Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grant Me by Em Perna | Blog Tour with Excerpt

The Blurb

Neva Mathews and Jason Grant came from seemingly different worlds. She is a tattooed, single mother of one and he is a hardboiled detective who has sworn off on relationships. But when they cross paths, attraction becomes inevitable and the two find themselves falling hopelessly and dangerously in love…

Neva Mathews
It was a dark and stormy night. Not really. More like a bright and muggy afternoon, in a grocery store parking lot, that I met him.  He was larger than the sun at that moment. Could be because he stood at six glorious feet and five extra inches.  Or it could be because I’d just fallen to earth after slamming into him, allowing his big body to eclipse the sun.  I didn’t know it at the time, but this beast of a man would take me out of my peaceful life, and catapult me onto the roller coaster of a lifetime.  I never saw myself falling in love again, having lost my childhood love five years before.  I mean, I come as a package deal with my best friend Shelly and handsome son Drew. But meeting Grant softened my heart and made me fall for him.  Too bad he didn’t come with a warning label.  

Jason Grant 
I had one mission. There’s a reason I’m one of Miami’s best detectives; I always accomplish my mission. But then I met her, and my world suddenly shifted on its axis. I watched her from afar for several months.  Watching and waiting for the right moment to make my move.  Yet being around her has changed things. My blackened heart is beating again, craving this woman, making me want for things I’d given up on long ago. She reminds me of a porcelain doll. The only difference is the vivid colorful tattoos along each arm. She’s so small.  If I’m not careful, I may be the reason she breaks.

Intended for Mature Audiences 18+ for Violence and Sexual Content.

Grant Me by Em Perna
Genre: Adult Romantic Mystery
Date Published: September 25, 2014
Print length: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496940124
eBook File Size: 391 KB
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The Excerpt

"I believe your late husband may have been involved in an underground crime ring.  We have knowledge that Jeremy Mathews was in possession of something stolen from a powerful group located in South America." Nothing he’s saying is making sense. Jeremy? My Jeremy? He must be mistaken.  I give him a look he can’t mistake for anything other than disbelief, but that doesn’t stop him from continuing his crazy talk. "Do you by any chance know what your husband was working on before he was killed on March 15, 2009?" 

 My lips are dry, but with effort, I get them to work. “Uh, yes?” I don't mean for that to come out as a question, but stop from correcting myself.  This guy must have his facts screwed up.  “He was a history teacher at the local high school in Miami Springs where we lived at the time.  As far as I know that was what paid the bills." Was that sarcasm in my voice? He lets it slide but his eyes flash a warning when they look back at me.

The Author

About Em Perna

Em Perna is a sarcastic 35 year old with a penchant for hot pink hair. She was born in sunny Florida, but has moved several times, while following her husband as he advances in his career. When she's not writing, she's kept quite busy by being a wife, a boo-boo kisser, a football team mom, a dog walker, teacher of ABC's, home chef, chauffeur, and a Superhero's personal assistant. 

She's an avid reader, but prefers a romance novel above all others. 

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