Before the Dawn: A Small Town, Fireman Romantic Suspense

· Camden Point Romantic Suspense Book 2 · Gail Chianese
1 review

About this ebook

Private Investigator Katarina Jones has one too many men in her life.

One man wants to give her the world. The other wants to burn it all down.


After a near-death accident and a broken heart, Kat’s lost her edge and confidence. With her best friend and business partner away, she’s got to step up and solve one last case. If she fails, lives will be lost. But even with a ghostly guardian, Kat’s own life—and heart—are on the line.

Fire Marshal Shawn Randal has one goal: solve a series of arson cases before heading back to his home state on the other side of the country. The pretty investigator is not a distraction he needs, but definitely, one he wants. 

A weekend fling goes against all of good girl Kat’s rules, but she can’t resist the smoking hot man holding out his hand and offering her everything she desires. Who sees her inner strength. But they’ve got more pressing matters than a love affair doomed from the start, like catching a madman. One who is set on setting the world on fire including his latest obsession: Kat Jones.

Do you like mysteries with actionlaughs, and a steamy romance? If so, then this is the book you’ve been looking for.

BEFORE THE DAWN is book 2 in the Camden Point Romantic Suspense series and can be read as a standalone.

Search terms: women's detective fiction, mystery romance, romance mystery, romantic suspense, women sleuths, ghost, arson, firefighter, hero, novel, paranormal suspense, romantic paranormal mystery

Ratings and reviews

1 review
Melanie Thomson
March 28, 2021
This is the first I've read by Gail Chianese and I wasn't disappointed. I loved the mixture of reality and supernatural. Kat's ghost guardian, Vinnie, was entertaining - even making me laugh out loud a few times. Kat and Shawn's relationship was both sweet and steamy. Overall a solid, entertaining story. I'm intrigued to read Lexie's story next and more of Vinnie!
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About the author

Gail currently lives in beautiful Connecticut, but originally hails from sunny California. She is the mom of three amazing kids, the wife of a 27-year Naval officer, and the rescuer of furbabies.


In her spare time (what little of it there is), she likes to ghost hunt with her hubby, geocache with her family, and lock herself away with a great book. Currently, she's attempting (keyword there) to learn to knit. Wish her luck, she'll need it. And, she's dreaming of the day when she can take her next trip. Where will it be? Only time will tell.

Check her out on Instagram to see her words of wisdom, her travel destinations (past and future), what she's read, and maybe enjoy a chuckle or two:


Her books have been nominated for the National Readers' Choice Award, EPIC eBook, Rone, and Book Buyers Best Awards. Library Journal has described her books as: "Convincing characters, hot love scenes, and emotional depth." earning her a starred review.


and many happy fans: 


"A charming, warm-hearted story filled with characters you'd want as your friends. This book will make your heart smile." Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author


"A series destined for the keeper shelf!" — Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author


"This book lives up to the promise of its title: playful, sweet, sexy and fun." — Jamie Beck, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author


"Love Runs Deep is her finest work to date." -- Slick, Simply Love Book Reviews


"I can hardly wait to see what's next by this multi-talented author." -- Goodreads Reader


"Made me laugh and the pages flew by. Just the right amount of sexual tension, drama, and surprises." -- Goodreads Reader


She loves to connect with readers on her website,, and her Facebook page at

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