Monday, January 16, 2012

Maggie is on the Amazing Authors Tour

My moment in the sun as part of the #amazingeventauthors mini-blog tour!

When the water is muddy, you can't tell what's coming downstream, what's under your boat, or where the channel is. Muddy Waters are trouble with a capital T.

In my romantic suspense, Muddy Waters, both Roxie and Sloan are awash with troubles and can't see the future. Both know what they want, but attaining those goals seems insurmountable.

Here's the book blurb:

Roxie Whitaker is struggling to make her grandmother’s real estate business a success. When her coastal home is burglarized, her rosy worldview dims. Atlanta security expert Sloan Harding distracts her from her troubles, but is Mossy Bog’s former bad boy serious about her?

Never one to shy away from trouble, Sloan is determined to find his alleged missing inheritance. Sparks fly as he enters into a business arrangement with Roxie to oversee the restoration of his childhood home. With her help, Sloan resurrects old secrets while a dangerous predator stalks them.

With passion and danger muddying the waters, will love see the light of day?

Available in digital or print format:
Kindle   Wild Rose Press and Amazon     Barnes_and_Noble

Here's an excerpt from the book:

“The lost Harding fortune did have a point of origin," Sloan said. “There was no money banked when my grandfather died. My father insisted granddad hid it from him, and from there the story grew.
“No one else believed my father’s drunken ramblings. Granddad wasn’t a rich man, and he could have had unknown expenses that burnt through his savings. But two things keep me from dismissing this outright.
“First, my father was so sure he’d been scammed. He didn’t hold fast to many things, but he never wavered on this. Second, if there’s any chance at all that my grandfather hid any money, it’s mine to find.”
“That’s why you didn’t sell the house before?” Roxie’s blue green eyes regarded Sloan expectantly. “Because you needed to come home to find the truth? To uphold your granddad’s good name?”
There she went again, putting words in his mouth. He wasn’t a saint. He was a Harding. “I don’t need the money. My company is doing fine. I have questions about the past, that’s all.”
“Questions? What kind of questions?”
Why wouldn’t she let the subject drop? Did she expect him to admit his father had been crazy? Or that he harbored serious doubts about his granddad’s sanity? What sane man hid his estate from his heir?
And if said heir searched for the missing money, was he crazy too?
No way was he admitting all that. 
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Be sure and visit Patsy's blog tomorrow. Here's her link:  
There will be a giveaway on the last day of the blog mini-tour, and the ebook of Muddy Waters is up for grabs. The question from this blog is: What is Sloan determined to find?
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Maggie Toussaint
romance and mystery author
Coming in March:
Death, Island Style .. a little fun, a little sun, and a dead body in the surf
Murder in the Buff ... secrets at the nudist colony lead to murder


  1. Fab premise, Maggie. I love a good bad boy! ;-)

  2. Morning Maggie! Great cover and excerpt!

  3. Good morning blog readers! Thanks for stopping in. Muddy Waters is a book of my heart, and I'm thrilled to have a chance to chat it up with folks.

    Sloan's dog Mac gets a lot of play in this story. He's a German Shepherd and one of Sloan's best security team members but he's got a soft spot for Roxie that's clear to see. Sloan has the same level of interest, but, well, it's complicated. ((grin))

    Complications make these stories so much fun! Readers have been clamoring for a second book in this town. If you've read Muddy Waters, be sure and leave your feedback as to your interest in another story about Muddy Bog.


  4. You had me at "passion and danger muddying the waters." Sounds like a great read. Really enjoying meeting the amazing authors and learning about their amazing books!

  5. I haven't had the pleasure yet of reading your book, but I'm definitely going to download it onto my bulging Kindle. Just stopping in to show my support for another Amazing author in our tour. :)

  6. Maggie, I really enjoyed this book! It's a good choice for your blogging event, Sweetie.

  7. I haven't read this one yet, but it does sound really good. Sigh...another added to my wish list. I need more time to read!!

  8. Hi JQ, Thanks for your comment about my story teaser. Your initials intrigue me. Any chance you'd share what JQ stands for?

    Hullo to Ginger, Steph, and Karen. Thanks for the comments.

    Mona and Celia are having blogger issues. If anyone else is having trouble, try using Firefox as your browser instead of IE. Don't know why but that seems to help.

  9. OK, I made it in! Very kewl story, Maggie. I love a good romantic suspense. Your intro line alone is a great hook.

  10. Looks like another winner, Maggie. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!



  12. Thanks for stopping in Beth, SG, and hotcha12/Het Beth. I hope everyone will tune back in next week when we have the big prize hoo-rah.

  13. Sounds like one to investigate!

  14. This sounds so good, Maggie. I love stories about old houses with mysteries!


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