Excerpt & Giveaway: Beckoning Heat by Tia Greene


Heated Assassins Trilogy, #1
Publication Date: August 7, 2014
Welded with a love for firearms and an insatiable hunger for retribution, Maxus Manning hunted the beasts that preyed on females. But when his latest mission involved a young woman whose lovely attributes fires his own blood, Max finds himself wanting nothing more than to turn beast, himself.

His polar opposite, Marina Knightly, oozed with charm and sweet innocence, turning his sinister world upside down. Would the girl of his dreams accept him as he is or will his vengeance be his downfall?


It might have been a figment of his imagination, but it looked like her pretty brown eyes lighted up for a split second. Then came a slow smile—the kind that took his breath away, replacing the tightness in his chest with kid-like excitement when they saw candy. His heart drummed.

At the most inopportune time, their waiter returned, handing out dessert menus. Max could have beaten him unconscious.

Marina lowered her eyes to the black, leather bound menu. “Anything look good?”

“Yes,” he blurted. Well, shit.

She glanced up at him through the flutter of her lashes, waiting for him to elaborate. Max simply examined her like a delicious confection he wanted to devour.

“Stop it, Max,” Marina said in a low voice coupled with an adorable giggle.


He caught a glimpse of teeth as she bit her plump lip. “I actually didn’t want you to stop.”

Max was going into hype mode. She was flirting with him! “Is that right?”

A brilliant smile for a span of a heartbeat, together with a scorching gaze, and then, she said softly, “I think we should leave.”

Whoa. It was that look. Had it came from any other woman, he knew he was about to get some. But coming from her… No, it couldn’t be. She wasn’t going to give it up over a couple meals; she’d guarded her virtue like a boss. So, then, what could those ‘come hither’ eyes mean? Man! She could really work a man up with that gaze, all warm and sultry and sexy. Max was nearly running on overheat when vivid images of that steamy night filled his head. She’d been so hot, so horny. He wanted to run his tongue over her pussy, taste her heat. No, not taste—eat. He wanted to eat her. Hell, he wanted to swallow her whole.

“When you look at me like that,” she said with a small, uncertain smile accompanied with a tilt of her head, “I never know what you’re thinking.”

And Max decided not to let her in on his nefarious ways. It was likely she’d scurry away, clutching the key to her chastity belt with an iron fist.

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  1. What an exciting book! Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.

  2. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Glad you liked it! It does sound good! Thanks for stopping by :)


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