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in Alive at 5 by Linda Bond, Now On Sale for 99
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Bond and Romancing the Stone! Spend part of your summer vacation on a adventure
with a TV news reporter and a thrill-seeking undercover cop while they search
for a murderer and face their greatest adventure of all, love.
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Description: TV news reporter Samantha
Steele is one panic attack away from losing her job. Future on the line and
cameraman in tow, she follows her mentor on an exhilarating adventure vacation.
When he dies while skydiving, her investigative instincts scream “murdered”,
and lead her to gorgeous thrill-seeker Zack Hunter. Zack is an undercover
police officer investigating his uncle’s death through the same adventure
vacation company. Samantha is a thorn in his side the moment they meet. Not
only is she investigating the same case, but the emotionally wounded loner
doesn’t want another partner, especially one whose goal is to splash evidence
all over the evening news. But Samantha’s persistence is quite a turn-on, and
Zack’s overpowering desire makes it harder for him to push her away. When the
killer turns his attention to Zack, Samantha might be the only one who can save
him, forcing the anxiety-riddled correspondent to finally face her greatest
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Fresh Fiction had this to say about
ALIVE AT 5:
"What a Treat: Great Characters, a
Clever Plot, and Extreme Adventures!"
AT 5 is extremely well written, fast paced, and what a joy it was to experience,
even vicariously, skydiving, scuba diving, and swimming with sharks! Ms. Bond
has crafted a superior romantic suspense, and Sam, Zach, and Sam's cameraman
George make such a fine team, I dare hope it's the beginning of a series! No
chance of dozing off while reading ALIVE AT 5!”
is a never before scene excerpt from Cuba Undercover featuring Zach and
Samantha from Alive at 5!
“Nicely done.” Zack Hunter was right beside her,
tall as hell and commanding in his presence. “Sam sent me over to rescue you.
But once again, looks like you can get out of an uncomfortable situation
without much help.” He grinned down at her.
Zack’s confidence reminded Rebecca a lot of
Antonio’s strength and power. Her heart fluttered at the thought of Antonio.
But Zack was a more flirty kind of guy, winking and grinning, very unlike
Antonio, who was always so intense and serious.
“We’re over here.” Zack gestured toward the door to
“Did you have a chance to check on the case for
me?” Her cheeks heated. She knew she shouldn’t be putting Sam’s fiancé on the
spot. He was an agent for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and could
get in trouble for talking to a reporter about information in an active case.
Instead of looking pissed, Zack just smiled. “Yes.”
Yes, and? “I know I shouldn’t ask you, but…”
“You’re going to anyway.” Zack winked at her. “Sam
warned me you would. Here’s what I can tell you. Off the record, of course.”
“The FBI’s kidnapping case is still open.” Zack
casually led her through the crowd, nodding as they passed people, looking cool
and in control. No wonder Sam lived for this guy. “Since we can only assume the
other kidnapper, the one caught on tape throwing you in the van here in Tampa,
is dead in the waters of Cuba, and Antonio Vega is still in Cuba, the FBI’s
case will remain open for awhile, but I wouldn’t worry about
it.” Zack’s eyes crinkled at the corners. “You were clearly the victim in all
Was I? She exhaled. “Well, right, I’m not in
trouble. I just don’t want Antonio to be either.”
Zack stopped dead in the middle of the room.
Now her checks were flaming. One thing she’d left
out of her documentary was her growing attraction to and relationship with
Antonio. “Well, he has a family here now to support and…” In fact, she hadn’t
shared all the details with Sam, either.
Zack threw up a hand. “Then your friend should stay
in Cuba where our federal law officers have no jurisdiction.” Shaking his head,
Zack motioned for her to move through the door first. “The man still
masterminded a kidnapping that resulted in a murder.”
“He didn’t kidnap me, Zack.” Rebecca wished she had
proof of what happened to both Ignado and Antonio, but even Esmeralda hadn’t
been able to get info from inside Cuba. Rebecca furrowed her brow, a slight
headache coming on.
“You okay?” Sam walked up, handing Rebecca a
much-needed glass of white wine. “You look stunning in your Alexander McQueen.”
“Oh, right.” Rebecca glanced down at her black
rented gown. “Thanks.” She’d forgotten how excited she’d been to wear it here
tonight. That was before her trip to Cuba and before Antonio. “I’m fine. Thanks
for the wine.” She raised the glass in salute to Sam, Dallas, and Zack, her
friends all gathering around her in support. “Salud. To a great night.” She must concentrate on what
was good right now.
Friends, fame, and food. Unlike in Cuba, there
would always be plenty of food here.
Dallas rolled his eyes. “You get any happier, and
that face is gonna fall off.”
She sighed. Dallas nailed her with the truth. Once
again. “I’m just feeling a little guilty.” Why not tell Sam the truth, too?
“Antonio is probably being roughed up in some Cuban jail cell, skinny and
She turned to look at the man who would definitely
understand. “And Dallas, we’re here, drinking and being celebrated for exposing
his poor family on national TV.” There. She’d said it. “And if Antonio ever
comes back to America, I’m the reason he’ll probably be arrested.”
cleared his throat. “You did nothing to seal that man’s fate. He’s a grown man
who made his own decisions. You are a victim.”
Maybe in the beginning, but I became a willing
participant. And now I miss Antonio. Damn it. She missed every damn thing about
him. She especially missed the way Antonio made her question her every
decision. He’d forced her to think. He’d been the force behind her growth. And
she was a better person now for it. She felt enlightened.
Linda Bond is an Emmy
award winning journalist by day and an author of romantic adventures by
night. She’s also the mother of five, four athletes and an adopted son
from Cuba. She has a passion for world travel, classic movies, and alpha males.
Linda currently lives in Florida, where the sun always shines and the day
begins with endless possibilities. You can become a Bond girl and share
in her continuing adventures at www.lindabond.com
can also visit her online at the following places: