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C.J. Shane
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Artist & Writer in Tucson
Artist & Writer in Tucson

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Time magazine. "Welcome to America"
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I strong recommend this book: Andrew Yang's The War on Normal People
Here's my review: www.goodreads.com/review/show/2412255658?type=review#rating_169333689
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Curious about the characters in Desert Jade? Check out this page on my website with photos of the Tohono O'odham Reservation. Letty spent her early childhood on the reservation, and her siblings Eduardo, Elena, and Will grew up there. https://www.cjshane.com/letty-valdez-mysteries.html
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G+ Pals First!!! Read an Ebook Week! Get an ebook copy of Desert Jade for only $1.75 (75% off!) March 8, 9, 10 only. Go to Smashwords here>https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/756970
Choose either a mobi for Kindle or an epub for everything else (Apple, Sony, Nook, android devices etc.) Please share with your friends. If you like the book, please leave a review. Thanks!!
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The Tucson Dog is a local magazine devoted to the rescue and care of dogs (and cats and horses too). They just published a wonderful review by Claire Sheridan of my new book Desert Jade: A Letty Valdez Mystery

Review excerpts: "Reading Desert Jade, I couldn't help thinking that Tucson has an author to fill the void left by recently deceased best-selling Sue Grafton, who wrote the Alphabet Murder series. Similar to Grafton's style, C.J. Shane has crafted a first story that leaves you wanting.[to know what happens next]." and "In addition to the Tucson setting - written by someone who clearly loves the area - Tucson Dog readers are likely to appreciate the book's canine character. Millie, a rescued pit bull, comes waltzing through the story just enough to get her dewclaws into your heart."

To read the entire review, go to: https://www.thetucsondog.com/ and click on Archives, then download a PDF of the March-April issue. If you live in Tucson, find one at your local Pima County Public Library or Sprouts or other locations.

Also Desert Jade is now available for check-out at Pima County Public Library.
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Ursula K. LeGuin (1929-2018). Rest in peace, Ursula. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed and learned from your books, especially The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, and Earthsea triology. Wish you could send back a message to us right now and tell us what it's really like out there where you are now zipping around in the multiverses.
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Letty Valdez and Desert Jade are now available for purchase. I ordered a big box of books to send to Letty's Indiegogo supporters. The box is coming Wednesday night. Can't wait!!
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Desert Jade free review copies
My new mystery-suspense novel,Desert Jade:A Letty Valdez Mystery, will be officially published on November 18 - that's this coming Saturday!

I'm giving away six copies of Desert Jade - three mobi files (Kindle) and 3 epub files (readable by androids, apple, nook, etc.) in exchange for reviews. Email me at shane at cjshane.com to request a free copy. I'd like to see your review of Desert Jade on Goodreads.com and also on Amazon (after Nov. 18) and on G+ of course.

Description of Desert Jade: Tucson private investigator and Iraq War veteran Letty Valdez joins forces with an unlikely ally, Chinese police Detective Inspector Zhou Liang Wei, in Desert Jade, a fast-paced mystery-suspense thriller set in the Sonoran Desert.

The first reviewer on Goodreads said about Desert Jade: "I enjoyed it a lot -- suspenseful but also informative, about illegal immigration, human trafficking and native American and Chinese culture. That may sound like a strange combination, but Shane mixes them together, adds some local (Tucson, Arizona) color, and comes up with an "I have to keep reading to see what's going to happen next" mystery.'" >>

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