Wednesday, August 15, 2018

If you’re reading this . . .


Then I, Jack Harding, am no longer on planet Earth.  I’m gone, dead as a doornail.  See, I figured someone might want to do me in.  Maybe a lot of someones.  That’s why I left a list of suspects for my lawyer. 
I told him if I die from anything other than natural causes . . . wait, let me amend that.  Even if it appears I died from natural causes, be suspicious.  Insist on an autopsy.   Make sure of that, because I really doubt I’d be pushing up daisies anytime soon in the natural scheme of things.
So, I left a list to be opened upon my death.  A list of my enemies, numbered from 1 to 20.  Actually, there’s more.  But if anyone does do away with me, it’ll likely be one of those twenty people. 
Let me explain -- numbers one through five are my law partners.  What, you say?  Why would any of them want to kill me?  Ha!  Because I’ve shown them up to be idiots, I’ve stolen clients away from them, or I’ve made sure they were kicked out of the firm at the very least, or better yet, disbarred.  
There’s my sister too.  She hates my guts.  Too bad, I say.  She should have known better than to expect anything from me.  Then of course there’s my ex-wife.  Just about killed me to pay her off, but I’ll make sure she never enjoys my demise.  Have to remember to change the beneficiary on my life insurance too. 
And maybe about thirteen or so others that probably think they’ve been wronged by me.  Frankly, I don’t care.  I don’t believe what all the ministers and priests say, there is no payback on the other side.  So why should I be worried?
But now if I am actually dead, then I want to know who my killer was!  Was it someone I overlooked?  Someone I never thought had it in for me?  Do you know who it is?  Life . . . and death . . . are just full of surprises, aren’t they? 
You can read all about me in the newly released Tail of the Dragon and you can visit my author, Connie di Marco, at her website, at Facebook and Twitter @askzodia.  And don't forget to leave a comment to enter the very last day of our incredible Killer Characters' summer giveaway!!!

 

 

55 comments:

  1. What a fascinating plot. A great choice for the last day of this giveaway. Dbahn@iw.net

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    1. Hi Dianne ~ Glad you could stop by! I hope you'll be enjoying Julia's latest adventure soon!

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  2. Very intriguing. Love to read more.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. Good golly, that is a group of suspects! The police have their work cut out for them! Hope they find out who killed you.
    debprice60@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Deb ~ They certainly do! I'm sure Julia will be helping them out too!

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  4. This sounds fantastic! Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Abby ~ Thanks so much for stopping by! And good luck in the giveaway!

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  5. It sounds like you've made a lot of enemies, Jack! I bet it will be tough figuring out which one actually did you in. mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. Hi Marla ~ Jack certainly has! The police might not like Julia's sticking her nose in, but without her . . . maybe Jack's murderer would never be found!

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  6. What a unique feature. I would enjoy finding out. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Sharon ~ I hope you'll be enjoying Julia's adventures soon! Good luck!

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  7. Solving this crime is a doozie. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Just too many suspects! Everybody wants to kill Jack! But Julia's on the job!

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  8. Thanks for a month of fun!
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Sue ~ glad you could join in this summer! Best of luck in the giveaway!

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  9. Talk about Killer characters! This does sound fun. Zibbby (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Lots of potential killers here! But Julia's on the spot, she'll solve the crime! Best of luck!

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  10. Jack (you scumbag) - tell Connie this one is the best yet. Julia will be kept very busy sifting through YOUR list of enemies. (and no need to enter me in the giveaway)

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    1. Hi Sally ~ Thank you! I'm so glad you liked Julia's latest adventure!! And yes, Jack really is a scumbag, isn't he?

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  11. What an amazing premise for a book - LOVE IT! This book is on my TBR list already and I would love the opportunity to read it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! <3

    Hate to see the Killer Characters' summer giveaways end, but with all good things they must come to an end. Would be awesome to be the last winner showing that sometimes it's great to come in last. :)
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Hi Kay ~ I'm so glad you could stop by today!!! Thanks for following along on my tour too. I hope you'll be reading Julia's latest adventure soon! Best of luck!

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  12. Oh my gosh this sounds sooo amazing!! You have me hooked for sure 😐😮❤
    Thanks for the chance.
    lilyanngill56(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Lily ~ Jack's murder will be a tough one to solve! Just too many people wished him dead! Hope you'll be reading the Zodiac Mysteries soon! Good luck!

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  13. I am hooked, just added to my TBR list.
    Thanks for the chance to win
    jenbates1967 (at)gmail (dot)com

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    1. Hi Jen ~ so glad you enjoyed reading about Jack's last day! Best of luck in the giveaway!

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  14. I am really enjoying this series. Thanks for a chance to win! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Lori! So great to hear you've been enjoying Julia's adventures!

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  15. This sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for the chance to win. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  16. This seems like it's gonna be a mesmerizing mystery!
    Ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  17. This sounds like a book that I need to read. Thank you for the chance. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Paula ~ thanks for visiting today and best of luck!

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  18. Sounds very intriguing! Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Kara ~ thanks for visiting today! And I love your email address! It's a great one.

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  19. That's a lot of suspects. Good thing Julia is on the case. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You can say that again, Jana! Best of luck in the giveaway!

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  20. Can't wait to read Jack's story!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh, I hope you enjoy it! And I can see you're interested in astrology! (Taurus)

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  21. What an intriguing post. Would love to read more about Jack Harding and his demise. Sounds like a great read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Dianne! They were lining up to do away with Jack! I think he'd be very surprised who his murderer was!

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  22. What a great plot. I'm going to enjoy this one. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.
    babemomara@att.net

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    1. Hi Babe ~ thanks for visiting. Plots are so much fun to design, I'm glad you liked it! Best of luck!

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  23. I have seen your posts on Facebook, people have interesting comments. If I would buy a book based on the cover this would be it. Awesome story plot. I sure hope I win, I have to have this books. Then I would need the others you have written, so glad I found you. Georgia
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    1. Hi Georgia ~ thank you, great to hear from you. I hope you'll be enjoying the Zodiac Mysteries soon!

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  24. Can't wait to read this one. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. What an interesting plot. I can tell I'm going to enjoy this story. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. Hi Eileen ~ thanks for joining in on our last day of giveaways at Killer Characters! I hope you'll be enjoying the Zodiac Mysteries soon!

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  26. Very interesting plot. Thanks for the chance to win. schmokercarol@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Carol ~ It's really fun to plan the plots for the Zodiac Mysteries! Best of luck!

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  27. Most intriguing thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  28. Okay everybody ~ it's 7:41 AM on the 16th (my time) and it's time to choose a winner for Tail of the Dragon. I usually cut these off at midnight on the day, but decided to let the giveaway run till the next morning. Just had to get some sleep last night!
    I'm using Random.org to choose a winner, so I am about to hit the button and my next comment will announce the winner! Stay tuned!

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  29. And the winner is KAY!!! Congratulations, Kay! I know you've been following along on my blog tour, so I was happy to see your # pop up on random.org. I'll write to you offline.
    A really big thank you to everyone who commented! I'm so glad to know so many readers like the Zodiac Mysteries and want to read more!!! And Julia thanks you too!

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