Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Exclusive Excerpt from True Deceptions by Veronica Forand

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After his partner was murdered, Simon Dunn was done with MI6. But the cold, violent world of British intelligence never lets anyone go free. Now Simon has been blackmailed into a new job...with a beautiful new partner who's going to get them both killed.

Robotics expert Cassie Watson is a newbie field agent with as much sophistication as...well, a pacifist, vegan computer nerd. Now she's abruptly thrust into the cutthroat world of espionage with a partner who is as cold as he is brutally-and brutishly-handsome.

But when their mission is betrayed from the inside, Cassie will be forced to place her life in the hands of the one man who's anything but trustworthy...

Enjoy an exclusive excerpt:

Simon made his way toward his bedroom with only a towel covering his bottom half. Cassie blocked his way. She’d changed into tight jeans and a low cut blouse. Sweet and sexy.

“Can I talk to you?” The hesitation in her voice didn’t bode well for the conversation.


She nodded and sucked in her bottom lip. He’d give up everything to spend one night with free access to those lips. She must have noticed his focus on her mouth, because her hand touched her lip in an attempt to remove a nonexistent crumb from the corner.

“I’m embarrassed to say I doubted your ability. But you not only succeeded, you also brought Alex back unharmed.” Cassie inched closer to him as though she’d abandoned veganism and was starved for a steak.

Was his pretty California girl coming on to him?

“So you’ll trust me from now on?” he asked, maintaining his position in front of her.

“I don’t have a choice.”

“Cassie, you always have a choice. Be decisive. React. Don’t second-guess every move you make. If you want something, take it.” He bated his breath to see what she would do.

Stepping forward, she placed a hand on his chest. He brushed his fingers across her cheek and felt her lean into him. The tilt of her head against his palm short-circuited his normal control.

“What if I want you?” she whispered.
He should refuse her. She was his subordinate, and sex could screw up their already delicate relationship. Or it could strengthen it. Maybe give her more confidence. And then what? When the assignment terminated, they’d each go their respective ways with fond memories. Perhaps.

“Like I said. If you want something, take it.”

About the Author:
Veronica Forand is an attorney and an award-winning writer of romantic suspense. She's lived in Boston, London, Paris, Geneva, and Washington, DC and currently resides near Philadelphia. An avid traveler, she loves to roam across continents with her husband and kids in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and finding the perfect piece of chocolate.

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  1. What's the longest you've gone without sleep (and why)?

  2. I went about twenty hours without sleep when I worked with a Search and Rescue Team looking for a missing person. I don't perform well with minimal sleep, so I try to force rest so my performance is better.

  3. Thank you for hosting! -@MaroBenipayo via twitter

  4. Great excerpt, sounds like a terrific book, thanks for sharing!

  5. Awesome excerpt, sounds like a great book!

  6. What are your all time favorite books?

  7. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and look forward to reading this book!

  8. I enjoyed getting to read an excerpt from this book it sounds interesting.


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