Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Welcome everyone to the book blast for
An Inner Fire By
Jacki Delecki
November 20, 2013!

Title: An Inner Fire
Author: Jacki Delecki

Grayce Walters, animal acupuncturist, harbors a secret. She hides her intuitive gifts from the world until she becomes embroiled in arson on Seattle’s waterfront. As a key crime witness, Grayce must convince the attractive, logical, by-the-numbers fire investigator, Ewan Davis,that the fire she witnessed is part of a larger criminal conspiracy. Grayce embarks upon a mission to gather proof of the dangerous threat. She enlists the help of her cross-dressing best friend, her street-wise assistant, and Davis’ poodle, to conduct her own investigation. As her feelings for Davis shift between white hot passion and cold fear, Grayce must risk exposing her secrets to save Davis’ life. Davis must accept things, he can neither see, nor understand to solve the mystery and finally find the love he has stopped believing in. With nudges from the protective poodle, Grayce and Davis confront shocking betrayal and international crime on the rain soaked streets of Seattle.


“Grayce, you’re exhausted. You had a big week, your trip to LA. You need to get some rest. I’m going to take you home.” 

 “I am tired but something is wrong. When I’m with you, I experience overwhelming sensations. I know you’re in danger.”

 He pulled both her hands back into his, he had to touch her. 

“Grayce, you’re absolutely right. I’m in danger, but not from that thug.” Her whole body stiffened. “Someone else has threatened you?” He squeezed her hands and gazed into her eyes, trying to communicate his need for her. “Yes, there is a person who is a threat to me.”

 She gasped. “Who?”

 I’m not tense from the investigation but from trying to deny what is between us. Don’t you know when we’re together the room vibrates? All those sensations you’re feeling are between us.” 


 He didn’t usually have to convince women they were attracted to him. Grayce definitely needed some convincing, judging by the astonishment in her voice. 

 “All the strain is us trying to ignore what’s happening.” 

 “You think everything I’m feeling is…is an attraction between us?” 

 By the shock on her face, Grayce wasn’t driven by desire for him.

 “Don’t worry, my feelings aren’t hurt.” At least, not that he would admit. “I’m going to give you time to realize what a wonderful guy I am.” He liked a challenge and convincing Grayce Walters was going to be a challenging pleasure.

Descended from a long line of storytellers, Jacki spins adventures filled with mystery, healing and romance. Jacki’s love affair with the arts began at a young age and inspired her to train as a jazz singer and dancer. She has performed many acting roles with Seattle Opera Company and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Jacki has set An Inner Fire in Seattle, her long-time home. The city’s unique and colorful locations are a backdrop for her romantic mystery. Although writing now fills much of her day, she continues to volunteer for Seattle’s Ballet and Opera Companies and leads children’s tours of Pike Street Market. Her volunteer work with Seattle’s homeless shelters influenced one of her main characters in An Inner Fire. Jacki’s two Golden Labs, Gus and Talley, are her constant companions. Their years of devotion and intuition inspired her to write dogs as main characters alongside her strong heroines. A geek at heart, Jacki loves superhero movies—a hero’s battle against insurmountable odds. But her heroines don’t have to wear a unitard to fight injustice and battle for the underdog. Her debut novel, AN INNER FIRE, releases November 14, 2013

by Whitney Martin 1:00 AM 9 comments


  1. Hi Shooting Stars,

    Thank you so much for being part of my book blast and for posting the information about my new book "Inner Fire" on your blog! I hope all the readers share their thoughts and comments in this section. I promise I will be around to reply to all of them.
    Again, thank you and have a nice read!

    Best Wishes,

    1. Jacki, you are so welcome! I'm glad I got the opportunity to host this book. Good luck to you!


  2. How do you choose character names for your books? Grayce is unique and familiar at the same time. I've heard of people using baby books...popular names..etc. How do you choose?

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Andra Lyn,

      That is a really good question. I often wonder that myself when I read books. Especially when I come across really different names that I haven't heard before. Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Whit@Shooting Stars Reviews

    2. Hi Andra and Whitney,

      It is one of the hardest and the easiest parts of the creative process. Sometimes names come with the character, it is like molding clay. Once you feel the soul of your character you can name it quite easy. Sometimes the name models the character.

  3. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    An Inner Fire sounds amazing!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  4. Thanks everyone for stopping by! Have a great day! :)

  5. I want to thank you all for taking the time to read the review of "An Inner Fire" and for your comments. I hope that you will have the free time to read the book, so you can experience this amazing, romantic adventure in the same way I did when I was writing about it.
    I promise that it is worth it to become part of the world of Mitzi the poodle, an animal acupuncturist and a hunky fireman.
    Also, it is time to announce the winners of the giveaway. Tanya is the lucky one that gets the 25$ Amazon GC and thehedonisticminimalist is the blog that wins eBook copy of "An Inner Fire".
    Please keep a contact with me on my Twitter and Facebook page. There will be much more surprises and giveaways!

    Truly yours,


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