Paper Gold Publishing
The Gold Standard in books.
Michele E. Gwynn is an Amazon Bestselling Multigenre Author
(Amazon Bestsellers Lists for: Once Upon a Midnight, Oct, 2016 Amazon US; The Winter Wishes Collection, March & April 2017 Amazon UK) of Crime/Detective books, Military & Contemporary Romance, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy Mysteries, but what would Gwynn say about herself?
“Well, I’m an unapologetic news junkie, a supporter of equal rights, women’s rights, animals rights, and the protection of our environment. I’m definitely progressive, but not some elite moneyed type. I’ve spent more of my life living paycheck to paycheck, and I understand what it takes to make it. It’s called hard work. And yet, none of us gets anywhere without help, whether it’s advice, a helping hand reaching back, an introduction, or just cheerleading in the background, we all need it. I’m a live and let live kind of gal, born in Germany to a military father, and raised in south Texas by my mother and military-retired step-father. I struggled coming up in this world with a diagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis that nearly ended me at age ten, surpassed every prognosis from my doctors early on by refusing to expire, and instead, thrived. I’ve worked in medical administration, education, and then journalism before I began writing books. I’ve traveled through Europe, interviewed a slew of celebrities, all because I refused to give up. That’s just who I am. Oh, and on occasion, I curse like a sailor, but hey, I’m always honest. So why pen books? I have one hell of an imagination, an appreciation for twisty plots, and a need to bring awareness about world issues to people. For example, the running theme throughout my Checkpoint, Berlin Detective Series is human trafficking, a horrific ordeal endured by hundreds of thousands of abducted women and children all over the world each day. It’s unfathomable that in this age, it’s still happening, often right under our noses. So I write, about good people who happen to have flaws, and yet they do all they can to help others, because isn’t that who we all are? Flawed people trying to do right? That’s me. That’s what I write, and I do it without apology. It’s sometimes raw and in-your-face, but so is reality. It’s my hope that somewhere between the pages I manage to entertain and inspire my readers with intelligent plots woven with real-world facts, layered here and there with a touch of romance, a hint of steam, and sprinkled with a bit of dry wit.
At thirty-four, Claire Townsend found herself fatigued, fifteen pounds overweight, and in need of medical help. When Doctor Marie Petit prescribes a month-long stay at an exclusive spa on a remote island off the French Riviera, Claire believes she's being sent for some rest and physical rehabilitation, but when she arrives, the 'spa' is not at all what she expected, and neither is her assigned therapist, Cade Malone.
The handsome Aussie is both annoying and alluring by turns, confusing Claire and driving her mad as he invades her personal space, and then withdraws. Things become more muddled as the spa’s sexy head masseuse and the athletic activities director both make plays for her. Despite all the unexpected male attention, it’s Cade’s kisses she desires, his touch she craves against her better judgement after a sexy encounter in the warm sea that later leads to a sharp rejection.
Her pride stung, Claire decides to cut her time short on Queen’s Island. But fate, and the weather, have other plans.
When a new patient arrives Claire’s prescribed spa vacation turns dangerous fast. Trapped on the exclusive island resort in a gathering storm, lives are threatened as secrets are revealed. Can Cade keep her safe or will Claire become a pawn in the deadly game played by a loan shark who never bets on anything less than a sure kill?