Thursday, August 13, 2015

Guest Post- Kathryn O' Sullivan

Guest Post with Kathryn O'Sullivan. Kathryn is the author of The Colleen McCabe Series .Her newest book in the series Neighing With Fire was released on May 5th.







Thanks, Shelley, for inviting me to visit with your readers to talk about Neighing with Fire, the latest book in the Colleen McCabe mystery series.

In Neighing with Fire, the summer tourist season in the Outer Banks village of Corolla starts peacefully enough for Fire Chief Colleen McCabe. She’s even allowing herself to enjoy a budding romance with friend-turned-boyfriend Sheriff Bill Dorman. After the murders of the previous year, could life in Corolla finally be returning to normal? Well, of course not… it’s a mystery… someone has to turn up dead! When a tropical storm blows in and unearths a body under a vacation home boardwalk and land developer Denny Custis dies in a suspicious fire, Colleen has a hunch the two deaths are linked and another summer of sleuthing begins.

Colleen and Bill investigate an ever-widening list of suspects and soon discover that virtually everyone has had a beef or run-in with Denny and a motive for murder. When Antonio “Pinky” Salvatore, a rival land developer, becomes the primary suspect, Colleen is determined to clear his name. The fact that Pinky has a crush on Colleen doesn’t influence her feelings about his innocence the least… but don’t try telling that to Bill.

As if solving a couple murders wasn’t enough, Colleen also has her hands full keeping an eye on the mainland arsons, dodging bridesmaid responsibilities, and avoiding becoming embroiled in battles between the town’s colorful inhabitants. Myrtle Crepe, Little Bobby, Colleen’s Border Collie, Sparky, Jimmy and the rest of the zany residents are back in the third installment. Like Foal Play and Murder on the Hoof, Neighing with Fire features real issues affecting the area such as the protection of the wild horses and encroaching development on their land as well as local sites. In fact, Shirley Landes, a reader, recommended Gold-N-Gifts jewelry store owned by the delightful Kristen Chance and one of my favorite scenes in the book is set there. You’ll have to read to find out why. Happy reading!



About the Author




Kathryn O’Sullivan writes the Colleen McCabe mystery series set on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Neighing with Fire, a Pacific Book Awards Finalist, is the latest book featuring Fire Chief McCabe, her Border Collie, Sparky, and the colorful characters of Corolla.
The first book in the series, Foal Play, won the Malice Domestic Competition for Best First Traditional Mystery Novel. She is also a playwright, co-executive producer/creator/writer of the award-winning online Western series Thurston, and a professor at Northern Virginia Community College. She lives in Virginia with her husband and cat and returns to the Outer Banks every chance she gets.

Website: www.kathrynosullivan.com
Neighing with Fire Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NOckYnWRsg
Twitter: @KthrynOSullivan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathrynOSullivanWriter


Giveaway:Leave a comment by August 16th for the chance to win a copy of Neighing with Fire.Two readers will be chosen Winners will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes and you will have three days to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected.

39 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read the first in this series but your review of this one makes me want to start at the beginning!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Shannon! Your local library should have the first two books if your local store doesn't. Good luck with winning a book!

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  2. This is an outstanding review and I have added this series and author to my TBR list. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Doward! I always love meeting new readers through wonderful blogs like Shelley's. Best of luck with the giveaway!

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  3. Thanks for the review. My need to read list has just gotten longer. Since I don't like to jump into the middle of a series, I need to begin at the start. robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Robin, and for checking out the series. I have a lot of readers who have discovered me this summer and have started with "Foal Play" and quickly worked their way through all three. :-) Hope you win one of the books!

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  4. This sounds like a great book. I'm going to add the series to my list to buy. And what a beautiful cover this one has! I love finding new authors!
    Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! I love the covers of my books, too, because the publisher perfectly captured the Outer Banks where the series is set. I love finding new readers, too! :-) Hope you win a book!

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  5. Thank you for the review. Looks like another book to add to my TBR list.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the series. Good luck with winning a book!

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  6. I have not heard of this series before but it looks very interesting! Thanks for the opportunity!
    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Julie! The three books in the series are fun, quick beach reads (at least that's what my readers tell me!) so if you have an opportunity to check them out I'm sure you'll catch up in no time. :-) Thanks for stopping by and best of luck!

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  7. I love horses; I love cozies, awesome giveaway!

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    1. Wonderful! The Corolla Wild Horse Fund has been working tirelessly to manage and protect the wild horses. If you ever visit the Outer Banks, you should definitely take a tour of the sanctuary area with one of their patrol specialists. Good luck with winning a book!

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  8. You grabbed my attention with the title (horse mad all my life!) and then I find out that the series is set in Corolla, one of my must-do destinations since I moved to NC! It must be fate! Seriously, it sounds like a great series and i look forward to enjoying it.

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    1. People who live and visit the Outer Banks have enjoyed the series because I feature real roads, places, eateries, etc. I hope you get a chance to visit and see the horses. It's one of my favorite places in the world. And if you go during the winter you might even see it snow on the beach - truly special! Thanks for checking out the series and good luck with the giveaway!

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  9. I've not read your books, but this one sounds great. Love to find new-to-me authors!
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Judy! I've met so many wonderful readers through posts like this one. I hope you enjoy the series and win one of the books!

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  10. Thanks for this captivating and wonderful cozy giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  11. A new author and a fascinating cozy giveaway. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I love meeting new readers through wonderful bloggers like Shelley! Good luck!

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  12. This sounds good! I'd love to read this mystery set in the Outer Banks. Thanks for the chance to win.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're most welcome! I hope you win a copy. Thanks for stopping by and posting.

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  13. Love the Outer Banks. Last year I saw some horses up near Currituck. Would love to read books set in the area. paphillips20@aol.com

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    1. Hi, Patti! The horses you saw are the horses that are featured in the books so you'll have a special appreciation for them. I dedicated the second book to the folks protecting the herd. Good luck winning one of the books!

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  14. Kathryn O’Sullivan is a new author for me. This sounds like a great book. I love the beautiful cover.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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    1. I'm meeting so many new readers here on Shelley's Book Case, Peggy! How fun! The cover looks like the area where the wild horses have their sanctuary in the Outer Banks (minus the fire!). Thanks for stopping by. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  15. Sounds like a great read! Added to my to be read list :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate you stopping by and checking out my series. Good luck with the book giveaway!

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  16. Another new to me author! It sounds very good! Thanks for the info!

    ElaineE246atmsn.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Elaine! Hope you get a chance to check out the series. Good luck winning a book!

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  17. This great book is on my TBR pile. I have it and want to read it now but I have a few in front but I am almost there:) Happy Dance

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    1. Hi, Penny! Good to see you here! Hope you enjoy the book. Thanks for paying a visit to Shelley's Book Case!

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  18. I just love the cover. Horses have been my pals since I was a child so I'm sure I'd enjoy this book Thanks for the giveaway.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Horses are amazing animals. The cover is an accurate reflection of the real setting, Sue. Unfortunately, they really did have some oceanfront houses on fire recently... but no body under the walkway! Good luck winning a book!

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  19. I love the cover. Horses and reading are my passions.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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    1. Thanks, Kaye! My publisher has given me beautiful covers for all of my books. I'm very lucky. Good luck with the giveaway and happy reading!

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  20. Winners are Dawn Frazier and Penny Marks! Congratulations!

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