Indie Book Promo is welcoming Stephanie Queen to the blog! She is here to share some information about her books, specifically her most recent, The Throwbacks. If any of her books sound like something you would be interested in, please use the buy links at the bottom of the post to pick up a copy for you and a friend!
I confess. I’m addicted. Hi, my name is Stephanie Queen and I’m a writer. A romance writer. My problem is that I love my characters—almost as if they were real. I’m addicted to conversing with them, usually inside my head. Don’t judge me too harshly. Wait until you’ve met one of them for yourself, like David Young from The Throwbacks. (Sounds like a soap opera star, doesn’t he?)
DAVID: I think I resent that. After all, I’m a serious crime fighter.
ME: You mean you used to be a crime fighter—didn’t Scotland Yard throw you out a year ago?
DAVID: Temporary situation, I assure you. Meanwhile, I’ve revived my career. I’m in Boston playing the role of Batman opposite a tempting young decorator named Grace.
ME: Aren’t you a little too old for a twenty-something young lady? And what do you mean ‘playing the role of Batman’ anyway?
DAVID: Don’t bring up the age card. I already feel my decline coming on. (I blame you for that, by the way.) As for the Batman role, I’m officially the director of the Boston Police Department’s Scotland Yard Exchange Program. Very cutting edge in the crime-fighting field. They’re working on my utility belt now.
ME: Tell our dear readers what your problem is—and try to be charming.
DAVID: I think you’re mistaking me for a ventriloquist’s dummy.
ME: Nonsense. Use your own words.
DAVID: I decided I was probably better off leaving Grace behind and never looking back. She was trouble with a capital T—okay—that’s old-fashioned, even for me. But she was clearly not right for me. Far too young ingénue, far too white-picket-fence, far too…everything. I needed to find a good solid woman of experience to share my mid-life decline with—if I were to bother inflicting myself on anyone at all.
ME: Sounds depressing. What made you change your mind about sharing your decline?
DAVID: I got over myself. The commission at Scotland Yard let me off the hook for my…er…past rogue venture. I redeemed my crime-fighting hero status by rescuing the Mayor’s daughter and Grace from…
ME: Hey—wait a minute! Does the word “spoiler” mean anything to you?
DAVID: You asked. But the main thing is, although I rescued Grace from a dangerous spot, she rescued me as well—apparently from my brooding, yet witty, self-deprecating self.
ME: Sounds like a match.
DAVID: Now who’s the spoiler?
Stephanie Queen’s novel The Throwbacks, Book 1 of the Scotland Yard Exchange Program Series, featuring David and Grace, is available now at Amazon.com, B&N.com and Smashwords.com. Look for Book 2, The Hot Shots to be released this summer. For more information on all her novels, visit her website at www.StephanieQueen.com
Stephanie Queen is a romantic at heart, a writer by nature, and has the soul of a cheerleader. She enjoys creating stories where her rose-colored world-view comes to life and the good guys always win. Spending most of her life in New England, she’s attended many of the area colleges, including Harvard, and even earned a couple of degrees along the way. Although she lost count of all the jobs she’s had before she settled on being a Novelist, her favorite was selling cookies as a Keebler Elf.
Other novels by Stephanie Queen include two contemporary romance, Playing the Game and Between a Rock and a Mad Woman. Both are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Visit the author at www.StephanieQueen.com, or Stephanie Queen on Facebook and follow her @StephanieQueen on Twitter.
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Vivacious young decorator Grace Rogers sets her sights on that picket-fence life she longs for with the unlikely world-weary British exile, the not-so-young David Young. The ex-Scotland Yard detective joins the Boston Police Department to salvage his career. He hires Grace to decorate his Beacon Hill townhouse—and salvage his life.
But this rogue detective’s plans for a new beginning are threatened when he can’t resist the seemingly unseemly romance with his too-young bombshell decorator. Grace turns out to be a key witness in his high-stakes kidnapping case–and like Kryptonite to his career and his well-being with her romantic notions of family life.
David puts his life on the line to save her from the kidnappers, but now is Grace willing to put her dreams on the line to save her real-life superhero from himself?