Impressive Bravado

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A horse named Impressive Bravado was attacked in his stall. The sheriff calls on veterinarian Dr. Katie McCarty for her opinion. At the barn, she finds a woman who calls herself a 'Horse Whisperer' running a barn full of teen-aged girls and young stallions.

This is a recipe for disaster - luckily Dr. McCarty's there when it strikes.

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Published: May 17, 2011
Words: 8,780
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465938084
About K. A. Jordan

K. A. Jordan is a refugee from the Rust Belt of Ohio, who escaped to the Blue Grass Kentucky in 1992. She writes and blogs from 'Jordan's Croft' a small farm where she lives with her husband, a retired Army Staff Sergeant.

She holds a degree in Applied Science, rides American Quarter horses, gardens and can often be found on the back of her husband's Suzuki M109 motorcycle.

She says of her writing: "I write the stories that I want to read and can't find - complex characters, twisty plots and contemporary settings. There are no 'ripped bodices' in my novels , but you might find criminals, wounded heroes, mad artists and an occasional haunted motorcycle."

K. A. Jordan also publishes 'Icy Road' short stories written by I. C. Talbot.

I. C. is an octogenarian who has written some 350 short stories. The collection is a work in progress.

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Review by: Loni Hastings on Sep. 05, 2011 : star star star star star
I enjoy all the books so far that I have read from the auther K.A.Jordan. I love the Let's Do Lunch and Swallow the Moon they are great and hard to put down.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Sarah R. Yoffa on May 21, 2011 : star star star
This short story offers a peek into a culture that exists here in America the way it does nowhere else in the world. The horse breeders of Ireland, for instance, are world-famous, but lack that je ne c'est quoi which makes American horse breeding culture so special. That is, "special." Yes, I'm talking about the Horse Whisperer. LOL! Thank you, Kat! You hit the "pet psychic" phenomenon which has swept into American minds square on the head knocking sense into the reader in a humorous way.

Kat also manages to educate readers in the care and upkeep of horses. She just so happened upon my personal favorite breed of horse--the Palamino--but she discusses all sorts of horse breeds and the humans who love them, sometimes to the extreme and always in hilarious ways. The only thing funnier would have been adding a circus pony to the act.

The story is short, sweet and to the point. I can't give it more than a 3-star rating due to some pacing issues and typographical errors, but the ending is a slice of Americana that will leave readers satisified. When she starts to charge for it, it'll be well-worth the 99-cent price!
(review of free book)

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