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Note: KILLING SARAI is Romantic Suspense & not considered New Adult.
Finally, I’m set to release a brand new novel on June 20th titled KILLING SARAI – I’m so excited! I finally got the cover today and, like most of my covers, it was shot and created by the lovely Michelle Monique. As always, she does such an amazing job and I’m so happy with how the cover turned out!
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Don’t let the title scare you! KILLING SARAI is a Romantic Suspense novel and, well, here is the official synopsis:
From the author of the New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling novel, THE EDGE OF NEVER, comes a story of passion and survival…
Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.
Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.
While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.
As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.
This is their story…
(Romantic Suspense | 94,000 words | 400 pages)
On release day June 20th, KILLING SARAI will be ON SALE for $1.99 for Amazon Kindle and at Barnes & Noble for Nook! One day only, folks! So snag your copy on the 20th before it goes up to regular price on the 21st!
If you would like to win a signed paperback copy of KILLING SARAI, there will be two chances to enter and both are open Internationally! Watch Maryse’s Book Blog and Aestas Book Blog for details on how to enter! In addition to signed giveaways, both of these blogs as well as Vilma’s Book Blog will each feature exclusive excerpts from KILLING SARAI – three completely different sneak peek excerpts, so be watching their blogs!
Be sure to add the book to your to-read shelf on Goodreads and be on the lookout for other paperback giveaways that I’ll be doing on Goodreads as well.
Note: The paperback version of KILLING SARAI will not be available in time for Book Bash. However, there will be a paperback version available soon and if you’d like to get it signed you can always ship it to me. Follow the instructions on this page.
Lastly, I’m doing a Buzz Event with AToMR Tours starting release day and a number of blogs will be giving away Kindle and Nook copies of KILLING SARAI to lucky winners. And some of these blogs will be featuring a guest post by me as well as yet another excerpt from the book. That will make four excerpts floating around that you can check out! Check back here on this post for an updated list of the blogs that will be participating so you can enter and all that good stuff.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy the book! :-)
P.S. If you’re wondering how to pronounce ‘Sarai’ -
sa- pronounced same as the “su” in summer
rai- pronounced same as “rye”
I know, I know, it’s been such a long time since I’ve done a 10 Weird Things feature, but it’s that time again and I couldn’t think of a better feature than author Devon Ashley. I have to say that Devon is one of my favorite Indie authors as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her books FALLING IN BETWEEN, FALLING AWAY and one of my personal favorites, DUST (which I think once it falls into the right hands, will really take off – its fantastic!) But Devon has a new novel coming out, her first New Adult Romantic Suspense, NEARLY BROKEN, and I’m really excited for her. I’ve read the book and thought it was great!
But with bragging on someone for their talents, as you all know, also comes showcasing their not-so-normal traits and habits. Because I like weird. :-)
1 – I have a stash – of yarn. Yep, there’s not a spare crook or nanny in this house that isn’t stuffed with some type of fuzzy, soft, sparkly or silky yarn. And the weird thing is, I haven’t knitted in years! (I also have a stash of chocolate, but I won’t tell you where – my hubby might be reading this!)
2 - I totally reach for things on my left with my right arm, and reach for things on my right with my left arm. I have no idea why. It’s totally anti-ergonomic. Maybe I just like to feel the stretch in my back when I do it.
3 – I think I’ve turned my lil’ man into a musician – guess time will tell. When he was in the womb, I would always read at night, and while I read, I put headphones around my tummy for him. He loved it. He’d dance himself to sleep. Now, my 2 year old is always snatching my phone so he can listen to the music. He just stands there and sways with the phone. He’d do it for hours if I’d let him! But at least it’s a sure fire way of getting him to be quiet at restaurants and such! (And for those of you wondering, he loves VersaEmerge, Augustana and Taio Cruz the most!)
4 - My favorite flavor of jelly bean is the black licorice.
5 - I can chug an entire pot of coffee at night and go straight to bed. Seriously. Coffee is an absolute addiction for me, but oddly enough, I don’t think its the caffeine I crave, because it seems to have no effect on me in that way.
6 - I have to write the old-fashioned way. No, I don’t mean by typewriter. By hand. For some reason, I can spend hours upon hours on the computer doing all sorts of work, but when it comes to writing my novels, it’s like I get hypnotized by the glare and my brain shuts down. Seriously.
7 - Seriously, I say seriously too much. I even have the Grey’s Anatomy mug “Seriously” from back in the day. (my friend got it for me – lol – that should tell you how often I say it! I think that was her way of saying, “Seriously. Shut up and just point from now on.”)
8 - Despite the slogan, betcha I can resist the temptation of eating more than just one Lay potato chip. And also, yes, I’d like to be a pepper too! And yeah, I sorta wish I had been alive to try Coca-Cola when they still used extract of coca leaves in it. Talk about a buzzin’ drink!
9 - I rock the bed hair six days a week. Sad thing is, I always get compliments on my hair on those days, and not on the days I actually take the time to fix it! And yes, I’m rockin’ it in that pic.
10 - I hate make-up. I hate staring at the endless aisles of ten million face products trying to figure out what’s best for my skin, what isn’t tested on animals, what shades I need to complement my skin and eyes, and what won’t cost me an arm and leg to buy. I hate it all. And I hate that when I actually do have to put it on, I can never get that smoky eye thing to work right. I prefer to go all natural route. So much simpler.
We’d both gone missing at one point, but Claire had one thing I didn’t. Someone to notice. So why was I the one still here and she the one still gone?
Nineteen year old Megan Smith has spent the past year working in a small town diner in the middle of nowhere. Life is quiet, simple, safe. Then comes the news that her look-a-like has gone missing.
Still damaged both physically and mentally, Megan’s not looking to be noticed. Wherever she goes from here, it’s a road she needs to take alone. But when Nickolas Ellis takes the job as the new nightshift cook, it scares her how easily her defenses crumble down, down, down for him. But there are secrets she can’t bear to share with just anyone, unspeakable acts that continue to haunt, and when the similarities of Claire’s abduction couples with the fear of an unwanted visitor in town, the urge to run before it all happens again intensifies, threatening the only happiness Megan’s ever found.
New Adult Romantic Suspense
Recommended for 17+ for mature and disturbing situations, language and sexual content.
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