Thursday, August 21, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway ~ Deceitful Truths by Maggie Thom ~ Excerpt

Deceitful Truths
(Book 2 The Caspian Wine Series)
by Maggie Thom

Suspense/Thriller
Date Published: March 2014
Synopsis
He created a legacy that no one could imagine…

Tarin has lost a week of her life. She doesn't know what happened but not long after she returns to work she is suspended from her job. Confused and pregnant, she quits and agrees to marry Stephen, only to be thrown into a whole new nightmare. Desperate, she grabs her son and moves across the country to get away from her abusive husband and to avoid her unforgiving father. Thrilled at getting the Tech assistant job at Knights Associates, not only will she be helping them solve cyber crimes but she'll be able to use their connections and resources to solve her own mystery. Who stole a week of her life? And will they return to steal the secret she is now protecting?

Graham and his partner Guy can't keep up with the demand. They are being flooded with requests at Knights Associates, where they offer a combined service of private investigator and that of solving cyber crimes. It appears that someone wants to get their attention, not only have they been hacked but Guy's family business, Caspian Winery, seems to be under attack as well. Hiring an assistant seems to be the answer but when Graham discovers she's been accessing their high-security accounts, he decides the cause of their predicament might be closer than he thought. Is their new assistant behind the problems they're having? If she's so innocent, why is someone after her?

Tarin and Graham discover that although they don't trust each other, they are forced to work together to solve several seemingly unrelated crimes that may lead to one disastrous conclusion. Can they figure it all out before Tarin's nightmare plays out? Before an eighty-year-old woman pays with her life? Or before Tarin learns a truth that may seal her fate, a truth that will keep her and Graham apart, a truth that neither one of them may be able to forgive or forget...

(Caspian Wine Series - Book #2. This novel is standalone but is a Sequel to “Captured Lies”)

"... Deceitful Truths showcases Maggie Thom’s talent... a masterpiece that begs to be read and savored!..." Dii at Tome Tender

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Excerpt
"Are you sure you need to do this?"
"Yeah, I don't trust that Stephen didn't put a tracer on my computer. I just have an uncomfortable feeling. The last thing I want is that son of a bitch finding me because I was too arrogant to think he doesn’t have the brains to put spyware on my laptop. Or track me somehow. I'm even scared to check it or remove it. That just might give me away. I'll be safer at the office, they have every kind of security. I won't have to worry." Thankfully Bobbie seemed to understand that she also didn't want to do it when her bosses were around. She seemed to have bought her story about Stephen being abusive and ruthless.
Her phone buzzed. She'd silenced it but left it on vibrate so it wouldn't wake Chance. She pulled it out of her pocket and checked the phone number. An involuntary shudder shook her body. Bobbie rested her hand on her forearm, looking at her in concern.
"I think I said his name too much or thought about him too much. He's kind of like Beetlejuice, say his name three times and he appears. Or calls in this case."
"Why don't you get rid of it? Just cancel that plan. That's how he'll find you if he's going to."
"I've disabled the GPS. I know he might be able to track me still but it's the only way Dad can get hold of me." And it was her way of kind of tracking Stephen. The comment about hiring a private investigator freaked her out a bit. She needed to find out more.
"Here's a thought. Call him. Give him a new number."
"I want to but I can't. He has to be the one–" She hadn't mentioned that he had called but she hadn't responded. To her it hadn't been the call she'd wanted. She knew things weren't going to change between them but that phone number was the last link she had, no matter how bad it was.
"Look, I know he's a jerk. I've known you a long time. The man is as cold and emotionless as a wall-mounted fish. And scary as hell when you're a kid. But come on, you're his only child. And if it hadn't been for him we'd have been separated a long time before you turned sixteen. Don't you think he owes you some explanations?"
"I'm forever grateful that the only wish of mine that he ever followed up on was to talk your mom into sending you to boarding school with me."
"You know he paid for me too, right? He paid everything."
Tarin frowned at the intensity of Bobbie’s look but put it down to guilt. "Yes. I just hoped you didn't know."


About the Author
Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime, twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first suspense/thriller book Captured Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win 2013 Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine and Captured Lies won book of the Month through LAS Reviews (February 2014). She published her third novel, Deceitful Truths (The Caspian Wine Series - Book 2), March 2014. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. She is a wholehearted nature lover and likes nothing better than to take a book, hike to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and read. Married to her best friend, she is learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years. Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine 
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