Title: Shutter Speed
Series: SNAPshot #0.5
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 15 February 2017
She likes picking up her camera because it allows her to see things through a different lens. Like when she lost her job recently and instead of focusing on what she’s forced to leave behind, she zooms in on the new options opening up in front of her. Or when a dangerous looking silver fox comes rolling up her path on a FatBoy, and her digital output shows a deep loneliness, matching her own, in his ice-blue eyes.
But when she's working on making her dreams come true, she inadvertently captures something in her viewfinder she can’t un-see.
He wasn’t supposed to be here, but he can’t seem to escape his old life. Stuck in an old trailer in the mountains, he walks a fine line between ruse and reality. With the arrival of a young-looking pixie—who turns out to be a full grown, hot-blooded woman—his balance is thrown.
He tries to avoid her, but with the little pixel peeper snapping everything in sight, she unintentionally risks his exposure.
And his focus needs to be sharp to keep her from danger.
This is the prequel in the new series SNAPshot and sets up the story of Ben and Isla.
Isla is glad to be taking over her Uncle’s campground to help her take stock of her life and also maybe get in some stunning photography shots. The visitors keep themselves to themselves with the exception of the hot silver fox on his rumbling Fatboy. When they strike up a conversation that turns into breakfasts that turn into more, maybe something is about to change.
Ben is undercover but making sure to blend in on the campsite. But when the petite pixie with her camera might be putting herself in danger he steps in to make sure she is kept safe.
I liked that this was about an older couple and Ben sounds absolutely gorgeous. His strong steely determination to keep Isla safe from something dangerous going on that she is not aware of, was swoon worthy.
I’m really interested to see what happens next as this novella got me engaged and committed to wanting so much more. Four stars.
*ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for a review on Foxylutely Books blog.
Title: Freeze Frame
Series: SNAPshot #1
Author: Freya Barker and KT Dove
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: Coming Soon
A new career, a new place, and a new man—you’d think after the rough year she’s had, Isla has finally found her stride. Of course it’s never that simple. Some dreams she is building, some dreams are taken away before they have a chance to form. But she never imagined that the one thing she’s worked so hard to realize, could be the cause it all breaks apart.
Ben doesn’t miss his assignments, his life of deceit, or his unsavory associations—but they appear to miss him. Just as he’s beginning to think perhaps there’s redemption for him after all, his dark past casts a long shadow.—and not just on him, but on the woman who made him believe.
Freya Barker inspires with her stories about 'real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy. She is the author of the Cedar Tree Series and the Portland, ME, novels.
Freya is the recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None,” and is a finalist for the 2016 Kindle Book Awards for “From Dust”. She currently has two complete series and three anthologies published, and is working on two new series; La Plata County FBI—ROCK POINT, and Northern Lights. She continues to spin story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!
KT Dove grew up, and still lives, in the Midwest. At an early age she developed a love of reading, driving the local librarians crazy, and would plan plot lines and stories for her favorite characters. KT received degrees in English, Speech/Drama, and Education. And yet instead of becoming an English teacher as planned, she opted for an unexpected HEA.
Now married, a mother and still an avid reader, she stumbled upon the Indie author movement and became involved on several levels. Never in her wildest imagination would she have thought she would co-author a book. With the support of her family, she took the plunge, adding writing to an already busy literary existence.
She wouldn’t have it any other way.