Hiya guys! Welcome to my tour stop of Leading Her Witness by Cheryl Ann Smith. Make sure to check out this book on GoodReads, Barnes & Noble and Amazon, enjoy the interview and go enter the awesome giveaway.
Goons, deadbeats, and murder: A tenacious process server's unconventional techniques get her into loads of trouble. So much so that her boss jokes that he keeps the coroner on speed dial just in case. Still, most of Andie Dixon's job is pretty tame if she doesn't count snapping dogs and homeowners squirting her with garden hoses.
That changes when she serves papers on a notorious crime boss and puts her life in real jeopardy. But despite this close call, Andie will not let threats keep her from doing her job. She puts the matter behind her until a hunky U.S. Marshal tracks her down and solicits her help to find the fugitive. Again. At first Andie adamantly refuses, but eventually agrees when she's swayed by the Marshal's persistence and rather dreamy brown eyes. However, when crime boss Sammy Gilroy finds out she's back and close on his heels, he threatens to make her disappear for good this time.
Marshall Colin Navarro needs to find Sammy Gilroy before the man vanishes forever. Colin is certain that the notorious crime leader was involved in a shoot-out with the FBI that injured his sister. But he never expected that he'd have to sway a newbie process-server to help, or that she'd turn out to be stubborn, aggravating, and an all-around pain in the ass. Yet despite her shortcomings, he cannot figure out why she's taken over his thoughts and is front and center in some very hot fantasies. But can he keep her from getting herself killed as they edge closer to catching the fugitive? Then again, the crime boss and his goons don't know who they're messing with.
With Andie on the case, Colin is beginning to believe that justice may be served after all.
Interview with Cheryl Ann Smith:
GloriousBooks: Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm so excited to dive into this read.
Cheryl: I'm excited to be here!
GloriousBooks: Can you give everyone a brief description of your book?
Cheryl: Process server, Andie Dixon's unconventional techniques get her into loads of trouble; so much so that her boss keeps the coroner on speed dial - just in case! Truthfully, the job is pretty tame if she doesn't count snapping dogs and garden hose-toting homeowners with lethal aim. That changes when she serves papers on a crime boss and narrowly escapes death at the hands of his thug-bodyguards. Worse, the serve has opened up a cold case, put her life in peril, and draws the attention of a hunky U.S Marshal, who wants to help her finally put the crime boss behind bars. But Andie isn't about to put herself in danger again. If the wanted felon finds out she's back and close on his heels, he might make her disappear - for good!
GloriousBooks: What's the inspiration behind your book?
Cheryl: I've always wanted to write a humorous contemporary romance and give the heroine a job that's outside of the norm. She can work around questionable characters as a process server. I love putting my heroines in danger just to see what they'll do!
GloriousBooks: Are there any moments in the book that were inspired by real life experiences?
Cheryl: As and Investigation Discovery junkie, I probably take a lot of inspiration from many crime stories. Although LHW isn't dark, I do love seeing how crimes are solved and pass that on through my books.
GloriousBooks: Did you have to do any research before writing a particular part of the book?
Cheryl: I looked up what process servers do and how much they make. For the character 'Frack' I did research on him for his big reveal. I can't say more than that or I'll give his surprise twist away!
GloriousBooks: What was the most challenging aspect of writing 'Leading Her Witness'?
Cheryl: Cutting out some scenes so the book wouldn't be too long. I wanted Andie and Colin's story to go on forever!
GloriousBooks: Which character do you feel you can most relate to and why?
Cheryl: I love Andie's feistiness. She's who I'd want to be if I were a book character. But Maude is one of my favorite ever characters. She's so cranky that she makes me laugh!
GloriousBooks: What's next for you?
Cheryl: I'm working up a new series with three heroines who get into all sorts of mischief, and maybe a little danger too. It's all about the readers having fun!
GloriousBooks: It was great having you!
Cheryl: Thanks for having me!
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About Cheryl Ann Smith:
Cheryl Ann Smith loves mystery and adventure and always includes both in her books. And when she's not putting her heroines in danger, she's watching true crimes shows or spending way too much time on email with friends. Cheryl lives in Michigan with her family and several pets.
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