Friday, September 14, 2012

K. Victoria Chase, The Santiago Brothers, and Christian Romance


From childhood, bestselling author K. Victoria Chase enjoyed writing stories and plays and reading Christian romance. She received degrees in Criminal Justice and Diplomacy and worked as a federal law enforcement officer for several years before deciding to try her hand at writing a complete novel.

Serial Games (Virginia Justice Book One) is the third completed work and the first published by Desert Breeze Publishing. Book two of the series, Marked by the Mob, will be released in November 2012. She has recently signed with Astraea Press for the first in her Santiago Brothers series, the Amazon bestselling Rafael.

Until she can make writing a full-time venture, K. Victoria Chase continues to work in the field of counterterrorism, identifying potential terrorists that threaten the United States and the world. She currently resides in Leesburg, VA and writes both clean and Christian interracial romance.

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Blurb:

The last time Detective Genie Green let a man humiliate her was her college sweetheart—never again. Yet, when former high school lothario Rafael Santiago returns to town as the consulting detective on her case, Genie’s rule of never allowing another man to best her is challenged. Can she trust him long enough to solve this case and get the glory?


Rafa can’t seem to outrun his delinquent past. When The Snakes, a criminal organization he used to belong to, begin murdering people from his hometown, he has a chance to right some of his past wrongs. Will arresting the murderers be enough to redeem him, or will a certain beautiful detective pay the ultimate price instead?

A Christian interracial romantic suspense.

Excerpt:


Rafa pinched the space between his eyes. He had been on hold for the last five minutes waiting for his contact in San Diego’s FBI White Collar Crime Department to answer the line. It was almost five in the morning on the west coast but Rafa knew the man got an early start to the day. Rafa clocked in around six, not wanting to be outdone by Genie, but when he arrived her chair sat empty. As the minutes ticked by, cups of coffee added up and Rafa grew more and more irritated. Not so much at Genie for taking her sweet time to come in, but at the slow progress on the case. He dismissed the fact he had only been here a day.


A whiff of sweet perfume drew his mind away from the dry music on the phone to a female figure passing by his desk. Genie. She didn’t acknowledge him when she sat down until after carefully placing her purse underneath her desk, moving the mouse to wake the computer, and glancing around the top of the desk. She raised her eyes to his. The dark brown depths were strangely intense. Before he could mouth a hello she smiled. Her eyes softened and her mouth formed the silent greeting.


“Rafael? Rafa are you there? Rafa I can hear you breathing.”

10 comments:

marybelle said...

"A Christian interracial romantic suspense." It's all good.

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K. Victoria Chase said...

Thank you for having me today! I'm off to work and then a drive back home. Will check in later today. :-) Happy Friday, everyone!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting today.

Ingeborg said...

Sounds like a great book.
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Anonymous said...

You don't hear the phrase "Christian interracial romantic suspense" too often. I'm intrigued!

vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

K. Victoria Chase said...

Hi Ingeborg! Thank you.

Hi Anon, yes, you don't hear "Christian interracial" anything even though there are interracial couples in the church. Lots of minority couples in the church and none on the Christian fiction bookshelves it seems.

Chelsea B. said...

I'm enjoying this tour! Really great teaser-- and it was definitely that! Craving more! ;-)

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Isabel Roman said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad to have you here today. The idea of a Christian interracial romance is great I agree.

Catherine Lee said...

Your "day job" is in the field of counterterroism? How interesting! Do any of your real experiences find their way into your stories?
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

K. Victoria Chase said...

Hi Catherine!

I used to be a federal law enforcement officer so I've used bits and pieces of the investigative process in my stories.

Haven't had a chance to inject counterterrorism in, but I have a story in the back of my mind about a mild-mannered female analyst who gets caught up in a terror plot and has to save the US, you know, Jack Baueresque. ;-)

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