Thursday, January 3, 2013

VBT: Black Creek Burning


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Brianna Chapman has learned to handle just about anything. Witnessing the murder of her parents had that effect. Knowing the unsolved arson had been meant for her is the one thing she can’t handle. Instead of dwelling, she stuffs her guilt soundly into her subconscious through diving into the teaching job she loves by day and the dirt of the landscaping business she owns by night. Her habit of remaining aloof to personal relationships is, well, working.

Will her guilt be as easy to keep buried if the killer comes back to finish the job?

In the midst of juggling a scorched yard, dead animals on her doorstep, and her vandalized car, the one thing she didn’t count on was the staggering Nathan Reed. A nationally renowned woodworking artist, Nathan and his two priceless nephews move into the run-down historical house behind her and over Black Creek. They have a canny way of maneuvering around her aloof demeanor and into her heart. Will they still want to be part of her life when they discover she is haunted by past memories and hunted by present dangers?  
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Excerpt One:

Black Creek Burning©/R.T. Wolfe/Short excerpt/Chapter One

As she meandered up the path to their house, she felt queasy, like she’d done this before. Nervously, she glanced over her shoulder through her mass of wavy brown hair as she kept moving toward the front door. Two people were walking along the street. She stopped and wondered what reason anyone would have to take a walk at this time of night in such an early bird neighborhood.

It was then she heard the shrill of the smoke detectors. Chest tightening, she bolted for the door.

“Mom! Dad!” she screamed and tumbled inside, spotting them almost immediately as they ran down the long upstairs hallway.

Not again. Please not again, she begged, as she fought her frozen legs to make them move up the stairs. The smoke detectors shrieked in her ears. Or was that the sound of her screams?

Her parents yelled her name as they reached for the bedroom door. She couldn’t stop gasping for air long enough to tell them to stop. She wasn’t in there. Didn’t they know? They needed to get out of the house. Couldn’t they smell the smoke?

Just like each time, her viewpoint from the middle of the stairs showed her the yellowish air sucking under the door to her bedroom. Although trying to use the railing to give her momentum, every part of her felt like it was in molasses. She cocked her head to the side, drawing her eyebrows together. Her gaze locked on the eerie breeze.

Almost simultaneously, her mother rotated the knob as her eyes turned and met hers. For that fraction of a second, her mother understood the fear on Brie’s face, but it was too late. It was always too late. As she opened the door, Brie had just enough time to witness her parents engulfed in flames before the explosion blew her back and everything went dark.

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“Brie, wake up. Wake up, Brie. You’re dreaming.”


REVIEW RATING: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review:  Romantic suspense fans are sure to devour Black Creek Burning, I know I sure did. With plenty of twists and turns, intense emotion and sizzling tension, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.

Brie is a woman that can't forget her past. Tormented, she tries hard to live for the now, but there are things that keep her from doing so. Nathan, a most desirable hero, takes Brie for all her flaws and heartache, and brings on one heck of a romance that brews in the midst of danger.  The description, the setting....this book really drew my attention and I'm anticipating more from the author. I'm glad I had a chance to read this book and definitely no disappointment. Kudos on a job well done!





AUTHOR Bio and Links:   


R.T. Wolfe’s romantic suspense, Black Creek Burning, is the first in a series set in beautiful upstate New York. She enjoys creating diverse characters and twining them together in the midst of an intelligent mystery and a heart encompassing romance.

It’s not uncommon to find dark chocolate squares in R.T.’s candy dish, her Golden Retriever at her feet and a few caterpillars spinning their cocoons in their terrariums on her counters. R.T. loves her family, gardening, eagle-watching and can occasionally be found viewing a flyover of migrating whooping cranes.

R.T. Wolfe website: http://www.rtwolfe.com

Black Creek Burning Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/1P4rqVt_mqI

R.T. Wolfe Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/RTWolfe2012

R.T. Wolfe Twitter Handle: http://www.twitter.com/RT_Wolfe

R.T. Wolfe Pinterest Page: http://www.pinterest.com/RTWolfe

Black Creek Burning Amazon buy link: http://amzn.to/PqO2gE

Black Creek Burning Google Plus buy link: http://bit.ly/NMiHn1

Black Creek Burning iTunes buy link: http://bit.ly/UrUUHc

Black Creek Burning Kobo buy link: http://bit.ly/RCpZr8

Review from 2010 EPIC Award Winning Author, Laurie Larsen:
http://www.amazon.com/review/R1DVHYO9HIVS2N/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0096D6WX6&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

“I thoroughly enjoyed RT Wolfe's masterful debut novel, Black Creek Burning. Written with confident expertise on a variety of topics such as landscaping and home remodeling, I got wrapped up in the engaging storytelling of this wonderful tale of love, danger and suspense. Along the way I completely fell in love with hero Nathan as he patiently transformed the heroine Brie from an icy self-proclaimed independent into a woman willing to accept the love of a strong man and a family in need of a mother. The details were delicious, the settings were masterfully painted, the mystery was a stumper and the romance was beautifully satisfying.

A top-rate romantic suspense from a talented promising new author. I hear rumors that this is the first book of a series, and I gleefully await the sequel.”


GIVEAWAY!!!: 


R. T. will be awarding a $50 giftcard to either Amazon or BN, winner's choice, to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


Here is where you can check out the other spots on this tour: 









31 comments:

  1. Storm Goddess,
    Thank you for the lovely review. I'm delighted you enjoyed the book. And thank you for having me on your beautiful blog today. You've done an amazing job with it.
    -R.T. Wolfe

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  2. Great review - quick, short and to the point:)

    This is on my buy list for payday - can't wait to read it - Thanks for the chance at the giveaway

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

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  3. Maria D.
    You're welcome! Best of luck with the giveaway. :)
    -R.T.

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  4. This looks so good! Can't wait to read it! :)

    nikki.t.23@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Nikki! The book has pushed me into the #2 spot on the Goodreads New Authors to Read list. It's humbling!
      -R.T.

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  5. Great review and well-deserved!

    Erin
    elrich@yahoo dot com

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    1. Your interest is appreciate, Erin!
      -R.T.

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  6. Love this review. It very succinctly conveyed what is so wonderful about Black Creek Burning. Congrats and wishing you the best, R.T.! Love this blog, by the way.

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    1. I appreciate your kind words, Alicia, and I'm glad you enjoyed book one in the Black Creek Trilogy. I agree that this blog is top notch. Love it!
      I was thrilled when I saw it on my tour.
      -R.T.

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    1. Rebecca,
      Thank you. I'm happy you enjoyed it. It's what keeps us going!
      -R.T.

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  8. Books sounds great - I've enjoyed this blog tour to read the different reviews! theresa.esterline@gmail.com

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    1. Theresa,
      It's been nice to have you along this week. :)
      -R.T.

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  9. Way to go once again, RT! Black Creek is burning up the internet! Word is spreading like wild fire! It's one HOT read!

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    1. Thank you, M.J. And I saw that you suggested Black Creek Burning on the official Nora Roberts Fan Page. You're awesome.
      -R.T.

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  10. Wow is all I can say. What a dramatic excerpt, it really puts you there in the middle of the fire scene, very well written. Thanks for sharing it with us

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Shannon. I hope you give it a try. I have a free chapter on my website and on each of the ebook purchase links. Enjoy!
      -R.T.

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  11. Really great reviews so far on this tour!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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    1. Thank you for following, Vitajex. Good luck!
      -R.T.

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  12. Excellent review, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. Do you raise caterpillars? Interesting. Do they do much?
    The excerpt is very dramatic. Having been through a fire recently, I found the excerpt unnerving. Even though the fire was confined to our small storage outbuildings, it was still very frightening and I have had nightmares about it.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Catherine,
      I've found that scenes mean very different things to different people...including me! The arson in the book shouldn't give you nightmares. It's not a thriller or anything like that. I'm terribly sorry to hear about your storage building. How awful!
      Yes (lol) I raise both monarch and swallowtail caterpillars in the summer months. They eat like crazy, grow at insane rates and go through metamorphosis. So cute...and amazing. I am always surprised that men are the ones who are the most interested and often take one home to raise. So funny.
      Thank you for stopping by,
      R.T.

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  14. Great review. You raise caterpillers? Wow. Multi-talented...

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    1. Lynn,
      Thank you for the kind words. Yes, caterpillars among other odd hobbies. It's makes for great writing material...although I doubt the 16-legged little guys will every make it into one of my books. LOL
      -R.T.

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  15. I love finding new authors and books to read. I cant wait to start reading your books.
    lauratroxelatyahoodotcom

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    1. Me, too, Laura. I hope you are taken away with the Black Creek Trilogy. It's been a blast to write.
      -R.T.

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    1. Did you see your review was included in the post! Thank you, Laurie!
      -R.T.

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  17. A powerful excerpt. So much pain & anguish.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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