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:~: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 :~:

RELEASE DAY!!

In case you haven't heard, I'm here spreading the news! STOLEN SEDUCTION officially releases today, which means you should be able to find it, well, everywhere!

A missing bronze holds the key to a decade’s-old murder. To prove her innocence, she’ll have to partner up with the sexy homicide detective who has the power to steal more than her freedom—if she’s not careful, he may just steal her heart…

STOLEN SEDUCTION
Book Three
Release Date: December 29, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-505-52795-0


The individual who collects all six statues and deciphers the code locked within will be awarded controlling interest in Roarke Resorts.

YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS ENDEAVOR IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.


Hailey Roarke was never interested in her family’s fortune. That’s why she became a cop. But with her father and now her cousin dead, she’s suddenly on the wrong side of a police interrogation. The only way to clear her name is to solve the riddle before the real killer. Without getting killed herself.

Detective Shane Maxwell can’t deny the spark of lust he feels every time Hailey is near. But the woman is clearly hiding something. Trusting his gut—and the heat in her eyes—he joins her on an elaborate global treasure hunt staged by her late father. Caught between a sizzling seduction and a maniacal murderer, for Hailey and Shane the biggest reward of all will be making it out alive.

***

EXCERPT:
As the music shifted from nice days to life on the docks and Hailey lifted her fists again to jab at the bag, Shane pulled the gym’s main door open and stepped inside. Sweet female sweat and just a hint of the lilac scent he always associated with her drifted toward his nose.

She didn’t stop punching. Left hook, left, right again. And his blood warmed the closer he got. It wasn’t until he reached the stereo and flicked the power button that she stopped abruptly and whipped his way.

Surprise registered in her sapphire eyes first. Then distrust. And finally, disgust.
Okay, after their run-in earlier, he had that coming. But she’d purposely left him hanging, and he wanted answers.

She didn’t say anything, but her chest rose and fell as she drew deep breaths. A bead of sweat rolled down her bruised temple, over her jaw, down the long, slender column of neck, heading straight for her breasts. Like an idiot, he watched the droplet, his body temperature growing hotter by the minute as it slid downward.

And that’s when he saw the yellowing bruises. Faint traces of what she’d been through before. On her ribs, on her thighs, on the soft skin of her arms. Near a bandage by her shoulder.

“How’d you get in here?” she asked in a breathless tone before he got two steps closer to her on the blue mats that matched her eyes.

He forced his gaze away from her fading injuries, told himself she was fine, healthy, that whatever she’d endured, she’d survived. But the urge to cold-cock whoever had done this to her was hard to overcome. And Kauffman was seriously dead meat.
“Janitor.”

“Did you come to arrest me or are you just having trouble sleeping, Maxwell?”

Her voice pulled his brain away from extracting revenge, and he focused on her face. He wasn’t about to tell her didn’t sleep, not much anyway. And the look in her eye warned him her little work-out session hadn’t done much to cool-out her temper. “Should I arrest you?”

She glanced past him to the windows, then looked at his face again. “Who’s playing good cop tonight?”

“No one. I’m here alone.”

One elegant brow lifted. “Inspector Clouseau know you’re going renegade?”

The muscles around his eyes tightened with humor. “No, he doesn’t. He’d tear into me if he did.”

“Then why are you here?”

“’Cause I’m not done with you yet.”

Her eyes never left his as she lifted her hand to mop up the sweat on her forehead. “I already told you I’m not answering any more questions without my lawyer.”

“I’m not here officially, Hailey.” When she opened her mouth to protest, he added, “I saw the surveillance tapes. Trust me when I say, you need a friend right now. And I may be all you’ve got.”

Her eyes narrowed. “What do you want?”

“Answers. Unofficially,” he added before she could spout off anything else about her lawyer. “But mostly to help you.”

Those blue eyes of hers searched his face, and he could practically see the wheels turning in her mind. Along with a great big dose of I-don't-think-so.

“You want answers?” she said. “Unofficial?”

He nodded slowly, thinking she was capitulating way too quickly, but thankful he wasn’t going to have to pry it out of her.

“Fine. I’ll answer whatever question you’ve got. But you’ve got to take me down first. I take you down, I get to ask the questions.”

She wanted to spar? With him? Here? Now? He glanced around the mats, back at her, slicked with sweat, bruises not yet healed from her last run-in and juiced up on endorphins. Yeah, he wanted answers, but he wouldn’t hurt her to get them. “I don’t think that’s such a good—”

“Scared?”

The look of utter confidence across her face stopped him. “No, I just—”

She took a step back and held out her hands. “How bad do you want your answers, Maxwell? Gimme your best shot.”

He wasn’t going to actually do this, was he?

***


Today I'm over at Writeminded giving away books, so join me over there to enter for freebies. But before you leave, scroll down and enter for a chance to win Emily Bryan's A CHRISTMAS BALL!!

Happy Reading, all!

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16Comments:

Blogger Jane said...

Happy Release Day, Elisabeth.

12:27 AM  
Blogger Laney4 said...

Thanks for your update. I've never heard of Writeminded, so I'm off to check it out too. Thanks for keeping us so well informed, and I hope you have a great 2010!

5:33 AM  
Blogger sherry said...

Both books sound awesome and I can't wait to read them.

7:44 AM  
Blogger *ina* said...

Congrats on the release Elisabeth! Enjoy your day *hug*

10:10 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Happy Release Day, Elisabeth!!
I can't wait to read Seduction!!
This has been an incredible debut series~~ congrats!!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Happy Release Day, Elisabeth!!!
I'm heading to the bookstore in just a few minutes for Stolen Seduction! I CAN'T WAIT!!! =)

11:37 AM  
Blogger booklover0226 said...

Congrats on your new release!

Tracey D

2:15 PM  
Blogger Pam P said...

Happy Release Day, Elisabeth!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Cheryl McInnis said...

Happy Release Day! I Can't wait to read it and find out what happens~

5:35 PM  
Blogger Lexi said...

Happy Belated Release Day! I admit I still haven't read the 2nd book, but I do intend to read 2 & 3! I'm heading to B & N tomorrow with Christmas gift cards. Hhhhmmmm, I hadn't planned on buying any books yet, but now....

9:38 PM  
Blogger Eliza Knight said...

Happy release day! Your books sound amazing!!!

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Melinda said...

Elisabeth,

Sounds great I have put it on my must reads list. May you walk in harmony with the Great Spirit

Melinda

8:08 AM  
Blogger limecello said...

Yay, Happy Release Day (belated), Elisabeth!! :D

10:16 AM  
Blogger Mary G said...

What chemistry! I can't wait.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

Woohoo, Elisabeth! Happy belated release day!! Hope it was quite exciting!

4:27 PM  
Anonymous librarypat said...

Great excerpt. Another book I need to read. There are just too many good authors out there. I don't have time to read everything that I'd like.

9:46 PM  

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