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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February 2011- Book Club Selection - Deuces Wild by Jean Holloway

The February 2011, Bloggers Unite Book Club selection is Deuces Wild by Jean Holloway. If you would like to read more about this title, please visit Jean's website.

About Deuces Wild
Three years have passed since the Black Jack case ended and in the fiendishly-evil and sexy as hell, Deuces Wild, the third novel of the Deck of Cardz series, Detective Shevaughn Robinson-William’s career and personal life are at a crossroads as she tries to assist in the capture of a homicidal couple on a murdering spree filled with illegal drugs and illicit perversion.

Meanwhile, Shevaughn’s idyllic marriage is beginning to crumble, a secret revealed has a profound impact on her entire extended family and to top it all off, her daughter seems to be communicating with a supportive spirit who is trying to warn Shevaughn about her marriage and help her solve the case.

Should she comply with her husband’s wishes and save her marriage or will she lose him to her career? Shevaughn tracks a young couple as they go on a tri-state rampage of lethal depravity, proving their commitment is one without morals, conscience or boundaries.

Sometimes, love can be murder...

About Jean Holloway
Jean Holloway's debut novel Ace of Hearts started 30 years ago in answer to a bet. Her sister, Lori said, "You read so much, I bet you could write a book" and Jean answered, "I bet I could." Her oldest memories are of reading. She let the words carry her away to places only her imagination could take her. Stephen King and Dean Koontz are her ultimate tour guides and honorable mentions go to Jean Auel and Agatha Christie. Jean sometimes felt more at home in their cleverly crafted worlds than in her own.

Life's Detours

Jean's biological mother died when she was thirteen, the age when puberty reared its ugly head. Needless to say, she was a wife and mother at seventeen and divorced at twenty. She later met her second, current, and final husband, Fred. They’ve been together 38 years.

Pen to Paper

Accepting her sister's bet would prove more challenging than easily merging her love for reading great horror and mystery classics. In 1980, she wrote the first draft of Ace of Hearts longhand. Over the next two decades the manuscript matured with technology, to typewriter to word processor and finally to computer in 2003.

Bet Accepted...Again

In 2004, Lori once again challenged Jean to introduce Ace of Hearts to the world.  She pushed Jean to print several copies of her manuscript and she even paid for Jean to attend the National Book Club Conference in Atlanta, GA.  Not willing to say no to such a tempting challenge, Jean went and handed her manuscripts out in a room full of Zane fans and book clubs began talking! She met her soon-to-be publisher that weekend. Three months later, Jean signed a contract, went through the editing process and "Ace of Hearts" was born!

Dream Deferred

Jean's sophomore novel, Black Jack was published July, 2009 and she just completed the third installment in her Deck of Cardz series. Deuces Wild will be released on 10/10/10, her 60th birthday. Most importantly, Jean's story is one of hope and a testament to never giving up your dream.

She lives in Kennesaw, GA with her husband, Fred and their dogs, Kayla, a Lhasa apso diva and Max, an Afghan puppy. Their six grown children all live nearby. Together, they have been blessed with eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She recently became Managing Partner and In-House Editor for PHE Ink Writing Solution Firm, her new publishing family.

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