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Excerpt & Giveaway: TARGETED by Katie Reus

If you read my review of Targeted by Katie Rues, you know this is the start to an awesome new series. To celebrate the upcoming release we have an excerpt from the book and a giveaway! Who doesn’t love both of those things, right?

About the Book:

largeTitle: Targeted (Deadly Ops, #1)
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Tone: Fast-paced, sexy, suspenseful
Elements/Tags: romantic suspense
Heat Level: Sensual, sexy
Publisher: NAL/Signet
Pub. Date: October 1, 2013
Format: print (mass market) and ebook
Words: 100,000

Book Summary:

Hidden in plain sight…

Former Marine sniper and current NSA agent Jack Stone has a new face to go with his new identity. But he still has the same tortured memories—which include the woman he let get away years ago, when they were teenagers. Now his new assignment in Miami will put him so close to the woman he’s never been able to forget, he could reach out and touch her—if only she weren’t under suspicion.

When Sophie Moreno uncovers evidence linking the medical supply company she works for with arms smuggling—and worse—she doesn’t know who to turn to. After a shocking betrayal, she realizes the only person she can trust is a mysterious new person in the company—a man with hauntingly familiar eyes.

As Sophie questions her intense attraction to this man and Jack struggles not to blow his cover, the two of them must race against the clock to stop terrorists from killing scores of people—starting with them.

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Excerpt from Targeted:

Fighting the sudden onslaught of emotions, she turned and found Jack staring at her as if he could see straight through to her innermost thoughts. How the hell did he do that? It was so damn jarring, but she couldn’t tear her gaze from those pale eyes.

He was definitely good looking in that rugged, muscular Marlboro man sort of way. And something told her he didn’t get those muscles from a gym. Which made her wonder exactly what kind of exercise he did to warrant that clearly fit body.

There was something about him that triggered her feminine awareness. He wasn’t doing anything outwardly offensive. It was something primal he exuded. Something akin to death clung to him, and it put all of her senses on red alert. Yeah, she definitely needed to get away from him. Maybe she could call Ronald on the walk to her office and make him listen. Short of tackling him and forcing her boss to sit and listen to a few words, she had no other choice but to play it cool and act normal. At least until she knew what was going on and especially in front of this particular stranger. “I need to grab my purse if you don’t mind wait—”

“I’ll walk you to your office.” There he went with that deep voice again, sending tingles straight to her toes.

It rankled her that when he spoke it sounded like a command. He was quiet the entire walk to her office. Sure, it was only at the other end of the hall, but it dragged on for an eternity. Unable to help herself, she snuck a quick glance at him. Even his profile was intimidating.

Well, except for his mouth. It looked absolutely kissable. Which was plain wrong. A man with such a hard exterior shouldn’t have inviting lips.

His square jaw clenched as if he was aware of her scrutiny. Swallowing, she glanced away, horrified that she was having these thoughts about a possibly dangerous stranger. She blamed her response on his eyes. They looked so much like her first love’s it was beyond startling.

As soon as they stepped into the receptionist’s area, Mandy smiled and handed her a white binder. “This is the information you requested on K—”

“Thank you, Mandy. I’ll go over it later.” Sophie quickly grabbed the binder and tucked it under her arm, hoping the man next to her didn’t notice the Keane cover Mandy had thoughtfully put on it. He definitely didn’t need to know she’d been looking into his company before he arrived. Not until she knew what his deal was or why he was really here.

Thankfully Jack didn’t follow Sophie into her office. She unlocked her drawer and pulled out her purse. She started to put the binder in her drawer, but slipped it into her purse instead. She also shoved the pictures she’d planned to show Ronald into her purse, then tucked the flash drive she’d saved them on into her bra. She might have e-mailed herself the pictures and have them saved in her online mobile album, but she wanted another backup and she was taking it with her.

Ronald might be acting like a jackass right now, but after this stupid lunch she was hunting him down and making him listen to her. If she had to spend a little time with the sexy, intimidating, and probably criminal Jack, so be it.

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About the Author:

Katie Reus is the USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, Moon Shifter series and Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.

However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

Connect with Katie: Website / Twitter / Facebook

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Giveaway Details:

  • One US resident commenter per the total number of stops (11) will win one print copy of TARGETED courtesy of the publisher.
  • One Grand Prize US resident commenter from the entire tour will win a full signed collection of the following books; Danger in Paradise, Protecting His Witness, Alpha Instinct, Primal Possession, Mating Instinct and Targeted.

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Thank you for celebrating with us today. Follow Katie’s tour below for more excerpts and chances to win!

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More places to find Katie celebrating:

Targeted Twitter Party on Tuesday, October 2, 2013; 7–8pm EST

Join USA Today Bestselling Author Katie Reus for an hour long party where she’ll be talking about Targeted, the first book of the hot new series, Deadly Ops!

Hashtag: #Targeted

Pre-registration and door prize information: http://events.litconnect.com/twitter-party-targeted-by-katiereus-romantic-suspense/

Targeted Facebook Event on Wednesday, October 3, 2013

Katie will be celebrating the release of TARGETED with her readers and author friends on October 3rd. Find additional information at: http://events.litconnect.com/facebook-event-targeted-by-katie-reus/

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  1. Mary

    I enjoyed this book. It had enough action to keep me reading and even though I pride myself on being able to figure out “who done it” I was surprised a couple of times throughout the book. The main characters were believable and their relationship credible. It was fast paced and yet developed the characters and plot to the extent that I felt I got to know them and what they were trying to do. If you like romantic suspense this should be a must read for you.

  2. carly

    Im excited to read more of your books!!

  3. bn100

    I enjoyed the excerpt

  4. Kassandra

    I have enjoyed her work in the past and look forward to more!

  5. Stephanie F.

    One of my favorite authors. The book sounds great and love that cover.

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