Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Countdown! Vegas Baby!

Yup, I'm counting down to the release of the first book in my brand new 4 books series - Girls Weekend Away.  I'm super excited about this series and it starts of with WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS. 

This story is about Bonni, a tough as nails detective that needs some downtime with her besties. Things happen, plans go awry, and a temptation is dropped in front of her in the form of Quinn, a professional poker player. She has decisions to make, and takes her friends on a ride of fun, luxury and surprises.

I’d like to share a bit about Bonni’s story with you. Here’s a little taste of the girls.

Female voices and happy squeals rose above the sounds of the casino. Bonni bolted to her feet, knowing it had to be her crew. Her three friends exploded up the steps into the circular Coliseum bar, and Bonni’s face split with a wide smile.
‘God! I can’t believe we’re all finally together again!’ Fredi tossed her handbag on to a chair.
Celia opened her arms and Bonni fell into her hug.
‘Come on, girls, I need hugs. Hugs, hugs, hugs – it’s been way too long.’
Bonni heard the emotion in Celia’s voice and it struck a chord deep inside her. She had to fight back the gush of sentimentality that came rushing.
‘Oh, it has been soooo long!’ Ava cried. She and Fredi smooshed into the group hug.

I hope this little snippet has intrigued you. I had such a good time writing this first book in the series. The second book has been written and titled MEET ME IN SAN FRANCISCO. I’m currently writing the 3rdbook. I love all the heroines and their heroes and I hope you fall in love with them too. 

What's really cool is that I have two covers for this book. One is the world cover that Headline design and the other is the North American cover that Entangled designed.

Here's little excerpt for you. 

Quinn gazed around the room, taking in the crowd. It was going on 11 p.m., and he knew he needed to get some rest, but he had tossed back his Scotch and was now ready for a second. He was far too wound up to settle down just yet. 
The dance floor was packed, and no one intrigued him enough to go and cut in. Quinn was one of those rare male specimens who actually liked to dance. His mother had made sure he and his brother knew their way around the dance floor. He hadn’t enjoyed it much as a kid, but he’d appreciated it when he discovered girls and learned that women loved a man who could dance. He tapped the bar with his fingers, indicating that he wanted another drink. 
They knew him here. The barman placed a glass in front of him. 
‘Thanks, man.’ Quinn wasn’t in a talkative mood.‘You in the tournament?’ the bartender asked him.
Quinn nodded. ‘Yep.’
‘I heard it’s pretty tough this time.’ The bartender was chatty tonight.
Quinn shrugged his shoulders. ‘They’re all tough.’ He sipped his drink and turned back to the crowd.A familiar song came on. One that women seemed to love and which usually led to a slew of drunk chicks trying to move seductively in sky-high heels. This ought to be interesting. 
He sat back and watched the crowd. Then the sea of people parted and he saw her. Quinn froze, the glass to his lips. She was in the perfect position on the dance oor. A spotlight bathed her in its beam, the beads on her dress reflecting the light, shimmering and giving her a soft glow. The thin straps clung to her shoulders and the sheath hugged her lean curves, ending high on her thighs. She had fantastic legs. He put the glass down and swallowed. Her skin was pale and a complete contrast to her dark hair. 
Quinn was mesmerized. Lord, he wanted to unwrap and discover everything about her. e sensation of the silky dress beneath his hands, and the heat of her body . . . She was magnificent. 
Quinn stood. 
It appeared she was with friends. They were an attractive group of women and he was surprised no men had claimed them yet. Of the four of them, though, she was the one who had caught his eye. Quinn smiled. 
The inherent grace in her dance moves, even as she nearly clocked her blonde friend in the eye with an enthusiastic hand wave, told him all he needed to know. She would be just as sensual underneath him. In his bed. He preferred not to pick up women the night before a tournament, as he didn’t want any distractions in the morning, but she intrigued him and he needed to meet her. 

I hope you like the teaser. It available for preorder now and I've posted the links below. Or you can visit my website -- which is brand spanking new too! -- and find all the links there. Plus if you like, you can sign up for my newsletter www.shanagray.com 

The 2nd book MEET ME IN San Francisco comes out in September and I'll be sharing the cover and teasers soon.
North America
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UK, Europe, World

1 comment:

Tina Donahue said...

Sounds like a fun read! Congrats on your newest release. :)