Leopard's Daughter by Stephen J. Tillman Book Tour with Excerpt & Giveaway

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Leopard's Daughter
Series: Were-Leopard Series Book 1
Genre: Crime, Fantasy
Publisher: Azure Spider Publications
Publication Date: September 15, 2018
Spine-tingling were-leopard fun
Leopard’s Daughter is a markedly original crime novel with elements of the occult. In a world where vampires and werewolves exist, but are extremely rare, Bobby Sandar, his wife, Olivia, and their two oldest children are were-leopards. Bobby and Olivia are Secret Service agents. Following Bobby’s death, Olivia feels the need for a fresh start. She takes a job as a detective in the sheriff’s department of a rural western county. Olivia’s first assignment is to go undercover as an exotic dancer in a nightclub run by gangsters. She has to battle mobbed-up criminals, a terrorist leader who is aware of Olivia’s history and abilities, and human traffickers to save her family and herself.

 


    “Noah Leapold, you’re under arrest for the murder of Isobel Leapold,” Olivia yelled, at the same time taking out her gun and pointing it at the rest of crowd.
    Gordinier ducked down behind one of the bar stools and took out her gun and phone, but when she tried to make a call, it didn’t go through. “Shit!” she shrieked. “There’s no cell coverage in here!”
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Mullins and the six deputies with her waited in three sheriff’s department cars for Gordinier’s call. The engines were running, and all were anxious to go.
    “Seems to be taking a while, Kate,” Jackson Penduramum, Mullins’s chief deputy, radioed from the second car. “Want me to go up and scope out the place?”
    “We don’t want to get made, or fuck up their play, Jack,” Mullins replied.
    “I’ll park around the corner and walk up. They won’t notice me.”
    Mullins hesitated.
    Penduramum said, “Kate?”
    “Just be sure you’re not seen,” Mullins said.
    Penduramum pulled the second car out of the line and drove a little over a mile. He parked around a curve just out of sight from the Bucket of Booze. Leaving the engine running, he picked up a walkie-talkie, got out of the car, ordered the man with him to get behind the wheel, and started through the trees toward the bar, trying to be as silent as possible. When the building became visible, he slowed even more. His goal was to approach the place from the side where, hopefully, he could peer through a window and see what was going on without being seen. He was almost at the edge of the tree line with only about fifteen feet separating him from his target window when he heard the sound of multiple gunshots coming from the bar.
    “Shots fired! Shots fired!” Penduramum yelled into the walkie-talkie. “Radio Mullins to get her ass up here pronto! I’m going in! Drive up here and back me up!”
***
“Get behind me!” Olivia ordered, and began to push Leapold toward the door.
    As Gordinier started to move, Olivia heard a ratcheting sound from behind her. She spun around and saw Ginger holding a sawed-off shotgun, about to pull the trigger. Olivia lifted Leapold up bodily and placed him directly in the path of the blast. Leapold screamed as he took the brunt of the discharge. A few of the pellets went through Leapold and impacted on Olivia’s body armor.
    Olivia released Leapold’s body, ducked, fired two shots into Ginger’s chest, and whirled around to face the remainder of the now incensed mountain folk. Several of them had guns out, while others made for the door or dove to the floor.
    Olivia picked up Leapold’s lifeless body to use as a shield. She and Gordinier exchanged fire with some of the bar patrons. The front door burst open and Penduramum stood there with his gun out.
    “Police!” the chief deputy yelled. “Everyone drop your weapons and raise your h-”
    Before he could complete his command, a shot took him dead center in the chest, knocking him backwards, out of the doorway, and onto the ground outside. With the attention of the crowd now diverted by the appearance of Penduramum, Olivia dropped Leapold’s body and headed for the rear door in an all-out run, shouting to her partner to follow.
    Gordinier started after Olivia, but then screamed as one shot glanced off the right side of her body armor, knocking her to the left. A second grazed her rump, causing her to fall to the floor. Olivia turned and saw the younger woman bleeding and struggling to get to her feet.
    Olivia stepped back and fired two shots at a man pointing a gun in their direction. The man either ducked or fell wounded, Olivia couldn’t tell which, but really didn’t care. She lifted Gordinier up with little apparent effort, slung the wounded deputy over her shoulder, raced out the back door, and carried Gordinier to the side of the building. Making sure she was out of sight from the back door, Olivia put Gordinier gently on the ground and went around to the front to check on Penduramum.

Book Tour Schedule

November 28 - December 11, 2018
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About Stephen J. Tillman

Stephen J. Tillman
Stephen Tillman is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Wilkes University, where he taught for forty-two years, and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Brown University. As most scholars of mathematics, Stephen has always dreamed of writing a novel. Although he started writing fiction relatively late in life, he is still younger than the folk artist Grandma Moses when she began her artistic career. Stephen is an avid reader of mysteries and science fiction and has published short stories in both genres.
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