Guest Appearance By Nina Pierce Donna’s&Denise’s Review on her newest release In His Eyes 1/30/14

Good morning , Today we have a guest  Nina Pierce and she is her to tell us us a little about herself and her newest Release  … Welcome Nina Pierce  I so love her sisters series ..
When Life hands you Lemons … Grab the Tequila and
Reinvent!
by Nina Pierce – Jan 30, 2014
Hi, I’m Nina Pierce and may I just say I’m happy to be here
at Spreading the Word blog today. And though I’ve been writing fulltime for the
last nine years, (of course like most writers, I’ve been writing since I could
hold a crayon, but that’s another story all together)  there are, no doubt, many of you who don’t
know my story. People often wonder what ever possesses a writer to actually sit
down and pound out their first manuscript. I think the most common answer is
that they were driven to do it. Nothing works right in their world if they’re
not sitting down letting the characters in their head have some play time on
the page.
But my story is different. Much different.
Let me first start by telling you I have a degree in Marine
Biology. Not English or European literature—Science. I grew up on the beautiful
coast of Maine where the tide pools are plentiful and the water is clear and
cold. Very cold! I dreamed of one day working beside Jacques Cousteau. But as I
went through college I found out something else about myself … I love to teach.
Anything. To anyone. And darn if I wasn’t good at it. So I minored in education
and got my secondary education teaching certificate.
About 18 years ago I landed the job of my heart. I taught
environmental science at an outreach facility where students from pre-K to
adult came for my classes, many which took place outdoors. I was in heaven! I
loved working there and would have happily continued if fate hadn’t stuck her
foot out and tripped me up.
You see, in the early 90’s I was diagnosed with multiple
sclerosis, a degenerative disease that eats away at the sheathing around the
nerves in your brain causing faulty wiring. It attacks people differently,
causing different symptoms and problems. People with MS rarely look the same to
doctors. Unfortunately there is no cure, but wonderful advances in medicine to
keep disability to a minimum. I lived years without showing symptoms.
But nine years ago it was becoming painfully obvious that
the disease had progressed to the point where I would be unable to keep up with
the physical demands of my job. Not one to sit around and do nothing, I
searched through my bag of talents and tried to find something I thought I
could do sitting on my butt. For whatever reason, I looked to writing.
(Probably because I’ve always had something to say.)  Anyway, I took a writing class at the local
university, joined Romance Writers of America, found a local chapter of
like-minded authors and VOILA! a career was born!
And I haven’t looked back.
When asked what the hardest transition is I’d have to say
changing my thought process. Because I taught science I always catalogued the
world around me, put it in simple terms to use later in a lesson plan. Now, I
look at the world as a whole lot of “what ifs”. What if that couple in the
store were having an affair? What if a virus killed off most of the male
population? What if shapeshifters actually existed? A whole TON of
possibilities.
I am really happy writing stories, letting my imagination
take my characters places I can’t go and living out adventures I can no longer
have.
My newest novel, IN HIS EYES, is a romantic thriller set on
where else … the coast of Maine.
BLURB:
It’s always wonderful to be noticed … or
is it?
To those around her, Maggie Callaghan appears to have the
perfect life…a handsome husband, three beautiful children, and her own
business. But beneath her thin veneer lies a dark past and self-doubts. When
evidence of her husband’s infidelity surfaces, Maggie leases a cottage on the
Maine coast and prepares for her inevitable divorce. But a serial killer is on
the hunt—and he’s marked Maggie as his next victim. Now her beachside retreat
is the focus of an undercover FBI investigation targeting the murderer who’s
left a trail of bodies across two states. As lies and secrets are revealed,
Maggie realizes her life depends on knowing who’s protecting her—and who’s got
her in his sights.
EXCERPT:
Like most nights, he sat in the alabaster sand, sifting grains slowly
from hand to hand as if measuring time. Watching.
Always watching.

People rarely saw him, unless he chose for it to be so. And the woman
meandering along the water’s edge was no exception. She had no idea he was
admiring her. Appraising her. Measuring her.

With the tide so low, he’d been able to study the exotic creature
whose hair rode the wind like black silk. She dragged her feet in the shallow
surf, her eyes cast down as if the ebb and flow of the ocean could soothe away
her troubles. The dip of her chin and the graceful arch of her neck spoke of a
heavy burden.
She walked without a companion. Alone was good.
Lord, she was beautiful.
The sadness that curved her body in on itself made her that much more
irresistible. He imagined he could hear the sweet strains of her loneliness
carried on the evening breeze.
He didn’t know he was searching. Didn’t realize the moment had come
again.
It had been a long time since he’d found someone who obviously
hungered for the kind of solace only he could offer. He replayed the scene over
and over again, long after she’d left the beach, long after the day had
surrendered to the night. How serendipitous for her to be here on his beach.
He sat, quietly measuring time in handfuls of sand, thinking about the
grace of her walk, the gentle swell of her hips and breasts, the lovely mane of
hair—and he knew.
You are the one. I’ve been
waiting for you.
In the solitude of the new moon, he sat for a long time committing to
memory every detail of their encounter and formulating a plan to make the woman
his own. Satisfied, he strolled back to his cottage—his heart and soul as dark
as the murky shadows swallowing him.
Donna’s Review 5 Stars *****
Fantastic book, Nina Pierce. I couldn’t put it down and I didn’t guess who the killer was until right at the end. You kept it well hidden in the book. This was a great story about Alex and Maggie Callahan. They had some trouble in their marriage and separated for awhile. They took turns staying at a beach house and while there, Maggie caught the eye of a killer who started to trail her and keep tabs on what she was doing. The story takes a turn when bodies start appearing and the police try to find the killer. As Maggie and Alex try to repair their marriage, the killer is more determined to get to Maggie. This story will hold your interest and keep you guessing. It is a great read
Denise’s Review 5 starts*****
This book was amazing it has alot of mystery and suspense  and some romantic touches .. I kept changing my mind through out the book .. Just when I thought I had figure who it was it wasn’t .. excellent  book to read .. See if you can solve it .. Amazing Job Nina Pierce …
AVAILABLE AT:
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So what about you, have you ever completely changed careers
for one reason or another or are you currently working at the job of your
heart? Because now that you know a little bit about me, you realize I’m curious
about stuff like that!
USA Today bestselling
author, Nina Pierce, resides in New England with her high school sweetheart and
soul mate of twenty-nine years and several spoiled cats who consider her staff.
She spends her days at the keyboard writing romance stories, blissfully
creating chaos for her characters by throwing in a villain or two, a little
murder and a whole lot of mayhem as they struggle toward their
happy-ever-afters. You can check out all her books on her website (
http://www.ninapierce.com) and follow her day-to-day happenings on
facebook (
http://www.facebook.com/author.nina.pierce) or twitter (http://www.twitter.com/ninapierce).
 
Thank you Nina for stopping by today .. I hope you get a chance at reading this amazing book
 it kept sitting on the end of the bed for hours   Have a great Thursday Everyone Denise&Donna
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