Friday, January 20, 2012

Joya Fields Shares Beneath The Surface

About Joya Fields...
Joya Fields has had over 100 stories and articles published in local and national magazines and her debut novel, BENEATH THE SURFACE, a romantic suspense, released in January, 2012. LOVE DELIVERED, a romantic comedy is now available.

Over the years, Joya has taught arts and crafts, worked in public relations, owned a daycare center, helped her children raise prize-winning 4-H livestock, competed in three marathons, and even spent a year as a Baltimore Colts cheerleader. Joya loves spending time with her high school sweetheart/husband of over twenty years, two very supportive children, and a pug who follows her everywhere.

Back Cover Copy...
She’s fighting to stay independent—he’s determined to protect her no matter what…

Brooke Richards survived the earthquake that took her parents and most of her leg, but she needs time to regroup. A trip to Florida for a state-of-the art prosthesis and to visit her best friend Linda seems ideal. But the trip turns traumatic when Brooke witnesses Linda’s boat disintegrating in a fiery explosion.

Police Officer Garrett Ciavello believes the blast was intentionally set to hide something Linda found on a dive. When Brooke offers her expertise in underwater archaeology, Garrett accepts her help with the investigation. But since his fiancĂ©e’s death years ago, Garrett has become overprotective, and as they are drawn to each other, Garrett realizes he will risk anything to keep Brooke safe.

Brooke is fiercely independent. Garrett is fiercely protective. Will they heal each other’s wounds and find a killer…before it’s too late?


For the first time since the accident, Brooke forgot about her leg. Forgot about all she’d lost and focused on the way Logan made her feel.

She knew she needed to stop him. She should find a way to resist the temptation to be with him. But for a few minutes, she could enjoy the taste of him, the feel of him, couldn’t she?

He dropped his hands to her waist and softened the kiss before trailing a line of kisses down her neck. A weak cry slipped from her mouth. “Garrett,” she whispered.

She should stop this now before it got any more intense.

He cupped her chin and forced her to meet his brown eyes, smoky with desire. Heat spiraled to her middle and she caught a whiff of his sawdust scent.

“I…I can walk you back to your own room before I head to mine.” His voice broke as he whispered.

She swallowed hard. She couldn’t do this right now with him. Too many obstacles stood in their way. But as she looked in his somber eyes, she realized none of those complications were bigger than her need for Garrett.

“Let’s go to your room,” she said, her voice shaking. She moved her hands inside his shirt and ran them over his tight abs and chest. Heat soared through her body at the feel of him. “Together…”


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Joya said...

Thanks so much for sharing my excerpt and book trailer with your followers. This has been such an exciting week, and it's been wonderful to be featured on Great Fort Worth Writers. :)

Thorne Anderson said...

What a nice excerpt. Only problem. It was too short. Would have liked to read more!

Ruby Johnson said...

Thanks for visiting our blog this week. I'm curious; how did you come up with the idea of writing about a handicapped heroine?

Joya said...

Very sweet of you to say! Thanks very much for your commments this week. :)

Joya said...

It was so wonderful to be here this week, thanks for having me. Great question about how I came up with the idea of a person with a disability as a heroine.
In college, and directly after college, I worked at Easter Seal Society and met lots of adults and children with varying disabilities.
When I sat down to write this book, I wanted a strong heroine who overcame many obstacles, but still remained positive. Immediately, my subconscious pulled out my experiences from working at Easter Seals.
Thanks for asking such a great question. :)

Caroline Clemmons` said...

Joya, this books sound so intriguing that I'll have to add it to my list. Thanks for sharing.

Joya said...

Caroline, Thanks so very much for your wonderful comment. I'm so glad Beneath the Surface is on your TBR list!
Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

George said...

If prospective readers randomly opened to this page, they’d get situation, characterization, a bit of conflict and mood all in less than 250 words. Hugely good excerpt. Great style: I admire your mix of short and longer sentences to build tension.

J.A. Bennett said...

Joya - great excerpt! This sounds like, not just a great love story, but a great character story as well. Kudo's for braving a non-traditional heroine and I'm dying to read how her story plays out :) Thanks for sharing!

Joya said...

Thanks so much for such a lovely commment about the excerpt. Wow. I didn't even know I did all that stuff you listed. Hahaha. Thanks very much for stopping by to comment and for your kind words. :)

Joya said...

I'm so glad you found the non-traditional heroine a relatable heroine. I feel so lucky to have found a publisher who believed a character with a disability could carry a story, too.
Thanks very much for your comment and I hope you enjoy the way Brooke and Garrett's story plays out. :)

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