Rich, fashionable, rich celebrity Darcy McGregor knows all about perfection. She’s famous for stripping bare, restyling, and rejuvenating women on her UK TV show, Style Surgeon. Millions of fans, from London and Sydney to Cardiff and New York, hang off her iconic #EmbraceDesigner social media posts and there’s no challenge she can’t meet.
That is until the day she meets brash, imperfect security guard Kate Bonvilston.
Kate doesn’t care about fashionable clothes, quests for perfection, or impressing anyone, especially after having her heart shattered. She only bothers to strut into Darcy’s changing room after her mother volunteered her for a makeover without asking first.
Sizing up this impossible and annoyingly attractive woman, suddenly Darcy is the one in danger of being laid bare and exposed.
A romance about facing and embracing your own unique design.
“If you pick up this book you will not be disappointed. It is the perfect balance of comedy and romance… A great read that I loved and enjoyed thoroughly. I highly recommend this book for any fashion and comedy lovers. #FantasticRead.”
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The Empath * Book 1
Runner up – Rainbow Awards 2014
Finalist – GCLS Goldie Awards 2015
Aeron Lorelei is a young woman with a troubled past and a troubling gift. Blessed and cursed with the ability to sense the feelings, past, and future of those around her, Aeron lived as a misfit child. When she was sixteen, she took the blame for the death of her best friend’s little brother. Eleven years later she’s released from the correctional facility and must go back to her hometown–the scene of the crime that no one has forgotten.
But Aeron must deal with more than just animosity. Someone in town is abducting and killing young girls. Aeron becomes the number one suspect and her distant father, the specter of her grandmother, and her mysterious psychiatrist must work together to discover the real killer. To prove her innocence, Aeron is forced to use the gift she has spent her life trying to hide to prove her innocence and save those taken.
Aeron Lorelei finds herself part of the mysterious Criminal Investigations Group and is looking forward to catching up with Commander Renee Black after being locked in bootcamp for six months. However, something isn’t quite right with Renee and Aeron can’t figure out why she is pushing her away. When mother nature puts a mountain in their path (literally) and Renee does the unthinkable, it is left to Aeron to clear Renee’s name. Stuck in a small Colorado town with only a few days to solve a mystery, Aeron needs some ‘spiritual’ support.’ Saving Renee involves using the burdens she loathes and every ounce of belief she has.
It looks bleak for Renee, and when the danger lurking in the past snakes its way into the town, it is up to Aeron alone to stop it.
CIG boss Ursula Frei asks Aeron for help to prevent a group of children in the Caprock Academy from becoming victims to a life that created the same scars Frei herself bears. This personal request is complicated by Aeron’s dimmed “burdens” as a consequence of healing her mentor Renee.
To ensure CIG can get involved, Aeron fakes a vision only to find out that her mother, Lilia, has had the same one. So Aeron, Renee and Frei head in under cover.
The problem is that Lilia’s vision is different. Aeron’s faked version sees the three friends pull off the mission, rescue the children and walk away stronger; Lilia’s version sees the three agents implode and their mission unravel under the weight of resentment, arguments and misunderstandings.
Lilia makes the call to let them go in because she believes they can get the children to safety…
Aeron’s not doing so well with being a CIG operative and her “burdens” have grown and drain her more than ever but the only way to keep Frei’s family safe means going back undercover to incriminate Jäger before he gets the them as an even bigger shark lurks, waiting to strike.
So, Aeron and Renee have to get Frei into Jäger’s family home, convince everyone that Aeron is Alex Riley, free slaves and protect Frei long enough that she can find an undetectable system, in an impenetrable room and break the unbreakable lock to finally free her family. The problem is, Jäger and his brother know what they want, the bigger shark is watching on and senses weakness, and Aeron’s burdens are draining her.
Can they free the Frei family or will Jäger get his chance to silence the past…
“If the author does their job well, then you get the pleasure of meeting a life-long friend.”
Jody Klaire lives in South Wales with Fergus, her golden retriever. She is an award winning, best-selling author of many books, from her award-winning mystery/action adventure series The Above & Beyond Series to her Best-selling and award winning romances. Jody has many more short stories in anthologies which raise money for great causes.
When Jody isn’t writing, mentoring, teaching creative writing, or talking about writing, she is partial to a spot of cake.
As Aeron would say, ‘to cut a novel to a nugget,’ I’m an author. I write thrillers, action adventures, a little romance, a lot of humour, and sometimes I write short stories too. I blog here on my website and I also guestblog.
What Started My Journey
I was in the music industry for 17 years, while also managing to be a police officer and numerous other “proper jobs.” I became very unwell in my late twenties and needed full-time care. Writing started off as something to do while I stared up at my bedroom ceiling but then became a friend and a passion.
I had written many books before I turned thirty but penned The Empath just before that birthday. It became my debut novel. I have always had Aeron’s series planned out in my head from when I started. Currently (in January) there are six books of the seven published with Full Circle to follow.
I am not just about fast-action-packed thrillers either. I also write romances, mainly romcoms and some romantic intrigue. Currently there are four novels: La Vie En Bleu; Best Maid Plans, Beached & In Fashion; and two short stories/anthologies: If The Shoe Fits & Love’s Bridge.
My Writing Style
My writing style is designed to be re-readable. I try to create vivid stories and characters that you can revisit over and over again. I use close up Narrative Distance often in my work which means you often experience the story as the character. When it comes to thrillers – especially The Above & Beyond Series, I love to create complex stories with oodles of subplot. When it comes to romance, I aim to make you smile, laugh and enjoy falling in love… but that doesn’t mean I skimp on subplot.
About Me Personally
I love making people smile. Whatever I do in my work, that’s the feeling I want to give you when you pick up my books. I want to uplift you.
Away from writing, I’ve played a lot of different sports; some well, some… well… I wouldn’t win awards for but I always loved running around and putting my heart into it. Now, I love watching the NSWL (in particular Orlando and Seattle;) watching Wales women dazzle on the football pitch, watching or playing wheelchair tennis. Being Welsh, rugby is also ingrained in my heart!
I love all creative things from painting to digital concept art, playing or singing and generally attempting to make anyone within shouting distance laugh.
Fergus is my trusty (and famous) assistance dog. That means he helps me take off my shoes etc. He also has his own special talent when he’s bossing me around and he might just be the cutest dog ever. (I may be biased but I have supporters.) Fergus has been trained using positive reinforcement, and off-duty, he loves to pull “zoomies” at will, dig up the garden, has a big sense of humour and enjoys cuddles.
You can find us bickering at various events during the year or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (@jodyklaire.)
What the reviewers say about me…
“Jody Klaire is one of those authors with whom you never quite know what you are going to get, from the absolutely stunning paranormal/crime series “Above and Beyond” to the charming and whimsical “La Vie en Bleu” she always entertains.”
Velvet Lounger – LRR
“…A born storyteller.”
WHERE CAN YOU GET YOUR COPY?
You can buy my books from any major bookstore or online site such as Amazon or you can visit my publishers’ websites. If you’d like signed copies, please check out my store and I’ll be happy to help!
CURRENT LIST OF BOOKS
The Empath [Above & Beyond Series – Book 1] Runner up at the 2014 Rainbow Awards (Honorable Mention) Finalist 2015 GCLS Goldie Awards.
Blind Trust [Above & Beyond Series – Book 2] Runner up (Honorable Mention) Rainbow Awards 2015