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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mia Dymond's The Cat's Meow ❣Release Day Blitz❣

The Cat's Meow

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The Cat’s Meow 

SEALS, INC., Book 5


Synopsis 

Tess Michaels, bookkeeper and human calculator, keeps business at The Cathouse clearly profitable - until the numbers begin to fade. When the profit margin drops, she realizes that there is no number more final than zero. Matt Brooks, former Army Ranger and newest member of SEALS, Inc., agrees to investigate, immediately intrigued and aroused by Tess’ numerical ability. Her uncanny love of numbers strikes a chord with his own analytical mind and he soon learns that there is a whole lot more to the sexy number-cruncher than he thought. Swept into a whirlwind romance, the couple works diligently to discover the cause of the profit loss. Yet when Tess becomes his prime suspect, Matt must do some quick calculations of his own to prove her innocence.

Excerpt

Ranger stood at the counter, his broad shoulders and muscled biceps on display. His low but rich, deep voice filled the air, traveling the distance to the table and teasing her nerve-endings. The young girl at the counter giggled and then shrugged as she snapped lids on two paper coffee cups. Tess chuckled under her breath. Flirt. Ranger picked up the cups and then headed toward her, his trademark cocky smirk on his handsome face. Mesmerized by the picture of pure male sauntering her direction, Tess caught a flash of something on his arm, peeking from beneath the cuff of his t-shirt. Something black that she only saw once when he made a certain movement. She watched closely as he placed the cups on the table and then sat opposite her, curious when she didn’t see the mark again. “Do you have a tattoo?” Since she was fairly confident in her observation, she expected a quick admission. Instead, he raised his eyebrows. “Were you checking me out?” “No, I just noticed something on your arm. Either you have a major bruise, or you have a tattoo.” “You were checking me out.” “Okay, fine. Yes, I was checking you out.” She leaned forward and squinted at his right biceps. “Do you have a tattoo or not?” “Do you?” Although his avoidance somewhat irritated her, she found it extremely arousing. Two could play his game. She leaned back in her chair, crossed her legs, and raised an eyebrow. “Wouldn’t you like to know?” “Yes.” “Maybe.” “You show me yours, I’ll show you mine.”

The Cat's Meow covered the bases of nearly all of my favorite things in romance genres. I got my hunky Navy SEALs although the hot main character in this novel is an ex- Ranger. I also got a little bit of a psychic element from the guy's wives who can read aura's and see pictures of your thoughts. This adds a huge comedic element to this book. I also got a strong female character with brains! And another biggie is danger. Someone has to be rescued. Don't let any of the above deter you if you hadn't read any of these books before because I hadn't either but I'm fixing that right now by buying the other 4 books in the series. Yes this book was THAT good! We first meet Tess Michaels as she is coming in to work as book keeper, to pick up last nights take and deposit it. Tess has the amazing ability to count numbers in seconds, add totals faster than a calculator and recall any number from any date at any time. Her boss, the owner of the club,  was happy to take her on. When she gets to the safe she discovers it has been emptied. Someone has robbed the very lucrative strip club. A call to her boss sets in motion a thief becoming more desperate when he brings in SEALs Inc to investigate.
Matt Brooks the newest member of SEALs Inc investigations fit right in with all the other former Military men, being a former Ranger himself. His first assignment is finding out who robbed the club. He goes undercover as a bouncer and no one at the club other than the owner knows who he is, not even Tess. When Matt first lays eyes on Tess he wants her. He ends up saying incredibly stupid things and can't seem to stop, but she lets him get away with it because he was honest. And unbeknownst to him she is wrestling with her own libido. They get together for coffee and budding relationship is begun... but she doesn't know who he really is.
When the club is hit again  and all the evidence is pointing at Tess red flags are going up all over the place. Why would she need to steal from the club when she comes from an extremely wealthy family and she has an unbelievable wealth of her own. This also raises more questions that need to be answered. Making it even harder for another theft things begin to heat up. Matt and Tess are also making this hot as they explore their attraction amongst all this chaos. Not everyone is what they seem. Can they be caught before someone gets hurt?
What I loved most about this book was that Tess and Matt didn't jump into bed immediately and they didn't fall in love easily. It was it was not love at first sight, they both had to work for it. This book makes a great stand alone and if you never read the other 4 books in the SEALs Inc series this will make you buy them just so you can read how Hawke and Rachel,  Max and Cameron, Holly and Brett and Claire and Shadow fell in love. You get a little snippet in this book that makes you NEED to read their stories. They are all so funny reading the wives talking about them. You will want to go back and catch up just like I am doing! You don't get lost for not reading them that is the best part. The only thing I hated about this book was that it ended. I absolutely loved it and I can't wait for another book in this series. I want to find out how every one is. This is a book I will recommend.


The Cat’s Meow Playlist

Livin’ On The Edge – Aerosmith
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Hell on Heels – Pistol Annie’s
Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns ‘N Roses
Back in Black - AC/DC
Gorilla – Bruno Mars
It’z Just What We Do – Florida Georgia Line
Angel – Theory of A Deadman
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns ‘N Roses

Guest Post

Greetings from the hot and humid state of Oklahoma! My name is Mia Dymond and I write sexy contemporary romance novels with a twist of sass. I currently have fourteen novels available on retailers including iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Amazon, and Smashwords. My most recent release is The Cat’s Meow, Book 5 in the SEALs, Inc. series. Due to popular demand, this novel is the story of Tess Michaels and Matt Brooks, the newest member of SEALs, Inc. The SEALs, Inc. team is a close-knit, kick ass and take names kind of group – and their women are just the ones to do it. Set in the town of Diablo, Arizona, the private investigators / bodyguards / husbands / fathers have taken on a variety of adventures to eliminate a variety of villains, including an international terrorist, an ex-boyfriend stalker, an unethical attorney, a corrupt district attorney, and now a mob-connected loan shark. The SEALs have been busy; business is good. I hope you’ll enjoy The Cat’s Meow! Happy Reading!!!

  Other Books in the Seals Series 


  Leather Lace & Rock 'N' Roll (Book 1) ~ Amazon

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 Brains before Beauty, that's Rachel Newberry's motto, especially when her quiet, orderly life is interrupted by international rock star, Jaydon Hawke. And true to her word, brains take center stage when she discovers Hawke has a lot more on his mind than beautiful music. Targeted by a madman, Rachel puts her trust in Hawke, a move that may cost both their lives.  

  Outspoken Angel (Book 2) ~ Amazon

2
Handbags, stilettos, and spa dates -- not retired SEAL Max Sterling's usual m.o. Until Cameron Tremaine. Duty bound, Max tolerates her sass and smart mouth until she pushes too far. Cameron doesn't need a bald, bossy bodyguard, thank you very much. Especially one oh, so delectable as Max. Except, when someone decides to silence her for good, Cameron realizes bold and brassy go hand in hand.

  Freaky By Nature (Book 3) ~ Amazon 

3
 Former Navy SEAL and private investigator Brett Steele didn't realize there was a politically correct term for stripping until he met Holly London. Initially drawn to her long legs and curvy, toned body, Brett soon learns there is more to the "sensual dance" instructor than he thought. Holly has a colorful secret: psychic ability allows her to read aura through color. Believing she is a freak of nature, Holly avoids personal relationships and ignores her curse, rendering it a nuisance. Until the atmosphere warns her she has become the target of a madman. Faced with exposing her secret, Holly must risk trusting Brett in order to stay alive.

  Tightly Wound (Book 4) ~ Amazon 

4
 Claire Steele has spent her whole life dodging shadows. Psychic since birth, she uses her talent to chase the evil lurking in the recesses of her mind. For years, Lt. Malcolm "Shadow" Windsor has walked the fragile boundary of friendship, silently waiting for Claire to acknowledge her love for him. An ex-Navy SEAL and expert tracker, he knows patience is the key to her surrender. Until sinister forces threaten to eliminate her. Caught between love and death, Claire and Shadow must combine both talent and skill to survive.

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  About The Author


Mia Dymond I write contemporary romance novels with sexy, alpha males and females with attitude to boot. I live in a zoo,hold down a full time job, and am trying to coax my creative muse from her cage. So BEWARE, the madness may rub off on you! ~ Facebook
 

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