Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fantastic Forty ~ Regina Puckett


~Regina Puckett~

Author name: Regina Puckett

Fave food? Tacos
Fave drink (non-alcoholic)? Dr. Pepper
Fave candy bar? Payday
Fave flower? Daisy
Fave gemstone? Emerald
Fave day of the week? Saturday
Fave time of day to write? 6 pm to 9 pm
Fave season? Spring
Fave holiday? Christmas
Fave color? Yellow
Fave animal? Dog
Fave hobby? Painting
Fave sport? Sleeping
Fave song? Cat’s in the Cradle
Fave TV show? NCIS
Fave movie? Braveheart
Fave book? Harry Potter (all)
Fave author? Clive Cussler
Fave word? Cool
Fave quote? Life turns on a dime.

Lightning Round:
Coffee or tea? Tea
Cake or pie? Pie
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Salty or sweet? Salty
Veggies or fruit? Fruit
Owl or lark? Lark
Plot or not? Not
Desktop or laptop? Desktop
Pencil or pen? Pen
Rain or sun? Sun
Land or sea? Sea
Plane or train? Plane
Run or walk? Walk
Casual or dressy? Casual
Indoors or outdoors? Indoors
Reading: EBook or paperback? Paperback
Reading: Novellas or novels? Novels
Theater or rental? Theater
Vampire or shifter? Vampire
Jedi or Sith? Jedi

Tell us about your new/latest release:


Title: The Magic of Snow
Genre: Romance

In our beloved fairy tales of old, Prince Charming always saves the damsel in distress. In our modern world, sometimes the damsel has to find a way to save her prince.

When Sarah White meets the ruggedly handsome Staff Sergeant Charlie Prince, she discovers a man with a pure heart hidden underneath his warrior fa├žade. Before Charlie leaves with his unit for Afghanistan, he promises to stay in touch, but after nine months of exchanging letters and emails, he stops writing. When the letters stop coming, Sarah waits in agonized suspense, not knowing if the man she had fallen in love with has been killed in action or if he has just decided he is no longer interested in her.

Magic is real, but it’s not for the fainthearted or nonbelievers. It takes true love to release it and hard work and determination to keep it.

Charlie patted the side of the horse’s face and seemed to work hard at not grinning. He lost his battle and a wide smile spread across his face. “And here I was worried about you. I’m trained to take care of myself in conditions far worse than these. My question is why are you still out here this late? Aren’t you afraid of getting lost?”

His grin was too infectious for her to take offense, but it was still was hard to admit he might be right. “I lost track of time. I guess I need to quit dilly-dallying around. I know the paths around here, so I’m not afraid of getting lost, but you’re new to these parts so you should really head back. It doesn’t matter how well trained you are if you don’t know where you’re going.”

He reached inside of his coat pocket and pulled out something from it. “I never go anywhere without my compass. You can never lose your way if you know which direction to head toward.” He slid the compass back into his pocket and nodded toward the horse. “Come on. I’ll give you a ride back into town.”

Even though there was still a good distance between her and the horse, Sarah took a step backwards and looked up nervously at the enormous stallion. It didn’t help that it let out another loud snort at about that time. She stuttered, “That’s okay. I can walk.”

Charlie closed the distance between them, reached out, and grabbed her hand before she could take another step backwards. His good-natured laughter filled the stilled silence. “You’re not afraid of horses, are you?”

Sarah shook her head in denial, but her face told another tale.

He tugged at her hand and she had no other choice but to move closer to him and his horse. “I promise I won’t let anything happen to you. It’ll be faster than you walking and,” he patted his coat pocket, “I have my compass. We won’t get lost. Besides, if you haven’t already noticed, the snow has been falling this past hour, covering up all of the paths you think you know so well.”

He turned her hand loose so he could pull himself up onto the horse. As soon as he was settled into the saddle, he reached down and pulled her up and in front of him. He leaned forward and whispered into her ear, “Besides, it’s not every day I get to rescue a damsel in distress.”

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~Jane~ said...

Thank you, Regina, for being my guest today and letting us get to know you better!

I read THE MAGIC OF SNOW and I loved it! It's a beautifully written, sweet, love story! Congrats! :)


Gerri Bowen said...

I do like your excerpt, Regina!

charmainegordon author said...

Charming-Prince Charming,I like the idea of the heroine coming to the rescue. Different concept. Wishing you success, Regina and thanks to Jane for another super forty.

~Jane~ said...

Hi Gerri and Charmaine~

Thanx for visiting/commenting today! :)