Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cover reveal: License to Nerd by Chris Redding




License to Nerd

Madison West appears on Peter Quincy’s doorstep as expected, when her husband, Charlie, disappears. Peter had been her husband’s best man and had promised to take care of Madison if something happened to him. Neither Madison nor Peter are what they seem, but will their lies to each other to save the world, instead fail to save them from each other?



Then he kissed her.

     He kissed her like a starving man eating his first meal. He kissed her like a man who’d been schooled in how to kiss a woman. He kissed her better than he'd kissed her in college. If he'd kissed her like this then, she might not have chosen Charlie.

     When he tried to move away, she held onto him, deepened the contact.

     “Wow,” she said when they came up for air.

     His gaze met hers, only inches from her face, then he walked away.

     The oxygen left the room.


     She slid off the desk and followed him. “Don’t you dare.”

     He whirled to look at her, his eyes wild, his hair unkempt. “What?”

     “Don’t you dare apologize. Don’t you dare walk away. We’re not finished.”

     “We are. You’re a client.”

     “So. I’m also a woman. A woman you once made love to.”

     His gaze raked over her leaving her naked. “I know.”

     The silence hung like a flag on a calm day.

     She stepped towards him. He stepped away. “Afraid?”

     He licked his lips, his chest heaving. “Yes.”


     She stepped towards him again. He stepped away. “Don’t Madison. Don’t cross that line.”

     “Life’s short.”

     “This is only because you’re in danger and I look like a knight in shining armor. Here we are back at college, but we aren't two kids anymore. You made your choice back then. No do overs.”

     “Don’t. Don’t insult me. I’m a big girl. And this isn't a do over. It's a whole new game. We're not kids.”


     His voice came out in a desperate whisper. If she pushed, he’d go over the edge. She’d be under him, whimpering. Those strong hands that could create gadgets would be creating something wonderful for her.

Tonight. Now.

Maybe all night.

     “Life’s short, Q.”

     She stepped into his personal space. He didn’t step out, but he looked at her as if she were a wild animal.

     Then he gripped her, pressing her against the wall. “Oh.”

     He let go and put both hands flat against the wall on either side of her head. His gaze was molten. His breath ragged.

     “Last chance,” he said.

     “For what?”

     His eyes narrowed. “To refuse me.”

     His breath wafted across her face.


     “Yes, what?” he asked.

     “Yes, I want you Peter Quincy.”

License to Nerd will be released in late July.

Author Bio


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Chris Redding

Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her one husband, two kids, one dog, and three rabbits. When she isn't writing she's chauffering her two boys to activities and working per diem in her local hospital.



1 comment:

Chris Redding said...

Thanks for having me today.

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