I hope everyone’s had a great summer so far!
I will have author, K.R. Bailey, on my blog soon. Watch for it.
My new book, OUT OF THE PAST, will be published on August 16, 2011, by Siren-Bookstrand. It is a romance mystery/suspense. Below is an excerpt:
Melissa turned with the money in her hand. Her mouth fell open as she faced the waiter, who had stepped back inside the suite and now held a gun aimed at her.
“Wha–what do you want? There’s my purse. Take it.”
His lopsided smirk tortured her as she realized the truth. “I’m here for you.”
She saw him slowly pull back on the trigger. Melissa looked around frantically but knew there was nowhere to run, no place to hide. She squeezed her eyes shut, hoping it would be quick. Would it hurt? She heard a click. Opening her eyes, she saw him try to fire the weapon again. In anger, he threw the gun to the floor.
Melissa turned to run, but his arm snaked around her, locking on her waist and dragging her against him backward across the balcony. She tried to scream. His other hand came up, covering her mouth and nose with pressure so great pain shot across her jaw. She could smell the acrid odor of tobacco on his hand as she fought to get away.
He turned around, forcing her in front of him and against the railing. She grabbed for the top rail.
“Come on, you can’t win this fight,” he growled in her ear, the liquor and cigarettes on his breath making her gag. “It’ll be over in a minute.”
She fought back, keeping a stranglehold on the railing.
He started to pry her fingers loose. Melissa bit the hand over her mouth. He yanked his hand away as she screamed, “Help! Help!”
His grip tightened around her waist. Melissa felt her feet lift off the floor as he forced her up.