Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Taste for Danger by H.K. Sterling ***Rafflecopter***

Title: A Taste for Danger
Author: H.K. Sterling
Genre: Mystery/Suspense Romance - Heat Level THREE
Publication Date: June 12, 2014

Still licking his wounds over blowing it with Carolyn Woods, the love of his life, Jack Heart drinks to excess daily. His apartment is in shambles, he's isolated himself from all his friends, and he stumbles to the couch every night to sleep off an alcoholic stupor. All that changes when he receives a phone call with a job offer from a man he barely knew.

Suddenly, Jack must track down an embezzler inside a swanky corporation riff with politics, game-playing, and treachery. The deeper Jack goes, the more dirt he finds. Can this out-of-place detective survive and still crack the case? Not to mention certain women he works with have plans for Jack—way more than he bargained for.

One thing is certain: Jack's taste for danger will take him to the edge of disaster.

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Reviewed by Karen Lee

Jack is a mess. After losing Carolyn, a woman whom he loved to another man, he has been living in a drunken stupor. However when the chance to take on an investigation at a large corporation is presented to him, he cleans himself up and pulls his life together to make some serious money.

Not knowing exactly what he is investigating until he officially accepts the position and signs a non-disclosure contract, he realizes he may be in over his head. There is embezzling going on high up the corporate ladder, and getting to the truth becomes a game of who can you trust. But just when Jack has his head wrapped around the case he was hired for, he begins to discover there is more going on than meets the eye. Now he must bring his old partner and former love onto the case to get the FBI and CIA’s cooperation in bringing down an espionage ring that threatens not only his job, and government secrets but his and Carolyn’s safety.

This is part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone. Good detective story with a little naughtiness.

4 stars

H.K. Sterling is an author with Breathless Press known for stories with imagination, intelligence, a kick, and twist endings. H.K. likes to focus her writing on romantic suspense, science-fiction, shorts, and anything that is spicy and unexpected. Sometimes her books may even go dark. H.K. lives in Virginia with her husband who graciously puts up with her passion for writing. H.K. currently has a Short Spy Romance out called Eyes Only; a Mystery/Thriller titled A Taste For Killing; and two short stories in the Breathless Press Anthology, My Bloody Valentine. Her new book, A Taste For Danger (sequel to A Taste For Killing) has was just released on June 12, 2014. H.K.'s books are suitable for 18+.

1. H.K. loves Doctor Who.

2. H.K. once bungee jumped to celebrate a birthday. The second time H.K. dove off backwards.

3. H.K. holds a Bachelor and Master's Degree.

4. H.K. once interviewed a former Major General in the KGB.

5. H.K. has been to South America.

6. H.K. has also been to Mexico, Canada, and Kauai.

7. The day after getting a Master's Degree, H.K. loaded up furniture and drove across the country to move to California. H.K. did this with no job waiting and $2000. H.K. was kind of stupid when younger. ;-)

8. H.K. decided where to live in California by driving down the coastline. At some point H.K. realized that Mexico was an upcoming exit. Whoops. So H.K. took the next exit which happened to be Sea World. Therefore H.K. randomly settled in San Diego. Okay, H.K. might have been really stupid when younger. Or reckless. Take your pick.

9. H.K. once lived in a commune.

10. H.K. now lives on the East Coast of the U.S.

11. H.K. is married.

12. H.K. waited a long time to get married as H.K. didn't want to be tied down.

13. H.K. has been keeping a dream diary since 1982.

14. Holy Crap, H.K. is OLD.........ISH (Shhh! Don't tell anyone!)

15. H.K. has an alternate pen name that writes poetry, literary, new adult and co-founded an online magazine. (Shhh! Don't tell anyone!) No, actually, it's not a secret. :-)

16. H.K. worked as a Social Worker for a number of years.

17. H.K. also volunteered at a women's domestic violence shelter and a free medical clinic at different times.

18. H.K. loves the videos that have started showing up of animal rescues from Hope For Paws, an animal rescue organization. See a couple of them here:
They have beautiful endings, I promise. That's what is so special; seeing the before and after is amazing. H.K. would like to support the organization. Here is the link to their website if you want to know more:
19. H.K.'s favorite food is Mexican. However, like most writers, chocolate is a writing requirement.

20. H.K.'s current favorite songs are:

11 Things You Didn't Know About A Taste For Danger
  1. A Taste For Danger is part of the "Chasing The Taste" series. The first book in the series was called A Taste For Killing. 
  2. All the books in the series focus on one or the other of two main heroes, Carolyn Woods and Jack Heart. A Taste For Killing is told from Carolyn's point of view. A Taste For Danger is told from Jack's point of view. Each book can also be read as a stand-alone. 
  3. Carolyn and Jack are both independent detectives who sometimes cooperate and other times compete with one another. 
  4. All the books in the "Chasing The Taste" series are about characters, both good and bad who are chasing something they feel they are missing. This might be money or fame or more nebulous things such as love or self- esteem. 
  5. A Taste For Killing takes place around the construction trade. 
  6. A Taste For Danger takes place in the arena of large corporations. 
  7. Both Jack and Carolyn have very healthy sexual appetites. But is it with each other? You have to read the books to find out. 
  8. Both books take place in a large city. Maybe New York? ; ) 
  9. Romance is not far away from Carolyn and Jack in both books, in several directions! 
  10. The author of A Taste For Danger and the "Chasing The Taste" series also wrote a short "Flirt" for Breathless Press called Eyes Only. That book was about the area of clandestine operations. 
  11. With H.K. Sterling's penchant for mystery and suspense, you probably haven't heard the last from Jack or Carolyn!

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/hksterling

Twitter: @HKSterling

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Email: HK.Sterling@aol.com

HK Sterling "Undercover Blog": http://hksterling1.blogspot.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/HKSterling

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