Thursday, August 14, 2014

Straight Browsing from the Library - Hidden Shadows by Lauren Tate

Lauren Hope, author of Hidden Shadows, has stopped by The Library to chat with us about books. Lauren will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


Jenna Gregor is a busy, single mom of two, successfully overseeing a Perinatal Wing in a downtown Nashville clinic. On the surface, Jenna’s achievements are many, her future bright and promising. But in her past are secrets, sins she doesn’t want exposed. Sins someone else doesn’t want to forget, or forgive.

Just as Jenna’s life finally seems to be falling back into place after her bitter divorce—Bennett Aston can handle her sarcasm and stubbornness quite nicely—it all begins to unravel. Someone is lurking, hiding in theshadows, slowly and meticulously ruining Jenna’s well-crafted world. As threats evolve, suspicions grow, and death becomes a vivid reality, Jenna must decide whom she can trust and find her allies, before her secrets become her undoing.

She stared down at her white tank top, now stained with maroon blotches. She couldn’t stay here.

Where to go next, where to go next? Her mind raced with the question.

She raised her head to examine herself in the broken mirror, and a sly smirk looked back. She knew exactly where to go and who to see.

Only for one precious, fleeting moment in her life had she carried life in her womb. And it was terminated, taken from her by one lousy, inexperienced doctor.

She would go now, go to the one person who turned her life into what was around her, who turned her into the woman that lived in the dirty, dark hotel room, who made her become the ghostly figure that stared back at her in the shattered mirror.

Just where was the old doc who’d stolen her child, anyway? And more importantly, was the doctor happy? If so, as Tommy would say, this mad woman would change all that.

With one last wicked grin to the splintered reflection, she briskly turned and walked through the door to the waiting world outside. Time for plan B.

If misery loved company, she was about to have herself one heck of a party.


Lauren Hope is the author of the bestselling mystery Screaming To Be Solved, and her first published work, The Shadow Series (Hidden Shadows, Chasing Shadows). Lauren creates a modern twist on the classic 'whodunit,' combining suspense, romance, even comedy, for intriguing, heartfelt stories.

With a background in Communication and Journalism, Lauren has sat behind the anchor's desk and worked in the corporate world, finding her ultimate love in writing. Screaming To Be Solved was named a 'Hot New Release' by Amazon in 2013 and charted in the top 10 on Amazon's international bestseller list.

She lives with her husband, daughter, and floppy-eared rescue pup in Tennessee.

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    1. Thank you, Andra! I love it, too. It (in my opinion, of course ;)) makes a great impact with the cover of the second book in the series, Chasing Shadows (new edition cover revealed soon!)

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  3. I enjoyed reading the blurb. Sounds like a good summer read.

    1. Thanks, Diane! Hope you're able to enjoy before the summer's out! :)

  4. Lauren, did you have any say in the cover art?

    1. I had the most say, Andra . . . I designed it myself. :)

  5. I appreciate you hosting, Judith. Hope your readers enjoy and one of them wins the giveaway!

  6. By the way, no worries, but my name is not correct in the blog title . . . just in case someone goes looking for me and isn't able to find me. :)