Please welcome Joya Fields to the virtual offices today! She’s going to hijack the control panel and tell us about her new release Reunited in Danger! Stick around after, and you can enter to win an awesome prize!
Thanks very much for inviting me to this awesome blog today to chat about my newest release Reunited in Danger, a romantic suspense. The book takes place in my hometown of Baltimore, MD and was inspired by several different local events and local people that I’ve met during my everyday activities.
Logan is a tortured hero in Reunited in Danger. He’s a Baltimore homicide detective who carries a secret and is not big on sharing emotions. Keely, a Baltimore social worker and the woman who has owned his heart since he left her ten years ago, is the one woman he thinks he can’t have. Circumstances force them together and they try to fight their buried feelings for each other without much success.
The idea for the romance in this story occurred to me as I was working out at a gym. The woman near me was heading to the airport to pick up two children whose mother was dying and had no family members or friends to raise her children. This woman at the gym and her husband had already raised their own children, but planned to raise these little ones who had nobody else. All I could think was, “do these kids have any idea how lucky they are to have someone so nice raise and take care of them and give them a chance at a great life?”
And it made me wonder…what if two people from very similar backgrounds fell in love? But one knew the value of a loving family, and the other endured a less-than-stellar upbringing and refused to believe he was capable of love? Keely is the heroine whose mom was dying. Ben and Lillian stepped in and adopted her and provided a loving, secure home. Logan wasn’t so lucky.
Keely and Logan are childhood friends, and their feelings turn into more when they are teens. But when Logan suddenly leaves town, Keely is devastated. Ten years later, Keely’s dad—the man who saved her from a lonely life, and the man who was more like a father to Logan than his own dad—is attacked. Logan can’t stay away. He’s compelled to help. But being close to Keely, and trying to keep his feelings on lockdown, becomes harder than he could have imagined.
Keely’s upbringing taught her that life can have hardships, but love can help heal. Logan, however, thinks history is going to repeat itself and he will eventually become his abusive father. What do you think? Can children raised in difficult circumstances ever overcome that upbringing? I’d love to hear your opinion.
Thanks very much for taking time to stop by today and for letting me share Reunited in Danger with you!
Reunited in Danger
by Joya Fields
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Joya Fields Bio:
Joya Fields has had over 100 stories and articles published in local and national magazines. Her debut novel was a NJRW GOLDEN LEAF WINNER FOR BEST FIRST BOOK OF 2012 and is nominated for RT Book Reviews 2012 Indie Press/Self-Published Contemporary Romance award.
Joya has taught arts and crafts, worked in public relations, helped her children raise prize-winning 4-H livestock, competed in three marathons, and even spent a year as a Baltimore Colts cheerleader. She loves hanging with her high school sweetheart/husband of over twenty years, two very supportive children, and a pug who follows her everywhere.