Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SECRETS OF AN AZTEC TEMPLE Excerpt Tour

A Warm "Howdy" to Author Paty Jager
 
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.
 
 

 
 
The Blurb...
 
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.
 
 
 
Now for a taste...
 
                                                                                  
Isabella looked up and nearly choked.
 
Felix’s “cousin” was the man who tried to steal her energy bar earlier in the day. Recognition flit across his face as she stood and walked to the desk.
 
What to do? The clerk had offered his cousin’s services with good faith. The cousin had come through from the look of the bag dangling from his hand.
 
She reached for the bag, took it, and considered the contents while trying to decide how to handle the predicament.
 
The young man shuffled his feet as Felix’s expression changed from eager to please to staring hard at his cousin.

“Alphonso, have you and this lady met before?” Felix asked in Spanish, his voice dropping an octave and accusing.

They carried on a short exchange, obviously, believing she couldn’t understand them. But she knew enough of the language to understand Alphonso was letting the family down by hanging out with the Bohu gang. It sounded like the other person who had been with Alphonso had put him up to trying to take her money, only with all the pockets on her vest, he’d gone for the one that looked like it might hold a wallet.

She cleared her throat and both men looked at her as if she’d committed a cardinal sin.

“I hate to interrupt this family discussion but how much do I owe you for the food?” The Velcro on the inside right pocket ripped as she pulled out a handful of coins.
 
 Prize Giveaway
 
 
Paty will be awarding a $5 Amazon egift 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.

 
 
 Where in the world is Paty?
 
 
 
 

29 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Andra Lyn said...

Isabella seems to be an interesting character...I'd like to learn more about her :)

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Paty Jager said...

Christy, Thank you for having me here today!

Andra Lyn, Isabella is interesting. At least I think so and enjoy writing her stories. This scene kind of brings you in in the middle of several things that have happened. I wanted to give more but the tour only allowed for so many words. The young man(clerk's cousin) who brought her the food, is a pickpocket who tried to steal her wallet and because of her vest with so many pockets took an energy bar rather than a wallet. She confronted him and he fled through the crowd. Now she is face to face with him and has to figure out how to proceed.

Ingeborg said...

Another great excerpt, I can't wait to read the book.

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Christy McKee said...

Welcome Paty. So nice to have you with us today. The excerpt certainly sparks my interest!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Lyra L7 said...

It could get ugly, if the tiefs family gets involved and is on his side.

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Paty Jager said...

Hi Ingeborg. I'm glad the excerpts are making you interested in the book.

Thanks, Christy.

You're welcome, Hense.

Isabella is getting deeper and deeper into trouble.Thanks for stopping in Lyra.

MomJane said...

It would appear there is going to be alot of conflict, twists and turns in this story. Along with a lot of fun.

Chelsea B. said...

Great excerpt! I'm getting more and more intrigued!

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Gala said...

Isabella is quite an interesting character, I love reading more about her.


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Lydia Klein said...

Another great excerpt, thank you for sharing!

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Anas said...

Do you have an author that you admire?

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emmarocks said...

Interesting excerpt, thank you for sharing it.

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Catherine Lee said...

What is Isabella going to do? I guess she's not going to say anything.
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Paty Jager said...

MomJane, I try to keep things lively. There are twists and turns coming...

I'm glad you're getting intrigued,Chelsea!

Gala, I have had a lot of fun writing Isabella.

Lydia, thank you for stopping in!

Anas, there are many authors that I admire. Way too many to put them all here. Any author who can bring a character to life on the pages and make me wish the story hadn't ended is one I admire.

Emmarocks, I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

Catherine, It does make one wonder doesn't it?

Thank you all for stopping in.

Mary Preston said...

Another fabulous excerpt thank you.

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Ami said...

Fabulous excerpt, thank you for sharing.

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Paty Jager said...

Hi Mary, Thank you!

Ami, Glad you liked it.

Emiliana25 said...

Will your next book be set in Mexico as well?

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Paty Jager said...

Hi Emiliana. No, the next book will be in the United States along the Mexico border.

Lena said...

Will the next book have a drug lord again?

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Ellie said...

I'm glad the characters are quite spirited, never a boring moment.

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romance19reader said...

I like getting all this small glimpses into the story.

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Jibriel said...

Love the excerpts, it's nice to read more about Isabella and Tino.

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Fehu said...

Hm, yes I agree with you on authors, I have a lot that I like, though of course there are some that are auto-buy and they are a selected few, classics not included(I'm a big fan of classical literatur)

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Paty Jager said...

Hi Lena, No, the next book has to do with human trafficking.

Ellie, That's what makes writing the books so fun!

Thank you Romance Reader. I think it's good way to show the characters and the story pacing.

Thank you, Jibriel. I'm glad you like Tino and Isabella.

Fehu, I think liking many authors and genres makes for more reading pleasure, kind of like eating at a buffet where you can choose many different foods.

Lana A said...

Human trafficking? Well I imagine Tino will be even more stressed :)

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Paty Jager said...

LOL, Lana, I'm sure he will be!

The $5 egift card winner for this stop is: Mary PReston. Mary, I'm out of town with a miserable internet connection and will send it to you the middle of next week. Thank you all for hanging with me on my tour!

Tomorrow Goddess Fish will announce the $25 winner!