1/27/2015

Book Blast & GIVEAWAY For "In For The Kill" By Shannon McKenna








Blurb:

Years ago, the McClouds and their friends rescued little Sveti Ardova from ruthless organ traffickers. Now she’s all grown up, and getting into some scorching trouble of her own . . .

NO SURRENDER

The risks ex-cop Sam Petrie has taken have turned his life into a train wreck. So he has nothing to lose by doubling down as the elusive Svetlana Ardova’s unwanted bodyguard on her ill-advised trip to Italy. Her crusade against modern slavery has blazoned a bullseye on her chest, but when one of the death threats against her almost hits the mark, Sam’s protective instincts go into overdrive. Every lethal obstacle and trap they encounter ups the stakes—and the undeniable heat between them. Now they’re spiraling in on a deadly and explosive secret—one that could either redeem them or destroy them ... and the closer they get, the shorter the fuse ...


Praise for Shannon McKenna
"The McCloud series is an auto buy for me." --Maya Banks
"McKenna writes intense, sensual stories." --The B&N Review
"Shannon McKenna makes the pulse pound." –BookPage









Excerpt


"Planning to?" he persisted. If this was going to be the definitive crotch-kick of reality, then bring it on. Sveti's gaze dropped. He waited. "You're not involved with him at all," he said. "I told you," she said. "We're good friends." "And it doesn't bug you that he was fondling the wait staff." "No, not anymore," she said softly. "I've known for a long time that he doesn't have feelings for me that I'd, um. Hoped."

Hoped? Sveti had hoped, and the guy hadn't delivered the goods? God. Cattrall must be brain damaged, not to hit on that. "He was touching you as if you were lovers," he said. "But you're not a ass-grab kind of girl. You asked him to do that for my benefit. He was a safe date, in case I came to smoke you out. Your human shield."

Her color rose. "Wow, Petrie. You may be surprised to learn this, but you are not, in fact, the center of all my thoughts." "Tell me if I'm right," he persisted, though he was already sure. "Get out of my way!" She tried to push past him, toward the door.He grabbed her. He knew he shouldn't, but the part of him that knew had no say. The rest of him clamped onto her, nerves janging at the sweet shock of contact. Her heat and scent overwhelmed his senses, laced up into that tight cage of crimson satin. Straining away from him. Provoking a dangerous, animal urge to drag her close. Pin her down.

"Let me go, Petrie," she said. "Or I start to scream." "You treat me like I'm a criminal lowlife, out to rape and pillage," he said. "I'm one of the good guys, Sveti." "Hah," she muttered. "There are no good guys." "We're all bad, then? You lump me in with Arbatov? Zhoglo?"
The mention of the two mafiya Vors energized her struggle. He clamped her tighter against his body. Her heartbeat was so frantic and birdlike. She felt so fragile. But she wasn't. "I can't believe we're talking about my love life, when that monster is in the ballroom with my friends and their kids eating tempura dipped zucchini flowers! 

He's committed horrible crimes against innocents!" "You're not the only one who tries to protect the innocent." She sniffed. "Yes, of course. The police are so very noble." He waited for a moment. "Not fair," he said quietly. "We try." She looked down, abashed. "That is true, and I apologize," she said. "This is silly, Sam. I promise, I won't be rude to the criminals. I won't get myself or anyone else killed. Let go. Please. I'll be good." Now she was trying sweet reason. Who cared. She may have gotten a handle on her self control, but he most definitely had not.

His grip did not slacken as he put words to the thought forming in his head. "You know what your problem is, Sveti?" She tilted a winged dark brow. "I imagine you're going to tell me?"




Author Bio:


Shannon McKenna is the NYT bestselling author of over ten action packed, turbocharged romantic thrillers, among which are the stories of the wildly popular McCloud series. She loves tough and heroic alpha males, heroines with the brains and guts to match them, villains who challenge them to their utmost, adventure, scorching sensuality, and most of all, the redemptive power of true love. Since she was small she has loved abandoning herself to the magic of a good book, and her fond childhood fantasy was that writing would be just like that, but with the added benefit of being able to take credit for the story at the end. Alas, the alchemy of writing turned out to be messier than she'd ever dreamed. But what the hell, she loves it anyway, and hopes that readers enjoy the results of her alchemical experiments. She loves to hear from her readers. Contact her at her website, http://shannonmckenna.com, or join the newsletter by signing up here: http://shannonmckenna.com/connect.php.

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Publisher: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/author.aspx/24658



 Buy Links:

Amazon: http://amazon.com/dp/B00M4ASP0G

Amazon print: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0758273517

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-for-the-kill-shannon-mckenna/1119437341


B&N print: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-for-the-kill-shannon-mckenna/1119437341

BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Kill/Shannon-McKenna/9780758273512

Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/for-Kill-Shannon-McKenna/9780758273512

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=In+For+the+Kill&c=books










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3 comments:

  1. Never read your books, now I see it was a mistake of mine! This sounds like something I'd enjoy reading!

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  2. Love the cover....looks very James Bondish! Is that even a word?

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