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In The Blink Of An Eye
Catherine Stang
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BOOK SYNOPSIS
Is prosecuting the biggest case or your career worth your family’s safety? District Julia Davenport has asked herself that question everyday since a dangerous criminal she is gearing up to prosecute is unexpectedly let out on bail. He has threatened her in the past and would do anything to keep his case from going to trial. In order to protect herself and her daughter, she must now rely on a man who has his own secret motives for protecting them. A man who in many ways may be far more dangerous to her than one she fears.

BOOK EXCERPTS
This was her worst nightmare come true. District Attorney Julia Davenport braced herself against the sawhorses being used as a barricade. Never had she felt so helpless. Her five-year-old daughter, Ashley, who had been kidnapped, was inside that building and there was nothing she could do about it. Around her, the police postured. Sirens blared. The media pushed the limits of the barricades.

“Please let Ashley be okay,” she muttered over and over to herself. Who cared if anyone thought she was crazy for talking to herself.

How could someone have just walked in to Ashley’s private preschool and taken her like that?

Julia closed her eyes, tuning out the noises around her. She wanted to faint, but she had to stay strong.

“Mrs. Davenport.”

A young, blond, uniformed cop touched her arm. She had to stay focused.

“Yes.” That came out as almost a plea.

“The rescue effort is over. They’re bringing Ashley out.”

Her heart caught in her throat. Bringing Ashley out? Did that mean she was alive or… No, she could not even let her mind say that word. Ashley is fine.

A reporter began talking to the cop, so she couldn’t ask him any more questions without an audience.

Then, amid the gasps of relief, she saw Detective Connor Galbraith carrying her daughter. Ashley’s arms were around his neck. He appeared to be talking to her.

Their eyes met as he lowered her wiggling daughter to the ground.

“Mommy, Mommy,” Ashley squealed as she ran through the reporters, who stepped back to let her through.
Cameras blinded her as she bent down to catch the little body hurtling toward her. Relief poured over Julia as the tears freely ran down her cheeks.

“The bad guys got me,” Ashley cried against her shoulder.

“I’m sorry. So sorry.”

“Don’t cry, Mommy. I was rescued.”

She hugged her daughter, wrapping Ashley tighter in her arms than she knew she should, but she couldn’t help herself. She closed her eyes, fighting the waves of conflicting emotions pulsing through her. There was no way she’d let herself fall apart in front of all these people.

“The police have the bad guys. Now you have to put them away. Grandpa says you’re good at putting people away,” Ashley said with all the certainty of a child who still hadn’t lost faith.

If only it was that easy.

“The bad guys can’t run away, can they, Mommy?”

“No, honey.” As she squeezed Ashley, Julia hoped she hadn’t lied to her daughter. They might not run away, but they could walk out of jail if she couldn’t get a conviction.

BOOK REVIEWS
"In the Blink of an Eye is a pare-turner that pulls you in from the very first page to the last page. Catherine Stang blends and weaves a fascinating tale of suspense, romance, a little hint of humor and danger into one story. The secondary characters came into play at the right time in the story. Catherine Stang did a wonderfully job and this reviewer also like the cover of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance suspense." – Tonni, Night Owl Romance Reviews


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"Within the pages of IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE is an on the edge romantic suspense that will capture your attention immediately. Catherine Stang pens an intriguing tale with charismatic characters entwined into a gripping plot." - Billie Jo, Romance Junkies Reviewer


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“Catherine Stang breathes life into each of her characters, weaving a tale of suspense and romance with an effortless style to be envied. In The Blink Of An Eye is the first book by Ms. Stang’s that I’ve had the privilege of reading, but after this intense and often humorous tale I’ll be hunting up her other offerings. If you’re after a good solid plot with lots of tension, some romance with just enough sexual chemistry to warm you up, or a laugh at one little girls melting of two hard as rock tough guys, then you can’t go past In The Blink Of An Eye.” 5 Angels! Reviewed by: Rachel C. Fallen Angel Reviews


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“Julia Davenport's life becomes a living Hell, made up of fear and worry, after a stalker fixates on her and her daughter. To keep them both safe, a pair of handsome bodyguards is hired. Soon, it becomes more than a job for the two men, especially for Rogan, the tough Marine on medical leave. Before long, Flynn and Rogan have become friends with the woman and her child and Rogan has begun to fall in love with them both. Yet, past pain and present danger stand in the way of future happiness. Can all the issues be resolved and Julia kept safe?

Though this has a bit more sweetness and heart-warmth than your average romantic suspense, if you enjoy Harlequin Super Romances, then this is a perfect choice for you. I would have liked to learn more about Flynn, who, though only a secondary character, was quite charming. Grab some popcorn and enjoy this printed Lifetime movie of the week.” Reviewer Amanda Killgore


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"In the Blink of An Eye starts with every parents worst nightmare....your child being kidnapped. Ashley is returned safely to her mother and then the roller coaster ride begins. Catherine Stang does a wonderful job of weaving a plot filled with twist, curves and even a loop-d-loops. In the Blink of An Eye is a great combination of both suspense and romance in equal parts...Ms. Stang offers a great cast of characters. A cast that is fully developed and well rounded.In the Blink of An Eye is a great read for a long cold winter night. The romance is hot enough to take the chill off the coldest of nights and the suspense will definitely conquer the winter blahs." 4.5 Books! - Reviewed by Magnolia, The Long And Short of It Reviews


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"Romance with a touch of the paranormal makes for a fun read by talented author Catherine Stang. Realistic characters will greet you on every page as you step into their world. Recommended for the romantic who enjoys a good plot with their romance. Enjoy. I did." - Anne K. Edwards, Mysteryfiction.net


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“In the Blink of an Eye” is a quick, fast-paced read. The story is a good read, another weekend/rainy day read.” – ChrisCat Reviews


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MORE BOOK INFO
ISBN: 1593749260
ISBN(13-digit): 9781593749262
Copyright: 2008
Book Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Binding: Perfect
No. of Pages: 194
Paper Weight (lb): 8.2



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