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Monday, June 1, 2015

Shakedown: Diamond and Diamond Private Investigators


You know me. I never miss a chance to shamelessly self-promote. June is going to be an exceedingly busy month for me. I've got a total of three books coming out with Evernight Publishing. Shakedown, the first installment of  Diamond and Diamond Private Investigators is due out on June 4th. 

Sadly you'll notice that I don't have a cover yet. Crossing my fingers that I get it before my release date. LOL!

Here's a sneak peek to whet your appetite:

He was relieved to find the lobby was empty, so he stopped back at Lara's desk and asked, “Can you believe that shit? A dog napping?”
He didn't think for a minute she hadn't overheard every word. That woman was like the KGB and Secret Service all in one. Anything happened in this office, she had it under immediate surveillance.
Lara cuffed him on the arm and said, “The client's in the bathroom, idiot.”
Mike winced, feeling bad he'd probably been overheard. But, seriously, who hired a PI to find a lost dog?
Seconds later, the bathroom door slowly opened. He almost did a double take as the woman stepped out. Aside from red eyes that had clearly been crying, she was a looker.
She was elegantly dressed and somewhere near his age, with a riot of auburn curls trailing down her back, like some sort of mermaid siren. All ripe, lush curves. He'd always liked his women soft.
And, he was ogling this obviously distraught woman like she was a steak. Not that he wouldn't be more than interested in taking a bite, but it was clear that now wasn't the time. So instead of voicing his thoughts, he stuck his hand out and said, “Mike Diamond. And you are?”
Cassidy Werner,” she said, not bothering to stick her hand out.
Well, apparently she'd heard him. He'd need to apologize, if the look on her face was any indication. He dropped his hand and said, “My office is this way.”
She gave him a look that screamed 'You're on thin ice, buddy' but moved toward the open office door that Mike had gestured to. He followed her, once again appreciating the hourglass waist and full hips. Damn.
He moved behind his desk and gestured to one of the worn chairs. When she had settled in, he asked, “So I understand your dog has been kidnapped?”


3 comments:

Tina Donahue said...

Sounds yummy, Michelle! Congrats on your newest release. :)

jean hart stewart said...

Love this excerpt.....Lots of sales to you!!!!1

Michelle Roth said...

Thanks so much, guys! This is a bit different than what I've been writing, so it will be interesting to see how well received it is.