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TITLE: Cold-Hearted Concept
SERIES: Concept Series
AUTHOR: Whitley Gray
PUBLISHER: Loose Id Publications
COVER ARTIST: Mina Carter
LENGTH: 436 Pages
RELEASE DATE: December 29, 2015
BLURB: Detective Beck Stryker has a lot to juggle: his long-distance relationship with FBI profiler Zach Littman, the family issues of cop widow Marybeth Halliday and her two boys, and the ups and downs of being out and proud. To top it off, Beck must work with his closeted ex-lover Van on the case of a skeleton discovered in the woods.
FBI profiler Dr. Zach Littman has been working on an exit strategy for months. Every time he’s on the brink of resigning, Minneapolis Unit Director Sands comes up with “one more case,” one that only Zach can manage. It’s a situation that frustrates Beck. Zach has promised he’ll leave the FBI and profiling behind—as soon as his Colorado medical license comes through. It may be easier said than done. Zach has reservations about uprooting his life and moving to Denver.
A killer leaves a grisly invitation insisting Zach participate in a deadly game, the rules of which are known only to the psychopath. It’s clear taking out Zach is on the killer’s to-do list, and he won’t stop until it’s done. Beck and Zach must capture the killer before the psychopath finds Zach and declares Game Over.
Excerpt: The poem was driving Zach nuts. The thing was much longer and much less straightforward than the other communications to date. He’d tried literally reading between the lines and come up with nothing. Vertical columns—no go. Maybe check individual lines against poetry databases—
There was a tap on the door.
Zach jumped up, peeked out, and swung the door wide. “Hey.”
Beck entered and closed them in. “What’re you working on?”
“Research stuff.” Zach shuffled the papers into a pile, shoved them inside a folder, and dropped the file in the bottom drawer of his desk. He locked the drawer. “Confidential.”
“Sure.” Beck had an odd expression. “Want to get lunch?”
“Sounds good.” He came around the desk and stopped in front of Beck.
Then Beck was in his arms, and Beck’s hungry mouth covered Zach’s. For a moment Zach had a twinge of guilt—this was work. But no one could see them. He went with it until they broke for breath.
Beck gave the grin that made Zach want to take the afternoon off and spend it in bed. Zach asked, “Where are you taking me for lunch?”
“I thought we’d get something from Ivan and head for the park.”
“Sounds like a plan.”
Once upon a misspent youth, Whitley read and wrote stories under the covers at night. A decade ago, Whitley became enamored of romance and gave writing a whirl. Inventing characters turned out to be addictive, and along the way, Whitley discovered that two heroes is twice as nice. A storyline featuring a couple of guys makes for a perfect day. Stop by www.whitleygray.com and feed your fix for heat between the sheets with erotica and M/M romance.