~PERPETUAL QUEST for the PERFECT LIFE~ by Michelle Pace and Tammy Coons Blog Tour Stop

We are today’s stop on the Perpetual Quest for the Perfect Life Blog Tour. If you read Fury, then you know that authors Michelle Pace and Tammy Coons can write a fab story. Perpetual Quest is no exception. Check out some info on the book!!! Also enter yourself into the giveaway!

questjacketBlurb: Tourists flock to Jefferson Point for the antique shops and riverboat tours. Everyone knows everyone and secrets are impossible to keep. Or so it seems…

Dr. Ryan Harper’s brutal slaying stuns the picturesque river town. High school football star, Prom King, and on his way to finishing his residency, Ryan was their golden child. 

After a two-year struggle to care for thei…moreTourists flock to Jefferson Point for the antique shops and riverboat tours. Everyone knows everyone and secrets are impossible to keep. Or so it seems…

Dr. Ryan Harper’s brutal slaying stuns the picturesque river town. High school football star, Prom King, and on his way to finishing his residency, Ryan was their golden child. 

After a two-year struggle to care for their young son alone, his widow, Nicole, reluctantly returns to Jefferson Point. Her homecoming reopens old wounds, as Ryan’s family and friends struggle to adapt to life without his dynamic presence.

The last person Nicole expects to reconnect with is Aaron Foster, Ryan’s best man and reluctant keeper of his secrets.

With opinions circulating on Nicole’s post-Ryan existence, she must maneuver the rapids of past loves, new expectations, and haunting dreams of her fallen husband.

The Perpetual Quest for the Perfect Life is a frank story of questionable decisions, small town politics, and love after loss.

Excerpt:  

“There you are.” He gave her a lopsided grin and advanced toward her. Her head was still spinning from the scene she’d just witnessed and the hours of drinking on a mostly empty stomach.

“Jason…” Tired of his crap, Nicole backed away. She stopped as she ran into something. Looking over her shoulder, she realized she’d backed up to a tree trunk. Further retreat wasn’t an option.

“Alone at last,” Jason slurred. The day of steady liquor consumption was finally catching up to him. She suspected he’d had a couple more shots since she’d left the barn.

“Look. Avery’s not here to watch you hit on me. What do you say we go have some barbeque?” She reached for his arm and he pulled it away, placing it on the tree trunk for support.

“And miss my chance to finally get you alone? No way.” Suddenly on high alert, Nic hadn’t expected Jason to actually attempt to seduce her. She’d assumed he’d been caught up in the game, trying to piss Avery off. He pressed his body against hers and she winced at the rough, prickly surface of the tree trunk through her clothes. His face was an inch from hers and she smelled the stench of whiskey on his breath. She considered his aggressiveness from their school days, and something Avery had once told her after she ended their engagement: Jason could be a dangerous drunk.

She opened her mouth to talk him down, and as she stumbled for what to say, he brought his lips down hard on hers. She felt teeth scrape her lip and she could taste her own blood. Panic gripped her and she struggled to push him away, but Jason had always been remarkably strong. He had one hand in her hair and the other fondled her breast. She tried to push him off several times, but it just seemed to get him more aroused. Finally, in desperation, she bit his tongue. He winced and yanked his face away from hers.

“Stop it, Jason! Get off of me.”

“Now you’re gonna play hard to get? Come on, Nic. I remember how much you like this.” The mouth was on her neck and his hand gripped her hair tighter, as his other hand moved past the button of her jeans.

“No, Jason! I said no.” Nicole’s voice was harsh as she batted at his hand. In response, he pulled her hair roughly, bringing tears of pain to her eyes. She cried out and his gaze went from her zipper back to her eyes. His grip on her softened and his eyes looked almost tender.

“Hey … it’s okay to be nervous.” He stroked her cheek. “It’s probably been a long time for you … I’ll try to be more gentle.”

At that instant, she saw movement in her peripheral vision, as something large sent Jason sprawling to the ground, taking several pieces of her hair with him. Nicole blinked in pain and shock to see Aaron looming over him, his hackles up, ready to fly into a rage.

“She said no.” Aaron’s voice was quiet, with a scary quality. Nicole knew that voice and that stance. Aaron was in full battle mode, and if she didn’t intercede, he would pummel Jason to a bloody pulp.

“Come on, Aaron. Let’s go back inside.” Nicole’s voice was forcibly calm, as if talking to a wild animal. Jason was on his feet and glaring at Aaron; they were squaring off.

 

michelleandtammyAuthor Bio: Tammy Coons is the youngest of 7 children and lives in Illinois with her husband, Casey and three children Skyler, Sawyer and Savana. Tammy graduated from Scott Community College in 2010 and holds a diploma in Health Information Technology. In order to pass time while seeking employment in 2010 she decided to update Fury, one of the many stories she and Michelle have written together in the past 20 years.

Michelle Pace is a RN living in Texas with her husband, Les. She has two daughters, Holly and Bridgette, and one son, Kai. A singer and actress in her youth, Michelle has always enjoyed entertaining people and is excited to continue to do so as a writer.

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Amazon: Download Perpetual Quest to your Kindle now!

GIVEAWAY!!!

Grandprize- 1 Winner $200 amazon giftcard. Signed copy of Quest. Gift-basket of book-related goodies.

Click here to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway!!!

E-book copy giveaway!  Leave a comment and be entered to receive an e-copy of The Perpetual Quest

*review for The Perpetual Quest to be posted shortly*

 

11 comments

  1. serenak22 says:

    Thank you for the Giveaway. This book looks so good!

  2. Meghan Mack says:

    This book looks great! It is definately on my TBR list. I also love your blog. I live in Seattle, so it is all about west coast pride 🙂

  3. Lisa Figliolino says:

    I loved Fury and this looks really good to me. Can’t wait to read it.

  4. Crystal Blais says:

    I am currently reading this book. And I love it so far! Can’t wait to dive in some more tonight!!

  5. SHELLEY S says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE BOOK. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! calicolady60@hotmail.com

  6. Liz Marie says:

    This book sounds great! I’d love to win a copy 🙂

  7. kim says:

    Thank you for the giveaway… added to TBR list.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  9. Elizabeth D says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I am looking forward to reading this book!!!
    Have a great week.

  10. This sounds sooo good! I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! 😉

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