Blog by VONNIE DAVIS -- International, Award-Winning Romance Author: Adventurous...Humorous...Amorous.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Crisis of Identity by Denise Moncrief

I have Denise Moncrief as a guest today. I'm part of her Blog Hop to promote her recent romantic suspense release--Crisis of Identity. 

Denise wrote her first story when she was in high school—seventeen hand-written pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last romance novel she read. She earned a degree in accounting, giving her some nice skills to earn a little money, but her passion has always been writing. She has written numerous short stories and more than a few full-length novels. Her favorite pastimes when she’s not writing are spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and scrapbooking. She lives in Louisiana with her husband, two children, and one very chubby dog.

To learn more about Denise's blog tour and see the list of participants, click on this link:


Tess Copeland is an operator. Her motto? Necessity is the mother of a good a con. When Hurricane Irving slams into the Texas Gulf coast, Tess seizes the opportunity to escape her past by hijacking a dead woman’s life, but Shelby Coleman’s was the wrong identity to steal. And the cop that trails her? He’s a U.S. Marshall with the Fugitive Task Force for the northern district of Illinois. Tess left Chicago because the criminal justice system gave her no choice. Now she’s on the run from ghosts of misdeeds past—both hers and Shelby’s.
Enter Trevor Smith, a pseudo-cowboy from Houston, Texas, with good looks, a quick tongue, and testosterone poisoning. Will Tess succumb to his questionable charms and become his damsel in distress? She doesn’t have to faint at his feet—she’s capable of handling just about anything. But will she choose to let Trevor be the man? When Tess kidnaps her niece, her life changes. She must make some hard decisions. Does she trust the lawman that promises her redemption, or does she trust the cowboy that promises her nothing but himself?
Denise is sharing a different excerpt from Crisis of Identity at each blog stop. To read every excerpt, go to this link for the list and URL's of each blog.
Today's excerpt ~

“Certain death. How do you interpret that? I think it means, ‘I stay. I die.’ Must not have sunk in until it was too late.” His sarcastic attitude unsettled me, made me want to defend the dead.

“They’ve been warned before and nothing happened.” When the locals ordered an evacuation two years before, it proved to be a false alarm. The residents of the Texas Gulf coast weren’t so easy to convince this time. It seemed no one learned a lesson from Hurricane Katrina. “And…we’re not dead.” Our eyes locked.

Someone’s presence warmed my back. The site supervisor stood over my shoulder and repeated his prerecorded rant for the millionth time. “Mandatory is mandatory. The dead ignored the warning to their own peril. If they wanted to stay put, the least they could do is write their soc number on their arms...just like they were told to do. How many times did the news people make that announcement? Write your number on your arm if you plan to stay. How hard is that?”

I shifted away from him. I didn’t dare write my number on my arm.

“Suppose the two of you take a few. You look wasted, and these guys…” He waved his hand toward the gym. “Aren’t going anywhere.”
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During the tour Denise will be giving away two autographed print copies of Crisis of Identity. Please visit each stop on the tour and sign up for the giveaway using the rafflecopter. The giveaway ends at 11:59 CST on February 16, 2013. Two winners will be chosen on February 17, 2013" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Anonymous said...

I'm all about winning a copy! I plan on having time to read in the next few months, finally!!! Love the history on what authors do during their days :-)

Nancy Jardine said...

What a choice! I'm sure she chooses well, though. Best wishes with the tour.

Niecey Roy - Romance Author said...

I'm curious, Denise, do you still crunch numbers during the day? I have a sister in law who is an accountant and this time of year she is crazy busy and stressed, eeekkk!!!

Sandra Dailey said...

This story sounds exciting and the cover is beautiful. Good luck and keep them coming.

Calisa Rhose said...

Congrats, Denise. I wish you the best success! Your new book sounds intriguing.

Mackenzie Crowne said...

Love that cover, Denise, and it makes a great blog button too. ;-)

Rachelle Ayala said...

Love that description "Testosterone poisoning" for the hero.

I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!

Denise Moncrief said...

Vonnie, thanks for hosting a day of my tour! Denise

Shannon Bereza said...

I am loving this book tour. The fact that I get a difference excerpt for each stop is getting me more and more excited. I'm late to the party of course because I hadn't checked through my emails but I'm trying to catch up now. And it's kind of nice reading all the posts consecutively without having to wait until the next day. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise Moncrief said...

Thank you everyone who commented and participated in the blog tour hop.

Niecey--Yes, I still crunch numbers, but I don't do taxes, so the pressure is not as much this time of year.

Shannon--thanks for playing catch up. I'm glad you enjoyed following the excerpts through all the posts.

Elisha Mullins said...

I would name your blog the dreamland! While Santa knocks at our door just once top wedding dresses per year, you blog is open the whole prom dresses online, business suits year – wow!