Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: Katia's Promise by Catherine Lanigan

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Katia's Promise
(Shores of Indian Lake #4)
by Catherine Lanigan
Adult Contemporary Romance
May 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Katia Stanislaus is a top insurance agent in Chicago, but her company is about to fold if she can't pull off a miracle. She convinces her boss to relocate to Indian Lake where she lived as a child and broke the heart of the one man whose account would be enough to save her job and her company. The only problem is that Austin McCreary has been a near recluse since the day Katia left him. Austin won't take her calls and appears set on revenge for the pain Katia has caused him. Just seeing Austin, catapaults Katia back to the time when she was 16 and so very much in love. But it was just a teenage crush, wasn't it?
  


Excerpt

Austin’s lips were soft when they first met hers. His hands cupped her face and slowly his fingers moved up to her temples, then into her mounds of auburn hair. Her arms were around his neck in a split second, and everything she’d felt for him as at sixteen came whirling back to her with as much force as a tornado.

“Katia,” he whispered. “Tell me again why you came here tonight.”

Katia hesitated. She hadn’t come here for this. She had come here to save her job, but she couldn’t think anymore. All she could do was feel. She’d traveled to another dimension, one they’d inhabited years ago. She and Austin were alone there, and all they knew was love.

She didn’t know how to answer, so she kissed him again. Slowly, he pulled her hands from around his neck and held them each to his lips.

“Why, Katia?” His eyes probed hers so intensely she nearly buckled under their scrutiny.

“I... It was for business. Initially. But...”

Austin grinned wickedly and kissed her forehead, then the tip of her nose and then both her cheeks. “You are so much fun, Katia. That’s one thing I’ve never forgotten.” He pulled her to his chest.

“Really? No one has ever said that. They call me a steamroller at work.”

“Interesting.” He pulled away, but only slightly. “I’ll tell you what. I’ll look over your proposal if you make me a promise.”

She stiffened. It was a reflexive movement, she knew. She didn’t like making promises without knowing the details and conditions up front.

He scrunched his arm around her shoulders. “See that? You distrust me already. If you do that again, I’ll start kissing you, and you will have no defenses against me.”

“That’s pretty arrogant,” she quipped. She wasn’t about to tell him that he was completely accurate. Just like when they were teenagers, the minute his lips touched hers, she was hooked. Not good, Katia. Now he had far too much power over her, and he knew it. First it was her career. Now it was her heart. “So what’s the promise?”

“Tell your boss you have to spend all day with me tomorrow checking out the museum site and going over plans.”

“Okay...”

“If you’re serious about doing business with me, then it’s got to be my way. I know what I need, and I will be getting bids from other companies. If you win the bid, you win fair and square.”

“Fair and square? No kissing?”

He smiled. “You look disappointed. That’s good.”

Katia finally pulled herself together and moved out of his embrace. She picked up her briefcase and took out her proposal, placing it on the end table. She smiled and offered her hand. “If I win your account, believe me, it will be all fair and all square. And no, Austin, I’m not in the slightest disappointed.”

He shook her hand. “We’ll see about that.

Other Books in the Series

Love Shadow (The Shores of Indian Lakes)  A Fine Year for Love  (Shores of Indian Lake #3)

Links for Love Shadows
(Shores of Indian Lake #1)

  

Links for Heart's Desire
(Shores of Indian Lake #2)

  

Links for A Fine Year for Love
(Shores of Indian Lake #3)

  

About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of over thirty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, “Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart”, Chocolate for a Woman’s Spirit”. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over a dozen languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available on audio-cassette, CD and on electronic format. A prolific writer, she is always writing wonderful stories. She has several titles only available in ebook format on Amazon.com Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine for December, 2002, and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference. In March, 2006 Divine Nudges: Tales of Angelic Intervention and the second in Lanigan’s Angel Watch series of books, was published by HCI, the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher.


Tour Schedule

April 19th - Launch
April 20th - Coffee Books & Art
April 21st - Deal Sharing Aunt
April 22nd - The Written Adventure
April 28th - Mel's Shelves
May 1st - Grand Finale

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4 comments

  1. Great excerpt! Looks like an interesting story.

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  2. Vivian Vereeke4/29/15, 5:45 PM

    The cover looks nice. The description and excerpt sound really good. I'm going to add it to my TBR list.

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  3. I'm looking forward to this one!

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  4. I hope you really enjoy it when you get a chance to read it!

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