Today I am so pleased to welcome Morgan Brice to Joyfully Jay. Morgan has come to talk to us about her latest release, Blink. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
A ping told Ben his results were ready. He opened the browser window and scanned the output. The program ran automated searches on a list of keywords and names, looking for any mentions in the news, social media, public records, and some other resources he could access through his PI license—a quick and dirty snapshot.
An obituary told him he could cross one man off his watch list. Another man on the list had been sent to prison. Most of the results had nothing to do with Cape May, which was exactly what Ben wanted to see. He was nearly at the end of the list, ready to relax, when an unwelcome name caught his attention.
“Son of a bitch,” Ben muttered.
Enzo Rossi was a mid-level enforcer for the Bianchi Family in Newark. He’d been present the night Ben got shot but had managed to evade doing serious time. The last Ben knew, Rossi did two years in prison and was out early for good behavior. Now Rossi was in the wind, having ghosted on his parole officer.
“Shit.” Ben stared at the screen as if the display might magically change.
The racketeering sting that Ben had been part of damaged the Bianchi Family but didn’t put it out of business. Fighting the Mob was like playing Whack-A-Mole. Even the Feds didn’t expect to wipe them out completely. The goal was to take down the leaders, seize assets, tie up time and money in legal proceedings, and chip away at profits.
Rossi had been loyal muscle protecting Salvatore “Sonny” Bianchi, the target of Ben’s sting. Ben had been undercover as a bartender at a nightclub owned by a Rossi cousin—one who had already worked out a deal to save his skin if he rolled over on the others. Ben’s bartender persona had hit it off with Rossi, who had been an unwitting source of information. When it all went down, Ben felt certain Rossi took the betrayal personally.
Ben leaned back, drumming his fingers on the arms of his chair. If he’d left the Newark PD on better terms, he might have been able to call someone to get in on the chatter about what Rossi might be up to and where he’d gone. But the sting had outed a dirty cop, and rather than clean house, the department had circled the wagons, forced Ben out, and paid a settlement.
The Newark cops wanted a piece of Ben’s hide about as much as the Bianchis did.
Treasure Trail, Book 2
Ghosts always remember. Mobsters never forget.
Erik Mitchell helped Interpol bust cartels, oligarchs, and spoiled billionaires for art fraud. As an undercover cop, Ben Nolan helped bring down a Newark crime family. Now Erik and Ben have started over in Cape May, leaving their danger-filled jobs behind them, excited about a fresh start and their new relationship.
Plans to renovate a historic old theater stir up dangerous ghosts and revive interest in unsolved Mob hits. The curse of a murdered witch strikes a close friend, old movie props reveal clues to long-ago crimes, and a shakedown scheme sends Ben’s cousin running for cover.
Time is running out to lift the curse. The Russian Mob wants revenge on Erik, and the Newark Mob is gunning for Ben. A grieving ghost seeks justice. Secrets, lies, and deception unravel in the blink of an eye.
Erik and Ben were planning for happily ever after. But unless they can outwit witches, wraiths, and wise guys, they could go down in a hail of gunfire and a blast of dark magic—and see their plans go up in smoke.
Blink is a suspenseful MM paranormal romance mystery-adventure filled with second chance love, hurt/comfort, true soulmates, awesome food trucks, dangerous secrets, restless ghosts, psychic visions, powerful witches, angry mobsters, and a very haunted theater.
Book Two in the Treasure Trail series.
Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions. Characters from her Gail books make frequent appearances in secondary roles in her Morgan books, and vice versa.
On the rare occasions Morgan isn’t writing, she’s either reading, cooking, or spoiling two very pampered dogs.
Series include Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow. Watch for more in these series, plus new series coming soon!
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I read this story as an ARC and quite enjoyed it. I’ll be watching for the next book in the series.
Like Linda A., I’m unable to participate in the drawing.
Blink sounds intriguing. Best wishes for its success, Morgan!