Speak of the Devil is OUT NOW!!

This is the third book centering around New Hope Church and I can’t get enough!! The books can technically be read as standalone, but you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t start at Social Affair.

We get a little more insight to the crazy cult, as well as hear from some familiar members as well as a new cast of characters. With all new crazy drama, and another visit or two to the rejuvenation center, and maybe a murder??? After all, people die in this community for all sorts of reasons.

A must read for anyone that’s a fan of psychological, fast paced reads. And Britney, I need to know…..is there going to be more from the people we met at New Hope?????????

Thank you to Britney King for sending me an ebook to review and for having me on her release week blog tour!

Title: Speak of the Devil
Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: October 4, 2018

Speak of the Devil is a captivating, darkly satiric psychological thriller which offers readers another savage look into a utopian cultish society where beauty and perfection are valued at all costs and it’s best to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. 
 
In the upscale suburb where Vanessa Bolton lives, she’s your average suburban housewife.
 
She does her grocery shopping on Tuesday, Thursday mornings are reserved for Pilates, Sundays for church. At home, she’s an impeccable housekeeper and a mother with a mediocre track record.
 
But in discreet hotel rooms throughout the city, she can be whatever you want her to be—provided you can afford the hourly fee.
 
In the rapidly expanding cult to which she belongs, Vanessa has been assigned the role of a “Siren”—a recruiter trained to use seduction to elicit compliance from her marks.
 
Vanessa’s latest assignment—an unsuspecting chemist merely looking for something without strings—proves to be her toughest yet. Unwilling to neatly slide into the roles society has prescribed for them, the two collide in a sensual and savage affair that threatens not only their own lives but also those they seek to protect most.
 
Featuring “tantalizing suspense, pulse-pounding danger, sex, and double-dealing,” Speak of the Devil is a timely and riveting psychological thriller that is impossible to put down.

 
 

 

 
“….this is a series that stands apart from all other psychological thrillers out there as Britney King uses unique concepts and slays character roles.” – Elle’s Book Blog
 
“By far my favorite of the New Hope series. I couldn’t put it down!!” – Goodreads review
 
“The writing in fantastic. The plot was engaging and original…” – Between the Bookends

 

Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
When she’s not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.
 
Currently, she’s writing three series and several standalone novels.
 
The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.
 
The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.
 
Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.
The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.
The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me. 
 
Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here: 
 
To get more– grab two books for free, by subscribing to her mailing list at britneyking.com or just copy and paste bit.ly/britneykingweb into your browser. 
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In Her Bones: A Review

 

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In Her Bones 

by Kate Moretti

320 pages

September 4, 2018

eBook courtesy of Atria/Netgalley 

Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She’s a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother.

Edie also has a disturbing secret: a growing obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. She’s desperate to see how they’ve managed—or failed—to move on. While her escalating fixation is a problem, she’s careful to keep her distance. That is, until she crosses a line and a man is found murdered.

Edie quickly becomes the prime suspect—and while she can’t remember everything that happened the night of the murder, she’d surely remember killing someone. With the detective who arrested her mother hot on her trail, Edie goes into hiding. She’s must get to the truth of what happened that night before the police—or the real killer—find her.

Unless, of course, she has more in common with her mother than she’s willing to admit…

Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, In Her Bones features Moretti’s “riveting and insightful” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) prose and “chillingly satisfying” (Publishers Weekly) twists, and will leave you questioning the nature of guilt, obsession, and the toxicity of familial ties. Goodreads Synopsis

In Her Bones is a fast paced mystery type of suspense novel with an unreliable narrator. The book alternates between a book written about a serial killer, and her daughter’s life after; growing up without a mom and survivng the aftermath of her upbringing,

This was a different take on a murder mystery focusing on the family of the killer. But then of course to take it up another level, our narratotor finds herself in the middle of an active murder mystery and is on the run.

In Her Bones is a quick read, perfect for the cooler temperatures of fall!

Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for sending me a free ebook for review.

The Kill Jar: a Review

IMG_8900The Kill Jar 

By J. Reuben Appelman

288 pages

August, 2018 

Free review copy provided by Gallery Books

Enthralling. Gripping. Cinematic. Raw. A cold case murder investigation paced like a podcast, as visually stunning as a film, and as brave and personal as our darkest memoirs. J. Reuben Appelman cracks open one of America’s most notorious murder sprees while simultaneously banging the gavel on his own history with violence. A deftly-crafted true crime story with grit, set amid the decaying sprawl of Detroit and its outliers.
With a foreword by Catherine Broad, sister of victim Timothy King.
Four children were abducted and murdered outside of Detroit during the winters of 1976 and 1977, their bodies eventually dumped in snow banks around the city. J. Reuben Appelman was six years old at the time the murders began and had evaded an abduction attempt during that same period, fueling a lifelong obsession with what became known as the Oakland County Child Killings.
Autopsies showed the victims to have been fed while in captivity, reportedly held with care. And yet, with equal care, their bodies had allegedly been groomed post-mortem, scrubbed-free of evidence that might link to a killer. There were few credible leads, and equally few credible suspects. That’s what the cops had passed down to the press, and that’s what the city of Detroit, and J. Reuben Appelman, had come to believe.
When the abductions mysteriously stopped, a task force operating on one of the largest manhunt budgets in history shut down without an arrest. Although no more murders occurred, Detroit and its environs remained haunted. The killer had, presumably, not been caught.
Eerily overlaid upon the author’s own decades-old history with violence, The Kill Jar tells the gripping story of J. Reuben Appelman’s ten-year investigation into buried leads, apparent police cover-ups of evidence, con-men, child pornography rings, and high-level corruption saturating Detroit’s most notorious serial killer case.  Goodreads Synopsis

 

What first caught my eye about the Kill Jar, aside from it being true crime, was the fact that it took place in Detroit and the surrounding suburbs.  That’s where I grew up, so I knew I needed to look into this book a little more!

It was disturbing to read true crime about children.  I know things like this sadly happen to children, and it’s heartbreaking when another human treats another so horrifically, it’s just always magnified when it’s a child.

The Kill Jar has a whole other dimension to it.  It reads almost like a memoir insted of just the facts.  I think the author was a little whiney at times, but he’s been through a lot and is coming from a dark place himself.  So to say he’s whiney makes me feel very judgey.

Why do people like to read such gruesome subject matter, present company included?  There’s something about true crime, crime, thrillers etc that just catch my eye and I have to read it.  The Kill Jar did not dissapoint as far as true crime goes!  If you are into this kind of thing too, you should pick up The Kill Jar today!!

 

Thank you to Gallery books for providing me with the free review copy of The Kill Jar.

Silent All These Years OUT NOW!!

Tiffani asked me over the summer if I would like to read her debut novel.  I read the synopsis and decided it sounded like a book that I would enjoy, so I said yes, I would give it a shot.  That was one of the best decisions I made this summer!  This book didn’t read like a debut book.  She was able to keep me guessing, even when I was pretty sure I figured it out, she kept throwing little things my way to make me think that maybe I was wrong after all.

Silent All These Years is a quick read page turner of a book.  If you are a fan of psycological stories, then you should also give this a shot.  I don’t think you will be disappointed!

Silent All These Years T. A. Massa

T. A. Massa’s debut suspense novel,

SILENT ALL THESE YEARS,

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Silent All These Years: A Novel

About Silent All These Years: A Novel

A broken daughter’s search for the truth unwinds a spiraling journey of panic, lust, and murder in this manipulative thriller from debut author T. A. Massa.

Melanie Stewart has just been left ten million dollars by a man she never knew. Should she accept the money? What if it means her mother, Marilyn, who died when she was only three years old, was murdered by the man who left it to her?

Melanie is trapped with crippling anxiety after the loss of her mother at a young age and the fatal stabbing of her fiancé on the night of their engagement.

When she discovers she has been written into the will of Roger Andrews, a name linked to the mysterious death of her mother, Melanie must trudge down a path of buried memories, reliving painful heartache, all while attempting to restart her life and trust a new admirer, Jake Andrews, Roger’s grandson.

Told from the alternating perspectives of Melanie’s investigation and Marilyn’s last weeks leading up to her death, the clues unravel one by one, leaving you guessing until the final climax. Who should Melanie trust? What happened to Marilyn all those years ago?

SILENT ALL THESE YEARS: A Novel is a Standalone Fiction Mystery Suspense Novel.

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About Author T. A. Massa

Tiffani lives near Austin, TX with her husband, three kids, three dogs, and all her cats. She spends her days helping her husband with his company, running her kids around town, caring for the house, and trying to figure out what to make for dinner.

She is a lover of all stories.

She enjoys reading, writing, blogging, and going to the movies (especially on opening day!). Her background is in marketing and entrepreneurship and she is addicted to learning new things.

She manages a Lifestyle Blog at Pages & Lace covering books, movies, design, style trends, and her favorite products. Check it out today!

Her debut novel, Silent All These Years: A Novel, releases September 13, 2018. She has started her second novel with hopes of publishing in the Fall of 2019.

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Rust & Stardust: a review

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By T. Greenwood

August 7, 2018 St. Martin's Press

Review copy provided free 
from St. Martin's Press

When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth’s, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he’s an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute—unless she does as he says.

This chilling novel traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way.  Goodreads Synopsis

Rust and Stardust has been creating quite a buzz with reviewers. I couldn’t wait to read and form my own opinion, and you guys, the hype is real! This book, while gritty was so beautifully written. I was completly unfamiliar with Sally’s story, and after I finished reading this book, I read a little of the true story details. The author has done a fabulous job creating a fictional work while still staying true to Sally and her story.  When I saw the real picture of Sally on the swing in her dress, I had chills!

Heartbreaking, hopefull and disturbing while being beautiful is what I think when I reflect on this book. Rust and Stardust is going to be one of those books that will stick with me for a very, very long time after reading.

I highly recommend this book for readers prefering anything from true crime to general fiction, men and women.

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for my review.

Rush: a Review

IMG_8704Rush by Lisa Patton

416 pages

Release Date: August 19, 2018





Free review copy courtesy of St. Martin's Press

College days were some of the best times of my life.  Sorority Rush (and living in the house) is what made those days so amazing.  In fact, thanks to my college’s Greek Life, I met my husband….granted I didn’t really talk to him very much those days that we were both in houses right down the street.  But that’s another story for another time.

Reading Rush brought me right back to the Sigma Kappa front door.  SO MUCH of the book was so very accurate and portrayed sorority Rush beautifully.  However, those sections about rush, and sorority craziness were short, it wasn’t the entire book.  This book is so very much more than a story about a bunch of girls pledging a sorority.  It’s Southern fiction at its finest.  It also talks about some pretty contraversial things. There’s a depth to it that was so lovely and so unexpected.

You don’t need to have been in a sorority to appreciate this book.  Yes, flashbacks of bid day will happen, but aren’t necessary to the reading experience.  The detail Lisa Patton writes these scenes gives you just enough information to know what it would feel like to be there.

This book is perfect for fans of Southern fiction, those wanting to relive thier sorority days (or pretend they are rushing right alongside Cali and Ellie) and for fans of The Help (lots of parrallels there)

 

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for sending me a copy to review.  Below is the Goodreads Synopsis to read more about the book.


Set in modern day Oxford, Mississippi, on the Ole Miss campus, bestselling author Lisa Patton’s RUSH is a story about women—from both ends of the social ladder—discovering their voices, courage and empowerment.

When Lilith Whitmore, the well-heeled House Corp President of Alpha Delta Beta, one of the premiere sororities on campus, appoints recent empty-nester Wilda to the Rush Advisory Board, Wilda can hardly believe her luck. What’s more, Lilith suggests their daughters, both incoming freshman, room together. What Wilda doesn’t know is that it’s all part of Lilith’s plan to ensure her own daughter receives an Alpha Delt bid—no matter what.

Cali Watkins possesses all the qualities sororities are looking for in a potential new member. She’s kind and intelligent, makes friends easily, even plans to someday run for governor. But her resume lacks a vital ingredient. Pedigree. Without family money Cali’s chances of sorority membership are already thin, but she has an even bigger problem. If anyone discovers the dark family secrets she’s hiding, she’ll be dropped from Rush in an instant.

For twenty-five years, Miss Pearl—as her “babies” like to call her—has been housekeeper and a second mother to the Alpha Delt girls, even though it reminds her of a painful part of her past she’ll never forget. When an opportunity for promotion arises, it seems a natural fit. But Lilith Whitmore slams her Prada heel down fast, crushing Miss Pearl’s hopes of a better future. When Wilda and the girls find out, they devise a plan destined to change Alpha Delta Beta—and maybe the entire Greek system—forever.

Achingly poignant, yet laugh-out-loud funny, RUSH takes a sharp nuanced look at a centuries-old tradition while exploring the complex, intimate relationships between mothers and daughters and female friends. Brimming with heart and hope for a better tomorrow, RUSH is an uplifting novel universal to us all. Goodreads Synopsis

Not so Nice Guy:: Out today!!

R.S.Grey is hands down my favorite contemporary author. I have read all of her books and can confidently say they keep getting better.

Not So Nice Guy was full of laugh out loud moments, as well as a sweet scene that had me in tears, covering all the emotions.

If you have never read a book by R.S. Grey, then you are totally missing out! Continue reading for more information on the newest book by the rom-com queen.

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About NOT SO NICE GUY

“Oh my god. Who is that?”

I get asked this question a lot.

“Oh him?” I reply. “That’s just Ian.”

Just Ian is the biggest understatement of the century. Just the Mona Lisa. Just the Taj Mahal. Just Ian, with his boring ol’ washboard abs and dime-a-dozen dimpled smile.

Just Ian is…just my best friend.

We’re extremely close, stuck so deep inside a Jim-and-Pam-style friendzone everyone at work assumes we’re a couple—that is until one day, word spreads through the teacher’s lounge that he’s single. Fair game. Suddenly, it’s open season on Ian.

He should be reveling in all the newfound attention, but to our mutual surprise, the only attention he seems to want is mine.

He’s turning our formerly innocent nightly chats into X-rated phone calls. Our playful banter sports a new, dangerous edge.

I want to assume he’s playing a prank on me, just pushing my buttons like always—but when Ian lifts me onto the desk in my classroom and slides his hands up my skirt, he doesn’t leave a lot of room for confusion.

I’m a little scared of things going south, of losing my best friend because I can’t keep my hands to myself. So, I’m just going to back away and not return this earth-shattering kiss—oh who am I kidding?!

Goodbye Ian, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal!

Helloooo mister not so nice guy.

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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