August 25, 2014

Release Day – Some Like it Deadly Chapter One #Going Royal

The sharp trill of the phone split the silent darkness in half. Kate Braddock jerked upright and had the phone in her hand, and answered before her mind fully processed the steps from sleep to waking. Adrenaline flooded her system, but training kept her voice calm. “Braddock.” Too many middle of the night phone calls heralded bad news. “Kate.” Peterson’s voice sent relief chasing through the adrenaline pumping through her system. “My apologies for the odd hour.” The head of security for Armand Dagmar personally and the Andraste Royal Family in general didn’t sound remotely apologetic. Nor did he sound […]
August 24, 2014

Meet Richard Prentiss Part 4 Countdown to #GoingRoyal Some Like It Deadly

Some Like It Scandalous – No More BS. No More Lies “She’s impossible.” Armand paced in front of the window of the hospital room. Richard had finally been released from the surgical floor and security arranged for a private room. It would still be a few days before he could go home. “Really? Do tell.” His best friend sat up in bed, his bruised face looked like hell—the green and yellow splotches somehow uglier than the deep purple when he’d been admitted. “She won’t listen to reason. I told her I love her, I’ve told her I want to be […]
August 23, 2014

Meet Richard Prentiss! Part 3 Countdown to #GoingRoyal Some Like it Deadly

Some Like It Scandalous – Taking One for the Team Richard caught the ball on the rebound and sent it slamming toward the wall. Armand pivoted and nailed it with a backswing. They played silently, only the sound of the ball thwacking off their rackets or rebounding off the wall filling the court. He shut off all the distractions—the security standing around the court, placed in obvious positions with their black-suited backs to him. He closed down the niggling desire to call his security to check on Anna, or better still, call Anna himself. He shut it all off. Sweat […]
August 22, 2014

Meet Richard Prentiss! Part 2 Countdown to #GoingRoyal Some Like it Deadly

Some Like It Scandalous – Calling His Best Friend on His Crazy Richard circled the billiard’s table, eyeing potential shots. “You’re one crazy son of a bitch, Armand. What did you think she was going to do? See you again and beg you to take her back?” Armand said nothing; he stared at the green felt table as though it might reveal the answer. “Armand, seriously?” His best friend looked up from his shot. “You didn’t.” The problem with Richard lay in how well he knew Armand. “I didn’t plan on groveling on bended knee.” But yes, I thought she […]
August 21, 2014

Meet Richard Prentiss! Part 1 Countdown to #GoingRoyal Some Like it Deadly

Some Like It Royal – Reaching Out to Alyx “Your Highness? Please pardon the intrusion.” No matter how much she practiced with Victor, it was always a jolt when someone else said it. She glanced up at the reflection in the glass behind her. She didn’t recognize the gentleman, so she turned, a polite smile on her face. “Please, call me Alyx or Miss Dagmar. It’s a little less of a mouthful than Your Highness.” And so much easier to respond to, but she avoided adding the caveat. “Miss Dagmar. My name is Richard Prentiss.” He withdrew a card and […]