July 1, 2011

BOOK OF THE MONTH: DARK WATERS by Gabriella Hewitt

  
DARK WATERS
Series: The ICE Files
By Gabriella Hewitt
Samhain Publishing

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DARK WATERS is a sexy Summer Sizzler set in the island paradise of Puerto Rico, complete with two stubborn lovers, wacky relatives and the legendary chupacabra. The action, romance and suspense of this book, all adds to the reader’s pleasure. This is the first book of a trilogy revolving around the men and women of ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement).

BOOK SUMMARY: Paradise has a predator and all leads point to a dilapidated old plantation and its sexy owner. Frankie Montalvo is settling into her new house despite the tales of witchcraft, missing girls and el chupacabra. When she and her home are attack, she enlists the help of an enigmatic and sexy beach bum. Special Agent Rico Lopez has returned to Vieques to forget an ICE mission gone wrong only to be caught up in the search for a neighbor’s missing daughter. He hires on with Frankie to investigate the rumors of her involvement, but soon realizes that she is the main target. Rico is determined to protect the stubborn beauty from all things that go bump in the night. But who is going to protect him from one feisty bewitching female out to steal his heart?


ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Gabriella Hewitt is the pen name of writing team Sasha Tomaszycki and Patrizia M.J. Hayashi. One lives in the U.S., the other in Japan. How do these two ladies write together when they are thousands of miles apart? Here’s what they had to say:

“There are several writing teams out there and you’d probably get a different answer from each one. In our case, egos are checked at the door. One of us comes up with an idea. We discuss it through emails, IM, and online chats, because Patrizia lives in Japan and Sasha lives in the USA. Then we expand on the idea and write an outline. Next, we set to work. We write back and forth, zinging the documents through cyberspace. One writes during the day while the other sleeps and vice versa. If we think the story is going in the wrong direction or a character is behaving out of context, we let one another know. More importantly we don’t own our writing. We freely go in and revise and rewrite each other’s lines if necessary and in doing so, establish the voice that is Gabriella Hewitt.”


WHAT’S NEXT FOR GABRIELLA HEWITT?
A new paranormal romance series: OUT OF THE SHADOWS is the first book in their Shadow Warrior Series. Visit the Gabriella Hewitt website for their blog tour schedule.

And, come back to The Latina Book Club on August 8, when we talk to the authors about Aztec warriors, shape shifters and other sexy men in the series.

Visit Gabriella Hewitt at: http://www.gabriellahewitt.com/


COMMENT:  Do let us know what you think of this book and of el chupacabra.