Paw EnforcementArf-arf! That’s dog-speak for “hello, there.” My name is Sergeant Brigit and I’m a K-9 officer with the Fort Worth Police Department. Being a cop is dangerous work, especially for a K-9 officer like me whose job it is to sniff out drugs, search for bad guys in dark buildings, and take down fleeing criminals. You know, all that stuff that mere humans can’t do.

I was recently paired up with rookie officer Megan Luz. She hasn’t seen much action yet, that’s for sure. Her uniform lacks that essence of terror-induced sweat that can never be fully washed out. Rumor has it she tasered her former partner, Derek “The Big Dick” Mackey, in the nuts after he made some sexist wisecrack. Not a smart move on Megan’s part, even if that jerk had it coming. I can tell Megan has a lot to learn. Fortunately, I’m up to the task of training her. If you ask me, I’m the most skilled cop on the force. I can smell the adrenaline a suspect produces when he’s lying. I can run at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. And I can jump over obstacles up to six feet tall. If not for a lack of opposable thumbs, I’d probably be running the force.

As partners, Megan and I now form a pack, whether we like it or not. I can tell she wasn’t too thrilled when the chief paired us up. Well, I’m not exactly jumping for joy, either. She wears too much flowery cologne, lives in a tiny apartment with no yard, and has organic tofu rather than hot dogs in her fridge. On the bright side, I can smell an entire smorgasbord of shoes in her apartment closet. And on an even brighter side, a recent bombing incident put the two of us in contact with a sexy bomb squad officer and his explosive-sniffing dog Blast. Blast is a yellow lab with gorgeous brown eyes. Bow-chicka-bow-wow. Let’s just say it’s a good thing he’s neutered . . .

Paw Enforcement, the first book in me and Megan’s romantic mystery series, published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks, comes out on June 3rd – just in time for summer beach reaching! Join us again on December 30th, when we return in book #2, Paw and Order.

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Meet the author
Diane Kelly is a former state assistant attorney general and tax advisor who spent much of her career fighting, or inadvertently working for, white-collar criminals. She is also a proud graduate of the Mansfield Citizens Police Academy. Diane writes humorous romantic mysteries, and is the author of the “Death and Taxes” and “Paw Enforcement” series, as well the holiday novella “Five Gold Smuggling Rings” and a fantasy romance. For information and excerpts, visit her website at Diane loves to engage with readers at Facebook, or on Twitter.

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