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Fresh Pick | DOUBLE TROUBLE by Susan May Warren
Fresh Pick / February 22, 2010

PJ Sugar #2 February 2010On Sale: February 1, 2010Featuring: PJ Sugar300 pages ISBN: 1414313136EAN: 9781414313139Trade Size$13.99 Mystery Woman Sleuth Buy at Double Troubleby Susan May Warren With one case firmly under her belt, PJ Sugar is ready to dive into her career as a private investigator. Or at least a PI’s assistant until she can prove herself to Jeremy Kane, her new boss. Suddenly PJ’s seeing crime everywhere. Everyone’s a suspect. But is it just in her head, or can she trust her instincts. When she takes on her first official case–house sitting for a witness in protective custody–Jeremy assures her there’s no danger involved. But it soon becomes clear that there is someone after the witness… and now PJ. Can she find the suspect and prove she’s ready for that promotion? Or will she give in to Boone’s please to quite and accept his proposal? Excerpt Chapter 1 PJ Sugar had been born to sneak up on people. She clearly possessed the instincts of a panther, with the ability to find her prey and slink up to them in the shadows, pouncing only when they least suspected. Suspected adulterer Rudy Bagwell didn’t have a prayer of escaping. “I’m…

BETH HOFFMAN | It’s All About Friends
Uncategorized / February 22, 2010

Where would we be without friendship? I’ve often pondered that question and my answer is this-a big fat nowhere! One of the underlying themes in Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is the importance of cultivating and maintaining meaningful friendships in our lives. I think friends are the diamonds in life and I don’t know where I’d be if it weren’t for the uplifting friendships I’ve enjoyed. Along with the issues of mother/daughter relationships, loss, anger, and forgiveness, I wanted to explore friendship in my novel. But I wanted to do it in a surprising way. CeeCee lives the first 12 years of her life trying to hide from the curious stares and snickers of neighbors and the hurtful teasing from her classmates. But with a psychotic mother who parades around town wearing a tattered old prom dress and a tiara, it’s impossible. Early in life CeeCee develops a strong friendship with an elderly neighbor woman who is her only confidante. It is this one friendship that gives CeeCee ballast. But when tragedy strikes, CeeCee must leave her only friend when she is sent to live in Savannah with a distant relative she’s never even met by the name of Tootie Caldwell. As…