Saturday, April 30, 2016

Z - ZAZZY

Z IS FOR ZAZZY



Zazzy means shiny or flashy - stylish... And only one character in Murder & Obsession fits that role. Alice Foxx, Sarah's nemesis and a woman who shows up during Sarah's memorial to make another claim on the unsuspecting Detective.

Murder & Obsession
Excerpt:
Her perfume hit Steven’s senses a second before he saw Alice Foxx sashaying toward his table. He couldn’t even remember what he’d been saying as she drew closer and then planted herself between them. Her presence shocked Steven speechless. He had no idea Alice would come to Alaska for Sarah, a woman she hated. Her red dress and black fur coat were a bit pretentious for the event, but not for Alice’s personality.
“Well, if I haven’t located the two men who loved her most, acting civilly. Drowning your sorrows or comparing notes? May I join you? Sorry, Steven, I don’t mean to sound flippant.”
Alice had his complete attention, she smiled, and brushed a stray hair from his face, her touch made him cringe. He searched for the camera shooting the event hoping it missed the moment.
“You look incredible for a man who died in a bear attack.” She took his hand in hers. “I’m sorry about Sarah, and I mean that.”
Alice repositioned her chair closer to Steven and put her hand on his thigh. “From what I understand, you’ve located a few of those responsible. How many are there?”
Steven shrugged. “More than I’ve uncovered.”
Alice whispered in his ear, “I’m here as long as you need me.”



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This is it folks!

The last post of the
2016 A to Z Challenge

Whew! We did it!

Thank You!
Everyone one who posted
everyone who kept it short
everyone whose post was so interesting 
I had to know what happened next!

&

Thank You!

Especially to all  who commented
Reciprocated!

Everyone who stayed with the challenge
 despite the dirty laundry
the cold meals
and the un-swept floors!

You are my heroes!

See you for the IWSG on Wednesday!


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50 comments:

  1. Now there's a femme fatale!

    Good job on the A to Z! It's been great delving into scenery, characters and more with you :)
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles | Wittegen Press | FB3X

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    1. And Alice is based on a real person. :)
      Thanks, Sophie, it's been fun!

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  2. Oooh - that was mysterious! Congratulations on reaching Z! ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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    1. Hi, Lix, thanks, it was fun, it was interesting, but now it's over, and I"m thrilled! Congratulations to you too!
      Happy May!

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  3. I can't wait to get back to this book but right now I am going to start reading Memories of Murder today. And my expectations are very high after reading Murder, Madness & Love.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Thanks, Pat, Memories of Murder is a very different book, several people told me they couldn't finish reading it. I hope the subject matter doesn't shock you, it was my 'Stephen King' period. :)
      Thanks for following all through the challenge - your posts were truly outstanding!
      Congratulations, and happy May!

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  4. She sounds like a real... I won't say it.
    Been fun reading the excerpts!
    See you next week. Thanks again for going above and beyond Ninja Minion duty.

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    1. You don't have to, but your right, she is! Hi, Alex, appreciate all your visits. I had fun being a Minion, well, most of the time. :)
      Yep, I'll be here for the IWSG!
      Than it's Happy May and a break before summer hits!

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  5. Wow. Apologising with her hand on his thigh...insensitive to say the least...she's a piece of work for sure.

    It's a wrap!
    Congrats on reaching the finishing line.
    Now I'm off to read some books. *wink*
    Oh...and get some words down on paper too.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Hi, Michelle, Alice is a lot of things, and she's based on a real character.
      Yes, it's a wrap. Thank you so much for all your support! You rock!
      I do hope you enjoy them, and yes, writing is my goal this summer too. I'm finishing my next book - there's no other option!
      Happy May!

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  6. Great finish to the challenge, Yolanda. I love the word 'zazzy'! Thanks for supporting my posts too!

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Hi, Susan, my pleasure. It's wonderful to be at the end.
      Wishing you a Happy May!

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  7. Great finish to the challenge, Yolanda. I love the word 'zazzy'! Thanks for supporting my posts too!

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  8. Congrats on making it all the way to Z. Really enjoyed your series.
    @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

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    1. Hey, Samantha, thank you for sticking with me.
      And Happy Belated Birthday! April is the best month for birthdays and Super heroes!

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  9. Sounds like she is one to stay far far away from. Congrats on making it to the end too!

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    1. Thanks, Pat, she's a nasty one for sure! Congratulations to you for making it to the end too, but for someone who posts everyday anyway, not a shocking achievement! LOL

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  10. Wow, she's quite a character. Dangerous in her own way. Congratulations on surviving the AtoZchallenge ;-)

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    1. Yes, it's a good thing to have survived. :)
      Hi, Ronel, thanks for your support and also for completing it with me!
      Oh, and Alice is a very dangerous character, at least, in her own mind. :)

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  11. Great finish to the challenge! Alice sounds like one of those predatory women best admired from far far away :)

    Especially liked your 'those who kept it short' haha so relate!

    Wish you lots of R & R and a great weekend.

    Best always,
    Nila.

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    1. Thanks, Nila!
      Alice is just as you've described. Someone I knew in real life. :)
      Yes, after Wednesday, lots of R & R! I hope you're taking advantage too! Then June comes the WEP!

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  12. Alice sure sounds like trouble! It's been fun getting to know you and your writing through the A to Z Challenge.

    Cheers - Ellen | thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Ellen, it was fun learning about you and your sailor life!

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  13. What a hoot! You look good for a man who died in a bear attack. Loved it. And I've really enjoyed our visits this April. Good luck with your book and I'll be back after I have some of that Champagne.

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    1. Alice is, thanks, Lee! Have all the Champagne you want! LOL
      Happy May!

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  14. For all her zazziness, I did feel sorry for Alice. There's a deep insecurity there. I'd love to fix her :):) Congratulations on making it over the finish line of the A to Z. Thoroughly enjoyed reading your words! Have a lovely weekend and thank you for supporting me by visiting my blog. I very much appreciate it.

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    1. Fix away! She's a highly successful woman, with just a little nasty on the side. :)
      Thank you, Nicola, I look forward to following your journey!
      Happy May!

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  15. Short, sweet, and to the point. I've enjoyed reading your posts. Well done.

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    1. Thanks, Ryan, it was wonderful getting to know you too.
      Happy May!

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  16. Well, she is someone I'd be rolling my eyes at!

    I have enjoyed your posts about Alaska and your excerpts! Congrats on completing the Challenge! Time to finally catch our breath and catch up on those things we've been putting off :)

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    1. She does cause that affliction. :)
      Happy end to the A to Z Challenge, yes, catching up, but I will return!
      Happy May!

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  17. A great way to end with flair! I've enjoyed your awesome AtoZ adventure through Murder & Obsession! *pours celebratory wine*

    The AtoZ of EOS
    #TeamDamyanti

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    1. Thanks, Sam, you did a great job with EOS too, I even had it read before the end of the challenge. Great short, is there more to come?

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  18. Congratulations on making it all the way through the A to Z Challenge! It's been a fun ride. I hope this month has brought much well-deserved attention to your books!

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    1. LOL, I hope so too, it'd be a nice change! ;)

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  19. Yay, we made it! I will never be zazzy, but that's okay.

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    1. I'll never be zazzy either, Tamara, but that's okay, I wasn't meant to be. :)

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  20. I love your use of zazzy and hate Alice, which I'm sure you intended. lol! When I think of "zazzy" I think of "Zazzle" -- what sheldon named one of his cats on the Big Bang Theory. Congrats on finishing the A-Z!! Woohoo!!

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    1. That's a strong emotion, but dislike yeah, in a fun, like to dislike the character sort of way. LOL Whatever that means!
      Thanks, Happy May!

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  21. Eeek... Alice sounds despicable. And it's not just the zazzy part (though maybe it did start there, haha)... She does come across as flippant here, and she seems to be throwing herself at Steven, which indicates either a total lack of empathy (she can't see he's repulsed by her), or she's so used to getting her own way in everything that she doesn't care how other people feel. Oh, and a key factor: I like Steven, so if he dislikes her to the point where her touch makes him cringe, that tells me she's not someone I should like. Or trust.

    Great excerpt, Yolanda. I've loved finding out more about this story, and I wish you every success with it. Congratulations on finishing the Challenge! Yes, in spite of the piles of laundry and unwashed dogs and dirty dishes languishing in the sink :D You did a fabulous, fabulous job.
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

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  22. Thanks for the champagne Yolanda. I enjoyed both your blogs. I particularly liked those with info about Alaska.

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    1. Thanks, Jo, it was fun to put together, unlike the other one. :)

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  23. Congrats on seeing it through to the end!!!!!

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  24. Zazzy is a fun word. Fist time I'm hearing of it. :)

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    1. It was new to me too, I think it is a new words, maybe for the millennials?

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  25. Congrats on finishing the A to Z.

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  26. I enjoyed your theme for the challenge! Zazzy is a smashing word~
    I can smell her perfume~
    Congrats on crossing the finish line!
    The ribbon is a zazzy shade of red~

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  27. It doesn't bode well for the deceased when a floozy shows up to bid you farewell. . ..and says hello to your widowed husband. Enjoyed reading your posts, Yolanda! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  28. Congratulations on finishing the challenge! I wish you all the best with your future books and will continue to follow your blog! :)

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