Tuesday, December 8, 2015

~ What's It Like to be HUNTED? Find Out in Marissa Garner's Latest! ~

In the spotlight today--HUNTED, by Marissa Garner!


Hot agents on explosive cases in the FBI Heat series: For San Diego’s elite FBI agents, risking their lives is standard procedure when it comes to capturing the city’s most dangerous criminals—but falling in love is the greatest risk of all. 

Catching bad guys in San Diego’s underworld isn’t just FBI Special Agent Ben Alfren’s job, it’s his life. He doesn’t have time for a serious relationship, doesn’t want one either. So when he meets his sexy new neighbor, Amber Jollett, he has nothing more in mind than unwinding with a glass of wine, a romantic walk on the beach…and maybe a hot fling.

But Amber is more than he bargained for. Hunted by an obsessed ex-boyfriend, the fiercely independent nurse chooses fight over flight for the chance at a future with her hot, blue-eyed neighbor. When she gets caught up in Ben’s plans to rescue five kidnapped women, their lives get entangled and their attraction flares into passion. But they’ll learn that in this dangerous game of cat and mouse, real love can save—or doom—them . . .


The man in the gray hoodie was watching her. Amber Jollett couldn’t see his face, but he was the right height and build. Even from the opposite street corner, the intensity of his stare bored into her. She shivered despite the sunny morning.

Her focus never wavered as she slid behind two people. The man’s head turned with her movement.

The traffic light changed, and the crowd surged forward. Amber’s hand dug into her purse until it gripped reassuring metal. Weaving between bodies, she moved to the outside edge to put as much distance as possible between her and the man before the other pedestrians passed on the street. With each step, her heart beat faster.

Halfway across, the man reached up, pulled back the hood…and smiled. Straight black hair. Almond-shaped eyes. Asian features.

Not him.

Amber’s knees went weak with relief.

Not him. Not this time.

A car horn blared. She jumped and spun around to find a taxi idling a few feet away, its driver gesturing impatiently for her to get out of the way. Waving an apology, she scurried across the street. She found a spot out of the pedestrian flow next to the corner of a building. She needed a moment to quiet her nerves.

She braced her hands on the knees of her pastel pink nurse’s scrubs, inhaled deep breaths, and released them slowly. Fear began to fade as calm returned.

Damn you, Jeremy Nelson. I want my life back.
Amber grimaced and closed her eyes. It was starting all over again. Two years had passed since she’d broken up with her obsessed boyfriend, but he continued to stalk her. Restraining orders and calls to law enforcement had proved useless. Now she alone was responsible for her safety. She’d lived in Coronado, across the bay from San Diego, for only two months. But two or three months was the amount of time it normally took for Jeremy to find her. From now on, she would have to be on constant alert. The worst part was imagining him wearing every hoodie, hiding in every shadow, or following in every vehicle. Usually, she didn’t wait for an actual sighting—that would be too late. No, she couldn’t hesitate. Once her instincts told her he was closing in, she had to move on. She cringed. How much longer will I be hunted?


Marissa Garner is a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, she cut pictures of people out of her mother’s magazines and turned them into characters in her simple stories. Now she writes edgy romantic thrillers, steamy contemporary romance, and sexy paranormal romantic suspense. Her stories will titillate your mind as well as your libido. She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, but enjoys traveling from Athens to Anchorage to Acapulco and many locations in between.

You can find Marissa at:

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1NTfT19

Website: www.marissagarner.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarissaGarnerAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/M_Garner_Author

You can buy HUNTED at:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1PjQLGK

B&N: http://bit.ly/1OnacNA

iTunes: http://apple.co/1SpIDSJ

Kobo: http://bit.ly/21m7Zao 


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  1. Happy Release Day, Marissa! And thank you for sharing this wonderful story-line with us!

    1. Thanks for having me, MJ! So glad you like the story.

    2. I love a good action story, with a little romance to heat it up all the more! Please come back and share your next release with us, Marissa!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Maureen!

    2. It does! Bad guys, handsome FBI agents--I'm sold! Thanks for stopping in, Maureen and have a great week!

  3. Love the excerpt! The conflict sounds real and scary and a great setup for an exciting action novel. Best wishes with your new release.

    1. Thanks, Susan! Oh yeah, there's lots of action.

    2. Yes, so much to like! I'm glad you could join us, Susan!

  4. Thanks so much, MJ, for having me here today. I LOVE the graphic you created, and I’m so excited about starting this romantic thriller series with HUNTED. I hope everyone enters my giveaway.

    1. I love playing around with graphics. Any time you need another one, holler. :)

  5. Congrats on your new release, Marissa.

    1. Thanks, Diane!

    2. Thanks for popping in, Diane! I hope you entered Marissa's giveaway.

  6. Excellent! Love the image quote. Can't wait to dig in to this one!

    1. Thanks! It was a great quote to work with! I'm with you, this sounds fabulous!