Decorator Sophia Alano’s career gets side-tracked from themoment she meets hot shot Scotland Yard detective Chauncey Miller. On the run in
, Chauncey must now protect this spitfire Pixiefrom the madman out for revenge. But once he catches their would-be killer, howdoes he hold onto his Pixie decorator? Boston
Expected Release Mid-November
Chauncey Miller From THE HOT SHOTS
By Stephanie Queen
The second installment from my Scotland Yard Exchange Program series, THE HOT SHOTS, features another Brit who lands in Boston to join the Boston Police Department, but of course it’s never that simple. He didn’t come to Boston for the baked beans or Bruins hockey. Certainly not because it was a great career move. He’d been flying high at Scotland Yard when he was sentenced to the Exchange Program.
Our hero, Chauncey Miller, needed to escape to
Boston because he was on the run from an angry terrorist
loose in .
The surprise he finds when he arrives at London
airport is a delicious little red-headed sprite with sparkling emerald eyes, a
va-voom body and a sharp tongue. Strangely he’s hooked. And he pays a price.
Let’s ask Chauncey what happened. Logan
Stephanie Queen: What happened?
Chauncey Miller: Perhaps you should be more specific.
Stephanie Queen: Why’d you fall for the girl?
Chauncey Miller: I’m a Crime Fighter, not a psychiatrist. Thank God. But she is a looker.
Stephanie Queen: I didn’t realize how shallow you were…
Chauncey Miller: There’s more. Not sure what, but I know there is. Something about her sets me off—not always in a good way. But always in an exciting way. And you know I live for excitement.
Stephanie Queen: Watch out—you might end up with a short life living for excitement. How many close calls have you had anyway?
Chauncey Miller: More often since I met Pixie—the looker in
. She’s turned out
to be a distraction. Possibly deadly. But I’m confident you wouldn’t kill me
off … Boston
Stephanie Queen: Hey, anything can happen in story land, Chaunce. I reserve the right…
Chauncey Miller: Fine—as long as it’s me and not Pixie. My mission is to protect her. Even if she doesn’t make it easy. Maybe that’s what I love most—Pixie is always a challenge.
Stephpanie Queen: Give me an example.
Chauncey Miller: You wrote the book—surely you recall?
Stephanie Queen: Humor me.
Chauncey Miller: You sound a lot like Pixie. Hmmmm. Things went particularly bad when she snuck out of my protective custody to do her TV show audition. All hell broke loose when the mad man Azzam found her there and started taking shots. I got there in time to save the girl but lost the mad man.
Stephanie Queen: Of course. The story has to have teeth. Complications. Secrets. And a few funny lines.
Chauncey Miller: I’m not the funny one.
Stephanie Queen: No kidding?
Chauncey Miller: Hah. I do have secrets, however, and some angst.
Stephanie Queen: And you’re a heroic stud. Luckily. Or face it, Pixie wouldn’t waste a minute on you.
Chauncey Miller: Attracting women was never a problem for me. Before Pixie I was never interested much beyond a fling. I lead too dangerous a life to bring a woman into it.
Stephanie Queen: When did you figure Pixie was cut out for playing Bond girl to your Bond?
Chauncey Miller: When? Do I think? Pixie as Bond girl? She’s more an “I love Lucy” type. Unless you were planning to write a sequel…
Stephanie Queen: You stick to catching criminals and I’ll worry about writing the sequels. Bzzzt! Interview Over.
THE HOT SHOTS will be available November 16th on Amazon. THE THROWBACKS, Book One of the Scotland Yard Exchange Program Series is available now at Amazon, iBooks, KOBO, Sony, Barnes and Noble and other ebook outlets.
Amazon buy link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0067DDUTW
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Stephanie Queen lives in bucolic New Hampshire where writing happy, snappy romances takes most of her time. However you can also find her watching UConn football and basketball games whenever they’re on TV, and sometimes even in person. Right now, she’s busy writing her next book in the Scotland Yard Exchange Program Series. Visit her website to learn more at StephanieQueen.com or connect with Stephanie Queen on Twitter or Facebook.