happens when negligent plastic surgeons receive a taste of their own medicine…?
investigative reporter, Eden Risk, receives an unmarked envelope containing a
postcard ordering her to watch the enclosed DVD…or someone else dies. No
Police. After Eden watches the DVD, a gruesome, horrifying surgery, she turns
to the private criminal investigation agency, CORE, for help. Only she hadn’t
expected that help to come with a catch. Her former lover, Hudson Patterson,
has been assigned to the case.
would rather have another CORE agent handle the investigation. Two years ago,
he’d screwed things up with Eden…bad. And as more DVDs arrive, Eden and Hudson
find themselves not only knee-deep in a twisted investigation, but forced to
deal with their past, and the love they’d tried to deny.
The alarm on
his watch beeped, reminding him what he’d already known. His patient would be
waking soon, and by the low moan from the other room, he would have to act fast
before the bastard regained full consciousness. Sure, he’d strapped the man
down, but he didn’t want to miss the look on the shithead’s face when his eyes
fluttered open, only to discover he’d just woken up in hell.
As he was
about to exit the office, though, shame suddenly clouded his judgment. What
he’d spent seven long years preparing for went beyond immoral and had his conscience
battling with his anger and need for revenge. Sweat coated his skin and
trickled down his back. His heart quickened and his head grew dizzy with the
onslaught of a panic attack. Until he glanced at the letter he had framed and
hung on the wall. The final contact he would ever have from his beloved
daughter. While he’d memorized Eliza’s words, each bold and bubbly stroke of
her script, he honed in on one line in particular for encouragement.
this time even louder, filtered into the office. His head cleared, his heart
slowed to normal, and an eerie calm settled over him.
more than listen, baby,” he whispered, rage suddenly sweeping away any thoughts
of immorality or ethics or principles. Screw those things. Screw those quacks
who had destroyed his daughter’s life.
hesitation he left the office and entered the main section of the
thirty-by-fifty steel garage. He hadn’t needed the entire space and had chosen
to fulfill his plans in the west corner of the building, where the lighting was
best and the bathroom and utility sink were closest. Things would become messy
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I didn’t pick
up my first romance novel until I was in my late twenties. Immediately hooked,
I read a bazillion books before deciding to write one of my own. After the
birth of my first son I needed something to keep my mind from turning to mush,
and Sesame Street wasn’t cutting it. While that first book will never see the
light of day, something good had come from writing it. I realized my passion,
and had found a career that I love.
When I’m not
writing contemporary romances and dark, romantic suspense novels (or reading
them!) I’m chasing after my four kids and two neurotic dogs.
B & N:
Kristine will be awarding $5 Amazon gift cards to four randomly drawn commenters during the tour as well as print books to six other randomly drawn commenters during the tour (3 of Pick Me, a contemporary romance, and 3 of Shadow of Danger, book one of the suspense series. [US ONLY on the books]). To better your chance of winning, follow the tour and comment often. You can find her schedule at http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/07/virtual-super-book-blast-shadow-of.html