Miami Beat III: Illusions by Frederica Burden
Mirror, mirror on the wall…someone’s shooting star is bound to fall. Will one go down, or will they all? Sidney Stevens has a front row seat to the destruction of everyone she loves. Her family is poised to drive her absolutely crazy as she runs from one person to the other, extinguishing fires. Sidney faces the ultimate betrayal when her brother exposes the love of her life and his heinous crimes. Now she is forced to decide between what her heart feels and what her mind knows to be true.
Chief of Police Marcus J. Mystic has his hands full with a maniacal wife who is hot and heavy on his heels. Vondra has escaped the North Florida Mental Hospital with a plan and a purpose. If the authorities don’t capture her soon, they will all be doomed. Mystic also grapples with his love affair with Sidney. Their once sizzling union has now been doused with ice-cold reality due to accusations levied against Mystic by Randy Jr. Sadly, Mystic’s list of critics is growing longer by the minute. It’s a race against time to see who gets to him first.
Can Mystic convince Sidney of the truth before it’s too late?
Locked away in prison, Randy Jr. faces his own version of hell as he stares down a hefty sentence for murder. He is desperate to get out of prison and settle the score with his enemies. Will prison be the distraction that he needs to get his life together or just another place for his sins to incubate?
Spencer thought that he was off the hook for Linda’s murder, but now he finds himself in a battle for his own life. Spencer has to prove to everyone that he isn’t the killer, but he isn’t entirely convinced of his own innocence. Luckily, he has Artie in his corner.
Artie Garcia has been an integral person in everyone’s life, but deep within the recesses of his heart, he holds secrets that threaten to destroy him. As he vies for Sidney’s affections and aspires for a higher position on the force, Artie tests the bounds of friendship and loyalty to see his goals manifest. The games that he plays will put his life in jeopardy. Only Artie can determine if it’s worth the risk.
Join the characters of Miami Beat III: Illusions as they return for another action-packed journey guaranteed to have you questioning whether what you see is the truth or merely an illusion.
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Miami Beat II: Dilemmas by Frederica Burden
The warm, salty, sea air of Miami blows in change for everyone that Sidney holds dear to her heart. After years of hard work and dedication, Sidney Stevens’ dreams have finally manifested to reality. The Academy extended an offer of a lifetime, and she is prepared to invest everything she has into her future, everything EXCEPT her heart.
Sidney’s heart belongs to one man, Major Marcus Mystic.
Major Mystic has demons of his own to put to rest. His wife Vondra is on a misguided pursuit of the love she once had with her husband. She will stop at nothing to get her husband and their relationship back to how it was, and she is willing to kill anyone who stands in the way. With his wife on the hunt for blood, Mystic faces dilemmas of his own. Mystic is forced to choose between his deranged wife, Sidney, and the promotion that he so desperately covets. Afraid to lose it all, he can’t imagine selecting just one.
Which will Mystic choose?
As long as Vondra is alive, Sidney’s life is in danger, and everyone she loves is at risk. Luckily, Sidney has her closest friend to protect her, but unbeknownst to her, he has dilemmas of his own to conquer.
After a night of passion that he can barely recall, Spencer has found himself on the wrong side of the law. Spencer only has Artie Garcia in his corner, and he’s petrified that Artie’s affiliation with the Department could shake his resolve.
Will Spencer trust his lover with his life?
The characters from Miami Beat: The Secret Society have returned with drama so hot it will have you sweating. As the body count increases, everyone is left wondering, who will be next?
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Miami Beat: The Secret Society by Frederica Burden
Welcome to Miami! When the sun-kissed beaches and clear blue skies fade into the darkness things really heat up. Miami nights give way to tantalizing temptations that can excite and coerce the darkness out of even the best of us. Sidney Stevens is learning this the hard way. A young, vibrant woman, Sidney is on a mission to pursue her dreams. Unbeknownst to everyone else, Sidney also has a goal that she will stop at nothing to see through.
Losing her father to police brutality at a very young age became the catalyst in Sidney’s life, setting her family on a spiral that she desperately tries to end.
Once an Explorer in the police department, she learned a great deal about law enforcement, which she intends to use to bring her father’s killers to justice. The only thing standing in her way is her heart. There are two love interests in Sidney’s life and she’s forced to choose.
Two is company…
Major Marcus Mystic is her former boss and her current love interest. Since the day she met him, she has been fixated on the handsome, intelligent, virile man. A complex man with an even more complicated home life, Mystic has secrets that could get them both killed. Will Sidney be the one to save him or will their love lead to destruction?
Three is a crowd…
Officer Arturo Garcia is her former coworker and mentor. A sexy police officer with a rough edge and muscular body, Garcia has had Sidney’s attention for years. There’s no denying the red-hot attraction between the two. There’s also no denying the secrets that threaten to explode in a fiery storm engulfing them all in flames. Everyone won’t make it out alive.
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About the Author
Frederica Paremore Burden graduated from Barry University (Miami Shores, Florida) with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing, and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, Florida).
She worked for 28 years with the City of Miami Police Department, in various units throughout the department, including undercover details. Frederica was also a calendar model for the Police Department. She has three (3) sons and currently works as an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College School of Justice.
A frequent speaker on the topics of corporate diversity and inclusion, self-empowerment, adult bullying and pursuing your passion after 40, Frederica Burden lives in Florida. To schedule Frederica for a keynote speaking engagement, online chat, conference or book club meeting via speaker phone, Skype, Facebook Live or Group Chat, Twitter chat, Zoom, or a FaceTime meet-up simply email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Miami Beat: The Secret Society was her debut suspense novel, followed by book two, Miami Beat II: Dilemmas. Miami Beat III: Illusions is the final book in the thrilling Miami Beat Trilogy. Books are available at online retailers in print and digital format. You can learn more about upcoming releases and events by signing up for her monthly newsletter at: http://www.FredericaBurden.com. Readers can listen to the Beat of Burden Podcast at: https://anchor.fm/beatofburden.
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