I am delighted to welcome Tracie Delaney, author of the Winning Ace series of novels and blogger over at Passionate About Books, to damppebbles today with her three recommended reads published in 2017. The latest book in the Winning Ace series, Mismatch, is published TODAY so many congratulations Tracie! Have a wonderful publication day.
#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where book bloggers and authors choose three MUST READ books published since January 1st 2017. Not necessarily their top three, just three standout reads. And they don’t have to be crime reads either. I’m open to suggestions in any genre.
So without further ado, I’ll hand over to Tracie…
Last Breath by Robert Bryndza (Detective Erika Foster #4)
I am a HUGE fan of Robert’s Erika Foster series. She’s everything I love about women protagonists; strong, fearless, passionate and, above all, flawed. Ever since I read Girl in the Ice, I wait—not so patiently—for the next in the series. In this novel, I think Robert broke the bar he’d set for himself with the previous novels. I loved how Erika had to fight for her place on the investigation team. And fight she did…tooth and nail. Robert’s writing continues to excel. I can’t wait to see where he takes this series.
Over My Shoulder by Patricia Dixon
Oh my, but this was a difficult book to read. It reminded me of how I felt when I read Michael J Malone’s A Suitable Lie. The story follows Freya who falls under the spell of a very bad man. The menace builds slowly, and before she realises, Freya is in too deep to extricate herself. Patricia Dixon does a marvellous job of dealing with a very difficult subject. I actually found myself shouting at Freya to run, to get as far away from Kane as she could and that is the sign of a book that has me in its grip. Highly, highly recommend this novel.
Forbidden Bonds by Lexi C. Foss (Immortal Curse series #2)
This novel is the second in a new PNR (Paranormal Romance) series. Now I’m a bit fussy about my PNR. In fact, very few authors excel in this genre. It’s one of those where you have to dig to find someone who does this well. J R Ward is the master, and I measure every PNR novel I read against hers. But with this second novel in her Immortal Curse series, Lexi C Foss has me desperate for more. The first novel was a little slow for me – but that often happens in PNR or fantasy where the author needs to build the world around the book, but in Forbidden Bonds, the world was established so the story could be told. Lexi is definitely a PNR author to watch – I can’t wait for the next in the series.
Thanks so much for taking part in #R3COMM3ND3D2017 Tracie, and for your great suggestions. If any of the books Tracie has recommended take your fancy or if you would just like to find out more. then here are the amazon.co.uk purchase links:
Tracie Delaney writes contemporary romance novels that centre around strong characters and real-life problems with, of course, a perfect Happy Ever After ending.
When she isn’t writing or sitting around with her head stuck in a book, she can often be found watching The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones or any tennis match involving Roger Federer. Her greatest fear is running out of coffee.
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Tracie lives in the North West of England with her amazingly supportive husband and her two crazy Westie puppies, Cooper and Murphy. Any tips on stopping them chewing the furniture would be gratefully received.
The perfect life. A killer blow.
When playboy Rupe Fox-Whittingham wakes up in bed next to a dead woman, he’s charged with murder. His best friend, ex-tennis ace Cash Gallagher, arranges for frosty but brilliant lawyer, Jayne Seymour, to represent him.
Jayne swore off men after her husband’s terrible betrayal. She’s far too bright to make the same mistake twice.
Rupe wants her—and he always gets what he wants. Winning her heart won’t be easy. Still, he thrives on challenge.
When danger comes knocking, the mismatched pair are thrown together.
Can Jayne learn to trust again, before it’s too late? Or will fate step in to snatch her happiness away?
Mismatch is a fast-paced, suspenseful novel that can be read as a standalone. However, those who enjoyed the Winning Ace series will love catching up with old characters, and meeting fascinating new ones.
My thanks to the lovely Tracie Delaney for joining me today. Join me again tomorrow when I welcome Anne Williams of Being Anne… to damppebbles. And it’s the last #R3COMM3ND3D2017 before the Christmas break so don’t miss it!