by Scarlet Hawthorne
He wants her body and heart, but a killer wants her soul.
After her erotic romance novels become international bestsellers, writer Gillian Tate cannot enjoy her long-sought success once her husband files for divorce and she becomes the target of threats from a religious fringe hate group; but when she tries to find peace in the solitude of a remote lakeside cabin to complete the third novel in the trilogy, not only does she meet the man who can fulfill her secret desires, she also finds she hasn’t escaped danger by leaving the city.
When the Adirondack town's police chief Sam Taylor learns of the threats and checks in on the notorious author, he is surprised to find she is nothing like he would have expected from her erotic novels but everything he has imagined in his own fantasies.
Can he and the woman of his dreams escape her waking nightmare?
*Adult Content: This erotic romantic suspense includes scenes of bondage between consenting adults.*
After receiving death threats, just signing her divorce papers, and aggravating plumbing in her building, Gillian Tate decides to leave the NYC for the quiet of Upstate New York. Writing as her author persona P.G. Tate, she is expected to deliver another blockbuster following her well-received second erotic romance novel. With so many interruptions and distractions, how else is she going to meet her publisher's deadline other than to find a secluded "writer's cave" so she concentrate?
No sooner she leaves town when the Sword of Michael the Archangel strikes close to home by killing her best friend. Little does she know that the death threats are real and not pranks as she first thought. She is in an area of the Adirondacks where wireless phone and internet service are sporadic and almost non-existent. The only way to communicate is to go to the nearest town for service. As her agent and the police are trying to ascertain her safety and convey the news of her peril, the local Chief of Police shows up at her cabin's door to break the news to her. Once Chief Sam Taylor and Gillian Tate meet the sparks fly. These two people have been searching for each other all their lives and Fate has stepped in.
This is a suspenseful erotic romance full of danger as well as passion. Well-written, fast paced, and with a gripping plot line, this is the kind of book you will not be able to put down. I read it in one sitting just so I could find out what would happen next. I feel like I have discovered another author I want to follow and read more of her work.
Scarlet Hawthorne began writing short stories at the age of eight, poems at ten, and wrote her first novella – a romantic tragedy – at twelve. Today she enjoys creating characters who discover integrity and their authentic selves through their sexuality. She has been a speaker at national conferences discussing how power exchange can enhance relationships and refuting the negative stereotypes of BDSM promulgation in the media.
An award-winning and bestselling author in a variety of genres under other pen names, Scarlet was a featured author at the 2014 BDSM Writers Conference in New York City and contributed an excerpt from her upcoming romantic suspense Retrograde to the first BDSM Writers Con Anthology. Always eager to challenge herself as a writer, Scarlet utilized a “panoramic point of view” narrative style, rarely found in fiction today, in her latest novel Deadline.
Scarlet lives with her two dogs and their Master in a lakeside community in the New Orleans area. Her next release is the contemporary male/male romance Between the Notes, expected in spring, 2015.
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