L.J. Charles realized her dream of writing novels seven years ago and hasn't looked back. She is of mixed Irish and Italian heritage, grew up with a love of mysteries, and a soft spot for romance. It's no wonder her Everly Gray adventure series was created with mixed genres, and has two male characters in leading roles—one Italian and one Irish. Learn more about L.J. at her website and blog. -- AP
A Touch of Betrayal is the fourth book in the Everly Gray series. Prior to this story, Everly and her significant other, Mitchell Hunt, have been featured as main characters. In A Touch of Betrayal the 'other man' in Everly's life steps between them, and puts her trust in their friendship to the test.
Tynan Pierce was born from black Irish stock, and has the bordering-on-black hair and azure eyes to prove it. He graces the pages of Everly's adventures with a fondness for fading into invisibility, and for answering important questions with inscrutable, incomprehensible syllables. For all of his adult life, Pierce has been involved in military and special ops occupations and has honed his skills to perfection.
He has three rules for living:
1. Watch your back.
2. Silence saves lives.
3. Love hard and fast. Then long and slow.
What he hasn't done: anything domestic. Today he's breaking the mold to share his favorite bread recipe with you. Simple, fast, and suited to a man without a known address, the recipe produces a tasty loaf with only three ingredients.
1 – 12 ounce can beer (Pierce prefers a solid amber.)
2 cups self-rising flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
Mix sugar and flour. Then pour in beer and mix lightly. It will foam up, so don’t be alarmed or try to slurp off the suds. You need ‘em in the bread! Bake at 375F in a metal pan or 350F in a glass pan for about 30 to 45 minutes. Glass tends to take the full 45 minutes.
Note: Pierce has a standing offer of a passionate, er, kiss for Kelsey Browning in gratitude for teaching him how to make the bread. Readers are welcome to visit her website for more information because Tynan Pierce doesn't kiss and tell.
To learn more about Pierce, I invite you to discover the Everly Gray Adventure series.
A Touch of Betrayal
Bored, restless, and ever curious, Everly Gray schedules a week off from her personal coaching business, takes her ESP fingers out of protective custody, and begins to explore the remains of her parents' property. It's time for her to track their killers and bring them to justice.
That's the plan. Until one of her so-called friends (Tynan Pierce) kidnaps her for an impromptu trip to Hawaii, and she discovers the pain of betrayal.
Before he married Everly, Mitchell Hunt made a bargain with the devil—and lost. When he shows up in Hawaii to make things right, danger follows him, and escalates when a rogue government agent, and a militant psychopath with her gang of minions vie for control of Everly and her healing gifts.
Mitch's betrayal has put Everly's life in danger and flips their relationship to the other side of romance, where there's no way back—or is there?