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About Deanndra Hall
Deanndra Hall is a working author living in far western Kentucky with her husband of 30+ years and a menagerie of weird little dogs. She's written for business, industry, religious institutions, non-profits, and owned her own graphic design business, as well as working as a fiber and textile artist. When she's not writing, she can be found hiking, kayaking, reading (of course), playing with the pups, or spending time with family and friends. And wherever she is, chocolate is sure to be nearby. Visit her at www.DeanndraHall.com to get the latest info.
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A woman running for her life …
On the run, Flora Stevens will do anything she can to escape her violent husband. Witnessing the man she vowed to spend the rest of her life with viciously murder an innocent woman has her terrified and seeking sanctuary in western Kentucky—far from his abusive hands in the Appalachian Mountains. But Flora knows too much, including knowledge of his illegal business of raising and smuggling dangerous reptiles. He'll stop at nothing to find her and silence her.
A man willing to help. And the danger that ensues.
When Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources Conservation Officer Barrett Quarles gets wind strange happenings, he's confused and yet not concerned. After all, everyone knows alligators are illegal in Kentucky.
Abused and broken meets strong and protective …
But when he meets the fiery Flora, sparks fly. Barrett will do anything to save her from the hands of a vengeful man. Will he be the refuge Flora's always needed?
Damaged and devastated …
Detective JoElla Tompkins is struggling to make ends meet. After a routine police stop results in her suspension and her reputation destroyed, all she can do is try to keep her head above water. Her only saving grace is to help an old friend on a new—yet perilous—case. But when she meets an EMT in a bar, everything changes.
Destroyed and demoted …
EMT Brandon Fox was living large as chief surgeon at a local hospital. He had the world in the palm of his hands. But, a slew of poor choices lands him out of a job and scrounging for work as a paramedic—a definite downgrade from his surgical days. Encountering the broken detective turns his world around.
Redemption and revival …
As JoElla delves deeper in her case, it's apparent that her life is in danger. Determined to help at any cost, Brandon refuses to let JoElla face the criminals alone. After all, her enemies are closer than she ever imagined. Now, come hell or high water, Brandon must follow his heart and finally get Justice for JoElla.
Even as a successful construction business owner, Tony Walters' ex-wife's mental illness almost drove him over the edge. Living too many years loveless and abused has left him afraid to try to meet another woman, much less form a relationship.
She's just too shy to even meet his eyes.
In one instant left a childless widow, Nikki Wilkes couldn't imagine romance would ever be in her life again, much less passion and deep, never-ending love.
Two mature adults sidestep each other for four years until fate brings them together in a sweet, passionate, erotic adventure of sexual exploration and self-discovery. A perfect mixture of Southern charm and hospitality and European sophistication, the tall Italian-American sweeps the funny, smart, kinky Kentucky girl off her feet and into his bed, and together the sparks they throw off ignite their world.
The new home they build together draws them closer to his family and each other and into a new life filled with laughter and love, not to mention a big kitchen full of friends and fun as Nikki becomes the glue that holds the family together with her cooking, hugs, and mothering.
But just as everything looks rosy, a secret-fueled mystery unfolds when an unknown threat attempts to ruin Tony's business and maybe even hurt him. As the criminal activity becomes more and more focused on destroying their happiness, it's obvious it's personal. And someone's going to get hurt - or worse. It's just a matter of time.
Sex, humor, and secrets collide in this blistering start to the series to prove that they're not getting older - they're just getting started!
This Combo volume contains The Groundbreaking, a prequel that offers readers background on the nine main characters in the series.
WARNING: Strong, graphic, kinky sexual scenes and graphic criminal violence. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.
The college student who shot and killed a Kentucky State Trooper on the side of the highway committed “suicide by cop”, and the bullet that ended her life came from Trigg County Sheriff Carter Melton’s gun. He wants some answers, and so does her beautiful, grief-stricken aunt, Sharla Barker. On top of being insistent that the Tamara Kent she knew would never kill an officer, Sharla’s also insistently pursuing Carter, and he’s definitely not playing hard to get. His battered, aching heart needs the forgiveness she offers him and the passion she ignites in him.
The medical examiner’s weird findings, an odd tattoo, and an even stranger on-campus rally prior to the shooting begin to point in a direction that Carter could never have imagined. Before he knows it, he’s working with San Antonio FBI Agent Cruz Livingston to uncover a threat never before seen in far western Kentucky. It’s a criminal element with only one thing on their minds—money—and they’re determined to find it. It’ll take multiple agencies and some help from a very unlikely source to bring the case to a close before someone dies in “The Den of the Wolf.”
Built on an actual crime that took place in western Kentucky in 2015, Bluegrass Bravery: Shelter for Sharla is an over-18, panty-melting tale of undying love, suspense, crime, and dedication as officers from Kentucky and Texas work together to save Carter, the woman he craves, and the two kids she loves, while bringing those truly responsible to justice.
As a local EMT, Ansel “Dip” Watts has seen it all, but he’s never seen anything quite like the beautiful, vulnerable woman whose deceased mother was transported to the hospital in his ambulance. When he discovers Braden “Monkey” Nichols’ wife is her best friend, he sets out to win the heart of the beautiful Nita, especially when he learns her most precious secret.
The attraction is instantaneous, but almost as quickly, danger follows. Her fellow teacher seems very insistent that Ansel is the wrong man for her, and with his pushing and prodding, Nita makes a grave mistake, one that could cost her the relationship she’s built with Ansel. She takes one misstep after another until she finds herself in unthinkable peril, all because of her mother’s insurance policy and her own stubbornness. Ansel tries to stop her. Braden and Tanna try to stop her. She won’t listen.
And she’ll have to pay the ultimate price.
Ansel, Braden, and FBI Special Agent Cruz Livingston, with a little help from San Antonio Police Department’s Lieutenant Quint Axton, are out to solve the mystery and find her before it’s too late. Russian mobsters, ex-convict con men, and Nita’s own stubbornness make that hard to do. When it all comes down, it’s up to Ansel to make it all happen. He’s trained for a lot of unusual situations.
Nothing could have prepared him for this.
Revisit Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Nita’s friends, Tanna, Braden, Max, and Daniel Nichols, in Shelter for Nita, the tenth book in the Bluegrass Bravery series, inspired by an actual event in my ancestry. They’re joined by FBI Special Agent Cruz Livingston and the San Antonio Police Department’s Lieutenant Quint Axton from Susan Stoker’s original Badge of Honor in the hunt for a man who’s not what he seems and the bravery of a hero who will never give up on the woman he loves.
Deputy Aaron Friedman left everything, including his career as an agent in the FBI’s Amarillo Field Office in Texas, to follow his obsessive ex-wife and their daughter, Murielle, back to Corbin, Kentucky. Except for his child and a few coworkers at the department, he’s led a solitary life until he meets Maisey. Something about the smart, vivacious, and dedicated social worker tunes him up, and she feels the same way about the tall, strong lawman.
But Maisey can’t shake the feeling that someone’s following her. When Aaron returns from a trip to a local landmark with previous acquaintance FBI Special Agent Cruz Livingston from San Antonio and new friend Sheriff Carter Melton from Cadiz, Kentucky, he’s horrified to find Maisey and Murielle gone, and he’s never been more afraid. Instead of calling in the department, Cruz and Carter assure him they can do a safer and faster job of finding his girls. They’ve narrowed the suspects down to one man who’s far too slippery, and the clock is ticking. And yet there’s one thing they didn’t take into account.
Never underestimate the tenacity of a crazy ex-wife when her child’s life is on the line.
That’s who Kentucky State Police Trooper Jack Fletcher discovers he’s dealing with when he happens up on a deadly two-car crash one foggy morning and finds two dead men, a dead infant, and a seriously-injured woman on the side of the Bluegrass Parkway in central Kentucky. There’s just one problem. When he spotted the accident initially from the other direction on the parkway, he was sure there were three cars.
But where is the car? Who was the mysterious man driving it? And why would he kidnap a 17-year-old girl? Jack goes back to the source—the woman he found on the side of the road—and Aleta Culp confirms the suspicions of the man she’s come to think of as her guardian angel. Jack’s charmed by her innocence, impressed with her tenacity, and ready for the sweet, soft, curvy body she offers him. But when she identifies the wanna-be outlaw, keeping her safe from an up-and-coming cartel leader will only be possible with help from San Antonio FBI Agent Cruz Livingston and Texas Ranger Daxton Chambers. They know the threat better than any of their Kentucky counterparts, but even that may not help.
Loaded with a love that’s hotter than sin, suspense, drama, and a criminal element short on intelligence but long on treachery, Bluegrass Bravery: Justice for Aleta is a triumph of a woman whose losses drive her to be braver than the men around her. The story is built around an actual accident that took place in Kentucky in 1983.
No one knows the value of family better than Breckin McDermott. He’s sure the pretty brunette he ran into at a Landon and Jerrica’s baby shower has a great family, since her brother is his coworker, and yet she seems sad and afraid. Once he learns of her past, he really wants to get to know her better.
With her successful treatment for PTSD completed, Liella Fox needs a career. Still uncomfortable in crowds, she embarks on an unconventional livelihood that’s perfect for her. Everyone thinks her family is wonderful, but she knows most of them will be critical and judgmental, so she’ll be alone in this adventure. At least her older brother, Landon, and his wife, Jerrica, are supportive.
At Landon’s suggestion, Breckin offers to help with Liella’s business plan. The idea of being alone with him makes her anxious and she’s reluctant to accept, but after his mother tells her Breckin’s story, her fears melt. Soon all she wants is to be near him. She’s trying to forge a new life, and she wants to share it with the tall, redhaired firefighter who makes her feel safe.
That’s if she gets the chance. Before she can get a foot up in the business, a surly, bitter competitor begins to stalk and threaten her. The guy despises her a little too much, maybe even enough to get her out of the way.
But Breckin’s a man who’s waited his whole life for a woman to love. If anyone thinks they’ll take her away from him, they’ve seriously underestimated his determination when his heart is on the line.
“Hear her story,” his younger brother, Jack, says. Amos doesn’t want to, especially when he discovers the tall, beautiful physical therapist was a wartime amputee. That was before the Kentucky Department of Criminal Investigations agent hears about her sister’s unsolved murder. When Amos agrees to go over the files, Daesha Wilkerson is thrilled. Maybe she’ll finally get the justice her sister deserves.
That fresh look brings a new clue and a new piece of evidence, thanks to San Antonio FBI Agent Cruz Livingston. Everything points to three brothers and their politician father. What Amos suspects is outlandish. Perverted. Unlikely. And would explain everything, including why their father would want Dorinda Wilkerson Blackmon dead. When Amos starts getting too close, the threats begin. It’s easy to protect her from the warm spot next to her in bed, but they can’t stay there all the time, and all it takes is one instant with his back turned for her to disappear.
He was crazy for her body, but she stole his heart, in the sack and out. Secrets, love, business, politics, and erotic pleasures collide in Bluegrass Bravery: Justice for Daesha. It’s up to Amos to find her. He has to. She’s perfect for him.
It takes a big man to tear down walls - in more ways than one.
"Tearing Down Walls had so many different elements to it. I cried, laughed, and yelled right along with the characters. I love the dynamics between all the characters in this series, they are so caring and protective of one another. This series is not your typical hot and steamy romance novel it has so much more depth to it and I highly recommend it to all." (Trista B., Beautifully Broken Book Blog - Five Stars)
"What a ride this book took me on, I really liked book one in this series and in book two the author knocked it out of the park, 5 stars are not enough. This is Vic's story and wow what depth of emotion he has in this book. These books definitely need yo be read in order, and it is well worth it. I am excited for the next book." (Connie M. - Five Stars)
"With each book of the series that I've read so far this has got to be my favorite. I'm totally in love with Vic and his huge heart and love that he has to give. There are so many ups and downs in this story and you are always on edge wondering what is going to happen next. I can say my heart was breaking a few tines in this story, but I love how the story ended and can't wait to read the next book in the series." (Lindsey A. - Five Stars)
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Second full-length novel in the Love Under Construction series!
You're a successful businessman. A molten-blooded Italian hunk. And the newest, hottest, most in-demand service Dom/top in a 500-mile radius, with dozens of women falling at your feet. So, which woman? How do you choose?
That's easy - you pick the one who can't stand you.
And that's exactly what Vic has done. He's tried desperately to get the wrong woman out of his heart, and it looks like he may have succeeded. And just when he thinks everything in his life is falling into place, Cupid plays a nasty joke on him and he falls for the one woman who doesn't want to be anywhere near him, Somehow it isn't already bad enough that he has a secret keeping him from having a loving, long-term relationship; to make matters worse, if he wants to have a chance with the ice princess, he has to keep her alive long enough to tear down the walls she's built around herself.
Laura is as prickly as they get, but there's a reason. Her clothes hide a secret that she's sure would make any man run, and that secret is about to get her killed. The trauma she endured during her service to her country left her unable to feel any emotion or trust anyone, and the idea of ever letting a man touch her is out the window. When she returned home from Bosnia, her family shunned her and her harsh personality, so she's dealt with her demons alone and on her own for too long. But Laura didn't expect to meet a man who would promise to keep her safe and would die to keep that promise. That makes him a man worth trusting. And when her past wants to kill her to keep her quiet, can she open up to him before it's too late?
The second full-length novel in the Bluegrass Dynasty series, Tearing Down Walls, is a fun, erotic, romantic, and suspenseful romp that takes you back into the world of the Walters family of Louisville, Kentucky. It features many characters over the age of 40 and contains too many steamy, hedonistic sex scenes to be suitable for anyone under 18 years of age.
That’s what Kentucky State Police Detective Albert “Bud” Griffin finds when a young woman goes missing in Ohio County. Local law enforcement seems far more concerned about the last two people she was seen with, a recently-acquainted father and son team who are notorious liars, not to mention they’re particularly bad at it. After losing her husband and another daughter, Renita Anderson’s mother, Martina, is desperate to find her. Widowed by cancer, Martina offers Bud the kind of love and passion he never thought he’d find, and vows to find Renita.
He soon realizes there are members of the community who don’t want the young woman found. At a chance meeting in the woods with Texas Fish & Wildlife Officer Conor Paxton, the younger man makes some observations that confirm Bud’s suspicions—everyone he’s dealing with is lying except for Martina. The versions of Renita’s disappearance from last two people who saw her don’t match, and he’s not surprised. Threats are levied, shots are fired, and it all points to someone who’ll be impossible to go up against without help. To his surprise, the best help he gets comes from the most unlikely individuals—one with two legs and one with four.
Built on an actual ongoing 2018 case in far western Kentucky, Bluegrass Bravery: Shelter for Martina is filled with devotion, passion, mature bedroom antics, and enough treachery, betray, and evil to fill the Green River Bottoms. Someone will take a bullet. It’s only a matter of time.