9780698180949-ExchangeofFi_CV-635x1024Wow. I can’t believe it, but one year ago today, EXCHANGE OF FIRE had its big release!

Launching the first book of a new romantic suspense series had been thrilling and nerve-wracking. I didn’t sleep a wink the night before.

I wanted everyone to love Wraith and Grady just as much I did. I also had so much faith in Delta Squad and loved all the individual characters who make up this awesome, kick-ass team. And to this day, I still love every member of Delta Squad.  Probably even more so now than ever before. The more I get to spend time with them, writing their stories, they become cherished friends.

But back to release day. I didn’t move from my chair in front of my computer all day. I participated in blog tours, guested on individual blog sites and major sites like USA Today Happy Ever After, blasted the news to every social media site I belonged to. I must have hit “Refresh” on Amazon/Barnes and Noble and GoodReads so many times, the sites were probably groaning.description-of-Grady

Later that evening, my husband coaxed me away to go out and celebrate. Which we did with great food, a celebratory drink, and telling the waitress all about it. 😀

newsfeed-image-quote-Female-SnipersSince that day, Cappy’s had his release in SHADOW OF DOUBT, I’ve written a novella for Tedd, and Romeo’s story. I can’t wait to continue the saga of Delta Squad and share it with everyone.

Thank you all so muchToo-Late-To-Walk-Away for your support! For those who have read EXCHANGE OF FIRE, THANK YOU! For those who plan to read it, THANK YOU!

…and anyone who feels inspired to leave a review on the major e-retailer sites and tell their friends about it…I wholeheartedly encourage that plan! And say THANK YOU!  😀

Need some links? Sure thing. Everything you need is found on EXCHANGE OF FIRE’s page. Just click here.

Giant squishy hugs to you all!

P.A. DePaul

Giveaway to Celebrate the Weekend!

Giveaway to Celebrate the Weekend!


The weekend is here so we need a giveaway!! Head on over to my Facebook Page ( ) to enter to win free stuff!

This giveaway has: a tablet cover (With RWA2015 NYC/Harlequin on the front), engraved pen/cardholder set, and a stack of books in multiple genres!

It’s easy to enter: Just like or share the giveaway post (or tag a friend), tell me what you did in the comments along with your answer this question: Mountains or Beach for preferred vacation getaway?

I’ll randomly select a winner late Sunday night, so be sure to check back to see if you won! (This is open to international entries too!)

NOTE: If you don’t win this one, don’t despair, I’ll be hosting more giveaways. grin emoticon
NOTE 2: If I can’t obtain the address of the winner by Wednesday, 12pm EST, I’ll choose a new winner and post on Facebook.

Good Luck!

P.A. DePaul

Support the Troops and Become A Character

Support the Troops and Become A Character


Online Auction to Support the Troops!!
Want to become a character in my new Romantic Suspense series? How about even helping me come up with the description (yep, you can make that character look just like you if you want!)?
You can bid using the link below from June, 29th to July 3rd!! Seriously easy and all the money goes to the North Carolina USO!

But we can’t stop there! I’m not the only participant. Herding Cats & Burning Soup is hosting an auction with over 65 items to bid on! Check it out (after you bid on mine <wink>)!! 🙂

Link to my auction item:…/auct…/23674/auction_items/556757

Good Luck and thank you for the support!

P.A. DePaul 

Winners Announced for JRS SHADOW OF DOUBT Showcase Giveaway!

Winners Announced for JRS SHADOW OF DOUBT Showcase Giveaway!

We have our three winners for the Just Romantic Suspense JRS SHADOW OF DOUBT Showcase Giveaway!!!

winner isCongratulations:

1. Angelica
2. Amy Prager
3. Ada

You’ve each won a $20 Electronic Gift Card to a retailer of your choice! Emails have been sent from, so check your junk mail just in case it filtered into there. 😀

Thank you to everyone who entered, tweeted, posted, and supported this Giveaway and SHADOW OF DOUBT! I truly appreciate you! 😀


P.A. DePaul


JRS Showcase Giveaway and Excerpt for SHADOW OF DOUBT

JRS Showcase Giveaway and Excerpt for SHADOW OF DOUBT


SHADOW OF DOUBT and I have invaded Just Romantic Suspense’s Showcase page!

Not only can you enter the giveaway to win cool prizes, you can read an excerpt from SHADOW OF DOUBT!

You have multiple ways to enter. All you need to do is visit Just Romantic Suspense’s Showcase page or visit my Contest page for the giveaway form. You will find complete details and terms and conditions on my contest page. 🙂

Good Luck!!!

If you think about it, I’d love to know what you thought of the excerpt. Will SHADOW OF DOUBT make it to your TBR pile? Has it already? I’d love to know.  😀


P.A. DePaul

Lady Jane’s Salon Philadelphia Fun!

Lady Jane’s Salon Philadelphia Fun!

IMG_20150605_080953On Thursday, June 4th, 2015, Lady Jane’s Salon Philadelphia kicked off it’s first night at Main Point Books in Bryn Mawr, PA.

This Salon is different from the others I’ve participated in, in the fact that it has theme nights. On their inaugural night they chose Romantic Suspense. SCORE! What a fabulous opening night genre. 😉

I was honored they invited me to be a part of the historic event. The original line up of authors included me, Veronica Forand, and Laura Kaye. At the last moment, Laura Kaye had to bow out due to surgery. (I wish her a speedy recovery!) But never fear, our LJS Philly coordinators talked the awesome Sara Humphreys to fill in. (Note: this fabulous author drove down from New York with only a two day notice! She rocks!)

20150604_192151Sara couldn’t stay the whole evening due to the long drive (2.5 hours) and a wedding to go to that weekend, so she read first. (Side note: Sara writes Paranormal and Contemporary romances.) She read a few short scenes from her contemporary romance, Brave the Heat (It has arson in it so it totally counted toward Romantic Suspense night!). Afterward we had a funny, engaging Q&A (I did not know she started out in acting and had been on quite a few soap operas).


20150604_195040 Next up…Me! It was not easy following Sara Humphreys, let me tell you. Quite intimidating, but I chose a selection from SHADOW OF DOUBT that got the attendees attention. My scene had action and romance between Cappy and Michelle, as they worked together to sneak her aboard an airplane. I had a lot of fun and the Q&A’s were awesome. Thank you to everyone who lobbed a question! I gave away an SBG T-shirt, asking the crowd who was in the military (in keeping with Cappy’s Green Berets service). Beth won! Congrats and thank you for your service! 20150604_202623

Third (and last) reader of the evening was Veronica Forand. She read from Untrue Colors, a story about an art thief. We had action, thrills, and a little romance thrown in for her selection.



We didn’t catch some folks before they left but managed to wrangle some of the crowd together for a cool, inaugural group shot.

Also, a shot of Veronica, mine, and Sara’s books on the table before the event started.20150604_181318


I had a lot of fun and am honored to be a part of the event!

Thanks for listening to my recap!


P.A. DePaul

EXCHANGE OF FIRE Book Blurb Finalist

EXCHANGE OF FIRE Book Blurb Finalist

9780698180949-ExchangeofFi_CVI just received word that the blurb (back cover copy) for EXCHANGE OF FIRE is one of the three finalists in Alaska Romance Writer’s Grab Me! Contest!!

I won’t here the results until July but I’m overjoyed at making it to the next level!

Here’s the blurb if you’re curious:
Faking her death was easy, living with her past is harder, but nothing is more dangerous than falling in love…

Sandra Walsh was a deadly sniper for the Sweet Briar Group, a covert agency with assassins for hire, until her last mission went horribly wrong, accidentally killing an innocent girl. Knowing she’s a danger to her team, Sandra goes off the grid, becoming a Shade—an agent declared dead but secretly hiding among the living. She intends to honor her vow never to pull another trigger or have contact with the spy world again. Until she meets Casper Grady…

Grady is a former Marine with a troubled past and a debt to pay. His life mission has gone from protecting the nation to helping local children and their families. The moment he meets Sandra, he knows there’s more to her than meets the eye, but he can’t help but be drawn to the mysterious femme fatale. And when Sandra’s past suddenly catches up to her, Grady is determined to protect her at all costs, no matter how dark and dangerous her secrets are.

As the danger increases, so does their intense attraction. But when they’re forced to choose between each other and the people they’ve sworn to protect, their growing love might not be enough to keep them together—or alive…


Want to know more about the SBG Series? Click here to be taken to the SBG Book’s page.


Win a 7″ Tablet,  Signed ARC, and More!

Win a 7″ Tablet,  Signed ARC, and More!

GIVEAWAY‬ TIME!! May 18th-June 1st

SHADOW OF DOUBT Leave A Review Giveaway!
You could win:
* Gift cards
* Free books…and…
* Grand Prize: 7″ Quad Core Tablet!

All you have to do is leave a review for SHADOW OF DOUBT! (Links to qualified websites found at the link below)

The prizes are awarded on a Tier-based system…so, the more reviews you leave, and the more reviews SHADOW OF DOUBT receives, the bigger the prizes and the more chances you could win! (Hint: This is where you encourage your friends to also read SHADOW OF DOUBT and leave a review!) Woot! Woot!

Since the contest runs for two weeks, if you haven’t read it yet, you’ve still got time to pick up a copy, devour Cappy and Michelle’s story, and leave a review! 🙂

Full details, links to qualified websites, and giveaway form to complete for entry into the contest are found here:



Pre-Giveaway Giveaway! May 16th-May 17th

Pre-Giveaway Giveaway! May 16th-May 17th

**Note this giveaway is now closed. Winners have been notified. Thank you all for participating!**

PRE-GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY on Facebook! I want to make sure everyone as a copy of SHADOW OF DOUBT so we can be sure to unlock the big Grand Prize in the Leave a Review event starting this Monday (Full details about this exciting contest found here).

Help me spread the word! Like and share the post this hyperlink to my Facebook Page takes you to, leave a comment on that Facebook post you’ve shared the post (tagging friends works too!), and I’ll pick a winner from the commenters on Sunday, May 17th at 6pm EST.

What will you win? How about a $20 gift card to your retailer of choice (as long as I can send it to you electronically)!!

This is open to U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Bonus: If you Tweet about picking up a copy of SHADOW OF DOUBT (including a buy link listed below) and leave the link in the comments, I’ll draw a second winner from those specific comments to win a $10 gift card to Amazon/B&N/Kobo (whichever you prefer). Here is a list of buy links for SHADOW OF DOUBT to include in your Tweet:

Amazon US:

Amazon UK:

Amazon AUS:

Amazon CAN:

Nook US:




Google Play:

All Romance:

**You can use this one if you’d prefer:

SHADOW OF DOUBT by @PADePaul. Get caught up in #RomanticSuspense and #SpecOps today. AM: BN:


Good Luck! Winners will be announced on P.A. DePaul’s Facebook page and on Twitter Sunday evening so be sure to check back then to see if you’re a winner!