Marianne de Pierres, the award winning Australian author of the Peacemaker books, the Parrish Plessis, the Night Creatures and the Sentients of Orion series, has been writing a series of crime novels (with a tint of paranormal since the main protagonist can read people’s auras) under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt. Twelfth Planet Press started to publish new editions of Marianne Delacourt’s Tara Sharp series last year and to celebrate the release of the third novel, “Too Sharp”, they offer us a chance to read for free the first volume of the series, “Sharp Shooter”, winner of the 2010 Davitt Award. You can find a copy of Marianne Delacourt’s “Sharp Shooter” at Amazon (depending on your location, of course) or Smashwords (for the epub format).
Tara Sharp should be just another unemployable, twenty-something, ex-private schoolgirl … but she has the gift—or curse as she sees it—of reading people’s auras. The trouble is, auras sometimes tell you things about people they don’t want you to know.
When a family friend recommends Mr Hara’s Paralanguage School, Tara decides to give it a whirl – and graduates with flying colours. So when Mr Hara picks up passes on a job for a hot-shot lawyer she jumps at the chance despite some of his less-than-salubrious clients.
Tara should know better than to get involved when she learns the job involves mob boss Johnny Vogue. But she’s broke and the magic words ‘retainer’ and ‘bonus’ have been mentioned. Soon Tara finds herself sucked into an underworld ‘situation’ that has her running for her life.
Sharp Shooter is a hilarious, action-packed novel and Tara Sharp is Triple F: Funny. Fast. Feisty.