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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blog Tour: A Burning Truth by Joyce Proell (Guest Post + Giveaway)

Joyce is giving away a $10 Amazon GC via the Rafflecopter below

About the book:
There’s no shortage of deadly deeds in 1881 Chicago as school administrator Cady Delafield and entrepreneur Doyle Flanagan plan their wedding. When one of Doyle’s workers is brutally killed he must use his considerable power to stop a mysterious enemy bent on destroying his reputation and business empire. But as Cady and Doyle struggle to keep their marriage on track, the murder victims might not be the only casualties. 



Joyce introducing the characters:
Hi. Thanks for joining me today. I’m so excited to be here to celebrate the release of A Burning Truth. I want to share with you some things about Cady and Doyle, whose love and exploits are featured in the ‘Truth’ series.

Meet Hero Doyle Flanagan ~

Cady’s first impression of Doyle: (Taken from A Deadly Truth)
“What are you doing here?”
She yelped and spun toward the blaring voice, heart pounding in her throat. A glowering man filled the doorway. Danger clung to him as tangible as the fur collared overcoat draped over his shoulders.
“I…ah…” She swallowed convulsively, her gaze riveted to the frightening man. Whiskers shadowed his strong chin while hair, black as oil, spilled in haphazard strands across his forehead.
“I asked you a question,” he sneered.
“She’s dead,” she whispered.
His blue eyes grew wild. “What?” He exploded into the room.
Cady shrieked and snatched a bronze statue from a nearby end table. “Don’t come any closer!”

Not a favorable first impression. Unfortunately, Doyle’s first glimpse of Cady wasn’t much better:  
To his dismay, the bothersome woman took up residence in his favorite armchair, her back straight as a ruler and her resolve unshakable. Doyle sighed, resigned to the stubborn force in his library. Yet who knew? Perhaps she possessed information which might prove helpful. As it stood, he needed an abundance of help and luck to get him out of this mess. For now he considered her a mere stain among some very dirty laundry.

With such a horrid introduction, things had to get better if we hoped for a future for these two. In no time, Doyle was smitten. More skeptical, it took Cady a day or two longer to succumb to his charms. Here’s how A Burning Truth begins.

3 Things Doyle loves about Cady:
~ quick mind
~ passion
~ compassion for others
3 things Cady loves about Doyle
~ humor
~ integrity

I really like these "3 things" ^_^

April, 1881
 “Why, it’s outrageous!” Cady Delafield said with a laugh.
In the soft glow of the carriage lantern, she glittered in the familiar way which delighted Doyle to his very core. He’d missed seeing her bright smiles and playful attitude absent these past few weeks.
“It’s almost midnight,” she added and crimped her mouth in mock disapproval, but failed to mask her teasing. “Surely, Mr. Flanagan, you aren’t serious about traipsing about in a lumber yard near the docks at this time of night?”
“It’ll only take a minute.” Happiness strummed through his body with each hopeful sign of her recovery from the recent tragic events. She was plucky, determined and stubborn. But the death of three women and seeing a man blow his head off left a person altered. He knew this for a fact. He’d watched the man pull the trigger too.
“Besides.” He dropped a hand over his chest affecting a bit of melodrama. “Aren’t you the least bit curious to see where the master potentate, the supreme leader, the Great Poohbah—”
“Oh, please.” She thrust up a palm forestalling any more joking. “Great Poohbah, indeed!”

He chuckled and angled his long legs on the carriage seat so his knee leaned against hers. It struck him as unbelievable he’d known her only five weeks. Time enough to fall in love and fall he did with both feet crashing through the floor. His familiarity and ease with her made it seem as if they’d been the best of friends since childhood. Soon, when he believed the horrific events were behind them, when she no longer complained of nightmares or jarring flashbacks, when the world was again solid beneath her feet, he’d propose marriage. The notion made him smile.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Joyce grew up in Minnesota and attended college and grad school in Chicago. After working in mental health, she retired at a young age to write full-time. Her first book, Eliza, was published in 2012.  A Burning Truth is the second in the Cady Delafield series. When she isn’t writing mysteries or historical romances, she loves to travel, walk, read, and do crossword puzzles. She and her husband make their home in rural Minnesota in her very own little house on the prairie.

Joyce is giving away a $10 Amazon GC~

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thanks for hosting today. It's a pleasure to share A Burning Truth with your readers.

  2. I really like Joyce's A Deadly Truth. Very much hope to win this one :)

    1. Mai, Glad you like A Deadly Truth and hope you get a chance to read the next installment, A Burning Truth.

  3. congrats to Joyce on the new release! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Congratulations on your new release. Look forward to reading your works.

  5. Joyce, Congrats on your latest!! Looks intense!

  6. Joyce, Congrats on the new release, I hear good things about this. crystalbluern at onlineok dot co

  7. Thank you for the giveaway. Loved the story line.



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