Thursday, July 23, 2015

Noir Romantic Suspense THE WIDOW Now Available for Pre-Order PLUS Current eBooks 40-50% Off Through August 4th

YES!  The thrilling noir soon-to-be classic The Widow is NOW AVAILABLE for Pre-Order!
What that actually means is that I have submitted the FINAL version to the publisher, so I am officially done! (Well, I still have to approve the proof of the print edition, but I'm sure it will be fine....I hope...)

It will be released in print and eBook August 5th.
Available NOW for Pre-Order on Kindle, Nook, and other eBook formats, and in hardback at a Special Pre-Sale Price.
The Widow

But I know you want something to read NOW, so I have reduced the price of the eBooks of my Pride and Prejudice adaptations just until The Widow is released on August 5th. Pulse and Prejudice is only $2.99 and The Proud and the Prejudiced is half price at $1.49!

https://www.omnilit.com/storeSearch.html?searchBy=author&qString=Colette+L.+Saucier 

Now back to coming attractions...

Above I have a phote from a scene from the classic Hitchcock film Notorious, which is one of my favourite films of all time and is partly the inspiration for The Widow (or the second half at least); however, instead of Nazis, it is loosely based on the Sinaloa Cartel. My character “El Raton” is inspired by the notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, whose daring escape from a maximum security prison last week has dominated headlines.




In this thrilling noir romantic suspense, after drug lord Ignacio “El Ratón” Martinez’s daring escape from a maximum security prison, DEA agent David Alvarez invested four years in deep undercover infiltrating the multimillion dollar money laundering operation of the ruthless Sonora Drug Cartel only to have his primary target gunned down by a rival gang. Now his only hope in salvaging the operation and bringing the largest drug trafficker in the world to justice lies with the man’s beautiful, young widow Catherine, whom he cannot bring himself to trust.

Drowning in wine and despair, Catherine would do anything to break free from the clutches of the cartel, but despite her desperate efforts, she can never escape the mistakes of her past that continue to haunt her.

Even though he cannot deny their mystical, mutual attraction, David must carry out his orders – from both the DEA and the Cartel – catching Catherine in a spider web of duplicity and deceit.  How far will David go to bring down the cartel? If he succeeds in winning the widow’s trust, would he be willing to risk her life – or his heart?

For a short excerpt, click here.

Pre-Order today on Kindle, Nook, and other eBook formats, and in hardback at a Special Pre-Sale Price.

Advance Praise:

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Our Sexy Woman! Excerpt from THE WIDOW Romantic Noir Suspense for My Sexy Saturday


http://www.mysexysaturday.blogspot.com/2015/07/my-sexy-woman-mysexysaturday.html
Greetings, and welcome to a NEW My Sexy Saturday!


This week’s theme is Our Sexy Woman!
"This week’s theme is My Sexy Woman. Yes, this is our nod to the heroines. You all know what make them sexy and wonderful. Need we say more!"
http://www.colettesaucier.com/viuda-the-widow/Wow - Could the timing for this week's theme be any more perfect, with The Widow available for Pre-Order this week! It's almost as coincidental as last week's escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who was the inspiration for the drug lord Ignacio "El Ratón" Martinez in The Widow.

The Widow is a noir thriller, and in classic noir style, Catherine is troubled, disillusioned, self-destructive. Here is a short excerpt - just six sentences - about our heroine Catherine and why David might be willing to risk a multi-million dollar DEA operation, or even his life, for her....


http://colettesaucier.blogspot.com/2015/07/cover-reveal-widow-classic-noir-at-its.htmlDavid knew he was staring, but he couldn’t tear his gaze away, desperate for something else to say, some other excuse to keep him there longer despite Catherine's eagerness for him to leave. He wanted to touch that crease between her eyebrows, smooth it out, erase that worry, trail his finger along her cheek to her lips.

Like a bolt of lightning, the memory crashed into his brain, illuminating those desires he had hoped to bury. The day Adrian had introduced them, the immediate attraction that had gripped him like a sickness, malaria, a fever he couldn’t shake. He had only met them as a couple a few more times before he knew he couldn’t see her again or the entire assignment would be jeopardized by his hunger to taste those tempting lips. He swallowed the memory that had lodged in his throat.


About The Widow
Available in print and eBook August 5th. Available NOW for Pre-Order on Kindle, other eBook formats, and in hardback at a Special Pre-Sale Price.
The Widow


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Saturday, July 11, 2015

100th My Sexy Saturday Celebration! We're Sexy HOT! Scene from The Proud and the Prejudiced




Can you believe it is already the 100th My Sexy Saturday

I wish I could say I have participated from the beginning and had posted 100 Saturday snippets, but that whole life/career/dreams balance thing always gets in the way.

Before I get on with this week's snippet, I want to be sure that you caught the Cover Reveal yesterday for my upcoming the romantic noir thriller The Widow! It will be released on August 5th, but it will be available for pre-sale on July 22nd. This is the beautiful creation of the talented Dawné Dominique of Dusk til Dawn Designs, so if you missed it, please check it out here.

Now on to this week's excerpt.  I decided to take the theme literally. In my modern take on Pride and Prejudice, New Orleans is the equivalent as Kent. (Well, if Hollywood is Hertfordshire, why not?) Throughout the time that Alice and Peter (my 21st Century Elizabeth and Darcy -- don't ask...) are there, Alice is hot and miserable and constantly complaining about the heat and humidity.  That is, until....well, remember a certain "disastrous proposal at the parsonage" written by Miss Austen? It takes something similar for Alice finally to feel cold, even to the point where she needs a sweater in August.

Well, this is before that happens, when she and Peter are with friends at a certain courtyard bar in the French Quarter, and she is hot....


From The Proud & the Prejudiced: A Modern Twist on Pride & Prejudice


Nothing felt right. Nothing felt real. Conversations continued around her, but she heard all of the voices as if she were underwater. Her skin waged a shoving-match with the atmosphere, the heavy, floral-scented night air covering her like a warm, damp blanket. She had already had three cocktails. She must be drunk from the alcohol and the humidity. She drank the mint julep then fished two ice cubes from the glass and put them on the nape of her neck. She closed her eyes as the ice melted into a cool rivulet down her back.

“Are you OK?” Peter asked, and she opened her eyes.
“Yes, I really am just hot and tired.” He stuck two fingers into her glass and retrieved more ice, and leaning toward her, he ran his hand beneath her hair and held the ice against her skin. The nearness of his mouth made her dizzy and her heart race, and his holding the ice against her somehow made her warmer.
“Do you want another drink?” Peter asked.
“Are you trying to get me drunk?”
The ice had melted, but he still held his hand against her damp neck, his fingers gently massaging the base of her skull. “I think I’m too late for that.”
He’s trying to seduce me. He’s trying to seduce me, and it’s working.









This is a Blog Hop, so please continue and visit these other amazing authors for their Sexy Hot Contributions to this 100th Sexy Saturday!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cover Reveal - THE WIDOW "Classic Noir at its best!"

I am so excited to reveal the cover to my new novel, the romantic noir thriller The Widow! What do you think?  It will be released on August 5th, but it will be available for pre-sale on July 22nd.

Plus a week after its release, I will be at Authors After Dark in Atlanta and signing beautiful hardback editions on Saturday the 15th! This is the beautiful creation of the talented Dawné Dominique of Dusk til Dawn Designs, whom I now consider my own personal cover artist!

The Widow


“When truth is buried underground it grows, it chokes, it gathers such an explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it.” – Émile Zola, J’accuse



In this thrilling romantic noir suspense, DEA agent David Alvarez invested four years in deep undercover infiltrating the ruthless Sonora Drug Cartel only to have his primary target gunned down by a rival gang. Now his only hope in salvaging the operation and bringing the largest drug trafficker in the world to justice lies with the man’s beautiful, young widow Catherine, whom he cannot bring himself to trust.
Drowning in wine and despair, Catherine would do anything to break free from the clutches of the cartel; but despite her desperate efforts, she can never escape the mistakes of her past that continue to haunt her.
Even though he cannot deny their mystical, mutual attraction, David must carry out his orders – from both the DEA and the Cartel – catching Catherine in a spider web of duplicity and deceit.  How far will David go to bring down the cartel? If he succeeds in winning the widow’s trust, would he be willing to risk her life – or his heart?
Advance Praise:
"A gripping novel of love and betrayal. The story is full of angst within their relationship, keeping you on the edge of your seat each time you turn a page." – Rach Lawrence Books
“A noir thriller as hard-boiled as anything written by Hammett or Chandler. Saucier writes with the force of a gunshot.” – Jack Caldwell, author of the CRESCENT CITY novels BOURBON STREET NIGHTS and ELYSIAN DREAMS.
"A non-stop thrill ride. I enjoyed the intelligent writing and the fast paced action. The relationship between David and Catherine as fellow rivals turned to each other for mutually beneficial reasons is well done and adds great depth to the story line. I was unable to stop reading this book until it was done."  - Lori Reed
"This is a must read! I love the way the writer made me feel like I was there. I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happened next." - Sue Wallace

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