Excerpt and Giveaway: The Request by Marquita Valentine
Welcome to the The Request Blog Tour, with Marquita Valentine. My stop includes an excerpt, teasers and the tour giveaway. The tour is being hosted by Wordsmith Publicity, click on the banner to visit the homepage.
Smith ~ Shopkeeper by day. Assassin by night.
undercover Russian contract killer has never turned down an assignment that
rids the world of scum. But this … request is the first time his conscience
gets the best of him.
he has a good reason—Everly Andrews, the woman who saved him from dying and has
no clue who or what he really is. There’s nothing Roman won’t do to keep Everly
in the dark, even if it means losing her in the process.
The Request is a three-part series,
releasing every month, perfect for the summer!
One: The Request – Releases June 25, 2014
Two: The Deception – Releases July 30, 2014
Three: The Confession – Releases August 27, 2014
Every Wednesday, at precisely four o’clock,
Everly Andrews enters my bookstore to pick up her latest package of romance
novels. We’ve been doing this for over a month now. She gives me a list of five
books—sometimes ten if she wants to gift a few to her friends—and then, I give
her a future date. Sure, the books come in quite a bit faster than a week, but
it’s the shortest amount of time between her visits I can allow.
Any shorter, and I’d put her in danger. And
that is not acceptable.
You see, I don’t actually sell romance
novels. I don’t sell books at all. My store is a front. I’m a death dealer—an
avenging angel to some... while others would pay millions to see me die.I can’t blame them really. An eye for an eye,
and all that.
Everly is the only one in this city I talk to
on a regular basis, even if she’s the one doing most of the talking while I
answer as vaguely as possible without sounding like an arse. In any case, it’s
practically four and I’m bound to start pacing if she doesn’t show up soon.
Habitual people like Everly are a comfort to me, and yet that source of comfort
is their greatest weakness.
A weak spot in their armor, if you will.
The bells on the front door ring, and I let
out a breath. I don’t particularly like the sound, but in my line of work, a
bloke needs the extra time it affords.
Automatically, my hand goes to the gun
strapped under the counter, only relaxing when I catch a glimpse of mahogany
Here comes my weak spot. My solnyshko. My sunshine.
York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make
you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the
bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult
romance series, Boys of the South.
Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at
Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her
single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can
console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a
very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.