NANNY WANTED: Must have desire for excitement, Adventure, Danger... While most governesses might demand hazard pay, Miranda more than earns hers. Not only is she responsible for a set of precocious triplets but she's also in love with her boss' kid brother. That's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, for soon she discovers that the rich widower who hired her to care for his three children isn't even of this world but is the head of the largest crime family on the planet Gataeus, and his younger brother--who goes by the innocuous name of "Kitten"--is his chief hitman. At the moment, Dominic Andrus is in a terminal war with the leader of a family on another planet. Xander Taluti is not only Dom's ex-brother-in-law but he's certifiably insane and out for revenge, and if Xander wins the war, not only he kill the triplets and the man Miranda loves die, but she'll never see Earth again!

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  1. Mary Ricksen // March 15, 2009 at 4:07 PM  

    Aside from the fact that this sounds like on great read, Toni, I am just blown away at how good you have become at making trailers...that was fantastic!

  2. Arkansas Cyndi // March 15, 2009 at 5:52 PM  

    Great plot Toni. You have such a vivid imagination.

  3. Scarlet Pumpernickel // March 15, 2009 at 6:27 PM  

    Toni rocks! As usual girlfriend, you are just too much. Need to hang out a shingle and start making trailers for other less savvy writers.


  4. Mary Marvella // March 15, 2009 at 8:24 PM  

    I enjoyed this the first time i read it. Excellent book.

  5. Nightingale // March 15, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

    Wow again, Toni. I have to agree with Arkansas Cyndi. Your fertile imagination stuns me. I think you'll never run out of fantastic stories.