Today I am very pleased to be involved with the Blog Tour for Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb and even more pleased to welcome her to write a Guest Post to promote the book today. Part two of the Guest post will be posted on the 4th February by Janet Emson, and can be found here @JanetEmson
The book is published by Orenda books on the 15th November 2017
Firstly let me introduce you to the book;
About the book
Single-mother Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson’s got an ocean of trouble
on her hands. Her daughter Dakota is safe, but her cancer is threatening a
comeback, and Lori needs JT – Dakota’s daddy and the man who taught Lori
everything – alive and kicking. Problem is, he’s behind bars, and heading for
Desperate to save him, Lori does a deal, taking on off-the-books job from
shady FBI agent Alex Monroe. Bring back on-the-run felon, Gibson ‘The Fish’
Fletcher, and JT walks free. Following Fletcher from Florida to California, Lori
teams up with local bounty hunter Dez McGregor and his team. But Dez
works very differently to Lori, and the tension between them threatens to put
the whole job in danger.
With Monroe pressuring Lori for results, the clock ticking on JT’s life, and
nothing about the Fletcher case adding up, Lori’s hitting walls at every turn.
But this is one job she’s got to get right, or she’ll lose everything…
Breathlessly paced, and bursting with high-voltage action and edge-of-yourseat
jeopardy, Deep Blue Trouble is the unmissable next instalment featuring
one of the most memorable and fearless female characters in crime fiction.
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Rookie Bounty Hunter 101: Part 1
The voice of Lori Anderson, my single mom bounty hunter protagonist, came to me fully formed, but I knew I’d need to do some research into her line of work to make the story I wanted to tell authentic. That’s how I ended up leaving cold rainy London in November and taking the sixteen-hour journey to Sacramento, California via LAX – I was going find out what it took to become a bounty hunter. I hoped I was up to the challenge.
So what is a Bounty Hunter? Well, if you immediately think of Dog the Bounty Hunter of TV fame when the words Bounty Hunter are mentioned, that’s not what I found. The people I met and the way they worked were very different to that which you see on the small screen. There were no mullets, no macho posturing, instead I found a group of dedicated, focused people.
The bounty hunters job is, in the words of one of the bounty hunters I met ‘to run around chasing knuckleheads’. If someone skips bail before their court hearing, a bounty hunter is the person a bail agent calls to bring them back. It’s a dangerous job, catching people who don’t want to be caught, and bounty hunters need to be smart, fast at tracking people and able to defend themselves in case things get tricky – all while staying within the law. It’s a tough call for a newly licensed or ‘tadpole’ bounty hunter!
While Lori Anderson works alone because that’s how her mentor JT trained her, the bounty hunters I met out in California worked in five-person teams, mixed male and female (often a 4:1 ratio because there are fewer female bounty hunters). They were always armed, with a gun and a Taser, and warned me – don’t even knock on the door unless you’re ready for shit to go down.
In the first book in the Lori Anderson series – DEEP DOWN DEAD – Lori is working alone, but in the second book – DEEP BLUE TROUBLE – she’s forced to team up with San Diego based bounty hunter Dez McGregor and his team. Their different ways of working soon put Lori and Dez at loggerheads and, as they chase down the fugitive, Gibson ‘The Fish’ Fletcher, the tension between them escalates resulting in some devastating consequences.
About the Author
Steph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most
of her working life has been spent between the UK and USA. As her alter ego –
Crime Thriller Girl – she indulges her love of all things crime fiction by blogging
at http://www.crimethrillergirl.com, where she interviews authors and reviews the
latest releases. Steph is an alumni of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction)
at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California. She
lives in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens. Her debut
thriller, Deep Down Dead, was shortlisted for the Dead Good Reader Awards in
two categories, and hit number one on the UK and AU kindle charts.