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Caroline Clemmons writes historical and contemporary genre fiction. Historical romances, contemporary romantic suspense, mysteries, and paranormals are among her current works. Learn more about her at www.carolineclemmons.com
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
DIANA MILLER SHARES FATAL TRUST
FATAL TRUST Blurb:
her perfect Jimmy Choos into place beside Ben Gallagher’s wounded Nikes,
straitlaced Philadelphia lawyer Catherine Barrington is surprisingly unable to
resist the disarming small-town mechanic’s charm. He’s one of the heirs to the
vast fortune left by his eccentric grandfather Max, a bestselling horror
writer, and she’s there to carry out Max’s last wishes. Routine enough…except
that inheriting comes with a catch: none of Max’s heirs will get a penny until
they’ve lived together for two weeks in the shadow-filled rooms of his mansion
in the wooded hills near Lake Superior.
beyond the grave, a letter from Max insists that his death was no accident,
sending Catherine undercover—and way out of her comfort zone—to catch the
killer. Posing as Lexie, Ben's cocktail waitress girlfriend, Catherine soon
finds herself trapped with the feuding clan at the sinister Nevermore manor. To
save her own life, she’ll have to confront the murderer, as well as her growing
attraction to Ben—a top suspect.
FATAL TRUST Excerpt:
Ben draped an arm around Catherine’s shoulders, pulling her
against his side. He smelled like pine soap, which surprised her. She’d
expected some men’s cologne with a virile name and an overdose of spice and
musk. “Why don’t you get me another drink, Lexie? She’s a cocktail waitress,”
he told Cecilia.
That’s right—she was supposed to be Lexie the cocktail
waitress. Catherine gave him a tight smile. “I’m off duty.”
“I promise I’ll make it worth your while,” Ben said, his
voice lowered suggestively.
She was also supposed to be crazy about him, so instead of
telling him where to stick it, she raised her chin. “I came out here to give
you emotional support. Not to wait on you.”
“Good for you, Lexie,” Cecilia said. “Ben always dates twits
who do whatever he wants. He needs someone who’ll stand up to him.”
Ben sighed as if he’d been ordered to haul stones across the
Sahara for a new pyramid rather than his own glass across the room for a
refill. “With the two of you ganging up on me, I guess I’ll get my own drink.”
“Bring me a glass of cabernet while you’re at it,” Cecilia
called after him.
“They got me.”
The words came from the man who’d just stumbled into the
parlor. His light brown hair was all wild wisps and spikes, one sleeve of his
suitcoat was torn, and his shirt had been pulled from his trousers.
And he was covered with blood.
“They came out of the trees,” he wheezed out. “I couldn’t
stop them. I tried, but I couldn’t.”
“Help me.” His voice was just above a whisper. “Please.”
Then he collapsed in a bloody mess on the parlor floor.
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When she was
eight, Diana Miller decided she wanted to be Nancy Drew. But no matter how many
garbage cans she dug through, conversations she “accidentally” overheard, and
attics she searched, she never found a single cryptic letter, hidden staircase,
or anything else even remotely mysterious. She worked as a lawyer, a soda jerk,
a stay-at-home mom, a hospital admitting clerk, and a conference host before
deciding that the best way to inject suspense into her otherwise satisfying
life was by writing about it.
Diana is a
five-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award,
including for FATAL TRUST, and won a Golden Heart for her debut novel DANGEROUS
AFFAIRS. She lives in the Twin Cities with her family.