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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Falling for Sarah

Today's blog features Cate Beauman, author of Falling for Sarah, a novel of romantic suspense. Because she is promoting her work, Cate will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she's found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood's A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee... until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss.

Sarah's world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband's memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won't stop until he has what he prizes most.


Her eyes flew open, staring into his. “You startled me.” A smile played across her lips and faded. “What’s wrong?” She sat up straighter, breaking Kylee’s latch with her finger.

He tightened his grip on her hand, willing her to take all the strength he could give. “Sarah, there are some men waiting for you in the living room. They’re Marines.”

Her fingers clutched his before they went lax and the bright, bold blue of her eyes dimmed. “Okay,” she said dully. She stood, covering her breast and pulled Kylee close, automatically burping her.

He draped his arm around her shoulders, walking with her and the baby to the living room.

The men stood as they entered, and the officer stepped forward. “Mrs. Johnson, I’m Commander Michael Driggs. I’m here to regretfully inform you that your husband, Gunnery Sergeant Jake Johnson, was killed in action today at six thirty-four p.m., Afghanistan time. The United States Marine Corps is truly sorry for your loss and is proud of the service your husband provided our country.”

Sarah stared at the commander for several seconds before she slowly sat down on the couch.

Ethan sat beside her.

“Jake’s gone?” she asked, her voice barely a whisper. “He can’t be. He hasn’t held Kylee yet. He’s coming home in twenty-nine days to hold Kylee. He watched me give birth yesterday. He said he was coming home in four weeks.”

As Sarah’s face paled, Ethan swore he heard her heart shatter. In an instant, her bubbly vibrancy had been replaced with fragility, and he was afraid that if he touched her, she would break into a million pieces. He glanced at the man who now sat on the other side of Sarah. “Sir, Gunnery Sergeant Hunter Phillips is in Jake’s company. Is there any word on his welfare? He and Jake are—” He closed his eyes on a fresh wave of pain. “—were my childhood friends. Hunter is also very close to Sarah.”

Author bio and links

International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.

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