Bloodlines and Lies

Bloodline Series,  Book #5

Ad executive Riley Power’s fiancé, Levi Madison, and his Native American horse trainer, Calvin Coldwater, prepare Cheyenne Powers for triple-crown racing. An old flame returns to Sweetwater, and the stunning redheaded chef wants Riley’s man. Instead of focusing wedding plans, Riley’s concerned with her dad’s prognosis of Black Lung Disease.

Her house is broken into, and her next door neighbor is murdered. Police search for the drug ring involved. Riley and her friends, Lemon Sage Benton and FBI Special Agent Reggie Casse, follow another line of investigation. Danger follows them home.


Levi held hands with a stunning redhead sitting across from him at their window table. A charming smile graced his face engaging dimples making him appear a feisty youngster instead of a seasoned gentleman. The woman acted as though she was in his trance. Their eyes locked, and her brilliant smile was intent on him. One of them must’ve uttered something funny causing easy laughter.

Standing, Levi brought the gal to her feet and slipped an arm around her bare shoulders. Her shift was cut straight across from shoulder to shoulder, so his hand inevitably contacted skin intimately. She eased into his embrace like it was the greatest natural act in the world.

Riley’s stomach soured. She burped gas coughing, catching a breath. As they moved out of sight further inside Sadie’s restaurant toward her register paying the bill. Releasing a huge puff of loud air, her body heaved forward. Her head hit the wheel. Resting a second it dawned, they were soon exiting. She mustn’t be seen gaping at them in shock.

Gunning the engine, she shoved her vehicle into action whipping from the curb toward the expressway. Checking traffic, she sped along the main drag out of town. She should be far from this spot when they waltzed out.

Had Levi been deceiving her all this time? Or did he recently found a new love interest? Riley traveled a great deal and spent considerable time with her parents due to Earl’s condition. She’d considered herself secure, believing Levi was aligned on both accounts. He encouraged her staying as long as she needed. Did he eagerly rush her away, freely pursuing a flaming, red-haired siren?

Is he cheating?

Driving was difficult with tears swarming her eyes. It was as though a hefty saddle dropped onto her chest. A cinch was tightened so strongly she barely drew breath. Her head swam, and she grasped. Grabbing her steering wheel hoping for balance, even a long, deep cleansing breath did nothing to comfort.

LYNDA REES is a storyteller, an award-winning novelist, and a free-spirited dreamer with workaholic tendencies and a passion for writing romance. A diverse background, visits to exotic locations, and curiosity about how history effects today’s world fuels her writing. Born in the splendor of the Appalachian Mountains as a coal miner’s daughter and part Cherokee, she grew up in northern Kentucky when Newport prospered as a mecca for gambling and prostitution. 

Published in romantic suspense, historical romance, advertising copy, and freelance, Lynda is an active member of several professional writing organizations.

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ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
LYNDA: Every day—either one I’m writing, editing or one someone else wrote that I’m reading. I love a great story, and when I’m lost in it I don’t hear what’s going on around me.

ANGI: What’s your favorite thing about your book’s hero?
LYNDA: Levi Madison is a powerful, wealthy guy but a down-to-earth fellow with insecurities, like anyone else. He loves getting his cowboy boots dirty scent of horseflesh, working hand in hand with his men. His woman is his first priority. He’s attentive and loving, but when she’s in danger he’s a fierce warrior protecting her.

ANGI: What’s your perfect day?
LYNDA: My husband makes coffee. We drink it out back in the shade. I go for a swim in the lake. Then the kids and grandkids come for lunch. We spend the afternoon chatting and playing with the kids. Cocktails before dinner with the neighbors at our favorite party spot on the farm then Mike grills something delicious for dinner and we eat out back watching the deer cross through the farm and our wacky donkey Marty play with my horse Buck.

ANGI: Would you put yourself in a Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
LYNDA: I love action and adventure, something that makes my heart race, engages my curiosity and warms my heart.

ANGI: Favorite TV rerun you watch every time you channel surf? 
LYNDA: I’m a big fan of MASH, Psych, Monk and Leverage.

ANGI: Favorite date night…fancy or at home? 
LYNDA: We love taking a cooler of beer or wine, a couple pistols or twenty-two rifles, a bag of peanuts and hotdogs, jumping in the Gator touring the farm and parking by the creek. We build a fire, roast hotdogs, snack and target shoot. Our favorite game is tossing walnuts in the creek and shooting them as they drift down stream. Then we relax by the bonfire watching the stars. Guess you can tell I’m a country girl.

ANGI: Champagne or Soda?
LYNDA: I don’t do soda—too much sugar. Definitely champagne.

ANGI: Geek or Jock?
LYNDA: I’m a bit of both. Always the geek, I’ve played sports, was a cheerleader, am nuts for water sports of all kinds, and love getting lost in the woods on horseback.

ANGI: The most daring thing you’ve ever done… Care to share?
LYNDA: Pink Jeep Tour in Sedona, AZ straight up boulders and rock formations I never figured anyone could climb. It’s thrilling and terrifying at the same time.

ANGI’s GOTTA ASK:  Where is your favorite writing space & why?
LYNDA’S GOTTA ANSWER:  My office because everything I need is within reach, and when I’ve been working, lost in a story for too long, my husband sneaks into the room and puts a cocktail or beer beside my mouse, reminding me of the time. Otherwise, I’d probably sit here 24-7.
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LYNDA is giving away a signed copy of Bloodlines & Lies; a print signed copy of Freckle Face & Blondie, an eBook copy of Bloodlines & Lies, an eBook copy of Freckle Face & Blondie.
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LYNDA WANTS TO KNOWWe love a hero who is perfect, but let’s face it—no one is. What is a good weakness for a hero in a book to have?


  1. The book sounds interesting... curious about her answers to the questions though... not showing at this time...

  2. the heroine

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  3. Living up to the family name can be his downfall or weakness.

  4. To answer the question I would say that he rescues pets all kinds all the time

  5. I think a good weakness for a hero to have is pampering his family and also working at a rescue pet shelter with maybe one time a week! peggy clayton ptclayton2@aol.com