Brain to Books Blog Tour
Author: Claire Plaisted
Genre: Mystery, Steamy Romace, and Investigations
Book: Hidden Secrets from the Garrett Investigations Bureau series
Claire Plaisted grew up in the small historical town of Sandbach, Cheshire, England with two older siblings and loving parents.
At 19 she moved to the town of Colwyn Bay in North Wales and it was from here that her adventures began with her first holiday abroad on her own at age 21. New Zealand was the destination and this is where she met her husband to be and eventually moved to in 1991.
Married with four children, sadly losing their youngest child. Claire engages her time in bringing up her children along with family history research. Starting a small hobby business in 2010 to format and print Family History Books for people. It was during the formatting of one book Claire opened a word document while waiting on receiving information to finish her latest project. Her first novel was born. Though this Regency Mystery Romance novel is yet un-published Claire learnt a lot about the writing world.
Writing novels of many genre, her writing has now taken over her life during the week. With ten books published as e-books and eight as paperbacks, Claire is getting ready to publish her first Regency novel, book six of GIB and another children’s story.
I have a budding business in formatting draft manuscripts for Indie Authors with reasonable prices. This came about due to being rejected by Traditional Publishers and deciding to Self Publish. Having to learn the ropes and seeing some very bad formatting on Kindle eBooks I offered up my services to others, first on a local scale and now internationally. Since May last year I have worked or had contacts from up to fifteen clients. With several returning clients and an ever growing client base I am now looking at Sponsoring one Indie author a month with formatting. Details are still under construction. You can find my blog at plaistedpublishinghouse.wordpress.com and my business website address is:- http://plaistedpublishing.wix.com/self-publish-service# . You can also fund me on google plus as veified business – https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/100378967483078787792/+PlaistedPublishingHouseLtdRotorua
- Taken June 2015
- Hidden Secrets
Anastasia Belaruski, an agent for Garrett Investigation Bureau, has a Hidden Secret. Though she doesn’t know it yet, it will all come tumbling around her as her latest assignment progresses. Never mind her boss, Malachy Garrett, falling in love with her at the most inconvenient of times.
- ANGELA ALL MY REVIEWS ARE UNDER THE OLD TITLE MALACHY’S UNIT. I HAVE USED THE USA ONE. SORRY NO OTHER REVIEWS I CAN USE.
By Pamela J Silva on April 9, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Malachy is a man who not only runs the blackest of the black ops known as The Unit, he is also damned good at it. He regrets being tied to a desk as opposed to being in the field with the action. However, he has the best team purposely picked for each of the jobs they do. Not only do Malachy and his team, including the beautiful and talented agent, Ana have to strive to protect the world and its future but they find themselves drawn into a web that was spun many decades ago before they were born. In a cold blooded manner reminding one of the eugenics philosophy that engulfed the entire planet, Malacy and Ana discover they were part of a deadly conspiracy when they were only infants. After making horrifying discoveries that disrupt their lives, their careers and their hunger for each other, Malachy, Ana and their team put all their personal wants and needs aside to punish the people responsible and to protect their own futures. Filled with action, seduction and with characters that drive the story, Malachy’s Unit is a steady venture into the espionage and thriller genres. And, with the hot romance scenes between Mal and Ana, readers are sure to enjoy the story and start reaching for book two of the series. Enjoy!
- This is the new cover and title for the book that was Malachy’s Unit.
Thirty years earlier……
The testing had gone well. Two of the women were pregnant. He was well pleased with how his plans progressed. It was a pity Joseph found out what he was up to. No doubt he’d have to clean up in the not too distant future.
His baby would be trained even compelled to learn to the highest levels; his DNA included the best of the best genes. He couldn’t wait for the women to birth these babies. Hopefully, this time everything would go well. He didn’t want to lose any more whores he’d picked up off the streets. It was the only reason Joseph found out. Muttering angrily slamming his fists on his desk, he continued to plot his babies’ lives and education.
Joseph Garrett started the business in late 1985 to investigate people who thought themselves above the law. Working alongside government agencies his agents helped bring down hundreds of diabolical people. Sadly, in 2010 Joseph Garrett was murdered, leaving the business to his son Malachy, who was one of his top field agents.
Irritated, she couldn’t explain why everything was going so wrong. Just for once it’d be good to have positive energies in her life. Sighing deeply, she took her long slim, graceful hands from her face running them through her waist-length hair. Wrenching herself out of the leather seat, she stood letting a quiet breath of frustration escape her.
Anastasia was a beautiful woman with long wavy black hair sliding over her shoulders to her derriere; emerald-green eyes usually sparkling with mischief stared around the office listlessly. To look at Ana had a fragile frame with delicate bone structure, her face almost pixie-like; a pointed jaw with high cheek bones a small straight nose. With her slim, willowy figure, many people made their first mistake; she wasn’t weak at all; men soon amended their ideas quickly. Ana was an active woman who weight lifted more than twice her body weight. She loved to see the shocked faces of her work mates during her training. Ana knew she’d many extraordinary skills.
Anastasia paced angrily in Malachy’s office, lifting precious items off shelves, putting them down none too gently. Flicking through Mal’s collection of books, she noted they looked exceptionally old. She’d never seen so many before; at home, she only read e-books.
The office door jolted open making her jump swinging round, the little colour she had quickly draining from her face as she stared at the most intriguing male she’d ever known. Snapping shut the door with a gentle force she realised she was in big trouble.
“What the hell do you think you’re playing at Ana? For god’s sake that was just dumb. You’re meant to be my top agent,” he stormed.
How did he do this to her time after time, her heart pattered quickly at the sight of him, his melodious voice stirring her.
“Hi Malachy,” she said softly.
“Is that all you can say,” he flung back furiously, throwing files on his desk. “What’s the matter Ana? I’m sure you do this on purpose just to irritate me.”
“Wrong Malachy,” she replied calmly, lifting her chin, looking him straight in the eyes “I’d not intended this to happen.” Shoving her hands in her jeans pockets, she turned away, stalking angrily over to the floor to ceiling windows looking out over their bustling city. Calmer now; Malachy looked at her lithe body partly in shadow. “What did you intend? You must have known it’d end in disaster.” He said softly as he calmly walked over to her.
Standing side by side, they watched as darkness rolled across the sky, night beginning to draw in, street lights flickering on.
“What am I going to do with you Ana? Everything you touch recently turns into a riot to some degree. It’s as if you have a death wish,” turning he looked down into her perfect green cats’ eyes. She felt herself tremble as he lifted her chin, wondering why Malachy suddenly affected her this way. She couldn’t move. It was like the headlights of a car immobilised her.
“Mal I just need to find out why this happened. I promise I won’t screw up again.” His thumb smoothed its way across her lips; her heart stuttering, Ana knew she needed to step back, though she didn’t have the willpower to do so.
Her lips were so soft to touch, without thinking Malachy lowered his mouth to hers, pressing gently, his lips sliding enticingly across her firm, lush lips as his finger had, enjoying her taste. Her shiver made him pull back, realising with an explosive breath what he’d done.
“Apologies Anastasia, I’d not meant to do that, it won’t happen again.” Malachy turned, walking quickly back to his desk, sitting on the corner he wondered distractedly what to do.
She was sharper than any agent he had. Quick on her feet, intelligent with a great talent for hiding in plain sight, how people missed her he couldn’t understand. His body craved her in a way he didn’t comprehend. Crossing his arms, he tried to calm his breathing. Glancing up towards Ana, he watched her lift her head, her emotions once again in check.
“Mal, let me sort out my own mess. I need to finish gathering the evidence, or this case will be closed unfinished. I won’t let those bastards get away. I want to see them go down for good.”
“They know who you are Ana, you were bloody lucky to get out with your life last night, never mind without a bloody scratch.”
“You know my talent Mal. You know I can do this. They won’t recognise me at all. I promise no mistakes this time.”
Malachy sighed, disgusted with himself knowing damn well she was right. “This is your last opportunity Ana, screw up and you’ll be on leave back to the training ground where you’ll stay until everyone agrees you’re ready.”
“Yes sir,” she replied, a bright grin lighting up her face. A beauty Malachy was fighting hard to avoid.
“Get out of here Ana, finish your assignment. Once done get your ass to Trengrove. Don’t forget I want your report on my desk by week’s end.”
Head held high she strode out of his office without looking at him, still she felt eyes and smirks on her as she walked through the outer offices. They were all probably wondering what she’d done this time.
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