Monday, April 3, 2017

Because You're Mine

GIVEAWAY

COBLE, COLLEEN
BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE

Amid the beauty of Charleston, not all is as it seems

When her husband Liam is killed by a car bomb while their Celtic band is on tour in Charleston, signer and Irish beauty Alanna doesn't quite know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but Alanna knows she can't lose the only piece of Liam she has left.

Alanna's manager offers her a marriage of convenience to obtain U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law's control. It seems like the perfect solution until she arrives at the family home of her new husband -- a decaying mansion with more questions than answers.

Strange things begin happening that threaten Alanna's life and the life of her child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is something more sinister at work?

A mysterious painting, a haunting melody, and a love stronger than death leave Alanna questioning where darkness ends and light begins.

My Review:

Classic Gothic suspense. Has all the brooding elements -- naïve heroine in need of rescuing, a mysterious mansion full of secrets, a sense of danger simmering below the surface. There are clues the reader sees and puts together quickly while the heroine is left floundering. Mysterious, sinister, downright creepy in places, Because You're Mine is different from the other Colleen Coble novels I've read. This is an over-the-top chiller-thriller -- and if you're prepared to overlook a few implausible plot points you'll enjoy the read all the more.

Love the Celtic band angle and am hoping there will be more stories featuring Alanna's 'mates'.  Ciara in particular sparked my interest with her tough girl cynicism. The Irish connection had my heart singing and I so appreciated the fact that the author took pains to get the Irish right, though it was laid on a bit thick in places. :-)

A plot that not only twists and turns but buckles and snaps kept me hopping -- and even though I figured some major suspense points early on, it was such a thrill to keep on reading to see how it all played out, enjoying all the delectable (and terrifying) nuances that build to the action-packed climax.

A solid romantic suspense that may just creep you out!

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Because You're Mine please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. If you post a comment and add your email address please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 9 2017.  Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

31 comments:

  1. I'm in, Kav! Thanks!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  2. She's one of my favs. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  3. Love both Charleston and Celtic music and Colleen Coble reads. Thanks for the opportunity! -Kim
    huletthouse at mchsi dot com

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    1. The Charleston setting with the Irish heroine -- and group -- made for a really interesting mix. Good luck, sweetpea.

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  4. It's a good read, though a bit darker than her previous novels. Once I started, couldn't put it down till I finished.

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    1. I know -- really different from her other work.

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  5. Sounds Great, Thanks for sharing it with us and for sharing your review Too. Thanks iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. WHOO HOO! This has been on my list for MONTHS! :D Sounds highly intriguing! ;)

    Hugs, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. It's very intriguing...and totally different. Good luck, Amada.

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  7. My sister is crazy over Colleen Coble's books, but this one I've also been looking forward to!
    Elly -Indiana-

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    1. It must be fun to share reading interests with a sister. Good luck, Elly.

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  8. This sounds intriguing. I've read other books by Colleen Coble that I enjoyed. I admire authors who step out of their norm to try something a bit different. Thanks for the giveaway.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Yes -- it's exciting when an author ventures out of the norm. And this author's imagination knows no bounds! Good luck, Pam.

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  9. Colleen is always a favorite to read!
    smincer10(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes she is! Good luck, Susanne.

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  10. This was a great book. Good luck everyone. Don't enter me.

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    1. We're reading the same books lately, Lucy. :-)

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  11. Love Colleen Coble's books and Charleston! Thanks for the review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  12. Great review, KAV! I LOVE Colleen's books. Thank you for the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. And she has so many of them! Good luck, Caryl.

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  13. I'd love to read this suspense filled book! Enjoyed the review.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  14. Looks interesting! truckredford(at)gmail(D0t)com

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  15. Colleen is a favorite of mine & I'm really looking forward to reading this one!! :D
    Thanks for the chance to win, Kav!

    sleepy_bookworm_aery [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. You're welcome, Aerykah. Good luck.

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