The first book in Emilia Finn’s captivating Checkmate series, Pawns in the Bishop’s Game is available now!
*Available with Kindle Unlimited!*
How do you protect the girl, when the most dangerous threat in her life is you?
Kane Bishop is a professional enforcer, smuggler, all-around law breaker, and the latest resident of a tiny town hidden by mountains and forest.
His job is to keep his kingpin boss safe and off the local law enforcement’s radar.
But when Jessica Lenaghan – immediate family to the police that just won’t mind their own damn business – steps into Kane’s world, his protective instincts take a wild one-eighty and his focus shifts to someone other than the man he works for.
Jess is months away from sitting the bar exam, but she has a point to prove: she doesn’t always have to be the good, dependable girl in the family.
But dipping her toes into Kane’s world turns into something she never anticipated.
When drugs, guns, and wh*res are involved, all bets are off.
Join the crew on a nail-biting ride of adrenaline, murder, and one good-girl shooting at her bad-boy because he annoyed her one too many times.
Heather’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:
Wow! Emilia Finn is a new to me author. She did not disappoint with Pawn’s In The Bishop’s Game. It is the first book in the Checkmate series, and is full of twists and turns that will leave you guessing.
We meet Kane Bishop an enforcer to one of the underground’s biggest criminal bosses. Enter our girl of the hour Jess, she is supposed to be investigating Kane, and building a case of all his criminal activities. Well lets just say she tries to take things into her own hands in the investigation department. There is not a dull moment once these two meet. There is something about coveting someone or something that should be forbidden.
The author spins a web that pulls you in from the beginning. Nothing is as it seems in this book which I love. I love a good story that keeps me interested, and flows seamlessly.
About the Author
Emilia Finn is an Australian author based on the East Coast of NSW. She’s a mum to toddlers, wife to a stubborn man, and an all-around badass who forgets to slow down and enjoy the small things in life – except coffee. She enjoys the shit out of that.
She was an accountant back when she wanted to be corporate and was ‘supposed’ to stack up to expectations, but three years into that degree, she realized she’d rather wipe her ass with chilli covered cacti than look at numbers ever again.
To curb her need to roll around in a hessian sack full of angry wasps, she trained and competed on the weekends and became a national champion and a not-very-humble undefeated full-contact fighter.
No, seriously. She’s not humble about it. Ask her! She’ll show you her trophies.
Fortunately for her, right around the time she thought accounting might literally send her insane, she married her long-time boyfriend, honeymooned for six weeks in Scotland, and came home pregnant with a red-haired baby. (Ha! That’s actually true.)
Accounting was replaced with babies; diapers, boob milk, snot on every surface. She had a second baby (brown hair) two years after the first, and all the while, she trained and competed and tried to maintain that undefeated fighting streak.
When her little girl was seven months old, Emilia busted her knee during a training session, was told to sit down for a while to let it heal, and that’s when she dusted off her old laptop and started typing Bobby and Kit’s story.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Emilia’s knee never recovered enough for competition after that, though she still enjoys training. But her passion for fighting was replaced with a burning need to write.
In between writing, mom’ing, and wifing, she’s also her husband’s company accountant. (Ha! Joke’s on her.) But it’s not so bad, because whenever he gets annoying, she reminds him who is ACTUALLY the boss around here.