The Nun & the Narc by Catherine Castle – Excerpt + Giveaway

The Nun & the Narc by Catherine Castle

Where novice Sister Margaret Mary goes, trouble follows. When she barges into a drug deal the local Mexican drug lord captures her. To escape she must depend on undercover DEA agent Jed Bond. Jed’s attitude toward her is exasperating, but when she finds herself inexplicable attracted to him he becomes more dangerous than the men who have captured them, because he is making her doubt her decision to take her final vows. Escape back to the nunnery is imperative, but life at the convent, if she can still take her final vows, will never be the same.

Nuns shouldn’t look, talk, act, or kiss like Sister Margaret Mary O’Connor—at least that’s what

Jed Bond thinks. She hampers his escape plans with her compulsiveness and compassion and in the process makes Jed question his own beliefs. After years of walling up his emotions in an attempt to become the best agent possible, Sister Margaret is crumbling Jed’s defenses and opening his heart. To lure her away from the church would be unforgivable—to lose her unbearable.

Excerpt Three:

“Why don’t you tell me, Miss . . . whoever you are?”

“Margaret Mary O’Connor. Sis—“ Her introduction changed into a scream. “Look out!”

Jed’s head whipped around just as the car plowed through a market stand of live chickens. Poultry, wooden cages, and feathers scattered over the car. An angry hen dropped through the car’s open sunroof, squawking and flapping in front of Jed, beating his head with its wings.

Margaret reached over, grabbed the bird, and threw it back out the sunroof opening. But it was too late. The car glanced off an adobe wall into a second market stand and careened toward another building. Jed jammed on the brakes. The car spun three hundred and sixty degrees before screeching to a stop.

The impact threw Margaret sideways against the passenger window. She hit her head on the glass, the blow blinding her for a second. Jed’s body slammed into the steering wheel setting off the horn. The wail echoed in Margaret’s head as she struggled to remain conscious. Warmth trickled down the side of her head. Margaret managed to focus her eyes as the noise stopped. Two Jeds leaned toward her, in slow motion. She blinked to clear her vision.

“You all right?” he asked.

“I think so.” Something warm and sticky seeped down her face. She reached up and wiped her temple. “I’m bleeding,” she said as she stared at her fingers. The words sounded slurred. At the sight of the blood on her fingers, her stomach rolled.

About the Author

Author PicCatherine Castle has been writing all her life. Before beginning her career as a romance writer she worked part-time as a freelance writer. She has over 600 articles and photographs to her credit, under her real name, in the Christian and secular market. Besides writing, Catherine loves traveling with her husband, singing, and attending theatre. In the winter she loves to quilt and has a lot of UFOs (unfinished objects) in her sewing case. In the summer her favorite place to be is in her garden. She’s passionate about gardening and even won a “Best Hillside Garden” award from the local gardening club.

Her debut inspiration romantic suspense, The Nun and the Narc, from Soul Mate Publishing was an ACFW Genesis Finalist and is a 2013 EPIC finalist.

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  1. Great excerpt! Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

  2. Oh, this one sounds awesome!! I love the sound of a narc and a nun together. Putting it on the to buy list. Thanks for the contest.

  3. The book sounds like a FUN read and from your short bio, we have a lot in common. Well, except for that whole “garden” thing…. I like to BE in my garden, but I HATE doing the gardening. LOL

    1. Are you a crafty person, too? I’d rather sit in the garden as well, but if I don’t weed it then all I think about is having to get out there and weed. So, gotta take care of it. LOL

      1. I am crafty! =) I like to quilt by hand, but I don’t think I’m very good at it. A very experienced quilter told me it’s great work, but I’m skeptical. I sew, crochet, knit, and I LOVE cross-stitch. I have to admit, I have unfinished projects too. (It’s one of the things about me I dislike) But I LOVE, LOVE theater! My family was involved in a lot of the local Stage Company productions as well.

  4. must read this book !! i love the story ^^
    thx u for hosting..

    -nurmawati –
    chiko_jubilee at yahoo dot com

    1. LOL. I can guarantee that. She’s more like the Sister Bertrille of the Flying Nun television series, always getting into some kind of trouble.

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