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Friday, 24 July 2015

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Stricken by Marcia Colette

Stricken

by Marcia Colette


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BLURB:

Personal tragedy convinces half-werewolf Alexa York to get away to the town of McCormick, Pennsylvania where she’s charged with protecting Dr. Aiden Joss, physician to the supernatural community. Not only does she need the money, she needs the distraction. Unfortunately, she gets it in spades when Joss’s personal issues and a myriad of dangerously sick patients make her new job nearly impossible.

A mysterious disease is running its way through the New York Order of the Amazons and leaving bodies in its wake. The same warrior who had chosen her clan over Joss has asked for his help. Even though the disease is real, Alexa has reason to believe his ex’s sincerity is not.

Given the other numerous problems she has to deal with that are outside of her job description, Dr. Joss might be the biggest threat to his own safety. But, protecting him comes first. That’s difficult to do when his efforts to find an antidote put everyone in his remote clinic in danger, including Alexa



Excerpt:

I whirled on her. “I have every right to question everyone’s motives when it comes to the security of this house. That’s what I was hired to do. You and Sammy and everyone else can keep making excuses for him if you want, but I’m calling bullshit on your drunken master.”

“Go to hell! He does everything for us. When someone comes in this house and balks because I’m a human, he’s the first to defend me. Whenever I have a hard time with a patient, he’s there watching over me. Whenever someone threatens me, he makes them think twice about doing it again.”

“He’s a drunk!”

“He’s…” She stood there stewing, her angry face about to explode because she couldn’t say whatever it was she wanted to. “…better than that.”

I began pulling more bottles off the shelf and placing them on his desk. “Look, here’s the reason why he can’t get a security system installed.” I smacked it down on top of the mahogany surface and grabbed another bottle. “Here’s the reason why he hasn’t hired any extra help.” I put it down and picked up another one. “Here’s the reason why I had to drive to Esmeralda’s place that first night I got here. And, oh…” I clanked that one against the last one and picked up a whiskey bottle. “Look what we have here. This is the reason why he doesn’t know you exist beyond a professional relationship.”

Macy looked like she wanted to tear into me the same way Tina had.

4 out of 5 (very good)


I received this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in return for a fair and honest review.

This is book 3 in The Hunting Club series and I haven't read any of the previous. Whilst this didn't have much of an impact with the story, I would still nevertheless like to read them, just so that I have a better grip on the characters and their world.

This story starts with Alexa turning up for a job as a bodyguard for a supernatural doctor. Things just aren't ever easy and she ends up embroiled right in the middle of political manoeuvrings and machinations. The Amazons play a big part in this story as Alexa tries to find out just who is behind what. 

There are plenty of twists, turns and red herrings in this book, more than enough to keep you entertained. Very well-written and with no plot holes or editing/grammatical issues that I noticed. 

For a fun and refreshing paranormal read, I can definitely recommend this one.

Merissa
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bestselling author Marcia Colette didn’t discover her love for reading until her late teens when she started reading John Saul and progressed to works by Bentley Little, Stephen King and Laurell K. Hamilton. Her reading tastes convinced her to write paranormals where curses cause people to shift into spiders, psychotic and telekinetic mothers are locked away in attics, and murderous doppelgangers are on a rampage. Let's not forget about the hunky werecheetah coalitions who live throughout North Carolina. As long as she can make it believable, that's all that matters.

Born and raised in upstate New York, Marcia now lives in North Carolina with her mom and beautiful daughter. They’re not raising zombies in the backyard. There aren’t any hellhounds living in the den, only a rabbit and a cockatiel. So where she gets her ideas is as much a mystery to her as anyone else.

The best place to find her--when she's not stirring up trouble--is on her blog where she loves connecting with readers.

Links

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5 comments:

  1. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

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  2. Enjoyed reading your review

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  3. Thanks for sharing your review, I enjoyed reading it along with the excerpt :)

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