Behind His Perfect Smile Introductory Poem

An introductory poem to my newest book release. Just for fun!

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New Release – Behind His Perfect Smile – Available Now

Hello Treasured Readers,
I am so happy and excited to announce I have a new book release today!  I sure hope you will consider giving it a read.
I don’t think I can name any one thing that inspired this one. Rather, it is a compilation of many different ideas coming together for a fast-paced romantic suspense with multiple mysterious and complex characters. I’m proud of the end result, and I truly hope you love it!
As always, please reach out and tell me what you think.



Ten years ago, Kenneth Landry killed twelve children in the Virginia Beach area. His wife was his last victim before he disappeared with his youngest daughter, leaving his older daughter, Michaela Landry, alone to face the horror and tragedy left behind.

But Michaela didn’t face it. She fled. She ran away from foster care and found shelter and a new life with a family on a horse ranch in Buena Vista, Virginia. An adult now, she’s left the nightmare in the past—until the morning she saves a little girl’s life and ends up on that evening’s news.

Everything will change in an instant. The past returns. A little girl goes missing.

Luke Ashtor is chasing the next big story. And Michaela is it. He’ll pursue her, her story, and her family’s legacy if he can keep her safe…

Because Kenneth Landry is killing again.


Olaf pounced on the broken doll’s head. He always wanted to play. Even at night when it was time to sleep.

His little tiny body rammed the door as he chewed the hair on the doll, and the door moved a little. Like it wasn’t locked. But it was always locked.

Nicole stood slowly, and made her way over one soft step at a time. She hoped the door was open. She was also scared it might be open.

Hands shaking, she gripped the knob and pulled. It didn’t stop due to a lock. The door creaked softly inward.

Why was this happening? Was it a trick like Ian would play? A test?

Holding her breath, she stepped out of the room. The kitten followed, attacking her heels with its sharp little claws and teeth. It hurt. Nicole didn’t make a sound.

She listened.

The house was quiet. Maybe Sky was asleep. Was she home? Was Nicole there by herself?

She didn’t know what to do.

On tippy toes, she made her way toward the kitchen. If Sky was awake, she would be there. Maybe this was a game?

There was no one in the kitchen. Nicole crept toward the front door. She tried the handle. Locked.

It had one of those high locks. She couldn’t reach.

She quietly snuck back to the kitchen and got a chair. It was heavy. She struggled carrying it.

It slipped from her hands several times. The scrape of the leg hitting the floor was loud. But she didn’t stop.

She needed to hurry.

As soon as she reached the front door, she climbed onto the chair and turned the lock.

Open. She could go. She could really leave.

She climbed back to the floor and slid the chair out of the way. Time to go. Where was Olaf?

Nine times out of ten, he was right at her feet. He wasn’t there now. Had the scrape of the chair scared him?

“Kitty, kitty, kitty,” she whispered.

She couldn’t leave her kitten.

She looked around. Where was he? Was he hiding? Playing?

She grew quiet and listened. Olaf was cute and playful. He could be mean. But he was never quiet.

No sounds came from the house.

She went back to the kitchen, looked under the table. Then she tiptoed back down the hallway toward the playroom. And that’s where she found the little furball. He was back to chewing the hair on the doll.

She reached down and picked him up. Time to go.

When she turned back around, Sky stood in the doorway. “Young lady, you are in trouble.”

CTR Blog Takeover – Quiz: What kind of leading male would you choose as your hero?

For fun, let’s do a quiz. It’s the girly kind you see in magazines like, Should I stay in my relationship? Who doesn’t love those quizzes? Take the quiz and let me know your results for a chance to win a free Kindle copy of one of my books! 🙂

Also, don’t miss out on my back-to-school chat! You could win a copy of my new release, Another Five Minutes.

Or, take a chance at a guessing game to win a box of handmade artisan chocolates! 🙂


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CTR Blog Takeover -All Day Event – Back-to-School Chat!

I’m guest blogging at Coffee Time Romance today! It’s a back-to-school chat. Click on over to see what I was like in high school. To enter to win a free Kindle copy of my new release, Another Five Minutes, leave a comment telling me what you were like in high school.

See you there! 🙂

This is an all-day event. Don’t forget to also enter my guessing game to win a box of handmade artisan chocolates!


CTR Blog Takeover -All Day Event – Chocolate and Book Giveaways!

I’m going to be in Coffee Time Romance’s house today. We’re going to start the day off with a chocolate giveaway. It’s a guessing game. How many pages are in the book featured on CTR’s blog? Give it a try! Good luck!


Another Five Minutes Signed Copy Giveaway

Have you signed up for my author newsletter?

GIVEAWAY alert!!! Anyone who signs up for my author newsletter by 09/29/2018 will automatically be entered for a chance to win a signed copy of ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES. Please keep in mind this is not an automatic gift for signing up. Your email address will only be used for author news, updates, and announcements. You may unsubscribe at any time. To sign up, please email with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. 🙂 A winner will be announced 9/30/18! Good luck!



The reviews are in…

Wonderful characters, kept me turning the pages.

Christine Woinich wrote the following review.

5 Stars

“This story caught me and would not let go! The instant attraction between Brooke and Scott was great but not the only pull in this story. I had to know what happened, who did it, and could not stop turning pages. I loved how Brooke’s deafness did not stop any of the story, love, danger, etc. keep her from doing things. Scott’s instant protectiveness made him a wonderful counterpart. From Brooke’s past tragedies to the current situation, I enjoyed the entire package. I highly recommend this story.”


Goodreads Review by Grady Harp

5 Stars

“…Destiny writes romantic suspense novels, and her concepts for stories are enhanced by the out of the ordinary characters she carves…Having created a deaf heroine whose live is lived in 5 minute intervals makes for a fascinating device for a romance…This is a stunningly original novel, well written and tense enough to satisfy the most finicky suspense story lovers. Highly recommended.” ~ Grady Harp

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I’m guest blogging at Romance Junkies today! Learn five fun facts about me. To enter to win a free ebook of my new release, Another Five Minutes, leave a comment telling me a fun fact about you.

See you there! 🙂



Also, my book tour continues today. Drop by any of the host sites below to enter a Raffle-copter to win an Amazon gift card. 🙂

August 27:

1: Bookaholic

2: Books Direct REVIEW

3: Christine Young


5: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love

6: Kimmi Love

7: One World Singles Blog

8: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’

9: It’s Raining Books


Published in: on August 27, 2018 at 8:36 am  Leave a Comment  

Author Reading – ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES by Destiny Booze

Would you like to hear me read an excerpt from Another Five Minutes? Please ignore me stumbling over my words. Lol. I hope you enjoy this section of the book. 🙂

Loving him is easy.

Fearing him is necessary.

Trusting him could be a deadly mistake.

Born deaf and living with an anxiety disorder, Brooke Hartley manages life in five-minute intervals. It’s all she can do to get out of bed each morning. She’s hidden inside her sister’s apartment for over a year.

Everything changes when Brooke’s sister goes missing. Her fragile world crashes. She is desperate to find her, and she’ll need help.

Haunted by a past he needs to forget, Scott Derrico keeps to himself until his gallery manager, Autumn Hartley, suddenly disappears. He is forced out of his isolation to help a woman that needs him with a terrifying intensity.

Scott tries to deny his attraction to Brooke. He doesn’t want to get emotionally involved but he craves her like nothing else. And, for her, he is a dark and sexy diversion to overcome her fear.

With a genuinely flawed and relatable heroine and a mysterious and protective hero, you won’t want this love story to end. You’ll beg…for another five minutes…

Another Five Minutes Giveaway alert!

I’m guest blogging at Just Romantic Suspense today! The blog title is What were you like in school? Click on over to see what I was like in high school. To enter to win a free ebook of my new release, Another Five Minutes, leave a comment telling me what you were like in high school.

See you there! 🙂


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