When I wrote Margo’s story, I made her a new detective at the local police department, taking a well deserved vacation in the Virgin Islands while trying to locate her long-presumed dead father, Zach. I based her back-story on a tour of the Police Department given to me by a friend who works there, a ride-along several months ago with a female officer, one stint at a shooting range with a cop, and several tales from someone who knows the world of a patrol officer. Little did I realize that my foray into the life of a police officer on paper would turn into reality.
My interest in law enforcement grew over the past five years and in May I became a US citizen. All this research turned out to be a cover for a dream of being a cop. So, recently, this author tested for the police force, getting through a written exam, a fitness test and a panel interview to receive a conditional offer of hire! Subject to a psychological exam, a polygraph and a background check, yours truly should be going into the law enforcement academy next January for five months.
Thank goodness I’ve used a pen name to write and publish. Much as I love the fact that I’m a published romance author, I do not want an entire body of male colleagues knowing about this side of my past. A little like Margo, next year will be a whole new beginning for me.
Once upon a time, there was this romance writer from Ireland who became a US police woman…
As such, I must say goodbye to the writing world for the time being. My imagination and typing fingers will be temporarily otherwise engaged.
Lucianne writes romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing and Cobblestone Press. Born and raised in Ireland, she currently lives in New Mexico with her young daughter.
Formerly a stage and television actress, she now manages a non-profit and is NM State Champion in her weight class for Olympic style weightlifting. Long story. Recently she has taken up Crossfit, Jiu Jitsu and boxing.
ENTICE ME by Lucianne Rivers
Heartsick over the untimely death of her mother, Allison Caldwell is blindsided again by the secret revealed in her mom’s will. Her supposedly dead father is alive, and she and her two sisters must find him in order to settle the Caldwell estate.
Robert Rivera, private investigator and former Navy SEAL, alerts Allison to new intel identifying her father as a P.O.W. in Afghanistan. With her sisters out of the country pursuing leads, Allison insists on heading to the war-ravaged country to find him. Robert doesn’t want his naïve client to take the risk. He knows what danger lays in that godforsaken land…he’s lived through it. Barely.
But Allison is determined to go, and Robert can’t let her travel alone. Reluctantly appreciative, Allison quickly realizes how much she needs his guidance and protection, and how deeply she longs for his love. Robert struggles to understand her effect on his battle-weary heart.
The path to Allison’s father is blocked by terrorists, traps and treachery—all demons of Robert’s past. Can he survive a second round with the enemy and keep Allison out of harm’s way?
Title: Entice Me (Caldwell Sisters, #3)
Author: Lucianne Rivers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Launch Date: October 2011
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