Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Virtual Book Tour & #Giveaway for Kangaroo Dreaming by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Kangaroo Dreaming by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens.  Please leave a comment or question for Sally or Jean to let them know you stopped by.  You may enter their tour wide giveaway, where one (1) randomly chosen commenter will be awarded a $25 Amazon/BN GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  My review will be posted later this week.  Good Luck!

Kangaroo Dreaming
by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens
A Digby Sloan Mystery, Book 1

Publisher:  Smith & Steffens
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Genre: International Mystery & Crime
Length: 191 Pages
ISBN: 978-0998574509

Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N | Kobo 

About the book: 

Digby Sloan, Aussie private eye, loves his mum, and is loyal as a Queensland Heeler. Now he’s in London handcuffed to a kangaroo.

Kangaroo Dreaming, a valuable aboriginal totem, must make it safely to a London museum for exhibition, and Digby is the one in charge. But within hours of his arrival, the roo is stolen and the curator is murdered.

His bosses blame Digby for the theft and insist he stay to help London Metropolitan recover Kangaroo Dreaming. That’s all well and good, except the lead cop keeps getting in Digby’s way. The case puts everyone in peril, including Digby Sloan, who might not make it back alive to the Land Down Under to find out if he even still has a job.


I rode him as hard as I could straight across the clearing and headed dead-on for the pond in the center of it.

Falstaff’s heavy breath smoked the air. His body beneath me was soaked in sweat. The white of his wild eyes shone in the night. He carried me straight toward the water.

“Now!” I yelled in pure reaction, shifted my weight, and leaned.

Falstaff’s direction changed with such a jolt it wasn’t hard for me to do what I had to do.

The momentum launched me off his back. I was an unguided missile. My arms and legs flailed everywhere.

I slammed against the dark water, but it may as well have been a concrete slab. The wind blew from my lungs. Every inch of me cried out in pain.

The frigid pond waters closed over my head. I sank like a stone.

I headed for the slimy bottom. No. Up. Go up. I fought for the surface, pushed, kicked, and clawed. But there was no strength in my arms or my legs. No breath in my body. My tortured lungs were in agony. My brain was fuzzy. My body numb. I couldn’t see.

Sweet Mary, Mother of God.

I was drowning. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens, are partners in crime—crime writing, that is. They live in the Valley of the Sun in Arizona, awesome for eight months out of the year, an inferno the other four. They write bloody murder, flirty romance, and wicked humor all in one package.

Email: smithandsteffens@cox.net

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  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. HI Lisa,

      Thank you for following the tour and entering to win. Good luck!

      Sally & Jean

  2. Thank you for hosting the page looks wonderful!

    Sally & Jean

  3. Replies
    1. Hi Kim,

      Sally J. Smith designed the cover for Kangaroo Dreaming.

  4. What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  5. I (Jean) have just start reading Lee Child. The Jack Reacher series.

  6. Hi Victoria,

    Glad you liked the excerpt!

  7. Thank you for touring with us today.

  8. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

  9. Hi Nikolina,

    Thank you for following us. I hope you enjoy learning our writing process. And hope you enjoy reading Kangaroo Dreaming.

  10. This sounds like a fantastic book! Thanks for hosting.