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Released Today! Red Zone by Luke Murphy

Title: Red Zone

By: Luke Murphy

Publisher: ANM Books

Published: 15 July 2020


Back Cover Text:

The prodigal son…

Calvin Watters hasn’t been back to USC since the day his scholarship and humility were stripped from the former running back. Calvin had cut all ties to the school but now finds himself pulled back when a woman’s dead body is found on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum football field.

returns home

Detective Charlene Taylor’s new homicide case, a freshman cheerleader’s murder at USC, is complicated. Charlene knows that the USC football team is a close-knit family, and getting inside the trusted circle, as a cop, is unlikely.

Calvin Watters is a game-changer…

When Calvin and Charlene meet up on the Coliseum turf, Charlene sees an opportunity to use Calvin to penetrate the Trojan family circle. Little does the detective know, Calvin is now an outsider at USC, no longer welcome–with many who will go a long way to see the former football star fail.

Can Calvin and Charlene work together to uncover the truth, or will their egos interfere with what could be a powerful partnership?



Luke Murphy is the internationally bestselling author of two series.  The Calvin Watters Mysteries: Dead Man’s Hand (2012) and Wild Card (2017). The Charlene Taylor Mysteries: Kiss & Tell (2015) and Rock-A-Bye-Baby (2019).

Murphy played six years of professional hockey before retiring in 2006. His sports column “Overtime” (Pontiac Equity), was nominated for the 2007 Best Sports Page in Quebec and won the award in 2009. He has also worked as a radio journalist (CHIPFM 101.7).

Murphy lives in Shawville, Quebec, Canada with his wife and three daughters. He is a teacher who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Education (Magna Cum Laude).

Red Zone is Murphy’s fifth novel.

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Hello, Summer!

I have not posted since March.  Blame it on the pandemic and the fact that I was placed on Administrative Leave for almost three months before I began working from home.

The Administrative Leave time gave me lots of time to do home projects and little else.

I hope everyone is well and has many projects you are working on.

Here are a couple of upcoming new releases:

Luke Murphy, a former hockey player and writer, has a new release coming out soon titled Red Zone.  I will have a post about this in the next few days.  For now, know that the Ebook pre-order date is July 1, and the Ebook release date is July 15.

Charlene Newcomb is a retired librarian and author of the fantastic historic Battle Scars series has a new book, Echoes of the Storm that will be released on July 26.  While the Battle Scars series is about knights in King Richard the Lionheart’s army, Echoes of the Storm will take us to the stars.

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A New Year and New Beginnings

Guest post by Dianne Harman

Let me start out by saying the paranormal world of witches, werewolves, and vampires has been one I’ve always avoided. I really knew nothing about it other than book covers that featured men with fangs with their mouths near some woman’s neck. Didn’t interest me at all!

My daughter-in-law is an avid reader of books in a number of different genres and knowing that I also read books in various genres, she recommended a couple of paranormal books to me. I told her I wasn’t interested, but she persisted.

Guess what? I read the books and loved them. They weren’t all gory or scary, but fun. And the next step was obvious. I wanted to write a fun paranormal series!

Little Feather is the first book in the series, and I consider it to be kind of an introduction to the paranormal world for those of you who are new to it. It’s also a cozy mystery in that there is a mystery to be solved, and it has no violence, sex, or swearing.

I knew there was a lot I didn’t know about the paranormal world, so I engaged the help of an author who knows it well, Krystal Doolittle. The finished product, Little Feather, is being published January 10, 2020 (TODAY!). It’s available for preorder at this link: http://getbook.at/MLF

I hope you have as much fun with the read as I’ve had with the write!


A bit about me:

I’m a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author and seven-time Amazon All-Star Author. I’ve had a rather diverse business and personal background from which I draw my stories.

I was the owner of a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where I taught and certified yoga instructors. I’ve traveled extensively throughout the world, and I love nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with my husband, Tom, and throwing the ball for our dog, Kelly.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, I couldn’t resist writing about food and dogs. I’m the author of several cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, High Desert, Midwest, Jack Trout, Northwest and Cottonwood Springs. Each of these books contains recipes from my travels. I’m also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series, Midlife Journey Series, and the Slade Kelly Suspense Series.

I recently published my first cookbook, A Cozy Cookbook, with some of the recipes from my cozy mysteries at the request of my readers.

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