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“The Seventh Rule of Swimming” – a Tai & Trey Short Story – is FREE July 1st-5th
I am lucky enough to have two protagonists in my crime fiction series—my narrator, Tai Randolph, and her partner in both romance and crime solving, former SWAT cop Trey Seaver. Because I write in the first person point of view, I spend a lot of time in Tai’s head’s, but “The Seventh Rule of Swimming” is the first time I’ve tried to write in Trey’s POV.
It’s a complicated place, Trey’s head, but very interesting. For those of you meeting him for the first time, you need to know that he is still in recovery from a car accident that killed his mother and put him in a coma, leaving him with a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Three years later, he has trouble processing language and making peripheral connections. He has lost pieces of his memory, and his sense of identity is fractured. His recovery looks different every day, and is challenging for the people who know him, especially three people you’ll see mentioned: Gabriella (his ex), Garrity (his best friend and former police partner), and of course, Tai, his romantic partner. But he has not given up. Not by a long shot.
I hope you enjoy this side trip into Trey’s world, which takes place after Blood Ash and Bone. Get the story HERE!
Lowcountry Crime: Four Novellas Available Now! Only $3.99
Tai Randolph is accustomed to murder and mayhem. As a tour guide in Savannah, she’s learned the tips are better when she seasons her stories with a little blood here, a little depravity there. She’s less experienced in real life criminality, however, preferring to spend her days sleeping late and her nights hitting the bars. But when she gets the news that her trouble-making cousin has keeled over while running a marathon, Tai finds herself in a hot mess of treachery and dirty dealings. Worst of all, the clues lead her straight into the moonshine-soaked territory of the most infamous smuggler in Chatham County—her Uncle Boone.
“Trouble Like a Freight Train Coming” is a prequel to the Tai Randolph mysteries. It’s just one of the stories in Lowcountry Crime: Four Novellas, which features crime fiction set in and around the coastal lowlands of Georgia and South Carolina.
A New Tai & Trey Story!
Threats. Stalkers. Sexy pirates. It’s just another day on the job for Tai Randolph and Trey Seaver in “Small Favors,” a between-book novella available now on Amazon Kindle.
It was a simple off-the-books assignment, a favor really—discover who is threatening erotic novelist Midnight LaRue, preferably before her keynote speech at the Romance Writers of the USA convention. It should have been an open and shut case for corporate security agent Trey Seaver…but then the pirate with the parrot tattoo showed up. And the media-hungry protesters. And the throngs of overly enthusiastic fans eager to get their hands on the closest cover model. It’s enough to discombobulate even the most disciplined ex-SWAT security professional, especially one who bears a striking resemblance to the hero of Ms. LaRue’s lascivious bestseller, Crimson Sin.
Luckily for Trey, he has Tai Randolph, his partner in both romance and crime solving, to share the investigation. Many many people have reason to hate Ms. LaRue, but Tai suspects that the key to solving this mystery lies between the covers of Crimson Sin…or perhaps between other, more scandalous, covers. It’s a tangled tale of secrets and swindles, deception and seduction, double Windsor knots and bright red handcuffs. Because unless Tai and Trey can sleuth out a determined stalker, it could be “The End” for both of them.
Reckoning and Ruin Available NOW!
We’re celebrating the release of Reckoning and Ruin, the 5th in the Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver mystery series! You can get your print copy through Poisoned Pen Press or Amazon, or if you prefer e-books, on Kindle, Kobo, Google Play and iTunes.
For more information about Reckoning and Ruin – including reviews and the back-of-book teaser – click on the Books tab above.
A review snippet to whet your appetite, from Philip K. Jason at the utterly fine Southern Literary Review: “This is a fine murder mystery that does all the things it should do, opening special windows on character, behavior, legal issues, and investigative procedure in ways that distinguish it from others in the genre. For all that, the reader’s journey inside of the relationship between Tai and Trey, so fraught with the possibility of disaster, so filled with longing, is the solder that binds the pieces together and also the novel’s beating heart.”
Want to be tattooed like Tai without the, you know, pain and permanency? Post a pic of Reckoning and Ruin in the wild (in your hand/in the bookstore shelf/at the library) and I’ll send you three faux tattoos just like Tai’s. You have to find your own Trey. Details HERE.