Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Virtual excerpt tour stop for Secrets of an Aztec Temple by Paty Jager

Today is a virtual book excerpt tour stop for Paty Jager's novel Secrets of an Aztec Temple.

Paty will be awarding a $5 Amazon e-gift card at each blog for every twenty people who leave a comment and a $25 Amazon card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 

We need 20 people to comment today to increase the chances of one of you winning a $5 Amazon gift card! And anyone who comments (and leaves an e-mail address so they can be contacted) has a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. And if you want to increase your chances of winning, visit other tour stops and comment there.

Award winning author Paty Jager is a member of national and local writing organizations. She not only writes the western lifestyle she lives it. With thirteen books and a short story published, she is venturing into the new world of self-publishing ebooks. Her contemporary Western, Perfectly Good Nanny won the 2008 Eppie for Best Contemporary Romance, Spirit of the Mountain, a historical paranormal set among the Nez Perce, placed 1st in the paranormal category of the Lories Best Published Book Contest, and Spirit of the Lake was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

Blurb from Secrets of an Aztec Temple:
Revenge is not always sweet…

Isabella Mumphrey can’t leave a puzzle alone. This time she attempts to use her anthropology knowledge to uncover who is stealing priceless artifacts from an Aztec Temple in Mexico City. The discovery will certainly prove her worth to the World Intelligence Agency. 

Tino Costantine is in Mexico City, too. He has infiltrated a drug lord’s organization to find enough evidence to not only prove the man’s illegal activities, but to bring him down for numerous deaths. Namely those of Tino’s family.

But when the love of his life, Isabella, strolls into his enemy’s home, Tino’s challenged by the choice of saving her or fulfilling his revenge.

Excerpt from Secrets of an Aztec Temple:
Garza watched her intently and steepled his fingers under his chin. “I was thinking you could move into my house, keep my wife company, and show her how to catalog my discoveries.”
Trepidation trickled down her spine and her stomach lurched. There was no way she’d become locked in the house of a drug dealer.
“I’m here on a grant. I can’t squander my time by working only for you. I’ll come over around noon and will work with your wife, but I’ll not stay in your home.” Her voice remained calm and firm.
His pleasant demeanor started to darken.
“I think that is a very workable situation, Paolo. I know Dr. Mumphrey is on a deadline for her paper, and I am sure you would not want her to lose her funding.”
“I can pay you three times as much as your government is willing to pay you.” Garza shifted in his chair, giving her his full-on glare.
“That may be so, but I still have many years I want to work for the university and if I take money from you and not write my paper, I’ll lose my tenure. I’ve worked too hard and sacrificed too much to allow greed to shove me into anonymity in anthropology circles.” Isabella glared back at him. As much as he scared her, she would not get herself locked up in his compound nor compromise a career she’d set her sights on at seven years of age.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Andra Lyn said...

Thanks for sharing the blurb and excerpt! This book looks intense and awesome :)

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Rita Wray said...

Great excerpt, thank you. I'm looking forward to reading the book.


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Lyra L7 said...

She knew what she wanted to be at 7??? Wow!!!

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MomJane said...

Another great excerpt. This story really sounds excifing

MomJane said...

Another great excerpt. This story really sounds excifing

Chelsea B. said...

Ohhh Intense! I am so looking forward to this novel!


Gala said...

Very intense, she does have a talent for getting in such situations.


Unknown said...

Another great excerpt, thank you for sharing!


Anas said...

I hope she will be able to get rid of him.

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emmarocks said...

What is your favorite scene in your book?

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Catherine Lee said...

Is that your horse that you're standing next to in the picture? How beautiful!
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Mary Preston said...

A gripping excerpt thank you!! Tense!!


Ami said...

I like an interesting love story and strong characters.

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Emiliana25 said...

When do you usually write?


Lena said...

Isabella has a lot of excitment, the one time I was on an archaelogy trip, it was pretty tame and mostly broring. :)

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Ellie said...

Intense excerpt, very nice.

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Anzu said...

Nice one again!


romance19reader said...

I’m looking forward to read more!


Jibriel said...

Great excerpt!

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Fehu said...

Certainly sounds like a good read to me, since the excerpt only ofer a small piece of the story.