Thursday, February 18, 2016


  Texas Lady Lawyer vs Boots King
Texas Lady Lawyer Novel #1 
by Manning Wolfe
First Place, The Writers' League of Texas Annual Manuscript Contest, 2014
Genre: Adult / Legal Thriller / Mystery /Suspense
Date of Publication: February 18, 2016
# of pages: 310
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MERIT BRIDGES, an attorney and widowed mother in Austin, Texas, works hard, drinks too much wine, and sleeps with younger men. When Merit goes after a shady corporation threatening her client, she encounters hired gun Boots King. His charge is simple, “Stop her!” Merit and her team – including Betty, a mothering office manager with a bad-ass attitude – struggle to stay alive, while they navigate a labyrinth of legal issues, and prove once again that you don’t mess with a Texas lady lawyer.

Manning Wolfe
Excerpts from Dollar Signs ©:   2.11.16

This scene occurs about 1/3 into the book as Boots King is stalking Merit and she’s unaware of his presence in her yard.

Boots circled the neighbor’s yard and watched Merit’s shadow move behind the shades in her house. He could see her holding something as she sat on the bed, but couldn’t see what it was. He crept around the edge of the yard, avoiding the motion sensors for her outdoor lights.
What a joke. A false sense of security at best, useless if someone really wanted in, he thought.
Boots could see Merit fiddle with something then put it on the bedside table. He watched her shadow undress, put on a robe, and leave the bedroom.
Boots saw the bathroom light go on and her shadow move around the small window. It looked like she was running a bath.
“Your time is coming. I can have you anytime I want you,” Boots said.
He was happy, excited actually, just to watch and know what he could do if he chose. He wanted to make it last.
            “Foreplay,” Boots said.

Praise for the books:
A legal thriller not to be missed…Manning Wolfe just put
herself on my list of must-read authors. — Mark Pryor, Hugo
Marston Novels

Move over, John Grisham. There’s a lady lawyer in town.
Elizabeth Garcia, Deputy Ricos Tales

This novel is smart, funny, moving, and entertaining as hell.
Jesse Sublett, 1960’s Austin Gangsters

A great read, and Texas crime fiction has a new star.
Bill Crider, Dan Rhodes Mysteries

Pages smoke like burnt fried chicken grease on a Saturday
night…This one, my friends, is a non-putter-downer!
George Wier, Bill Travis Mysteries.

A high-speed storyline full of twists and turns upon a stark
background of reality as lawyers might really experience
it. Manning Wolfe is one of the up and coming legal thriller
writers of this generation. Read her and enjoy her, but don’t
expect much sleep! — John Ellsworth, author, Thaddeus
Murfee Legal Thrillers

                                                                                                MANNING WOLFE, an author and attorney residing in Austin, Texas, writes cinematic-style, smart, fast-paced thrillers with a salting of Texas bullshit. The first in her series, featuring Austin lawyer Merit Bridges, is Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer vs Boots King. A graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law, Manning’s experience has given her a voyeur’s peek into some shady characters’ lives and a front row seat to watch the good people who stand against them.


One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Dollar Signs, a $50 Visa Gift Card, a "Don't Mess With Texas Women" plaque, and some fun dollar sign beads!

Giveaway runs from 12:01am 2/18/16 through 11:59pm 4/2/16

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