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Friday 19 October 2018

New Scintillating Romantic Suspense from Seelie Kay - Snatching Dianna - Out Now!

Snatching Dianna 
Feisty Lawyers, bk 1
Seelie Kay

(Released10/19 by eXtasy Books)


The hours are counting down as investigators try to prove that Dianna Murphy has been snatched. Unfortunately, without witnesses and solid evidence, all the police really know is that she is missing.

When suburban Milwaukee law student Dianna Murphy fails to connect with her roommate, there is no real evidence that she has been snatched. Until Law Professor Janet MacLachlan, a former covert agent, discovers a single clue, one that points to a taking by a slave trafficking cartel. In a race against time, Janet recruits her husband, secret agent Cade Matthews, small-town Police Chief David Manders and his wife, criminal defense attorney Julianna Constant, and other law students to uncover the truth. Can they prove she has been taken, before Dianna disappears without a trace?

Romantic Suspense (Three Flames)

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MILWAUKEE, WILaw student Dianna Murphy is missing, but with no witnesses and no evidence, the Little River, WI police are stymied.

Until a singular clue points to a slave trafficking cartel. Then it’s a race against time as the police, a law professor, law students, and secretive government agents trace Dianna to Morocco and attempt to rescue her from the auction block. However, Dianna isn’t the only one in peril. The man masterminding the auction has also decided to claim one of the hunters as his own: A certain “luscious law professor.”

Called “intricate, fast-paced, and gripping” by an early reviewer, Snatching Dianna is author and lawyer Seelie Kay’s first attempt at romantic suspense. It is Book One of her new Feisty Lawyers series. The book was released today, October 19, by eXtasy Books.

Kay says she wrote the book for two reasons. “First, when writing the Kinky Briefs series, there were certain couples I fell in love with--The Sheikh and his American lawyer wife who sue terrorists on behalf of their victims, the police chief with a fondness for handcuffs and his criminal defense attorney wife who seek to right injustice, and a covert agent and his law professor wife, who are smart, funny, and incredibly hot,” she said. “Each of these couples have wonderful relationships and incredible lives. And each and every one of them is dedicated to preserving justice. So, I wanted their stories to continue.”

Second, Kay said, the plot “permitted me to focus on the continuing problem of slave trafficking as well as the investigative issues behind finding a missing adult. In this story, there is no evidence and no witnesses. It’s takes a lot of investigative savvy to piece together seemingly unrelated clues. It was a complex puzzle and I wanted readers to get a sense of how difficult it was to solve.”

Snatching Dianna is currently available on the publisher’s website (www.extasybooks.com) as an eBook.  It will also be sold as an eBook and paperback by other major booksellers, including Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.

Amazon:  Coming soon

Barnes and Noble:  Coming soon

After what seemed like hours in the sweltering van, it lurched to a stop.

Dianna heard a man bark orders. A door to the van opened and someone pulled the rope from her feet, then removed her hood. She took a deep breath.  A man grabbed her by the arm, forced to her feet, and pulled from the van. Dianna stumbled when she hit the ground. The stones were hot and her feet were covered by athletic socks, no shoes. Show no weakness.

Dianna immediately surveyed her surroundings. It was still night, but she was in a well-lit courtyard. A large stone mansion stood in front of her. She looked to her right, then her left. The courtyard was enclosed by a large stone fence, at least eight feet high. A fortress. Fortunately, Dianna was a rock-climber. She could rappel over the fence with the right equipment. All she would need was something to serve as a pick, maybe a rope. A knife, a screwdriver, even a fork. Keep your eyes and ears open. Be ready.

A large black man, dressed in a white suit and a maroon turban, walked out of the front door and down the stairs. He stopped and flashed a malevolent smile. He flung his arms wide and in a cultured baritone boomed, “Welcome to paradise, ladies. I hope you enjoy your stay.”

Some of the guards laughed.

“Crikey,” Tillie muttered. “Sounds like a blasted genie.”

Dianna glanced sideways and for the first time, got a look at her new friend. She was tall and thin, her body well defined. She looked strong and aware, almost fierce. Her eyes seemed to be studying the place, taking everything in. She showed no fear. Instead, she seemed interested. Something was off. Tillie did not act like a victim as the others did. She was not cowed. Was she a cop? Or like Dianna, someone who would not permit themselves to be broken?

There was only one thing of which Dianna was certain. She had found a friend. A useful one.

Seelie Kay is a nom de plume for a writer, editor, and author with more than 30 years of experience in law, journalism, marketing, and public relations. When she writes about love and lust in the legal world, something kinky is bound to happen!  In possession of a wicked pen and an overly inquisitive mind, Ms. Kay is the author of multiple works of fiction, including the Kinky Briefs series, The Garage Dweller, A Touchdown to Remember, and The President’s Wife. 

When not spinning her kinky tales, Ms. Kay ghostwrites nonfiction for lawyers and other professionals. She resides in a bucolic exurb outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she shares a home with her son and enjoys opera, gourmet cooking, organic gardening, and an occasional bottle of red wine.

Ms. Kay is an MS warrior and ruthlessly battles the disease on a daily basis. Her message to those diagnosed with MS:  Never give up. You define MS, it does not define you!

Prior Books:

* * * Coming soon * * *

Infamy (Part Two, Feisty Lawyers):  TBD
Cult (Part Three, Feisty Lawyers): TBD
Chasing Hope (Divorce Divas anthology): January 2019
The President’s Daughter (Stocking Stuffer): December 2018

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