I teach writing on the side. Over the past five years I have taught over five thousand students. I can count on one hand the number who have gone on to finish and publish a book. I am pleased today to tell you about one of those students.
When Rita first took my class she was a rank beginner. She knew nothing about writing, but she had the dedication and determination to get in there and learn as much as she could. At the end of the six weeks class, I was stunned by her progress.
But Rita didn't stop there. She kept learning and kept revising the book. She sold to Harlequin Carina Press only three years after she took that first writing class. I know it feels like a long time to Rita, but that is amazing progress. I am so proud of her.
I have Rits'a permission to share her cover and blurb with you. Under Fire comes out in August. Watch for it please and support this budding debut author. Rita also recently got exciting news that Audible picked Under Fire up for an audio book.
Coast Guard helicopter pilot Olivia Carver is on a very personal mission. Her twin brother, an undercover officer, was murdered by a drug cartel and she won't stop until she finds the man responsible for his death.
In the course of her own investigation, Olivia meets informant Rico Cortes. He's mysterious and sexy and despite her reservations, the two share a night of passion. But Rico turns out to be more than a one-night stand. He's a DEA agent, deep undercover in Miami's drug world, and possibly the one man who can help Olivia find the justice she seeks.
When Rico realizes his cover is blown, he isn't sure whether it was someone in the cartel or an inside agent. Olivia is the only one he can trust and together they venture on a dangerous, rogue mission to infiltrate a drug lord's inner circle...with Olivia as bait.