Monday, May 15, 2017

The Snowman Blog Tour by Yolanda Renée

It’s a pleasure to be participating in author Yolanda Renée’s THE SNOWMAN Blog Tour through MC Book Tours today.

This is a prequel to the author’s Detective Steven Quaid Mysteries. This story tells of Steven's first case as a rookie detective. It takes place 10 years before the events in MURDER, MADNESS & LOVE, the first book in the series.

The author is offering a tour-wide giveaway featuring both print and eBook copies from her series. More information on the giveaway is listed below.

◊ by Yolanda Renée
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: TRACE Enterprises
◊ Series: Detective Quaid Mystery
◊ Novella
◊ Print & eBooks
◊ Contains explicit sex & violence

It takes a true artist to pursue his victims in the art of seduction, and Stowy Jenkins is no exception, especially with blood as his medium.

          Stowy Jenkins, aka, Stone, and as Alaskans refer to him, the Snowman, is a true artist. His muse, Gigi, is the ultimate inspiration for his painting. Her rejection inspires him to use a very unusual medium…blood.
          While art may be his passion, the taste for blood is his obsession, and multiple murders, the result.
          Rookie, Detective Steven Quaid, is no fan of the Snowman’s murderous exhibitions. A twisted and deadly relationship bond the two men and neither knows who will come out of it alive.


Chapter V
June 26th

The rain fell in large droplets and plopped to the ground so hard it bounced, drenching anyone unlucky enough to be caught without an umbrella. Stone sprinted to the porch and shook off the wetness. He pulled a towel from his briefcase, dried himself as best he could, and wiped the mud and spatter from his shoes on the welcome mat.

The homeowner opened the door. “You could have waited a few minutes; it’ll probably stop soon.”

“Stone Images has never been late for an appointment. Couldn’t let a little rain mar that record,” Stone said with a winning smile.

“Dedication has to be admired. Come in, please. I have a hot cup of coffee and a warm fire to chase away the chill and dry those wet clothes.”

“Let me clean the mud off my boots and I’ll be right there, Mrs. Miller. Don’t want to track up your lovely home. Never entered my mind to grab the umbrella this morning.”

“Please, Mr. Jenkins. A little mud and water wipes up easy enough. Now come on in, get warm. Can you believe this is June? A few more degrees and we’d be having snow. Such weather.” She led the way to the kitchen.

Stone stuffed his wet towel into a plastic bag, then into his briefcase, and followed Mrs. Miller. “Well, they say global warming has turned the world upside down.”

“Yes. We, have surely managed to screw things up, haven’t we?”

“Our nature, it seems,” Stone said.

At one time Alaska called to me, and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I've traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influence my writing.

Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two handsome sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!

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The other books in the Detective Quaid Series include:

          A killer plays cat and mouse with a young widow against the snowy backdrop of an Alaskan winter. Branded a black widow after the suspicious death of her millionaire husband, Sarah Palmer flees Seattle for Anchorage. However, the peace and quiet she hoped to enjoy in her hometown is soon shattered. A killer is murdering Sarah look-alikes on the 14th of each month, taunting Sarah with a valentine of evidence. After her experiences in Seattle, Sarah is slow to go to the police. When she finally does, she finds Detective Steven Quaid—Anchorage P D’s hotshot investigator—has not only heard the rumors, he believes them. Worse, her aloofness and composure only confirm his suspicions. Is Sarah a victim or a very skilled manipulator?

World damnation is a psychotic man’s goal, but two obstacles stand in his way, greed and a dedicated detective.
Catching Alaska’s most notorious serial killer as a rookie made Detective Steven Quaid a hero, but falling in love with the victim of his last case tarnishes that status. While attempting to repair both his personal and professional life, he stumbles upon an unusual case–and an even more extraordinary foe: a man who believes he is Lucifer. An insidious man who delivers Quaid the ultimate choice: save his fiancée from an assassin’s bullet or stop the sacrifice of a young girl.

Flames burn between a hardboiled cop and a gifted artist, but soon extinguish as another man’s obsession ignites into an inferno of desire, driving him to destroy the object of his madness.
Detective Steven Quaid is ready for new challenges as Anchorage's top detective, but not until he marries the woman of his dreams on New Year's Eve. Determined to give Sarah the wilderness honeymoon she desires, he turns his grandfather's cabin into the perfect honeymoon retreat. After the final details are complete, Steven treks into the mountains to hunt. On his return to the cottage, instead of Sarah, he is greeted by several police officers and a bloody crime scene. Accusations fly, and Stephen flees into the wilderness, his heart racing and thoughts etching into his soul. The wilderness is unforgiving, but Steven faces it head on: Caught between a massive grizzly and a black bear in a deadly tug of war, he is barely saved from death's door by the fortuitous appearance of his uncle. Despite surviving multiple injuries, Steven continues his investigation as he recovers, but answers don't come quick or easy. Having enlisted the aid of his number one suspect, Steven faces a struggle that has become more than personal. This one just may cost him his heart.

You can find out more about the books and the author by following the tour HERE. You can also include your chances of winning in the giveaway.

This tour-wide giveaway features both print and eBook copies of the four books in the Detective Quaid Series. The giveaway will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, June 6.

The prizes include:

* Grand prize - Winner receives a print copy of all four books in the Detective Quaid Series (U.S. and Canada only).
* First place - Winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
* Second place - Winner will receive eBook copies of all four books in the Detective Quaid Series.
* There will be 3 runner-up winners and each will win an eBook copy of THE SNOWMAN or one of the other books in the series (winner's choice).

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. If the widget doesn’t show up, just click HERE and you’ll be directed to the widget.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Yolanda on her month-long tour. You never know what you might find out.

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  1. Thank you, Mariela, for hosting the Snowman Tour!
    The Reincarnation Chapter is one of my favorites.
    Happy Monday, everyone!

  2. I think reading an excerpt is the best way to draw you into a story. Mariela, thanks for sharing this excerpt and for being a part of Yolanda's tour.

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  3. Sounds like a great series - thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Victoria, I hope you entered the giveaway and win!

  4. Blood may be a good medium but rare is bloodier.

  5. All these books intrigue me. I love mystery, horror, thriller, crime, true crime, and other genres, but these are very much within my favorites to read. I also LOVE series' or sequels to original books. It makes me feel as if the story doesn't end :)

    1. Sometimes I don't want a book to end. I thought of that when writing this series, and the characters agreed. :) Hi, Jan, thanks for stopping by!