Please give a warm welcome to mystery and suspense author, Stacy-Deanne!
Why I Adore Detective Steven Kemp
I hear many authors (especially female) saying how much they want to date their lead male characters AKA heroes. Readers assume we always create them out of people we know personally or that we have a crush on. I guess for me the latter was true. The idea of Steven reminded me of a movie star I’ve been hooked on for years.
I first created Steven Kemp back in 1997 for my novel “Melody”. In 2008 that novel was finally published and from there a love affair between Steven and I was born. Steven Kemp is one of my favorite characters and has inspired me more than some of the others I’ve created.
I’d wanna date Steven because he’s incredibly tough. He has a bit of a temper and that’s what’s sexy about him. But he also has a very kind heart. He can be yelling at you one minute and holding you in his arms the next. He’s a protector and once he gives you his heart you have it always.
I love men with flair and Steven’s temper is quite attractive. But it isn’t overbearing. You always see the puppy underneath the lion. His bark is bigger than his bite and when it comes to loved ones his loyalty is astronomical. He’d make any woman lucky to have him.
Between that charisma and those killer blue eyes he leaves me breathless. I love writing him, taking him on different journeys and forcing him to explore his heart.
So if I die tomorrow, yes, yes put me in the author-groupie club. I am in love with one of my characters and I am not at all ashamed of it.
Wanna see Steven in action? Check out my newest release The Season of Sin available now in print and ebook. On Kindle and Nook for $4.99
The Season of Sin:
Detective Brianna “Bree” Morris and her partner and ex-lover Steven Kemp are back. This time they are thrown head first into a gruesome homicide that brings forth as many secrets as it does clues.
Brianna’s psychiatrist, Dr. Nadia Hollister is stabbed to death in her upstairs bathroom. Brianna, who is at Nadia’s while the murder happens, is the only witness. Unfortunately she was knocked unconscious by the killer and only has the memory of the killer’s scent to go on.
Brianna and Steven sign on to help Homicide Detective Jayce Matthews solve the case. With Nadia’s journals as her guide, Bree learns that Nadia was keeping a devastating secret that has something to do with her adopted daughter. The renowned doctor was not whom she seemed to be and her secret may not have only got her killed but could ruin the foundation of her entire family.
The police hunt for suspects but Nadia’s secret could wreck the lives of many, all who have motive to kill her.
The deeper Brianna and Steven dig into Nadia’s past; the more they question whether Nadia was the true victim after all.
Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) is a novelist of crime fiction, mysteries, and suspense. She’s been writing professionally since 19-years-old, and her work includes “Everlasting,” “Melody” and “Giving up the Ghost.” Stacy is profiled along with notable authors in the NAACP-nominated 2006 book, “Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African-American Women in Writing.” Her 2011 release “Giving up the Ghost” is a 2011 African-American Literary Award nominated novel and a 2012 Top 20 Black Expressions Bestseller.