Today I am so pleased to welcome Patricia Logan to Joyfully Jay. Patricia has come to talk to us about her latest release, A Thousand Vermilion Stars. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

As Carter drove them to the Marriot closest to the FBI field office, Leo stared out the window with Max at his side. Just having the man close enough to touch was comforting. 

“Look at that,” Max said, reaching across his body to point out the window up at a billboard. 

Leo noted the enormous picture of a smiling young woman and read the words. “Have you seen me?” A phone number in huge, white letters was posted across the bottom of the sign along with her name…Annie Hoskins, one of the missing young women who fit the Sweetwater Slaughterer’s victimology. Differing from the killer they were now hunting, his father had killed only women, skinning them while they were still alive, and then burying them around his property. Leo absently wondered whether their copycat had altered his victimology to match that of his father’s now that he was back in the Sunshine State. 

They’d found fifteen victims buried around the Slaughterer’s shack in the Everglades, though, he’d confessed to killing an additional twenty-three. That claim had always been suspect, since he’d never broken down and told law enforcement where they were. Strangely enough, Leo believed him. He’d simply argued the reason his father hadn’t given up the bodies was that it was his way of holding onto trophies to keep the fantasy going just a little bit longer…they were with him even on death row. Sometimes Leo hated the things he knew about the criminal mind. It was a terrifying place and one he never wished to visit. Unfortunately—with his father—that had been impossible. 

“She’s one of the missings,” Leo said, turning to look at Max as they passed. “I recognize her name from the list of young female missing persons Noah pulled up for us.” 

Max stared at him for a few seconds before his brows knitted together and his green eyes clouded.


thousand vermilion stars coverFBI Files, Book 3

A copycat serial killer is driving their whole team crazy.

Dr. Leo Reeves has always considered himself a halfway decent criminal profiler. Some of his colleagues even call him brilliant. With this assignment, he sure as hell doesn’t feel that way. He’s been missing something at every turn. The case is dragging into its seventh month and every lead he and his team follow, takes them to a dead end…literally. Leo sure hasn’t come up with anything to move things along, as hard as he’s tried. They’re no closer to capturing their killer…even after following him all the way to Miami.

Special Agent Max Prince is worried.

The longer this case goes on, the farther down the rabbit hole, his partner and lover, Leo, seems to fall. To make matters worse, back home in Los Angeles, detectives Cassidy Ryan and Mike Williams have turned up a second graveyard filled with some surprising victims…victims the team know well. Worse yet, Miami has left them with even more questions. When a good cop is murdered, the whole case turns on its head. Everyone wants answers and their team doesn’t have any.

Something has to change.

Worst of all, the copycat hasn’t stopped killing, leaving strange clues behind, even inserting himself into the case. When one of their own is put in horrible danger, and DNA results reveal a shocking truth, things get even more complicated. No one likes taking risks, especially when they involve meeting the killer on his terms. But taking that risk, might be the only way to resolve this case. Whether it’s the desert graveyards of SoCal, the sexy hot nights of South Beach’s gay scene, or the sticky bayous of New Orleans, Max and Leo have vowed to end this monster once and for all…if he doesn’t end them first.


patricia logan bio photoInternational bestselling author Patricia Logan, resides in Los Angeles, California. The author of several #1 bestselling romances in English, Italian, French, and Spanish lives in a small house with a large family. When she’s not writing her next thriller or paranormal romance, she’s watching her grandchildren grow up way too soon, and raising kids who make her proud every day. One of her favorite tasks is coaxing nose kisses from cats who insist on flopping on her keyboard while she types. Married to a wonderful man for 36 years, she counts herself lucky to be surrounded by people who love her and give her stories to tell every day.

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