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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Looking Out the Window: In Secrets, Book #4 in the Wounded Heroes series Returning Soldier Turned PI Discovers Someone Wants His Subject Dead. Give Away



A Warm Welcome to Romance, Mayhem and Faith Writer Anne Patrick.


Anne will give away an e-book of Secrets, book #4 in her Wounded Heroes series. To enter to win a copy leave a comment and an e-mail address below.

Lots of writers grew up with reading as a favorite pasttime. Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what did you read?

As a child, I read everything I could get my hands on.  I particularly enjoyed mysteries and was a big fan of Nancy Drew. 

I was a big Nancy Drew fan also, but about your writing. Tell us about your latest book.

Secrets, book #4 in my Wounded Heroes series is Caleb 'Digger' Malone's story.  After being wounded in Afghanistan, he returns to the states and takes a job in his brother's private investigations agency. His first solo assignment is a simple 'snap a few photos of a cheating fiancĂ© case'. But as Caleb learned in the army, nothing is ever that simple. Hired by the father of the future bride, Caleb quickly realizes someone wants the woman dead.

Oh wow! What a revelation. Where do you get ideas for your books?

All sorts of places. Dreams, things I've seen on television or in movies. People I've met.  For instance, after watching the movie Bonneville I came up with the idea for Reservations for Two.  Also, my Wounded Heroes series came about after meeting a woman who had served in Iraq.  Hearing about the problems she had adjusting to civilian life inspired the series.

What a wonderful source of inspiration. What are you working on right now?

I currently have two projects in the works.  Malice is the sequel to Ties That Bind, and Vengeance, book #5 in my Wounded Heroes series.

What would you be doing if you weren’t writing?

When I'm not in my writers cave I enjoy spending time with family, or doing something outdoors like hiking and camping.  I also like to travel.

Thanks for sharing with us.

To Nourish the Body - A Recipe from Anne

Applesauce Brownies
½ c. oil
1 ½ c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. flour
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1 ½ tsp. soda
½ tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 (17 oz.) can applesauce
6 oz. chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients except chips. Beat at high speed for 1 minute. Pour into a greased sheet cake pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

Oh yum, and the applesauce would make them so moist!

To Nourish the Soul - Two of Anne's Many Favorite Bible Verses

2 Corinthians 1:21-22

"Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come." (NIV)
                                                              
About Secrets 
Malone returns to the states and takes a job in his brother's private investigations agency. His first solo assignment is a simple 'snap a few photos of a cheating fiancé case'. But as Caleb learned in the army, nothing is ever that simple. Hired by the father of the future bride, Caleb quickly realizes someone wants the woman dead.

Single mother Abby Hughes works as a real estate agent in the family business. She has been entrusted to land one of the biggest sales the firm has ever had. The town of Keaton needs Criswell Industries to open their new factory there to boost its dwindling economy. When Abby finally gets close to landing the deal, she learns she has some deadly competition, and as she and Caleb unravels the mystery behind the mysterious rival her whole world begins to collapse.

Buy Secrets on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble

Bio
Anne Patrick is the author of more than a dozen novels of Romance, Mayhem & Faith, including the award winning and bestselling Wounded Heroes Series, Fire and Ash, and Ties That Bind. Her books have garnered four-star reviews from Romantic Times, 'Top Pick' and 'Best Book' honors from Night Owl Reviews and Long and Short of It Reviews, and Five-Heart reviews from The Romance Studio. When she isn't working on her next novel she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling to foreign countries to experience new cultures and adventures. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she now makes her home in Kansas.

To learn more about Anne, please visit her website: www.annepatrickbooks.com or blog: www.suspensebyanne.blogspot.com
She loves to hear from her readers!

7 comments:

Anne Patrick said...

Gail, thanks so much for having me visit your wonderful blog today!

Miss Mae said...

Love the sound of this recipe, Anne! Seems super easy and oh, sooo good! :)

I find it amazing at how you capture the spirit and soul of soldiers. It's like you allow us to enter a little bit of their world, their thoughts, their emotions. Thanks for helping us to relate. :)

Secrets sounds like another of your gripping suspenses. How do you keep 'em coming, girl???

Congrats, and well done! :)

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Anne,

Having you is my pleasure!

June Foster said...

I'm so happy to be a fellow Desert Breeze author with Anne. I admire her work as a writer.

Best wishes with your new projects, Anne.

Anne Patrick said...

Thank you, June. Best wishes to you also.

Anne Patrick said...

Hi Miss Mae! Thanks so much for dropping by. Yes it is an easy recipe. When it comes to cooking, easy is all I know how to do :).

LoRee Peery said...

Anne, I used to make applesauce brownies. But with only my hubs and me, I don't spend much time in the kitchen now. This sounds like a wonderful series.
loree(dot)peery(at)outlook.com