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Monday 8 July 2019

☀ Dragon's Revenge: Letty Valdez Mysteries [2] - C.J. Shane

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Dragon's Revenge, a Mystery Suspense by (, Rope's End Publishing, 231 pages).

This is the second book in the Letty Valdez Mysteries series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Author C.J. Shane will be awarding an ink drawing of ocotillo on handmade paper in a wooden frame ready to hang with hooks and wire 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 (☀), and reviews (✍).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || The Series || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


When Tucson private detective and Iraq War vet Letty Valdez is hired to investigate a murder, she immediately finds herself targeted by a violent criminal. To find the killer, Letty turns to an old memoir of life in late 19th century Tucson.

Clues in the memoir, with its tale of love between two immigrants - one, an Italian widow, and the other, an exiled Chinese revolutionary - launch Letty on a suspense-filled struggle to find answers, to stop the murderer – and to stay alive!

Letty, a Chicana/Native American, has to deal with a mugging, a home invasion and a shootout on the Tohono O’odham Reservation in her attempts to find the criminal who is targeting her. Letty is helped by her friends and family, plus a new canine pal, Teddy the Black Lab sniffer dog.

Like all Letty Valdez Mysteries, there’s excitement, intrigue and a touch of romance in Dragon’s Revenge.

The Series: Letty Valdez Mysteries

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Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Desert Jade [1]

Desert Jade was named a finalist for Best Suspense-Thriller book, 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.

Tucson Chicana/Native American private investigator and Iraq War veteran Letty Valdez joins forces with an unlikely ally, Chinese police Detective Inspector Zhou Liang Wei, in Desert Jade, a fast-paced mystery-suspense thriller set in the Sonoran Desert.

We meet a migrant lost and out of water in the desert, Chinese triad gangsters engaged in criminal activities on the U.S.-Mexico border, a woman murdered in her backyard, a husband who vanished with a large sum of money, and three abducted young women threatened with sex trafficking.

There's a touch of romance, too, when cop Zhou meets one of Letty's friends. Don't forget Milagro (aka Millie), the runt-sized female pit bull who performs a heroic act and saves a life.

Next after Desert Jade, look for Dragon's Revenge: A Letty Valdez Mystery

[Published 18 November 2017, 260 pages]

Daemon Waters [3]

Letty investigates the murder of an environmentalist, looks for two missing Army vets, and tracks down a vet who has become an assassin. Also there's that other vet, the one with the lop-sided grin that Letty's dog Teddy found in a tree!

[Published August 2019, TBA pages]

About the Author

C.J. Shane is a writer and visual artist in Arizona.

In addition to her mystery fiction, she is the author of eight nonfiction books.

Her first fiction book, Desert Jade: A Letty Valdez Mystery is a finalist for Best Suspense-Thriller novel, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow Dragon's Revenge's tour at:

July 8:
1: A Writer's Life
2: BooksChatter
3: Edgar's Books
4: One World Singles Blog
5: Readeropolis
6: Two Ends of the Pen
7: Wake Up Your Wild Side
8: Journey of a Bookseller
9: Andi's Book Reviews
10: Danita Minnis

July 9:
1: Rogues Angels
2: Jazzy Book Reviews
3: Nickie's Views and Interviews
4: Viviana MacKade
5: Harlie's Books
6: Independent Authors
7: It's Raining Books
8: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
9: The Tired Buyer

July 10:
1: Authors' Secrets
2: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
3: Just Books
4: Character Madness and Musings
5: Long and Short Reviews

July 11:
1: Books Direct
2: Fire Dancing for Fun and Profit
3: Straight From the Library
4: Tina Donahue Books - Heat with Heart
5: Candrel's Crafts, Cooks, and Characters

July 12:
1: Iron Canuck
2: Fabulous and Brunette
3: Joanne Guidoccio
4: Our Town Book Reviews
5: Sharing Links and Wisdom
6: Welcome to My World of Dreams
7: So Many Books


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

shane said...

Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog! I'm late posting because I'm in the Pacific time zone. One of my goals in writing this story was to describe the ethnic diversity and cultural richness of the Borderlands. Thanks, too, for mentioning the new Letty Valdez Mystery, Daemon Waters, to be published August 8.