It's a Twofer Tuesday! Teaser + Cover Reveal. I'm excited to announce that Heartless will be released on it's own July 23rd, but is currently available in the My Bloody Valentine Story Collection at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
"Mistress Crush?" he asked, his eyes traveling down her skin-tight leather cat suit. "I'm Homicide Detective Campbell Ferguson, and this is Detective Vince Donovan. Can we come in? We'd like to ask you a few questions."
Had his voice always been that deep and gravely? Shivers rose on her exposed skin, or was that from the badge he'd yet to tuck away into his suit jacket? "What do you want?" she asked.
"That's what we'd like to talk to you about. May we come in?" he repeated like she hadn't heard it the first time.
Not so fast. She'd watched Law and Order. "Do you have a warrant?"
The muscle in his jaw flexed. "Would you mind removing the mask?"
Oh, she'd definitely mind. In fact, make that a big fat yes. She never removed the mask that covered half her face when she was in her Mistress Crush persona. Refusing to answer, she just slowly blinked instead.
Cam adjusted his feet as though he itched to take off her mask himself. He obviously didn't like her answers. Well, she didn't like threatening suits on her doorstep. She wasn't breaking the law. She didn't have sex with her clients, just beat them. Could they arrest her for that? All her clients signed a release form stating she wasn't responsible for any injuries they might sustain in their sessions. They used safe words.
Her heart pounded heavy in her chest, but she did her best not to show how nervous she was. She flicked the crop against the palm of her other hand.
Detective Donovan's brows disappeared into his hairline as his eyes followed her black, arm-length, silk-gloved fingers stroking the riding crop.
"It's in your best interest to talk to us, Ms. Crush." Cam broke the spell she'd tried to weave. He wasn't falling for her bullshit.
"That's Mistress Crush," she corrected in her best schoolmarm voice.
He stepped forward, not quite over the threshold, but close.
She didn't budge. He wasn't intimidating her. No man would ever intimidate her again. "Unless you have a warrant, Detective, I don't have to talk to you."
"We can, and will, arrest you if need be."
Heartless is currently available in the My Bloody Valentine Story Collection along with some insanely talented authors.
Today's Teaser Tuesday is brought to you by HOOKED. I loved this book, but then I'm partial to it as I'm right now getting ready for my summer and the fishing season in Bristol Bay. Here is a little scene between my female drift boat captain and my Alaska State Trooper, er fish cop. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Today's teaser is brought to you by HOOKED. I thought it fitting as I'm headed to Bristol Bay soon for the red salmon commercial fishing season. HOOKED is a really good accounting of what we face out there. Plus, a hot romance between a fisherman and a fish cop. The two shouldn't mix.
She baited a cop and hooked a killer
She crosses the line…
Sonya Savonski has something to prove as the only female drift boat captain fishing the deadly depths of the Bering Sea. She stirs the waters, luring a murderer to the surface, and snags the unwanted attention of an Alaska State Trooper.
He tows the line…
“Fish cops” don’t mix with fishermen, but if Alaska State Trooper Garrett Hunt can reel Sonya in—before a killer uses her for bait—she could be the catch of his life.
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Just recently a contest was held and Wild Reader, Theresa Esterline won with this collage of my books. Theresa will receive a fun gift bag of items I picked out while in Hawaii where I am currently vacationing.
The Hawaii Gift Pack included:
Hot Men of Hawaii Calendar Flip Flop Coffee Mug Kauai Coffee Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts Flip Flop Post-It Notes Turtle Pen Plumeria Hoop Earrings
All the entries were amazing and I was very touched with the collages and the words expressed on why they loved my books. The Wild Readers are just a great bunch of people with Janet Juengling-Snell as our fearless leader. Thank you everyone who entered! It was great fun to see what you all came up with.