Tuesday, September 17, 2013

#BookBlast Nia Simone's Debut Novel Last Straw!

(I had a terrible time formatting this, no idea why but the text kept moving whenever I hovered over it. Any inconsistencies are all mine!)
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).​


$25 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn commenter.

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?


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.

Where to Buy: Amazon


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Nia Simone said...

Hi Isabel!

Thank you for hosting my blog tour. What a beautiful blog you have here. I'm sorry my post was tricky to format. I hate it when the happens! I really appreciate all your work. It came out beautifully.

I'm flying home from a visit to my brother and sister-in-law in Texas today, so I'll be in and out as I travel through time zones and layovers back to California.

I do have a question for visitors today. How much time do you spend on in average day browsing through blogs?

Thanks for supporting my debut story and stopping by to say hello.


Natasha said...

I usually spend a couple hours a day at least.
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Nia Simone said...

Hi Natasha,

That sounds like me, a couple of hours.

Thanks for coming by and commenting. I've entered your post here in the raffle. Good luck!

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