Sunday, January 5, 2014

Giveaway and a Book Excerpt from The Nun and the Narc

Giveaway and a Book Excerpt from The Nun and the Narc

The Nun and the Narc is now available in print!

The Nun and the Narc, by Catherine Castle, is a fast-paced, out-of-the-box inspirational romantic suspense that has been garnering five-star ratings. Readers have called it a can’t-put-it-down, fun read that you won’t want to miss.

Captured by the local Mexican drug lord after she interrupts a drug deal, novice Sister Margaret Mary risks losing her life, her vocation, and her heart when she falls for undercover DEA agent Jed Bond who is imprisoned with her.  Nuns shouldn’t look, talk, act, or kiss like Sister Margaret Mary. Jed knows she’s off limits, but his heart can’t help wanting this woman who’s been promised to God.


Excerpt from The Nun and the Narc:

Jed’s head whipped around just as the car plowed through a market stand of live chickens. Poultry, wooden cages, and feathers scattered over the car. An angry hen dropped through the car’s open sunroof, squawking and flapping in front of Jed, beating his head with its wings.

Margaret reached over, grabbed the bird, and threw it back out the sunroof opening. But it was too late. The car glanced off an adobe wall into a second market stand and careened toward another building. Jed jammed on the brakes. The car spun three hundred and sixty degrees before screeching to a stop.

The impact threw Margaret sideways against the passenger window. She hit her head on the glass, the blow blinding her for a second. Jed’s body slammed into the steering wheel setting off the horn. The wail echoed in Margaret’s head as she struggled to remain conscious. Warmth trickled down the side of her head. Margaret managed to focus her eyes as the noise stopped. Two Jeds leaned toward her, in slow motion. She blinked to clear her vision.

“You all right?” he asked.

“I think so.” Something warm and sticky seeped down her face. She reached up and wiped her temple. “I’m bleeding,” she said as she stared at her fingers. The words sounded slurred. At the sight of the blood on her fingers, her stomach rolled. She swallowed to keep the bile down.

“Listen. It won’t take them long to get here. Let me do the talking.”

“You won’t have to worry about that. I feel really odd.” Margaret lowered her head between her knees. “I think I’m going to faint.”

“It might be a whole lot easier if you do.”

Want to read more? One autographed print copy of The Nun and the Narc will be awarded to a randomly drawn commenter (U.S. commenter only) from this post and the other two posts by Catherine Castle appearing on the 1/5/14 Pavilion Party. Email address must be provided in order to be eligible to enter the drawing. Thanks for stopping by today and good luck.

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Catherine Lee said...

I hope she's not too injured!
capefearlibn at gmail dot com

Catherine Castle said...

Only a bit, else there'd be no story. :-)

E.L. F. said...

Wow, such (lack of) sympathy, lol. Looks like a complicated relationship! Thanks for sharing.

Karen H in NC said...

What a great plot idea! I'll bet you had fun writing this story too. How to bring a nun down, with grace and finesse! You're a new-to-me author and your book sounds great!

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Catherine Castle said...

That's the thing about writing, E.L.F., we have to put our characters in peril in order to make the story interesting. I love what the creator of Downton Abbey said in a recent interview ... no character on the show is exempt from getting hurt or bumped off. Of course, it's a bit different with a novel. You don't usually want to kill off the hero or heroine. And Jed and Maggie's relationship is very complicated.

Catherine Castle said...

Karen, I did have a lot of fun writing The Nun and the Narc, but it has a serious side, too. Sister Margaret and Jed both struggle with their feelings for each other. As for bringing Sister Margaret down ... there is more that one way to serve God.

Catherine Castle said...

The winner of autographed print copy The Nun and the Narc is Catherine/Cathy Lee. Thanks to everyone who came by and commented. It was great getting to chat with everyone.