Zero Hour is a trilogy featuring Royce Locke and Sawyer Key—two very different men who become partners on the Savannah Police Department. Both men are in various phases of grief in their lives, and their reluctant partnership will turn into something quite beautiful. Newsletter and blog subscribers are the first to see the cover for the first book, Ground Zero. Both the cover and logo are courtesy of Jay Aheer with Simply Defined Art and the image is courtesy of Wander Aguiar.
Ground zero, noun: the center or origin of rapid, intense, or violent activity or change.
Heat, humidity, and homicide are things veteran detective Sawyer Key expects to encounter on his first day with the Savannah Police Department, but the hostile reception from his new partner catches him by surprise. Sawyer isn’t a stranger to heartache and recognizes that Royce Locke is a wounded man who’s reeling from a devastating loss. Relentless and patient in all things, Sawyer is determined to make the new partnership work.
Savannah, Georgia is known for her quirky people, oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and antebellum architecture. Beneath the Southern charm and hospitality, festering hatred and violence is soaring with the summer temperatures. Locke and Key find themselves at the epicenter when their first case involves the death of a former shock jock who appears to be the victim of vigilante justice.
Opposites in nearly every way, the two detectives set aside their differences to take back their city and restore law and order. From this reluctant truce, an intense attraction grows that will either tighten or shatter their tenuous bond. Falling for his partner spells inevitable disaster, but Sawyer’s always been a sucker for wounded things. Sawyer could be the key to the life Royce has always wanted, if he’s brave enough to trust him. The fuse is lit, the clock is running, and the zero hour is upon them. Tick tock.
Ground Zero is the first book in the Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key’s investigations and evolving relationship. Ground Zero has a happy-for-now ending with no cliffhanger. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older.
Here’s my promise to you: each book in the series will have a happy-for-now ending as Royce and Sawyer’s relationship evolves. NO cliffhangers. I know most of you hate them, and I’m listening. I decided to shake things up a bit and challenge myself to step outside my comfort zone. Book one is told entirely from Sawyer's point of view, which is something I've never done. Book two will be told from Royce's point of view, and book three will be told from both points of view. I hope you’re as excited as I am for this series.
Ground Zero will release around September 21st. I’m rolling out teasers and opportunities to win copies of the book in my Facebook reader’s group. Below is my linktree site that has all my social media links in one place. We’d love to have you join the reading group. I do have screening questions because it’s a judgment-free zone. You can name a book of mine you’ve read or let me know you’ve found the group through the newsletter or blog.
Until next time, happy reading!