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Stealing the Golden Dream, by Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens
Scottsdale PIs Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino of Shea Investigations are hired by the Arizona Heritage Museum to guard the multimillion-dollar Dahlonega Golden Dream Coin Collection. When the collection is stolen out from under them and a loved and trusted colleague is murdered, it’s a strike at the very heart of the agency. Eddie has been set up to take the fall for both crimes, so their first order of business is to clear his name. Not only is Eddie’s freedom at stake, but their business is on the line. In fact their very lives, as well as those of their loved ones, are in deadly peril.
It soon becomes clear that Eddie has been targeted because of his former association with the mob. How far over to the dark side is Jordan Welsh, society girl, willing to go to save her lover Eddie from the echoes of his criminal past?
Stealing the Golden Dream is second book in the Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino series, which began with Stealing the Moon & Stars.
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Smart and sassy. Classy with a twist of wry humor and just enough sentiment and romance to reel you in and keep you hanging until the end. Smith and Steffens, partners in crime-writing fiction, have struck gold again in Stealing the Golden Dream, the second book in the Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino series, which began with Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino series. Their characters are so engaging and real, you’ll want to hire them next time you need a good PI team. — Kathleen M. Rodgers, author of Johnnie Come Lately and The Final Salute

The Smith and Steffens dynamic duo have created another enjoyable read.
Blending their contemporary noir heroes with their quirky and relatable
friends and relatives, followed by a generous sprinkling of really scary bad
guys, this tight story tingles with suspense, grit, and perpetual motion.
Living in Phoenix, I enjoyed the sense of place they created that portrays
the unique character of the Phoenix and Scottsdale community. If you enjoy
romantic suspense, you will love this book.
— Cathy Ann Rogers, author of Here Lies Buried and Deliberate Fools.

Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino are an engaging duo, reminiscent of Castle and Beckett. Their chemistry makes this a must-read series. Smith and Steffens pen a heck of an action-packed, twisty-turny tale—they had me from page one! — Jenn McKinlay, New York Times best selling author.

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Excerpt: Stealing the Golden DreamThe image of Eddie with Sofia Vercelli was imprinted on her brain. But she had it in mind to put it aside until Eddie was in better shape. Piling more stress on top of all he was already dealing with would not only be cruel and insensitive, it would also be stupid. He was much better at a good rousing argument than she. Better to wait until things had settled down to bring up the subject—but it was definitely a matter she intended to learn more about.Jordan made her way through the house, opened the patio door, and followed Sadie outside. She stood by the pool staring at the half-moon mirrored in the inky water. Jordan shivered in the cool breeze that rippled the reflection. March days in Scottsdale were perfect—warm, in the upper seventies, low eighties. But the evenings cooled down to the low fifties. The desert air was clean, seasoned with the faint scent of mesquite, creosote, and the chlorine in the pool.

She rubbed her bare arms. Eddie moved up behind her, slipped off his jacket and draped it around her shoulders.

He put his arms around her. “You know I wasn’t with her that night.”

“Why would she say it if it wasn’t true?”

“I’m pretty sure she figures if she does this I might take her back.”

Jordan looked up, trying to see his face, but it was cloaked in darkness.

“It’s never going to happen. I told her I’m with you now. While I don’t want anything to do with her, if her story gets me off the hook, I’ll run with it. I can’t revenge Muggs if I’m sitting in a jail cell.”

“You think I don’t know that?” Jordan said. “She’s willing to lie for you? To the cops?
She must want you back real bad.”

Eddie moved his hands to her shoulders and turned her around. “It’s all one-sided. Don’t pretend you don’t know that.” He pulled her close and kissed her hard, long, and smoking hot as Louisiana pepper sauce. It burned all the way to her toes.

Eddie, the man she was born to love. She threw herself into the kiss, and before she really knew what was happening, they’d made their way into the house and were pulling at each other’s clothes.

He took hold of one of her legs behind the knee and lifted it. She wrapped it around him as he reached under the dress and caught the edge of her panties with the curl of a finger.

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Jaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid. K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away….

K. C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she’s stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door.

Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn’t give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life—except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As they grow closer, he discovers that convincing K.C. to get out from her mother’s shadow is hard, but revealing the darkest parts of his soul is nearly impossible.

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Penelope Douglas was born in Dubuque, Iowa and has a Masters of Science in Education from Loyola University in New Orleans. She lives with her family in Las Vegas.

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Falling Away – Chapter 5 Excerpt

“So, how did this happen?” I asked, holding the gauze on his skin, under the cuts, to catch the saline.
His abs flexed, probably from the cold fluid, since saline didn’t sting, as I poured it over the cuts, cleaning them.
He sucked in air through his teeth. “Some of the science kids have greenhouses on the roof,” he grunted, and I almost laughed out loud. “Masters asked me to go up and make sure the roofs were closed, but I slipped coming back down the stairs. Scraped myself on some bolts.”
I used the rest of the gauze to wipe up the solution, and then ripped open a package with a wet wipe and made sure the blood was cleared up.
“You should be using gloves,” he pointed out. “You know? Blood and all.”
“I thought any girl was safe with you,” I shot back, tearing open bandages. “Isn’t that what you told me?”
Jax was silent for a minute, narrowing his eyes farther and watching me as I placed three rectangular bandages on his stomach.
“I said any girlfriend of mine,” he finally clarified. “But you shouldn’t be so careless. Use gloves next time.”
I ignored him, feeling weird on the occasions he acted like this. Jax had a habit of scolding me, sometimes acting as though he was protecting me, and then following it all up with being an asshole. I finally figured out condescension was his way of gaining superiority. Making others feel stupid.
I sat back, looking him in the eye and changing the subject. “Is anything else hurt?”
He hesitated only a moment. And then folded his arm back, lifting his right elbow to reveal the scratches I’d noticed earlier.
Repeating the same procedure, I stood up and leaned over him, catching the saline wash as it cascaded over his wound and into the gauze.
He hissed, and I blinked.
“Blow on it,” he ordered.
“It doesn’t sting,” I scoffed, knowing damn well that saline didn’t hurt.
“K.C., Jesus,” he barked, wincing.
I rolled my eyes but gave in. Holding the underside of his arm—his hard triceps—I leaned down and released a slow, cool breeze over the scratches. Jax’s scent wafted over me again, and I desperately wanted to close my mouth so I could breathe him in through my nose.
But I didn’t. I could tell his eyes were on me.
“Why are you watching me?” I asked, wiping up the rest of the solution and blood.
I didn’t look at him, but I heard him swallow.
“This is just the first time you’ve ever made me feel good, is all,” he replied in probably the most candid way I’d ever heard him speak.
I pinched my eyebrows together.
The first time I’d ever made him feel good. I didn’t know what to say to that. Hell, I had nothing to say to that.
Keeping quiet, I finished applying his bandages as fast as I could and didn’t meet his eyes again. He’d tried to be nice to me in high school. He’d tried to be a friend. Maybe friends with benefits but still a friend. Now here I was, forcing my attention on him, and he probably had no patience for me anymore.
“Can I ask you a question?” I ventured.
“That night you drove Liam home . . .” I swallowed, smoothing my fingers over the bandage I’d fixed to his arm. “You said you had tattoos. Too many.” I repeated his words, my eyes fixated on his forearm. “What did you mean?” I pressed, because clearly Jax didn’t sport any tattoos. His statement hadn’t made any sense.
Even though I hadn’t looked at him, I noticed his head turn away as he inhaled a slow, deep breath. Kind of as though he was getting ready to dive deep underwater and knew he wouldn’t be up for air for a while.
“Sorry,” I said quietly, straightening up and crumpling the bandage wrappers in my fist. “I just . . . I don’t know . . .” I trailed off. “I just want to understand.”
I finally met his eyes, and he studied me silently. I didn’t know if he was trying to figure out what to tell me or if he wanted to tell me anything at all. Funny thing was, I’d thought about what Jax said that night a lot over the years, and while I was curious, it wasn’t until I’d overheard his conversation with Jared today that I knew it had something to do with his childhood.
And I realized that I didn’t know Jaxon Trent at all.
He rubbed his forearm and narrowed his eyes briefly before relaxing. “If you could get a tattoo, what would it be?”
I blinked, shocked by his question. “Um.” I laughed softly, thinking. “I thought about a set of angel wings, I guess. With one of the wings broken,” I admitted.
“It has something to do with your past?”
I nodded. “Yes.”
“And it’s something you want to remember?” he pressed.
“That’s why I don’t have any tattoos,” he concluded. “People get tattoos for all kinds of reasons, but they’re always badges of what has made them who they are. I don’t care to remember what and who made me this way. The people that gave me life. The people that brought me up . . .” He shook his head, defiant. “The places I’ve seen or anything I’ve done. It’s all in my head, anyway. I don’t want it on my body, too. I don’t care about anything that much.”

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Today’s guest author is international bestselling suspense author Cheryl Kaye Tardif, whose newest release completes her Divine Trilogy. If you’re wondering what this trilogy is about, here’s part of the back cover of book 3, DIVINE SANCTUARY:

In the Divine trilogy finale, the heat is tripled when CFBI Agent Jasi McLellan must rescue Emily, the ghost girl that haunts her dreams; expose her own mother’s killer; and uncover a murderer that preys on the weak at Sanctuary, a controversial cult nestled in the woods near Mission, BC…

Most writers have a favorite character. Who is yours, and what inspired you to create this character?

Cheryl: Agent Jasmine (Jasi) McLellan—the main protagonist in my Divine Trilogy. She was born from my fascination with the mysterious gifts of psychics and my curiosity of “what would happen if…” Jasi is a covert government agent/pyro-psychic who, at the scent of smoke, can see into the mind of a serial arsonist/killer. I find her intriguing. Not only does she have this interesting gift, she has a flaw or weakness that comes with it. She also has a mysterious back-story that is being developed with the series, not to mention Jasi is being haunted by a “dead girl” in her bedroom closet.

Can you give us a taste of the themes explored in each of the Divine books?

Cheryl: DIVINE INTERVENTION, book 1, touches up issues of abuse, abortions, the foster system, and of course a serial arsonist/killer, and it takes you from Vancouver Island to the interior of BC. DIVINE JUSTICE, book 2, explores government officials and a deadly conspiracy, along with betrayal. It also brings Jasi one step closer to her mother’s killer. And DIVINE SANCTUARY is really about family and what makes a family. While investigating a murder at a cult, Jasi is led down various paths, and the two greatest mysteries (who killed her mother, and who is the ghost girl?) in Jasi’s life are finally resolved.

DIVINE SANCTUARY is your newest release. Where can readers pick up the ebook or paperback?

Cheryl: The ebook is available at most popular ebook retailers, including Amazon, Kobo Books, Smashwords, and iTunes (it’ll be soon available at B&N), and the paperback is available at Amazon or Createspace.

You have a contest on your Facebook page. Can you share that with us?

Cheryl: I’m holding a Rafflecopter contest and giving away some great prizes. To enter, visit my Facebook page HERE. If you’re on a mobile device, please go HERE. You can enter daily until August 31, 2014.

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Cheryl Kaye TardifAbout the Author
Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, international bestselling Canadian suspense author. Her novels include Divine Sanctuary, Submerged, Divine Justice, Children of the Fog, The River, Divine Intervention, and Whale Song, which New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice calls “a compelling story of love and family and the mysteries of the human heart…a beautiful, haunting novel.”

She is now working on her next thriller.

Cheryl also enjoys writing short stories inspired mainly by her author idol Stephen King, and this has resulted in Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories (collection of shorts) and Remote Control (novelette eBook). In 2010 Cheryl detoured into the romance genre with her contemporary romantic suspense debut, Lancelot’s Lady, written under the pen name of Cherish D’Angelo.

Booklist raves, “Tardif, already a big hit in Canada…a name to reckon with south of the border.”
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There’s no place like home…

In the Divine trilogy finale, the heat is tripled when CFBI Agent Jasi McLellan must rescue Emily, the ghost girl that haunts her dreams; expose her own mother’s killer; and uncover a murderer that preys on the weak at Sanctuary, a controversial cult nestled in the woods near Mission, BC.

Something insidious lurks behind the safe haven of Sanctuary’s wrought iron gates. Led by the charismatic Father Jeremiah, the cult’s idyllic lifestyle seems perfect on the outside. But a lethal hunter is on the prowl, and in a carefully executed game of cat and mouse, the body count rises.

Along with Victim Empath Natassia Prushenko, Psychometric Empath Ben Roberts and Special Consultant Brandon Walsh, Jasi follows three trails of clues that lead to one terrifying conclusion: home is not always the safest place on earth.

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Emily emerged from the shadows of Jasi’s closet. She drifted forward, her feet barely touching the floor. Her head, with its long blonde hair, lolled at an awkward―strangled―angle.
In this dream, an adult Jasi gasped in surprise.
The pink skipping rope noose was gone.
“You’re ready, Jasmine.”
“Ready for what?”
“To start looking for me.”
Jasi stood still, mesmerized by the bruises around the girl’s neck. They were fading before her eyes.
“The skipping rope is gone,” she said finally. “And your bruises are disappearing.”
“Yours will too,” Emily said.
“I don’t have any bruises.”
Emily led Jasi to the mirror. When she peered into it, her image shifted from a young Jasmine back to her adult reflection. One arm was bent in front of her, throbbing as though someone was squeezing it hard then letting it go. Yellowed bruises dotted her arm.
Emily tried to smile. “In time all your bruises will fade. But first, ya have to set things right.”
“And how do I do that? Oh, right, I have to find you.”
“Yes. Find me.” The dead girl floated backward.
“Wait!” Jasi cried out. “Why did your bruises fade?”
“Because you’re one step closer to finding me.”
“How? I don’t know anything more than I did before.”
Emily blended into the shadows. Before they swallowed her, she said, “You may think you aren’t any closer to finding me, but trust me, you are.” Darkness closed in around her.
Jasi took an anxious step forward. “Emily?”
Silence greeted her.
And a mystery.
She took a deep breath. “I’ll find you, Emily.”


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Lorene J. Humpal author of Sleep with Angels

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Please tell our readers a little about yourself?
I am musically talented. I’ve been into music since age 5, when I started piano lessons and singing in cherub choirs. I sang at my first funeral at the age of five and have sung at many wedding & funerals since then. The organ is my biggest love; I have a Rogers Organ with a Midi-Box in my home. I played the church organ for over 20 years, and played the piano and the French horn in marching and concert band. I sang for 20 years with Sweet Adeline’s (Barbershop Harmony) and with the Glee club and Choir. I was a choir director, and wrote and conducted a Christmas Program for our church children. I’ve given voice lessons to local children. Music makes a difference in every aspect of your life

What are five things readers may or may not know about you?
Tim Janis is my favorite musician and allowed me to use the name of one of his songs, “Sleep with Angels”, as the title of my book. I love to fish out on the Pacific Ocean, my husband Richard and I spent two summers out on the ocean fishing for salmon. My previous careers were in business management, accounting, and credit managing. I love to write and I am considering another book. I love Wisconsin Badger football games, and for many years my husband and I have made the drive on the I-90 to go see the Badgers play. The biggest thrill was when Bucky Badger kissed me on the cheek.

How difficult was it to write Sleep with Angels?
It was very hard to bare my heart and soul for everyone to read. It was always hard to talk about my family because there is such a huge difference between the mother who raised me and the one who gave birth to me. I always refer to my mother who raised me as Mother, while my biological mother is just Margaret.

What was the most difficult scene to write?
Six months oldThere were several scenes I struggled with. One was my mother’s revelation about my birth. I was one person before being told and became another person afterward. The Willow River Baby drowning also broke my heart. We put up a marker for her and try to put flowers there when we can. The last scene would be anything with Margaret, as Margaret’s treatment toward me was hard to put into words.

Tell our readers a bit about your journey to getting published?
I must have written my book a dozen times before I was satisfied with it. I was turned down twice and re-wrote before meeting Tracy Ertl who agreed to publish the book.

If you could have dinner with one person (real or fiction) who would it be and why?
It would be Jesus, because throughout the entire ordeal he was always there for me. He has looked out for me since the day I was born.


Thank you for sharing your story with us and our readers. How very heartbreaking but healing your story must have been to write.



A wayward beauty’s baby girl goes missing during the Great Depression—31 years later, a wife and mother discovers the truth about her origins

Sleep With Angels

Sleep With Angels (TitleTown Publishing, July 28, 2014) by Lorene Joyce Humpal is a true crime memoir steeped in faith and charged by the difference one choice, one chance can make in someone’s life. A  young mother longs to return to a careless life of beer halls and boys after giving birth to a daughter. She ultimately reveals her profound lack of maternal instinct when her baby girl disappears and she expresses no worry concerning her daughter’s possible abduction and death. Though she claims a nurse abducted the newborn, the anonymous nurse and the stolen infant were never discovered by the police.


Thirty-one years later in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lorene is finally told a family secret: the loving mother and father who had raised her on discipline and firm principles of Christian morality weren’t her blood-relatives. Lorene’s mother had rescued her from a wealthy family and a group of irresponsible teenagers who were determined to drown her when she was a baby. Her abduction was her salvation—she was the missing baby from so many years ago. Heartbroken and confused, Lorene struggles with her present reality and her past’s remaining mysteries, seeking the truth about her paternity and her relationship with another abandoned infant who’d met a much darker fate.


This is the true story of a woman’s life after narrowly escaping certain death, and the anguish that comes with learning that life isn’t always what it appears to be. Sleep With Angels explores the true beauty of maternal love, the power of holding on to faith, and the precious gift of life. It has all the suspense of true crime and all the touching recollections of a memoir—Lorene’s story inspires and entices at turns, providing her readers with the inextinguishable hope that even in the darkest of times, an angel is watching.

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Escape cover_3DWELCOME, DEBORAH!

MBA&M: Good morning, Deb and welcome to MBA&M. Please give our readers who may not know you a few details about yourself?

 DEBORAH:  I live in Northern Minnesota with my husband of almost 32 years. My career for the most part has been in banking, out of necessity, and I say that in a nice way. I would much rather just spend my time indulging my creative self, but the bills must be paid.  Before I began my banking career, I was involved with writing children’s books and tried to make my way as a career in children’s literature. Life took a bit of a turn for me and I needed to find a job to help support our family. And as I did, the corporate world took over and my writing took a back seat. Throughout the years, I would often take time to write, join conferences, and seek out advice from other authors which helped keep my writing in the fore front.  At one time I thought that pursuing my dreams of being a published author were gone. Then one night the gift of a dream came to me. It was one of those dreams where one does not want to ever wake up from. And as hard as I tried to not, I did have to wake up but I kept thinking of that dream for days to come. I knew there had to be a story in there waiting to come out. That’s when my novel came to life and Beyond Escape was born.

MBA&M: What do you feel draws readers to Romance and Crime novels?

DEBORAH: People like to read about love stories because it helps them live vicariously through others. No matter how wonderful one’s own romantic life is, everyone always wants to read about other people’s love affairs. And then when you mix that with some mystery, it only adds to the excitement. If you think about every block buster Hollywood movie, there is almost always a relationship story between the male and female protagonists.



MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing “Beyond Escape”?

DEBORAH: After I realized from my dream that there was a story to be told, I reached back to my former life and it wasn’t long before the connection to my dream and my past experiences were formed. The dream consisted of a women seeking out love she so desperately needed. She met a young Latino lover and spent an amazing weekend at his Mexican retreat. What made the dream meaningful was that my own life and my parents were so intertwined into it that it made it all so real.  The relationships that unfold, the people involved, and some of the circumstances are real. Which makes it pleasurable and scary at the same time.

MBA&M: Which scene was the most challenging to write for you?

DEBORAH: Probably the scene where Kim’s dad is in the hospital with complications of cancer was the hardest to write as that was one of the real life situations in my novel.  The relationship Kim has with her father is a mirror of my own relationship with my dad.


MBA&M: Who was your favorite character to write?

DEBORAH: The easiest one was Kim because that character was pretty much based on me and some of my life’s relationships. The one I most enjoyed was Connie. I am still enjoying her character as I write the next novel. Connie is so much different than Kim and ultimately so different than me, which is why she was my favorite to write and I had fun with her character.


MBA&M: Which secondary character may have his or her own storyline next?Tell us a little about them?

DEBORAH: Oh my goodness without a doubt it’s Connie. She brings to the novel a very different perspective to life than the main character, Kim. Kim is the stable; sensible of the two, Connie is the vibrant often risqué character that often disappoints her friends. Readers will soon become interested in who she is.  Readers have told me that in the next book, they want me to explore Connie; they want to know more about her.


MBA&M: How does your creative juices flow, characters first, then the plot, or vice versa?

DEBORAH: I would have to say my characters come first as they are based on real life people. So real that at times it was a little bit daunting to actually write the words and then see the characters come to life.

Tell our readers a little about how that works for you as an author?

DEBORAH: Again, my novel is based on real life characters and they have become so close to me that once I sit down to write, they are right there with me. I just have to focus, let go of the day, and they will come to me. Once I am in that zone, the words just flow; I really don’t have to think about it, my characters take over.


MBA&M: Who is one of your favorite authors to read, do you read crime novels or other genre?

DEBORAH: I have so many different authors in different genres that I enjoy that if I listed them, you would like I was crazy. Meaning that the genre I write is so different than what I read. I belong to a great book club whose members are very much into the classics and historical novels. I am always eager to oblige at what they chose for us to read as it takes me away from my normal course and I am always glad they steered me to a new experience.


MBA&M: In writing “Beyond Escape”, which do you feel gave you the most trouble or where the most challenging to write: the drugs, the secret love affair, or the murder scene?

DEBORAH: To tell you the truth, a lot of the love affairs and the expected drugs were real and to write it and then see it in print made me feel uneasy. In reality my stories could affect real people.  My daughter, to this date, cannot get through the book as it brings her too many memories. Not about the drugs and affairs but because some of the characters, more specifically Jack and Nita, are actually fashioned after her grandparents.  Because some of the novel is based on real life situations and people, it was hard for me to put these scenes into words as there are still family and some untold stories that perhaps some people would like laid to rest.


MBA&M: Please tell our readers where or how they may connect with you and where to purchase “Beyond Escape”?

DEBORAH: They can always connect with me on my webpage at and my Facebook page at Deborah K. Jensen. My book can be purchased off my website but also it’s available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both print and EBook format.

Thank you,Deborah for taking a few moments of your time with us and our readers today!


debjensen2About the Author

Deborah K. Jensen was born and raised in Minnesota. Writing has been a lifelong passion for Deborah although she spent most of her career in the finance world.

Beyond Escape is her debut novel, inspired by real life relationships and circumstances. Deborah currently lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband. They have two grown children.

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Publisher Beaver’s Pond Press (October 15, 2012)
Language English
ISBN-10 159298438X
ISBN-13 978-1592984381

After separating from her husband of twenty years, Kim is in desperate need of an escape. Retreating to her parents’ home in Texas for a month, Kim encounters ample distractions, the best being Camilo, an alluring Latino man seventeen years her junior.

However, when returning to Texas unearths memories of a long-ago lover, Kim discovers her unintentional involvement in a series of dangerous escapades, bringing her deeper into her past than she ever cared to venture.

Beyond Escape follows Kim as she pursues a trail of drugs, murder, and secret love affairs that were meant to stay buried.



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