My guest on the blog today is Morticia Knight, who loves crime stories at least as much as I do, and who finds her inspiration in all kinds of places – which is always fun. Morticia Knight is re-releasing her Sin City Uniforms series, and… I’m really not sure why I’ve missed it the first time around. Cops, firefighters, investigators and the men they fall in love with, plus a hefty helping of suspense and intrigue, these books sound right up my alley. Check them out if you’re like me, and have missed them so far…
Not all Investigators are Detectives
I’d like to thank Jackie for letting me stop by her blog today! What I love about her stories is how varied they are, but many of them have the central theme of investigation—crime, mystery, suspense, intrigue. How fun is that? In addition to MM romance, history and biographies, I read a lot of true crime books. So, it’s a natural that I would end up writing stories about investigators, and those investigators are typically detectives. But not always.
Back when I was still working the evil day job while writing on the side, I hired one of my managers based on her ability to handle tough situations. I was running a designer retail shop in a mall, and trust me, the shoppers can be vicious! Customer service is not for the faint of heart. She impressed me by having worked undercover security at a department store, even having to tackle someone to the ground once who had attacked her. But the job she’d once held that truly intrigued me was when she’d worked for the District Attorney’s office as an investigative technician.
This was a job I’d never heard of before. She explained that while process servers can work for the sheriff’s office, for cases handled by the DA, you need someone more professionally trained who might need to serve a subpoena in a dangerous situation. Perhaps she would be called to serve a woman who had to testify against the man who had battered her—while she still lived in the house with him. In cases such as that, back-up from local law enforcement would need to be called in.
The detecting part of the job relates to hunting down the people you need to serve the subpoenas to. Most of them don’t want to be found. The IT’s work closely with law enforcement, and in addition to having access to police files to help locate persons of interest, they sometimes serve as liaison between the DA and police to help build a case against a felony offender. She also shared that she could spend many hours a day simply monitoring chat groups to ascertain whether a suspected pedophile was having inappropriate conversations with a minor.
Several of her stories stuck in my head. But the one that stood out for me involved a job where she had to enlist the help of tribal law enforcement to serve a witness on a Native American reservation. Not only was the person she was serving considered violent, but outside law officials are not allowed to conduct arrests or serve suspects without the involvement of tribal police. The situation did become volatile and they had to shield her behind one of their vehicles so they could disarm him before she gave him the subpoena.
Which brings me to the third book in my Sin City Uniforms series, Justice Prevails. The book opens with investigative technician, Austin, serving one of his best buddies on the Paiute reservation just outside of Las Vegas. But this situation involves murder and turns into a big standoff. After a grueling day at Austin’s outdoor office, he decides to tie one on at a local bar, which is where he runs into the handsome Homicide Detective, Beau Williams. Things spiral out of control there as well once a drunken Austin puts his hand where he shouldn’t have.
Justice Prevails, and the rest of the Sin City series, are being re-released and expanded for 2019. Right now, the first two books in the series (All Fired Up and Copping an Attitude) are available with Justice Prevails on pre-order. While all the books are loosely connected, they can stand alone as each one features one couple with an HEA. I hope you get a chance to read about the clutzy but lovable Austin and the commanding and handsome Beau, as they hunt down the culprit behind the Las Vegas Conventioneer killings!
Justice Prevails (Sin City Uniforms, Book #3)
Never judge a sexy man by his cover…
Beau is deadly serious when it comes to his job as a homicide detective for the LVMPD. He also has a taste for the finer things in life, but no time to enjoy much of anything with such a heavy caseload—especially now that a serial killer is terrorizing the streets of Las Vegas.
Investigative technician Austin never met a snarky joke he didn’t like—or a set of stairs that couldn’t trip him up. One night after a devastating episode at work, Austin sees something else he likes—the handsome detective he’s spotted around the station. But after he makes a drunken fool of himself in front of Detective Williams, Austin is sure he’s destroyed any hope of ever going out with Beau on a real date.
Beau and Austin’s worlds collide when Austin is sent to pick up some evidence at the station. Amidst a myriad of twists and turns in the troubling serial-killer-style murders of Vegas conventioneers, Austin and Beau discover there’s more to the other than they’d originally thought. There might even be more they’d love to share—unless the killer has the final say.
Publisher’s note: This book has previously been released under the same title. It has been revised, expanded and reedited for rerelease.
About Morticia Knight
Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little hearts desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share—her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Since then, she’s been fortunate enough to have several books on bestseller lists along with titles receiving recognition in the Rainbow Book Awards, Divine Magazine and Love Romance Café.
Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the North Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men, she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.
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