Monday, May 1, 2017

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die - #TeaserTuesday and First Paragraph / First Chapter / Tuesday Intros

Seattle Police Detectives Nick Winston and Pat Strom are at it again in Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die, Kelly Marshall's latest mystery. Nick is straight, Pat's lesbian, and the banter between these two characters is hilarious! 

If you like murder mysteries with a touch of humor and hot sex, you'll enjoy this book as much as I did. 

First Paragraph:

I kissed her eyelids, then gently brushed her soft, red lips. They tasted of cherry. Rising, pulling away from the body I had just ravaged, I gazed down at Kylee, her pale face peaceful, almost as if she slumbered. Pulling her legs apart, I exposed her for the whore she was.

Teaser (from 20% on my Kindle):
"Winston? Don't take that misogynist to interview Sofia. She'll eat him for breakfast."

Genre: Mystery (Rated R)
Amazon Link: Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
Book Length: 332 Pages
Author Website: Kelly Marshall Books

Synopsis (from Amazon):
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die is the third book in the Winston and Strom Novels. Author of 70 books and owner of Venture Galleries, an online marketing and promotional company, Caleb Pirtle lll writes of Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die. “Kelly Marshall writes compelling mysteries and dares you to come along for a ride you will never forget. Tension traps you immediately, then the intensity is strangled with fear. In Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die, I found myself walking the same dark streets where a serial killer walked, the same deadly streets where the lives of beautiful girls can fall without warning into the frightening chill of a nightmare that ends only when they take their final breaths. Detectives know a murderer will strike again, and time, like life itself, is a precious commodity that is quickly running out. Each new sundown may be someone’s last. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die is a haunting, terrifying journey, and I dare you to breathe during the final fifty pages.

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FYI:
I've featured two of Kelly Marshall's books on my blog before. Links:
6 White Roses - A Winston & Strom Mystery (originally titled Millstone)
and 
The Chair
                                       
Full disclosure: Kelly Marshall is a member of my Puyallup, Washington, writing group.


25 comments:

karen said...

You had me until the "hot sex" part which I would just skim over until it had passed. I'm glad you liked it, though!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for stopping by, Karen. I read a variety of books - some sweet and some sexy. If the story is good and the sexy parts fit with the story, I'm okay with those kinds of scenes...but I know everyone isn't. That's why I mentioned that in my comments.

Margot said...

I'll say ditto to what Karen said above. I love that the author is someone that you know. I'd read it for that reason.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

My Puyallup writing group is eclectic with each member writing in a different genre: fantasy, historical fiction, romance, memoir, and edgy police mystery. We each bring something different to the table, and it's fun!

Cleo Bannister said...

Ooh that last sentence certainly grabs you by the throat - yes, I'm interested to read a little bit more!

Emma Littlefield said...

Not a series I've heard of but sounds like one I might enjoy. Will keep my eye out.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I have to give this series a try! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds enticing...and grim, too. I like how humorous banter can lighten dark events. We used to have dark humor in my social work days, too.

Thanks for sharing..and here's mine: “VIVIAN IN RED”

Beth F said...

Gulp! Sounds intense.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree about dark humor. It gives the reader a breather in the middle of intensity.

Laura Agnella said...

I was also in until the "hot sex" part. I don't really mind sex in a book but I like it to be written more, shall I say, tastefully. lol. I hope you enjoy it though! Have a great day!
Laura :)
My FPFC Tuesday

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Nick Winston and Pat Strom are great characters. They have their conflicts, but they work well together as a team to solve murders.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The sexy parts work well with these characters. They're not erotica, but they're definitely spicy!

Yvonne said...

I haven't read this author, but it's definitely a genre I would enjoy.

Vicki said...

Too much sexiness for me, I like my books to be sexless.

sjhigbee said...

This sounds lovely - but I'm a tad allergic to the hot sex...

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Kelly is a great storyteller.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sandra,

I don't mind when sex is included in a story, so long as it is relevant to the storyline, rather than the story simply becoming a cloak for what is basically an erotic book.

Having said all that and enjoying detective books as I do, I am not sure that 'Winston and Strom' are characters I want to read about.

Thanks for sharing your teaser lines anyway and I hope that you enjoy the book :)

Yvonne

Laura Thomas said...

I love snarky dialogue. Sex and murder, count me in.

My TT from The Samsaric

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hmm, that last line was unexpected - I'm on the fence about this one.

Greg said...

Wow that's quite the book title. Nice teaser too!

Laura said...

Love the idea of the humor in the story, but not sure if I'd read on. Glad you're enjoying it though!

collinesblog.com said...

I did not expect the last line of your teaser! Good one.

Swati Rohidas said...

I'm not pretty sure if I'd read on. Hope you are enjoying it!

Literary Feline said...

That's quite an attention grabbing first scene! From the way you describe the two main characters, this sounds like a fun series to read. I would definitely continue with this one and will be looking for the first book in the series. Thanks for sharing!