I interrupt the IR dating postings for the Fly on the Wall Sunday post. I could kind of link the two seeing as though I write IR suspense, science fiction and contemporary romance, but…no, today is just the basic Fly on the Wall post. Dating related post will be back Wednesday neatly worked into the Indie Life blog hop post. So men, if you’re confused about women Wednesday would be a good post to come back and read.
Shadow Hills Returns the complete collection has all of the six month long series wrapped in one cover. Here’s a look at one of the stories in the series.
“Your Honor!” District Attorney Jacob Kissinger bolted out of his chair.
“It is this judge’s decision,” Judge Hampton said as if the DA’s outburst hadn’t happened. “That the case against these women was badly mishandled.
“That was a solid case!”
“Counselor if you can’t control your outburst I will find you in contempt of court.” The judge snarled. Emmie was having a hard time not laughing at the courtroom theatrics. She truly did love mayhem; that is she loved it when she was the one in the safe zone. Watching the DA and the judge assert their authority had her licking her lips at the thought of how sweet it would be to watch the same chaotic circus unfold in Shadow Hills—only it would be much worse, she was sure of that.
“Therefore this judge is overturning the previous conviction.” He rattled off legal jargon that she cared nothing about before his gavel signified his decree was final. She watched the DA huff and puff over his anger and the urge to gloat nearly consumed her, but she couldn’t. She already knew she and Darcy had to keep their inner thoughts to themselves. They embraced each other. Her father shook their attorney’s hand and then they all left the courtroom. When they got in the car and were on their way back to Shadow Hills she and Darcy sat in the back of the convertible Cadillac. She held Darcy in her arms. The one thing she could say about being in prison was that it had brought them closer together. She had protected her baby sister, and for the first time in their life they were not rivals—they were family.
“Try not to get caught this time,” her father said.
“Oh, we won’t.” Emmie grinned. Her family never cared what evil was done just so long as they didn’t get caught doing it. It cost too much money to buy a judge. District Attorney’s were cheaper, but her father had said this one couldn’t be bought and it would be a waste of time to try—but the judge was a different story. Two years had been a long time, but she and Darcy had survived it together. They had both realized that individually they were powerful, but together they were unstoppable.
Shadow Hills Returns: The Complete Collection available in print now on Lulu, and each story is available individually on Lulu and Barnes and Noble in eBook format. The above excerpt is from Shadow Hills Returns: Family Ties.
Shadow Hills Returns: Family Ties (Barnes and Noble)
Shadow Hills Returns: Family Ties (Amazon Kindle)