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An Austin Heroes Novel
By KATHY CLARK
Blending seductive romance with explosive suspense, bestselling author Kathy Clark burns up the pages in a captivating novel about a real-life hero and a gorgeous lawyer who are reunited under chilling circumstances—sure to please fans of Nora Roberts and Karen Robards.
Homeland Security agent Luke Archer returns home to Texas on a dangerous mission—a hands-on fight against a terrorist organization that has infiltrated the United States—yet it’s a chance encounter with his high-school sweetheart that really gets his blood pumping. Luke considers himself a lone wolf who doesn’t need a woman in his life. But as memories of their sweet, innocent affair stir him body and soul, Luke starts to wonder whether he should give love another chance.
A high-powered attorney, Bella Shaw has never forgotton how Luke left her behind in Austin to chase his dreams. But when she’s being totally honest with herself, Bella can’t deny that Luke is the one man she ever truly wanted. Though he tells her that the terrorists are using her land, she’s more worried about defending her heart from the advances of the sinfully sexy lawman. Still, Bella is willing to trust him again—if Agent Archer proves he’s worthy.
Praise for the novels of Kathy Clark
“Fast-paced, riveting . . . Playful dialogue between Nick and Jamie certainly kept me entertained, and I loved every moment they were together as their banter increased the sexual tension between them. . . . [The author] did justice to their instant and intense chemistry.”—Harlequin Junkie, on After Love
“A deeply touching story of a woman’s profound healing, and the amazing man who’s with her every step of the way.”—USA Today bestselling author Tina Wainscott, on Deep Night
“Throughout the whole story, I got the feeling of realness and empathy for the characters. If you are looking for a well-written romance story, then you have found it!”—Night Owl Reviews, on Cries in the Night
An Austin Heroes Novel
By KATHY CLARK
Random House Loveswept, Release Date 11/1/16
Everyone remembers the sweetness and heart-racing excitement of their teenage romances. What if you had the chance to re-unite with your high school sweetheart? ANOTHER CHANCE is about all the pleasure of first love, the crushing pain of a break-up, and the awkwardness of a reunion several years later.
I really enjoyed writing this book because I got to relive my own first romances. It made me think…What if?
Luke (the youngest of the Archer brothers) took a job as a Homeland Security Agent in Washington DC so he could escape the broad shadows cast by his two older brothers (Nick and Justin). When he comes back on a special assignment, he bumps into the woman he had loved deeply, madly, wildly…when they were both eighteen. But college and life separated them. Had too much happened since that last kiss for the spark to re-ignite? Had it been real or just the passion of youth?
I also had the opportunity to write a parallel lost-love story about Grammy and the young man who stole her heart back in the Sixties when she was trying to make a splash as a singer. It was so much fun to flashback to that very colorful, free-spirited era and to give the very popular character of Grammy some back story. You’re going to love how she deals with an unexpected reunion.
ANOTHER CHANCE is the last planned book of the Austin Heroes series, but I’ve already thought of a couple of spin-off ideas. I loved my Denver Heroes series, but I will definitely miss hanging out with the Archer brothers.
Next up for Bob and me is a new series called Breathless set in the quaint mountain town of Cripple Creek, Colorado. Have you ever heard of the Two-Mile High Club? More about that later. Plus, we’ve just self-published our fifth YA romance/time travel/mystery novel, NOT MY LIFE. It’s already gotten a five star review from Readers’ Favorites.
As always, we love to hear from our readers. Let us know if ANOTHER CHANCE took you down memory lane…and if it was as good as you remembered. Your reviews are always welcomed.
Long ago and far away (in Alvin, Texas) Kathy Clark began her career writing and performing plays for the neighborhood kids. She charged a nickel, but the attendees got a free bottle of ice cold Coke along with their entertainment. Flash forward a few years and Kathy Clark still loves telling stories.
She started writing solo for such publishers as Harlequin and Dell. In 1993, she met and married her prince charming, and after his career as a business executive, he became her co-writer. Together they have had fourteen books published, bringing her total to thirty-seven. Their books are about real people caught up in unexpected and extraordinary circumstances, and just happen to fall in love in the process…just like Kathy and Bob did!
They currently live in Colorado Springs near their five sons. When they’re not plotting their next book on what they call their Authors’ Deck with a glass of wine, they love to travel to far-away places…always together.
LIST OF BOOKS
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE/LOVESWEPT
After Midnight (#1 Denver Heroes Series)
WINNER BEST INDIE BOOK SUSPENSE OF 2013
READER’S FAVORITE SUSPENSE 2013
Cries in the Night (#2 Denver Heroes Series)
FINALIST COLORADO HUMANITIES AWARD 2014
Deep Night (#3 Denver Heroes Series)
After Love (#1 Austin Heroes Series)
Almost Forever (#2 Austin Heroes Series)
Another Chance (#3 Austin Heroes Series)
Fantasy Suite (#1 Room Service Series) Published by Loose Id
Master Suite (#2 Room Service Series)
Life’s What Happens
FINALIST BEST INDIE BOOK OF 2013
READER’S FAVORITE MAINSTREAM 2014
Due Dates (Book #1 of Scandals Series)
Killer Date (Book #2 of Scandals Series)
Worst Date Ever (Book #3 of Scandals Series)
Dating For Dollars (Book #4 of Scandals Series)
Change the Past (Book #1 of the Time Shifters Series under pen name Bob Kat) Formerly titled Oh My God (OMG)
WINNER BEST INDIE YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF 2013
Day at the Beach (Book #2 of the Time Shifters Series under pen name Bob Kat) Formerly titled Be Right Back (BRB)
WINNER READER’S FAVORITE 2013
Runaway Lover (Book #3 of the Time Shifters Series under pen name Bob Kat) Formerly titled Believe it or Not (BION)
READER’S FAVORITE YOUNG ADULT 2014
Forever Love (Book #4 of the Time Shifters Series under pen name Bob Kat) Formerly titled Rest in Peace (RIP)
Not My Life (Book #5 of the Time Shifters Series under pen name Bob Kat)
CLASSIC ROMANCE & CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S FICTION
Angel of Mercy (#3 Angel Series)
Another Sunny Day
Born to be Wild
Cody’s Last Stand
Cold Feet, Warm Heart
Count Your Blessings
Golden Days (sequel to Another Sunny Day)
Hearts Against the Wind (Crystal Creek Series)
Kissed By an Angel (#1 Angel Series)
Passion and Possession
Phantom Angel (#2 Angel Series)
A Private Affair
Stand by Your Man (Crystal Creek Series)
Stroke of Midnight
Links to Kathy’s website, blog, books, etc.
NOT MY LIFE on Amazon:
ANOTHER CHANCE on Amazon:
TAKE A HERO TO BED…EVERY NIGHT!
Win a king-sized satin pillowcase with a photo of Luke Archer, the secret service agent from ANOTHER CHANCE, our latest Austin Heroes Book. The pillowcase is perfect for your hair, plus the photo of Luke will give you sweet dreams. Comment on Kathy’s Author Peek Interview or Killer Book Bench blogs. Good luck!
Thanks, Kathy, for sharing your book with us!
Don’t miss the chance to read this book!