January 07, 2012

The Unraveled Stories Behind the Abductions.

Deadly Deliverance Coming January 17th from Siren-BookStrand!


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Sam Brower is an undercover detective on the task force for human trafficking.

Lisa Conover is a former cop, now a ‘kiss-ass’ detective who spends her time in the NC mountains working for police departments and other businesses performing background investigations.

Sam and Lisa work together unraveling the stories behind the abduction of his niece, Autumn, and where his brother, Luke has been for the past twenty years, while Lisa wonders if she and Sam can salvage their personal relationship.


“Ahh!! Oh!! Yes! Yes! It feels so good! Right there! Please, don’t stop, please,” Lisa Conover muttered. “Harder, harder! No! Don’t leave now!” She groaned as she pounded her fists into the hardwood floor. “Damn it! Why did you stop?” she asked Godiva, her twenty-two pound silver tabby cat, who had jumped off her back and now sauntered over to a sunny spot on the carpet, flopping down in a very unladylike manner. Just like Sam used to do years ago, gets me feeling comfortable and then he takes off.

Lisa’s aching back muscles were so tight from hunching over her computer ten to twelve hours a day every day for the past weeks. She needed a massage. Better yet, she needed a vacation.

She rolled over onto her back and stared above at the open-beamed ceiling of her log cabin in the North Carolina Mountains outside Hickoryville. She studied the accumulation of dust bunnies along the beams.

The setting sun cast shadows across the room as she gazed out the two-story floor to ceiling windows on one wall. The view of the tranquil scenic mountains in its resplendent fall glory replaced some of the angst she felt about her work. She relaxed and stretched her arms above her head. Her stomach growled, reminding her she hadn’t had any lunch today.

She stood, trying to stretch her still-aching muscles by turning side to side at the waist, touching her toes—or attempting to anyway.

Then maybe she could get a few more hours of work done before bedtime.

After putting down fresh water and food for Godiva she opened the fridge hoping to find something for dinner. She knew what she would find but she looked anyway. It was empty except for a couple of eggs, and an older-than-she-knew container of yogurt she couldn’t trust anymore.

She glimpsed down at Godiva who had already finished her dinner. “I think I’ll run down to The Barn and get something to eat. You can hold down the fort here for a while, right?” she asked Godiva who sauntered away licking her lips.

She walked the short distance from the kitchen to the corner of the large open room to her desk which held her state-of-the-art computer system with three screens and a laptop. She sat down to start turning everything off when the phone on her desk rang.

“Conover Investigations, Lisa speaking.”

“Hi, is Sam Brower there?”

“Sorry, but I haven’t heard from Sam in years. How did you get my number?”

“This is the last number I had for him. I really need to talk to him ASAP.”

“Maybe I can help you. What’s the problem?”

“No, I need to talk to Sam.”

“I’m sorry I can’t help you. Give me your name and a number where he can reach you, and if I hear from him I’ll let him know you’re trying to get in touch with him, okay?”

“My name’s Luke and he can reach me at …” Then the phone line went dead. He had hung up.

What is it about men? They never say good-bye.


“Sam, have you really thought this through?” Lisa asked as she pulled her hair away from her face.

“Of course I have. Do you think I really want to give up what we’ve just renewed?”

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, back the truck up,” Lisa said as she pushed away from him, her hands on his chest. “What do you think has been renewed? Yes, we shared a couple of ‘hello’ kisses for old time’s sake, but that’s all.”

Sam turned and moved closer to her. “Let’s take care of that right now. I know I want more out of our relationship, maybe even something permanent, don’t you?” He put his hands on her shoulders and attempted to pull her closer. She resisted.

He leaned in and kissed her shoulders, moving to her neck. She moved away. He pulled her closer and continued kissing her long neck, ears, and cheeks, moving toward her open and groaning mouth. Her hands moved to his elbows and then up to his shoulders until they were around his neck where she hung on for dear life.

His mouth moved to encompass hers, his tongue tangling with hers. He groaned as he pulled her closer to rub against his erection. He walked her backwards toward the bed until the back of her legs could go no farther. They slowly tumbled to the bed without breaking the kiss. He held her in his arms, plundering her mouth. His hands moved up her side and found her breast. She wiggled. His fingers found her nipple and gently squeezed until it became erect and hard. He pulled up her blouse and broke the kiss to take his wet mouth to her breast. He moved her satin-and-lace bra out of the way and plundered her nipple. She groaned and arched toward him. His hand pulled up her skirt and reached for her feminine curls finding soft, satin-and-lace matching panties. He pulled them aside and reached for her hot wet spot waiting and ready for him.

His hand slid between her legs and brushed the dewy petals of her damp folds, sending a zing of electricity through her entire body. Working a finger inside her, he growled, “Keep going,” with a jerk of his chin at her still hands.

He worked two fingers into her wet passage and stretched her wide. Her back arched as delicious tremors and hot shocks of pleasure streaked through her body. His eyes as deep and dark as night, his gaze caressed her, traveling over her body to rest where his hand had disappeared between her legs.

Eyes heavy-lidded, he murmured, “I want to lick you all over like an ice cream cone.”

His heated look inflamed her blood, and a film of perspiration covered her skin. She tried to fill her restricted lungs, but there wasn’t enough air in the room.

He moved his fingers inside her. He was huge, jutting past his belly button, a network of veins distended in stark relief along the length.

He was stroking himself while he was pleasuring her. He rolled on top of her and, finding the exact spot, he thrust inside her. She arched her hips toward him, wanting more, and he thrust deeper. In and out, in and out, their rhythm soon matched until they both spiraled out of control and into ecstasy.

Sam moved off her but lay close beside her, wrapping his arms tightly around her. He didn’t want to let her go.

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  1. Andrea1/07/2012

    This story looks pretty good. I love mysteries and romance so this should be a good combination for me. Thanks to you Gabrielle for yet another amazing author. Also thanks to Lorelei for sharing. You have the same name as my mom whom I adore so I am guaranteed to like you. :)


  2. Hahaha, loved the beginning. So funny! I love cats as much as I love a good romance. Great job!

    Scarlet Hyacinth

  3. Wow! The first couple lines I was thinking...holy....then it was the cat. LOL! Awesome.

    Love romance and mystery!

    Stacy Wilson

    dragn_lady at yahoo dot com

  4. Anonymous1/07/2012

    I have to say the cover is beautiful. Omg, like the other readers the beginning had me thinking other thoughts until the cat part which cracked me up. lol =)


  5. OMG! That beginning had me pulled in and then finding out it was her cat... too funny. That was a very nice start off to a book that sounds very intriguing. Good job!!


  6. Anonymous1/07/2012

    Thanks for sharing...the book is now on my "to get list"!

  7. Anonymous1/07/2012

    Ahaha, that was great!

  8. Thanks for haiving me Gabrielle and thanks to everyone for such nice comments. I hope you enjoy readint it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

  9. Yet another great one. Thanks for the exceprt.


  10. This sounds like a great romantic suspense story, plus I love getting a chance to check out a new to me author.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  11. LOVE the sound of this book with its intense storyline. Thanks too for the excerpts that have me adding this to my wishlist. I'm truly grateful to Gabrielle for bringing us another great author/read.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  12. Thank you for sharing this with us. Sounds like a real good story

  13. Anonymous1/08/2012

    sounds like a great read!

  14. How like a cat or a man, to decide they are done long before you are. Fanning self, after the adult excerpt too. Yumm!

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  15. Heh, liked the beginning. lol... it was rather funny, and the blurb has me interested. oh! I like the cover too. lol..

    Great post! :D


  16. I think Godiva was channeling my Gandalf! He can give the best back rubs around when he gets in his "happy feet" mode. Your opener pulled me right in and then I had to laugh because I experienced that same back rub last night!



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