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Isabella Maldonado | Author-Reader Match + Giveaway!
Author Guest , MatchMaker / April 8, 2019

Writes: An award-winning mystery/thriller police detective series set in Phoenix. The latest release, DEATH BLOW, book #3 in the Veranda Cruz series, hit the shelves in March 2019. About: Retired police captain turned award-winning author seeks readers who are adrenaline junkies looking for a high-octane thrill ride. DEATH BLOW features a strong—but flawed—female lead who must fight her inner demons as she’s pulled into a deadly trap. It’s the story of three families: Veranda Cruz’s large, loving, sometimes interfering ethnic family; her somewhat dysfunctional police family; and a notorious crime family that threatens everything she holds dear. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Enjoys police detective shows like “Law & Order” Has a thing for cops Is intrigued by an author with marksmanship medals and training in high-speed pursuit, defensive tactics, and interrogation techniques The sound of a siren gets your pulse racing—in a good way Secretly wants to be a detective Has a twisted sense of humor Is fine with a book that contains NO vampires, werewolves, witches, or cats Prefer your villains keep-you-up-at-night scary Isn’t squeamish about crime scene investigation Insists on multi-dimensional, complex characters (including the bad guys) Enjoys delving into a rich back…