BTS Button Brooke Richards’ life has not been easy. She survived an earthquake that took the lives of her parents and a good portion of her leg. She’s done her best to recuperate from the ordeal, but hasn’t quite come to terms with everything. Every now and then, she’ll find herself mourning the loss of her beloved family and wishing she could go back in time to change things somehow. Deep inside, though, she knows that’s just wishful thinking.

Deciding to take a trip to Florida to both visit her best friend and also see a renowned specialist who can help her in acquiring a state-of-the-art prosthesis, Brooke finds herself looking forward to what’s to come. In her mind, her little vacation will give her a reprieve from the things she’s been going through as of late. It’ll also give her a chance to catch up with her beloved friends.

When her friends unexpectedly find a metal box on the sea floor after a routine dive one day, the trio is convinced that there’s more than meets the eye to it. Determined to get to the bottom of things, they schedule a second dive. One, unfortunately, that has dire consequences. Linda and her boyfriend’s boat suddenly explodes, leaving the pair severely incapacitated.

BTS BCGarrett Ciavello, a police officer, that make it onto the scene, comes to the conclusion that the blast might have been rigged. Brooke, on the other hand, isn’t so sure. Her friends have done nothing wrong. Why would anyone want to hurt them? Yet when an attempt own her life is made, she agrees to an unexpected dive with Garrett and a friend of his. She soon realizes he may just be right.

Someone’s out to get her and her friends. There’s something quite valuable down on the sea floor, but she can’t quite fathom as to what it could be. The only thing anyone can deduce is that someone wants it kept secret and will do anything to silence those digging their noses into the situation at hand.

Never-the-less, her curiosity has gotten the best of her. She knows she’ll need to discover what’s down there if she’s to rest easy later on down the line. The question is, how to do it safely without her and any one else coming to any further harm in the process?

The book hooked me in from the very first page. So much so, that I didn’t put it down until I got to the very last page. Joya’s style of telling a story capture’s the reader’s attention from the get-go and keeps the reader riveted to the intense storyline. I enjoyed Beneath The Surface very much and look forward to more of her work in the future.



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She’s fighting to stay independent–he’s determined to protect her no matter what…

Brooke Richards survived the earthquake that took her parents and most of her leg, but she needs time to regroup. A trip to Florida for a state-of-the-art prosthesis and to visit her best friend Linda seems ideal. But the trip turns traumatic when Brooke witnesses Linda’s boat disintegrating in a fiery explosion.

Police Officer Garrett Ciavello believes the blast was intentionally set to hide something Linda found on a dive. When Brooke offers her expertise in underwater archeology, Garrett accepts her help with the investigation. But since his fiancée’s death years ago, Garrett has become overprotective, and as they are drawn to each other, Garrett realizes he will risk anything to keep Brooke safe.

Brooke is fiercely independent. Garrett is fiercely protective. Will they heal each other’s wounds and find a killer…before it’s too late?



JF PictureAbout The Author:

Joya Fields has had over 100 stories and articles published in local and national magazines and her debut novel, BENEATH THE SURFACE, a romantic suspense, released in January, 2012. LOVE DELIVERED, a contemporary romance, is also now available.

Over the years, Joya has taught arts and crafts, worked in public relations, owned a daycare center, helped her children raise prize-winning 4-H livestock, competed in three marathons, and even spent a year as a Baltimore Colts cheerleader. Joya loves spending time with her high school sweetheart/husband of over twenty years, two very supportive children, and a pug who follows her everywhere.



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