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The Jacq of Spades by Patricia Loofbourrow - Audio Book Tour + Giveaway

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Author: Patricia Loofbourrow

Narrator: Machelle Williams

Length: 8 hours 31 minutes

Series: The Red Dog Conspiracy, Book 1

Publisher: Red Dog Press, LLC

Genre: Noir Mystery, Steampunk Crime Fiction

In a far future US, the once-beautiful domed neo-Victorian city of Bridges is split between four crime families in an uneasy cease-fire. With social disparity increasing and its steam-driven infrastructure failing, a new faction is on the rise: the Red Dogs.

Jacqueline Spadros has a dream life: a wealthy husband, a powerful family. But her life is not what it seems. Kidnapped from her mother's brothel and forced to marry, the murder of her best friend Air 10 years before haunts her nightmares. She finds moments of freedom in a small-time private-eye business, which she hides in fear of her sadistic father-in-law.

Air's little brother disappears off his back porch and the Red Dogs are framed for it. With the help of a mysterious gentleman investigator hired by the Red Dogs to learn the truth, Jacqui pushes her abilities to their limits in hope of rescuing the child before the kidnapper disposes of him.

Patricia Loofbourrow, MD is a NY Times and USA Today best-selling science fiction writer, PC gamer, ornamental food gardener, fiber artist, and wildcrafter who loves power tools, dancing, genetics and anything to do with outer space. She was born in southern California and has lived in Chicago and Tokyo. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three grown children.
Narrator Bio

As an audiobook narrator with 23 years of experience moving audiences with her voice through corporate facilitation and public speaking, Machelle knows how to connect with the intent of the author to bring their vision to life. Her compelling yet casual voice draws the listener close, transporting them deep into the story and keeping them hanging on every word with full attention and anticipation.

Machelle’s voice is nuanced and delivers reads that range from soft and soothing to dramatic and smoky. She specializes in Mysteries & Thrillers, but her Bespoke repertoire also includes Non-Fiction, Religious, Urban and Noire.

Machelle is based in Northern Virginia with her two Boston Terriers, Daphne and Lilah, and her fully equipped studio from which she provides quick turn-around of professional quality recordings.

When you need a narrator to take your listener to the edge of their seat and their breath away – trust the telling to Machelle.
Literary inspirations
#10 Laura Ingalls Wilder - especially the Little Women series. I could really relate to her stories as a child. I think Jacqui is a good bit like Jo Marsh in her determination to do what she feels is right.
#9 Iliad and Odyssey - the great Greek tragedy adventures
#8 Charles Dickens - he told it like it was! I love the way he weaved social justice into his stories without being (too) melodramatic or preachy (for his time)
#7 Isaac Asimov - loved his tales of robots, other worlds and civilizations
#6 Robert Heinlein - read him a lot as a kid, and his stories gave me an interest in science fiction - Podkayne of Mars made me feel girls could be in science fiction adventures too (read the original version though)
#5 Poet David Whyte showed me how words can touch a person
#4 JRR Tolkien - amazing, all-out worldbuilding - a man who devoted his life to telling a story
#3 I’ve learned a lot from reading Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files - how to write a series especially
#2 George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series is one of my favorites - gritty, uncompromising multi-faction political intrigue on a massive scale.
#1 Frank Herbert’s Dune series (his writings, not the prequels) have influenced me the most. Every time I read this series I learn more, and I’m so impressed with his depth of worldbuilding and the emotional impact he gets with just a few words.



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  1. Thanks so much for sharing! I appreciate it. :)


  2. Looks like a great list of books! The Red Dog Conspiracy is Awesome!


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