Dangerous News*

A haunted police sergeant faces buried feelings when he must protect his slain partner’s sister—who is now a well-known investigative reporter.

Sometimes you have to risk safety to achieve what you desire.

Police sergeant Eric Sheppard is thrown together with investigative reporter  Samantha Channing after she’s assigned a story investigating arrest-related deaths.

Sam never wanted to use her platform to expose policing. But when her director assigns her a law enforcement angle, she must choose between principle or keeping food on the table for her kid sister.

Eric’s chief orders him to help with Sam’s story, hoping they can portray law enforcement in a positive light. The last thing Eric wants to do is talk about his partner’s death.

Soon it becomes clear that someone wants Samantha Channing to pay for her signature exposés. When a series of threats turn deadly, the only person she can trust is the man who let her brother down. Will Sam take refuge in Eric’s protection? Can Eric overcome his own demons to be the hero Sam needs?

*Dangerous News finaled in ACFW's 2017 First Impressions contest under romantic suspense.

*Stephanie is represented by Cynthia Ruchti of Books & Such Literary Agency.