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  What Do You Get When You Cross a Romance Writer
With A Crime Fiction Novelist?




by Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand

Coming February 2010!


In the shadows of Charleston, someone is watching her ...

Rylee Monroe, a dogwalker in Charleston's wealthiest neighborhood, never feared the streets at night. But now a thief is terrorizing the area and worse, someone seems to be targeting her.

Reporter Logan Woods is covering the break-ins with the hope of publishing them as a true-crime book. The more he digs, the more he realizes this beguiling dogwalker seems to be at the center of everything.

As danger draws ever closer, Logan must choose: Chase the girl, the story, or plunge into the shadows after the villain who threatens everything?





"Veteran romance writer Gist teams with tyro crime writer Bertrand to create a mix of their specialties. Their hybrid is a crime mystery with an irresistibly attractive and oh-so-naïve dog walker named Rylee Monroe ... Fans of Gist will appreciate her characteristic genteel manner of presenting the male/female courtship dance. Bertrand's deftness at adding in the crime dimension lends depth to this likable yet predictable story."
             -- Publishers Weekly 

"Gist and Bertrand's collaboration has widespread appeal. The blend of romance and suspense is heartwarming and intriguing, and the Charleston locale is described so vividly that readers will feel as if they are right there. Humor and a touching spiritual message round out this entertaining tale."

         -- Romantic Times, FOUR STARS, Melissa Parcel


"An awe-inspiring story of mystery, theft, trust and love that keeps you turning the pages right up to the end."
            -- CBA Retailers, Kelsey Shade


"An The impressive debut of this new writing partnership has just the right balance of intereing characters, action, mystery and, of course, love."
         -- Booklist, Shelley Mosley

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