#BlogTour #ZooloosBookTours @ZooloosBT / #Excerpt : Songbird #Songbird – Gail Meath @GailMeathAuthor

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Today I’m on the ‘Songbird’ blogtour, organized by Zooloo’s Book Tours.
To promote this book I have an excerpt, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

Award-winning author Gail Meath writes historical romance novels that will whisk you away to another time and place in history where you will meet fascinating characters, both fictional and real, who will capture your heart and soul. Meath loves writing about little or unknown people, places and events in history, rather than relying on the typical stories and settings.

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Synopsis :

It’s all fun and games, until someone gets killed.
Meet Jax Diamond, a sharp, sophisticated, skilled, no-nonsense private detective. Or is he? Glued to his side is his canine partner, Ace, a fierce and unrelenting German Shepherd whose mere presence terrorizes criminals into submission. Well, maybe not.
But the two of them are a whole lot smarter than they look. And they have their hands full when a playwright’s death is declared natural causes, and his new manuscript worth a million bucks is missing.
Laura Graystone, a beautiful rising Broadway star, is dragged into the heart of their investigation, and she’s none too happy about it. Especially when danger first strikes, and she needs to rely on her own ingenuity to save their hides.
Join Jax, Laura and Ace on a fun yet deadly ride during the Roaring Twenties that takes twists and turns, and a race against time to find the real murderer before he/she/they stop them permanently.

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Excerpt :

Jax and Laura drove in silence to his apartment. Inside, he left her and Ace on the couch while he went into his bedroom and set her bag down. Then, he grabbed two bottles of beer from the icebox. When he entered the living room, Ace had laid his head in Laura’s lap, and she was petting him. He handed her the bottle and sat on the other side of her.
“Who would have ransacked my apartment, Jax?” she asked softly.
“Let’s not talk about it now. You’re safe here.”
Laura suddenly leaned forward, firmly set the bottle of beer down on the table, and stood up, startling both Jax and Ace. “There’s something you aren’t telling me, isn’t there? You’re always making some wisecrack to lighten the mood, especially in a precarious situation. You haven’t done that once tonight. So, I know you’re keeping something from me. Like when you didn’t tell me that we were being followed at the amusement park. But I’m directly involved now, Jax, so I need you to tell me.”
He watched her. “You’re right. I didn’t realize how well you’re getting to know me. Last week, I was more honest and open with you about the case than I was with Murph. But things are different now. I care about you, Laura, and I guess because of that, and the fact that you are directly involved, I’ve lost my sense of humor.”
“Well, it’s too out of character for you, Detective Diamond. As corny as they are, I prefer hearing your wisecracks when things get tense. And don’t let a few of my tears throw you off. I’m stronger than you think.”
“Oh, I know you are, Miss Graystone. And I will tell you everything that happened today but in the morning. There isn’t anything that either of us can do about it right now since it’s nearly one o’clock. I’ll make us a nice breakfast tomorrow, and we’ll have a long talk to figure out what we do next. I promise.”
She smiled at him. “Thank you. Now, who gets the bed?”
“You do, of course. I have extra blankets and pillows in the cupboard. Ace and I will be just fine and dandy sleeping out here on this small, hard sofa.”
She stood up and headed for the bedroom. “Good night, Jax.”
Ace leaped down and followed her. He glanced back at Jax for a second, then slipped inside the room just before Laura closed the door.
“Find friend you are, Ace,” Jax grumbled.

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  1. gailmeath

    Thank you very much!

    Heel erg bedankt voor het plaatsen van mijn boek op uw mooie site. Ik ben u zeer dankbaar. (Ik heb een beetje Nederlands geleerd door een fictief verslag te schrijven van de middeleeuwse gravin, Jacqueline van Holland:)

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