NC Literary Hall of Fame



Mine By Design by Becky Moore

Wild Rose Press
$17.99, paperback / $5.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-5092-3340-3
February, 2021
Fiction: Romance / Suspense
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“While you were sleeping, Mike called. Someone was messing around in your backyard again.”


He shrugged and gave her a pointed look. “Most likely the same Peeping Tom.”

“What did he do this time?”

“Scratched your fence. Tried to set your dock on fire with a Molotov cocktail.”

Her eyes bugged. “What?”

“It didn’t work. Mike will take the jar to his field office to check for evidence. We don’t want to run it through the local forensics lab in case something bigger is going on. This might help us prove it.”

“Do I need to worry?” She nodded at their waiter and waited for him to set their meal on the table before continuing. “I mean, more than I already am?”

“Whatever’s going on, it’s in North Carolina. Getting away for a bit is a good thing.”

“I’ve got enough to worry about right now with the production, so until you tell me to panic, I’ll stay calm.”

A dead cop. A corrupt politician. An innocent woman caught in the middle.

When Abby Markham witnesses the murder of a local cop with ties to a political dynasty, she finds herself not only in the crosshairs of a killer, but also on the radar of a powerful US senator. The clock is ticking for her survival, and Detective Ben Owens knows the best way to keep Abby safe is to keep her close. But as the danger escalates, so does their attraction. With their backs against the wall, Ben and Abby will risk everything to make sure she survives the dangerous web of political corruption, lies, and deceit.

Becky Moore is a lifelong Southerner with a penchant for storytelling and a propensity to try anything at least once. As a result, she can make an adventure out of any situation. She loves to read and write contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. In her down time, she’s an avid gardener, hiker, kayaker, bicyclist, swimmer, and community volunteer. She spent over a dozen years working as a writer, graphic artist, photographer and PR whiz in the pharmaceutical advertising, hi-tech, performing arts, and HIV/AIDS (grantwriting) fields before venturing into her current status of author, freelance writer, and adjunct instructor. Becky is a PAN member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as a member of SCBWI, the North Carolina Writers' Network, and the Chatham Arts Council.

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