Friday, November 9, 2012

Dangerous Affairs Book Tour and Giveaway

Thank you for stopping at my spot on Dangerous Affairs Virtual Book Tour is brought to you by Goddess Fish Promotions. I will provide you with a synopsis of the book, review, excerpt and a small bio from Diana MIller. Visit the other blogs on this Book Tour to learn more about this book.








 Synopsis:

 
When soap opera star Abby Langford leaves Los Angeles for her Minnesota hometown, she’s hoping to give her nine-year-old daughter the peaceful childhood she never knew. But instead of tranquility, Abby finds an old knife hidden between the walls of her new house. Then the nightmares start: a blood-soaked victim and a killer’s arm slicing through the air, again and again.

Abby wonders if she’s having the nervous breakdown the tabloids claim she already had, especially when sexy, skeptical police chief Josh Kincaid questions her story. When menacing hate mail arrives, Josh’s professional concern for Abby soon evolves into an intense attraction, and the feeling is mutual. And now Josh wonders if her psychic visions are of crimes past—or a premonition of terrors to come.

To survive, Abby and Josh must uncover the truth and stop a killer . . . before Abby’s worst nightmares come true.

Excerpt:

The knife had obviously been there a long time, nestled in the dust bunnies and wood shavings between the walls, in the space one of the two mahogany doors that separated the Victorian-style living room from the Brady Bunch d├ęcor of the family room usually slid back into. And it was covered with blood.

Abby Langford leaned the broom she’d used to fish out the knife against the wall, then picked the knife off the floor and studied it. Despite the day’s warmth and the sunlight streaming through the picture window, a gloomy chill engulfed the room. She could almost feel the steel blade scraping down her spine, raising goose bumps on her shoulders and arms.

This knife had killed someone.

Then she shook herself, dispelling most of the prickly cold. As usual, she was letting her imagination run wild. This wasn’t some menacing murder weapon, but an ordinary kitchen knife, with a nine-inch steel blade and a wood handle that looked parched enough to absorb a cup of mineral oil. The blood consisted of a few reddish-brown splotches on the blade, splotches that to her looked too smeared to be rust. It could be old food, though, something like dehydrated ketchup or oxidized chocolate. Or even blood, but from a rare steak, not a human.

Another shiver slithered across Abby’s shoulder blades. Because if this were an innocuous kitchen knife, why had someone hidden it so carefully?

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

When she was eight, Diana Miller decided she wanted to be Nancy Drew. But no matter how many garbage cans she dug through, conversations she “accidentally” overheard, and attics she searched, she never found a single cryptic letter, hidden staircase, or anything else even remotely mysterious. She worked as a lawyer, a soda jerk, a stay-at-home mom, a hospital admitting clerk, and a conference host before deciding that the best way to inject suspense into her otherwise satisfying life was by writing about it.

Diana is a five-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award and winner of a Golden Heart for Dangerous Affairs—a romantic suspense novel that shows not everyone in her home state is Minnesota Nice. She lives in the Twin Cities with her family.

My website link is dianamillerwriter.com. I have buy buttons for both Amazon and Kindle on my website, but have no idea what you have to do to insert them since my web designer did it.

The URL for my Amazon page  is: http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Affairs-Diana-Miller/dp/1612186017/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339532353&sr=8-1


Review: 
What a great book, it was hard to put it down. I love when books take place in the Midwest since I am from Wisconsin - they always kind of hit home.

Abby and her daughter move into a house that for some reason she is drawn too.  Then strange things start happening; nightmares, a bloody knife in the wall, and other weird things start happening.
Abby was on a soap opera so when she talks to the Josh the Chief of Police he is not sure if she is telling the truth or is this just a media stunt?  Soon Josh sees that it is not a stunt and his feelings towards Abby turn into concern and their romance blooms.

There was a lot of twist and turns in this story and I didn't figure out the who the suspect was until the very end.  If you like suspense and romance this is the book for you.

Giveaway:

The author will be awarding one $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Stop at the rest of the stops in the tour to hear more about this great book!

November 5:  BadBarbsPlace
November 6:  House Millar
November 7:  Queen of the Night Reviews
November 8:  Kerrific
November 9:  Kaisy Daisy's Corner
November 12:  Musings From An Addicted Reader
November 12:  STOP 2 A Writer's Life
November 14:  Donna's Blog Home
November 15:  The Bunny's Review
November 16:  Mimmi's Musings
November 16:  STOP 2  WV Stitcher

I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my responsibility. 



10 comments:

  1. I'm creeped out, in a good way, by just reading through the post. Just imagine how intense the book will be. Can't wait.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and reading the excerpt and review. I really appreciate it!

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  2. Thanks for your review. I enjoy a good suspense and like them better when you can't figure out who-dun-it until the very end. Love that.

    What characters are the hardest/easiest for you to write: The hero, the heroine, the villain (or villainess), the secondary male & female characters? What are the most fun to write?

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    1. First, thanks for taking the time to read my blurb, excerpt and the review. I really appreciate it.

      The easiest characters for me to write (and the most fun) are both the hero and heroine, but only as long as they dislike each other! Once they get along, they seem to be a lot tougher to write. I'm not exactly sure what that says about me.

      Villains are hardest for me to write, at least the evil ones. I don't have the villain's POV in DANGEROUS AFFAIRS, but I've used it in other books and it's hard for me to get into his/her head (which I guess is a good thing!)

      Again, thanks for stopping by and for the great questions!

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  3. Kay,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read my book and for the great review! Thanks also for hosting me today. I really appreciate it!

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    1. It was a great book! I love reading books like this.
      Kay

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  4. Thanks for your review. The key to a great mystery is if it keeps you guessing until the end which it sounds like this one did.

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  5. Thanks for stopping by and reading the review. I appreciate it!

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  6. Nice review, Kaisy. I usually read light contemporary romances--infused with lots of humor. I do occasionally read read suspense, but not romantic suspense. I'm planning on reading Dangerous Affairs.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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