Bodyguards of L.A. County Series
by Cate Beauman GENRE: Romantic Suspense
Eleven Men Sworn To Protect. Eleven Women Who Change Everything.
The Close Protection Agents of Ethan Cooke Security are ready to risk it all for the safety of their clientele. What they don’t know is that they’re about to get more than they bargain for when they report for their latest assignments. Love and danger have a way of bringing people together in this dark, sexy, multi-award winning Romantic suspense series, the Bodyguards of L.A. County.
International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.
Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.
It’s no secret that I’m a crime television junkie (although books, magazines, and newspaper articles about all things sinister work for me too). When I’m looking for storytelling inspiration, I grab a pen and paper and plunk myself in front of the TV. At some point last fall, I searched through Netflix’s offerings and found a docuseries on the mafia. I’m almost certain I watched the entire six hours in one sitting. Simply put, I was fascinated by the violence and complexities of La Cosa Nostra (the five mafia families of New York) and their ability to evade law enforcement for decades. By the time I finished the last episode, I had dozens of pages of notes and knew my next novel had to involve a mafia-type storyline.
I was certain I didn’t want to write a typical gangland novel, so I took the plot in a different direction, bringing the mob into Reed and Bella’s lives in a not-so-ordinary way. Reed will go to any lengths to right past wrongs, and Bella will be forced to deal with the aftermath. I hope you’ll enjoy the twists and turns in Deceiving Bella. I had so much fun sitting down to share their adventure every single day.