Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dawn Girl by Leslie Wolfe









Dawn Girl
Tess Winnett Series
Book One
Leslie Wolfe

Genre: Crime Thriller / Police Procedural

Publisher: Italics Publishing

Date of Publication: 8/30/2016

ISBN: 978-1-945302-06-0
ASIN: B01I0X2YR0

Number of pages: 225
Word Count: 71,000

Cover Artist: Sam Roman

Tagline: Pristine, golden beaches and a dead body

Book Description:

Her blue eyes wide open, glossed over. A few specks of sand clung to her long, dark lashes. Her beautiful face, immobile, covered in sparkling flecks of sand. Her lips slightly parted as if to let a last breath escape.

Who is the beautiful girl found at dawn, on a deserted stretch of golden sand beach? What is her secret?

FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett searches for answers relentlessly. With each step, each new finding, she uncovers unsettling facts leading to a single possible conclusion: Dawn Girl is not the only victim. Her killer has killed before.

Hiding a terrible secret of her own, Special Agent Tess Winnett faces her inmost fears, in a heart-stopping race to catch a killer who’s getting ready to end yet another life. Will she find the killer in time? Will she be able to stop him? At what cost?

The rules of the game have changed.

So has the textbook definition of a serial killer.

Special Agent Tess Winnett is the bold, direct, and short-fused heroine of Dawn Girl. Putting her life on the line, she doesn’t pull any punches, searching only for the truth, and for the man who takes lives on her watch. Intelligent, resourceful, and uncompromising, Tess will take readers on a memorable, white-knuckled journey in this suspenseful, gripping serial killer thriller.

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Excerpt:



She made an
effort to open her eyes, compelling her heavy eyelids to obey. She swallowed
hard, her throat raw and dry, as she urged the wave of nausea to subside. Dizzy
and confused, she struggled to gain awareness. Where was she? She felt numb and
shaky, unable to move, as if awakening from a deep sleep or a coma. She tried
to move her arms, but couldn’t. Something kept her immobilized, but didn’t hurt
her. Or maybe she couldn’t feel the pain, not anymore. 


About the Author:

Bestselling author Leslie Wolfe is passionate about writing fiction, despite spending a significant number of years climbing the corporate ladder. Leaving the coveted world of boardrooms for the blissful peace of the Florida-based "Wolves’ den," Leslie answers one true calling: writing.

Leslie’s novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. Fascinated by technology and psychology, Leslie brings extensive background and research in these fields that empower and add texture to a signature, multi-dimensional, engaging writing style.

Leslie released the first novel, Executive, in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s most notable works, The Watson Girl (2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of a serial killer and a rarely seen first person account of his actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.

A complete list of Leslie’s titles is available at http://wolfenovels.com/titles

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Interview with Leslie Wolfe

Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
I get inspired by watching people interact with one another daily. I’m a very visual person, so when I see an image of something or someone, or even an image or a manifestation of an emotion, I get inspired. I could be sitting behind you in a theater, or waiting in line next to you at the Walmart checkout, and my imagination could run wild. What would you do if you were a cop investigating a murder? How would that scenario play with you starring in it, with the specifics of who you are? It’s that simple.

How did you do research for your book?
I do extensive research for all my books. I aim to provide accurate information on top of exciting entertainment. I’m also happy to be teaching something whenever I can, especially in fields of novelty and interest, not anything boring, I hope. My research starts online of course, web searches for Scholastic articles in the fields of interest, and I have been fortunate enough to secure the help and friendship of several researchers and scientists in various fields. As an established author, now it is much easier for me to run my draft by one or more of these wonderful people and then be ready to incorporate all their feedback, before going to print.

Do you have another profession besides writing?
While it is true I have become entirely dedicated to my writing for the past year and a half, I have spent the bulk of my career as a technology and operations expert, and I have decided cannot abandon my first career paths completely. So, I stay in touch. I am sitting on a couple of boards of directors for young enterprises in technology, and I stay connected to the business realm. The entrepreneurial spirit that I have enjoyed throughout my career injects vitality and determination to succeed in everything I do as a writer.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Oh, there are so many answers to this question! Let’s look at a few. For one, I would go back to 2008 or earlier, and buy me a bunch of Amazon stock at the price of 20 bucks per share. On a more romantic side of things, I would go back to the 1980s, when music and life were so much fun. Sadly, no matter what the destination in time, as a woman I would only be able to go back to an era when women were not enjoying the level of empowerment they are today. Finally, as a writer, I would love to go back in time and get to meet Michael Crichton.

What is your next project?
I’m currently working on a psychological drama centered on the struggles of a Gulf War veteran. A bit of new, exciting territory for me, I’m enjoying every minute of the adventure!




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