Jacki Delecki

Descended from a long line of storytellers, Jacki Delecki spins adventures filled with mystery, healing and romance.

Jacki’s love affair with the arts began at a young age and inspired her to train as a jazz singer and dancer. She has performed many acting roles with the Seattle Opera Company and the Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Her travels to London and Paris ignited a deep-seated passion to write A CODE OF LOVE, a romantic mystery set in the Regency era. Jacki is certain she spent at least one lifetime dancing in the Moulin  ...See more >


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"A fiery, engaging mystery with a touch of the paranormal."

Kirkus Reviews


AWARDS, PRESS & INTERESTS

Linda Howard Writing Excellence Finalist, 2013: AN INNER FIRE

Rose City Writing Finalist, 2013: AN INNER FIRE

Pacific Northwest Literary Finalist, 2011: AN INNER FIRE

Daphne du Maurier Mystery Finalist, 2011: A Code of Love, First in The Code Breaker Series

Favorite author Too many to name: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Anne Tyler, Mary Oliver, Ann Patchett, Agatha Christie, Sir Conan Doyle, Eloise James, Lisa Kleypas, Mary Balogh,

Favorite book The Hobbit, Entire Ring Series, Pickwick Papers, Bel Canto, Accidental Tourist, Breathing Lessons, Sherlock Holmes,

Passion in life Dance, Opera, Theater


BOOKS REVIEWED BY KIRKUS:

MYSTERY & CRIME
Pub Date:
ISBN: 978-0989939102
Page count: 316pp

In Delecki’s debut mystery, a Seattle veterinary acupuncturist with an intuitive gift nearly gets in over her head when she gets mixed up in a fire investigation.

Grayce Walters’ two- and four-legged clients love and respect her for her gentle healing abilities, but she has a secret: She’s an empath who can communicate with animals—and with her dead sister. She’s fulfilled in her professional life, but her secret abilities and her grief over her sister’s death have steered her away from becoming close with other people. After she witnesses an explosion while helping a suffering dog at Fisherman’s Wharf, the dog communicates to her that a man intentionally hurt him, and she has no doubt that the same man is responsible for the explosion. Guarding her secret proves more difficult than she anticipated, however, when she falls for Fire Investigator Ewan Davis. After Davis’ poodle, Mitzi, alerts Grayce that her owner is in danger, Grayce struggles to protect him without revealing her ability. But Davis, a man who protects people for a living, can’t understand her motives, and it soon becomes clear that Grayce will have to be honest about who she really is. In her debut novel, Delecki surprises readers with the fact that small, gentle Grayce doesn’t need rescuing; instead, she repeatedly comes to alpha-male firefighter Davis’ aid. Although the heavy-handed portrayal of Grayce’s gay best friend James wavers between stereotypical and full-on caricature for much of the novel, the character ultimately subverts expectations while remaining true to himself. Overall, the novel is certain to delight romance fans and animal lovers alike.

A fiery, engaging mystery with a touch of the paranormal.

ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE:

A CODE OF LOVE, FIRST IN THE CODE BREAKER SERIES
Regency, Romance, Mystery, Historical Fiction

A Code of Love Threatened by French spies, assassins, and calculating suitors, can Lady Henrietta Harcourt trust the infamous rake, Lord Cordelier Rathbourne, with her carefully guarded family secrets? Cord’s passionate attraction for the indomitable Henrietta hasn’t diminished in his four years abroad, but neither has Henrietta’s memory of his libertine past. In his new, undisclosed position as Director of English Intelligence, Cord faces more peril keeping the brilliant Harcourt family of code breakers safe than he did as undercover spy in Napoleonic France. Henrietta’s brother, on a clandestine assignment in Paris, has vanished. In pursuit of the missing brother, Henrietta and Cord become entangled in a web of international intrigue, danger, and white hot passion. The Code Breaker Series! Men and Women from the class of privilege risk their lives to defend England against the treacherous designs of Napoleon. They confront disaster, scandal, and passion as they pursue their code of honor and love.

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ISBN: 9780989939157
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