On Tour with Reckless Deceptions (Dallas After Dark) by Karen Rock and Meet the Author

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The book is Reckless Deceptions (Dallas After Dark) by Karen Rock, it’s an Adult, Romance, Suspense in preorder now until December 18th, when it will release.



Erica Keeley has always been willing to break the rules to catch a criminal, until her unorthodox tactics get her booted from the CIA and betrayed by the man she trusted. Now, gone rogue to stop a terrorist group, she’s working undercover at Dallas’s top male strip and burlesque club, dancing alongside sexy, sculpted men. Not that any of her co-workers give her the adrenaline rush she got from her former life. Erica hits the jackpot when she overhears her targets discussing a homegrown terrorist plot. But her last shot at redemption means getting up close and personal with her traitorous ex.

Control is what CIA officer David Arnell values above all things. Yet he was irresistibly drawn to Erica’s impulsive, uninhibited nature in the field—and in bed—until her bull-headed tactics risked the agency’s mission. Teaming up to stop a deadly attack, he’s falling again for this spontaneous, high-octane woman. And with Erica’s ties to the terrorists proving closer than either of them expected, the riskiest mission of all might be this second chance at love . . .

“A highly entertaining and cohesive suspense novel with an emotionally satisfying romance that will keep readers glued to the page.” — RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Dangerous Moves








Chatting with the AUTHOR:

Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet & spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of YA and adult contemporary books writes spicy suspense and small-town romances. A big believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers smiling. Karen is an avid reader and baker who loves having the Adirondack Park as her backyard, where she lives with her husband and daughter who make her life complete.

I asked her if she could talk a bit more about the Characters of her story, and here’s what she told me.

My hero, by-the-books CIA agent Ryan Arnell is attracted to my heroine ex-CIA agent turned rogue agent Erica Keely because she’s his opposite in nearly every way. She hates authority, chafes at rules, does as she pleases and speaks her mind and her heart, something Ryan’s rigid upbringing taught him never to do. She’s passionate, ruthless, cunning and has an irreverent sense of humor and a fearless heart that gets him to open up. My heroine is attracted to my hero because–hello?–he’s a gorgeous, dangerous, genius of a CIA agent who speaks five languages but is so buttoned up he never speaks his heart. His iron control tempts her to make him come undone and when he does, he’s an incredibly passionate, explosive lover who has her back, treats her like a partner and equal and fiercely defends and protects her through their dangerous exploits.

In order to be top CIA agents, both Ryan and Erica must have a tough exterior, great instincts and lightning fast reflexes to survive and deal with dangerous and unpredictable situations. Ryan grew up with a critical father who drilled in his children that showing emotions, even love, were signs of weakness and shameful. Because of this, Ryan has a hard time opening up and sharing his feelings except when it comes to Erica who sees right through him and gets to him like no other woman. As for Erica, Ryan’s stability gives her a sense of security she never had growing up. Not only do opposites attract, in Reckless Deceptions, they also heal. In the book, Ryan’s father has a terminal illness, something no one in his family will acknowledge or talk about because of the father’s strict rules outlawing displays of emotion. Erica helps Ryan to come to terms with losing a parent who never showed him love and helps him make a profound, unexpected and life-changing connection with his father before it’s too late. Oh- and all while working round the clock to thwart a deadly terrorist attack in Dallas, of course… lol.

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