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Uvi Poznansky: I’m not a terrorist, I’m not a traitor

Tamara Ferguson Excerpt

At Uvi Poznansky’s Blog

Sunday, September 9, 2018′

I’m not a terrorist, I’m not a traitor
About an hour later, someone knocked at the office door.
“Come in,” she called out.
When Russ Quinlan walked into the room, Sarah couldn’t have been more surprised. Although he’d been doing the required work, he’d been avoiding her for the last two weeks. In fact, she didn’t even know where he was staying.
She cleared her throat and spoke. “What can I do for you, Russ?”
Rather than acting like the belligerent jackass that he had before, he was looking rather sheepish, so Sarah was even more puzzled as to why he was here.
“Is it alright if I sit down?” Russ asked.
“Ah…yeah. Sure,” Sarah answered.
When he sat in the chair across from her desk, his eyes met hers. “I’m sorry.”
Bemused, Sarah’s eyes went wide. “For what?”
“You have a prosthetic, Legs? Um, I mean Sarah?”
“Yeah. But you knew that,” she said.
“No, I didn’t,” Russ answered. “I thought…”
“You thought what?”
“I…can’t talk about it,” Russ said. “But…” He swallowed. “Is there a specific reason you’ve been off the radar for so long?”
She was becoming even more bewildered. “Why, because I was told not to talk about what happened to me in Iraq in public.”
Russ was staring at her with what looked like horror in his eyes. “Sarah, what did happen?”
“I…was held hostage. And…” her voice faded away as tears filled her eyes.
But she hated it when she started feeling sorry for herself.
So swiping away the tears, she squared off her shoulders with her chin held high, just daring Russ to transform into his normally insolent self.
“Oh, my God,” he whispered, closing his eyes and standing back up. “Sarah…they told me…”
But suddenly, he seemed to come to a realization.
“They’re going to try and set me up,” he muttered under his breath.
Sarah was totally confused.
“I need someone to know. I need you to know. What happened to you wasn’t supposed to happen.”
“I don’t have a single clue about what you’re talking about, Russ.”
He began pacing the floor, and then looked at her again. “I can’t believe I thought…”
“What?” Sarah asked impatiently. This had to be one of the strangest conversations she’d ever had.
“You know I thought about asking you out when I first met you? But then I found out you were engaged.”
She blinked.
Russ continued, “I’ve always liked you. I’m sorry for the way I’ve been behaving these last few weeks.”
Sarah shook her head dazedly.
Russ started pacing again and then he halted in front of her desk, staring deeply into her eyes. “I need to tell someone, and somehow, I know I can trust you. If what I suspect might be happening actually does, you’re going to be hearing some really terrible things about me during the next few months. You need to hold off from telling Brand that I talked to you today.”
She reluctantly nodded her agreement.
“Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to lie. I just need time. Plus, I need someone to believe me and be on my side when the time comes. Tell him that I’m not a terrorist, I’m not a traitor, and I’m being set up by someone at the highest level of U.S. government.”
Set up for what, she wanted to ask. But that was obviously something he didn’t think he should tell her.
In a state of semi-shock, Sarah sighed deeply. But she wasn’t surprised to hear what Russ was saying, since she had little faith in the stability of the new administration. Maybe she was slightly bitter being treated so badly after fighting for her country. But she wasn’t the only one who’d lost confidence in the system. Most of the appointed officials were businessmen looking out for their own interests, rather than the welfare of the American people.
Russ gave her one last reassuring glance. “Good luck, Sarah,” he said, opening the door and slipping outside.
Sarah sat at her desk for the next few minutes, trying to make some sense out of everything Russ had just revealed.

Excerpt from Two Hearts Under Fire
By Tamara Ferguson
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1 comment:

Tamara FergusonSeptember 10, 2018 at 11:46 PM
This is an important moment in the series!! Thank you for sharing Uvi!!

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Kathryn Knight books: All 21 Authors of #LoveUnderFire in the Top 100 on Amazon! #RomanticSuspense #amwriting #books

Monday, September 3, 2018

All 21 Authors of #LoveUnderFire in the Top 100 on Amazon! #RomanticSuspense #amwriting #books

This was an exciting weekend for the authors ofLove Under Fire!  Our Romantic Suspense Box Set hit #1 again in several categories, thanks to all the readers pre-ordering their limited-edition copy (and helping support Pets for Vets in the process!).  This is such a great (limited-time!) deal at just 99 cents, and a fantastic cause we’re supporting.

There are 21 authors contributing to the set, and while we are all writing a Romantic Suspense/Romantic Thriller for Love Under Fire, many of us write in different genres as well.  I often include ghost mysteries in my novels, and my contribution to the box set will have that element…be sure to check back to see the cover of The Haunting of Hillwood Farm and read some exclusive excerpts!  I have one novel right now that has no paranormal elements, Dangerous Currents, and that’s my only “traditional” Romantic Suspense, with the danger coming from a serial killer and the mystery hinging on both dark secrets and the psychological suspense (so far, almost all the editorial reviewershave said “I didn’t see THAT coming”).

With so many different types of Romantic Suspense out there, it’s one of the most competitive categories.  So you can imagine how exciting it was to find out that EVERY SINGLE AUTHOR in our set was listed in Amazon’s Top 100 Most Popular Romantic Suspense Authors over the weekend, all at the same time.  All 21 of us, with only 100 spots available for the current top authors according to sales.  Amazing!  I grabbed the screen shots so we could all bask in the moment a little longer, since it probably won’t last forever.

Make sure you grab your copy of Love Under Fire Limited Edition Romantic Suspense Thrillers Box Set now, so it hits your e-reader upon release this fall.  You’ll get 21 NEW, never-before-published stories from WSJ, USA Today, and Amazon Bestselling Authors. and you’ll help Pets for Vets, a non-profit organization that pairs rescued shelter pets with veterans in need of companion animals.  Links below for all formats!

Scroll down for some links to some of the individual blurbs and individual covers included in the set!

Stephanie Queen starts us off at 71, with
Pamela Fagan Hutchins at 72
Tamara Ferguson at 73 and Suzanne Jenkins at 74
Uvi Poznansky at 78, Alyssa Richards at 80
Inge-Lise Goss at 82 and Aaron Paul Lazar
at 84, bookending the incredible Brenda Novak
S.R. Mallery 86, Stephany Tullis 87, me at 88!
Valerie J. Clarizio at 89, Casi McLean at 90
Jinx Schwartz 91, Anna Celeste Burke 92, K.M. Hodge 93
Fiona Quinn 94, Margaret Daly 95, Linda Watkins 96
Judith Lucci 97, Chris Patchell at 98!

Want a taste of some of the stories included?  Here are the blurbs to five, along with their individual covers…16 more stories to reveal, including mine!


Get your copy and get ready for an explosion of
danger, romance, mystery, and thrills this fall!

urce: Kathryn Knight books: All 21 Authors of #LoveUnderFire in the Top 100 on Amazon! #RomanticSuspense #amwriting #books

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Tamara Ferguson does the Proust Questionnaire – The Bee Writes…

A Visit With My Friend Bee Halton Earlier This Year (things have been going crazy this year so I am trying to catch up!)


Today I am honoured to have Tamara Ferguson back on “The Bee Writes…”. She is one of my favourite contemporary fiction writers and I hope many more readers will discover her intriguing characters and stories. Before we start a little more about Tamara:

Short Bio:

Writing steamy yet sweet compassionate stories of fate that are wonderfully romantic, Tamara Ferguson is the multi-award winning, #1 international bestselling author of the Tales of the Dragonfly Romance Suspense Series, the Kissed By Fate Series, the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series and the Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance Series.

Her wounded warrior romances, Two Hearts Unspoken, Two Hearts Surrendered, and Two Hearts Undone were all WINNERS at the 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards; with Two Hearts Unspoken earning the Silver Medal in Military Fiction. Two Hearts Surrendered is also a 2016 New Apple Romance Selection for excellence in Indie Publishing.

Two Hearts’ Christmas Wish, the fourth story in the series, spent 6 consecutive weeks at #1 in the Mistletoe Kisses & Christmas Wishes romance set and has become a #1 Best Seller independently as well a 2017 IAN Book of the Year Finalist. And it’s the #13 BEST INDIE BOOK of 2017.

Along with the 2015 Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Award Winner That Unforgettable Kiss, Two Hearts Surrendered and Two Hearts Unspoken were also finalists for the 2016 IAN Book of The Year. Tales of the Dragonfly In Tandem was a romance finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards, while Tales of the Dragonfly In Flight was a romance suspense winner at the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.

She’s just released Two Hearts Find Christmas (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 5), Two Hearts Unbroken (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 6), That Unexpected Kiss (Kissed By Fate Book 2) and Extended Flight and is working on Two Hearts In Accord (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 7), Two Hearts Under Fire (Two Hearts Warrior Romance Book 8), A Kiss Beneath A Strawberry Moon (Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance 3) and Emergence her fourth Tales of the Dragonfly Novel, due to be published by Windswept in spring of 2018.

A member of the RWA, the Authors’ Billboard and the Independent Authors’ Book Network, her stories have been included in several #1 bestselling anthologies.

Since she remains a full-time caregiver for an autistic son (along with a bunch of adopted pets!), you can usually find Tammy working at home, where she spends a lot of time not completing her numerous home improvement projects, because she’s writing or helping author friends promote their books on Twitter.

And now with no further ado over to the interview:

Thanks so much, Bee for inviting me back to your super fantastic blog!


It’s been crazy during the last year and a half. I’ve sold thousands of books, and I’ve had to write every day to keep up with the deadlines.


My latest two releases were That Unexpected Kiss (Kissed By Fate Book 2) and Two Hearts Unbroken (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 6). The last story I wrote was Extended Flight (Tales of the Dragonfly III) soon to be published in the anthology Unforgettable Trouble. Currently I am writing 2 stories both coming out in June anthologies. Two Hearts In Accord (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 7) and A Kiss Beneath A Strawberry Moon (Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance 3).


These days my ideas are based partly on anthology themes – I’m writing with the Authors’ Billboard now – and partly on my series themes. Two Hearts are my wounded warrior books, which are both romance and romance suspense, Kissed By Fate is new adult romance suspense, Tales of the Dragonfly is romance suspense with a little paranormal involved and Daydreams & Dragonflies is Sweet Romance.


Slightly. Authors should be sure to take advantage of boxset opportunities. One thing I’ve also learned is you believe in yourself, you have to be willing to spend money to make money because of all the books that are available these days. You can’t have the attitude “I’m not going to charge 99c for my books.” Reducing prices for your books and using available paid promotions will get more of your books out there. And the more books you sell, the more readers you will gain; particularly if you have a series like my wounded warrior books. They don’t seem to be losing their popularity, and I’m really proud of these stories. I can’t remember the last day that I didn’t sell a book, which is actually pretty exciting when you think about it.
Thank you so much, Tamara, for taking the time to come back and let us know more about your writing journey!

In the 19th century, there has been a kind of party game which meant that guests had to answer a list of questions in the host’s guestbook. Marcel Proust answered it twice in his life and after a while, it got accredited to him.
A similar questionnaire is regularly seen on the back of Vanity Fairanswered by celebrities. They even launched an interactive version in 2009. The magazine of the German newspaper FAZ asks celebrities for years to answer it to


Where do you want to live? Somewhere besides Illinois.
What is perfect bliss for you? Living in a peaceful place, with trees near a lake and no disruptions.
Which fault do you excuse the easiest? Forgetfulness.
What is the biggest disaster for you? Not being able to go back in time and take back some of the stupid things I’ve done.
Your favourite characters in a novel? The humorous, romantic ones of course. I’ve read way too many novels to have an all-time favorite.
Your favourite figure in history? I don’t really have one.
Your favourite hero/heroine in real life? I don’t really have one.
Your favourite painter? I don’t really have one favorite – I like what I like.
Your favourite author? It’s a three-way tie between Mary Balogh, Nora Roberts and Linda Howard.
Your favourite composer? Same answer as with a painter – I used to sing and I pretty much love everything; rock, show tunes, even opera sometimes. What I listen to depends on my mood and what is happening in my life.
Which quality do you appreciate the most in a woman?Sincerity.
Which quality do you appreciate the most in a man? Sincerity.
Your favourite virtue? Sincerity.
Your favourite activity? Gardening and home improvement (although I never have time anymore)
Who or what would you like to be? Happy
Your main characteristic? These days? Exhausted.
What do you appreciate the most in your friends? Sincerity.
Your biggest fault? Being a pushover.
Your dream of happiness? Success (as a writer), living in a peaceful place near a lake like where I vacationed when I grew up, being able to provide for my son for the rest of his life without having to worry about what will happen when I’m no longer around.
Your favourite colour? Blue-green
Your favourite flower? Stargazer Lily
Your favourite bird? A cockatiel (my Delilah who passed away at 22 yrs old)
Your favourite poet? Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What do you hate the most? Insincerity & lies.
Which historical figure do you hate the most? I guess I would have to say Hitler.
Which is your favourite reform? I don’t think I’ve found one yet (well maybe I have but I need to avoid political statements so I don’t get people MAD.)
Which natural talent would you like to have? Painting.
How do you want to die? Happy.
Your current state of mind? Stressed.
Your motto? Y Ask Y

Thanks, Tamara for taking part in this fun blog game 🙂 !

And here some more information about Tamara and her books!


Newsletter Sign Up
Tamara’s Blog 
Tamara on Amazon
Tamara on Twitter: @Tammysdragonfly
Tamara on Twitter @KissedByFate2
Tamara on Facebook
Tamara G+
Tamara on LinkedIn
Tamara on Goodreads
Tamara E-mail: Tammysdragonfly@gmail.com
Kissed by Fate on Facebook
Kissed by Fate homepage
Tales of the Dragonfly homepage
Tamara on Bookbub
Tamara on Pinterest
Tamara on Tumblr
Tamara on Instagram
Two Heart Wounded Warrior Romance on FB



Unforgettable Trouble
Searching for his missing sister, wounded warrior Aaron Davidson saves the life of Kiley Carlton, a mob bosses’ daughter. Can their extended flight survive kidnapping, murder and…LOVE?

Two Hearts Unbroken

A Valentine She’ll Remember
Airman Sarah Benton’s survived unimaginable horror, having been captured in Iraq, Two years later, when her life’s once again endangered, can Lieutenant Brand Reardon break through her wounded heart?

That Unexpected Kiss

Sweet and Sassy Valentine

Books By Tamara Ferguson

Tales of the Dragonfly Romance Suspense
In Tandem
In Flight
Coming Soon: Extended Flight
Coming Soon: Emergence

Kissed By Fate New Adult Romance
That Unforgettable Kiss
That Unexpected Kiss

Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance
Two Hearts Surrendered
Two Hearts Unspoken
Two Hearts Undone
Two Hearts’ Christmas Wish 
Two Hearts Find Christmas
Two Hearts Unbroken
Coming in June 2018: Two Hearts In Accord
Coming in Nov 2018: Two Hearts Under Fire

Mistletoe Kisses & Christmas Wishes Set
(Includes Two Hearts Christmas Wish)

Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance
A Kiss Upon A Star
A Kiss Beneath A Christmas Star

Anthology Romance
Magical Weddings
A Touch of Passion
Mother’s Day Magic
Annie Acorn’s 2016 Romance Treasury
Love In Times of War
Hunks To The Rescue
Sweet and Sassy: The Best Kind of Romance
Hotshot Charmers: Men Women Love
Sweet Heat: Where Romance and Suspense Meet
A Christmas She’ll Remember
Sweet and Sassy Christmas: A Time for Romance
Sweet and Sassy Valentine
A Valentine She’ll Remember
Unforgettable Thrillers
Coming In June 2018: Sweet and Sassy Weddings
Coming In June 2018: A Wedding She’ll Remember
Coming In Sept 2018: Sweet and Sassy Suspense
Coming in Nov 2018: Love Under Fire
Coming in Dec 2018: Holiday Hunks

Source: Tamara Ferguson does the Proust Questionnaire – The Bee Writes…