Monday, February 12, 2024

Book Tour Stop/Giveaway: SWAT for Dummies by Gail Kroger


Discover the new book from author Gail Kroger, SWAT for Dummies, today and make sure to enter the tour wide giveaway. Gail Koger will award a randomly drawn winner a $20 Amazon/BN gift card. The Tour is sponsored by Goddess Fish Promotions and you can find all the tour stops HERE.

SWAT for Dummies

by Gail Koger

GENRE:  action/adventure/comedy/romance


Just call me Calamity Jane, wherever I go, trouble soon follows.  Which makes my job as a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy a bit hazardous. From chasing down a bank robber to dealing with a cat burglar, or handling Sun City’s seniors who are crazy as June bugs and horny as hell. 


My personal life is complicated.  Off-duty I’m a ballroom dancer. Detective Sergeant Dante Delgado is my new dance partner. My relationship with him puts me in the crosshairs of a dirty cop with homicidal tendencies. Can we stop him, or will we become his next victims? 


Law enforcement isn’t for the fainthearted. Are you brave enough to enter my world?


Author’s note: I was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for way too many years and this novella contains some of the wilder incidents that occurred.  Yes, sex on the sidewalk is based on a true incident.


Excerpt Two:


I frowned. There were two naked people on the sidewalk having sex. The woman’s arms were flailing wildly. “Is he raping her?”


“Shit! I think so. Call it in.” Julie flipped on the overhead lights and made a kamikaze cut across four lanes of traffic. Tires squealed, horns honked, and people made rude hand gestures.


Hanging on for dear life, I keyed my mic. “Charlie-23 we’re out with a possible rape in progress at the corner of 59th avenue and Myrtle. I need you to notify Glendale Police Department.”   


“Copy, Charlie-23,” the dispatcher replied.


Julie brought the patrol car to a skidding stop in a dry cleaner’s parking lot. We bailed out and sprinted over to the gyrating couple.


“Get off her!” I yelled.


“I’m not done yet,” the man growled and kept thrusting into the woman.


I Maced him. “Oh, yes, you are.”


“Fuck,” he bellowed, and frantically rubbed his eyes.


The woman wrapped her legs around his back and shrieked, “Go away. He’s my best customer.”


 “Customer?” Julie shot me an astonished look.


I shook my head in disbelief and noticed the lookie-loos filming us. Great, just what we needed. “Mister, unless you want to get Maced again, you will get to your feet and pull your pants up. Now! No one wants to see that thing.”


Julie grabbed the loudly protesting prostitute under the arms and dragged her away from the john. “It’s against the law to have sex in public.” 


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Author bio: 

I was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Glendale Police Department and to keep from going totally bonkers – I mean people have no idea what a real emergency is. Take this for example: I answered, “9-1-1 emergency, what’s your emergency?” And this hysterical woman yelled, “My bird is in a tree.” Sometimes I really couldn’t help myself, so I said, “Birds have a tendency to do that, ma’am.” The woman screeched, “No! You don’t understand. My pet parakeet is in the tree. I’ve just got to get him down.” Like I said, not a clue. “I’m sorry ma’am but we don’t get birds out of trees.” The woman then cried, “But… What about my husband? He’s up there, too.” See what I had to deal with? To keep from hitting myself repeatedly in the head with my phone I took up writing.


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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for featuring this book today.

Gail 58 said...

Most folks don’t have a clue about what a cop deals with every day. Like a pack of attack chihuahuas, a monkey with a bad case of diarrhea, a hungry python, a brahma bull named Bodacious and a six-foot iguana.

traciem said...

What was the last movie you saw?

Sherry said...

This looks like a great read.

Kim said...

How many books do you think will be in this series?

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