Half Price Dinner…I mean Book

Desert Exposure_Robena Grant.jpgDesert Exposure is available on Kindle for half price, $2.99. The sale will run for about two weeks. This is my last sale, I promise. : )

The giveaway for this one is two print books, and one $20 Amazon gift card. Leave a comment to enter.

She follows her gut—he follows the rules.

Rachel Copeland’s fearless spirit makes life an adventure. Yet when her grandfather goes missing, she finds herself embroiled in an undercover sting operation with a by-the-book detective. Their partnership should be a disaster, but the spark between them is far from boring.

Detective Michael Delaney is hot on the trail of a drug kingpin, and fears Rachel’s grandfather may be involved somehow. That doesn’t mean he’s ready to accept Rachel’s help, though. Despite her sharp intuition, she’s an ordinary citizen and he shouldn’t risk her safety. But as they work together, his respect for her grows…and so does his attraction.

Stolen cameras, a criminal seeking revenge, a cabin at the Salton Sea, and one fluffy white dog make for a complicated case. Can Michael find Rachel’s grandfather and solve the case in time? Or will Rachel’s impulsive spirit get them both killed?

Short Excerpt:

“Oh, dear God–“

Rachel didn’t look back. If she was about to die, she didn’t want to see the bullet coming. Another burst of gunfire sounded. A bullet lodged in a tree trunk above her head. She squashed the backpack against her chest, keeping Ralph in place, and pumped her legs hard to get over the slight rise.

Once down the other side, she darted through a field of date palms and got to the old truck, which she’d parked off the main drag. Opening the truck door, she slid into the seat and shoved the key into the ignition. With a quick gasp for air she tossed the backpack onto the floor of the truck. Slick with sweat and trembling with fear, her fingers shook as she turned the key in Grandpa’s old truck.

“Please start. Please start.” It leaped into action. She yanked on the zipper of the windbreaker, and let Ralph out onto the seat. He ran to the open window and barked.

“Shh, Ralph,” she whispered. “Good boy. Lie down.”

There was no sign, or sound, of movement. She pressed the accelerator hard. The truck roared across the unsealed track, and out from under the cover of tall date palms like a raging bull released from a rodeo pen. She headed for the highway and toward the safety of Grandpa’s cabin.

“Oh, hell, oh, hell…oh, hell,” she said, and tried to slow her panic.

The empty camera case still hung around her neck and it bumped against her chest. Pulling the strap over her head with one hand, she gripped tight to the steering wheel with the other, and then shoved the case on top of the backpack.

I risked my life for a freakin’ camera?

Please leave a comment, or a Hi! or a wave, to enter the giveaway. Winner names will be posted on the morning of October 3rd.

Addendum: Winners ARE!!!

Amazon gift card: Julie

Book: Nora-Adrienne

Book: Kelly

I will be in touch!

 

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16 Responses to Half Price Dinner…I mean Book

  1. Kelly says:

    Oooh! Tension! What happens next? Sounds like a thrilling and spine chilling read! Just the kind I like!

  2. Robena Grant says:

    Thanks for coming by, Kelly!

  3. Liz Flaherty says:

    You don’t have to enter me (I’m already a fan ). Just stopped by to say hello. I love the excerpt!

  4. Robena Grant says:

    Thanks for coming by, Liz. Hello back at you! : )

  5. No need to enter me in the contest, but waving madly at you. I hope people realize what a bargain this is and buy up loads of copies. 🙂

  6. I love it (waving both hand in the air wildly) and would love to own a copy for my already overburdened bookshelves.

    • Robena Grant says:

      Thanks for coming by, Nora. I know what you mean about over-burdened bookcases. I weed through mine monthly and yet there is never any space, and I read for the most part on Kindle. So where do these books come from? Ha ha.

  7. Just waving hi. I’ve already got my book and am looking forward to the read. Rachel sounds like she’s really got some guts, and I love the way this excerpt flows, the tension is excellent.

  8. Robena Grant says:

    Hi back, Bev. Love your comments! : )

  9. Dee J. says:

    Great excerpt! I’m out of breath just reading it! LOL. No need to enter me! Just waving hi!

  10. Robena Grant says:

    Ha ha! Thanks, DJ. Hi back. Hope your Monday is going great!

  11. Sam Beck says:

    Waving “Hi” Roben!

    No need to enter me in the contests as I’ve already devoured all three of your current releases. Good luck with your sale. “Desert Exposure” would be a bargain at any price. 🙂

  12. Robena Grant says:

    Waving back, Sam! Thanks for stopping in, and for the kind words.

  13. Julie says:

    Did I miss it? I also keep forgetting to check back with my library (I’ve put in purchase requests for all of yours).

  14. Robena Grant says:

    Nope, you didn’t miss it, Julie. : ) And thank you so much for contacting your library. That means so much to me.