*Takes a deep breath* My second novel, County Vices, is ready for the world. Yaaay!! Olivia and Maureen, the gorgeous duo, are back with more crime-fighting action! County Vices will be available August 30th in both paperback and eBook on Amazon. In the meantime, check out the cover and the teasers below.
Detective Olivia Winston and IRS Special Agent Maureen Jeffries have “tied the knot” and happily settled into married life. But crime in their home county of Goslyn hasn’t settled down—in fact, it’s at an all-time high. Drugs and corruption have found a foothole in the once small, quiet community, and Olivia and Maureen discover it’s a family affair that reaches from the street corner dealer right up to the County Board of Supervisors.
The love-hate drama between Supervisor Cleo Jacobs and her street-wise nephew, Chris Jacobs, has filled their pockets with plenty of cash but caused a dangerous rift between the two as both try to make their mark in the drug game. Driven by greed and ego, the Jacobs do their best to satisfy the growing demand for pills that “make you happy” and “numb the pain.” But their love of money comes with a callous disregard for others, including those close to Detective Winston and Special Agent Jeffries, who find themselves right in the middle of Goslyn’s biggest crime story.
Love, violence, and betrayal combine to make the perfect, poisonous pill.
“If you wanna live large, you gotta play big.”
Chris Jacobs tossed his phone on the van’s
“Was that Roy again?” Terry Gordon asked.
“Yeah. He’s a pain in the ass. He acts like
nobody knows what to do but him!”
“I know, man. But we never moved this much
stuff before. We’ve got enough Oxy and Ritalin to
get twenty years with the Feds.”
Chris scowled. “We need to make a name for
ourselves. So don’t punk out on me now!”
“Take it easy, man. I’m down for anything. I’ll
do my part as long as I keep gettin’ paid.”
“Police! Drop the gun!” Olivia shouted as she
and Maureen sprinted toward the men on the
ground. She stepped on Chris’ hand and pointed her
gun at his head.
“He tried to kill me!” Roy yelled as he
scrambled to get up.
Maureen pulled him up from behind and pinned
him against the jeep. “Don’t move!” she ordered
and frisked him. She then pulled him away from the
Jeep and pointed to the ground. “Sit down and shut
Three cruisers arrived at high speed and flung
open their doors. “Which one shot Nick?!” one of
the officers barked. “Which one?!”
Olivia stared down at Chris, who looked like a
wounded animal that just lost a fight. It was the first
time she seriously thought about shooting a suspect
in custody. This was the callous perp who had just
shot a cop. Did he assault her student and harass
Mr. Bennett, too? She flipped him over, and one of
the other officers handcuffed him and patted him
down. The officer found the envelope stuffed in the
back of Chris’ pants and handed it to Olivia.
Olivia looked in the envelope then smacked
Chris on the back of his head with it. “This is worth
The officer stood Chris up, and Olivia looked at
him from head to toe. Covered in dirt and sweat,
there was nothing intimidating about Chris Jacobs.
To Olivia, he was just another young, gun-toting
hard-ass type that was showing up in Goslyn more
“God, what a waste,” Olivia mumbled to