An inheritance brought her more than she ever could have
Killeen Ames has it all…beauty,
brains, a college softball scholarship and a rich and handsome boyfriend who
has helped to stretch her college funds and fill her social calendar. He is the only boy she ever allowed past
second base and now he’s her baby daddy.
However, being a father was not in his short-range plans. He graduates, then he splits, leaving Killeen
to decide what she wants to do about the pregnancy…and to worry about how she’s
going to keep her scholarship. With no
marketable skills, no job, no home and medical bills for her and the baby on
the horizon, she knows she must move forward.
A knock at the door of her boyfriend’s apartment changes the game
forever when an attorney gives her the news of an inheritance from an unknown
dead relative and another due date looming.
After traveling to Austin, Killeen
walks into the meeting and is surprised to find out that the relative was
actually her birth father, and he had been a popular music star who recently
died of an overdose. Even more shocking
are the four strangers who share the same absentee dad. He has left them a highly successful private
investigation agency, Scandals. The
catch is…they have to make the commitment to work there.
Their introduction to the P.I.
business almost gets them killed when a bomb goes off in the warehouse that
sends Killeen to the hospital. She has
kept the secret of her pregnancy from everyone, including Christopher, the
totally irresistible manager of Scandals.
Their hot night of wild sex in the office was a one-time
thing…right? She chalks up her
attraction to him as just raging hormones.
They have no chance of a future together. He’s gorgeous, intelligent and
successful. He would never want anyone
with so much baggage.
Christopher has a secret of his
own. He’s been investigation the
possibility that, despite popular opinion, their father’s death hadn’t been an
accidental overdose. He thinks it was
Even though the five siblings
still haven’t accepted the fact that they have a father who made no attempt to
be a part of their lives, they join together to discover the truth about his
death. The search throws Killeen and
Christopher together and their passion grows hotter. As her feelings for him slowly become more
serious, she knows she must tell him about the baby.
After a fun day in the sun, an
event happens that outs Killeen’s secret.
Christopher, as expected, doesn’t take the news well. But they must continue to work together to
track down a killer, especially since the killer has now focused on them.
Someone doesn’t want them to stay
and take over the business. In fact,
someone wants them all dead and now the decision on whether or not to be a part
of the agency seems very unimportant compared to the job of trying to stop from
They set up a trap that goes
terribly wrong. Suddenly, Killeen must
make a big decision. Who should she
save? Her baby? Christopher?
Her new brothers and sisters?
Their lives are in her hands.
Due Dates is the first book in the Scandals
New Adult series of romantic suspense.
Each book of the series will focus on one of the offspring of Roger
Elliott, a famous musician who left them with a legacy they weren’t expecting. This book is about Killeen Ames who must deal
with an unexpected pregnancy, an absentee baby daddy, an irresistible
attraction to a hot new guy and four new half-brothers and sisters. Killer
Date, the second book in this series will be released in Spring, 2014 and
will tell Reno’s story.
Bonus chapters of other Kathy Clark
and Bob Kat books are included.
Kathy Clark’s 23 women’s fiction (romance) novels have sold over 3 million copies in more than 10 languages and have been on the New York Times’ bestsellers’ list and won her numerous awards.
In September 2012 she broke away from the romance genre and launched a new suspense series, Denver After Dark that is centered on three brothers, one a cop, one a firefighter and one a paramedic. The first book, After Midnight was named as the Best Indie Suspense of 2013 and won a prestigious Readers’ Favorite Suspense Award in 2013. Book #2 in this series, Cries in the Night was released in October, 2013. Graveyard Shift, Book #3, will be released in September, 2014.
Also in 2012 Kathy teamed up with her husband Bob Wernly to write a Young Adult Time Travel Mystery/Romance series called CUL8R (See You Later) under the pen name of Bob Kat. Book #1 OMG (Oh My God), when they go back to 1966 to save a girl’s life, was released in October, 2012 and was named as the Best Indie Young Adult Suspense of 2013 and was a Beverly Hills Book Awards finalist. Book #2 BRB (Be Right Back), when they travel back to 1980, recently won a Readers’ Favorite Young Adult Award in 2013. Book #3 BION (Believe It Or Not), when they go back to 1927 and join a circus to save a boy, was released in July, 2013. All three books in this series have received rave reviews and 4 and 5 star ratings. Book #4 RIP (Rest in Peace), a ghost story set at the famous Stanley Hotel will be released in January, 2014. Also, under the Bob Kat pen name, Kathy and Bob wrote a fictionalized version of his fraternity days at Kent State University in 1970 that mixes the drama of senior year with the first military draft lottery, the Vietnam war and the Kent State shootings. This novel was named as a finalist in the Best Indie Mainstream Book of 2013 Awards.
Kathy and Bob are also working on a New Adult series called Scandals with the first book Baby Daddy which released on 11/16/2013.
Kathy is currently a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and was on the board of directors of national RWA and Colorado Romance Writers for several years. Her books and screenplays have won numerous awards, including top honors from Romantic Times, Colorado Romance Writer of the Year, two RITAs and several film festival screenwriting competitions.
Kathy’s detailed bio can be found on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Clark_(American_author)