Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Celebrating A New Keller County Cops Release For Melanie Atkins

All day today at our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating a new release in Melanie Atkins' thrilling Keller County Cops Series with Desert Breeze Publishing!

CODE OF VENGEANCE by Melanie Atkins

Keller County Cops Book Seven

Sheriff Rick Blaylock relies on an anti-crime platform to win re-election, but with crime on the rise, his critics are relentless. Desperate to prove himself, he must either solve the county's latest murder, or face defeat.

Angry her sister's killer dodged a grand jury indictment, court artist Keegan Riley comes with a plan to avenge her dead sibling, but is thwarted when someone else stabs her intended victim. Still thirsty for revenge, she takes aim at another man who got off scot free, and is again thwarted. What's a girl to do?

Before Keegan can line up victim number three, Rick unearths evidence that puts her at the scene of the latest murder. Should she tell him the truth, or lie? Love is the last thing on her mind, but when he kisses her, she can't help but wonder if falling for him will get her off scot free.


Melanie Atkins a multi-published author of romantic suspense, an editor for an online publishing company, and an avid reader. Writing is more than an escape for her—it’s a way of life. She grew up in the Deep South listening to tall tales and penning stories about her cats. Now she writes gripping stories of love, suspense, and mystery with the help of her furry little feline muses.

Melanie is an active member of Romance Writers of America®, the Magnolia State Romance Writers (MSRW), the Published Author Network (PAN), the Electronic and Small Press Authors' Network (ESPAN), the Electronically Published Internet Connection (EPIC), Sisters in Crime (SinC), the Red Dog Writers, the Gulf Coast Writers Association, the Southern Writers, the Mississippi Authors Guild and the Byram Writers’ Group. She currently serves as Past President of MSRW.
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  1. Good morning Melanie! Congrats on the new release CODE OF VENGEANCE.

    For those not familiar with your Keller County Cops Series, can you tell us more about it and how the books connect? How many books do you plan for the series?

    Enjoy your Cyber Launch Party today here and over on Facebook! And here's to CODE OF VENGEANCE being your biggest seller yet! Have fun!

  2. Thanks, DeNita! Sorry it took me so long to find my way here. Sometimes I'm technically challenged.

  3. Congrats on your new release! Your book sounds fabulous and I would love to read it. Sounds like it could put you on the edge of your seat. What genre of book to you read most? Thanks for the great giveaway and I will be looking for your book.

    quiltlady110 AT gmail DOT com

  4. Thanks, Quilt Lady! I read suspense the most. Romantic suspense and regular suspense. I love the "edge of my seat" feeling I get.

  5. I <3 cop novels!! I am adding these to my WL right now. I love finding new to me authors!

  6. How many books are released in this series every year?

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. Hi Melanie! As you know, I think your Keller County series is awesome. What are your plans for this series? Any plans for a new series? :-)

  8. bn100, This series has seven books. This is the last one. The first title is Marked for Murder.

  9. Hi June! Thanks. This is the last book in my Keller County Cops series, but I have a new series called Bayou Bounty Hunters coming out with Desert Breeze Publishing beginning next April.

  10. Hi,

    congratulations on your new release.

    Keller County Cops - love the alliteration - deliberate?


  11. The chemistry between the leads in a romantic suspense/mystery story plays an important part. Do you come up with the crime first or the relationship between the leads?

  12. Thanks, Mary. Yes, the alliteration was deliberate.

  13. Leni, I have a general idea of the crime, but develop my characters before I do anything else. I don't plot; I simply allow the story to unfold as I write.