When the body of a teenage girl is found brutally raped and murdered in the Lincoln Houses, Nicole Watkins is assigned to investigate and report the story. Nicole moved to New York three years ago to start a new life after a divorce from her cheating husband Michael. She had no plans of becoming involved or ever giving her heart away to another man until she meets the incredibly handsome homicide detective Andre Moore. Andre Moore is a seasoned homicide detective; however, this particular case has him shaken which leaves Nicole suspecting that he knows more about the case than he’s willing to share. Although Nicole finds Detective Moore captivating, she also discovers that he is just as complicated and mysterious as the case of the murders. Nicole cannot deny her love and passion for Andre; however, she is unsure if it will survive the mystery that lies behind him. This is story of loss, love and honor that is full of surprises, as you are taken through their journey of love, murder investigations, and hidden secrets.
Targeted Age Group:: 29-65
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As an avid reader, writing a book has always been on my bucket list. This book sort of came to me. One of my favorite authors is Marie Force who also writes suspense romance, therefore, I guess you can say that reading her books were also an inspiration.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
That’s a great question. I have a goofy name that I called this book, ‘The Blowing Drying Chronicles’, that is because most of my ideas and characters come to me as I am blowing drying my hair.
As I looked around, I noticed that more people were starting to arrive. I also noticed musicians were setting up their equipment. John walked over to a microphone that had already been set up. He made a request for everyone to be seated. We all crossed the lawn to our respective seats. Andre held Katie’s hand in one of his and he kept his arm around my waist. We took our seats. As John continued speaking about his years of marriage to Monica, I took a moment to observe the people sitting amongst us and caught a very attractive woman at a table across from us gazing directly at Andre. When I looked at him, he seemed to have become aware of her attention as well, but his expression was unreadable, which made me feel very uneasy. While everyone around us raised their glasses to toast John and Monica, I sat motionless, so focused on the exchange between Andre and the mystery woman, that I didn’t raise my glass. Finally I snapped out of it, picked up my glass belatedly and raised it along with the others. The band started playing music shortly after John finished his speech. Andre and this mystery woman continued to exchange gazes. I stood up without saying anything to him and walked towards the entrance of the house. I heard him calling after me, but I didn’t stop. I needed to get out of there. I didn’t know where I was going, but I just needed to get as far away as possible.
Dalia Florea writes fiction. She believes that growing up in New York, obtaining a degree in psychology and having a nursing background have all helped her to mold and get into the hearts and minds of her characters. She loves to read all genres, but favors suspense romance like the Marie Force Fatal Affair series. In addition to reading and writing she enjoys solving Sudoku and cryptogram quotes, attending jazz concerts and visiting wineries in and around her northern Virginia home. Dalia has parlayed her love of suspense romance novels into her first published work, Mirrored, and has a short story and a novel in the works.
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