Wednesday, July 23, 2014

[Blog Tour Spotlight]: "Bound to Danger" + Giveaway!


Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

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Bound to Danger by Katie Reus
Publisher: Signet (August 5, 2014)
Series: Deadly Ops, 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense

At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she’s almost killed in a massive explosion—and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA—and especially to Agent Cade O’Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget.

Years ago, they were closer than either was willing to admit—until Cade disappeared when Maria needed him most. Now he’s sticking by her, whether she likes it or not. Because the memories locked inside her mind could hold vital clues to the next attack. Because terrorists want her dead—and because he never wants to let her go again.

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Reviews of Reus' Previous Books:

First Surrender (#1) -- Kame
Sensual Surrender (#2) -- Kame
Sweetest Surrender (#3) -- Kame

Sinful Seduction (#8) -- Kame

Bound to Danger by Katie Reus

“Why were you outside out of the blast zone when the bombs went off?” he asked calmly, still not moving.
Something about his tone rubbed her the wrong way. “What? If I don’t even remember being at the party, how the hell would I know why I was outside?” Now she was definitely shouting.
The question was insulting, like something those stupid news reporters asked people after they’d suffered a tragedy. Like “How do you feel now that your home is destroyed and you’ve lost all your earthly belongings?” Did they really expect people to say “Great, freaking fantastic!”? Her hands and voice shook as she turned to her bag. She didn’t give a crap if she gave him a show of bare ass.
Maria was going home right now. Unstoppable tears started falling down her face as she tore her bag open and yanked out a pair of jeans. Not bothering with underclothes, she managed to tug them on beneath the hospital gown as sobs racked her body.
He was saying something in that deep voice, but all she could think was that her mom was dead and she’d never see her again. Never get to tell her good-bye or how much she’d loved her. Never get to feel her mom’s warm embrace around her. As Maria pulled out her sweater, she heard the chair squeaking against the floor behind her.
She whirled on him then, her sweater clutched to her chest. She couldn’t see him clearly through her tears, but she lashed out with her top, slapping him in the shoulder with it. It made a soft smacking sound. “Fuck you! You show up after eight years of silence the day after my mom dies with no explanation about . . .” She trailed off, unable to formulate any more words. Her throat clenched impossibly tight as she tried to stop the avalanche of pain.
“Fuck, I’m sorry. Maria, I just—”
Covering her face with her hands, she collapsed onto the bench and didn’t bother trying to stop the tears. It was impossible now. She’d known once she let them loose it would be like a hurricane of grief. And she didn’t want this man, of all people, to see her so weak. She just wanted him gone.
Taking her completely by surprise, two strong arms wrapped around her shoulders, pulling her into a tight, comforting embrace. Beyond being able to feel embarrassed, Maria buried her face in Cade’s chest and sobbed until her throat was raw and she was simply shaking.
She wasn’t sure how long she cried like that, clutching him like a lunatic, but she eventually became aware of him rubbing her back in soothing strokes as he quietly held her. Though she knew her tears weren’t dried up completely, part of her edginess had eased as she pulled back from him. Probably because she was now utterly exhausted.
When she saw the wet marks on his shirt, embarrassment flooded her as she looked down at her hands. She couldn’t even look him in the eye after that insane display. “I’m sorry about your shirt,” she muttered as she started wiping the wetness from her face.
“You lost your mom. You don’t have anything to apologize for. I’m sorry I just showed up without warning, but . . . I requested this assignment. When I saw your name as the only surviving guest, I thought maybe it would make things easier for you. I know it’s not much, but I have to talk to you, so why don’t you wash your face and I’ll see if I can get you some food and something to drink? You might not want to eat, but you need to. It’ll help take the edge off your fatigue.” His voice was so calm, his expression unreadable as he watched her.
He seemed so solid. Unbreakable. Like the kind of person you could count on in any situation. She’d thought that once; then her brother had died and it was as if she didn’t exist for Cade anymore. The dark thought made her frown.

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As you can see, Kame is a fan of Katie's work -- I'm sure this series is on her radar! :) 

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Until Next Time,


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Pink2 said...

The excerpt makes me really want to read this!!

Irma Jurejevčič said...

I like it. I saw this book already on fb and it's on my TBR list since then.

Sara Miller said...

Awesome excerpt!

Tequila Rose said...

Sounds amazing!!!

Shonna said...

Loved the excerpt!

Anca B. said...

Sounds amazing!

Nicole Beshears Kinyon said...

Love Katie's books!!!!!

Cynthia Morgan said...

Katie writes some fantastic stuff. Her Deadly Ops series keeps you on your seat to the end.

donnas said...

Cant wait to read more.

Tanya Willix said...

nice cant wait

Lisa Van Houten said...

Looks like I have another book to add to my TBR!

Cheryl Allen said...

Oh my can't wait to read this!!!

Olimpia Padula said...

Love Katie's books. I've read her Red Stone Security Series, Deadly Ops & Serafina series. She's a very brilliant & talented author. Thank you.

Sunny and Susan said...

Katie is such an amazing writer. A blurb is simply not enough!

Melissa said...

Love her books and this series. Can't wait for it to come out :)

Rae Kay said...

:) EKKKKKK! Love this!

Susan EB said...

Can't wait to read it!

Lacy Chaney said...

Super excited for you Katie; cannot wait!!!!

Rachael B. said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

Ooo I'm getting ready to give this one a read :)

Kerry said...

So excited!! I can't wait to read the full book!

Glenda said...

This looks awesome! It is on my wish list for sure!

Erin F said...

oooh... this sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing ;)

Shani W said...

Oooh thanks for sharing with us! Sounds awesome!

Amy Bingham said...

I can't wait to read it!

marypreston said...

A very emotional excerpt. Sounds like a great read.

Teresa said...

Looking forward to reading this

bn100 said...

It's interesting

Denise Z said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and am looking forward to reading more. Thank you!