Friday, February 16, 2024

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Blurb Blitz: SWAT for Dummies by Gail Koger

 SWAT for Dummies

by Gail Koger




Just call me Calamity Jane, wherever I go, trouble soon follows.  Which makes my job as a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy a bit hazardous. From chasing down a bank robber to dealing with a cat burglar, or handling Sun City’s seniors who are crazy as June bugs and horny as hell.  

My personal life is complicated.  Off-duty I’m a ballroom dancer. Detective Sergeant Dante Delgado is my new dance partner. My relationship with him puts me in the crosshairs of a dirty cop with homicidal tendencies. Can we stop him, or will we become his next victims?  

Law enforcement isn’t for the fainthearted. Are you brave enough to enter my world?

Author’s note: I was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for way too many years and this novella contains some of the wilder incidents that occurred.  Yes, sex on the sidewalk is based on a true incident.

I took his hand. I was curious to see how well we danced together. I smiled as energetic salsa music filled the club.

Dante spun me around him and pulled me into a tight embrace. My skin heated wherever he touched me, and my girly parts were yelling yee-haw. One moment, we were doing the Cuban salsa, and the next, the Texas two-step. I was amazed at how perfectly we moved together. 

A light touch and we were dancing the tango. Dante’s large hands skimmed down my back, grabbed my hips and up I went. He twirled me around his shoulders and lowered me down his body. 

I rubbed against his crotch in a sinuous slide.

“Minx,” Dante whispered and promenading me to the right, then the left.

I focused on the slow, delicious glide of his body against mine, on the sensual havoc he wreaked with a single touch as we switched to the Texas two-step, then back to the tango. 

Dante dipped me. The carnal need in his eyes instantly made my panties wet. I watched in delight as he lowered his head until our lips met. 

One second his lips brushed against mine. The next, Dante slid me between his legs and slowly pulled me back up. The bulge in his pants got bigger. I danced backward, tapping my heels on the floor, and breaking into the flamenco. 

Without hesitation Dante did the flamenco too. His every movement was elegant and sensual as his boots drummed a primeval rhythm. Feeling sexy as hell, I clapped my hands rhythmically and joined him.

Dante wrapped an arm around me, pulled me close and ended the dance with a kiss.

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐
SWAT for Dummies is a fast-paced read with loads of laughs. According to the author's note, Gail Koger was a 911 dispatcher for many years, and as I read this hilarious tale, I was reminded of a cousin who is a dispatcher currently and has been for several years. She keeps us laughing with her "work stories." So, as soon as I finished this book, I dropped her a message, recommending she pick SWAT for Dummies up or start with book one, which I'll be adding to my TBR. But I digress. The book is a novella, so it's easily read in an hour or so. It also makes a terrific palette cleanser if you're looking for something fun after a particularly emotional or dark story. Gail Koger is new to me, but after this book, I'll be keeping an eye out for whatever she does next. So, grab your own copy, and be prepared to laugh A LOT! This old world can always use more laughter, and I can't recommend this one enough.

I was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Glendale Police Department and to keep from going totally bonkers – I mean people have no idea what a real emergency is. Take this for example: I answered, “9-1-1 emergency, what’s your emergency?” And this hysterical woman yelled, “My bird is in a tree.” Sometimes I really couldn’t help myself, so I said, “Birds have a tendency to do that, ma’am.” The woman screeched, “No! You don’t understand. My pet parakeet is in the tree. I’ve just got to get him down.” Like I said, not a clue. “I’m sorry ma’am but we don’t get birds out of trees.” The woman then cried, “But… What about my husband? He’s up there, too.” See what I had to deal with? To keep from hitting myself repeatedly in the head with my phone I took up writing.

Gail Koger will award a randomly drawn winner a $20 Amazon/BN gift card.


  1. From attack chihuahuas to murderous nuns, Deputy Gemma Stone’s job is never dull.

  2. Thanks for sharing your review. I definitely can't wait to read this now.

  3. Thanks for the great review. I've had people thinking these incidents are too over the top. Fact is stranger than fiction!!

  4. Thank you for sharing your review thoughts. This really does sound like a hilarious story.

  5. This sounds like an entertaining story.

  6. Chocolate of course


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