by Michelle Grey
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
Nothing comes between Tori Whitlock and her tornado chase season -- not a serial killer, not even the hot FBI agent who’s vowed to save her life. But Detective Jack Mathis plays tough. Ending this case isn’t just his job, it’s his mission. And he finally has the advantage.
He faces Tori’s hostility and objections head-on, interjecting himself into every aspect of her life, and leaving him no time to dwell on his own.
Through the twists and turns of the madman’s game, Tori is forced to adapt to her unwelcome circumstances. Still, she fights Jack's presence, and her attraction to him, as he tries to open doors better left closed.
For Tori and Jack, life and death decisions are part of their jobs. But, can they overcome their pasts and realize that there’s a difference between life and living?
Scooting the chair next to the bed, her pale fingers skimmed his arm as memories assailed her. Memories of smiles, of good times they’d had despite everything, and she realized just how far Jack had destroyed her defenses. She’d never let anyone in to the level she’d let him in, not even Cam.
Her shoulders shook as quiet sobs filled the room. She laid her head next to his hand, her fingers curling around his cool ones as the fear and the guilt worked its way through her heart and flowed down her cheeks.
“Thank you for saving me, but you should’ve run, Jack. You should’ve called the cops. Anything but this.”
She lifted her head and studied his face, memorizing the tiny lines around his eyes, remembering how they crinkled when he laughed. She stood and carefully traced his forehead and down the length of his jaw.
Replaying their last conversation in her head, she stumbled on the conviction in his eyes when he said they could build something amazing.
“If I knew how, I would love you.” She whispered, the words foreign on her tongue. “You made me want to believe impossible things. But, I’m a mess, Jack. You deserve so much more.”
With a shuddering sigh, Tori wiped her tears and forced her unwilling fingers to release his hand. She didn’t look back as she walked out of the room.
Tell us about your new release: Convergence is the third contemporary romantic suspense in the Long Shot Series. While each book can be read as a stand-alone (from a plot perspective), there are minor characters that overlap. Convergence is the story of troubled storm-chaser Tori Whitlock as she finds out that a serial killer has tagged her as his next victim. Jack Mathis (Garrett Staker’s best friend in Unspoken Bonds), is hot on the case, and sparks fly when these two meet.
Name three things on your desk: My office is Paris-themed in gray/black/white/red. So on my desk is a cute little black reading lamp, a small bundle of red silk roses, and a rather large 30-minute sand timer (for when I need a deadline)
What one bit of writing advice has helped you on your path to success? More than anything else, I think the most valuable thing a writer can be is humble. Listen to mentors who have had more success than you. Carefully consider advice from your writing friends and critique partners. The publishing world is enormous, and it’s quite possible that you may remain a very tiny fish in a very large pond. Be humble enough to accept that. Write the best stories possible, for all of the right reasons. And if luck visits, and you happen to find incredible success…stay humble.
If I were your favorite cookie, what kind would I be? I’m going to go with the classic Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie. Timeless.
What are you working on next? I have two projects in the works right now. One is the fourth book in the Long Shot Series, featuring Cam (Tori’s best friend from Convergence). The other is the first of a two book series about a reluctant accountant who travels to the San Juan mountains with her travel-blogger cousin and stumbles across a dead body.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Michelle Grey is an avid lover of books, and had always thought that someday she would take up her pen and write romantic suspense. In 2009, Michelle was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer, and she realized that “somedays” aren’t guaranteed. This life changing event motivated Michelle to pursue her dream of becoming an author.
In January of 2013, Michelle released her debut novel, Dangerous Ally.
In September of 2013, the next book in her Long Shot Series, Unspoken Bonds, was published.
Now a cancer survivor, Michelle decided to use her platform to promote awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. In January 2014 she published, Are You Listening: A Personal Journal of an Ovarian Cancer Survivor.
Because it is so important to spread the word, one hundred percent of the proceeds from this $.99 ebook go directly to the Vicki Welsh Ovarian Cancer Fund to support their mission of fighting ovarian cancer through awareness, education, research and support.
Michelle lives in the Midwestern US with her husband of twenty-eight years and has four amazing and unique children, a wonderful son-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters. Michelle believes that any day that involves family, writing, or reading is a great day, indeed.
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Michelle Grey will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.