Thursday, August 10, 2017

BEFORE THE DAWN ~ EXCERPT

Published July 25th, 2017 by Harlequin Books
Series: Killer Instinct #2
ISBN 0373803214
Paperback, 384 pages

The Killer Instinct series from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden continues as an FBI profiler tracks a case that resurrects ghosts from his past

Ex-SEAL Tucker Frost knows that the world is full of evil. He saw it in the face of his own brother, Jason Frost, a cold, methodical, sadistic killer. A killer Tucker put down with his own hands in order to save Jason's final victim--Dawn Alexander, the only girl who got away from the infamous "Iceman."

It's Tucker's up close and personal experience with evil that's made him perfect for Samantha Dark's experimental profiling division in the FBI. And when women start turning up murdered with the same MO used by the Iceman, Tucker is sent back to Louisiana to investigate.

Seven years have passed since the night that Tucker faced down his brother...and since he last saw Dawn, his one-time lover. But as Tucker and Dawn grapple with a desire that never died, they must also face the shared shadow from their pasts. Both have the same question--has Jason Frost come back from the dead to hunt again? And this time, will he succeed in killing the victim who got away?

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Excerpt 4
We’re about to land.”
He jerked at the soft voice, his gaze shooting to the right. Macey Night gave him a worried frown. “Sorry. Did I wake you up?” Her unusual eyes—one blue and one brown—showed her concern as she stared at him. “I was talking to the captain. He said we’d be touching down soon.” She slid into the seat across from him and hooked the seat belt over her lap. “I thought you’d want to know.”
He hadn’t meant to fall asleep. He’d been staring out of the window, trying to get into the head of the killer they were facing, but memories of Dawn had come back to haunt him.
“You said her name.”
His hand tightened around the armrest. “Didn’t realize I talked in my sleep.”
Macey stared straight at him. “May I ask…what was it like?”
“To kill my own brother?” His voice was cold. He was cold. He had to have that ice to block off his emotions. Otherwise…
Iceman.
“I had a choice to make. I could let a killer destroy an innocent woman or I could stop him. Since I’m not a sadistic bastard, I stopped him.”
“You were involved with Dawn Alexander before her attack.” She pulled at the sleeve of her top. Long sleeves. Macey always wore long sleeves. “What happened between the two of you?”
“You’ve seen the photos of Jason Frost.” Jason Frost. He always tried to refer to him formally. He couldn’t say my brother. Because he had to keep it separate. His brother had been the guy who kicked the ass of any bully who’d tried to mess with Tucker. His brother had been the one to teach him how to ride a bike. His brother had been the one to hold his hand when their mom was buried.
Jason Frost had been a depraved killer. His brother had been his best friend.
Tucker cleared his throat. “You’ve seen photos,” he said again. “You know we look…similar.” Even more so now. Time had sharpened his features so that he resembled Jason even more.
“You guys could be twins.”
Right. Because fate was cruel and twisted. “Would you want a lover who had the same face as the man who tortured you for hours?”

Cynthia Eden is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller.
Cynthia writes dark tales of romantic suspense and sexy paranormal romance novels. She is a three-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over seventy novels and novellas.
Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.
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Cynthia Eden’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, July 25th: Books a la Mode – excerpt
Wednesday, July 26th: Mama Reads -excerpt and review
Thursday, July 27th: Buried Under Romance
Thursday, July 27th: Deborah Blanchard
Monday, July 31st: A Fortress of Books
Wednesday, August 2nd: Snowdrop Dreams – excerpt
Thursday, August 3rd: Moonlight Rendezvous
Friday, August 4th: Reading Lark After Dark
Monday, August 7th: Staircase Wit
Wednesday, August 9th: Blogging with A
Thursday, August 10th: Book Nerd
Friday, August 11th: Readaholic Zone – excerpt
Monday, August 14th: The Sassy Bookster
Wednesday, August 16th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, August 16th: Becky on Books
Friday, August 18th: Stranded in Chaos
Monday, August 21st: Books and Spoons – excerpt
Monday, August 21st: Jathan & Heather
Tuesday, August 29th: Romancing the Readers

  

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