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Friday, September 18, 2020

MR. PERFECT IS NOW LIVE!!

 


Felix, Jonah, and Rocky are back and better than ever!

The Sinister in Savannah podcast is back to investigate allegations that a local businessman is dabbling in money laundering. On the surface, everything about Cameron Spencer, aka The Auto King, appears to be perfect. The trio of trouble quickly learns that all that glitters is not gold. Seeking the truth will challenge Felix Franklin's convictions and put his life in grave danger. The biggest threat to his well-being isn't an unknown villain; its the reappearance of his first and only love. 

Join me for a sinister mystery, sizzling romance, and Southern-fried snark. 

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I hope you'll love Felix and Jude as much as I do. Until we meet again, happy reading!

xoxo

Aimee

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

RIDE THE LIGHTNING IS NOW LIVE!



A criminal analyst, investigative journalist, and a private detective walk into a bar...


Nah. The three unlikely friends, Jonah St. John, Felix Franklin, and Rocky Jacobs produce a podcast exploring Savannah's most sinister crimes and her more colorful citizens. 

Sinister in Savannah serves up mystery and steamy MM Romances with a side of southern-fried snark. The books explore friendship, love, loss, and the irrepressible human spirit. Book one, Ride the Lightning is now available. 

Truth seeker. Promise keeper. Guarded heart.
 
By day, Jonah St. John is a criminal analyst for the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. By night, he produces Sinister in Savannah, an investigative podcast, with his two best friends. Jonah’s life revolves around three principles: a man’s word is his oath, friendships are priceless gifts, and love is for other people.
 
When the Sinister in Savannah team delves into the thirty-eight-year-old murder of a drag queen, they quickly discover that the story doesn’t end with the alleged killer’s confession in 1995. Continuing the investigation could have fatal consequences for Jonah and everyone he holds dear, including his irresistible intern.
 
To love is to lose: a lesson Jonah has learned the hard way. For a decade, he has embraced solitude as his penance for a past mistake. Then came Avery Bradford, a man whose warmth and sunshine infuses Jonah’s battered soul and challenges his resistance. Over the past eight months, Jonah has soared closer and closer to Avery’s flame until the thing he’s feared the most becomes the one he can’t live without.  
 
The chill of danger merges with the heat of desire, forming a deadly superstorm. Will Jonah seek shelter or ride the lightning?
 
Sinister in Savannah series is a fictional podcast exploring the city’s most nefarious crimes with Southern-fried snark. The books explore friendship, love, loss, and the irrepressible human spirit. Ride the Lightning is book one of three. While each book is written about a different couple, the series should be read in order. Sinister in Savannah is an LGBT romantic suspense series with mature language and sexual content intended for adults eighteen and older.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

New Series Announcement


Hello, everyone. I am so excited to reveal the cover and blurb for the first book in my new Sinister in Savannah series. First, I want to give you a bit of background on how the idea for the series came to me.

Confession: I am a true-crime junkie. I was raised by a true-crime junkie. I also raised a true-crime junkie. We cannot stand injustice. A while ago, I came across the Up and Vanished podcast about the unsolved disappearance of a Georgia beauty queen. The style of the podcast was very different than the previous ones I’d listened to. It was an active investigation into what could’ve happened to her rather than someone just talking about past crimes. The host interviewed everyone who would speak to him and acted responsibly. The attention the podcast generated forced a big break in the case. I was utterly enthralled. Luckily for me, I discovered this after all the episodes were recorded, or I would’ve been a hot mess while waiting each week for an update.

This podcast included supporting cast from all kinds of professional backgrounds, including a private investigator that the missing woman’s family hired years ago and lawyers with both prosecution and criminal defense experience. It was indeed an eye-opening experience. The podcast did not take place in Savannah, but it reminded me of the obsession I developed for the city after reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I had already decided I wanted to switch gears to writing more romantic suspense and decided to start with two detectives that were making a lot of noise in my head. Those brats are still making noise in my head, so you haven’t heard the last of them, but they introduced some beautifully flawed men to me who are louder at the moment.

Enter Jonah St. John, Felix Franklin, and Rocky Jacobs. What can I do with a criminal analyst, an investigative reporter, and a private detective who can’t tolerate injustice? They can form a podcast and explore Savannah’s most sinister crimes and her more colorful citizens. Fictional, of course. When they first arrived on the scene in my Zero Hour series, I kept thinking that two of them would pair up and become a couple. Oh! Oh! Jonah and Felix. No! Felix and Rocky. No! That’s not right either. Then it dawned on me. They’re not destined to love each other in that way, but I assure you these three men will find their epic HEA.

Sinister in Savannah serves up mystery and steamy MM romance with a side of southern-fried snark. The books explore friendship, love, loss, and the irrepressible human spirit.

Book, one, Ride the Lightning, is releasing on June 23rd. Take a look at the beautiful cover Jay Aheer made for me.





Ride the Lightning blurb:

Truth seeker. Promise keeper. Guarded heart.

By day, Jonah St. John is a criminal analyst for the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. By night, he produces Sinister in Savannah, an investigative podcast, with his two best friends. Jonah’s life revolves around three principles: a man’s word is his oath, friendships are priceless gifts, and love is for other people.

When the Sinister in Savannah team delves into the thirty-eight-year-old murder of a drag queen, they quickly discover that the story doesn’t end with the alleged killer’s confession in 1995. Continuing the investigation could have fatal consequences for Jonah and everyone he holds dear, including his irresistible intern.

To love is to lose: a lesson Jonah has learned the hard way. For a decade, he has embraced solitude as his penance for a past mistake. Then came Avery Bradford, a man whose warmth and sunshine infuses Jonah’s battered soul and challenges his resistance. Over the past eight months, Jonah has soared closer and closer to Avery’s flame until the thing he’s feared the most becomes the one he can’t live without. 

The chill of danger merges with the heat of desire, forming a deadly superstorm. Will Jonah seek shelter or ride the lightning?

Sinister in Savannah series is a fictional podcast exploring the city’s most nefarious crimes with Southern-fried snark. The books explore friendship, love, loss, and the irrepressible human spirit. Ride the Lightning is book one of three. While each book is written about a different couple, the series should be read in order. Sinister in Savannah is an LGBT romantic suspense series with mature language and sexual content intended for adults eighteen and older.

I am so excited for you to meet the guys soon. My aim is to release the three books in June, September, and December. I am planning to write bonus scenes for subscribers with the first one coming on release day. Every adventure deserves an origin story. I hope you’ll take this journey with me.

In Other News:

The Zero Hour audiobook series will be complete soon. I believe Tristan is recording the final book this month and Tantor is aiming for an August release.

I am planning to put the Road to Blissville books in a boxed set sometime this year. I’ll share more information on that once it becomes available.

I’ll be back soon with an order link for Ride the Lightning and a bonus story. Until then, happy reading…

xoxo

Aimee


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Zero Divergene is Live!!


The final book in the best-selling Zero Hour series is here!
Zero Divergence, noun: no deviation from a course or standard.

After a key piece of evidence goes missing, a suspected serial rapist and killer evades prosecution. More than Royce Locke’s reputation is on the line when his investigation into the failed chain of custody suggests Franco Humphries might’ve had inside help. There’s no one Royce trusts more than Sawyer Key to help him right a wrong and uncover the traitor in their midst, but can they do it before the Savannah Strangler strikes again?

Relentless plus fearless equals flawless. Sawyer and Royce have come full circle—from hostile strangers to best friends and lovers. Neither a sniper’s bullet nor an arsonist’s fire could keep them apart, but what about a psychopath hell-bent on revenge? The stakes are high, and there’s no turning back now because the zero hour is upon them. Tick tock.

Zero Divergence is the conclusion to the best-selling Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key’s investigations and evolving relationship. This is a series you MUST read in order. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older.

Trigger warning: Part of the storyline involves coming to terms with a friend’s suicide, which may be difficult for some people to read.

http://mybook.to/ZeroDivergence





Zero Hour Between the Books Bonus Scene:

*If you haven't read Devil's Hour, you will want to skip this bonus scene since it picks up where the book left off. Also, this is an unedited, fun piece for my subscribers.

Sawyer fought his way through the lingering side effects from the heavy dose of pain meds the nurses had given him after cleaning his wounds and removing the dead skin. Just remembering the agony made him sick to his stomach. Or was it hunger? Had hours passed since he’d eaten lunch or days? Sawyer, a devout control freak, hated losing vast chunks of time in a drug-induced sleep, but he understood how necessary it was for his healing process. The quicker he got better, the faster he would go home. He repeated the mantra to himself on an endless loop.

His hospital door opened slowly, and he imagined Royce or his mother ducking their head inside to check on him. The nurses didn’t hesitate to enter his room because they had a job to do, but his mom and Royce might leave to avoid waking him. Sawyer didn’t want to be alone with his thoughts; he didn’t want to spend all his waking moments remembering what it was like in the inferno.

“I’m awake,” he said, even though his eyelids felt too heavy to fully open.

He recognized his visitor’s tread before his favorite scents tingled his nose. The combination of Royce’s body wash and preferred laundry detergent combined to paint an image of clothes hanging on a line to dry at the beach. God, he couldn’t wait to feel the warmth of the sun on his face again.

“You don’t look like your awake,” Royce whispered. “How’s my favorite asshole?”

The tenderness in Royce’s voice made tears pool behind Sawyer’s closed eyelids, but they made it easier for him to open his eyes and look up at Royce. “I bet you say that to all the assholes.” Sawyer hated the dry, scratchy sound of his voice. The smoke inhalation had ravaged his throat, but the doctors and nurses assured him it was temporary.

“You know damn well I don’t,” Royce countered. “Rough afternoon?”

He hated seeing the worry in Royce’s gray eyes, so he lied. “Nah. It’s getting easier.”

Royce rolled his eyes but dropped down in the seat next to Sawyer’s bed instead of calling him out on his bullshit. “You know what I realized last night when I was lying awake missing you?”

Sawyer swallowed hard. God, he missed sleeping beside Royce too. It had only taken weeks for him to become addicted to reaching out and touching Royce’s bare skin while he slept, assuring himself he hadn’t dreamed Royce’s appearance in his life. This man who rushed into a burning building to save him. Sawyer closed his eyes again to prevent the tears from spilling down his face. A snarky comeback eluded him, so Sawyer reopened his eyes and asked, “What did you realize, dickhead?”

“We’ve never gone out on a real date,” Royce replied. “Work keeps getting in the way.”

“Not to mention the bullet you took to the shoulder and my attempt to play the human torch,” Sawyer quipped.

“Yes, that too.”

“We’ll make it a priority to go on our first date once I recover,” Sawyer said, looking forward to it already.

Royce nodded. “That’s what I thought too, but then I had an epiphany on the way over. We both know how precious and unpredictable life is, and we shouldn’t postpone doing important things.”

“Oh good,” Sawyer said. “I’m so relieved you feel that way. I’m going to need you to reach under this blanket and jerk me off since my hands are bandaged. My balls must weigh five pounds each right now.”

Royce chuckled and shook his head. “No way. Too many bandages on your abdomen and chest. I won’t risk you getting an infection.”

“Put a condom on me then,” Sawyer said.

“I no longer carry around condoms since we don’t use them, GB.”
 
“Use your mouth,” he countered. “Yeah, it’s even better than your hand.”

Royce doubled over laughing. “Here I am trying to be romantic, and all you can think about is your dick. Would it help you feel better if I told I’ve abstained too?”

Sawyer’s body tensed all over. “You fucking better be abstaining from sex.”

“I was talking about masturbation, asshole.”

 “Oh,” Sawyer said, relaxing against the uncomfortable hospital bed. “Yeah, it helps a little.”

 “Good.”

 “If you aren’t going to jerk me off, what’s your big idea?” Sawyer asked.

Royce lifted a bag off the floor. “The nurses gave me a list of things I could bring in so we could have a date night here in your hospital room. They said I could even spend the night just this once. I can’t climb into the bed with you, but I’ll still be by your side.”

“That’s so sweet,” Sawyer said.
 
“I have my moments,” Royce said. “You’re very limited to what you can eat since your hands are bandaged, so I brought in finger foods.”

Sawyer smiled. “You’re going to feed me?”
          
Royce nodded. “I am.” He reached inside the bag and pulled out a can of squirty cheese followed by a pack of crackers.”
 
Sawyer groaned. “Really, dickhead?”
 
“Hey, I’m classing it up with these,” Royce said, pulling out a bag of pepperonis.

Sawyer’s lips twitched. “You should try out for Iron Chef America.”

“I have no idea what that is,” Royce said, “but I don’t appreciate the sarcasm I hear in your voice.”

 “Sorry,” Sawyer replied. He wasn’t. “What else is in the bag?”

  Royce pulled out a package of shrimp cocktail, lime gelatin, a container of mixed fruit and berries, and a can of whipped cream for a nice finishing touch. “A veritable feast,” he said proudly.
 
“It’s the most thoughtful thing anyone has ever done for me.” Sawyer wished he could touch Royce’s face, trace his finger over his lips, and kiss him until there wasn’t breath left in his body. “I love it, and I love you.”
 
“I love you too, baby,” Royce said tenderly. A wicked grin spread across his face. “I saved the best surprise for last.” He pulled out Sawyer’s tablet. “Did you know there’s such a thing as bird TV on YouTube?”
 
Sawyer just blinked at him. “You think I want to watch bird TV on my iPad?”

“No,” Royce said, dragging the word. “I thought you might want to watch the videos I made of Bones watching bird TV.”
 
“I miss my boy so much,” Sawyer said. “How is he?”

“Missing you like crazy, but the birds seem to help him with his separation anxiety.”

“I can’t wait to watch the videos. Thank you for taking such good care of my boy and me,” Sawyer told him.
 
“You’re both mine now,” Royce said tenderly. “Feeling hungry?”
  
“Starving,” he replied. “Don’t you dare make airplane noises like you’re feeding a toddler either.”

Royce gasped and covered his heart. “I would never…” He absolutely would.

Sawyer was so hungry, even the squirty cheese and pepperonis on crackers tasted terrific. It didn’t take him long to feel full, so Royce packed everything away before turning on the tablet for Sawyer.
 
Sawyer felt the sharpest pang when he saw Royce’s long legs stretched out in their bed and Bones sitting by his feet. He’d give anything to be home with them already. In the video, a fat yellow bird came into view on the television when it landed on the rim of a birdbath. Bones went on high alert, his body tensing as he watched the bird hop along the edge before jumping into the water. He remained as still as a statue as the chunky bird flapped its wings and splashed around. A second and third bird joined the first and began frolicking around the water too. Bones stood up and took a few steps until he perched on the edge of the bed and looked like he was prepared to leap on the birds. On the screen, the three birds merged into a cluster of flapping wings and singing.
 
“Oh my god,” Sawyer said, narrowing his eyes. “Are two of those birds mating?”
 
“Um, I don’t know,” Royce said. “I thought they were just bathing together.”

“Those birds are mating,” Sawyer said.

Royce started laughing as the chirping and singing got louder on the screen. “Is that why they’re making so much racket? Look how indignant the third bird looks. Three’s a crowd, pal.”
 
The commotion was too much for Bones to resist. He leaped on to the dressed and started pawing at the television. Both Royce’s, the one in the video and the one beside Sawyer, laughed their asses off at the confused look on Bones’s face when he couldn’t reach through the screen and nab a bird.

“You got my cat addicted to bird porn!” Sawyer accused.

Royce only laughed harder. “There are more videos besides the bird frolicking in the birdbath.”  He picked up the tablet and went to the next video he’d recorded. “Oh,” he said when it looked like the four birds hopping along the fallen tree began to engage in an orgy. “I’m sure it’s not all bird porn. See,” he said, pointing to the single Blue Jay bouncing between branches in a tree. “Nothing indecent here.”

Sawyer laughed hard enough to shake his entire body, which hurt like hell but also made him feel alive for the first time in days. “This is the best date ever.”

“Until we can do it properly once we spring you from this place,” Royce countered.

“No way it will mean as much as the effort you put into this one.”

Royce snorted. “God, I hope I can do better than processed foods and bird porn.”

“I love you, dickhead,” Sawyer said, feeling sleeping again.

“I love you too, asshole.” Royce turned off the video and tucked the blankets around Sawyer’s chest. “Dream about me, GB. I’ll be right here beside you.”

“Always.”

And he did. For once, his dreams weren’t filled with fear, smoke, and panic. He dreamt of cuddling in bed with Royce while Bones watched his beloved bird porn. That was the real gift Royce had given him. It wasn’t the food or entertainment; it was peace of mind. He had a long way to go in his recovery, but he would get there with Royce and Bones kitty by his side.

Audiobook News: 
The Zero Hour series will be available in audio soon thanks to Tantor Audio. The first two books will release in April, and I'll announce the third book as soon as they release the date.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking this wild and wonderful ride with me.

#RoyceAndSawyer4ever

xoxo

Aimee

Monday, December 16, 2019

December 2019: New Releases, Audiobook Updates, and Zero Hour Bonus Scene


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

First, let me start by wishing everyone a happy holiday and expressing my gratitude for another wonderful year. December 16th marks my fifth publishing anniversary, and I am so very grateful to all the wonderful people who’ve come along on this journey with me and made my dreams come true. Not unlike a marriage, we’ve seen some really great times and some rough ones too. You’ve been my friends during my breast cancer battle in 2016 and other illnesses this year. You’ve lifted my spirits and cheered me on, and because of you, I get to wake up and write love stories each day. Sometimes they’re comedies, sometimes they’re a mysteries, and sometimes there’s a paranormal element, but love is at the core of every story. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! May 2020 bring good health and positivity into our lives.




DEVIL’S HOUR

I am so excited to announce that Devil’s Hour (Zero Hour Book Two) is LIVE!!!
You guys humbled me with your response to Ground Zero, and I genuinely hope Devil’s Hour lives up to your expectations. I stayed true to Royce, who narrates the POV in this one. ARCs have been out for a week now, and I’m already getting asked when the final book, Zero Divergence, will release. I’m planning on a mid-February release, and since I’ve signed a contract for the audiobooks (more on that below), I am working hard to meet my writing deadline.

You can order Devil's Hour here: mybook.to/DevilsHour





CURL UP AND DYE MAKEOVER

In other news, I recently put my Curl Up and Dye Mystery novels in one complete set, including the prequel, Fatal Reaction. The series turned three in November, and I wanted to do something special to celebrate. Jay Aheer of Simply Defined Art gave the box set a makeover, but the interior of the books is the same, including the model pictures at the beginning of each chapter. If you’ve never read them, the box set allows you to get six books for less than the cost of three. 

You can order Curl Up and Dye: The Complete Set here: mybook.to/CurlUpAndDyeBoxSet


AUDIOBOOKS

We have two Curl Up and Dye audiobooks releasing soon! I Do or Dye Trying releases on December 24, 2019, and A Dye Hard Holiday releases on Jan 24, 2020. I Do is available for preorder, so I will drop the link below. I am so honored to work with Joel Leslie on this series, as well as my Road to Blissville series. I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate Joel’s dedication to his craft. He doesn’t just read the words; he performs them. Joel is a perfectionist, and it shows in the finished project.


As I mentioned, the Zero Hour Series is coming to audio in 2020. Ground Zero is scheduled to release on April 14, 2020, with Tristan James narrating. I am so giddy with excitement over this project, and I cannot wait to hear Tristan reading my words. I hope you're excited too!


BONUS ZERO HOURS SCENE

This little vignette takes place between books one and two. It’s super short but also very cute and sweet. Without further ado, I give you: Bonding with Bones: Becoming His Bitch.

            Meow.

            Royce cracked open one eye and looked at the ginormous, gray beast staring at him from his perch on the bedside table.

            Meow.

            “Nice try, big guy. Your dad told me he already fed you before going to work. He warned me about the stunts you’d pull today. I heard all about the big, pleading eyes and pitiful yowls. He called it kitty opera. Are you gonna sing for me, pretty boy?”

            Meow.

 His outrage was a little louder this time, and the tip of his big, bushy tail started twitching from right to left, broadcasting his irritation that this human wasn’t instantly obeying his commands. Sawyer had educated him on the difference between canine and feline tail wagging. A dog wagging its tail was a good sign, but a cat’s swishing tail translated to ‘gird your loins.”
           
            Royce chuckled, then immediately regretted it when the vibrations caused his gunshot wound to ache. Sawyer had taken a week off from work to play nurse but had to go back that morning, leaving Royce all alone.

            As if reading Royce’s mind, Bones let out an indignant, screechy meow that had Royce sitting up far faster than his injured body allowed. The skin surrounding the entrance and exit wounds pulled tight and then spasmed painfully, making him question his sanity for refusing pain meds. Bones jumped onto his lap, purring and rubbing the top of his head against Royce’s chin.

“Not alone,” Royce amended, running a hand over the cat’s silky fur. Bones purred even louder when Royce found the sweet spot on his back near his tail. “Your dad makes those kinds of noises for me too.”  God, Royce was a goner for Sawyer Key and his cat.

Bones jumped off his lap and landed gracefully on the floor. Meow!

“Kitty opera time, huh?”

Meow!

“I’m tempted to see how long you can keep this up. According to your human, you’ll give up once you realize your shenanigans won’t work on me.”

Bones didn’t let up; his outrage got louder and more screechy, making Royce wonder if Sawyer had forgotten to feed him after all.

“Okay, okay,” Royce said, holding up his good arm. “I’ll go investigate the situation. I am a detective, after all.”

Bones perked up and darted out the door. Royce gingerly followed and found Bones waiting for him in the hallway. The cat was clearly waiting to see if Royce needed more incentive to pursue him.

“I’m coming, King Bones.”

Bones regally pranced to the kitchen with his tail standing loftily in the air. He waited for Royce in the doorway leading to the utility room where Sawyer kept his bowls and litter box. Bones’s eyes grew large with excitement as Royce approached, then he spun around in a circle Royce would’ve thought beneath the magnificent creature. Royce stepped inside the utility room and noticed there was plenty of food and water in his dishes.

            Pointing to the dish, Royce said, “You have food.”

            Meow.

            “Don’t sass me, you charlatan. There is food in your bowl. Right there.” Royce moved closer and pointed again.

Meow!

Royce was tempted to call Sawyer and ask what he should do. Then he noticed a sticky note stuck to the wall.

Dickhead,

If Bones won’t stop pestering you, just add a tiny little amount of dry food to his bowl. He likes to keep it at a certain level.

Asshole

Royce picked up the bag from the shelf and did what Sawyer suggested. Bones attacked the food as if he hadn’t eaten in a month. The boy had once been a feral cat, so Royce wondered if that played into his quirky behavior.

Royce left the cat to do his thing and went to make a cup of coffee. He’d just had his first sip when Bones sauntered into the room, licking his chops in feline satisfaction. He jumped up on the kitchen counter, parking his big ass beneath a cabinet and started yowling again.

“You just ate,” Royce said. “I bet there’s still a ton of food in that bowl.”

Bones spun around then screeched again. Royce knew damned well what was in the cabinet above him.

“Fine,” Royce said, crossing the kitchen and opening the cupboard door. He pulled out the bag of soft, chewy treats that stunk like dead fish. “You’re only getting one tuna treat.”

Bones made a growling noise the entire time he ate the fishy snack but immediately started to purr and rub against Royce when he finished.

“I know who’s really in charge around here,” Royce told the beast.

He’d left his cell phone on the kitchen counter to charge the previous night, and it beeped with an incoming text. Royce was ridiculously happy to see Sawyer’s name on the screen.

How’s it going, Sawyer asked.

Great. Bonding with Bones.

Becoming his bitch, you mean? Sawyer punctuated the question with a laughing cat emoji.

Yep.

There was no point denying how much Royce adored Bones or how hard he was falling for the cat’s human.


I hope you've enjoyed this bonus scene and are looking forward to more Royce, Sawyer, and Bones. Until next time, happy reading...

xoxo

Aimee 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

GROUND ZERO IS HERE!



UNIVERSAL ORDER LINK:  http://mybook.to/GroundZero

I feel like I've been waiting forever to share this first book in the Zero Hour series with you. Royce Locke and Sawyer Key have so many layers, and I love peeling them back one by one to see what's beneath.

I so hope you'll take this journey with me. What's not to love about two reluctant partners, sexual tension galore, and a city on the verge of chaos? Need more convincing? Here are some teasers.







Until next time, happy reading...

Aimee 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

New M/M Romantic Suspense Series Announcement

The Zero Hour is upon us! 





For those of you who aren’t in my Facebook reader’s group or don’t follow me on Facebook, I have exciting news. I decided to take a very brief detour back to writing romantic suspense because it is my passion. Those are the books I want to read, and they are the books I write from my soul.

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.


Blurb:

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.

https://linktr.ee/AimeeNicoleWalker

Until next time, happy reading!

xoxoxo