Friday, February 13, 2015

Excerpt & Giveaway - In His Keeping (Slow Burn #2) by Maya Banks


In His Keeping
Slow Burn #2

By: Maya Banks

Releasing January 27th, 2015

Avon Romance 



#1 bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and steamy Slow Burn trilogy with this second book-a twisting tale featuring a strong yet vulnerable heroine in danger and the sexy alpha hero who must save her.

Abandoned as a baby to a young wealthy couple and raised in a world of privilege, Arial has no hint of her past or who she belonged to. Her only link lies in the one thing that sets her apart from everyone else—telekinetic powers. Protected by her adoptive parents and hidden from the public to keep her gift secret, Ari is raised in the lap of luxury, and isolation. That is, until someone begins threatening her life.

Beau Devereaux is no stranger to the strange. As the head of Deveraux Security, he’s more than familiar with the realities of physic powers. So when a family friend approaches him about protecting his daughter, he’s more than ready to jump on board. What Beau isn’t prepared for is the extent of his attraction to his beautiful and powerful client. What began as a simple assignment, just another job, quickly turns personal as Beau discovers he’ll do anything at all to protect Ari. Even if it costs him his life.  


He kissed away every single tear and then pulled her into his side so they could stare at the tree shed taken such painstaking measures to make beautiful. His wife loved Christmas. Their first holiday together would long stand out in Gavins  memory be- cause, before her, Christmas had been just another day for him. An inconvenience since most places were closed for the holidays and people were out of town or simply unavailable.
But when Ginger came into his life, shed forever changed him. Shed laughingly dragged him out of his Connecticut home to get the biggest, most glorious live tree they could find.
 That was yet another change shed wrought. Though he owned a grand house with rolling acreage and complete privacy, hed always hated to stay in it alone. Hed spent most of his time in his Manhattan apartment. Until Ginger.
Now it was rare that he ever stayed over in his apartment and if he did, he ensured she was there too. He hadnt spent a night away from her since the very first time theyd made love. Shed turned his house in Connecticut into a . . . home. Warm, inviting, full of love and happiness.
I love the tree, he said honestly. You did a wonderful job, just as you do every year.
Is  it  possible that  Ive  turned  the  Grinch  into  Father Christmas?” she teased.
He chuckled. What do you think? I didnt personally spend an entire day trying my best to kill myself by attaching lights to every exposed area of the outside of the house because I hate the holiday.
You do hate the holiday. But you love me, she said cheekily. He laughed. Im getting better. And I dont hate anything as long as youre a part of it.
Her  entire expression softened and love warmed her eyes. She turned, tilting her head to receive his kiss when their door- bell rang.
They both frowned and Ginger drew away, her gaze flitting toward the foyer.
It was nearly 11 p.m. Who on earth would be at their door at this hour? For that  matter, how would anyone have gotten through their security gate without their knowledge?
Gavin immediately grew serious. You stay here and dont move. Ill see who it is.
 But . . . she protested.
He silenced her with a quick squeeze and then reached into the drawer of the sofa table, drawing out his pistol. He tucked it out of view and then gave her another look that told her not to move and then strode toward the front door.
He frowned when he glanced through the speakeasy window that could be opened but was barred to prevent anyone on the outside from opening it. No one was standing there, but the motion light had been activated and still shone over the glistening snow-covered landscape.
Pulling the pistol f rom its hiding place, he eased the door open and stared into the still night. Cold air washed over him, the wind whistling in his ears. There was a full moon casting a glow over the white layer of snow. Only the sound of trees swaying and the crack of ice as branches broke disturbed the serenity.
He damn near tripped over the object at his feet. He took a hasty step back and glanced down, stunned to see what looked suspiciously like a . . . baby carrier?
He immediately dropped to his knees, carefully pulling back the blanket that covered something inside the carrier. When he lowered it enough to take in the contents, his breath escaped in a startled gasp.
“Gavin, what is it?”
Gingers  worried voice reached him  and  before he could tell her to stay back, the baby chose that exact moment to begin wailing, though it came out more of a whimper of distress than a true sob.
His wife gasped and crouched down beside him, reaching for the precious bundle before he could think to do the same.

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Author Info:

Maya Banks is a #1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, Scottish historical romances. She is the author of the Breathless Trilogy, the KGI novels, the Sweet series, and the Colters Legacy novels.

She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a Calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group. 

Author Links:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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