Last night I had the privilege of being interviewed by Ken Weene on It Matters Radio, about my new Redneck P.I. Adventures book, Backwoods Boogie.
First I have to thank all three presenters — Ken, Monica and Kerry. They are so warm and friendly, it’s like being invited into their homes. There’s even a cat called Punky who manages to get into a lot of the coverage, which made me feel more at home since I love animals. We discussed the salient points of Backwoods Boogie — first about the unlikely Picadilly Tearoom — a British tea room in a little redneck town in Alabama called Quisby. Ken asked what they were serving I said probably cucumber sandwiches and scones with strawberry jam and thick cream. Of course the interview took place at my time 9:30 pm so I actually had a glass of wine in front of me. Monica was in central time, and hour behind me, and Ken was in mountain time, and Kerry in Pacific time. Before my interview, a very talented musician, John Cee Stannard was the musical guest, broadcasting from London, England where it was some ungodly hour of the morning. Some of my family members and friends attended and I wished I could have interacted more with them and the others who were there. We talked about Twila’s mission to rescue almost 100 abused and mistreated dogs from an illegal puppy mill, and her venture with biker Bart and his vigilante’s gang to take down a dog-fighting ring. It just happens to be Superbowl weekend and we discussed the fact that Godaddy agreed to remove their ad from the Superbowl because it depicted puppies being sold over the Internet — which is how a lot of puppy mill dogs are sold. Then we discussed my newest book, Aquarius Addiction, which had just been released the same day.
Woohoo! My newest romantic suspense thriller, Aquarius Addiction has been released!
Anyone who thinks God doesn’t have a macabre sense of humor answer this—why did he bring Andre Rossouw into Arlette’s life on the same day her doctor told her she was about to die?
Attractive FBI Psychic Arlette Xylander displays all the character traits of her star sign, Aquarius, being feisty, eccentric, freedom-loving, flirtatious, rebellious and unpredictable. She may be only five feet tall, but she epitomizes the old adage that dynamite comes in small packages.
Her emotions rage between denial, anger and tears when her doctor tells her she is suffering from a rare terminal disease. When hunky Andre Rossouw asks her to help find his sister who has been missing for four years, Arlette makes two decisions. To beat the disease and find a cure, and to have wild and passionate sex with him.
Then she finds out he has a fiancée.
Arlette’s country home on the banks of Bayou LeGue was left to her by her mysterious aunt Lucie, whom she never met, and whom her dysfunctional parents have never been willing to discuss. She often wakes in the dark hours of the night to hear ghostly voices downstairs, and wishes she could find out who they are and what they want.
A mysterious letter arrives from her aunt, hinting at a secret in the house, and her friend, Reay, agrees to research her home’s recorded archives, while Arlette plans to dig into her family history. She starts by visiting her aunt’s grave, where she finds a mysterious woman wearing a hooded cloak, who leaves in a hurry. Arlette’s instincts tell her the woman holds the answers to all her questions, but how can she find her? Click here to buy it now
Kristin, wife and mother of three, tries to be understanding when her husband, Michael decides to travel to Rio de Janeiro on his own. He hasn’t been himself since his accident.
The problems start when he disappears. Kristi and her teenage son, Josh, travel to Rio to try to find him, and against all advice, they head into the crime-ridden slums or favelos. After some very harrowing experiences, Kristi finds solace and a broad shoulder to lean on in Brazilian Federal Agent, Tony Lamazzo. But is he really to be trusted, or is he on the payroll of the cruel and malicious drug lord O Dentista?
The author has done a wonderful job of describing life and death in Rio’s underworld, and she ratchets up the tension to a terrifying climax. It was hard to put the book down.
Being an animal advocate, I was happy when the homeless kid’s dog found a happy ending.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Murder, Madness and Love Is Yolanda Renee’s first novel and she did a wonderful job.
Detective Steven Quaid is following the trail of a serial murderer. The only clues seem to point to Sarah Palmer, the recently widowed wife of executive Michael Palmer, who died suddenly in a car accident. Could she be a black widow? If she is, then why is someone stalking her?
The author has done a great job of creating a number of potential and very valid suspects, and ratcheting up the tension. The gruesome murders and terrifying stalking and kidnap scenes lead to an exciting and totally unexpected conclusion.
This is a great debut novel and I look forward to reading the next book in the series, which is currently available.