Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wanted: New home for neglected middle child


I’ve got a new release next month, Bring Him Home. It’s the third in a series based around four Special Forces heroes which began with Here Comes The Groom and Stand-In Wife.
I’d love to tell you about it, but to do that I’d have to drag myself away from book four, which I’m currently writing. 
It’s not that I don’t treasure my new release, I do. I think it’s one of my best. Only this ‘new baby’ is keeping me up at nights and stealing all the attention away from its older sibling. 
Bring Him Home  will have to take its place in the world without ‘mommy’ hovering, telling it to stand up straight, look people in the eye and for God’s sake, try and create a good first impression.  Hopefully, I’ve invested enough love, sweat and tears for it to do that alone. 
If you’d like to read an excerpt, click hereMake a comment and go into a draw to adopt this poor, neglected child.
Meanwhile I’m rolling up my sleeves and getting back to rearing the wayward youngest.

Bring Him Home
Former soldier Nathan Wyatt had no choice but to leave his army buddy to die, a secret that's still tearing him apart.
  Two years on, he's in Hollywood prostituting his war medal for work as a bodyguard to the stars when his best friend's widow drags him home to fulfil his neglected responsibilities to her family trust.
  When he discovers Claire can't forgive her late husband for breaking a crucial promise, Nate sees his path to salvation. He'll be his buddy's advocate, secure Steve's place in his wife's memory.
  The last thing he intends is to find himself in a love triangle with his dead best friend.
  Will admitting the truth - all of it - set him free, or alienate the woman he's come to passionately love?





22 comments:

Laura Russell said...
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Laura Russell said...

Hi Karina,
Oh no! My computer is acting up. Wanted to post because as a middle child myself your header caught my eye. For the longest time, I saved a newspaper headline - "Middle children: as they grow scarce, society will miss them."
But for writers, with so many series, I guess those middles are not endangered, just neglected. So I'd love to welcome #3 to my home. :)

marybelle said...

Good luck with your writing of book four. I'd be very happy to adopt your 'neglected middle child'.

Karina Bliss said...

Great, Laura. I'm the oldest myself but a champion of the middle child - in our family of five sisters, she describes herself as the 'quiet one'.
Which means she gets away with stuff :)

Marybelle, thanks for your good wishes for my troublesome number four.

Anonymous said...

If you haven't read this book - YOU MUST!! I laughed and teared up at one point.

MarcieR

Rogenna Brewer said...

Can't wait to read it, Karina!

liztalley said...

Sounds wonderful, Karina. And this book has an older child who is supposed to do it's job and forge the path for its siblings. So don't sweat it. Your books do their own talking and, therefore, we should have no middle child syndrome.

Kathy Altman said...

Ooh, I loved the excerpt, Karina! The blurb is enticing enough, but the excerpt definitely got me invested. I can't wait to read Nate's story! Best wishes corraling the youngest--and like Liz wrote, I don't think you need to worry about Nate--he can take care of himself. :-)

Mary Brady said...

The book sounds like a great read AND most middle children are wonderful--just ask me!

Good luck on book four!

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

I only have 1 daughter who is 13. I will adopt him. Then he would not be a middle child

Love your book!

Karina Bliss said...

Thanks, Marcie, so pleased you enjoyed it!

Rogenna, no one writes military like you do.

Liz, Interesting isn't it. Like kids every book poses unique challenges!

Kathy, Yes, Nate's a tough nut to crack. At least until Claire the heroine gets hold of him.

Mary...wait, middle children are s'posed to be modest and unassuming!

Tammy, ideal. He can be the spoilt youngest. Promise he's well behaved.

alinaduffer said...

Hi Karina! The new book sounds wonderful and I can't wait to read it!

Have a wonderful day!

Kaelee said...

I'm a middle child and so far on my side of the family there are quite a few middle children. My husband's side tend to stop at two kids.

Love the blurb.

Karina Bliss said...

Hi Alina, a wonderful day to you too.

Kaelee, now I'm wondering which one qualifies as the middle child in a family of four. Both 2 and 3?

Snookie said...

Wrote a comment and google decided to lose it... anyway, I think all between the oldest and youngest are middle children. In my family there were 4 middle children. Going to go find your book as an ebook :)

Karina Bliss said...

Thanks for the clarification, Snookie. Wonder if there's a pecking order amongst the middlers. Oldest middle, youngest middle. I get very silly after a long day at the computer.

Toni Kenyon said...

Karina,
I'm sure Nate will be great! Slap me now, a poet I'm not! I can't wait for your next book. Do you think you could write them faster for your devoted fans?

I'm the eldest of two. My younger brother stole all the limelight...

Toni

Karina Bliss said...

Toni, I liked your rhyme. Steal that limelight back.

linda s said...

Poor baby. So young to be abandoned. I'll just have to adopt him and give him a home with the others in your series.

Karina Bliss said...

I know, Linda S! I'm a terrible mother.

Maria Mohan said...

I'm sure when the release time comes you'll be there for this book. Besides your WIP could be well in control by then.

Best of luck with the new release.

Karina Bliss said...

Thanks, Maria, I hope so too.

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