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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?

 

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#WeWrWa #Snippet ~ Bella Italia

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. An Aussie bookaholic who loves to write as much as read. This week I’m taking you on a trip to Italy with Antonio and Adelaide in Bella Italia. Beautiful azure skies, succulent grapes, and delectable Italians. What more could a girl want?

 

Her pulse raced, visible to the eye. She wet her lips. His fingers tightened, the supple feel of her hips beneath his palms a surprise.

When did they get there? He had no memory of moving them. Adelaide’s eyes changed in reply, darkening. She trembled and sucked in a breath. His temperature spiked as once again her gaze flicked to his lips. Heat rose.

 

~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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#WeWrWa #Snippet ~ All Along

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. Last Tuesday, my newest story was released in the anthology, Craving Country. All Along features Jarrod and Abby, best friends who suddenly decide they want more. Happy reading 🙂

 

Jarrod’s nostrils flared as he looked up at her. In a lithe move, he was on his feet. His arms clamped around her and pulled her close, burying his nose in her hair. The shovel clattered to the floor. Peace settled deep within her.

He took her lips with a desperate passion. Abby clung to him, unable to let him go. She could’ve lost him tonight.

 

 

 

~Blurb~

There’s something about a country boy that makes us hot for denim jeans and leather hats.

They’re mysterious, intriguing, confident…and demand our attention in everything they do. Then there’s the fierce loyalty you see in their eyes that makes you think of tangled sheets and sinful deeds.

There’s definitely something sexy about a cowboy…

So pull on those jeans, roll up your sleeves, and grab your boots.

Things are about to get dirty……in Craving Country.

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#WeWrWa #Snippet ~ Russian Law

Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. This week I’d like to introduce you to Lucas and Elena from Russian Law, the first of the Law Series. Happy reading!

 

The tears she had gallantly fought back now trickled down her cheeks. Her ungloved fingers scrunched up his coat as she tightened her fist around the fabric on his sleeve. Her other hand rested on his solid chest.

Sobs racked her body, but barely any sound came out her mouth which was currently pressed hard against his shoulder. His hands rubbed up and down her back in unconscious movement as a way to give her comfort and she was thankful for such kindness. Despite how weak it made her appear.

He pulled her closer, almost as if he planned to never let her go and she was more than happy to go along with him wherever he went. She pulled strength from him and instantly felt better, more in control.

 

~Blurb~

Six months after a Russian Intelligence agent is murdered, Lucas Gates is sent to Moscow in pursuit of a terrorist.

A former cop and now a CIA agent, Lucas isn’t known for playing well with others. He uses any means necessary and avoids relationships he can’t simply walk away from—until he meets Russian liaison officer Elena Ivanova, the widow of the murdered agent.

Elena follows the rules, so she accepts her role as Lucas’s liaison—a job nobody else wanted.

Finally reinstated after a suspension related to her husband’s death, Elena realizes Lucas might be just the one to help her uncover what really happened. She is surprised by her unexpected attraction to the handsome American when she is still grieving her husband, but she’s sure his initial case is tied to hers, and pushes the feelings aside.

Faced with a terrorist for hire, a black market dealer, and a mole within the intelligence community, Lucas finds himself on the run.

Alone in a foreign country and wanted by the law, Lucas seeks out the one person he trusts—Elena—though he fears putting the beautiful widow in danger. With the help of shady contacts and Elena’s brother Dmitry, they uncover a heinous terrorist plot which, if successful, would certainly result in global war.

Can they save the world—and their lives—or will it all end on the wrong side of the…

Russian Law?

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Cover Reveal ~ Craving Country

Check out this gorgeous cover…

Title: Craving Country

Authors: A.Gorman, A.L Vincent, Amelia James, Camille Taylor, Carolyn LaRoche, Cristina Slough, Genvieve Lynne, J.D. Wright, Elsa Kurt, Ryan Jo Summers, Sara Dobie Bauer, Shannon Nemechek

Genre: Romance

Release: Jan 30th, 2018

Publisher: Crave Publishing

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Cover by: Deranged Doctors

About Craving Country

There’s something about a country boy that makes us hot for denim jeans and leather hats.

They’re mysterious, intriguing, confident…and demand our attention in everything they do. Then there’s the fierce loyalty you see in their eyes that makes you think of tangled sheets and sinful deeds.

There’s definitely something sexy about a cowboy…

So pull on those jeans, roll up your sleeves, and grab your boots.

Things are about to get dirty…

…in Craving Country.

 

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#WeWriWa #Snippet ~ Not Forgotten

Hi all, I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. This is my first Weekend Writing Warriors post. My New Years plan had been to post from the first weekend of 2018, however, my shocking memory had me forget until it was too late. Not this time, lol. Here is an excerpt from my first romantic suspense novel, Not Forgotten (Book 1, Harbour Bay Series) – ironic title considering my memory 🙂

Without sparing a moment to wallow in self-pity she climbed to her feet, feeling her ankle buckle beneath her before crashing once more to the ground. She bit her bottom lip to stop from crying out and alerting the man to her location and started crawling, her pants soaking up the damp ground. She barely made it a metre before she felt the ground beneath her give way to a sharp decline.

Hallie’s hand flayed about in mid-air for a moment right before her body slipped and she tumbled down into the river resting at the base of the decline. Her head went under the water and she struggled not to breathe. She kicked her feet and tried to swim as she resurfaced. Her waterlogged clothes tugged at her, determined to send her to a watery grave. The current proved to be too strong and pulled her light weight away from the edge and into the whirling centre before she was once more dragged under, down into the murky depths.

~Blurb~

Detective Matt Murphy is assigned the case no one else wants.

The Butcher is a ghost, killing all over Australia for years, and now he’s made the coastal city of Harbour Bay his hunting ground. Up against a brick wall, Matt has no choice but to contact the only surviving witness-seventeen-year-old Hallie Walker. But Hallie has been in a psychological rehabilitation centre since the double murder five years ago, and Matt needs help.

Gifted psychologist Natalie Miller sees a lot of herself in Hallie and vows to help her heal.

Natalie is no stranger to a violent past, and is usually wary of men. She is stunned by her response to the hot detective, and becomes determined to not only see Hallie released-as she believes the girl has been misdiagnosed-but to help Matt solve this unsolvable case.

Matt and Natalie face danger at every turn, but can’t fight the powerful attraction between them.

Natalie thinks her only problem is a deranged ex-boyfriend, but is it possible she’s attracted the attention of The Butcher? When the serial killer strikes again, they know he’s close, and Matt is frantic to catch him…because now he has more than ever to lose.

Matt races against time to stop the bloody rampage, and Natalie might hold the key to breaking the case. But will they survive with their lives and hearts intact…

And can they save Hallie from the prison of her own mind?

 

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New Release ~ Fresh Beginnings by Iris Blobel

~~ Fresh Beginnings ~~
(2nd Edition)
by Iris Blobel

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♥♦♥ BLURB ♥♦♥

Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.

Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?

Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.

But she will have to say goodbye again? And not only to Jared.

 

♥♦♥ EXCERPT ♥♦♥

Ivy enjoyed being with Jared. During their drive towards the Grand Canyon he told her of his home and described as much of Tasmania as possible.
“I always imagined Australia to be hot with white beaches and beautiful water.”
“That’s up in the north in Queensland,” he explained. “We have spectacular beaches as well. Tasmania is a small island in the very south. The last step before the Antarctica, so to speak.”
“That sounds cold!”
He laughed. “It clearly isn’t Queensland.” Settling his gaze on her, he continued, “But it has beautiful beaches as well. And a wonderful marine life. And the mountains. We have some stunning mountains in Tassie.”
“Tassie?”
“Tasmania.”
“It sounds beautiful.”
He agreed. “Yes, it is. One of the best places on earth.”
Once they arrived at the National Park, they found a parking spot and walked towards the edge of the Canyon. She touched his arm to get his attention. Not that she needed to. His attentive nature drew her to him, and she couldn’t get enough of listening to him.
“I feel bad that you pay for everything,” she said in a low voice.
Jared waved his hand. “Nah. It’s only money and luckily the Australian dollar is—”
“Whether you can or can’t afford it, it doesn’t matter. I don’t like it.”
He stopped and turned towards her, causing heat inside her body. Her breath caught but she kept walking, yet, it took him only a few steps to catch up with her and, by way of placing his hand on her shoulder, to stop her.
“Wanna tell me why?”
Avoiding his stare, she lifted her shoulder in a casual shrug.
“A shrug is not really an answer, ya know that, right?”
Yes, she knew that. How could she tell him that she’d left Dylan because he’d spent all the money she’d worked so hard for? She didn’t want to be in the same situation, as in spending someone else’s hard-earned money. But deep inside she didn’t want to hurt Jared, either. She was enjoying her time with him so much, she wasn’t ready for it to end because of some silly pride.
Out of the corner of her eye, she spotted a little squirrel in the bushes and despite some guilt inside, it was a perfect distraction.
“Look!” she said louder than she’d intended. “A squirrel.”
With great relief, she noticed how her devious plan had worked. Jared quickly grabbed his camera and kneeled down to get the best shot possible of this little creature.
Kneeling next to him, she asked, “Don’t you have squirrels?”
Still trying to get that perfect photo of the little creature, he whispered, “Nope.”

♥♦♥ MEET THE AUTHOR ♥♦♥
IRIS BLOBEL

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only emerged recently, but now her laptop is a constant companion.
Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her two beautiful daughters.

Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.

 

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