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About CHASING DEMONS:

Journalist and ex-car thief, Luc Actar has finally decided to settle down. He’s traded in his life of crime for the life he’s always wanted. He’s moved in with his recently-divorced girlfriend, Mattie Hardwin in her large Malibu home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He’s back at work at the Crime Reporter investigating stories of corruption and abuse by the political and legal authorities of Los Angeles County.

When detectives arrive to inform Luc of the death of his father, Luc is hesitant to get involved. But once he discovers a powerful leader in the mental health industry is pulling the strings in his father’s investigation, Luc is determined to tear him down. As he chases the demons of his past, Luc unknowingly steps right into the crosshairs of a killer determined to keep his own life from falling apart.

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About Melissa M. Garcia:

Born in La Mirada, California, Melissa M. Garcia has lived most of her life in the sometimes gritty, but always entertaining landscape that is Southern California. She graduated from California State University in Long Beach with a degree in English/Literature. Garcia is the author of the Luc Actar crime series (including Falling Angels and Chasing Demons) and the Death Valley Mystery series (Stranger: A Death Valley Mystery). She has also published an e-book collection, Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair.

Melissa is a member of Sisters in Crime, a writing organization that promotes the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction. She is also the author of the online blog, “Musings from a Crime Writer.” Her novels are available in paperback and ebook formats.

She currently lives with her husband in Southern California and is at work on the next Death Valley Mystery.

Visit her official website at www.melissamgarcia.com for updates.

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About Chasing Demons:

Journalist and ex-car thief, Luc Actar has finally decided to settle down. He’s traded in his life of crime for the life he’s always wanted. He’s moved in with his recently-divorced girlfriend, Mattie Hardwin in her large Malibu home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He’s back at work at the Crime Reporter investigating stories of corruption and abuse by the political and legal authorities of Los Angeles County.

When detectives arrive to inform Luc of the death of his father, Luc is hesitant to get involved. But once he discovers a powerful leader in the mental health industry is pulling the strings in his father’s investigation, Luc is determined to tear him down. As secrets are uncovered, the bodies begin to pile up. As he chases the demons of his past, Luc unknowingly steps right into the crosshairs of a killer determined to keep his own life from falling apart.

This is the second novel in the Luc Actar series.

Why I Decided to Write a Sequel to FALLING ANGELS

I’ve always believed in “Happily Ever After.” I grew up on Disney films and I married my best friend eleven years ago and truly believe we are living proof that it exists.

I was happy that Luc Actar got his happily ever after. But after I finished FALLING ANGELS, something bothered me. Actually two things kept nagging at me.

The first was if Luc actually deserved a “Happily Ever After.” It’s not like he’s a nice guy. He’s done a lot of bad things in his life. Some he still hasn’t dealt with. Loving someone doesn’t necessarily guarantee that happy ending.

The second thing that bothered me was weather the Happy Ending was even what Luc wanted. He had grown up on the hard streets of Los Angeles, dealing with crime, drugs, abuse and pain. Would he even be happy living in a large Malibu home with a beautiful woman and a steady job? Would it feel normal to him or would he feel like an outsider pretending to be someone he wasn’t.

These thoughts made me realize that Luc Actar wasn’t done telling his story. He had more to experience, more to deal with, and more to say. In CHASING DEMONS, Luc thinks he’s happy with the perfect life, but the sudden death of his father reminds him he has a dark disturbing past that needs to stay hidden.

CHASING DEMONS will be available in December 2012.

ABOUT MELISSA M. GARCIA

Born in La Mirada, California, Melissa M. Garcia (@MelissaM_Garcia) has lived most of her entire life in the sometimes gritty, always entertaining, and ever-changing landscape that is Southern California. She graduated from California State University in Long Beach with a degree in English/Literature. Melissa is the author of the Luc Actar crime series (including Falling Angels and Chasing Demons) and the Death Valley Mystery series (Stranger: A Death Valley Mystery). Melissa recently released an e-book collection, Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair. Melissa is also the author of the online blog, Musings from a Crime Writer. Her novels are available in paperback and e-book formats.

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For more information visit www.melissamgarcia.com

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ABOUT FALLING ANGELS:

After a panicked call from his best friend, Mattie Hardwin, Luc Actar must return to Los Angeles and the life he fled three years earlier. Mattie’s husband, a prestigious lawyer named Spencer Hardwin, has mysteriously disappeared. Desperate for assistance, Luc enlists the help of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in his search to find Spencer, despite his better judgment. But he soon learns that the detectives have their own reasons for locating Spencer—the lawyer has become the prime suspect in a drug dealer’s brutal murder.

As he hunts for the man he thought he knew, Luc’s history with Mattie haunts his dreams and drives him to the depths of the misery he once escaped. Back on the streets of Los Angeles, Luc employs old friends and encounters childhood rivals to take on the sheriff’s department, while a slew of lawyers impede his every move to save those closest to him from an unknown killer.

ABOUT STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY:

There is a dead body in room 110 of the Death Valley Motel, and the evidence points to murder. Managers Ric and Alex Delgado, siblings with police work in their blood, chose this small Death Valley city specifically because it appeared to be a quiet place in which Alex could heal from the violent traumas of her past. Now a killer has struck too close to Alex, opening old wounds and threatening her new life.

The situation gets more complicated when Detective Will Stellar trains his observant eye on the siblings and ascertains they have something to hide. Murder seems to follow Alex Delgado, and Detective Stellar is certain she is a dangerous woman. Racing against time and against each other, the Delgados and Detective Stellar risk their lives to uncover the truth, which is ever more complicated and dangerous than any of them have imagined.
 
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ABOUT STRANGER: There is a dead body in room 110 of the Death Valley Motel, and the evidence points to murder. Managers Ric and Alex Delgado, siblings with police work in their blood, chose this small Death Valley city specifically because it appeared to be a quiet place in which Alex could heal from the violent traumas of her past. Now a killer has struck too close to Alex, opening old wounds and threatening her new life. The situation gets more complicated when Detective Will Stellar trains his observant eye on the siblings and ascertains they have something to hide. Murder seems to follow Alex Delgado, and Detective Stellar is certain she is a dangerous woman. Racing against time and against each other, the Delgados and Detective Stellar risk their lives to uncover the truth, which is ever more complicated and dangerous than any of them have imagined.

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ABOUT STRANGER:

There is a dead body in room 110 of the Death Valley Motel, and the evidence points to murder. Managers Ric and Alex Delgado, siblings with police work in their blood, chose this small Death Valley city specifically because it appeared to be a quiet place in which Alex could heal from the violent traumas of her past. Now a killer has struck too close to Alex, opening old wounds and threatening her new life.

The situation gets more complicated when Detective Will Stellar trains his observant eye on the siblings and ascertains they have something to hide. Murder seems to follow Alex Delgado, and Detective Stellar is certain she is a dangerous woman. Racing against time and against each other, the Delgados and Detective Stellar risk their lives to uncover the truth, which is ever more complicated and dangerous than any of them have imagined.

When Alex Delgado was released from prison, she expected a quiet existence far from LA and the ghosts of her past. But a dead body in room 110 and a suspicious detective have her fighting for her life.

This action-packed mystery pits one man against the strength of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to save the ones he loves from an unknown killer.