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Presidents, Devils & Secret Sex Clubs (Video)

Local author, Allison Leotta, is a former federal sex crimes prosecutor. AllisonLeotta-portrait-150x150 That brings to mind a stereotypical image of a hardened woman, more male than female, tough enough to toe it with the big boys, and able to stomp down on the revulsion most of us would feel when confronted with the atrocities she had to face every day.

Well, the last two may be correct, but when meeting Allison, she’s more soccer mom than calculating crime fighter.  She is Barbie doll-pretty, tows her kids to book signings, and uses words like funnest.  Over all, Allison Leotta is adorable.

She is also one of the best authors out there.  Kind to a fault and always willing to give a hand to newer authors.

Gosh I admire this woman.

Please join me in this video interview and get to know a bit of the softer side, as well as the down right gritty, of Allison Leotta.

Allison’s newest book is Speak of the Devil and comes out today (August 6)!!

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In this thriller by “the female John Grisham” (The Providence Journal), prosecutor Anna Curtis must stop a vicious street gang before it destroys more lives—and her own family.

On the same night that prosecutor Anna Curtis gets engaged, a terrifying man known as Diablo leads a vicious attack on a brothel. Anna is assigned to investigate and bring “the devil” to justice. The challenge of her day job contrasts with the sweetness in her personal life, as she plans her wedding and shifts from being a single woman with a secret boyfriend to one half of a D.C. power couple and stepmother to a six-year-old girl.

The investigation soon leads Anna to MS-13, one of America’s most brutal street gangs. As Anna uncovers the full extent of Diablo’s depravity, she also discovers long-buried secrets, official lies, and a terrifying danger that comes straight to her doorstep. The facts she unearths in the case not only threaten her plans for a happy marriage, but everything she thought she knew about the past and present, good and evil, and the price of justice.

In this gripping thriller, Allison Leotta draws on her experience as a prosecutor to take readers into the back rooms of the US Attorney’s Office, the hidden world of the Witness Protection Program, and the secret rituals of one of America’s most dangerous gangs. Praised by top writers in the genre from David Baldacci to George Pelecanos, Leotta deftly weaves fact and fiction to create her best novel yet.

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About Diana Belchase

Golden Heart winner, and triple Daphne du Maurier finalist, Diana Belchase lives in Montgomery County just outside of Washington, D.C. Diana loves to travel and puts the places she’s visited into her books. Her current novels are set in Hong Kong, New York, Washington, DC, Paris, and that most exotic of all locales … the Maryland Ag Reserve. Join Diana at On My Mind for a look into life in Maryland as well as print and video interviews with bestselling and upcoming authors. Remember, Diana would like to know what's on your mind, too! She can be reached through her personal website at www.DianaBelchase.com..


2 Responses to “Presidents, Devils & Secret Sex Clubs (Video)”

  1. On August 12, 2013 at 9:02 am responded with... #

    Fantastic interview, can’t’wait to read her books andf I will share this post with my friends, I know they will be interested.

    • On August 12, 2013 at 10:35 am responded with... #

      Thanks so much, Ellen! I know you will love her books.

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