Exchange of Power
Publication date: August 10th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Hannah Mackenzie is married to the love of her life Nick, and they’re beginning to think of starting of a family when that dream comes to a tragic end with the sudden death of her husband. Just when Hannah believes her grief will consume her, she finds her beloved basset hound Presley and her under attack at their home. When she calls in for help from her and Nick’s lifelong best friend Austin he comes over immediately.
Austin brings with him a truth that betrays everything Hannah ever believed and a very sexy bodyguard Jared Tully. Hannah is dealing with very raw emotions from her past while trying to deal with a very real attraction of the present. When it all comes to blows in ways she never would have dreamed she has to make a decision.
Hannah’s flung into a life she never knew existed along with Jared and Austin while they battle an unknown evil that’s targeting her. When they discover the truth they realize the stakes are high and very dangerous.
This is the first in the Power Series and sets the making for a new series that will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
He turned when he felt her eyes on him, “Like what you see?”
She felt herself blush immediately even though embarrassment was a little late at this point between them.
“I’m allowed to look.” She made her way over to him trying to look coy. She ran her fingers up his arm,” and touch.”
Jared grabbed her and pulled her over to straddle him.
“You’re allowed to do whatever the hell you please.” He sealed the statement with a kiss. When he finally pulled away Hannah was completely breathless. She started to take what there was of his workout shirt off of him when his phone rang.
“Screw ‘em. I’ll call whoever it is back.”
“Oh good.” Hannah giggled as he started undressing her. They lips never left each other’s which made the process a little more complicated by fun.
Jared started to plant kisses down her neck as his hands roamed her legs and hips. Just as he was about to take her nipple in his mouth the phone rang again. Jared growled as he laid his head between her breasts.
Hannah held his head there as she let out a frustrated breath, whoever it was wasn’t going to wait.
Jared kissed her one last time before he got up to reach his phone.
Hannah started to reach for her clothes, but Jared threw a blanket at her.
“This isn’t over I’m going to get rid of them and then finish what we started.” He winked at her as he answered his phone.
Andrea spends her time while she’s not dreaming up friends and villains alike chasing after her two kids and husband at their home in rural West Virginia.
Her guilty pleasure once the kids are asleep is to read. She reads everything she can get her hands on and then she reads it over and over and over again. Her all time favorite book is secretly tucked away under her bed looking very war battered from the hundreds of reads.
The Power Series is her breakthrough series as an indie author. She attributes her writing skills to her overactive imagination, and her husbands wacky dreams.
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~ Guest Post ~
10 Things I wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before
It’s funny to be sitting here typing up answers to this topic. I still haven’t quite crossed that threshold where I realize that I am an author. I love writing, and I love to read so when it came to writing and publishing my first book it was such a work of love that I don’t realize it could be considered a career. Anyways I digress let’s get down to business.
1. That people will call me an author, and I’ll look around wondering if they’re talking to me.
This happens to me a lot especially in my hometown. People will stop me to chat about my book or just let me know they purchased it. I’m so grateful to them I wish I could take the time to buy them all a coffee so I can pick their brain. It’s an author thing we like knowing people because you never know when we may need to call upon them for our characters. All that aside though, I still get confused when they refer to me as an author. I’m like no I’m Andrea, and I just love to write!
2. There will be a lot of late nights.
I love staying up late reading and writing, but I didn’t realize I’d be up at night worrying. I worry if people will like my books, I worry if they will hate my books. I’m up wondering if anybody is out there reading it right now. There’s nothing I can do about it either way, but I’m a type A personality so it keeps me up at night.
3. Formatting will become a nightmare!
I write the book, and I edit it (or hire someone to edit it) and then poof it pops up on eBook readers everywhere! Wrong! There is a lot of formatting that needs to be done so that your book looks just right on all those different programs out there. It will drive you crazy, and it will keep you up at night as well! So many late night cry fests, because I can’t figure out how to get rid of that silly paragraph line break!
4. You’ll go through hundreds of pictures picking out the perfect images for your cover.
One of the last things I was worried about while writing my book was cover art. I just figured it would be easy to find the right images and proper placement, but it’s not. I spent hours rummaging through images, and looking through samples of placement that I liked. It was like my precious baby. It was easier with the second book because I knew what to expect, but harder in the same since because I knew exactly what I wanted going into it.
5. Your characters will pop into your mind, and come alive while you’re driving and you won’t even be able to write your ideas down.
It never fails I’m driving along, and then BAM there they are full of life. My imagination takes off, and I’m always like man I have to remember all of this so I can get it written down later. If I’m lucky and there’s somebody aside from my toddlers in the car that can write for me. Usually I’m not so lucky. I’ve been known to be pulled off the side of the road though furiously writing.
6. Having somebody tell you they love your book will make your heart soar!
You have to take the good with the bad when you’re an author. The good comments, and reviews will take you to cloud nine. You just want to read them over and over again. If somebody sends you a message just to tell you how much they loved your book will brighten up your whole week. I love the highs that I receive as an author. It’s almost as amazing as watching your babies take those first steps. Almost!
7. There will be bad times.
There will be times when you don’t know if you are an author. Maybe the words just aren’t coming to you, or maybe somebody said your book just wasn’t their cup of tea. Either way you’ll have those days where you just want to hang up your laptop and walk away. That’s when you bust out those five star reviews, grab a cup of coffee (or a glass or wine depending) and get back to business.
8. Your family will get tired of looking at you over the top of your laptop.
My husband loves that I’m a writer, and the weird hours I keep don’t seem to bug him. However, when deadlines are looming I can tell that my family wonders if I will ever come out from behind it. My parents will call and I’m like sorry can’t talk, and they can hear the frantic tapping of my keyboard. My kids are jumping all over the house, and playing tag, and I’m still just frantically typing away. It’s worth it though because the end result is I’m home with everybody ninety percent of the time, but there are days I’m completely inaccessible.
9. No matter how much you read before you were an author you will double that, maybe even triple it.
One of the biggest pieces of advice I kept getting when I was writing my first book was to read. Read, read and read some more. Read anything and everything within your genre. I took the advice, and I can say it did make me a better author because of it. I read anything. If goodreads, or amazon pops up and suggests books to me I immediately start adding them to my list to read. If I start a series I finish it. It’s kind of one of my favorite perks of the business. I’m a junkie for a good book.
10. That it will be the most freeing experience of my life.
I saved this one for last because I am so thankful every day that I took that first jump back into writing. I’m a stay at home mom, and have been for three years now. It’s easy to lose yourself in your children and family. Writing, and being an author has freed my mind to places I never dreamed of. I can be at home with my children, but writing about a gunfight at a bar in New Orleans. If I’m stuck in a bad potty training day; no worries I can escape to a cabin back in the woods when two people who are in love finally reconnect. It’s an amazing experience for me, and I’m eternally grateful for it.
I hope you enjoyed my Ten Things I Wish I Had Known, and will consider taking another ride with me and check out my book. The Exchange of Power (Book 1 of Power Series) will be sure to keep you warm underneath the covers during this holiday season!