Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Rescued (Elkridge Series Book 6) by Lyz Kelley


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Elkridge Series Book 6


What happens when you realize too late that you’re in love?

Karly’s animal shelter business is failing. Right now, she has too many animals, and not enough foster parents, trainers, or adopters to keep food in the bowls, and she’s desperate to find options. When her first love returns home from Afghanistan wounded and alone, she offers Thad a win-win situation—a job in exchange for training a special needs dog.

Thad wants to be left alone. He feels responsible for not spotting the IED before it killed his friends and his war dog. When Karly drops off a dog for him to train, memories of their deaths swamp him with guilt.

Corruption is tearing the small town of Elkridge apart. Thad is brave enough to give his life to save Karly, but is he brave enough to live? Will she be strong enough to survive? Will fate allow them a happily ever after?

Elkridge Series Book 6


Did you always know you wanted to be a writer? How old were you when you decided to pursue writing professionally?

When I was eight, I began writing a story, first in my head, and later in my diary. The world I dreamed about was big and complex—filled with interesting creatures. When I turned 40, I tried to translate the story I’d lived with all those years to the page…and couldn’t. So I sought help. Romance Writers of America was the only group that said, “Come on in. We’ll help.” So, I started exploring the craft of writing. That was twelve years ago.

Why would readers enjoy the Elkridge Series? 

My Elkridge Series is a puzzle. In book 1, BLINDED, Sheriff Sam is murdered. It will take 6-books to solve the crime. Word of caution: There are some red herrings through the series. Solving the crime will not be easy. If readers like sensual romances, with deep emotional topics, threads of suspense, and a happy-ever-after then BLINDED, a stand-alone love story in the Elkridge Series, is for you.  The mystery is solved in the book RESCUED.

Many of your books have challenging topics. Why?

The easiest explanation is that I believe everyone can be honorable, brave and loved no matter the circumstances. Blindness, domestic violence, and abuse can create fear and insecurities, yet each situation can be overcome with a gentle, patient, and healing love. In my heart, love begins with respect and the willingness to listen to gain mutual understanding. Without those two components, a relationship filled with love is hard to build.

How did the Elkridge story line develop?

I don’t want to spoil the series ending, but the series story arc started with Colorado legalizing marijuana, then it went from there. Question after question started popping into my head. The first question was, “How will the illegal drug trade change?” I started researching news articles on drug trafficking to find answers. Then one day a story formed. I’m glad I had my research notes when I talked to an FBI agent to nail down technical aspects of the story. Otherwise, he might have been a little more curious about why I was asking such in-depth questions. There is a saying, “Don’t judge me by my search engine history, I’m a writer.” {grin}

Would you ever do a spin off of the other characters introduced in the Elkridge series?

I love this question! What a great way to introduce the Lonely Ridge spin-off series. I chose to differentiate the Lonely Ridge series from the Elkridge set because this group of books will not have the mystery thread included in the Elkridge series. Each new book will be a stand-alone love story and will include the quirky characters from the town I’ve come to love. I’m hoping to have the first book in this new series out in time for Christmas.

Meet Author Lyz Kelley…

Award-winning author Lyz Kelley resides in a small community in Colorado with her husband and several four-legged family members. She’s a lover of board games, gardening, and painting, a disaster in the kitchen, a compulsive neat freak, and tea snob. She loves writing about strong women who have endured challenges and the men who enrich their lives.

A healing love is at the heart of her book series. Creating wounded yet amazing characters—discovering what drives them, frightens them, heals them, makes them laugh—is what gives her joy. Lyz is pleased to share that joy through her masterfully written stories.

To keep tabs on her award-winning novels, connect with Lyz by signing up for her newsletter at LyzKelley.com. Members receive an exclusive copy of Regrets learn about thoughtful giveaways, and get a sneak peek at upcoming releases. Members may even get the opportunity to receive advanced reader copies. Check out LyzKelley.com for more information.


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**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Requirement ~ Submit a review link to  http://www.lyzkelley.com/elkridge-series.html for RESCUED. If this is something you would like to do, here is the link: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/f18kwg93o7

Thanks, Lyz, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

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9 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Rescued (Elkridge Series Book 6) by Lyz Kelley

  1. Lyz Kelley says:

    Good morning, Karen. Thanks for having me today. I will be stopping in and out today.

    Here’s a question for the readers: What is your favorite hero type: Military, Single Dad, Executive, Blue Collar worker…just to name a few.

    • Karen Docter says:

      Good morning, Lyz, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I do love when characters fall in love without realizing it. 🙂 This sounds like a great book.

      Mmmm, my favorite hero type. I do love them all, however, I have a penchant for LEOs. Law Enforcement Officers. That actually extends to FBI, bodyguards, cops, state patrol, firefighters…okay, yeah, I love protective men. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping in to share with us today!

  2. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Good morning Karen and Lyz. Nice to meet you, Lyz, and thanks for the introduction, Karen.
    Thanks also for the interview and blurb. This sounds like a series I have a read!

    • Lyz Kelley says:

      Hi Kathleen! So nice to meet you, and thank you for your kind words.

      If you are interested, I have a special offer for my newsletter subscribers–it’s Sam’s book–and a prequel to the Elkridge. You can’t buy it, it is only available through my newsletter. REGRETS is the linchpin that sets up the whole series.

      My newsletter signup is on my website. http://www.LyzKelley.com

  3. Helen Drake says:

    Hello Lyz and Karen,
    I enjoyed getting to know you Lyz. You have an interesting way to solve a mystery.

    • Lyz Kelley says:

      Hi Helen.

      LOL. I didn’t mean for the Elkridge series to bloom into what it is, it just sorta happened. When I talked to the Special FBI agent, he gave me the idea that it might be interesting to have various people in town trying to figure things out…no one has all the information…but everyone wants answers. The series took off from there. Book #6, RESCUED ties out the mystery thread. You get to know who murdered Sam and why.

  4. Eileen AW says:

    Thank you for joining us and sharing a bit about yourself and your books.

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