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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Excerpt & Giveaway: The Applicant by Aidee Ladnier

Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, fold origami, send ping pong balls into space, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.

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When they came up for air, Forbes claimed his hand and squeezed his fingers, his forehead resting against Oliver’s. “So, if you want the job, the research assistant job—” Forbes took a deep breath. “—it’s yours.”

Oliver stilled, pinned by that earnest gaze. He reached up to cup Forbes’s cheek in his hand. Forbes turned to plant the kiss in his palm as Oliver knew he would.

“Doc, I didn’t come here to interview for a job.” Oliver laid a finger on Forbes’s lips as he began to speak, “At least, not yet.”

“What do you mean?” Forbes let his hand slide out of Oliver’s grasp.

“I know this sounds crazy… but I’m from the future, and in my time, I already work for you.” Oliver grinned, but it didn’t last. Forbes had begun backing away from him. Crap, the Doc probably thought he was a madman. He could practically see the gears whirling behind Forbes’s eyes. Oliver had to trust that his curiosity would come overcome his fear.

“Time travel’s been proven impossible.”

Bingo. Oliver recognized that stubborn look. He’d seen it each and every time he made sandwiches with bean sprouts and spinach. Forbes ate those sandwiches too.


How can something so cuddly and adorable be so destructive? The teddy bear robot decimating his lab is only the first disaster of the day for roboticist Forbes Pohle. If he can figure out how to end its rampage, he still has to interview applicants for the position of research assistant and convince the time-traveler on his doorstop that they should be making their future right now.

Oliver Lennox didn’t travel back in time to have a quickie in the blast chamber—but it certainly is fun. This younger Forbes is a sweeter, more innocent version of his lover. And it will be hard to leave him behind in the past.

If you like sexy nerds, humor, plenty of action, and a love story not even time can disrupt, this romantic adventure has the perfect credentials for the job.

Series: Busted Labs #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 11th, 2017
Formats: ebook
Buying Links: Amazon*  | Barnes & Noble | Kobo |
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  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. The novel sounds intriguing and unique.

    1. It's not everyday you find a teddy bear robot story. LOL! Thanks for commenting!

  3. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Bea!!

  4. Replies
    1. I know, Mary! Brooke Albrecht did a great job showing the whimsy of the book.

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    1. If you like sexy nerds and rampaging teddy bear, I hope you'll check it out!

  6. If someone claimed that they're from the future, even I, a usually calm & collected person would freak out. :D How 'bout you, Miss Ladnier?

    Thanks for coming by to Bea's Book Nook, Miss Ladnier! <3

    1. Honestly, I probably wouldn't believe them. But, I'd WANT to believe them. It would be so cool!


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