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Monday 8 February 2016

☀ Cold-Blooded: Jocelyn Rush [2] - Lisa Regan

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Cold-Blooded, a Mystery Suspense (, Lisa Regan, 310 pages).

This is the second book in the Jocelyn Rush series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as details of the first book in the series, and our Interview with author Lisa Regan.
Read the first five chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Lisa Regan will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Fourteen years ago, high school track star Sydney Adams was gunned down in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. The investigation yielded useless clues, and the case went cold. But homicide detective Augustus Knox never gave up on finding Sydney’s killer. Now, retired from the police force and with only months to live, he enlists the help of private investigator Jocelyn Rush to clear the case once and for all.

Armed with little more than a theory as to who murdered Sydney, Jocelyn tries to lure a killer into the open. But unraveling the mystery means facing off against a cunning psychopath whose ruthlessness knows no bounds. When more bodies start to pile up, Jocelyn has to decide just how far she’s willing to go to catch a cold-blooded killer.

Teaser: Excerpt

     “So tell me,” Jocelyn said to Knox. “About your case.”
     Knox cleared his throat as if he were about to address a room full of people. “The victim was Sydney Adams. She was seventeen years old, a track and field star for Franklin West High School. She was a senior there.”
     “The charter school over by Drexel University?” Anita asked. “The one where they had that shooting in 2006?”
     “Yeah, that one,” Knox answered. “Sydney was only a month or so from graduating. She left her grandmother’s house around seven in the evening for her nightly run through Fairmount Park. She always ran the same route. She didn’t get very far that night, so I think she was killed close to seven-thirty, although I was never able to get the medical examiner to say so. He would only give us a four-hour range. He said Syd died sometime between seven and eleven.”
     “Where in the park?” Jocelyn asked. Fairmount Park was really a collection of outdoor parks that covered over 9,000 acres in the city.
     “She started her run around the athletic field on Boxer’s Trail. Not too far from her house.” “She lived in Strawberry Mansion?”
     “Yeah, over by 31st and Dauphin. Anyway, she was shot in the back three times at close range. There was a bullet lodged in the tree, so there were four shots in all. .22s. There were no shell casings, so we think the killer picked them up and took them.”

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The Series: Jocelyn Rush

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Hold Still [1]

After years as a patrol cop, detective Jocelyn Rush is almost immune to the depravity that stalks the meaner streets of Philadelphia…almost. After saving her three-year-old daughter from a carjacking, she ends up in the emergency room—and discovers that Anita, a former prostitute and acquaintance from her old days on the beat, has been hideously mutilated in a brutal assault.

With the help of her partner and Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit, Jocelyn discovers that Anita isn’t the first victim of these attacks and it looks like she won’t be the last. When the violence hits closer to home, Jocelyn knows she must do whatever it takes to stop the sadistic attacker—even if it means confronting a terrible secret from her painful past.

Award-wining author Lisa Regan’s Hold Still is a captivating thriller that crackles with intensity.

Revised edition: This edition of Hold Still includes editorial revisions.

[First edition published 16 March 2014; this second edition Published 11 November 2014, 380 pages]

About the Author

Lisa Regan is an Amazon bestselling crime/suspense novelist. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

Her début novel, Finding Claire Fletcher won Best Heroine and was runner up in Best Novel in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards for 2013. Her second novel, Aberration won Best Twist in the 2014 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent Book Awards. Her third novel, Hold Still was released by Thomas & Mercer in 2014 and has been translated into German.

She is at work on her fifth novel.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Lisa Regan said...

Thank you for hosting me! :)

MomJane said...

What a great excerpt. I really think these books sound awesome.

Stormy Vixen said...

Enjoyed the teaser, sounds like a thrilling book, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What is your favorite genre?

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post - I enjoyed the teaser!! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa Regan said...

Thank you so much! :)

Lisa Regan said...

Thank you so much! :)

Lisa Regan said...

Crime fiction but I will read anything that holds my interest no matter what the genre. I've found books in the YA genre, romance, and sci fi that I really loved even though they weren't my favorite genres.

Lisa Regan said...

Thank you so much! :)

BooksChatter said...

Hi Becky, don't miss out on our interview with Lisa

BooksChatter said...

Hi Lisa, great to have you here. Thank you for stopping by!

Nikolina said...

I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Unknown said...

Great post! Thank you for sharing and for the contest!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and can't wait to read more. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

Sue A. said...

I find cold cases add another complex layer to solving a crime mystery with "time" being a factor. Sounds like a great read.