Emily Kimelman has stopped by to visit with us at The Library as part of her virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. Emily will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter--the Rafflecopter can be seen at the end of the post. You can see the other stops on the tour here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/08/nbtm-tour-sydney-rye-series-by-emily.html.
Let's get started, Emily. Thanks for coming by. Ever broken any bones?
I broke my pinky toe three days before flying to Peru to hike the Inca Trail. Turns out if you take 800mg of Ibuprofen and tape your toe really well you can still hike for about 9 hours a day. It really didn’t even bother me. And the hike was practically a spiritual experience. Treading on stone roads, built by hand centuries ago, through virgin forest, at high altitude, might be the best thing you can do with your time.
Any weird things you do when you’re alone?
Does watching really bad TV count? And I don’t mean like just an episode or two. When my husband is away I basically put on “Vampire Diaries” (or the equivalent) and don’t turn it off until he returns.
What is your favorite quote and why?
“I am a man and therefore have all devils in my heart.” - G.K Chesterton’s Father Brown.
This is my favorite quote because it captures the human condition perfectly in one sentence.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
I waffle between Cookie Dough, Cherry Garcia, and Salted Carmel. I also love soft serve vanilla dipped in chocolate. It’s a good thing the freezer on my boat, OUR WAY, doesn’t really work that well so I can’t keep ice cream aboard.
Which mythological creature are you most like?
I don’t know which I am most like but when I was a kid all I wanted was to see a Unicorn. Just see one. I didn’t even have to pet it or anything. That was my birthday wish from age 2-10. Then I gave up the dream. Sad, right?
What are four things you can’t live without?
My dog, my husband, my computer, and my synthroid.
Her "Sydney Rye Series" are dark murder mystery novels which features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. This series is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!
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The Sydney Rye series of mysteries features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. This series is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!
This box set includes all three of the Sydney Rye Books.
UNLEASHED (A Sydney Rye Novel, #1)
When the series begins Sydney Rye is named Joy Humbolt. She does not like people telling her what to do, so it comes as no surprise that she was just fired from her last job. When she buys Charlene Miller's dog-walking business on Manhattan's exclusive upper east side, it seems like the perfect fit: Quiet environment, minimal contact with people.
But then one of her clients turns up dead, and Charlene disappears. Rumors say Charlene was having an affair with the victim--and of course, everyone assumes Joy must know where she is. Joy begins to look into the crime, first out of curiosity then out of anger when there is another murder and threats start to come her way.
When police detective Mulberry is assigned to the case, Joy finds a kindred spirit--cynical and none-too-fond of the human race. As they dig deep into the secrets of Manhattan's elite, they not only get closer to the killer but also to a point of no return. One last murder sends Joy Humbolt hurtling over the edge. Her only chance of survival is to become Sydney Rye.
DEATH IN THE DARK (A Sydney Rye Novella, #2)
At the beginning of Death in the Dark we find Joy Humbolt hiding, not only from the law, but also from her past and the mistakes she's made. Living this isolated life doesn't last long though when a visit from Mulberry brings Joy to accept her new identity as the Private Detective, Sydney Rye. To complete the transformation, Joy must learn to control her emotions as well as her giant aggressive dog, Blue. With the help of an expert trainer, Joy learns to fight with her mind as well as her body. However, when the daughter of a close friend is brutally murdered in the desert, Rye turns away from her mentor to seek revenge. Sydney's quick temper and deadly intentions lead her into a trap that she will need all of her new skills to survive.
INSATIABLE (A Sydney Rye Novel, #3)
The third book in the series begins with private detective Sydney Rye living a simple, disciplined life in London, but when a dangerous man from her past calls, Rye finds she cannot turn him away. Robert Maxim explains that the daughter of a powerful friend has gone missing and he wants Rye to find her. In exchange he offers her something she had given up hope of ever having; freedom from her past.
With her dog, Blue, at her side, Rye meets up with her new partner, a handsome man she's not sure she can trust. Heading for Mexico City, they go undercover, posing as husband and wife. After meeting with the bereaved parents, Rye starts to sense that there is more going on than just a missing girl. But it isn't until they arrive in the Yucatan Peninsula, hot on the girl's trail in Paradise, that all hell breaks loose. Sydney has to reach out for help from old friends and deal with the consequences of her past, if she's going to find the girl and keep them all alive.
New release! STRINGS OF GLASS (A Sydney Rye Novel, #4)
STRINGS OF GLASS is the fourth novel in Emily Kimelman's Sydney Rye Series of dark murder mystery novels. This series features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!
Sydney Rye is hanging out in India with her boyfriend, Dan, reading paperbacks and sipping beer. No violence and no reminders of her past. But when she and Blue, are attacked by a pact of wild dogs, Sydney starts to feel that old itch again; to do good by being bad.
Trouble finds Rye when she stops the attempted rape and murder of Anita, a reporter working on a story of corruption and human trafficking. The atrocities Anita describes send Sydney, Blue and Dan on a quest that takes them across India after a dangerous and, up until now, untouchable, figure. While Sydney struggles to accept her true nature she realizes that it is the only way to end decades of abuse and exploitation. But Rye fears that she will lose herself, becoming no better than the monster she fights against.
The first four books in Kimelman's series, UNLEASHED, DEATH IN THE DARK, INSATIABLE and STRINGS OF GLASS are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and Kobo.
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