Friday, March 20, 2015

Texas K-9 Unit Book Series Review and Book Giveaway

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for my honest review.

Reading is my favorite way to relax.  I get transported to other places and I find myself caught up in the characters and situations.  My hubby will try to carry on a conversation with me and I am so glued to the story that I do not even hear him. For that reason, I try to read when he is watching TV or when he is not home.

One of the books I have finished recently was part of the Texas K-9 Unit Series, Tracking Justice.

About the series:
Love Inspired Suspense authors Shirlee McCoy, Margaret Daley and Sharon Dunn will get your pulse racing with tales of Texas cops and their loyal K-9 dogs tracking down a crime ring. Enjoy three action-packed Texas K-9 Unit romantic suspense novels in one box set! When a boy goes missing from his bedroom, a police detective must assure a desperate single mother that he and his trusty bloodhound will find her son. A woman with amnesia has to rely on an officer and his border collie to stay alive when she can't remember who tried to kill her. An FBI agent is called in to protect a single mother when the rookie K-9 officer witnesses a murder and becomes the killer's target.

About the authors:
Shirlee McCoy has always loved making up stories. As a child she daydreamed elaborate tales in which she was the heroine — gutsy, strong and invincible. Though she soon grew out of her superhero fantasies, her love for storytelling never diminished. Shirlee knew early that she wanted to write inspirational fiction and began writing her first novel when she was a teenager. Still, it wasn't until her third son was born that she truly began pursuing her dream of being published. Three years later she sold her first book. Now a busy mother of four, Shirlee is a homeschool mom by day and an inspirational author by night. She and her husband and children live in Maryland and share their home with a dog and a guinea pig.

Margaret Daley has been writing for over 35 years. She started writing in the late 1970s because she wanted to see if she could put a whole story down on paper. That book is still in the drawer and will never see the light of day. But she was able to finish a book, which was her goal. She loved teaching and working with students with special needs, and recently retired from teaching to write full-time. When she isn't working, she loves to read, travel, and go to lunch and a movie with a friend. She and her husband, Mike, to whom she has been married for over 40 years live in Tulsa. Besides teaching and writing, she is also a mother of one. Her son, Shaun, is married with four daughters.

Sharon Dunn first fell in love with mystery and suspense about the time she read Nancy Drew mysteries in the fifth grade. Her first book in the Ruby Taylor mysteries Romance Rustlers and Thunderbird Thieves was a finalist for the Romantic Times Inspirational Book of the Year. The second book in that series Sassy Cinderella and the Valiant Vigilante was voted Book of the Year by American Christian Fiction Writers. Her hobbies include reading, working out, hiking, trying to find things around the house and making pets out of the dust bunnies under the furniture. Before she started writing, she used to sew. Now she just collects fabric and patterns and fantasizes about projects. After nearly twenty seven years of marriage, Sharon lost her beloved husband in 2014. She lives with her three nearly grown children, two cats and a nervous border collie named Bart.

My thoughts:
Romance and Mystery books are some of my favorites to read.  The problem I have is finding a romance that does NOT contain graphic sex scenes.  That is just not for me!  The Texas K-9 Unit series of books fit the bill perfectly.  The romance is there and there is mystery.  I loved getting into the characters and really enjoy reading about the K-9 Officer and the relationship they have with their K-9 partners.  A huge bond that I think is awesome.

Currently, I am in the middle of the second book in this series, Detection Mission.  This book is as good as the first and has been hard to put down!  One thing I really like about this series is that the books are written to stand alone, yet they all go together.  You can grab any of them without feeling like you are behind on what is going on.

Texas K-9 Unit Series Books 1-3: Tracking Justice\Detection Mission\Guard Duty (Available at Amazon)

And for the giveaway, we have the latest book by Shirlee McCoy (author of Book 1 in the series), “Protection Detail.” It releases March 3rd! This is a physical copy!  Can't wait to read this book?  Here is a coupon to save $1: http://www.harlequin.com/media/images/pdf/LISCOUP0315.pdf

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.  Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

5 comments:

Madonna said...

because I read one book by Shirley McCoy and liked her writing style so would like to read some more from her.

Vicki said...

It looks like an interesting read and something different.

lolamichele said...

my mom loves mysteries. I am interested in winning them for her.

carol said...

I think my niece would love these. Her dad is a policeman and was a canine cop for a short time

shirley Blanchard said...

I have read Shirlees books and love them, sure hoping to win thios giveaway
Shirley jcisforme@aol.com