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Zero: No sexual content and/or mild romantic elements.

Mild: Mild sensuality, mild heat, occasional love scene, no graphic euphemisms.

Moderate: Moderate sensuality, moderate heat, increased frequency of love scenes, more graphic language.

Graphic: High level of sensuality, detailed love scenes, graphic description of anatomy and of sexual acts.

Extreme: Intense or extreme erotic scenes and/or language.

'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
--Miguel de Cervantes

2009 Lambda Finalist

Mexican Heat
#1 Crimes & Cocktails Mystery Series
AuthorLaura Baumbach
 Josh Lanyon
ISBN#978-1-934531-05-1 (print) $15.99
 978-1-641220-96-5 (ebook) $5.99
Release DateJanuary 2018
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Tough, street-smart SFPD Detective Gabriel Sandalini is willing to do whatever it takes to bring down West Coast crime boss Ricco Botelli -- including a dangerous, deep undercover gig as one of Botelli's hired guns. But Gabriel's best laid plans may come crashing down around him when he falls hard for the sexy, suave lieutenant of a rival Mexican drug lord. Turns out his new love interest may have a few secrets of his own: secrets that could destroy both men and the fragile bond between them.

This work has been previously published.

Winner of the Romance Writers Ink 2010 More Than Magic contest, under Erotic Romance .

Mexican Heat has won a coveted CataNetwork Reviewers' Choice Award for 2009. CataNetwork reviewers consider this book one of the best that they have read and reviewed for Sensual this year.

Mexican Heat has been nominated for the CAPA Award for 2009 in the Romantic Suspense catagory.

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