PINKED – releasing October 17th!

Posted: August 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

Lordy – I am now very nervous as I can be. Rebel Ink Press is releasing this early! Can we say WHEW! This is not only a new genre for me in a sense but it’s an entirely new marketing scheme. Gone is my comfort level writing as Cassandre Dayne in erotic romance. In a little over a year I’ve developed a serious set of friends in Facebook and yahoo groups and twitter and now Dakotah Black in the new kid on the block. While my hotties in the Pinked series are sexy as hell – one is a rough-hewn cop and the other a tall, carved man from Australia – this series isn’t about sex. It’s about murder and mystery that occurs in and around Leopard’s Pointe – a gated community nestled in Chesterfield County Virginia.

Now the community and the people are indeed based on the other part of my naughty shelf but some of the events, while exasperated, are indeed a part of my past in managing community associations. It’s a tough job and I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone unless you have a thick skin. People are people and can be anything they want to be and give them a perceived bit of power in working on a committee or on the Board of Directors and their behavior borders sometimes on kids in a sandbox.

I know – that’s a bit harsh, right? But is it? Well no matter, Pinked is designed to give you a bit of fun, a lot of laughs and as you grow with Nicky French – my flawed and ballsy heroine who is the spunky community manager to Tyler – my sexy cop who always seems to have a two day stubble but a damn good heart and then there’s Mick St. Simon – a native from Australia – this one shows up in Tales From Lucifer’s Lair – my wicked books as Cassandre and he’s tall and blond and a Harley rider and …well, you get the idea.

Stylized after some of my favorite writers such as Carl Haissen and Tim Dorsey– the 16 book planned series (and these characters can take you into forever) – I hope you’re going to learn to love everything they do. They’re not perfect, they have to deal with murders on a regular basis and each murder is a bit wackier than the next. Imagine all the creative ways to use a weedeater, a glue gun, epoxy and concrete? Who knew murder could be so much campy fun?

Take a taste of the first two that are planned and set your calendars for the release date – it’s gonna be fun!


When Community Association Manager Nicky French received a call about one of her communities in the middle of the night, she knew something serious was up. Finding the developer of Leopard’s Pointe impaled on the iron pool gates surrounded by a sea of inflatable pink flamingoes, Nicky was stunned to find bonfires raging and the community rejoicing. William Barrington was the brilliant designer of the upscale multi-use community, yet apparently everyone wanted him dead. And there were too many suspects to name including every single homeowner in the community and his two sons.

For rough and tumble Detective Tyler Deverall to be called to a scene of a murder in the middle of the night was nothing unusual. And given the only thing keeping the owners from partying all night long and celebrating thus hindering his investigation was Nicky French’s tough stance, Tyler was intrigued.

As Nicky and Tyler set out to find the murderer, builders begin to drop like flies with each murder becoming more horrific and comical than the last. Set against the backdrop of Chesterfield County, Virginia, enter the realm (and sometimes nightmare) of one very special homeowner’s association – where living can be dangerous to your health. As Nicky and Tyler delve into the wild world of spray painted flowers, kinky sex, neon signs and a tango with the mafia, they soon learn that their understanding of humanity will never be the same. Who knew a glue gun could be such an effective murder weapon?


Mick St. Simons thought his day couldn’t get any worse. Unwanted and God knew unneeded Leopard’s Pointe Board members suddenly appeared, drinking shots of tequila while the entire Virginia Beach Society of Harley Riders camped in the middle of his bar, The Flamingo Rustler. But when he heard the massive explosion across the street and his bar became an immediate association clubhouse, he knew his day had turned to shit.

For Nicky French and Tyler Deverall, it was just another day at the office. Blown to bits by sources unknown, the center of the community and the beloved clubhouse affectionately called the “Zoo”, the Board demanded answers and they had to come fast. As hints of a mafia hit showered the airwaves, the community is placed on edge and takes matters into their own hands. Keeping the peace wasn’t a problem. Keeping the owners away from guns, battery powered hedge trimmers, poison, and fire extinguishers was.

And when a much loved long term community leader ends up in the pool naked with a hooker and a bag full of drugs, well, all bets were off. As Mick struggles to regain his bar and Nicky and Tyler battle a possible drug lord, more bodies wash up…literally. And then there’s the issue of pink silk panties. The clues are plenty and the suspects abound and somehow, the nights seem to grow wilder.

Whatdya think? Hooked yet?

Trust me it gets wackier and tell me, who do you think our sexy heroine is going to end up with?  I hope you’ll take a taste.






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