Sunday, March 28, 2010

Delicious Tease Contest Day #43: Shiloh Walker

Yay! I'm so excited to have Shiloh here today, talking about her latest book, Broken. I read it a couple weeks ago (right after it came out) and it was wonderful-- I loved it as much as The Missing, which was my favorite book of hers to date. Anyway, join me in welcoming the very cool, very talented Shiloh Walker today-- comment for a chance to win a signed copy of any book from her backlist.
Quinn Rafferty is working as a bounty hunter and bail bondsman in St. Louiswhen a new neighbor catches his eye. He’s tempted by her beauty—but he knowsfrom experience that anyone desperate enough to live in his building isdamaged goods. Besides, he has his own soul to mend before he can worryabout anyone else
Sara Davis is on the run, but not for the usual reasons a woman goes on thelam. She’s not an abused wife, and she’s not a criminal. But she does have aplan for her future. And as much as she finds herself attracted to hergruff, tough neighbor, she can’t risk telling him the secrets she’s hiding.There’s just too much at stake.
Driven to desire…
But Quinn must get closer to Sara when she turns out to be the target of hisnew missing persons case, and he discovers that there is something morecomplex and dangerous to her than he thought. Now, both Quinn and Sara willhave to expose their true feelings—as well as their fragile hearts—if theyhope their love will survive…
He opened the door—And stopped dead in his tracks as somebody all but fell into his arms. Somebody…a woman. And not Theresa. He caught her just above her elbows, automatically steadying her.
“I’m sorry,” she said, her voice soft and low. Then she lifted her face and Quinn found himself gazing into the biggest,brownest eyes he’d ever seen in his life.
Feeling a little dazed, he studied her face while she stammered out another apology.Quinn barely heard it.He was too busy staring at her mouth. A very pretty mouth, a cupid’s bow mouth slicked with deep, vibrant red. Under his hands, he could feel silken smooth skin and unable to resist, he stroked a thumb along her inner arm.Her skin was soft, soft and warm. He was also pretty sure she had the creamiest, most flawless skin imaginable. Her shoulder-length hair was ashade caught between blonde and brown, nondescript, but for some reason, hefound himself thinking about tangling his fingers in that hair and holding her head still while he kissed that red-slicked mouth.
Well, hello…he could all but feet his libido kicking up as he stared at that mouth. Every last one of his senses tuned in on her—The way she looked…sex and sin.The way she smelled…sex and sin.The way she sounded…sex and sin.The way she felt…the way she might taste. Sex and sin. He knew it without a doubt. She’d taste like sex and sin. His mouth was all but watering.
“Ahhh…excuse me,” she said, tugging against his light hold.
“Uh…yeah.” He uncurled his fingers and let go, although he hated every second of it. She immediately backed away, putting a good five feet in between them and eying him nervously. In that moment, he was acutely aware of the fact that he hadn’t bothered shaving that morning, or the morning before. He was also acutely aware of the wrinkled state of his gray T-shirt and the worn jeans he wore. He hadn’t gotten into the habit of wearing the unofficial uniform worn by most of the guys who worked for Gearing, but he’d swapped out the black T-shirt that read Bond Enforcement for a plain one. Wearing those particular shirts outside of work had ended up causing him a headache or two so when he remembered, he changed out of them before leaving the office.
She continued to stare at him, her face expressionless and her eyes measuring. She might have just continued to stare at him indefinitely ifT heresa hadn’t come bustling down the hall.
“Quinn?” Tearing his eyes away from the unknown woman, he smiled at his landlord. It no longer seemed so weird to smile at somebody—as in he didn’t worry his face might crack if he wasn’t careful. Still, the smile on his face did feel odd.
“Hey, Theresa. I didn’t know you had company.”
She beamed at him. “This isn’t company. This is your new neighbor. She just moved in to the upstairs apartment. Sara…I’d like you to meet Quinn Rafferty. Quinn, this is Sara Davis.”
Sara. Neighbor. Staring into Sara’s dark brown eyes, his heart sank just a little. Great. Some people collected books. Some people collected knickknacks. Some people collected coins. Theresa collected lost souls, as evidenced by the fact that he was living in her basement after she’d charmed him into changing her tire outside Dierburg’s a few months earlier.
The last woman to stay in that apartment had ended up being a battered woman hiding out from her ex. Before that, it had been a girl who’d been all of nineteen, with two kids and a third on the way. When that one had left, she’d ended up stealing from Theresa and skipping out on the piddling amount of rent that Theresa had coming.
If Sara Davis was living in Theresa’s upstairs apartment, that made her pretty much off limits. It didn’t matter that his dormant sex drive was all of sudden flaring up on him.The last thing Quinn needed to be around was another lost soul, not when he still struggled to find his own.
Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of one of Shiloh's backlist books!


  1. I really need to start reading Shiloh's works; I know I'm missing out on a lot!

    Tracey D

  2. Don't know if I'll be coherent here Tracy. I was up till all hours reading Broken. Don't know why I thought I could start it a bedtime & be able to put it down after a few chapters. Broken is another intense, deeply emotional and sexy ride. It's right up there with my other faves, Fragile and the Missing. Don't enter me please. BTW I'm not mad about the lack of sleep, but I am grumpy. I'll say it for you Shiloh. SCORE!!

  3. I love this excerpt.

    Please count me in.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  4. Hey! This is a great event! I've posted on Shayla Black's Blog too, but wasn't sure if I should post here to, so I did!

    Greta teaser!

    Shared contest link on my blog!

    Kate aka YzhaBella

  5. The book sounds awesome. I've been trying to find it since it came out, but at least i only have wallmart as a book store....

  6. Wonderful teaser, I'll be looking for her books!

  7. I have not read any of Shiloh's books, but keep reading such great reviews about Broken. I would love to read it.

  8. I would love to win one of Shiloh's books, have heard great things about her writing. Thanks!

  9. I absolutely LOVED Broken! It is an awesome book! I read it first and I'm now reading Fragile!! :)

  10. I love Shiloh's books so please enter me, thanks!

    Great excerpt and this book is one I would love to read!

  11. Wow! "Broken" is rated almost 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Another one to add to the TBR list.

  12. Great excerpt. This is on my TBR list. I hope I can win it! :)

  13. Broken sounds fantastic. Please count me in!

  14. i've heard so many good things about shiloh walker! broken sounds so good, thanks for the excerpt. i've been waiting to read it and the first book fragile. count me in please!

  15. I love Shiloh's books they are always a great read. Please count me in the contest.

  16. This book sounds like an excellent read.

  17. please count me in! I've been waiting for Broken months after months...
    greetings, Ina

  18. Thank you for this contest! I have still many of Shiloh's books on my wishlist! It would be wonderful to win a signed copy!!! I love her works!
    Best wishes!
    Giada M

  19. I've enjoyed several of Shiloh's books and look forward to reading "Broken."

  20. Good excerpt. I'll be on the lookout for this book.

  21. This book has gotten rave reviews and I want it ssssooooo bad! From the cover to the storyline it sounds perfect. A mentally and physically scarred hero is one of my favorite kind of stories so I'm crossing my fingers and toes that I get picked.

  22. I love Shiloh's books. I just read Beautiful Girl today. :)

  23. Hello,

    I've read The Missing, Fragile and Broken and I would totally recommend all three reads. I'm a fan of her stories. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. I unfortunately haven't read any of Ms. Walker's books yet and after having a look at her books I think the first one I'll be looking for is her Hunters: The Beginning book.

    Count me in the contest please!

  25. I love her writing style!


  26. Still keep trying to win one of My New for me Author, Shiloh's books.
    hope i can win this time :)

  27. I also have not read any of Shiloh's books but have started collecting the Hunter series(I like several before reading a series). They sound like fascinating books so I'd love to win one in the Hunter series.
    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    (='.'=) Happy Easter from Bun!

  28. Quinn sounds like a very hot guy.


  29. I would love to win a Shiloh Walker book. I was sorry to see Fragile and Broken are trade size books. I've been reading good things about these two books. Please enter me, thanks, Sue


  30. The writing is so vivid. While reading, I could see the scene and wanted to read more.

  31. Shiloh's books are incredible! Thanks for the excerpt and contest :)

  32. Please count me in~ I love Shiloh's writing and have heard wonderful things about Broken!

  33. I've only heard good things about this one!

  34. Great Excerpt! I'm in on this one too!

  35. I've only read one of Shiloh's books but I loved it. Looking at this excerpt I should check out more of her work, I loved it.

  36. I love Shiloh's work. Loved the excerpt as well. Enjoyed the post.
    Carol L.

  37. Ditto on the LOVE! Thanks for the excerpt... just what I needed on my dreary Monday Morning.

    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com