On Tour with The Dead Don’t Lie by Camille Taylor

Title: The Dead Don’t Lie
Series: Harbour Bay Book 3
Author: Camille Taylor
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Club X—where fantasy and reality collide…

For notorious sex club owner Aimee Burnes, it’s all about business. That is until her estranged sister, Louisa, is found dead in the small, coastal town of Harbour Bay. Having always been the favourite of their hyper-religious mother, there’s no logical explanation for Louisa’s untimely death—unless she wasn’t the angel she was believed to be.

Aimee will do anything to protect her club, including corrupting a detective with old-fashioned ideals…

James Hawke is Harbour Bay’s newest detective. He’s a country boy through and through, and he’s not prepared for Aimee’s assault on his senses. When he’s sent undercover into Club X to collect intelligence on Aimee and her clients, James wants to believe she’s genuine. The only thing he knows for sure is he wants her in ways he never wanted anyone before. Deep undercover, he must sacrifice his morals to get close.

Aimee is a master of manipulation…

Aimee will do what she must, even if it means taking her seduction of James too far. With both of them craving more than an intense encounter leaving them sweaty and satisfied, outside dangers challenge their newfound bond. But when the medical examiner finds incriminating evidence pointing to Aimee as her sister’s killer, James is forced to choose…

Will he honour the oath of his badge, or believe in Aimee’s innocence, regardless of the evidence stacking against her? With her lies unmasked and her innocence questioned, proof lies in the DNA evidence.

The dead don’t lie…

Someone was behind her.
Footsteps echoed loudly as she ran. Louisa Burnes stumbled, the heel of her stiletto snapping. She caught herself before she fell, scraping the delicate skin of her palm against the graffiti-covered brick wall beside her. She cursed as the first signs of the sting registered.
She ran faster than before, terrified of what might happen should she be caught. She was all alone in the early morning hours, everyone else asleep in their warm beds. No one would hear her screams.
Her breath came out in quick bursts, her natural blonde hair whipping about her face as she moved. She shivered, despite the warm breeze and sweat trickled down her back. Her heart in her throat, she staggered in the direction of her car, parked further down the street.
The pounding of feet on the pavement had fear liquefying her insides. The shot of adrenaline did nothing to the drug taking effect, already slowing her down, making her groggy. She was usually so careful, and now she was terrified the lack of caution would be her last mistake.
Please God, she begged. Let me get out of this.
She would go to church with her mother, mend her relationship with her sister, if only she could get away unscathed.
If only she knew who the pursuer was. They’d been following her since she left the club, had made no attempt to call out to her, and when she had started running, they kept up with her.
She tightened her grip on her keys, the metal edges biting into her palm.
Just a little longer, she told herself as she took shortcut after shortcut. She’d parked farther away so no one would link her to the club, afraid for her reputation. She wished she hadn’t cared.
Louisa’s eyes blurred. Tears streaked down her cheeks. She kept moving, down alleyways and past stinking dumpsters. If only it wasn’t too late to turn around and head back to the club, but she’d already gone too far to turn back. She would lose precious minutes. It was best to keep going, if she could.
She placed her hand on the brick wall of the building beside her, in an attempt to stop the dizziness flooding her head. Keeping her fingertips on the cool motionless brick, she moved further down the alley, looking for the exit.
I have to hurry.
The world spun and she wondered why this was happening and why she’d been drugged.
She never accepted drinks from strangers, so she wasn’t sure when she’d ingested the drug.
She had worked until six, an early night, before going to her mother’s house for dinner. Later, she had gone to the club as she always did. But she hadn’t drunk anything she hadn’t before and was certain there hadn’t been an opportunity to spike her drink, nor had she been injected with anythingat least not that she could remember, her brain already losing huge chunks of the night. Her worry increased ten-fold and fear was almost a physical presence beside her.
Rounding a corner, she realised nothing looked familiar. Panic surged through her.
The assailant was almost upon her. She forced herself to move, wondering which way to go. She wanted to scream in frustration. She chose left and continued on until she finally came to a dead end. She was trapped. It was all over.
I should’ve gone the other way.
A sharp pain burned, the blade slicing through her flesh. She screamed and turned her back against the wall, facing her attacker. Her eyes widened when her chin lifted and she found the familiar face.
Oh my God.
The hand came down again, the knife once more piercing her soft skin. She fell to the dirty, foul smelling ground. The world went dark and warm blood pooled beneath her body. Her blood. She only had one more thought before she died, taking the identity of her killer to the grave.
Aimee.
 

Camille Taylor is an Australian author who resides in the Nation’s Capital with her small dog. She was the typical 90’s kid and was raised on Goosebumps, Roald Dahl and Paul Jennings. In her teens she began reading the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie and in later years found Christine Feehan, Janet Evanovich and Julie Garwood.
She started writing at sixteen and enjoys spending time with her family, doting on her nieces and nephews, writing the many stories floating about her head and working on her genealogy where she can trace her heritage to England, Scotland, Ireland and Russia.
Her other interests include, anything creative—such as scrapbooking and drawing and has travelled across Western Europe, New Zealand and the UAE, after spending a year living in London. She’s also dabbled in tae kwon do.

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Seven Tears At High Tide by C. B. Lee Interview and Giveaway

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Hi Ya’ll! Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing C.B. Lee, author of Seven Tears at High Tide.Hi C.B., thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Hello, thank you for interviewing me today, I’m quite honored to be here. I’m C.B., I’m grew up in California and I’m very passionate about writing, hiking, and traveling. I’m a first generation Asian American and I’m happy to be introducing some characters whose backgrounds are like my own. My first novel is Seven Tears at High Tide, a love story between Kevin and Morgan, who meet because of Kevin’s magical wish for a summer love and then have to deal with some complex choices when summer is over.

Is there a certain type of scene  that’s harder for you to write than any others? Love? Action? Romance? Tragedy?

The hardest for me is probably any type of angst or very heavy emotional scenes; particularly because I do write with emotion. I draw a lot on personal experiences to write, and I have to put myself directly into what the character is feeling, so often times my own mood will be directly affected. It’s really difficult if I’m not up for feeling that way, but I try my best.

What do you think makes a good story?

Emotion, definitely. I think good characters and an interesting plot will get you quite a bit of a ways but I think how all of it comes together and makes you feel is the best part.

Do you hear from readers much? What do they say?

This is my first novel! I’m looking forward to what readers might say in the future.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

Seven Tears is my first novel, so it has to be my favorite for now. We’ll see as time goes by if that title will go to any of my other works.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I love traveling, particularly hiking and backpacking and rock climbing! It’s not an everyday type activity, at least the traveling far bit, but I’m lucky to live in an area that’s abundant in beautiful scenery, whether I feel like heading up into the mountains, or to the sea, or to the desert. Some of my favorite hikes are along the coastal bluffs— catching the sunset as it falls below the horizon, dipping below the waves, canyons and cliffs catching fire with color. Or I might enjoy heading up in the mountains, with the constant sound of bubbling brooks coursing along rocks, streams full of fresh rainwater from the season, damp leaves on the trail, a cool wind at my back and a view of the city below.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Now for a little about the book!

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Author Name: C.B. Lee

Book Name: Seven Tears at High Tide

Release Date: October 15, 2015

Pages or Words: 234 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Fantasy, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, Young Adult

Publisher: Interlude Press

Cover Artist: C.B. Lee Cover Design by C.B. Messer  Kevin Luong walks to the ocean’s edge with a broken heart. Remembering a legend his mother told him, he lets seven tears fall into the sea. “I just want one summer—one summer to be happy and in love.” Instead, he finds himself saving a mysterious boy from the Pacific—a boy who later shows up on his doorstep professing his love. What he doesn’t know is that Morgan is a selkie, drawn to answer Kevin’s wish. As they grow close, Morgan is caught between the dangers of the human world and his legacy in the selkie community to which he must return at summer’s end.

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MY REVIEW

5 Meows

This was a lovely story about young love, broken hearts, and hope.

Kevin remembered an old folk Lore Story his mom told him about Seven Tears on the High Tide and in desperation he crys  into the sea and makes his wish for Love for the summer, to hold hands, to not hide, to do things he enjoys. A seal shows up and makes him smile then soon after a young boy appears on his doorstep confessing he is his boyfriend. 

Everything about this story is charming, from the characters, storyline to the romance. It is very sweet and clean,magical and very funny, with a touch of suspense near the end. I absolutely adored Morgan. He is naive, sweet  and confident i himself. I loved that the author put in that he was a bit chubby faced and  not a six pack body image and still very confident.

If you like sweet romances, Young adult stories, charming characters, and selkies  you must read this one!

 

 

RC   A little more Seven Tears at High Tide They wander into the house, wipe their wet feet on the welcome mat, climb up the stairs and giggle as they pass Ann’s bedroom. She’s dancing with her headphones on, oblivious to the open door, swaying to the beat. In Kevin’s bedroom, he quickly scrounges up some clean shirts and shorts. “Here, you can wear this,” he says, handing an outfit to Morgan and then ducking into his bathroom to change. He peels off the wetsuit and hangs it up in his shower, then leans his surfboard carefully against the wall, eyeing the crack. He’ll have to fix it tomorrow. When he returns, Morgan is holding onto the wet board shorts, wearing the outfit Kevin gave him. He looks curiously at the rock collection prominently displayed on Kevin’s bookshelf. “These are beautiful,” he says. “Here, I’ll take that,” Kevin says, holding out his hand for the bedraggled board shorts to hang in his shower. He’s certain now that they’re the ones from the lifeguard’s lost and found. Kevin’s starting to worry that Morgan doesn’t have any other clothes, but he doesn’t know how to bring it up. Money can be a touchy subject. Morgan holds Kevin’s favorite specimen, a piece of green olivine on basalt. Kevin once almost convinced Ann it was an avocado roll—it certainly looks like one, bright green speckled with sesame seeds, wrapped in dark seaweed. “That’s from Mexico. My family went on vacation to Baja last year, and I got that out of an old volcano.” He tries his best to describe the sweltering heat and the excitement of finding geodes and cracking them open with a hammer. Morgan listens in rapt silence as Kevin talks about the find and tilts the olivine so it catches the light. He sets it back in its spot behind its label, slowly so as not to disturb the other specimens, and Kevin is quietly pleased with Morgan’s careful appreciation. “I changed my mind,” Kevin blurts out. “About what?” “I do want this to be a date. For us, to do that,” he says, blushing. “I like you. A lot.” Morgan’s face breaks into a bright, happy smile. “And what do we do differently, for this to be a date?” Kevin can feel the heat on his cheeks. “We can hold hands, if you like. Um, or kiss, if you want to. But we don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. I’m fine just hanging out and watching a movie with you.” Morgan tilts his head and steps closer. “I want to,” he says, not specifying what, but Kevin knows immediately. It’s just the quickest brush of lips, but Kevin feels it all the way to his toes. A warm curl of excitement blooms throughout his body, and Morgan’s mouth is warm and wet against his. It’s not like any kiss he’s had, chaste and sweet and over in a second, and yet his heart is still pounding after Morgan leans back. He’s close enough for Kevin to be able to count the eyelashes dark against his cheek. Morgan ducks his head and asks, “Was that okay?” Kevin’s a little dazed, but he finds his voice. “Yeah. Yeah, that was great.”

You can buy a copy here:  

IP Web Store: store.interludepress.com

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1Lhj0hE

Apple: Seven Tears at High Tide

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All Romance eBooks:  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-seventearsathightide-1901003-143.html?referrer=55feb862851f8

Independent booksellers: (Indiebound): http://www.indiebound.org/book/978-1-941530-47-4?aff=InterludePress  

Check out this awesome book Trailer! https://youtu.be/KDO7e7UgZ4Q

 Meet  C. B. Lee: B. Lee is a bisexual writer, rock climber and pinniped enthusiast based in California. Lee enjoys reading, hiking and other outdoor pursuits. Seven Tears At High Tide is a first novel.

You can stalk—oops Follow C.B. Website cb-lee.com, Facebook,  https://www.facebook.com/authorcblee, Twitter @author_cblee, Goodreads: Goodreads.com/cb-lee. Final Enter for a chance to win $25 Interlude Press Gift Card to one grand prize winner plus copies of the Seven Tears at High Tide multi-format eBook to five winners   a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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