#Spotlight #Extract ~ Zenka by Alison Brodie #BookBoost @alisonbrodie2

I’m welcoming my friend Alison back to the blog today to spotlight her new book Zenka. This will be available in November but I’m lucky enough to have a copy which I will be reading very soon and my review is scheduled to appear on the blog on 17th October .. so in the meantime have a look at the eye-catching cover, read an extract and be tempted to pre-order 🙂

GENRE:  Suspense/Black Comedy/Romance

Ruthless, capricious, and loyal.

Zenka is a Hungarian pole-dancer with a dark past.

When cranky London mob boss, Jack Murray, saves her life she vows to become his guardian angel – whether he likes it or not. Happily, she now has easy access to pistols and shotguns.

Jack learns he has a son, Nicholas, a male nurse with a heart of gold. Problem is, Nicholas is a wimp.

Zenka takes charges. Using her feminine wiles and gangland contacts, she aims to turn Nicholas into a son any self-respecting crime boss would be proud of. And she succeeds!

Nicholas transforms from pussycat to mad dog, falls in love with Zenka, and finds out where the bodies are buried – because he buries them. He’s learning fast that sometimes you have to kill, or be killed.

As his life becomes more terrifying, questions have to be asked:

How do you tell a crime boss you don’t want to be his son?

And is Zenka really who she says she is?

PRE-ORDER LINKS: Available 6 November 2017

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Amazon CA

Amazon AU

About the Author

Alison Brodie is a Scot, with French Huguenot ancestors on her mother’s side.

Brodie is an international, best-selling author. Her books have been published by Hodder & Stoughton (UK), Heyne (Germany) and Unieboek (Holland).

Reviews for her debut, FACE TO FACE: “Fun to snuggle up with” – GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Pick of the Paperbacks. “Vane but wildly funny leading lady” – Scottish Daily Mail.

Brodie has now gone “indie”. Here are some editorial reviews for her recent books.

BRAKE FAILURE: “Masterpiece of humor” – Midwest Book Review

THE DOUBLE: “Proof of her genius in writing fiction” – San Francisco Book Review.

ZENKA (to be released 6 Nov, 2017): “ZENKA is top of my list for best fiction this year. If Tina Fey and Simon Pegg got together to write a dark and hilarious mobster story with a happy ending, ZENKA would be the result.” – Lauren Sapala, WriteCity

I personally loved Brake Failure and you can read my review Here

AUTHOR LINKS:

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Website

Goodreads

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ZENKA – Extract

At ten o’clock, the doorbell buzzed. Nicholas smiled grimly as he headed down the stairs, imagining the battle-axe who would storm into Jason’s room and order him to get his lazy butt out of bed and tidy up his mess.

Nicholas opened the front door and saw a blue umbrella lift slowly to reveal a face. The small pointed chin and full lips belonged to a little girl, but the slanted green eyes belonged to a porno queen.

It took a moment for him to find his voice. ‘Can I help you?’

‘I am Zenka.’ Her accent was Eastern European, her voice husky. She smiled and held up a pair of yellow Marigold gloves.

Her smile was blinding. It took him a moment to drag his eyes off that luscious mouth to the Marigold gloves. He looked at them. He looked at her. Somehow, it seemed, they were connected.

A cloud of anxiety moved over her face. ‘You not vant me cleaning?’

‘Cleaning?’ he echoed. He felt a jolt of realisation. She was the cleaning lady! Jee-sus Christ!

He quickly collected himself. ‘Come in, come in.’ He snatched the umbrella from her. ‘I’m upstairs. It’s not very big. It shouldn’t take you long. You might need a hand … you know … with-’

Stop babbling! he screamed inwardly.

As she threw off her hood, long red hair cascaded down over her shoulders, alive and bouncing, and screaming to be touched.

He clapped his hands vigorously, like a scout master summoning his troop. ‘O-kay! Let’s get to it!

He led the way, his nerve-ends alive to her presence, every male testosterone and mating instinct flashing on red alert. At the door of the flat, he stood back to let her enter. The shy look she gave him from under her black lashes made him catch his breath, and for the first time in his life, he was aware of his heart.

Praise for Zenka:

5* “Top of my list for best fiction this year” – Lauren Sapala, WriteCity

5* “You won’t be able to put this book down” – Laura Reading

5* “Brodie nails it again. Intelligent wit and outstanding writing” – Charlie Elliott, author of Life Unbothered

3 thoughts on “#Spotlight #Extract ~ Zenka by Alison Brodie #BookBoost @alisonbrodie2

  1. Thank you Ali for posting a Spotllight for ZENKA. I am proud to have the support from such a defiantly brave and warm-hearted English lass. x

    (Altho I am still insanely jealous of your sea views.)

    • Awww, when you come to visit you can bask in the view. I have a list of authors coming lol xx

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