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Never Tell

Never Tell

Selena Montgomery

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A thrilling psychological romance written by Stacey Abrams under the penname Selena Montgomery, who became the first black woman in the US nominated by a major party to run for governor.

Criminal psychologist Dr. Erin Abbott wants nothing more than to live a quiet life. That means no danger, no intrigue-and absolutely no romance. But when Erin suspects a serial killer is roaming New Orleans, her investigation throws her straight into the arms of the only man who can help her.

Journalist Gabriel Moss is hot to find his next huge story-and he knows Erin is on to something big. From the moment they meet, Gabriel senses that Erin is hiding something. One thing is certain: Erin's boxy suits and sensible shoes hide a delicate beauty waiting to emerge...and Gabriel is just the man to reveal the woman inside.

As they join forces to find the killer, Gabriel slowly seduces Erin with his soft kisses. But Erin knows their love can never be. For she is hiding a terrible secret-and if Gabriel reveals the truth, Erin's life will be shattered forever...

Never Tell

CHAPTER 1
MAY 2004 New Orleans, Louisiana


Humid dark hung over the boulevard lamplight as a pale moon rose beyond the trees. Cicadas began their nightly chants in concert with the cries of tree frogs....

Praise for Never Tell

“The intense byplay between Erin and Gabriel, as well as the search for the murderer, will keep you reading late into the night. This compelling story is an amazing combination of emotion, suspense and drama.” —Romantic Times

“An exciting roller coaster ride of emotions and passion that at no time eases up...an interesting and dramatic debut that is sure to have readers aching for more.” —Romance in Color on Rules of Engagement

“Selena Montgomery's atypical story deals with many sensitive subjects, and yet has an entertaining undercurrent of suspense and romance. As the story progresses, Montgomery takes readers deeper into the labyrinthine psyches of both protagonists and killer. The suspense is relentless...Never Tell is a well conceived, absorbing read.” —BookLoons

“Fans of romantic suspense will appreciate the innovative plot and adventurous language Selena Montgomery employs in NEVER TELL. Gabe and Erin are engaging characters, and the secondary cast at the newspaper, police station, and college round out the book for an interesting tale that keeps us guessing the killer until the end. A good beach read for the coming hot weather.” —NewandUsed Books

“NEVER TELL is a story filled with emotion, sexual tension, suspense and great characters. The main characters are African American, but the hero and heroine could be any race, as Ms. Montgomery has focused more on what's inside rather than the color of their skins. This story was gripping and kept… More…

“The intense byplay between Erin and Gabriel, as well as the search for the murderer, will keep you reading late into the night. This compelling story is an amazing combination of emotion, suspense and drama.” —Romantic Times

“An exciting roller coaster ride of emotions and passion that at no time eases up...an interesting and dramatic debut that is sure to have readers aching for more.” —Romance in Color on Rules of Engagement

“Selena Montgomery's atypical story deals with many sensitive subjects, and yet has an entertaining undercurrent of suspense and romance. As the story progresses, Montgomery takes readers deeper into the labyrinthine psyches of both protagonists and killer. The suspense is relentless...Never Tell is a well conceived, absorbing read.” —BookLoons

“Fans of romantic suspense will appreciate the innovative plot and adventurous language Selena Montgomery employs in NEVER TELL. Gabe and Erin are engaging characters, and the secondary cast at the newspaper, police station, and college round out the book for an interesting tale that keeps us guessing the killer until the end. A good beach read for the coming hot weather.” —NewandUsed Books

“NEVER TELL is a story filled with emotion, sexual tension, suspense and great characters. The main characters are African American, but the hero and heroine could be any race, as Ms. Montgomery has focused more on what's inside rather than the color of their skins. This story was gripping and kept me guessing to the very end. Ms. Montgomery is sure to be a must-read author. A very good read that I enjoyed very much.” —thebestreviews.com

“Fascinating...a winner!” —Romantic Times on The Art of Desire

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Selena Montgomery

Selena Montgomery is the penname of Stacey Abrams, the first black woman in the US nominated by a major party to run for governor. She grew up in southern Mississippi with two incredible parents and five fascinating siblings. She is a graduate of Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Yale Law School. She draws upon her interest in and experiences with social and economic policy, politics, and creative writing to fuel her novels.

Selena is now a proud resident of Atlanta, where she is a lawyer by day and a writer during every waking hour. As her alter ego, she is the author of several pieces on tax policy and social justice issues.

Selena is also an obsessive consumer of political biographies, every genre of fiction, good television, and film & movies (which are different). She is still mourning the passage of Buffy and the end of the Star Trek: The Next Generation franchise.

Selena Montgomery

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