Tuesday, September 8, 2015

#TeaserTuesday Time Again With Author Kim McMahill

Today's Teaser Comes From A Dose of Danger
He couldn’t lock Grace in a bulletproof room and guard her twenty-four hours a day. For one, he doubted she would be agreeable. Between caring for the animals, her job, and making preparations to bring Moss home, she didn’t have the luxury of hiding. This wasn’t his only open case at the moment, and he still had the rest of his job to do.
Accidents happened. Snowmobilers got lost, and more storms were on the way. After he filled the sheriff in, he had no doubt the fire, the murder, and Grace would be the number one priority. 
“Can you just humor me? I won’t sleep at night if you’re here alone, and I get real grumpy if I don’t get my eight hours,” he stated as she strode back into the kitchen. 
Grace absorbed the concern and compassion in his eyes, and wanted nothing more than to throw herself in his arms and revel in his protective embrace. Instead, she kept her voice calm and let out an exasperated huff to indicate he had won, but that she wasn’t happy about the outcome. 
“I don’t think I need a babysitter or a bodyguard, but if I can’t talk you out of staying, I guess you can have Moss’s room…top of the stairs, first door on the right. I washed and changed the sheets yesterday so everything would be nice and clean when he got home, and there are fresh towels in his bathroom.” 
“Thank you. I’m sure we’ll get this all sorted out soon, so you can bring Moss home and try to get back to normal. I’m truly sorry for everything you’ve been through, and I just don’t want any more tragedy for you or Moss.”
Grace felt like a heel, but she just couldn’t help her childish behavior. He was thanking her and apologizing when she was the one who should be grateful, and she was, but leaning on someone was so foreign to her she struggled to express her feelings adequately. 
“Look, I really appreciate all you’ve done, but you don’t need to keep doing my work. Moss has a long road to recovery, so I might as well get used to taking care of things alone. Now, I’ve got groceries to unload and chores to do, so feel free to shower, cook dinner, watch TV, or whatever intrigues you.”
He had expected more of a battle. Despite everything he had heard about Moss’s serious, independent, obstinate, standoffish niece, he sensed she was relieved. In the few days he’d known her, he had seen her cry, arrogant and ready to fight when threatened, sad and scared, and riddled with guilt, and the combination made him want to gather her close and hold her.
She was standing in front of him, hands on her hips, waiting for him to respond. Logan stepped forward. Tipping her chin up with his fingers he leaned over and kissed her lips gently until she stepped back out of reach. Her eyes widened with surprise, yet she said nothing. He shrugged his shoulders and smiled crookedly.
“You said to do whatever intrigues me.” 
“Oh, great, if I wasn’t afraid of someone whacking me over the head with a two-by-four, I’d throw your nice butt out of here so fast,” she replied as she spun on her heels and stormed out the door.

When researcher Grace Talbot and her team discover a possible solution for weight loss they are targeted by a group dedicated to controlling the multi-billion dollar a year diet-product industry. Her unsanctioned testing methods bring tragedy to the family ranch and the attention of the local sheriff’s deputy. With her colleagues either dead, missing, or on the run she soon realizes she must trust the deputy with her life, but can she trust him with her heart?   

Meet The Author

Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming, which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. She started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense. Along with writing adventure novels Kim has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology and cookbook. When not writing, Kim enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with family.

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