Bleeding Hearts by Dana Louise Provo



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Bleeding Hearts (Book #1)
by Dana Louise Provo
Publication Date:  August 25, 2016
Publisher:  Clean Reads


Orphaned at an early age, now twenty-four-year-old Camryn Lucks is ready to commit to find that special someone, and so accepts a date from a charming, gallant, handsome stranger. The last thing she imagines after accepting that first date with Carson would actually be the beginning of her worst nightmare.

Red roses, a reminder of her parents' killer, soon become an emblem of horror for Cami as one by one, those closest to her fall victim to a serial killer. Cami becomes an obsession for Carson, the man she had finally allowed herself to love. Not only is he vying for her heart, but also her life.

Finding herself in a whirlwind of torments shadowed by the blood-colored bloom, Cami finds solace in Isaac, a neighboring police officer. She’s desperate to escape the haunting memories, but she must revisit them in order to catch her would-be killer. Living life in constant fear has driven Cami to second-guess every choice she makes. Will the police catch the illusive murderer, or will Cami be forced to face him once again?

Excerpts

"Ms. Lucks, may we call you Camryn?" Detective Palmer asks as he reclaims his seat across from me next to Officer Bain.
"Cami. I prefer Cami," I say.
"Okay, Cami it is. Please tell us what happened tonight." Detective Palmer picks up the pen on his clipboard, ready to record my story.
"I don’t know how he got into my apartment," I say.
"Do you know who he is? His name?" Officer Bain asks.
“Carson…”


The silky voice of a man on his cell caught my attention. He was tall and debonair in his crisp, black suit with a red tie. I was drawn to him. The slight bend in his nose and his brown hair that reached his shoulders complemented his dark and wild eyes that seemed to hold a heavy secret.  
He ended his call and tucked his cell into his pocket then turned to me. "It's quite a sight out here," he said, my ears melting to hear more of his velvety voice.  
"Yes, it is. It's beautiful, but cold." I wrapped my arms around myself and hugged my torso.  
"Are you waiting for the bus?" he asked. His hands were tucked in his black slacks, keeping warm from the bitter wind.  
"I suppose so. To be honest, I don't think they are out tonight."  
"Oh," he said, taking a few steps closer.  
I felt the heat radiating off his body as he approached. My nose was in heaven as I caught the bold cologne he was wearing. It was just the right mix of musky and sweet. Even though I didn’t know his name, I was attracted to him and that scared me.  
"I don’t mean to pry, but do you need a ride to wherever you are headed?" he asked, flashing a smile.  
"Oh, um, I was just heading home. It's not too far. I can just walk." I looked up at him, then back at the heavy snowfall and mentally groaned.  
"Let me take you home. I have a car. A woman like you shouldn’t be walking home alone at night, especially in this weather."  






Dana Provo has always loved books and reads everything from young adult fantasy to adult historical romances. When she’s not reading or writing her next novel, Dana can be found riding her horses and getting ready for competition. Dana lives with her husband and two house plants in Richmond, Virginia.




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