Cailin Briste Shares Her New Release: How to Steal the Pharaoh’s Jewels
I’m thrilled to back in the Multiverse to share about my new release: How to Steal the Pharaoh’s Jewels: A Thief in Love Suspense Romance, Book #2.
What can I say? All my heroes and many of my heroines get physically hurt in my books. The list of things I’ve done to characters includes: poisoning, rape (man by a woman), being shot at, being shot, attempted rape, and falling from a great height after being shot. In Cade I came up with two more ways to put my characters in danger. The first happens at the very beginning of the story. The second would be a spoiler, so you’ll have to buy the book and read it to discover what else I do to Cade and Bassinae.
Here’s a bit about Cade’s encounter with a dump truck from the first chapter of How to Steal the Pharaoh’s Jewels.
With a grunt of approval, Cade noted the route change had worked. The road ahead was less congested, so he relaxed back into his seat and picked up speed. A parking garage lined the left side of the street with office buildings on the right. He checked the time and glanced in the rear-view mirror. “Want some music?”
At that moment a large dump truck came barreling out of an exit of the parking garage. Cade swung right and hit the brakes hard, hoping to lessen the inevitable impact, but even with the protection devices built into the vehicle this would be a brutal collision. Safety foam inundated the foot wells of the car, and the air ballasts deployed. The scree of metal and the splintering of the car’s plastic shell, filled Cade’s ears along with a sound like the roaring thunder of thousands of wild animals stampeding toward him. One thought struck him. No pain. And then the world winked out.
The next he knew, someone was shouting his name and agony radiated from his pelvis. The gray airbags that held him in place deflated while before him the mangled remains of the windshield gave him a partially obstructed view of the front end of the dump truck, an irresistible force that even Gerald St. Croix couldn’t have stopped. The left side of the car was crushed and had been pushed into the passenger side. Cade had been displaced two-and-a-half feet to his right.
A voice sounded behind him. “Cade. We’re going to get you out of there. Hang on. They’ll have to cut you out.”
How to Steal the Pharaoh’s Jewels
By Cailin Briste
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A life of crime won’t stop best friends from becoming lovers, but their pasts are another thing.
Cade’s fantasy is to seduce his best friend if he isn’t murdered first.
His comfortable routine as a member of Sebastian St. Croix’s cat burglar team is shattered the day he’s pinned in a crushed car. In a moment of clarity, before everything goes dark, he realizes he’s in love with his best friend, a woman who has sworn off intimate relationships for life.
It’s taken Bassinae years to overcome a past filled with physical abuse and embrace the truth that she is a powerful, capable woman in her own right. Tamping down a case of nerves, she’s ready to take on a larger role as a thief in Sebastian’s next caper. If only Cade would stop acting like a lovelorn idiot. She needs her best friend’s support to help steal the Pharaoh’s jewels.
Set in the distant future, this sci-fi suspense romance has action and adventure as well as a sizzling romance.
How to steal the Pharaoh’s Jewels
This is an intriguing story that comingles making matters right with taking back your life.
All too often, women become prisoners in abused relationships. This happened to Bassine when she was young. Fortunately, she escaped her abuser and established a self-defense and help center for abused women called DO IT NOW. She is also an employee of Sebastian's, who steals items from other thieves. Still, there was something missing in her life.
When Cade almost dies in an inexplicable ‘accident’ Bassine takes care of him. Then when she gets injured, and Cade attempts to protect her by staying away from her, Bassine finally confronts the truth that she loves Cade, and she is finally ready to love again.
There are many issues to deal with since nothing is easy for Sebastian and his staff...or his mother for that fact. Especially, keeping the staff alive.
Still, with a bit of cleverness, they manage to recover jewels from the impenetrable vault in the most intriguing way, while teaching yet another woman to be strong. I love stories that have strong women in them. And this one is packed full of them!
And yes, there is explicit sex, which is well done, but the near-death moments and the clever heist were my fav parts.
About Cailin Briste
Cailin Briste writes science fiction suspense romance. Her first series is set in the Tallavan sector of the Federation where the men of Tallav are the marshals that provide protection and justice to the planets in this far off the beaten path are of space. While fighting crime, they also must come to terms with matriarchal system of their home planet, Tallav. Tricky because each is heavily involved in the BDSM lifestyle. Book one is her Dom, book two is her male submissive, and book three due out in July 2018 is her sadist.
Her second series, A Thief in Love Suspense Romance series, began with a cat burglar who puts together a team to steal priceless art and antiquities from other thieves. Sebastian is a Robin Hood character whose Maid Marion is his equal on the rooftops of their futuristic city. The second in the series is the love story of two others on his team, Cade and Bassinae. Once again the team are breaking into someone’s home to take back something that rightfully belongs to someone else, but this time they are also trying to stop a murder.
More books in each series are coming as is a new series about a pair of dragon shifters hatched from the same egg and the man they love, bounty hunter Brody Simmons.
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Thanks for the terrific review, Liza. I'm glad you enjoyed reading How to Steal the Pharaoh's Jewels.ReplyDelete