donderdag 5 maart 2015

Book Excerpt from Stages & Thieves


Book Excerpt

Sémya’s mornings always started the same way.
Before even opening her eyes, her hands were patting around searching for Vincent’s warm body. He always slept against her, his strong tattooed arm wrapped around her once small waist, even if they just had a fight and they were always fighting. But no one was sharing this bed with her. Then she would open her eyes and remember the morning they arrived back in London from Toronto in July. Remember their last kiss in front of her flat in Camden, full of hope, passion, love and promises. Sémya smiled before closing her eyes again. She could never keep them opened for this part. The explosion of Skins, Vincent’s lounge, right in front of her eyes… and Vincent was inside, supposedly. She remembered the blast hitting her, the heat, pain, and then the blackout. She remembered waking up at the hospital days later with Poopie but without Vincent.
Sémya opened her eyes and gently stroked her round belly. “Good morning Poopie. Did you sleep well?” She felt a little nudge in return. “If it’s not gas you’re one magical baby, Poopie,” Sémya joked. Poopie was the glue that was keeping her together. Old Sémya never made it back. She was still in front of Skins, screaming, hoping that the man she loved wasn’t dead. New Sémya was more than determined to prove her right. New Sémya had Poopie.
Sémya finally got up and stretched out, leaving her twenty-two week belly exposed. She always slept in Vincent’s shirts or blouses. It kept her nightmares at bay and Vincent in her dreams. Her new bedroom in Chelsea was twice the size of the one she had in Camden. It also had its own bathroom and a small unfurnished nursery. Polliannah poured all her energy into decorating their much larger four bedroom townhome. Instead of helping her, Sémya was pouring hers into finding out about Vincent, his disappearance, not his death.  Vincent wasn’t dead and the sooner everyone accepted it the better.

About The Book

TITLE: Stages & Thieves
SERIES: Semya Slotin Mystery – Book five
RELEASE DATE:  February 17th, 2015
GENRE: Thriller
One fateful July morning forever changed the lives of Sémya Slotin and her best friend Polliannah Guryev.
Vincent Edgerton, the only man Sémya has ever loved, was taken from her by an explosion and a fire that she couldn’t understand, trust, nor explain. It left her alone, hurt, angry and desperately seeking answers. On top of everything, she is also incredibly hormonal; Sémya Slotin is going to be a mother.
Polliannah just healed from losing her husband but seeing her best friend grieving is not only breaking her heart, it has been a strain on their once close-knit relationship. She is afraid that Sémya will completely disappear into her grief. Thankfully, Polliannah can always seek refuge with the handsome Chief Superintendent James Connelly. In the past three months, he has become her safe haven. But when they finally give in to each other and Jim reveals his true feeling for her, Polliannah pulls away.  Is she ready to put herself out there again?
Then all of the sudden, Sémya, the pregnant Detective Extraordinaire is chasing art thieves across the globe, making dangerous deals and finally meeting her father… It’s all about ex-lovers and new ones, a priceless painting, con artists, baby bumps, an impromptu trip to Moscow, designer dresses, teacakes, a birthday ball and reconnecting with your roots.
With everything that has happened this year, Sémya and Polliannah are more vulnerable and exposed than they have ever been. Will Jim’s love and trust be enough to ease Polliannah’s doubts? Will Sémya find out what happened to Vincent?
Welcome to the Stages & Thieves saga, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. 



Author Bio

I’m over 30.
I was born in Quebec City, Canada.
I grew up in France and in Gabon.
I speak English & French fluently.
Pizza is my favorite dish.
Black Forest Cake is my favorite dessert.
I met Michael Jackson when I was eleven.
I loathe vodka but love gin, wine and tequila.
I’m obsessed with Robbie Williams and Michael Fassbender.
I call Toronto my home.
I love reading.
I love dancing.
I love watching exciting TV shows.
I love my life… most days.
I’m a major goof.
I can’t stand intolerance.
I’m curious, cheeky and oh so opinionated!


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