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Synopsis

It takes a true artist to pursue his victims in the art of seduction, and Stowy Jenkins is no exception, especially with blood as his medium.

Stowy Jenkins, aka, Stone, and as Alaskans refer to him, the Snowman, is a true artist. His muse, Gigi, is the ultimate inspiration for his painting. Her rejection inspires him to use a very unusual medium…blood.

While art may be his passion, the taste for blood is his obsession, and multiple murders, the result.

Rookie, Detective Steven Quaid, is no fan of the Snowman’s murderous exhibitions. A twisted and deadly relationship bond the two men and neither knows who will come out of it alive.

About The Author

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At one time Alaska called to me, and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I’ve traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influence my writing.

Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two handsome sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!

You can connect with me here:

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The other books in the Detective Quaid Series include:

Murder, Madness and Love

MURDER, MADNESS & LOVE (Book 1)

A killer plays cat and mouse with a young widow against the snowy backdrop of an Alaskan winter. Branded a black widow after the suspicious death of her millionaire husband, Sarah Palmer flees Seattle for Anchorage. However, the peace and quiet she hoped to enjoy in her hometown is soon shattered. A killer is murdering Sarah look-alikes on the 14th of each month, taunting Sarah with a valentine of evidence. After her experiences in Seattle, Sarah is slow to go to the police. When she finally does, she finds Detective Steven Quaid—Anchorage P D’s hotshot investigator—has not only heard the rumors, he believes them. Worse, her aloofness and composure only confirm his suspicions. Is Sarah a victim or a very skilled manipulator?

Memories of Murder cover

MEMORIES OF MURDER (Book 2)

World damnation is a psychotic man’s goal, but two obstacles stand in his way, greed and a dedicated detective. Catching Alaska’s most notorious serial killer as a rookie made Detective Steven Quaid a hero, but falling in love with the victim of his last case tarnishes that status. While attempting to repair both his personal and professional life, he stumbles upon an unusual case–and an even more extraordinary foe: a man who believes he is Lucifer. An insidious man who delivers Quaid the ultimate choice: save his fiancée from an assassin’s bullet or stop the sacrifice of a young girl.

Murder and Obsession

MURDER & OBSESSION (Book 3)

Flames burn between a hardboiled cop and a gifted artist, but soon extinguish as another man’s obsession ignites into an inferno of desire, driving him to destroy the object of his madness.

Detective Steven Quaid is ready for new challenges as Anchorage’s top detective, but not until he marries the woman of his dreams on New Year’s Eve. Determined to give Sarah the wilderness honeymoon she desires, he turns his grandfather’s cabin into the perfect honeymoon retreat. After the final details are complete, Steven treks into the mountains to hunt. On his return to the cottage, instead of Sarah, he is greeted by several police officers and a bloody crime scene. Accusations fly, and Stephen flees into the wilderness, his heart racing and thoughts etching into his soul. The wilderness is unforgiving, but Steven faces it head on: Caught between a massive grizzly and a black bear in a deadly tug of war, he is barely saved from death’s door by the fortuitous appearance of his uncle. Despite surviving multiple injuries, Steven continues his investigation as he recovers, but answers don’t come quick or easy. Having enlisted the aid of his number one suspect, Steven faces a struggle that has become more than personal. This one just may cost him his heart.

You can find out more about the books and the author by following the tour HERE. You can also include your chances of winning in the giveaway.

Excerpt

Chapter X

Réunion

August 13th

The sun was bright, the temperatures had hit seventy-five, and Stone was getting on a plane for Morgantown, West Virginia, a place experiencing unusually cold and wet weather for August. But no matter, seeing Gigi made a trip to Antarctica worthwhile. He donned his sunglasses and headed for the door. His mother trailed behind him.

“Why on earth would you go back to West Virginia for your class reunion? You hated high school,” Stone’s mom said with hands on her hips. “You know I have an event this weekend. What am I supposed to do without you?”

Stone put down his suitcase, bit the inside of his cheek, and plastered on a smile. “It’s all taken care of, Mommy, I promise. I called a car service and asked for their most handsome driver. I also gave them explicit orders—you won’t miss me at all.”

“Did you?” She pulled his face close to hers but didn’t kiss him. “Handsome will have to do.” She squeezed his cheeks hard. “I know why you’re going. You have a date with that … that girl, don’t you?”

He rubbed his face to bring back the circulation. “You’ve been eavesdropping, you naughty girl.” He shook his finger at her. “Yes, I do have a date with Gigi.”

“If you marry, who will take care of my needs?” Her lower lip quivered.

“Now don’t pout. Gigi will win the title of Mrs. Jenkins only if she recognizes you as Queen Bee.” He kissed her on the forehead. “Now give me a hug goodbye. I’ve got to run.”

Giveaway

This tour-wide giveaway features both print and eBook copies of the four books in the Detective Quaid Series. The giveaway will end at 12 a.m.

(EST) on Tuesday, June 6.

The prizes include:

* Grand prize – Winner receives a print copy of all four books in the Detective Quaid Series (U.S. and Canada only).

* First place – Winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate.

* Second place – Winner will receive eBook copies of all four books in the Detective Quaid Series.

* There will be 3 runner-up winners and each will win an eBook copy of THE SNOWMAN or one of the other books in the series (winner’s choice).

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. If the widget doesn’t show up, just click HERE and you’ll be directed to the widget.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Yolanda on her month-long tour. You never know what you might find out.

 

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