Happy Sunday, RG2E Peeps!
What’s a girl to do if her hubby’s obsessed with the Mafia?
Here’s what RG2E Featured Author Linsey Lanier did…
Hello RG2E readers, it’s good to visit with everyone again. Thank you to D.D. Scott for having me here today.
You know how you discover some things about your spouse after you’re married? Things that if you had known beforehand, might have made you stop and think twice before saying “I do”?
That’s the way it was for me when after two or three years of wedded semi-bliss, I discovered hubby’s obsession with the Mafia. He’s not IN the Mafia, of course. He just likes to read about it. And watch movies about it. Over and over.
Over the years, our TV time together has often been dominated by the likes of Michael Corleone, Donny Brasco and Tony Soprano.
After hours and hours of such conditioning, I slowly became fascinated with the whole Mob thing myself. So it wasn’t long before I was dying (pardon the word choice) to write some characters of that ilk myself.
You could say my muse gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse.
And thus Chicago Cop (A Mafia Murder Mystery) was born.
Chicago Cop is the story of Lieutenant Maggie Delaney, head of the elite GUTS team in Chicago, and her fight against the mob. Sergeant Juan Perez, the first victim in the book, calls Maggie “one tough lady,” but Maggie’s personal life is another story. After fifteen years, her marriage to a university medical school professor is falling apart. He’s tried of the strain of being married to a cop. And Maggie finds herself attracted to the successful and ruggedly good-looking Bryce Brooks, one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the city. Someone she considers a bottom feeder.
The description of the book is below, but if you’d like to read an excerpt, I have two on my blog (link below). The first one is a glimpse at The Meat Cleaver. But be warned. He is a Mafia guy, so his language is not that of a Sunday school teacher.
I really enjoyed writing this book and exploring the minds of people in the Mob. So maybe marrying hubby wasn’t such a bad decision after all.
CHICAGO COP (A Mafia Murder Mystery) by Linsey Lanier
A police officer is shot in a crime-ridden Chicago neighborhood and the GUTS team, headed by tough-as-nails Lieutenant Maggie Delaney, is called in to investigate. When clues point to the Mob’s chief hit man, “The Meat Cleaver”—nicknamed after the vicious way he kills his victims—Maggie fears her past has come back to haunt her.
Two years ago she put away one of the most feared mob bosses in the history of the Chicago Outfit. The man who shot her father.
When pictures of The Meat Cleaver’s latest victims start showing up on her cell phone, Maggie realizes the Mob is out for revenge and her team has to find the killer before everyone she’s close to ends up dead. Now she sees the truth.
This time it’s not business…it’s personal.
As a reader, do you like reading about the Mafia in your fiction?
Today I’m gifting ten copies of Chicago Cop via Smashwords.
Current Price: $2.99
Linsey Lanier is the author of a dozen novels and several short stories. She writes romantic mystery-suspense books, humorous romantic fantasy, and romance—with a dash of sass.
She has lived all over the country but currently resides in Georgia with her loving husband and several dozen yard squirrels.
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Cheers to both you and your hubby’s obsession, Linsey! I luuuvvv mafia books too!!!
And thanks bunches for sharing the scoop with us and for the Ebook Gift Copies! U rock!
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