Friday, September 22, 2006

Round Robin--AKA Pandora's box continued

I'm up for the next installment of the story. See Kaia's post from last week to catch up or read the whole thing (or at least most of it) from start to finish here.

And don't forget about the contests we have running--they are all still open! You'll find all the details at the bottom of this post!

Pandora's Box...continued.....

"The way it looks right now," Aaron said, "We're both bait." He sat down next to her on the floor. "There are two dead guys out there that shouldn't be here. The fact that they are means Marchasi knows where we are. And I have to assume he knows who I am."

"Well glad someone does."

Aaron smiled. "You're pretty cute when you're pissed off."

"Give me a minute. I'm about to become breathtaking."

He threw back his head and laughed. It should have made her madder, but damned if it didn't make her smile.

"Do you know what you're doing?" she asked him. "I mean, really. You're not some yahoo who's going to get us both killed, are you?"

He sobered quickly and Leanne almost wished she could retract the question. Did she really want an answer?

"I know what I'm doing," he said.

But the look in his eyes added a subtext that frightened her.

"But you can't guarantee you're not going to get us both killed, can you?"

"No. I thought Marchasi was just playing with us. But I don't think so anymore. I think he wants us dead, no matter what we do now. What I know could ruin him. And now you know it too."

"So what do we do?"

"Well first we find Fat Frank. And then we make him sorry he ever fucked with us."

Contest News:
Bunny Ears and Mud Wrestling Ain’t All He’s Up To…There’s just no telling what Fat Frank, owner of the Tooney Salooney, has been up to since Leanne and Aaron discovered his fetish for wild and wicked mud wrestling with a mysterious red-headed Amazon who could give Hulk Hogan a run for his money.

Is Fat Frank friend or foe? Club owner or two-bit hustler? Does he know who’s hunting Leanne and Aaron or who’s kidnapped Suzy? Exactly WHAT is Fat Frank up to?

We sure as hell don’t know! Here’s your chance to unravel the mystery. In an upcoming installment of Pandora’s Box, we’ll include Fat Frank’s story… who he is, what he’s up to, and how he might impact the outcome of the mystery Leanne, Aaron and Suzy are embroiled in is up to… YOU!

In 700 words or less, craft Fat Frank’s backstory and what his involvement is with the disappearance of Leanne’s sister. The Four Chicks will choose the best entry and post it – with due credit for the author – in a future installment of Pandora’s Box.In addition, we’ll send the winner the following prize package:
  • An autographed copy of Erin Grady’s Echoes
  • A $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble
  • A copy of Ava McKnight/Calista Fox’s newest ebook release, Shameless
  • A copy of Ava McKnight/Calista Fox’s ebook, A Subtle Seduction

Send your entry to: by September 30.Good luck – and thanks for being a part of our round robin!

The Four Chicks: Erin Grady, Kallie Owens, Calista Fox/Ava McKnight and Kaia James

And don't forget the other contests we have running:


Enter Calista Fox's Hook 'Em from the Get-Go contest by going to her website at is a fun and easy way to win free books and a Barnes & Noble gift card! Plus, a $25 Victoria’s Secret gift card will be awarded randomly!*****************************************

And, Finally... The third contest is a chance to win registration to the San Diego State University Writer’s Conference. This scholarship is sponsored by Erin Grady, author of romantic suspense novels. Visit her website at for all the details. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to attend this awesome conference FOR FREE!


Calista Fox said...

Great installment... though you left me wanting more! Me thinks Miss Grady is on deadline this week! :-)

Cheyenne McCray said...

Sounds like you're having some fun! :-)