March 15, 2017

Holden by Delores Fossen - Excerpt and Giveaway

Book Details:
Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue (February 21, 2017)

When a baby goes missing, a Texas marshal and a woman from his past discover there’s a whole lot more behind this kidnapping… 

Holden Ryland certainly didn’t become a marshal just to end up busting his ex, Nicky Hart, for taking files from Conceptions Fertility Clinic. But only Nicky knows just what was really stolen: a newborn being held for ransom. A newborn who is kin to both her and Holden. The missing boy is only the start of a mystery that snakes through Texas, winding its way through their families. Bad blood may linger between them, but Holden can protect his nephew back at the Silver Creek Ranch. If they can lay their past to rest to rescue this child, is it possible for them to have a future together?

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About the author:
USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, has sold over 70 novels with millions of copies of her books in print worldwide. She’s received the Booksellers’ Best Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. In addition, she’s had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines.
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“Didn’t you get my text?” she asked.

“Got it. Ignored it. Because we need to talk.” Holden moved to go around her and inside, but she stepped in front of him, blocking his path.

“It’s not a good time.” She paused. “I’m expect­ing someone.”

All right. That gave him a new theory. Maybe Nicky had a hot date who was on the way over. That might explain the lack of lights if she was aiming for something romantic.

A thought that bothered him a lot more than it should have.

Nicky was an attractive woman. Bullheaded and reckless, too. And she was married to her job as an investigative reporter. That said, she was still human and she probably did have a man in her life.

It still didn’t mean Holden was going to skip that talk with her. He wouldn’t.

Because he needed her to know that she was on the verge of being arrested.

He owed her that much. Barely. After the stunt she’d pulled last year, though, some members of his family might believe he owed her nothing. Still, here he was. He didn’t play Mr. Nice Guy very often, and he hoped he didn’t regret it this time.

“Tomorrow, you’ll get a visit from an FBI agent,” he told her.

Nicky didn’t even blink. “I don’t have time for this.” And she would have shut the door in his face, if Holden hadn’t blocked it with his foot. The edge of the door smacked against his cowboy boot.

“Make time,” he snarled.

She blew out a quick breath. “Look, I know you’re still in love with me,” she said, “but you have to leave.”

Holden tightened the grip on his gun. Yeah, some­thing was definitely wrong. Because there was no way in hell he was in love with Nicky, and she knew it, too.

She shook her head, just a little, and glanced at the hold that he had on his gun. Was she telling him not to draw? Or was that head shake about some­thing else?

Holden intended to find out.

But it was best not to confront this head-on. Because the living room behind her was dark, he couldn’t tell if there was someone waiting in the shadows. Someone armed and ready to kill her. Or maybe she’d discovered her house was bugged and she didn’t want to say anything incriminating.

Holden hoped it was the second option.

“I’ll be back tomorrow,” Holden lied. “And we will talk then.”

Leaving was a risk—anything he did at this point could be. But Holden hoped if there was someone inside that it was a good sign that the person had let Nicky answer the door. The person didn’t want her dead.

Not yet anyway.

In her quest to get info on a story she was work­ing on, she could have gotten herself mixed up with some very dangerous people, and that involvement might be coming back to bite her. To bite him, too, since Holden had to see what was going on. This was well past being a nice guy.

This had just become the job.

Tour Participants:
Wednesday, March 1st: Becca the Bibliophile – excerpt
Friday, March 3rd: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, March 8th: Back Porchervations
Friday, March 10th: A Fortress of Books
Monday, March 13th: Stranded in Chaos
Wednesday, March 15th: A. Holland Reads – excerpt
Thursday, March 16th: The Romance Dish
Monday, March 20th: Books a la Mode – excerpt
Tuesday, March 21st: Books and Spoons
Wednesday, March 22nd: Open Book Society
Friday, March 24th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – excerpt
Monday, March 27th: A Bookaholic Swede – excerpt
Wednesday, March 29th: Stuck In Books – excerpt
Monday, April 3rd: Books and Bindings
Thursday, April 6th: The Sassy Bookster
TBD: Bewitched Bookworms – excerpt


  1. Love the sound of this book. I would also really enjoy entering the giveaway for this one but I don't see the link for that so hopefully this comment will count as an entry. Thank you.

  2. Thanks for featuring this excerpt for the tour!