Today, please help me welcome award-winning author and literary sensation, Tyora Moody!
Thank you, Michelle for hosting me on A Diva’s Heart today. I want to thank your readers for stopping by today to learn about the Reed Family.
Currently there are three sisters features in three novellas, Broken Heart, Troubled Heart, and Relentless Heart. In 2018, I hope to continue the series with the brothers.
For the third and final week we will focus on the third book in the series, Relentless Heart. Below you will find a synopsis and an excerpt from the book.
Relentless: A Novella
Assistant District Attorney Asia Reed is relentless about not losing a case. But she’s fighting a losing battle in the faith department. Now approaching forty, never married and with no children, a growing sense of unease has made her weary about her career and life.
When a former boyfriend and prominent defense attorney is gunned down in his office, Asia is jolted into action, determined to find out who’s responsible. Only hours before his death, Adam Locklear insists they meet about information she needs to know. Did Locklear’s death have anything to do with what he wanted share?
Detective Isaac Coleman seems to think so. Will Asia's persistence put her in the path of a killer?
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Read An Excerpt
“Adam?” She eased herself into her leather chair, feeling the cushions support her. This was a surprising call, so she braced herself.
“Asia. I kind of hate your team decided not to move forward with Officer Lane. It would’ve been good seeing you in court again.”
Asia rolled her eyes. She had dated a good deal of men in her life, but none of them stood out like Adam Locklear. She referred to him as her temporary insanity period. He could be arrogant and overconfident to the point of making one nauseous. But there was also something appealing about him behind the handsome physique. During her time with him, Adam made her laugh and on a few occasions, he’d surprised her with his moments of vulnerability. She’d seen another side of him, or so she thought, until his shiny wrapping wore off.
She responded, “Be glad you were saved. Last I counted, I was way ahead of you on the wins.”
Adam laughed. “Counselor, you have become a challenge.”
She hated to admit she loved his deep throaty laugh. It was the one thing genuine in the dapper lawyer. Everything else was perfect to a tee. Asia could picture his salt and pepper hair, probably dressed in an Armani suit and soft leather shoes. As a defense attorney, Adam was paid well for defending some of the worst people imaginable.
Asia cleared her throat. “So, what did you really call about? I’m sure you were happy to not have this case go to trial. It would have been hard on everyone involved.”
“You’re right. It would have been. I was hoping to get together on another matter. Maybe over dinner perhaps?”
Asia felt heat rise on the back of her neck. It’d been three years, and Asia swore to herself she would never go near this man outside a courtroom again. “That’s not going to happen. We are strictly to meet on a professional basis. You had your chance remember?”
Adam was silent for a moment.
Now she was concerned. This man was not the silent type. “Adam, are you still there?”
“Yes.” Adam’s voice sounded strained and seemed to grow lower.
Was there something wrong with the connection? Asia asked, “I can barely hear you, Adam.”
He cleared his throat. “Sorry. I was just saying I blew it. I don’t have many regrets in life, but you are one of them. I want to help you out with something. I owe you that.”
She chuckled, “Help me? What gives you the impression you can help me?” Asia wasn’t sure if it was because she already was emotional, but her palms were sweaty.
“I may have some information that interests you. Probably the DA too, but I wanted to run it by you first since I’m pretty sure this will fall on your lap in the near future.” Adam paused, “You’re the most brilliant counselor I know. You’re always going to do the right thing.”
Asia leaned back in her chair. If she’d been developing a headache before, now she was starting to feel the pounding. “I’m flattered. Truly. I’m also a little concerned. This information must be pretty serious for you to reach out to me. It’s not privileged information, right?”
He laughed, “I’m not trying to get in trouble with the bar.”
Despite his laughter, Asia’s alarm grew. She’d never seen or heard nervousness radiate from Adam before.
He cleared his throat, “I think it’s information you want to be privy to just in case anything goes down. I know you and the world think of me as one of the bad guys, but I have some morals, though most have faded away now.”
Asia frowned. “Adam, I don’t think I’ve ever heard you talk like this before. Is someone going to commit a crime?”
“More like the police may have their eyes on the wrong man. Let’s not talk about this on the phone. If you can stand it, I would love to get together this evening. Come by my office. I promise I will keep it professional.”
Wrong man? Asia attempted to joke. “You sure this isn’t some ploy to get me alone?”
“I adore you, you should know that. I have information you need to know, Asia. Why don’t you swing by my office around 7:30 pm?”
Asia’s cell phone was beeping. She looked at the screen. Her sister, Toni, was trying to get through. “Okay, Adam, I have to go. It’s my sister. I’ll meet you tonight at 7:30
Reed Family Series Links
Broken Heart: A Novella (Book 1)
Troubled Heart: A Novella (Book 2)
Relentless Heart: A Novella (Book 3)
About the Author
Tyora Moody is the author of Soul-Searching Suspense books which include the Reed Family Novellas, Eugeena Patterson Mysteries, Serena Manchester Series, and the Victory Gospel Series. She is also the author of the nonfiction book, The Literary Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, and the compilation editor for the Stepping Into Victory Compilations under her company, Tymm Publishing LLC.
As a literary-focused entrepreneur, she has assisted countless authors with developing an online presence via her design and marketing company, Tywebbin Creations LLC. Popular services include virtual event planning, book covers and book trailers.
To contact Tyora about book club discussions or for book marketing workshops, visit her online at TyoraMoody.com.
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