Loss / Grieving / Widow
Married or Established Couple
Nursed Back to Health
Medium (sex scenes are included and may use mildly graphic description)
Detective / Investigator / Bounty Hunter
Big City / Urban
Sexual / Gender Identity:
Butch / Stud
Black / African American
Latinx / Hispanic
child abduction, no sexual abuse but fear of possibility
As You Look
The Yolanda Avila Mystery Series, Book 1
By Verónica Gutiérrez
Gay Latinx ex-cop PI battles psychic tendencies to save her loved ones and her own reputation.
Former LAPD cop-turned private investigator Yolanda Ávila blames herself for her mother’s death. If she’d only followed her cop instincts instead of the juju—her random prophetic dreams—the perpetrator would have been off the streets and her mother would still be alive. The only salve against her guilt is Yolanda’s vow to reject that juju crap, and to solve cases using only good solid detective work.
But when her godson is kidnapped, his parents are suspected of murder, and a stalker pursues her wife, Yolanda finds herself caught between what she feels and what she knows. And as the danger escalates, so do her dreams.
If she wants to overcome the guilt, deal with her pent-up grief, and save her loved ones, Yolanda must confront the juju and learn to trust its place in her life. If she doesn’t, she risks losing yet another loved one.