Friday, October 12, 2012

Away from the Spotlight

[Today I'm featuring Tamara Carlisle's contemporary romance Away from the Spotlight.  Be sure to leave a comment because Tamara's giving away two $25 Amazon gift certificates during the tour. Check out some of her other stops and increase your odds of winning! You'll find the whole tour listed at: ~ Lisabet]


In the closing weeks of law school, Shannon Sutherland meets handsome and charming Englishman Will MacKenzie. Initially swept off her feet, Shannon finds that Will has a secret that, once discovered and the consequences realized, could destroy their fledgling relationship. Will and Shannon take great pains to have a normal relationship but, ultimately, find it impossible to do so. Will the pressures of their careers and the temptations of others drive Will and Shannon apart? Can Will and Shannon live a happy life away from the spotlight?


I promise nothing will separate us again. Just like it said in our vows, ‘Til death do us part.’”

Well, about fifty percent of all marriages are ‘til divorce do us part.’”

We’ll be in the other fifty percent.”

How do you know?” I was still worried.

Because I love you and I am not stupid enough to make the same mistake twice. Unless you have any plans to break us up?”

No. I wasn’t worried about me. I was worried about you.”

We’re good then?”

Yes, I guess so.” I could hear a little sigh of relief on the other end of the phone. “Other than Saturday, have you ever noticed how we have a lot of these kinds of conversations over the phone or out in public?”


I wonder why that is.”

Because when we’re alone together, we can’t keep our hands off each other,” Will said in a sexy voice.

I guess that’s true. Do you think we’ll ever be able to have them when we’re alone together?”

If you mean, ‘do I think that we’ll be able to keep our hands off each other at some point,’ I certainly hope not. But I do think we might be able to figure out how to multitask.”



Tamara Carlisle is a former attorney and business consultant. Away from the Spotlight is her first published work of fiction. She currently is working on two additional novels: one is about love in the music industry and the other is a work of paranormal fiction. Tamara currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her British husband and daughter. For further information, go to

Tamara’s Goodreads Author Page also includes a blog detailing trivia relating to Away from the Spotlight.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Tamara today.

Mary Preston said...

That's a great excerpt thank you. Very revealing.


Anonymous said...

Lovely excerpt!


Catherine Lee said...

That's a sweet excerpt. As a former attorney, what drew you to writing romances?
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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