Beloved Captive Excerpt

The fourth book in my New Orleans Detective series is out at Desert Breeze Publishing. I’m so excited to have this series rolling along. Only two more books to go, in February and June, with my new Keller County Cops series debuting in April!


Detective Kevin Jacobs believes integrity is the most important trait a cop can possess, until a beautiful doctor accuses him of murder and he’s forced to take her hostage in order to clear his name. Rebecca Daniels cooperates with Kevin, and soon finds herself in a fight for her very life — and also for her heart.


“We need to sleep together.”

“Excuse me?” Her mouth dropped open. He wanted to sleep with her after chewing her out over those two innocent kisses and trying to send her away?

He shrugged. “We should both stay near the door, for safety’s sake.”

“You really think that’s necessary?” Her nerves jumped. “You have two guns now.”

“Yeah, but if we’re both asleep — I’d rather be where I can hear someone trying to break in.” He stared at her. “Hell, I’m too tired to try anything, if that’s what you’re worried about.”

“No.” She swallowed. “It’s not that. I was just thinking… well, we need to check your wound before we go to bed. All that blood on your shirt can’t be good.” Nothing like switching subjects midstream.

“I’ll take care of it. Why don’t you go ahead and get settled?” He gave her a weak smile, and then turned and disappeared into the bathroom.

Becca forced herself to examine the couch and figure out how to make it into a bed. After a few false starts, she got it. Next on her list were sheets, a couple of blankets, and two pillows. She checked cabinet after cabinet, and finally found what she was looking for in the rear of the trailer in a large compartment over J.T. & Kelly’s bed.

As she walked past the bathroom, Kevin emitted a sharp curse. She halted. “Kevin? Are you okay?”

“Yeah.” He opened the door. His face was pale. “I need another bandage. Don’t see any in here, but J.T.’s bound to have a box of ’em somewhere. He’s like Cindy. Always prepared.”

“I saw some while I was looking for the sheets. Let me put this down,” she said, indicating the stack of covers in her arms.

He nodded and leaned wearily against the doorjamb.

She dug out the first aid kit and returned to the tiny bathroom. “Let me help you.”

“I can do it,” he said.

“Kevin–” She looked up into his eyes. He looked so tired. “I want to do this. Please.”

He stared at her a long moment, and then stepped back into the bathroom. She crowded in behind him. Both of them could hardly fit in there together. Her pulse tripped.

“Take off your shirt,” she said.

This book (along with the first three books in the series) are available here.

New Orleans Detective series:

CHERISHED WITNESS — available now!
PRIME SUSPECT — available now!
CHOSEN TARGET — available now!
BELOVED CAPTIVE — available now!

And look for my Keller County Cops series beginning in April 2011:

SHIELD OF VALOR — September 2011
QUEST FOR JUSTICE — January 2012


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  1. Nice works! I’m glad I came across your site and blog! It seems we both think there shouldn’t be a sharp border between the different genres? A book could be a fantasy story and a romance at the same time? I guess these are the best books? I strive to create such works too.
    Every author should strive to create new creatures, the classical, öld like vampires, elves, dwarfs, wizards with sharp hats, fairies, tender gils, stupid cops, etc. are too ordinary already? That’s why I try some new in some of my books (Tale Of The Rock Pieces, The Opposite Of Magic, Kids’Funny Business, etc (weightless korks, glowing, living balls, Brown faces, fiery men, one-eyeds, night fruit, rock pieces, fish-keepers, etc…), do you think I’m right?
    Will be glad to read some of your works! They really look fascinating! Wish you all the best! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons’hunters – my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

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