Tuesday, December 11, 2007

HOLD ON TO ME Now Available!

She keeps a secret buried in the past. He wants the truth—now. But an unknown killer could destroy their future.

Hold On to Me by Linda Winfree
Book Three in the Hearts of the South series.

For FBI profiler Caitlin Falconetti, immersing herself in her job is the only way to quell the memories of a vicious, near-fatal attack and what it cost her, including the only man she ever loved. Better to let him think she simply rejected him, rather than reveal a painful secret that she's certain would have destroyed his feelings for her.

Investigator Lamar “Tick” Calvert is determined to clean out the corruption-riddled sheriff’s department in his hometown. While he understands Caitlin's drive to excel at her job, that doesn’t mean he's happy about the prospect of working with his former lover, the one woman he tried and failed to hold onto.

A rash of unsolved murders, including a politician's daughter, brings them together to find the murderer before another woman dies. Daily contact re-ignites the lingering attraction between them, but Caitlin won't risk opening herself and revealing her secret. She plans to complete the killer's profile, make an arrest and get out of town for good.

Tick plans to solve this case, too, but now that Caitlin's back in his life, he also plans to finally dig up the truth about why she left him.

But there's an added complication—the killer isn't done, and Caitlin could be the next target.

For purchase information and an excerpt, click HERE.


Esther said...

I just started the book (about 5 pages in) You hooked me from page 1! I'm really enjoying your style and willl definitely backtrack to the earlier books in this series.

Linda Winfree said...

Esther, I'm so glad to hear that! Can't wait to see what you think as you get farther in.

Thanks for dropping by!

Esther said...

Finished the book last week. It was great! (avoiding spoilers...) it had great twists and turns. What book would you recommend next, since I'm going backwards?

Linda Winfree said...

Hey, Esther! Thanks so much for letting me know you liked HOLD ON TO ME (it's my favorite, but don't tell any of the other books, LOL).

I think either of the Hearts of the South books would work--neither has spoilers for the others. I really like Del, Tick's brother, in HIS ORDINARLY LIFE. But I also loved telling Jason and Kathleen's story in TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES.

It's not one of the Hearts of the South books, but my first book, WHAT MATTERED MOST, has Caitlin in a secondary role -- it's her cousin's story. It's available in both print and e-book form now.

If you visit my author page at Samhain, www.samhainpublishing.com/authors/linda-winfree, you can find excerpts from all the books. Also, info and excerpts are up at my website, www.lindawinfree.com.

Let me know which one you decide on next! I'd love to know!

And I'd love to hear from you via email -- linda_winfree at yahoo.com.

Bree said...

Hi there! I've just downloaded this book, and it's already great! I've been on a bit of a binge with downloading books from various publishers since I've been doing submissions myself, and your story is without a doubt the best one I've read yet. And I'm only about 20 pages in!

It's great, and I just wanted to tell you so! I'll probably say so again when I'm actually finished with it. :)

Linda Winfree said...

Bree, thanks so much for dropping by to tell me that! HOLD is really special to me, so it means a lot to hear that someone likes it.

Drop me an email when you're done. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

linda_winfree at yahoo dot com

Donna Herren said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I, too, bought HOLD ON TO ME today. I actually avoided edits to read it, and I'm glad I did.

There were a lot of things I really enjoyed about it. I'll probably have to email you to detail most of them, because I don't want to spoil the blog readers. I really liked all of the really "Southern" details, though, like the scene with Tick and his Mama on the porch, shelling peas. What good Southern girl or boy hasn't done that a hundred times?

Linda Winfree said...

Oh, Donna...that scene with his mama and those peas...it is one of my absolute favorites!

I would say I'm sorry you avoided edits to read my book, but . . . I'm glad you liked it that much!