Lee Carey lives with his sweet wife/editor, Kay, in a small coastal town known as Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach. His writing career began in '99. Lee has penned nine novels in various genres: 3 Mystery/Crime and 4 Pet Novels. 2 YA/Baby Boomer. 2 compilations of Short Stories. Lee enjoys surfing, writing, golf, and hanging out on the beach with his wife and friends. His attitude is: "Paddle hard for every wave...it might be your best ride." And his sign off slogan:"Keep smilin'..." "Thank you for sharing your time to read and review my works. Have a great day!" 

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A true, first-hand account of my virgin tandem skydive with my son. Even if you've never wanted to leap from a perfectly good airplane...I guarantee you will enjoy coming along via words and a few pictures. And if you've jumped, you'll see how it was for this author. However, I WILL jump again...cause it's an amazing rush and wonderful memory. So, prepare to enter the jump. Keep smilin'...

 

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A Novella  (20k words)

 

Diamond, a rescued pup finds out the hard way about abuse. When the kind lady, Lila, goes away on business, her boyfriend puppy sits; and he disliked dogs. Caught in the middle and faced with a choice of putting up with the mistreatment or running away, Diamond receives a visit from her long ago ancestor, during a dream. This wise, Husky assists Diamond by sharing a very special mystical secret, that if used properly, will either change the abuser's behavior or drive him mad. Diamond makes her decision based on her unconditional love for Lila.
With the wise Husky's instructions and help from a local fox, Diamond moves forward to change her predicament, at all costs.
What unfolds is old-fashioned justice that places the outcome totally in the abuser's hands. Diamond is permitted a ring-side seat to witness this ancient tradition at work, from beginning to end.
Today's headlines show an increase in animal abuse across this country, and animal lovers are united, believing the guilty should be severely punished. So, sit back and watch this abuser come face-to-face with justice, and mercy can only be granted by the guilty one.

 

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HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!

 

FOR DOG LOVERS & COMING OF AGE

 

New Year's Day is the time when hope for a bright future abounds. However, the opposite is true for a rescue dog and a high school senior. Their lives are dramatically changed.
Adam's father is killed in Afghanistan during a rescue attempt of fellow soldiers under fire from the Taliban.
Angel is beaten and thrown out to die by her owner's jealous boyfriend in a rural section of Virginia Beach.
Frigid temperatures and several inches of snow lambaste Sandbridge Beach. The unusual weather becomes the catalyst that brings Adam and Angel together.
This story of a young man and his dog is nothing short of a roller-coaster ride as these two strive with determination to overcome adversity, broken dreams, and heartache on their paths to success.

Who saves who?

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SEQUEL TO 'THE THIN LINE'

 

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Bobby Harris has suffered many losses in his life, such as the murder of his pregnant wife, the loss of his leg to a Great White, and now he loses Dawn. In this sequel to 'The Thin Line', Bobby teams up with his ex-partner from homicide to solve the mysterious death at Sandbridge Beach, Virginia. Prepare yourself for many colorful characters, twists and turns, and a surprise ending.

Visit the quiet coastal community known as Sandbridge Beach, located 10 miles south of commercial Virginia Beach.
After Hurricane Betsey slams the coast, she deposits the water-logged corpse of a local woman. Dawn is Bobby Harris' ex-girlfriend.
The residents become worried, thinking there's a killer in their midst. Ex-homicide detective Harris teams up with best friend, David Black, still active on the Virginia Beach force, to find this killer.
It is recommended to read the first Bobby Harris novel 'The Thin Line' before this one. However, both are stand alone novels.
Sit back and enjoy. All reviews are welcome and appreciated.
Keep smilin'...Lee

 

AMAZON REVIEW

 

 

Lee Carey's novel, "Dawn's Death" gets a full five start treatment. You have to wonder how much pain one man can stand before irrationality sets in. Bobby Harris's pregnant wife was raped and murdered, and then he gets his leg ripped off by a shark in "The Thin Line." Now, in the sequel the woman he loves is murdered. Former detective Bobby teams up with his ex partner, who has his own problems, in tracking down the killer. How and why the mystery concludes is more intriguing than "...who done it."  Larry Webb, author, MI


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Bobby Harris has lost a lot. His leg to a shark was one thing, but when he lost his pregnant wife at the hands of a sick killer, he had to do something. As a Virginia Beach homicide detective, Bobby quickly realized the NC officers were dragging their feet. The time came to investigate, on the sly. Bound and fueled by love and anger the young man leaves the beach, heading for the thin line.
This multifaceted story takes you from Virginia Beach down the coast to Wilmington, NC and into the middle of North Carolina.
Fast-paced, filled with colorful characters, and 'edge-of-your-seat' reading.
The sequel featuring Bobby Harris is "Dawn's Death" set in Sandbridge, Virginia Beach.
Thank you for spending your time with my first of eight novels. Keep smilin'...

 

A FEW AMAZON REVIEWS

 

Lee Carey's "The Thin Line" is a well-paced murder mystery featuring Detective Bobby Harris who lost his leg, his wife, and his job. The novel weaves through intertwining plots that all come together at the end. As a writer, I always try to outguess the book's author as to how the book will end. This time I failed. The ending came as a surprise. If you like fast paced mysteries with authentic, down home characters, you'll love this one. Larry Webb, author, MI

 

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Just finished THE THIN LINE and really enjoyed it! The story line was great and had characters I really came to care about. Found myself saying "oh please don't let ------ be hurt by the killer" silly they aren't real but had become so. I also loved the music and groups mentioned, also a look back at what summer meant to a kid then, brought back many fond memories! Wish there would be a sequel as I'm not ready to let my "friends " go.

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An unpublished author living at the beach adopts an unwanted puppy...together they become an unbeatable team. This funny, heartwarming novel fills the bill for pet lovers of all ages. Aside from bonding, this duo learns how to overcome life's obstacles and pursue their dreams. The fuel for their success comes from helping others less fortunate enjoy life. You will spend time on the beach with a very 'special' pooch and Scooter. Prepare to laugh.

The sequel "Flash...the Humble Hero" is also available in paperback and for Ereaders on Amazon.

 

Amazon ranking: 33 reviews / 4.1 stars

 

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I love most books wherein a dog is a major character and Mr. Carey's "Gabby . . . " is no exception. I enjoyed reading the running dialog between Gabby (Canine) and Scooter (Human Counterpart) and felt as if I were right there listening to their conversation. The book is well written and held my interest right to the end. The book also made me look forward to reading the sequel, "Flash, the Humble Hero". Beverly Kirsch

 

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What a delight... it was funny, a little sadness, but a lot of love. I love to read books about animals. I grew up in Va. Beach and Sandbridge and I love the beach. This story hit home.. I work with autistic children and also love to write... Lee has done a great job. Can't wait to start Flash... tonight.. thanks Lee  Sharon Hard, FL

 

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This is one of the most moving stories I have read in a long time. It was hard to put down once I started to read it.  Monica Yurkowski

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A beagle puppy is discarded like trash on the Eastern Shore. He lived in fear and hopelessness – until the day Scooter and Gabby pulled into the country diner where he hid out. Little Flash suddenly found himself relocated to Sandbridge Beach, becoming a member of their little family of three.
Flash and Gabby bonded, despite completely different personalities. Together, these two uniquely talented, compassionate canines brightened Scooter’s days as the trio became an unbeatable team.
Their many humorous and heartwarming adventures will touch the reader. Gabby stars in a Disney movie, Scooter’s debut novel’s published and Flash accompanies him on the book tour, and special-needs children are treated to “beach camp”. Along the way, events full of suspense and mystery add intrigue to the beach trio’s lives.
Once Flash fully realizes he is loved and has a real home, he grows into a daring, brave dog that exhibits a sincere concern for others, including Scooter and Gabby.
This novel, the sequel to ‘Gabby…All About Me’, fits the bill for dog lovers of all ages.

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Amazon rating - 4.9 stars with 16 reviews

 

RECENT 5-STAR REVIEWS ON AMAZON

 

This is the most wonderful book on so many fronts that you just have to read this! This book is full of friendship, devotion, bravery, family and the love of handicapped children and animals, just to name a few of its qualities. And to keep us all guessing, the wonderful author, Lee Carey, throws in some intense suspense!

This is no marshmallow-cream story! And the author has a very clever writing style that lulls you into this nice calm place and then Wham-O ! I loved it!

There are so many wonderful qualities in this book and good life lessons cleverly built into the story that I didn't want it to end. I hope there will be another sequel coming.

If you haven't read the first book already, Gabby...All About Me be sure to read that first so you will know the "whole" story!

Thank you Lee Carey for both of these wonderful books. I hope there is another one in the works about these wonderful characters!

 

Phyllis, TX

Horror fans read Stephen King. Pet lovers should read Lee Carey. In his third full-length novel featuring four-legged characters, Carey introduces a human protagonist who's an all-American guy. Scooter Bissell is an ex-soldier going to college on the GI Bill and a surfer turned author who hits it big with not only a publishing contract, but a film deal from Disney to produce his book, GABBY . . . ALL ABOUT ME. Oh yeah, Scooter also talks to dogs . . . and they talk back--and everyone speaks perfect English.

Early on, Scooter flies to Hollywood to meet with the film's producer and director and takes his two buddies, Gabby, a black Labrador and Flash, a beagle along for the ride. Gabby stays on to star in the film and Scooter and Flash hit the road for a series of book signings.

Around page 109 I started seeing familiar names appearing, and I don't mean Kevin Costner and Meg Ryan, stars of the Disney movie. After the trio of pals reunites in Virginia Beach, a tragedy occurs and it's here where we see why Flash becomes known as a hero. And during the ordeal Scooter didn't do too badly, either.

This is a must read for pet lovers of all ages. Wayne Zurl, author, TN.

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