Monday, December 15, 2014

Excerpt & Giveaway ~*~ Running Hot by HelenKay Dimon

Running Hot
Bad Boys Undercover # 0.5
By: HelenKay Dimon
Releasing December 16th, 2014
Avon Romance

HelenKay Dimon kicks off her hot new romantic suspense series, Bad Boys Undercover, featuring the fierce men of Alliance—and the only women capable of taming their hearts.

Camped out at a resort bar in Fiji, CIA operative Ward Bennett may look like he’s on vacation but he’s really deep undercover, hunting a dictator on the run. Ward may be on the job, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for the sexy female bartender. That is, until she drugs him.

When Tasha Gregory discovers the hottie on the barstool isn’t who he pretends to be, her MI6 training kicks into gear, and she has no choice but to take him out. Problem is, Ward’s not an easy man to put down for long. More than once, his interference almost blows her surveillance operation—and her ability to keep her heart to herself.

As the situation heats up, these two must decide whether they can trust one another—and quick. Working together might just make everyone safer, but getting close enough for comfort … might just get them killed.

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There was a question he couldn’t answer. The CIA tended to frown on black ops agents spilling their biographical data. She could pull out a flamethrower and put it to his dick and he’d still duck this one. And he was starting to worry she had a lethal weapon of some sort on her.
“I thought we dealt with that days ago. I came to the bar. You served me drinks. We’ve been flirting and then we graduated to touching.” Sweet Jesus, the touching. She had smooth skin and this body that was so fit and curvy it made his fucking eyes cross. “Any of this sound familiar?”
“We’re done playing games.” That’s all she said. Dropped the comment and then nothing.
She stood eight feet away, outside of kicking distance, and didn’t move. No telltale signs of nerves. She didn’t shift her weight or her gaze. She looked at him as if she could kick his ass and was just seconds away from starting.  For some reason Ward found that sexy as hell.
The fact she’d dropped her usual smile and now came off as trained and not some random bartender was not quite as sexy. A grifter maybe? A hot woman who conned men out of their vacation money. Possible.
Thinking she might have a partner, Ward glanced to the side. The kick of pain had him blinking and swearing. “My head is killing me. What the hell kind of sex did we have?”
Well, that was a damn shame. “Is that why you tied me up? Because I’m totally capable. I assure you. We can go right now.”
“You talk too much.”
He’d been accused of a lot of shit on this job. Being chatty was not one. “You’re not exactly coughing up information here.”
“Nor will I.”
“You were more fun as a bartender.” Her arm shot out so fast he almost didn’t twist away in time. Not that he could get too far while stuck in the chair anyway. At the last minute he threw his head to the side and took the brunt of the smack from the heel of her hand on his collarbone instead of his chin.  “Damn woman that hurt.”
“It was supposed to.”
Felt like she held a weight in her hand or something. “Then congratulations.”
“This isn’t funny and you’re no tourist.”
That made them even because there was no way that hit came from a novice. Still, if she wanted to play, they’d play. “I’m a businessman.”
“A financial planner. Yeah, you fed me that line days ago.”
“What, you’re not a fan of money?” It was a good cover. Solid. On business in New Zealand before he flew over for a vacation detour. Sun, relax…maybe find a hot bartender.
“Actually, I hate liars.”

Author Info
HelenKay Dimon is a former divorce attorney turned full-time romance author. Odd transition, right? She has sold over thirty novels, novellas and shorts to numerous publishers, including Kensington, Harlequin and Penguin, Samhain, Carina Press, and HarperCollins. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues and her books have twice been named "Red-Hot Reads" and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. But the best part of the job is never having to wear pantyhose.

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