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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Feature: Accidental Intent by Desi Moon

Good Morning! My name is Desi Moon and I need some coffee-- Can someone point me to the coffee pot?

Okay, much better J

On March 17th I have a new release coming out from Rebel Ink Press called Accidental Intent. It is a romantic murder mystery and you will read a lot about coffee, because that is all my characters seem to consume.

As for me, I live in beautiful sunny (albeit cold this morning) Boulder Colorado with my husband (and fellow coffee addict) Eben, two kids, three cats, a dog and I'm sure there are more animals to follow. Eben's been talking about inviting a hamster to come live with us, oh and a parrot. My four year old would like to get a couple more cats-- so we are an ever growing menagerie, which would explain the coffee addiction, right?

Accidental Intent also revolves around animals, dogs to be exact. My lead character Lucy is a dedicated dog trainer, maybe a little too dedicated-- it kind of puts her into life threatening situations.

When I sat down to write Accidental Intent, It was just after my first e-pub, Summerland, had been released. It is a contemporary romance, so I had it in my head to write another one set in Colorado. Lucy began whispering in my ear immediately and it all started with a phone call I received from a directionally challenged friend.

Lucy had to have a love interest of course. It wouldn't be much of a romance without one. Nicolai emerged out of the shadows. Tall, muscular with shoulder length, jet black hair and startling ice blue eyes. I was sold before he spoke a word.

So got my heroine, got my hero, had the opening scene (Which now starts chapter two) and friends began to emerge, all was going well until a dead body showed up--

GREAT! A friggin dead body in the middle of my off to a good start contemporary romance. What's a girl to do but go with the flow? Then Nicolai started to speak. "Oh," he said. "Did I mention I was a homicide detective?" He tried to give me one of his seductive half smiles. Those might work on Lucy but all I did was glare at him.

So NOW I have a heroine with an attitude, a hero who happens to be a homicide detective, a dead body, opinionated friends-- Oi! It was going to take a lot of coffee to pull this one off!

Coffee! All my characters LOVE coffee *Whew* something we could all relate to. If I wasn't such a character driven author I think I might have given up, but being who I am, I took dictation like a good writer and allowed my characters to run wild and free through the streets of Longmont Colorado.



When drugs and murder invade sleepy Longmont, Colorado, Lucy Lafferty, resident dog trainer, finds her quiet existence turned inside out with her name added to a rising body count. And that wouldn't be good for her four-legged furry family or her prized designer shoe collection.

During the rising heat of summer, Lucy Lafferty reaches the conclusion that men aren't worth the effort, especially with an ex-sex partner who pushes to revive a relationship that never existed. But when she's thrown together on a murder investigation with Detective Nicolai Petrovski, the mercury rises to dangerous levels that have nothing to do with the season. Investigating a backwoods dog rescue unknowingly puts them both into dangerous territory and Lucy, despite all her bravado, can't help falling for the magnetic cop.


Here is a little taste of Accidental Intent-- Meet Lucy

Conversation filled the large meeting hall. Glasses clinked, laughter mingled with the perfumed air, and Lucy Lafferty stewed. Surrounded by a group of self-absorbed entrepreneurs, Lucy mentally reaffirmed she didn’t like people.

Looking at her watch for the tenth time in as many minutes, Lucy wondered where the hell Bryan was. She called him half an hour ago. For a casual lay, Bryan was becoming fairly dependable. Maybe a little too dependable. Lucy glanced at her watch again. Bryan was a no show.

Candace and Janie, two of her best friends, were also no shows. Damn them. It was their idea to come to this thing. A phone call would have been nice, Lucy had better things to do than stand around with a bunch of strangers making small talk.

A small high pitched voice broke into Lucy’s thought process. "Lacey, what do you do?"

"It’s-uh- Lucy, actually." She couldn’t tear her eyes way from the wall of cleavage coming at her. The woman standing next to her smiled a perfect lipstick smile, not knowing or caring that her "girls" were threatening to abandon the sequined ship they had been stuffed into.

"Oh, Lucy, oops." The woman covered her mouth with mock embarrassment. "I was close. What is it that you do, Lucy?"

"I own a dog training facility," Lucy pointed to the embroidered logo on her navy blue polo shirt.

"Dog training?" One of the gentlemen in the group barely hid his distain. "What are you doing here?"

"Well, seeing as I’m a business owner," Lucy squared her shoulders and silently cursed her friends again for standing her up. "I thought this was the Chamber of Commerce Business Hour."

"Well, yes," the woman replied, her eyes fluttering dramatically. "But it's for actual business owners."

"Oh," Lucy tried to put on her most apologetic face. "I'm sorry. What was I thinking? Showing up here and trying to look respectable." She thunked her head with the palm of her hand. "I'd never dream of associating my dog training facility with your brothel." She shook her head as she moved out of the group. "What would people think?"

"What?" The woman’s jaw dropped into her swelling cleavage. "I own a catering business!" She yelled at Lucy’s retreating figure.

"I shudder to think what your specials are," Lucy said quietly as she scanned the room for something that resembled a coffee maker.


  1. Thank you so much for having me here, Elizabeth. I love visiting.

  2. You're totally welcome. I love having you, so visit again soon :-D

    And I love that excerpt. You put that b$!*h in here place, Lucy! :-P