Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Her Honor's Bodyguard by Johnny Ray




Do first loves ever really die? While reunions can take many forms, there is always one question that has to be answered sooner or later—what happened?

Vance had always been extremely proud of Noella, and just because his life had been ruined, he saw no reason why she had to have the same faith. When his dad died, leaving him and his mother penniless, he dropped out of law school and ended his relationship with Noella, but in doing so, he stopped a scandal that could have ruined her family. These secrets he would never let her know. Ironically, years later, he would have never guessed she would be instrumental in ruining his career with the Tampa police force.

After Noella finished law school and started pursuing her goal of working up the ranks in judgeships, she never considered inviting another guy into her life. As such, when someone attempts to threaten her into vacating her seat on the bench, and by force if necessary, she knows of no one else she really trust as much as Vance, who now has a successful bodyguard and private detective business.

She knows that Vance might hate her for her part in having him dismissed from the police force, but what he will never know is that she actually saved him from going to prison. Additionally, she now thinks he was framed, and perhaps by the same people who are threatening her. She had to talk him into taking her on as a client . . . but would he agree to her request?

As the number of attacks on her life increases, Vance soon has no choice but to offer her his protection, and in spite of everything, when they see each other again their old attraction for each other returns. She wants the truth. He wants the truth. However, making the ultimate sacrifice is not always easy to understand, whether given or received. Ultimately . . . could they now trust each other with these secrets? While their lives depend on discovering the truth to their past, these truths are locked in deep secrets that could also destroy them.

Johnny Ray's writing tip:
 
My one tip to writers is very simple. You will always need readers and friends. It is never to early to build both and keep good records on how to stay in touch with them. It is never about how many words or books you can write, but it is always about how many friends you build along the way. Since these people will usually share your love for reading, it should not be hard to make friends, but learning how to keep up with them can be a challenge, especially when at a conference, for example, you meet hundreds of people per day. Also, with social media as it is, you can run into the thousands per day. Build you a system early and keep it updated regularly.
Johnny Ray



 Johnny Ray's Bio:

Johnny has a passion, a thirst, for life and adventure that he loves to share with his readers. In addition to writing many novels under his name, he has written many novels under various pen names and ghostwritten for others.
He is a graduate of Auburn University with post graduate work at the Birmingham School of Law, The University of Alabama, The University of Tennessee, UCLA, New York University, Wil-Var Institute and The American College. He has received the following certifications: Certified International Property Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Managerial Accountant, Certified Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant.

He lives in St Petersburg, Florida where he works full time as a writer. He belongs to the Florida Writer Association, the Romantic Writers of America, the Mystery Writers Association, and can be found attending various national conventions as well as supporting several local writing groups. His novel THE SALSA CONNECTION won the Royal Palm Literary award for best thriller. Johnny Ray has several popular blogs he maintains and is the most popular writer on twitter with over 75,000 followers.

HER HONORS BODYGUARD is sold on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/HER-HONORS-BODYGUARD-ebook/dp/B008550EV2
 
Author page on Amazon is http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Ray/e/B0059G01XQ

4 comments:

Judith Leger said...

Hi Johnny and Marilyn! Great post. Her Honor's Bodyguard sounds like a book I need to read.

Johnny Ray said...

Thank you Judith, it was a lot of fun writing and truly captures what I call the romantic thriller genre.
I think Marilyn has a great blog and really appreciate everything she has done for me.

M.M. Gornell said...

Your novel sounds intriguing, definitely on my list. Good to "meet" you, Johnny.

Madeline

anna.maclean.net said...

Hey Johnny Ray,
sounds great! Your comments about the writing life are really interesting. How's the weather in Florida?