Double Down Trouble

My Sixteenth Fiction Title

Double Down Trouble, my 16th fiction title, was released in mid-June. At about 46,000 words, it should nicely occupy a lazy afternoon in what’s left of the summer.
This story was was conceived as a sort of companion novel to the novella, One Simple Favor — also released through Dingbat Publishing — a few years ago. They don’t share the same characters but they are sort of “bookends” to each other. Where 1SF features a skittish female and a gung-ho male, DDT features a gung-ho female and a skittish male. Both were a lot of fun to write and I believe each will be enjoyable for readers to experience.


Double Down Trouble

Wrong place, wrong time… right stranger?

Julia Temple, the inexperienced, newly elected lieutenant governor of Tennessee, attends a private theater performance at a friend’s request. Partway through, chaos explodes as two busloads of dangerous convicts escape and terrorize the town. Somehow they have weapons and explosives, but do they know such a high-profile hostage is there for the taking? Is there a hidden hand behind their rampage?
Julia needs help. But she can’t find her security detail and the only man still standing is someone she’s never really met before… even though he seems to know her and remember her vividly.

[JLS # 396]

About Jeff Salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Fourteen completed novels and four completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Cowboy Out of Time" -- Apr. 2019 /// "Double Down Trouble" -- June 2018 /// "Not Easy Being Android" -- Feb. 2018 /// "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 /// "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 /// "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015 /// "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015 /// "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015 /// "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 /// "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 /// "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014 /// "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014 /// "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013 /// "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013 /// "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 /// "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012 /// "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012 /// Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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10 Responses to Double Down Trouble

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I read One Simple Favor (and enjoyed it), and I’ve got this on my Kindle app. I’m looking forward to getting back to my reading routine so I can dig in!

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  2. Elaine Cantrell says:

    The book sounds great, and the cover is perfect. Congrats on the new release.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Fascinating, Jeff! Now I need to find out how he knows her, and what ensues! I wish you all the best with this and all of your works.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jeff Salter says:

      Thank you, Tonette. I think you’ll enjoy this fast-paced story. It occupies approximately three hours of time (in the story) and I think it would take about that longer to read the whole thing.


  4. jbrayweber says:

    Skittish and gung-ho makes for fun tales!

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  5. I have a copy of this that I bought on release day but I have not done much reading this summer between work and a deadline on illustrations I have been so busy. I look forward to reading this once all my illustrations are completed and I can take some time to enjoy a good book.

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    • Jeff Salter says:

      thanks for your on-going support and encouragement, Angie. Hope you get a chance soon to read it… and also hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it.


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