The Hermit Librarian Hosts: Xpresso Book Tours & Zara West’s Under the Skin Blog Tour


A billionaire bridge builder

A gifted thief

A ruthless criminal

Can he save her before it’s too late?


Under the Skin by Zara West
Publication date: June 6th 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Thriller

Born poor and raised on the streets, celebrated bridge builder and billionaire, Mic Vargas is knee-deep in the construction of a trouble-plagued bridge from Manhattan to New Jersey. He really can’t afford to take in a stray thief and fall in love with her. But when a beautiful, snappy-tongued, illegal immigrant literally drops at his feet, he becomes consumed with saving her and her family from poverty.

Cat burglar, Lena Correr stopped trusting anyone long ago. Not even a rich, handsome billionaire with good intentions can break through her defenses. At least, not until an East Coast crime boss threatens her family and forces her to steal for him. Mic vows to help her and her family escape the hell they are in. But will the man Lena is coming to love succeed, or will he end up dead at the hands of an old enemy?



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Excerpt from Under the Skin


Mic stopped to let a snowplow pass. Doing street art was taunting the authorities enough. Did his thief know what she was risking? Being caught making graffiti was a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail. But stealing property was considered grand larceny and could land you in prison for the long haul.

He didn’t wish jail time on anyone.

What she had stolen from him alone would get her locked up for years, and he assumed he was not her only mark. If she kept it up long enough, she’d get caught. Everyone got caught eventually.

She’d been lucky it was he who’d rescued her. He didn’t want that beautiful girl to spend her life behind bars.



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Zara West loves all things adventurous and heart-stopping as long as they lead to true love. Born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Zara spends winters in New York where the streets hum with life, summers in the Maritimes where the sea can be cruel, and the rest of the year anywhere inspiration for tales of suspense, mystery, and romance are plentiful.

An accomplished artist by training and passion, she brings a love of art to every book she writes. When not marooned on an island or chasing after Greek shepherds, Zara tends her organic herb garden, collects hats and cats, and whips up ethnic dishes for friends and family. Learn more at


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Tour Schedule


July 1st

The Avid Reader – Interview
A Dream Within A Dream – Excerpt
diary of a wannabe writer – Review

July 2nd

Turning Pages – Review
The Hermit Librarian – Excerpt
From the TBR Pile – Review
The Magic of Wor(l)ds – Interview

July 3rd

Reviews by Jaye  – Review
Viviana MacKade – Guest post
Live Through Books Blog – Review

July 4th

Book Reviews by Steph – Guest post
Read with Me – Excerpt
crazy kalm – Review

July 5th

Books and Life – Review
Don’t Judge, Read – Interview
A British Bookworm’s Blog – Review
Book Lovers 4Ever – Excerpt






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