Undercover Lover giveaway!

5 Apr

Undercover LoverAs a thank you to the readers who make my writing life so richly rewarding, I’m offering up a digital copy of my new release, Undercover Lover, out with Ellora’s Cave, to a lucky winner!

Enter up to 5 ways for up to 5 entries to win before midnight EST, Friday, April 6th. The more ways you enter, the better your chances!

1) Comment on this post.
2) Like me on Facebook.
3) Follow me on Twitter.
4) Friend me on Goodreads.
5) Subscribe to my RSS feed. (I don’t post copiously. I promise.)

Those who retweet, share, or blog about this contest will be entered to win a 12 x 18 in poster of the Undercover Lover book cover!

But wait, there’s more! If you mention the contest in your blog, please notify me in your comment on this post with a link to your blog and I will also share your blog name with my followers on Twitter and Facebook!

Note: If you already follow me on Twitter or Goodreads, Like me on Facebook, or subscribe to my RSS feed, say so in your comment to this post and I’ll make sure you are entered in all five places.

***By entering, you verify you are 18+ years of age and are legally allowed to download and read material of a sexually explicit nature where you live.***

Happy reading!


Good girl Jenny Ainsley never hoped for more than her nine-to-five existence. Then her famous brother hires a bodyguard to protect her—a sinfully sexy man who gets drawn into a plot to take down an international drug syndicate. At first an unwilling participant, Jenny soon realizes she has the opportunity to break away from her timid past and do something important. And getting her hot bodyguard into bed will be a delicious bonus. He resists her at every turn, however, and she discovers that no amount of training—or seduction—can crack the code to this man’s heart.

Ex-MI-5 agent Günter Faust is no stranger to watching the beautiful Jenny Ainsley. For years he’s seen to her safety, hiding in the shadows and pining for the woman he can never have. Bedding a client is not an option. But fate has put her by his side, working up close and personal. And with Jenny’s relentless determination to seduce him, it’s only a matter of time before she blows his cover—and his heart—wide open.

Publisher’s Note: Although connected to Sheet Music, Undercover Lover may be read as a standalone novel.


By reading any further, you are stating that you are at least 18 years of age. If you are under the age of 18, it is necessary to exit this site.


Copyright © TIBBY ARMSTRONG, 2012

All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.

“Why didn’t you tell me?” Jenny directed the question to Günter.

Stony-faced, Günter stared straight ahead.
“You didn’t trust me to keep your secret,” she guessed.

Günter grunted. “Or not to lie about it later.”

Jenny’s face flamed.

“You can be such a…what do you call it?” Simon curled his lip at his boss as he searched for the right word. “Wanker.”

“You’re fired,” Günter said, his voice deadly calm as he stared his second down.

Simon’s mouth opened and shut. His skin paled then turned a ruddy red that almost matched his hair.

“Take it back,” Jenny demanded, horrified. “Simon, he didn’t mean it.”

“Oh, he means it.” Fist clenched around the handcuff key, Simon glared. “Günter never says anything he doesn’t mean. He might be a bastard, but he’s an honest one.”

Irritation still plainly written in the flat line of his lips, Günter shifted, ostensibly to provide more blood flow to his still-bound hands.

“Simon? Give me the handcuff key?” Jenny asked, an idea forming.

Both men in the backseat looked askance at her change of topic.
Ian, on the other hand, got her plan immediately.

“I wouldn’t do that if I were you,” he warned as Simon dropped the bit of steel into her outstretched palm. “You’ll regret it.”

Ignoring Ian, she examined the tiny key in her open palm then looked up at Günter. “Tell us—both of us—you’re sorry.”

Günter blinked at her as if she’d lost her mind.

“Say it.” Jenny clenched the key in her fist, using the bite of metal to fortify her nerves. “Say, ‘I’m sorry for behaving like a prick’.”

Nostrils flaring on a furious inhale, Günter stared at her with twin points of fire shining in his eyes.

“If you want a prayer of getting out of those cuffs this decade, you’ll apologize,” she threatened.

“What do you think MI-5 trains us with? Satin ribbons?” Günter voiced the question with menace. “Hand the key to Simon and I might not deliver the spanking you so clearly deserve, Miss Ainsley.”

“Last chance,” she said, ignoring the ridiculous threat.

Lids heavy with the promise of retribution, Günter stared her down, and she realized he didn’t think she’d do it. He actually thought he had her cowed. And why shouldn’t he? At every turn he’d bested her—or she’d let him—over the past twenty-four hours.

“Fine.” She kept her shrug nonchalant. Her voice, unruffled. She reached over him to let down the window and drew back her hand to toss the key into the cold, damp wind.

Günter grabbed her so swiftly she couldn’t say how it happened. He pinioned her arms behind her back and pulled her so close her breasts pressed into his chest. Thoroughly off-balance she couldn’t fight him as he met her eyes with a hard stare and pried at her fingers.

Breath quickening, she let him have the key, but instead of releasing her, he tightened the band of his arm around her back and tossed the key over the seat to O’Rourke. His hips shifted beneath her and Jenny bit back a gasp at the unmistakable press of his arousal against her hip.

“Now, what were you saying?” Günter asked.

The window lifted with a mechanical whir, ushering relative silence into the vehicle. Jenny shook her head, the surprise and his nearness leaving her mute. Fury and fear blended with lust to create a potent, mind-bending cocktail.

“Mmm-hmm,” he hummed, a corner of his mouth kicking up as he stared at her lips and adjusted his hips so not a millimeter of space remained between their bodies. “Ready to make a deal?”

The manner of his grip pulled at her waistband, pressing her feminine folds tight against the seam of her jeans. The erotic pressure, combined with Günter’s nearness and the regular bump-thump of the vehicle over the highway pavement, culminated in an unexpectedly delicious torture.

“Does it involve your apology?” She tilted her chin at an imperious angle.

Günter lowered his head and nuzzled his lips against her ear so only she could hear his offer. “You promise to do as I say, no questions asked, without fail, for forty-eight hours and I won’t give Simon the sack or you that spanking.”

The hot wash of his breath coaxed a flood of warmth to her face and thighs.

“Okay.” The breathy agreement slipped from her lips even as his words conjured forbidden images of his square palm cupping her naked backside in a slow, sensual spank. “As long as you apologize.”

“I’m sorry,” he said.

She inhaled in surprise then moaned on lust when they hit another bump in the road.

Günter closed his eyes.

“God, Jenny,” he groaned. “Do you have any idea what you do to me?”

Dazed, she shook her head.

Ten seconds. He held her gaze. Breathed her breath as she breathed his. Striations of gray and deep-blue melded to form the indigo in his eyes, mesmerizing her. She licked her lips. Leaned in. Needing his kiss.

He blinked and she saw him come back to himself. Unwinding her from him, he set her on the seat.

“Strap in,” he said, as if the interlude had never happened.

Her heart went into a freefall of disappointment. She curled her fingernails into her palms, resisted the urge to explore the muscle of his rock-hard thigh. When she finally looked around, everyone cleared their throats and glanced away, pretending fascination with the upholstery or a point on the road ahead. Her face flamed and she busied herself with buckling her seat belt. Bunch of voyeurs, this lot.

17 Responses to “Undercover Lover giveaway!”

  1. flchen1 April 5, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    Tibby, congrats on Undercover Lover! Looking forward to reading! I’m following everywhere already (hmm… sounds like I’m a stray dog ;p)
    f dot chen at comcast dot net

    • Tibby Armstrong April 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm #


      Thank you for the laugh. The #dayjob has been hectic today, so I can especially appreciate the giggle!

      Enjoy your weekend, and I can’t wait to get to know you better on Twitter and FB!


  2. flchen1 April 5, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    BTW, are you doing anything fun for yourself to celebrate your new release, Tibby? Do you frame your covers? Get new bling? Dinner out? A special glass of wine? 🙂 Yay for you!

    • Tibby Armstrong April 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm #


      I framed the cover to No Apologies, and I have a frame waiting for Undercover Lover. I’ve run out of wall space, however, so I either have to get rich and move to a bigger space, or take something down.

      A family friend likes to rotate her artwork. I may have to take a page out of her book.

      Please let me know how you enjoy UL? You are entered in so many places now, you’ve got great odds–so good luck!


  3. Brynna Curry April 5, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Congrats on the new book! I followed you on Twitter (and retweeted to my readers), Facebook, RSS, Goodreads and posted a notice on my site about the contest. http://www.brynnacurry.com/2012/04/contest-alert.html

    Have a great day.

    • Tibby Armstrong April 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

      Whew! You did it ALL, Brynna! 😀

      Thank you for your enthusiasm and support.

      And good luck!!!!


  4. caitymack April 5, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Hi Tibby,

    Great excerpt, and there is a fabulous review up on Amazon for Undercover Lover, say yeah you!

    Liked you on Fb as Cathy MacDonald
    follow on twitter as caitymack17
    Subscribe to Rss

    cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

    • Tibby Armstrong April 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

      Thank you, Caity!

      Gun is my CP’s favorite hero that I’ve written, so she’s fan-girling me all over the place. Such a sweetie! 😉

      I hope you have a great weekend! And thanks for stopping by. You are duly entered in the Undercover Lover extravaganza! *grin*


  5. Marilyn Campbell April 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Under Cover Lover sounds super hot! Best of luck Tibby!

  6. Joanne B April 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Congrats on the new book. I followed you on Twitter, Facebook, RSS and Goodreads. This book sounds awesome. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Joanne B

    • Tibby Armstrong April 7, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      Thank you, Joanne!

      I had so much fun writing this book. It was such an epic experience. I hope when you read you’re transported too!

      I’m glad you stopped by. I’ll be announcing the winner of the giveaway this afternoon.


  7. Patti P April 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Thanks for the excerpt.
    musicalfrog at comcast.net
    friend goodreads

    • Tibby Armstrong April 7, 2012 at 11:25 am #

      Hi, Patti!

      Thank you for entering! I’ll be announcing the winner(s) this afternoon.

      I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend, curled up with a good book in a happy place. 🙂


  8. Tibby Armstrong April 7, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Thank you for helping me usher in the Undercover Lover book release with a great big grin! I had a blast, and I hope you did too!

    Without further ado, the winners are:

    Digital copy of Undercover Lover: For her blog comment, Caity Mack!

    Poster of the Undercover Lover book cover: For her tweet, Suzan Butler!

    Best wishes and thanks for playing!


    PS: Stay tuned for a giveaway for the Acting Out book release the week of May 8th!

  9. shannonemmel April 16, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    I’d get under the covers with him! LOL.
    Congrats…sounds like you have a winner with this one!

    • Tibby Armstrong April 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

      LOL! I love it, Shannon!

      Thanks for stopping by to comment. I hope you enjoy the book as much as you enjoyed the cover! *grin*


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