Thursday, February 20, 2014

Laurie White Pays a Visit! Book Giveaway!

Please welcome the talented author, Laurie White, to our little corner of the interweb! Laurie is here to chat about her newest release from Secret Cravings Publishing. 



I love writing cop heroes. Each of my three published novels feature either a cop or ex-cop hero. I've been through two different citizen police academies (in different cities), and have loads of admiration for law enforcement, firefighters, and the military. They help keep us safe. Besides there just being something about a man in uniform, a cop is a natural hero (or heroine) for a romantic suspense novel: strong, honorable, brave. Detective Matt Romero, the hero in my new release, WITHOUT A TRACE, is such a cop. He is tormented by the past yet driven to protect others because of it -- especially journalist Rachel Bennett. That presents a problem when Rachel's sister vanishes and Rachel is determined to investigate despite the personal risk.


Magazine journalist Rachel Bennett has a reputation for getting to the heart of a story. However, when her sister disappears and is suspected of embezzling from her employer, the story has suddenly become personal. The last thing Rachel wants right now is the distraction of Matt Romero, the detective assigned to the case. She has no desire for involvement with this rough-and-tumble cop...or so she thinks.

Matt accepts the risk that goes with his job. Two years ago, his wife was murdered, a tragedy he blames himself for. He's vowed to protect his family and friends because he doesn't want to go through the pain of loss again. However, the lovely journalist soon begins breaking through the icy wall around his heart.

As Rachel and Matt search for answers in order to find her sister, they uncover a corruption that puts them both in danger – and a passion that puts both their hearts at risk.


Laurie White is the author of two romantic suspense novels published by Sweet Cravings Publishing. Her latest novel, WITHOUT A TRACE, was released January 30, 2014 by Secret Cravings Publishing. Laurie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, traveling, and watching movies. She is the proud mama of four adorable cats and lives in the hills of Tennessee.


WITHOUT A TRACE - January 2014 from Secret Cravings Publishing
TWIST OF FATE - February 2013 from Sweet Cravings Publishing
DESERT HEAT - October 2012 from Sweet Cravings Publishing


I will be giving away an e-copy of WITHOUT A TRACE to TWO random commenters. Just tell me your favorite cop/law enforcement hero!


Cathy Brockman said...

great post Thanks for the giveaway. these books sound so good! Its hard to pick a favorite law enforcement hero since I read so many book and it changes constantly. I like a bad cop gone good or a good cop that will do anything even if its against his morals for the one he loves.. and of course I love Starskey and Hutch LOL

S. J. Qualls said...

I don't know if this one would qualify, he's not on the show anymore, but Grissom of CSI was something else, in my book. ;)

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks for commenting, SJ and Cathy!

Laurie White said...

Thanks, Cathy and S.J.! I do remember Starsky and Hutch, and I miss Gil Grissom. He was a quirky character and I think there was a LOT more to him than met the eye. Very smart, too.

Jacqueline Baker said...

I actually loved the show they had out called " Without a Trace" but I can't for the life of me remember the actor's name that starred in it ...but was one of my all time favorites however its been off the air for some time now :(

Kyrulz said...

Stabler from law and order svu
Goren from law and order criminal intent.

Kayelle said...

Ryan Reynolds in Smoking Aces. He was FYI but that's just major league cop in my book!!

Mary Hardin-Moore said...

Loved Elliott Stabler from law and order svu. Miss him! Looking forward to reading your books. Love cops!

Jillian said...

Good luck with sales! It sounds great. I like LL CoolJ from NCIS LA

Laurie White said...

Thanks, everyone!! I will be drawing two winners this evening!

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks everyone for dropping by and commenting! Good luck!

Laurie White said...

Everyone...SO sorry for the delay. I put all commenters' names in a hat and drew. The two winners are Kyrulz and Cathy Brockman! Congrats!! You have each won an e-copy of WITHOUT A TRACE. Please let me know what format you'd like (PDF, Kindle or Nook). Kyrulz, I also need your email address. You can contact me at if you don't want to post it here.

THanks so much to everyone for participating!!

V.L. Locey said...

Congrats Cathy and Kyrulz! And thank you, Laurie, for visiting and offering up free books!