Monday, January 19, 2015

BLOOD & SNOW


THE SNOWMAN

Detective Steven Quaid's first case as a rookie.
Watch for its release in 2017.



It takes a true artist to pursue his victims in the art of seduction, and Stowy Jenkins is no exception, especially with blood as his medium.

Excerpt:



With trembling fingers, Stone tears open a package of duct tape, caressing the dull, gray roll before placing it onto the clean, white towels. A leather sports bag lies open. “Just a few more necessary items,” he mutters as he steps over to a rack on the wall.

After selecting three razor sharp knives, he unlocks the closet door. He gathers three syringes, and a vial of anesthetic, carefully wrapping them in a soft cloth. He places each one into the inside pocket of the bag.

A coil of twisted rope is snatched from the floor. Stone carefully measures and cuts the cord exactly fifteen inches. One by one he places each item into the bag. “Excellent…now for the final piece.”

Housed in a leather case, he lovingly places his new Nikon camera on top of the other items. “Now we are ready—so ready.”

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The Snowman, 
is a prequel to 











Light is a fleeting moment in the frozen north that is Alaska. Although the sun shines brightly during the Summer Solstice, Detective Steven Quaid struggles to hold on to what he holds dear during life's darkest moments, his love for family, and professional achievement. Will a murderous stalker, a self-proclaimed Lucifer resurrected, or insidious obsession prove more powerful than this dedicated detective? Three separate life-threatening situations. One determined man.




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20 comments:

  1. I love stories set in blizzards! You excerpt was excellent. This story sounds gritty.

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    1. LOL, that's right you do love when weather influences the situation! Love that!

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  2. Those knivse may be getting a workout soon

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    1. Very soon! I just want to know what my neighbors thought while I sprayed red coloring on the snow to take a picture of my favorite knife for the cover. LOL

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  3. Well, now, that was just dirty! After reading that excerpt, I immediately popped over to Amazon to buy the prequel, and it wasn't there! Dirty, dirty, dirty! (But I still like ya...)

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    1. Hey Susan, sorry, didn't mean to do that, I was just so thrilled to have created the cover for the story. A little snow, red coloring, and my favorite knife and there you have it! I just hope the publisher likes it....

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    2. I'm just messing with ya. The publisher will LOVE it.

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  4. Chilling! Looks like a good read for the winter.

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  5. It sounds fantastic. Very nice cover!

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    1. Thanks Christine, your new book looks fantastic, I can't wait to read it, and I did love Susan's review! She's too funny!

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  6. Wonderful Yolanda! I was gripped the whole way through!

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    1. Your line by line edit worked wonders! Thank you!

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  7. Nice. I like starting a thriller with the perp's POV. All t hat winter makes me cold.

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    1. Just perfect for the east though! He's a mean one, this perp!

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  8. Oh my, that's a chilling excerpt. A serial killer that considers himself an artist.

    Cover looks good. Immediately lets you know the genre.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  9. This story sounds chilling in more than one way. The excerpt certainly draws me in.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  10. I agree with the others, chilling. It's like peeking at a terrible thing, not watching to watch, but not being able to stop yourself. You've really entered his mind, Yolanda. I believed every word he said. Chilling, indeed.

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  11. Ooh what a great excerpt! And what a great setting. Well done!

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  12. That's a terrifying portrayal of a serial killer. Well done!

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