Welcome to the Snippet Sunday on the Weird, the Wild, and the Wicked. Thank you so much for visiting. If you choose to comment today, I really appreciate it. The snippets are from my upcoming release, Bronco's Rough Ride, a military romantic suspense set in Las Vegas. It's a prequel to The Navy's Ghost, set 10 years earlier. No paranormal critters in this one, though there's plenty of kick-ass adventure and hot sex. You can read last week's snippet of The Navy's Ghost HERE.
Chief Petty Officer John "Bronco" Andrews is on a PCS - Permanent Change of Station - to Coronado and stops in Vegas for one night of kicking back before he drives in the next day. He knows something's up with the slinky woman at the bar. He's the first one to speak.
“No, I’m here for the night.”
“Of course, he is.” The Asian woman purred as she leaned closer. “I can make your stay even better.”
Hooker alert. He eyed her lovely attributes swathed in demure gold silk and gave her his best non-committal smile.
“Well, honey, that’s a mighty fine offer, but I’m just a poor military boy, and your kind of company, while appreciated, might be a bit much for me.” His hand closed around the new glass of beer the bartender handed to him. He raised his eyebrows and she shrugged with a grimace.
“Sorry, old habits of pouring out the bottle.”
“It’s fine. It’s got a decent head on it.”
“I give great head.” The hooker winked as he drank his beer.
John laughed. “I bet you do, honey. But I still think you should find someone who’d truly appreciate your talents.”
She cozied up to him with a knowing smirk. “I bet I could make you appreciate it. Come on. On the house.”
That was his first clue something had shifted toward FUBAR. The scents of the beer and her bubblegum perfume overwhelmed his nose and his head swam as if he’d downed a fifth of tequila. She pulled him toward her as he swayed, but he locked his spine and pushed away from the bar.
FUBAR is right. Nothing comes for free in Vegas. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writing Warrior list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Anastasia Vitsky, SJ Maylee, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Zee Monodee, Veronica Scott, and Karla Doyle.
If you're interested in more from Bronco's Rough Ride, here's the tentative blurb (cover reveal tomorrow!):
What happens in Vegas, stays in the heart...
Chief Petty Officer John "Bronco" Andrews only meant to stay one night in Vegas for a little R&R before resuming his duties as a US Navy SEAL in Coronado. But someone slips him a mickey in the bar and he finds himself in Madame LeBeau's sex trade. As the product. Doped up on ketamine to keep him docile, Bronco has no choice but to let it ride.
Detective Lindsey Jarvis has been undercover in LeBeau's sex slave racket for two years and she almost has enough evidence to take it down. Between abduction, prostitution, and murder, she has LeBeau by the short hairs. All she needs is a "product". John is the perfect witness if she can get him out before the drugs shut down his heart. Then she'll be free to start a normal life.
Lindsey doesn't count on her overwhelming attraction for Bronco or her need to see him through detox. But she's a cop in Vegas and he's a Navy SEAL, two lifestyles with too much unpredictability to maintain a relationship. Neither have time for more than one wild rough ride, and what happens in Vegas, stays. Forever.
The release date is March 21 and it will be available at Smashwords, Amazon, and All Romance eBooks. Thanks so much for stopping by and happy reading. :)