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Monday, September 26, 2016

Falcon's Way by @nonaraines #Contemporary #99cents

Happy Monday, everyone! I'm so glad to be here today to share the news of my latest release, Falcon's Way, which is one of  stories in The Charmed Bracelet: Love Stories Linked Through Time. I'm sharing the anthology with four other amazing authors: Lara Archer, Leela Lou Dahlin, and A. Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder. I'm so thrilled to be among them.

Let me tell you a bit about Falcon's Way:

Trust no one. Barrett Gilmore survives by that creed. She learned it the hard way.

The hard times are mostly behind her now. She no longer goes hungry. She has a job and a decent place to live. And if she's not really happy, at least she's at peace.

Until Michael Falco storms into her life. Sure, she's grateful he intervened when that street kid attacked her, but she never asked him to play the hero in the rest of her life. She doesn't need rescuing.

But still he pursues her.  Barrett knows there's an angle. A man with his wealth and high lifestyle could only want one thing from a woman like her. And she's not for sale. She doesn't trust him, but worse, she doesn't trust herself around him.

If Michael has his way, he'll show her how to do more than merely survive—he'll show her how to live.

And here's an excerpt: 

"How's your arm feeling?" he asked, watching her alertly, as though to pick up on any discomfort.
She was stuck with him, at least through lunch. No reason not to have a civil conversation. "Not bad. I'm just glad to know it's nothing serious."
"We'll stop at the pharmacy on the way home and fill that prescription," he told her.
"Wonder how much that'll run me." She didn't see the point in paying good money for something that was probably just fancy aspirin.
"I'll handle it." Falco's voice was firm.
Damn it, he was doing it again. Had she asked him to pay for the prescription? "Is that what you do? Handle things? Make decisions for people and expect them to just fall into line?"
She hadn't expected a response, but he seemed to seriously consider the question. "In my line of work I'm used to making decisions."
"Your line of work." She remembered the card the big man gave her last night. "Falco Ventures. What's that?"
"We're venture capitalists. We look for small businesses and start-ups to invest in."
"Falco. Is that Italian?"
She recalled something else about the card—its logo. A large bird with its wings spread. "Falcon? Is that what it means?"
"Falcon or hawk, yes."
Perfect. Barrett had caught a nature show on falcons once. They looked so majestic and lonely, circling the sky in solitary flight as they scanned the ground for their next meal. Falco watched her sharply now with hooded eyes, the way that bird of prey might watch a mouse.
             Well, he'd find out she was no mouse.


I  hope you enjoyed that little snippet! I more exciting news--the complete anthology is available for only 99 cents for a very limited time! 

You can find it at any one of these retailers:

Thanks so much, friends, and have a wonderful week!

Nona Raines
Now available: my newest releases, No Promises and the Not the Hot Chick series

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