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Super Book Blast and Giveaway: The Last Straw by Nia Simone

Friday, September 20, 2013

I'm featuring a Promo of Nia Simone's debut novel, The Last Straw as a part of the Super Book Blast tour. Take a look at the following for the necessary information on the book, an excerpt and how to connect with the author. The Last Straw is currently free on Amazon and will be for the week of this tour ONLY.

Nia Simone will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

The Last Straw
Nia Simone

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?

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An Excerpt from The Last Straw:

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.

About the Author:

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).​

Author Links:
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(Note: I'm not responsible for the contents of this post, as all the materials for this SBB was provided to me by Goddess Fish Promotions.) ~Punya


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Punya said...

YW. :)

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Punya! Thank you for hosting me on on my debut blog tour. I love your philosophy about reading! I feel the exact same way and also read and review all different kinds of books.

Hello readers! Welcome, and thank you for stopping by. All you have to do today to be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift certificate to Amazon is say hello. But here is an optional question for you:

Do you read outside of the romance genre and if so, what other kinds of books do you like to read? Examples welcome!

I will answer that for myself: yes and poetry, science fiction, mystery and "mainstream" (non-genre fiction). This year I read a book called "Poor Man's Orange" by Ruth Park (1917 - 2010), an Australian author. The book was published in 1987. It was recommended to me and I loved it (and reviewed it in Goodreads.) It has a very sad part in it that made me cry but a happy ending and I really enjoyed the book and felt that it expanded my world, my knowledge and my compassion.

Punya said...

YW Nia. Glad to have you on my blog. xx

Isabel said...

Hi Nia!

I do read outside of romance when I need a break from romance. :) Some of my favorites, Barbara Kingsolver' The Poisonwood Bible, anything by Tess Gerritsen( (thought only her thrillers, I've never read her romances), Lisa Gardner, Suzanne Collins, and non-fiction from favorite author Malcolm Gladwell.

Anonymous said...

Hi Isabel!

I love Barbara Kinsolver. The Poisonwood Bible was beautiful. I'm also a huge fan of Suzanne Collins. I've heard about Malcolm Gladwell, Lisa Gardner and Tess Gerritsen forever. Time to start reading...

Thanks for coming by and commenting!


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