Today I am pleased to be hosting Carolyn Arnold, a veteran author, here to promote her Detective Madison Knight series.
Thanks for this opportunity to find out more about you and your work!
Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received.
I love hearing from readers! But I’d have to say the emails that touch my heart the most—and truly affect me on a spiritual level—are the ones that tell me that my book (or books) helped them through a difficult time in their life. I’ve had people tell me that my books have helped them through the grieving process or put their chronic pain out of their mind for a while. It is such an honor to be a part of people’s lives in this way.
If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?
It would depend… Have I drunk a coffee yet? LOL
No, I usually wake up in a good mood ready to take on another day, but I also enjoy having that first cup of coffee in silence.
Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.
Living the dream.
Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?
Oh, right now, I’d love to go Savannah, Georgia. As for more exotic places, I’d find a reason to include Europe in a book so I could justify a trip to Italy, Greece, or France.
Do you have any special routines or rituals?
When I write or edit, I become a chain gum chewer.
You just won a huge lottery what is the first thing you'll buy?
After donating generously to charity—Cancer research, The Humane Society, World Wildlife Fund, Alzheimer’s research, ALS research, and to my local police department, I’d buy a house on the lake complete with a boathouse, a dock, and a patch of beach. I’d also buy a new car and a black Dodge Ram pickup with the chrome package!
Do you have a favorite quote, quip, or saying? What is it?
Dream big, or don’t bother.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Detective Madison Knight Series
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Books in Series as of 2016: 8 (Standalone)
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Genre: Police Crime, Mystery
Murder. Investigation. The pursuit of justice.
Do you love trying to figure out whodunit? How about investigating alongside police detectives from the crime scene to the forensics lab and everywhere in between? Do you love a strong female lead? Then I invite you to meet Detective Madison Knight as she solves murders with her male partner, utilizing good old-fashioned investigative work aided by modern technology.
This is the perfect book series for fans of Law & Order, CSI, Blue Bloods, Rizzoli & Isles, Women’s Murder Club, and Hawaii Five-O.
Read in any order or follow the series from the beginning:
Ties That Bind (FREE), Justified, Sacrifice, Found Innocent, Just Cause, Deadly Impulse, In the Line of Duty, Life Sentence (Bonus Prequel).
Deadly Impulse by Carolyn Arnold
Deadly Impulse by Carolyn Arnold
The premise enticed me so I bought a Kindle copy of the book from Amazon.
This book immediately grabbed my attention and I was caught up in the story so much that I just did not want to put the book down. Madison Knight is a cynical, tough as nails detective who hates political game playing and kowtowing to her superiors. Her attitude can sometimes come across as brash, but she just wants to figure out the case and get justice for the victims.
I loved Madison - most of the time. Her straight-arrow partner, Terry is an almost perfect match for her feisty personality. Terry’s wife is due to deliver their first child and Terry struggles to juggle home and job, even while Madison is facing down her own personal demons while trying to conquer her commitment phobia.
I am definitely interested in reading the other books in this series. I love the fact that each book is complete and stands on its own so I can read the series out of order if I choose to.
Reviewed by Laurie-J
About the Author:
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.
Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.
Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.
She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.
A hero has fallen, and hard-edged detective Madison Knight will stop at nothing short of finding justice—even if it means risking her own life.
For more information, visit http://carolynarnold.net/in-the-line-of-duty/
Barnes & Noble www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-the-line-of-duty-carolyn-arnold/1124067400
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
- A print copy of Deadly Impulse by Carolyn Arnold
Giveaway is open to US, CAN, and UK.
Ends August 7th at 11:59 PM EDT.
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