Kathy Bennett on “A Dozen Deadly Roses”

1. What is the name of the book and when was it published?

“A Dozen Deadly Roses”.  It was published in June of 2011 and is available at all major e-book retailers.

2. What’s the book’s first line?

Dear God, not again!

3. What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”.

Los Angeles Police Officer Jade Donovan is being hunted.  There’s the lieutenant who’s out to get her, the psycho who’s stalking her and leaving dead roses at her door, but most frightening of all, she’s been assigned to partner with her son’s father, Mac Stryker.  Mac doesn’t know he’s Donnie’s dad, and Jade will stop at nothing to prevent him from finding out and possibly taking away her son.  She will protect and defend him at all costs.

Mac Stryker is a cop with something to prove.  Five years ago, he’d been forced to resign the police department in disgrace when he was too drunk to take action during a shooting.  Now, Mac is sober, back on the force and back working with Jade Donovan, the rookie who’d saved his life.  Worse, he finds himself attracted to Jade and her precocious son, Donnie.  But Mac is through with love.  The violent death of his wife and daughter turned him into an alcoholic, and he won’t put his job or his heart at risk again.  He will protect and defend them both at all costs.

But when the deadline looms on Jade’s dozen deadly roses stalker, will the two partners manage to put aside their differences in order to save their son?

4. What inspired you to write the book?  A particular person? An event?

Having been a police officer for the LAPD for twenty-one years, I wanted to write a book about street cops and show them as ‘real’ people who have problems…just like everyone else.

5. What’s the most distinctive thing about the main character?

Although police officer Jade Donovan faced down an armed gunman and saved her life as well as her partner’s, she suffers from a lack of confidence in herself.

5a. Who-real or fictional-would you say the character reminds you of?

A combination of mothers and police officers I’ve met over the years.

6. What’s the main reason someone should really read this book?

If you’re looking for a fast-paced romantic suspense with characters you’ll root for (and at least one you’ll hate), this is the book for you.

You can also get a feel for the book by viewing the trailer here:


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    Regina Duke says:

    I love this book! It’s so much fun to read about female cops, especially when the author has the street cred to back it up. This is one of those books that makes me happy to have a Kindle, because otherwise I never would have seen it. 🙂

    Keep writing!


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