Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Kill Shot by Anne Patrick - Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway

Today author Anne Patrick visits on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for the romantic suspense novel, "Kill Shot".

Anne will be awarding a $50 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so leave a comment today and follow the rest of her tour by clicking on the banner above.

Former combat medic Kory Wagner survived four war zones. Now she’s home and out of the Army for good and someone is trying to kill her in her own backyard. Just as disturbing is the handsome sheriff who’s on the case. Sheriff Sean Harding doesn’t quite know what to think of the decorated veteran that managed to outsmart an entire search party. What bothers him more is the body of a PI, whom she hired, was found dead in a building she owns. And Kory isn’t being very cooperative with helping him find the answers as to why someone would kill her sister and want her dead. Will he be able to keep her alive along enough to discover the truth?

Enjoy an Excerpt:

Sean followed the trail of blood to the back of the warehouse. She had definitely been hit -- question was how bad? Was she the one who called in the shooting? If so he didn't blame her for not sticking around, not when someone was trying to kill her. He was surprised she called the police at all.

He stepped out into the late afternoon sunlight. The last traces of blood were found halfway between the building and the edge of the woods. There wasn't any skid marks in the side parking lot indicating a hasty retreat, and there were no casings. Did the shooter have an accomplice waiting at the back door just in case, or did she manage to escape into the woods?

Deputy McKee joined Sean at the edge of the woods. "Find anything?"

"No. The blood trail ends over there. Judging from the distance between droplets she was running at a pretty good pace."

"There's only one car in the parking lot. Do you think they came together, or did she park back here?"

"They either came together or she came in soon after he did thru the front door. The trajectory of the bullets suggests she was near the front of the building when she was hit and exited through the back door."

"So she either managed to make it back to her car near the front of the building or she's on foot," the deputy said.

Sean looked toward the tree line. "If I were her and I had someone shooting at me I'd head for the woods. More places to hide than on a highway. Assemble a search team and have them start looking just in case. And notify the local hospital to be on the lookout for her. If she comes in I want her held for questioning."

Anne Patrick is the author of more than a dozen novels of Romance, Mayhem & Faith, including the award winning and bestselling WOUNDED HEROES SERIES, FIRE AND ASH, and TIES THAT BIND. Her books have garnered four-star reviews from Romantic Times, 'Top Pick' and 'Best Book' honors from Night Owl Reviews and Long and Short of It Reviews, and Five-Heart reviews from The Romance Studio. When she isn't working on her next novel she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling to foreign countries to experience new cultures and adventures. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she now makes her home in Kansas.

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  1. Thinking about bullets & trajectory & firearms in general, I imagine you had to do all sorts of research.


    1. Indeed, Mary. Research is the most important part in writing a book because you want your characters to be believable. Knowing people in law enforcement always helps as does talking with forensic experts.

  2. This excerpt makes me wonder how much experience the sheriff has and where he got it. Thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

    1. Training and lots of experience, Maria. Thanks for your question. Good luck in the drawing!

  3. The story sounds very intense and compelling.


  4. This sounds like a very exciting story. Thanks for the excerpt.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  5. What kind of research prepared you to write this novel?

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  6. I really loved the excerpt. I also enjoy reading the other comments. They all seem to really like this story too. It really sounds exciting.

  7. Congratulations on the publication of Kill Shot! It sounds like a very exciting book. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

  8. The plot thickens!


  9. You must have done so much to research all of the different workings of the story! Thanks for sharing the blurb and excerpt!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. I did extensive research in both the military field and law enforcement. Visiting with vets was by far the hardest part. I now have a whole new respect for our military and the challenges they face upon returning home.

  10. *Rubs hands together* I'm really looking forward to digging into this mystery!


  11. Sheriff Harding doesn't know what to think of this decorated veteran....Well, I do! I hope we see more female military heroes in books.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Catherine. In my prequel short story for the series you meet another female hero. Hope is a Blackhawk pilot. Her story continues in book five, which releases next year. You can download Christmas with Hpoe for free from Desert Breeze Publishing.

  12. Thank you all gor your wonderful comments. I appreciate your support! Good luck in the drawing!


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