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CrazedReckoning3 (1)Crazed Reckoning
A Nick Spinelli Mystery Novella #3
by Valerie J. Clarizio
Release Date: March 12, 2015
Publisher: Melange Books, LLC
Genre: Mystery/Crime

After experiencing a murderous Christmas and Valentine’s Day with love interest Shannon O’Hara, Detective Nick Spinelli assumed Saint Patrick’s Day couldn’t be any worse.
He was wrong.
While out on a geocaching adventure in Door County, Shannon and her friend Anna find more than a clue in the cache box. When Shannon disappears, Spinelli is sent racing to find her. Amidst the chaos of an unruly Irish celebration,, and a decades-old Irish family feud, he must rescue her from the hands of a madman.


                                                                  Padme’s Library Interview Questions:

1What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?

I like action and sexy heroes. Throw in a teaspoon of quirkiness and humor, and I’m one happy camper. I also like to watch detective movies and TV shows.  Some of my favorites are Castle, Remington Steele, Magnum PI, and Simon and Simon.

  1. When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?

I love picking character names.  I have a thing for Italian names for men and Irish names for women; however, you will see me throw in a Belgian or Bohemian name here or there out of respect for my heritageJ

  1. When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?

My favorite is romantic suspense but I’ve started to venture into other genres.

  1. If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?

If I could co-author with anyone I would choose Janet Evanovich.  I absolutely love her Stephanie Plum series, and I truly enjoy her quirky sense of humor.

  1. Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you “later in life”?

It came much later in life.  The ‘want’ to write came to me about seven years ago.  I had just finished the course work for my Master of Business Administration degree and found I had a boatload of time on my hands.  I always held a full-time and part-time job while attending college at night, and suddenly I found I had nothing to do at night.  I was bored.

An avid reading friend of mine handed me an Evanovich book and I promptly said, “No

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Bio:Clarizio Photo

Valerie is a writer of romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction novels. She lives in beautiful Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two very spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into a successful hunter and fisherwoman.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America. Additionally, she was a finalist in the 2011 Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, Novellas Need Love, Too! Contest.
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Reviews/Accolades for Valerie J. Clarizio:
Covert Exposure, a Nick Spinelli Mystery

~The Reading Reviewer/Mary Gramlich~ Valerie Clarizio has written a wonderful story with amazing characters and an interesting turn of events you just never see coming. Christmas is all about surprise and this book shows what happens when you unwrap a great one.
~Maddie Cochere / Author of the Susan Hunter Mystery Series~ Whether it be the friction between Shannon and Spinelli when they first meet or when they first kiss, there are plenty of sparks in this entertaining romance suspense novella. The characters are easy to care about and root for, the writing is solid, and the mystery/suspense is well done. A very entertaining first book from Valerie Clarizio, and I’m looking forward to the next one!
Craving Vengeance, a Nick Spinelli Mystery
~Shelley R. Pickens – Author of The Haunting of Secrets~ Clarizio does an excellent job of pulling the reader in immediately and making you want to read until you figure out who the culprit is! Throw in a spice of humor and a heaping spoonful of love and you have yourself a wonderful story. You will enjoy reading this latest Spinelli mystery!! I can’t wait for the next one. Nick is such a hot character!!
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