Book blast tour stop for The Last Straw by Nia Simone

Today is a book blast tour stop for the debut romance novel The Last Straw by Nia Simone

Nia will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to one randomly
drawn commenter during her tour. To be entered to win, leave a comment below. And to increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit other tour stops and leave comments there, too.

Ally Tobin left New York after one too many bad
dates, determined to rebuild a stable life and career as a private investigator
in Silicon Valley. But when the man she knew as one name walks into her office
with another, will her curiosity once again lead her to risk her heart?
The last thing Special Agent Jared Green needs is
“security risk” stamped on the resume of his latest undercover
identity. Especially by the woman his job forced him to leave in New York
without any explanation. She may threaten his cover, but it’s his heart on the
He’s good at playing a part. She’s good at
catching a fake. Can they trust enough to give love another chance?

Excerpt from The Last Straw:
sauntered through the door, a white, button- down shirt tucked into belted
khakis. When his dark gaze found her, he stopped. Stared. Her throat dried and
a rustling motion stirred in her abdomen.
I’m Darren Ray.”
Keep your cool, she commanded
herself, standing and reaching across the desk. His hand was rough.
yanked her hand back and waved at the chair. “Please, have a seat.” He waited
for her to sit before settling in the visitor’s chair. “So, Darren, according
to this, you’re being considered for a programmer position in the IT
department. Tell me about your background.”
professional mask settled over his features. “As you can see on my résumé, I
have several years of consulting experience.”
me something about your experience as a mechanic.” Working on his prized old
Mustang had been a favorite hobby.
corner of his mouth twitched. “What do you mean? That’s not in my résumé.”
don’t have the hands of a programmer. More of a mechanic.” Oh, his hands.
you got me.” He was going to confess. This should be good. “When I’m not
programming computers I’m working on my car.”
what were you doing in New York City?”
reached across her desk for a piece of paper, plucked a pen from its stand and
scrawled something.  When she took the
note their fingers brushed. Meet me for
dinner at Pico’s at 7. I’ll explain everything. Can’t talk here.
Author information:
Nia Simone
grew up on the side of a ski slope in Squaw Valley, USA. Later, while learning
the craft of story writing, she worked in nonprofit and then high-tech.
The best part
of working in the computer field was meeting her husband. He took up skiing and
she helped him document his computer inventions! They live in “Silicon
Valley” in California where their favorite thing to do is cook together
for friends. Nia’s specialties are dessert and veggies while her husband’s are
entrees and sourdough bread.
Their only pet
at the moment is the sourdough starter, which lives in the fridge and requires
bi-weekly feeding.
Nia blogs
every day about travel, food, writing, books, skiing and photography at (where she won
the Versatile Blogger Award and Inspiring Blogger Award).

6 thoughts on “Book blast tour stop for The Last Straw by Nia Simone

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Lisa! Thank you for hosting me on your blog for my debut tour. I really appreciate the support and am in awe of your site.

    Readers, please say hi and be entered in the raffle. Or answer a question… I love to learn about readers! So here's my questions for you. Have you made a friend whom you consider a close friend on the Internet? (Via Facebook, blogs, loops, anything on the Internet.)

    I will answer myself: Yes!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi Nia,

    It looks like the The Last Straw is still free up at Amazon. It's an enthralling novella. I wanted all the best for Ally because she definitely deserved happiness.

    Yes, I have met some of closest friends on the internet. I have been blessed with wonderful friends.


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