PRLog - Jan. 3, 2013 - Every night Detective Devan Burke drives through the Naughty Latte espresso bar. Bikini barista, Luci Lombart, gives him what he wants, coffee poured into a rich fantasy life. Her innocent smile reminds him of a time before he used a cane to walk. When her latte stand is robbed, the suspect escapes but takes her purse with her personal info with him. Devan fears he may come after Luci and complete the interrupted attack.
Shot in the Dark
Luci is careful not to let anyone get too close, especially not the handsome detective in a violent profession. But Luci's drawn to Devan, a wounded soul with a big heart. Committed to always be self-reliant, to never be under anyone's control, Luci is determined to finish her medical degree with or without her barista job. With her holistic training, is she the one who can heal Devan inside and out??
Shot in the Dark was a winner in the Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland RWA contest and a runner up contender in the Emerald City and Toronto RWA contests.
Dev straightened, wanting to walk without a gimp back toward his car. Dammit, he’d forgotten his cane propped against the Plymouth. He didn’t want to give these yahoos the satisfaction of seeing him be the town clown. It felt as though his leg would crumble beneath him, but he wasn’t going to fall.
Take it slow; you’ll make it.
When he reached his car he threw open the door. He grabbed the cane and tossed it in and then slid across the seat.
Luci turned to him and smiled distantly. “I don’t even know your first name. I just always call you ‛detective.’
“Devan Burke,” he answered. Luci’s dark blue eyes were red, but she wasn’t crying. After what she’d been through tonight, he knew she was strong.
“Detective Devan Burke,” she repeated slowly. “Why are you doing this?”
“You look like you need a friend.”
“I thought you didn’t have any.”
“Maybe I have one.” He slammed the door closed and started the engine.
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About Jennifer Conner:
Jennifer Conner is a best-selling Northwest author who has over thirty short stories on ebook and two full-length book in print. She writes in Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, and Erotica.
Shot in the Dark and Christmas Chaos were in the Kindle sales top 50 ebooks and Christmas Chaos was #2 in the Romance category.
Her novel Shot in the Dark was a finalist in the Emerald City Opener, Cleveland, and Toronto RWA contests.
Jennifer is an Associate Publisher for the indie e-book company Books to Go Now that resides in the Seattle area. Books to Go Now offers professional editing, cover design, multiple book format file creation, and most important--publicity. Their staff works to help make our author books a success one book at a time.
She lives in a hundred year old house that she grew up in. Her semi-small town holds an interesting mix of resident hillbillies, yuppies and Navy Seals. And of course Seattle, only a few miles away, is the birthplace of Starbucks so coffee is always on the check list. She blows glass beads with a blow torch, (which relieves a lot of stress and people don't bother you).