Teaser Tuesday!

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Teaser TuesdayWelcome to Teaser Tuesday, the most excellent blog series where I share snippets from works-in-progress, up-coming releases and published novels. Except for days like today, when I show off teasers from good writing buddies.

DB Tait’s first novel Cold Deception hit the shelves earlier this year and it was a cracking read. Great Blue Mountains setting, fantastic suspense and a super-feisty heroine. I loved it, so it was very exciting to discover DB had written a follow-on story. I’ve snapped Desperate Deception up already and you can too with just a click. Visit  Momentum, Amazon.com, Amazon.au, Kobo, iBooks, Booktopia or your favourite ebook retailer.

Now here’s DB to tell you about her new release.

Author DB TaitDesperate Deception is Book 2 in the Dark Mountain series and comes after Cold Deception where we met Julia and Dylan for the first time. She’s just out of jail after serving a ten year sentence for murder and he’s a cop. After the tumultuous events of the first book, in the second they have to work out how to have a relationship against the background of a complex murder investigation. It’s a story about what happens after the protagonists get their “happily ever after” ending.

I used to work with women who’d just been released from jail. The euphoria would wear off once they experienced how hard it was to get re-established in the world. Julia is blessed with a supportive family (and a cute, smart, Jack Russell terrier), but she’s still struggling with life and her place in it. But she has to step up when murder and mayhem hit the Blue Mountains with a vengeance!

I hope you enjoy this teaser of Desperate Deception.

 

“No.” A shout. Cut off.

Then laughter.

Julia Taylor sat up, completely awake. She reached out to the other side of the bed before she remembered she was alone. Alone in her old bedroom in her mother’s house.

Her heart wasn’t pounding as it usually did when nightmares from the past reared up to dig their claws into her brain. She was fine. No memory of what woke her, except the certainty she’d heard someone shout out.

Desperate Deception by DB TaitShe threw off her quilt and crossed to the window. The wind had picked up, making the unpruned cherry tree slap against the roof. Maybe that’s what woke her?

Peering out from her second story bedroom, she looked down on the house next door. A dim light shone out through the laundry room window. Not unusual, Bill and June always had some light on in the house at night as they slept.

A shadow moved across the window. Then Jack, their unimaginatively named Jack Russell Terrier, let out a muffled bark.

That’s what it was. June was probably up to go to the bathroom and trying to resist Jack’s efforts to sleep in their bedroom. Not that Julia had any idea about her neighbors’ relationship with their dog. Since she got out of jail after doing ten years for murder, her neighbors weren’t keen to have friendly interactions. She knew Jack a whole lot more than she knew Bill and June. He seemed the kind of dog who liked people, so he probably wanted to sleep in their bedroom.

Pity he had such chilly owners.

She breathed in the night air then turned to go back to bed, but saw a movement in the street. A man was out the front. As she watched, he stopped outside Bill and June’s house for a moment, then kept walking. Probably suffering from insomnia like her.

Julia yawned, padded back to bed and buried herself in her warm quilt, wishing she had the even warmer body of Dylan next to her. Her boyfriend. Her lover? Her friend with benefits? She still didn’t know what place he occupied in her life, only that he was in her life and didn’t seem to be going anywhere.

©DB Tait

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4 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday!

  1. AvatarSue Gerhardt Griffiths

    The first book was fantastic and this one sounds just as good. Seems like I need a new lap top, I’ve pre-ordered a few books including Desperate Deception but none have loaded onto my kindle app – not too happy about that. Anyway, the story sounds intriguing can’t wait to read it I have a hunch that the man walking past Bill and June’s house is somehow involved. Must see asap if I’m correct.
    Love crime suspense novels, keep ’em coming D.B.

  2. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

    I really enjoyed Cold Deception too, Sue, and can’t wait to sink my teeth into this new one.

    Re the pre-order, maybe log into Amazon and check your account. You might need to forward the book to your app. I find I have to do that sometimes when I order via my phone. The book will appear on my phone and tablet but not necessarily on my elderly Kindle ereader. I have to go to my account and tell Amazon to deliver it there. Worth a try. We can’t have you missing out on DB’s new book!

    1. AvatarSue Gerhardt Griffiths

      Thanks Cathryn. I think I found the problem. I have to update the latest kindle version if I don’t Amazon won’t send me any more pre-ordered books. It’s very confusing there’s a few different options and I’m a bit worried if I click one and it’s not correct that I might lose all my books on my Kindle app. I will just buy the books when they’ve been released that way I won’t miss out either. I’ll just re-download DB’s book.

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