Get ready for heart-racing romance mixed with heart-stopping suspense. My steamy romantic suspense novels invite readers along on adventurous journeys told from the point-of-view of my strong, sassy, and often sarcastic female lead characters. Call them beautiful. Call them witty. Just don't call them damsels in distress.

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Leather and Lies



Passion. Deceit. Danger.


For Skye Winters, criminal profiling is the perfect career: helping solve cases without all the emotional baggage. When her cousin, Kortney, becomes the latest in a string of young women to vanish, Skye’s professional and personal lives collide. Cue the nuclear mushroom cloud.

Amid the fallout, Skye meets Wes Carson, the mysterious, smart-mouthed new biker in her father’s motorcycle club. She tries to ignore their chemistry, even after accepting Wes’ aid in the search for Kort. Then one spontaneous afternoon takes them over the edge, forcing Skye to consider she might be in love. Too bad it’s with a liar.

Untangling Wes' web of secrets leaves Skye ensnared in an active FBI investigation, making her question her profiling skills and her heart. When affection overrules her caution, both her life and Kort’s are left hanging in the balance. Can Skye piece together the clues, or will she be taken down by leather and lies?

Fans of Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb and Janet Evanovich will thrill to award-winning author Celeste Straub’s LEATHER AND LIES, a 2018 Daphne du Maurier Excellence in Romantic Suspense Award finalist.


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