Sooo Excited — Check Out My New Cover for Witness Pursuit


One witness…one bodyguard…one life.

Twenty-one-year-old Lydia Sands calls New Zealand home, only after witnessing a brutal hit-and-run, finds herself in the killer’s path. Her assigned bodyguard takes a direct hit in order to save her life, and following his near death she is thrown into the Program. A year on, her handler chooses to remove her from the killer’s reach by placing her on board a super-yacht traveling the South Pacific with the very man who once saved her life.

Bodyguard Tyler Whitehall has recovered from a shooting, although he no longer has any recall. Now running security for Whitehall Shipping, the last thing he expects on one of his super-yachts is for a woman to stir him on a physical and emotional level beyond his understanding.

Now Lydia must run from two men, evading a killer, and the man who’d die to keep her safe. It’s a decision which sees her undertaking re-identification, although her bodyguard has only just begun his pursuit…and Lydia may have underestimated the full extent of his abilities.

WITNESS PURSUIT ~~ Bodyguards Book One ~~ Romantic Suspense.

COMING    ~~ January 6th 2014 with Lyrical Press NY.


What a magical moment I had last Friday. WITNESS PURSUIT’s cover arrived from my publisher, which meant I spent the entire day printing off copies and pinning them around the house. Yep, no one could walk anywhere without seeing the image. So, huge thanks to Renee Rocco of Lyrical Press NY for her skilful hand at cover-art.

Witness Pursuit is book one in my BODYGUARDS series. This is an adult line of heart-pounding romantic suspense. Each story will bring you a bodyguard and the woman he protects. Stay tuned to the end of the post if you’d like to read a tantalizing excerpt. Really, stay tuned. You won’t want to miss it. 🙂

If you’d like to add WITNESS PURSUIT to your TBR list, the link is here-> Goodreads.

If you’d like to check out WITNESS PURSUIT’s trailer, I created it this weekend. Here it is for your viewing pleasure:


Also, I have a wee request. This week PROTECTOR’s cover is in the You Gotta Read COVER CONTEST. I’m sooo excited about this. So, PLEEEASE, if you have a spare minute, could you click on the link below and vote for #10 PROTECTOR. (There’s actually another entry with a name very close to Protector’s, but mine is #10.) This is a great way for me to say thank you to the cover artist, Renee Rocco, who has designed every single one of my covers so far. She’s absolutely fabulous, and you guys rock with your support, which is why I thought I’d ask. Here’s the link for #10 PROTECTOR –>


EXCERPT: (To whet your appetite.)

Down the super-yacht’s hallway, Lydia walked toward Tyler then slowed as her gaze dropped to her case in his hands. “What am I going to do with you?” She shook her head, tut-tutting under her breath.

“You’d already packed.” He slid a hand around her waist and led her to his room. “I’m simply moving your belongings from one room to another, and I’ll show you exactly what you can do with me.” He closed his bedroom door and flicked the lock.

She set her hands on her hips. “Ah, is that to keep me in, or others out?”

“Both.” He dumped her bag beside his drawers and unzipped it. “What did Saria say?”

“We had a long talk, and she said yes. She’ll let me go through re-identification first, and follow as soon as she sits her finals. They’re in just a few weeks.” She stepped up to him. “Ben will place my application tomorrow, although he said it might take a few days for all the arrangements to be made. He told me to hold tight and wait.”

Gritting his teeth, he opened his bottom drawer and piled her clothing in. “He approved of it all, this fast?” He’d have words with Ben. She should be with him.

“Of course. It was his idea to start with.” She gripped his arm. “I never said I’d move in with you, and now you’re unpacking for me?”

“Lee.” He dragged her into his arms. “I want you here, no matter the length of time.” He lifted her and laid her on his bed. Stealthily, he moved in to lie over top.

“I know you do. Oh, do you feel that? The ship’s moving.” Cranking her head to the side, she peered out the windows where the lights of the resort flickered.

“We’re sailing to the far side of the island. There’s a quiet cove, and it’ll be the safest place for you.”

“I hadn’t forgotten.” She slid her hand down his chest and played her fingers over the ridges of his abs under his shirt. “As long as we’re all safe, I can deal with it, for a short while.”

He lowered his forehead to hers. “Since you insist on going through re-identification, I need to be able to track you once you go under. I’m giving you fair warning now.”

“Ah, excuse me. That sounds highly illegal. The whole point of re-identification is so no one can find me.”

“Yes, but I’m not a threat to you, and only you and I will know what I’ve done.”

“And what will that be? Ex-act-ly?”

“By track, I mean I’ll place under your skin a very small tagged chip. It’s like a GPS system, but it’ll have a direct signal to me.”

“And…” Her gaze narrowed.

He rubbed his cheek against hers. “I’ll be able to check in with you, no matter where you are in the world. We can hardly have an exclusive relationship without there being some form of relationship.”

“Sooo, you’re asking me to go against the rules of re-identification?” She gave him a look that said she wasn’t going to agree.

“You’re very stubborn, but I happen to be twice as bad. Whether you agree or not, I’m going ahead with it.”

No one would take her from him. Not ever again.

He’d make certain of it.


I hope you enjoyed that. If you want to drop me a comment, make sure you do. I’d love to know what you think of the cover. It’s a HOT one for sure. I certainly love that twinkle in his eye, and that cheeky smile. 🙂

Stay safe. I’ll catch ya later.


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17 thoughts on “Sooo Excited — Check Out My New Cover for Witness Pursuit

  1. Ok, first that cover is gorgeous! Kudos to Renee! Next, Loved the excerpt and have to read this series! Lastly, I hopped over and voted for Protector’s cover.

    Congrats, Joanne!

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