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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Lost and Found by Maggie Clare - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Maggie Clare and her new book, “Lost and Found”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Maggie and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Lost and Found
by Maggie Clare


GENRE: Romantic Suspense



Dr. Lissa Morgan has had a crush on her best friend’s older brother since they were kids, but handsome, brooding Cam Taylor has never given her a second glance. When Cam unexpectedly shows up on Lissa’s doorstep bleeding and bruised, his personal life in shambles, things between them take a steamy turn.

After an incredible weekend with the sweet, sexy doctor, Cam realizes what he’s been missing. But he’s run from intimacy his whole life, sure he doesn’t deserve a woman like Lissa. He’s doing her a favor by walking away – or so he tells himself.

Frustrated and hurt by Cam’s distance, Lissa must nonetheless rely on his private security firm when an annoying admirer becomes a threat. The more time Cam spends with Lissa, the faster his defenses crumble. When the disturbed stalker finally makes his move, Cam will do whatever it takes to save the woman who’s slowly healing his wounded soul.

Lost and Found is the third book in the Tactical Solutions International series but can be read as a stand-alone.



Cam woke with a splitting headache and no idea where he was. For a few seconds, before his foggy brain cleared, he simply stared at the white ceiling overhead. He ran a hand over the soft blanket covering him, and turned his head carefully to the side. A glass of orange juice, a bottle of pills, and a note sat on a coffee table. His cell phone, keys, and wallet were in a neat pile next to the glass.

Snapshots of memory flashed back into his head, coming in reverse order, like a videotape rewinding. Liss suturing his head. Her friend bringing supplies. Cam sitting outside her door, getting drunk while he waited for her to come home.

He reached for the note, licking his dry lips and squinting past the pounding in his head.

Things you may do: 1. Drink this juice and take some Tylenol. 2. Take off your bloody clothes and leave them in the basket. 3. Shower – the sutures won’t dissolve. 4. Move into my room for more sleep. Things you may not do: 1. Leave – doctor’s orders.

He grinned, hearing Lissa’s voice in his head as he read her instructions. His smile faded when he remembered what had driven him to her doorstep in the first place. He couldn’t think about that right now. He considered sneaking out before Liss returned from wherever she’d gone off to, but he discarded the idea pretty quickly. He needed the pills, the shower, and more sleep.



Writing the Fierce Female Lead

You may know that Maggie Clare is my pen name, and I write speculative fiction under my given name, Tabitha Lord. Because I published my first few books in the still somewhat male-dominated science fiction world, I’ve given a lot of thought to writing strong female lead characters. This thoughtfulness followed straight into my romantic suspense series.

Here are a few things I consider when developing the ladies. First, strong women can come in many flavors. She doesn’t have to be a warrior princess wielding a sword or leading an army into battle to be fierce. We don’t have to make our women behave like men to show them as powerful. That doesn’t mean they can’t inhabit previously male dominated spaces and perform well there. I’m currently working on a female lead who was an ex-marine and is now a bodyguard. It only means that we can show a range of personalities and talents, careers and interests, reflective of real women.

Second, strength itself can be shown in different ways. A woman who has been a victim can become a survivor. A woman can save her man. A woman can use her intelligence to get out of a jam. Strength can be shown by healing, solving, loving, persevering, and sometimes walking away if necessary.

In addition to a romantic relationship, romantic suspense novels have to have an element of danger and adventure. In my stories, even if the woman needs rescuing at some point, I don’t ever portray her without agency. She’s never only just a damsel in distress, even if she is in distress!

Finally, a woman doesn’t have to be perfect to be strong. Neither does the male lead, for that matter. A character, just like a person, comes with imperfections and flaws. These things make us human, and they make our characters relatable and authentic. Strength can be shown by a character working through a flaw, overcoming an insecurity, showing fear but acting anyway. Characters will make mistakes, just like real people. Mistakes offer opportunities for character growth and evolution, and they provide good material for plot complications.

Strong women are fun and satisfying to write. I try to develop female characters with varying personalities, skills, and different dreams and desires. I hope you enjoy meeting the feisty leading ladies in the Tactical Solutions International series!



Maggie Clare is the pen name of award-winning speculative fiction author Tabitha Lord.

When channeling Maggie, she writes all the naughty things! Her Tactical Solutions International romantic suspense series features hot hunky heroes, smart sexy gals, and nail-biting narratives.

Count on Maggie to pair great story-telling with an erotic edge.








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Maggie will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Maggie ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    P.S. ~ I am looking forward to reading and reviewing your new book in October! :)

    1. Thank you so much for hosting me! I hope you enjoy the story!

  2. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

    1. Good luck if you've entered the raffle, and I hope you have a chance to read the book:)