Excerpt Hop and Giveaway:Black Dawn: Cristin Harber


BLACK DAWN by Cristin Harber releases on July 14th - but we couldn't wait that long to share the first chapter with you!

Check out the first part of chapter one, plus enter to win a gift card + a Titan mug by spotting the highlighted word in the excerpt below.

Be sure to stop by each stop on the excerpt hop every day this week for more chances to win, plus the rest of chapter one!

Excerpt Hop:

July 6, 2015 - Reviews by Tammy and Kim
July 7, 2015 - Grown Up Fangirl
July 8, 2015 - Red Hot Reads
July 9, 2015 - InkSlinger PR
July 10, 2015 - Obsessed with Myshelf

Excerpt #1

Bass thumped hard. The lights were low and dark with flashes of red. The warehouse vibe was chill, and the party raged. Lexi Dare was in her element, with her people, and no one was the wiser that it was, yet again, a party celebrating her. SilverChaos. Whenever there was a big corporate hacker challenge during the day, one of the top dogs in the cyber world threw a rager that night.
Tonight was all her doing, though few knew who she was. Anonymity was comfortable. It had been her one constant over the years, even if some hackers had tried to connect her name and handle. To most, she was just a regular party girl who worked the underground scene. Friendly enough, she vibed out with the crowd and knew with photographic precision ninety- nine percent of the room’s occupants, even if they didn’t know her. They were a tight-knit community that functioned fine without real names, hidden in their cloaks of anonymity. Only a couple nosey ones made her nervous. She’d been in the mix since she wandered in so many years ago as an abandoned teenage prodigy with no one but a foster sister and a notebook full of code that no one but her understood. Until she’d met these people.
They made her feel accepted, as if she had a shot at what having a family would feel like. At those parties, she felt as though she were returning home for a reunion. Really, that just showed how little about family she knew and how much of it she craved.
Now she was back to where she’d started years ago: lonely and abandoned. These events were the only social activity she had anymore, the only ones that let her feel normal, and she clung to them, hoping to retain some of herself even as she knew that with every day in the real world, the real her faded.
Her leather pants and smoky eyes? She’d hide them when she went back home. Either her foster sister would keep her clothes or Lexi would stash them deep in the closet where Matt would never find them. It was just too... hard to find the right balance between living the expected, suburban, almost-a- housewife life and being the real her.
She turned toward the voice she’d heard before. It was the second time that night he’d made an approach. He was a nice- looking Asian guy who went by Phiber, and he wasn’t half bad at corporate hacks. What he’d put forth during today’s corporate-sponsored competition was solid. But his wardrobe, what looked like dozens of layered shades of black, did him no favors, and his ego was the size of Silicon Valley. He really thought himself the excellent hack.
“Blondie’s not my name.”
His head jutted awkwardly with each bump of bass. “Drink?”
“No, I’m good.”
She was one of the few women there that night, or in general. It wasn’t lost on her that she was attractive. Men did double takes when she rode up on the back of her sporty racing bike or when she pulled off her helmet and her fuck-yeah braids were tousled. She didn’t mean to look like that—it was just how she could breathe. According to her fiancĂ©, it was also how she attracted attention, which was why he had a problem with everything these days.
How she dressed.
When she worked.
Her bike was too dangerous.
Her makeup was too loud.
Even now, Lexi ground her molars together, briefly weighing the idea of being without Matt—which meant without anyone who called her family—against the idea of being alone in this filled world of loners.
Things weren’t great at home. Matt pushed the line from being a jerk to just being an asshole. But loyalty was important. Trust was too. Family forgave—that was what he reminded her of constantly. Family filled that void she’d always had. Matt was her family. Right?

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Excerpt Hop Stops:

July 6, 2015 - Reviews by Tammy and Kim
July 7, 2015 - Grown Up Fangirl
July 8, 2015 - Red Hot Reads
July 9, 2015 - InkSlinger PR
July 10, 2015 - Obsessed with Myshelf



What happens when nothing is as it seems?

Lexi Dare is on a one-woman mission to stay alive. Both at home and at work. Because how did she end up with a ring on her finger and an abuser in bed as she readies to hit the high point in her career? Everything should be perfect. Amazing job. Handsome fiancé. It's all a disaster.

Parker Black is the brains behind Titan Group, an elite security firm. In his world, everything is ordered and controlled, except what he feels for his buddy’s girl. Something in her eye screams for help, but he has no idea what.

When Lexi disappears, Parker realizes what he should have known. The lines blur between friendships and work, and they must find each other to survive a terror attack that only Lexi can stop.

Black Dawn can be read as a standalone and does not have a cliffhanger.

BLACK DAWN releases July 14th - 
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Cristin Harber

Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon's Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.

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