Taz by Andrea Smith ~ Blog Tour & Giveaway

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Meet Taz & Lindsey is this sexy, suspenseful stand alone in the G-Men Series!

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Blurb

Taz:

My life is finally perfect. My dreams have all come true. I’m where I want to be with the bureau; having the career I’ve been planning since I did my stint in the military. I’m married to the one and only woman I’ve ever loved; my heart beats for her alone. Together we’ve made beautiful babies that I adore. I’m thirty-three years old and I’m complete.

Then one day, it all changes. Slate recruits me for a temporary assignment that is underneath the radar for a reason. The bureau hasn’t sanctioned it as a priority, but Slate feels it is because of who is involved: Sue Ellen Reynard. Yeah, remember her?

Lindsey:

Our lives were perfect. Taz and I had everything we’d ever hoped for: family, careers and an everlasting devotion to one another. Suddenly nothing is the same. In a single moment, my biggest fear is realized by one phone call from Slate: an ‘agent is missing’.

My agent; my Taz . . .

This is just the beginning of our long journey. Will things ever be the same again?

Portrait of a handsome  young man leaning against a rock

Excerpt

I wiped my hands clean, tossed the towel into the trash and grabbed my wife’s hand, pulling her behind me up the wide staircase to the second floor. Once there, outside of those closed french doors that had been my iron curtain for the past several weeks, I pushed them open, pulled her into the room with me, and then kicked them shut with one swift move.

I pulled her close, raising her shirt up and she didn’t resist; but instead, raised her arms up so that I could pull it up and over her head. I unfastened her front closure bra, releasing her beautiful tits that I hadn’t touched in months.

I lifted her up, and carried her over to the bed–our bed, gently placing her on her back, so that I could straddle her and begin feasting on her breasts.

She moaned beneath me with pleasure. I multitasked, sucking on a breast while I unfastened her jeans, before raising myself back up so that she could shimmy out of them. I pulled my shirt up and over my head, and then quickly unfastened my jeans, shedding them along with my boxers in one swift movement.

I lowered myself back over her, my mouth finding hers. I slowed my pace. I sure as hell didn’t want to come before my dick was even inside of her, but I swear to God, I knew I wouldn’t last long. I kissed her softly, playfully, as my teeth gently nipped at her bottom lip.

Our tongues interlaced, and her arms wrapped around me tightly, pulling my face and upper body even closer to her. I was consumed by her scent, her softness, her sweetness–all of it. She was mine to claim and holy fuck if I wasn’t going to! Nothing–I repeat–nothing was going to keep me from sinking my cock into her sweet pussy and showing her that she was mine–now and always.

And then we heard it.

At the same time.

Fuuckk!

From the room down the hall, Jackson was crying. And it wasn’t just a fussy or whiney cry that would likely stop so that he could return promptly to sleep.

Hell no!

It was a loud-ass wailing, followed by a high-pitched shriek of “Mommeee!”

Over and over.

Seriously dude?

Lindsey squirmed underneath me, pushing against my chest.

“I’ll get him, babe,” I said, getting up.

“No,” she said gently, giving me a quick kiss on the lips. “It’s okay, Taz. He’s calling for me. I’ll get him.”

She launched herself out of our bed, and quickly went to the closet, pulling on her white terry cloth robe, making a quick exit so that she could tend to our son.

The little cockblocker.

I made a mental note to ground his ass just as soon as he was old enough to understand the whole concept.

I swear.

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My Review

If you don’t have time to sit down and read this book from beginning to end, well, you need to make time.

Taz was my first Andrea Smith book, and let me tell you, this woman knows what she is doing! The prologue had me on pins and freakin’ needles. My stomach was in my throat, just waiting for the bottom to drop out of the happy life these two had. And what happened when it finally did, you ask? I had to physically restrain myself from shouting (think hand clamped down over mouth) and waking my children. Seriously, it was, ugh, horrible!!!

Taz and Lindsay have already been through enough (when they say this is a standalone, they mean it, you get the low down, no worries) and I wanted to cut someone for the crap they were handed.

Taz, oh my goodness, my poor Taz! He was everything to his family. He was solid and loving – he adored his wife and children. This was a GOOD MAN!! {grumble grumble} But in “reality”, he is a good man, and he does prove this.

And Lindsay, I held no hard feelings against her. I think most of us would have reacted the same way to their situation. The war going on within her – all while still having to run a business and care for her two children (and other stuff I won’t reveal) – she is a damn rock! I want to be strong like Lindsay ❤

This is how Ms. Smith pulls you in – you feel so connected to these characters. You understand their motivations, their choices, and you are struggling right along with them! Taz is an exciting, emotional rollercoaster that keeps you on the edge from the beginning to the end. I give this book 4.5 cups.

Because I love my followers….another Excerpt

As soon as the nurse left, I had another visitor.

My wife.

Lindsey.

I hadn’t seen her since the day she’d left in tears and my alleged younger sister had chewed my ass out for my boorish behavior.

“Hey,” I said softly, giving her a smile. Hell, if I could choose only one thing from my past to resurface in my memory it would be anything or everything having to do with her. She was beautiful and it wasn’t hard to see why I’d been drawn to her.

“Trace,” she said, coming over to take a seat in the chair closest to my hospital bed. “You look better than you did the last time I was here.”

Yeah. Trace is my real name. Learned that a week or two ago.

“It’s been awhile,” I replied. “I’m sorry if I scared you off, Lindsey. I’m trying like hell to remember.”

“It’s nothing you can help,” she replied quickly, giving me a weak smile. “All we can do is work with what we have, I suppose.”

She’d brought some photo albums with her. “I thought maybe we could look at some pictures together, that is, if you feel like it.”

“Sure,” I said, “My doctor recommended doing just that.”

“Okay, well let’s start with this one then,” she said, pulling the one from the bottom. “We’ll take this in chronological order, how’s that?”

And she opened the album and began showing me pictures that had been taken five years prior. She pointed out my mother and father, her best friend Darcy who I recognized from her earlier visit with her husband–and my half-brother, Easton. I saw Slate in many of the pictures, along with his wife who was also Lindsey’s mother. Very pretty. I could picture Slate with her.

“How did we meet?” I asked, and noticed a blush cross over her face.

“Well, I knew you because of Mom and Slate–but we actually didn’t get involved with one another until after they got married. I…uh, I kind of got toasted at their reception. You were nice enough to offer me a ride home, and well…I threw up all over your truck.”

I laughed at this and, for some reason, I loved the fact that given the choice, Lindsey could have provided a much more appealing story of how we met and I wouldn’t have known the difference. Yet she put the truth out there, no matter how disgusting it was. “God, I hope I wasn’t an ass about it.”

She laughed too and it was music to my ears. “Not at all. You were actually very sweet about it. You took me back to your place, put me in the shower, gave me some of your clean clothes to wear, insisted I brush my teeth and gargle, and then put me to bed.”

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Haven’t met the men of the of the G-Men Series yet?  Now is your chance,

The entire G-Men Series is together for a limited time box set! Yes, those hot, alpha FBI agents, and their ladies, along with the spin-off characters of ‘These Men’ are packaged together for this limited time offer. This is your chance to meet Slate, Taz, Easton, Eli and Cain Maddox

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About the Author

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I was born and raised in southern Ohio, and with the exception of a brief stint in Dallas, TX, have been an Ohioan most of my life. My dream has always been to write a novel, and back in the early eighties I tried to do just that, having been influenced by authors such as Kathleen Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, Rosemary Rogers and Laurie McBain. I remember writing to all of them through their listed publishers, and the only response I received was from Johanna Lindsey (who lived in Hawaii at the time.

Ms. Lindsey advised me to continue with my dream; and to submit to various publishers again and again. Of course, at that time, publishing e-books yourself was not on the horizon; there were vanity publishing houses of course, but she advised me to avoid those.

So my dream was put on the back-burner for more than 25 years until June of 2012 when suddenly I no longer had a reason not to write a novel. My sons were grown; I found myself without a career (blessedly) and the creative juices flowed once again.

I finished my first novel, “Maybe Baby” in September of 2012; the next two books in the “Baby Series” titled “Baby Love” and “Be My Baby” were published in early 2013. I learned a lot in my first endeavor with self-publishing. I’ve made so many friends as a result that it is over-whelming.

In the spring of 2013, I had an idea for a different type of Alpha, and wrote Book #1 of the “G-Man” Series, titled “Diamond Girl.” This book was well-received, and I followed it with Book #2, “Love Plus One.” These are stand-alone books.

I am finally doing what I love and I sincerely appreciate the wonderful readers who provide feedback and take the time to comment. I hope that with each book, my writing has grown and improved as I strive to publish quality fiction.

GIVEAWAY

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Taz Signed Paperback (international)

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