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Read an excerpt of Stranded by Jessica Frances | Book Blitz with Xpresso Book Tours | LGBTQ+, #Mystery, Romance

Stranded by Jessica Frances is on virtual book blitz tour with Xpresso Book Tours and stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt. Be sure to ent...

Stranded by Jessica Frances is on virtual book blitz tour with Xpresso Book Tours and stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt. Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway.

Jessica Frances
(In Midsummer, #1)
Publication date: May 29th 2020
Genres: Adult, LGBTQ+, Mystery, Romance

One small town. One hot sheriff. One night of passion. One massive cold shoulder. One murder. One suspect. One chance.
I’m furious when my car breaks down in the small, quiet town of Midsummer, Arkansas. Then I meet the incredibly hot town sheriff and hope that things might be looking up. Unfortunately, that encounter sours fast, leaving me ready to put this town in my rearview mirror. That won’t be easy though, since my car has left me stranded here. Now I’m trapped in a town that has nothing to offer me.
Or does it?
When an opportunity presents itself that could see me staying longer than expected, I begin to notice Midsummer’s charm. I start to wonder if maybe staying won’t be such a bad thing. Even the sheriff is beginning to thaw toward me.
That is until someone commits murder and I become the number one suspect.
Can I convince everyone I’m not the murderer? Or will the real killer walk free?


“What was the deal with his father then?”
“Sheriff Stone Green was a tough son of a bitch. I don’t remember him too well, but the times I saw him, I remember being scared of him.”
“Wait, wait!” I gasp, holding my hands and making us stop walking while I stare at her in open amazement. “You’re telling me his father was named Stone?”
“And he named his son Rocky?”
Love laughs. “Yep.”
I shake my head in laughter as we begin walking again. “What the hell did Green name his daughter? Pebbles?” I gasp, chuckling hard at my own joke before I find myself tumbling over a boulder. Except, I can’t stop my fall, and when I land, I realize whatever I’ve landed on feels soft.
And squishy.
And it stinks.
“What the hell?” I mumble, using my arms and elbows to shift myself up before I realize just what broke my fall.
Or, more accurately, who.
A freaking body.
A freaking dead body!

Author Bio:
Jessica lives in Adelaide, South Australia. When she is not writing, you can find her reading, napping or watching excessive amounts of TV. Connect with her on Facebook and Goodreads.



  1. Thanks for the chance this book sounds good

  2. Love this,cant wait to read

  3. Thank you so much for signing up for the Stranded Blitz and taking the time to share. I appreciate your support!

  4. Great excerpt, can't wait to check this one out!


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