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.
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."