Wednesday, July 11, 2018

#Win a $50 #Amazon GC: DEADLY GAMES by Karen Rock #RomanticSuspense #Giveaway #NewRelease

Deadly Games
Karen Rock
(Dallas After Dark)
Publication date: July 17th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Special Agent Katherine Bowden doesn’t do girls’ nights out. She doesn’t do blazing hot dances with male strippers or unbelievable, uninhibited one-night-stands. If you ask her ex, all she does is work: study evidence, profile criminals, track them down. And now Katherine’s back home in Dallas, with a new set of all-male colleagues second-guessing her every move, and a possible serial killer hunting women just like her. But just this once, Katherine is going to try all those things she doesn’t do . . .
Growing up on the Reservation led Nash Hawkins down paths he’d rather forget. When his dream of joining the police force was crushed, he turned his hard body and wicked imagination into a meal ticket. His chemistry with Katherine is like nothing he’s ever felt. And though he’s sure a woman like her won’t want to get seriously involved with him, Nash knows things—things that might help catch a killer.
Nash and Katherine can save lives, if they put aside the desire that torments them both. But the closer they get, the more they have to lose . . .
“A highly entertaining and cohesive suspense novel with an emotionally satisfying romance that will keep readers glued to the page.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Dangerous Moves


“Are you using me, again?”
Katherine had to purse her lips to keep from smiling at Nash’s aggrieved tone.
He noted her effort and grinned, his dimples appearing beneath his high cheekbones.
“Whatever do you mean?” she asked, giving in to a smile that felt way too flirtatious.
Nash’s eyes flashed, sending a now-familiar shiver down her spine. Then he shrugged, breaking the moment. “You’re coming with me to avoid Robert. Why?”
He was too shrewd by half…brains as well as brawn.
“It’s a long story.” He didn’t know the half of it. “Besides, you asked me to dinner first. Something about hidden talents…” Okay. That really sounded flirty.
Nash’s hand brushed hers as they strode through the club, sending frissons of awareness skittering over her skin.
“I’ve been told I’m pretty good with meat,” he teased.
“Maybe something lighter this time…like a salad?”
He arched an eyebrow and paused at the door. “Lighter or safer?”
“I plead the Fifth.” Her toes curled at the tantalizing whiff of his slightly salty, sandalwood-scented skin.
She was way too excited about going back to Nash’s condo, the scene of the most passionate moments of her life. “But let’s get something straight first. If we’re going to work together, that’s all it can be. Work.”
He skimmed his fingers down the length of her arm to tangle his hand in hers. “All work and no play…”
She thought about her chief’s urging for more balance and tucked it away. She’d find it after she collared her perp. For now, her case came first.
“I need you to be my eyes and ears in the club, talk to the dancers, customers, see if there’s anything they didn’t tell me or might be hiding.”
Nash nodded slowly, a speculative gleam entering his eyes. “I agree on two conditions.”
Her heart stuttered to a halt when he released her hand and leaned an arm on the doorjamb beside her, boxing her in. “You include me as much as possible on the case.”
She swayed toward him, nodding. “What’s the other condition?” she breathed.
“You promise not to fall in love with me.” “Really?” Her left eyebrow rose in disbelief.
From sexy to cliché in one second flat.
Nash grinned, unabashed. “I’ve just always wanted to say that.”
“You’re an odd one, Nash. And yes, I’m absolutely sure I won’t fall in love with you.” Amusement threaded through her sigh.
Without warning, Nash slid his fingers through her hair and her face automatically tipped to his, her eyes drifting shut.
One heartbeat. Two. She sensed Nash ease away.
Her eyes flew open, and she mentally swore a blue streak when she realized her lips were puckered.
“Still sure?” he asked, eyes gleaming.
She wasn’t. At least the attraction part anyway. Nash was a powerhouse combination of playfulness and sensuality, both of which she’d been lacking for years, maybe her entire life. He messed with her thoughts and distracted her. Big time.
Exactly what she didn’t need when she had the case of a lifetime to solve.

Author Bio:
Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet & spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of YA and adult contemporary books writes spicy suspense and small-town romances. A big believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers smiling. Karen is an avid reader and baker who loves having the Adirondack Park as her backyard, where she lives with her husband and daughter who make her life complete.



Karen Rock said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today.

Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! :)