Giveaway: Circle of Dishonor by Carla Swafford

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Carla will award one copy of CIRCLE OF DISHONOR at every stop to a randomly drawn commenter, and a $25 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly chosen winner via Rafflecopter during the tour. Please click the banner to see the other stops on this tour.

John “Ice” Takahashi’s final job for The Circle has an unexpected hitch in it; he’s fallen for an innocent civilian and his enemies know it. With his mission in a shambles, he’ll do anything to protect her, including kill. So how can a man without honor prove he’s worthy of her love?

Lena Matthews feels like she’s playing with fire by dating the mysterious Master J. He’s exotic, dangerous, and exactly what she needs in her boring life. With the bad guys bearing down on them, she discovers a whole new world of sensuality that binds her heart to his forever.

Now enjoy an excerpt:

John Takahashi, also called Ice in the more deadly corners of the world, watched from the shadows as the woman slid into her Nissan Altima. He wanted to be certain she safely reached her car.

His hands tightened on the steering wheel.

A burly fellow strolled by Lena’s car and continued to the next lane without glancing her way. John’s hold eased up. If the man had attempted to attack her, bloody fat limbs would be scattered across the parking lot within seconds. He’d never allow anyone to harm her. Hell, if the man only spoke to her, John was unsure of his reaction. He’d never felt this way before. Possessiveness wasn’t his usual response. He only knew she belonged to him.

From the first moment he saw her five weeks ago, intently watching him from the coffee shop, he’d decided to meet her. Her contradicting shyness and boldness amused him. The two times he’d allowed her to see him watching her, she’d looked away, blushing. He liked that. From the way she walked and held herself, he suspected she was a woman used to taking orders from a man. After being with so many women with that certain need, he had a sixth sense about such matters.

His contacts reported that her husband had died three years earlier. She wasn’t a flirt and hadn’t dated during that period. She dressed stylishly but modestly. Her hours were spent working in her house and in the flower beds surrounding her home. Occasionally, she had lunch with friends and attended charity functions, but nothing more.

Of course, their time in the coffee shop had been a test. If she’d been too timid or too bold, their time together would have ended without a dinner invitation. He wanted a woman willing to take commands but strong enough to demand what she needed in return.

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Circle of Dishonor is a short stand alone novelette.

Lena has been watching Master J, or John ‘Ice’ Takahashi from afar for weeks now. She only fantasizes about him and what he would be like when he approaches her one day. She finds herself getting more than she bargained for and her dreams didn’t do justice but being with John comes with a price. John is an agent on a dangerous mission that is meant to be his final job. He makes a mistake and Lena gets pulled in his world.

Circle of Dishonor was a short kinky romance. The story was rushed and the characters were pretty one dimensional. There was a brief element if danger but not much else. Lena was too trusting and agreeable in my opinion. John was a little cold and demanding at times. I didn’t care much for the characters or how their romance was rushed. I wanted to more about John’s past as an agent and Lena’s past with her husband. The best part of the story is a sexy guy kicking ass.

This is for a mature audience.

I would recommend this for anyone looking for a short kinky romance.

I give this 3 fangs.

Review Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/964388005

Carla Swafford is a lithe twenty-nine year old with long auburn hair and sparkling dark eyes who loves dancing with her gypsy friends. Geez! Can you tell I love writing fiction? Now for the real stuff: I’m married to my high school sweetheart and live in Alabama. I swear my stories are more exciting.

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Posted on June 26, 2014, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you for having me and my book here today. I’ll be popping in throughout the day if anyone has a question.

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