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Coercion by Tim Tigner Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (July 7, 2015) Genre: Thriller Source: Author via TLC Book Tours for an honest review

The phone rings and the offer is made, leaving you only seconds to decide. Betray your country, or watch your family drop dead before your eyes.
After the Iron Curtain’s collapse, Russia appears to be finished as a superpower. But KGB general Vasily Karpov is secretly working to restore Russia’s status by forcing Americans into traitorous acts of espionage and sabotage, with the aid of a new secret weapon. Meanwhile, his biggest target is within Russia, where Karpov is plotting to capture the Kremlin for himself.
Former US soldier and spy Alex Ferris becomes the first to fathom Karpov’s grand plans. Racing from San Francisco to Siberia, Alex must elude ambushes, assassins, and death from exposure as he wages a one-man war against a growing global threat and the resurgence of the Soviets.
“Tim Tigner is a masterful storyteller with …

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy Blog Tour and Review

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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
Paperback: 544 pages 
Publisher: Harper Perennial (September 8, 2015)
Genre: Nonfiction, historical
Source: Publisher via TLC Book Tours for an honest review
Description:

New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything during the Civil War.

Seventeen-year-old Belle Boyd, an avowed rebel with a dangerous temper, shot a Union soldier in her home and became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her considerable charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a man to enlist as a Union private named Frank Thompson, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the war and infiltrating enemy lines. The beautiful widow Rose O'Neal Greenhow engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as sh…

Pop Goes the Weasel - Review

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Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge
Publication date: October 6, 2015 
Publisher: NAL
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Source: Publisher via NetGalley for an honest review




Description:


From the international bestselling author of Eeny Meeny comes the second thriller in the “truly excellent series”* featuring Detective Helen Grace.

A man's body is found in an empty house. 
A gruesome memento of his murder is sent to his wife and children.

He is the first victim, and Detective Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night?

The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives.

Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is—or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase....


My Take:

Pop Goes the Weasel is the second book with Detective Helen Grace and while I haven't read the first book, all necessar…

The Hidden Hills Saga: Ice Whispers Blog Tour and Review

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The Hidden Hills Saga: Ice Whispers (Book I) by K. Willow Print Pub Date: November 21, 2014 | CreateSpace eBook Pub Date: December 19, 2014 | Book Baby
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: Publisher/Author via Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review



Slavery of a different kind, beyond physical chains, leads to a different type of escape . . .

 Marissa Kristofferson can taste freedom. Her long years of suffering at the hands of her sadistic husband, Lance, are coming to an end as he lies dying. But she is stunned when he reveals the contents of his will and what she must do to keep Kristofferson Plantation, and how he plans to keep her bound to him even beyond the grave.

 The beautiful slave Lolley has always envied Marissa’s life, and after learning that the master has also ordered her freed after his death, she is determined to reach for the life she wants by becoming the mistress of Marissa’s son, Shane, though she does not realize the lengths Marissa will go to to p…

Decorum Blog Tour and Review

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Decorum: A Novel by Kaaren ChristophersonPublication Date: March 31, 2015 Kensington Publishing Corp. 
Foramts: eBook, Paperback, Audio Pages: 425 
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
Source: Publisher for an honest review



 Kaaren Christopherson's brilliantly observed novel captures the glamour and grit of one of the world's most dazzling cities during one of its most tumultuous eras--as seen through the eyes of a singularly captivating heroine...

In 1890s New York, beautiful, wealthy Francesca Lund is an intriguing prospect for worthy suitors and fortune hunters alike. Recently orphaned, she copes by working with the poor in the city's settlement movement. But a young woman of means can't shun society for long, and Francesca's long-standing acquaintance with dashing Edmund Tracey eventually leads to engagement. Yet her sheltered upbringing doesn't blind her to the indiscretions of the well-to-do...

 Among the fashionable circle that gathers around her there are mis…