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‘Clean Burn’ offers action and plot twists

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From page B2 | December 02, 2013 |

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"CLEAN BURN"

Book: “Clean Burn”

Author: Karen Sandler

Publisher: Exhibit A-an Angry Robot imprint, August 2013, softcover and e-book versions, 304 pages

Somerset author Karen Sandler describes herself as “genre conflicted” and with “Clean Burn” she has added yet another item to her mixed genre bag of romance and science-fiction — the mystery genre.

Private investigator Janelle Watkins battles her own childhood scars and fears when she returns to Greenville, the hometown she escaped many years before. As she is drawn into investigating two cases of missing children, a task she left when she left the San Francisco Police Department, Watkins must face down her fears and her emotions — especially when the Greenville sheriff turns out to be her old SFPD partner.

With smart, flawed characters, a twisting plot and plenty of action and suspense, “Clean Burn” is a page turner.

“I enjoy reading mysteries and when I was thinking about a new genre to try after 17 romances, crime novels seemed to be a great choice,” said Sandler.

Sandler is not only genre-conflicted with 17 romances, two young-adult science fiction and one mystery now published; she’s prolific.

“Awakening,” the second in her young adult science fiction “Tankborn” trilogy was released in May and now the new Janelle Watkins mystery series makes its debut.

The next book in the mystery series is scheduled for release the summer of 2014. With a book tour, new grand baby, horses to care for and folk dancing to do, how does Sandler find time to write?

“It helps to have a deadline,” said Sandler. “I write almost every day and keep going until I’ve finished the book.”

“Clean Burn” is available online at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com in both e-book and softcover versions. Locally, it will be available at Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd. in El Dorado Hills and at Placerville News Co., 409 Main St. in Placerville, where Sandler will be doing a book signing on Dec. 21 at noon.

“The stagecoach will be right by my table and Third Saturday Art Walk starts at 5 p.m. that evening,”said Sandler.

Visit  Sandler’s Website at karensandler.net  or on Facebook for more information.

Contact Wendy Schultz at 530 344-5069 or wschultz@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @wschultzMtDemo on Twitter.

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