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Shades of Gray Reissue Released

Written by Vicki Hinze

On July 16, 2012


I just received word from Bell Bridge Books that SHADES OF GRAY has been released.

This is the reissue of of 1995 general market, military romantic suspense novel. Here’s a bit about it:


A deadly terrorist attack is taking shape deep in the Florida swamps.  It’s Jake Taylor’s job to stop it–and to rescue his wife from the perpetrators.

Laura and Jake Taylor have good reason to doubt they’ll live a long, happy life together.  He’s a Special Ops solider; she’s a former Special Ops Intelligence Officer.  She has an insider’s knowledge of the risks he takes.  Their marriage began as a practical arrangement:  he needed to keep his young son out of the clutches of an unstable ex-wife.  Laura knows better than to fall in love with her husband.  Jake agrees–odds are, he’ll never return from his next mission.  But when the dangers of his world engulf Laura, both find themselves fighting for their lives as well as for their marriage.

And a few reviews:

“Complications here go beyond the usual hurdles and make the romance more touching for being hard won.  And if the main action–Laura and Jake must combat terrorists amassing anthrax in the Florida Everglades–seems far-fetched, just read The New York Times. 500,000 first printing. (July)”–Publishers Weekly

“With her impressively realistic portrayal of the jeopardy faced by Special Ops members, dynamic author Vicki Hinze guarantees her readers an edge-of-their-seat thrill ride.  You want intrigue, danger, and romance?  Ms. Hinze proves she can supply them!” — Romantic Times

“Hinze slides into the major leagues with this novel.  Shades of Gray has it all:  adventure, romance, intrigue, and danger.  Impossible to put down.”
– Under the Covers

“Readers will have no doubts about Shades of Gray being a first class military romance leaded with non-stop action, plenty of intrigue, and a great romance.  Hinze demonstrates that she is the Chief of Staff of the military romance sub-genre.”
– Painted Rock

“Vicki Hinze’s new book, Shades of Gray, is a wonderful combination of romance, family drama, and out-and-out thriller.  Her characters are wonderful and vivid, the plot engrossing, and the setting is utterly fascinating.  A terrific read.”
– Anne Stuart, best-selling author

“A great story line that easily could sell as a romance or an action-thriller.  Hinze is clearly one of the leaders of military romances that emphasizes action, suspense, and romance.  A winner for fans of romantic suspense.”
– Affaire de Coeur

“Hinze does an exemplary job of weaving a terrorist tale full of romantic suspense and compassion.  Many twists and turns with the storyline coming full circle after some interesting surprises.  A great book from a terrific author.” — Reviewer, Sunny Adcock

“A roller coaster ride of suspense and terror.  Hinze may just have initiated a new genre.  A page turner from beginning to end.” — Suite 101

Read the first chapter here.

You can get a copy of SHADES OF GRAY at your favorite bookseller, including:

July 1998
ISBN: 0-312-97273-3
Bell Bridge Books








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