Gun, badge… and a swear jar?
Detective Faye Kane is a good cop. So when she smells a rat in her city she follows the facts no matter where they lead even if it’s right to Philadelphia’s own philanthropist and hopeful new mayor, Martino “Millie” Maliano. But after a rough day, sometimes even a cop needs to feel like a woman.
Enter Ian “Griff” McManus, rumored lead problem solver in Millie’s organization. After one hot night with a sexy stranger, he’s given a new target his boss needs quieted: Detective Faye Kane.
Dirty cops, loyalty, betrayal, even love. Detective Kane needs to sift through the ashes of her beloved city after it all comes down to find the one thing that matters, if she’s still standing.
“Debut authors Downey Greene deliver heart-stopping and edgy romantic suspense. Raw, gripping, and fiercely sexy, you won’t be able to put PARTNERS IN CRIME down.”~Laura Moore, author of Once Tempted.
Staggering towards the back, she stumbled out the emergency exit in the rear. She banged out into the alley and laid her hands up against the brick wall, resting her head against it. The tequila coursing through her veins numbed her pain just a little, but not enough. She heard the door open again but didn’t bother looking; she didn’t fucking care who it was.
She began to curse, slamming her palms against the bricks. She couldn’t get drunk and she couldn’t be left alone. Might as well go home, she thought.
All of a sudden, Faye felt her blonde locks being tugged back a little, a soft growl in her ear. “Oh, Sugar, how bad do you want to forget?”
She groaned at his touch, arching her back. “Stop. Stop calling me Sugar. There’s nothing remotely sweet about me.”
He growled again, low in his throat and licked up the side of her neck. “You taste fucking sweeter than heaven.”
She shivered from his words as much as his touch. He spun her around and lifted both of her hands above her head, securing them in one of his. He nudged her legs apart with his knee. Swallowing hard, she looked up at him through her thick lashes, blue eyes bright with need. She needed to forget.
WE…yes you read right. We are two separate individuals who met in a writing group on FB. In this group we dabbled in writing and hit it off, each liking the other’s strengths and complimenting the other’s weaknesses. When the opportunity presented to Downey to submit to a publisher she approached Greene to join her in the journey. Both having hectic lives, they took turns writing, swapping ideas and chapters, thus creating their first book, Partners in Crime.
Here is a little something about the Dynamic Duo.
Downey: Otherwise known as Maureen, Downey lives in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. She is your typical suburban soccer mom; well, ok, there is nothing typical about her AND her kids play EVERYTHING but soccer. Downey, as she is known in this duo, has 5 kids ranging from 12 ½ to 19. And to answer the question swirling in your minds…YES, she is crazy. She has been married for over 21 years to her best friend and love of her life. She LOVES to read; her appetite is voracious for all things books. Her job at a local bookstore was by far one of the best experiences and fed her addiction to the written word. Going to book signings and having them at the store were her rock star moments; she is a total fan girl for authors. When that job disappeared she felt bereft; with much floundering she stumbled upon the underbelly of FB and fell in love with writing. Creating stories and weaving tall tales helped ease the indecision that plagued her. The feedback and support for her writing blew her away and prompted her to open Word and create. Loving how Greene weaved a story Downey decided they should become the Dynamic Duo. With the support of her family she has embarked on a totally unexpected new path. When she is not carting kids all over she is managing her kingdom…..in between all that she reads, blogs (BCWAB) and submerges herself in her make believe world and writes. Some days she feels invincible, other days…well they should hide. Never in a million years did she ever think THIS was a possibility, as they say when one door closes another opens. In her case, truer words were never spoken.
Greene: Otherwise known as Alison to family and friends, Honey Bunny to her husband since the dawn of time – or so it seems, mom to her 2 children, and momma to her one and only grandson, lives in a small area of Western New York known primarily as the birthplace of Gabby Hayes. Alison has always loved reading and writing was always a hobby while she harbored a secret dream to one day be published. How to do that when she’s as twitchy as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs? Find herself a writing partner. Enter Maureen Downey.