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The Selkie’s First!


[amazon template=image&chan=default&asin=0373278721] My writing partner and best friend (Mel Sterling, known as the Selkie ’round these parts for lo these many years) has a book birthday today!

Not just any book birthday. This is [amazon chan=default&asin=0373278721&title=Latimer’s Law], the book she won in the Harlequin So You Think You Can Write contest with, her first trad-published book EVER.

Stealing a pickup truck, newly widowed Abby McMurray hopes to escape her abusive brother-in-law. But the vehicle’s owner and his attack dog halt her plans. She knows she’s made a terrible mistake. Yet there’s something tender about the stranger that makes her feel safe.

K-9 deputy Cade Latimer senses Abby isn’t a criminal. And when he sees her bruises, he knows she’s running from someone. Physically and emotionally scarred from a botched investigation, Cade has his own demons. Yet he can’t resist protecting the gentle woman who’s capturing his heart. But little do they know, Abby’s brother-in-law will go to any lengths to track Abby down….

Originally the book was titled Grand Theft Auto, and there were many dinners and wine-soaked hours at Niche while she hashed out the characters and our long looping conversations wandered through everything from just how an abusive predator will worm his way in to what a K9 dog must think of human smexxors (now THAT was hilarious, though not as hilarious as the napkin-folding incident in the German restaurant) and just what exactly Cade’s problem is–we covered it all.

I’m pleased as punch, and so happy for my bestie. If suspense is your thing, if you like romance with a brain, danger, and incredible heat, please think about giving Latimer’s Law a try.

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Mel Sterling

OMG you are the best.

And…er, I thought you’d forgotten the napkin incident.

*shifty eyes*

Colleen Champagne

I remember reading her entry and thinking I should remind myself to look for this book! Good job Selkie!


Oh wow, I remember reading the excerpts and voting for that one – on the age old principle of ‘I wanted to know what happens next’.
Hadn’t realised she’d won. I guess I know what I’ll be reading post exams.


I started looking forward to this book when you posted the link to the excerpt. As soon as I saw that it was coming out on Amazon, I pre-ordered it. I devoured it as soon as it hit my Kindle. Thank you so much, Lilith for introducing us, and congratulations and thanks, Mel, for a great story.