I’d like to thank Romancing the Book for letting me spotlight my two new April releases! The Devil Has Many Faces is book one in my new interracial romantic suspense series released April 4th!
Disturbed is the third installment in the Bruised interracial romantic suspense series. To show my appreciation for checking out my spotlight, one lucky winner will win an ebook copy of Bruised (book #1 in the Bruised Series)!
The Devil Has Many Faces (Amira Press):
While investigating the murder of Brett Myers, homicide detective Alexis Adams and her partner Penelope find a possible connection between Myers’ murder and Grant Copeland, the most powerful man in Tate Valley, California. Alexis has recently moved back to her hometown with one mission in mind: to destroy Grant whom she blames for ruining her mother’s life and recently killing her father.
Hungry for revenge, Alexis jumps at the chance to nail Grant for Brett’s murder. She’s sidetracked when the case leads her to Kevin Reed, a handsome executive who works for Grant’s company. Kevin and Alexis clash when they first meet but it does not take long for them to realize they are incredibly attracted to each other. Unfortunately, Alexis doesn’t trust Kevin and is determined to keep her mind off him and on the case, but the more she pushes Kevin away, the closer they get.
Alexis becomes torn between finding out what happened to Brett, her obsession with getting Grant, and her attraction for a man who seems as deceitful as he is irresistible.
Alexis walked barefoot across the soggy sand. A gull landed on the beach, picked at whatever it could find, then flew away. She usually had the beach to herself at night, but a couple was enjoying a picnic down the way.
A small wave rushed into shore.
“Ah.” Alexis shook water from the end of her white summer dress. She skipped over to the big rock she always sat on. She used the end of her dress to clean wet sand from between her toes.
The couple abandoned their romantic picnic and love-wrestled in the sand.
It had been a long time since Alexis love-wrestled with anyone let alone a man she really cared for.
She leaned back and rested on the rock.
The man pinned the woman down and kissed her.
Alexis closed her eyes, doing her best to remember how good it felt not to be just touched but to be wanted.
An image of Kevin almost taking her in his office earlier popped into her head for the millionth time that day. She’d barely gotten any work done at the station while thinking about what could’ve happened.
What was worse? That things almost went too far or didn’t go far enough?
She wiggled her toes.
He was persistent. He wasn’t easy to drive away like some men. In Los Angeles, she couldn’t go anywhere without being hit on and usually one look of her stink-eye let them know never to bother her again. But Kevin kept coming back for punishment. No matter how cold she acted, how rude she behaved, or how loud she yelled, he kept coming back.
She licked her lips.
And she liked that he kept coming back.
“Hey.” Kevin walked from behind the rock in snug jeans and a white shirt that hugged his pronounced pecks.
“Kevin?” Her long hair blew across her face. “What are you doing here?”
“You stood me up.” He stood in front of her. “You were supposed to make me dinner an hour ago.”
“Damn.” She checked her watch. “I came out here for a quick stroll and I guess the time got away. I’m sorry.” She jumped off the rock. “We can go now—”
“No, it’s okay.” He touched her arm. “I’d like to stay out here for a while. It’s so beautiful tonight.”
She scooted back on the rock.
“Let me guess,” he said. “You got a lot on your mind?”
“No.” She brushed a gnat off her dress. “I just like being out here.”
“So you didn’t have anything you needed to think about?” He rocked his head. “Like maybe what happened between us earlier? I know it’s all I’ve been thinking about.”
“That was a mistake.” The end of her dress blew against her toes. “I shouldn’t have let things go that far.”
“Things didn’t go far enough if you ask me.”
“You know we had no business acting that way.” She held her dress down when the wind swept through. “Especially not in your office. I don’t do stuff like that.”
“I don’t usually throw women on my desk and start to disrobe them either but that’s what happened.”
Disturbed Coming April 12th (Sugar and Spice Press):
Baltimore Detective Lisa Swanson is stunned when Detective Winston Lewis informs her that Devon Barnes, a young man stabbed to death in a park, had her name and number in his phone. Lisa insists she never met or heard of Devon and has no idea why he would have her information.
As Winston investigates, he has an eerie feeling that Lisa’s information being in Devon’s phone connects to his murder as well as a belief that Lisa might be hiding something. Lisa remains adamant that she does not know Barnes, but when her fingerprints show up on the knife used in Devon’s murder, Winston finds himself choosing between his feelings for her and doing his duty as a police officer. Pushed into a corner, Winston arrests Lisa for Devon’s murder.
After Lisa makes bail, she teams up with Winston to find out how and why the evidence points to her as Devon’s killer. The investigation leads to Lisa questioning someone from her past who not only could have the answers to her questions, but could also be the reason for her recent nightmare.
Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) is a published novelist of interracial romantic suspense and mystery novels. She started writing professionally in 1997 when she was nineteen years old. Stacy grew up loving the suspense genre. Her idols are Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. Her love for Psycho and many of his movies fueled her fire for suspense.
She was born, raised, and resides in Houston, Texas.