THE BIRD OF PREY SAGA: SÉMYA SLOTIN MYSTERY BOOKS 1 TO 4(BOX SET EDITION)
– Women’s fiction, Thriller, romantic suspense, Anthology
DATE – September 25th 2014
– Ever After Edition
ARTIST – Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba
A contract killer in love with her best friend.
An organised crime family looking for revenge.
A boyfriend with a mysterious legacy.
French sleuth Sémya Slotin is officially back on the case. The break is over.
wine, vodka, absinthe, my younger brother Aaron and my best friend Polliannah,
in no particular order. When Josh Heinz and I are not too busy fighting or
tearing each other clothes off, I solve mysteries. And I’m really good. I’m
really good at a lot of things and people usually don’t see me coming… but
here I am and I’m not going anywhere.”It all started with a simple case…
Book One: Bird of Prey
Who killed the infamous supermodel Johanna Cartier?
After spending three years away from sleuthing, Sémya Slotin is thrown back in
the business when she found her body. With the help of her best friend
Polliannah Koch, DCI Ally Gibbons and the mysterious but extremely sexy Josh
Heinz, she vows to see this through.
Book Two: The Plot Thickens
What happened while Semya Slotin and Josh Heinz were busy solving Johanna
Cartier’s murder in Bird of Prey?
When Polliannah met John Allen, she thought that she had finally found her
Prince Charming. When John set his sights on Polliannah, he knew that he had a
job to do and that the beautiful Miss Guryev should only be a means to an end.
Then they fell in love. Now he and his Russian Princess had to leave London for
their safety. But it may already be too late…
“I’m Polliannah Koch Guryev, yes I’m part of the infamous Guryev family but
you can call me Polli or Mrs Allen. I love my parents, some of my brothers,
high-end shopping, Russian vodka and last but not least my worst half and
partner in crime Sémya Slotin. When I’m not managing our wine store in Chelsea
or committing some kind felony with Sémya in the name of the God of Sleuth, I
dream of Prince Charming. I’ve kissed enough frogs to give up on love but
somehow it doesn’t seem to want to give up on me. How many times do I need to
get hurt before it does? But still, here I go again…maybe this time it would be
Book Three: Polliannah Got Married!
The truth this time, and nothing but the truth…
Polliannah is in trouble and her boyfriend is dead. Nothing’s prepared Sémya,
Detective Extraordinaire, for what she finds in Toronto. Polliannah is a widow
and her late husband John Allen was a hit man for the powerful Dovos family.
What did they want from her? Why is this happening to them? Josh Heinz knows
more than he lets on, but he’s not telling her anything. Old conspiracies and
secrets resurface putting them all in peril. Sémya’s worst fears about her
relationship with Josh and his past are confirmed causing a rift between that
may never heal. Sémya and Polliannah’s world is falling apart. Will they be
able to come out of this stronger?
Book Four: Vincent Mallory Edgerton
Every love story has a beginning.
From the moment their gazes locked, Sémya and Vincent sealed their fate.
Sémya Slotin had been coasting through life solving one mystery after another.
While investigating a friend’s disappearance in Hawaii, she met Josh Heinz. Her
mind kept telling her to stay away from the handsome stranger but he awakened
something in her and she was unable to resist him. Vincent Mallory Edgerton had
always been an efficient FREGG operative. He loved his job, even when he had to
leave everything behind for his own safety. On his last assignment, he was
forced to work covertly with the sexy bold sleuth. Sémya’s beauty and intellect
enthralled him, but his passion and growing love for her also changed him.
There was nothing he wouldn’t do to finally win her trust and keep her safe,
causing him to unleash events that would shape the rest of their lives.
Sémya Louise Slotin was staring at Josh Heinz
talking on his mobile and sighed for the third time. Once again, he was keeping
her in the dark and she hadn’t felt this helpless in years. No, it wasn’t even
that. She was desperate and she hadn’t felt like this in a long time. That
helpless desperation that took her over each time she knew she couldn’t control
a situation. The first time she felt this way was after her
birth mother, Corinne Durante, told her that she was dying. Her mom had always
been honest with her, but at eight when you learnt that your only parent was
going to die of AIDS, a then relatively unknown illness, wouldn’t you become
desperate too? Then there was the time when her adoptive mother, Annika Slotin,
was accused of the murder of her creep of a husband, Martin Demeure. She knew
that her mother was innocent but she was just fifteen and no one listened to a
fifteen-year ago teenager; even if her IQ was three times higher than average.
For both of these events she had an anchor, her safe harbour, her Russian
princess, her Polliannah. So it was smooth sailing for a while until one
night her anchor called her. She was scared and for the first time, Polliannah
was the one who needed her help and support. Sémya dropped everything and took
the first flight to Moscow. She had never felt as desperate and helpless as she
was that day. She was only twenty-two, but she needed to be strong for them
both. They packed up everything and left Europe for new horizons, new
adventures, new encounters and new mysteries to solve. That was what Sémya had
been known for, solving mysteries. And when she wasn’t sleuthing, they kept
each other safe from bad men, wrong men, and stupid men.It was just the two of them until Josh Heinz
came into their lives three and a half years ago. After the Hawaii fiasco,
which she scarcely remembered, Sémya and Polliannah went back to Europe; with
Josh. They moved to London; where Josh was. They settled in Camden Town; across
the street from Josh. There, Sémya had spent nearly every night… with Josh.
Josh, Josh, Josh… the handsome and sexy Josh Heinz. The secretive and
mysterious Josh Heinz. The guitarist with a suave voice Josh Heinz. Josh, Josh,
Josh… Josh, who stated that he loved her. Josh, who said that he wanted to
protect her. She sighed for the fourth time and headed to the closest kiosk. This time she failed her. After eight years of
taking care of each other, of dodging every bullet in the name of love,
friendship and family, she failed Polliannah. They received the scariest call
from her, she was crying. Her new boyfriend John had been killed and she
thought that she was next. So Sémya felt helpless and desperate again. She lost
control of the situation, control of their lives. She was angry. Anger usually
followed. She and Polli lived a quiet life in London. Who would want to harm
them? One thing for sure, Josh knew and as usual, he wasn’t talking. But they
would see about that.