Before I left blogging with my gals here at PFSW, I begged Anna Louise Lucia to visit the blog when her next book came out. Well, it's out! And she's here. Before I post her blog, I wanted to tell you about her and her new book. Anna Louise Lucia lives on the edge of the English Lake District with her husband and four demanding cats. With castles, mountains, stone circles, ancient woodlands, Roman roads, high moors, mirrored lakes and sweet, clear rivers on her doorstep, it’s hardly surprising that landscapes play an important part in Anna’s books.

After completing a degree in Wildlife and Landscape Conservation, Anna came to live by the Lake District in 1996. Working for a charity helping rural communities to manage local projects doesn’t leave much time for writing, but early mornings, late nights and long lunch breaks all help keep the words coming.

Anna has been making up stories for as long as she can remember, but first sat down to write a novel in 2001. She rewrote it in 2002. And 2005. And 2006. In between rewrites, she wrote three other books, but the first one just wouldn’t go away.

She loves to write stories where ordinary people do extraordinary things, where they experience wild adventures and face up to risk, temptation and death. After all, love is dangerous.

Her new book is: Dangerous Lies

Marianne Forster was only spending time with a gorgeous man in the hot sun of Morocco.
It wasn’t anything more than that - until she was kidnapped on the way home.

In the fatal heat of the Sahara Desert, Alan Waring extracts a smart card from a laptop computer held in the hands of a baked corpse. This is his assignment. This is what he does best. The information this card holds changes the rest of his life. What was once just a job turns into a life-altering experience that brings him in touch with his inner spirit and a woman who reaches into his very soul. When she accidentally walks off with his bag and the precious data it contains, Alan must pursue this vulnerable woman into the dangerous clutches of the Algerian enemy to save his career and to protect the passion of his heart.

Mari Forster has always dreamed of visiting Morocco. Grieving over the death of her father, she visits a dilapidated home once owned by her grandfather. In the decayed, neglected courtyard of this abandoned residence, she encounters Alan. She doesn’t anticipate meeting the man who will bring vigor and joy back into her life. Nor does she realize her chance interlude is with an undercover agent.

Alan senses Mari’s loneliness and cannot focus on his assigned task. Under the scorching sun on treacherous arid terrain, he discovers that Mari fills a void inside that the thrill-seeking part of his character has never acknowledged. He must be her hero . . . or they both will die.

Jean Wan of All About Romance give DANGEROUS LIES her highest rating of "A" and "Dessert Island Keeper" Teri of Night Owl Romance calls DANGEROUS LIES a fast paced mystery that kept her interested from page one...an excellent story. Dee Daily of The Romance Studio says DANGEROUS LIES is a well crafted tale that takes us places we may never go on our own Buy DANGEROUS LIES from Medallion Press Buy DANGEROUS LIES from Amazon

7 comments

  1. Mary Marvella // June 1, 2009 at 10:06 AM  

    Cyndi, I love you for doing this. Wonderful job. This would make me want to read the book and meet Anna, even if I didn't know her already!

  2. Anna Lucia // June 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM  

    Yes, thank you Cyndi! You're a star. :-)

  3. Edie Ramer // June 1, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

    I can't wait to read this book! It sounds awesome.

  4. Arkansas Cyndi // June 1, 2009 at 11:51 AM  

    Glad to do it. Dangerous Lies sounds wonderful, doesn't it?

  5. Mona Risk // June 1, 2009 at 2:20 PM  

    Dangerous Lies sound like a fantastic book. I like new settings and different premises.

  6. Mary Ricksen // June 1, 2009 at 5:34 PM  

    Love the cover, she looks a lot like Jane Seymour who is just beautiful, and the book is now on my list!

  7. Joanne // June 5, 2009 at 1:00 PM  

    I've put this book on my list. Thanks to Cyndi for bringing Anna to our pink fuzzies.