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Six of the Best-450Hello! There’s a new blog hop in town, called Six of the Best. It’s a recurring Sunday hop, highlighting authors’ published work or works in progress. Each week, participating authors will share six paragraphs from their stories–all kinds of stories, in all kinds of genres. If you’d like to meet some new authors, find a new one to love, and enjoy snippets from a lot of great books, follow the hop on Sundays. It’s brand new, so there aren’t too many participants yet, but you can ease into it like I will.

For this week, I’m sharing six paragraphs from Striker, my mystery, erotic, spanking romance, released this past May. If you’ve read this book — thank you! — you’ll recognize this segment from the first chapter. It sets up the whole premise of the story, both the mystery and the romance.

I chucked the file and its fresh autopsy report onto my desk and turned away from my cubicle to head for the coffee machine. It was about time for a cup o’ joe and a look at the usual Monday doughnut selection. I realized I’d left my coffee cup on my desk and turned back.

“Are you my daddy?”

The voice came from behind me, so I swiveled, fully expecting that the female with the question was going to be some adolescent who’d mistaken me for another cop. What met my eyes was the last thing I expected: a honey blonde, maybe eighteen, nineteen years old, far too old to be my daughter. And she was smirking at me. “What?”

“I asked, ‘Are you my daddy?’ Didn’t you hear me the first time? Are you deaf or just stupid?”

“Listen, kid, I don’t have time for this. You know I’m not your father. Get lost.”

The captain walked up, and patted the young woman on the back. “Play nice, Striker. This is your new partner, Angelica Piccolino from Vice.”

Cover: StrikerI hope you enjoyed this little teaser. You can read more about the book, including the back cover copy and an extended excerpt, right here. Or you can pick up the book, or a sample of the book, at Amazon. It’s also available at All Romance eBooks or Barnes and Noble.

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  1. Fantastic snippet! I love how she’s yanking his chair from the get go. I see some sparks in their future. 🙂

  2. Obviously, she is older than she looks, but with the sassy mouth, I’m thinking he might not treat her that way. Lovely teaser!

  3. I love Angelica already! I can tell Striker is about to have his hands full!


  5. I always love sassy heroines. Very nice!

  6. LOL. Angelica is my kind of girl. She sets the tone for their ongoing relationship perfectly. Great snippet, Trish.

  7. Oh I like that introduction! Definitely makes me want to read more 😉

  8. Wow, that was a great first meet. You grabbed my attention!

  9. LOL!! I love Angelica’s sense of humor. I’m sure that Striker is going to have his hands full with her.

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