Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Title: Mirror Deep
Author: Joss Landry
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: October 2012
Length: 456 Pages

Katherine Bonner with the golden eyes and a golden, enchanted life is well on her way to becoming a horse whisperer. Tall, athletic, she loves to ride, and she can usually exact good behavior from most wild steed, except from Pierce who bucks her at every crack of the whip. 

 Pierce is top honcho in charge of the fifteen hundred acre ranch, Bonner-Willow. Although he owns a Master’s in business administration, he loves to be around horses. He considers himself more of a cowboy than a CEO. 

 When Kat becomes the bearer of unexpected news about her past from ex-convict, ex-lawyer Victor Horn, she wonders how she will ever find her roots and manage to put the pieces of her life back together again. She turns to Pierce, the dark hair and blue eyed hunk whom Kat believes, thinks he is God's gift to women. 

 Pierce reluctantly agrees to help, partly for reasons of his own. He worries about his lawyerly father being involved with Victor's murder. As Pierce and Kat travel to Chicago together, they walk right into a criminal investigation headed by two bumbling detectives. Kat makes a date with a potential serial killer, and Pierce, whose affection for Kat is slowly changing to one of deeper commitment, worries about her safety. Meanwhile, Kat bumps into a doppelganger she believes is stalking her, only to discover that no one else ever sees her.

 Mirror Deep uncovers many twists and turns designed to keep the reader guessing until the end. Through all the action, Pierce remains by Kat's side. Will he be able to hide from Kat his mounting desire? Will Kat find who this look alike is and why she is trying to warn her? Does Kat follow a stranger to Paris, France simply to put miles between her and Pierce or to avoid the threat of a potential killer?

Jake put his foot in Liberty Lucas’ stirrup and mounted him, allowing his horse to traipse the crusty ground while he addressed the girls. He turned toward Kat. 

“May as well ride Shangri-La. At least someone will be making use of her.” He tipped his hat at Lauren. “You’re looking mighty fit, Miss Lau­ren—well enough to ride, I’d say.”

 Kat watched as he turned and rode away at a full gallop. She flipped her arm in front of her eyes to avoid the dirt he kicked up. Men, she thought. They either drove away with tires screeching or galloped off full throttle while raising a hell of a dust cloud. 

“What’s with him?” Lauren asked, her face scrunched and turned the other way. “Is he angry because neither of us is compet­ing in the event?” 

Kat made a face. “I suspect he’s mad because he and I are no longer an event.” 

“You broke up with him?” Lauren’s eyes were wide with surprise. 

“I don’t know if you can call it a breakup. We were never officially a couple—just horizontal partners now and then.” 

Holding Fog Mist by the reins, Kat started walking beside him toward the barn. She walked slowly waiting for Lauren and Shangri-La to catch up. Kat stopped to ask her. 

“Are you still dizzy? When I went calling yesterday, you were talking about being days before you could ride again.”

 “I woke up this morning without stomach cramps—a little dizziness. I’m not going to overdo it, though. What about you—why aren’t you entering Fog?” 

“I suspect Fog’s feeling the same way Jake is right about now—a little rejected and a tad neglected.” She smacked his chest with her open hand. “Aren’t you, big boy?” She stopped by the trough to let him drink. “He almost threw me at the hedge.”

Joss has worked as a consultant for more than twenty years, writing copy for marketing firms and assisting start-up companies launch their business. She recently made the switch from composing copy and promos, to writing fiction and prose. She is developing her style through courses and the support of other writers. A recent graduate of the Long Ridge Writer’s Group, she is a member of the Romance Writers of America and is presently working on honing three other novels for publication. 

Blessed with four children and five grandchildren, she resides in Montreal with her husband, a staunch supporter, and enjoys spending her time biking, rollerblading, playing tennis and swimming. She loves creating stories, as she says that it fulfills her need to think outside the box.

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