Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Code Black by Tina Moss

Blog Tour:
Code Black
Tina Moss
Oct 1st – Oct 14th

Gossip mag reporter Sera Benenati knows a thing or two about unearthing secrets...and burying them. As an unregistered supernatural, her freedom depends on keeping her fire-wielding abilities contained. Yet, the threat of a little flame isnt enough to snuff out her journalistic pursuits. Shes determined to claw her way to the top and land a spot with a real paper. 

When she tracks a lead on a string of gruesome paranormal murders to the small town of Buckhorn, Arizona, she
s certain shes landed the perfect scoop. But, as the crime scene reveals victims with bite marks, torn flesh, and battered bodies, Sera may have smoked out more than she can burn. As the investigation grows hot and Sera winds up in the crosshairs, shell need the help of a sexy shifter, special agent Talon Rede, to unmask the murderers before she becomes the next victim.

Copyright 2015 Tina Moss

Sera stared at her fingernails, picking at the chipped red paint and wondering how in the hell to interview a murder victims sister. How do I get myself into these things? She flicked the cherry apple flecks at the dashboard and leaned her skull back against the headrest. Remembering exactly how she ended up in this suburban neighborhood, procrastinating in the morning sun shifted her thoughts to seven days earlier. And a conversation she couldnt forget.
Dont you think people deserve the truth? That line had gotten her into this mess in the first place. One week ago, shed won a huge bet with her favorite poker buddy, who also happened to be the county medical examiner. When he couldnt cover his bet, he gave her a prize of equal valuethe unlisted office number of Special Agent Talon Rede, team leader for the Paranormal Crimes Division in the district. Shed been after an inside connection to the PCD for months. He knew the weakness and played his hand well. Information proved the ultimate jackpot, far more than any dollar amount. The journalistic philosophy accounted for her not big enough to be called a studio apartment and the meager double digits in her savings. The phone number almost made up for her severe lack of closet space.
Her fingers couldnt whip over the touchscreen fast enough.
Agent Rede, you cant possibly believe releasing these ridiculous tidbits of information is fair to the public. The accusation had flown a few seconds past the initial greeting of, Hello. Im Sera Benenati. A reporter. Dont hang up. The collar of her button down blouse irritated her neck. When hed stayed on the line, she dug in. The more the people know about these crimes, the safer theyll be.
His silence dragged on, and then, he growled. Well now, this should be interesting.
Shed been instantly intrigued. His strong velvety voice did something to her insides. Donning her most professional tone like armor, she said, Whats interesting is the way the PCD dodges every reporters questions about the Rodriguez case.
Sweetheart, you can ask me anything you like. His pause spoke louder than his words. But, if I think for a second my answer will put more people, the public, the same citizens this office protects in danger, youre damn right the only phrase youll hear is no comment.
Wow. She hadnt meant to let it slip, but his honesty and boldness impressed the hell
out of her. You always this straight forward?

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