Friday, January 25, 2013

Harbour Falls by S.R. Grey: Guest Post and Excerpt


Alpha-licious Traits of Adam Ward in Harbour Falls


Well, like all alpha males in our favorite stories, Adam is insanely gorgeous…and sexy. Madeleine Fitch—our fearless heroine determined to solve and write a book about the Harbour Falls Mystery—describes him best in the following passage:

 God, the sinful things this man evoked. I needed to get a grip, but no. Unable, or maybe unwilling, to stop myself, I involuntarily licked my lips and allowed my eyes to wander over the unclothed parts of his body—the curve of his biceps, the impressive breadth of his broad shoulders, the expanse of his bare chest. My gaze descended to the perfectly-shaped v of his torso, down to his hips, and just kind of lingered there.

Mmmm…hot, hot, hot. Right?

Our Mr. Ward is quite the flirt, as well. Here’s his response to Maddy after she assesses all of his fine attributes and can’t seem to tear her eyes away from Mr. Hotness:

“Madeleine.” Adam’s voice was low and seductive, served up with a maybe a hint of jest. “If you were looking for that, you should have just rung the doorbell.”

   See what I mean?

Adam is also possessive, and maybe a little dangerous. Like when he shows up unannounced at the cottage Madeleine rents from him…

Was there anything Adam didn’t know about me? Irritated, I hissed, “What are you doing here? I know I locked the doors, so how’d you even get in here?” He held out a keychain with several keys attached. "Madeleine, do you really need to ask?” He jangled the keys softly. “Nothing on this island is off-limits to me.”
And, of course, since Harbour Falls is a mystery, Adam Ward is a very mysterious individual. As Madeleine discovers early on, his life is filled with secrets.

I kept walking, watching my prints appear and disappear, but then Adam halted. To avoid stumbling headfirst into him, I thrust my hand forward, grasping the thermal material of his shirt. His chest flexed beneath my hold as he caught my elbows and steadied me. I met his gaze, and he asked softly, “Ever consider writing a book about the mystery right in front of you?”
  I swallowed hard, all the while wondering if he meant himself…or the Harbour Falls Mystery. Worse yet, was he onto me? Was he trying to get me to fess up? My pulse began to race, and I searched his stormy eyes. I couldn’t tell him the truth. The mystery was too intertwined with his life. Hell, the mystery was his life.

   Gorgeous, sexy, flirtatious… Throw in a little possessiveness, some danger, and loads of mystery, and you have yourself an irresistible alpha male. I hope I’ve piqued your interest enough for you to check out Harbour Falls. Here’s the full summary:


Best-selling author Maddy Fitch, while researching material for a new novel, returns to her hometown of Harbour Falls to investigate an unsolved disappearance that has haunted the tiny Maine coastal town for the past four years. Although the case has gone cold, Maddy soon discovers that the prime suspect, Adam Ward, is hotter than ever.

The sexy, secretive Mr. Ward now makes his home on an isolated island near the coast, so Maddy takes up residence nearby to find out why this enigmatic man lives in such a secluded place. Is it because the missing person at the heart of the case, a young woman, was engaged to Adam at the time of her disappearance? Did the prime suspect perhaps move to escape the town’s scrutiny, or is he hiding something much more sinister?

As Maddy plunges into the case, she and Adam are drawn together. Should she fight her growing attraction to a possibly dangerous man? The mystery deepens, and the list of suspects, people who all had reasons for wanting to see the missing young woman gone, grows. Maddy hopes that by solving the mystery Adam will be proven innocent of any involvement, and they can then move forward with their relationship. But as she uncovers clues that begin to lead suspicion away from Adam, new secrets emerge that leave her questioning everything. Maddy continues to close in on the truth, threatening to blow the lid off the whole mystery. But what she doesn’t realize is that she’s actually caught up in someone’s very dangerous game.

Lies, secrets, deceptions. In Harbour Falls, nothing is ever what it seems. This steamy novel immerses the reader in an intricate storyline that will keep them glued till the very last page.
Romance/Mystery genres. First in a series.


S.R. Grey is the author of Harbour Falls, first in the Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy.

She resides in western Pennsylavania. She has both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris College, as well as an MBA from Duquesne University. And though she enjoys working in sales and consulting, her true passion lies in writing. Other interests include reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams.



Title: Harbour Falls

Series: A Harbour Falls Mystery #1

Author: S.R. Grey

Genre: Romance, Mystery,

Publisher: Self-Published

Format: Ebook | Paperback

Words: 114,000 apx.


Book Description: 

Best-selling author Maddy Fitch, researching material for a new novel, returns to Harbour Falls to investigate a disappearance that has haunted the town for more than four years. Maddy soon discovers that the case may be cold, but the #1 suspect, Adam Ward, certainly is not. Now living on an island off the coast of Maine, Maddy takes up residence near the sexy Mr. Ward's home. As she begins to seek out answers, the mystery deepens, putting Maddy in jeopardy.

Lies, secrets, deceptions. Nothing is what it seems in Harbour Falls.

“W-where am I?” I stammered, glancing around a living room lit only by the warm glow of a crackling fire in a soaring stone fireplace. My feet rested on a Persian rug, pigmented in rich shades of chocolate and claret. I had no doubt it was a genuine.
I looked up, and Adam raised an eyebrow. Pay attention, Maddy. You’re obviously in the house of the person whose property you were trespassing on.  
“I mean,” I hastily corrected, “what happened? How did I end up here?” A chill ran through me as I recalled the calloused hand covering my mouth before everything flashed black.
Adam raked his fingers through his messy hair. There was something insanely sensual about the way his long fingers lingered in the silky, dark strands; the way his eyes, blue but stormy, studied me. “Shouldn’t I be asking you that question, Madeleine?”
As crazy as it was, in that moment, all I could think was: Well, I guess he remembers me from high school.
My fingers absently traced the collar of the blue shirt—his shirt—while I tried to think of a plausible explanation. I glanced over at Adam, his eyes taking in the lazy movement of my hand and then traveling up to my too-thin tank. Unapologetic, he met my gaze, and his mouth turned up into a wickedly suggestive smile. I stilled, suddenly feeling incredibly warm but definitely overexposed. I struggled to arrange the damn blue shirt in such a way as to cover myself, while Adam looked on with amusement.
My mind screamed danger, but my body began to feel alive in a way that had been dormant for far too long. God, the sinful thoughts this man evoked. I needed to get a grip, but no. Unable, or maybe unwilling, to stop myself, I involuntarily licked my lips and allowed my eyes to wander over the unclothed parts of his body—the curves of his biceps, the impressive breadth of his broad shoulders, the expanse of his bare chest. My gaze descended to the perfectly shaped v of his torso, down to his hips, and just kind of lingered there.
Adam cleared his throat. Quickly, I looked away, questioning my sanity. Had I hit my head when I fainted?
“Madeleine.” Adam’s voice was low and seductive, served up with maybe a hint of jest. “If you were looking for that, you should have just rung the doorbell.”  




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