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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

EXCERPT & GC GIVEAWAY: Evidence of Trust by Stacey Joy Netzel

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour organized for "Evidence of Trust", a romantic suspense, by Stacey Joy Netzel. Stacey will be awarding a $20 gift card (winners choice) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter at the end of this post. Please click the banner to see the other stops on this tour.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stacey Joy Netzel is an avid reader and loves all movies with a happily ever after. She lives in Wisconsin with her family, a couple horses and some barn cats. In her limited free time she enjoys gardening, canning, and visiting her parents in Northeastern Wisconsin (Up North), at the family cabin on the lake.

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He snagged her hand and lifted her arm above her head in a fluid motion, maneuvering her into a dance spin that landed her in his arms. Her dress whirled against his thighs, and she found herself aligned with solid muscle from chest to hip.

“Bad enough you left me on the trail, walking away on the dance floor is just plain rude.”

A push on his chest proved ineffective, so she leaned back. “I prefer to choose my own dance partners.”

“I prefer to choose the way I get down a mountain,” he countered.

“A gentleman would accept my apology and let it go.”

“I never claimed to be a gentleman.”

Something in his tone reminded her of that kiss in her tent. Her gaze shifted to his lips. As she stared, his head lowered. Her breath caught and her pulse skipped, but he bypassed her mouth to rest his cheek against hers. She barely contained a sigh of disappointment as the scent of cedar boughs and citrus assaulted her senses.

“I knew it. You enjoyed that kiss as much as I did,” he taunted softly.

His breath—or was it his lips?—brushed the sensitive skin under her ear. With a conscious effort to gather her raging emotions, she pushed harder against his chest. He only allowed her a few inches and kept their bodies swaying to the music.

“What are you doing?” she whispered. “You don’t even like me.”

“I’m just trying to get an honest response,” he explained.

“You want honest? You took advantage of me. I was still half-asleep and—”

He laughed, a low, deep chuckle that stirred something in the pit of her stomach.

“If that’s what you need to believe.”

“I don’t need to believe anything.”

“And just a minute ago, when you thought I was going to kiss you—”

“I did not—”

“—you weren’t the least bit disappointed?”


“So you did think I was going to kiss you.”

“I didn’t say that!” Exasperation raised her voice. “If you’d just let me finish.”

A hint of a smile played on his sensual lips. “By all means.”

“No, I did not think you were going…to…”

He’d lowered his head again. She pulled back; he followed, until their lips were a mere inch apart. “Do you now?”


“Do you want me to?”

The seductive whisper made her shiver. Yes. “No.”

But she’d hesitated a fraction too long


Sparks fly when a headstrong wrangler and an alpha park ranger are thrown together while he searches for evidence to stop the poacher killing animals in RMNP. When the monster turns his sights on Brittany, Joel discovers he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her—even give his own life.

Trust makes all the difference when love and danger collide.

Book 1 of the exciting Colorado Trust Series

Publisher: Stacey Joy Netzel
Series: Colorado Trust #1
Formats: ebook, paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Buying Links:  Amazon US* | UK CA| AU | Apple | Barnes & Noble  | Kobo  | ARe*


Trust makes all the difference when love and danger collide.

Evidence of Trust, Book 1 - Special Sale price $0.99 (regular $3.99)

Trust by Design, Book 2

Trust in the Lawe, Book 3

Shattered Trust, Book 4

Dare to Trust, Book 5



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  1. I enjoyed the excerpt this sounds like a the perfect book for a day at the beach

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Stacey. :) Glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

  2. Thanks for hosting me on the blog tour, Bea! I hope everyone has a good day! I'm off to take my daughter to band in a bit, but while I'm gone, I'd love to know:

    Readers, who's your favorite actor for romantic comedies?

    1. In romantic comedies, I'd have to say Ashton Kutcher or Channing Tatum but that just me :)

    2. Very good choices! I go for the pretty boys, too (Matthew McConaughey, Shia LeBeouf, Zac Effron)...but then sometimes you get a guy who's not immediately super hot, but as he's playing the character, he gets cuter and cuter. Adam Sandler did that for me in 50 First Dates.

  3. Excellent feature Bea! I'm so going to have to give Stacey a try :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  4. Oh they sound like they'll be a real good time :)

    1. They are, Anna! *grin* Thanks for coming by. :)

  5. Thanks so much, Deb! Have a good day!


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