Welcome D.L. Jackson, bringing her latest work, which is part of the new Black Hills Wolves line, to us today! (Rubs hands together!)
Dumbest Bank Robbers.
In Black Hills Desperado, my heroine, Xio Davis is arrested during a bank robbery. She later turns state’s evidence against her drug dealer boyfriend and goes into the witness protection program, or her version of it, going home to the Black Hills and her pack.
But sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Sometimes the criminals are a few bolts shy of a box.
Sometimes they get caught, sometimes they don’t. Having been in banking for over 16 years, I’ve received my share of robbery and fraud training. It is during some of this training, I’ve gotten to hear a few dumb bank robber stories from law enforcement officers.
My personal favorite happened in New Hampshire. I’d like to say it took place in Manchester, but I really don’t remember the town or city. But oh, it’s the location that sticks with me.
In this town or city, there is a police station that sits between a bank and a Dunkin Donuts. (I’m not picking on the police about the donuts; it’s really how the buildings are located)
Early one morning, Mr. Bank Robber decided to rob the bank as soon as it opened. Having parked his vehicle a few blocks away, he ran out of the bank, across the police parking lot, realized what it was and ran into the donut shop to hide.
But it gets better. Sitting at the tables, were half a dozen officers who’d just gotten off the evening shift. The rest is history. Moral of the story: If you’re hiding from cops, don’t take cover in a donut shop.
The next dumb robber didn’t have a pair of pantyhose to pull over his head, as you often see in the movies. Instead, he grabbed a plastic dry cleaner’s bag. After robbing the bank, he ran outside and got halfway down the block before he passed out from lack of air. He was cuffed and in the squad car before he regained consciousness.
Another of my favorite tales took place in Vermont. A robber scoped out several banks before deciding on which bank to rob. While in the last bank, he grabbed a deposit slip and wrote is robbery note on it. Confident, he crossed the street to his target bank. When he handed the note to the teller, the deposit ticket side up, she glanced down and explained he had the wrong bank. That deposit slip belonged to XYZ bank across the street. (I’m going to point out this was not the smartest move on the teller’s part) The robber took the note, crossed the street and robbed the bank he’d spent all the time in the lobby in, writing his note.
Meanwhile, the bank across the street had already called the police. He was arrested when he entered the parking lot. Two banks had video footage of him trying to rob the bank. Not a good day for him.
The last is a fellow who decided that opening an account would be a good way to scope out the bank. He presented the customer service rep with two forms of identification and sat down at a desk with her. Might I mention the IDs were valid. Halfway through the process, he changed his mind and decided to rob the bank. The police didn’t have any difficulties finding him or recovering the money.
Black Hills Desperado releases January 23rd 2015 and is available for preorder now. I’d love for you to meet my bad girl from the Black Hills, Xio Davis, and her FBI love interest, Marcus Cazador.
She’s a bad girlfriend.
Nothing Xio Davis does is right. When she abandons her pack, riding out of town on the back of a stranger’s motorcycle, she finds she’s bitten off more than she can chew. First, it’s small-time crimes, then bank robbery. As Xio sinks into the criminal underworld, the FBI catches up with her. Now, she’s got one way out: snitch.
When Xio turns state's evidence against a Mexican drug lord, Agent Marcus Cazador steps up to take her home, giving up his career, his place in the El Paso pack, and all he knows to protect her.
Xio claims she’s not the same wolf who left ten years before, but can she convince Marcus she’s changed her wicked ways? Or will the Black Hills be the end of the road on her long journey to redemption?
“Good morning, Miss Davis. Let me introduce myself. I’m Special Agent Marcus Cazador of the FBI. Didn’t anyone ever tell you banks are most often robbed within the first few minutes of opening? We figured you’d be here, after the invitation we’d extended. Safest bank in Texas. I can see you liked the billboard at the port of entry. You and I have a lot to talk about, but business first.”
He’d used her real name, one she hadn’t heard in ten years. It sounded strange coming from his mouth, but also right, as though he’d been born to say it. Not good. This man was dangerous in so many ways. “Bite me.”
“You have no idea how much I’d like to.” A knee pressed down into the center of her back, and he yanked her arms behind her and slapped cuffs around her wrists. He rolled her to her back, sat her up, and tugged the mask from her face. “At last we meet.” And then he spoke the words she’d hoped never to hear. “You have the right to remain silent.”
D. L. Jackson is an award-winning author of urban fantasy, science fiction, military romance and erotic romance. She loves to incorporate crazy plot twists, comedy and the unexpected into her worlds. As a U.S. Army veteran, she naturally adores men in uniform and feels the world could always use more. She does her part by incorporating as many sexy soldiers in her novels as she can. When she isn't writing or running the roads, you can often find her online chatting with her peers and readers. Grab a cup of iced coffee, pull up your virtual chair and say hi. She loves emails and blog visits from her readers. www.authordljackson.com
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On one of the posts in January before the 23rd, I will be offering up an ARC, or advanced reader's e-copy of my soon to be released title, Black Hills Desperado. On a couple other posts, I will offer prizes of a signed copy of Slipping the Past and a signed tee with one of my Decadent backlist titles on the front.
I'm only giving out one ARC e-copy of Black Hills Desperado before release, and entry time will be limited. You will have until midnight of the post to comment and leave your name and email on the specially designated post. If you have already pre-ordered and do not want the ARC copy, I will offer a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate instead. This is book 3 in the Black Hills Wolves series from Decadent Publishing. Good luck, my wolfish readers!
V.S. Morgan has lived all over the US but calls Minnesota her home now. Her family includes her hubby, son, and a menagerie of pets.