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Fresh Pick | SKETCH ME IF YOU CAN by Sharon Pape
Fresh Pick / August 30, 2010

Portrait of Crime #1 August 2010 On Sale: August 3, 2010 Featuring: Zeke; Rory 304 pages ISBN: 0425236048 EAN: 9780425236048 Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Mystery Cozy, Mystery Paranormal Buy at Sketch Me If You Can by Sharon Pape She’s a police sketch artist. He’s a dead lawman. Together, they put a face on murder. When her uncle dies, police sketch artist Rory McCain get’s a list of clients from his private detective business and a beautiful, old house with a ghostly inhabitant: Federal Marshal Ezekiel Drummond, aka Zeke. Having a ghost as a housemate is bad enough, but as Rory’s drawn into one of her uncle’s unsolved cases and faces a cold-blooded killer, she may need the marshal’s supernatural help to stay alive. The Old West mingles with modern mystery Excerpt Even as Rory was jumping up from the couch, she was taking aim at the man in the chair. In spite of her trembling hands, she managed to keep him firmly in her sights. How could the shadowy product of her imagination actually exist in the harsh glare of the lamp? The bogey man was never in the closet when you finally built up the courage…

REBECCA YORK | What Happened When the Monsters of My Youth Turned into Heroes
Author Guest / August 30, 2010

I love writing about sexy vampires, werewolves and dragon-shifters. But I wasn’t always so comfortable with the world of dark fantasy creatures. Not when I was a kid with a vivid imagination. At the age of four, I moved with my family to an apartment building with an elevator that broke down periodically, trapping tenants for hours. I was afraid to ride that elevator by myself, so I’d dash up or down five flights of stairs to our apartment. Unfortunately, by the age of six, I’d learned about vampires, and they’d be right behind me in the dark stairwell, their cold breath chilling the back of my neck. To my relief, we moved into a house when I was eight. Where the kid up the street had a gruesome collection of Tales from the Crypt comic books that gave me nightmares. Why didn’t I stop reading them? Probably only a psychoanalyst can give you the answer. I graduated from comic books to scary novels and short stories. Dracula was my next vampire. I read Bram Stoker’s classic when I was 15, and the count scared me spitless. I was so traumatized that I couldn’t sleep in the same room with…