Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Life in Death by Harlow Drake Blog Tour - Spotlight

Today I am hosting Harlow Drake, author of Life in Death. (My review hereAt the end of the post there is a giveaway where Harlow is giving away 3 autographed paperbacks and a $15 Amazon Gift Card.  Check out this great novella and enter to win!




When a girl that social worker Kari Marchant places in foster care is brutally murdered, she’s compelled to learn why. Her quest for the truth pits her against friends and coworkers. As Kari works to solve the horrific plot, more people die. How far should she go to learn the truth—even if it threatens her life?

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 Excerpt:

"Where is she?" Luke Dolo, Patience’s father, pounded a fist on the table. 
His face had contorted into an ugly mask. His smooth, dark skin had a reddish tinge
 to it, either from alcohol, anger or both.            
For the first time ever, Kari thought about alerting security. She weighed her options. 
“Mr. Dolo, please calm down. As I said before, you need to speak to the police.”
 She slid Detective Nicolet’s card over to him. 
He stared at it, eyes dull.
“Just tell me what happened to her?” The veins in his neck bulged and pulsed. 
She didn’t respond. She couldn’t respond. It wasn’t her place to tell him his daughter
 was dead.
He leaped across the table, hands closing around Kari’s throat like a vise. She struggled
 against his strength and they tumbled to the ground. He landed on top of her. The weight of
 his body coupled with the fall knocked the breath out of her, but she continued to struggle. 
She scratched and clawed at him to get free. His fetid breath nauseated her as she fought to
 take a gulp of air. Soon dots danced in front of her eyes and she felt dizzy.
Detective Cobb had Luke on his stomach with his knee pressed into his back as he handcuffed
him. “Looks like I showed up just in time.”


Author Bio:
Author Harlow Drake was born in Kansas City, MO, but grew up in Denver, CO. She relocated to North Carolina five years ago with her husband, two dogs, and 16-year old twins.

She shares a birthday with the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte. In keeping with his legacy, she is currently working on taking over the world. Harlow's positive attitude and fresh take on life are her tools and conquest is certain.  She spends her free time writing, dancing, traveling and defending mailboxes from her 16-year-old twins’ driving.

Her debut novel, LIFE IN DEATH, is a murder mystery which pulls from real-life situations from her own family history. She felt compelled to share her story with the world while offering a thrilling, entertaining, and amusing escape for readers.

In keeping with her commitment to improving the lives of children, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her book will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club in her home state of North Carolina.

She loves to connect with her readers and can be found on Twitter, her blog, or on Facebook

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