A Beautiful Fugitive — Wanted Dead or Alive
Kyra is a con woman and a particular kind of thief. She steals with a touch, but she only takes one thing: her target’s strongest skill. Which means she can be a fighter, an athlete, a musician, an artist — anything she wants… for a limited time. Heartbroken, she turns her gift toward avenging her father’s murder. With deadly patience, Kyra works her way into casino owner Gerrard Serrano’s inner circle. After pulling off the ultimate con, she flees with his money and his pride.
A Hit Man Who Never Misses the Mark
Reyes has nothing but his work. Unfortunately for Kyra, he’s the best– and mercy never sways him once he takes a job. He’s been hired to find out where Kyra hid the cash– and bring her back to face Serrano’s “justice.” Dead will do if Reyes can’t locate the loot. He’s never failed to complete a contract, but Kyra tempts him with her fierce passion and her outlaw heart. So Reyes faces a hell of a choice: forsake his word or kill the woman he might love.
Hm, sounds tempting, you might say. But is it for me?
Well, Jill Myles enjoyed it. Carolyn Jewel did too. On her blog, she wrote: “For anybody who’s longing for a paranormal that’s not the usual supernatural creature, this is the story is for you. If you just like great characters and even better writing, you’ll want to read this book, too.”
My editor said, the incomparable Cindy Hwang said, “…it [Skin Game] completely blew me away–both Kyra and Reyes are such complex, edgy characters–definitely not conventional hero/heroine material, but you pulled it off. They’re super edgy but still appealing and sympathetic, and boy, is it sexy! You’ve written one of the most original romances I’ve read in years…” She also compared the book to Anne Stuart’s work. [Squee!]
Meredith Duran wrote, “…this is also going to appeal HUGELY to Linda Howard’s fan base … feels like it was written fearlessly, it gave me vicarious shocks in the best of ways. … Reyes is gloriously sexy, and the romance is just fantastically hot.”
Do I really need to say anymore? In case I do, let’s summarize.
- Hitman hero
Gritty & edgy
Fantastically hot / sexy
Will appeal to fans of Linda Howard and/or Anne Stuart
*Note: I never would’ve compared myself to Ms Stuart or Ms. Howard. Meredith Duran & Cindy Hwang did so, and I’d be stupid not to use it. (I’m not, hence the mention.)
So that’s the book. If you want a copy, I have nine arcs to give away. You must be willing to write a review and post it on Amazon on release day (November 3). You can put it on your blog, Library Thing, Good Reads, and wherever else you like. It’s all good.
How can you win one? Well, here’s where I get to have fun. Show me some love. Convince me of how much you want it because I’m giving these to my nine biggest fans. Your comment should be eloquent and persuasive. So go on and let your inner fangirl (or fanboy) out.
Winners will be announced on my birthday, August 27. Good luck!