Woohoo!! The fourth book in the Redneck P.I. Twila Taunton Series is almost ready for publication. Dedicated to anyone who has ever been called ‘fat’ — you really do rock!!
Here’s the cover and a short piece from the first chapter:
Here’s the cover and a short piece from the first chapter:
Politically incorrect redneck sleuth Twila Taunton is back in ebook format in all three books in the series and look out for book #4 FAT GIRLS ROCK –it’s almost ready for release.
Twila calls on her long distance lover, Harland and a vigilante biker gang to help.
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My cast of characters are a zany bunch, each with their own Mommy/Daddy issues, who will hopefully make readers laugh and will certainly make them think. Call Me Daddy is a story of family, the secrets they keep, and to what lengths someone would go to protect them. It is a sequel to my first novel, They Call Me Crazy, but can be read as a standalone novel.
As for the cousins and me, we all turned out just fine, because of, or despite our parents, depending on how you look at it. We get together as often as we can now and have decided we are going to be a family. We laugh together, we support each other, and we don’t dwell on the past. And hopefully, we aren’t damaging our own children too much.
Kelly Stone Gamble is an Instructor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and her work has appeared in a variety of publications. Her interests are as diverse as her writing. She is at home fishing on a river, riding horses in the mountains, reading on a beach, hiking through the desert or playing pirate with her friends.
Back in the day identifying a fiction book genre was simple. The choices were limited to romance, suspense, mystery, comedy, historical, western, etc. Most were identified with one word. Now, it is almost impossible to classify a book’s genre using only one word, as so many sub-categories have been created, originally to facilitate search engine keywords.
A lot of people don’t seem to know the difference between a suspense thriller and a mystery, so here it is:
In suspense, the reader knows what the bad guy (antagonist) is up to before the protagonist knows. The reader’s inside knowledge that someone is lying in ambush waiting for the unsuspecting character creates suspense. The actual ambush makes it a thriller.
In a mystery, the reader only knows what the primary characters know. If they’re hunting for a clue, you don’t know where they may find it, and if someone is going to ambush them, you won’t know until it happens.
My Redneck P.I. Mystery Series are romantic mystery/comedies.
My Zodiac Series are romantic suspense/thrillers.
Animals always play an important part.
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Virgo’s Vice, published in 2015 is seeing some good sales and I’ve had some great feedback. The only thing readers seem to have a problem with is that there are too many characters all introduced at one time near the beginning. I knew that when I wrote it, but I felt that I had to give readers a little early information about each of the 12 contestants in the reality show.
All my stories highlight social problems, and this one addresses the terrible way childhood sexual molestation messes up a person’s life.
Lexie King suffers from PTSD and has anxiety attacks, but she desperately wants to heal herself, which is the reason she goes completely out of her comfort zone by agreeing to work as one of the two camera operators for a new Survivor-style reality show in Africa. It probably would have worked out for her but for two things–the producer doesn’t play fair, and one of the contestants is the monster who repeatedly raped Lexie when she was a child.
I got a lot of the information from a person I know who actually was molested and suffered the same way as Lexie.
I love animals and always include at least one in my stories. Jake is the producer’s chocolate lab, and he and Lexie have a special bond.
Billy Murphy is a real life cowboy from Texas. He works on the family cattle ranch. Apart from being hot, with a small ass, broad shoulders and intense green eyes, with dark hair that hangs down to his collar, he’s tough and resourceful. He’s also kind and caring, which is exactly the sort of man Lexie needs. When I lived up in the mountains in Arizona I met some real cowboys whose lives revolved around riding the open range, herding cattle, and camping out in the wilderness. They wore spurs that jingled, chaps and cowboy hats and were all cute, a little shy, and respectful to women.
I joined Romance Writers of America in 2015, something I probably should have done long ago. It’s an organization for romance writers who are serious about their writing careers, and they offer a wide array of useful resources. One suggestion they make is that writers should get a critique partner–someone they don’t know, who will give an unbiased opinion of their work. I checked out the list of members actively seeking critique partners and picked Tami Lund because it appeared that she writes similar stories to mine. We clicked right away and I’m extremely thankful for Tami’s wonderful help and advice. She’s made some excellent suggestions and I’ve implemented most of them to improve my next novel, Scorpio’s Sting. I hope I’ve helped her in the same way. Strangely, after we had already started critiquing one another’s work we discovered we both have the same publisher–Soul Mate Publishing– and we both write for the SMP blog on Wednesdays.
I plan to post the first three chapters of Scorpio’s Sting on my website soon. In this story I address the drug and illegal immigration problems in the U.S. and in particular, the abuse of power and horrific crimes of the drug cartels. I hope to have this novel released later on this year.
This story tackled ALS and was released at a time when people were enduring the ice water over the head idea to make a statement. It also touched on human trafficking, and there will be another book which will go into this in more detail in the future.
I’m very thankful for the wonderful people who have taken the time to read and review Backwoods Boogie, my upcoming third book on the Redneck P.I. Series. A couple of people are still reading it, and here are the ones that have been posted on Goodreads only because it won’t be available on Amazon until November 14th.
Here is the pre-order link for Amazon:
Twila Taunton, redneck detective, reluctantly joins forces with her ex-fiancée to solve the mysterious murder of British resident, Janice Woodward.
Ella David is a lost soul. She is not really sure who she is or what she wants from life. She is in a relationship with the handsome up-coming rock star, Tom, but is it really love that she feels for him? And is he committed enough to their liaison to be faithful to her?
The only two truly meaningful people in her life are Wally, the elderly caretaker at work, and Adam Hart, a friend who shares her passion for chocolate and other treats that appeal to the sweet tooth.
This story is set in the time before the terms ‘politically correct’ or ‘sexual harassment at the workplace’ had been dreamed up. Ella is in a dead-end job as an advertising copywriter, with a horny boss, Peter Richards, who makes shameless sexual advances on the women he works with, and proudly boasts of his sexual prowess. Ella has thus far managed to stay out of his bed, but when she is in danger of losing her job, he tries to blackmail her into a ‘little arrangement” on the side.
Peter’s antics and the other eccentric characters Ella has to deal with put her in some hilarious situations. The book is well-written and fun to read.