Sneak Peek Saturday Excerpt

Shameless book plug here. The second installment of Rannigan’s Redemption releases on Feb. 9. This is an excerpt. There are buy links in the post if you’re interested. Happy Saturday!

Pandora Spocks

Cover for Rannigan's Redemption Part 2_ Running RogueRunning Rogue, the anxiously awaited second book of the Rannigan’s Redemption series, is out in less than two weeks on February 9.

Here’s the third exclusive excerpt.

     Maggie checked her watch as she hurried home. She was supposed to meet Mike after work at Murphy’s but she’d called him to say that she wanted to go home to shower first. It had been an unusually steamy spring day and she knew she’d feel better with a cool rinse and a change of clothes.

Thankfully, Mike had been understanding. “No worries, baby, take your time,” he’d said.

Things with Mike ran hot and cold and Maggie could never predict which Mike she’d get. He’d moved in with her a few months earlier and she still wasn’t used to sharing her space. Her mind drifted to thoughts of last Christmas when they’d had a huge blow-up. Mike had assumed they’d…

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Shameless Book Plug

Cover for Rannigan's Redemption Part 1 Resisting risk FINALIt’s only every once in a while that I allow my worlds to collide like this, but I’m in promotion mode.  Plus it’s my birthday, so we’ll just call it my gift to me.  The following is copied and pasted from my author blog, Luke & Bella.

I am beyond thrilled to present the cover for my new spicy contemporary romance, Rannigan’s Redemption Part 1: Resisting Risk.  It’s the first book of a trilogy about the complicated relationship between Manhattan attorney Michael Rannigan and Maggie Flynn, a young lawyer fresh out of law school.

Most of the action takes place in New York City.  There is crisp dialogue, exciting courtroom drama, and, of course, sexy romance.

I’m hoping that Michael and Maggie become favorite characters you’ll want to return to again and again.  Here’s a sneak peek at the book description.

     Brilliant Manhattan attorney Michael Rannigan has his life arranged exactly the way he likes it. As a founding partner at the law firm of Murphy, Rannigan, & Metheny, he can let his underlings do the legwork on the high profile defense cases his exclusive 50th floor division handles. He prefers to simply breeze in and do what he does best: dazzle juries and charm the press.
His private life is well-ordered, too. Michael doesn’t have the time or the patience for relationships. Instead, he has a contact list of hot blondes who meet his needs at any given moment, whether it’s a date to a gallery opening or awards show. Or he just wants to get laid.
Some people would call him shallow. But they’re just envious.
Maggie Flynn has her life mapped out as well. After she graduates from law school she plans to take a job with the Prosecutor’s Office where she interned. But when she attends a job fair and meets Michael Rannigan, her plans change. She’s studied his cases, even heard him speak once. He’s smart and sexy and she can’t resist interviewing with him.
Michael hires Maggie and has her assigned to his elite 50th floor team. He knows smart when he sees it. He also sees the spark in her eyes. She wants him. And having her nearby strokes his ego. It’s not like anything will come of it, she’s so far from his type. But there’s something unsettling about Mary Margaret Flynn, like she can see through his bullshit in a way no one else ever bothered to do.
Maggie realizes that her crush on Michael is all but hopeless. He’s a self-absorbed womanizer. But beneath that cool exterior, she’s seen the man he can be and she’s sure that love can bring that out. In the meantime, she’s content to work with him.
What would happen if they ever crossed that line?

The release date is December 8, 2015.  Rannigan’s Redemption Part 1: Resisting Risk is now available for pre-order at these fine retailers.

Amazon

iTunes

Barnes&Noble

Kobo

Get It While It’s Hot!

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Pandora Spocks

wpid-screenshot_2015-07-09-12-22-56-1.pngWho am I kidding?  It’s always hot.

But for a limited time, oh, say today through July 13, you can snag your very own copy of Luke & Bella: Two Streets Over for the One-Month Anniversary price of $.99.

As always, it’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited.  I’d love for you to leave a review, good, bad, or indifferent on Amazon or Goodreads, too.  That would be amazing.

Thanks so much for supporting Indie Authors!!

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Another Shameless Plug

Countdown sale twitpic(1)It’s an Anniversary Countdown Sale!  Tomorrow is the one month anniversary of the release of Luke & Bella: Two Streets Over.

In honor of this momentous occasion, starting tomorrow and lasting through the weekend it will be available at Amazon for the sale price of .99.

As always, it’s available free on Kindle Unlimited.  Just click the image for the link to purchase your very own copy.

And thanks for supporting Indie Authors!

Just for fun, here’s a taste…

Chapter 1
Bella Grant checked her trunk again. Three months was a long time. What have I forgotten? She frowned. Don’t be stupid. You can get anything you need. You aren’t going to the Amazon rain forest.

After calling down to the front desk for bell service, she made one last tour of the suite to make sure she wasn’t forgetting anything. Hearing the knock, she opened the door to find the bellman waiting in the hallway. She stepped back and admitted him to the suite. “It’s just these,” waving her hand to indicate her trunk, cosmetic case, and camera bag.

The bellman hesitated when he saw the trunk. Inwardly, Bella smiled. It was huge, a vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk that had once belonged to her grandfather. She jokingly referred to it as her ‘big-ass Louis’. Fortunately, the bellman was too well-trained to complain and he managed to get her things on the cart.

Bella didn’t wait, but went ahead and took the elevator to the lobby. Stopping at the desk, she returned her key and checked out. The bill was covered, of course, by the network. Her new employer.

She’d been in television for the last fifteen years, always in local news as a reporter in several places, but most recently as a morning show anchor in Akron. She’d hated Ohio, but had taken the job in order to add ‘Anchor’ to her resume. But this was different.

When she’d seen the posting in the trade magazine, she knew this was the opportunity she’d been waiting for. She’d be hosting a new travel show for TLC. According to the executive producer, Charlie, who’d hired her, she would have carte blanche to do what she wanted. He’d tell her where to go and the rest would be up to her. Fill the time. Make it interesting. Make it unique. Which was just what she intended to do.

The bellman loaded her things into the cab. She thanked him and gave him a generous tip before stepping into the back of the taxi. Her thoughts raced as they made their way through thick Manhattan traffic toward the airport. She didn’t even know where her first assignment would take her. They would find out at the ticket counter.

They. She’d meet her photog at the airport. Her mind wandered there. She didn’t even know his name. What would he be like? Young? Old? Experienced? She was sure Charlie wouldn’t hire someone with no experience.
A small smile played across her face. It wouldn’t suck too badly if he was attractive. Her social life was virtually nonexistent. Who had the time? Still…

Her thoughts came back to the present as the taxi pulled into the Departures lane of the airport. “Which airline, miss?” the driver asked. “Virgin Atlantic,” she replied. He stopped at the appropriate curb. Skycaps jumped into motion unloading her bags. “I’d like them stored please. I need to go to the ticket counter,” she told them.

They handed Bella the luggage receipts and she walked into the terminal.

Celebrate Indie Pride Day

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Indie Author Pandora Spocks, holding her book Luke & Bella: Two Streets Over

July 1, 2015 is Indie Pride Day.    Social media is going to be flooded with photos of proud independent authors holding their books.

If you’ve never ventured out of the literary world of big name publishers, take the opportunity to explore all the great books that are available from self-published authors.

Remember when iTunes first came out and suddenly you found bands you loved and had never heard of before.  Huge traditional publishers have long determined the literature that is available to the public.  With the advent of self-publishing like Kindle Direct Press, there’s a never-ending selection of possibilities.   Self-published ebooks are infinitely more affordable than establishment books.  Hell, with Kindle Unlimited you can read books for free.

And, if you’re thinking about investigating the books offered by Indie Authors, might I suggest Luke & Bella: Two Streets Over by Pandora Spocks.  It’s a contemporary spicy romantic novel and it’s available on Amazon for a mere $2.99, FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Support Indie Authors!  #IndieBooksBeSeen #IndiePrideDay

Big Announcement

New cover for Luke & Bella Part 1(1)Drumroll please!  I’m beyond thrilled to announce that my first novel Luke & Bella: Two Streets Over is available for purchase from Amazon.com.

If you’re looking for your next read, are a fan of spicy romantic fiction, or are simply a supporter of Indie Authors, use this link to get your own copy.  I’d be forever grateful if you leave a review, good, bad, or indifferent, with Amazon.

If you know someone else who would enjoy a good summer read, please reblog or pass along the information.

Thanks so much for your support!

Coming soon: Rannigan’s Redemption: Part 1, Season of Hope