#TeaserTuesday ~ Cover Reveal and Excerpt for Hidden Threat by @ SherriHayes


Cover Reveal



Release Date: January 28, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cali Stanton has one goal in life, being a doctor. She has spent the last two years helping the less fortunate in Africa. It’s a job she loves and intends to do for the foreseeable future. That is until she receives a call from her father saying he’s been injured and needs her back in Chicago. Less than a week later she finds herself behind her father’s desk at Stanton Enterprises, running the family business…something she never wanted to do. But how could she say no to her father when he insists that she is the only one he can trust?

Matthew Andersen and his brother, Jason, have spent the last two years managing security at Stanton Enterprises. However, someone is determined to take down the company and with it its acting CEO, Cali Stanton.

Cali and Matthew must work together to find out who is behind the threats to not only the company but to Cali herself while they fight their growing attraction for each other. Can they figure out the hidden threat before it’s too late?


Excerpt


The phone on the desk buzzed startling her. She placed a calming hand on her chest and pushed the intercom button like Lisa showed her. “Yes?”

“Matthew Andersen is here to see you.” Lisa’s voice came through clear and confident.

“Who?” Cali asked.

“Mr. Andersen. Head of Security.”

Well . . . nothing like jumping in with both feet.

“Send him in.”

Cali stood and straightened her suit jacket. She could do this.

The door opened and a man not much older than her entered the room. He strolled confidently across the room and offered her his hand. The most intriguing blue eyes she’d ever seen stared back at her as she shook his hand.

She cleared her throat as her gaze drifted over his dark hair and broad shoulders. “You must be Mr. Andersen.”

For a moment, she didn’t think he was going to answer. “And you must be Ms. Stanton.”

They stood there for a moment, the air around them felt heavy and charged. She felt warmth rushing to her cheeks and looked away.

Swiping her hand back, she hurried back behind the desk and attempted to collect herself. It didn’t matter that she could still feel the burn of his palm against her skin. Or that the way he seemed to own that suit he was wearing reminded her how long it had been since she’d had a man in her bed. She had a job to do and it didn’t include fooling around with one of her father’s employees.

Cali cleared her throat. “Um . . . why don’t you take a seat, Mr. Andersen?”

He lowered his tall frame into the offered chair.

She retook her own seat and placed both her hands in her lap.

They sat in silence for several moments. He seemed to be assessing her. For what, she had no idea, but Cali wasn’t sure she liked it.

“My father said there were some things you needed to discuss with me.”  She attempted to sound as businesslike as possible.

“Yes.” He paused. “What did Alvin tell you?”

Cali tried not to let his brisk tone bother her. “Not much. Just that he needed someone he could trust running his company right now.” She gathered up her courage and leveled a look at him Cali saved for her most difficult patients. “What’s going on?”

About The Author


Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn't good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.
At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.
Since then Sherri has published several novels, many of which have hit the top 100 in their category on Amazon. Writing has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. You can find a current list of all of Sherri’s books and sign up for her monthly newsletter at www.sherrihayesauthor.com


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