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  • May 8, 2017

Guest Post: Yolanda Renee – The Snowman

It takes a true artist to pursue his victims in the art of seduction, and Stowy Jenkins is no exception, especially with blood as his medium. 

Stowy Jenkins, aka, the Snowman, is a true artist. His muse, Gigi, is the ultimate inspiration for his painting. Her rejection inspires him to use a very unusual medium…blood.
While art may be his passion, the taste for blood is his obsession, and multiple murders, the result.
Rookie, Detective Steven Quaid, is no fan of the Snowman’s murderous exhibitions. A twisted and deadly relationship bond the two men and neither knows who will come out of it alive.


A heavy snow is falling, exciting his murderous passion. With trembling fingers, Stone prepares for his greatest work of art. He tears open a package of duct tape, caressing the dull, gray roll before placing it onto the clean, white towels. A leather sports bag lies open. “Just a few more necessary items,” he mutters as he steps over to a rack on the wall.

After selecting three razor sharp knives, he unlocks the closet door. He gathers three syringes, and a vial of anesthetic, carefully wrapping them in a soft cloth. He places each one into the inside pocket of the bag.

A coil of twisted rope is snatched from the floor. Stone carefully measures and cuts the cord exactly fifteen inches. One by one he places each item into the bag. “Excellent…now for the final piece.”

Housed in a leather case, he lovingly places his new Nikon camera on top of the other items. “Now we are ready—so ready.”

This is a prequel to the author Yolanda Renée’s Detective Quaid Mysteries. This story tells of Steven’s first case as a rookie detective. It takes place 10 years before the events in MURDER, MADNESS & LOVE, the first book in the series.clear-about-author

Author Yolanda Renée

Author Yolanda Renée

At one time Alaska called to me, and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I’ve traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influence my writing.

Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two handsome sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!

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2017-05-08 13:38:35 Reply

Nice to meet you, Yolanda! Great interview, Pat, especially that last question. I’d like to see more authors answer that question.

    Pat Hatt

    2017-05-08 18:27:16 Reply

    Yeah I figured I’d turn that one on its head and ask

    Yolanda Renee

    2017-05-09 11:27:51 Reply

    Hi, Snowcatcher – lovely name! 🙂

    Great question – I’m sure that Pat has started a new trend with that one! Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2017-05-08 15:17:48 Reply

I don’t understand the motivation to kill either. That’s a precious life, one of a kind.
Twenty years ago I would’ve said Barney and I would’ve taken out the purple dinosaur with laser blast.

    Pat Hatt

    2017-05-08 18:27:51 Reply

    lol I’d still take out Barney. At least the suit.

    Yolanda Renee

    2017-05-09 11:30:48 Reply

    Hi, Alex:

    Poor Barney – one of my son’s favorites – but yeah, he did get a bit irritating, but it was that song. OMG, that song! 🙂

    I don’t understand how anyone can think they have the right to take a life. But trying to understand the motivation is what drives my stories. Thanks, Alex!

Pat Hatt

2017-05-08 18:26:45 Reply

Whoops, meant for it do go Wednesday, damn lol

Yolanda Renee

2017-05-09 11:25:32 Reply

Hi, Pat!
Just saw your last comment. Whew! So glad – I clicked on the link on my post and there it was! LOL Surprise!

Hey, it’s a nice surprise! Thanks!
I’m thrilled to be here! Great questions, too!

Thanks for hosting the Snowman this week! 🙂

    Pat Hatt

    2017-05-09 12:51:32 Reply

    lol good that it was a good surprise at least

      Yolanda Renee

      2017-05-09 17:35:47 Reply

      The best! Always!

      Thanks, again!

Mason Canyon

2017-05-10 10:02:25 Reply

Great interview. I think you’ve got something started there with that last question. Pat, thanks for sharing about Yolanda’s book and for being a part of the tour.

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    Pat Hatt

    2017-05-10 10:31:46 Reply

    No problem at all, was fun to do indeed. And yeah, gave a good flipperoo and we’ll see if it gets used.

    Yolanda Renee

    2017-05-10 15:35:54 Reply

    I think so too, Mason. I’ve posted it all over twitter and FB. We’ll see!
    Thanks again, for all your hard work!

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