Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Bridge Builder #Review and #Giveaway! #BRIDGEBUILDER

About Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein:


Founder and President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Israel, Rabbi Eckstein has devoted more than 35 years to building bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews and broad support for the State of Israel.  He is recognized as the world's leading Jewish authority on evangelical Christians.  Rabbi Eckstein received Orthodox Rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University in New York.  He holds master's degrees from Yeshiva University and Columbia University, where he also completed studies for his doctorate.  Rabbi Eckstein has served on the faculties of Columbia University, Chicago Theological Seminary, and Northern Baptist Seminary.  He currently serves on the executive committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.  



MY THOUGHTS-When I first picked up this book to read, The Bridge Builder, I was expecting a book that would not hold my interest at all. I like reading biographies but this was a man I had never really heard of before. Would I find it interesting enough to finish? Or would it be something I just skimmed enough to review. I dove in and I am so amazed at how much I enjoyed this!

To begin with, the man himself, Yechiel Eckstein is amazing. I found myself in tears throughout his journey, laughing at some points and then struck by his strength of spirit. The book takes you from his grandparents and then through his life, growing in the position God had given him. The name of the book, Bridge Builder, fits Yechiel perfectly. I have since looked into his ministry, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, and have seen the work they are doing. If there is one biography I would urge you to read this year, Bridge Builder would be it. This book really hit me in a way that hasn't happened in a while. And to think I almost passed it by. You will not be disappointed!

THE GIVEAWAY!!

Readers, one of you will be winning your very own copy of Bridge Builder! The giveaway will end 9/7 and the winner will be chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.



"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


Friday, August 28, 2015

Debra Clopton’s New Book and Love at the Reins Giveaway


Counting on a Cowboy (Thomas Nelson, August 2015)



After losing everything she held dear, Abby never wants to love again. But a certain cowboy may just spur her to wonder if love might be worth the risk.

Running from a past that haunts her, Abby Knightly is drawn to the cozy town of Wishing Springs, Texas. Maybe this small town could offer hope and healing and a future for Abby . . . if she's brave enough to reach out and take it by the reins.

Bo Monahan isn't interested in the new romantic destination his little town has become---or the women who might be looking at him like he's their next Mr. Right. Between taking care of his Pops and his growing stirrup business, he isn't looking for serious romantic commitments. But when the infant son he never knew about shows up at his doorstep, his world is turned upside down.

This confirmed bachelor might not think he needs a wife, but he sure needs help. Even Abby can see that, and despite her best efforts to keep her distance, she can't help but be drawn to this new father-son duo. As Abby throws herself into helping Bo navigate fatherhood, hope sparks between them, revealing that maybe, just maybe, they can navigate their dark pasts and emerge together into a future as bright as the Texas sun itself.


Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1fniSV6



MY REVIEW-Debra Clopton has penned another funny but heart warming cowboy story in Counting on a Cowboy! I love how her stories come together with characters that may not be perfect but are trying to do their best. My personal favorite is the first one but I found this one to be right on par.

Abby is running from her familiar surroundings and heads to Wishing Springs, Texas after reading about the columns written by Maggie. It sounds like the perfect laid back place to start over fresh. Bo Monahan(who is the brother to Tru from the first book) helps Abby when their cow runs her vehicle off the road but it becomes clear that he is the one needing assistance when a baby is dropped on the Monahan doorstep. And the baby is Bo's!! A girlfriend from years ago died and left the baby(one he didn't know about at all) to be given to Bo. Needless to say, this makes for some very funny parts with a no-nonsense cowboy trying to raise a youngster.

This does deal with some difficult issues but I think Debra comes at them with a good amount of common sense. You see the wisdom from Maggie and the sweetness of these guys. I couldn't help but cry at times with Pops and the struggles he was going through daily. But also for his sons, who saw him growing up as a big strong cowboy who could rope and ride like nobody else. And now with the disease his memory is going and they have a tough time of it themselves. Very hard situation to go through.

An excellent contemporary novel that will have you laughing, crying and enjoying yourself. Loved it!


LOVE AT THE REINS GIVEAWAY DETAILS!
A new tale of romance, family, and taking risks—don't miss Debra Clopton's Counting on a Cowboy! After losing everything she held dear, Abby never wants to love again. But a certain cowboy may just spur her to wonder if love might be worth the risk. As Abby throws herself into helping Bo navigate fatherhood, hope sparks between them, revealing that maybe, just maybe, they can navigate their dark pasts and emerge together into a future as bright as the Texas sun itself.


Saddle up with Debra and her new book and enter to win her Love at the Reins prize pack!




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One grand prize winner will receive:



  • A copy of Counting on a Cowboy

  • A $25 gift card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Starbucks

  • A western-inspired bracelet

  • A horseshoe heart



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    Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 8th. The winner will be announced September 9th on Debra's blog.



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    **DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

    Saturday, August 22, 2015

    Sarah Sundin’s ‘Through Waters Deep’ and Anchors Aweigh Giveaway

    Through Waters Deep (Revell, August 2015)

    It is 1941 and America teeters on the brink of war.
    Outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the USS Atwood. Back on shore, Boston Navy Yard secretary Mary Stirling does her work quietly and efficiently, happy to be out of the limelight. Yet, despite her reserved nature, she never could back down from a challenge. When evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, Jim and Mary must work together to uncover the culprit. A bewildering maze of suspects emerges, and Mary is dismayed to find that even someone close to her is under suspicion. With the increasing pressure, Jim and Mary find that many new challenges–and dangers–await them.
    Sarah Sundin takes readers to the tense months before the US entered WWII. Readers will encounter German U-boats and torpedoes, along with the explosive power of true love, in this hopeful and romantic story.


    MY REVIEW-Sarah Sundin is one of those rare authors who comes along and makes you delve into a time period you may not really want to read, and enjoy yourself the whole time:) I am not a real big fan of WWII time period books. They just aren't my favorites. But this author here can make me read them and love them!

    Through Water's Deep is the start of a new series and can I admit, this is probably my favorite? Other than maybe the first book I ever read of hers, A Distant Melody, because that one got me addicted to her writing. But with the mystery aspect enveloped inside these pages, I just totally fell in love. Though at first I did want to slap Jim Avery for his attitude about women, he quickly became a favorite of mine. And don't get me started on sweet mousy secretary, Mary Stirling. I can so relate to her ways and the feelings she has about herself!

    One of the main things I like about the authors books would be how she brings history alive. The characters in here are on the brink of WWII and going through struggles, doubts and worry over what will happen to their country and what they may have to do if they go to battle. I enjoyed seeing the insight into the struggles people from other countries, but living in America, went through. There is a German man who made me ache with what he went through. Living life the way he did and having to defend himself to the Americans while some of them just turned on him the instant they heard his name or his accent. Makes me realize how biased and uncaring people can be. And yet some, like Mary, were willing to look past the outside and see who they were inside.

    So readers, even if you don't care for military books, or WWII, please take a chance and try this author. I did and have never been more happy!! Another excellent page turner from Sarah Sundin!


    THE ANCHORS AWEIGH GIVEAWAY!

    Dive into Sarah Sundin's explosive new series, Waves of Freedom, with book one, Through Waters DeepWhen evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, Jim and Mary must work together to uncover the culprit. A bewildering maze of suspects emerges, and Mary is dismayed to find that even someone close to her is under suspicion. With the increasing pressure, Jim and Mary find that many new challenges–and dangers–await them in the midst of their budding romance.


    Join Sarah in celebrating the release of Through Waters Deep by entering to win an Anchors Aweigh prize pack!




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    One grand prize winner will receive:



    • A copy of Through Waters Deep

    • A nautical tote bag

    • A set of compass rose notecards

    • A "Hope Anchors the Soul" journal

    • A Boston Tea Party earl grey tea set

    • Through Waters Deep apron

    • A set of nautical tea towels




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      Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 24th. The winner will be announced August 25th on Sarah's blog.




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      **DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

      Tuesday, August 18, 2015

      The Colson Way, Loving Your Neighbor Book Review #FCBlogger

      For many people, Chuch Colson is a well known household name. Personally, I didn't know a whole lot about the man himself or what he had done, just that he was an evangelical who was pretty popular. That has totally changed after reading this book and I am pretty impressed with the man as a person. His character and what he has accomplished in life make him someone to look up to and follow.



      The Colson Way is written by Owen Strachan and starts from when Mr Colson is a young man, basically going through different parts of his life as a Marine and then in DC. He is bold and unashamed of his witness for the Lord and I loved reading this. But more than anything, his work for the Lord inspired me to be loving and kind to those around me, showing them the Lord and leaving an impression on them.

      His ministry in the prisons is amazing and reading the testimony of how he got involved made my chuckle but also have me goosebumps. The Lord was definitely working in him and through him to get done what he did. I believe the main group this is aimed for would be millennial evangelicals, I found the book intriguing and would urge any believer to pick it up and at least try it. You won't be disappointed.

      This book, The Colson Way, can be found at Family Christian Stores. Be sure to look for it at your local venue or you can purchase online.



      **DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

      Wednesday, August 12, 2015

      Odyssey Adventure Club Back-to-School Special

      It's August, which means it's nearly time for your kids to pack up their pencils, zip up their backpacks, and hop on the school bus. Aside from prepping them for their new teachers, new classes, or maybe even a new school, it's important to prep their faith. Sign your whole family up for Adventures in Odyssey's Odyssey Adventure Club for a special price of $9.99/month. The club is an essential tool to teach your children to share their faith at school, to be bold, and to grow in their relationship with God.




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      Join during the month of August for $9.99/month, and you'll receive these benefits for being a member:



      • Unlimited streaming of Adventures in Odyssey library (800 episodes) retail value over $1,500 USD

      • New monthly exclusive episodes

      • Monthly Web Quests

      • Monthly Clubhouse magazine subscription (U.S. Residents Only)

      • Daily devotions based on Adventures in Odyssey episodes

      • OAC monthly member newsletter

      • OAC exclusive video stories

      • Animated Odyssey videos, Last Chance Detectives, and more!


      • Spend the last few weeks of summer vacation with your kids listening to Adventures in Odyssey episodes and build their faith!


        Ready to join? Head over to the website and sign up today!


        **DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

        Wednesday, August 5, 2015

        Melissa Jagears’ ‘A Bride at Last’ and a $100 Memory-Making Giveaway + Review

        A Bride at Last (Bethany House, July 2015)

        Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.
        Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she’d been deceived about her intended groom, she’s now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she’ll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony–until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy’s father.
        Silas can see Anthony loves Kate, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony’s wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?


        MY REVIEW-Melissa Jagears is an author that I haven't really read much of. But if you love historical novels, this is one you will definitely want to pick up. I had a bit of a hard time getting interested at first but once I was about 1/4 of the way in, I didn't want to stop! Especially when you have a couple who dislikes each other but stand together for the sake of a child.

        The sparks definitely fly in this novel and I enjoyed that. Silas and Kate are the type that every time they are around each other they get into an argument:) Lots of funny dialogue but also some very emotionally deep stuff. Again, this is not one you will want to miss!



        GIVEAWAY DETAILS!

        Can Silas and Kate overcome their rocky start and experience healing—and possibly love? Discover the answer in Melissa Jagears' new book, A Bride at LastNeither Kate nor Silas is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light as they attempt to prove nine-year-old Anthony's paternity to the court. Can their wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?




        Celebrate the release of A Bride at Last by entering to win a $100 Memory-Making giveaway and RSVPing to Melissa's August 4th author chat party!






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        One grand prize winner will receive:



        • A $100 gift card to Netflix (for a family movie night), Shutterfly (to create a family memory book), or TablePlayGames (for a family game night)

        • One copy of A Bride at Last


        Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/4. The winner will be announced at Melissa's 8/4 A Bride at Last Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Melissa and fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!





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        RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!





        **DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

        Monday, August 3, 2015

        Patterns of Evidence: Exodus DVD Review & #Giveaway! #PATTERNSOFEVIDENCE #FLYBY

        I recently had the opportunity to review this new DVD, Patterns of Evidence Exodus. This was quite an interesting film and I was curious to see how it played out. This is not just a documentary as I had first expected, but it isn't animated either. It is a lot of history but in a good way and I found myself intrigued from beginning to end.

        About Patterns of Evidence Exodus:

        For more than 50 years, the vast majority of the world's most prominent archaeologists and historians have proclaimed that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus story found in the Bible.  In fact, they say that the archaeological record is completely opposed to the Bible's account.  This view of extreme skepticism has spread from academia to the world.  The case against the Exodus appears to be so strong that even some religious leaders are labeling this ancient account as historical fiction.  Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the questions, "Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?"  He decides to tackle this issue wit a deliberate scientific approach.   After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand.  The result is the most in-depth archaeological investigation into the Exodus from Egypt ever captured on film.   This scientific documentary's goal is to communicate the TRUTH of the Bible and help equip believers with defending their faith and the Bible.  

        The DVD features stunning animations and a cast including narrator, Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres. 

        Sitting down to watch this I was first shocked at the start and then quickly pulled in to see how it finished. If you get to see this film, you will know what I am talking about. The narrator is one many will recognize, Kevin Sorbo, and he walks the viewer through the program but we also hear from archaeologists, the Israeli Prime Minister, and the film-maker behind it all. The filming is well done and I thoroughly loved it. Interesting enough that it kept my attention but not sure how well it would keep the attention of the younger guys. Seeing Israel and all the ancient places through the eyes of the lens really made my day.





        GIVEAWAY DETAILS!
        One winner will receive a brand new copy of the Patterns of Evidence: Exodus movie. You will not be disappointed and I am sure you will enjoy the film as much as I did. USA ONLY. Giveaway will end 8/14. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

        ‘Among the Fair Magnolias’ Southern Hearts Kindle Fire Giveaway

        Among the Fair Magnolias


        In the most turbulent decade of our nation’s history, four Southern women—destinies forged by birth, hearts steeled by war—face near impossible choices on their journeys in life . . . and in love.

        To Mend a Dream by Tamera Alexander
        Savannah Darby would do almost anything to revisit her family home. So when new owner, Aidan Bedford, a Boston attorney and former Union soldier, seeks to redecorate the house for his fiancée, Savannah jumps at the opportunity. But the clock is ticking. Can she find the box her father supposedly hid there during the war before her assignment is completed? And before she sees yet another battle lost on the home front. This time, one of the heart.
        An Outlaw’s Heart by Shelley Gray
        When Russell Stark returns to Fort Worth, he’s determined to begin a new life. But when he arrives at his mother’s homestead, he discovers she’s very ill, and the woman he loved is still as beautiful and sweet as he remembered. With time running out, Russell must come to terms with both his future and his past.
        A Heart So True by Dorothy Love
        Abigail knows all too well what is expected of her: to marry her distant cousin Charles and take her place in society. But her heart belongs to another. A terrible incident forces Abby to choose between love and duty.
        Love Beyond Limits by Elizabeth Musser
        Emily has a secret: She’s in love with one of the freedmen on her family’s plantation. Meanwhile, another man declares his love for her. Emily realizes some things are not as they seem and secrets must be kept in order to keep those she loves safe.


        MY REVIEW-I am a fan of several of the authors included in this book. My best-loved would probably be Tamera Alexander, just because I enjoy her other books and the time period she normally writes about is a favorite of mine. And I think her story, To Mend a Dream, was excellent. It is very hard to pen a full enough story when you only have so much space. Getting the characters fleshed out and with enough depth is quite difficult with the couple hundred pages they have. But Mrs Alexander pulls it off quite well and I thoroughly enjoyed her story. The hero and heroine totally captivated me and I really wanted to hear more about them.

        My next favorite would be A Heart So True by Dorothy Love. Abigail drew me to her in a way I don't often feel. Though at times I felt like slapping her father, I loved how she was strong and true to her beliefs. The history and aura Dorothy pens makes you feel like you are in South Carolina. My only wish? Would be that Abigail and Wade were together more. It doesn't give much time between them and the ending felt a bit rushed. But I know that is part of the weakness with a novella.

        Love Beyond Limits by Elizabeth Musser was up next. This one I had mixed feelings on. Some of the story didn't flow and the characters almost make you feel confused. The heroine is Emily and she is in love with a freedman, which in that time period was a big no-no! Thomas is an old family friend who fought in the war and came back a changed man, but he still loves Emily and wants to marry her. My main problem with this book was how the two main characters are portrayed. Emily is irksome and she actually throws herself at this freed slave, who does the right thing and tells her to back off. And Thomas is painted as a KKK member. I just had a very hard time with them. I loved the history and seeing how things were back then but this was not a favorite.

        And last but not least in any way is An Outlaw's Heart by Shelley Gray. This author is a favorite of mine for her other Amish stories but this one surprised me. Russell at first I had some trouble with. He is obviously an outlaw, he killed his step-father and hurt those around him. When he comes back home he doesn't really seemed changed. But that all is swapped when his sweetheart, Nora, steps into view. I loved how he changed at that point. Protective and totally different. My only wish with this one again is that they had more time. Felt a bit rushed but overall very good.


        GIVEAWAY DETAILS!

        Four best-selling novelists bring tales of four Southern women who face near impossible choices on their journeys in life and in love during the most turbulent decade of our nation’s history in Among the Fair MagnoliasDon't miss this collection of stories from Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love, and Elizabeth Musser.


        Join the authors in celebrating the release of Among the Fair Magnolias by entering to win their Southern Hearts Kindle Fire Giveaway and RSVPing to their August 13th author chat party!



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        One grand prize winner will receive:



        • A Kindle Fire HD 6


        • One copy of Among the Fair Magnolias


        • Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/13. The winner will be announced at the Among the Fair Magnolias Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Tamera, Dorothy, Shelley, and Elizabeth, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!



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          RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 13th!


          **DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

          Friday, July 31, 2015

          Save with Label Daddy!! @usfg @labeldaddy #BackToSchool


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          **DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

          Thursday, July 30, 2015

          Web of Deceit 2 Winner #Giveaway! @susansleeman

          Hey everyone! Remember the review I did last week of Susan Sleeman's new book, Web of Deceit? The link is there if you want to go back and read it, but the main reason I am bringing it to your attention is because Susan has graciously offered to host a giveaway where two of you will each win a copy of Web of Deceit!! This is an amazing book that I raced through and hoped it never ended. Find out a little bit about it and then be sure to enter through the form below.

          BY SUSAN SLEEMAN
          Will he help find her sister’s killer . . . or lead the killer to her door?


          When FBI Agent Kaitlyn Knight discovers her brother-in-law is Vyper—the notorious cyber-criminal and murderer wanted by the FBI—Kait doesn’t question her duty to arrest him. But when he murders her sister in front of her, leaving her infant niece motherless, Kait vows to hunt him down and bring him to justice while raising the baby.

          Three years later, and not even a whisper of a lead in her search, Kait is about to give up hope of ever finding Vyper. All of that changes when he goes on a murderous spree taunting Kait with clues that she and homicide detective Sam Murdock must solve before her devious brother-in-law takes another life.
          As the body count rises, Sam discovers the killing spree is really about striking back at Kait. He must put everything on the line—including the relationship he’s developed with Kait—to ensure her safety. The killer is waiting, watching her every move—and he won’t stop until he’s exacted his revenge and reclaims his rights to raise his daughter.

          GIVEAWAY DETAILS!
          Two winners will be chosen through Random.org and they will each win a print copy of Web of Deceit. They will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. This is open to US only. Giveaway will end 8/14.

          If you don't win a copy, or you want to purchase a copy of Web of Deceit for a friend, it can be found through any of the links below.


          Buy It Now for Print and E-book
          Amazon Kindle Barnes and Noble Nook
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          Thursday, July 23, 2015

          Susan Sleeman Pens Another Thriller! @susansleeman


          Will he help find her sister’s killer . . . or lead the killer to her door?




          When FBI Agent Kaitlyn Knight discovers her brother-in-law is Vyper—the notorious cyber-criminal and murderer wanted by the FBI—Kait doesn’t question her duty to arrest him. But when he murders her sister in front of her, leaving her infant niece motherless, Kait vows to hunt him down and bring him to justice while raising the baby.



          Three years later, and not even a whisper of a lead in her search, Kait is about to give up hope of ever finding Vyper. All of that changes when he goes on a murderous spree taunting Kait with clues that she and homicide detective Sam Murdock must solve before her devious brother-in-law takes another life. 



          As the body count rises, Sam discovers the killing spree is really about striking back at Kait. He must put everything on the line—including the relationship he’s developed with Kait—to ensure her safety. The killer is waiting, watching her every move—and he won’t stop until he’s exacted his revenge and reclaims his rights to raise his daughter.




          Susan Sleeman has done it again!! She has got to be one of my top three suspense writers and Web of Deceit just goes to show how well she can write. This novel, first in her Agents Under Fire series, takes you inside the office of the FBI and introduces you to the work they do. This is a fast paced thriller that I found myself reading at all hours of the day, just hoping it would never end. Needless to say, I felt like I had stepped into a script for CSI Cyber:)

          The heroine, and yes she has the moral courage and strength to be a heroine, would be FBI agent Kaitlyn Knight known as Kait to her friends. When her brother-in-law shoots her sister in front of her, Kait vows to track him down if it is the last thing she does. It is made a little bit harder with being guardian over her niece but when Fenton(Vyper) shows up again, Kait dives in head first. Or rather, heart first. She has a hard time looking at it without her heart playing into the equation, understandably so, but not good when this guy is engaging in games at the expense of peoples lives. Thankfully she has detective Sam Murdoch to look after her. But even he can't control everything in her life. Sam is a great guy but I wish he had been more forthcoming with Kait. He seemed to hold out on her a lot but he turns out to be a really great hunky and protective cowboy. What he does in the end will make you gasp but wowza!

          This story has many suspenseful moments and even though you know who the bad guy is from the start, it in no way solves anything. He is a creepy killer and I seriously felt like I was reading a CSI Cyber plot. The romance is a good part of it but doesn't steal the show. Excellent research has been done by the author and it is revealed in the writing. I am hoping the next books deal with Kait's two FBI friends, Nina and Becca. One thing that deals with a secondary character is Nina and her ex-boyfriend. He is a Navy Seal and I just want to mention something. Why do the women who are dating guys in risky jobs always feel like they can't date them as they never know if they will come home alive?? Come on ladies! Life is short and you can't control what job your future husband works. Okay, done with my little piece:) There were a few words in it that I personally don't use (screw) but overall a very clean read. Another excellent book from Susan Sleeman!!



          **DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**
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