Friday, June 21, 2013

Spotlight ~ FATAL EXPOSURE by Gail Barrett & Giveaway

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Cold-case detective Parker McCall has spent fifteen years trying to solve his brother’s murder.  Now a chance photo of the killer in the newspaper sets him hard on the woman’s trail.  A former teenaged runaway, reclusive, award-winning photojournalist B.K. Elliot chronicles the harsh reality of life on the streets -- until a photo in the paper reveals her identity, blowing the lid off her secret past.  With a powerful murderer now dogging her heels, and her police officer step-father determined to silence her permanently, the last person she can afford to trust is a cop.  So why does sexy police detective Parker McCall tempt her to break her silence and resurrect ideals she’d lost years ago?  As danger closes in, and with more than her own life at stake, Brynn must decide if the duty-bound cop will betray her...or heal her battered heart.

“All right,” she said. “Undo my hands.”

“You promise to answer my questions?”

“I said I would.”

He tossed her backpack onto the pile of papers and pulled out the handcuff key. He reached for her wrists and unlocked the cuffs, trying to ignore the alluring fragrance of her skin and hair. Then he stepped back, his impatience mounting as he waited for her to do her part.

But she took her time, righting the chair, taking off her peacoat and draping it over her bag. At last she turned to face him, and for the first time, he got a close look at her in the light. She was even more attractive than he’d expected with her wary green eyes and delicately winged brows, that long tumble of auburn hair. Her mouth was evocative and full, her high, sculpted cheekbones tinged with pink. A smattering of freckles dusted her small nose.

He raked his gaze down the rest of her—over her small, high breasts and slender waist, slim hips clad in low-slung jeans—and his heart began to thud. She looked amazingly like the computerized image, but softer, far sexier. More vulnerable.

Vulnerable? He stifled a snort. He wouldn’t make that mistake again.

He returned his gaze to hers. And without warning, a sense of awareness arrowed between them, a deep tug of sexual attraction that caught him unprepared. His belly went taut, a rush of adrenaline accelerating his pulse.

He bit back hard on a curse. Wrong time. Wrong place. Definitely the wrong woman, considering she was a potential suspect in his brother’s death. And her reaction didn’t help—her eyes going wide and dark, her breath catching on a quiet gasp, impacting him even more.

“I need a drink,” she muttered, spinning around.

That made two of them.

 




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A former RITA® and Daphne finalist, Gail Barrett has received the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the Holt Medallion, the Booksellers Best, The National Readers’ Choice Award, and numerous other awards.  She lives with her husband in Western Maryland.  

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Gail will be awarding a $25 Amazon / B&N (or other bookstore of the winner's choice) gift card to one randomly drawn commenter during this tour and her other Book Blast on June 18th.  Leave your email address with your comment in order to enter.  Don’t forget to check out the other stops in order to increase your chances of winning.

21 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today! It is lovely to be here.

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    1. My pleasure. Thank you for stopping by. Your book sounds great.

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    1. Thanks ladies, for bringing yet another book to my attention.

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  3. Gail, I'm so very happy to "meet" you on this review blog! I adore mystery and intrigue combined with romance, so your writing is something I want to read! jdh2690@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Janice.

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    2. Janice, it is great to "meet" you, too:))) I also love mystery added to romance. I like the intellectual challenge of the mystery, but when I read straight mysteries, I'm always looking for the romance. So romantic suspense is a great combination for me. I hope you get a chance to pick up a copy of my book. I'd love to hear what you think!

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    3. I just went and bought this book on Amazon and will post a review after I've read it, Gail. I also bought Cowboy Under Seige because I can't resist western romance sometimes...and with mystery too...what a combo! jdh2690@gmail.com

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    4. That is so cool Janice!!! You have to check back in and tell me what you thought about it.

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    5. Wow! Thank you, Janice!!!! My husband is from Montana, so I loved writing that cowboy book:))) I hope you enjoy the stories!

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  4. Sounds like a good book, I've added it to my read list.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Ingeborg. I appreciate that!

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  5. It sounds like a mutual attraction fest! Love it!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Catherine. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Wow… Totally can't wait to read this! Adding it to my TBR list... Beautiful cover, too! ; ) I love this genre and I always wonder what made the author choose to write in this kind of genre? Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey Meghan.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Good luck in the contest.

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  7. Great giveaway.. I love a good romantic suspense.

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    1. Thanks for checking out the post Valerie.

      There are some REALLY good romantic suspense out there. I haven't read this book, but I've read another Harlequin Romantic Suspense recently and it was REALLY good.

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