About 'Elena Chavez' published by Decadent Publishing.
Deputy Sheriff Dale Jackson investigates a brutal murder, exposing heroin traffic in the New Mexico community he seeks to protect. Searching for information, a chance meeting with enticing but corrupt Elena Chavez and the sighting of two suspicious men at her apartment building leads him to engage in a devastating sexual encounter with her. When he confronts the drug dealers, a gun battle ensues, and Dale is shot and gravely wounded. Hospitalized, he remembers the seamy events, and the reckless things he did, and mourns the loss of his integrity.
Nurse Sharon Mitchell meets the handsome deputy in the hospital as he fights to recover. Attracted to the decent, exceptional and intriguing man, she pursues him, trying to form a relationship. Dale warns her off him, but she’s determined to help.
Can Sharon reach him, or will he be ruined in his own eyes as an honorable man?
Read an excerpt at jeanettecollinsauthorpage.com
I spent my career as a painter and sculptor in New York City, and San Francisco. In Washington, DC., I went on painting and did sculpture for six years at The Corcoran School. I have a BFA in Studio Art, which means I know a little about a lot, and a lot about a little.
I came to New Mexico in 1995. In 2004, I began to write full-time. I still paint, but writing fiction has become a joy. I wrote in my youth, but art captured my energies and it took me a long time to get back.
I married David Collins, a physician, who died in 2009. Our daughter, Elizabeth Collins, is an educator.
I write contemporary romance novels, which usually contain an element of mystery. Many are set in a fictional small community near Santa Fe, involving the local citizens, cattle ranchers and horse breeders, and others who wander in. Often a murder must be dealt with, so the impressive Sheriff and his two deputies figure prominently in the stories.
I strive to portray intelligent, introspective and self-aware characters, maintain a solid story line and I include a cheerful amount of sex. There are no billionaires or mega-financiers, and no product placement, just a glimpse of New Mexico life and folks you might like to know, solving their problems.
I write poetry,
Some of which
And novels of
Love and Conflict
You will find me.
'Elena Chavez', a novel of lust and honor, was released July 14, 2015 by Decadent Publishing.
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Also, please see my Author Page at: www.jeanettecollinsauthorpage.com