Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Too Sexy For His Stetson

Rookie cop Brandy Wilcox grew up on her own, on the run, and on the wrong side of the tracks. One burning desire drives her—her quest to prove her mother was wrongfully convicted of murder. She never trusted anyone, not until she met her new field training officer Lieutenant Blade Beringer. The Stetson-wearing half of a canine team, Beringer, is honest, fair, and respectable--everything Brandy aspires to be. 

Blade finds training the feisty recruit a challenge, especially when Brandy turns him on like no other woman has. He'd like to get close to her in more ways than one...but he shouldn't. Department rules forbid fraternizing between deputies, and he has personal reasons for avoiding a close emotional relationship with any woman.

When Brandy realizes the number one suspect on her most-wanted list is Blade's idol, she doubts their growing and forbidden attraction has a snowball's chance in the Idaho sun. 

Will they live long enough to find out if the fragile bond between them can survive? The odds are against them as they investigate a ten-year-old murder case, as they match wits and brawn with a monster rig on a curvy mountainous road, as they tackle a raging torrent-drenched river, dodge bullets, arrows, and radical supremacists, and finally, as they confront madmen in the process of detonating a bomb at the nearby dam.

"Too Sexy For His Stetson, a must read for the adrenaline junky."

Brandy’s trigger finger twitched. A bead of sweat tickled its way down her backbone. She was inexperienced, off duty, and miles from her truck, which sat near a trailhead in the mountainous wilderness of northern Idaho, and the intruder she held at gunpoint probably had seventy muscled pounds on her.  

 She studied the cowboy’s sweet-as-honey, wicked-as-sin smile through the sights of her department-issued Remington semiautomatic rifle. From his pose on the rickety porch of the old log cabin, he assessed her right back. His full lips tugged across Crest-white teeth, exposing a small but sexy gap between his central incisors
He tipped his head toward the jimmied-open window. “I know this looks bad, Ma’am, but I can explain,” he drawled out “Ma’am” again. 

“Deputy Sheriff Brandy Wilcox. Keep your hands where I can see them.” 
“Brandy?” Impervious to the deputy sheriff title, he straightened and angled his dusty black Stetson over his forehead so the brim shadowed his cool-water eyes. “Name like that could make a man real thirsty.”  

Brandy had heard just about every come-on in the book, but never from a trespasser on the business end of her rifle. She calculated his over-confident grin, the twinkle in his eyes, the tilt of his head—blond curly hair no less. A sensual package that promised a ride on the wild side—if one was so inclined. Which she was not. 

Yet something primal tugged deep in her stomach.

Bracing the Remington more firmly against her shoulder, she steadied her aim and revved up her grit. This guy was banking on his wild smile a little too heavily. What he needed was some taming.

“Okay, drop ‘em.”

When he lowered his arms, she said, “Not your hands, your pants.” 

For several beats, he stared at her like he hadn’t heard. 

“Lose your Levis,” she urged again. She had no desire to shoot him, but she didn’t have handcuffs on her and she wasn’t about to chance his getting away. If it came to a footrace, his long muscular legs could outrun her in a heartbeat. But he couldn’t get far stomping barefoot in his skivvies through the mountainous shale-scabbed terrain. Not that making a break for it was something she intended to let him try.

“Excuse me? You want me to strip?” A trill of elation noticeably brightened his whisky-smooth voice. His expression bounced between “this is my lucky day” and disbelief. 

Too Sexy For His Stetson is FREE today on Amazon!

Author Bio:
Award winning author, Mal Olson, writes adrenaline kicked romantic suspense. She enjoys skydiving, ski jumping, SCUBA, hang gliding, big wave surfing, car racing, mountain climbing—that is, vicariously through her characters, who are always kick-ass, and often boss her around rather than allowing her to spin her stories the way she intends. (She did, however, personally engage in zip lining this past summer.)

Her debut novel Shadow of Deceit, released by The Wild Rose Press in 2012, is an edge of the seat romantic suspense-thriller set in Milwaukee and parts of northern Wisconsin. Shadow of Deceit earned Mal a spot as finalist in WisRWA's 2013 Write Touch Reader's Award contest for published authors.

 A couple of her favorite reviews came from Beverly at The Wormhole, who said, "Wow! This one has it all! Non-stop action, hot and sexy characters, betrayal, smokin' romance, and a thrilling plot--" and Gothic Mom's Book Review, which stated, "In the 150+ books that I read per year, there are very few that receive a five star rating. Shadow of Deceit did just that. Non stop action, sexual tension, an adventure that had me on the edge of my seat...A fantastic book that had me from page one..." 

Too Sexy For His Stetson is another romantic suspense-thriller. This time Olson's bossy characters lead her to the mountains of Northern Idaho, where a deputy sheriff and his female rookie deal with menacing white supremacists, a homicide, a murder cold case, and a threat to a nearby dam—all while trying to keep their hands off each other. Meanwhile, Rambo, the hero's retired K-9, quietly steals the show.

Olson also offers two short stories. Danger Zone, which has spent months in the Kindle top 100 free romantic suspense category, is a guaranteed fifteen minute pulse pounder where two strangers survive a rock 'n roll landing on an icy Milwaukee runway and chase a could-be terrorist into the danger zone. Me and Brad, a feel good romance, features an irresistible K-9 and was ranked in the Kindle free top 100 list for months in the Contemporary Romance category.

Can an FBI agent obsessed with redemption and a grieving widow desperate to clear her
husband’s name learn to believe in love again?

Shannon Riedel faces down danger when a gunman breaks into her office claiming her dead husband swindled him. When FBI agent Tony Crazaniak arrives to investigate, sexual heat sizzles. The ex-Delta Force operative’s massive presence and dark eyes trigger an attraction the young widow finds unnerving.

When Crazaniak convinces Shannon she needs his protection, they partner to unearth secrets her husband left behind—secrets involving a Tanzanian mine that yields perfect blue diamonds coveted by dealers around the world—secrets connected to a terrorist leader Crazanaik has vowed to take down.

With danger surrounding them, two emotionally wounded souls bond, but can they put their demons to rest and trust in love? Can they survive long enough to find out?


  1. Thanks again, Maureen, for hosting me today! Hope some of your readers will check out Too Sexy For His Stetson and discover it's free today. :) Mal

  2. Congrats Mal on the new release! Your book sounds awesome! Definitely going to go add it to my wishlist :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for you kind comments. Hope you enjoy.

    2. Thanks for you kind comments. Hope you enjoy.

  3. Oh I so want to read this!

    1. So glad to hear Too Sexy For His Stetson sounds good to you! Hope you do get a chance to read it. I'd love a review on Amazon if you have a chance.