Authors: A.B. Michaels
The Lair (available November 2014)
After her father dies in a boating incident, innkeeper Daniela Dunn must travel from Northern California’s Sinner’s Grove back to Verona, Italy and her childhood home, an estate called the Panther’s Lair. It’s a mansion full of frightful memories and deeply buried secrets, where appearances are deceiving and the price of honesty is death. As Dani is drawn further into her family’s intrigues, she has an unlikely ally in handsome Marin County investigator Gabriele de la Torre. He says he’s come along merely to support her, but his actions show he has an agenda all his own.
Gabe de la Torre needs to settle old family debts before starting fresh with the woman he feels could be The One. But once Dani finds out whom he’s beholden to, all bets might be off. When a mystery woman reveals that Dani’s father may have been murdered, the stakes rise dramatically and Gabe realizes they’re now players in a dangerous game. Protecting Dani becomes his top priority, even as she strives to figure out whom she can trust: her relatives, Gabe, or even herself.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
native of California, A.B. Michaels holds masters’ degrees in history (UCLA) and broadcasting (San Francisco State University). After working for many years as a promotional writer and editor, she decided it was time to focus on writing the kind of fiction she likes to read. “I think it’s a control thing,” she says. “Life is so darn messy, I just want to make sure some stories end up the way they ought to.”
That doesn’t mean she won’t put her characters through the wringer, however. Her new series, “Sinner’s Grove,” pits men and women against forces ranging from merely corrupt to downright evil. But perhaps the greatest challenge for her heroes and heroines lies in overcoming their own flaws as they search for lasting love.
The writer and her husband now live the good life in Boise, Idaho. On any given day you might see them on the golf course, the bocce court, or walking their four-legged “sons” along the Boise River. More than likely, however, you’ll find Ms. Michaels hard at work on her next Sinner’s Grove adventure.