Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Promissory Payback & Unrevealed by Laurel Dewey Blog Tour

Laurel Dewey has written two amazing stories about one of the most amazing characters I have ever "met", Jane Perry. I am so excited to share this amazing author and her work with you as part of the Partners In Crime tour.

As part of this tour I am happy to feature two books, Promissory Payback and Unrevealed. Both are fascinating glimpses into the life of a very "human" female character that I believe every reader can relate to.

Book Summaries:

Promissory Payback:

Laurel Dewey’s Detective Jane Perry is quickly becoming one of the most distinctive, dynamic, and unforgettable characters in suspense fiction today. She’s rock hard, but capable of extraordinary tenderness. She’s a brilliant cop, but she's capable of making life-altering mistakes. She's uncannily talented, and she's heartbreakingly human.

In this novelette, Jane is called in to investigate the gruesome murder of a woman who profited greatly from the misfortunes of others. The case leaves Jane little question about motive...and with a seemingly endless number of suspects.


In Unrevealed, Dewey gives us four indelible portraits of Jane Perry:

ANONYMOUS: One of Jane's first AA meetings leads her to an encounter with a woman in need of her detection skills...and a secret she never expected to uncover.

YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER: Forced by her boss to speak at a high school career day, Jane meets a troubled boy and finds that his story is only the beginning of a much more revealing tale.

YOU'RE ONLY AS SICK AS YOUR SECRETS: An early-morning homicide call introduces Jane to a mystery as layered as it is unsuspected.

THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM: Jane finds herself sharing a 2:00 am conversation at a downtown bar with an old acquaintance. Will the bloody night that proceeded this moment complicate Jane's intentions?

Filled with secrets disclosed and others desperately covered, Unrevealed is an absolute treat for all Jane Perry fans – four stories, all told from Jane's distinctive and unparalleled perspective.

About the Author:

Laurel Dewey was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is the author of two nonfiction books on plant medicine, a Silver Spur-nominated Western novella, hundreds of articles, the Jane Perry novels, PROTECTOR, REDEMPTION, and REVELATIONS, and the Jane Perry novelette, AN UNFINISHED DEATH. She lives in Western Colorado with her husband, where she is currently working on a standalone novel.

My Thoughts:

I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed these two stories. I am not usually a huge fan of short stories because they always leave me wanting MORE, but these really did a great job standing alone.

Jane Perry is a kick-butt character and while these stories are about some of the cases she has found herself investigating, there are definitely bigger messages and story-lines in these books. I loved how despite having NOT read any of the author's previous works, I was able to easily acclimate myself with the main character and what was happening.

I would highly recommend these reads - they are short, quick, and high-interest. I mean, everyone is rooting for the cops to catch the bad guys, right?

Laurel's FACEBOOK Page
Laurel Dewey on the Web

B-I-G thanks to Partners In Crime blog tours for setting this tour up and including my blog...please check them out HERE They are a great group to blog for :)

Check out where this tour is stopping throughout the rest of the week:

Next blog tour stop?

Wednesday: Reading Without Restraint

Happy Reading AND Blogging!

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