Blog Tour Stop, Excerpt & Giveaway: Where Evil Waits by Kate Brady

waitsTitle: Where Evil Waits by Kate Brady
Mann Family Series Book Two
Publisher: Forever
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Length: 432 pages


Special prosecutor Kara Chandler is very good at her job, so good that a homicidal mastermind vows to kill her and everyone she cares about. Desperate to save herself and her son, Kara seeks out cartel hit man Luke Varón. The last time she dealt with Luke, she saw him beat the system and escape prison. But now, the most dangerous man she’s ever met is the only one who can keep her alive.

Luke Varón isn’t who he appears to be. After spending years in the criminal underworld, he seeks redemption . . . and revenge. Yet when he sees the fear in Kara’s eyes, he can’t walk away. People around her are being murdered, and only he can help uncover the killer’s motive. Now as danger closes in, Kara and Luke must trust each other with their darkest secrets – before the evil in their lives destroys them both.

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“You’re a reckless woman, Ms. Chandler,” Luke said.

“Brave, but reckless.”

“I’m past caring about bravery or recklessness, Mr. Varón. I would think my contacting you in the first place proved that.”

Luke eyed her. “You don’t think very much of my character, do you?”

“I don’t think very much of your character. Your only saving grace is that I do think a lot of your skill set. But all deals are off without my son by my side.”

Luke shook his head. A parent’s love for a child— it was the most powerful force on earth. Luke had been one of the lucky ones. The Mann kids knew about parental love and support. Even the one who’d gone to work for a drug cartel.

“All right,” Luke said, and let his eyes trek down Kara’s body. He’d let her have this round. In the end, he’d win. “With one condition.”

“You’re hardly in a position to demand conditions, Mr. Varón.”

“You’re hardly in a position to decline, Ms. Carter. ”

She quailed a fraction, then lifted her chin.

“Lose the bra,” he said.

“You’re out of your mind.” She started to turn away, but he caught her arm and spun her around. Luke tried not to notice how much he liked feeling his hand on her bare skin. Like having lightning at his fingertips.

Kissing her would be even more explosive.

Christ. Stop it.

“You can’t resemble Kara Chandler,” he said, keeping his voice rough at the edges. “That means more than just changing your hair and the outer layer of clothing. It means you change your walk, your attitude, the way you speak. It means: Lose the bra.”

She swallowed, as if not knowing whether to believe he was genuinely concerned about her ability to stay incognito or whether he was just feeding his own lasciviousness. So it was with both astonishment and admiration that he watched her twist her hands beneath the back of her shirt, unsnap her bra, and tug the straps down over her elbows in that way a woman can. Two seconds later, the satin came out from beneath the tank top and she slammed it into his chest. He caught it against his shirt by sheer reflex.

“Your turn,” she snarled. “Find Andrew’s killer.”

Author Bio

Photo Credit: K.C. Dean

Photo Credit: K.C. Dean

Kate Brady is a RITA Award winning author, choral director, university professor, wife, mother, and caretaker of a variety of furry, feathered, and scaly pets. She lives with her family in Georgia, where she is currently at work on her next novel.

Author Links: Website * Facebook * Goodreads

Print Giveaway

I am giving away TWO PRINT copies (courtesy of Forever Publishing) of Where Evil Waitscontest is open to US/Canadian addresses ONLY. To enter today’s contest, please fill out the form below by 5 PM mountain time Friday March 7:


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8 Responses to Blog Tour Stop, Excerpt & Giveaway: Where Evil Waits by Kate Brady

  1. Janiec

    Congrats to Kate on the new release. Looking forward to reading “Where Evil Waits.”

  2. Christine LaCombe

    wow, I read your review and went to amazon and read those reviews too. After reading those and the excerpt, I entered the giveaway. This book sounds awesome. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  3. Timitra

    I like the sound of this book.

  4. Yvonne Rodriguez

    I love Kate Brady’s work! Congrats on the new release.

    • Book Reviews & More by Kathy

      Can you believe this is the first book of hers I’ve read?! I’m officially a fan!