Thursday, September 27, 2012

Krystal Shannan Features - Delilah Devlin - Laying Down the Law ~ Give@way


Laying Down the Law
by Delilah Devlin


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Seeking sanctuary could be the hottest mistake she ever made.

The TripleHorn Brand, Book 1

A lifetime ago, Zuri Prescott kicked the dirt off her boots and ditched her small-time small town for the glam city life—and lived to regret it. When she’s framed for a bank job, she lights out for home, seeking refuge with her old high school sweetheart while she figures out her next steps. Only she discovers that the boy she left behind is the last man she should trust.

Sheriff Colt Triplehorn knows trouble when he sees it, especially when it comes in the form of a familiar trespasser, caught naked between an angry bull and her underwear. Sure she’s up to her usual no good, he grants her sanctuary at his ranch—the better to keep an eye on her, and purge her from his system once and for all.

Reconnection is sweet and hot, but the heat can’t hide the truth. When Colt inevitably finds out what Zuri’s running from, it’s too late to put the fire out, and he’s got a career-compromising choice on his hands. Follow the letter of the law, or follow his heart.

Product Warnings: When a sheriff captures the girl who got away, expect revenge so hot it leaves brands on two lonely hearts…

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Excerpt:

She’d landed on her knees, her pantyhose shredding on impact—the long, fat ladder that rippled up her thigh as strangely upsetting as the masked man behind her who grabbed her by the hair and pulled her up to face the security alarm.

She’d pressed the buttons on the key pad, disarming the premises alarm and dropped her hands. But another nudge of hard steel against her back, and his hushed, “The vault alarm too, sweetheart,” had her punching a second set of numbers before he hustled her around the corner toward the vault, out of sight of her manager who waited in the parking lot for the all-clear signal.

The vault operated on a timer. At any other time of day, she wouldn’t have been able to open it—a fact that didn’t register until later. She’d spun the two combination locks, heard the inner mechanisms clang as they released, and he’d reached around her to grab the lever and push it down. The large steel door swung open.

The thief had shoved her through the anteroom with security deposit boxes lining both walls, heading straight for the locked door at the rear. Again, he’d waited while she found the key and opened the door, then shoved the mesh interior gate inward.

Forcing her to her knees, he’d wrapped her wrists and ankles in duct tape, and pulled a hood over her head.

Then she’d been left to shiver on the floor, listening to the sounds he made as she followed him in her mind through the gate while he scooped stacks of cash into a bag. One side only. Later, the assistant manager pointed out that the thief must have been timing himself, a real pro, because he’d skipped the temptation of pausing to finish the sweep.

Less than five minutes had passed since they’d entered. Another two and the manager would call the police.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Delilah Devlin is an award-winning author of erotic romance with a rapidly expanding reputation for writing edgy stories with complex characters. Ms. Devlin has published over a hundred stories in multiple sub-genres and lengths with Atria/Strebor, Avon, Berkley, Black Lace, Cleis Press, Ellora’s Cave, Kensington, Kindle, Running Press, and Samhain Publishing. In January 2013, she’ll add Montlake Romance to her list of publishers when SHATTERED SOULS releases! 



Delilah will be awarding a $20 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Be sure to visit and comment at all the stops to increase your odds of winning.

Happy Reading,
Happy Writing,
Krystal Shannan

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16 comments:

  1. This is another intriguing excerpt. love this hop and I can't wait to read Colt and Zuri's story.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. This sounds like the beginning of a great story. I love second chances.
    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  3. I'm reading the excerpt, not wanting it to end. A job very well done.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  4. Sounds like a great book, I love the cover. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  5. This book sounds like a winner. Can't wait to read Zuri and Colt's story. Thanks for the blog tour. I can't believe it's over.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  6. I really love the sound of this book. Loved the excerpt.

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  7. Hi Delilah
    I enjoyed reading the excerpt and I look forward to reading the entire book. Great cover for your book.
    Grburton@samford.edu

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  8. Very interesting, ;-)
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  9. Hi Delilah!
    Congrats on the newest release. I love second chance stories and this one does sound great. It has mystery, second chances, and hot cowboys :)
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Looks excellent--congratulations on the release!

    vitajex(at)Aol(dot)com

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  11. Congrats on the new release, it was an enjoyable read!

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  12. It sounds like a dangerous start to the story. Thanks for sharing.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  13. Thanks to everyone who stopped by a left a comment! Sorry I wasn't around for the whole tour, but if you follow my blog, you know why. :)

    The winner of the $20.00 gift certificate is Cassandra!

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