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Thursday, 7 May 2020

Mateo's Law


MATEO’S LAW



The lovely and prolific Sandra Cox has yet another book out!!!




A modern day, shape-shifting sheriff.

He’s the sheriff of a sparsely populated county in Montana. His blood brother and childhood best friend is Chief of Police on the Blackfoot Reservation, but they no longer speak. His deputy is a Southern transplant with the body of a high-priced call girl, a voice of honey and a mouth of a trucker. And if that’s not enough, he’s got a secret that would stun those that know him best. Other than that, it’s business as usual for Sheriff Mateo Grey.



Excerpt:

She cleared her throat and asked what was on the forefront of her mind. “Do you think we can get the child back?”

His hands tightened on the wheel and he looked straight ahead.  “We’ll get her back.”

She nodded. In some it might sound like braggadocio. But not coming from Mateo Grey. No one tracked like the sheriff. Not even the residents of the Blackfeet Nation where they were headed. And they were no slouches in the tracking department. He was nineteen for nineteen and that was just since she’d worked for him.

“Tell me what you know about the girl’s disappearance.”

She told him what she knew which wasn’t that much. “They didn’t know the child was gone till this morning, when her mom went in to check on her.”

Leaned over the wheel, he straightened. His body language and his facial features changed, became sharper, more intense. His unusual amber eyes glittered. A fission of unease traveled up her spine and lodged at the base of her neck.  He looked angry and dangerous. Even though she knew it was directed at the situation not her, it shook her.  But she’d be damned twice over before she let her boss know she sometimes found him intimidating.

“It was down to twenty degrees last night. And in the mountains even colder.” He shifted restlessly in his seat. “Was she taken or just wandered off?”

She shrugged then realized he couldn’t see her.  “Don’t know.  There’s no indication she was taken or that anyone outside the family was in the house.”

They fell silent. Dark clouds traveling overhead made the indigo night darker. The barren trees along the road threw the sheriff’s face in and out of shadows adding to the eeriness of the drive. Her heart ached as she thought about a toddler alone in the cold and dark. Or was she?





Sandra is a vegetarian, animal lover and avid gardener. She lives with her husband, their dog and cats in sunny North Carolina.

Her stories consist of all things western…and more. She is a category bestselling Amazon author, Eppie finalist and Golden Ankh Award winner.

You can find her HERE.

Her twitter handle: Sandra_Cox




Her latest book sounds like fun, doesn't it?  I bought my copy early this week and hope to get to it soon.

Sandra also posed a question:


If you were a shapeshifter and had the choice, what animal would you be? Would you choose a secluded or highly populated area to live in? Got a place in mind?

I would be a dragon.  I would choose a highly populated area, because in my eyes a dragon NEEDS easy access to a library (preferably several libraries).  Whether it remains highly populated is another question...




118 comments:

  1. This popped up in my daily Bookbub list but I didn't download it and when I remembered I was too late, but since I already have several dozen books still waiting to be read, I can wait for it to be offered again.

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    1. River: I hope it does pop up again for you.

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    2. I appreciate you considering it, River.

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  2. No conocía sus libros. sus historias se ven muy interesantes. Gracias por la información

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    1. VENTANA DE FOTO: Sandra writes across a wide range of genres (including non-fiction), and her books are always enjoyable and easy to read.

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  3. Anything that appeals to you is of interest to me. Thank you for this introduction ♥️

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    1. Cloudia: Sandra writes across a wide range of genres, and I read across an even wider one.

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  4. WOW, Sandra's book sounds really intriguing...I will definitely check it out.
    Thank you so much for the recommendation!👍👍

    Have a lovely day, dear Sue!

    Much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Ygraine: I am really glad to hear that. My day was busy, stressful and really rewarding. I hope your day was lovely. Your love and hugs are gratefully received - and reciprocated.

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    2. Thanks for your interest, Ygraine. I'm glad to hear it appeals:)

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  5. That book sounds scarylicious.
    I would - of course - want to be an owl, and live with the rest of my family in a small log cabin in the middle of a big, big forest!.

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    1. Charlotte (MotherOwl): Scarylicious is a wonderful description. And of course you would want to be an owl (another of my favourite beasts).

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    2. I love the description too AND owls:)

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  6. Congratulations, Sandra. This sounds like a fascinating story. If I could be a shapeshifter I'd want to be a wolf. I think they are beautiful animals.

    E.C., thanks for adding to my TBR list.

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    1. Mason Canyon: I have started it - and it is fascinating. I am happy to add to your TBR list - as you so often do to me.
      And yes, wolves are beautiful animals.

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    2. Thank you, Mason:) A wolf is a good choice:)

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    1. Authors with Advice: I agree. With all she has had on her plate in recent months HUGE congratulations are in order.

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  8. Congratulations Sandra on your new book. I have always loved westerns. I would be a koala because who doesn’t like a koala. I’d say among the trees because I like to eat.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: Westerns are a genre I haven't read much in - which may be about to change.
      Believe it or not we had a politician who described koalas as stinking, piddling beasts - or words to that effect. I know which I would rather hug.

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    2. Thanks! Koalas are the cutest things ever. Fun choice.

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  9. Congratulations to Sandra.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: And so say all of us. Stay well, stay safe.

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    1. Bob Bushell: She is. In looks and in actions.

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  11. It sounds quite engaging.
    I checked our library or a ebook. They don't have her books.

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    1. Caterina: I am so sorry that your libraries don't have her worrk.

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    2. I appreciate you checking, Catarina.

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  12. What beautiful read! I would choose a cat, a library cat, I like quiet, I don’t like crowds, and of course the books,

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    1. Laurie: All of Sandra's books that I have read have been wonderful. And yes, a library cat has a LOT of charm.

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    2. Thank you, Laurie. A library cat! I love it.

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  13. Sounds like a fun book! Thanks for sharing here.

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    1. Carol Kilgore: We all need fun don't we - now more than ever.

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  14. I've enjoyed several of Sandra's books. They aren't my usual genre; but, they are an enjoyable read.

    Now a dragon in the library, that sounds like a premise for a story. I guess you would be a friendly dragon who didn't mean to start that fire. It was just allergies that caused that coughing spell. It's a good thing you coughed toward's the evil clown's house and not the good witch's house, or everyone would have been mad. I wonder what color a dragon turns when they blush. If I had to color the hero of the parade who saved all the children from an evil clown.

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    1. Ann Bennett: Sandra's work has expanded my horizons too.
      I cannot imagine a clumsy or an action prone dragon - or a blushing one if it comes to that. Your story line has both of my brain cells whirring.

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    2. Thank you, Ann. How nice to hear.
      Sounds like either you or EC should write about that dragon:)

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  15. intriguing; I'd be a crow or raven

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    1. Linda Starr: I am very fond of crows AND ravens.

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    2. Soaring. That would be wonderful.

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  16. Congratulations on Saundra's new book. It sound interesting. I think I would be a duck and would never worry about flooding again, lol.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Julia: Definitely congratulations to Sandra. Given your experience of floods that sounds like an excellent choice.

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    2. Thank you, Julia. A duck sounds like a good plan:)

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  17. Sounds like a good suspense book to curl up with. A dragon in a library of books - be sure you do not spew fire, Remember how Drogo destroyed the Iron Throne!! Don't breath!!

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    1. kestrel: From the little I have read so far it is an excellent book to curl up with - and a welcome escape from current events.
      Drogo and the Iron Throne? Would you believe I have neither read nor seen any of Game of Thrones? If I was fortunate enough to be a dragon I would be very precise with my flames.

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  18. Dragon is a fun answer. I don't know what I'd pick.

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    1. The Happy Whisk: I have always loved dragons.

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  19. Still typing away her stories, well done.

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    1. Margaret D: I am blown away by how proficient and productive Sandra is.

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    2. Thank you, Margaret:) How are you?

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  20. I envy you--- I haven't waited in breathless anticipation for a book in quite a while. Another set of Beethoven or Mahler perhaps---

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    1. Bill: I am sorry. There are more books on my wish list (and in the teetering unread towers than I will ever get to - and I am continually tempted.
      Wouldn't it be wonderful if Beethoven or Mahler could give us some more of their genius?

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  21. Hi EC - good to see Sandra here with her new novel: Mateo's Law ... it does sound like an enticing read - and good luck to her with this publication. Take care and go easily ... Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: Thank you. You take care too please.

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  22. And she lives in North Carolina? Ah well, to each her own!

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    1. David M. Gascoigne: Most definitely each to their won.

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  23. I will put her on my list. It sounds like a book I would enjoy.

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    1. Thank you, Rick. I appreciate hearing that.

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  24. As always, thanks EC. Your support is wonderful.
    And a dragon in a library...Purrfect.

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  25. Interesting that you would want to be a dragon near a library. I would like to be a dog, man's best friend. Lol.

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    1. gigi-hawaii: I think if I couldn't be a dragon I would like to be a cat. Sadly for what is says about me being man's best friend is not high on my wish list.

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    2. I'm a cat person too:) Though you can't beat being a best friend;)

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  26. It sounds wonderful, it will go on my list of "to get when the money comes in."

    As for what animal i would be, probably something along the lines of a beast of burden. For year's i've said that if i believed in totem animals, i'd be a donkey or burro.

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    1. messymimi: I hope your boat comes in. Soon. You don't want a change from being a beast of burden? It is a necessary job, and one you do well, but...

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    2. Here's to your boat coming in.
      Donkeys and burros are undervalued. Sounds like you have a true appreciation of them.

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  27. This sounds like my type of read so I am looking for it right now. Thanks for the great recommend.

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    1. DeniseinVA: I hope you can get to it, and am sure you will enjoy it.

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  28. Congratulations to Sandra. The story sounds interesting.

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    1. Romance Reader: Huge congratulations to Sandra. She is a writing machine.

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  29. I'm intrigued by this one. I think I'm going to get Sandra's book and solve the mystery of the missing toddler. Thanks for drawing my attention to it.

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    1. Kalpana: I hope you can find it - and enjoy it.

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    2. How nice to hear, Kalpana. I'm glad it intrigued you:)

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  30. Best of luck to Sandra. I've often thought it'd be fun to be a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. They do such crazy antics sometimes, hanging upside down from branches in the rain and being generally crazy. Screeching as loud as they can, in huge billowing flocks. Or being completely alone, happily enjoying the peace and quiet. I wouldn't be one of the house and garden destroying variety! But I do like that they don't need to be as wary as smaller birds, and they're not hassled in the way that raptors are hassled. That's not nearly as mystical as your library-loving dragon.

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    1. Sounds like good reasons to me:)

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    2. Kim: Anthromorphism to the fore, the sulphur crested cockatoos always strike me as happy birds. They revel in what they do (destruction included). There is a Powerful Owl in one of our suburbs who has been photographed munching on them, but yes, mostly they don't need to be nearly as afraid as other birds.

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  31. Good luck, Sandra! I love the animated gif you choose to go with your cover. What an eye-catcher!

    I would be one of my dogs. The are spoiled rotten!

    Elsie

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    1. Thanks, Elsie! Steph Howard did the GIF. I was very pleased with it.

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    2. Elsie Amata: That gif is brilliant isn't it? I have often said that in my next life I would like to come back as one of our cats - difficult I know.

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    3. I am having trouble at the moment finding my way to your home. Are you still blogging or just podcasting?

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    1. Kinga K.: I hope you do. Sandra's range is incredible.

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  33. Thanks, Kinga. Nice to hear;)

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  34. I'd be a dragon too or maybe a rat. This sounds good.

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    1. Mary Kirkland: I thought this book would be up your street. I hope you can track it down.

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  35. Congrats Sandra!!! So happy for you!! I think this book sounds amazing!!
    I love that you would be a dragon! I said I would be a crow and live in the Yukon! LOL! Big Hugs EC!

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    1. Magic Love Crow: Definitely congratulations to Sandra. And yes belonging to the Corvid family would be very, very cool - and perhaps even cooler in the Yukon.

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  36. Thanks for the head's up, EC. I love anything with a western slant....whether in books, or on film.

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    1. Lee: I hope you enjoy it. It isn't a genre I often read, and I don't do movies (as you know).

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  37. Huzzah, Sandra! I can see you soaring in the sky.

    Being a dragon would be amazing. I would choose a black horse, a Percheron. Big strong horse, long lived, good personality.

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    1. Susan Kane: I hope Sandra does soar - and her sales with her.
      A Percheron? I don't even remember the last time I saw one. They are a beautiful beast though.

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    1. Rawnknrobyn: Huge congratulations to Sandra. I hope you are staying safe, well and chocolate fuelled.

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  39. Congratulations to Sandra!

    If I could choose, I'd shapeshift to a cougar. (Never mind the jokes about middle-aged women being cougars anyway.) ;-) Not only are cougars apex predators, but imagine being that sleek and beautiful, wearing that magnificent tail! I'm not sure a cougar could take on a dragon, though - I hope we can be friends after we shift.

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    1. Diane Henders: Definitely congratulations to Sandra. And to all writers. You must be on the home straight yourself. If I was to be a big cat I lean towards tigers. And my dragon is (mostly) of the amiable variety so I am sure we can continue to be friends.

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  40. Sue, lovely to host Sandra! Sounds like a great read!

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    1. Denise Covey: As you know, writers are my heroes and I am happy to give them a hand when/if I can.

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    1. Lady Fi: It is - and don't we all need some fun in our lives.

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  42. I will surely check this one out. Thank you for sharing.

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  43. Hmmm- I thought I commented on this post when I saw it, but I don't see it there and now and wondering if I read it and was going to come back and comment...

    Congrats to Sandra! Sounds like a book that will keep one biting their nails and turning the pages!

    I think I would like to be a bird so I could fly, and be near people or away from them.
    ~~Jess

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    1. DMS ~Jess: Perhaps blogger was playing tricks on you (which it often does). Thank you for coming back.
      Sandra's book is indeed a page turner.
      I really like your reasons for being a bird - and would love to be able to fly.

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