by Anni Fife
GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romantic Suspense
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Chased by her criminal kingpin father, Katya Dalca runs to New Orleans and straight into the arms of Luke Hunter. Sucked into the carnal world of the French Quarter, she succumbs to Luke’s potent sexuality. He not only steals her breath, he steals her heart and the only leverage she has against her father. She is left with no choice except to pick up the pieces and rebuild her life alone.
Undercover DEA agent Luke Hunter thought his newest assignment—recover a stolen flash drive to gain the trust of the Russian mob—was like any other. But his target brings him to his knees, and after one taste of her intoxicating beauty, he's in too deep. Doing his job means walking away, leaving his heart behind with nothing but a promise to reunite. It's a promise he can't keep.
When Katya's past reaches out and her world unravels, her only hope is the one man she is most vulnerable to—Luke.
The smell of beignets wafted up and distracted, I lifted the bag and took a deep breath. Whoosh! Fine sugar blew up out of the bag and coated me.
“Shit, honey, you look sweet all over.”
Oh, just great.
Blinking sugar out of my eyes I looked up. And up. He was tall, well over six foot. Midnight-blue eyes rimmed by a deeper blue-black smoldered lazily down at me. “You’re holding the best beignets in the world. You gonna stand there or you going to take a bite?”
“Umm.” Jeez, Katya. Say something.
“Here, let me hold that for you.” He took the coffee from my hand. “Go on, babe. Take a bite. It’ll be the best thing you’ll ever taste.”
Still struck dumb, I did what he asked and lifted a beignet out of the bag and took a big bite. Oh! It was like sinking my teeth into a sweet pillow of ambrosia.
I nodded and stared back at him. Then, without uttering a word, I stuffed the rest of the beignet into my mouth. He grinned at me, shaking his head. “Want to wash it down with this?” He held out my coffee.
My fingers brushed against his. Yikes! I couldn’t stop the slight tremor caused by his touch. I took a gulp of coffee - half rich chicory, half hot milk - and finally found my voice. “Would you like one?” I offered the bag of beignets to him.
“Would be like taking candy from a baby,” he grinned. “But don’t worry, I’ve got my own.” He dangled a packet like mine in front of me.
Then we both stood there and smiled at each other while we gorged on sugary donuts. He would reach for my coffee to free my hand. Then after I ate some fluffy yumminess, he’d hand it back to me so I could take a sip. We swallowed the last of our beignets and licked our fingers.
I didn’t even know his name, yet I was more turned on than I had ever been in my life.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Last year, Anni Fife closed the door on a successful career in television, to fulfill her lifelong passion, writing. In the space of one month, she closed her business, packed up her city life and moved to a small seaside village. ‘My writing has always been constrained by client briefs,’ Anni says. ‘Now, I finally have the opportunity to write to the beat of my own heart.’ LUKE’s Redemption is Anni’s debut novel and she hopes you enjoy reading it as much as she loved writing it. Anni loves to spend hours walking on the beach searching for pansy shells, more hours drinking red wine with her gal posse, and the most hours writing steamy romance novels filled with hot alpha men and the sassy intelligent women they can’t live without. She is currently working on her second novel, GRAY’s Promise.
Anni is published by The Wild Rose Press, and is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA).
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Hi Melissa. Thank you so much for hosting me today. And welcome to your readers, I hope you enjoy learning a little about Luke’s Redemption. If you have any questions, ask away … Best, Anni. XxReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the tour, the book looks great, and thanks for the chance to win :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Lisa! xxDelete
I liked the blurb, sounds good.ReplyDelete
Thanks Rita. So glad you popped in. xxDelete
Anni? That is a nice name. How do you think this series will continue? The blurb sounds wonderfully like a read that would be best with a cup of coffee for me.ReplyDelete
Hi Salisa. A glass of red wine might be better. I have to admit, it gets pretty hot between Luke and Katya. The series continues with the story of Luke's best friend,Gray. I"m nearly finished it and am hoping to publish in June. xxReplyDelete
Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great read!ReplyDelete
Thanks Eva. I really appreciate your support. xxDelete
Enjoyed the excerpt and love the cover.ReplyDelete
Thanks Becky. I love it too. Luke looks delicious! It's great that you stopped by. xxDelete
This looks like a super sexy book!ReplyDelete
It won't disappoint in that department! If you visit my website you can receive Ch 1&2 by joining my Posse. Ch 2 is super hot! Thanks so much for stopping by. Best, Anni. xxDelete
Well, if I'd known there'd be beignets!ReplyDelete
I know, you'd have visited earlier! xxDelete
Great post, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
A pleasure, Victoria. And thanks for stopping by. xxDelete
Melissa, thanks again for hosting me on your lovely blog. And readers, thank you so much for taking the time to read about Luke’s Redemption. For another opportunity to win our Giveaway, keep following our tour. Click on the link above for the tour schedule or go to my website. Happy reading. Best, Anni. XxReplyDelete
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Hi Emily. Thanks again for all your support. Hope you read the book, it would be fantastic to receive a review from you! And happy weekend! xxDelete
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Not sure about the mob part of the book. Mob stories tend to get confusing for me. But it still sounds great!ReplyDelete
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