Name That Detective by Regan Black
Hi everyone! It’s paranormal romance author Regan Black again! Thanks so much to Nikki for having me back here today. I need a favor!
In the Matchmaker’s Mark, we meet Maeve King, best friend of the new matchmaker.
(I reviewed this book and loved it!!! Here is the link: http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com/2011/10/matchmakers-mark-by-regan-black.html)
In book 2, The Matchmaker’s Curse, Maeve has to call the police because an intruder vandalized her bed. Yikes! Naturally, that means a supporting character in the way of a detective – but he needs a NAME! Can anyone help me, please?
Her bed was shredded. There was no other word for it. The absolute chaos had her gut churning. Not with fear, but with something less familiar; something murky she couldn’t identify beyond instinct that warned of unwelcome risk.
The detective looked at her with a bit too much sympathy. “It might be best if you stayed with a friend or found a hotel for a few nights.”
“That can’t be necessary, Detective [last name].”
“Call me [first name].”
She smiled through the stress. “If I agree to leave the room alone?”
His knowing expression was softened by pity. “Afraid not. They’ll clear the scene in a few days.
“Ms. King, can you think of anyone holding a grudge against you? An ex-boyfriend, maybe a disgruntled student?”
“No on all counts. I’m not dating anyone seriously.” An image of Grant’s face flashed inexplicably into her head. “Haven’t for some time.”
“That mess in there looks like someone has had plenty of time to build up some anger.”
“My last steady boyfriend died just before our college graduation.”
“Oh.” The detective cleared his throat. “I’m sorry. And the roses are from?”
“Last night was Valentine’s Day. I had a date.”
“That bouquet looks like he shelled out some pretty serious cash.”
“He did. The evening didn’t end well, but I’m certain he isn’t responsible for that.”
“Because he’s a well-mannered colleague of mine at the college. Dr. Benjamin Wright.” Her gaze drifted back to the bedroom while [name] wrote that down. “That sort of tantrum is beneath him. I was just an infatuation. He doesn’t really care about me enough to destroy my bed.”
“Detective, tossing around money is easy when you have plenty of it. Destructive behavior like this requires passion and intensity. It’s messy.”
“I thought you taught English.”
“That’s right.” She smiled. “You’d be surprised what literature can teach you about the human condition. Besides, Ben would never crawl through a window.”
So can you help me name the detective for my next lighthearted paranormal romance, The Matchmaker’s Curse? Leave your suggestions as a comment below and the winner will get a copy of the new ebook when it’s released (in May) plus a bonus swag package!
Good Luck everyone!!! The prizes look awesome!! I can't wait to hear your suggestions as well!!!