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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

{TEASER TUESDAY}: Expecting Danger by Jennifer Pierce

Teaser Tuesday is back!! I'll be sharing snippets from my own books--both published and works-in-progress, along with inviting other authors to stop by and share exclusive excerpts of their own books.

Today, I have the lovely and ever funny Jennifer Pierce sharing an exclusive excerpt from her Christian romantic suspense, Expecting Danger!

And to make today even more awesome, the book is ON SALE for only $0.99. Grab your copy here:

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She closed the door behind her and tiptoed down the hall to the front room. She opened the door, locked the doorknob, and closed it behind her. Thanks to Mrs. Hart and the fact that Jake left his laptop booted up, Kate had had an opportunity to locate the bus station and find the schedule and price list. Luck was on her side—a bus to California would be stopping at the station this morning at four o’clock to drop passengers off. She was going to be on that bus and out of Whitehaven before Jake even woke up.
Guilt gnawed at her for leaving the way she was, but it had to be done. She hiked her go bag up on her shoulder and marched toward the bus station. She came to a stoplight and looked around. She had studied the map online and had followed the street signs. The bus stop should be right ahead, but it wasn’t.
Frustration building, she knew she had taken the right roads. Maybe her judging of distance was off. Maybe the station was up a little farther. She’d keep walking, and it’d be right up the road.
Looking both ways before crossing the street, even in the middle of the night when Whitehaven seemed like a ghost town, she was cautious. There were no cars around. After a few minutes, the low rumble of an engine sounded behind her. A vehicle must have turned onto the road a couple of blocks back.
The rumble grew louder. She estimated it to be at the stoplight she’d stopped at a little bit ago. The vehicle was driving slowly. She glanced over her shoulder and noticed it was about twenty feet behind her and driving at a snail’s pace. Could it be Salt-and-Pepper? Had Kazakov’s men already made it to Whitehaven?
Her pace increased as fear propelled her forward. The engine got louder as the truck got closer. Then it was next to her. Fear clogged her throat, and she couldn’t breathe. What was she supposed to do? She’d never be able to outrun anyone. The truck kept pace with her, but she didn’t look at it. She didn’t want to see who it was. Her legs tingled, and her already-racing heart sped up. She heard the window roll down.
This was it. They were going to shoot her and leave her to die in the street. Perspiration rolled down her face as she frantically searched for a place to hide.

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Kate has been on the run from the men who killed her husband and left her for dead—which isn’t easy considering she’s eight months pregnant—but now they’ve found her. Again. Still reeling from her late husband’s betrayal, the last thing Kate wants is the help of a handsome stranger.

Security expert, Jacob Jones, is still grieving the loss of his pregnant wife, and he’s not ready to move on. But when he thwarts an attempted abduction of the beautiful Kate, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her. Despite her reluctance, he’s determined to do whatever it takes to save her, including giving up his own life.

Kate’s only option is to take a leap of faith and allow Jacob to help her. But can she trust him to keep her and her unborn baby alive? Or will he fail her like everyone else in her life?



Jennifer Pierce currently lives in Arkansas 
with her husband and two children. 

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