Excerpt: THE VIRTUAL VALENTINE, Minx Tobin Mysteries Case 4 (PG)

THE VIRTUAL VALENTINE, Minx Tobin Mysteries Case 4
Author: Susanne Marie Knight
Genre: mystery romance
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Available eBook
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Blurb: Online serial dater turns out to be a serial killer. But when Death claims this murderer, why is Minx also in danger?


The sight of another man pawing at his woman caused Gabe to clench his teeth. Or perhaps he should amend that thought. His would-be woman. His would-be woman who seemed to get around. The fitness instructor, Dallas Porter, in no way could be mistaken for the military figure that had knocked -- and been admitted to -- Minx's apartment in the early hours of the morning.

"Am I interrupting something?" Gabe couldn't hide the sneer in his voice.

"Not at all. I was just leaving." Porter stood smoothly, then leaned over Minx. "Good luck, dear heart," he said in sotto voce.

Gabe waited until the man took his sculpted ass elsewhere, then sat. "So, here we are."

She appeared ill-at-ease, as well she should. Her pale pink lips trembled slightly and her feathery eyebrows drew downward as if with worry. She even nibbled on her lower lip -- an unconscious habit she had whenever she was nervous.

After working her mouth, she finally got words out. "I-I'm surprised to see you so early, Gabe."

He shrugged. "You called earlier, so I thought I'd stop by and see you."

Unspoken hostilities swirled in the air between them. Both of them tap danced around what they really wanted to spit out. It was like having an elephant in the room, yet pretending not to notice.

"How about some coffee?" Minx played the hostess. What else had she played with that midnight soldier?

He shrugged again. "Sure."

While she was up with her back toward him, he feasted his gaze on her curvaceous butt. The tight exercise material hugged every undulating swell, every shapely twitch.

He inwardly cursed. Damn. As he'd thought before, he had it bad.

She returned and set his cup on the table. "Here you go." Then came a pause. "How's the serial killer case going? I heard about the new victim."

So it was back to business. She continued to keep secret her clandestine rendezvous.


Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTGkLGFbC5c to see a trailer of this book.

Coming December 2011: Minx's next case, The Yuletide Yorkshire.

Hope you enjoy!


Susanne Marie Knight
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!

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