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A Word About Setting and Its Influence on the Story — And a Chance to win a FREE e-copy of TRUE blue!

TRUE blue is the third installment of my mystery/suspense series based on a Chicago cop family, the DeLucas. So why, you might ask, is there a picture of a mountain lake and a waterfall on the cover?

Good question. Yes, two thirds of the story in TRUE blue does take place in the streets of Chicago. Chicago is a fascinating city compiled of seventy-seven different neighborhoods that house the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich and every socioeconomic class in between. Diversity is Chicago’s middle name. The streets are bustling with commerce, culture, and unfortunately in many instances, crime. Given all that, what better place to set a mystery/suspense novel? From the often serene beauty of Lake Michigan and the famous Chicago skyline to the tired apartment complexes of the inner city, Chicago is ripe for stories of personal triumph and despair.

And, for a pair of married detectives, it is filled with cases that need to be solved. But life can be hectic in this bustling city when you are attempting to keep up with your current case load while trying to solve a twenty-four year old murder, deal with the return of a childhood sweetheart, keep a marriage together, and raise a very active three-year old all at the same time. Oh, and then there’s the extended family and all their issues to contend with.  (Read on and leave a comment to automatically be entered to win a free e-book copy of TRUE blue! Drawing for the winner will be on August 3.) Read more…

TRUE blue Virtual Tour Reviews, Wrap Up and Giveaway!

UPDATE:  And the winner is–Cheryl clb!  Enjoy your Amazon Gift Card!

And a big thank you to everyone who joined me on the tour.

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Only TWO DAYS left in the TRUE blue Virtual Tour.  See the reviews and enter to win a $20.00 Amazon Gift Certificate! I’m very excited that the Amazon review rating is 5 Stars!

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Click HERE for tour!

To read the first FOUR chapters of TRUE blue, Click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading!

Susan Rae

REVIEWS FROM THIS TOUR

June 4 – Sarah Says Read Romance – Review
June 17 – Texas Book Nook – Review
July 1 – Books are Love – Review
July 2 – Bookish Lover – Review
July 3 – Mommasez… – Review
July 4 – Amazeballs Book Addicts – Review
July 9 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review
July 10 – Books are Love – Review

 

 

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