I'm so excited about this launch! My advanced readers LOVED it! Most said it was the best of the series so far. Even readers who had only read UNLEASHED enjoyed this latest installment. So if you're not caught up– don't worry, you can still have a blast reading this book… it's one of those can't-put-down, read-it-all-in-one-day kind of things 🙂 My personal favorite.
And to encourage you to pick up “The Girl With The Gun” this week I'm offering a fantastic launch bonus. Purchase “The Girl With The Gun (Sydney Rye, #8)” before 9/17 and I'll send you an ebook AND audiobook of “Death in the Dark (Sydney Rye, #2)”.
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Here is an excerpt from “The Girl With The Gun” to wet your appetite…
Suds slipped down my body and gathered at my ankles before traveling in a flotilla to the drain. The white, iridescent bubbles jiggled as droplets of water crashed around them. They popped one by one, the mass sinking into the pipe as each individual bubble lost tension and let go.
Letting go is an art.
And I am not an artist.
I'm a killer.
It's not for pleasure, though there is some of that. Lady Justice is tantamount to my god. I serve her single-mindedly, but there is no blindfold. I am prejudice, human—so human.
Would the world be safer with me under lock and key? One less terrorist wreaking havoc. Or more dangerous? One less soldier fighting for justice.
Blue barked. I looked through the fogged glass seeing nothing but gray shapes in the mist. Blue barked again and I turned the water off and opened the shower door, a cloud of steam coming with me into the room.
Another bark, a “hello,” a “there is someone here,” a “someone we trust” bark. Grabbing a towel off the rack I left the bathroom; making wet prints on the carpeting as I padded through the bedroom into the living room. Blue sat by the door, his large tail swishing back and forth.
He barked again, turning to look at me, his mismatched eyes bright with excitement. He pushed his large head against my hip, urging me toward the door with a soft whine.
Mulberry stood in the hallway, his broad shoulders taking up the width of the doorway. He wore a subdued yellow and green plaid shirt that brought out the same colors in his eyes. Silver and black stubble covered his jaw.
Blue pushed past me and wriggled his body against Mulberry's legs. The former New York detective broke his gaze from mine and looked down at my dog. He ruffled Blue's head. “Hey, boy.”
“I wasn't expecting you.”
Mulberry looked up at me, his hand still on Blue. “That's the first thing you say?”
He smiled and gave off a little laugh. “I figured I'd stop by and see you. We left things a little …“
“I thought I was pretty clear.”
“I'm not sure it's entirely up to you to decide.”
“I'm not sure about having this conversation in a towel.”
Mulberry raised an eyebrow. “I don't think you need it.”
“Come on in; I'll get dressed.”
He followed me into the living room, clicking the door into place.
I dressed in a pair of dark, indigo jeans and a white T-shirt, one of the few I had without any stains. Blue's tail wagged and his tongue lolled out. “Don't look so excited,” I told Blue before returning to the living room.
Mulberry waited on the couch. “You want a drink?”
I crossed to the small kitchenette and grabbed us each a bottle of sparkling water; cracking one open, it released that fizzing sound.
Mulberry came up behind me and placed his hand on my hip. I turned to him and opened my mouth to protest, but he shook his head.
He stepped closer so that our bodies brushed. His face was right above mine, his chin angled down, as I stared at his collarbones.
He fisted the short locks at the base of my skull and pulled gently so that my chin rose and our lips touched. His kiss was achingly familiar and electrifyingly new. The smell of him brought back memories I was afraid to face.
The pain of my brother's murder lanced through me; the paleness of his skin, the vivid red of his blood as he died—the gaping wound his loss left in me.
Everybody I love ends up dead. And not some gentle kiss into the night. They leave this world in violence and suffering; they end in misery.
I couldn't watch Mulberry die.
Was the pain of loving him and denying him worse than the ache I feared?
Mulberry's hand squeezed my hip, pressing our bodies together. His heart thumped so hard that I felt it against my breasts. Light danced behind my closed lids. My hands ran over his strong shoulders, caressing the corded muscles, before curving around his neck, intertwining and pulling at him.
Everything about it felt right, except for the consequences.
Mulberry's hands slipped under my shirt and he groaned against my mouth as the rough callouses of his fingers found my bare flesh.
“Stop thinking so much.” His lips moved against my neck.
“I'm trying to be smart.”
He laughed, his breath hot against my shoulder. “You've never been good at that.”
“You're all instinct.” A shiver ran from his lips over my skin. “You're overthinking this thing.” I closed my eyes and relished the way we fit, the familiarity and the danger, the tugging of my heart toward him. This love wasn't a controllable force. “Stop trying to keep us all safe, Sydney.”
“I have to.”
He brought his head up, his steady gaze held mine. “You have to keep yourself safe.”
His eyes narrowed as my voice failed me. He shook his head and smiled a lazy, sexy grin. “You're not going to prison. Only a fool would waste an asset like you.”
“What?” Fear spiked through me. “How do you know?” Blue was whining. “Just a minute, Mulberry.” I shook him and he just kept up that grin, that all knowing, glinting-eyed smile.
Blue's whine pitched up.
“Stop!” I yelled, rolling over, my sheets tangled around me.
I stared across the expanse of the king-sized bed at Blue, who stood next to it, a soft whine pulling me fully out of the dream. The height of a Great Dane, with the coat of a wolf and the long, regal snout of a Collie, Blue had one blue eye and one brown. His eyebrows were raised and pushed together, creating a crease at the top of his long snout. He was worried about me.
I relaxed into the pillows, staring up at the ceiling. Just me and Blue were in the room. Mulberry was thousands of miles away.
My dreams were getting more vivid. The soft rumble of thunder sent a shiver of panic through me.
I didn't look at the window, not wanting to see that the sky was blue and the Pacific Ocean placid. Not wanting confirmation that my mind was tricking me, again. That I was broken, delusional. Crazy.
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Hello, all! The countdown continues to the launch of the Sydney Rye Kindle World and this week we've got another of the wonderful launch authors to introduce to you.
And don't forget to sign up for the Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers Group to receive 8 free book from these talented authors. Now without further ado, please meet…
Renée Pawlish is the award-winning author of the bestselling Reed Ferguson mystery series, horror bestseller Nephilim Genesis of Evil, The Noah Winters YA Adventure series, middle-grade historical novel This War We're In, Take Five, a short story collection, and The Sallie House: Exposing the Beast Within, a nonfiction account of a haunted house investigation.
Renée has been called “a promising new voice to the comic murder mystery genre” and “a powerful storyteller”. Nephilim Genesis of Evil has been compared to Stephen King and Frank Peretti.
Renée was born in California, but has lived most of her life in Colorado
Please introduce us to you and your body of work.
I am the author of the Reed Ferguson mystery series, the Noah Winder adventure series for young adults, Nephilim, a supernatural mystery/horror novel that will be a trilogy (if I ever get around to writing the other two), and other stories. I’ve been writing since I was a kid, and I don’t think I could ever stop – I have too many ideas in my head and not enough time to write them all. Right now, I split my time between a day job as a business data analyst and author on nights and weekends. It keeps life busy, but fun. When I’m not doing either of those, I love to hike and ride my bike, play guitar or chase ballplayers for autographs.
How did you come to be involved in the Sydney Rye Kindle World? How do you know Emily?
Emily and I first met when I coordinated a box set of mystery novels, and we’ve corresponded ever since. She asked me to be a part of the SRKW and I couldn’t say no. I felt like it would be a good challenge to take two completely different characters (Reed Ferguson and Sydney Rye) and put them in one story.
What genre do you write in? Why do you enjoy that genre?
I generally write mysteries because those are what I most like to read. I like the whodunit aspect, and that the mystery is the central piece of the story. I also like series because you get to see a character develop over time. You’re invited into the story to look for the answers to that mystery, and you keep reading so you can figure out the puzzle.
Which character or characters do you plan to focus on in your Sydney Rye Kindle World contribution? What drew you to that character?
I focused on Sydney and Blue. When I read the series, Sydney is the most compelling character, and she is so different from the characters in my series. I thought for a long time on how I could set her in Reed’s world and see if she and Reed could work together, and at the same time, stay true to their own personalities and motivations. And of course, Blue has to be in the novella. Who doesn’t love a loyal dog?
Will your contribution to the world include one of your own characters? Please introduce us to them and your own world.
I set this story in Reed Ferguson’s world in Denver, Colorado, and readers will be introduced to him and his cast of quirky friends. Reed is a self-deprecating detective who loves film noir and detective fiction, and he wants more than anything to be like his hero, Humphrey Bogart – although Reed’s too nice a guy to ever really be like Bogie. Reed always manages to get himself into some kind of trouble, but through his smarts and wit, he gets the job done. He is engaged to Willie, his ever-patient fiancée, who sometimes lends a helping hand, along with Cal, Reed’s computer-geek sidekick and best friend, and Ace and Deuce, Reed’s not-so-bright but loyal neighbors. Many describe the series as lighthearted noir.
Is there anything else you’d like Emily’s readers to know?
I hope readers enjoy the blend of Reed and Sydney’s worlds.
A wannabe private eye with a love of film noir and detective fiction.
A rich, attractive femme fatale.
A missing husband.
A rollicking ride to a dark and daring ending.
Reed Ferguson’s first case is a daring adventure, complete with a dose of film noir, and a lot of humor. With a great supporting cast of the Goofball Brothers, Reed’s not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed’s computer geek friend, This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies is detective noir at its best. Follow Reed as he solves crime akin to his cinematic hero, Humphrey Bogart.
Great for fans who love a fast-paced, humorous read, without a lot of swearing or sex.
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Thanks for being part of the Sydney Rye Kindle World! Can't wait to read your contribution!
What is a Kindle World? Basically what Amazon has done is licensed popular series, for example, the Sydney Rye Series, Vampire Diaries, several Marvel Comics, and more. They then allow other authors to write in those worlds. So, I was able to write a novella, “Warrior Dog”, in the world of Lei Crime using the characters and settings created by author Toby Neal. I also wrote a novella in Russell Blake's JET Kindle World titled “It Takes Two.” Now other authors, including Toby Neal, will be writing stories that use Sydney Rye and her world.
That means lots more Sydney Rye stories with your favorite characters.
The Sydney Rye Kindle World launches on March 17th and eight of the amazing authors I'm working with are offering you their books for FREE. This way you can get a taste of what these authors write when not playing in the world of Sydney Rye. All you have to do is sign up for the Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers' group and you'll get eight amazing stories by best selling authors.
SO SIGN UP NOW 🙂
Happy release day to Five Kiss!
In this transmission….
Darling Price is learning to control her powers with the help of her new friends. But when Suki, a powerful witch she never should have trusted, throws Darling into a world ravaged by zombies, she is totally alone. Without the help of her friends Darling struggles to use what she has learned to protect herself and return to the world where she belongs. She needs power to do this but Darling must be careful not to take to much from the few survivors in this strange world. Will Darling be able to make it back to her friends? Or will she be stranded in this dead world?
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