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Blog Diva - Friday, April 18, 2014
Some secrets are better left dead.
Rachel James’ ex-husband is released from prison determined to reclaim her and her little girl — the child is his key to controlling the James fortune. Rachel flees to Denver with the child who hasn’t uttered a word since her daddy went to prison.
Contractor Patrick Thorne wants nothing to do with another of his parents’ charity cases. He failed his own wife so abysmally she took her own life as well as his unborn son’s. After two years, it’s time to concentrate on the bid he’s won and the saboteur trying to destroy his construction firm.
There’s no room for trust in either of their hearts. But trust is all that will untangle the secrets that dominate their lives, free a little girl of her silent prison, and save them all from a serial killer who stands too close.
…‘Til death. Read More
Blog Diva - Friday, April 11, 2014
Have you ever been torn between two men? Two loves, each powerful enough to potentially eclipse the other? I can honestly say I’ve never had that experience, and it’s hard for me to imagine how it could be possible. My experience of love is of something complete, exclusive, and all-encompassing. But the idea of a love triangle is a popular one in fiction and other art forms, and I have to admit to finding it fascinating. When my novel In the Dark begins, the main character, Josie, has two men in her life—one she wants but doesn’t trust, and swears she will never love, and another whom she trusts with her life, but who hasn’t yet made much progress trying to capture her heart. I guess this is the version of a love triangle I can imagine—one in which the person choosing between two others is conflicted, and not quite ready to say the L word about either one.
Josie’s not really trying to figure it out, or particularly hoping that either of them will be her soul mate. She thinks she knows what she has to do, and that she will skip town and leave them both in the dust when she has done it. After all, they each take a turn making her feel safe one minute, and scared for her life the next. She’s ready to run. She doesn’t believe in soul mates anymore, anyway, and the idea that she could have real feelings for a guy again after the mother of all bad break-ups is, to her, the best reason of all to stay away from both of them. And yet she feels drawn to something about each of them. Johnny is funny, affectionate, and—let’s face it—awesome in bed. Peter is calm, in control, sensitive, and trustworthy. And he looks like a particularly handsome menswear catalog model. There’s not a lot of overlap between their good qualities, but maybe that’s what makes the dilemma possible in the first place. Read More
Blog Diva - Friday, March 28, 2014
Excerpt from Distortion (Book 2 of the Moonlighters Series) by Terri Blackstock
Juliet Cole watched her husband through the windshield, wishing he’d stop brooding. His jaw popped as he stood at the gas pump, scowling at the dollar amount of the fuel going into the U-Haul truck. She couldn’t say she blamed him for his foul mood tonight. This was the fourth time in the last year that Bob had taken the day off from his practice to help her sister Holly move, and it had been a long day. A white Camaro pulled up between her silver Caravan and the U-Haul truck Bob was about to return, the gas station’s lights illuminating him. The man inside looked toward Bob, then turned to peer at Juliet. Did she know him? Just in case, she lifted her fingers in a wave. The man looked away and pulled on through.
Bob put the gas pump back into its cradle. He grabbed the receipt, then climbed back into the box truck. He pulled out without a word, expecting her to follow. Maybe when the truck was returned and he was back in her van, she could coax him into a better mood. Read More
Blog Diva - Friday, March 21, 2014
Thank you for having me at the RomCon blog to celebrate the release of my latest romantic suspense novel Dark Deeds (Mindhunters, Book 4).
When I created The Society for the Study of the Aberrant Mind (or SSAM)—a private agency that hunts serial killers and other repeat violent offenders whose trails have gone cold—I wanted to explore the themes of hope healing grief, trust as the core of lasting bonds, and love conquering fear.
Dark Deeds was extra-special, as its heroine is Becca, a character who has become near and dear to me (and my readers) over the course of the series. I’ve watched her grow from a new SSAM recruit into a strong team member and I was excited to help her find love, especially with the passionate NYPD Detective Diego Sandoval. He’s her match in every way. Read More
Blog Diva - Friday, March 14, 2014
Interview with Sergeant, Ginger McCormick:
Hi. My name is Ginger. If you have a little time, I’d like to tell you a little about myself. Okay, so I’ve already said my name is Ginger, but my close friends and cop buddies call me Storm. My ex-partner, Homicide Detective, Skitch, gave me the nickname Storm after I caught a ruthless killer during a hellified rainstorm in Miami, FL. That was one of the happiest days of my life. But…
Right after I captured Nancy Kingston’s murderer, my ex-boyfriend did something horrible that landed me on probation. Sigh. Sigh. And just when I thought things couldn’t get worse, my best friend husband got murdered, and my new man is the number one suspect. Sweet Jesus! This is so much to handle until I can hardly tell the story. Read More
Blog Diva - Friday, March 07, 2014
New Release: Captivated (Book 2 in the Bruised Series)
Genre: Interracial Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 1, 2014
Publisher: Sugar and Spice Press
When she first lays eyes on Mya Riley’s slashed up body, Baltimore Detective Lisa Swanson is certain that the Sandman, a ruthless serial killer from her past has reemerged. Lisa dives headfirst into the case with her partner Dee, and lovesick Winston Lewis, a detective who grows more captivated with Lisa by the day.
The Sandman wreaks bloodthirsty havoc throughout the city, and this time he is determined to make Lisa his victim.
Armed with intense hatred for the Sandman and a stifling fear of who might end up dead next, Lisa struggles to solve the case by the book. But when the Sandman switches up his plan and goes after her lover Jake…Lisa ignores all the rules. Read More
Blog Diva - Friday, February 28, 2014
When Dylan Kellerman enters Shannon’s life he changes its course in more ways than one. He gives her hope and promise of a future she was convinced wasn’t attainable. Just as she begins to believe she has finally turned her life into something she can build a future on…blackness takes over.
Blackness Takes Over centers on relationships as a whole, not just romantic involvement. How those relationships grow and develop lead to the love and desire found in Shannon and Dylan’s relationship. Here’s an excerpt where Shannon goes to her first college party at the home of three (soon to be) friends.
As I make my way gradually through the crowd I grip my clutch (hiding my gun) tightly to my side. My gun is my safety net…always has been. My Uncle Mick taught me to shoot when I was eight. That’s how he got me to talk after I went to live with him. It had been a month and I hadn’t said a word, so he took me out onto his land, maybe a few acres out and put a rifle in my hand. Told me to point and shoot at some targets off in the distance. I did. I hit the target on my first try.
I looked up at him smiling for the first time since my life stopped and asked, “Can I do it again?” That’s when my new life began. Read More
Blog Diva - Friday, February 21, 2014
Kidnapped Hearts Anniversary Jubilee
On sale at: Evernight Publishing
Available at Amazon
To celebrate the release of my debut book, I’m having a scavenger hunt. I will be on several blogs and sites from February 14th-23rd. caitjarrod.com will have the list and links to direct you to the next site. Read More
Blog Diva - Friday, February 14, 2014
You’ve known him as a friend all your life. That’s about to change.
Ever known a nice guy next door? A guy you’ve always been comfortable with? Had your back? Maybe you went to high school together and he was a little older so you hung out in different circles. He went to college two time zones away and you did the whole white gown and flowers thing with your college sweetheart.
Fast forward a dozen years. Your sweetheart wasn’t such a nice guy. In fact he was a rat in in golf clothes who enjoyed making you miserable. So you walked out and started over.
Your nice guy is back; to stay. Things just got a whole lot more interesting.
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Blog Diva - Friday, January 31, 2014
Heaven Save Me from Men who Think They’re God’s Gift to Women
I’ve known a guy like that when I worked as a trainer in a gym in my twenties. Boy, was he pretty to look at: big smile, white teeth, six-pack abs, charisma. Women lined up to swoon after him. They were so excited when they received his phone number, or were asked out for drinks. They had no idea that he was like that with everyone—or that he was already living with someone.
All writers use their own life experiences in their books. When Joe Kessler, small-town football hero turned hot stuff police officer, strutted onto the scene in my bestselling novel Deathscape, I was sure he was just like that guy at my old gym. In fact, here is a gym scene with Joe at the police station. Jack, the hero of Deathscape, is sitting on the mat, having just ended an unpleasant phone call:
Jack hung up on the man as Joe, one of two rookies, pushed through the door and dropped his gym bag on the floor, heading straight for the treadmill with a grin. “Fallen and you can’t get it up?” Read More
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