Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blurb Blitz Tour: Kill Shot by Anne Patrick


This post is part of a Virtual Book Tour organized by Goddess Fish PromotionsAnne will be awarding a $50 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour. 


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?

EXCERPT

Kory heard a sound a few yards in front of her. She quickly scanned the area. Three rows of huge metal shelves lined the interior. She inched forward, peering around the corner of the second row. Mr. Urlik lay on his side, facing her, clutching his chest. His eyes were opened and his mouth moved, but no sound came out. A heart attack? She ran to him, knelt down on the cement floor, and took his hand. It was wet, slimy. She looked down and saw his hand covered in blood. Her eyes shifted to his chest. A large crimson stain spread across the width of his white shirt from a small hole near the center. He was breathing erratically. Experience told her a bullet had pierced at least one lung and he didn't have much time. She immediately pressed the heel of her right hand against the wound.

"I'm sorry," he murmured.

"Where's your cell phone?" Hers was in her backpack but she didn't want to waste valuable time digging it out.

"No time. Get out."

"Who did this, Mr. Urlik?"

He grabbed her right hand and squeezed it tightly. "You were right -- no accident."

His hand went limp.

Kory felt something in the palm of her hand, looked down and saw it was a key. She shoved it into her jeans pocket. A whizzing sound buzzed past her, followed by the unmistakable clink of a bullet ricocheting off metal. She instinctively threw herself over his body as another bullet struck metal. Kory felt for a pulse. There was none. She lowered her hand to his chest and felt under both arms and along his waist. I thought all PIs carried guns. Just my luck this one didn't.

About the Author: Anne Patrick is the author of more than a dozen novels of Romance, Mayhem, and 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.

Find the author online at:

Website: www.AnnePatrickBooks.com
Blog: http://www.suspensebyanne.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anne.patrick.98
Twitter: https://twitter.com/suspensebyanne
Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/author/annepatrick

Buy the book at: Amazon BN CBD Publisher


13 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Maria D. said...

Thanks for the great excerpt - quite exciting. I have to agree with Kory's thoughts that you would think most PI's have a conceal and carry license. I have a question for Anne as to whether she researched how many PI's do/don't carry a gun?
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Andra Lyn said...

another excellent excerpt! Thanks for sharing! There's a lot of excitement in this book!

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Anne Patrick said...

Great question, Maria! Most PI's are licensed to carry a weapon but not all choose to at all times. It would depend on the type of case he/she is working on. Since he was supposed to only be meeting his client (Kory) he left his in the glovebox of his car.

Anne Patrick said...

Thanks Andra Lyn! Glad you enjoyed it. Good luck!

Ingeborg said...

The story sounds very exciting.

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I like the new excerpt!

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Karen H in NC said...

Thanks for another great excerpt.

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MomJane said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt. I like that the heroine is so capable.

Shannon R said...

Thanks for another great excerpt, you left us hanging in suspense

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Catherine Lee said...

I hope that you don't still have any family in Oklahoma who may have been impacted by the recent tornadoes! The images on TV are just heart-wrenching.
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Mary Preston said...

It is a great excerpt thank you!!

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