Shot and nearly drowned, psychic Sergeant Julie Dennison is saved by a handsome rebel leader who’s searching for his kidnapped son.
When Sergeant Julie Dennison is shot and nearly drowned, she’s saved by a handsome Latino stranger who can’t wait to get rid of her. Wolf is a leader of a group of rebels, working together to take down crooked cops in Mexico. He searches for his kidnapped son, and the man who killed his wife. The problem is that he doesn’t want to give his heart away, and Julie refuses to fall in love. Together they conquer the rainforest on a search for the Toxic Tango Troop, and Julie’s twin sister, Jinn.
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Heat burned along Julie’s side, and a hard lump pressed into her hip. One of her lovers, she couldn’t remember who, must have fallen asleep after they’d had sex. That was one rule she refused to allow to be broken. At ten years old, she’d been separated from her family. She’d promised herself never to become attached to anyone, to protect her heart.
It hurt to stretch, but she wanted to, like a cat. As she opened her eyes to find darkness, Julie wondered where she was. Her bed-partner breathed deeply, and evenly on her neck, sending delicious shivers up her spine. His arm rested on her waist. When she moved, pain radiated from her chest, and reality came crashing back.
The man beside her moved, lifting his head. He pressed his palm on her forehead, and sighed.
“Still have the fever. Damn.”
“Yes. Stay put. I’ll get you something to drink. We have to cool you down, and get you well enough to move out of here.”
“You seem to be in a real hurry to get rid of me.”
“You are a danger to us all.”
His expression shuttered suddenly, as though he’d given something away. “I’ll be right back.”
He lit some candles and left the bed, barely able to stand erect due to the low ceiling. Julie estimated he stood well over six-feet tall when not ducking, and his shoulders took up much of the space in the small room. His narrow, muscular waist drew her gaze, as did the bulge in his denims that pressed against her while he lay beside her. She bit back a grin when he adjusted his jeans and turned to leave. From the look on his face, he didn’t appear to be thrilled with her effect on him.
A few moments later he came back, carrying a tray laden with a drink of juice, a bowl of stew, and some bread. He avoided her eyes and focused on feeding her, staring at her lips as they accepted the spoon. When he frowned, she smirked.
“What’s so funny?”
“If I weren’t weak as a kitten, I imagine you’d have other things on your mind than feeding me.”
Startled, he looked at her this time. “Eat your food,” he said, growling.
Julie gave a low, throaty laugh, and took another mouthful. His hand shook a bit, and he spilled some of the gravy on her chest. This time, she said, “Would you care to lick it off?”
To her surprise, Lope leapt to his feet, banging his head on the ceiling. She snickered and then bit her lip to stop it.
“What’s wrong?” she asked with an innocent look on her face.
“You obviously can feed yourself.” He turned and climbed the stairs, leaving her.
Hey, nice ass.
Lope stopped in his tracks, his back to her. Her chest hurt like crazy, yet she laughed aloud. He heard my thoughts. She watched as he disappeared upstairs. Once he’d slammed the trap door shut, she lay down and closed her eyes, exhausted, the dinner forgotten.
Projects you are currently working on?
I’m always working on one book or another. I have more than a dozen on the go, but I’m doing edits on Blaque Russian, book 3 in the Toxic Tango Troop series. I hope you didn’t miss out on Jinn & Toxic, book 1. My books are packed with love and adventure, danger and desire. What more would you need?
How do you fit writing into your schedule? What does your workspace look like?
I’m a full time author, who never seems to have enough time in the day. My workspace is my lap in my living room. I’m always working on it, the poor thing.
Do you do a lot of research for your stories?
What is the most interesting thing you have learned? I do research locations and other important details like military command levels. I had no idea there were so many different ones. I admire military soldiers for their gift of freedom to us.
Are you a plotter or do you write as it comes?
Do your characters start with names or do they have to have personalities before they can be named?I tend to write a basic plot, but it never comes out the way I set it up. My characters are laid out first, giving them their own identities and jobs. I always choose unusual names for them. That’s part of my research. The names have to be catchy and strong.
What do you want readers to take away after reading one of your stories?
What do you want them to feel?LOL, the will to read more of them. Actually, there is a moral to every story. I hope it will make the world a better place, through my characters. They learn such hard lessons.
What genre would you love to write but haven’t yet?
Is there one you would shy away from?I write, not only paranormal romance, but erotic romance under another pseudonym. If I want to try it, I do so. For instance, I’m working on a science fiction with telepaths from another planet. COOL!I’m not much for victorian romances. Too many intricate details.
Have you taken any classes to hone your skills? What classes/workshops would you recommend the most?
I go to the university of Franny Armstrong. I’ve always been an A student in English writing. That, mixed with a great imagination makes me learn and grow. My editors taught me a lot, and still do. My number one rule is that no matter how good you think your writing is, always listen to everyone, and filter out what you like. Then…write until your heart’s content. Never stop learning.
Do you have any hobbies that you do in your spare time? Is there something you would love to learn but haven’t had the chance yet?
I haven’t tried sky-diving, and never will. I love keeping my feet on the ground, even though my brother and son are professionals at it.
I enjoy doing stained glass, knitting, and doing artwork. I mix and match, always keeping my hands busy.
What kinds of advice would you give a new writer?
Is there anything that you have learned that you can pass on to someone just starting out?The most important thing about writing is that you never give up on your dream. When you stop enjoying writing, you’re in the wrong business. Always love what you do and never give up. Writing is a gift.
How did you meet your husband?
What is the most romantic thing you have done for each other?My hubby and I met in a bar of all places. I was on the dance floor with my friends, and he said he used to watch me. When I said hello to him for the first time, he looked me in the eyes and said, “Hello Fran.” Lightning struck, zapping up my spine, and that was it for me. He had me at hello.
He used to burp “I love you,” to me, but that was a long time ago. The most romantic thing? He bought me an art kit for my birthday. He’s not a romantic type of guy. I pour him a glass of wine and kiss him each day that he comes home. I think that’s a little romantic…I guess.
What kinds of books will we find on your bookshelf?
I keep the Celestine Prophesy, Lord of the Rings, and a number of my favorite romance author’s books that I plan on reading again. Anything that has to do with psychic abilities, and dream interpretations are game as well.
Do you prefer to jump up and embrace the day or have a lazy breakfast in bed?
I’m a goer. The first thing I do in the morning after getting dressed and washed up is to turn on my computer and email. I dig right in with both feet forward.
What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Are they the same as family/friends would use?Mischievous, loyal, loving. My family and friends would probably say that I’m busy, determined, and imaginative.
What are your favorite TV shows?
How about ones that you would stay away from?I tend to watch cop shows like CSI and NCIS. Anything that stretches the imagination is good with me. I used to love Charmed and The Medium, but they aren’t on TV anymore.I stay away from reality shows and horror movies as I prefer the imaginative side of TV.
What is your favorite dessert? Do you make it yourself or order it out?
I love chocolate/caramel cheesecake. So much for my diets.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
I used to write and act out plays for my neighborhood friends when I was ten years old. I always loved using my imagination.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Franny Armstrong has written creatively since she was a child. Her mother always told her to write down her feelings and she did. When she was ten, she started writing and acting out plays in her garage for the neighborhood kids.
When she became ill in her forties, she used her writing skills to create stories that took her away. Living in the country with her husband and mother, three dogs, and two cats, she loves the silence when working on her books, when she can get it. With three full grown children and four grandchildren, she has a full life. Previously, Franny had ten published paranormal romance books, but took them off the market when the contracts ran out to fine-tune her career as an author. She hopes to find new homes for them.
Writing is her life now. Her main goal is to be a #1 Best Selling author and tour with book signings.
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