Book Spotlight: The Wild Life by Stacy-Deanne and a Giveaway

Hello readers!

Please help me welcome author Stacy-Deanne to my blog today. Stacy writes interracial romantic suspense and mystery novels. She is sharing an excerpt from her latest release, The Wild Life as well as a giveaway! Happy reading!


When Albany Detective Brianna “Bree” Morris learns that Cuban crime  lord Milan Varela wants her estranged father dead, she heads off to  Miami to find out why. With Homicide Detective Jayce Matthews and her  ex-lover Detective Steven Kemp she devises a plot to get close to the  Varela organization.

Brianna finds herself attracted to the older Milan and falls deep into  his web of seduction while fighting to keep her mind on her mission.  Milan is equally drawn to Brianna and vows to win her trust and her  heart.

Is Milan really the villain when it comes to Brianna’s father? Or is he the victim?

Is Brianna’s father really in danger or is there more to the story than anyone could ever imagine?

Brianna risks her life to save her father’s but will she end up losing her own?

The steamy, explosive, and super-hot new installment in the Bree and Steven Series!

Publisher: Peace in the Storm Publishing


“What do you expect me to say, Steve?” Brianna sat beside Jayce. “I don’t even know what’s going on.”

He bent over her. “Can’t anything go well for you, woman? Why do you keep getting yourself in these predicaments?”

“Oh excuse me for coming home and finding a man in my kitchen!”

Jersey tugged on her ears. “I have a huge headache and one of my officers has just been attacked. The last thing I need is for you two to argue.”

Steven and Brianna made faces at each other.

“We’re worried about you, Morris. Tell us what’s going on so we can help.”

“I don’t know if you can help.”

Davis slunk into the room and rested at Brianna’s feet. She scooped up the brown feline.

“The guy that tried to kill me…” She scratched Davis’ ear. “Well he worked for Milan Varela.”

Steven gaped. “What the f*** did you just say?”

Brianna shrugged.

“Are you f***** kidding me? A man who worked for the head of the Southern Cuban Mafia was here? Here?”

“I was telling Bree that a friend of mine in the FBI might be able to help her,” Jayce said. “It’s about her father. They’re looking for him.”

“George?” Jersey’s green eyes beamed from behind her glasses. “What the hell would the Cuban Mafia want with George?”

“No telling. You know the life my father lives. It’s full of risks and he makes no apologies for it.”

Jersey touched the back of her neck. “How the hell could he even get close to Milan Varela in the first place?”

“So this is the type of stuff your father’s always into?”

“Jayce my father has never been a father to me. He stays gone for decades at a time and pops up probably once every ten or fifteen years when he wants something. I wonder if he even remembers he has a

daughter half the time.” She kissed Davis’ head. “Right now what’s important is this mess he’s got going with Milan. Why would he want my dad dead?”

“I just can’t believe this. I mean your dad has been involved in some shady things during his life but nothing like this. What are you gonna do, Morris?”

“As much as I hate him, I can’t let anything happen to him. I gotta find out where he is.”

The Wild Life is available in print and ebook.


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Giveaway Question from Stacy-Deanne

 What is your number one turnoff in a romance novel and why?

Five people who provide the most interesting answer to this question will each win an ebook copy of The Wild Life.

Giveaway ends at 8 pm Central Time. Ebook copies will be emailed to participants by Stacy-Deanne. Commenters must leave email address with comment to be eligible.

5 thoughts on “Book Spotlight: The Wild Life by Stacy-Deanne and a Giveaway

  1. I hate when they switch sides to fast. What I mean is you cannot hate someone on one page and love them the next. There must be a progression.

  2. You asked: What is your one turnoff in a romance novel and why?

    I already have Stacy’s book but I had to stop and answer this question. 🙂

    My one turn off is too many sex scenes that detract from the storyline! They seem to be thrown in just because. I want a good story, well defined characters and a chemistry connection outside of the bedroom. I have read quite a few books that seem stuck between BDSM and sex every other page! Where is the story about the people and the love? I want the story to engage me and keep my nose in the book until I’m done. I call it a “read through the nite” syndrome. I love those! They are why I’m addicted to reading.

    Love the book Stacy! Continue your journey. Thanks for the opportunity to share.

    Belinda G
    belgre at comcast dot net

  3. My number one turn off is when the heroine is so naive that she makes all to obvious stupid mistakes. For example, she’s already been attacked or hurt, but she’ll still put herself in danger again for something as simple as going to the store alone because she doesn’t want to impose on someone who has already offered to help or protect her.

  4. Thanks for having me, Candace!

    Hello Everyone! Thanks for chiming in!

    Belinda, I SO agree with you! I would rather there be no sex in the story if it’s just thrown in. In fact I’ve read plenty of good romances where there was NO sex or it just hinted to the sex and the stories were still powerful and exciting. On the flip side I’ve read books that used sex for filler and it just bores me. You gotta give me more than sex. I need a deep plot, deep characters, and engaging writing. I think some writers use sex excessively because they know their book or writing is lacking in other areas.

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