Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Close Up Magic by Michelle Garren Flye ~ Excerpt & Giveaway


Do you believe in magic?
Reporter Stacey Matthewson has made a living writing sensational stories that knock celebrities off their pedestals. Now she's got a hot lead on an even hotter magician who's mystifying Las Vegas with his new show--the problem is, she's had a crush on him for years. How can she write a story that might ruin him, especially when he proves himself to be so much more than she'd ever dreamed?
Magician Andre Hawke has a knack for making things disappear, but when it comes to his brother's drinking and gambling, he's got a problem. Hiring the sexy reporter who threatens to blow away his carefully wrought illusion might be the answer to his problems...or she might bring on a whole new set of them.
Stacey’s never believed in magic, and Andre doesn’t know who to trust anymore. Can passion overcome their inhibitions, or will betrayal stem the tide of love?

Andre caught up to her, wheeled around and started walking backward in front of her. He was amazingly nimble on his feet, able to avoid oncoming traffic without even glancing over his shoulder. Stacey shook her head. “Don’t you think you need to watch where you’re going?”

“Why?” He shrugged. “I can never see it until it’s past anyway. Most people can’t.”

She rolled her eyes. “I had no idea kissing made you philosophical.”

He tsked. “Kissing makes me horny. Life makes me philosophical.”

He was starting to get on her nerves. “Get over it, Andre. So we made out. We got carried away, that’s all.”

“I think it was more than that…for at least one of us.” His words teased her, but she wouldn’t ask him which one of them he was talking about. He kept walking backward, and this time, he was heading directly toward another man--a very large one--walking toward them. Stacey opened her mouth to say something but before she could, he’d walked directly into the other man, almost as if he’d intended to do it. He laughed out loud, catching himself by putting his arms around her. He glanced over at the large man, breaking off his embrace of Stacey to turn and shake his hand. “Thank you! That was perfect. Sorry about that, I’m trying to make a point, though, and you just did it very effectively.”

He turned back to Stacey. “You say you never saw it coming. I say we never see things coming. I mean, look at this particular incident. I was walking backward, couldn’t possibly have seen him, right? But what’s his excuse?”

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Michelle Garren Flye is the award-winning romance author of five novels. Her most recent novel, Where the Heart Lies, has been described as an “engaging novel with charming and likable characters” and a story that “will make you believe in love and second chances.”
Michelle placed third in the Hyperink Romance Writing Contest for her short story “Life After”. Her short stories have been published by the romance anthology Foreign Affairs,, and She has served on the editorial staffs of Horror Library Volume 1, Horror Library Volume 3, Butcher Shop Quartet, Butcher Shop Quartet II and Tattered Souls.
Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is the mother of three and lives in North Carolina with her husband and their rapidly growing collection of pets.

Connect with Michelle Garren Flye:

Click HERE to be taken to my interview with Michelle.

Michelle will award a Magic Gift Basket, including a copy of "Magic for Dummies" by David Pogue to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US only).
One READ YOUR WRITES BOOK REVIEWS commenter will win a $5 Amazon GC. Be sure to leave your email address in the comments section, so that you may be contacted if you’re chosen to be the winner. Don’t forget to also stop by the other blogs participating in the tour.
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  1. That is a fun excerpt. Now for the interview.


    1. Thanks for checking out both, Mary!

    2. Hey Mary. Thanks for stopping by.

      Glad you liked the interview.

      Good luck.

  2. I enjoyed the interview, thank you.


    1. Thanks for stopping by and for reading the interview. :)

    2. Glad you enjoyed the interview.

      Thanks for stopping by Ingeborg.

  3. Great interview your book looks really good!! grandmatinaof2 at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks! It was a great interview, wasn't it? Loved the questions! ;) I appreciate you checking it out, and I hope you'll check out the book as well.

  4. Thank you again for having me on your wonderful blog! I'm really sorry for the late announcement...most of today was tied up with travel. But I'm thrilled to say that teena3940 is today's winner of the gift card! Teena, I'll send your gift card immediately. In the meantime, here's my post for today, and I hope some of you will stop by and offer a comment or two on my interview:

  5. Thanks for stopping by Michelle.

    Congratulations Tina!!!!!!


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