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Jeanne Ann Off publishes suspenseful equestrian novel “Acid and Bribery”

The novel treads on the right (race)track with a likeable, engaging young protagonist and a healthy dose of suspense and romance.

Commerce City, Colorado, U.S.A. – WEBWIRE

Quote: As it delves into the world of horse racing, the novel hooks readers with a story abounding with suspense, a bit of family drama, romance, and love for the horses.   

Jeanne Ann Off’s debut novel “Acid and Bribery” takes place at the Derbyrun Downs racetrack in Colorado. Kelsey, a sixteen-year-old aspiring horse trainer, works at the racetrack, where she bonds with Tomar El Oro, one of the best racehorses in the stables. She is friends to Saira, the daughter of the jockey who rides Tomar, and Blaine, the nineteen-year-old security guard on the racetrack grounds.
“Acid and Bribery” becomes exciting – and more suspenseful – when Tomar loses a race where the odds are in his favor. Kelsey discovers the screen to her favorite horse is torn. Later, when Tomar becomes sick, so do the other horses in the stables. Kelsey overhears a conspiracy plot to remove Tomar and shut down the Derbyrun Downs. She launches an investigation of her own while she also confronts a ghost of her past.
“Acid and Bribery” has been well received by book reviewers from different book review publications. Rachel Dehning, writing for Manhattan Book Review, commends the equestrian novel for its ‘simpler storyline.’ She remarked: “While this story was not too long, it was still able to provide a full storyline with suspense, suspects, and a little romance.”
Pacific Book Review’s Allison Walker heaves praise on the character development around Kelsey. She said:
“We cheer with her as her horses cross the finish line, and we cheer for her when the cute security guard finally asks her on a date. Kelsey is an adventurous teenage girl who dreams big and works hard to achieve her goal of becoming a racehorse trainer. She’s a good role model, and the best friend you could ever want to guide you through the mystery of ‘Acid and Bribery.’”
Mandy Nevius of Seattle Book Review gives the book four stars out of five, commending the author for her determination for writing a piece of equestrian fiction that readers will love.
Off had the very difficult task of writing a novel about horse racing in a way that is approachable for a general audience, but she certainly mastered this exceptionally well. She immerses readers in the hardworking environment of the stables, the unfairness and dishonesty surrounding the races, and the family-like culture that can flourish among those working in the industry.
Get into the world of horse racing through Jeanne Ann Off’s “Acid and Bribery.” Order a copy today through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Acid and Bribery
Written by Jeanne Ann Off
Published by Xulon Press
Published date March 30, 2010
Paperback price: $15.99
About the author
Jeanne Ann Off took a book writing a course from Institute of Children’s Literature. She wrote “Acid and Bribery” with the help of Patricia Calvert and Terri Martini. Previously, her personal experience articles have been published in The Fence Post, including a feature article about the cowboys and ranch hands who worked on the cattle ranch where she grew up in Middle Park, Colorado. She currently lives in Henderson, Colorado.
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