Cat Miranda returns to her childhood home in Bisbee, Arizona, to take over her brother's art gallery following his untimely death. On her first night home, an intruder breaks in. Cat quickly realizes that she is being targeted by a murderer with links to an 8-foot tall painting in the gallery titled "Kissed." In her struggle to stay safe, Cat finds an ally in Miles Trevelyan, a charming visiting British scholar. The heat rises with more assaults on Cat and between Cat and Miles, too, as their feelings for each other grow. Can they discover what is behind the painting "Kissed" before Cat becomes the next victim? There's mystery, suspense, and romance in this Sonoran Desert Borderlands tale.
About the Author
C.J. Shane is an Arizona writer and visual artist. She has worked as a professional newspaper journalist, academic reference librarian, ESL teacher, and freelance writer. She exhibits her artwork nationally and internationally. She is the author of eight nonfiction books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. Her first fiction book, Desert Jade: A Letty Valdez Mystery, (11-2017) was a finalist for Best Suspense-Thriller novel, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Her second Letty Valdez Mystery, Dragon's Revenge (11-2018), is a finalist for Best Mystery and Best Multiciltural Book, NM-AZ Book Awards. Her third Letty Valdez Mystery, Daemon Waters, appeared in August 2019.