OUT NOW: Eden Walker’s Escape – always trust your instincts #Decadent Publishing

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New Release ~ ESCAPE by Eden Walker

Even though she’s a couples therapist, Sabine is struggling to understand her romantic decisions. Why would anyone ditch a fantastic guy like her surgeon-boyfriend Thomas, after just one month of living with him? She has no good reason. But plenty of strong feelings. Worse still, she’s signing up with the 1Night Stand agency, which simply isn’t like her. She’s telling herself it’s just because she can—a way to mark a new beginning. 

Sabine’s the anonymous lady in white Simon’s been told to meet at the Cape Point Castillo Resort at the tip of South Africa. Right alongside the ocean, where he nearly died. Simon’s amused Madame Eve hooked him up with a therapist. Because he sure has a lot to talk about. One look at gorgeous Sabine, and talking’s the last thing on his mind. He needs her to know him, so he comes up with a game plan.

In Sabine’s eyes he’s tall, dark and handsome and he’ll do nicely, but alarm bells start ringing when he doesn’t behave like your average one night stand date. Is she in danger? Can she trust this man in a raincoat, who entices her onto a windswept beach at night, or should she run a mile? Because something sinister’s going on. He’s injured. He knows her real name. And he didn’t come to the 1Night Stand service in the usual way. Right now he’s a survivor with one helluva story, and she’s a woman with a heap of unanswered questions.

Yet they’ve been brought together for a reason. And been told to stay for breakfast. What does Madame Eve know that they don’t?

Extract

He was really incredibly laid-back and at ease. Like you could tell him you were a serial killer and he would say, “Really? So, what are the hours like?” As if he was having a whole heap of fun doing this living thing. How very different from Thomas, who was quite serious and sometimes a bit moody from exhaustion.

“Did you come here to meet another…woman?” My tone implied, another wife.

He got my meaning. “No….” And yet he sounded unsure.

“Then what?”

“I had another woman. My wife and I separated, and in that time, well….”

I knew it. “A one-night stand?”

He smiled. “Hardly. Though we did meet under similar circumstances. A rebound relationship, I think the term is.”

“And your wife found out and divorced you?”

“Nope. One day she turned up at my house, wanting to reconcile. I was willing, for my son. And I hid it. The other relationship, I mean, which I ended. We carried on with our marriage. She never knew. Is that…an affair? I’m not sure.” He said it thoughtfully but without overt shame or guilt. “When my wife and I first split, we’d been out of love for the longest time. In fact, we were starting to hate each other. But with a child, you know, it’s difficult. My son, Joachim. He was three when I left. So, we had counseling. We carried on. I did it for him.”

I shifted in my seat and gently removed my hand from Simon’s. I wasn’t here to talk about family, his or mine. It was making things way too real, too close to the bone. “Are you going to tell me what happened to your arm?” I asked, changing the subject.

“It’s my hand, actually.” He lifted it from the table and held it up comically in front of him, palm toward me. “It’s a bit of a limp fish.” In this position, I could see the fingers were different from his other hand, weaker. And there were scars across the thumb, running down the wrist and disappearing under the cuff of his crisp white shirt.

“An accident?”

“No, it was deliberate.”

“What? Sorry, I’m a psychologist,” I confessed, “I ask a lot of questions.”

Simon threw his head back and laughed uproariously. Several people in the bar turned their heads to stare at him. I wished he would stop.

“I don’t see the joke.”

“Perhaps Madame Eve thinks I need to talk.” He leveled a look at me, his eyes glittering. “After we reconciled, my wife tried to kill me, you see.”

 

About the author

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Eden Walker (nicknamed Aziza, or Beloved) worked as an actress and a psychologist before committing to writing full-time. She began writing love stories on a little blackboard as a teen, the advantage being that she could rub the risque bits out before anyone saw them! But now she is having great fun going public. She initially published short stories and poetry. The Seeing Place is her first novel with Ankara Press. This Crazy Paradise continues the story. If you like erotic romance, look out for One Night in Venice from Tirgearr Publishing (City Nights series) and its exciting sequel, One Night in Denpasar. Decadent Publishing (1Night Stand series) brings you her hot romantic suspense, Escape – always trust your instincts.

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Unholy Alliance will grab your attention– a sizzling #romanticsuspense from #Tirgearrpublishing @RowlandKathleen

From California! Bringing you news of an exciting new Irish-American love story by Kathleen Rowland – plus a tantalizing excerpt! Brought to you by my very own publisher, Tirgearr – leading the pack! Enjoy.

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Unholy Alliance

A decade ago, Tori Rourke, and her cousin, Vivienne, ran from the Irish mob after witnessing a brutal murder. Tori was framed by the mob, and while she served time in prison, she worried that the killer, Seamus McGinn, had kidnapped her missing cousin.

Attorney Grady D. Fletcher, defender of the wrongly condemned, appeals Tori’s case and wins her release. Now, going by Victoria Morningstar, she runs a food truck from a seedy waterfront neighborhood, hoping to find her cousin’s kidnapper.

When Grady agrees to defend a new client, Samuel Peterson, who’s been accused of beating to death the wife of a noted professor, the evidence mounts. The professor is missing, as well as his laptop that contains data dangerous to national security.

And Seamus McGinn is back, and rumors of a massive annihilation is about to begin. As they race to assist the FBI, the bonds between Grady and Tori are about to be tested. It becomes clear Grady and Tori are falling fast for each other, but what to do about it is a different story. He’s a divorced dad who wants more time with his kid. She brings danger to his front door.

Grady has questions of his own; Is Vivienne at the center of the mob’s operation? How much will it cost Tori before she learns the truth? All Grady knows is the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you.

Excerpt—

“Don’t let the anxiety of freedom consume you.”  Attorney Grady Donahue Fletcher clenched his teeth and rehearsed what he’d say to his client, Victoria Morningstar. He’d won her appeal and drove to pick her up at Gladstone Penitentiary. “At least you won’t be placed in solitary.” That was worse.

Six months earlier Grady had phoned a reporter at the Los Angeles Globe. “Drew Barker. Grady Fletcher here.”

“Ah, the lawyer. Calling about a tip?”

“I am. Here’s something you can investigate. Tori Morningstar, did she murder Irene Brennan?”

“I wrote that story many years back,” the journalist had said. “I assume you have new discoveries.”

“Fraud, illegal testimony. Do you want the story first?” A second passed. “Otherwise, I’ll call the Orange County Guardian.”

“Okay, okay. We want it.”

Three days later Grady had a hand in writing the first article in Drew Barker’s column. “The public labeled Tori Morningstar as an undesirable. Not black and poor, but disfavored, accused, incarcerated, and wrongly condemned. Her cellphone has been recovered. Her call to 911 identified her voice and substantiated screams of the victim in the background. Could she have beaten someone while speaking to dispatch at the same time?”

The reporter had written the second article. “People who get their ideas about criminal lawyers from TV probably would be disappointed in Grady Fletcher. He lacks flash but stands up straight, his posture neither ramrod nor slouched. He doesn’t smoke, doesn’t wear thousand dollar suits. His voice is soft and low, one of his assets. He speaks truth with a voice inviting confidences.”

As nice as that was, Grady’s stomach cramped over pressure and strain from Drew Barker’s final article with the headline, Tori Morningstar, Released Today. Picked up by the online service, Newser, KTLA, and CBS Los Angeles, they planned to broadcast his arrival to escort his client from Gladstone.

Tori’s decade-long prison sentence ended today but with a sobering fear over tomorrow.

When was a July morning this hot? Grady balanced her release papers on his lap as he rolled up one sleeve then the other while gripping the damp steering wheel. Sweat blossomed on his throbbing forehead, wrapped like a python’s grip. He adjusted the dial for the AC and embraced the challenge of helping another client get back on track. Embrace and conquer. Or at least sound like it.

 

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A little about Kathleen Rowland—

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Book Buyers Best finalist Kathleen Rowland is devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes suspense with a sizzling love story sure to melt their hearts. Writing a romantic suspense Irish American series for Tirgearr Publishing, Deadly Alliance is followed by Unholy Alliance with a release date of March 29, 2017. Keep an icy drink handy while reading these hot stories.

Other books are sweet new adult such as Lily’s Pad and the Intervenus Series: A Brand New Address and Betrayal at Crater’s Edge.

Kathleen used to write computer programs but now writes novels. She grew up in Iowa where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and raced her sailboat on Lake Okoboji.  Now she wears flip-flops and sails with her husband, Gerry, on Newport Harbor but wishes there were lightning bugs in California.

Kathleen exists happily with her witty CPA husband, Gerry, in their 70’s poolside retreat in Southern California where she adores time spent with visiting grandchildren, dogs, one bunny, and noisy neighbors. While proud of their five children who’ve flown the coop, she appreciates the luxury of time to write. If you’d enjoy news, sign up for Kathleen’s newsletter at http://www.kathleenrowland.com/

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