Friday, September 14, 2012

Taming of the Thief by Heather Long

The Taming of the ThiefToday I have Heather Long visiting with Sizzling PR. She's talking about her latest release, The Taming of the Thief.

Blurb: One Treasure…

Some would kill to know what Sophie Kingston knows. Rich and powerful people will do anything to possess the secret, but not even Sophie realizes how much danger she is in—or how far they will go to hunt her down and take it from her. But when she sees a murder no one can prove, the threats to her life keep coming.

One Hunt…

Pietr Sauvage is neck deep in the hunt for The Fortunate Buddha when a lead draws him to New York and thrusts him into the life of art history specialist Sophie. What began as a favor turns into a desperate need to protect the sexy curator from the dark web of deception threatening to pull her under.

Too Many Thieves…

Lost in the shadow of intrigue and danger, Sophie must learn to trust Pietr, a man with an agenda, a man she can’t help but desire, before the ruthless thieves steal their only chance.

Raising the stakes heightens the attraction…

1. Sophie is pretty brave after witnessing a murder and finding an intruder in her apartment. Instead of running scared as most of us would, she actually converses and flirts with Pietr. How do you see yourself reacting in the same situation?

I’d be running like hell in the other direction--well at least I think I would. Of course, knowing what I do for a living, I might be taking mental notes to give the cops as much key data as I could.

2. "...comfortable pub, live music on Fridays and Saturdays, local ambiance the rest of the week." Sophie and Pietr go to such a place, where they get a nasty surprise. Is there a favorite local hot spot you like and feel comfortable in?

I used to adore the Tipperary Inn which is an Irish pub near downtown. Of late, it’s Boomer Jacks, a comfortable sports bar around the corner.

3. Sophie doesn't drink coffee!!! *Gasp* Are you coffee or tea?

Both. I grew up drinking tea and I used to live on a coffee I.V. but I’ve scaled that back dramatically today.

4. "She named your brother after speechmaking and gave you a name for facetious arguments?" Sophistry and Rhetoric. Where in the world did this come from? What are some funny names in your own family?

I love the word Sophistry. It’s beautiful and lyrical. I also love the Southern irony of Rhetoric. My family doesn’t have a lot of ‘interesting’ names - but I wouldn’t mind adding a few.

5. Phishing. "You've been gathering information on artifacts with Middle and Far Eastern origins. That research triggered phishing programs that sample for specific terms." And this sorta gets Sophie in trouble. Do you think you've ever set off a phishing search?

With what I research? I could imagine. Fortunately no one’s come knocking at my door. Though I could have enjoyed meeting a sexy devil like Pietr!

6. I laughed out loud at Sophie, a grown woman, squirming when her dad meets Pietr. "Thank God Daddy doesn't carry a gun anymore." Do you or have you ever been super nervous about your dad 1. meeting a guy for the first time or 2. knowing you spent the night with him?

Unfortunately, no, I never knew my father, but I’ve known enough dads to know Sophie’s reaction wasn’t that unwarranted.

7. Give us a picture of the buddha.

You can see that Buddha on the covers of both The Love Thieves and Taming of the Thief - he’s tucked away there.

I see it now. I found the Buddha. Can you?

Thanks for stopping by, Heather, and good luck with your release. :)

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