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Happy Birthday, Linnea Sinclair!!!!

Today is Linnea Sinclair’s birthday. Linnea is the writer of many fabulous sci-fi romance books such as Games of Command, Gabriel’s Ghost and the most recent one, Shades of Dark.

And she is hosting a party today at her Intergalactic Bar & Grille and there will be PRIZES! Free books, T-shirts, coffee mugs and more!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINNEA!! MAY YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!!!

Thea and I luuuuurv Linnea’s books and are still to be disappointed by her offerings. In fact, I just read Hope’s Folly, third book in her Gabriel’s Ghost/Dock 5 series which is going to be released in early 2009 and let me tell you: AWESOME.

The book is Philip Guthrie’s story and as his heroine Rya says he is a “always-forever dream hero” type of man – right up there with Sully (Gabriel’s Ghost and Shades of Dark) and Kel-Paten (Games of Command) and the plot is non-stop action that had my heart racing like crazy.

And here is a small excerpt from Hope’s Folly that shows the first time Rya and Philip “connect” – over something they both love: weapons.

She folded herself down next to him and, he noticed, kept glancing at his duffel.

He arched an eyebrow.

“Is this,” she asked hesitantly, “what I think it is?”

“What do you think it is?”

“Norlack 473 sniper, modified to handle wide-load slash ammo.” There was a noticeable reverence in her voice.

He pulled the rifle out, hefting it. She had a good eye. Norlacks weren’t common. But recognizing it was modified for illegal and highly destructive charges… Then again, she’d seen it in action.

“It is,” he confirmed, amused now by the expression on her face. It had gone from reverence to almost rapture.

“That is so totally apex.” Her voice was hushed. “May I,” and she glanced shyly at him, her eyes bright, spots of color on her cheeks, “fondle it?”

He stared at her, not sure he heard her correctly. Then he snorted, laughing. Fondle it, indeed.

He handed it to her.

She took it, cradling it at first, then running her fingers lovingly down its short barrel.

Sweet holy God. He didn’t have enough painkillers in him to stop his body’s reaction to the smokiness in her eyes, or the way her lips parted slightly, the edge of her tongue slipping out to moisten them, as her hands slid over the weapon…

At the end of the ARC we received there is a line saying that the next book would be about Devin Guthrie, Philip’s younger brother. I , cheeky monkey that I am, had to run and ask Linnea about it and learnt that Devin is a hero who has no military background and works with data and numbers for the Guthries’s companies. Devin will be one of those reluctant heroes and with a bit of unrequited love. In his own words:

Guthrie men, when they loved, loved deeply. They were just horribly inept at showing it.

Interested already? I know I am!!!

12 Comments

  • kmont
    October 15, 2008 at 4:50 am

    I’m definitely looking forward to Hope’s Folly. That excerpt was hot – love it when weapons are used as innuendos.

    Gotta be honest and say Devin crunching numbers for a company isn’t appealing ATM, despite all Guthrie men loving deeply lol. I do look forward to being challenged by that though.

    Happy Birthday, Ms. Sinclair. Hope it’s a great one for you. 🙂

  • Ana
    October 15, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Kmont, and he wears glasses too!

    ( *whispers* trust me, the yet-to-be-named Devin’s book?….it is gold.)

  • Christine
    October 15, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Happy Birthday, Linnea! =)

    p.s. Libras ROCK!

  • Katiebabs
    October 15, 2008 at 5:31 am

    OH noes!! If Linnea make Philip all dreamy, more so than Sully, whatever will I do???

  • Thea
    October 15, 2008 at 8:28 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LINNEA!!!!!

    We love your books, we love you! Hope you have a lovely day 🙂

  • kmont
    October 15, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Now I DO heart a guy in glasses! Mine looks right nice in his lol.

    Katie, dear, please give the rest of us a fighting chance at Philip. After all, your claws are so firmly embedded in Sully there’s no way the rest of us can even get a nip at him! *pout*

  • orannia
    October 15, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Happy Birthday Linnea!

  • Linnea Sinclair
    October 16, 2008 at 5:48 am

    ::Linnea lifts the man's arm from around her waist, then crawls out from under the overturned table at the Intergalactic Bar & Grille…::

    Wow. What a party! I gave away almost a dozen books and a bunch of coffee mugs and beer steins and at one point I have a vague memory of wearing a Glinda the Good Witch costume from Wizard of Oz and…

    Oh, hi, there. Thanks for the wonderful wishes on my (mumble-mumble) birthday! It was great. Did you see the photo of my fourth birthday party on the front of my Yahoo Group (ie: the bar)?

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LinneaSinclair/

    Yeah, that was a bit of time ago. A bit.

    I'm so tickled you liked Philip. I lurved Philip. I can't wait for the rest of you to meet him!

    And for his youngest brother, Devin. Trust me, he's hot. I'm using whatshisname–Micheal Weatherly? The Dark Angel guy (not as in NCIS) as Devin.
    http://michaelweatherly.20m.com/
    http://michaelweatherly.20m.com/cgi-bin/i/promos/images/16.jpg

    Trust me. He's adorable–if you liked Kel-Paten, you'll heart Devin Jonathan Guthrie.

    Anyway, I have to get back to line edits on FOLLY–plus…

    Omigod! Did I spend the night under the bar table with who (whom?) I think I did!

    Holy….!

    Uh, guys, we'll talk later. He's, well…he's, uh….he wants my attention.
    Now.
    Wow.
    😉
    ~Linnea

  • Katiebabs
    October 16, 2008 at 7:25 am

    I have to really start going to the same bar Linnea goes to!

  • Heather
    October 20, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    All I know is, Phillip stole every scene he was in in SHADES. Cant’ wait to see what he does with a whole novel, rowwrrr!

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