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Please welcome Gail MacMillan and her latest book, a romantic/suspense/comedy entitled Holding Off For a Hero to Friday Funny.

This is the story of beautiful, vivacious Emma Prescott who has an unfortunate love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation.  Fact is, Emma’s holding off for a hero.  When she moves to a cabin at wilderness Loon Lake and meets her one neighbor, biology professor Frasier MacKenzie, he’s still just another guy, even with his killer blue eyes and a  body that just won’t quit…until he rescues her and her Pug from one danger after another, from drowning to wild animals to a pair of armed and angry drug dealers.  Then he definitely falls into hero territory. 

The professor has no intention of filling the role of white knight in Emma’s life.  All he wants is to be rid of her and her annoying little dog so he can get on with his “research.”  In fact, he’s ordered to get rid of them whether he wants to or not. But, judging from the following excerpt, maybe he won’t have to worry about that much longer.

Scene:

Emma floored the gas, and they took off with a squealing of tires.“Hey, hey!” he yelled. “Slow down! The speed limit is 100 km. You’re heading to 130!”

“Look, I told you, I’m in a hurry!” she exploded. “I’ve got a ton of things to do back at the cabin. You see,” she continued, quieting and sounding sly, “I’m having a party tonight. I have to get ready.”

“A party? You’re having a party? At the lake?”

Ah, man, that just about tears it.

“Actually, a bachelorette bash. One of my teacher friends is getting married next week, and a bunch of us decided we’d give her a real whing-ding of a sendoff…up at my cabin where there’ll be no witnesses. Teachers and the likes of myself have reputations to think of, you realize.” She cast him a wicked glance.

“So there’ll be music and a lot of noise and…”

The Professor’s blood pressure would skyrocket when he gave him this information.

“Oh, y-e-a-h.” She dragged out the last word.

“Couldn’t you have it somewhere else? Like a male strip joint in town?”

“Didn’t you hear what I just said about teachers and others of that ilk? We can’t be seen parading into one of those places. Our superintendent would suspend every last one of us. Anyway…” She looked over at him. “I don’t see why it should be such a big deal for you. You don’t have to keep banker’s hours. If the noise bothers you, stay up, watch a video, and sleep in on Sunday morning.”

“Okay, okay, but will you please keep your eyes on the road? And slow down! There’s a speed trap somewhere along…”

Behind them a siren wailed.

“Quick!” she ordered, pulling over as the police cruiser rolled alongside. “Hunch over and clutch your chest!”

Want more?! Visit her at GailMacMillan.ca and get your copy!

From the author: Holding Off For a Hero is my 26th published book.  I also write non-fiction and two of these Ceilidh’s Quest and Biography of a Beagle have won awards in NYC.  I’m a graduate of Queen’s University and live in New Brunswick, Canada with my husband and two dogs, Fancy, a Little River Duck Dog, and (of course, the canine star of Holding Off For a Hero) Bruiser the Pug.  My web is www.gailmacmillan.ca  (drop by, visit, and enjoy the haunting tale of the phantom ship as sung by ECMA winner Lennie Gallant) and you can also follow me on Facebook.  My books are available at Amazon.com and The Wild Rose Press.

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