Intimate Strangers by Laura Taylor - Plus 3 Good Questions!

It’s Romance Week at New Fiction Engine!

We’re starting it off with something Red Hot (in more ways than one!)  Intimate Strangers by Laura Taylor is not only hot the way Romantic Suspense should be, it’s also the first in a series currently burning up the charts at Amazon.  

Award Winning Novelist Laura Taylor has also graciously agreed to be the very first participant in our 3 Good Questions Interview series.  Hear directly from Laura in a moment, but first...

Intimate Strangers is...

 (pardon us while we let the suspense build)

School teacher and advocate of abused children Hannah Cassidy invades a private retreat in the N. Nevada wilderness. Ignoring posted No Trespassing signs and the property's angry owner, she dismisses his threats and demands that he reveal her missing brother's location.

Nicholas Benteen, ex-mercenary and former CIA covert operative, assumes she is yet another adversary intent on exacting lethal revenge for his past deeds.

He will fight to the death to protect the sanctuary he has created for himself and those from his past he has vowed to safeguard. Even as Hannah penetrates Nicholas’s isolation and melts the ice that encases his weary heart, she is seduced by the sensual, battle scarred veteran and the dark secrets of his past.

NFE NOTES:  Laura Taylor is a multiple award winning author for her work in both Romantic and Mainstream Fiction.  Some of these awards include...

* Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award as Best New Contemporary Mainstream Fiction Author

* RWA Rita Award Mainstream Fiction Finalist

* Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Certificate of Excellence for Series Romance

*  Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Bantam Loveswept Novel

* Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Best Series Romantic Adventure Novel

* Romantic Times Career Achievement Certificate of Excellence as Series Storyteller of the Year

* Romantic Times Career Achievement Certificate of Excellence for Best Series Romantic Suspense...

And the list goes on.  You’re in good hands here, people.  Plus, there are four more books in the series available now, with more to come soon, each at a great price!  


NFE: What book or books kept you up all night reading?  And Why?

LAURA TAYLOR:  Most recently?  Barry Eisler's THE DETACHMENT.  I live a double life as a veteran women's fiction author and as a veteran freelance editor. In my editorial practice, I work primarily (and confidentially) with international thriller writers, both established and about-to-debut authors.  I'm also a dedicated thriller reader.  THE DETACHMENT is the most recent book from Barry Eisler for his John Rain series, and it did not disappoint!  What sets the novel apart for me is that the author exceeded the high standard he established in previous books in the series in his first foray into the ranks of indie book writers, having declined a lucrative book contract from a traditional publisher with whom he had an established relationship.  This reader will remain faithful to Barry Eisler, because he fully grasps and embraces his responsibilities to his readers.  He is a gifted storyteller who excels at characterization, story tension, and layered personal and situational conflict.  Barry Eisler also possesses a gift for conveying a viscerally satisfying, albeit pragmatic, code of honor that resonates in the life and death decisions made within the framework of each one of his books. 

NFE: Would this book (Intimate Strangers) keep you up all night if you hadn’t written it?  And Why?

LAURA TAYLOR:  In a nutshell, yes!  Like Barry Eisler and most other writers, I endeavor to pen a tale in such a compelling manner that readers cannot set aside the book until they reach the final sentence of the story.   When I wrote Intimate Strangers, I deliberately created an emotionally intense and sensual novel for my established global audience of romance readers.  Recognition of my name by romance readers conveys an implicit promise that I will meet their expectations of a sensual, dramatic, and well-crafted story with a happily-ever-after conclusion.  With 22 published books to my credit, you can probably tell that I take quite seriously my responsibilities to my readers.  The ultimate reward, aside from being able to indulge my own creative passion, occurs when romance readers praise my books and eagerly await the next one.

NFE:  Give us some links where we can find out more about you?  (See, isn’t this an easy Interview?) 

LAURA TAYLOR:  Easiest ever.  Thanks.  And I love to hear from readers.  You can reach me on Twitter @AuthorLTaylor  
and on Facebook right HERE

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