Today, I'm happy to be the next stop on CLP's CATCHING THE BAD GUY Blog Tour!
We have lots of fun in store for you. We're even going to find out how to enter into a giveaway! If you love reading and winning free stuff, this is the place for you.
Before we read the excerpt graciously provided by the author, Marie Astor, let's have a look at the book blurb:
Janet Maple and Dennis Walker make a good team: she is a top-notch white collar crime investigator, and so is he. Both Janet and Dennis are thrown in for a loop when Janet’s treacherous snake of an ex-boyfriend, Alex Kingsley, is appointed as their new boss, and the case that was supposed to be the highlight of their careers is dismissed for lack of evidence.
To make matters worse, Alex is asking Janet to get back together, and the one man she wishes would ask her out sees her as nothing more than a coworker. Janet’s love life soon becomes the least of her worries, as she begins to suspect that Alex’s rekindled interest in her is driven by ulterior motives. She is determined to get to the bottom of things, but she can’t do it alone.
Together, Janet and Dennis team up to solve a tangled white collar crime web that leads to powerful politicians and corporate executives. Armed with their keen instincts and skills, Janet and Dennis are bound to succeed. There is just one glitch: both are attracted to each other, and both refuse to admit it. Will Janet and Dennis solve the biggest case of their careers or will their attraction to each other get in the way?
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“So, how did it go?” Dennis looked at Janet across the table. They were having lunch in a pub several blocks away from the office. Dennis had specifically chosen a table that was facing the door to survey any new arrivals.
“I think he bought it.”
“Told you so. Aren’t you glad that you listened to me?”
“I’ll be even gladder when we nail the bastard.”
“Boy, I wouldn’t want to cross you, Janet. So, what does the boss want you to do?”
“Oh, nothing other than spy on your every move and report to him immediately any suspicious activity.”
“Sounds like you’re going to have your hands full.”
“Oh, and he also mentioned that he might want to have drinks sometime.”
“Oh?” Dennis’s eyebrows rose. “Look, Janet, I wouldn’t want you to do anything that you’re not comfortable with.”
“Relax, Dennis. I’m a big girl. I can handle Alex,” Janet’s voice was playful, but inside she was sizzling with delight at Dennis’s reaction. The man was definitely jealous.
“I just meant that I wouldn’t want thing to get too far out of hand.”
“They won’t. I wonder if I’m the only one Alex asked to spy on you. I wonder if he spoke with Laskin at all. Do you think we should ask him?”
“Oh, I don’t think we should. He might get overexcited. He’s great at muckraking in Excel spreadsheets, but when it comes to undercover work he can’t handle the stress. He might blab us out to Alex.”
“This is hardly undercover work, Dennis.” Janet shook her head. Male vanity never ceased to amaze her. It was not enough for Dennis to know that he was far better looking and charming that Laskin, he had to stomp on the poor chap every time he got the chance.
“Sure it is. It’s internal undercover work,” Dennis retorted.
“I just thought it might be nice to have Laskin on board, but suit yourself.”
“I’m not saying that it’s a bad idea, but I think it’s too early for that, that’s all.”
**Everyone who leaves a comment on Marie’s tour page will be entered in the giveaway! Anyone who purchases their copy of Catching the Bad Guy before June 10 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will receive 5 bonus entries! Want to receive more bonus entries? Get 1 point for liking Marie's Facebook page, and one point for becoming Marie's fan on GoodReads! Please leave your points in your comment section below. Five individual winners will receive a piece of jewelry shown to the right, and one bonus winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card! Please note this is open to US residents only.**
Marie Astor is a die-hard romantic, which is why she loves writing in the contemporary romance genre.
Marie Astor is the author of Janet Maple romantic suspense series: To Catch a Bad Guy and Catching the Bad Guy, contemporary romance novels This Tangled Thing Called Love, Lucky Charm, Smitten at First Sight, and a short story collection, A Dress in a Window. Marie is also the author of young adult fantasy adventure novel, Over the Mountain and Back. Marie’s next novel, book three of the Janet Maple Series, is expected to be released in late fall of 2013.
In her spare time, Marie enjoys being adventurous out-of-doors. She often gets new story ideas while she is hiking up a mountain or trying to avoid bumping into a tree while skiing.
Marie loves hearing from her readers and always answers all of her email personally. Please visit www.marieastor.com to join Marie’s mailing list for updates on contests and new book releases or drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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June 3 – Authors to Watch – Excerpt
June 4 – Chick Lit Goddess – Guest Post & Excerpt
June 4- A Buckeye Girl Reads – Q&A & Excerpt
June 5 – Curling Up With a Good Book – Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt
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June 10 – The Book Bag – Excerpt