Today’s Featured Read is a brand new cozy mystery and it’s a wonderful treat! I’ve been a Holly Jacobs fan for many, many years and Steamed: A Maid in LA Mystery is a fresh and fun story from an ever-so-talented author. When Holly released the news about this book on her Facebook page, she said Quincy (her main character) insisted that her story be told, NOW, despite the other book contracts Holly was working on at the time.
As she put it, “Every now and again, a character is born and it doesn’t matter if you have time to write their story. It doesn’t matter if you have a publisher in mind. It simply doesn’t matter. That character pesters you and nudges you until you finally give in and write their story.
Quincy Mac was that kind of character for me.
I tried to explain that I had contracts and due dates—she didn’t care. I tried to explain that I write romance—she said, “Okay, so give me a romance.” I tried to explain that I don’t know anything about the mystery genre—she said, “So just write my story. Don’t worry about the genre “rules,” just write my story.”
So, I did.”
You can count my vote along with so many other readers who are so glad Holly made time to write Quincy’s tale!
Not one of LA’s boy-toys who are a dime a dozen.
No, this was a real man walking toward me like some hero out of a movie.
Maybe he was here to take me away from all this.
Maybe he’d seen me from across the street looking fragile, yet still beautiful.
Okay, so beautiful was a bit unattainable. I’d settle for fragile and cute. Yeah, I could pull off cute on a good day and I felt very, very fragile at the moment.
Ah, my hero.
I sucked in my baby-pooch, pulled out my old acting class skills and concentrated on looking even more fragile and cute. It worked. He walked right up to me, shot me a concerned look, then…he flashed a badge.
I realized that his concerned look was more of an assessing look.
My hero was a cop.
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