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A Tempered Steel Novel
by Maggie Adams
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Forged in Fire
“Lady, if I were you, I’d get the hell away from here ‘cause when I make it up this hill, I’m gonna be looking for you.” Lucky Coalson’s luck has run out. His ex-wife turned out to be a con artist; his business is in a shambles; and he’s been tossed into a muddy river by a smart assed feminist with a chip on her shoulder. Things couldn’t get much worse…or so he thought.
When Lucky’s accused of murdering his ex-wife, the Coalson family enlists the help of a private investigator to gather the clues necessary to prove his innocence. Little did they know that Renee Morgan is the same woman that sent Lucky scrambling up a sodden river bank at the height of a storm.
The two square off immediately, but Renee’s admiration of the Coalson family, despite her dislike of Lucky, is the deciding factor in her acceptance of the job. And although Lucky bristles every time she speaks, he grudgingly respects her intelligence and savvy skills as a private investigator.
As the hunt for the killer escalates, the two find they are not the only ones looking for the mysterious assassin. And the other people are more than willing to take out anyone that gets in their way, including those that Lucky and Renee hold dear to their hearts.
Can they find a way around their fears, or will Lucky’s ex-wife continue to plague him from the grave?
Other Works By Maggie Adams
Maggie Adams is the author of the bestselling Tempered Steel Series of contemporary romance. Her fans call her Queen Minx because she likes a bit of naughtiness with her romance! She lives in St. Louis, Mo, with her husband, aka, ATTRACTIVE OVER FORTY MAN. He’s also the head of her research and development (if you know what we mean *wink) She loves dancing, cooking, reading and writing romance, especially erotic romance. She makes sure each of her books has a little something about her in them, so keep your eyes open, she’s in there somewhere!
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Murderous thoughts. That is what I had once Isabella walked through the door and revealed to me who she was. I needed an escape. An escape from my thoughts, an escape from the hurt… an escape from… him.
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people don’t already know?
husband calls me a centipede.
I met my sister for the very first time. The reunion was a rather emotional,
but fulfilling one.
it take for you to be able to get the characters out of your mind and move on
to the next?
Sometimes it’s hard to get your head out of a book once it’s finished. Deviant
actually made me ill. My blood pressure went down so much that I almost fainted
at work once. Not nice. 😦 In the end I had to take a deep breath and move onto
the next project. I like to build scenes up in my head before I start writing
them down. It makes it easier to flow that way.
part of writing a book is choosing the character’s names. I think they’re
important because a good, strong name can have an inpact on the way you feel
about the character. That’s what I feel, anyway.
remaining sane as a writer?
wine. Did I mention wine?
you as a writer?
to dwell on the bad things that are said. Luckily, I haven’t had
anything too bad that it has stuck with me. I count myself extremely lucky
to have met some wonderful readers out there. I welcome reviews good and bad,
and also welcome any people who have reviewed my books negatively to contact
me. I seriously don’t bite… well, not that much. 😉
constructive, I welcome them. I once had a reviewer rate a book of
mine 3 stars and emailed me to apologise. I had read the review and told
her there was nothing to apolgise for. The review was constructive and well
thought out. It’s these reviews that aid me in becoming a better writer.
It’s the “Bash the Author” reviews I get upset about. There’s just no
need for it.
Sometimes I will sit there and my mind goes completely blank. I hate it when
that happens. 😦 The other part is writing scenes and then looking back on them
thinking, are people going to get bored reading this?
book and what was it?
emotionally difficult scenes. In Luca 2, something happens to Clara that hit a
nerve with me. I cried writing it, and then cried reading it over again. I
didn’t enjoy it, but if other people have the same emotions that I did
then at least I know I have done the best I could regarding that scene.
want readers to grasp?
I suppose only that in life you have to be grateful for the things that you
have. Sometimes bad things can happen, but when it does you have to think to
yourself that there are people in a much worse situation than me.
character in a book or a movie?
read and watched characters in a movie and thought, I wish I could be like
them? What gave you the idea?
hot Italian model. I found one and asked my designer if she could work her
magic. I explained that having the castle somewhere on the cover was important,
as it was important to my character.
I don’t think I want to tell you because I want to keep her to myself! 😉 Only
joking… Well, maybe just a little bit.
Book Cover by Design. She’s awesome!
Drama, dark, angst, romantic and erotic.
be when you grew up?
of a crisp factory.
enough I wanted to be a writer. I used to write poetry when I was 17. I even
had a story of a young girl that moves from the country to London and works for
an older CEO. Romance blooms, of course. In the end I never started it.
I think it’s imperative when starting a new project. I start the kettle for my
coffee or tea, fire up my laptop, and start tapping away.
Once in a blue moon I may put some music on just to have some background noise.
Mostly, though I like peace and quiet whilst I’m writing.
another stalker book called Scars. I’m quite excited about this one.
husband calls me James, which I find quite sweet. I just think of it as a
shortened version of Jaimie.
I can be a little OCD about certain things. Toilet paper being put on the
holder correctly, for one. 😉 The others are opened cupboard doors or
drawers. I hate that! I also can’t understand how many socks we go through as a
family. I seriously put on about ten pairs every time I do a wash, lol.
Considering I have to do a wash at least twice a week, that’s a lot
would like me to, but no.
Starbucks where I live. 😦 Normally I have my coffee black.
preferably dipped in melted chocolate. Hmm…
is my friend
Actually, you can scrap bitch. I’m not really a bitch. My husband may disagree
with me at times on that, though. 😉
wait to read more work from you.
This one was reserved for one thing and one thing only: fucking.
Imagining it was Clara made my dick stiffer than it had ever been.
I should have fucking loved this, but all I could think about was her.
I closed my eyes again, and straight away, my mind went back to Clara.
I can suck you again if you want?”
“No. Just leave.”
“No buts. Get the fuck out!”
“Arsehole!” she shouted before slamming the door.
I’m coming to get you, Clara Murphy. So, you had better be ready for me. You will be mine, and there isn’t a damn fucking thing you can do to stop me.
“I’m warning you. You know what happens when you try to go against me.”
hearing his name would make Luca’s hackles rise. I wasn’t going to mention that Philippe was gay. Well, not just yet anyway.
“Hmm… I think it was two weeks ago.”
I’ll find him and chop his fucking hands off.”
“Oooh, tetchy, Mr. Belatoni.”
Everyone laughed at Giovanni’s question.
All these hot men and Italian accents were getting the better of me.
“Hold my calls, Tony. I’m going to fuck-love my woman.”
Author: Jaimie Roberts
hostage by an Italian stallion?
“The Castle.” My empire is my home which I’ve worked hard to build a life from.
A future. But one day, the infamous Luca Belatoni stepped into my office and demanded that I pay him protection money.
Jaimie Roberts was born in London, but moved to Gibraltar in 2001. She is married with two sons, and in her spare time, she writes.
released in November 2013. With the reviews, Jaimie took time out to read and learn how to become a better writer.