Tempting the Ringmaster by Aleah Barley
Step right up and welcome to the circus where anything can—and will—happen. Tempting the Ringmaster is a fast paced romantic comedy about a small town cop… and the big top girl who just showed up next door:
“My name’s Belle.”
“Belle. Beauty.” He gave her a slow nod, like his neck hurt. His lips pulled back into a wolfish grin. His eyes lowered slightly, their gaze deep and penetrating. Starting at her bare feet and moving upwards, caressing her jean clad legs, climbing upwards to linger on her mouth. “Does that make me the beast?”
So, why did I choose the circus as the setting for my novel?
Too much television. Seriously, there was a PBS documentary series not too long ago titled Circus.
I loved it.
I also loved the idea of creating a contemporary setting that most people knew very little about, a place with a structured hierarchy—like a pirate ship—and modern conveniences like cell phones. If the circus is a pirate ship then Belle-Anne Black is the captain… and Graham is the government agent ready to take her down.
Of course, he’s also a sexy beast.
I hope you like the novel, and I hope you fall in love with the circus. I’m hard at work on a sequel or two. I appreciate all comments and questions. I can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find out more about my books at aleahbarley.blogspot.com!
Welcome to Buck Falls, Michigan, where the gossip is fresh, the people are feisty, and the circus has pulled in for a limited engagement.
The last thing police chief Graham Tyler needs is a ragtag bunch of circus freaks rolling into town.
Then he meets sassy, spirited, ringmaster Belle-Anne Black.
Belle-Anne's got a rule against dating townies, and she's not about to break it... even for the spicy hot lawman who makes her insides sizzle. Then Graham makes her an offer she can't refuse: one night only, no repeat performances.
Of course, in the circus nothing ever goes exactly to plan.
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Aleah Barley Bio:
Aleah Barley writes smart, sexy, funny (she hopes) books while living in Detroit, Michigan. She’ll do anything for a piece of chocolate or a good review… really, try her. Her first two books are Too Hot to Handle and Leaving Las Vegas. Her fondest hope is that her cat and her dog will start getting along. Barring that, she’d like world peace and an end to global warming.
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Or, drop her a line! email@example.com
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