Spotlight: The Forever Series

Today I want to spotlight my good friend author Tara Gallina’s Serial Romance The Forever Series!

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Today Tara is having a giveaway on her website for the new release of The Forever Series 4-in-1 book bundle! You can’t beat that for this wonderful books. Here’s the link to my reviews on the books so you can see why this is a fantastic binge worthy series for the summer.

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Let’s take a look at The Forever Series!


The Forever Series 4-in-1 Book Bundle (New Adult College Romance): Includes: Risking Forever, Daring Forever, Claiming Forever, & bonus novel Sebastian - Risking Forever by [Gallina, Tara]

NEW ADULT ROMANCE WITH LIGHT SUSPENSE

AT TWENTY, Ainsley knows it’s time to follow her own dreams and not the future planned for her—a future she never wanted. Losing her job couldn’t have come at a worse time.

SEBASTIAN GIANNI isn’t the ideal boss, but he has a position to fill and Ainsley is desperate. The sexy twenty-two-year-old comes from money, owns a successful business, and graduates from college in three months. He has his life together in a way Ainsley could only dream.

NO WONDER her best friend is obsessed with dating him. Even his ex-girlfriend is determined to get him back, although threatening him seems like the wrong approach. Ainsley would be a fool to fall for the guy, too.

BY NO means, should she trust him. He has more secrets than anyone she knows, which makes her wonder if the mafia rumors about him are true. It doesn’t matter that he’s a good listener, and sweet and protective at times. That playful flirty side he shares with her alone means nothing. Right?

WHEN A kiss turns into a secret romance neither can give up, Ainsley learns the truth about Sebastian’s corrupt family and why his ex-girlfriend won’t go away. A future together is near impossible and comes with a risk that could get them both killed—or give them everything they’ve ever wanted.

REVIEWS – Risking Forever – Amazon

• 5 stars – A delightful read! You can’t help but root for Ainsley and Sebastian! They are by far two of my favorite romance novel couples of all time! What I loved most, was that they weren’t just characters on a page looking for love. They were like real people with complex issues they needed to overcome in order to ultimately find happiness. Loved it! ~ Racquel Henry, Black Fox Literary Magazine. RacquelHenry.com

• 5 stars – I couldn’t have been more pleased with this sexy romance! There is wonderful chemistry and a smoldering passion between Ainsley & Sebastian. As their relationship develops you can feel the tension and the passion waiting to explode. There are also many thrills with Sebastian’s rumored connection to the Mafia. ~Tawney Bland, TwinningForBooks.com

• 5 stars – Sebastian isn’t you’re usual bad boy. He’s tatted, (yes please) but the man can dress (impeccably I might add). Perhaps it’s those mafia rumors. As Ainsley & Sebastian get to know one another the steamy chemistry is real – definitely worth a read. Due to my hectic work life it’s hard for me to finish reading a book that’s not an audiobook so having a series like this in serialized form makes for the perfect, easy lunch time read. Love it! ~ Elizabeth

  

 

BOOK BUNDLE INCLUDES:
Risking Forever: vol 1
Daring Forever: vol 2
Claiming Forever: vol 3
Free bonus novel – Sebastian – Risking Forever: vol 4

 

 

 

SERIAL ROMANCE
The Forever Series is a compilation of 3 serial novels and bonus novel in the hero’s POV. The stories are continuous and meant to be read in sequential order. The average length of each book is around 150 pages in paperback and can be read in a few hours or less.


 

You are just one click away from the giveaway! Click on the picture below to enter to win this amazing series.


Tara Gallina

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tara Gallina grew up breathing the salty air in a small town near Clearwater Beach, Florida. The sun and sand were her playground, bathing suits and jean shorts her go-to wear.

After moving to Orlando, FL with her hubs, she left the workforce to enjoy motherhood and rekindled her love of writing. While romance is one of her favorite genres, she writes young and new adult and has a soft spot for retellings.

She has two furry writing companions who often steal her seat when she’s working: a mini shih-poo named Bella, and an exotic cat named Tigerlily but who answers to Kitty because the menfolk in the house like it better. Speaking of kitties, she is obsessed with Hello Kitty, has a pink office, thinks everything is better with sparkles, freezes in temperatures below seventy, and is happiest when visiting local hotspots like Disney World or Harry Potter with her family.

www.taragallina.com
Twitter@taragallina.com
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Spotlight: Author Stacey Lee

Today I want to spotlight an author I have followed since her first book, Stacey Lee.

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Ever since I received an ARC of Under a Painted Sky I was hooked on Stacey’s writing, on the diverse characters and setting. I couldn’t put this book down! See my review on Under a Painted Sky here.


Paperback All Samantha wanted was to move back to New York and pursue her music, which was difficult enough being a Chinese girl in Missouri, 1849. Then her fate takes a turn for the worse after a tragic accident leaves her with nothing and she breaks the law in self-defense. With help from Annamae, a runaway slave she met at the scene of her crime, the two flee town for the unknown frontier.
But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls. Disguised as Sammy and Andy, two boys heading for the California gold rush, each search for a link to their past and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention. Until they merge paths with a band of cowboys turned allies, and Samantha can’t stop herself from falling for one. But the law is closing in on them and new setbacks come each day, and the girls will quickly learn there are not many places one can hide on the open trail.

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Also, there’s exciting news that the TV rights for Under a Painted Sky have sold! Congrats Stacey!

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Stacey’s writing is descriptive and her main characters are Chinese American heroines. It’s wonderful to see a diverse author write diverse characters. The next book I picked up was Outrun the Moon. A suspenseful historic Ya taking place during the historical San Francisco earthquake! I couldn’t put this book down. Check out my review here.


PaperbackFifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty of Chinatown, San Francisco in 1906, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.

On April 18, a historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. Now she’s forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Though fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, Mercy can’t sit by while they wait for the army to bring help—she still has the “bossy” cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenage girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?

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What the characters Sam and Mercy both have in common is they don’t let prejudice hold them back. They are both strong and independent. Sam, from Under a Painted Sky, was trying to see her father’s dream of living out west in California come to be and didn’t let hate stop her. She cared for everyone, putting their needs first. From a Chinese girl, a slave girl, a Mexican vaquero…each character brought spirit throughout the adventure in Under a Painted Sky. Mercy, from Outrun the Moon, is never ashamed of her appearance but proud of it and her heritage. It was nice to see such a strong character that fought back the oppression against her. When the earthquake hits Mercy takes action to help those around her, even in her time of loss. Both books are highly recommended.

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Stacey has a way with characters and words. Her words pull at your heartstrings and bring forth so many emotions. You fall in love with her heroines and instantly connect.  She also does a wonderful job at bringing to life historical eras with passion and vivid detail. You can feel and sense what the heroines are going through. Every step of the way you are connected to that character and rooting for them to succeed.

I can’t wait for Stacey’s next book called The Downstairs Girl, which comes out in August. I’m sure it will just be as fantastic as her other books.


HardcoverBy day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady’s maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, “Dear Miss Sweetie.” When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society’s ills, but she’s not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender. While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta’s most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light. With prose that is witty, insightful, and at times heartbreaking, Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South.

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About the Author:

Stacey Lee

Stacey Lee is a fourth generation Chinese-American whose people came to California during the heydays of the cowboys. She believes she still has a bit of cowboy dust in her soul. A native of southern California, she graduated from UCLA then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall.

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Spotlight: The Forever Series by Tara Gallina

Today I’m here to tell you about a steamy romance that may be flying under your radar.

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Tara Gallina’s The Forever Series is a sizzling series full of romance, sex and Sebastian!

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Let’s take a look at the books and why they are just the perfect sexy romance you need right now.


My best friend has been obsessed with Sebastian since our freshman year in college. She wants him to herself, which is fine by me. He’s a paycheck, a means to an end goal. He’s temporary. But he’s also tempting—the way he looks at me, the things he says, the way he touches me… If I’m not careful, I might do something I’ll regret. ~Ainsley Belle

THE FOREVER SERIES
At twenty, Ainsley knows it’s time to follow her own dreams and not the future her that was planned for her—a future she never wanted. Losing her job couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Sebastian Gianni isn’t the ideal boss, but he has a position to fill and Ainsley is desperate. The sexy twenty-two-year-old comes from money, owns a successful business, and graduates from college in three months. He has his life together in a way Ainsley could only dream.
No wonder her best friend is obsessed with dating him. Even his ex-girlfriend is determined to get him back, although threatening him seems like the wrong approach. Ainsley would be a fool to fall for the guy, too.
By no means, should she trust him. He has more secrets than anyone she knows, which makes her wonder if the mafia rumors about him are true. It doesn’t matter that he’s a good listener, and sweet and protective at times. That playful flirty side he shares with her alone means nothing. Right?
When a kiss turns into a secret romance neither can give up, Ainsley learns the truth about Sebastian’s corrupt family and why his ex-girlfriend won’t go away. A future together is near impossible and comes with a risk that could get them both killed—or give them everything they’ve ever wanted.

Tawney’s Review: I highly recommend this book! I received an ARC for a review and couldn’t have been more pleased with this sexy romance!  There is wonderful chemistry and a smoldering passion between Ainsley & Sebastian. As their relationship develops you can feel the tension and the passion waiting to explode. There are also many thrills with Sebastian’s rumored connection to the Mafia. I couldn’t stop reading this novel and binge read it until the very end. And wow what an ending! If you are looking for a good sexy read with wonderful characters and some thrills, than Risking Forever is the one for you.


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The sequel to Risking Forever: vol 1. Continue the story.

The toga party and sheet draped loosely around my body didn’t make me kiss him. The alcohol and near attack by a drunk douche didn’t make me either. I can’t even blame it on the flirty dare Sebastian gave me a moment before I claimed his lips with a gentle kiss. While each contributed to the incident, I did it because I’m selfish.
For once in my life I took what I wanted. I didn’t think about anyone else but myself. I wanted a kiss, and I got a lot more. I figured it’d be good. I just didn’t know how much I’d grow to crave it—crave him.
No one can find out about us. If they do, I could end up homeless, friendless, or worse, in danger. It’s not like what we do in secret changes anything—other than my feelings for him. He’s as unattainable as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. At least now I know the truth about his family and why his life isn’t his own.
He made me an offer I refuse to accept. If I don’t find a way to separate my body from my heart when we’re together, I’ll end up as trapped as he is. ~ Ainsley

Tawney’s Review: So glad to be returning to Ainsley and Sebastian! Daring Forever takes us right where Risking Forever left off with Ainsley and Sebastian growing closer and closer. Now here’s where things get steamy as you can just feel the heat radiating between the two. Sebastian’s mystique starts to peel away and we get to see the real man behind those layers rather than the tough persona. The dialogue between the two is fantastic as they banter and flirt. Tara does a wonderful job at keeping the chemistry between the two sizzling. The description is vivid and you can feel every glance and yearning from Ainsley. And can we just sit and drool at these covers? I highly recommend The Forever Series if you are looking for a sexy read with steamy characters and hot tension. I can’t wait for the third instalment!

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The final installment to the Forever Series—for now.

It happened. I knew it would. I fell for him. The revelation didn’t rise within me like an orange sun emerging from the ocean. This wake-up call was more of a slap to the face. And now that it’s out, the silence from Sebastian has me wondering if I’ve lost my hearing.
What did I expect, for him to love me back? He’s made it clear since the beginning that can’t happen. This is on me. Walking away would be the smart choice. I have dreams to follow, and a new life to start far away.
If only I could take Sebastian with me. If only I could convince him the risk is worth the reward. If he knew he could escape his father without harm, he’d go. Not just for me but for himself. He may not love me, but he cares. I wouldn’t have given myself to him, if I had thought otherwise. ~ Ainsley

Tawney’s Review:  It’s the conclusion to Sebastian and Ainsley’s story and I couldn’t wait to see the outcome of this smoldering romance.  Sebastian and Ainsley have been through it all and author Tara Gallina likes to pull at your heartstrings. She does a wonderful  job at immersing the reader right with Sebastian and Ainsley. Her description and detail just paints the vivid picture of the complications that the couple go through. You can’t help but connect with Sebastian and Ainsley, rooting for them all the way. I couldn’t turn each page fast enough, as the pace was swift and some parts intense to the point I wanted to peek to the ending to see what happens. Well I didn’t and it was worth the read! There is such a connection between Sebastian and Ainsley that you feel it too as Tara takes you on a suspenseful fulfilling conclusions to their love story. 

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Just when you think it’s over here is another book in The Forever series with Sebastian’s point of view!

 

Hiring Ainsley was a mistake but firing the little beauty when she’s broke seems unfair. Besides, I like being around her. She doesn’t want anything from me like everyone else. She’s not aggressive or forceful. She’s sweet, unexpected, and, damn, if she isn’t getting under my skin. If I’m not careful, I’ll drag her into my arms, my bed, and into the dark pit of my world—a place she doesn’t belong. A place I don’t belong, but a place I might be able to withstand if she’s with me. ~ Sebastian Gianni

Sebastian – Risking Forever is the companion novel to, Risking Forever: vol 1, and told from Sebastian’s POV. **Warning**This novel contains spoilers that aren’t revealed in Risking Forever: vol 1 until mid-point in Daring Forever: vol 2. I kept the stories separate to maintain the mystery and suspense in Risking Forever and recommend reading the other 2 first.

Tawney’s Review: If this series couldn’t get any better we get Sebastian’s point of view! We get to hear his thoughts and perspective on Ainsley. Author Tara Gallina does a wonderful job at bringing Sebastian to life and taking on the man’s perspective. I was not disappointed. I do suggestion readers read this book once they finish with the series and Ainsley’s point of view. It was immensely fun and heartbreaking to follow Sebastian. You wanted to both hug him and hit him at the same time. This was the companion novel we needed. I immensely enjoyed this book.

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And so the big question now is what’s next Tara? Because we need more romance from you!


About the Author:

Tara GallinaTara Gallina grew up breathing the salty air in a small town near Clearwater Beach, Florida. The sun and sand were her playground, bathing suits and jean shorts her go-to wear.

After moving to Orlando, FL with her hubs, she left the workforce to enjoy motherhood and rekindled her love of writing. While romance is one of her favorite genres, she writes young and new adult and has a soft spot for retellings.

She has two furry writing companions who often steal her seat when she’s working: a mini shih-poo named Bella, and an exotic cat named Tigerlily but who answers to Kitty because the menfolk in the house like it better. Speaking of kitties, she is obsessed with Hello Kitty, has a pink office, thinks everything is better with sparkles, freezes in temperatures below seventy, and is happiest when visiting local hotspots like Disney World or Harry Potter with her family.

Follow Tara: Website * Instagram *Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads

 

 

 

Risking Forever Spotlight and Interview with Author Tara Gallina

Today I am excited to have author Tara Gallina on the blog celebrating the release of her first serial book Risking Forever in the Forever Series!

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Want a sexy romance? Look no further than Risking Forever.


 

My best friend has been obsessed with Sebastian since our freshman year in college. She wants him to herself, which is fine by me. He’s a paycheck, a means to an end goal. He’s temporary. But he’s also tempting—the way he looks at me, the things he says, the way he touches me… If I’m not careful, I might do something I’ll regret. ~Ainsley Belle

THE FOREVER SERIES
At twenty, Ainsley knows it’s time to follow her own dreams and not the future her mother planned for her—a future she never wanted. Losing her job couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Sebastian Gianni isn’t the ideal boss, but he has a position to fill and Ainsley is desperate. The sexy twenty-two year old comes from money, owns a successful business, and graduates from college in three months. He has his life together in a way Ainsley could only dream.
No wonder her best friend is obsessed with dating him. Even his ex-girlfriend is determined to get him back, although threatening him seems like the wrong approach. Ainsley would be a fool to fall for the guy, too.
By no means, should she trust him. He has more secrets than anyone she knows, which makes her wonder if the mafia rumors about him are true. It doesn’t matter that he’s a good listener, and sweet and protective at times. That playful flirty side he shares with her alone means nothing. Right?
When a kiss turns into a secret romance neither can give up, Ainsley learns the truth about Sebastian’s corrupt family and why his ex-girlfriend won’t go away. A future together is near impossible and comes with a risk that could get them both killed—or give them everything they’ve ever wanted.

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And now to the interview!

1. Tell us a little about yourself? 
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Such an easy question. LOL  This sums me up pretty well. I love to read romance novels! I’m a fan of all romance genres. I write in both new adult and young adult.  I also love flowers, fairy gardens, butterflies and butterfly gardens, dresses, shoes, anything that sparkles, and the color pink! My office is pink. I have a pink fur office chair, and a slight obsession with Hello Kitty. She is on all my bookshelves with my books. I have yet to buy a pink car, only blue so far, but I’m not against it.

 

2. Your book is in the world! How does that feel? 

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Accomplished, but also busy and under pressure to get more books ready! This book is a serial novel with 3 volumes total from start to finish. Risking Forever: vol 1, Daring Forever: vol 2, Claiming Forever: vol 3. I also have a free companion novel, which is written in Sebastian’s (the love interests) POV. It’s his version of Risking Forever. You can get it from my website by subscribing. www.taragallina.com

 

3. How did you come up with the idea for Risking Forever? 
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I first wrote it as a ya novel for my literary agent at the time. The novel always felt older though, and I wasn’t ever happy with it. I kept rewriting it, against the wishes of my agent and my critique partners at the time. LOL  When I finally redid it as a new adult novel, it made sense. The characters fell into place and the story fit.

 

4. How many hours a day do you write?
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Hmm? This varies depending on appointments and/or other obligations. I have 2 older children and my husband travels a lot for work. I have 2 needy pets too, a little cat and a tiny furry dog. They’re always hungry. I try to write everyday. I am more about words than hours. My goal is 2000 words a day, 5 days a week. It does not always work out that way.

 

5. What is your writing Kryptonite?
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Partly my allergies. I have a bazillion and they cause migraines. It’s very hard to write let alone think with a migraine. The other part would be getting pulled away from writing one book to edit another. If I’m on a writing groove, I lose my flow and have a hard time returning to finish the novel.

 

6. What are you working on next? 
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A spin-off sequel to The Forever Series (Losing Forever) following 2 new characters. Braylee and Grayson–he is mentioned loosely in Sebastian – Risking Forever. The free read. I don’t know if it will have 2 volumes or 3.  Either way, I release the volumes within a week of each other so readers don’t have to wait. Daring Forever is available for pre-order now and releasing 3/18/19. Claiming Forever is also available now for pre-order and releasing 3/25/19.


Thank you Tara for stopping by!

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I highly recommend this book! I received an ARC for a review and couldn’t have been more pleased with this sexy romance!  There is wonderful chemistry and a smoldering passion between Ainsley & Sebastián. As their relationship develops you can feel the tension and the passion waiting to explode. There are also many thrills with Sebastián’s rumored connection to the Mafia. I couldn’t stop reading this novel and binge read it until the very end. And wow what an ending! If you are looking for a good sexy read with wonderful characters and some thrills, than Risking Forever is the one for you.

Song of a Whale Blog Tour: Spotlight

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (February 5, 2019)
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In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl’s connection to a whale whose song can’t be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.

From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she’s the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she’s not very smart. If you’ve ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be.

When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to “sing” to him! But he’s three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him?

Full of heart and poignancy, this affecting story by sign language interpreter Lynne Kelly shows how a little determination can make big waves.


 

If you want a feel good book Song for a Whale is for you!

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With wonderful characters named Iris and a whale named Blue 55, you couldn’t help but fall in love with the story. Iris is deaf and she finds it hard to be herself among hearing kids. Blue 55 can’t speak to other whales of his kind, they just don’t seem to hear him. Both come together in this special story.

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It was nice to see a disabled kid as the main character. Iris was strong but struggled to be herself among people who don’t understand her. It was Blue 55 that gave her something that she felt only she could do…find his song and speak directly to him.

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I just couldn’t put this book down and highly recommend it. I could picture Iris signing and Blue 55 swimming through the ocean. I love the fact that there were chapters in the book in Blue 55’s perspective. You felt his loneliness seeking someone to communicate with. What a wonderful job Kelly did on Iris’s struggle speaking with others. You felt the disheartening sadness as she tried but through all the emotions you felt in this book the ending brings you pure joy.

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Kill For Me Spotlight

I am a fan of thrillers.

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Today’s spotlight is a thriller about an assassin which just adds intensity to a good thriller!

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Let’s take a look at Kill For Me!


Lethal assassin Victor lands in the middle of a Guatemalan cartel war in the latest nonstop thriller from the international bestselling author of The Final Hour.

KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSE…

Victor is the killer who always delivers…for the right price. And Heloise Salvatierra, patron of Guatemala’s largest cartel, is ready and willing to pay him just that to eliminate the competition: her sister. Heloise has been battling Maria for control of the cartel in an endless and bloody war. Now Victor decides who survives. An easy job if it weren’t for the sudden target on his back.

…AND THEIR ENEMIES CLOSER.

Victor’s not the only one on the hunt. Someone else has Maria in the crosshairs and will do anything to get the kill. In the middle of cartel territory with enemies closing in from all sides, Victor must decide where to put the bullet before one is placed in his head….

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I have yet to read the other books of this series but I am now a fan. You don’t need to read the other books to enjoy this 8th installment of Victor the Assassin series. It was very interesting to get into the mind of a character who is hired to kill people.

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To be an assassin you have to be intelligent, manipulative, narcissistic and bold and that is just who Victor is! He is one dangerous man you don’t want to mess with…like John Wick. The story was great and descriptive in detail and the action took the pace to a full level of edge of your seat reading. I highly recommend this book as I will be checking out the rest of the series.


About the author: Acting casual. May 16

Tom Wood is a full-time writer born in Burton-on-Trent, and who now lives in London. After a stint as freelance editor and film-maker, his first novel, The Hunter, was an instant bestseller and introduced readers to a genuine antihero, Victor, an assassin with a purely logical view on life and whose morals are deeply questionable. Tom is passionate about physical sport, being both a huge boxing fan and practising Krav Maga, which has seen him sustain a number of injuries. He has not, however, ever killed anyone.

Find him on: Website, Twitter and GoodReads.

My Top 5 Thrillers

I AM A SUCKER FOR THRILLERS.

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I have read many books this year but these 5 books either surprised me, I read them in one sitting or had me at the edge of my seat. Some are murder mysteries, some are psychological thrillers and one is an adventure thriller. Let’s take a look at my 5 favorite Thrillers!


  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • ISBN-10: 1250130921

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

Review: The twists in this book had me going…

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Nellie is marrying Richard, the man of her dreams. She won’t have to worry about money and will be well taken care of for life. Vanessa Is Richard’s first wife and has trouble accepting he left her for a younger woman. So what does she do? Stalk Nellie.

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This book kept me guessing until the end and what an ending! It was a page turner with many plot twists. From the very first chapter you knew that the authors had plenty in store for the reader. The chapters alternate from Vanessa and Nellie and it was intriguing to see their separate point of views in regards to each other and Richard.  Fast paced with well developed characters this thriller is the perfect read for someone looking to be shocked!

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition
  • ISBN-10: 0062667572

Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.

To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn’t have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life—the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces.

With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent.

Review: This book by far has my favorite ending.

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Amber is a deceptive woman with a plan to snag a rich man, doesn’t matter if he is married. Daphne has the perfect life with rich husband Jackson and wealth beyond imagination. So what does Amber do? Make friends with Daphne to get to Jackson!

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The story is told in first person for Daphne and third for Amber. You really connect with Daphne and feel for her as she struggles with this new intruder in her life. You really loathe Amber and dislike her to the bitter end. The descriptions were vivid showing the luxurious lives of the rich from the outfits the women would wear down to the expensive shoes and jewelry. The pace quickens when secrets are revealed and the twist and turns leave you breathless. The ending is so satisfying I had to read it again.

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525557628

It’s winter in the Catskills and Mitchell’s Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing–maybe even romantic–weekend away. It boasts spacious old rooms with huge woodburning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a good murder mystery.

So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity–and all contact with the outside world–the guests settle in for the long haul.

Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead–it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic.

Within the snowed-in paradise, something–or someone–is picking off the guests one by one. And there’s nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm.

Review: This book reminded me of clue with vast characters and surprises.

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A group of guests are checking into a small boutique hotel isolated in the woods for a weekend of bliss. But one by one they soon start to die and there is nothing they can do because they are trapped inside with each other due to a blizzard. And one of them is the murderer. This is a classic murder tale with various characters from the wealthy, to friends, to lovebirds and little clues to who the killer is.

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I loved how the author made the reader feel like you were there in the cold setting of the hotel and you could feel the characters fear as they each began to die off one by one. The author did a wonderful job at navigating all the characters and I never once got confused. Each character had a secret revealed but still adds to the mystery of who the killer is. The ending wrapped up everything nicely with a bit of a surprise.

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1538761858

Not all secrets are meant to be found.

If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era, he might bear at least a passing resemblance to Nolan Moore — a rogue archaeologist hosting a documentary series derisively dismissed by the “real” experts, but beloved of conspiracy theorists.

Nolan sets out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909 who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon. And, for once, he may have actually found what he seeks. Then the trip takes a nasty turn, and the cave begins turning against them in mysterious ways.

Nolan’s story becomes one of survival against seemingly impossible odds. The only way out is to answer a series of intriguing questions: What is this strange cave? How has it remained hidden for so long? And what secret does it conceal that made its last visitors attempt to seal it forever?

Review:  Ok this is not a murder or psychological thriller. It is an adventure thriller and it had me at X-files meets Indiana Jones.

Told from the point of view of our protagonist Nolan, we follow him on an expedition to the Grand Canyon for his documentary series, The Anomaly Files, in search of a lost cavern that holds ancient secrets. With a variety of characters to help him on this journey Nolan finds the lost cave but soon they are trapped inside and it becomes clear that they are not alone.

The book starts off slow but the action picks up once they reach the cavern. With little resources they are fighting for their life once stuck inside, and nobody knows where they are!  The author does a wonderful job having historical facts blending with sci-fi elements. It was a compelling read with suspense at every turn of the page. I hope there is another book that follows Nolan and The Anomaly Files because this one was a fun read!

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • ISBN-10: 0062678418

For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.

It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .

Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.

Review: This book is in reminisce of the old classic by Alfred Hitchcock- Rear Window.

Anna has agoraphobic, so she doesn’t leave her house and lives through her camera spying on her neighbors. She talks everyday to her husband and daughter, who live elsewhere. The influence of Hitchcock is here but the story takes a turn of it’s own on a path of suspense.

The setting is dark and mostly takes place in Anna’s house. She relies on wine and drugs to stay sane but throughout the book you see her character grow and start to become healthy, even through the turmoil of what she thinks she saw. There are some twist and turns and reveals you didn’t see coming. It is s slow suspenseful story but worth the read.

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