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#WeWrWa #Snippet ~ Open Wounds

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. Below is a sexy snippet from the second book in my Harbour Bay series.

 

The front door to Kellie’s house banged loudly against the wall as they pushed it open. Darryl shoved her none too gently backwards, his lips pressed against hers, his tongue stroking the fire burning in his gut. Kellie clung to him, her arms around his neck, pulling him closer.

He held her hips tight, crushing her body against his, and she felt so good. Soft and womanly. She tasted of peppermint and he’d never liked the flavour more. The front door slammed shut as Darryl kicked it closed with his foot. His body was hard and aching, screaming for release.

~Blurb~

Internal Affairs officer Kellie Munroe is investigating one of her own…

Kellie and Detective Amelia Donovan were childhood friends, until a horrifying event destroyed their friendship. Now Amelia is slated for promotion to Superintendent, but her career is in jeopardy following a physical altercation with a suspect, and her history with Kellie complicates the already sensitive investigation.

Amelia’s partner Darryl Hill must work with Kellie, despite serious reservations…

Darryl is loyal, ethical, and dedicated to his work, but he can’t contain his curiosity about Kellie, who always seems to push his partner’s buttons. When their investigation leads to criminal kingpin Dick Coleani and a string of murdered men, an attempt on their lives sends Kellie into a panic, reigniting memories of her childhood trauma.

As Darryl helps Kellie through her fear, he can no longer deny his attraction to her…but he wants more than the broken, traumatised woman feels capable of giving.

Terrifying personal threats force Kellie to pursue answers in secret…

When Kellie begins to suspect this case and Coleani might somehow be connected to her own personal nightmare, she will need help from both Darryl and Amelia as she plunges down a perilous path.

But will Darryl be able to rein in her quest for justice before the past repeats itself and Kellie is left with another—possibly fatal—open wound?

 

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New Release ~ Home Sweet Home

New Release

 

Home Sweet Home

by Camille Taylor

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Release date: Feb, 8th 2019

 

“Returning home is his only option.”

 

Divorced and jobless, returning home is Samuel Murray’s only option. Only home is not how he left it. The family farm is in ruins, struggling beneath a mountain of debt. Sam must step up and take the reins, something he’s dreaded since a child, and his only help is from the woman he’s treated badly in the past.

Evelyn James won’t make the same mistake with her heart again. No matter how much Sam appears to have changed. But the desire burning hot between them is hard to ignore and she’s no longer sure she wants to. Only she’s afraid to give in to him in fear of losing him once the novelty wears off. Can he prove to her he’ll always be by her side or will her lack of trust destroy them before he even has a chance?

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#WeWrWa #Snippet ~ Bella Italia

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor back with more excerpts from Bella Italia, the first of my Heavenly Series. Set in beautiful Italy, this is one of my favourite stories.

 

She stared into his deep blue eyes, feeling the warmth of them. Her stomach somersaulted. Holding him this close was dangerous. She tried to warn herself but her body refused to listen to the commands her brain was sending out. He watched her intently. What was he thinking? Her heart beat sped up until it was pounding in her chest. The heat from his body liquefied her muscles and his manly scent, so intoxicating to her filled her lungs.

Pressed up against him, she could feel every hard pane of his chest.

 

~Blurb~

Small-town wallflower, Adelaide Montgomery has lived an uneventful life—until she witnesses the murder of her best friend…

Adelaide clings to the simple security of a home and a wish for family—desires that sent her former fiancé into another woman’s arms.

Happy to remain in Heavenly, Australia for the rest of her life, she reluctantly gives in to her best friend, Rachel’s pleading to join her on a trip to Italy. A decision which will alter her life forever.

Gorgeous men can be deadly killers in disguise…

When her best friend returns to their hotel suite with two male companions the night doesn’t go as planned and Rachel is murdered in cold blood.

Able to identify the killer, Adelaide finds herself a target, barely escaping with her life.

In order to protect his witness, Rome Inspector Antonio Cardellini hides Adelaide at his family’s winery. Though Antonio is a professional and Adelaide is under his charge, his feelings quickly surpass the limits of his job. Knowing one day she will return home, he struggles to distance himself, but the trial and his family continue to throw him and Adelaide back together.

Will Antonio put his badge above his heart? Or will he risk it all—his career, Adelaide’s life, and the possibility of a future together—all for a chance at love?

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#Excerpt ~ Town of Secrets #WeWrWa

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. Below is a snippet from one of my small-town (rural/western) romances, Town of Secrets, the third book in my Heavenly Series.

 

The residue of recent burning wood caught her interest and she headed back into the sunshine, frowning when she saw the charred remains of Muriel’s store that was between the library and public toilets. She crossed the length of the square to stop outside the general store that had been barricaded off. Several men in orange fire-resistant overalls sifted through the debris. She felt the judging eyes of several shoppers on her as if somehow this was all her fault. She turned and caught the eyes of the closest people, daring them to accuse her to her face.

The squeal of children broke through her anger. A playground filled with laughing children of all ages stood before the library, a new addition. Ignoring the crowd, the started back to the other end of the square, to where she’d originally been headed before what was left of Muriel’s store had distracted her.

 

~Blurb~

TOSSixteen-year-old, Charlotte Townsend left her small town under a cloud of suspicion…

Thirteen years later she returns, determined to prove her innocence in her mother’s gruesome murder and clear to her name. The town rebels against her and only her small group of friends believe her, including the man she abandoned to think the worse, current police chief, Drew MacLeod.

Drew has spent the last decade searching for Charlotte. He never gave up hope of one day seeing her again. Years ago, he’d been the one to introduce Charlotte to the world she was missing out on under her mother’s firm thumb. Upon her return, he discovers she’s been holding out on him.

Someone in town will stop at nothing to keep Charlotte there…

Charlotte is desperate for Drew’s forgiveness. He is the only man she’ll ever love and the thought of him hating her forever scares her more than anything. When those who outwardly oppose her return begin to meet with unfortunate accidents, will Drew continue to believe in her innocence?

In small towns, everyone knows your business, in Heavenly everything is a secret.

As Charlotte begins to investigate the past, she learns some shocking truths about her heritage that put her and everyone she cares about in danger.

Drew and Charlotte must unravel the age-old mystery before the town can push her out or the real killer finds a way to get to Charlotte…

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#WeWrWa #Snippet ~ Doppelgänger

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. I’m back with another snippet of Doppelganger. I’ve mentioned before my love of Dean and really, is it any wonder?

 

As if sensing his perusal, Megan glanced over at him and his knees weakened. Her eyes—those gorgeous emerald pools—pulled at him, so full of torment that his heart ached. Shit, this was crazy and so unlike him.

She blinked and he heard her sharp exhale, her mouth parted, and she looked so irresistible that he was sorely tempted to cross the short distance between them and find out if she tasted as good as she looked. He was at a loss, unable to pull away as she continued to stare at him. Was she feeling as out of control as him?

He forced himself back on track. He was here to work a case, not look for his next bed partner, and while Megan was quite delectable, she would hardly do.

 

~Blurb~

A new killer has descended on Harbour Bay, and he’s already killed five women…

Bestselling author Megan Bailey is devastated when her young cousin Stacey goes missing. She’s been watching the news and knows what this might mean. Stacey could be the newest victim of Harbour Bay’s newest serial killer. Megan is determined to do something, and enlists the help of her friend, the superintendent of police, Amelia Donovan.

Amelia has her best detective on the case…Dean Matthews.

Dean doesn’t believe in love. It makes men weak and vulnerable, and as a retired soldier, he’s experienced enough heartache to last several lifetimes. He also has difficulty dealing with emotional women. So when he shows up to interview Megan at the request of his boss, he isn’t exactly looking forward to it. Except Megan isn’t what he expected.

Megan is intelligent, witty, and not to mention, beautiful. Dean tries to maintain a professional distance, but with a killer on the loose, he breaks all his rules and gets involved. He offers Megan comfort and promises he might not be able to keep.

The body count continues to rise and Dean’s leads are empty as ever…

When Megan disappears too, Dean knows his time to solve this case is up. He must unravel the twisted web of clues the killer has left behind or risk the one woman who might finally teach him to love again.

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#Snippet ~ The Dead Don’t Lie

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. Here’s a snippet from The Dead Don’t Lie (book 3 of the Harbour Bay Series). Happy reading!

 

He was the dumbest man ever. She’d done this to him. She’d tied him up in knots until he couldn’t think straight. Did she get some sick pleasure from playing this game with him, or was she merely distracting him from getting too close to her secrets? Had she killed her sister? Not too long ago he wouldn’t have believed that but now he wasn’t so sure. Aimee had certainly proved she could do a lot of things he hadn’t thought possible.

And he’d fallen in love with her.

 

~Blurb~

Club X—where fantasy and reality collide…

For notorious sex club owner Aimee Burnes, it’s all about business. That is until her estranged sister, Louisa, is found dead in the small, coastal town of Harbour Bay. Having always been the favourite of their hyper-religious mother, there’s no logical explanation for Louisa’s untimely death—unless she wasn’t the angel she was believed to be.

Aimee will do anything to protect her club, including corrupting a detective with old-fashioned ideals…

James Hawke is Harbour Bay’s newest detective. He’s a country boy through and through, and he’s not prepared for Aimee’s assault on his senses. When he’s sent undercover into Club X to collect intelligence on Aimee and her clients, James wants to believe she’s genuine. The only thing he knows for sure is he wants her in ways he never wanted anyone before. Deep undercover, he must sacrifice his morals to get close.

Aimee is a master of manipulation…

Aimee will do what she must, even if it means taking her seduction of James too far. With both of them craving more than an intense encounter leaving them sweaty and satisfied, outside dangers challenge their newfound bond. But when the medical examiner finds incriminating evidence pointing to Aimee as her sister’s killer, James is forced to choose…

Will he honour the oath of his badge, or believe in Aimee’s innocence, regardless of the evidence stacking against her? With her lies unmasked and her innocence questioned, proof lies in the DNA evidence.

 The dead don’t lie…

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#Excerpt ~ Melting Her Heart

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. Below is a snippet from one of my small-town (rural/western) romances, Melting Her Heart, the fourth book in my Heavenly Series.

 

Her shoes bumped against his boots and she raised her chin to stare into his grey eyes. She sucked in a deep breath at what she saw. Love. Lust. Concern. For her. All for her. She inhaled his scent, completely male and uniquely Deacon. 

He was close. His warmth seeping into her body, melting the tension in her muscles. She held her breath as experimentally she went up on tippy-toes. She ran her hand up the hard grooves of his chest and wrapped an arm around his neck, pulling him down to meet her lips.

The first touch was electrifying and it only spiralled upwards from there, her lips tingling. Deacon stilled as if unsure if he should respond. She kissed him tentatively then grew bolder until both arms were around his neck and she was hanging onto him. He pulled her closer, his hands warm on her back.

 

~Blurb~

Melting Her HeartChloe Madison has remained locked beneath an icy interior for years, determined never to feel anything ever again. When her sister arrives in town, pregnant and single Chloe is forced to help…

Angry and feeling betrayed, Chloe refuses to forgive her sister for abandoning her and hardens her heart against her sister’s attempts at reconciliation even as her life begins to unravel and she is faced with a terrifying future.

Deacon Chandler has loved Chloe since their first meeting. Despite Chloe’s cold shoulder, he refuses to give up, holding onto the belief something wonderful is just around the corner.

The closer he gets, the farther she moves away…

Deacon has no idea how to get through to Chloe. She appears happy with her life as is and he has no part in it. When Chloe continues to turn to close friend and Deacon’s boss, jealousy burns. Has he already lost her before he’d even gotten her?

Someone is out to punish Chloe…

Her integrity is questioned and her carefully guarded image destroyed. Slowly her protective armour begins to crack, and all her demons are brought to light. Her only chance is to trust the people around her and let go of the past that destroyed her.

Will Deacon wait until she realises he is the man for her, or will Chloe finally push him away?

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