Friday, February 12, 2021

Emma Winters Takes Over The Suspense Sisters


 Good morning! Let me introduce myself. I'm Ranger Emma Winters, and I'm doing a takeover of Patricia Bradley's blog today. 

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I mean, it's only fair. She writes about me...and she brought Sam Ryker back to Natchez, so I have a bone to pick with her. So today, I'm going to interview her! See how she likes it.

Emma: Okay, Patricia, just why did you bring Sam back to Natchez? 

Patricia: You're not happy that I brought him back?

Emma: You're not supposed to answer a question with a question.

Patricia:  Why not? That's what you do when I interview you. And let's not forget how you quit talking to me about halfway through the book!

Emma: You were trying to make me do something I didn't want to do.

Patricia: You could have told me without making me figure it out for myself. How was I to know you wanted to leave Natchez. But aren't you glad now you didn't?

Emma: Maybe. I want to know--do you have trouble trusting other people? Is that why I don't trust anyone? Are you projecting your insecurities on me?

Patricia: Moi? I don't have trouble trusting others until they give me a reason. What's your excuse?

Emma: Everyone I've ever trusted left me. Ryan, then my mother, then Sam...I can't be hurt if I don't open myself up to people.

Patricia: You know what they say--give your characters obstacles, then up the stakes. No one likes a happy character.

Emma: You certainly know how to do that.

Patricia: Well, thank you...I think. Back to Sam. I don't know why you're so afraid of him. He was always Johnny-on-the-spot when you needed him.

Emma, smiling a little: He was, wasn't he. I really was afraid my stalker would hurt him. 

Patricia:  What was it like, having a stalker?

Emma: Scary. And I was afraid for Sam. Wait, I'm the one asking the questions. You never told me why you brought Sam back to Natchez.

Patricia: One reason was his sister and nephew needed him. 

Emma: Jace does need him. The kid is a sweetheart. Can't say the same for his mom, though.

Patrica: You two did have some problems, didn't you?

Emma, turning to you readers. "See, she can't help herself. To learn more about Sam and me, be sure to read Obsession. It's the second book in the Natchez Trace Park Rangers series! And if I'm not mistaken, Patricia Bradley is giving away a copy of Obsession to someone who leaves a comment. Of course, Random dot Org will choose, so be sure to leave your contact information!

Natchez Trace Ranger and historian Emma Winters hoped never to see Sam Ryker again after she broke off her engagement to him. But when shots are fired at her at a historical landmark just off the Natchez Trace, she's forced to work alongside Sam as the Natchez Trace law enforcement district ranger in the ensuing investigation. To complicate matters, Emma has acquired a delusional secret admirer who is determined to have her as his own. Sam is merely an obstruction, one which must be removed.

Sam knows that he has failed Emma in the past and he doesn't intend to let her down again. Especially since her life is on the line. As the threads of the investigation cross and tangle with their own personal history, Sam and Emma have a chance to discover the truth, not only about the victim but about what went wrong in their relationship.


You can find purchase links here.

I always wanted to be a NPS park ranger. That didn't happen, but I can write about being one! To be entered in the drawing, leave a comment answering if you could choose your job, what would it be?

31 comments:

  1. I think I'd work in a local, small town bookstore! Connecting books to people and people to books.

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  2. A lady of leisure, of course! ;) Really, though, I do like working in a small Christian bookstore...I especially love selling Bibles to people!

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  3. I'd be a curator at the Arts and Science Museum.
    Theresa Norris
    weceno at yahoo dot com

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  4. As a senior, I've learned and love photography. I would love to have made destination photography a career. Taking photos of both landscapes and critters would most definitely be fun and to improve equipment and skills along the way would be amazing.
    Thank you for the chance. Shared and hoping.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Kay, I love taking photos! I always have my phone handy so when I see an unusual shot, I can capture it.

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  5. maybe librarian
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  6. Bookstore owner.
    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  7. There are so many things! Helping out on a ranch always sounded fun to me. I enjoy horses, helping to manage things, and being out in the country.
    racheltirzah(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That would be fun, Rachel. I always wanted to be a park ranger...so I'm living vicariously through my characters. lol

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  8. Don’t enter me...I’ve read and reviewed obsession and loved, loved, loved it! The interview was fun to read too. Looking forward to the next book in the series. Natchez Trace is such a beautiful place to visit.

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    1. Thank you, Gail! And yes, the Natchez Trace is beautiful!

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  9. I think a professional house loafer. You are too busy to loaf around the house? Call me and I will do the loafing for you. Sound good?
    1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Love it, Carol! I think that's what I might do. lol

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  10. If the income was not needed, I'd own a bookstore. My town sure needs one. Of course, it might only have genres I like! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. You would definitely be in trouble if you needed the income, Joan.

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  11. I would love to own a bed and breakfast. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I used to think I'd like to do that, Lucy, until I helped out at one...it's a lot of hard work if you do it right!

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  12. A fun post.

    I'd be very happy if someone paid me to read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  13. I wanted to be a teacher, and became one, but then I became a mom, and I couldn't handle both. Now I teach my kids, and my kids love to read, and my daughter's writing a book, and it's just about perfect!

    amybradsher at gmail dot com

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  14. It would be working in a bookstore or maybe a librarian.
    dianah7272@gmail.com

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    1. I've noticed more than one person has responded with working in a bookstore or being a librarian, Diana!

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  15. I would be either a nurse or librarian.

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    1. I often think I would have liked to be a nurse, Shelia.

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  16. And the winner is Theresa N! I'll contact you.

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