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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hard to Kill by Christina Dodd- Feature and Review


When Captain Kellen Adams receives a job offer that sounds too good to be true, she finds herself balanced between fascination and fear. All she has to do is break a code and find a long-lost fortune…or die trying.

New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd kicks off her Cape Charade suspense series with Hard to Kill, a short story of treasure, treachery…and murder.



Hard to Kill (Cape Charade #0.5)Hard to Kill by Christina Dodd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hard to Kill by Christina Dodd is a 2018 HQN publication.

This novella is a prequel to ‘Dead Girl Running’ and gives readers a few more in depth details about Kellen Adams before she takes the job at Yearning Sands Resort.

In this story we learn why and how Kellen’s career military plans were thwarted and chronicles her next mission in which she searches for treasure hidden in German caves.

Code-breaking and art forgeries are always fascinating, but there are some very dangerous aspects in Kellen’s mission. Will she outsmart her enemies and complete her mission in one piece?

I enjoyed learning more about Kellen’s background, her strong character, and the experiences she had while serving her country. This is a suspenseful short story, with a very clever twist that truly surprised me!!

I’m very excited about his series and was glad to have this short story to tide me over until the next full -length installment.





— WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER: Cape Charade Full-length Suspense  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER…had better start running.


One secret, one nightmare, one lie. You guess which is which.
— I have the scar of a gunshot on my forehead.
— I have willfully misrepresented my identity to the U. S. military.
— I’m the new mother of a seven-year-old girl.

Kellen Adams suffers from a year-long gap in her memory. A bullet to the brain will cause that. But she’s discovering the truth, and what she learns changes her life, her confidence, her very self. She finds herself in the wilderness, on the run, unprepared, her enemies unknown—and she is carrying a priceless burden she must protect at all costs. The consequences of failure would break her. And Kellen Adams does not break.





— WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER: Cape Charade Full-length Suspense #2 Jan. 29, 2019 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER…had better start running.

New and now! 
— HARD TO KILL: Cape Charade Short Story https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
— DEAD GIRL RUNNING: Cape Charade Full-length Suspense #1 ( Virtue Falls spin-off). "Dodd is at her most wildly entertaining, wickedly witty best.”— DEAD GIRL RUNNING Booklist starred revew

Want to know what Christina will be publishing next? Join her mailing list for updates! https://www.christinadodd.com/newslet...

Readers become writers, and Christina Dodd has always been a reader. She reads everything, but because she loves humor, she likes romance best.

A woman wants things like world peace, a clean house, and a deep and meaningful relationship based on mutual understanding and love. A man wants things like a Craftsman router with attachments, undisputed control of the TV remote, and a red Corvette which will miraculously make his bald spot disappear. So when Christina's first daughter was born, she told her husband she was going to quit work and write a book. It was a good time to start a new career, because how much trouble could one little infant be?

Ha! It took ten years, two children and three completed manuscripts before her first novel, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW, was published. In the twenty-six years since, her novels have been translated into 25 languages, won Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards and been called the year's best by Library Journal. Christina Dodd herself has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle (11/18/05, # 13 Down: Romance Novelist named Christina — her mother was very impressed.) With more than 15 million of her books in print, Publishers Weekly praises her style that 'showcases Dodd's easy, addictive charm and steamy storytelling.'

Christina Dodd is married to a man with all his hair and no Corvette, but many Craftsman tools.

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