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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

This week’s mailbox arrival gave me the chance to catch up with Kelsey McBride, from Book Publicity Services. Working with Kelsey is always a joy and she finds some great books and excellent authors, with which to entice her regular contingent of bloggers!

The author of ‘Dead Money Run’, J. Frank James, has also written an excellent guest post, which will be published in a couple of weeks, so I hope that you will stop by and check out “Why Self-Publish?”

DEAD MONEY RUN – (Lou Malloy Crime Series Book 1)

Lou Malloy has just maxed out on a fifteen year prison sentence for the theft of $15 million and just before leaving prison he learns that his sister is brutally killed. As he is leaving prison, he’s told to keep his nose clean or he would soon be back. As far as Malloy is concerned all bets were off until he finds his sister’s killer. In the meantime, he has to fight off predators trying to get their hands on the money he stole and keep from being sent back to prison trying to protect those dear to him.
He catches a break when he meets up with Hilary Kelly, a private investigator with an agenda of her own, She has been hired by the insurance company that paid on the theft claim of the money stolen from the casino by Malloy. In the course of events, Malloy and Kelly become more than just friends and Kelly decides to throw in with Malloy. Together they work to uncover exactly what happened to Malloy’s sister and why.
Their search involves a vicious gang led by a vengeful old man and his crazy son who has his own problems keeping his hands off other women. To make matters worse, Malloy and Kelly’s search is complicated by the fact that Malloy’s sister was really a special agent with the Department of Home Land Security and she was working undercover when she was killed trying to locate the whereabouts of special plates to produce counterfeit currency that if the plates ended up in the wrong hands, whole banking systems of major foreign countries could collapse overnight.
As Malloy and Kelly race to find the killer of Malloy’s sister, they enlist the help of Crusher, a pro wrestler who served in the cell next to Malloy at the Atlanta Penitentiary. The decision is made for Malloy and company to hit the same casino again that Malloy robbed fifteen years ago by a special ops unit of the Department of Homeland Security. The plan is complicated by the fact that the ops unit is phony setup led by a former agent turned rouge who is backed by another vicious gang with international contacts intent on getting their hands on the missing money plates. Malloy decides to go through with the heist of the casino a second time, but on a different schedule than planned. If they don’t make it they have no way to return to the real world. They are in a make or break it race. Read as they race to the finish line and learn if this where the run ends or the run begins….
Photo Image Of Contemporary Author J. Frank JamesJ. Frank James is an author of crime thriller novels, with an undoubted passion for writing.
A graduate of the University of Florida School of Journalism and Advertising where he obtained a degree in Journalism and one in Advertising, Jim went on to attend law school, where he was a member of the law review, went on to pass the state bar and started his own law practice which specialized in complex litigation, thus affording him the knowledge and experience to ensure the credibility of his crime writing.
Together with his wife, Jim has also travelled extensively and has undoubtedly gained much of the  inspiration for his crime thriller novels and the character of Lou Malloy, from his travels.

Home for Jim and his wife, is Atlanta, with a second home on the coast of Georgia that they shuttle back and forth to, along with their 90 pound boxer who is named Jake. Six children and 13 grandchildren complete the family line-up, so, to say the least, life is never a dull moment.

Catch up with all the news at J. Frank James’s website
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Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … ‘Mailbox Monday’

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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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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