S.L. Hannah was born in Poland, grew up in Canada, and moved to Southern California to pursue her love of single-engine airplanes. Her latest rogue romance, Hard Trigger, will be published on August 28th, 2018. Visit her online at www.slhannah.com to learn about her other books, to get updates about her new release, and to connect through social media. S.L. Hannah lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and garden of succulents. When she’s not writing fiction, she continues to solve the aviation problems of the world.
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A funny thing happened on the way to writing a short story for an anthology with a late December, 2015 deadline…I missed the deadline and decided to turn the short story into a novella. And then my naiveté kicked into full gear thinking that it was going to be easy. I already had the beginning, middle, and end plotted out. I just needed to add some “stuff” into the middle. How hard could it be?
Before I knew it, the story morphed from two lovers navigating a Vegas poker game laced with a double entendre to two lovers on an international chase of a drug criminal. But I had always wanted to write a female, James-Bond-type character. Sexy, savvy, intense and unapologetic. In fact, the heroine was a character that I had created while in a UCLA screenwriting class in 2000. Something about a strong, female POV…
While writing Hard Trigger has been an interesting lesson in why I probably shouldn’t try to turn a short story into a novella, I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. The story is an action-packed adventure full of hot relationship drama, I love Victoria and Diego as a couple that’s never within full reach until the end, and I know more about wielding a gun than I ever thought I would.
Writing is hard, and as a writer I’m always pushing myself. All of my books have been a challenge that manage to take sharp turns every time I think I have them all figured out. But it’s the challenge that keeps me coming back for more.
I hope you get to enjoy the heat of Hard Trigger in the last rays of heat this summer. It should be the perfect Labor Day escape.
Title: Hard Trigger
Author: S.L. Hannah
Release Date: August 28, 2018
Publisher: AOH Publishing
Genres: Romantic suspense
Word Count: 30K
Format: Print and digital
“Your mother’s opiates are coming from Jose Herrera’s distribution network.” My pulse races as my stepfather speaks these words. Because taking on the Herreras also means taking on Diego.
Reckless, and hardened by a volatile past, Victoria does not see a future with Diego Herrera as a realistic option. As their childhood friendship ignites, they find themselves on opposite sides of a bloody feud between the two most powerful families in Mexico City. And she’s a Moreno now—brought up to be the secret weapon nobody suspected.
But Victoria can’t deny the attraction. Diego’s commanding muscles, the coarse, dark hair of his solid chest, that rugged scar above his sensuous lips…
Loyalty is in the eye of the beholder.