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SBB The Last Straw Banner copy (2)This is Nia’s debut work and the book is available FREE on Amazon for the week of her tour ONLY.  Hurry and snag your copy.  You’ll be glad you did.  Details of her book tour follow in this post.    Here are teasers to whet your appetite:


Ally Tobin left New York after one too many bad dates, determined to rebuild a stable life and career as a private investigator in Silicon Valley. But when the man she knew as one name walks into her office with another, will her curiosity once again lead her to risk her heart?

The last thing Special Agent Jared Green needs is “security risk” stamped on the resume of his latest undercover identity. Especially by the woman his job forced him to leave in New York without any explanation. She may threaten his cover, but it’s his heart on the line.

He’s good at playing a part. She’s good at catching a fake. Can they trust enough to give love another chance?


He sauntered through the door, a white, button- down shirt tucked into belted khakis. When his dark gaze found her, he stopped. Stared. Her throat dried and a rustling motion stirred in her abdomen.

“Hi. I’m Darren Ray.”

Keep your cool, she commanded herself, standing and reaching across the desk. His hand was rough.MEDIA KIT TheLastStraw_w7866_med (2)

She yanked her hand back and waved at the chair. “Please, have a seat.” He waited for her to sit before settling in the visitor’s chair. “So, Darren, according to this, you’re being considered for a programmer position in the IT department. Tell me about your background.”

A professional mask settled over his features. “As you can see on my résumé, I have several years of consulting experience.”

“Tell me something about your experience as a mechanic.” Working on his prized old Mustang had been a favorite hobby.

The corner of his mouth twitched. “What do you mean? That’s not in my résumé.”

“You don’t have the hands of a programmer. More of a mechanic.” Oh, his hands.

“Okay, you got me.” He was going to confess. This should be good. “When I’m not programming computers I’m working on my car.”

“And what were you doing in New York City?”

He reached across her desk for a piece of paper, plucked a pen from its stand and scrawled something.  When she took the note their fingers brushed. Meet me for dinner at Pico’s at 7. I’ll explain everything. Can’t talk here.

NIA IS GIVING AWAY A $25 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn commenter.

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Nia Simone grew up on the side of a ski slope in Squaw Valley, USA. Later, while learning the craft of story writing, she worked in nonprofit and then high-tech.

The best part of working in the computer field was meeting her husband. He took up skiing and she helped him document his computer inventions! They live in “Silicon Valley” in California where their favorite thing to do is cook together for friends. Nia’s specialties are dessert and veggies while her husband’s are entrees and sourdough bread.

Their only pet at the moment is the sourdough starter, which lives in the fridge and requires bi-weekly feeding.

​Nia blogs every day about travel, food, writing, books, skiing and photography at niasimoneauthor.com (where she won the Versatile Blogger Award and Inspiring Blogger Award).​

Buy link: The Last Straw (http://amzn.to/164srhC)

Website: niasimone.intuitwebsites.com

Facebook: facebook.com/niasimoneauthor

Twitter: @niasimone4

SBB The Last Straw Book Cover Banner copy (2)Follow Nia on tour–have fun and be entered more than once to win the prize!

September 17:

1 Sun Mountain Reviews
2 Reading In Twilight
3 Renee Luke
4 Sugarbeat’s Books
5 Sandra’s Blog
6 You Gotta Read Reviews
7 Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
8 Musings and Ramblings
9 Sexy Adventures, Passionate Tales
10 Deal Sharing Aunt
11 Farm Girl Books
12 Bunny’s Review
13 Books and Other Spells

September 18:
1 Full Moon Dreaming
2 Simply Ali
3 Crazy Four Books
4 Travel the Ages
5 Happily Ever After
6 Rose and Beps Blog
7 Nana Prah’s Blog
8 Revampinglife
9 Harlie’s Books
10 For the Love of Bookends
11 Linda Nightingale-Wordsmith
12 Wickedly Wanton Tales
13 Straight from the Library

September 19:
1 Sarah Grimm, Author
2 All I Want and More
3 Nickie’s Views and Interviews
4 Hope Dreams. Life… Love
5 Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
6 Booklover Sue
7 Reviews by Crystal
8 fundinmental
9 Caribbean Accent Book Reviews
10 Beyond Romance
11 Snarky Mom Reads…
12 Janna Shay’s Fair Play
13 Becky Flade Author

September 20:
1 My Devotional Thoughts
2 Erzabet’s Enchantments
3 Desiree Holt
4 IndieWritersReview
5 Charlene Raddon’s Chatterblog
6 Punya Reviews…
7 Regina May Ross’s Blog
8 Tory Richards
9 Perusing Princesses
10 Mommasez…
11 Storm Goddess Book Reviews and More
12 Elle Hill
13 Book ‘Em North Carolina