Risky Encounters: A Romantic #Suspense Collection #mgtab #ASMSG



Action packed romantic suspense by USA Today, NY Times and international Bestselling Authors. Novels guaranteed to sweep you away with danger and excitement filled pages you won’t soon forget! Discover Southern steam and a deal with the devil, amnesia and intrigue on a horse ranch, fame gone terribly awry, star-crossed lovers haunted by betrayal, and an elegant hotel where danger lurks behind every door. This collection includes:

Rx Missing: A Deborah Security Novel by Rebecca York
Max wakes up in a luxury hotel where anyone could be a foe–even the beautiful brunette he rescues from a savage beating.

Sons of Silver Springs: Heart of A Lawman by Patricia Rosemoor
Can Bart protect Josie from the past that’s threatening their future together?

Twilight’s Encore: Wounded Hearts Book #3 by Jacquie Biggar
One man’s betrayal will seal another’s fate.

Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba
After her stint on a reality TV show, personal trainer Cassidy Novak returns home to discover she has attracted a stalker.

Cocktail Cove: A Southern Steam Novel by Jennifer Saints
The only things to do when life shakes you up and pours you on rock bottom is fake amnesia to escape the mob and fall in love.

 Add us to your TBR pile-

Excerpt from Twilight’s Encore, my contribution to this awesome set:

A hand reeking of newsprint and coffee covered Katy’s nose and mouth and stopped her frightened scream.

Her ankle turned painfully as she was dragged backward into the dimness of the alley. Her heart pounded through her veins and in her ears until it was all she could hear. There was barely room above the human gag to draw breath and her vision began to darken around the edges. Her captor, sensing her impending blackout, eased the pressure enough to let in a draft of much-needed cool air past her muffled sounds of distress.

Fear threatened to overwhelm her but she needed to keep her wits if she wanted to get out of this unharmed. The body, flush against her back, felt compact and strong. The man’s forearm tightened as he leaned in and snarled close to her ear.

“Keep quiet, or I’ll shut you up. Understand?” His breath stunk of garlic and cigarettes as he forced her head back against his shoulder, keeping her off-balance and at his mercy.

Katy whimpered, more scared than she’d ever been in her life. She was officially too stupid to live. Her panicked gaze flickered sideways and verified what she’d already guessed; it was the stranger from the restaurant. What did he want? Where was Jack? Hard on the heels of those thoughts came the vision of Ty striding to his pick-up. God, please let him be long gone from here.

“You thought you was a smart one, didn’t ya?” He snickered and rubbed his bristly chin against her forehead, causing hives to break out all over her skin. “Thought you could sneak up on ol’ Ramsey, did you now?”

“What do you want?” Katy mumbled the words around the sausage-like appendages holding her hostage.

“Shh,” he hissed, forcing her back around the edge of the dumpster as two teens went laughing by on the sidewalk out front with not a worry in the world. “We don’t want the sheriff showing up to mess with our fun, now do we?”

He kept his eyes focused on the movement going by on the street even as the deadweight that was his arm settled across the tops of Katy’s heaving breasts, pinning her against his muscular torso.

“Let me go, please. I promise I won’t say a word to anyone,” Katy begged, hoping her assailant would listen. Why, oh, why hadn’t she stayed within the safe confines of the restaurant and let Jack do his job? The one he was trained for, and she most definitely was not.

“You don’t mean that, darlin’, you and I are going to have a mighty fine time just as soon as things quiet down a wee bit. Though adrenaline works wonders on Petey here,” he grinned as he ground his crotch against her bum.

God, help me. Please.

As if in answer to her silent plea, the screen on the café banged back on its hinges and Grace came trundling out the door lugging an armload of cardboard boxes with the dishwasher kid close behind carrying a couple of hefty garbage bags.

There was a moment of complete silence, and then all hell broke loose. Grace let out a war whoop and came flying off the back stair like a crazed banshee, while the teen dropped the bags and grabbed a nearby corn broom. He raised it over his curly head like a batter about to nail a homer and followed right behind Grace.

The noise caught the attention of people on the street. They pointed and ran towards them shouting for the sheriff. Realizing his chance for a clean escape was rapidly narrowing her captor loosened his hold and with a rough shove between the shoulder blades, sent Katy hurtling in Grace’s direction. The last thing she heard before she fainted was his taunting voice.

“Watch your back, bitch. I’m coming for you.”

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