Sunday, October 11, 2015

Beware a Blonde Wielding a Machete #Romance #ScintillatingSunday

Her deadly secrets are crawling out of the past and she can't risk anyone knowing her...
He doesn't really give a damn about all that...he just wants her.
Welcome to the Scintillating Sunday Blog Hop where multiple romance authors share 8 paragraphs from their work! 

Here's a glimpse inside the romantic suspense holiday novel, WhiteOut...

To hell with the consequences, he couldn't help himself. He leaned across the space separating them, grabbed the back of her head, and crushed his mouth against hers determined to erase that I-Am-The-Most-Independent-Woman-On-Earth-And-You-Suck attitude from her.

She smacked him with a closed fist until he pulled back.

"I don't know what you're problem is, but I'm not it," he said without letting her go.

"I have the potential of being your biggest nightmare come true," she said before twisting away and jumping from the car. Without looking back, she headed toward the path she'd made in the snow and stomped toward her house.  

He leaned back in the driver's seat, hit the steering wheel with both hands, and kept his gaze on her back until she crossed onto her own property.

Brandishing machetes? Killers? Out of his league? The woman had to be certifiably insane.

He tapped his fingers against the steering wheel, a slow smile creeping across his mouth that vibrated from the sizzle that had snapped between them with the briefest physical contact. Even though she hadn't kissed him back, the feel of her mouth beneath his had sent currents of electrical volts ripping through his body.

He stepped from the jeep, tossed the keys in the air, and caught them in one hand without taking his eyes off of that platinum hair swaying down her back as she weaved through the trees over snow and through shadows. She'd called him she couldn't be too far off the center of sanity.

From the back cover...

She's been erased.

As a protected witness, Brandi Simms has given up everything that made her unique to start over in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Blending into the background isn't easy, but it's vital for survival. When her handsome yet incorrigible neighbor—former Olympic skier turned cowboy—decides her aloof attitude is a challenge rather than a deterrent, she knows the only right thing to do is resist.

The secrets she hides are deadly.

Ryan Landry isn't accustomed to rejection. Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, he's the local hero who came home to run a ranch and be near his family. The mysterious neighbor who seems content to hang out with dogs rather than humans haunts his fantasies and ignites that competitive drive that led him to the world stage.

He's not one to give up.

When her dangerous past catches up to Brandi, Ryan is determined to break through her secrets to find the truth no matter what the cost. Trapped in a whiteout blizzard with unseen threats lurking in the snow, will they get a chance to create a new beginning or will Brandi's past be the death of them?

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Melody Parks said...

My gosh they're not off to the best of starts here are they? Love where this is going. ヅ

Muffy Wilson said...

She may say and act "No! No!" but her heart and her hips say "Yes! Yes!". He reads them both perfectly!. xo

Unknown said...

She's definitely independent, but I'm getting the impression that he doesn't care and is willing to be persistent enough to get her.