Mid Week Tease: MoreFrom On His Watch

midweekteaseHappy Wednesday and welcome to this week’s Mid Week Tease courtesy of Sandra Bunino. Last week, I introduced you to Nikki, the heroine from my latest novel, On His Watch to be released August 11, 2014 by Crimson Romance. 

Today, I’d like you to meet Jason, my handsome, imperfect hero. 

Here’s your tease for today:On His Watch

“Run, damn it, run!” Jason Spark shouted at the Oakland Raider receiver racing down the field. “Yes!” He jumped up as the football player slammed the ball into the turf after scoring a touchdown. “It’s about time.” With eleven minutes left in the second quarter, the game was tied.

He drained his can of beer just as a commercial came on the screen and headed into the kitchen to nuke a bag of popcorn. Commercials were great—just long enough to replenish the snacks and not miss any of the action.

He was on his way out of the kitchen when his cell phone rang. Damn! He checked this watch—9:15—who the hell would call when the game was tied? Why couldn’t they wait for halftime? He pulled the phone out of his pocket, checked the number, and sighed. Maybe he should let it go. He wasn’t on duty tonight. His brother, Rick, would be back in a couple of hours to resume his role as sheriff of Larosa. Yeah, but I did agree to cover for him, even if this isn’t my gig. He answered the call, before it could go to voicemail.

“Yeah, Molly, what’s up?”

“Sorry to bother you, Jason. Is Rick back yet?”

“Nope. I don’t expect him back until after midnight. The man’s on his way home from his honeymoon; let’s not take him away from his bride their first night back.” He chuckled. “What have you got?”

“I need someone to check out a nine-one-one call. No one’s talking, but according to the operator, someone’s getting tortured over there. She’s probably exaggerating, but the line’s still open. We’ve got an address.”

“Probably nothing but a butt dial while some kid’s watching a slasher movie.” Butt dials were a pain and happened far too often. In the five months he’d been in Larosa, he’d seen Rick deal with a dozen or more.

Jason sighed. “I’m assuming you called me because Buck was busy, not to ruin my night off?”

“Now, Jason, would I do that?” She laughed. “Buck’s over at the Purple Grape dealing with a bar fight. Pete’s still on vacation, and Lisa’s on dinner break. You know how cranky she gets if she doesn’t eat.”

He laughed good-naturedly. Lisa might be able to wrestle a grizzly in that mood, and he didn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of her tongue lashings if he interrupted her meal. He’d made that mistake once.

“You guys need to convince Rick to hire a part-time deputy. Okay. What’s the address? If I don’t get the phone turned off, it’ll tie up the line all night.”

“Sixty-five Vintner Drive. That’s at the far end of town near the lake. It’s Dr. Hart’s home, just a couple of blocks away from the new clinic.”

“I know where the clinic is. I’ve been there a few times. This shouldn’t take too long. Tell the operator someone’s on the way to check it out.”

Now, check out the other MidWeek teasers. 

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About mhsusannematthews

Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have sold 24 other manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.
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9 Responses to Mid Week Tease: MoreFrom On His Watch

  1. Jason sounds great and sexy. Lovely teaser, Susanne. Happy New Release in a few days!

  2. Well, I’ve been teased. I love your use of the expression ‘butt dial’. I visited your blog on the Insecure Writers Support Group blog hop but found this instead. Which is cool.

  3. Great tease, and good luck with the upcoming release!

  4. dorisoconnor says:

    Great tease. He sounds as though he’s got a fab sense of humour 🙂

  5. Carlene Love says:

    Wow I read through that really fast! Which to me says Page Turner. Thanks for the great tease, Susanne.

  6. S.J. Maylee says:

    This shouldn’t take too long. <- there are some famous last words, lol. Fun snippet.

  7. Reese Ryan says:

    I am loving the teases from this story, Susanne. I love a perfectly imperfect character. I look forward to reading On His Watch.

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