Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lost In Deception By Anita Devita *Blog Tour*

Meet the Author:

Anita’s rapid paced storytelling style pulls readers into a parallel universe where mystery, mayhem, murder are the order of the day. Her stories are an addictive diversion, trading the heavy, grey world of real life for a fantastically colourful world where bad is good, and cool is smoking hot. Raised on America’s Rock Coast in Cleveland, Ohio, Anita was born while the river burned. Music, food and family shaped Anita’s life and provide much of the fodder for her stories. Her love of mysteries and puzzle solving came from her Grandpa John, who introduced Anita to her first detective hero – Nero Wolfe. Food was as central a character in Anita’s life as it was in Nero’s, where Sunday dinner at Nonna’s table was a command performance. Anita has been writing scorching mysteries and suspense since 2006 with stories ranging on the heat index from a “nice spicy little pepper” to “pass a mop for my forehead, please.” Check out tastes of Anita’s stories and like her on Facebook. Anita is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.
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About the Book:

Private investigator Esmeralda “Peach” Morales watches in horror as the crane her uncle is operating topples into Lake Erie. He disappears and she’s convinced he’ll be the scapegoat. She’ll do anything to prove he’s innocent. Seducing the lead investigator is just part of her strategy, at least that’s what she tells herself.
Thomas Riley is at Elderberry Farm when he learns of a deadly crane accident in Cleveland. The forensic investigator suspects sabotage and amid the rubble and mangled metal he uncovers a web of lies and deception. At the center of it all is a beautiful brunette who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Both fiercely independent, they must learn to work together––inside and outside the bedroom––to unravel the mystery and clear her uncle’s name.
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Peach pressed her ear to the door. Hearing nothing, she opened it a crack and scanned the third-floor hallway. Empty. She hung her messenger bag across her body and went casually for the back stairs. Out the back door, she crossed the soft grass toward the fast food restaurant where the Beast waited for her.

She picked up French fries and a milkshake because she missed lunch and then climbed into the truck. As she sat waiting for traffic to ease, she saw Tom in the passenger window of the black Escalade. The window went up as it turned out of F&F’s front drive.

Isn’t this a coincidence?” Decision: mind her own business or follow.

She gave them some space then pulled into traffic. “You don’t learn, do you? That man is trouble.” Popping a fry into her mouth, she drove casually. Just another worker bee sucking on a milkshake on her way home. A silver SUV swung out of F&F, cutting her off. She stood on the brakes to avoid the crash, the Beast’s backend kicking like a mule. The son of a bitch floored it, opening the distance between them. It wasn’t your normal “oops I cut someone off, let me make up for it.” This was the start of a race. Peach stomped on the gas, sending the four hundred-twenty horses under her hood into a sprint. The gap closed as they turned right. She was close enough to hear the SUV’s tires squeal around the corner. It sped out of the turn, and she followed it. Red lights began flashing, and the arms of the railroad crossing gate came down. Tom’s Escalade stopped. The silver one didn’t.

The curtain lifted on a nightmare. The silver SUV hit the Escalade hard, pushing it toward the tracks. The driver had to be Jeb. He fought for control, leaving rubber on the road, but the SUV had momentum on his side. In the distance—the near distance—the whistle of the train wailed ominously.

Nope. Not gonna happen.” With calm, focused intent, she demanded more from the engine. She controlled her speed and swung wide, then plowed into the silver vehicle’s quarter panel at full throttle. Impact ripped control from her hands. Colors flew by and then came to a sudden end.

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