Monday, December 31, 2012

Black Creek Burning Blog Tour and Giveaway




Black Creek Burning
by R. T. Wolfe

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BLURB:

Brianna Chapman has learned to handle just about anything. Witnessing the murder of her parents had that effect. Knowing the unsolved arson had been meant for her is the one thing she can’t handle. Instead of dwelling, she stuffs her guilt soundly into her subconscious through diving into the teaching job she loves by day and the dirt of the landscaping business she owns by night. Her habit of remaining aloof to personal relationships is, well, working.

Will her guilt be as easy to keep buried if the killer comes back to finish the job?

In the midst of juggling a scorched yard, dead animals on her doorstep, and her vandalized car, the one thing she didn’t count on was the staggering Nathan Reed. A nationally renowned woodworking artist, Nathan and his two priceless nephews move into the run-down historical house behind her and over Black Creek. They have a canny way of maneuvering around her aloof demeanor and into her heart. Will they still want to be part of her life when they discover she is haunted by past memories and hunted by present dangers?
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EXCERPT:

“When is the rest of your family coming?” she asked before she realized how that sounded.

“Rest of my family?” Nathan tilted his head toward the boys who were gleefully battling scar-faced monsters driving Corvettes and Camaros.

“You made reference to your wife.” Her eyes moved around thoughtfully. He said that, hadn’t he?

“I would not have made the reference, since there isn’t one. I’m divorced.”

“Yes, you did. You said your family was at your parents’ home when I came to bring your dog back to you.”

The two of them centered the table under her traditional, crystal chandelier.

“The boys were at my folks and they are my family. You know, you wouldn’t have to move your kitchen table if you had one for your dining room.”

“I told you, it was burned,” she said quickly.

“I guess I thought you were being sarcastic. How did it happen?”

“That’s a subject I don’t have time for.” She turned and started upstairs. “I need to change.”

She felt his fingers, rough and possessive, wrap around her arm. Gently, he turned her around. He held on carefully when she tried to pull away.

As she looked into the blue, he whispered, “I’m sorry. I know what it’s like to suddenly lose someone you love.”

Shaken, she felt exposed as she responded, “I never said I lost anyone.”

Nathan released her arm and lifted his hand near her face. He paused as she watched him before running the backs of his fingers down her cheek.

“True. I’m going to work on setting around your stack of folding chairs.”

As she moved up the stairs, she laid the palm of her hand where his fingers had touched her and swore she felt heat.

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Review:

4 stars
Brianna Chapman witnessed her parents home go up in flames and their lives taken, since that day Brianna has been a force to reckon with independent, determined, and never allowing someone to get to close.  When she meets new neighbor Nathan Reed she is tempted to get to know him better but caught off guard by his ability to read her, not realizing they have both suffered losses and moved on.

Nathan never looked back when he came back home bringing his two nephews with him.  The minute he meets Brianna he knows that it will be a rocky path getting her to trust him, but he feels she is worth the effort.  When it looks like the arson who killed her parents real target is Brianna, he does everything in his power to protect her, but the stalker is determined not to make the same mistake twice of letting Brianna live.

Captivating story, I thought that Brianna was an intriguing character the way the story starts out you know she is a survivor.  Nathan is so patient with Brianna, he instantly becomes a favorite book hero. Excellent read.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

R.T. Wolfe’s romantic suspense, Black Creek Burning, is the first in a series set in beautiful upstate New York. She enjoys creating diverse characters and twining them together in the midst of an intelligent mystery and a heart encompassing romance.

It’s not uncommon to find dark chocolate squares in R.T.’s candy dish, her Golden Retriever at her feet and a few caterpillars spinning their cocoons in their terrariums on her counters. R.T. loves her family, gardening, eagle-watching and can occasionally be found viewing a flyover of migrating whooping cranes.

 R.T. Wolfe website: http://www.rtwolfe.com

Black Creek Burning Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/1P4rqVt_mqI

R.T. Wolfe Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/RTWolfe2012

R.T. Wolfe Twitter Handle: http://www.twitter.com/RT_Wolfe

R.T. Wolfe Pinterest Page: http://www.pinterest.com/RTWolfe

Black Creek Burning Amazon buy link: http://amzn.to/PqO2gE

Black Creek Burning Google Plus buy link: http://bit.ly/NMiHn1

Black Creek Burning iTunes buy link: http://bit.ly/UrUUHc

Black Creek Burning Kobo buy link: http://bit.ly/RCpZr8

Review from 2010 EPIC Award Winning Author, Laurie Larsen:
http://www.amazon.com/review/R1DVHYO9HIVS2N/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0096D6WX6&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

“I thoroughly enjoyed RT Wolfe's masterful debut novel, Black Creek Burning. Written with confident expertise on a variety of topics such as landscaping and home remodeling, I got wrapped up in the engaging storytelling of this wonderful tale of love, danger and suspense. Along the way I completely fell in love with hero Nathan as he patiently transformed the heroine Brie from an icy self-proclaimed independent into a woman willing to accept the love of a strong man and a family in need of a mother. The details were delicious, the settings were masterfully painted, the mystery was a stumper and the romance was beautifully satisfying.

A top-rate romantic suspense from a talented promising new author. I hear rumors that this is the first book of a series, and I gleefully await the sequel.”


R. T. will be awarding a $50 giftcard to either Amazon or BN, winner's choice, to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


42 comments:

  1. Reading the excerpt really has me curious about the book!
    Thanks for posting it!

    Marianne
    Sandling All Day

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  2. WOW! OK this sounds delightful, Em! I love a book you can really fall in love with a good hero!

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    1. Kriss,
      Nathan is mentioned in most every 5 star review. He is climbing the Goodreads Best Male Character list. :) So fun.
      -R.T.

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  3. This book sounds romantic, tense, frightening and exciting. I can hardly wait to read it.

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    1. MomJane,
      I think you'll enjoy it. I have a free chapter on my website if you'd like to give it a try!
      -R.T.

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  4. Thank you for having me here today, Musings of an Addicted Reader. And thank you for lovely comments thus far!

    I've been honored with the #2 spot on the Goodreads New Authors to Read list and was featured just yesterday on USA Today's Happy Ever After blog as one of 2012's best romance reads. Whoop!

    I'll check in throughout the day and am looking forward to hearing from Musing's followers.

    -R.T

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  5. Just the setting in beautiful upstate New York was enough to grab me. I look forward to being frightened!

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    1. Susan,
      I was able to get both a Master Gardener and a gal from Sawbridge Woodworking Studios to read review copies to check for the authenticity of upstate New York trees and plants and regarding the woodworking references. I want to put out a beautiful and quality story. :)
      -R.T.

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  6. The excerpt left me wanting to know more, hopefully she will let him in and allow herself to heal.

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Shannon,
      Nathan does have a way about him. Black Creek Burning is just $3.82 on Amazon right now.
      -R.T.

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  7. I'm always searching for new romance/suspense authors and this definitely sounds like an intriguing read.I'll be sure to add this book to my TBR list.

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    1. Thank you, Debra. I hope you enjoy your trip to Black Creek!
      -R.T.

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  8. I loved Black Creek Burning. Wonderful opening scene, smart, independent characters, threads of tension throughout. A well worth it read!

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    1. Thank you for reading and for making my day, Sharon! This is what it's all about!!!
      -R.T.

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  9. Great review and excerpt. Sounds like a very intriguing story.

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  10. I've been wanting to read Black Creek Burning since it came out. I must get on it! Great post!

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    1. Thank you for your interest, Erin. I think you'll like it!
      -R.T.

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  11. Thank you, Marianne. I hope you try it out. I have a free chapter on my website.
    -R.T.
    http://www.rtwolfe.com

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  12. Sounds so intense, but worthwhile!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Vitajex,
      Thank you. I hope you give it a try!
      -R.T.

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  13. I spent a few days in the story world of Black Creek Burning and it was captivating. Looking forward to the next book.

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    1. Thank you, Lynn! To Fly in Shadows comes out tentatively February 1st. It is Andy's book. So fun.
      -R.T.

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  14. Thanks for posting about this awesome book. I know romantic suspense readers are going to love it!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Laurie, and for the compliment. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it.
      -R.T.

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  15. I love the premise and the independent heroine sounds great.
    Happy New Years Eve.

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    1. Catherine Lee,
      Happy New Year's Eve to you, too! Brie is an icy one, yes. I hope you give her a try. I have a free chapter in my website.
      -R.T.

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  16. Great post and intrigung excerpt..this book keeps popping up in front of me...it obviously needs to be read!! Love a good suspense and Nathan sounds like just the man to curl up with for a while :-)..Happy New Year RT.

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    1. Joanna,
      The holidays are a perfect time to try out Black Creek Burning as it begins right about this time of year. :)
      -R.T.

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  17. Happy New Year, R.T. I love the fact that you had experts from the area read your advanced copy, to make certain your setting was true to Upstate New York. I look forward to reading Black Creek Burning!

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    1. Deborah,
      I've been incredibly fortunate with reviews. My second book stars a conservation biologist who specializes in the rehabilitation and banding of eagles. I've been honored with advanced reviews from the folks at Operation Migration and the East Coast Center for Conservation Biology. And they loved it. Yesssss! Our local zoo opened their eagle and hawk exhibits for the book trailer and even allowed my model to carry a gorgeous (and huge) barn owl on her arm. So fun!
      -R.T.

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  18. Black Creek Burning is a fabulous romantic suspense. Nathan is swoon worthy, the tension is high, and the identity of the villain will keep you guessing. Nice, emotional read with an exciting twist. I highly recommend it. Nice review, R.T. Congrats on your success!

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    1. How nice of you, Alicia. Thank you for the lovely words.
      -R.T.

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  19. This sounds like a real edge of the seat suspense...I'll check this out! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful 2013!
    ivegotmail8889(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Wonderful review and excerpt! Sounds fantastic :-)

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  21. Congrats on the good review, R.T.! And ladies, I am one of the fortunates who have gotten to read "Black Creek Burning," and Nathan is all that he appears here, and more! I have a huge book crush on him, as well as his son, Andy. (There's something wrong about that, isn't there? Oh, well.) Read it and "To Fly in Shadows" as soon as it comes out.

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  22. BLACK CREEK BURNING sounds like such a fabulous read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  23. Oooo... that excerpt has me hooked! I love Nathan already :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    kitcat76(at)hotmail.com

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  24. I read Black Creek Burning over Christmas break--it was fabulous! I can't wait for the next installment. :)

    Jenni

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  25. Sounds interesting. I already added it to my Kindle. Thanks for "introducing" your work to me.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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  26. Thanks for the review - this sounds really good! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

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