Monday, November 12, 2012

Dangerous Affairs by Diana Miller Blog Tour and Giveaway








Dangerous Affairs
by Diana Miller

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BLURB:

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.
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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 décor 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?


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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.

My Amazon page 

Review:

4 Stars


Soap Opera star Abby Langford moved back home to Minnesota, wanting to retire and become a writer instead.  Abby felt a special connection with the home she bought, wanting her daughter to experience a normal life.  When Abby finds a knife that looks to be bloodied hidden behind a wall, it becomes the first  in a series of strange events. 

Police chief Josh Kincaid is not about to be duped by a woman again, his ex-wife taught him enough hard lessons.   When he gets called to Abby’s home to investigate the mysterious knife, he believes she is trying to manipulate a “pretend” series of events to create publicity for herself.  Unfortunately he finds out the hard way that she truly is in danger and the attraction he has been fighting for Abby becomes intense when he goes into protective mode.

I was immediately captivated by this story.  Abby not only is coming off the aftermath of negative publicity thanks to her ex-husband’s publicity agent, she is dealing with repressed memories from her past.  The chemistry between Abby and Josh is enough to ignite the pages, I loved the way Abby puts Josh in his place when it comes to younger women.  Excellent read.

Givewaway:

The author will be awarding one $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  Leave a meaningful comment for the author for your chance to win.

14 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me and taking the time to read my book. And thanks even more for the great review! I really appreciate it.

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  2. Sounds intriguing, thank you for the excerpt.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Thanks for stopping by and reading it!

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  4. I had saw this book on my Amazon recommended list, I added it to my wish list...can't wait to read

    heather[dot]coulter[at]gmail[com]

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    1. Thanks so much for adding it to your list and for stopping by and reading the blurb, excerpt and review. I really appreciate it!

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  5. Just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  6. Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it.

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  7. This sounds like a great read. Good excerpt too!

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  8. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and read everything! I really appreciate it.

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  9. Thank you for your review. I'm going to love this one.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  10. Mary, thanks for reading the review! I appreciate it. And I hope you do end up loving the book!

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  11. I love finding new authors and books to read.
    lauratroxel@yahoo.com

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    1. Sorry for the late response but I didn't see this comment until I stopped by to collect names for the giveaway (BTW, good luck). Thanks so much for taking the time to read the excerpt, blurb and review. I really appreciate it!

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