Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TEASER TUESDAY: Scott Springer

Welcome to another installment of TEASER TUESDAY. I'm excited to have the talented Scott Springer here with us today. He'll be sharing an excerpt from his novel, Bound by Blood


“Dear Lord,” he said. “I am your humble servant. You are mighty. Worthy. And you know my needs, Lord. Which are Julia’s needs. Which is that she is safe.” He paused, feeling frustrated. His mother and aunts had taught him to pray, had told him to call out to Him when in need, but also, they had taught him to acknowledge his own blessings and to thank Him for His generosity. He had never paid much attention to the lessons and now he wished he had, because this had to be right. Everything hinged on his ability to pray. Prayer and leaving it up to His mercy were now the only way to save her.
            Rick looked out the window of the truck, saw the empty street, and then closed his eyes. Staring into darkness he continued, “Lord, what I’m trying to say here is that Julia needs Your help. She’s in deep. She needs to do the right thing. And she needs to not get shot. That’s the big thing here, Lord. Please, oh please, don’t let her get shot.”

Rick opened his eyes, looked around. Nothing appeared to have changed. The street was still empty. He drew a slow breath though his nostrils, relishing the moment. The air was thick and rich. Rick thought about what he had just said to God and he decided that, while maybe not eloquently, he had expressed what needed to be told. “Please keep her safe.” He was about to say “Amen” but instead he closed his eyes again.

Julia has accepted the Lord and is busy returning her life to order. She is not ready for love, especially when the new site foreman at work stirs up forgotten feelings. She knows a playboy when she sees one, but to Rick Mercado the attraction between them is surprisingly real. Other girls no longer interest him, and if she wants to play hard to get that's fine with him. Let the games begin!

What he doesn't realize is that her dangerous secret is not a game. Julia's brother has returned from the street, strung out and in trouble with rival gangs. Loyalty to her brother draws Julia deeper into a world of drug deals and thugs. Rick doesn't understand why Julia won't simply go to the cops, especially once the bullets start flying. As Julia slips further into a world of violence, Rick realizes how easily his heart can be broken. His brain says to run, but his heart isn't listening. It may already be too late.

BOUND BY BLOOD. Love and suspense, heartfelt moments and guns a blazing.

What a killer combination!

Scott Springer spent his youth playing pretend and dreaming of being a writer. As an adult he worked as a carpenter before becoming a software developer. Having produced much, his two children remain his proudest accomplishment. His wife led him to the Lord, and he’s glad that she did.

You can find Scott on his website, Twitter, and Goodreads.
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