Recently my good friend and fellow writer, Julie Royce, agreed to be a Beta Reader for my novel Liberty. For some unknown reason she chose to identify with a small character, a part-time prostitute. In Liberty, Julie a single soccer mom needs to supplement her income to support her two daughters. She works a couple of shifts each week at a massage parlor where she plys the worlds oldest trade. Why Ms. Royce assumed she was the basis for the character’s name is beyond me. However, she has informed the world “In my next novel, the axe-murderer will be named George!”
You can see her blog at http://www.jkroyce.com/?page_id=366.
For a link to Julie’s novel PILZ click on this link: http://goo.gl/N4cFeA
If there is enough interest about how Julie and Officer Hector Navarro of the Liberty, Arizona police, spare while he trys to ensnare her, I will publish an excerpt from Liberty here for all to enjoy.
My friend and fellow blogger, Julie Royce, recently published PILZ, a sizzling crime thriller. Julie is a former Michigan Assistant Attorney General whose legal career exposed her to the dark side of the medical profession. PILZ is spine-tingling murder and betrayal that will leave you wondering how far to trust your family doctor.
(PILZ is the name given by drug abusers to prescription drugs used for recreational purposes).
Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend (August 31-September 2) the Kindle version of PILZ will be FREE on Amazon.com. Download a copy and pass along the info to your friends. Feel free to reblog this information.
My luck continues with talented authors. This week’s author is Julie Royce, who writes as J.K. Royce.
Attorney Julie Royce rises daily at 5:00 a.m. to write in a variety of genres.
Julie has a recently published legal thriller. PILZ is a sizzling whodunit written by an attorney whose legal career exposed her to the dark side of the medical profession. This spine-tingling tale of murder and betrayal will leave you wondering how far to trust your family doctor.
Casey Lawrence is an assistant attorney general who believes her biggest problem is the ex-husband camped in her guestroom. That annoyance escalates to major trouble when she enters her blood-spattered study. Her ex is missing. After the police arrive, she becomes the prime suspect in his disappearance and probable murder.
A grisly crime she committed seventeen years earlier sucks her into a conspiracy between a drug kingpin and unscrupulous doctors. The stakes are her career, her freedom, and her life. The only cards she holds are her wits, a well-honed instinct for survival, and the loyalty of an ex-cop with questionable ethics. Will those be enough to win the deadly game?
Julie is currently working on another mystery/thriller, tentatively titled, “The Mission Murders” which will move her protagonist, Casey Lawrence, to San Francisco’s Mission District.
Julie has written two travel books, Traveling Michigan’s Thumb and Traveling Michigan’s Sunset Coast (Thunder Bay Press). She currently writes a monthly travel column for www.wanderingeducators.com. She has also written and is editing Ardent Spirit, a historical fiction novel that recounts the life of American Indian fur-trader, Magdelaine LaFramboise.
In her spare time Ms. Royce writes short stories. One has received first place and two others have received honorable mention in contests. Several have been published in anthologies.
PILZ is one of my favorites. If you want your own copy you will find it available as an e-book or paperback from Amazon.
Ms. Royce’s website and blog are at http://www.jkroyce.com
My friend, Julie Royce, was an Assistant Attorney General in Michigan where she prosecuted doctors who violated their oath to do no harm. Many of her cases involved over-prescribing for profit. She has used her experiences to create the background for a fictional tale of murder, greed and betrayal.
I had the pleasure of being a Beta Reader for her thriller, PILZ. An avid mystery reader, I am hard to please. PILZ had me from beginning to end, a great story, a great mystery.
Published earlier this month, it is available on Amazon. I encourage you to order a copy today.
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