Blood on the Cards

Blood on the Cards
Now available at,,, and other online vendors

Blood on the Pen

Blood on the Pen
An unpublished author gets one rejection letter too many and starts killing literary agents. Can a troubled, modern-day Texas Ranger and a meddling, young woman stop it?

Friday, March 15, 2013


Edge of your seat, September 4, 2013
By: C. L. Exline (Pennsylvania, USA)  
Blood on the Cards (A Jack Harden Mystery) (Kindle Edition)
The story features a tough Texas Ranger. What's not to like about a Texas Ranger? Not a thing. Trust me, if you ever need help, you want this Texas Ranger, Jack Harden, on your side. The characters are well done. Some you'll like, some you won't, some will worry you, and a few--well let's just say, don't put anything past them.

Jack is charismatic and takes his job quite seriously. He's a bit of a hard nose, stomps the crap out of the rules, but he's honest and has a bit of a soft heart. The book kicks off with a horrendous murder, then as they say, the plot thickens. Readers will be taken on a edge of the seat exciting ride, hang on but don't close your eyes, you never know who will crawl out of the woodwork or who to trust. There is a selection of bad guys, but who is the worse or who is the next victim is up for grabs. Jack must keep one step ahead before it's too late. This is a must read.

Blood on the Cards is book two in the Jack Harden series. Although it stands alone, why should it? Blood on the Pen kicks off the series and is also a must read.

Review from Lynn Reynolds at All About Romance

My Thoughts:
At the start of this book, Jack Harden receives a late night call. He has a talk with two teenagers. As an adult, you’ll love how he gives them a little tough love. Elsie is a reporter who happens to have a thing for Jack. But this is not a love story. I’m one that usually only reads all things romance but I said that I’d give this book a try. I’m glad that I made that decision – Jack had me hooked right from the first page.

One character to watch out for is Reverend Benjamin Lu. He’s not like any religious man I’ve ever come into contact with. He seems to be one of those characters that keep you riveted to the story. You just have to see if you can figure him out.

Jack is a character that one minute you question his morals and then he turns around and redeems himself. He’s also a man that cares about his family and friends. He’s a man that I would want to have on my side.

David has either done a lot of research to get his scenes so perfect or he has a great imagination (or the perfect combination of both). It would be interesting to know if he would like to see his book on the small or big screen. And then it also has me wondering who he would cast as his characters.
This book is as good as any romance that I have read – I didn’t want to put it down. It has a lot going on and it gets a little complicated but isn’t that what makes a good mystery. If things got solved too early, what would be left to hold your attention? At one point you think you have it all figured out and then you realize that you don’t. The bigger mystery is if there is going to be a book three. If you also like to read romances, you will get a teaser at the end. The only disappointment I had was that I haven’t read book one

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Blood on the Cards - Released

Blood on the Cards - Released
Mystery, thrills,and a touch of the paranormal. Now available at,,, and other online outlets

Blood on the Pen

Blood on the Pen
Available now from Wild Child Publishing at,,, and other websites. Jack Harden is a modern-day Texas Ranger haunted by his wife’s death a year ago. But, when a murderer strikes, he is called into duty. As he battles the urge to kill the drunk driver responsible for her death and the hunger to kill himself, he now must chase a killer who wants him dead. Elsie Rodriguez is assigned to report of the murders for her newspaper and ordered to stay with Jack Harden. He’s old school, tough, and doesn’t want her there, but, despite his gruff manner, the big Ranger triggers something inside her. Something more than just her Latin temper. Can she pull him back from the edge of sanity? Or will death win again?