You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card author is:
and the book:
CreateSpace (January 6, 2012)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
To See the Sun is Peg’s debut novel, released January 2012
Visit her blog, Whispers in Purple.
Visit the author's website.
SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Pregnant and widowed hadn’t been part of her “happily ever after” dream. And now, someone was trying to kill her . . .
Erin Macintyre never expected to be a widow and a new mother in the same year, anymore than she expected mysterious notes, threatening phone calls, and a strange homeless man who seems to know all about her. The thought of raising a child without a father is daunting enough—worse when you have no idea who might want to harm you. Put an old flame into the mix, and her life begins a tailspin into a world she never knew existed.
When P.I. Clay Buchanan, stumbles upon Erin at her husband's gravesite, he’s totally unprepared for her advanced pregnancy. Her venomous reaction at seeing him, however, was predictable. But Clay can’t let her distrust, or his guilt, get in the way—not when he has evidence that proves Erin’s life is in danger.
With few options left, Erin begrudgingly accepts Clay’s help . . . and it just might be her undoing.
List Price: $12.99
Paperback: 356 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (January 6, 2012)
My Thoughts on this book!
To See the Sun by Peggy Blann Phifer
Erin Macintyre no only looses her husband, she’s about the have a baby, which will now be a fatherless baby. Erin thought she knew her husband Justin very well, and sure didn’t think he was keeping any secrets from her, but when the notes and phone calls started coming, making it obvious that someone was following her, she wasn’t sure anymore. And to make matters worse, old flame and PI Clay Buchanan pops in on the investigation. Turns out Clay had been talking to Justin all of these years that Erin thought he was in hiding, so Clay knew more than Erin ever dreamed. Erin was thrown into having to work with Clay, and even trust him to do what was best.
With a debut author, you never know what you are in for when reading their first book, and I can say that Peggy Blann Phifer stormed the Christian fiction world with a novel that will be talked about for a long time to come. With characters that grab your heart from the beginning and hang on until the very last page, and with twists and turns that will keep you hanging on to the edge of your seat, “To See the Sun” takes you on a whirlwind journey of a lifetime.
Losing Justin was so sad for Erin, especially since they were so much in love, and expecting their first child after so many years, and then finding out he had been keeping secrets, well Erin didn’t know what to think. She still didn’t want to trust Clay though, even though the letter from Justin told her too. And of course Clay was still in love with Erin and would do anything to win her back, but he had to take it easy, she wasn’t ready to hear this. As this story unfolds, it seems that people come out the woodwork that’s had a part in Justin and Erin’s lives for years. I was beginning to wonderful if anyone could be trusted! And as for Clay, well I was cheering for he and Erin to get together, even though that was the last thing on Erin’s mind.
Well I could tell a lot more, but I won’t. You really need to run and grab a copy of Peggy’s book and read it for yourself. You will be very happy you did!
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:
Friday, March 26, late afternoon
What a fantastic day. A bid won. A contract signed. The job of a lifetime that would put Stuart and Macintyre at the top of the construction heap, not just in Las Vegas, but all of southern Nevada.
Whistling, Justin Macintyre pressed the keyless remote of his Cadillac Escalade, tossed his briefcase across the console to the passenger seat and slid behind the wheel.
To top it all off, after seven long years, he and his wife, Erin, were going to have a baby. A baby! He laughed aloud at the overwhelming joy of it.
"Hey, world, I'm going to be a daddy!"
He shifted the SUV into gear and pulled out of the Mt. Charleston Lodge area onto Kyle Canyon Road and headed down the mountain to the Las Vegas Valley below. Despite the successful day, Justin couldn't banish his worry over a recent discovery of some irregularities in the company's finances. Nothing concrete, and his Uncle Sebastian, S&M's CFO, assured him everything was fine. Nevertheless, Justin's uneasiness had prompted him to send what little proof he had to his long-time friend, Clay Buchanan, a private investigator in Texas.
Preoccupied with his thoughts, he vaguely registered the yellow and black blind curve warning sign. Too late he saw the stalled car across the center line. No time to stop! He spun the wheel to the right.
I'm going too fast! God, help me . . .!
Seconds passed and silence settled once more over the mountainside. A shadow emerged from behind a Joshua tree and stepped to the edge of the ravine. After a moment, the form walked to the car in the road and drove away.
Erin Macintyre stretched her arms along the balcony's balustrade of her twenty-seventh-floor condo above the streets of Las Vegas. Beyond that, the lower edge of the setting sun kissed the still snowy peaks of the Spring Mountain Range and Mt. Charleston.
Justin would be home soon.
"Erin, where's the zester?"
Erin returned to the kitchen. "In the utility drawer."
"Which is the utility drawer?" Magie Gifford, Erin's dearest friend, pulled out drawer after drawer.
Erin giggled and reached across Magie's arm and slid out the utility drawer.
"You changed it." Magie snatched the zester and bumped the drawer shut with her hip. "That's not where it was last time."
Erin wrapped her arms around her friend and hugged. "No, Mags, I didn't change anything." She waited a beat. "Can I interest you in a memory enhancement program?"
"Very funny." Magie pushed Erin aside and proceeded to rub a lemon across the gadget and then whisked the zest into a frothy mixture of olive oil, Italian herbs, and balsamic vinegar. "Okay, just drizzle this over the salad and stick it in the fridge."
That done, Erin checked on the lasagna in the oven. The garlic toast waited on the foil-lined cookie sheet ready to pop under the broiler. Everything was ready.
Erin glanced at the kitchen clock. "He's late."
"Posh. You should know by now how those meetings can drag on."
"Yeah, I know. It's just—"
"Get over here, Erin. He'll be here when he gets here."
Erin joined her friend in the breakfast nook off the kitchen and adjacent to the balcony. She scooped up a dozing Siamese cat from her chair and sat, settling him back on her lap.
"You spoil that critter." Magie brushed off the chair cushion before sitting.
"Yeah, I do. But you love him, too. I saw you sneaking him some treats earlier." Erin smiled. "Not to mention the romp you had with him in the living room when you got here."
"Busted. But he's so much fun, aren't you, Kazimir?"
At the sound of his name, the cat uncoiled, left Erin's lap and jumped onto Magie's. ShA COMMENT ON THIS POST WHEN THE TOUR COMES AROUND! e snorted. "So much for protecting my black slacks."
"Thanks for coming over to help with this meal. I wanted it to be special and I never know when the nausea will hit." She raised an eyebrow. "But you will leave as soon as Justin gets here."
"You think he'll get that bid?"
Erin tapped her heart and nodded. "I know he will."
The first five descending notes of Welcome to My World sang out in the condo's foyer. Justin! No, he wouldn't ring the doorbell. Puzzled, she stepped across the tiled floor and rose on tiptoes to peer through the peephole. She gasped and jumped back.
The doorbell chimed again.
Fingers trembling, Erin released the security lock and opened the door to two uniformed police officers.
Erin nodded as Magie moved to her side.
"What is it, officers?"
"I'm afraid there's been an accident, Mrs. Macintyre. Your husband . . ."