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Friday, February 21, 2014

SHANNON'S LAW BY EMMA CALIN SPOTLIGHT/CHARACTER STUDY AND GIVEAWAY!!


Thank you so much for letting me showcase my forthcoming steamy action-romance novel SHANNON’S LAW. It’s the second in my PASSION PATROL series - stories where sassy female cops lock up the criminals and always get their man. February marks the start of my “Pinterest Reveal Virtual Book Tour” in the run-up to the launch on the 28th February 2014. Every day there are feature posts on topics relating to SHANNON’S LAW on blogs all around the world. They’re all linked together on one big Pinterest Board. Each post replaces a ‘mystery’ silhouette that was posted in January. I saved all my notes and photos as I was writing, on a private Pinterest Board and now I can share them with you.




Today’s subject is: The character of Shannon Aguerri Shannon Aguerri (pronounced Ag -Where - ee) is a strange mix of a name. Her first name reflects the heritage of her Irish mother, Mary. Her family name reflects a noble Basque family and by chance the name of her father, Patrick. Somehow in the chaos of slavery and its dissolution, Patrick's ancestors ended up on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Of course, these unfortunate souls had no true known names as such and were sometimes called after an estate where they labored or a trader who had handled them. Some names were just chosen by individuals after they became free and could be someone prominent in the area, a famous figure or someone they admired. Whatever the source of their assumed names, the true sadness is that in their West African homelands a line of descent and identity stretched back into the mists of time, never to be uncovered.
Shannon's father came to London to work as a mechanic. Her mother worked as a hospital cleaner. She grew up poor on a tough estate and could not afford to pull any punches. She became fearless but steered away from the dangers of crime. She joined the police not because she wanted to wear a uniform or have power. She was never going to be pushed around and the police gave her the chance to spread the word. She had a contempt for anyone who used or bullied others. Her attitude marked her out as a bit of an enforced loner since none of her peers followed such a path in life.
 Within the police service she struggled to rein in her natural desire to achieve justice and quickly, regardless of the rule book. She was pure cop and pure woman. That meant a life balancing on an edge. As she cruised down Haymarket a solitary uniform cop was struggling with a drunk. She pulled over, flashed her warrant card and helped restrain the guy until the van turned up. She was a loner but here she was a loner with friends. Outside the police she’d just been lonely. She lived in a twilight zone somewhere between handbags and scumbags. Book Blurb Wild child inner-city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. When she encounters signs of slave and drug trafficking she homes in on serious millionaire criminals.
As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. Already in the mix is an upper class female rival – who has long plotted her way into the Earl's bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet. Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings.
 When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her. All issues are set aside, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission. Their love is stronger than everything ranged against them. SHANNON’S LAW comes out on February 28th 2014 in print and digital formats for all e-readers. Amazon are offering some great discounts for pre-orders of the paperback version (29% off in USA, 12% off in the UK). You can pre-order the digital version at a pre-launch special price from Nook, Kobo, and iTunes. It will also be available in all digital formats on Smashwords See this post and others from my tour as they go live on Pinterest or click the Goddess Fish panel below to visit the other blogs in the tour. Follow Shannon’s Law on Facebook Visit the Shannon’s Law Website for book details and pre-order information.




a Rafflecopter giveaway The draw will be made at random, by Rafflecopter on the 7th March 2013. Companion Cook-Book In addition to SHANNON’S LAW, I’m launching a companion digital cook-book with illustrated recipes for all the meals from the novel. It’s called COP’S KTICHEN - Read the love story and taste the romance! To celebrate the launch of SHANNON’S LAW, there is a special FREE gift for you in my RAFFLECOPTER draw. As well as great, unique prizes to win, EVERY ENTRANT will get their own digital copy of – COP’S KITCHEN. There are many ways to get bonus chances – by commenting on this post, liking Facebook Pages etc. ENTER DRAW HERE: Main Prizes in the Draw: $30/£20/€25 Amazon Gift Voucher, 2 paperback copies of Shannon’s Law, 3 digital copies of Shannon’s Law. Shannon’s Law comes out in paperback and digital formats for all e-readers on February 28th 2014. Emma Calin’s Website Emma Calin’s Twitter Emma Calin’s Facebook About.me page: http://about.me/emmacalin Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4915751.Emma_Calin

Wild child inner-city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. When she encounters signs of slave and drug trafficking she homes in on serious millionaire criminals.

 

As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. 

 

Already in the mix is an upper class female rival – who has long plotted her way into the Earl's bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet. 

 

Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her.

 

All issues are set aside, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission. Their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.

 

 

 

SHANNON’S LAW comes out on February 28th 2014 in print and digital formats for all e-readers.

Amazon are offering some great discounts for pre-orders of the paperback version


 

You can pre-order the digital version at a pre-launch special price from Nook, Kobo, and iTunes. It will also be available in all digital formats on Smashwords

 

See this post and others from my tour as they go live on Pinterest or click the Goddess Fish panel below to visit the other blogs in the tour.

 

 

Follow Shannon’s Law on Facebook
Companion Cook-Book
 
In addition to SHANNON’S LAW, I’m launching a companion digital cook-book with illustrated recipes for all the meals from the novel.
 
 It’s called  COP’S KTICHEN - Read the love story and taste the romance!
 
To celebrate the launch of SHANNON’S LAW, there is a special FREE gift for you in my RAFFLECOPTER draw. As well as great, unique prizes to win, EVERY ENTRANT will get their own digital copy of – COP’S KITCHEN. There are many ways to get bonus chances – by commenting on this post, liking Facebook Pages etc.

 
 

 

Visit the Shannon’s Law Website for book details and pre-order information.

Main Prizes in the Draw:
 
$30/£20/€25 Amazon Gift Voucher, 2 paperback copies of Shannon’s Law, 3 digital copies of Shannon’s Law.
Shannon’s Law comes out in paperback and digital formats for all e-readers
on February 28th 2014.
 
 
 

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me here today. Emma x

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  2. I loved the description of Shannon. Gives a great idea on how she will react to things.

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  3. I love how detailed your character's descriptions are because they make them feel "real" to me!

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  4. Great character review. Shannon is as fully developed as a real person, an achievement I'd think was quite difficult.

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