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Most romantic suspense stories feature a law enforcer in the cast of characters. Mine usually also highlight a military veteran.

In law enforcement as well as in the military, the Belgian Malinois is the Cadillac of service dogs. Rambo in  my work in progress—TOO SEXY FOR HIS STETSON—came to life after I visited a woman who breeds Belgian Malinois in the Capitan Mountains of NM.

In a pickup truck loaded with canines eager to strut their stuff, I spent an entire day roaming around the small town of Capitan and the rolling lands that surround Ruidoso. The owner of Ruidoso Malinois and one of her hunky trainers, who thought the hero in my book should look like him, (not a bad idea) worked that day with a real life sheriff from west Texas. While bonding with his dog, the uber-cool law enforcer put the K-9 through her paces—sniffing out drugs and following the scent of would-be convicts over craggy land that was once Billy the Kid’s stomping grounds.

I remain in awe of these magnificent working dogs, and that admiration inspired my short story, ME AND BRAD. The free read is featured on my website and at Smashwords, Amazon Kindle Store, B & N Nook Bookstore, and most other online book sellers.

SOD BCAt the above sites, you will also find a free, adrenaline kicked short story where Air Force pilot Katrice Kennedy and ex Delta Force operative Benjamin Thigpen meet in the DANGER ZONE. The hero in this story is a supporting character from SHADOW OF DECEIT, my debut romantic suspense released March 7, 2012.


Mal is giving away 5 ebook copies of Shadow of Deceit and a $15 Amazon GF tour wide. To enter, just follow the instructions provided in the form below.




Can an FBI agent obsessed with redemption and a grieving widow desperate to clear her husband’s name learn to believe in love again?

Shannon Riedel faces down danger when a gunman breaks into her office claiming her dead husband swindled him. When FBI agent Tony Crazaniak arrives to investigate, sexual heat sizzles. The ex-Delta Force operative’s massive presence and dark eyes trigger an attraction the young widow finds unnerving.

When Crazaniak convinces Shannon she needs his protection, they partner to unearth secrets her husband left behind—secrets involving a Tanzanian mine that yields perfect blue diamonds coveted by dealers around the world—secrets connected to a terrorist leader Crazanaik has vowed to take down.

With danger surrounding them, two emotionally wounded souls bond, but can they put their demons to rest and trust in love? Can they survive long enough to find out?




MO PictureAbout The Author:

Mal Olson writes adrenaline-kicked romantic suspense. When her consuming passion for writing allows time, she enjoys reading, flower gardening, jamming with friends on the mountain dulcimer, and hiking in a nearby state forest (or in the mountains somewhere). She has three grown children and one granddaughter and resides with her own special hero in southeast Wisconsin where she juggles writing time with her freelance landscape design business.

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