Monday, March 23, 2015

Devious - Teaser Tuesday and First Paragraph /First Chapter

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     Who's really behind the shooting of Officer Kleinschmidt? Author Jamie Richmond, riding along in the patrol car as an observer when "Smitty" is shot, is determined to find out. 
     If you like mysteries with strong female characters, humor and romance, then you'll enjoy Devious by Mark Love as much as I did.
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What's your favorite romantic movie made after 1980?
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First Paragraph (Prologue):
I can't believe I'm standing here with a gun in my hand. And it's pointed at his chest. My heart's pounding in such a pronounced manner you would think I just ran five miles. But there's anger mixed with the adrenalin coursing through my system.

Teaser (from 20% on my Kindle) (I love this description!)
As I parked beside the gate, the meanest dog I've ever seen greeted me. It was one part Doberman, one part German shepherd, ten parts ugly. In case the dog was as smart as he was ugly, I locked my door and stayed inside. 

Genre:  Mystery / Romantic Suspense
Book Length: 211 Pages
Amazon Link:  Devious (Book 1 of the 3-book Jamie Richmond Mysteries)
More About The Author: Mark Love's Amazon Author Page

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Jamie Richmond, reporter turned author, is doing research for her next book. Attempting to capture the realism of a police officer’s duties while on patrol, she manages to tag along for a shift with a state police trooper. A few traffic stops and a high speed chase later, Jamie’s ride takes an unexpected turn when she witnesses the trooper being shot. Although it is not a fatal injury, Jamie becomes obsessed with unraveling the facts behind this violent act. While she is trying to sort out this puzzle, she becomes romantically involved with Malone, another trooper with a few mysteries of his own. Now Jamie’s attention is divided between a blooming romance and solving the crime which is haunting her. Jamie begins to question the events that took place and exactly who could be behind the shooting. It was a devious mind. But who?

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31 comments:

Suzie Quint said...

Laughed out loud at the teaser.

My favorite post-1980 romance is P.S. I Love You. Great movie. (The book is just as good.)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hmmm, not sure about this one. Hope you enjoy it though.

Cleo Bannister said...

I do hope you enjoy your reading! Here is my Tuesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/tuesday-first-chapter-first-paragraph-march-24/

Beth F said...

The opener didn't grab me but the teaser made me laugh! Enjoy.

JoAnn said...

Not a genre I usually read, but that teaser is pretty funny. Hope you enjoy it!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I liked the beginning and the teaser...ten parts ugly, lol. I'd continue reading.

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grammajudyb said...

I would keep reading this one. My DH and I have been watching Longmire S1 and S2 on Netflix, now contemplating how to watch S3 without spending a fortune. So we like law enforcement stories.

My favorite romantic movie made after 1980 is Under a Tuscan Sun. I have not read the book, but I have watched the movie twice.

Literary Feline said...

The opening is intense! It would keep me reading. I want to know what she does next! I love a kick a$$ heroine.

A favorite romantic movie . . . Ever After. I love how Drew Barrymore's character isn't one to wait for the prince to be rescued. I took my daughter to see the new Cinderella movie this weekend and was surprised at how much I liked it. There was definite chemistry between the two stars. One of those movies that make you sigh in happiness at the end.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the sound of this one...you had me at "strong female characters, humor and romance."

My favorite post-80s romance movie: When Harry Met Sally. (chezraine@gmail.com).

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Sandra Nachlinger said...

I haven't seen this movie! Now I'll definitely add it to my Netflix queue.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've read this book a couple of times and thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It's one of my favorites too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I liked Ever After too. So sweet.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I can't tell you how many times I've watched reruns of this movie on TV. It never gets old for me.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's a good story that kept me guessing whodunit.

Heather said...

And you thought DEAD HEAT sounded gritty? LOL Good teaser, Sandy. So hard to pick just one favorite movie, but I'll go with the one almost no one else knows: SPEECHLESS with Geena Davis and Michael Keaton.

madamevauquer said...

Thanks, Sandra. I enjoy mysteries and when they're a series, that's even better.

Glad you stopped by mine for Dead and Gone at http://wp.me/pZnGI-lC and left your link.

Claudia Arroyo said...

I would be terrified of an intimidating dog like that too! I'm reading a mystery/thriller as well, I hope you're enjoying this one :)

Stephanie Witter said...

I love that description too! Sounds interesting and something I'd enjoy reading. :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm looking forward to reading the other two books in the series.

Stormi Johnson said...

Oh this sounds like a good one, great teaser! Thanks for stopping by!

Stormi

alisbooks said...

That's one intense opener! I don't think I could have stopped reading!

Taralei Griffin said...

Sounds interesting! Thanks for visiting my TT. :)

Lauren Marion said...

Sounds interesting! Loved the teaser!

Laura said...

Sounds good. The more I read about it, the better I liked it. Thanks for sharing!

Karen and Gerard said...

Love the dog description in your teaser.

Mark Love said...

Thanks for all the great comments. Jamie is such a great character that she keeps demanding my attention. She is definitely a girl with a kick butt attitude.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for stopping by, Mark. I enjoyed getting to know Jamie, and I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of trouble she gets into in the next two books.

Yvonne said...

Sounds like an excellent book! I want to read this one.

Laura Thomas said...

Those are some intense quotes. I want to read more. Always looking for more mysteries.

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Eustacia Tan said...

Eeeek, I would stay in with the doors locked too. Mean dogs scare me (even if they just look mean).

Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

Sounds like an intriguing read :)

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