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Book Feature & Guest Post - King of Hearts by Kay David

In King of Hearts, my latest Entangled Ignite, learn what happens to hero and heroine before the book even starts.  Follow the blog schedule at or  This is the fourth installment so be sure and keep up.  You don’t want to miss a word of this hot and steamy encounter or the a chance to win a beautiful pair of silver earrings!

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Famous words from my mother’s treasure trove of advice.  

So what did Kingson Landry think the first time he laid eyes on Jessie Delacourt? 

1.) Were those legs as long as they looked?
The longer he looked at Jessie, the better she looked.  He’d never seen a woman as beautiful and sexy as the undercover Texas Ranger, and truth be told, she’d snuck into his head more than once since they’d first met.  Red head, killer body, legs that didn’t stop.  From the gleam in her eyes to the high leather boots, she was the total package.  The white Softail motorcycle she rode didn’t hurt, either.  He wouldn’t mind getting his hands on that bike…  Or that woman.
2.) How long would it take to get those clothes off her?
Her breasts were barely contained by the skimpy camisole she wore beneath her leather vest, and he couldn’t help but envy the way the denim curved around her hips and caressed her legs.  He imagined peeling off the jeans then teasing away the lacy thong she was probably wearing underneath. 
3.) But the clothes were a costume for her undercover life. She was someone else beneath the makeup and outfit.  Who was that person?
Sure she was gorgeous.  Sure she was smart.  She was obviously doing great in her career too or she wouldn’t be on the elite Smokin’ ACES team.  But who was she?  Underneath the biker makeup and skimpy clothes?  Something told him she was more much than what he saw.
4.) How long could she last?
The average citizen in Rio County was male, mean and criminal.  They were ruled by Pablo Ortega, a drug lord with deep ties to the area, and more importantly to King himself.  Jessie was a beautiful woman; Ortega could think of dozens of ways to hurt her, use her, and kill her.  How long would it take for her to land on his radar?
4.) How long would she stay?
No one lived in Rio County unless they had to.  Once her job was finished, she’d be gone.  If she survived… In between the rocker panels on the back of her vest, a piece of artwork was displayed.  Her cut declared Smokin’ Aces and the patch below the art work said Rogue.  That meant she roamed.  He wondered if she really did.
5) Most importantly—how long did he have?
He suddenly wanted to convince her to stick around long enough so he could learn the answers to all these questions.
He rose from the table and followed her inside.

Check out the next blog to learn what happens when they meet!

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Length: 158 pages
Release Date: November 2013
Imprint: Ignite
Buy it at: Barnes & Noble || Amazon || Kobo

Blurb:She loved him so much, she was willing to kill. He loved her so much, he was willing to die.

One night with bad-girl biker Jessie Delacort should have been enough for straight-laced cop Kingson Landry. But she got under his skin and hasn’t let go. Discovering she’s an undercover Texas ACES agent makes it even harder to resist her. But he must, because his past could kill Jessie just as easily as it has the other people he loves.

When Jessie Delacort rides into town on her Harley, the last thing she wants is to fall in love with another man who is hiding secrets too dark to reveal. But when they’re forced to work together to bring down a powerful drug cartel, Jessie knows she’s got it bad for the quiet cop with the haunted eyes.

When the cartel’s vengeance-driven leader sets his sights on the two of them, King knows he’ll do whatever it takes to keep Jessie safe. Even if that means giving up their chance of turning the white-hot attraction between them into love.

About the Author:
Kay David went through second grade without speaking a word.  Since then, she hasn’t shut up.Born in a small town south of Houston, Kay spent her childhood in a very ordinary way, but then the family moved.  To another small town right up the road. Somehow that place just didn’t feel right, at least to her seven-year-old brain, and she refused to speak to anyone at her new school for an entire year.

Known as selective mutism, the decision of a child to talk in one situation but not in another is usually due to anxiety.  Kay’s father called it stubbornness, and although Kay tended to agree with him, she didn’t say so. Obviously. Her mother, employing one of her typically elegant solutions, didn’t call it anything.  Instead, she wrote Kay a note,every day, and put it in her lunch box so she wouldn’t feel lonely in the cafeteria at noon.  It’s hard to make friends when you don’t speak.

The problem resolved itself, as many do, and by third grade, she was talking away.  And reading.  And reading.

By high school she was also writing and writing.  Editor of the school newspaper for three years, she also wrote a column for the local paper.  Attending the University of Houston at Clear Lake, Kay obtained two bachelor’s degrees, the first in literature and a second in computer engineering.  Her master’s degree is in behavioral science.

Since that time, Kay has enjoyed an assortment of careers including time at NASA, a stint at home building, and working as a designer of fine jewelry.

Time living in the Middle East, as well as South America, has given her an appreciation for all things Texan.  Everyone she met in those distant places imagined Texas as a magical place with wide vistas, urban opportunities, and handsome  cowboys. And for Kay, the state is all that and much more.

Writing fulltime, she has sold over thirty-five romantic suspense novels for a variety of publishers, including Harlequin Superromance.  Her first Entangled Suspense novel will be released April, 2013 to be followed shortly by two more,  all three books a part of her new Smokin’ ACES continuing series.

She currently splits her time between Texas and the Florida panhandle with her husband.   She loves to read, sometimes bakes and collects shoes faster than Imelda Marcos did.

And she talks.  A lot.


  1. Sounds sexy and dangerous. I love the way you set it up asking questions. Good intro.

  2. Thanks, Wanda. Be sure and read all the blogs. The temperature rises!


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