Monday, September 19, 2016

Blog Tour: The Color of Danger

 
 
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About the Book




Life as the sister of a serial killer is never easy, especially when former runaway Mari Del Lobo becomes a target herself. A recent crime has her late brother’s signature and MO, which Mari finds highly unusual, as she still blames herself for her only sibling’s death. Soon Mari encounters an unexpected — and a very attractive — ally in Dr. Luke Goodman.

Luke couldn’t save his fiancée from the Smiling Killer, but he’ll do anything to prevent more murders, even ask for help from the serial killer’s sister. Finding a kindred tortured soul in Mari, Luke is determined to keep her alive, but it’s not easy to protect the stubborn ex-rebel.

To solve the mystery, renew her faith, and find love and redemption, Mari has to face her most dangerous enemy — herself.

”One of the best Christian romantic suspense novels I’ve ever read.” – JoAnn Durgin, JoAnn Durgin, USA Today bestselling author.

My Thoughts


Color of Danger drew me in from the very first page. I’m usually not a fan of prologues in a story, because more often than not while trying to be mysterious, they end up being confusing. Not with this story. The prologue gave me just enough information to make me want to know more. Author Alexa Verde has created believable characters that I can relate to. Luke is strong yet sensitive without being sissified, and Mari is stubborn without being unlikeable. Color of Danger is fast paced and packed with vivid description and realistic dialogue that kept me guessing about the culprit’s identity to the end. I look forward to reading other books by Ms. Verde.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author




Alexa Verde writes sweet, wholesome books about faith, love, and murder. She penned her first literary masterpiece, a rhymed poem, at the ripe age of eight, and since has had 200 short stories, articles, and poems published in the five languages that she speaks. She has bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish, a master’s in Russian, and enjoys writing about characters with diverse cultures. She can claim her 15 seconds of Amazon fame with her books climbing to the #1 spot in Hispanic American and #3 in Christian Mystery & Suspense. She’s worn the hats of reporter, teacher, translator, model (even one day counts!), caretaker, and secretary, but thinks that the writer’s hat suits her the best. After traveling the world and living in both hemispheres, she calls a small town in south Texas home. The latter is an inspiration for the fictional setting of her popular series Secrets of Rios Azules. For giveaways (for example, Russian souvenirs), news, and recipes, please sign up for her newsletter atwww.alexaverde.com. Twitter: @AlexaVerde3. Facebook: www.facebook.com/alexaverdeauthor
 

Guest Post from Alexa Verde


Thank you, Sandra, for having me on the CelebrateLit tour, and heartfelt thanks to all the bloggers who read and reviewed my novel Color of Danger. Every review, every kind word, every blog post matters tremendously to me. Very excited to be here!

In some ways, the first book is like the firstborn child. There is no feeling comparable to the one when your “baby” is born. While Color of Danger is not the first book I’ve written, it is the first book I’ve published, and I’ve done the latter with much apprehension and trepidation. But this was a story I needed to tell, about love, forgiveness, and perseverance in the face of adversity.

By then, my published works had ranged from senryu (Japanese poetry) to travel portraits to interviews, but it had taken me a while to find my voice in full-length books. However, once I realized I wanted to write Christian novels, I never veered off that road. I’m currently working on my first Christian contemporary romance, so my tagline might change. But for the Christian romantic suspense series, Secrets of Rios Azules, it is “Sweet, wholesome books about faith, love, and murder.”

I was told Mari was an unusual heroine. She’s tough, strong-willed, and fearless, and at the same time, vulnerable and hurt. Color of Danger is not just a combination of a Christian romance and a serial killer mystery. It is more than a story of friendship between “Danger Girls,” though Mari is loyal to a fault and would give up her life in a heartbeat for those she loves. First and foremost, it’s about believing in God again. And that’s what I strive for every one of my books to be.

A love letter to God.


Blog Stops


September 8: Daysong Reflections
September 9: Christian Bookaholic
September 11: SueStinnett
September 12: Carpe Diem
September 14: Mary Hake
September 16: Quiet Quilter
September 17: The Power of Words (Spotlight)
September 18: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
September 20: Bukwurmzzz
September 21: Blogging With Carol
September 22: Rhonda’s Doings

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Alexa is giving away a $50 amazon gift card! Click here to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/a367

7 comments:

  1. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

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  2. Thank you so much for a wonderful review! I loved reading it!

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  3. Thank you for your kind words about my book, Nikolina! You made my day.

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  4. Thanks for sharing about the book and giveaway!

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  5. TY for sharing about this. Blessings

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  6. Thank you very much, Heidi Robbins and Lucy Reynolds!

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  7. Thank you very much, Heidi Robbins and Lucy Reynolds!

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