Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year, New Book: Chapter One Trauma Plan

Happy New Year friends!  It's that time of year when we make plans, promises, set goals and feel encouraged by the opportunity to start fresh. As an author, 2012 is especially exciting: this year the first book in my new medical drama series releases. Trauma Plan is already available for pre-order via various online sources and should begin shipping May 1st. (Local bookstores should also start receiving orders in May).

As you can imagine, I'm pretty excited to share this story with you at long last. And completely honored by these early reviews:

“ . . . heart stopping . . . and heart melting . . . A great read and one for your keeper shelf.”
--Lynette Eason, award winning, best selling author of the Women of Justice series

“ . . . grab your parachute and take a dive into an amazing story packed with solid characters, including Calvert’s Rx for great fiction—a heart-throb hero!!”
--Ronie Kendig, author of the Discarded Hero series

“Trauma Plan is a novel that will grip your heart and keep you turning pages.”
--Richard L. Mabry, MD
--Author of Lethal Remedy and the Prescription for Trouble series

To get you up to speed, here's the back cover blurb: 

Sidelined by injuries from a vicious assault, nurse chaplain Riley Hale is determined to return to ER duties. But how can she show she’s competent when the hospital won’t let her attempt even simple tasks? Determined to prove herself, Riley volunteers at a controversial urban free clinic despite her fears about the maverick doctor in charge. 

Dr. Jack Travis defends his clinic like he’s commander of the Alamo. He’ll fight the community’s efforts to shut its doors, even if he must use Riley Hale’s influential family name to make it happen. 

As Riley strives to regain her skills, Jack finds that she shares his compassion—and stirs his lonely heart. 

Riley senses that beneath Jack’s rough exterior is a man she can believe in. But when clinic protests escalate and questions surface about his past, Jack goes into battle mode, and Riley wonders if it’s dangerous to trust him with her heart.

And now (drum roll implied) I'm delighted to offer right here, right now:

I hope you enjoy the read. Let me know what you think.  Once again, Happy New Year, friends!


Diana Prusik said...

I'm hooked from the opening line! What a way to drop us into the action, Candace. May 2012 holds quite a treat for readers. Can't WAIT for more!!!

Anonymous said...

You've got me wanting more. I can't wait to read this. Just one thing... "mountain bike lunatic"? I think my mountain bike husband may take a wee bit of offense at being called a 'lunatic.' Although that description probably fits some of his friends :)


CandaceCalvert said...

Thank you, Diana!

CandaceCalvert said...

Sally, LOL: both my son, DIL, and daughter ride mountain bikes--the women competitively. My son was a resource on the book's mountain bike scene (which Jack does with "lunatic" lack of caution--as he does with most things.) No offense to your hubby intended. :-)

EC75 said...

That wasn't enough!! Going to be a long Five months!! Cannot wait!

misskallie2000 said...

Hi Candace, OK, another great book to wish for. I love this story and can't wait to read. Thanks for the excerpt.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

sherry3995 said...

Can hardly wait to read the rest! Once again you have grabbed my attention from the first word.

Tales of Beauty For Ashes said...

I really enjoyed your book, it was a treasure and delight!