Cover Reveal – The Hostage

Back in 2009 I wrote a series of stories about a group of covert operatives.

The 4th story, The Hostage, felt special to me.  The covert operative was female, tiny in stature but, deadly, secretive, enigmatic.

In 2012 I entered this story into my very first writing contest, the RWA Emerald Awards.

And I won.  In the same month The Hostage took out a finals placing in the 2012 Daphne Du Maurier Awards for Mystery/Suspense.

Taking a deep breath, I submitted the series to Secret Cravings Publishing.  Who said yes.  A dream come true.

The Hostage, the first full length novel of the series so far will be released in June 2013.  Today I received the cover, a very special event.

For 4 years this story has been with me.  I am thrilled it finally has a visual image to match the pictures in my head.

The Protectors Book 4.

The Hostage.


A covert operative so secretive, she’s known only as Omega…

Kidnapped, held in chains, beaten and without hope. Wealthy businessman James ‘North’ Northam believes he’s a dead man. Until a daring rescue by a woman who disappears before he can thank her. North is compelled by a powerful need to track down his mysterious savior. The truth he discovers about her is both surprising and intriguing.

Omega has always kept her covert identity separate from her real life. Until James Northam invades her world, and her privacy. This determined, impossibly distracting man is getting under her skin. Her plan is to deny everything until he gives up and goes home.

The plan doesn’t seem to be working.

And so begins a battle of wits between two very strong willed people.

Neither of them realize someone else from Omega’s past has tracked her down, for much more sinister reasons.


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