02-02-2009 12:19 PM
Shiloh Walker is going to be visiting the Mystery Book Club tomorrow and she'll probably stop by to say hello over here, too. If you're on Facebook, check out her 48 Things, or go to the Mystery Board and you can see her 25 Things.
She writes romantic suspense and erotica, just for a start:
Fragile A Hot Man Is the Best Revenge Hunter's Salvation Whispered Secrets Hot Spell The Missing Doing It the Hard Way Through the Veil Hunting the Hunter All She Wants Love, Lies, and Murder Hunters For the Love of Jazz Lover from Another World, Vol. 4 Coming in Last Hunters Legends Mythe and Magick
02-03-2009 10:58 AM
Fragile (If you click on the book's link it will take you to the order page where you can see the book trailer)
Six years after trading in his combat gear for hospital scrubs, Luke Rafferty is faced with things just as heartbreaking as those on the battlefield. The abused children being brought in by the pretty redheaded social worker tug at his soul like nothing he's ever known.
For Devon Manning, being a social worker is a rewarding job, but also a constant reminder of her own troubled youth. Devon takes everything one day at a time-unable to form a relationship with anyone except the children she rescues.
When Luke meets Devon, he thinks he might have found what he's been looking for, but in order to get the life he wants, Luke has to break through Devon's emotional barriers and make her realize that his healing touch might be just the complication her life needs . . .
“I’ll manage.” Reaching the front porch, he shifted her weight around and then, as Devon squealed, he draped her over his left shoulder in a fireman’s hold, one arm over the back of her thighs to hold her in place.
As he unlocked the front door, he slid a hand up one sleek thigh, under the short, flirty skirt of her black velvet dress, cupping it over her rounded ass. “This skirt was much shorter, we could get arrested for this,” he said.
“You’re the one carrying me around with my butt up in the air. They can arrest you,” she said, her voice muffled against his back.
Opening the door, he toyed with the lacy edge of her panties. “You’re wearing a thong, Devon…damn, I spent the whole damn day not knowing you’ve been wearing a thong?”
“Yeah, well, it’s not like you’ve had a lot of chances to stick your hand up my skirt today,” she said. His body went stiff and he moved so quick, the world started to spin as he abruptly put her on her feet. Devon wobbled a little and fell against him, reaching out to grab his arm–only to stumble into the hard, ridged line of his back.
“Be quiet,” he said, his voice flat, hard. Commanding.
Peering around his arm up at his face, she stared at him. The skin on the back of her neck started to crawl as she saw the look on his flat, stony features. “Luke?”
“Shhh.” Without looking at her, he reached up, laid a finger across her lips. Then, he took a deep breath, dragging it in through flared nostrils.
Instinctively, Devon did the same thing–and that was when she smelled it. Her belly rebelled. It was faint, whatever it was, cloying and noxious and foul.
Devon knew that stink. She hadn’t been around too much death, although she’d seen more than her share of violence. But death was the sort of thing that only required a brief meeting and then you never forgot. The stench filled her nostrils and she reached up, covered her mouth and nose with her hand.
“Go back outside, Devon. Lock yourself in the car and call the police,” Luke said, pushing his keys into her hand.
“Oh, hell, no,” Devon said, shaking her head adamantly. She took the keys, though, shifting them in her palm so one of the keys protruded out between her first and second knuckle.
“Devon, go outside,” Luke insisted.
He shot her a narrow look, his gaze dropping to her hand. When he saw the makeshift weapon, a slow, faint smile curled his lips. He heaved out a harsh breath and then swore, shifting so he stood in front of her. “You stay behind me. Get your phone, call 911. Tell them somebody broke in.”
02-03-2009 04:58 PM
I went to my local BN to get your book today and they didn't have it. They didn't know if they were getting any which I thought was bad news but maybe they will get it in. Anyway I have loved your books and this one sounds so intriquing,
Everyone needs some Tender Loving Care
02-03-2009 05:55 PM