Friday, November 9, 2012

On Tour and a Giveaway: To Catch a Bad Guy Marie Astor

Today is my stop on the CLP Blog Tour for To Catch a Bad Guy by Marie Astor. I have to admit that I have not read any books by Marie yet but after reading this excerpt and seeing the other books that she has written, her books are now on my TBR list. I hope you enjoy this little part of To Catch a Bad Guy. Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour to read more.

Excerpt from To Catch a Bad Guy ~~

“Tom, so wonderful to see you!” Lisa leaned in for an air kiss exchange. “So sorry we are late.”

“Nonsense, good company is worth waiting for.” Tom grinned.

“You’re such a charmer.” Lisa batted her eyelashes.

She’s flirting with him, Janet felt a sting of irritation. She was not even interested in this Tom Wyman character, but, in spite of herself, she was hot with resentment. Lisa’s behavior was reminiscent of all those teenage double dates Janet had endured, with Lisa flirting away with the very guys Lisa had supposedly invited as Janet’s dates. Sure, Janet was much older now, but when it came to her friendship with Lisa, other than the number of candles on her last birthday cake, not much had changed.

“Tom, Tom Wyman.” Tom’s eyes locked in on Janet’s as he extended his hand. Coiffed was the word to describe him. Everything about this man was polished: his manner of speech, his silky dark eyes, his curly black hair, which was carefully slicked back, and his tailored outfit of Brooks Brothers suit and pink shirt with onyx cufflinks.

“Janet Maple.” Janet blinked, sensing Tom’s smooth, manicured fingers wrap around her hand.

“Janie just started working for me today,” Lisa cut in.

Janet nodded good-naturedly. She hated it when Lisa called her Janie – the diminutive was reserved for family only, but somehow, years ago, when Lisa had overheard Janet’s mother call her Janie, she had picked it right up and Janet never had the heart to tell her to stop.

“Some would say never hire your best friend, but I’m of a different opinion. Janie and I are the best of friends, and I know that we’ll get along splendidly at the office.”

Tom let go of Janet’s hand and looked at Lisa, bemused. “Well, Lisa, from what you’ve told me about Janet, she is going to be a great asset to the firm.”

Janet beamed him a smile. She did not know much about this Tom Wyman character, but she could have kissed him on the spot for putting Lisa back in her place.

As if reading Janet’s mind, or more likely her facial expression, Tom winked. “Columbia Law School graduates rarely come clamoring for employment, especially those who graduated magna cum laude.”

“I see that Lisa has been talking about me.” Janet returned Tom’s wink with a smile. She might not like the idea of Lisa meddling in her personal life, but that did not mean that she would let Lisa steal the limelight from her date – not anymore.

About the author

Marie Astor is the author of contemporary romance novels This Tangled Thing Called Love, Lucky CharmOn the Rim of Love, romantic suspense, To Catch a Bad Guy, and a short story collection, A Dress in a Window. Marie is also the author of a young adult fantasy adventure novel, Over the Mountain and Back.

Books by Marie Astor

This Tangled Thing Called Love – a contemporary romance about overcoming one’s inhibitions,learning to tango, and finding one’s true love match. Purchase from Amazon

Lucky Charm – a humorous contemporary romance about love, luck and friendship. Purchase from Amazon

On the Rim of Love – a contemporary romance about the unexpected power of love. Purchase from Amazon

A Dress in a Window – a collection of short stories about love, coincidences, and fate. Purchase from Amazon

Over the Mountain and Back – young adult fantasy adventure novel about a boy who takes his snowboard for a ride and finds himself in a magical, hidden world he never knew existed. Purchase from Amazon

Connect with Marie!

Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter @marieastor

**Everyone who leaves a comment on Marie’s tour page will be entered in the giveaway! Anyone who purchases their copy of How To Catch a Bad Guy before November 19 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries! Three individual winners will receive a piece of jewelry shown above, and one bonus winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card! Please note this is open to US residents only.**


  1. I like how this excerpt picks up with their meeting--Janet & Tom. Tom strikes me as charming right off the bat.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Catherine,

      Thank you for your comment! I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying the tour!


  2. Thank you for featuring To Catch a Bad Guy today!


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