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seven lines excerpt. two. thanksgiving edition.

seven lines excerpt. two. thanksgiving edition.

Here’s a project I’m working on (in all my spare time, ha!), a new romantic suspense series in the vein of my Smithson Group.

The last-call crowd in the Pitch and Roll was grating on Nate Elder’s last nerve. The dozen drunks were all one party and had been at it four hours at least. Someone’s birthday or some shit. He didn’t care. He poured the shots, mixed the drinks, filled the pitchers, took the money.

But he was ready for them to get out.

It was the noise. The voices. The girls screaming when laughing would do. The guys trying to one-up each other with loudly told tales and bullshit machismo. He didn’t know who they were trying to impress except each other. Not a one of them had the right-sized balls—Nate could tell—to survive a night on these streets. His streets. The grit. The grime. The gunshots.

Add to the human noise, the screech and boom of their music choices had clawed its way under his skin, burrowing deep, setting up an itch he couldn’t reach to scratch. His ears burned and echoed as if he’d had bullhorns suctioned to either side of his head. Usually, the tunes weren’t a bother. He enjoyed the bass slamming into him, the guitar stroking, the drums pounding.

Why the hell they had to drink here…

The Pitch and Roll had a rep for a lot of things, most of them not so good. But the burger baskets were almost better than a blowjob, even though they arrived with grease to harden more arteries than Viagra did dicks. The fries had gotten the place rated on Yelp. The reviews brought these uptown assholes to the hood for the food to go with their cold beer, loud music, and pool.

This bunch, however… They weren’t here to eat. A good thing since Junior had the night off and Nate wasn’t allowed near his grill. No, these assholes were slumming.

If they only knew…

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A native Texan, Alison sold one of the first of her over fifty published works live on the “Isn’t It Romantic?” episode of CBS 48 Hours. The resulting book, CALL ME, was an RT Book Reviews finalist for Best First Series Book. Her book, A LONG, HARD RIDE, part of Harlequin’s 60th Anniversary celebration, was nominated for an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Harlequin Blaze of 2009. STRIPTEASE, a 2003 release from Harlequin Blaze and part of her popular GIRL GEAR series, was also an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award nominee.

Her 2005 Kensington Brava release, THE BEACH ALIBI, was a nominee for the national Quill Awards, sponsored by Reed Business Information. She is also the author of THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO WRITING EROTIC ROMANCE, and her 2009 novel, NO LIMITS, was a Cosmopolitan Magazine Red Hot Read. THE SECOND CHANCE CAFE, the first in her Hope Springs series from Amazon Montlake, was a 2014 Romance Writers of America RITA finalist in contemporary romance. And the third of her Dalton Gang books from Berkley Heat, UNFORGETTABLE, won the 2014 Bookseller’s Best Award for erotic romance.

If there’s a better career out there than writing, she doesn’t want to know about it, as she’s quite happy putting pen to paper in the backyard of her Texas home. That’s where she lives with her petroleum geologist author husband, their pack of rescue dogs, and a colony of not-quite-feral cats, battling the heat each year to raise a bumper crop of tomatoes and jalapeno peppers.

Under her own name, she writes gritty procedural thrillers set in the fictional world of the Union Park PD, as well as a post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure series, The Clearsky Chronicles, with her husband. Click here for more information!!

On RITE OF WRONGS

Loved this book. Love, murder, deceit, trauma, family, cops, and priest. This one has it all.

  • Cindelu, Amazon & Goodreads reviewer

On ICEFALL

Breakneck pace, an intricately & tightly woven story line set in an exciting new world.

  • Roger F, Amazon & Goodreads reviewer

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