Check out this exciting new release by romantic suspense author, Chantel Rhondeau.
Crime & Passion
Genre: Romantic suspense/mystery
Release date: March 15, 2013
Cover art done by LFD Designs for Authors
A decorated police officer, more intent on justice than following the letter of the law, lands in trouble when a schoolteacher finds a dead body on the beach.
Officer Donovan Andrews knows how to have a good time—ask any woman in town. But when it comes to men abusing their wives or children, Donovan takes it upon himself to make them regret it.
Madeline Scott is unlucky in love. All she wants is a quiet place to heal, away from cheating, womanizing men. However, her life is far from peaceful once she stumbles across the body and witnesses someone fleeing the scene.
Terror spreads in Pleasant View when the small community hears a killer is on the loose. All evidence points to Donovan, and he realizes someone is trying to frame him. When troubling suspicions from his past surface, even fellow officers believe he’s guilty. Madeline might be the only person who can clear his name, but first he has to win her trust.
The body count rises and no one is safe. The murderer makes it clear Madeline is next. Soon, Donovan’s whole world is focused on protecting her and keeping himself out of prison. The more time he spends with her, the harder it is to fight his growing attraction. Since she’s been burned by love, convincing Madeline he’s interested in something more than hot sex may prove harder than keeping her alive.
Read the first three chapters at Chantel’s blog: http://www.chantelrhondeau.com/2013/03/crime-passion-romantic-suspense-and.html
Author vs Character Interview
Book Name: Crime & Passion
Melinda: Do you think you two will meet again in the future?
Donovan: Please no. Just let me have my happy ending and leave my family alone.
Chantel: **laughs** Normally, I tend to agree with Donovan. He and Madeline went through a lot and I’d like to let them get on with more peaceful lives. However, despite Donovan’s flaws, I ended up really liking him once I knew him better. I wouldn’t be opposed to him having a small cameo in a future book. I’m not making any promises, but he and Madeline were characters I wouldn’t mind spending more time with.
Chantel: Thanks for having us here today, Melinda. It was fun chatting with you, but I guess we’d better get going.
Donovan: Thanks, Mindy. Good luck with your upcoming book, by the way. I hope Jake and Amanda can find happiness, just like I found with Maddie.
Chantel: Donovan, are you crying? I didn’t know you were such a sap for romance.
Donovan: No, I’m not crying. Sheesh. You make me sound like a bad guy and now want people to think I’m a wuss. You’ve got problems, lady. I’m out of here. Thanks again, Mindy.
Melinda: Well, it was certainly entertaining to have you both here today. I wish you the best of luck with Maddie, Donovan. And I, for one, would love to see a little Donovan cameo in a future book. *wink wink*
Thanks for stopping by!
About the author:
Chantel once thought a great mystery or fantasy book with strong romantic themes was the highest level of reading bliss. After reading her first romantic suspense novel, she never looked back. Before long, the need to create her own stories took over. She spends her daytime in the clinical profession of medical transcriptionist, but her passion is in the blissful hours she spends with her characters in the evenings.
Chantel lives in the western United States. When she isn’t writing, she loves playing cards with her family and snuggling with her lazy kitties.
Want to connect with Chantel? You can find her here:
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Chantel-Rhondeau/e/B008ZSM1KQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
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