Selena is an award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling author of Thrillingly Ever Afters and a teacher of English as a second language to students around the world. She’s a coffee lover, community builder, and world changer who lives in the mountains of Colorado with her family and her goldendoodle. Her favorite city is Edinburgh, her favorite color is purple, and her favorite shoes are Converse.
Selena’s books have won the national Reader’s Crown award and the Bookseller’s Best award, and finaled in the Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion award, the I Heart Indie award, the Kindle Book Review award, and the InD’tale awards.
When not writing or teaching, Selena volunteers with preschool children at her local refugee assistance center, and dreams of new ways to change the world one word at a time.
BRUSH OF DESPAIR (Dublin Devils 2)
Cian MacFarlane has a job to do, but it’s not the one his father Robbie gave him. With dear old dad watching night and day, Cian struggles to maintain his role as a deadly mob boss. His real focus is informing to the FBI, cutting deals with the Feds to keep his brothers out of prison. Cian is walking a tightrope on the streets of Chicago, and the only thing keeping him sane is Lila Rodriguez. However, Lila may have her own issues at work when her boss is found murdered, and she’s tapped to take over the dark website Rogue.
But when Cian’s brother Liam, the family enforcer, gets tangled up in human trafficking things really go to hell. Now Liam’s taking chances neither he nor the family can afford, and Cian’s desperate to find a way to save him before it’s too late. When the dangers stack up and Cian feels as though he’s the only thing preventing the people he loves from dying too young, hope can be a hard thing to come by. Can Cian pull off a last minute miracle? Or will his brush with despair become something more permanent?