by Mindy Ruiz
Series: Game of Hearts #1
Publication date: June 6th 2014
Genre: Paranormal romance
Cassandra Vera never ever broke the rules.
She’s also had a nonexistent social life since her best friend moved to Vegas. Armed with a new set of resolutions, the promise of a hot date, and her adoptive parents out of town, seventeen-year-old Cassandra agrees to a road trip, which is the perfect way to celebrate her birthday and ring in the New Year. After all, she’s headed to Vegas, the city where secrets are meant to stay hidden. Little does Cassandra know her past is buried there as well.
Cloaked in the shadows of the glitz and gaudy lights of Vegas lies a power struggle centuries old. One wrong step and Cassandra could destroy the delicate web of secrets. Now an enemy she never knew existed is after her, and the one boy who may be the missing piece to the puzzle — and her heart— is the one person she can’t afford to trust.
Cassie finds out she’s on a hit list.
A.J. bent down and put my broken stiletto back on my foot and reached for the other foot never answering me.
Was he smiling?
“A.J.!” I demanded, holding onto his shoulders, pulling my foot out of his reach. “Do you know how much these cost? What Malory will do to me—” I grabbed his chin. A warm rush of excitement swept through my body as his now heated eyes looked up at me.
“Are they worth more than your life?” He asked.
I shook my head, afraid to ask what he meant.
The snap of my shoe heel echoed ominously in the small garage lobby. Quietly, he put the other shoe back on my foot and stood.
“You have no idea the amount of danger you’re in.” He searched my face, looking for some sort of reaction.
There was nothing for him to find.
“I have to get you to the strip. Safely.”
His emphasis on the word safely didn’t go unnoticed.
“Who are they?” I whispered.
“Not here. Please, don’t fight me.” He quickly closed his eyes seeming to will me into compliance. When they opened, they sparkled with resolve. “I have to get you to Cesar’s Palace and get you some help.”
“Why do I need help?” I repeated, stronger, determined to get an answer that made sense.
“Because everyone in Vegas who knows about you … wants you dead.”
The blood drained from my head. It was the dizzying swirl of my world turning upside down. Me, on a hit list?
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~About the Author~
Mindy Ruiz lives in a sleepy Beach Town in Southern California. When she’s not writing, she spends her time chasing after three boys, making flirty eyes at her hunky husband, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, and hanging out at the beach with her very large and loud Italian family.
Her career in publishing started in the 4th grade with a story about a magic, museum-hopping chair. Now, Mindy writes young adult, new adult, and adult paranormal romance. Her books always include tormented heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of swooney moments that will put a smile on your face or make your heart race. Mindy is the lover of a good romance, the underdog, and John Hugh’s 80′s teen movies.
When her toes aren’t in the sand or her mind isn’t in the clouds, Mindy loves hearing from readers.
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