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‘A Dead Red Heart’ by R.P. Dahlke

“Billy Wayne? Wake up! Come on now,” I said in disgust. “This is getting out of hand. You’ve got to stop this nonsense.” I like having a man at my feet. Tough guys who grovel are my favorite, though I’m not averse to a little toe kissing when appropriate. I leave the toe kissing for those uneven date nights when my sweetie, Sheriff Caleb Stone, is not on duty and I’m not neck deep in summertime work as a crop duster. None of which had anything to do with the man presently draped across my feet. Dead drunk, I figured, looking down at the patriotic red, white and blue ribbons binding his ponytail. I was too late for that heart-to-heart I’d come for; he was already out cold.

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They say that the first lines of a story, are always the most difficult to set down on paper. It seems to me, that they may also be the most definitive, as I find they often set the scene in my mind, even before I have turned the first page and I am already sensing that there is going to be some humour in this story, just from the tone of those opening lines.

If our character is a crop duster in the summer, I wonder what their winter job is?

Is the fact that our character wants a heart-to-heart chat, the reason why Billy Wayne is dead drunk?

Do the patriotic coloured pony tail ribbbons have any significance?

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This mystery romance novel was gifted by its author, R.P. Dahlke,  as a request for me to read and publish my comments about and as such was free of charge.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in this, or any future blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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