I have to confess, I wasn’t one of the women who rushed out to watch this movie in the theater. In fact, I ended up watching it because I was restless one night and it happened to be on TV. Plot: not so good. Romance: needed more. Sexy men: Oh yeah, lots of men showing off buff bodies and sexy, sometimes naughty, dance moves.
So having said that, I know what to expect from Magic Mike XXL: lots of men showing off buff bodies and sexy, sometimes naughty, dance moves. So without further ado, today’s Man Candy Monday is not just one man, but quite a few. Here is the official trailer for Magic Mike XXL and if you can’t see it, click here to see the Magic Mike trailer.
It’s Man Candy Monday and I have not only some Man Candy for you, but an amazing teaser from one of my Dangerous Passions friends, Karen Fenech! In fact, all this week I’ll be having friends from that box set who will be sharing teasers and more Man Candy!
We’ve actually been at this for a week now and we’ve seen so many awesome alphas- and guess what? There’s no more. Just some wrinkled old man… JUST KIDDING! We’ve got another action-packed story for you today, here’s “Imposter”, bestselling author Karen Fenech’s CIA Thriller! If you want to catch up on last week’s sexy alpha heroes, you can visit our Facebook page or Opal Carew’s blog!
Who framed Dr. Eve Collins? Find out in @karenfenech’s CIA thriller, “Imposter”! Dangerous Passions box set http://bit.ly/DPAmzUS#DPBoxSet
Burke must find the assassin — or die trying.
Chemist Dr. Eve Collins, wrongly accused by the CIA of developing a chemical weapon, learns someone has set her up as a scapegoat. That “someone” wants her dead. To save her life, she must join forces with CIA Operative John Burke—the man who doesn’t believe her claim of innocence and the man she’s falling in love with.
CIA Operative John Burke doesn’t believe her claim of innocence. When an attempt is made on her life, he believes her accomplice has turned on her. But something doesn’t add up about Eve and her role in this crime she’s accused of. Burke has too many questions, including — has his judgment been compromised by his fierce attraction to her?
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Eve left the Porsche and stumbled out onto the asphalt. She was still holding her phone and dropped it onto the pavement as she ran to the sedan.
She reached it and seized the lid just as the dark-haired man was about to slam it.
“You can’t move Richard’s body. Drive back to the nearest city and send the police.”
What was the name of the last place they drove through? She shook her head in frustration. She couldn’t recall it. She eyed the two men. “There’s a city about a forty minute drive east of here. Since you were on this road, you would have passed it as well. There’s bound to be a police station there.”
The man slammed the trunk and turned to his companion. “You’d better get going. I’ll be in touch.”
The men acted as if she hadn’t spoken. Eve reached out and seized the dark-haired man’s forearm. Beneath the conservative gray suit was hard muscle. Instead of digging into skin, her nails bent. She bit down hard on her back teeth “Did you hear what I said?”
He met her gaze. “Every word. I’m afraid, however, that we will be removing the body.”
She could see the promise in his eyes, and her anger spiked another notch.
“Listen to me— ”
“You know me?” She searched her memory, but could not recall ever meeting him. He obviously knew her though, and though he had yet to harm her, that fact unsettled her, reminded her that this man and his companion had been following Richard.
Who were these men? Eve’s stomach went as tight as a fist. Her body went cold with apprehension but she knew better than to show it. She crossed her arms and narrowed her gaze on the dark-haired man who appeared to be leading the other man. “I asked you a question.”
“We’ve never met. I’m John Burke.” Burke indicated the man beside him. “This is Michael Lanski. We work for a division of the Central Intelligence Agency.” Burke withdrew a small folder from inside his suit jacket and opened it for her inspection. It was his picture ID. He replaced it, then repeated to Lanski, “Get going.”
Lanski got behind the wheel of the sedan, and Eve’s heart thumped. “Where is he going?” she asked Burke. “Why were you following Richard? What does the CIA want with Richard’s body?”
“We’ll talk on the drive to Rowland,” Burke said. “Let’s go, Dr. Collins.”
Eve narrowed her eyes on Burke. “You know where Richard and I were going?”
Burke gave her a level look. “Oh, yeah. We know a lot of things about you and Richard.”
Eve arched her eyebrows at the cryptic statement. “What is that supposed to mean?”
Before Burke could respond—if he’d intended to—Eve’s attention was drawn by the sedan. Lanski spun the car in a U-turn then, tires squealing, sped down the road.
Dust swirled in the air where the car had been an instant earlier, and Richard was gone.
Again, Eve felt tears burn. She forced them back and confronted Burke. “I asked you what the CIA wants with Richard’s body.”
“And I told you we would talk on the way to Rowland,” Burke said.
The sun had lowered and dusk had descended. In the interval between day and night, there was a stillness, a quiet time. In the silence, Eve became aware of the hum of the Porsche’s engine. She’d thought the car was disabled by the accident, but Burke or Lanski had started it. Obviously, Burke intended that they leave there in Richard’s vehicle.
Eve crossed her arms. “I’m not going anywhere with you, Mr. Burke.”
He braced his hands low on his hips. “Are you thinking to wait out here, hoping another car will come along?”
“Oh, no. I am leaving. You’re not. I’m taking the car. You should have gone with Lanski.” Eve’s cheeks warmed. “This isn’t over. If you won’t tell me what I want to know, I’ll get my answers from your office. I will get Richard’s body released. I will find out why the CIA even knows my name.”
Eve moved past him toward the car.
“You aren’t going anywhere without me.”
She glanced back at Burke. He hadn’t moved, but his eyes had hardened and she knew he meant what he said. He outweighed her by at least seventy pounds and topped her by a good eight inches. Did he intend to use physical force to detain her? When she’d been on the job, she’d taken down men of his size before. Still, he would need a reason to insist that she accompany him. He was an officer of the law, after all, not a thug.
She raised an eyebrow. “If you want to stop me, you’re going to have to place me under arrest.”
Burke reached into a back pocket and held up a pair of handcuffs.
Eve’s lips tensed briefly. “You have to be out of your mind, Burke. I’m a chemist not a criminal.”
“You set the terms, Doctor. We are going to talk. If I have to arrest you to do that, I will.”
“This is ridiculous. You can’t arrest me without cause.”
“Oh, I have cause.” He leaned in close to her, and his voice lowered to a near whisper. “You’ve been named in a terrorist plot, Doctor. The charge for committing an offence against your country is treason.”
And now for our Man Candy!
I hope you enjoyed that teaser from Karen Fenech! Here’s a little Man Candy for you as well as a little video trailer for Karen’s contribution to the box set!
Several years ago, my fabulous friend Lois Winston had three short stories published in charity anthologies. The rights to these stories recently reverted to her and she’s taken these stories and one more and published them as an ebook. ONCE UPON A ROMANCE, Four Short Love Stories, is now available for Kindle, and should be available for Nook, Kobo, etc. within the next few days.
If you get a moment, please check it out and give it some some love with likes/tags, etc.
Or feel free to give a shout out like this:
ONCE UPON A #ROMANCE, 4 short, fun, flirty & heartwarming #love stories by Lois Winston 1.99 #Kindle http://ow.ly/gGwnj @anasleuth
And now for some additional Friday Fun, here is a “Red Band” trailer for Sandra Bullock’s new movie THE HEAT with the always funny Melissa McCarthy. “Red Band” means the clip is for mature audiences, so if you’re not over 17, please don’t watch. My family and I love the comment at the end about the engagement! Check it out.
It was a tough choice this Man Candy Monday, but I hope you’ll like this diverse actor who has gone from playing in a period piece like Showtime’s THE TUDORS to slipping into the skin-tight suit for the new MAN OF STEEL Superman movie!
Okay, so I love the Muppets! One of my most memorable Manhattan moments was walking past a trailer filled with Muppets of all sizes and their parts while they were filming MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN. And did I mention that MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of my favorite holiday movies! It inspired me to do my own Dickens-like take for A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS.
Needless to say, I am SOOOO excited that there is a new movie coming for Thanksgiving. So excited that I decided to share one of the trailers for it with you this Fun Friday. If you can’t see the video below, you can use this link: http://youtu.be/C4YhbpuGdwQ
I’ll be picking the winners of the various blog hops, etc. over the weekend, so look for them here before Monday!
Hope you all have a great weekend. If you’ll be in the Jackson, NJ area, look for me at the Jackson Library Book Festival on Saturday from 12 to 3! The library is located at 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527.
OMG! Hands down today’s Guilty Pleasure is Chris Hemsworth. You may remember him as the doomed Captain George Kirk (aka Kirk’s Dad) in the new STAR TREK movie. He caught my eye then, but this time in THOR – Whoa. Check out this second trailer, especially at minute 1:00. Whew. Hot. Totally hot.