Author: Jennifer Anne Davis
Published: May 23rd, 2014 by Crimson Tree Publishing
Word Count: 99,000
Genre: NA Crime, Suspense, Romance
Content Warning: Graphic violence, sexual themes including assault, adult language, and drug usage
Recommended Age: 18+
Synopsis: At first glance, twenty-two-year-old Brianna’s life seems perfect. But she harbors a deadly secret—her father is the leader of a ruthless drug cartel. Brianna struggles to find her place in a world her father meticulously controls, and believes she is nothing but a pawn in her father’s deadly games.
After graduating from college with an enormous debt, Dominic finds himself lured by money and power into a job that appears too good to be true. He doesn’t realize he works for a drug cartel until he’s in too deep. Trying to keep his family safe, he takes a deal offered by Brianna’s father and agrees to marry Brianna while continuing to work for the cartel.
Brianna and Dominic must rely on one another as their lives become further entwined in the lethal drug world. When Dominic discovers a deadly secret, he begins to question everything and turns to Brianna for support. However, Brianna’s heart belongs to another man—an undercover DEA agent.
The DEA closes in on the drug cartel, forcing Brianna and Dominic to choose sides, igniting a battle between family loyalty, love, and survival. Brianna soon realizes that she may be the only person capable of bringing down her father’s empire—if she can find a way to outsmart the master manipulator, without losing herself, and her heart, in the process.
Interview with Jennifer:
Tell us about the story.
It’s basically about a girl in her early twenties who is being controlled by her crazy drug cartel father. She falls hard for an undercover DEA agent all the while her father plans for her to marry a fellow drug lord.
Where did you get the inspiration for it?
It was a dream that I had and couldn’t shake. I kept playing around with it in my head until I realized I needed to write it down.
How long did it take you to write it?
This is actually the first story I wrote, even though it’s my fifth book published. I know it took me forever to write because I didn’t know what I was doing at the time. So maybe around 1-2 years? I honestly don’t remember.
Where is your story set? A fictional place or somewhere you’ve visited/ lived?
The story is set right here in San Diego where I live. Almost every single place in the book is a real place I’ve been to. When I wrote the Crystal Pier scene, I actually drove to the pier, parked, and walked to the end of it so I could experience the same sensations my characters would.
How long have you been writing?
Eight years now!
What is your favorite genre to write and to read?
Something different. I need a lot of action with a little romance throughout the book. I love snarky dialogue and unpredictable plots. I read a ton of YA.
What is the last book you read?
Just finished Siege and Storm today! It was absolutely fantastic. Beautiful, engaging writing. Great characters and plot.
What is the last movie you saw?
The Amazing Spiderman 2. My kids love those movies!
Are we more likely to catch you reading a paperback book or on an e-reader?
Paperback. I read at least twice as many paperbacks as I do ebooks.
What is your idea of the perfect day?
A day where I can read or write.
What is your preference: coffee, tea, or soda?
I never ever drink soda. I used to drink coffee every day. However, I decided to switch to tea about two weeks ago. It’s been a very difficult change for me and I’ve been cranky! We’ll see how long I last!
About the author:
Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she finally married her best friend and high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.
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