Sunday, November 12, 2017

Saved by H.L. Anderson

About The Book
Title: Saved
Author: H.L. Anderson
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Theresa Kent is a wife, mom, and hardworking nurse living in rural Colorado. Life is good until her increasingly despondent, unemployed husband suddenly snaps—his vicious attack leaves Theresa fighting for her life as she tries to escape the insane version of the man she loves.
Ryan Tucker appears to have it all, except he’s been merely existing, not living, for the the last three years. His emotions get a much needed jump start when he rescues Theresa from the torment her life has become in just a matter of days. Ryan feels an instant and fierce desire to protect this stranger that fell into his life.
Hanging over their heads is the knowledge that Theresa’s husband is still out there, hunting for her.
Can two broken souls be repaired, or will the demons of the past and present come between the repressed love that grows between them?

Excerpt 1:
Theresa sat forward, the seatbelt tugging at her collarbone. She smiled as she stared at the crooked, brown, furry trunks that split into thick branches—a melon-sized clump of green reaching for the sky atop each branch. “I’ve killed a cactus before. More than one, actually.”
“Ah. Did the cactus do something to deserve an early demise? Or, are you just a silent psychopathic killer of cacti?”
She cringed a little at his choice of words, but hid it with a small chuckle. “Neither. I’m just really bad at keeping plants alive. My thumb is not only decisively not green—it’s necrotic. I have necrotic thumb syndrome when it comes to plants.”
“Hmm. I see. So, how, exactly, do you go about killing a cactus?”
“Well, there are several ways actually. Too much water. Not enough sunlight. And, surprisingly, not enough water. Apparently, you can’t just ignore one and hope it sucks up enough moisture from the air to survive.”
“Okay. Necrotic thumb noted. There will be no gifts of living plants from me in your future. How do you fare with the plastic versions?”
She snorted at the fake seriousness in his voice. Turning to him, she wrinkled her brow to match his tone. “I can’t guarantee the safety of even synthetic greenery in the care of my black and decaying thumb.”
Mouth twitching, he narrowed his eyes and placed a finger alongside his jaw, nodding. “I see. This is more serious than I thought. Dead flowers and chocolate will have to suffice, I suppose.”

She laughed, then turned serious, laying her hand on his arm where it rested between them. “Or, we could just say that saving my life and taking care of me when you really didn’t have to is enough of a gift to last an entire lifetime and then some.”

Author Bio
Holli Anderson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing—which has nothing to do with writing, except maybe by adding some pretty descriptive injury and vomit scenes to her books. She discovered her joy of writing during a very trying period in her life when escaping into make-believe saved her. She enjoys reading any book she gets her hands on, but has a particular love for anything fantasy.
Along with her husband, Steve, and their four sons, she lives in Grantsville, Utah—the same small town in which she grew up.


Instagram: anderson.holli

Interview with H.L. Anderson

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
Oh, my characters definitely hijack my stories! I love that aspect of writing more than anything else—when a character insists on doing something I hadn’t planned on them doing and it takes the story in a whole new direction. That’s when I know my characters have taken on their own personalities and I feel like I’m doing something right.
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
It starts out with such intensity, maybe too much for some people, and develops into this sweet, difficult, unlikely, gut-wrenching love story. And dogs. It has dogs.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
Yes. The first book I wrote is unpublished—and will likely stay that way unless I find the time to completely re-work it. I also have a completed Middle Grade book that I’m trying to decide what to do with.
What is your next project?
I’m about 3/4th of the way finished with a YA superhero/dystopian called Myrikal. When I finish that, I’ll be writing another Romantic Thriller.
Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

You ROCK! And, please, review the books you read, it’s really important to us authors.

Giveaway is for an eBook of the book. 

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