April 9, 2020

The Secret Brokers Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway


The Secret Brokers (Secret Brokers #1)
Author: Alexandrea Weis
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Publication Date: April 7, 2020

Publisher: Vesuvian Books


Dallas August runs a dangerous business—an organization of elite spies for hire.

The secrets trade.

Nothing is off limits, and no price is too high.

When asked to uncover what recluse Gwen Marsh knows about a Mafia kingpin’s death, Dallas poses as a bodyguard to get close to his target, but the stubborn Asian beauty wants nothing to do with him. As the FBI and the Mafia close in, danger drives them together, but can he protect Gwen, or will Dallas be the one risking everything to discover what she is really hiding?

Dallas August is about to find out how dangerous life can be as one of the Secret Brokers.

Once you are in, there is no turning back.

“I bet you liked talking to your patients,” Dallas said. “You seem like someone who cares.”

Gwen swept the medical supplies into an empty drawer and softly smiled. “Yeah, I liked talking to my patients. Heard a hell of a lot of great stories.”

“What about secrets? Did any of your patients ever tell you things you wished they hadn’t?”

Gwen shut the drawer. “Yeah, some told me secrets, mostly people at death’s doorstep. There were things I wished they had never told me, but my job was to listen.”

Dallas stepped closer to the vanity. “That sounds dangerous.”

Her voice softened. “Listening to the last confessions of the dying isn’t dangerous.”

“It is when you learn things that others may want to know.”

She tilted her head and deepened the lines on her brow. “What kinds of things?”

“Did anyone you took care of ever tell you things that could hurt others?” Dallas blocked her way out of the room. “Information, perhaps. About their business, or something they knew about another person. Something that others would kill for.”

“And if they had, why would I tell you? You’re here as my protector; not my priest.”

She rushed past him. He reached out to stop her, wanting to push her harder, but all the lies and manipulation suddenly lost their appeal, and he let her go. He had to get what Carl wanted, but it didn’t feel right. Dallas believed he could step into the field and pick up where he’d left off, but he didn’t have the stomach for hurting people anymore.

The slam of the bedroom door twisted the knife of regret deeper into his belly.

When had he changed? He couldn’t pinpoint a time or place, all he knew was that he wasn’t the cold-blooded specialist he’d attempted to resurrect. That Dallas August was dead.

He still had days ahead locked away with Gwen in the enormous house. The prospect terrified him, but then he remembered her skin, her gentle kiss, her eyes, and the daunting task ebbed. Perhaps what had changed wasn’t so much Dallas, but how he felt about Gwen.

Enough of this bullshit. Do the job and walk away.

His frustration needed venting before he did something stupid.
Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.



  1. Captivating and intriguing novel which I would enjoy. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway.

  2. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  3. thank you for sharing! looks like something i'd definitely enjoy