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Tour/Promo/Review: Beneath the Surface by Joya Fields

Thank you very much for hosting me today! I’m thrilled and excited to be here sharing my love of reading and writing, and the excitement of my debut novel.


She’s fighting to stay independent—he’s determined to protect her no matter what…

Brooke Richards survived the earthquake that took her parents and most of her leg, but she needs time to regroup. A trip to Florida for a state-of-the-art prosthesis and to visit her best friend Linda seems ideal. But the trip turns traumatic when Brooke witnesses Linda’s boat disintegrating in a fiery explosion.

Police officer Garrett Ciavello believes the blast was intentionally set to hide something Linda found on a dive. When Brooke offers her expertise in underwater archeology, Garrett accepts her help with the investigation. But since his fiancée’s death years ago, Garrett has become overprotective, and as they are drawn to each other, Garrett realizes he will risk anything to keep Brooke safe.

Brooke is fiercely independent. Garrett is fiercely protective. Will they heal each other’s wound and find a killer…before it’s too late?

            For the first time since the accident, Brooke forgot about her leg. Forgot about all she’d lost and focused on the way Garrett made her feel.
            She knew she needed to stop him. She should find a way to resist the temptation to be with him. But for a few minutes, she could enjoy the taste of him, the feel of him, couldn’t she?
            He dropped his hands to her waist and softened the kiss before trailing a line of kisses down her neck. A weak cry slipped from her mouth. “Garrett,” she whispered.
            She should stop this now before it got any more intense.
            He lifted her chin and forced her to meet his brown eyes, smoky with desire. Heat spiraled to her middle and she caught a whiff of his sawdust scent.
            “I…I can walk you back to your own room before I head to mine.” His voice broke as he whispered.
            She swallowed hard. She couldn’t do this right now with him. Too many obstacles stood in their way. But as she looked in his somber eyes, she realized none of those complications were bigger than her need for Garrett.
            “Let’s go to your room,” she said, her voice shaking. She moved her hands inside his shirt and ran them over his tight abs and chest. Heat soared through her body at the feel of him. “Together…”

About Joya

Award-winning author Joya Fields has had over 100 stories and articles published in local and national magazines and her debut novel, BENEATH THE SURFACE, a romantic suspense, released in January, 2012. LOVE DELIVERED, a contemporary romance, is also now available.
     Over the years, Joya has taught arts and crafts, worked in public relations, owned a daycare center, helped her children raise prize-winning 4-H livestock, competed in three marathons, and even spent a year as a Baltimore Colts cheerleader. Joya loves spending time with her high school sweetheart/husband of over twenty years, two very supportive children, and a pug who follows her everywhere.

Connect with Joya:
Twitter: @joyafields

Purchase links for BENEATH THE SURFACE:
Barnes and Noble


I was sucked into this book immediately. I absolutely love romantic suspense and this book definitely falls into that category. From the word go, the book starts off with a bang. Literally.

Brooke is in Florida on a vacation/medical trip to see her friend Linda and to get a new prosthesis. Her world is turned upside down for a second time in her life when she witnesses her friend's boat explode with Linda and her boyfriend. First believing that it was some freak accident, she is in shock to find out that it was rigged to explode. Who would want her friends dead? The pieces all start to come together when hunky cop, Garrett sets his stubborn sights on protecting her from imminent danger. But the ultimate danger is the possibility of losing her heart to this caring, protective man.

Garrett knows instinctively that Brooke's friends were targeted for what they saw at the bottom of the ocean: a box big enough to hold a body with what looked like flame red hair sticking out. Problem is the box can't be found. Garrett decides to enlist Brooke's help with retrieving the box which also enables him to keep a very close eye on her. She plays on every one of his protective instincts and it's not just because she is missing half of her leg, something about this woman calls to him. He hasn't felt this way towards another woman since his fiance. After a few other incidences, Garrett knows he will do anything to protect the woman who has captured his heart.

Explosions, mystery, suspense, action, romance, steamy encounters, obsticles. Pick any of these and it will describe an aspect of this book. I started this book in the morning and stayed up late that night to finish it it was that engrossing. The storyline was absolutely different than anything else I have read. And the ending had me literally bugging my eyes. I mean, who would of thought to do that????? Does that get your attention now? Good. Go get this book. I guarantee you will have a new favorite author when you are done.


Had all my favorite elements. Suspense, action, and steamy romance which makes for the perfect mix to keep any reader reading late into the night.

Standard amount of lust but I think the connection between the hero and heroine turned it into more.


Joya is kind enough to be giving away a copy of her book to one lucky winner. To be entered, all you have to do is leave a comment. If you want to have a better chance of winning there are extra things that can get you extra entries. Good luck! :)

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  1. I think I would want to cower and hide but that wouldn't be the right thing to do. If I had a hot, sexy man like Garrett to protect me, I would be out there finding the person!

    The blurb sounded awesome but after reading the review, I MUST read this book! Sounds really, REALLY awesome now!!


    1. Wow, Crystal! Thanks so very much for such an amazing review of Beneath the Surface! I really appreciate all of your support and for hosting me here on your wonderful blog today! Thank you so very much. :)

    2. Wendy/Books4Me,
      LOL about wanting to cower. So glad to hear your would be out there finding the villain--you're a gutsy gal!
      Thanks for wanting to read the book after reading Crytal's amazing review and thanks for stopping by to comment. :)

  2. I would cower away. I may talk tough but I know when to fight and when to run. I think that that would be a time to run. I agree with Books4Me, if I had Garrett I would probably stay and find the bad guys. I would also probably make him do all the dirty work and pretend like I did something.

    Great post and review. Loved the excerpt.

  3. @Amy: LOL, you gals are too funny. You'd stay and find the bad guys,to be with Garrett eh? *Pretend* to do something. LOL, LOL!
    Thanks for stopping by and for checking out Crytal's review and the excerpt. :)

  4. I just checked my spam and I has several emails from you...about a tour, I apologize, I added you so hopefully next time it wont end up in spam. :) Hope your having a great week Crystal!;)

  5. I'd want to cower and hide but I hope I would have the moral fortitude to actually do the right thing and find the person, besides cowering and hiding only delays the inevitable confrontation.

  6. @Ilona-LOL I think you just summed up the way most people act when confronted with a scary situation! Thanks so much for stopping by to comment. :)

  7. This books sounds excellent, Joya! My husband is a SCUBA instructor, and all three of our children and I are certified. That adds an extra element to it. Great review :-)