Thursday, December 11, 2014

Straight Chatting from the Library - Nothing But Trouble by J.L.Hammer

  This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GCto a randomly drawn host. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

What is your favorite book today?

I’m a huge fan of Karen Robards. OBSESSION is by far my all-time favorite. Her ability to weave an intricate plot is exceptional. It is one of the few books that kept me guessing on the killer and the outcome until the very end. I love that.

Tell us about your current book in 10 words.

The glitz of Vegas just woke up sleepy-town Colorado.

One book at a time or multiples?

I can only read one book at a time. Honestly, if I can stop reading it and start another book then it didn’t hook me.

Dog-ear or bookmark?

Try a post-it note or scrap of paper. I always lose bookmarks, and I rarely dog-ear just because it feels wrong. It’s up there with jaywalking.

Favorite book you've read this year?

I just read HOW TO BEGUILE A DUKE by Ally Broadfield. Delightful read, loved her characters.

Favorite place to read?

On the swing on my back porch. I live in the California mountains, and its relaxing to have the breeze swing me. Not that I get to stay too long with two kids.

Favorite book to recommend?

Well, since it’s Christmas let’s be traditional.

Naughty: PRIVATE PRACTICE by Samanthe Beck

Nice: KISSING THE MAID OF HONOR by Robin Bielman

Re-reader or not?

I only have a few books that I reread or just scenes in them: Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr (Virgin River series) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (The scene where Jamie spanks her…I know, I’m bad.) 9. Keep books or give them away? I actually grade the novels I finish. (A+ to C). Please tell me I’m not the only person who does this. I keep all A- and better.


With an angry loan shark hot on her heels, Frankie Delenski flees a Vegas gentlemen’s club
with one thought in mind: hide before she’s nothing more than a chalk outline. Now on the
run...she finds herself stranded in a sleepy Colorado town during a storm. Her only salvation
becomes the suspicious and gorgeous deputy sheriff determined to arrest her...

From the get-go, Wes Malone must restrain his lust for this stunning, unpredictable woman in
a sequined bra and rely on his instincts as a cop. As he sifts through the haze of lies, the truth
about her predicament is like a sucker punch to the gut. She’s in serious danger and getting
involved with her means nothing but sweet, irresistible trouble...


She took a moment to study the virile man before her. The strippers worked their clients into a
mouth-drooling frenzy by a few shakes of their hips and a little lip-gnawing. If Frankie could work
her charms on Deputy Malone, he would be at her beck and call. A strange thrill zinged through

With a sexy strut, she approached, giving him her best heated look. She brushed the tips of her
polished nails across his chest. Hopefully, he hadn’t noticed the mud smeared across her hands
or her missing pinky nail. His dark brows lifted and his expression was...amused.

Determination squared Frankie’s shoulders. With a thrust, she pushed out her well-padded
female attributes.

“Can’t we just forget about all this? Couldn’t you just help me get my car out of the ditch and
then let me go on my way?”

She tried to purr, but it sounded more like she needed a throat lozenge.

“Are you hungry?” he asked.

She frowned and then remembered she was being seductive and smiled shyly. “Hungry?”

“Yeah. The way you keep chewing on your lower lip I figured you must be starving.”
She frowned and then remembered she was being seductive and smiled shyly. “Hungry?”
“Yeah. The way you keep chewing on your lower lip I figured you must be starving.”


J.L. Hammer is a California girl and enjoys the small-town life with her husband and twochildren. She loves to write fast-paced novels filled with suspense, romantic tension, and gripping action. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers and the Romance Writers of America. When she isn't writing or lost in the pages of a good book, she loves to travel. Some of her favorite places are France, the U.K., Fiji, the big island of Hawaii, and New Zealand.

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  1. I'd like to thank Straight from the Library for hosting this stop.

  2. Great excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Congratulations to JL on the new release.

  3. Great excerpt, would love to read this. Entering under the name of Virginia

    1. Virginia, I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was fun to write.