Today I am so pleased to welcome Eden Winters to Joyfully Jay. Eden has come to talk to us about the Diversion series box set, Vol. 1. I am a huge fan of this series and you can check out my reviews for the audiobooks and ebooks here. Eden has also brought along some copies to give away. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
Thank you, Jay, for allowing me on your site today. I’m a huge fan of Joyfully Jay, and have discovered many new stories and authors on your site.
For those who don’t know me, I’m Eden Winters, author, and crit partner to the masses. But enough about me. How about narcotics agents Lucky Lucklighter and Bo Schollenberger? Don’t know them? Well, maybe it’s time for an introduction.
I work in the pharmaceutical industry, and as such, I read trade magazines, articles, and DEA news. One day an article crossed my desk about a team of thieves who’d stolen an entire 18-wheeler full of prescription drugs. Wow! In two and a half minutes, no less. The story buzzed in my brain. How many people know stuff like this happens?
Diversion was born, though I padded the time necessary to hijack the truck to five minutes, thinking two and a half minutes might sound farfetched to some (even though it was true).
Lucky Lucklighter was born, an irreverent, snarky, prickly former drug trafficker who was offered a chance to work off part of his ten-year prison sentence as a consultant for the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau.
Who could stand toe-to-toe with someone like that, seeing past the porcupine quills to the man beneath? Enter Bo Schollenberger, by-the-book rookie, former Marine, and all-around good guy. Oh, but Bo has a past too, one he’s trying hard to overcome.
Now, this story was meant as a stand-alone, but Lucky kinda got under my skin. I’m currently working on installment eight in the series: Decision. Each title has more than one meaning contained in the books. Can you spot them?
As the series has grown to seven books, with another in progress, Rocky Ridge Books has compiled the first three in the series into one volume, with a very budget friendly price for three full-length novels.
To celebrate, and introduce new readers to these works, I’m giving away two copies each of the ebook and the audiobook of Diversion Box Set Vol. 1. Comment below with your preferred format, and we’ll choose winners at random from the entries.
There are good guys, bad guys, and then there’s Lucky.
Former drug trafficker Richmond “Lucky” Lucklighter flaunts his past like a badge of honor. He speaks his mind, doesn’t play nice, and flirts with disaster while working off his sentence with the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. If he can keep out of trouble a while longer he’ll be a free man–after he trains his replacement.
Textbook-quoting, by the book Bo Schollenberger is everything Lucky isn’t. Lucky slurps coffee, Bo lives caffeine free. Lucky worships bacon, Bo eats tofu. Lucky trusts no one, Bo calls suspects by first name. Yet when the chips are down on their shared case of breaking up a drug diversion ring, they may have more in common than they believe.
Two men. Close quarters. Friction results in heat. But Lucky scoffs at partnerships, no matter how thrilling the roller-coaster. Bo has two months to break down Lucky’s defenses… and seconds are ticking by.
Dead men can’t love.
Former drug trafficker Richmond “Lucky” Lucklighter “died” in the line of duty while working off a ten-year sentence in service to the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau, only to be reborn as Simon “Lucky” Harrison. The newbie he trained, former Marine Bo Schollenberger, is now his partner on (and maybe off) the job. It’s hard to tell when Lucky doesn’t understand relationships or have a clue what any sane human is doing in his bed. Bo’s nice to have around, sure, but there’s none of that picking-out-china-together crap for Lucky.
While fighting PTSD, memories of a horrid childhood, and a prescription drug addiction, Bo is paying for his mistakes. Using his pharmacy license for the good guys provides the sort of education he never got in school. Undercover with his hard-headed partner, Bo learns that not everything is as it seems in the world of pharmaceuticals.
When a prescription drug shortage jeopardizes the patients at Rosario Children’s Cancer Center, it not only pits Bo and Lucky against predatory opportunists, but also each other. How can they tell who the villains are? The bad guys don’t wear black hats, but they might wear white coats.
Renegade biker. Drug runner. Recovering addict. Wanted by the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. But he isn’t a crook, he’s the law.
SNB Agent Bo Schollenberger’s solved his cases using his brains and not a gun, and with his partner, not alone. Now he’s handed a tough new case involving designer drugs that turn users violent. One false move could end his life as he immerses himself into a motorcycle gang to locate the source. His fate depends on how well he can impersonate someone else. Someone named Cyrus Cooper.
Cyrus is everything Bo Schollenberger isn’t, including the badass enforcer for a smuggling ring. He establishes pecking order with his fists and doesn’t take shit from anybody, not even the undercover agent who comes to help his case.
Simon “Lucky” Harrison’s always been the best, whichever side of the law he was on. Former trafficker turned SNB agent, he damned well ought to be undercover in this motorcycle gang, instead of hanging around the office going crazy with new policies, new people, and “inter-departmental cooperation” that sticks him in a classroom. Yet he’s passed over for the SNB’s biggest case in decades in favor of the rookie who shares his bed. A man Lucky thought he knew.
When survival depends on a web of tangled lies, lines blur, worlds collide, and a high stakes game turns friend to foe. Lucky knows the difference between Bo the agent and Cyrus the outlaw, but does Bo?
The individual books are all available from Rocky Ridge Books. The box set is offered at Amazon.com.
You will know Eden Winters by her distinctive white plumage and exuberant cry of “Hey, y’all!” in a Southern US drawl so thick it renders even the simplest of words unrecognizable. Watch out, she hugs!
Driven by insatiable curiosity, she possibly holds the world’s record for curriculum changes to the point that she’s never quite earned a degree but is a force to be reckoned with at Trivial Pursuit.
She’s trudged down hallways with police detectives, learned to disarm knife-wielding bad guys, and witnessed the correct way to blow doors off buildings. Her e-mail contains various snippets of forensic wisdom, such as “What would a dead body left in a Mexican drug tunnel look like after six months?” In the process of her adventures she has written fourteen m/m romance novels, has won several Rainbow Awards, was a Lambda Awards Finalist, and lives in terror of authorities showing up at her door to question her Internet searches.
When not putting characters in dangerous situations she’s a mild-mannered business executive, mother, grandmother, vegetarian, and PFLAG activist.
Her natural habitats are airports, coffee shops, and on the backs of motorcycles.
- Website: https://www.edenwinters.com/
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- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3247006.Eden_Winters
Eden has brought two copies each of both audio and ebook formats of the Diversion Box Set, Volume 1 to give away. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR PREFERRED FORMAT. Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Wednesday, June 5th at 11:59 pm ET.
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