Intimate Fear by DC Stone


Intimate Fear – Book 2, Empire Blue

Romantic suspense

Release: June 19, 2015

Evernight Publishing

A message from DC: I’m super excited to bring you all the second book in my romantic

suspense series, INTIMATE FEAR. Many met Dwayne, my hero in this story, in book one,

INTIMATE DANGER, who is Charlie’s best friend. Dwayne is known for his quirky, yet

professional ways, and as the town’s playboy, so I had so much fun bringing him to a level that

knocked him on his ass! I hope you all like him, too, and please make sure to let me know your



Giveaway & Contest: Want a chance to get your hands on Intimate Fear? DC will be giving

away three copies on Goodreads next week, so make sure to mark your calendars and keep watch

through her social media, which is listed below.

She’s also running a contest with readers who take a picture of them next to her cover of Intimate

Fear. This can be done through any ereader or computer shot. As long as you tag her in the

picture once you post it, you’ll be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card, a HUGE bundle of

autographed ARCs from various authors, AND receive a free book from any of DC’s backlist!



Dwayne Gonzalez has always had a thing for the beautiful Brooke Mason, but she married another man,

had his child, and started her life without him. Now, years and a divorce later, he’s still on the sidelines,

yet in Brooke’s and her daughter, Hailey’s life, but not in the way he wants.

A drug investigation brings Dwayne on the front step of Brooke’s life. With his attention distracted,

Hailey is kidnapped and engulfed in a human trafficking ring. Dwayne marches in and toes the line

between the right side of the law, and in it, pursues his heart’s desire.

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Worried about Hailey, exhausted to the bone, and slightly swaying, Brooke clung to Dwayne,

took strength from this solid, very real protector. She would have to be dead not to notice his firm body

beneath her fingertips, the hardness of his chest pressed to her breasts, and the wicked, clean scent drifting

from his skin. While they were no longer hugging, but more her clinging to him, she didn’t want to turn

away, couldn’t find the power to do so. How easy would it have been to end up with this man? She’d

caught the looks he had given her before. But that had all been in the past, a separate life for them both.

She had become a mother, someone who dedicated her entire being to making sure her daughter

was well-rounded, cared for, and knowingly loved. Not only that, but she wasn’t a young pup any longer,

and from the few women she’d seen Dwayne with, his type seemed to have a list of traits all very similar:

young, perky breasts, tight asses, single, and free of major responsibilities.

His hand tightened on her back and she held her breath, waiting to see if he would push her away.

Just a few more minutes, please.

She needed him, this close contact with another being. It had been so damn long.

Hailey refused to slow down to cuddle on the couch as she had once done as a young girl. Her

daughter had her own life now, one currently held in peril, but Brooke had faith they would find her. They

had to. Failure wasn’t an option.

Dwayne trailed his hand up her back and pressed a palm to her head, his other arm tightening

around her waist. She went with the direction, pressed her face into his warm neck, and breathed. His skin

emitted heat rivaling the summer’s sun. She grasped the back of his suit jacket, wishing she could be

closer. He shifted their bodies, and her aggravation spun to something else. His lips brushed her temple,

and moist air fanned across the side of her face. He hovered there. So close, all she had to do was turn her

face and take his mouth. She knew he would let her, too.

So near to him, starved for human contact, she wanted to get lost for a while. She trailed her nose

along his neck, took another deep breath, and pressed closer.

He grumbled something unintelligible, the sound coming from his chest more than his mouth. His

hand at her waist laid flat on the small of her back and urged her closer still.

The situation was moving fast out of control. Tendrils unraveled, but she was helpless to stop it.

This strong male held her as if she were a treasure. He had the power and ability to make her forget

everything, to make all the stresses and danger go away.

His hand slipped beneath the back of her shirt and made direct contact with her skin. They both

hissed and his breath pushed her hair from her face. His cruel yet sensual mouth continued to drift in a

teasing caress across her temple. She turned her head, like molasses on a cold day, up and toward him.

Her lips tingled in anticipation, waiting for his kiss. She brushed her mouth across the line of his jaw, a

hairsbreadth from his skin.

His heart thudded against hers, a matching hammer between their bodies, telling her he was just

as affected. The hand at the back of her head tightened. She trailed the caress over his cheek; his lips were

right there, centimeters away.

The rest of their surroundings faded. She didn’t know if it was because of this man drawing her

absolute attention, or because of her exhaustion.

She touched the side of her mouth to his and thought she’d be prepared for the rush of desire.

She was so wrong.

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dcstoneAbout DC: D.C. “Desi” Stone is a best-selling romance author and full-time fraud investigator.

She lives in the northeast with her incredibly supporting husband, two kids, and the ever-growing

family of cats.

After serving eight years of service with the United States Air Force, she went on to transition

into the world of financial crimes and became a lead investigator for many years.

Reading has always been a passion of hers, getting lost in a good, steamy romance is one of her

favorite past times. She soon after discovered her own love for writing and recreating stories and

characters in her head. Her writing concentrates on romantic with specifics in paranormal,

suspense, and erotica.

Now, when she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with

coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. She is a member of the Romance

Writers of America, Hudson Valley Romance Writers, New Jersey Romance Writers, RomVets,

RWA Kiss of Death, and the Liberty State Fiction Writers. She served as the 2014 NJRW Vice

President and Conference Chair. Come stop by on Facebook, Twitter, or her website and say


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