An Exciting New Romantic Page-Turner, Author Jody E. Lebel’s Debut Novel, “Playing Dead,” Leaves Readers Anxious for More from a Promising New Author from Southwick, MA

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It is often said that writers should “write what they know.” Author Jody E. Lebel did just that http://jodylebel.com/ As a court reporter, she has a front-row seat to all of the crime, mystery, and drama of South Florida, which she brings to her debut novel, Playing Dead, a fast-paced story that will keep readers smiling and turning pages.

Fiction Author Jody Lebel Southwick, MA in her new book 'Playing Dead' novel

Author Jody Lebel Southwick, MA in her new book 'Playing Dead'

I LOVED it. Smart, suspenseful and full of mind-teasing twists, Jody Lebel's PLAYING DEAD will have you cheering for her plucky heroine and hunky detective hero.

"Good looking men are trouble. If I had known then what I know now, I would have put clowns on my wedding cake." – Renee Rose in Playing Dead.

The story centers around protagonist court reporter Renee Rose who found out the hard way that hooking up with a cop is like getting a bikini wax. It starts off hot, quickly turns painful, and ends in tears. But when her best friend receives an e-mail from her long-dead fiancé demanding money, Renee knows they need help.

Too bad help comes in the form of Detective Anthony Graciano, an annoying bossy cop who somehow still manages to haul Renee's libido out of dry dock. Police work is more than a career for Anthony, it's an obsession. Specializing in cases involving female victims, he has no time for a personal life until he meets Renee, a delicious mystery he yearns to solve. When Renee’s disastrous marriage ended some years ago, her mother consoled her with the knowledge that when one door closes the next door could open to a plate of warm cookies. Could this detective be Renee’s warm cookie?

Readers will inevitably be left anxious for the next release from this promising new author.

Words of praise for Playing Dead:
"An enjoyable romantic suspense tale filled with double-crossing crooks, betrayal and passion. Add this book to your shelves." – Nancy J. Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day mystery series.

"Ms Lebel has written a witty, fast paced mystery loaded with romance - a must read!" -- Traci E. Hall, author of the Boadicea series, and The Queen's Guard

"I LOVED it. Smart, suspenseful and full of mind-teasing twists, Jody Lebel's PLAYING DEAD will have you cheering for her plucky heroine and hunky detective hero." -- Mia Marlow, author

Released by The Wild Rose Press on 4/12/12
Available through Amazon or http://www.thewildrosepress
ISBN 978-1-61217-107-4 ebook $6.00
ISBN 978-1-61217-106-7 Paperback $12.00

Jody Lebel

First Place Winner in Florida Sisters in Crime Write Now contest.
Jody E. Lebel has been exposed to the kind of first-hand knowledge most authors only dream of as the court reporter assigned to the chief judge in a South Florida courtroom. The cases that she has reported on have ranged from a homeless guy who jumped the turnstile on the Metrorail to the Tamiami Strangler, a serial killer who murdered six women. Playing Dead is her debut novel.

For more information reader may visit http://www.jodylebel.com
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