Jill's Photo Tour
So, Jill is running a photo tour on her blog of the places that inspired her story. Go check it out! You also get to see what Jill looks like, and some cute pictures of her kids. Thanks to this photo tour, you will not have to work so hard to visualize the scenery and you can concentrate on the mysteriously memorable hot action.
My Blurb Tour: the overview
I'm taking you on a tour of my own through her blurb. First, the overview:
In a Southern California town ablaze with sordid secrets, a free-spirited wildlife biologist and a straitlaced sheriff join forces to investigate a suspicious killing—and find themselves getting a little too close to the flames…Shay Phillips knows her way around Dark Canyon. She’s handy with a gun and can track a wild animal with the best of them. It’s humans who give her the most trouble. And with a hormonally charged teenage brother to raise—and an admitted weakness for the wrong kind of man—they’re giving her plenty of trouble these days. Then there’s the matter of murder. As an expert on mountain lions, Shay knows to be skeptical when a local prostitute turns up mauled without a drop of blood near the body.Now, together with the town’s newly arrived sheriff, Luke Meza—a Las Vegas city boy with his own dark secrets—Shay must navigate a dangerous valley filled with angry ex-lovers, unfaithful spouses, and poisonous snakes in a desperate search for the killer. But when suspicion falls on her own brother, and her attraction to Luke rages into a full-on erotic affair, can Shay quell the fires inside her long enough to uncover the truth?
My tour - Close-ups on my favorite attractions of the blurb:
Sordid Secrets and a suspicious killing.I like books with secrets at the center. Especially when towns are full of sordid secrets. What could they be? The suspicious killing, at least in my imagination, might be related. A prostitute is killed. This, too, gives me ideas about the secret.
Sheriff with secrets
I direct your attention to exhibit B. Note that there is not only a new sheriff in town, but he has his own dark secrets. A straightlaced lawman with dark secrets. Hello.
In Jill's last book the heroine was the cop and the hero was the surfer. That was fun because the heroine was tough and smart. But this one has the hero as cop, which is a definite winning formula at the Carolyn Crane household. And that cop has dark secrets!
Weakness/expertise combo in heroine
You really have to respect a heroine with a weakness for the wrong kind of man. Or at least I do, in a sort of vicarious way.
Also, I like a heroine who has knowledge about things like this one does, because when I read books featuring characters who have areas of expertise, I find I learn new things, and I like that. She's skeptical because she has wildlife expertise, biotches!
Okay, I'll stop now before Jill gets totally annoyed with me. I'm sorry, but I can't wait to read this!
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