by Emily Kimelman
Vigilante crime mystery with a dash of romance, early reader’s call INVITING FIRE “Excellent”
Emily Kimelman's best selling Sydney Rye series feature a strong female protagonist and her canine best friend, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome mystery with tons of action that will keep you reading late into the night!
New to Sydney Rye? The first book in the series, UNLEASHED, is FREE.
Recovering from a near fatal attack that has left her with residual trauma, including haunting dreams and flashbacks, Sydney Rye is regaining her strength at the jungle training camp of Joyful Justice, the vigilante network inspired by her now legendary acts of vengeance. However, when a routine reconnaissance mission goes horribly wrong Sydney Rye looses the trust of the leadership of Joyful Justice.
Her good friend and trainer, Merl, warns that if she wants to be in the action she’ll have to follow orders like everyone else. Never good with authority, Sydney struggles to suppress her independent streak for the greater good.
When she runs up against an old adversary he blows apart everything she has gained. With her and Blue’s lives at stake, as well as the future of Joyful Justice, Sydney must push aside her fears and take a leadership role before it's to late.
The Sydney Rye Series
UNLEASHED (A Sydney Rye Novel, #1)
DEATH IN THE DARK (A Sydney Rye Novella, #2)
INSATIABLE (A Sydney Rye Novel, #3)
STRINGS OF GLASS (A Sydney Rye Novel, #4)
THE DEVIL'S BREATH (A Sydney Rye Novel, #5)
INVITING FIRE (A Sydney Rye Novel, #6)
Grabbing onto the edge of the pool he began to haul himself up. I watched his shoulders bunch, forearms tighten, and finally his biceps and the muscles that wrapped around from the backs of his arms came into sharp relief as his chest rose out of the water. It streamed down, following the force of gravity, but seeming to take the most luxurious ride down his form, before returning to the big empty pool.
I backed up giving Lenox space as his leg came up and he hopped into a standing position, drops of water shaking off him. I felt them on my face and bare arms. He didn't reach for a towel, just stood in front of me, the soft drizzle joining with other lingering streams of water slipping down his body. "I'm looking forward to working with you," he said. His gold chain rested against his neck again, short enough that it barely brushed his collarbone, but long enough that when he was on top of me it could fall against his lips.
I cleared my throat. "Me too," I said. Lenox smiled at me and I realized what all his clients were really paying for: the acknowledgement and admiration he showered so generously on you. Beyond companionship and pleasure lies the deep need to be accepted.
"Do you mind if I get you wet?" he asked.
I laughed. "What a rude question."
"Yes, well," he said in that delicious voice of his, as he closed the distance between us. "I can be a very rude boy."
Sydney Rye and Blue are back again and off on an incredible adventure that will change the future of Joyful Justice forever.
Sydney's dealing with a lot of personal demons this time around, especially one important person from her past. And speaking of the past, Sydney spares the life of another adversary bent on destroying her, and that act of compassion may come back to haunt her.
Ms. Kimelman's writing sparkles and shines. I almost felt as if I had gone on the adventure with Sydney and Blue, and I think her characterization which was always good is even better now.
One of the major questions I had about the book concerns romance. More than one man is interested in Sydney, although I'd pick one over the other. I have to wonder if this subject too will play a part in the next book.
She's strong, brave, and determined, and better still, she's finally taking her rightful place in the society in which she lives.
Bravo, Ms. Kimelman. 5 out of 5 stars. Can't wait for the next one.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Emily Kimelman is the author of the best selling Sydney Rye Series including UNLEASHED, DEATH IN THE DARK, INSATIABLE, STRINGS OF GLASS, THE DEVIL'S BREATH and INVITING FIRE. This series feature a strong female protagonist and her canine best friend, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!
Emily splits her time between the Hudson Valley and traveling the world with her husband and dog, Kinsey (named after Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone), researching exciting locations for the Sydney Rye Series. You can follow along on their adventures through Instagram, Facebook, and on Emily's blog.
The first book in the Sydney Rye series, UNLEASHED, is available as a free download on all major ebook retailers.
If you've read Emily's work, and enjoyed it, please let her know. You can reach Emily via email firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @ejkimelman, on Facebook and on her website www.emilykimelman.com
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