Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Take The Key And Lock Her Up-A Deadly Games Thriller by Lena Diaz - Author Interview & Review

Take the Key and Lock Her Up

A Deadly Games Thriller

By: Lena Diaz

Releasing August 5th, 2014

Avon Romance

          Please tell us a little about yourself….
Thanks so much for hosting me today. I write romantic suspense for Avon Books and Harlequin Intrigue and am thrilled to celebrate the release of my ninth novel, “Take the Key and Lock Her Up.” I was born in Kentucky but have lived most of my life in northeast Florida where I currently reside with my hubby, two kids, and a Shetland sheepdog named Sparky.  Although I write romantic suspense, most of the time I prefer to read historical and paranormal romance.
          What is one thing about you that your readers would find surprising or never guess about you?
Even though my stories are full of danger and suspense, in real life, I’m a fraidy-cat. Scary movies? No thanks. Roller coasters? No way. And even though I live in Florida, twenty minutes from the ocean, I do NOT go in the water. Ever. JAWS. Enough said.
          Tell us a little about your latest book/release/WIP?
“Take the Key and Lock Her Up” is the fourth book in my Deadly Games Thrillers series. The first book was set in Florida and introduced a Buchanan brother as a secondary character. The rest of the books, including this one, each feature one of the Buchanans and is set in Savannah, Georgia. The family is close-knit and several family members have law-enforcement occupations. The earlier books focus on catching serial killers. But this story is quite different and focuses on Devlin’s secret occupation as an assassin for a company called EXIT Incorporated. When a powerful enemy targets Devlin, and his family, the one person who can help him is the one person who can utterly destroy him…a policewoman.
          What’s one thing that you enjoy most about writing? Least?
My favorite part of writing is doing revisions. I love this the most because by the time I’m ready to revise I’ve figured out the plot and also gotten to know my characters enough to go back and flesh them out. This is the point at which I can begin to see the final product and really have fun layering in all kinds of interesting details. The part I like the least is any day when I’m stuck and the words just won’t come. Those days are agony.
          One thing (object, not people) you can’t live without?
My computer - a MacAir. I take it everywhere.
          One unusual item in/on/around your workspace?
Only one? Okay, I guess I’ll choose the dead body that is on top of my bookshelf. Really. It’s made of rubber and is about five inches long. It has a hole in the chest that I use to hold up my feather pen.

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Lena Diaz returns with another sexy, thrilling Deadly Games novel and the darkest question of all: What do you do when your freedom could cost you your life?

Detective Emily O'Malley just stumbled upon a killer's lair—and the remains of a woman he kept locked away for years. But this killer isn't done yet. More women are missing, and all clues point to Devlin Buchanan—the man who seems to know just a little too much. Emily's instincts are rarely wrong, and now they're telling her this sexy, mysterious man is hiding something big …

As a trained assassin for EXIT Inc—a top-secret mercenary group posing as an international tour company—Devlin "Devil" Buchanan isn't afraid to take justice into his own hands. But when the hot new detective on his trail gets too close to the organization and a contract is placed on her life, Devlin does the only thing he can: he turns rogue agent and kidnaps her to save her life.

With EXIT Inc closing in and passions running hot between them, Emily and Devlin must work together to find the missing women and clear both their names before time runs out … and the key to freedom is thrown away.

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Take The Key And Lock Her Up was a fast-paced, edge of your seat thriller that I just couldn't put down! This book kept me guessing through-out. I love it when I can't quite figure out "who dunnit"

I really liked Emily's attitude, without it she wouldn't have made a good detective. Devlin was just plain hot! Together they were perfect.
I really must go back and check out the rest of the Buchanan men!


Author Info

Originally from Kentucky, romantic suspense author Lena Diaz also lived in California and Louisiana before settling in Northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she's won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and has been a finalist for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She loves to watch action movies, garden, and hike in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains.

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