Marked by the Mob (Virginia Justice
FBI Agent Sara Deckker returns to the home she abandoned more than ten years ago, at the request of her father -- a man she loathes. Dying of cancer, Jim Deckker is on the run from a criminal family who wants his testimony silenced. Knowing he has little time left, he wants to reconcile with the daughter he failed to protect, in hopes of being forgiven.
Agent Douglas Fairbanks is the son of a criminal. Fighting for respect his whole life, Doug is now the lead agent on a case where the crimes are not unlike those committed by his father. This is his chance to prove he's a man of integrity and gain the respect he feels he deserves. Protecting Jim Deckker means being in close contact with the one woman who never gave him a chance. The Deckkers hold a terrible family secret--learning it could shatter everything.
An interracial romantic suspense with a bit of faith.
"If they saw us go over the edge, they may see an opportunity to finish us off. Or they may think we're good as dead and keep going."
She closed her eyes, putting a hand to her head. "Did you get a good look at them? Oh!" she exclaimed, her eyes shot open after landing flush against his chest.
Doug held Sara close to steady her while heat shot through his entire body. Her face softened as her eyes remained glued to his. The earlier flush in her cheeks returned and a soft pink traveled to her hairline and down her neck. She was warm too.
Doug answered her question with a slow shake of his head. He broke eye contact and focused on her lips. She had a small, yet curvy mouth -- a breath away. The overwhelming urge to kiss her was back and in an overturned vehicle on the side of a wooded hill, with windows shot out by a couple of thugs, they both stood alive and reasonably well and he wanted nothing more than to feel her lips -- if only once.
He forced his eyes up. Hers were filled with fear -- true fear, and it stunned him. What was she afraid of? Other than his sister, Sara was the most confident woman he'd ever known. Nothing seemed to shake her and her walls were formidable, impenetrable. But here she was, wrapped in his arms, pink from a lovely blush, her eyes wide with the knowledge of his thoughts.
Doug weighed his options. If he kissed her -- well, they'd both enjoy it. If he didn't kiss her, he might never have another chance and then he'd regret the missed opportunity for the rest of his life. Doug swallowed. Sara neither tried to escape nor voiced her dissent. Did she want the kiss? She needed to be kissed. He could wipe away all of that pent-up frustration and anger--
"I hear sirens," she whispered, still making no move to retreat from his embrace.
Doug forced his ears to concentrate on any sound other than the beat of his own heart. Sirens. It was now or never. He licked his lips.
From childhood, bestselling author K. Victoria Chase enjoyed writing stories and plays and reading Christian romance. She received degrees in Criminal Justice and Diplomacy and worked as a federal law enforcement officer for several years before deciding to try her hand at writing a complete novel. Serial Games (Virginia Justice Book One) is the third completed work and the first published by Desert Breeze Publishing. Book two of the series,Marked by the Mob, will be released in November 2012. Rafael, book one in The Santiago Brothers series, was recently published by Astraea Press and made Amazon's Top 100 Multicultural Romance bestseller list. In September 2012, she signed her fifth publishing contract for an interracial romance set in 1963 Alabama to Astraea Press.From Across the Divide will release in early 2013. Today, K. Victoria Chase has numerous projects in the works and continues to enjoy reading a variety of genres including two of her favorites: regency and romantic suspense. Until she can make writing a full-time venture, K. Victoria Chase continues to work in the field of counterterrorism, identifying potential terrorists that threaten the United States and the world. She currently resides in Leesburg, VA and writes both clean and Christian interracial romance. You can visit her website at http://www.kvictoriachase.com.
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