Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Giveaway & Review: Catching Meara by Christine Young

Meara Thorton was a feisty, world class computer hacker—cornered by the FBI and shockingly given the chance to be their newly acquired technical analyst.  Brilliant and intuitive, yet aching with the loss of everyone she has cared about, her restless heart led her to discover a love she fought and a world she didn't know could possibly exist. Jace McKenna was an enigma, a loner, impossibly handsome, sincere and committed. The Apache shapeshifter blood running through his veins burned hotter than the blistering Sierra Madre sun. Jace knew the moment he caught Meara's scent she was his for eternity. 

Meara had been seconds from revelation, mere seconds. Now quivering with terror, she huddled in the corner of her electrified office while lights flashed and popped all around her, knowing there was no where to run. Monitors flashed and burst, exploding and sending shards of liquid fire into the air. A cop entered the small room, his arms stretched forward, gun in both hands and a flashlight on top of his gun.
Three more cops followed behind. No, they were government agents. The logo printed in white across their chest announced their profession.
Bright lights swept the room in a slow steady arc, searching for her. Finally resting on her face, she shielded her eyes. Smoke from the crucified computers filled the cubicle, making the agents choke. Sweat from fear beaded on her forehead, and her heart lurched to her throat. She closed her hands over her heart as if she could slow the furious beating.
"Hewitt, check this out. There might be more than this one. Barrister go search through the other rooms."
"Right, McKenna."
"My name is Jace McKenna," the man said as he approached cautiously, kicking debris from under foot until he stood above her. "Put your hands in the air."

His voice held so much authority and sounded so calm. For a moment she thought he meant to reassure then she remembered she was his prisoner. Well, she would be as soon as she complied with his demands.

Jace, appeared dark, dangerous, handsome and tall, she noted at first. Very tall, which was hard to miss, since she was skinny and short. His eyes were an amber color with a hint of green. He towered over her. Beneath the deceiving bulkiness of his bulletproof vest, she observed next, his shoulders were very broad, and though his hips were lean, his thighs, tightly hugged by his jeans, were muscled and powerful.
His hair was blacker than the midnight sky, nearly indigo with its sheen, his amber eyes were cast into a rugged face that appeared naturally tanned. He was probably somewhere in his late twenties or early thirties. He seemed fierce, alive with a striking tension and a volatile energy that seemed to exude from him.
Shaking, sweat dripping down her face, Meara slowly raised her trembling arms. "D-don't shoot--me, please" She heard the pathetic whimper in her voice as she blinked the stinging sweat from her eyes where it melded with her mascara. Her heart pounded so hard against her chest she was sure it would burst through her ribs.
"Stand up, slowly."

Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master's degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota's Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children.  Christine's newest venture is the creation of Rogue Phoenix Press. Christine is the founder, editor and co-owner with her husband. They live in Salem, Oregon.
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Christine will be awarding a $15.00 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


  1. that book looks really good I can't wait to read it....just reading that part of it made my heart race!

  2. Wow such an electric excerpt! (Pardon my puns :P) This book sounds fabulous!

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  3. That is a great excerpt. I wonder if that is the VERY beginning?


  4. I love a good shifter story!

    lyra.lucky7 AT gmail DOT com

  5. Thank you for hosting Catching Meara today. And thanks for the great comments. This excerpt is the beginning.

  6. Very exciting excerpt, I enjoyed it.


  7. Do your characters resemble someone you know?

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  8. Anas, that is an interesting question. I think when I first started writing that perhaps they did. But now 15 plus novels published and more unpublished, Jace and Meara don't resemble anyone I know.

  9. Sounds like a great book!

  10. that book looks really good I can't wait to read it....just reading that part of it made my heart race!

  11. That book Looks good and I think I'm going to be reading it soon I need a paranormal fix....:)The excerpt grabs you and demands your attention so Yea this definitely has my attention....

  12. Angela and Laurie, hope you enjoy the book.

  13. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  14. I can't wait to read this book... thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I love shifter books! This one sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us.


  16. Paranormal books about shifters are my current addiction. Love this cover!
    evanlea at gmail dot com

  17. Meara seems to be a smart one. :) Hope I can read it one day.

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  18. This sounds like such an awesome story! Definitely going to have to grab a copy! Thanks!

  19. Sounds like a good read.

  20. Sounds like an amazing book! Cant wait to read it!