07 February 2014

Virtual Book Tour: Shannon's Law by Emma Calin

Synopsis

Wild child inner-city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. When she encounters signs of slave and drug trafficking she homes in on serious millionaire criminals.

As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. 

Already in the mix is an upper class female rival – who has long plotted her way into the Earl's bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet. 

Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her.

All issues are set aside, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission. Their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.



Today’s subject Drug Crime in Shannon’s Law: Cannabis


They say you are never more than twenty feet from a rat. Statisticians love these bold big brush figures. Certainly you are never far from some cannabis. It might be in someone's pocket, in a car passing by, growing in your local cemetery or being cultivated in a window box. In Shannon's Law you are never far from the influence of drugs. This is simply because crime is associated with narcotics and prohibited substances. 


In my London days, cannabis smoking formed so much of the sub culture that it was the culture. My police consultants merely shrug at the issue. It is a fact of life like red buses. It would be wrong to stereotype the south London culture of my teens. The image of Bob Marley and his spliff was and still is pervasive. His music had a predominantly white liberal audience. Real Reggae fans wanted something far harder.

Writing police centered Romance means I have to look at crime trends and evolving social patterns. These days very little cannabis is imported into the UK.  Both criminal gangs and DIY gardeners grow it here. As a youngster I got to know the smell on the street  as if it were a hot dog or market stall flowers. The more modern “skunk” weeds have a powerful aroma.


Police action against cannabis possession varies hugely. There are local peace treaties between police and the “community” in some areas. In other places, there is rigorous enforcement. Most big time cannabis criminals have also got their snouts in other far filthier troughs. Attitudes to legalization appear to split the public. It's all enough to turn me and many cops to drink.

She caught a whiff of ganja on the still air. So, there was a drug issue in paradise perhaps. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad here after all?


SHANNON’S LAW comes out on February 28th 2014 in print and digital formats for all e-readers.
  
Amazon are offering some great discounts for pre-orders of the paperback version

You can pre-order the digital version at a pre-launch special price from Nook, Kobo, and iTunes. It will also be available in all digital formats on Smashwords

See this post and others from my tour as they go live on Pinterest or click the Goddess Fish panel below to visit the other blogs in the tour.

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Visit the Shannon’s Law Website for book details and pre-order information.

RAFFLECOPTER DRAW
Win Amazon vouchers, copies of the book PLUS a free gift for every entrant (see prizes below).

 
The draw will be made at random, by Rafflecopter on the 7th March 2013.


Companion Cook-Book

In addition to SHANNON’S LAW, Emma Carln be launching a companion digital cook-book with illustrated recipes for all the meals from the novel.

 It’s called  COP’S KTICHEN - Read the love story and taste the romance!

Emma will be awarding a $30 Amazon Voucher to one randomly drawn commenter, a print copy of Shannon's Law will be awarded to two randomly drawn commenters and a digital copy of Shannon's Law will be awarded to three randomly drawn commenters during the tour. ALL ENTRANTS get emailed a digital cookery book of recipes (including photos!) for meals/food eaten in Shannon's Law. The book is called 'Cops Cuisine'. One host will receive a signed print copy of the book, a swag package,  and a $30 Amazon voucher at the completion of the following tours: Cover Reveal, Launch Day Book Blast, Kindle Free Days Book Blast, and Name Before the Masses Review Tour (one entry for each time they host).
  

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me here today. Emma x

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  2. Wow! I loved hearing about how the UK deals with Marijuana. Thank you for the useful facts and observations!

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