Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Look what arrived!


Whoot! ARCs for my August release, DARK WATERS. I'll give away an early copy to a commenter (either on the Blog, Goodreads or Facebook). Winner announced Friday, March 1st.

And I'll be collecting names of reviewers to mail out to in a few weeks time, so email me if you'd like to review a copy (tonianderson @ shaw.ca (no  spaces)).

You can also pre-order here. Thanks to the people who've already pre-ordered!!

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Danger once again laps at the shores of Barkley Sound, the Graveyard of the Pacific…

Since her rocky childhood and its abrupt, brutal ending, schoolteacher Anna Silver hasn’t given her trust easily. But when her estranged father gets in over his head—again—and winds up dead, his last message to Anna is as clear as it is insistent: she’s in danger and Brent Carver, the man with whom he shared a prison cell for five years, is the only person she should turn to for help. With nowhere else to go and with her father’s killer on her trail, Anna flees to what she hopes is safety.

Tucked into the west coast of Vancouver Island, Brent Carver’s isolated home hasn’t seen many visitors. And his friend’s daughter is the last person he ever expected to grace his doorstep. She’s in trouble, and he can’t deny her protection…just as he can’t deny his attraction to the independent beauty. As their passion sparks into flame, the perfect storm brews off the coast of his island home, bringing with it a sadistic killer hunting Anna and the secrets she’s come close to uncovering.


Montlake Romance
August, 2013
​​ISBN-10: 1477805036
ISBN-13: 978-1477805039


Monday, February 25, 2013

Cover Reveal: Dark Waters

Drum roll please...


Danger once again laps at the shores of Barkley Sound, the Graveyard of the Pacific…
 
Since her rocky childhood and its abrupt, brutal ending, schoolteacher Anna Silver hasn’t given her trust easily. But when her estranged father gets in over his head—again—and winds up dead, his last message to Anna is as clear as it is insistent: she’s in danger and Brent Carver, the man with whom he shared a prison cell for five years, is the only person she should turn to for help. With nowhere else to go and with her father’s killer on her trail, Anna flees to what she hopes is safety. 

Tucked into the west coast of Vancouver Island, Brent Carver’s isolated home hasn’t seen many visitors. And his friend’s daughter is the last person he ever expected to grace his doorstep. She’s in trouble, and he can’t deny her protection…just as he can’t deny his attraction to the independent beauty. As their passion sparks into flame, the perfect storm brews off the coast of his island home, bringing with it a sadistic killer hunting Anna and the secrets she’s come close to uncovering.

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Icicles...

My neighbor and I are having a contest. Who has the longest icicles. That window there is about 6 feet tall, so this week, I'm winning.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Embarrassing Mother Moments.

A few months ago, my daughter was sitting at the kitchen table finishing math homework. My son was hovering hoping to score time on the Wii. She made a mistake, so...

"I'll get you a rubber." I winced with embarrassment and eyed the 12 and 10 year-old thinking that they were old enough to understand this stuff and I'd rather be the one to tell them than have them laughed at in class. "I'm going to have to start calling it an eraser."

My daughter laughed. "Oh, don't worry, Mommy, we know what you mean."

I blushed and choked out, "Yes, but the thing is the word rubber is also a slang term for a condom."

In unison they both look at me and pipe up: "What's a condom?"

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**This after so-called sex education, for the older one at least**

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dangerous Waters $2.99 on Audio

Just saw that Dangerous Waters is only $2.99 on audio. Link *here*
Not sure which countries this applies to, and I don't know if it is a long or short term thing.




"A compulsively engrossing page-turner" 
 DANGEROUS WATERS RT Book Review

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Only Two Days Left...



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson

Dangerous Waters

by Toni Anderson

Giveaway ends February 14, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
"With a haunting setting and a captivating cast of characters, Anderson has crafted a multifaceted mystery rife with secrets. Readers will have to focus, as red herrings abound, but the result is a compulsively engrossing page-turner. Plus, the romance is an integral part of the expertly woven plot, which builds to an emotional, satisfying conclusion." 4-STARS RT Book Reviews.

Monday, February 11, 2013

HER SANCTUARY for just $2.99

The first story I ever wrote, HER SANCTUARY, has been reduced to just $2.99 in digital format!! And only 1.95 in the UK.

ISBN-13: 978-1601544186

Running for her life, ex-FBI agent Elizabeth Ward escapes to Montana with a new identity. She craves peace and solitude, but instead finds handsome rancher Nat Sullivan.

Nat is trying to hold his ailing family together, while struggling to keep the ranch from bankruptcy. The last thing he needs is a beautiful stranger reminding him there is more to life than work.

But Elizabeth isn't what she seems. And when a murderer and rapist track her down to the remote ranch, they all find out about the power of revenge.

Revenge or Redemption...Which would you choose?


Thursday, February 07, 2013

Another year goes by...

It's ridiculous how fast time goes. One year on and it seems like yesterday we lost grandad. My sister-in-law gave me this snap at Christmas. It's on my pin board. I know he's in a better place but I do miss him.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

As promised--The Killing Game



A snow leopard biologist becomes the prey when cold war secrets threaten to expose a modern-day spy ring, and an elite British soldier is forced to choose between his country and his heart.

THE KILLING GAME
Deep in the heart of the Wakhan valley, wildlife biologist Dr. Axelle Dehn isn’t about to let anyone harm her endangered snow leopards—not the poacher intent on killing them, nor the soldier who wants to use them as bait. But Axelle is unknowingly entangled in a conflict that stretches back three decades, a conflict that could shift the balance of power between two of the world’s great nations.
Sergeant Ty Dempsey, British 22-SAS, is part of four-man squad sent on a mission to hunt down an infamous Russian terrorist who authorities had long thought dead. Dempsey hasn’t failed a mission yet.
When Axelle is kidnapped by the Russian—whose only hope of redemption involves using her as a pawn in a political game—Dempsey is forced to choose between duty and his heart. He risks everything to save the determined, prickly wildlife biologist he’s fallen in love with, but in doing so, initiates a deadly game that threatens to expose the most successful spy in history. A spy who will destroy anyone who gets in his way.
As Axelle is betrayed by those closest to her, Dempsey is her only hope of survival. They have to trust the feelings they have for one another if they are to stay alive and bring down the traitor.

***subject to change***
The hero--Sgt. Tyrone Dempsey, British SAS trooper

The heroine--Dr. Axelle Dehn. Wildlife Biologist.

The location (for most of the story)--Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan.
Other locations:

So--what do you think???

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

News

The reason I've been so busy (and not blogging) is, as well as writing a new book linked to DANGEROUS WATERS & DARK WATERS, I have taken the plunge and decided to self-publish my snow leopard story. Which means I have a steep learning curve to get to grips with. The good news is I've hired an editor I love working with, and a cover artist I'm really excited about. I have a good friend who's advising me on the process and talking me through the angst. Lots more to do (copy edits, proofreaders, formatting), and finding potential reviewers--so if you're interested email me (toniannanderson at gmail.com).
Right now I'm eying April for a release date, but this might change, depending. I'll put the blurb and title up tomorrow.

I've had terrific feedback on this story, I just hope I'm not like one of those poor people who stand up to audition on American Idol because people told them they were good, and they really suck!

Wish me luck!