It is guaranteed to appeal to the less fussy readers who just enjoy a great escape and little adventure! Seriously, read the excerpt further down and you will see what I mean!!
Boys & girls, dudes and "dudelets" (yes, I just made that up!) please welcome....
Going home again can be deadly.
Suddenly jobless, enterprising Candace Downs returns to the parched and dusty oil-town of Odessa, Texas as a trainee for her cousin's towing company.
Rejecting the romantic obsessions of a maniacal stranger intent on capturing her heart throws her life into a terrifying spiral downward.
As the clock ticks, and her hunter ups the ante, the charismatic, handsome security consultant, Josiah Bradley, is determined to keep her alive – at any cost.
Will they win this harrowing cat-and-mouse game? Or will the unrelenting stalker bury them both deep in the desert?
Sounds like an excellent book packed with suspense, right? Absolutely!!
Dying To Meet Marcy?
Marcy G. Dyer is a Registered Nurse and suspense author. Like so many other writers, she began writing at a very young age, but never took herself seriously as a "real" writer until about ten years ago when she began taking courses and learning the craft of writing.
She currently has two novels from the Desert Winds Series available: Down & Out and Out for Blood
In addition to writing, Marcy is a freelance editor. She does editing for individuals, Desert Breeze Publishing, and Prism Book Group.
Marcy is an alumnus of the Christian Writer's Guild and long-time member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She hosts a small critique group for ACFW and is involved in two other critique groups. For anyone seriously interested in becoming an author, she recommends a strong, diverse critique group to help authors hone crafts.
In addition to maintaining her website (http://www.marcydyer.com), Marcy hosts a blog to help those with autoimmune diseases. While many autoimmune diseases aren't visible, they still cause chronic pain and disability. If you would like more information, please visit http://ragimp.blogspot.com
As followers of Jesus Christ, Marcy and her family are active members of Crossroads Fellowship in Odessa, Texas. Sermons are carried live via the web at our online campus - http://crossroadsodessa.tv/ at the following times on Sundays - 9:30 & 11:00 and 5:00 & 7:00 central time.
She can be found at http://www.marcydyer.com and http://www.facebook.com/marcydyer
Okay, first off, it's a coincidence that I am hosting two Christian Authors in a row. Second of all, I wouldn't change it if I could. This Author really is an amazing person too.
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Candace hunkered down in the floorboard of the truck. Why had she taken this job? She really didn't need to eat. Maybe if she had to do without food for a while she could fit into smaller jeans, like the munchkin at the western store wore.
A gunshot rang out, and Candace vomited.
"Great. Barbie just tossed her cookies." Beth Anne sighed.
Enough was enough. She wouldn't put up with the leprechaun's taunts any longer.
"I'm sorry if I don't live up to your standards, Dumpling," she snapped. "I've never had anyone shoot at me."
"Dumpling? You little--"
"Enough, you two. Quit acting like spoiled junior-high girls. If you haven't realized it, we're in a little bit of a mess here."
And if she ever got out of it, Candace would tell Carl he could shove his job. Everyone told her how dangerous New York would be. Right. She never got shot at there.
More shots rang out, and her hands shook. "Thank goodness we're in the truck. If they don't shoot the windows, we should be okay. Right?"
Josiah barked out a short laugh. "Don't know much ‘bout guns, do ya, doll?"
"Not really. I know gun safety, and I'm a good shot, but that's it."
"A bullet can go through the metal of the door." Beth Ann's tone grew snarkier with each word. "It may or may not have enough force to come all the way inside depending upon the caliber. There's your education for today, Barbie."
"Thanks for nothing, Dumpling."
Sirens sounded in the distance, and Candace prayed the police would arrive in time to save them. She couldn't die like this, hunkered down in the floor of a flatbed truck with a puke-covered seat. At least she hadn't peed her pants. Yet.
I must say this is totally not what I expected at all!! This book will be on my Have Read list of 2014 if it's the last thing I do.
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Kayla West - So...I must say that I do not normally read books from cover to cover in a day. Even when I am not doing anything but reading, my normal record is finishing a book in about two days or more. However, Down & Out is one of those rare exceptions. I completely devoured this novel in a span of probably a few hours at the most. It just blew me away. The storyline is phenomenal, the characters are believable, and the dance between jealously and love between the two main characters is absolutely wonderful. The suspense, though, is what truly makes this book superb.
Books have to make me react in some way. Whether it be a laugh, a smile, a tear, or even anger, each book that I read has to create some emotion in me or I consider it a so-so story. This one caused me to react in a way that I have NEVER, EVER reacted. It caused me to shudder. Literally shudder. Every time the protagonist of the story, Candace's stalker, walked onto the page, a pit of fear would form in my stomach. My shoulders would go up to my ears, and I just wanted to get away from him. I felt like a part of the story. I felt like he was after me. Creepy, huh?
Because of that, this book blew me out of the water, and I am definitely going to devour the next book just as easily as this one. I just know it.
Kudos, Marcy Dyer, for such a phenomenal story. You definitely hit the mark.
Long & Short Reviews: Candace Downs last name maybe Downs, but she is definitely not out, hence the title of the book - Down and Out.
Candace was recently a publicist in New York until she was let go from her job and had to move back home. With only a beat up old VW Bug, a few clothes and living in an apartment over a friends garage she didn't have anything to lose when her cousin Carl offered her a job at his towing company. On her first day on the job Candace meets "the most beautiful man she'd ever seen', co-owner of Viper Security Josiah Bradley and a feisty red head Beth Anne. Candace is definitely way out of her normal work environment being around guns and adventurous escapes after completing a repo. She definitely didn't expect to pick up a stalker when called to the scene of a wreck.
Unbeknown to Candace the day she is called to tow Lucien Robard's car from the scene of an accident, her quiet uneventful life is about to be completely changed. Lucien is obsessed with Candace and has his mind set on making sure she is the proper lady for him to marry. He hacks her social media account to track her goings on. He submits a job resume to a job at a bank, where he thinks is appropriate for her to work. Along with sending flowers and gifts to her job and home, he shows up at the hospital when Candace's father is admitted. Candace is forced to file a formal complaint with the police department. The complaint doesn't stop Lucien. He only set more antics in motion. READ MORE...