Laine Halliday, troubleshooter for Fantascapes, plunges from fantasy weddings and exotic vacations into the midst of mob warfare on an international scale. Accustomed to dealing with the idiosyncrasies of the wealthy, she is only mildly surprised by a request for a wedding in which the bride steps out of a series of nesting Fabergé eggs, created in the style of Russian "mama dolls." But after that, things go downhill fast. A dead body on the beach, a mystery man on the Inca Trail in Peru, attempted murder (Laine's). More dead bodies, a Russian bride (under guard) . . . and serious concerns about the groom whose request to Fantascapes seems to have initiated this series of disasters.
Laine finds herself involved not only in Russian mob warfare, but up to her neck in law enforcement activity that ranges from the local SWAT team to Interpol. Can a wedding planner from Golden Beach, Florida, survive an encounter with the mob and juggle the two men in her life, as well as her job with Fantascapes and an offer from Interpol? Never fear, Laine Halliday is the kind of heroine who may be able to do it all.
Author's Note: If you like bombshell heroines, hunky heros, and dashes of humor to lighten the mayhem . . . if you like your heroines truly heroic (this one saves the hero five times), this book is for you.
About the Author
Blair Bancroft recalls receiving odd looks from adults as she walked home from school at age seven, her lips moving as she told herself stories. And there was never a night she didn't entertain herself with her own bedtime stories. But it was only after a variety of other careers that she turned to serious writing. Blair has been a music teacher, professional singer, non-fiction editor, costume designer, and real estate agent. She has traveled from Bratsk, Siberia, to Machu Picchu, Peru, and made numerous visits to Europe, Britain, and Ireland. She is now attempting to incorporate all these varied experiences into her writing. Blair's first book, TARLETON'S WIFE, won RWA's Golden Heart and the Best Romance award from the Florida Writers' Association. Her romantic suspense novel, SHADOWED PARADISE, and her Young Adult Medieval, ROSES IN THE MIST, were finalists for an EPPIE, the "Oscar" of the e-book industry. Blair's Regency, THE INDIFFERENT EARL, was chosen as Best Regency by Romantic Times magazine and was a finalist for RWA's RITA award. Blair believes variety is the spice of life. Her recent books include Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Thrillers, and Steampunk, all available at Smashwords. A long-time resident of Florida, Blair fondly recalls growing up in Connecticut, which still has a piece of her heart.