Tuesday, June 18

Book Blast & Giveaway: Fatal Exposure by Gail Barrett

Fatal Exposure

Fatal Exposure
Buried Secrets Trilogy, Book 1
Gail Barrett


Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Harlequin

Date of Publication: June 4th 2013

Number of pages: 288



Available at the following retailers:
Amazon     BN     Sony    Kobo     ARe


Silence is her only protection

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist B. K. ("Brynn") Elliot chronicles Baltimore's grittier side with her lens—a talent cultivated from her years as a teenage runaway. A reclusive figure, Brynn lives under everyone's radar…until a photo from her past plunges her into the crosshairs of powerful enemies.

Detective Parker McCall has devoted fifteen years to trying to solve his brother's murder, and with the release of a photo implicating Brynn as a potential suspect, he feels close to finding justice. Determined to get answers, Parker must ignore the inexplicable attraction he feels for the haunted beauty in the photo. And Brynn must decide if Parker will protect her or betray her in his hunt for a killer.
Excerpt: 
Cold case detective Parker McCall tightened his grip on the newspaper, his gaze riveted on the photo of the woman splashed across the Baltimore Sun’s front page. She could have been any affluent shopper strolling out of the pricey art gallery—her long, glossy hair tumbling over her shoulders, the collar of her woolen coat turned up against the brisk November wind.

Except for her wary eyes.

The eyes of his brother’s murderer.

The eyes that had eluded him for fifteen years.

He lowered the newspaper to his cluttered desk, the laughter and banter of the detectives beyond his cubicle receding to a distant buzz. Then, hardly breathing, he tugged his wallet from the back pocket of his jeans. Working as carefully as a scientist handling nuclear material, he extracted a worn, faded photo and placed it alongside the page.

For several excruciating seconds his gaze lingered on the image of his younger brother, his heart making its usual lurch of guilt and remorse. Sixteen years old, his cheeks badly hollowed, his body wasted by his addictions, Tommy leaned against a graffiti-sprayed wall near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, one emaciated arm slung over the waiflike girl at his side.

The girl Parker had failed to find.

Until now.

He shifted his scrutiny to the girl, taking in her sparrow-thin legs, the baggy sweatshirt dwarfing her scrawny frame, her unruly mop of auburn curls. Then he homed in on her eyes—bleak, world-weary eyes aged far beyond her years.

He sliced his gaze back to the woman in the newspaper. She was still petite, still thin and older than the adolescent slouching against the wall beside his brother, but he’d stake his life they were the same.
Giveaway: 

Gail will be awarding a $25 Amazon / BN (or other bookstore of the winner's choice) GC to one randomly drawn commenter during this tour and her other Book Blast on June 21st.

So follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.


Book Tour Info: 
Don't forget to check out the other stops on the Book Tour:

June 18th:

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Whit's Book World
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Bunny's Review
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Sexy Adventures, Passionate Tales
Reviews by Crystal
The Reading Addict
A Writer's Life
Reading In Twilight
Book Reviews and Peeks
Sarah Ballance
Just Trying to Let it Be
Book 'Em North Carolina
The Write to Read

June 21st:

Wicked Readings by Tawania
Storm Goddess Book Reviews and More
Full Moon Dreaming
Simply Ali
Samantha Holt
Renee Luke
Lindsay's Scribblings
Nickie's Views and Interviews
Chris Redding Author
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Author Jinni James
Deb Deb Reviews
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Sun Mountain Reviews
The SkylarVerse
Dawn's Reading Nook Blog
The Darker Side of Romance
Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Long and Short Reviews
Straight from the Library
It's Raining Books

Author Bio:

A former RITA® and Daphne finalist, Gail Barrett has received the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the Holt Medallion, the Booksellers Best, The National Readers’ Choice Award, and numerous other awards. She lives with her husband in Western Maryland. Readers can contact her through her website: www.gailbarrett.com.

To connect with the author online:

Website      Facebook      Twitter      Goodreads

7 comments:

  1. Gail stopped by earlier, but wasn't able to comment. Please know she's grateful for your hosting her!

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  2. Wow, what a chance occurrence that Parker notices her in a photo 15 years later. So intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway!


    falses1gns(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Well when you become obsessed with something, you tend to be hyper aware of anything related to your obsession. I can't wait to see what happens when he can let that obsession go.


    Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. THANKS FOR THE EXCERPT AND THE GIVEAWAY! GOOD LUCK WITH THE BOOK! calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  5. Glad you enjoyed.


    Thanks for stopping by.

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