Wednesday, November 22, 2017

MidWeekTease - 22 November 2017 - Chance Encounter (4)

22 November 2017:

Thanks so much to Angelica Dawson for hosting the MidWeekTease - http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/ It’s a great way to learn about other authors and their work.

This week I have another excerpt from Chance Encounter, a contemporary m/m romance about the reunion of former lovers.


Chance Encounter
by
Christiane France
Available at iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo - https://www.books2read.com/u/mYjwd4
https://www.amazon.com/Chance-Encounter-Christiane-France-ebook/dp/B06XF5KGBT/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Blurb:

In high school and through their first year of college, Jase Thoman and Matt Lester were best friends and lovers. Then Matt’s family moved, Matt transferred to another school, and they drifted apart.
Ten years later, they meet again by chance. Jase is a private investigator, desperate to find his kid brother (Donny) who, in addition to two other teenage boys, disappeared after last being seen at a local gay bar. Matt is an undercover police officer, brought in by the local police department in the hope he can succeed where they’ve far failed.
Matt is the only man Jase has ever really loved, but ten years is a long time. They’re not the same people they once were. When Matt tries to pick up where they left off, Jase takes a step back. His first priority is finding his brother. As far as Matt is concerned, Jase feels how he imagines a deer would feel when caught in the headlights of a vehicle with little or no chance of escape—confused, unsure, and at the same time, positive whatever he does will be the wrong thing.

Excerpt:

“Do you figure Donny’s dead?”
“What?” The question had come straight out of left field and surprised the hell out of Jase.
“I said—”
“Yeah, I heard what you said.”
“Well? It’s been over a year.”
“I know how long it’s been, almost to the second. He could be dead, I guess. My mom is sure he is. Dad figures he just took off and never looked back. Who knows? Dad used all his police connections to try to find him, but it was useless.”
Matt finished the last of his fries and pushed the plate aside. “We both know people don’t just vanish like a puff of smoke with absolutely no trace. Either they were kidnapped, which is what I personally believe happened, even though there’s no evidence, or they did what your caller said and went of their own free will. The question is why? And what does Rafe’s have to do with it?”
“Donny was always threatening to take off,” Jase admitted. “Mom said it was just talk and he was far too comfortable to do a dumb thing like that. But the fact is Dad and Donny did not get along. Dad was always pushing Donny to do stuff he didn’t want to do.”
“There are lots of fathers who do that,” Matt remarked. “Try to relive their youth through their kids by getting them to do the things they never had a chance to do themselves. Of course, some kids just go along with it.”
“Yeah, but Donny didn’t; he fought it every inch of the way. He didn’t want to go to college; he didn’t want to play ice hockey, football or any other sport. Whatever Dad wanted, Donny said no. I guess, deep down, I always knew things couldn’t go on that way forever. We all knew, eventually, one of them would snap.”
“No warning signs Donny had maybe had enough?” Matt wiped his hands and mouth on the paper napkin and dropped it on his empty plate. “Like being a little more irritable than usual?”
Jase shrugged. “No idea. I wasn’t living at home, so I didn’t see him very often. If he was, no one said anything.”
“But you weren’t really surprised when he disappeared?”
“Coffee, gentlemen?” the waiter asked.
Jase told the man yes and waited for him to fill their cups and leave before answering Matt’s question. “The only thing I was surprised about was him not letting Mom know when he got wherever he was going. The two of them were always pretty tight.”
Matt added sugar to his coffee and stirred. “What about credit cards and bank accounts. Was there any evidence of usage after he went missing?”
“He didn’t have a credit card or a bank account. The moment Dad suggested opening a bank account, Donny said banks weren’t paying any interest and he preferred to keep his money in a jar.”
“And was it still in the jar?” Matt pressed.
“There was about five hundred bucks. Dad thought there should’ve been more because Donny worked all summer. My mom thought less because he’d bought a few things. Neither of them knew for sure, but I’d go with Dad on that one.”
“You said his cell was still on the charger. Most kids can’t be parted from their phones for more than a second.”

^ ^ ^
Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link: http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/

^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/


Saturday, November 18, 2017

WeWriWa - 18 November 2017 - Where's Michelle (6)

18 November 2017:

As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.



For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have yet another snippet from Where’s Michelle, a romantic mystery-suspense. Now the plot begins to thicken as a mysterious package comes into play…



Where’s Michelle
By Chris Grover
https://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Michelle-Chris-Grover-ebook/dp/B07663J7P8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1507309595&sr=1-1&keywords=Where%27s+Michelle
Also available at Apple iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

https://www.books2read.com/u/bOaJq0



“The caller told you the package was collected the same day Vic's body was found?”
          “So he did.” She looked thoughtful for a moment. “Do you think either the police or someone at the hotel took it?”
          “If the package is as valuable and important as our caller says it is, I doubt Vic kept the claim check on him or left it anywhere it could be found easily.”
          “Meaning he left it with someone?”
          “Yes, but the caller thinks the person he left it with was you. So, unless you know a great deal more about your late husband's activities than you've said, finding out who picked it up from the hotel and where it is now could pose a real problem.”
         
^ ^ ^

Where’s Michelle is a story about a woman whose child disappears in the chaos of a traffic accident.
American Julie Leighton knew almost nothing about her husband, other than the fact he was English. Then Vic was killed, apparently the victim of a mugger, while he was away from Boston on a business trip. A short time later, Julie received a call from a man who claimed to be her father-in-law, inviting Julie and her nine-year old daughter, Michelle, to visit him and his wife in England.
          Shortly after they arrive at London's Heathrow Airport, the trip becomes a nightmare. The hotel shuttle bus is involved in a traffic accident, and Julie wakes up in hospital to find Michelle has vanished.
As Julie is leaving the hospital in search of her daughter, she runs into Simon Winter. Simon was also on the bus and, like Julie, sustained a few minor injuries in the accident. He has no idea what happened to Michelle, but offers to help Julie find her.
Julie accepts, unaware Simon is posing as a businessman and fellow traveler to gain her confidence. He’s actually Detective Inspector Simon Winter, a member of a special security unit whose job is to protect members of the British government from harm. They recently received a tip Julie's late husband was blackmailing a prominent British politician, and that Julie intends to pick up where Vic left off.
          Whether it’s true or not, it needs to be checked out, and Simon’s had Julie under surveillance from the moment her plane landed.
^ ^ ^

Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:   www.wewriwa.com

 ^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2

http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/ 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MidWeekTease - 15 November 2017 - Chance Encounter (3)

15 November 2017:

Thanks so much to Angelica Dawson for hosting the MidWeekTease - http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/ It’s a great way to learn about other authors and their work.

This week I have another excerpt from Chance Encounter, a contemporary m/m romance about the reunion of former lovers.



Chance Encounter
by
Christiane France
Available at iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo - https://www.books2read.com/u/mYjwd4
https://www.amazon.com/Chance-Encounter-Christiane-France-ebook/dp/B06XF5KGBT/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


Blurb:

In high school and through their first year of college, Jase Thoman and Matt Lester were best friends and lovers. Then Matt’s family moved, Matt transferred to another school, and they drifted apart.
Ten years later, they meet again by chance. Jase is a private investigator, desperate to find his kid brother who, in addition to two other teenage boys, disappeared after last being seen at a local gay bar. Matt is an undercover police officer, brought in by the local police department in the hope he can succeed where they’ve far failed.
Matt is the only man Jase has ever really loved, but ten years is a long time. They’re not the same people they once were. When Matt tries to pick up where they left off, Jase takes a step back. His first priority is finding his brother. As far as Matt is concerned, Jase feels how he imagines a deer would feel when caught in the headlights of a vehicle with little or no chance of escape—confused, unsure, and at the same time, positive whatever he does will be the wrong thing.

Excerpt:

Late the next morning, Jase had just finished up a phone conversation with a prospective new client when Teri, the mature secretarial student from the local community college he’d taken on for “work experience week,” stuck her head around the door.
“There’s a man here who wants to see you, boss,” she announced around the fat wad of gum Jase kept asking her to lose. “He’s really cute, but he doesn’t have an appointment, and he won’t give me his name. Want me to tell him to get lost?”
Jase got up from his chair and peeked through the partially open door to see who was in reception. He was a tad surprised to see Matt sitting in one of the client chairs, leafing through a magazine, but a very different Matt to the one from last night. Dressed in designer blue jeans and a black polo, with his dark hair tied back in a ponytail, this was a completely recognizable but older version of the Matt he used to know. “No, that’s fine, you can send him in. And Teri?”
“Yeah?”
“The gum, okay?”
The woman’s face turned a bright shade of pink and she shrugged her ample shoulders. “Sorry, boss, I keep forgetting. You want coffee?”
“Thanks, that would be very nice.”
“You still mad at me?” Matt asked by way of greeting the moment he stepped into the room and closed the door behind him.
Jase went back to his chair behind the desk, but he didn’t bother inviting Matt to sit. “That depends why you’re here. If you’re here to lecture me on the dangers of Rafe’s or you plan to start in on me again, demanding to know why I was there last night, you can piss off right now. I’m not in the mood to be harassed.”
“No lectures, no demands, and no harassment. I just came to apologize for giving you a hard time.”
Oh, yeah. Sure you did.
“That’s nice.” Jase knew damn well apologizing was merely Matt’s excuse for showing up this fast. His real reason was something quite different: he still wanted to know what Jase was doing at Rafe’s last night. “Anything else?”
“And also to ask for a small favor.”
“You don’t want me telling anyone you’re a cop? Or you don’t want me telling anyone I caught you peddling your ass for the good of the force?” Jase could tell from the set of Matt’s jaw and his stiff stance his remark had really ticked him off, but so what? See how Matt liked being wound up just for the heck of it.
“That’s not what I was doing. The reason for both the outfit and the makeup is because I was in costume. I’m working as a back-up singer with the band.”
“Really? You lied about being a cop?” Jase paused, frowning. “I’m totally shocked. I forget, is impersonating an officer a crime or merely a wrist-slapping offence?”

^ ^ ^

Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link: http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/

^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/


Saturday, November 11, 2017

WeWriWa - 11 November 2017 - Where's Michelle (5)

11 November 2017:

As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.


For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have yet another snippet from Where’s Michelle, a romantic mystery-suspense. The emotional stress of her daughter’s disappearance is starting to tell on Julie and just for a moment she becomes a little distracted…




Where’s Michelle
By Chris Grover
https://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Michelle-Chris-Grover-ebook/dp/B07663J7P8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1507309595&sr=1-1&keywords=Where%27s+Michelle
Also available at Apple iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

https://www.books2read.com/u/bOaJq0



She looked up only to wish she hadn't. Simon's eyes weren't black as she'd thought, but an incredible velvety navy blue. Hot, sexy eyes that held her prisoner as his head moved down to close the gap between them.
          His lips skimmed her nose and lightly touched her mouth. They felt cool and smelled of toothpaste. She closed her eyes almost afraid to breathe as the tip of his tongue slid warmly and wetly along her own lips in a devastating assault on her senses. The feather light touch created sensations she'd never experienced before. An exquisite sensual torture that filled her head with erotic images and sent the blood surging through her veins.
          “If you want me to stop, tell me now,” he said, his breath a warm whisper across her face as he teased her lips apart.
          Her hands moved upward and her fingers tangled in his dark hair.  

^ ^ ^
Where’s Michelle is a story about a woman whose child disappears in the chaos of a traffic accident.
American Julie Leighton knew almost nothing about her husband, other than the fact he was English. Then Vic was killed, apparently the victim of a mugger, while he was away from Boston on a business trip. A short time later, Julie received a call from a man who claimed to be her father-in-law, inviting Julie and her nine-year old daughter, Michelle, to visit him and his wife in England.
          Shortly after they arrive at London's Heathrow Airport, the trip becomes a nightmare. The hotel shuttle bus is involved in a traffic accident, and Julie wakes up in hospital to find Michelle has vanished.
As Julie is leaving the hospital in search of her daughter, she runs into Simon Winter. Simon was also on the bus and, like Julie, sustained a few minor injuries in the accident. He has no idea what happened to Michelle, but offers to help Julie find her.
Julie accepts, unaware Simon is posing as a businessman and fellow traveler to gain her confidence. He’s actually Detective Inspector Simon Winter, a member of a special security unit whose job is to protect members of the British government from harm. They recently received a tip Julie's late husband was blackmailing a prominent British politician, and that Julie intends to pick up where Vic left off.
          Whether it’s true or not, it needs to be checked out, and Simon’s had Julie under surveillance from the moment her plane landed.
^ ^ ^
Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:   www.wewriwa.com
 ^ ^ ^
Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2

http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/ 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

MidWeekTease - 8 November 2017 - Chance Encounter (2)

8 November 2017:

Thanks so much to Angelica Dawson for hosting the MidWeekTease - http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/ It’s a great way to learn about other authors and their work.
This week I have another excerpt from Chance Encounter, a contemporary m/m romance about the reunion of former lovers.


Chance Encounter
by
Christiane France
Available at iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo - https://www.books2read.com/u/mYjwd4
https://www.amazon.com/Chance-Encounter-Christiane-France-ebook/dp/B06XF5KGBT/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Blurb:

In high school and through their first year of college, Jase Thoman and Matt Lester were best friends and lovers. Then Matt’s family moved, Matt transferred to another school, and they drifted apart.
Ten years later, they meet again by chance. Jase is a private investigator, desperate to find his kid brother who, in addition to two other teenage boys, disappeared after last being seen at a local gay bar. Matt is an undercover police officer, brought in by the local police department in the hope he can succeed where they’ve far failed.
Matt is the only man Jase has ever really loved, but ten years is a long time. They’re not the same people they once were. When Matt tries to pick up where they left off, Jase takes a step back. His first priority is finding his brother. As far as Matt is concerned, Jase feels how he imagines a deer would feel when caught in the headlights of a vehicle with little or no chance of escape—confused, unsure, and at the same time, positive whatever he does will be the wrong thing.
Excerpt:

“Not that kind of working, you idiot. I’m on special assignment, working undercover with the local force.” Matt practically hissed the words. “Just cool it and get the drinks.”
Jase signaled the bartender. “You been back in town long?”
“Couple of weeks is all.”
“I see.” Jase wasn’t sure if he felt hurt or just surprised about Matt’s failure to get in touch. Ten years, or whatever it was, felt like a lifetime, and it wasn’t as if they’d parted on bad terms. He could have just called to say “Hi, how are you,” if only for old time’s sake. Then again, Toronto wasn’t exactly on the other side of the world. If Matt had given him a little encouragement, Jase could have gone to see him. “You plan on staying?”
“I’ll be here for a while. Exactly how long, though, I can’t say.”
Finally, the bartender came over, and Jase ordered a large OJ for Matt and a beer for himself. He wished he was able to turn himself on and off the way some guys seemed to, but he’d never developed the knack. Once aroused, it always took what felt like forever to get his feelings under control, and in the present circumstances, he wondered if he should even bother. If Blade, as Matt now called himself, wanted his cover to be believed, maybe he’d be interested in reinforcing it with a customer.
While he waited for the bartender to fill their order, Jase ran a hand lightly over Matt’s butt, inwardly amused when he felt Matt’s muscles tense. The Matt he once knew always ground his teeth when he got turned on, and Jase wondered if he was doing that now. “Relax, babe,” he murmured. “I’m just helping you do your thing.”
“Yeah? FYI, all I have to do is look the part, so you can quit feeling me up,” Matt said, virtually without moving his lips.
Jase smiled, loving the fact that, even after all this time, they were still able to turn one another on so fast.
“Like I said, I’m here on official business.”
“Yeah, me, too.” Jase allowed his glance to drift slowly but casually around the room, taking in the usual mix of clientele found in the gay bars of any big city. Those looking to hook up for a little mutual satisfaction, along with the vultures who were always hanging around, quick to take advantage of the young, the innocent, and the terminally stupid.
Matt looked at him and smiled. “You’re a cop, too?”
“No.” Jase hesitated. “That’s what Dad wanted me to do. Follow in the family footsteps and all that. I even went for the interview and filled in the forms at one point, but then decided it wasn’t for me.”
“But you took law. What happened to that?”
“I got my law degree, plus an advanced degree in business. It took forever, but I figured it could really open a few doors for me in the business world. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out the way I’d hoped. By the time I graduated, the economy was already starting to dip and opportunities were almost non-existent.”
“That when you applied to the department?”
“No, I did that later, after I tried a few other things that didn’t exactly grab me, like banking and the steel industry. I thought the police force would be a great opportunity, until I realized I’d have to deal with all that bureaucratic red tape and political BS. I couldn’t see myself doing that. So, long story short, I got my PI’s license and started my own business.”
“To do what? Something really exciting like tracking down cheating spouses?”
Matt’s cheap shot hurt, but Jase knew most cops didn’t have a lot of respect for private investigators. Not that he usually allowed it to bother him. Contrary to what cops thought about PI’s trespassing on their territory and generally screwing up their lives, there were things Jase and his fellow PIs could do that cops couldn’t. One of them being the ability to see a case through to the bitter end rather than have it cold-cased as a result of budget and manpower cuts, or the ever constant of what just happened this morning takes precedence over what happened yesterday. “I took a few divorce cases to pay the bills when I first started out, but not any more. My main business now is background checks and missing persons.”
“Isn’t that pretty much the same thing?” Matt teased. “One half always wanting to know where the other half is and what they’re up to.”

^ ^ ^
Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link: http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/

^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/


Saturday, November 4, 2017

WeWriWa - 4 November 2017 - Where's Michelle (5)

4 November 2017:


As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.


For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have yet another snippet from Where’s Michelle, a romantic mystery-suspense.


Where’s Michelle
By Chris Grover
https://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Michelle-Chris-Grover-ebook/dp/B07663J7P8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1507309595&sr=1-1&keywords=Where%27s+Michelle
Also available at Apple iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

https://www.books2read.com/u/bOaJq0



Simon smiled sympathetically and kept his arm loosely around her shoulders. “We're dealing with desperate, frightened people who use terrorist tactics and seem to have unlimited money, power and connections. They've taken your daughter, cut off any hope of help from the police, and scared you out of your wits, all in the belief you can provide what they want.” He shook his head. “I'd love to know what they've told the American Ambassador.”
          Now she was really confused. “The American Ambassador? What's he got to do with all this?”
          “Tourists who run into serious problems in foreign countries usually go to their embassies for help. If our kidnapper is half as smart as he seems to be, I'm sure he anticipated the possibility of you doing the same thing.”         

^ ^ ^

Where’s Michelle is a story about a woman whose child disappears in the chaos of a traffic accident.
American Julie Leighton knew almost nothing about her husband, other than the fact he was English. Then Vic was killed, apparently the victim of a mugger, while he was away from Boston on a business trip. A short time later, Julie received a call from a man who claimed to be her father-in-law, inviting Julie and her nine-year old daughter, Michelle, to visit him and his wife in England.
          Shortly after they arrive at London's Heathrow Airport, the trip becomes a nightmare. The hotel shuttle bus is involved in a traffic accident, and Julie wakes up in hospital to find Michelle has vanished.
As Julie is leaving the hospital in search of her daughter, she runs into Simon Winter. Simon was also on the bus and, like Julie, sustained a few minor injuries in the accident. He has no idea what happened to Michelle, but offers to help Julie find her.
Julie accepts, unaware Simon is posing as a businessman and fellow traveler to gain her confidence. He’s actually Detective Inspector Simon Winter, a member of a special security unit whose job is to protect members of the British government from harm. They recently received a tip Julie's late husband was blackmailing a prominent British politician, and that Julie intends to pick up where Vic left off.
          Whether it’s true or not, it needs to be checked out, and Simon’s had Julie under surveillance from the moment her plane landed.

^ ^ ^

Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:   www.wewriwa.com

 ^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2

http://christianefrance.blogspot.c 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

WeekendWritingWarriors - 28 October 2017 - Where's Michelle (4)

28 October 2017:



As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.

For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have another snippet from Where’s Michelle, a romantic mystery-suspense.



Where’s Michelle
By Chris Grover
https://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Michelle-Chris-Grover-ebook/dp/B07663J7P8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1507309595&sr=1-1&keywords=Where%27s+Michelle
Also available at Apple iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

https://www.books2read.com/u/bOaJq0



“As I said before, the papers are valuable, and I think you already know just how valuable. So, if you want to see your daughter again...”
          A ripple of fear tied her stomach into knots, but then Simon put his arm around her, and she found the courage to ask, “Is Michelle okay?”
          “Alive and well for now.” The caller paused. “The police believe she's with her grandparents. Inspector Mackenzie was most understanding when he heard about your head injury and your refusal to heed medical advice. But he may not be so understanding if you bother him again.”

^ ^ ^

Where’s Michelle is a story about a woman whose child disappears in the chaos of a traffic accident.
American Julie Leighton knew almost nothing about her husband, other than the fact he was English. Then Vic was killed, apparently the victim of a mugger, while he was away from Boston on a business trip. A short time later, Julie received a call from a man who claimed to be her father-in-law, inviting Julie and her nine-year old daughter, Michelle, to visit him and his wife in England.
          Shortly after they arrive at London's Heathrow Airport, the trip becomes a nightmare. The hotel shuttle bus is involved in a traffic accident, and Julie wakes up in hospital to find Michelle has vanished.
As Julie is leaving the hospital in search of her daughter, she runs into Simon Winter. Simon was also on the bus and, like Julie, sustained a few minor injuries in the accident. He has no idea what happened to Michelle, but offers to help Julie find her.
Julie accepts, unaware Simon is posing as a businessman and fellow traveler to gain her confidence. He’s actually Detective Inspector Simon Winter, a member of a special security unit whose job is to protect members of the British government from harm. They recently received a tip Julie's late husband was blackmailing a prominent British politician, and that Julie intends to pick up where Vic left off.
          Whether it’s true or not, it needs to be checked out, and Simon’s had Julie under surveillance from the moment her plane landed.

^ ^ ^

Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:   www.wewriwa.com

 ^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2

http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/