missing! it’s completely different from Missing, but helped keep my focus on writing but let my mind wander out of the stuff it was mired in.

      the other way i’ll handle it, if the first way isn’t working out, is just to power through it. i can still write, even if it’s not what i really wanted to write. i find that this will sometimes just get me through the tough parts i’m struggling with and then, when i’ve gotten further along, the block clears and i can then fix the rough stuff afterwards. it always comes to me eventually, so i just endeavor to get something down that i can work with when the muse returns.

  4. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the excerpt. Sounds like a good read.

    • thank you, rita! i really enjoyed that scene, how my usually very together girl can’t make sense of herself, how it draws her out of her head for a while and adds a layer to her that would otherwise go unnoticed even by her.

  5. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  6. What literary character is most like you?

  7. Love the cover!

  8. nice excerpt

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