by Denise Moncrief
Denise is a Southern girl who has lived in Louisiana all her life, and yes, she has a drawl. She has a wonderful husband and two incredible children, who not only endure her writing moods, but also encourage her to indulge her writing passion. Besides writing romantic suspense, she enjoys traveling, reading, and scrapbooking.
Accounting is a skill she has learned to earn a little money to support her writing habit. She wrote her first story when she was a teen, seventeen handwritten pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last romance novel she had read. She’s been writing off and on ever since, and with more than a few full-length manuscripts already completed, she has no desire to slow down.
No longer able to tolerate her husband Scott’s abuse, Tamara Slay packs up her daughter, Gabby, and moves to Louisiana, hoping a new life and a new identity will give her a fresh start. An unexpected phone call from a Sheriff’s deputy in Florida shatters her sense of security. Scott hides a much darker secret than abusing his wife. Above all else, she must protect Gabby from Scott.
Lt. Martin Beck of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating the death of Brandy Fuller for years. Sidetracked for a while by his wife’s murder, Beck finally reopens the cold Fuller case and discovers a thin lead. The new evidence takes him to Louisiana to meet the estranged wife of his primary suspect. Together, Beck and Tamara conclude that Scott not only murdered Brandy Fuller, but seven other women on the Florida Gulf coast.
As Beck dives deeper into the investigation, he draws closer to Tamara. Passions ignite as the one woman who wants Scott dead the most allies with the one man who wants Scott dead the most. Can Beck protect Tamara and Gabby from Scott and stop a serial killer from killing again?
Ten of my Favorite Things
(Not Necessarily in Order Of Preference)
- Tex Mex Food
- Snuggling with my children
- Snuggling with my husband
- Sleeping Late on A Cold Morning
- Reading a Book On the Sofa Under a Warm Blanet
- Shopping With My Daughter
- Playing Mario Kart 8 With My Son
- Laughing with Family and/or Friends
Readers would be surprised to know … that I have a distinctive southern drawl.
I have always wanted to … sing in front of a large audience and receive a standing ovation.
I will never forget … how it feels to struggle toward a dream and experience rejection because every rejection brought me closer to living the dream. I never want to take my dream for granted.
The Best thing about writing is … building new characters and watching them grow throughout the book. By the end of writing a book, if I’ve written my character well, the character becomes very real to me.
When I am not writing, I like to …. hang around with my family. My husband and children mean more to me than anything else in the world.
I am working on … the sixth book in my Haunted Hearts series. The first in a new five book set in the series set in south Louisiana.