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#WeWrWa #Snippet ~ No Law

Welcome to my blog. I’m your host Camille Taylor, writer of romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. This week’s snippet comes from No Law (Dmitry and Carey). These two would be one of my favourite couples.

 

Wrapping her arms around her body, she tried to drive away the constant cold. There was no worse feeling in the world than being vulnerable. Even in her own home, she was well aware just how unreliable the locks and wood were that were supposed to protect her. If someone wanted in, they would get in. All that stood between them and her was a little time and effort.

 

~Blurb~

At just twenty-four years old, Carey Madigan was made a widow—by the Russian Mafiya…

Years after her husband’s murder, Carey relocated from Russia back to U.S., where she works as an assistant curator for a prestigious museum. Her past seemingly left behind, she no longer looks over her shoulder or jumps at shadows. That is, until her boss is murdered—by the Russian Mafiya.

Carey’s past comes back to haunt her…

When the police discover the nature of her husband’s untimely demise, Carey becomes the prime suspect. But worse, the Mafiya is again pursuing her, and now that she’s seen their faces, they’re out to silence her for good. Frightened, she turns to an old friend—CIA agent Elena Gates.

Dmitry Ivanov is a tech legend in the hacker underworld…

Russian born and raised, Dmitry uses his skills to help the CIA. Filling in for his sister Elena, he is intrigued when Carey walks through the door. When he sees her reluctance, he realizes he has to win her trust before he can help her. And if anyone has a chance of clearing her name, uncovering the motives behind her boss’ murder, and protecting her from the men determined to end her life, it’s him.

Together, Dmitry and Carey uncover a trail that leads them to the discovery of a priceless artifact. Now they must fight to keep it—and themselves—out of harm’s way, and convince the authorities Carey is not a cold-blooded killer.

When the Mafiya is out for blood…No law will keep them safe.

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#WeWrWa #Snippet ~ Doppelgänger

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. This week is another story from my Harbour Bay series, Doppelganger. Dean would have to be my biggest crush yet. If you like the snippet, grab a copy for free this weekend on Amazon. Happy reading!

 

His skin burned where he touched her, his palm tightening in reflex. Forcing his hand to remain still, instead of stroking her like he wanted to, he stared at their reflections in the stainless steel of the elevator door. His lungs burned and he felt short of breath when he caught her gaze.

Not speaking or dropping eye contact, the air between them crackled with unseen energy, the tension building like the beginning of a brilliant storm, gathering in intensity. His mouth went dry, his stomach jittering with awareness and he felt the shift in her body where he continued to hold her and he knew without having to ask that she was feeling it too.

Chest rising and falling with quick breaths, Megan’s lips parted, her tongue slipping out to wet them. He stiffened and her eyes widened as if realising what she’d just done.

 

~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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#WeWrWa #Snippet ~ The Dead Don’t Lie

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. I’m back this week with another of my Harbour Bay Series, this time book 3. Happy reading!

**Please note: Explicit language to follow.**

 

Aimee had never been in an interview room before but it looked just like it did in the movies. She nervously bit her bottom lip and settled into the uncomfortable seat.

This is bad. This is really fucking bad.

The charge was murder. The sentence may as well be life. By the time she got out, she would be old enough for retirement. How could they think she could kill her own sister?

 

~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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#WeWrWa #Snippet ~ Forever With Me

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, Forever With Me, the second book in my Heavenly Series. Austin would have to be one of my favourite characters to have written. Enjoy!

 

Movement caught her eye as Austin darted past her and dived into the water, his toned chest bare. Water sluiced over the edge and she got saturated, moving her cast behind her back just in time. He didn’t resurface until he reached the end of the pool and then turned back towards her. Kendall tried to avert her gaze as his strong arms sliced through water but the powerful movements of his body were too compelling to ignore.

She sighed and gave up trying to look elsewhere. The muscles in his back rippled as he cut through the water like an Olympic swimmer. She was so focused on him that she didn’t see him resurface in front of her until it was too late and she was caught blatantly staring.

Austin trod water as he looked up at her. He grinned mischievously.

 

~Blurb~

At eighteen, Kendall Murphy snuck out of her brother’s house for a night of fun. Austin Warren was looking for the same before he shipped out to basic training. It will be a night they’ll never forget…

Ten years later, newly divorced Kendall reluctantly agrees to accompany her ex-husband to his family’s home in Heavenly for Christmas and act as his wife after she learns he never disclosed their separation to his mother.

Austin returns to his family after a decade of serving overseas and is surprised to find Kendall—a woman he thought of often and regretted walking away from—married and as attracted to her as he’d been years ago.

An unknown stalker who’s been on the fringe of Kendall’s life for years follows her…

Kendall must now deal with an overzealous admirer, her doting ex-husband, his wonderful, caring family and the man she’d never stopped loving and was now lying to.

When the stalker escalates, things get dangerous and Kendall’s life is threatened.

Austin struggles to keep his emotional distance, despite the festive activities keeping him and Kendall together. His attraction could destroy his family, not to mention rip his heart to shreds. Despite knowing this, he finds it difficult to walk away.

Will Austin be able to keep Kendall safe? And will he forgive her when her lies are exposed?

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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. It’s been a few weeks since I posted, I’ve been scouring Pinterest for ideas on bullet journals (I just love the look of them) so I can keep track of all the things I’m missing lately. I’ve shared a few snippets from Open Wounds before but since it’s free this weekend I thought I’d share another. Intrigued? Grab yourself a copy from Amazon Kindle and read the whole book.

 

 

The back of her neck tingled and her ingrained survival instincts screamed at her to run. She retreated quickly only to find herself trapped by thick bulging arms as they wrapped around her waist and throat, squeezing hard and cutting off oxygen. Kellie struggled. Her feet dangled in the air as she was lifted up off the ground. Her mind flew into a panic.

Blackness whirled behind her eyes as little sparks of light mingled with the dark. The nails of her free hand dug into her captor’s arms as she began to hyperventilate. Within minutes she would be unconscious or dead and considering what lay beyond for her, she welcomed death.

 

 

~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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#WeWrWa #Snippet ~ American Law

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. I’ve been absent for the past few months for no reason other than I kept missing the deadline to post but I’m back again this week with a snippet from American Law. Happy reading!

She felt Lucas’s presence before she heard him. He wrapped his big hand around her arm and catapulted her into the nearest room which just happened to be his bedroom. Which she was sure had been planned. He pinned her with his eyes not allowing her to break contact. She swallowed nervously at the fierce look on his face, her mouth suddenly dry as the Sahara. He crossed his arms over his broad chest and leaned back against the closed bedroom door.

She was officially trapped.

“We’re going to finish that talk we started in the car,” he told her and the expression on his face told her that it was non-negotiable.

 

~Blurb~

An enemy of the state, Dmitry Ivanov has nowhere to turn…

A gifted hacker no online firewall can keep out, Dmitry has an affinity for anything with a computer chip. On a business trip to the U.S. he unwittingly becomes entangled in a conspiracy that puts both America and himself in grave danger. Now being hunted by the U.S. Government, Dmitry turns to the one man he can trust—CIA Agent Lucas Gates.

Elena Ivanova puts family before love…

Terrified for her brother Dmitry, Elena takes the first flight out of Moscow to the U.S., unsure of what she’ll find. For the past eighteen months she’s struggled to come to terms with Lucas suddenly distancing himself—especially after falling for him during their ‘Russian Incident.’ But after her husband’s death, was investing her heart in another man really the best move to begin with? Men hardly kept promises. It was anyone’s guess if Lucas would be different.

There’s always an exception to the rule…

Lucas can’t turn down Dmitry’s plea for help. Already caught up in Dmitry’s predicament, there’s also the fact he’s Elena’s brother, and Lucas will do anything for her—even if that means putting his career on the line. But when they come face to face, the connection is deeper than ever, and with danger at every turn, the stakes are that much higher.

The race against time is on to discover who is behind the plot to frame Elena’s brother, and why—before Dmitry is arrested and charged with treason.

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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. This week, I’m back with another Harbour Bay story, Open Wounds, the second in the series.

 

Darryl pushed past Kellie and stepped into the house. He swung around and took stock of her pale skin and white knuckles holding too tight onto the bat.

“I hope you’re not planning on using that thing on me.”

Kellie frowned, confused. “Darryl, what are you doing here?”

She still hadn’t relinquished the bat which he took for a bad sign and immediately stepped forward and relieved her of it, placing it in the corner. He then turned his attention on her, looking her up and down, his brief but thorough survey not missing much.

~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?

 

Available with Kindleunlimited

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Thanks for reading, hope to see you again next week. Weekend Writing Warriors is a blog hop, read more fabulous excerpts by clicking the below button!