Monday, July 14, 2014

Hearts in Ruin - Teaser Tuesday

Hearts In Ruin
HEARTS IN RUIN by J. C. Conway is classified as a sweet contemporary romance, but I'd call it fiction with romantic elements. Although there's plenty of sexual tension between the hero and heroine, there is equal focus on their archaeological dig. Conway did a great job of creating a strong female character in Andrea, a doctoral candidate. I enjoyed getting to know her. His hero is interesting too and not a stereotypical macho male. Both characters are intelligent, likable people. I always enjoy learning something while reading fiction, and I found this story to be fascinating.

Teaser from 10% on my Kindle - (Andrea is speaking):
She paused; then she shook her head. "I can't hang my doctoral thesis on a crackpot theory. I need something solid."

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 173 Pages
Amazon Link: Hearts in Ruin
Other Books by J. C. Conway: Amazon Author Page

Synopsis from Amazon:
      Everything Andrea has worked for is being threatened … and she’s not going to just stand still and take it! Passion, lies, and betrayal clash in the wake of a plot to destroy an ancient truth. You’ll love Hearts In Ruin, the hot new romance from the pen of author J. C. Conway. 
      Andrea had one goal in life, a quiet career as a mainstream archaeologist—nothing more nothing less—and she's one ancient secret away. When she is teamed with maverick prodigy Daniel Fuchs at his controversial pre-Clovis dig on tribal land, she soon realizes his wild theories may sidetrack her career. Her smartest move is to expose him and that is exactly what she plans to do. Except…he’s hot, sexy, and there is a chance his theories may be right. 
      As the dig deepens and outside forces mount, Andrea and Daniel find their careers and their shaky relationship on the brink of ruin. Who can she trust? To survive professionally and emotionally, Andrea must decide between what is expected and what she believes, because time is running out and the developers' bulldozers are poised to level the site. 
      Delve into the mystery and excitement of an archaeological dig in the New Mexico desert and experience the drive, determination, and passion surrounding the quest to unlock the Paleolithic past in this contemporary, romantic suspense. Hearts In Ruin…no shovel required to join this adventure to discover an ancient truth! 
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.

47 comments:

madamevauquer said...

Mine this week is non-fiction (and I'll be reading this fat book off and on for quite a while):
Letters from Africa 1914 – 1931 by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) at http://wp.me/pZnGI-9x

J. C. Conway said...

Sandy--Thank you for reading and posting about Hearts in Ruin. This was a fun story to write, and the two-sentence teaser you picked is a wonderful choice to put a spotlight on a big part of Andrea's dilemma.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

You're welcome! Ever since reading THE SOURCE by James Michener, I've been fascinated by archaeology so your book really caught my imagination. A good story.

Kara.Skinner said...

The story definitely sounds interesting. I love romances with good plotlines and non-stereotypical characters.Thanks for stopping by my blog. :-)
My TT: http://goo.gl/4HKgh3

Lee said...

I love female main characters with fire in them! nice quotes. This is my teaser: http://betwixtthesheets.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/teaser-tuesday-aurora-sky/

J. C. Conway said...

My current read is Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King.
From page 10:
“The night was over. The seeping light wasn’t particularly encouraging, but it was marginally better than the long small hours just past.”

J. C. Conway said...

My pleasure Kara. And I agree with you fully.

J. C. Conway said...

I love Michener, and you've just put THE SOURCE near the top of my to-read list!

Kim@Time2Read said...

Sounds like a good summer read! Hope you enjoy!
My Teaser today is from Losing Touch by Sandra Hunter.
http://mytime2read.blogspot.com/2014/07/tuesday-memes-losing-touch.html

J. C. Conway said...

In that order... :)
Great quote!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love books with strong characters and other action along with the romance. A nice mix. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “BIG LITTLE LIES”

Sandra Nachlinger said...

You'll like Andrea. She's brilliant and outspoken but not caustic. She knows her stuff!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Mr. King sure knows how to write! But some of his books are a little too creepy for me. I'll definitely look into Mr. Mercedes.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I do too! Although this is a romance and I was fairly sure it would end in happily ever after, I wasn't certain.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I visited your blog and am intrigued by Letters from Africa. Sounds like a good book to delve into.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I sped through the book. Fascinating!

cynthiastacey.com said...

Great teaser. This sounds like a good story. I like a good mix in my stories too. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2014/07/15/teaser-tuesday-july-15/

J. C. Conway said...

I'm not a big fan of his plots. But his style is great. This one is at least not supernatural, but it is creepy. Try THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON, for a truly non-creepy, but very suspenseful King novel.

Heather said...

Good teaser, Sandy. You know I love a good romance now and then. Even this week's mystery has a bit of romance in it: A Parfait Murder

Cleo Bannister said...

So glad you are enjoying this one. It sounds like a good story and I enjoyed your teaser, the heroine has her head screwed on right. Thanks for visiting my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/teaser-tuesday-july-15/

Yvonne said...

This sounds really good. I like this teaser.

Ellie @ Ellie Reads Ficiton said...

Great teaser! Hope you are enjoying the book :)

kelley jensen said...

sounds like she's pressing for a commitment. Thanks for stopping by today. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you for stopping by. I saw your post and A Parfait Murder sounds like a fun story.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed the heroine's self-confidence.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The heroine has worked hard toward her doctorate and she doesn't want anything to stop her from getting it.But she has some hard decisions to make.

Kym said...

This looks amazing, I might have to get it for my Nook. Thanks for stopping by.

Alice Audrey said...

This sounds like a particularly good book. Thanks for the heads-up

Alan said...

Sounds like a blast. Thanks for visiting my blog.

kattermonran.com said...

Haha I love that. "I can't hang my thesis on a crackpot theory." "No, you hang it on a wall" Thanks for coming to mine

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I love books with a strong female protagonist. This sounds like a good read. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Louisa Paarsmarkt said...

Was the crackpot theory suggested by Daniel Fuchs? Sounds like a great book! Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

Dani and Jax said...

Sounds like a great read! ~Jax

Alicia Batista said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I like the teaser!! I hope your enjoy it, Sandra!

Thanks for stopping by my STS @ Addicted Readers! :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It is a good story. Thanks for stopping by.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for visiting today.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoy strong heroines too. Andrea is physically and mentally strong.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'll never tell. You'll have to read the book!

J. C. Conway said...

:) Let's just say Andrea and Daniel have one or more differences of opinion...

Pooch said...

Cute teaser! Enjoy your book!
:)

Tracy Ramey said...

I'd have to agree. :) Happy reading!

Andrea Thompson said...

Nice teaser. This seems like the sort of sweet romance I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

Haha, love the teaser. That is legit, definitely can't just let your thesis hang by a crackpot theory! Sounds like a really cute read.
Thanks for sharing and stopping by Bookmunchies (:

jacquie said...

I'm always excited when I can learn something through fiction, too! Sounds like a good one

Vonnie R said...

Hehehe...crackpot theory!

Thanks for stopping by Vonnie's Reading Corner!

Rachel Hoyt said...

This sounds like fun! I think I've only read one other book that had anything to do with archaeology, and that was only barely. :) Great teaser!

Rachel @ Paper Cuts

Tamara Epps said...

Ooo...sounds like an interesting book, am adding it to my already ridiculously long TBR list.