Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Book Tour for The Last Straw by Nia Simone (GIVEAWAY)


Those looking for a suspenseful yet sensual read will find The Last Straw by Nia Simone to be just what they're looking for and you can see why by the glimpse I'm bringing you today.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this novella and be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win an Amazon GC.

Ally Tobin left New York after one too many bad dates, determined to rebuild a stable life and career as a private investigator in Silicon Valley. But when the man she knew as one name walks into her office with another, will her curiosity once again lead her to risk her heart?
The last thing Special Agent Jared Green needs is "security risk" stamped on the resume of his latest undercover identity. Especially by the woman his job forced him to leave in New York without any explanation. She may threaten his cover, but it's his heart on the line. 
He's good at playing a part. She's good at catching a fake. Can they trust enough to give love another chance?


EXCERPT:

He sauntered through the door, a white, button- down shirt tucked into belted khakis. When his dark gaze found her, he stopped. Stared. Her throat dried and a rustling motion stirred in her abdomen.
“Hi. I’m Darren Ray.”
Keep your cool, she commanded herself, standing and reaching across the desk. His hand was rough.
She yanked her hand back and waved at the chair. “Please, have a seat.” He waited for her to sit before settling in the visitor’s chair. “So, Darren, according to this, you’re being considered for a programmer position in the IT department. Tell me about your background.”
A professional mask settled over his features. “As you can see on my résumé, I have several years of consulting experience.”
“Tell me something about your experience as a mechanic.” Working on his prized old Mustang had been a favorite hobby.
The corner of his mouth twitched. “What do you mean? That’s not in my résumé.”
“You don’t have the hands of a programmer. More of a mechanic.” Oh, his hands.
“Okay, you got me.” He was going to confess. This should be good. “When I’m not programming computers I’m working on my car.”
“And what were you doing in New York City?”
He reached across her desk for a piece of paper, plucked a pen from its stand and scrawled something. When she took the note their fingers brushed. Meet me for dinner at Pico’s at 7. I’ll explain everything. Can’t talk here.

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AUTHOR INFO:

Nia Simone grew up on the side of a ski slope in Squaw Valley, USA. Later, while learning the craft of story writing, she worked in nonprofit and then high-tech.
The best part of working in the computer field was meeting her husband. He took up skiing and she helped him document his computer inventions! They live in "Silicon Valley" in California where their favorite thing to do is cook together for friends. Nia’s specialties are dessert and veggies while her husband’s are entrees and sourdough bread.
Their only pet at the moment is the sourdough starter, which lives in the fridge and requires bi-weekly feeding.
Nia blogs every day about travel, food, writing, books, skiing and photography at niasimoneauthor.com (where she won the Versatile Blogger Award and Inspiring Blogger Award).​

WEBSITE   |   FACEBOOK   |   TWITTER @niasimone4

**********GIVEAWAY**********

Prize is a $25 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn commenter.

-To be entered, LEAVE A COMMENT ANSWERING THE QUESTION OF DO YOU PREFER READING BOOKS OR WATCHING TV FOR ENTERTAINMENT, along with your email addy (no email=no entry).
-Winners will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more you comment the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 9/20.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting my blog tour! This is such a well-organized blog.

    I'm flying home from a visit to my brother and sister-in-law in Texas today, so I'll be in and out as I travel through time zones and layovers back to California.

    I do have a question for visitors today. Do you prefer reading or television for entertainment?

    Thanks for supporting my debut story and stopping by to say hello.

    Nia

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    1. Thank YOU for being here Nia, and for your kind words! Love the sound of this book and the cover model is quite the hottie too.... I put your question in the giveaway info so hopefully people will get talking. Have a safe journey and I look forward to chatting throughout the day.

      The Scarf Princess

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    2. Hi Jody,

      Thanks for posting the question. I would really like to know more about people's entertainment choices. I generally prefer reading but I watch TV and movies to be sociable. And there are a few TV shows I do crave! (I'm watching Under the Dome now.)

      P.S. I arrived safely. Thank you!

      Nia

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  2. The Last Straw sounds amazing!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Janhvi
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  3. I like both, but reading is my favorite!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Natasha. I agree, reading is my favorite. Good luck in the raffle!

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