Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Killer Voice Duo

GIVEAWAY
A KILLER VOICE DUO
Harlequin's Love Inspired Suspense editors held a Killer Voice contest last spring in a search for new authors for their expanding line. Three of these contestants have book releases this April. I already reviewed Dana R. Lynn's debut, Presumed Guilty last week and wanted to get these two reviewed before they hit bookshelves next week. So Michelle Karl and Tammy Johnson are sharing the limelight today. Winner of this draw will receive BOTH Fatal Freeze and Royal Rescue.

JOHNSON, TAMMY
ROYAL RESCUE

A princess in peril...

Hidden away for more than fourteen years, Thea James was presumed dead by most—killed in the fire that burned the royal palace. But Ronin Parrish knows the truth…and so does the person who murdered Thea's father, the king. Ronin takes his new duty as Thea's bodyguard seriously. After all, she's the only one who can clear his father of the king's murder. It doesn't matter that the princess's beauty and strength draw him to her. To a commoner like him, she can never be more than a mission. Now he's in a race to restore the princess to her rightful place on the throne before the unknown killer prematurely ends her reign.

My Review:

Who doesn't love a princess in peril plot line? And when she's in continuous danger it just ups the ante, as far as I'm concerned. Enter Ronin, formerly of the Royal Guard, determined to protect the hapless princess from an increasing threat...oh, wait...scratch that hapless part. This princess is anything but. She's resourceful, assertive and capable and she'll do her own rescuing, thank you very much. Ronin has no idea how much trouble one princess-in-hiding can be...Trouble with a capital T. An engaging read that held me captive until the very last page.

KARL, MICHELLE
FATAL FREEZE

Deadly reunion...

CIA agent Shaun Carter is on the trail of an international crime ring, and the sudden appearance of a woman from his past could jeopardize his mission. Missing persons investigator Lexie Reilly's search for a missing teen has put her in the criminals' crosshairs. Joining forces to take down this ring is their only chance of survival. Shaun vows to keep the beautiful investigator out of harm's way and help her find the lost girl. But when their ferry becomes icebound, they are trapped at sea with killers who will stop at nothing to keep them from discovering their secrets.

My Review:

How can you not love a story riddled with descriptors like this: "He bristled at the intrusion into his personal space, but their difference in height made it seem as though he was being stalked by a kitten." (p.12) Brings a chuckle in the midst of all that building tension. A really gripping premise develops into a page-turning reading experience as the suspense...and romance...grow more intriguing. And being trapped on a stranded ship with a killer adds an extra thrill. A complicated and edgy plot with plenty of detailed action scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. And so did identifying the villain before Shaun and Lexie! Another intrepid literary duo who refused to heed my warnings!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Royal Rescue AND Fatal Freeze please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 29 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

21 comments:

  1. Sounds exciting and filled with suspense. Thanks for the giveaway.
    melissa(dot)snoopy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Wow! Two new authors to me and their books are intriguing!
    Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. They are both debut novels, Melanie. Isn't that exciting? Good luck.

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  3. Loved these reviews of two books on the very top of my to-be-read list. I'm going to pass on the giveaway because I already have one and the other is headed my way. I just had to pop in and cheer for my sister #KillerVoices!!

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    1. Glad to have you cheering them on, Lynn. Yaaaay!

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  4. Both of these books sound great and debut novels are always fun to read!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I agree - debut books have such a promise of more good things to come from an author. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  5. Sounds like real suspense coming. New authors for me too, and I love having authors Debut books. Please add my name.
    Thanks Kav for the review of these books and the give-away.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. You're added, Maxie. Good luck.

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  6. Oh my these sound interesting. Count me in on this one ... rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Consider yourself counted, Becky. Good luck.

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  7. Sounds like two great debut novels. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. They sure are. Good luck, Melissa.

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  8. How exciting! I love reading debut novels and these sound like page-turners! Thank you for the giveaway, Kav.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. I love debut novels too. They have so much promise. Good luck, Britney.

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  9. I would love to be entered! The LI suspense line brings out some really great books. And I love that I can pack them easily on a trip:) Thanks!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Yes! Love how they fit in a smallish purse. Smart packaging. Though I admit I love our larger than general publishing Christian fiction books. So pretty on a bookshelf! LOL Good luck, Charity.

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  10. Yay! Love discovering new romantic suspense authors! carriemschmidt(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Then this is the duo for you, Carrie. Good luckl

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  11. Oh, these sound like wonderful and thrilling suspense reads. Please include me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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