by Sarita Leone
GENRE: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
The Octopus isn’t an urban myth—and its agents are anything but ordinary. The intelligence bureau is so well-hidden most doubt its existence. A handful know its location. And fewer walk the halls in the subterranean compound.
Benjamin Sinclair didn’t ask to be a scientific miracle but every mission has its risks and one perfectly-placed bullet ended his life—for a brief moment in time.
Nicole Anima battles demons every day. Life as a paranormal resources operative gives her tortured mind a rest—and keeps her from contemplating her own death.
When Anima and Sinclair partner on a globe-trotting race to eliminate the threat about to cripple humanity, all hell breaks loose. Leaping from planes, crashing into continents, dealing with voodoo priestesses, and running through jungles with zombies hot on their trail doesn’t leave much time for romance, but this duo somehow manages to sizzle.
Two agents. Telepathic mind paired with regenerated commando. One world—and a mission to save it.
She opened one eye when she felt him staring at her. He leaned on an elbow, droplets of water caught in the curls on his chest.
“Hey.” He made the word a caress.
“Hey yourself. How was your shower?”
Pulling the pillow beneath his cheek, he dropped his face level with hers. “Lonely.”
Common sense told her to roll over. Show him her back. Go to sleep. She knew him well enough to know he would never consider forcing himself on her. But common sense and lust—for that’s all it could be, she reasoned inside her tired head—were two different things.
“Listen…” A stab at heeding her conscience. “We can’t…I can’t…it’s—shit.”
His amusement kindled her desire. To see him in such an intimate setting, so relaxed and open…it was erotic as hell.
“You do have a way with words, sweet cheeks.”
“Don’t call me that.”
“You haven’t protested before. I’ve used the endearment several times, if I recall.”
She watched his mouth, mesmerized by the way his lips formed words.
“I—ah, we were busy. So I let it slide. But don’t—you can’t…”
When he moved closer, all thought left her head. She inhaled deeply, pulling the scent of him into her.
He’s not human. Her mind tried to warn her but she ignored it.
Top Ten List: Things That Make Me Happy by Sarita Leone
We all think we’re pretty easily satisfied, don’t we? Living simply, without too much fuss? I mean, no one wants to believe they’re high maintenance yet some of us are! As I’m compiling this list, I’m really hoping I fall into the non-high maintenance, living simply, easily satisfied category…
- Absolutely the number one item on my list is my family. I’m very grateful for being part of such an amazing family and they really bring joy and laughter to almost any situation.
- Yoga makes me happy. I’ve been practicing for years (longer than I’m going to admit!) and my daily time on the mat starts and ends my days with a smile.
- Books. Most authors are voracious readers, and I’m no exception. I love to read, love to be swept into a story, and definitely love to see the world through someone else’s eyes.
- I’m happy when I’m outdoors. Hiking, snowshoeing, swimming at the beach—they all give me peace.
- Pizza. Enough said.
- Writing. I’m so fortunate to be able to do what I love. My latest book, REGENERATE, gave me the opportunity to write a paranormal romantic thriller, something I’ve always wanted to do so this one really makes me over-the-moon happy. A new-to-me genre? Yeah, I’m smiling.
- I love to travel. Those who know me joke that I can grab my passport, pack a suitcase, and head to the airport in less time than it takes to peel an apple. The truth is, I enjoy meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. I like to explore ancient cities and hike glaciers. I’ve even walked on the Great Wall of China—and that made me wildly happy!
- Languages. I get a kick out of learning a new language or hearing conversation in foreign languages. I speak a couple of languages with varying degrees of fluency. Before I go to a country I try to get at least a basic grasp on the language spoken there. Communication is important—and people are genuinely happy if you’re able to exchange even minimal conversation with them. Plus, it never hurts to be able to locate a bathroom or pizza joint!
- I paint and draw terribly but joyfully so I smile when I take out my pencils and begin to sketch.
- Most writers are die-hard people Give me a park bench or corner in a cocktail party where I can witness human interaction, and I’m happy. People are amazing—in both good and not-so-good ways—and even if I’m not surprised by the range of human behavior, I’m often entertained by it. I don’t watch television, but I do watch people!
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Sarita Leone is an award-winning author who has written romance in many forms including Regency, paranormal, and contemporary. She loves happily-ever-afters in any setting!
When she’s not writing, Ms. Leone spends her time hiking, learning languages, and traveling. She loves adventure and can pack a suitcase, grab her passport, and hit the road in less time than it takes to peel an apple!
Sarita will be awarding $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.