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Lockdown has a unique setting for a romance and a unique pool of characters. It’s a prison. My heroine’s a corrections officer and not a fluffy, curvy soft woman. She’s competent, fit, and can handle herself in the worst situations. My daughter was the inspiration for Gillian. She worked for a time at a men’s prison and her stories, some of them scary, some funny as hell fueled my imagination. How could I craft a story set in a place like that into a romance? And how could I have Gillian lusting and loving two men, a fellow corrections officer and a prisoner—a huge no-no inside a prison.
Gillian blinked when he first appeared. She’d been sitting on the porch of her family’s cabin at Canyon Lake, Texas, on a hot summer’s day. Nothing to think about except how much she missed this place.
Only she’d been alone. Her sister wasn’t playing on the edge of the water. Her brother wasn’t casting a line into the water hoping to catch supper. Her mother and father weren’t in the hammocks strung beneath the live oaks, laughing softly to themselves.
And yet, she’d felt peaceful.
What the hell was Vlahos doing in her dream? He stood at the bottom of the steps. His smile was slow.
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