Friday, July 25, 2014

BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Bound to Danger Synopsis:

At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she’s almost killed in a massive explosion—and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA—and especially to Agent Cade O’Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget.

Years ago, they were closer than either was willing to admit—until Cade disappeared when Maria needed him most. Now he’s sticking by her, whether she likes it or not. Because the memories locked inside her mind could hold vital clues to the next attack. Because terrorists want her dead—and because he never wants to let her go again.


Cade set the two water bottles and a foam food container on the bench by the window in Maria’s room. There hadn’t been a police officer outside or her bodyguard. Cade had already had an analyst run everything on Nash Larson. Former Army, clean record, all-around stand-up guy. Cade hadn’t been able to figure why the man rubbed him the wrong way until he’d returned and found Maria gone. He didn’t like the way Larson looked at Maria in that proprietary way. It had been subtle, but something about it pissed Cade off even though he had no right to care if there was something going on between the two of them.
His focus was on the job. And now finding Maria since she’d clearly left. The bed was rumpled, but her bag was gone. He wanted to be pissed. Under normal circumstances he would be, but she’d gotten under his skin a long time ago. Then when she’d let her guard down, crying against him, it had pierced him. Normally crying women didn’t faze him. But her grief had just been so raw it punched right through his senses. He’d lost his mom at a young age and too many friends during his time overseas, so he understood what she was going through on a certain level.
Tracking her down would be a pain in the ass, but easy enough once he pinged her location. He pulled out his cell and had started to text one of the analysts so they could track her cell phone when the bathroom door slowly creaked open.
All the hairs on Cade’s arms stood up in alert as the heavy wooden door moved, inch by inch. Withdrawing his weapon, Cade silently sidestepped until he was half-hidden behind the curtain partially drawn around the empty bed.
A dark-haired man wearing tan cargo pants, black boots, and a black long-sleeved T-shirt stepped from the bathroom with a fluid stealth. He scanned the room for signs of life, his gaze landing almost immediately on Cade’s partially blocked body and raised weapon.
Instantly the man grabbed the rolling food cart and shoved it toward the bed before yanking open the door to the hall.
Cade blocked the cart and raced after the man, his weapon still clutched in his hand.
He could have wounded the intruder, but he didn’t know shit about the man or his intentions and wasn’t going to open fire in a hospital. In the hallway two nurses were helping a pregnant woman who’d clearly been knocked down to her feet. The suspect was about twenty yards ahead, shoving people out of the way as he barreled through.
Shouts of alarm filtered down the crowded hallway as Cade dodged around a man in a wheelchair. “Federal agent, move out of the way!” he shouted, the path instantly clearing as people either jumped back against the walls or were pulled back.
Cade kept his focus on the dark-haired man who disappeared into a stairwell at the end of the hallway. Though there was a team of agents outside the hospital, he didn’t have anyone as direct backup because this was basically a babysitting job.
Apparently Maria knew something or someone thought she did. Or maybe the terrorists just wanted everyone from the party eliminated. Cade wasn’t sure. All he knew was that he had to find this guy before he escaped.

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Katie Reus Bio:

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

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