By Jeff Salter
Yeah, that was one of my original titles for the suspense novella, “One Simple Favor” released in mid-May by Dingbat Publishing. You know, that sense of dread you can have when someone acts like the favor they’re asking of you “won’t be any problem” at all, because “it’s on your way” or that “it won’t take a minute.”
Well, it’s never on the way, it always takes several minutes (at least), and there are usually problems. And that’s the kind of gloomy frustration I try to convey in Tricia’s frame of mind as she returns from a horrid weekend in Memphis that’s been cut short by an emergency in her office (which is exacerbated by her fluttering and hovering boss). Ever been there?
Anyhow, if you like a dose of grim humor mixed with suspense… and the chance of an off-kilter romance, this is your story. Only $1.99 in digital formats and most people say its 38,000 words zoom by in the blink of an eye!
One Simple Favor
By J. L. Salter
Sometimes one simple favor changes everything.
Tricia Pilgrim reluctantly agrees to pick up a sort-of cousin she’s never seen at a distant bus station and drive him back to Verdeville. She might as well. Everything’s already gone wrong with her mini-vacation weekend, there’s an emergency at her job, and things can’t get any worse. Right?
Wrong. Her twice-removed third cousin-in-law turns out to be a hunk with moves like a special forces ninja. And one of them is a magnet for trouble… of the wrong kind. The sort of trouble that has her running through the woods at midnight, terrified and confused. The sort with bad guys and guns.
It’s the wrong way to feel about a cousin, even one by marriage. But she feels safe with Mike. And if they both make it through this long, troubled night, she’ll take a really close look at Aunt Mary’s family tree.
Already 19 Amazon reviews in the first six weeks — and most have FIVE stars!
Only $1.99 in digital formats. Paperback is $7.95.