Thursday, March 9, 2017

Dirty Deeds


DIRTY DEEDS
by AJ Nuest

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pub Date: 1/31/2017

An Eye for an Eye

As owner of Dirty Deeds, a tech-savvy company specializing in the age-old art of revenge, Eden Smith knows first-hand that secrecy is critical. But when a dead body washes up on the shores of Lake Michigan clutching her business card, Eden’s well-constructed world begins to fall apart. Apparently, she’s not the only one with a passion for payback, and staying alive to outsmart a killer has become her most important job of all.

A Game for a Game
Hardened homicide detective Kelly Riordan is convinced Eden Smith is hiding more than she’s willing to admit. Years on the force have taught him that nothing is what it seems, and that couldn’t be truer than when it comes to investigating the alluring owner of a revenge-for-hire business. But revealing her past could put everything Eden has worked for in jeopardy. And trusting a man like Riordan goes against the very instincts that have kept her alive this long.



Do YOU need Dirty Deeds?
When I first sat down to begin my standalone romantic suspense, DIRTY DEEDS, the first book in my A Likely Story series, my thoughts were where they always are at the beginning of any new project—character development, story arc, pinpointing the bad guy and defining Eden Smith’s revenge-for-hire company in a way that would make sense to the reader. After all, that’s my job, and crafting a well-thought-out story is important. But something…strange happened during the hours it took me to finish the book. Something that, to this day, honestly makes me wish I had omniscient powers.

Turns out, I need DIRTY DEEDS in my life. While writing the story, I didn’t realize how many times these characters and their area of expertise would apply. Like last week, for example, when I went in for the same routine blood work I’ve been getting twice a year for the same meds I’ve been taking over twenty years. The results came back perfect. My dosage hasn’t changed and I feel great. Problem is, even though I shelled out over $150 for the tests, the doctor in charge would only give me enough meds to last me a month. I need to come back in and have a sit down with him, he says. About what, I’m not sure and neither is his receptionist. She sure was happy to quote me the office visit of an additional $70 though…which, last time I checked, was extortion. In all the years I’ve been taking this medication I’ve never ONCE had to go in and talk to anyone. Now, suddenly, over $200 in office fees and I still don’t have my pills?

I NEED DIRTY DEEDS! Eden Smith would be only too happy to take care of that nonsense for me right quick.
Or how about the fact I’ve been driving my vehicle for over 10 years. On occasion, I’ve even had my kids in the front passenger seat along with me. My husband and I paid over thirty grand for our SUV, but last week I got a recall notice that if either of the front airbags explode there’s a good chance several metal projectiles will shoot out of the dash and lodge in my chest…and the chest of anyone else in the front seat. Sounds to me like someone didn’t do their homework. One fender bender and the gig is up? Not to mention, something like this must’ve already happened for the manufacturer to issue the notice! Uh-uh. No way that’s gonna fly.

I NEED DIRTY DEEDS! Eden Smith wouldn’t let that unfairness go unresolved for one second.
What about you? Have you ever been through an experience when you may have needed the revenge-for-hire help of DIRTY DEEDS? Do tell!



Multi-published, award-winning author and editor AJ Nuest resides in Northwest Indiana with her loving husband, two beautiful children, and a bevy of spoiled pets. Her four-part serial fantasy romance, The Golden Key Chronicles, was recently named the RONE Time Travel Romance of 2015 by InD’tale Magazine, and her contemporary romantic comedy, She’s Got Dibs, won First Place in the Heartland Romance Author’s Show Me the Spark! Contest, 2013.
For more please visit her at ajnuest.com.












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