Realtors for Sale

Realtors for Sale

by Diane Rapp

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Overview

Tamara Owens is a young widow starting her life again...finally. She recently passed a real estate licensing exam and began selling property in the coastal city of Santa Barbara, California. In an emergency meeting of the Board of Realtors, Tamara learns that female realtors have gone missing from open houses this past weekend. The first woman disappeared from a high-end open house in San Francisco last Thursday, another from Sacramento on Saturday, and the most recent disappearance was from Paso Robles on Sunday. Police warn that someone working in Santa Barbara might be the next victim, and brokers must instigate a program to protect their employees. Could Tamara become a target for the serial kidnapper? To protect female agents in the office, her brokers decide to use trained guard dogs to protect women agents who hold open houses, but Tamara already has Bentley. He is an agility-trained Standard Poodle, more of an acrobat than an attacker. He's hardly the scary kind of dog normally used for this task, but Bentley's trainer believes he has natural talent and the desire to protect his beloved mistress. Would Bentley be large enough to fend off an assailant? He has a mouth full of sharp teeth, and he can jump higher than the trained shepherds in the kennel.Can Tamara escape from a serial kidnapper, who has decided to add her to the collection of beautiful women? What will happen to the kidnapped women after the collection is complete?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727484793
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2018
Series: Sidekicks Mystery Series , #1
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Diane Rapp is a split-personality author, who writes mysteries and science-fantasy novels. She began writing fiction to cure insomnia while selling real estate in Santa Barbara, but she got serious about writing after publishing a Caribbean guidebook with her daughter. Research for the guidebook helped her create a cruise ship mystery series. Readers get a glimpse of the crew's life aboard a ship as they get to know the characters.
Of course there are murders to solve with danger and romance mixed in with the action. Diane vividly describes actual places ships visit along the route.

Her most recent cruise-ship thriller, "DNA Stalker," begins with the Jonestown Massacre nearly forty years ago. The characters must guard six sets of identical twins, who are targeted by a ruthless stalker. The cruise ship stops at ports in the Western Caribbean.

Diane's first love is actually science-fantasy. As an animal lover, it felt natural to devise stories involving telepathic wolves who interact with humans on a distant planet. The series begins on Earth, introducing the ancestors of a pack that eventually colonizes the distant planet, Drako. As humans and wolves interact in the future, the wolves wonder if the "two-legs" they meet can actually be intelligent. A feudal government makes the survival of new arrivals dangerous. Follow an intricate cast of characters as they try to fend off an attack from space in the trilogy.

Between writing mysteries and science-fantasy, Diane diverged to write an historical novel combined with modern adventure called "Golden Legacy." Familiar characters from the mystery series unravel clues found in an ancestor's journal to locate a family gold mine in the gold country of Colorado, facing dangerous terrain and people out to steal the gold.

Readers who might like to know more about Carra and Mike Taylor's experiences with telepathic German Shepherds, and how they started a training kennel, read "The Alphas." The story introduces readers to a new species of telepathic animals while solving murder and dog thefts in Santa Barbara.

"Realtors for Sale" is the first book in a new mystery series with NO MURDERS. Each book will have different characters teamed up with cute dogs (and a few cats). Follow Diane on Amazon to hear about new release dates on the new titles in the series.

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AuthorArleenAlleman More than 1 year ago
Realtors for Sale – A Clever Title and Satisfying Plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which is the first installment of a new series by this author. This might be my favorite of her series yet. It has the perfect combination of suspense, mystery, and romance, as well as a delightful and amazing sleuth-dog, Bentley. The descriptions of the real-estate business and settings are very realistic, and the author has obviously drawn on her own experience in the industry. Bentley and the main characters Tamara, her Aunt Jessica, and police officer soon to be life partner Paxton, are fun reading. The story calls attention to the problems associated with physical risks realtors might face in showing homes alone. As well, the theme of human trafficking is well done and brings a contemporary worldwide scourge to the reader’s attention, as well as a gentle education in the topic. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.