by Emma Calin
NOTE: THIS BOOK IS $0.99 ON AMAZON DURING THE DATES OF THIS TOUR.
A Mafia conspiracy. A female undercover cop. Her target: international sportsman and playboy Freddie La Salle.
Can she fake it? Can she nail the gangsters before her cover is blown? What happens when his charm kicks in, passion takes control and she falls for this charismatic suspect?
KNOCKOUT! The No 1 Kindle Bestseller from Emma Calin
Interpol cop, Anna Leyton, spirals down into a hopeless vortex of sexual and emotional turmoil as she fights to keep her professional cool. But who is deceiving who in this fast moving ride across continents? What motivates the art loving prize-bull of a lover Freddie La Salle?
An action-filled pulse-pounding adventure novel. A tense and erotic romantic affair. Can a relationship survive when it is founded on deceit? Can she prove her man is innocent? Can she escape with her life and her love?
The power of love and trust stands against greed and crime as conflicting forces grapple for that KNOCKOUT punch.
Authors note: This book is quite ‘strongly flavoured’ and features uninhibited, but straightforward steamy sexual scenes between consenting adults and true-to-life street language that would occur in high-stress situations.
from Chapter 1 Anna is captivated by the stranger in her cab.
He smiled again, showing even white teeth behind the full wide lips that pouted forward as he spoke in such a way that just possibly he really was French.
Sitting opposite him, she could take in the full presence of this stranger. It was as if he transmitted a force – an aura of danger and a sardonic humorous innocence. She attempted to re-assert her normal senses – her ability to appraise a man, threat or situation in the blink of an eye – a skill she had honed on the streets of South London – in a world of gangs, drugs and murder. And yet – here she was, tripping over the bags that some stupid girl had left in the entrance to her brain.
“Luckily Park Lane is on the way to Kilburn,” she said with deliberate plainness.
He looked back at her, holding her eyes, then making a slow upward sweep of her whole body, like a lick of cool flame that swept through the centre line of her thighs, her belly, her breasts. He shrugged.
“It would not matter Madame – I would be your knight in sighing armor.”
Anna shook her head in disbelief at his clumsy deliberate mistake and glanced quickly at his smiling brown eyes. This guy was larger than two lives. This was a pure pantomime act.
“You laugh at a poor little French boy?”
“Not laugh – you just kinda trowel it on don’t you?”
“OK – you got me,” he drawled in relaxed Californian,“you’re a cop right. Outside Scotland Yard – you must think I’m pretty dumb.”
She scrambled for grip. This was a moment – a turning point. Why could she not, at least for a few delicious minutes, be Anna Leyton, service number – zero, rank – woman of this Earth, no police record, no medals, no blood?
“A cop – for God’s sake – do I look like a cop?” she spat at him – hoping he would accept the question as a denial. Any detective knew that a suspect answering a question with a question is beginning to struggle. He nodded seriously.
“Please forgive – I mustn’t tease! So, anyhow, what do you do?”
“I sell boats,” she stated plainly. Tie a truth to a lie – you can even believe it yourself.
“Ah yes – the London rain is very famous – did you sell a boat today?”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Novelist, philosopher, blogger, poet, would be master chef. A woman pedaling between Peckham & Pigalle, in search of passion & enduring romance.
Emma Calin writes romance novels and gritty short stories about love and survival in the 21st century. She has published a number digital and paperback books which are available from Amazon worldwide.
She blogs about her dual life in St-Savinien sur Charente in South West France and Romsey, a market town in England. She feels extremely lucky to be able to experience the world and life through these two, very different, lenses. She spends any time she can, when not writng, on her tandem exploring the countryside.
Emma also records and produces audio books and plays the trombone (although not at the same time).
Novels, Short Stories and Novelettes by Emma Calin
Shannon’s Law ((Passion Patrol Series – hot cops, hot crime, hot romance)
Steamy police action romance- another in the Passion Patrol Series – available 28th February 2014
Knockout! (Passion Patrol Series)
A Mafia conspiracy. A female undercover cop. Her target: international sportsman and playboy Freddie La Salle. Can she fake it? Can she nail the gangsters before her cover is blown? What happens when his charm kicks in, passion takes control and she falls for this charismatic suspect?An action-filled pulse-pounding adventure novel. A tense and erotic romantic affair. Can a relationship survive when it is founded on deceit? Can she prove her man is innocent? Can she escape with her life and her love? Available in print and e-book formats.
The Love in a Hopeless Place Collection
An anthology of stories from the engine room of the human condition. Five stand-alone titles published over the last two years, from No. 1 bestselling short story writer, Emma Calin, combined in this great value ‘boxed-set’. Available in print and e-book formats.
Two powerless beings are swept together in a transient struggle for survival. Could the human spirit transcend the brutality and indifference of their brief experience before they are once again swept helplessly apart? E-book only.
Escape to Love
A woman on the run from domestic violence with no one but her vulnerable autistic teenage child as a companion, lives in isolation and fear. While her hand to mouth scenarios are played out in the shadow of a threatening suspense, a story of crime and love unfolds around her. E-book only.
A woman, a man, a van and a plan. What do painting and decorating, Thai brides, self-help manuals and pay-day loans have in common? J.A. knows the answer. Follow his his quest for love and happiness in The Chosen. E-book only.
A mystery tale of a late night taxi ride where the final passenger may not be all that she seems. E-book only.
Love in a Hopeless Place
A mature woman stumbles into a discovery of herself that she had never suspected. E-book only.
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Emma will be awarding an autographed copy of Shannon’s Law to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.