Friday, December 7, 2012

Mystery We Write Blog Tour - Rionna Morgan

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Joining us today is Rionna Morgan. Growing up out West, Rionna Morgan followed her love of horses to the rodeo arena and her love of English to the classroom and to writing. She has been looking forward to sharing her stories with you her whole life. Rionna is a founding member of Montana Romance Writers; she reads as much as she can possibly hold, and she loves most of all combining the chilling edge of a knife with the sweet surrender of romance. Rionna shares her home in Missoula, Montana with her husband, her four children and the mountains outside her window. I've asked Rionna to share with us a note to you...this is what she said. Dear Reader,
The journey of Sarah and Justin has been a great one. The idea for this book came in a single thought, a single question. My brother and I were at a restaurant one quiet afternoon. I’d been thinking about Love’s Justice and I asked him, “How can I kill someone in a prison and not be seen?” My big brother, who’d grown up with such questions, answered me without even a blink. (I’m not going to tell you what he said. I don’t want to ruin the story.) I’ve had so much fun writing this with all its twists and turns. I even got to spend an evening with an FBI agent who read the completed manuscript, giving me pointers on what it is to be a federal agent. (Again, I won’t tell you more. It was highly suggested that I not share beyond what I have.) To you, my friends, thank you for dropping by for a visit. I am very honored and excited to share Love’s Justice with you. And if you’re ever at a restaurant some quiet afternoon and you see a brown haired man talking with a red-haired woman about murder, don’t worry, it’s just me plotting my next book.
All the Best, Rionna Morgan 
Thank you Rionna!  Read on for a bit more about her just released Romantic Suspense from Crimson Romance!  

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Sarah Johnson is a profiler in Portland, Oregon. She thinks she has successfully moved beyond the pain of her mother’s death 15 years ago. Her mother, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, died in an Alabama women’s prison while on an undercover assignment. However, when Justin Breslow shows up at her office claiming to be an investigative reporter from Dallas wanting to do a feature on her mother, Sarah realizes the pain has just been dormant. She agrees to work with Justin; she’s always wanted to retrace her mother’s final days, but she has no intention of sharing family secrets with a perfect stranger. Sarah and Justin unravel a plot more complex and sinister than they expected. They pursue a trail of deceit and corruption to a women’s prison in Alabama, a centuries old hotel in Georgia and a family ranch in Texas. Nothing is simple or as it seems. Along the way, Sarah tries not to fall for Justin’s Southern charm, and Justin fights to resist Sarah’s beauty and sharp intellect. This unlikely duo will find more than they ever hoped to—in the prison, in their own backyards, and in each other’s arms. Whether they survive to enjoy their discoveries is the final mystery. 
An Excerpt from Love's Justice “What if I didn’t go as a snoopy reporter?” Justin closed the small space, successfully trapping Sarah between the refrigerator and the counter. “And just went as a man?” With a smooth shift of his body, he slid into an amazing fit against her. Sarah drew in a quick breath. The air-cooled kitchen suddenly became a furnace. His hands gripped the counter on either side of her. His face was so close she could see her reflection in his eyes. “That is exactly what I don’t need.” “Don’t need, but maybe want?” Justin moved closer. Their lips were just a breath apart. “Don’t,” Sarah breathed. Her heart rapped hard in her chest. Justin smiled, enjoying watching her eyes cloud to darkness. This was going to be easy. “Don’t what.” His lips brushed hers. “Tell me. Don’t what?” Sarah fisted her hands in his shirt. To pull him closer or push him away, she wasn’t exactly sure. Panic and need and she didn’t know what all, tumbled around in her stomach. Instead of taking the time to decipher what to do, she just acted and tugged him to her. He caught her bottom lip, soft and warm, between his teeth. He felt her body give against his. He savored the taste of her, the warmth. “I’m going with you,” he whispered against her lips. She nodded her head, but his words never registered. My plan is working perfectly, he thought as he pulled her deeper into the kiss.  

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Rionna Morgan said...


I just love your blog! The troll under the bridge with a laptop cracks me up! Thank you so much for inviting me here today. I am looking forward to it!

All the Best,

Larissa Reinhart said...

I think it's a cute troll bridge, too!
Love that your book came from that idea, Rionna. Those are the kinds of things that get my imagination working! Great letter.

WS Gager said...

Rionna: Great ideas come from the most banal things. I love that your brother gave you the inspiration and if he is anything like mine, has never let you forget it either.
W.S. Gager on Writing

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

It's wonderful that ideas come showering down upon us in all different ways. Good post, Rionna, makes me want to read your book even more.

Patricia Gligor said...

Don't you just love it when an idea for a novel comes to you "out of the blue"? I can sit in front of my computer or in a chair with a tablet of paper for hours, waiting for ideas, but it's rare that they come to me that way. I can't force them. Then, I'll be doing the dishes or some other mindless activity and wham! there it is.

M.M. Gornell said...

Yeah, you never know where an idea is going to come from...

Very enjoyable post, Rionna.


Rionna Morgan said...


Thank you for the lovely compliment. I always enjoy letters from authors as a reader. I put it on my to-do list if I ever became a publisher author. :) So glad I get to do it!

All the Best,

Rionna Morgan said...

WS Gager,

Oh yes. He hardly ever let's me forget it. He's always coming up with some other outlandish plan. I love it. So much fun to be able to share my writing brain with him, someone who's known me since the beginning!

Thanks! I so love chatting!

Rionna Morgan said...


Oh! Yay! I am so happy to share. Thank you. I would be honored for you...any of you to read my book. I am learning so much and enjoying this tour. It's a lot of activity, but I'm going to miss you all when it's finished.

:) Rionna

Rionna Morgan said...


Oh, that is so true! Mine is the shower!! I've started keeping a notebook in the bathroom so that I don't have to zip through the house, shampoo dripping, watering footprints and disheveled towel, trying desperately to write down my thoughts before they disappear!


Rionna Morgan said...


Thank you! It was fun to put together!

Hope you enjoy the end of the tour!!


Jean Henry Mead said...

My plots usually come to me while I'm in the middle of another book or in the middle of the night when I'm too tired to get up and write them down. A tape recorder on my nightstand comes in handy.

Good post, Rionna. I love your book cover and am intrigued by you excerpt.

Rionna Morgan said...


Thank you! That recorder sounds like a great idea. I know I can talk a lot faster than I can write. Thank you for the compliments on the book.

All the Best,