Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Too Hard to Handle by Julie Ann Walker Spotlight Tour

“The Man” is back

Dan “The Man” Currington is back in fighting form with a mission that takes him four thousand miles south of BKI headquarters, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. He's hot on the trail of a rogue CIA agent selling classified government secrets to the highest bidder, when Penni DePaul arrives on the scene. Suddenly the stakes are higher, and keeping Penni safe becomes Dan's number one priority.

And this time she's ready

A lot has changed since former Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul last saw Dan. Now a civilian, she's excited about what the future might hold. But before she can grab onto that future with both hands, she has to tie up some loose ends-namely, Dan Currington, the man she just can't forget. And a secret that's going to change both their lives-if they can stay alive, that is.

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Message from the Author

Hi everyone! Julie Ann Walker here, delighted to be talking today about my mad love for men on motorcycles whose hearts happen to be as big as their... ehem... hogs. (That's slang for their bikes! Get your heads out of the gutter, you naughty readers! *wink, wink*)

But seriously, from the King of Cool, Steve McQueen, to Marlon Brando in The Wild One, to Charlie Hunnam in Sons of Anarchy, there has always been something about a guy riding around with rolled steel and a V-Twin engine between his legs. It sets our hearts aflutter. And in my Black Knights Inc. series, I try to take those badass bikers to a whole new level by also making them covert government operators. The series is all spies on bikes, leather and chrome, romance and redemption, action and adventure. So, what's not to love? Nothing! I guarantee it.

Read on for an excerpt of TOO HARD TO HANDLE. You'll see the men of Black Knights Inc. have heart, humor, and everything a woman could want in a man...

“Luke Winterfield,” Dan growled. “Under the authority granted to me by the government of the United States of America, I hereby inform you that you’re totally screwed. You made a choice to sell out your country and now you’re gonna face the consequences. Reap the whirlwind, asshole.”

“Nice,” Zoelner said. “Have you been holding on to that one for a while?”

“Came up with it in Bogotá,” Dan admitted, a definite grin in his tone.

“I like it.”

“Thought you might.”

“Really though,” Zoelner went on, “I was expecting some quote from Ted Nugent or Eminem.”

“I can come up with my own material, you know,” Dan insisted. “It’s just I like to give credit to my hometown whenever I can. To make up for the place getting such a bad rap.”

“Maybe it’s because so much bad rap has come out of there,” Zoelner mused. “Insane Clown Posse comes to mind.”

“Hey,” Dan whispered urgently, “don’t say that too loud. You’ll have groups of juggalos beating down your door.”

Zoelner snorted.

“And just so you know,” Dan went on, “what I’ve learned out of this lifetime is you should be proud of where you come from.”

“I’m waiting…”

“Kid Rock said that. Via his Twitter account.”

“And there it is.”

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Dan Currington and Penni Ann DePaul are an electric couple. They are brave both in their work and personal lives. Penni has quit her job as a secret service agent and has traveled half way around the world to see Dan, who is on assignment. Penni gets caught up in Dan's job and we get some high action, heart pumping scenes which show Penni can hold her own in a gun fight.

There are two things I love about this series that are showcased well in Too Hard to Handle. One is the multiple points of view. We get the hero and heroine, the bad guy and also the point of view the couple that will be showcased in the next book. I love seeing the story come together from different angles.

The other thing I love is the way the romance is peppered through the action. We get nice slow buildup of the heat which always makes the coming together of the couple that much hotter.

I also found Too Hard to Handle really emotional. At times is made my heart hurt.

I loved this story. It is the 8th Black Knights Inc. book and my favorite so far.

WOW! What a fabulous read. The whole series is great, but this one was a long awaited treat.

It is the perfect read for anyone who likes their suspense fully immersed in hot romance too. But do be clear the suspense and the drama certainly doesn't play second fiddle. The ongoing thread of deception, spies and counterintelligence could easily support a TV series – oh and the thought of who could play these sexy guys ... (may have dwelt on that now and again!). Add to that some seriously hot romance and deep and meaningful moments, and that would be great. But no, Ms. Walker goes even further and uses some wonderful humour too – so just as things are almost too tense, there will be a perfect line that just dispels the tension ... ready for it to build all over again.

Dan and Penni – memories of KL firmly in their minds are a great couple in this story, and there are definite foreshadows of future ones too. I really want to know how they move forward though, as Dan deserves all the good things that he can get!

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Julie Ann Walker is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling Author of the Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series. She is prone to spouting movie quotes and song lyrics. She'll never say no to sharing a glass of wine or going for a long walk. She prefers impromptu travel over the scheduled kind, and she takes her coffee with milk. You can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission.

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  1. I love this series - hope the next one is out soon!

  2. i love that they are always hot and very alpha males


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