Always good to go back home. Or, like in this case, reading about home.
Passion Punch (Key West Escape, #3) by Tricia Leedom releases today in the Adult, Adventure, Romance genre.
When April Linus’ best friends find themselves in trouble with the Miami Mafia, the former heiress turns to an even more dangerous criminal for help… her father.
Not an easy decision for the young, single mother who found herself pregnant at nineteen and forced to choose between her trust fund and having a baby. April’s father agrees to loan her the money, if she moves home for a few months so he can get to know his grandchild. Before she can decide what to do, she comes face to face with the last man she ever expected to see again… her father’s former bodyguard who disappeared five years ago after she slept with him.
Black Ops operative Jonas Ostergaard made a nearly fatal mistake the last time he was in Key West. After working his way into Philip Linus’ circle of trust, Jonas let the Arms Dealer’s beautiful, kindhearted daughter distract him from his mission. He was yanked off the job by his superiors, but now he’s back to stop Linus from selling a dangerous new technology on the black market.
Needing to prove himself to save his job, Jonas is determined to keep his distance from April this time. But when he suspects she knows more about her father’s illegal business dealings than she admits, he’s torn between protecting her and uncovering the truth.
Passion ignites when April and Jonas end up on the run dodging arms dealers in the steamy Amazon rainforest, but April wonders what kind of relationship she could have with a man who has more secrets than she does. A man who could disappear at any moment and leave her heart in tatters.
Trapped between loyalty to her father and a new allegiance with the man she’s falling in love with, April realizes none of it will matter if they don’t escape the jungle alive.
AUTHOR BIO: TRICIA LEEDOM enjoys traveling to exotic destinations and having torrid love affairs with hot, dangerous men… even if it’s only in her own mind. When she’s not writing romantic adventure novels, she reads voraciously, tweets compulsively, and fangirls over a TV show based on her favorite book series. Tricia earned her BA in Creative Writing from The University of Tampa and her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Her favorite authors include Diana Gabaldon, J.R. Ward, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Karen Robards, and Johanna Lindsey. She lives in Southwest Florida with two very spoiled dogs. Follow Tricia on Twitter and Instagram @tricialeedom
Hi Tricia, and thank you for being here with me today!
What is the main thing you want readers to take away from your book?
When readers finish Passion Punch or any of my books, I hope they feel like they’ve just been on a fun, funny, thrilling, steamy tropical adventure. Basically, the best vacation ever. 🙂
What are you working on now?
Passion Punch wraps up a three books series, but I’m not quite ready to leave the world yet. So, I’m planning a spin off called “The Lost Souls’ Treasure Series” featuring Mitch Thompson, a treasure hunter and the father of the heroine in book one of the Key West Escape Series, Rum Runner. Mitch puts together a team of misfits who set off to find pirate treasure and take on side jobs finding lost people or things to fund their expedition.
Do you have a day job? / What was your job before you started writing full time?
I do have a day job. I work in IT for a Hospital system as a Clinical Application Analyst.
The biggest surprise you had after becoming a writer?
My favorite author Diana Gabaldon has congratulated me on my books on Twitter at least 4 or 5 times. Every time, it’s a big surprise, and it makes me giddy with delight.
The toughest critic that’s ever been given to you as an author?
I’m my own toughest critic. Ask my publisher. 🙂
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I enjoy reading or listening to audiobooks, watching TV, dining out, traveling, participating in charity walks, and fangirling over the Outlander Series with my friends. (I’ve met Sam Heughan aka Jamie Fraser several times at fan events.)
What are your top three favorite books of all time?
It’s hard to pick just three, but I’d have to go with A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught and Wild Orchids by Karen Robards, two classic old school romances that I’ve read multiples times over the years. And my all-time fav is, of course, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. The first time I read the book, I got to the last page, stared at it for a moment letting it all sink in, and then I flipped the book over and started reading it again. It’s the only book I’ve ever wanted to do that with.
Favorite actor and actress.
Chris Pratt and Karen Gillian. Actually, if my first book Rum Runner was ever made into a movie or TV series, I would love to see them play the hero and heroine, Jimmy Panama and Sophie Davies-Stone.
If you could have any accent from anywhere in the world, which would it be?
A Scottish accent. I’m in love with Scotland and Glasgow in particular, and I adore the sound of a Glaswegian accent.
Why did you choose the shirt you have on?
It’s a men’s Captain American t-shirt and I chose it because it’s comfy. I have to dress up for my day job, so I like to spend my weekends in t-shirts, jean capris, and sandals. I live in Florida, so my wardrobe doesn’t really change much throughout the year.
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