Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fatal Mistake

GIVEAWAY
SLEEMAN, SUSAN
FATAL MISTAKE

An FBI agent must protect the woman who can identify a terrorist bomber in bestselling author Susan Sleeman's riveting romantic suspense novel.

Tara Parrish is the only person ever to survive an attack by the Lone Wolf bomber. Scared and emotionally scarred by her near death, she goes into hiding with only one plan -- to stay alive for another day. She knows he's coming after her, and if he finds her, he will finish what he started.

Agent Cal Riggins has had only one goal for the past six months -- to save lives by ending the Lone Wolf's bombing spree. To succeed, he needs the help of Tara Parrish, the one person who can lead them to the bomber. Cal puts his all into finding Tara, but once he locates her, he realizes that if he can find her, the Lone Wolf can too. He must protect Tara at all costs, and they'll both need to resist the mutual attraction growing between them to focus on hunting down the bomber, because one wrong move could be fatal.

My Review:

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Saturday Retro Read for a stellar new release because...well, just because.

I love the way Susan Sleeman spins a romantic suspense! I think I fell truly, deeply in love with her writing style after reading her First Responders series (Love Inspired Suspense) so I was thrilled to discover this new series which has a similar set up. Over the moon giddy, actually. And with good reason.

Two words. Romantic tension. Oh la la -- you can cut it with a knife. Taut and toe curling all the way through the read. So many reasons why Tara and Cal shouldn't acknowledge that attraction -- and they do make a valiant effort -- which just builds up the tension even more. Delicious.

And the stalkerish suspense is compelling. A truly sinister bad guy -- brilliantly fleshed out -- not quite to the point where a reader can sympathize with him, but enough that she can understand his insanely flawed logic. The Lone Wolf is a force to be reckoned with which really ups the suspense to a nail-biting thrill.

And one of the things that Sleeman does best is create a memorable team with lots of camaraderie and purpose. She introduces all the White Knights, an FBI Critical Incident Response Team, in this first book -- and takes enough time to give us a good sense of their personalities and relationships. I'm excited to continue getting to know them all in future books as they each (hopefully) get a chance to star in their own riveting suspense story.

Fatal Mistake has it all -- intriguing suspense, hair-raising danger and the lure of forbidden love. The only thing keeping me from falling into the woe-is-me-it's-all-over-boohoo blues is the sweet anticipation that comes from knowing Book Two, Kill Shot will be releasing in February.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Fatal Mistake, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 16 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

31 comments:

  1. Looks great. I have heard of her but have never read her. I'll be going to check her out Thanks for the chances.
    iamabho (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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    1. Awesome, awesome, awesome suspense author. Really awesome. :-) Good luck, Linda.

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  2. Isn't this a delicious read, Kav???? She did a bang-up job on introducing a new series, a new team and new characters to fall in love with :-) Since I'm on her street team, I've already read this. So glad you liked it as much as I did, can't wait for the next one.

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    1. I love the way she puts a team together. I'm intrigued by each member and can't wait to read their stories.

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  3. Oooooh, this sounds like one not to be missed! Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Definitely not to be missed if you like romantic suspense. Good luck, Melanie.

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  4. Love the cover and the suspense sounds wonderful. As much as I love her LIS books, I'm glad to see she's stepping into other publishing.

    I would love this one. Thank you for the chance.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. It was fun to see what she'd do with a longer story -- deliver more deliciousness, that's what! Good luck, Cindy.

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  5. Love her books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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    1. Isn't she awesome? Good luck, Kim.

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  6. Great review! I would love to read this one. KAV, thank you for the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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

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  7. It sounds like a good read :)
    Thanks for the chance!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. It really is. Good luck, Samantha.

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  8. Oh yes ... sounds good! New author for me as well. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. Yay - I love introducing readers to new-to-them authors. Good luck, Becky.

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  9. Kav, I am "giddy" about EVERY one of your reviews this week. Usually, there's a few books I have either already read, own, or won't likely read. Not this week. In fact, this book wasn't really on my must-read radar until I read your review. Great review week for what must have been an amazing reading week for you. :-) tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. P.S. You also prompted me to pull out the couple of LI First Responder books I own.

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    2. Terrill, I simply must advocate for my author...lol!! Susan did a bang-up job on this new suspense series. I think it's one of her best yet and her White Knight team she introduces in it are a fantastic group I can't wait to get to know more! You simply must read it, in my humble reader opinion ;-)

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    3. Yes, I agree with Trixi -- Susan Sleeman does the team dynamics so well that you want to read every single book because you care about all the characters and want to find out what will happen to them.

      I know -- this was a crazy good reading week, wasn't it? So many great authors and stories. It's fun to see other readers just as excited as I am. Good luck, Terrill.

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  10. Ohhh...this is a must-read for all lovers of romantic suspense. Thanks for the great review, Kav! All the members of the White Knight group are fascinating and I can't wait for the next book to read about them. I read this book in almost one sitting; it's THAT gripping!

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    1. It's going to be a fabulous series, isn't it? And I think there will be six books too so that's lots of reading enjoyment ahead for us. We need to form a White Knight fan group :-)

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  11. Sounds like a good one! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  12. Your enthusiasm for this author's work makes me just as giddy as your reviews do, especially when you talk about well written suspense and slow simmering attraction. Another great new author for me to check out. Thanks, Kav! :)

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Oh yes, do check Susan Sleeman out, Diane. I think you'll turn into a fan too. Good luck, Diane.

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  13. Great book....best of luck ladies.

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  14. I may be too late for this but it looks like a great book. Had a hometown celebration today called Watermelon Day. 60th anniversary of Watermelon Day so been a fun day!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Ruby, she draws winners for the week on Sunday morning....so you're safe :-)

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  15. I have read several of Susan's LIS books and she sure keeps you on your toes! I can hardly wait to read this one and look forward to the rest of the series as well. Thanks for a great review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  16. Good luck, rubynreba and Donna. And now I'm craving watermelon! Thanks, rubynreba.

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