Jocie McKade is an author, scriptwriter, and journalist. She lives in Ohio with her family and Diesel the Wonder Dog. When not writing, she grows ArnoldSwartzaWeeds in her garden, and camps whenever the opportunity presents itself. She is available for signings, real and virtual as long as coffee is available. She also writes romantic comedies as Linda McMaken.
Jocie’s next book, Heart River Inn will be available February 1st. Set at a ‘lover’s resort’ in the Pocono Mountains. The discovery of an old picture takes journalist Lexie Sheridan to the resort and it will change her life forever. Heart River Inn is a romantic comedy where each chapter features a different couple, and true love just might exist, if you can get past the angry swans, jell filled beds, and a scary couple from New York. An early review by SnS Reviews at Goodreads calls it: “One of the two funniest books I’ve ever read!”
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A note from Jocie:
High Frequency is the first book in a new series of what I call ‘eclectic mysteries’. They are sort of cozy, but not everything is nice and sweet. If way back when, you were a fan of the television show Moonlighting, or today’s Castle, then you’ll love High Frequency. I love the tension and verbal sparring of two people who can never see themselves together, but are so drawn to each other they will end up together - eventually - maybe.
My heroine and hero aren’t exactly made for each other, and they seem to get themselves into more trouble then they get out of. This is the first book in a trilogy and I promised it will finish with a.....bang!
High Frequency - A Between the Lines Mystery
by Jocie McKade
Two reporters, one con-man and a few good Druids, saving the world.
Lauren Jacobs is a journalist with amazing powers. She can simultaneously suck down a doughnut hole, drink a cup of coffee, add info to her iPad, and shift gears in her car on the Chicago freeway during rush hour.
A reporter for the prestigious news journal Edition One, Lauren has won a number of excellence awards for journalism. Her byline has made Edition One a digital news sensation, and her fiery exposés draw a huge readership.
Unfortunately, those exposés usually require her to have the ability to run very fast, meet impossible deadlines, and hope the police never, ever find out who her father is - a con man wanted on three continents, four if you count Australia.
A routine stop for morning coffee and doughnut holes gives her the story of her career and will send Chicago’s “dirty” city officials to jail, and a fair number of mobsters into hiding.
With Chicago suddenly too hot for his headstrong reporter, her editor, Garrett Modesto, assigns her to a mundane story on crop circles in England during the rainy season. A nice, boring story, until her editor’s ex-Marine buddy, who happens to be a crop circle expert, turns up dead in a really ugly way. Lauren learns there just might be more to the crop circles then artwork in a wheat field. The boring story suddenly turns into a harrowing life or death race through England, a Midwest Air Force base, and Washington, D.C.
Enter Derek Rourke, a reporter from the worst of the “yellow” tabloids - The Lens. The crop circles turn out to be evidence of a vibration frequency weapon being tested by a terrorist group, and Derek seems to be trying to “scoop” Lauren on this story of Pulitzer Prize-winning proportions.
Although wrapped in a remarkably good-looking package, with twinkling green eyes, impossibly tantalizing dimples, and a sexy magnetism that drives her crazy, Rourke is the embodiment of politically incorrect and his every chauvinistic statement ignites Lauren’s temper.
As bullets rain down, crop circles multiply, earthquakes shake London, and lightning strikes more then twice, they are forced into an uneasy and untrusting partnership. With help from Lauren’s con artist father and a few good Druids, they might just be able to save the world – if they don’t kill each other first!
Praise for High Frequency:
It was part malarkey, part intrigue, part mystery, and part love story held together with loads of humor. The characters are charming and somewhat mysterious. The writing and grammar were above par. I enjoyed the book tremendously. I am giving HIGH FREQUENCY five stars. - NovelsAlive
There are a large number of variances all happening throughout the book that all end up weaving together to play out like big spy movie. The complexities of the history of the bad guy and his plans for the United States were downright scary. There are plenty of secondary characters throughout the book from Lauren’s father who is quite in the interesting character, to Lauren’s boss, and the Druids who end up helping them along the way. - Cindy @ SnS Reviews
Grab a bag of doughnut holes and get ready for an amazing adventure!! - SRH, Amazon Review
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