Category: Hot & Deadly

Hot & Deadly Giveaway Winners!

Posted August 1, 2014 by Jonetta in Hot & Deadly | | 3 Comments

Hot & Deadly

We hope you enjoyed our Hot & Deadly month of romantic suspense and found some new authors and titles to consider and explore. Thank you to all of our participating authors for their posts and generosity. Speaking of which, we gave away lots of books!

Giveaway & Winners

1. Spring Adams: T-shirt, Tote Bag and Faces of Evil Series (1-7 & prequel)by Debra Webb

2. Marcia Berbeza: Nothing to Lose by Christy Reece

3. Debra Thornton: Nothing to Lose by Christy Reece

4. Debbie Oxier: Chances Are by Christy Reece

5. Lori Meehan: Chances Are by Christy Reece

6. BN100: Dancing in the Dark/Against the Wind by Virginia Kelly

7. Sonya McAlister: A SEAL’s Mission by Rachel Kall

8. Irma Jurejevčič: Shadow Agent book by Misty Evans

9. Maureen Carol: Inside the Shadows by Carolyn Crane

10. Stephanie Frederick: Sinful Deception & $10 Amazon/B&N Gift Card by Joan Swan

11. Josh Hoberman: Sinful Deception & $10 Amazon/B&N Gift Card by Joan Swan

12. Winter Topaz: Obsession by Linda Clark O’Neill

13. Kelly Lynch: Mr. Write by Linda Clark O’Neill

14. Karin Anderson: Hell or High Water & $10 Amazon Gift Card by Jerrie Alexander

15. L. Lam: Bound to Danger by Katie Reus

16. Christina Torgerson: Inside by Brenda Novak

17. Donna Simmonds: Double Danger by Dee Davis Cheating

18. Maureen Carol: Wilde Nights in Paradise by Tonya Burrows

19. KV Headen: Wilde for Her by Tonya Burrows

20. Mary Preston: Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti


Congratulations to our winners! A HUGE thank you to all of our authors for their generosity and for supporting Hot & Deadly in July. We hope you all had a chance to learn more about these terrific writers and will try some of their titles. I know my month of reading was one of my best experiences this year and thanks for letting me share them with you.

Participating Authors

Debra Webb

Toni Anderson

Marie Force

Christy Reece

Virginia Kelly

Rachel Kall

Misty Evans

Tonya Burrows

Rebecca Zanetti

Carolyn Crane

Joan Swan

Lisa Clark O’Neill

Jerrie Alexander

Katie Reus

Brenda Novak

Dee Davis

Adrienne Giordano

Did you discover a new author during the month? Read anything in this genre that you enjoyed?

Necessary Force by D. D. Ayres

Necessary Force by D. D. Ayres

Posted July 30, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review, Hot & Deadly | 6 Comments

  Quick Review Georgie Flynn is a photojournalist who gets caught up in an FBI investigation, looking for a bomber they think is connected to her. They’re not sure if she’s a willing accomplice or being unwittingly manipulated. Brad Lawson is the K-9 bomb technician assigned to watch her, who happened to be her one-night stand weeks before. This story had a great start and managed to develop a solid story in just a few pages. The romance smoked from the onset but suffered a bit at the end because of its brevity. But, the ending held promise and the novella set up the series perfectly. Isn’t that what a novella is supposed to do? Oh, and let’s not forget Zander, the bomb-sniffing canine. His […]

Rear Window Redux in The Collector by Nora Roberts

Rear Window Redux in The Collector by Nora Roberts

Posted July 30, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review, Hot & Deadly | 4 Comments

Nora Roberts has her romantic suspense mojo back! In this latest book, we see elements of the Hitchcock classic, Rear Window, which happens to be my most favorite film.    Quick summary Lila Emerson, a professional house sitter, witnesses a woman falling from her apartment window in New York City. She saw this as she was “people watching” from her current apartment. What might have initially been classified as a murder-suicide is impacted by her quick response. Ashton Archer’s brother is one of the victims and he finds a willing partner in Lila when he decides that the police aren’t looking at the case correctly. Together they launch their own amateur investigation.    The suspense It doesn’t take long for the tension to ratchet up […]

Introducing Adrienne Giordano!

Introducing Adrienne Giordano!

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jonetta in Author Interview, Hot & Deadly | 2 Comments

  We got a sneak peek at Adrienne Giordano this weekend during the Cheating Justice tour. She’s here today to tell us more about herself and her other romantic suspense books, including the Private Protectors series.    Jonetta: I understand you’re a Jersey girl now living in the Midwest. How tough was that transition? Adrienne: It was difficult, but I was single and in my twenties so I didn’t have a husband or children to relocate with me. I come from a very close family though and leaving them was extremely hard. What do you miss the most about your home state/east coast? I miss seeing my family on a day-to-day basis. There’s something special about having cousins who live next door and around the […]

Risking Trust by Adrienne Giordano

Risking Trust by Adrienne Giordano

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review, Hot & Deadly | 3 Comments

Quick summary It’s been 12 years since Michael Taylor walked away from Roxann Thorgesson, leaving her without explanation. He’s now head of a highly successful private security company and she’s the publisher of a Chicago newspaper. But, his soon to be ex-wife’s been murdered and Michael’s now the prime suspect. It’s a long shot but he reaches out to Roxann for help in investigating the case to clear his name.   The romance Roxann’s turned the devastating loss of Michael into an outstanding professional success, even though things on the personal front are lacking. Michael’s marriage was a disaster, a serious understatement, so when he steps back into her life, there’s possibility. He had to work hard to regain her trust while still not being […]

Meet Dee Davis & Giveaway

Meet Dee Davis & Giveaway

Posted July 28, 2014 by Jonetta in Author Interview, Hot & Deadly | 10 Comments

Welcome Dee Davis to The Book Nympho! She’s the author of several romantic suspense series, including the exciting A-Tac stories. Let’s get started.   Jonetta: You have a very interesting background, having been involved in politics, public relations and acting. When and why did you make the turn to writing? Dee: I’ve always been entranced by a blank piece of paper. It’s like a whole world waiting for the words to make it happen. I guess I’ve always been a storyteller. My dad and I used to sit in the mall and make up stories about the people passing by. I didn’t seriously consider writing as a career though until I hit a midlife skid when my daughter was first going off to school and […]

Who Can You Trust in Dark Deceptions by Dee Davis

Who Can You Trust in Dark Deceptions by Dee Davis

Posted July 28, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review, Hot & Deadly | 0 Comments

Quick summary Nash Brennon and Annie Gallagher were once CIA covert operatives and partners. She disappeared following an op that went terribly wrong and hasn’t been heard from since (eight years). He’s now part of A-Tac, an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college. She’s been underground in Colorado. When they hear chatter about an assassination threat, Annie’s name surfaces as the suspected sniper associated with the plot. What they don’t know is that Annie’s son was kidnapped and she’s being forced into service.   The suspense I cannot describe the heightened level of tension when a child is involved in this kind of scenario. Add a lot of deception from both sides to the mix and you get an even […]

Blog Tour | Cheating Justice by Misty Evans & Adrienne Giordano

Blog Tour | Cheating Justice by Misty Evans & Adrienne Giordano

Posted July 26, 2014 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Hot & Deadly | 1 Comment

EXCERPT “I always said you had the best ass in the FBI.” Her body froze. Eleven months, five days and—she did the math—twelve hours had passed since she’d heard that voice. The one she’d thought about time and again after his last brief visit to her apartment, and she still managed to be equal parts pissed off, concerned and flat-out heartbroken. That voice could only belong to one person. Thus the remark about her ass and—wow—she always knew he had a set of stones, but this was too much even for Mitch Monroe. The man she’d spent all these months trying to forget. Months of burying herself in cases, months of begging her boss for every available opportunity to keep her mind occupied, months of […]