Sydney Rye Kindle World-The Wife Line by Scott Bury

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Launch day went better than I expected. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a success. And tonight from 7-9 EST come join me and the authors for a Facebook party. There will be giveaways and you can ask any of the authors and myself anything you like. Today's author, Scott Bury, will be there to talk about his Kindle World contribution…

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This novella takes place between the events of Death in the Dark and Insatiable.

Sydney Rye thought it would be an easy assignment: trail Nigel Willem, a software company executive because his boss suspects he’s up to something with mysterious trips across Europe. Sydney thinks he’s just a boring businessman.

Then Willem is poisoned in his own home. Van, a mysterious young man with long, scruffy blond hair brings Sydney the dead man’s laptop, saying he knows who ordered the murder. The laptop reveals why Willem travelled: he was expediting human trafficking.

As Sydney follows Willem’s trail eastward, she finds more proof about Willem’s underworld contacts in pornography, people smuggling, drugs and murder. But the presence of the unpredictable, aggravating and irresistible Van may be more of an obstacle than a help.

Excerpt:

Chapter 5: Needle

Sydney could never get used to the police vehicles in London. Vans and cars seemed too small by American standards, and the green-and-blue Battenburg markings along the sides did not make her think Police.
What really jarred her was seeing four of them together, blocking the narrow street in front of Willem’s house, lights flashing in the early morning when she arrived to begin her long day of surveillance. It had been three days since he had returned from France, three dreary London days of watching a man go through the same motions over and over again. The only variation had been last night, when Willem came home later than usual. Sydney had thought he looked nervous. He looked up and down the street twice after he got out of his limo, and practically ran to his front door.

And now, the next morning, there were four police cars in front of his home and a woman officer stretching yellow tape across the entrance.

Sydney kept walking past without changing her pace, Blue at her hip. She hit speed dial. “Mulberry? There are four London Police cars in front of Willem’s house and the cops are putting up crime scene tape. Do you have any idea what’s going on?”

“We just heard from a source at the Police. Willem’s dead.”

“What the fuck?”

“Police got a call early this morning. They found him lying on his back doorstep. There’s no official word from the medical examiner, yet, but it looks like he was killed some time last night.”

“Any idea who killed him?”

“Nair thinks it was someone connected with the people you saw him with in France three days ago. You better get back here to the office. Things have changed.”

“With the subject dead, I guess they have. So the cops are taking over the case?”

“They’ll be investigating the death, yes, but it’s not officially a homicide case, yet. And Majors-Taurus still wants us to continue to find out what Willem was up to. Only now, we don’t have to worry about him finding out.”

“Just whoever killed him.”

“We don’t know that anyone did. He could have had a heart attack—”

“Not very likely at his age.”

“It’s not unheard of. Or he could have slipped and fallen. We don’t know, yet. That’s why you need to come back, sit down and talk about what we know and don’t, yet, and what to do next.”
London is getting into his head. He never used to talk this much. “I’ll be there as soon as I can.”

She and Blue were walking down a street of two-storey brick homes with small gardens in front of them. The pavement was wet with overnight rain, and Blue was doing his best to step in every puddle. They reached a narrow opening between the sides of two houses when a tall man stepped onto the sidewalk, nearly colliding with Sydney.

“Why don’t you watch—” she began, and Blue barked happily, his tail wagging.

Then she recognized him: long, tangled blond hair, bright blue eyes, broad shoulders. “Van! What the hell are you doing here?”

Van was dressed for London: long beige cargo pants and a red rain jacket that covered a tattered t-shirt. He bent down to pat Blue’s head. “Just workin’. Fr’instance, I know who killed Nigel Willem,” he answered. He straightened, looking down at Sydney’s grey eyes.

“What do you know about Nigel Willem? Who says he’s dead?” Sydney could feel her pulse in her throat and her mouth began to water. She pushed a lock of light blond hair behind her ear.

“You know, you need to work on blending in. Yelling at someone who almost but doesn’t bump into you on the street really screams ‘New Yorker.’” He turned and started walking in the direction Sydney had been heading. For no reason that Sydney could imagine, she fell into step beside him, Blue between her and Van.

Like what you read? Download the novella HERE

You can find more about Scott Bury, and contact him through his website, http://www.writtenword.ca, his blog, Written Words, and on Twitter @ScottTheWriter.

And there's still time to join The Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers Group to get 8 free books, including one from Scott.

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Sydney Rye Kindle World-Fatal Interest by Julie Gilbert

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It's Live! It's ALIVE! The Sydney Rye Kindle World is live! I am literally dancing around my kitchen with my husband, dog, and daughter I am so excited. And for the next week I'll be posting an excerpt from every launch title starting with…

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Sydney Rye and Blue find more trouble than they bargained for when they investigate mysterious break-ins at a posh boarding school.

Excerpt:

The day started normally enough. I got up, shuffled to the bathroom, threw water on my face, and did the whole morning routine thing.

That was the end of normal.

When I returned to my bedroom, I noticed Blue sitting bolt upright on his bed, head cocked to the side while he whined softly. Glancing over to see what had caught his attention, I followed my dog’s line of vision to the ghostly figure of a fair-haired teenage girl. To be clear, I don’t believe in ghosts, but also I don’t know what else to call a semi-translucent figure who glows with a blue-white aura and shows up at the foot of my bed unannounced.   

“Please do not fear me,” said the ghost. She held her hands out wide and imploring, going for non-threatening. Her British accent surprised me. Looking back, I think sharing headspace with that ghost has improved my vocabulary. It’s disturbing.

Heart slamming into my throat, I leapt toward my end table where I keep a gun. Sensing my unease, Blue immediately took a more aggressive stance and growled at the ghost. He sounded like someone had left an angry motor rumbling. The fact that he could see her reassured me I hadn’t completely lost my mind. I raised the handgun and centered it on the ghost’s chest. My brain scrambled for an appropriate demand or at least a good curse to sum up the situation. I came up blank on both fronts.

“I will explain as much as I can, but time is short.” The Ghost Girl’s words flew out in a steady stream one had to concentrate on to catch. “You will receive a call in a few minutes with a job offer, but I believe the task requires some explanation, hence my presence.”

“Who are you?” I demanded.

What are you? I added silently.

“Who and what I am matters little, but I see that the knowledge is important to you so I will tell you what I can.” The ghost slowly lowered her hands to her sides and straightened. “I am a projection. I do not exist here and now in your room, but there is a real me.” She waved for patience even as my mouth opened to demand a better explanation. “My name is Nadia Ayers. I can read minds, but I cannot control them beyond some very simple commands. Much like you, I seek to rescue the helpless and bring wrongdoers to justice.”

“What do you know about me?” My question held a tad more bitterness than I’d intended.

“I know you were once Joy Humbolt, but circumstances drove you away from that identity and forged Sydney Rye instead.” The smile she gave me was both knowing and sad. “I also know you find your past painful to discuss or even think about, so if I may, allow me to tell you of my purpose here.”

“Don’t let me stop you,” I muttered, laying the gun back on the end table.

Want more? Get Fatal Interest HERE

To find out more about Julie Gilbert, visit her at:

Email: devyaschildren@gmail.com

Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Julie-C-Gilbert/e/B002BMB2LG

Twitter: @authorgilbert or @jilliananddeli

Facebook: Julie C. Gilbert
Blog: http://julie20201.blogspot.com/ OR https://juliecgilbertwriter.wordpress.com/

Website: http://juliecgilbertwriting.strikingly.com/

The Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers Group is still up and running. Sign up to receive 8 free books now

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Meet the Kindle World Authors-Jennifer Harlow

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Hello, all! Next week is the big week! The Sydney Rye Kindle World goes live! We're having a big Facebook party on March 18th where you can ask me and the authors anything. More importantly there will be prizes and other goodies. As if the 8 free books you can get through The Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers Group wasn't enough. And this week's author will be in attendance. Give a warm welcome for…

Jennifer Harlow

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Welcome Jennifer!

Jennifer Harlow spent her restless childhood fighting with her three brothers and scaring the heck out of herself with horror movies and books. She grew up to earn a degree at the University of Virginia which she put to use as a radio DJ, crisis hotline volunteer, bookseller, lab assistant, wedding coordinator, and government investigator. Currently she calls Atlanta home but that restless itch is ever present. In her free time, she continues to scare the beejepers out of herself watching scary movies and opening her credit card bills. She is the author of the Amazon best-selling F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad, IPPY Award Winning Midnight Magic Mystery series, The Galilee Falls Trilogy, and the steampunk romance Verity Hart Vs The Vampyres.

Please introduce us to you and your body of work.

Where to begin? I've written over ten books, mostly in the urban fantasy genre, focusing on vampires, werewolves, then superheroes. I even won an award along the way. I have a straight psychological thriller coming out later this year with Random House Alibi. I also like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain, but then again, who doesn't?

How did you come to be involved in the SRKW? How do you know Emily?

I met Emily at the American Library Association's annual convention years ago. We got to talking at the Sisters in Crime booth and walked out two hours later friends. We keep in touch, and when this opportunity came up, I was honored she asked me to be a part of the event. I'm just glad she liked my novella Nemesis or I could have lost a friend.

What genre do you write in? Why do you enjoy that genre?

I'm technically a paranormal mystery writer, but I consider myself an urban fantasy and supernatural romance writer. Really my books tend to have elements of fantasy, mystery, thriller, romance, and action blended together. There's something in them for everyone.

 Which character or characters do you plan to focus on in your Sydney Rye Kindle World contribution? What drew you to that character?

I picked the big guns, Sydney and Blue with Joyful Justice in the periphery. Strong women with witty mouths on them are sort of my specialty so I knew I could do her justice. And where Sydney goes so does Blue.

Will your contribution to the world include one of your own characters? Please introduce us to them and your own world.

Sydney and Blue will find themselves in the land of superheroes and supervillains from my Galilee Falls trilogy but my heroine from that series, Joanna Fallon, gets to sit this one out. Instead Sydney teams up with Nemesis, a vigilante specializing in terrorizing and killing rapists and abusers. Like Sydney she doesn't have superpowers but they do get some help from White Knight, a character from the original trilogy. I'd say more about him but then I'd be giving away big spoilers from the trilogy.

Is there anything else you’d like Emily’s readers to know?

Here's a little taste from the novella coming out next week. Enjoy…

Sex traffickers, serial killers, and superheroes…welcome to the world of Galilee Falls, Sydney Rye!

Sydney Rye thought she'd wiped out the Cartel responsible for killing her friend Malina, but that was only the beginning. She finds herself in a new city, a city with one of the highest concentrations of superheroes in the world, with a new partner to finish the job and avenge her friend.

Nemesis knows a lot about vengeance. The self-proclaimed goddess of retribution has spent the past four years terrorizing the rapists and abusers of her city into submission. But the life of a vigilante is a lonely one. When the Joyful Justice Network asks her to aid Sydney Rye in breaking up a sex trafficking ring, she leaps at the chance to work with the legend. But Sydney isn't there to make friends. Can the women put aside their differences to wipe the villians off the map once and for all? Maybe with a little help from a White Knight…

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“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” –E. Burke

For Det. Joanna Fallon, it’s damn hard being a police officer in Galilee Falls, a city with the highest concentration of superheroes and villains in the country, and working under the specter of the city’s champion, Justice. It’s even harder watching her best friend, the man she’s secretly in love, with planning to marry another woman while keeping the growing relationship with her boss a secret.

When the city’s vilest supervillain, acid spewing Alkaline, escapes from maximum security prison, and an attack close to home, Joanna must contend with her increasing fear and prejudices while struggling to choose between her soul-mate and her new-found love.

With a coy blend of whimsy and vivid imagination, Justice delivers humor and thrills in an action-packed and edgy blend of comic book cool, fantasy-noir, hard-boiled mystery, and bitter-sweet romance.

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Love in the time of superheroes…

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius

The year since Galilee Falls lost its reigning superhero Justice has not been kind to Joanna Fallon. She's lost her best friend, her boyfriend, her badge, even her mind. The city of Galilee Falls hasn't fared much better with supervillain related crime skyrocketing to cataclysmic proportions. Deliverance for the city arrives in the guise of The Royal Triumvirate–King Tempest, Lady Liberty, and Lord Nightingale–who vow to be the heroes the city needs. Salvation for Joanna appears in the brilliant form of Dr. Jem Ambrose, another lost soul in need of saving. But salvation comes with a high price. When Emperor Cain, an old nemesis of The Triumvirate, decides he will stop at nothing to make sure there is no city left to defend, it is up to Joanna to rise not only for her city, for her new love, but for herself as well…

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Show me a hero; and I'll write you a tragedy.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hero and Villain.
Good and Evil.
Love and Hate.

Would that the world were that simple. Nothing is ever simple in a world filled with superheroes and villains. She may not wear a cape or have superpowers, but no one would say Joanna Fallon isn't a hero. At great personal cost she's saved the city of Galilee Falls from two supervillains, but has finally found a measure of peace. But whatever rises often falls, and even the city's champion may not be able to fight the cataclysm about to befall not only her city but the whole of the world…or even want to.

You can find out more about Jennifer at the sites below:

http://www.jenniferharlowbooks.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/jenharlowbooks

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.harlow.52

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4708453.Jennifer_Harlow

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jenharlowbooks/

e-mail: jenniferharlowbooks@yahoo.com

Thanks for visiting the site, Jennifer! Can't wait to read what you've written! (Okay, I already have and it was so good it made me cry. Seriously.)

Don’t forget to sign up the Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers’ Group to get 8 Free books from authors writing for the launch including Jennifer Harlow!

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Meet the Kindle World Authors-Scott Bury

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Hello, all! Only seventeen more days until the launch of the Sydney Rye Kindle World! I am so excited. I've read some of the novellas already and I've even teared up reading them. I can't wait for you to read them as well.

Don't forget there's still time to join the Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers' Group to get 8 free books, including one from this week's author…

Scott Bury

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Welcome, Scott!

Scott Bury can't stay in one category.

After a 20-year career in journalism, he turned to writing fiction. “Sam, the Strawb Part,” a children's story, came out in 2011, with all the proceeds going to an autism charity. Next was a paranormal short story for grown-ups, “Dark Clouds.”
The Bones of the Earth, a historical fantasy, came out in 2012. One Shade of Red is an erotic romance.
Army of Worn Soles, published in 2014, tells the true story of Maurice Bury, a Canadian drafted into the USSR's Red Army to face the German invasion of the Soviet Union. It will soon be followed by Under the Nazi Heel, the story of Maurice in the underground resistance to Germany’s occupation of Ukraine in 1942 to 1944.

Invited to participate in two Kindle Worlds, he published Torn Roots: A Lei Crime Kindle World Novella and Jet – Stealth: A Jet Kindle World Novella in July 2015.

In between writing books and blog posts, Scott helped found an author's cooperative publishing venture, Independent Authors International. He is also President of author's professional association BestSelling Reads.

He lives in Ottawa, Canada, with two mighty sons, two fuzzy cats and a wonderful wife who apparently has a high tolerance.

 

Please introduce us to you and your body of work.

It seems I cannot stay in one genre. I began my writing career as a journalist and magazine editor three decades ago. My first published fiction, in 2011, was a children’s story called Sam, the Strawb Part. Later that year I published an occult thriller short story, Dark Clouds, and my first full-length novel, The Bones of the Earth, a historical magic realism/epic fantasy.

The next year, I cranked out One Shade of Red a 60,000-word spoof of EL James’ baffling bestseller.
Army of Worn Soles is a memoir told in novel form, the story of my father-in-law’s experience in the Red Army in 1941, fighting the invading Germans. The sequel, Under the Nazi Heel, will be out soon this year.
In 2015, I jumped into two more, if related genres. First, Toby Neal, author of the bestselling Lei Crime series, invited me and a few other writers to write novellas in her new Lei Crime Kindle World. Emily wrote Warrior Dog for this Kindle World.

I published Torn Roots for the second wave of Lei Crime Kindle World novellas. Torn Roots features one of the most loved Lei Crime characters, Pono Kaihale, as well as some new ones I created for a twisting mystery/police procedural.

While I was working on that, another bestseller invited me to contribute to his Kindle World: Russell Blake. As soon as I could send the Torn Roots manuscript to my editor, I jumped into the JET spy-thriller Kindle World. Jet: Stealth introduces the titular character Jet, or Maya, to Van Freeman, definitely not a cop, just a guy who gets things done.
Interestingly, Emily has also written a Jet Kindle World novella, It Takes Two, as has Toby Neal with Jet: Nightbird. They’re both among the best entries in the Jet world.

How did you come to be involved in the SRKW? How do you know Emily?

I believe I was “introduced” to Emily through Toby Neal, who invited her to join an authors’ cooperative group I belong to called BestSelling Reads. I read or listened to all the Sydney Rye novels and enjoyed them very much. Emily and I nearly crossed paths again last January, when we were both in the Dominican Republic at the same time. However, we could not manage a face-to-face meeting.

What genre do you write in? Why do you enjoy that genre?

As outlined above, I can’t stay in one genre. What I enjoy doing is crossing genre boundaries. The Bones of the Earth is an epic fantasy that’s set in a real historical time and place. I plan to extend Dark Clouds into a novel that crosses paranormal occult horror with spy thriller. And the books about Maurice Bury are memoirs in novel form.

Which character or characters do you plan to focus on in your Sydney Rye Kindle World contribution? What drew you to that character?

Sydney is the focal character in my Sydney Rye KW novella, The Wife Line. Where Emily’s novels are written in first-person, The Wife Line is told in the third person with Sydney as the POV character for most of the book.
Of course, Blue is a major character, and Mulberry makes a couple of appearances.

Will your contribution to the world include one of your own characters? Please introduce us to them and your own world.

The Wife Line brings in Van Freeman and Earl LeBrun from Jet: Stealth. As soon as Emily invited me to participate in the SRKW, I knew I had to do this because Sydney Rye also appears in Emily’s Jet KW novella. In other words, Van and Sydney inhabit the same universe. Van is a scruffy but very good-looking young man on a quest: to destroy the international criminal cartel that murdered his parents. He has no formal training in anything but martial arts, but he’s smart. He just doesn’t know how to use a hair brush and is allergic to dressing up. Earl LeBrun is the former partner of Van’s father, an electronics genius who went into hiding after the murder of the elder Freeman. He now concentrates on making undetectable weapons, wireless cameras, tracking devices and other gadgets for Van. Oh, and rescuing him from the predicaments he habitually gets tangled in.

Is there anything else you’d like Emily’s readers to know?

I hope to continue with Van and LeBrun stories, weaving in characters and situations from other SRKW authors. I think it would be very interesting for readers to present a coherent universe, the way Marvel Comics does. But it would take a lot of cooperation. What do you think of that idea, readers?

Scott's contribution to the Kindle World will be The Wife Line. Read the blurb below:

Sydney Rye thought it would be an easy assignment: trail Nigel Willem, a software company executive because his boss suspects he’s up to something with mysterious trips across Europe. Sydney thinks he’s just a boring businessman.
Then Willem is poisoned in his own home. Van, a mysterious young man with long, scruffy blond hair brings Sydney the dead man’s laptop, saying he knows who ordered the murder. The laptop reveals why Willem travelled: he was expediting human trafficking.
As Sydney follows Willem’s trail eastward, she finds more proof about Willem’s underworld contacts in pornography, people smuggling, drugs and murder. But the presence of the unpredictable, aggravating and irresistible Van may be more of an obstacle than a help.
The Wife Line brings Sydney Rye, Blue and Mulberry across Europe to an explosive conclusion.

You can find more about Scott Bury, and contact him through his website, http://www.writtenword.ca, his blog, Written Words, and on Twitter @ScottTheWriter.

 

Thanks for visiting the blog, Scott. Can't wait to read your novella!

Don’t forget to sign up the Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers’ Group to get 8 Free books from authors writing for the launch including Scott Bury!

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Meet the Kindle World Authors-Simon Jenner

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Hello, once again. Another week, another Kindle World Author to introduce to you.

And don't miss out on the Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers' Group to get 8 free books, including one by this week's author…

Simon Jenner

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Welcome Simon!

Simon has always enjoyed writing stories, especially those intended to shock (mainly his teachers as a youngster!). He didn't take it seriously as a career choice until much later in life though, having trained to be a civil engineer and then an accountant in between. Luckily these careers, unlike lion tamer, pilot, brain surgeon etc, provided time for my mind to wander, and that wandering over the years turned into about twenty incomplete novels. Some of the better of these ideas are now coming to fruition, just far slower than he'd like! Outside of writing, he loves to watch tennis and follow the ATP and WTA tours as much as he can. His wife and son aren't so keen, so it's a constant battle for the remote control. He also loves a good film, and a weekly trip to the cinema with his son is a cherished event. He thinks the promise of the pic'n'mix sweet stand helps convince him to keep coming!

Please introduce us to you and your body of work.

Hi, my name is Simon Jenner and I write the Ethan Justice series of thrillers starring Mr Justice himself, his girlfriend Savannah Jones and American Earthguard agent, Herb Johnson. Together the three of them get into every scrape imaginable, and not without paying a high price, as they seek to take down terrorists of all kinds.

I am also writing The Evolved trilogy (Sci-Fi thriller) and am currently a third of the way through book two. These are set in a dystopian future that is a far cry from the world of Ethan Justice. The protagonist discovers he is not the wimp he believed himself to be (turns out he has an ‘Evolved’ mind that gifts him with extraordinary abilities) and that the last seven years have been a lie. But when his eyes are opened to the inescapable truths of a world he’d been protected from, has he just swapped one nightmare for another?

 

How did you come to be involved in the SRKW? How do you know Emily?

Emily and I were assisting each other with projects last year by agreeing to provide daily reporting on our writing progress. This association helped me to knock out my latest Ethan Justice book in record time and I believe Emily improved her productivity similarly. It was a very worthwhile exercise during which Emily was contacted by Kindle with the offer of starting SRKW. She asked me if I would like to write something for it and I agreed without hesitation.

As for how I know Emily, I first contacted her after reading and loving Unleashed, and asked her if she would like to be the subject of a blog post on my website. We have worked on a few things together since then.

 

What genre do you write in? Why do you enjoy that genre?

I mainly write thrillers – even my Dystopian Sci-Fi is thrill driven. I like to write material that gets the readers involved in the survival of my protagonists. At the end of the day, if it’s not about life and death hanging in the balance, just how important is it? That’s not in any way to belittle writers that deliver fantastic stories in the many other genres. I’m always looking for new stories to tell and who knows where that will lead me. But for now I’m happy dishing out death to those that deserve it until my wife buys me a gun and I can do it myself! Do I need to write a LOL here? British humour and all that?

 

Which character or characters do you plan to focus on in your Sydney Rye Kindle World contribution? What drew you to that character?

I love Sydney – she’s feisty, fearless and smart – and she is the star, so I’m guessing that’s what readers want!

 

Will your contribution to the world include one of your own characters? Please introduce us to them and your own world.

Agent Johnson from the Ethan Justice series will be headlining alongside Sydney. He’s also a rough, tough American so some sparks should fly!

 

Is there anything else you’d like Emily’s readers to know?

Only that I aim to treat their heroine with the respect she deserves and hopefully write them a story that will have their hearts pounding with excitement.

 

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In the morning, he’s struggling to remember. By the evening, he’s struggling to survive. John Smith’s risk avoidance policy just expired!

Waking up beside the gorgeous Savannah Jones, John is shocked to learn she was for hire, and he can’t pay the price – a thousand pounds or broken legs. In desperation, he turns to best friend, Mark, for the money. Only one problem – Mark has a dagger in his back.

John and Savannah are plunged into a dangerous world where wits and adrenaline are their only weapons and trust in each other their only certainty. As the body count mounts, they discover Mark wasn’t the person John thought, and his terrifying invention may well end up killing thousands, John and Savannah included.

A race to recover the missing invention pits the unlikely pairing against ex-SAS psychopath, Gregory Fisher, a man who will stop at nothing and kill anyone in his way to wreak revenge against the Government who stole his livelihood.

When Smith and Jones team up, the result is explosive.

Ethan Justice: Origins is a fast-paced, action-packed, character-driven crime thriller, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, cringe, cry and cheer.

To find out more about Simon Jenner, please visit:

http://SimonJenner.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SimonJennerAuthor

Thanks for visiting the site Simon! Can't wait to read your novella!

Don’t forget to sign up the Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers’ Group to get 8 Free books from authors writing for the launch including Simon Jenner!

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Meet the Kindle World Authors-Bev Pettersen

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Hello, all! As you know, before the launch of the Sydney Rye Kindle World I wanted to let you all get to know about the authors contributing to the launch. So every week I’ll be publishing a post with an interview with one of these talented authors. And don’t forget to sign up for The Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers’ Group to Receive 8 free books from some of the most talented authors out there! Now onto the next of these wonders…

Bev Pettersen

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Welcome Bev!

Bev Pettersen is a three-time nominee in the National Readers Choice Award as well as a two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® Contest. She competed for five years on the Alberta Thoroughbred race circuit and is an Equine Canada certified coach. She lives in Nova Scotia with her family, and when she's not writing novels, she's riding.

Please introduce us to you and your body of work.

My first romantic mystery, Jockey and Jewels, finaled in RWA’s Golden Heart and that recognition spurred me on to write seven more award-winning novels. In between, I’ve written a thriller novella, Repent, for T. R. Ragan’s Lizzy Gardner Kindle World.

How did you come to be involved in the SRKW? How do you know Emily?

I was honored when Emily invited me to participate in the launch of her new Kindle World. Sydney Rye is a strong kickass protagonist and it was fun to step into the world of vigilante justice where anything goes. It’s a great World to write in, as there are so many options for the backgrounds and characters. And when an author is having fun, usually the reader is too!

What genre do you write in? Why do you enjoy that genre?

Romantic mysteries with an animal or two are my favorite. The combination of mystery and romance keeps me interested in a book–whether it’s reading or writing them. And animals are notoriously unpredictable, just like that spark of attraction that can flare up between people and then go horribly wrong. Setting mysteries against a horse or dog background gives more color to my books and keeps me motivated to write.

Which character or characters do you plan to focus on in your Sydney Rye Kindle World contribution? What drew you to that character?

Blue was the big draw. I once had a dog with the same name and personality, and still miss him. He was multi-colored, part blue heeler and shepherd with the same character traits as Sydney’s Blue. So this was a chance to write in a crime world where he was prominently featured.

Will your contribution to the world include one of your own characters? Please introduce us to them and your own world.

In my Sydney Rye novella, Strange Behavior, Sydney and Blue end up at a California racetrack helping an abused groom who is running for her life. Sydney doesn’t know much about horses and cares even less about rules. She immediately butts heads with Rick Talbot, who is the bad boy biker from my romantic mystery novel, Backstretch Baby. He has his own method of solving problems and opposes her unique brand of justice.

Is there anything else you’d like Emily’s readers to know?

Congratulations to Emily on her exciting new Kindle World and also to you wonderful and supportive readers who made Sydney Rye such an international force!

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Sacramento Police aren't very concerned when fourteen-year-old Billy Tanner fails to show up for community service. Tossing a firebomb at a police horse isn't something they can easily forgive. But when the boy's grandmother convinces private investigator, Lizzy Gardner, to search for her missing grandson, Lizzy discovers that some animal lovers will go to chilling lengths to obtain true repentance.

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