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Monday 31 August 2015

☀☄ Fear for Hire: For Hire [1] - Natalie Ellis

Thank you for joining us on the first day of the Virtual Book Tour for Fear for Hire, a Romantic Suspense by (, AUS Impulse, 332 pages).

PREVIEW: Read the first two chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Check out the book's trailer, synopsis and the excerpt below.

Author Natalie Ellis will be awarding an eCopy of Fear for Hire to 3 randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀).

Trailer | Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Jack Wylie is tall, dark, handsome and brave - he's everything you'd want in a kidnapper.

Ex-cop Jack Wylie is a born protector, tormented by the day he misjudged a criminal and his life took a tragic turn. Now he's on a mission to kidnap a woman to help her overcome a fear of being tied up.

He's been told by his psychologist brother to keep up the game until the woman gives him the sign. But there has been a big mistake. Jack has accidentally abducted the feisty and beautiful Molly Rhoades - a newly arrived local TV reporter who has secrets of her own. And she doesn't know the sign.

After a dangerous and unlikely meeting, Jack and Molly find themselves consumed by sexual tension, but things get even more complicated when Molly finds out that Jack is engaged to the local Councilwoman Amanda Everett, a ruthless career climber determined to succeed no matter what the cost.

But why did Jack kidnap Molly in the first place? Who is pulling the strings in this perverted puppet show? Jack vows to protect Molly until he finds out the truth, but the layers of deception and vengeance run deeper than he could have ever imagined.

Teaser: Excerpt

The plan: Scare the shit out of Laura so she’d never fear her sadistic ex-boyfriend again. Apparently, the ass-wipe had gotten his rocks off playing kidnapper during their relationship. He blamed that damn Fifty Shades of Grey series for the upsurge of domestic violence. Sure, the books had provided a few kinky fantasies for the ladies, but lowlifes like Laura’s ex took the fantasy a step too far.

A whimper. Was she crying herself to sleep? He flexed his shoulder blades and relaxed. Wouldn’t be long now. He listened to her breathing slow … and slow … and blinked himself awake. Her sounds soothed him and he was so damn tired. He shouldn’t be attempting this job after an overnight security shift at the bank, but he wanted to get it over with.

Worried he’d fall asleep if he waited any longer, he slid out. Once he cleared the frame, he pushed up on his fingers and toes, then sprang to the balls of his feet. His right knee creaked. He froze, hovering above her, the paleness of her skin luminescent in the shadows. She lay on top of her comforter, a pair of white bikini panties and a gray tank top her only cover.

Nice body. Real nice body — strong and sleek. A cop? Military? Nah, with training like that she wouldn’t be afraid of an ex-boyfriend. But she sure as hell didn’t sculpt those mile-long sexy legs doing aerobics. Slim hips, flat stomach. He whistled softly through his teeth. Damn perfect breasts, fuller than he would’ve expected on someone so lean. Her long, straight hair fanned above her shoulders. He glanced at her face to verify she matched the woman in the head shot Rudy had given him. His chest tightened and he jerked his gaze away. Too late. Those puffy pillow-lips would haunt his dreams.

Time to go to work. He clasped her by the waist, tossed her onto her stomach, and pushed her face into the pillow just hard enough to muffle any screams. Startled awake, she bucked her curvy, near-naked ass in his face. Sweet Jesus! He sat on her legs, keeping one hand firmly planted on the back of her neck while he used his teeth to tear off a piece of duct tape. With the strip hanging between his lips, he caught her arms behind her and wrapped the tape around her wrists several times. He didn’t want to cut off her circulation, but she twisted her wrists and the bonds tightened.

He ripped another piece of tape, cupped this one in his palm, and rolled her over. She sucked in air, but he gagged her before the scream escaped. A hunk of hair stuck to her face under the gag, making her look like a rumpled kid. But the sparks of terrorized fury she shot at him were far from childlike.

Jack faltered. That kind of fear, he’d seen it before. He’d felt it before.

But he’d never provoked it.

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About the Author

Natalie S. Ellis worked behind the scenes in TV news for sixteen years and will always miss the rush of a breaking story.  But the seduction of writing a fiery romance with twisty suspense is even harder to resist, especially when she has a new curveball for the plot.

Natalie enjoys living in her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and attributes her cheerful attitude to empty nesting, a supportive family, and way too many lattés.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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August 31: BooksChatter
September 1: Christine Young
September 1: Long and Short Reviews
September 2: Romance Novel Giveaways
September 3: Blog of author Jacey Holbrand
September 4: Harps Romance Book Review
September 4: Book Bling
September 7: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
September 8: The Blog of C.R. Moss
September 9: Jbiggarblog
September 10: Books and Other Spells
September 11: Megan Morgan
September 11: It's Raining Books


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the blitz, BooksChatter! I love questions—please ask away! I'll answer your questions the minute I get home from my day job.

Ben said...

Hi Natalie, when is your most productive part of the day to write?

Unknown said...

Hi Ben--Thanks for asking a question! I love to write in the morning after a huge latte. I'm so much more creative first thing. But, since I have a full time job, I have to write at night a lot. I do take vacation days to write, though, when I'm in "the zone" or when I'm close to finishing a book. I get so excited during those times that I can usually write 7 am to 7 pm with hardly any breaks.