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Lure Of Obsession By Lisa Kessler Book Birthday Bash with Review and Giveaway (Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card (Open Internationally)

Lure Of ObsessionLure Of Obsession

By Lisa Kessler

Synopsis:

Fated Mates meets Clash of the Titans!


Melanie Jacoby is the human vessel for the Muse of Tragic Poetry, but she isn’t prepared for the tragedy of finding her roommate dead at the bottom of the stairs.

Nate Malone is the detective assigned to the case, but as the evidence points to an accidental fall, the visions begin. He sees a killer in a gold Kronos mask.

Mel is the next target, but Nate’s determination to protect her is almost as strong as his desire for her. 

And tragedy isn’t part of his plan.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

 

Lure of Obsession is a perfect combination of romance, myth, paranormal, mystery, with a bit of thrills thrown in!!!

 

Melanie is the human vessel for the Muse of Tragic Poetry. Her world is rocked when she finds her roommate dead. Nate is the detective assigned to the case, and it’s apparent from their first meeting that they have insane chemistry. However, romance is only part of the story. It is an intriguing mystery with some pretty thrilling twists and turns. 

 

Not only is this told from her point of view but from Nate’s, the killer’s, and some other nefarious characters. That really makes the book even better! 

 

The characters of Melanie and Nate are more than they first appear. There are layers that make them such complex characters, and it was quite enjoyable seeing those layers peeled away to reveal something new about each one!

 

This was a solid read to what promises to be a quite intriguing series!!!!!




 

The Prophecy – “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.” 

2016, 2017 & 2018 voted Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance Series – Paranormal Romance Guild

A sexy new paranormal series from best selling author Lisa Kessler featuring Greek gods, Lycan shifters, Navy SEALs, police detectives and more…

“Another beautiful series from an unbelievable author. She gets me every time.” #1 NYT Bestselling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon

Finalist –  2017 Kathryn Hayes When Sparks Fly Contest – Best Paranormal Romance 

Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2016 – The Paranormal Romance Guild

Top 10 – Best Romance of 2016 in the Preditors & Editors readers poll

 

Purchase Links: 

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Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Lure-Obsession-Muse-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07L9S37H4

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Author Bio 

Lure - Lisa Kessler

 

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Lisa Kessler is a Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal. 

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. 

When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com

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The Dead Wife  by Sue Fortin Blog Tour with Review

The Dead Wife

The Dead Wife 

by Sue Fortin

 

About the Book:

 

SINCLAIR WIFE DEAD!  HUSBAND CLEARED! 

Police have ruled out suspicious circumstances in the investigation into the death of Elizabeth Sinclair, wife of charismatic entrepreneur Harry Sinclair, found drowned in the lake of the family’s holiday park.

It’s been two years since the Sinclair case closed but when reporter Steph Durham receives a tipoff that could give her the scoop of the year, she’s drawn deeper and deeper into the secretive Sinclair family.

Elizabeth’s death wasn’t a tragic accident. And the truth will come at a deadly price…




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

The Dead Wife literally takes off at break-neck speed from the very first page of the book. I was hooked until I finished the last page!!! 

Elizabeth Sinclair supposedly drowned in a freak accident at her husband’s family’s home two years ago, and the investigation was ruled that it was not a homicide. However, her mother has never given up on getting justice for her daughter. Steph Durham is a journalist, hoping for her big break. When her job takes her to the Sinclair estate, she is also contacted by Elizabeth’s mother, begging her to look into the case. Steph agrees even though her mother, a former detective, encourages her not to. However, she isn’t to be deterred. When she begins, spending more time with Elizabeth’s husband, Harry, she is drawn in deeper to the family. But, danger is closer than she could ever imagine. 

This is a taut mystery full of twists and turns I never saw coming. I would think I knew who the culprit was, but the author kept proving me wrong. Her writing is incredible. The story is told in two timelines and in three voices…Elizabeth’s, Harry’s, and Steph’s. It was one of those rare books that left me with some complicated feelings. You never want anyone to be harmed, but I have to be honest, Elizabeth was not a victim who was well-liked at all. I wasn’t even a big fan of hers, and I thought that was brilliant on the author’s part. 

This is mystery/suspense/thriller at its very best! It will keep you up late until the night until the very last secret and betrayal is exposed!!! It’s a must-read for every mystery fan!!!! Just be prepared to do nothing else until you finish the very last word!!!!




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Author Bio:

The Dead Wife - Sue Fortin March 2019

 

Sue Fortin is an award-winning USA Today and an Amazon best-selling author, an international bestseller and has reached #1 in the Amazon UK Kindle chart. Sue writes mystery, suspense and romance, sometimes combining all three. 

Sue was born in Hertfordshire but had a nomadic childhood, moving often with her family, before eventually settling in West Sussex where she now lives with her husband, children and grandchidren.

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Injections of Insanity (The DI Sterling Series #3) by Lorraine Mace Blog Tour with Review

Injections of Insanity

Injections of Insanity (The DI Sterling Series #3)

by Lorraine Mace

Synopsis:

Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling has just six weeks to solve a series of murders by insulin injection, with nothing to connect the victims except the manner of death and a note left at each crime scene.

The murderer, determined to avenge a wrong from many years earlier, gets close to his prey by assuming various identities.

Can Paolo win in his race against the pretender?

 

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Injections of Insanity is the third book in this addictive series! I always think Lorraine Mace can’t get any better, but she continues to prove me wrong!!!!

In this book, DI Paolo has another hard case in front of him. What appears to be one murder continues to multiply. Most of these victims appear to be well-respected members of society. As we all know, everything isn’t always what it appears to be. I’m not going to reveal more about the plot because I hate spoilers. Just know…you are in for a great mystery with plenty of twists and turns. I really thought I knew who the murderer was this time, but again, I was proven wrong!!!!!

 

On another note, Mace gives us more insight into Paolo’s personal life, and life seems to be looking up for him in his romantic life and his relationship with his daughter. However, Mace throws a bit of a twist in that too! I’m anxious to see where this goes! Dave is working on his personal life as well. I just love the rapport between him and Paolo.

 

Our murderer is a bit different in this one as well. Readers will see this not too far along in the book. He wasn’t completely without feelings. It appears that circumstances in life help create the monster living inside of him.

 

I love that Mace gives us a glimpse inside of the murderer’s mind, but she does this in all of her books. This is what sets her apart in her genre. Sometimes it’s a scary place to be, but it gives her readers more insight into their motivations and who they are as characters in her books. Her plotlines, the perfectly paced action, her characters, and the way she writes keeps me coming back for more! I’m looking forward to her next book in the series!!!!




Purchase Links

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Injections-Insanity-Sterling-Lorraine-Mace/dp/1786156830

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Author Bio

When not working on her D.I. Sterling Series, Lorraine Mace is engaged in many writing-related activities. She is a columnist for both Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum and is head judge for Writers’ Forum monthly fiction competitions. A tutor for Writers Bureau, she also runs her own private critique and author mentoring service. She is co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam, of THE WRITER’S ABC CHECKLIST (Accent Press). Other books include children’s novel VLAD THE INHALER – HERO IN THE MAKING, and NOTES FROM THE MARGIN, a compilation of her Writing Magazine humour column.

 

Social Media Links –

Website: www.lorrainemace.com

Blog: http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lomace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.mace.52

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Retriever of Souls (The DI Sterling Series #1) by Lorraine Mace Blog Tour with Review

Retriever of Souls

Retriever of Souls

by Lorraine Mace

Synopsis:

Brought up believing that sex is the devil’s work, a killer only finds release once he has saved his victim’s souls. Abiding by his vision, he marks them as his. A gift to guide his chosen ones on the rightful path to redemption.

Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling is out to stop him, but Paolo has problems of his own. Hunting down the killer as the death toll rises, the lines soon blur between Paolo’s personal and professional lives.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

This is one of those reviews in which I can’t reveal too much because I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read it yet. Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling is after a sadistic killer who believes sex is the devil’s work. He is on a mission to rid the world of it by killing young women. He honestly believes he is doing God’s work. Sterling must stop him before he kills again.

 

What makes this procedural unique is that it is not only a murder mystery/thriller, but it delves deeply into the psyche of the killer and DI Sterling as well. That added a depth to the book that sometimes you don’t find in other procedurals. This is the first in a series, so I’m looking forward to reading the next book!




Purchase Links:

Retriever of Souls

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Retriever-Souls-positively-compelling-Sterling-ebook/dp/B07HJ83F6N

US – https://www.amazon.com/Retriever-Souls-positively-compelling-Sterling-ebook/dp/B07HJ83F6N

Author Bio 

Retriever of Souls - Lorraine Mace

When not working on her D.I. Sterling Series, Lorraine Mace is engaged in many writing-related activities. She is a columnist for both Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum and is head judge for Writers’ Forum monthly fiction competitions. A tutor for Writers Bureau, she also runs her own private critique and author mentoring service. She is co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam, of THE WRITER’S ABC CHECKLIST (Accent Press). Other books include children’s novel VLAD THE INHALER – HERO IN THE MAKING, and NOTES FROM THE MARGIN, a compilation of her Writing Magazine humour column.

Social Media Links –

Website: www.lorrainemace.com

Blog: http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lomace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.mace.52

 

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New Review: The Judas Tree (Linked Series #1) by Susan Bacoyanis

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Synopsis:

Mary Webster’s reaction to her lover’s betrayal is off the chart…

Mary seems like an ordinary 46-year-old divorcee, beginning a new life in rural England, but she has depths of pent-up pain, the result of 20 years of marital infidelities and abuse. All she needs is a trigger to unleash savage emotions.

When she becomes entangled with Jonas, a married man, Mary suddenly finds herself in the opposite role of the ‘other woman’. Jonas has a nasty streak, however, and taunts with the nursery rhyme ‘Mary, Mary quite contrary…’.

But when Mary uncovers Jonas’s web of seductive lies, betraying not only herself but his wife and several young village women, she plots her revenge and acts out the real meaning of the nursery rhyme…

As things go from bad to worse, Mary is driven over the edge of normality. Because Mary is not normal … she is damaged. Her only redeeming quality is her belief that she is acting for the greater good …

Susan Bacoyanis’s intriguing psychological thriller The Judas Tree is a chilling tale of multiple acts of betrayal and the consequences of greed. It has deep echoes of Penelope Mortimer’s angry woman classic of the Sixties, The Pumpkin Eater.

 




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Wow! What a read!!! If you want a book that will keep you reading the pages into the night, this is the one for you!!!!

Mary has seen her fair share of heartbreak and betrayal. Her husband has left her and much of her time is taken up watching the neighbors, the handsome Jonas and his wife. She finds herself feeling things for this stranger that she knows is wrong. Yet, she can’t stop herself. The more involved she gets with him, his flaws become hard to ignore. He is an abuser and a betrayer. Something inside of her breaks and a brutal plot of revenge is born.

This book is a psychological read like I have never read before. It is a thriller, yet it is also a deep look inside of a woman who has been damaged. She really made me feel somewhat sorry for her and really believe that she is doing these really evil things for the greater good. She wants to make the abuser feel abused, and let me tell you, she really does a good job at that. One of my favorite aspects of this book was the parallels drawn between her and Mary Tudor. All of us know Mary did some really evil things, but I don’t think she was born evil. I think the world shaped her into the person she became. I think the same can be said of Mary in this book.

Make sure as you are reading to note the importance of the title and the parallels with Judas, himself.

If you want a book that will chill you to the bone and really make you think, The Judas Tree is a book not to be missed!!! This book was excellent from the beginning until the very end!!!!!




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Also available on Kindle Unlimited

Don’t miss the first book in the series:

There Are No Accidents (Linked Series #1)

accidents

Accidents always breed consequences…

Frances Hay’s husband is having an affair.

She fears that his CIA girlfriend, Kelly, is watching her every move and when she discovers that the lies and deceit go deeper than she thought, tensions start to rise.

But is Frances’ husband really the adulterous man she believes him to be? Or has she simply imagined the whole thing?

After Frances moves out in a desperate attempt to start afresh, Lauren Carter moves in.

But it would seem that history is destined to repeat itself, for Lauren is also trapped in a loveless marriage with her abusive husband, Gary.

Gradually Lauren becomes obsessed with detailing his cruel misdemeanours in a private journal and it soon becomes a welcome escape from reality.

Events take a dramatic turn for the worse when Lauren is found dead on her patio floor and Gary is arrested for suspected homicide.

But did he do it?

Does Lauren’s journal hold the key to unlocking the mystery?

It’s not long before LA-based detective Tom pieces together the shocking truth, but will he come clean or is the truth too terrible to admit?

In a bizarre twist of fate, Lauren’s journal ends up in the hands of Frances Hay, who bids for it at the local auction house.

Inspired by their shared experiences, Frances continues Lauren’s story and it is at the signing for her new book that Frances first meets Tom.

They instantly fall in love but any hope of eventual happiness is shattered when Gary is released from prison and they become his next target.

What could he possibly want from them?

With an avenging criminal on the loose, Lauren’s journal may have brought Tom and Frances together, but it also holds secrets that could tear everything apart.

There Are No Accidents is a fast paced psychological thriller that will leave you questioning everything you thought to be true.

Purchase Now:

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Also Available on Kindle Unlimited

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The Judas Tree (Linked Series Book #2) by Susan Bacoyanis Blog Tour

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Synopsis:

Mary Webster’s reaction to her lover’s betrayal is off the chart…

Mary seems like an ordinary 46-year-old divorcee, beginning a new life in rural England, but she has depths of pent-up pain, the result of 20 years of marital infidelities and abuse. All she needs is a trigger to unleash savage emotions.

When she becomes entangled with Jonas, a married man, Mary suddenly finds herself in the opposite role of the ‘other woman’. Jonas has a nasty streak, however, and taunts with the nursery rhyme ‘Mary, Mary quite contrary…’.

But when Mary uncovers Jonas’s web of seductive lies, betraying not only herself but his wife and several young village women, she plots her revenge and acts out the real meaning of the nursery rhyme…

As things go from bad to worse, Mary is driven over the edge of normality. Because Mary is not normal … she is damaged. Her only redeeming quality is her belief that she is acting for the greater good …

Susan Bacoyanis’s intriguing psychological thriller The Judas Tree is a chilling tale of multiple acts of betrayal and the consequences of greed. It has deep echoes of Penelope Mortimer’s angry woman classic of the Sixties, The Pumpkin Eater.

Purchase Now:

judas

https://amzn.to/2GtS4Wn

Also available on Kindle Unlimited

Don’t miss the first book in the series:

 

There Are No Accidents (Linked Series #1)

accidents

Accidents always breed consequences…

Frances Hay’s husband is having an affair.

She fears that his CIA girlfriend, Kelly, is watching her every move and when she discovers that the lies and deceit go deeper than she thought, tensions start to rise.

But is Frances’ husband really the adulterous man she believes him to be? Or has she simply imagined the whole thing?

After Frances moves out in a desperate attempt to start afresh, Lauren Carter moves in.

But it would seem that history is destined to repeat itself, for Lauren is also trapped in a loveless marriage with her abusive husband, Gary.

Gradually Lauren becomes obsessed with detailing his cruel misdemeanours in a private journal and it soon becomes a welcome escape from reality.

Events take a dramatic turn for the worse when Lauren is found dead on her patio floor and Gary is arrested for suspected homicide.

But did he do it?

Does Lauren’s journal hold the key to unlocking the mystery?

It’s not long before LA-based detective Tom pieces together the shocking truth, but will he come clean or is the truth too terrible to admit?

In a bizarre twist of fate, Lauren’s journal ends up in the hands of Frances Hay, who bids for it at the local auction house.

Inspired by their shared experiences, Frances continues Lauren’s story and it is at the signing for her new book that Frances first meets Tom.

They instantly fall in love but any hope of eventual happiness is shattered when Gary is released from prison and they become his next target.

What could he possibly want from them?

With an avenging criminal on the loose, Lauren’s journal may have brought Tom and Frances together, but it also holds secrets that could tear everything apart.

There Are No Accidents is a fast paced psychological thriller that will leave you questioning everything you thought to be true.

 

Purchase Now:

https://amzn.to/2QDmXMJ

Also Available on Kindle Unlimited

 

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Social Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SusanBacoyanis

Website: http://www.susanbacoyanis.com/

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Facing A Twisted Judgment (Lies and Misdirection Book 2) by K.J. McGillick Blog Tour with Review

Facing A Twisted Judgment

Facing A Twisted Judgment

by K. J. McGillick

 

Synopsis

What happens when tunnel vision clouds a police investigation? Is it true that once you are labeled a person of interest you really are the prime suspect? Can you trust the legal system?  Probably not.

After a bitterly contested legal battle over inherited property, the hard-won art collection and its owner Samantha Bennington disappear. Both have vanished without a trace.

When blood spatter is discovered under the freshly painted wall of the room in which two of the paintings were hung, the theft becomes the opening act in a twisted tale of jealousy, revenge, and murder leading to a final judgment for all involved.

As the list of suspects narrows, the focus lands squarely on the husband. Some labeled Samantha’s husband a corrupt attorney, others an opportunist. Either way, he’s in the crosshairs of law enforcement and they are calling him a murderer. But is he the only viable suspect? What about the missing woman’s drug-addicted sister and her convicted felon brother? Both were furious over their loss at court and have more than enough reason to hate Samantha.  

Guilty until proven innocent leaves Alexander Clarke facing a twisted judgment.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Wow!!!! What a book! I was completely intrigued from the beginning until the very end!!!!

Dalia has recently left her job, and she is thinking of what she wants to do with her life. She is even considering doing some traveling. However, a case has been dropped in her lap if she wants it. She loves a puzzle, and if there was a case that was a puzzle, it’s definitely this one. Samantha Bennington has disappeared along with art totaling around one hundred thirty million. Her husband, Alex, is becoming the prime suspect. There are other scenarios. Did she leave on her own with the art to start another life? Did her drug-addicted sister or her brother, a convicted felon have something to do with her disappearance? With Alex’s questionable reputation becoming the center of attention, the noose is tightening around his neck.

The synopsis just scratches the surface of the book. The writing is superb, and the characters are some of the most complex I have come across. The story is told from both Dalia and Alex’s POV, and that adds such depth to the plot. Every time I thought I knew who it was, I was proven wrong. The twist that kept coming certainly kept me guessing.

If you want a thought-provoking book that will keep you reading long into the night, you can’t go wrong with this one. Just when you think it’s over, you are in for an ending you will never see coming!!!!




Purchase Links

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Author Bio 

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K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right?

As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing.

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Kathleen McGillick

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