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Saturday, September 28, 2013

SERIES SPOTLIGHT TOUR: MELINDA LEIGH'S SHE CAN presented by Book Monster Promotions

SHE CAN… Series Blurbs & Buy Links

Series: She Can…, Book 1
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication date: November 28, 2011
Purchase Links: Amazon / B&N

One bad decision turned a single mom into a fugitive.
Ten months ago, Elizabeth Baker uncovered a dangerous secret about her politician husband—a secret that nearly got her killed. Now she and her children are running for their lives. When Beth is hired as the caretaker of a remote Pennsylvania estate, she dares to hope she has found a corner of the world where Congressman Richard Baker can’t find them. But when her new boss dies suddenly and his nephew inherits the estate, Beth is faced with outwitting a former homicide detective who is very smart, very suspicious—and very attractive.

Forced into retirement by an injury and grieving the loss of his uncle, Jack O’Malley is unprepared to share his new home with a strange woman and her two kids. He is even less prepared for the instantaneous attraction he feels whenever Beth enters the room. She is beautiful, intelligent, kind…and obviously terrified of someone or something. As Jack’s investigation uncovers the shocking details of Beth’s past, the rural community is shaken by the murder of a local woman Driven by instinct and desire, Jack is determined to keep Beth and her children safe, even if doing so means putting his heart—and his life —on the line.


Series: She Can…, Book 2
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication date: December 4, 2012
Purchase Links: Amazon / B&N

A horse trainer’s homecoming turns deadly when a vicious stalker, a cold murder case, and a hot police chief threaten to expose family secrets that a killer wants to keep buried.

After a terrible accident ends her riding career, horse trainer Rachel Parker returns to her hometown to a hostile welcome. Her efforts to rebuild the family farm are hampered by her sister’s domestic crisis and a violent vandal who threatens Rachel’s new business and her life. She is also blindsided by the undeniable and unwanted attraction she feels for hot police chief handling her case. Someone is systematically trying to destroy her. Someone who knows private things about her. Someone who’s been watching her…

As his investigation uncovers the turbulent past Rachel keeps carefully hidden, Police Chief Mike O’Connell finds himself with too many suspects and too many feelings for his fiercely independent victim. His desire for Rachel is a conflict of interest that jeopardizes everything he stands for. Long buried family secrets, a skeleton, and a corrupt local official with a grudge against Mike complicate the case, but the escalating violence against Rachel convinces him he doesn’t have much time. Whoever is watching Rachel wants her dead. Mike and Rachel race to untangle a web of deceit and lies that stretches twenty-five years into the past—before her stalker strikes again.

SHE CAN SCREAMSeries: She Can…, Book 3
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication date: September 17, 2013
Pre-Order Link: Amazon

In one moment, high school teacher and single mother Brooke Davenport interrupts a vicious assault, saves a young woman’s life, and attracts the attention of a serial killer.

Sixteen years ago, Brooke lost her roommate to a brutal murder. Now she teaches women’s self-defense, still trying to heal from the guilt and grief that plague her. Convinced the predator knows his victims and is stalking his prey online, she is determined to find him before he strikes again. Her brother’s friend, Luke has the computer expertise to help. But Brooke’s unexpected desire for Luke complicates her investigation, and her fixation with the case provokes a deadly reaction from the killer.

Injured in terrorist bombing overseas, computer expert Luke Holloway is still haunted by flashbacks of his young assistant’s death in the explosion. But Luke can’t refuse the request of a deployed friend to look after his sister, Brooke. Taking on responsibility for Brooke’s safety threatens Luke’s tenuous recovery, especially after he develops feelings for her that transcend a promise to a friend. When Brooke saves a young girl from a brutal assault and becomes a killer’s obsession, Luke vows to protect her at all costs.

A_TiffyFit's Review: The first few pages of SHE CAN SCREAM are so flipping creepy. It made me think about what I share and don't share on social media. I'm one of those who eschew sharing what I'm eating, where I'm eating, where I'm driving, who I'm with, etc. I just don't think the general population needs to know all that and I sure as hell am not going to give you my schedule of where I am going to be. Paranoid? least not til I read those first few pages! ;)

I jumped into this series with book 3 for this tour. While they are in the same town and the police are the same people, you can read these in any order you want, really. SHE CAN SCREAM hits the ground running and doesn't stop, leaving you breathless and anxious as Brooke interrupts a killer and then is targeted by said killer. Determined to keep her students and her family safe, she actively pursues the killer despite the police asking her not to. A little bull-headed, you still can't help but admire Brooke and her tenacity. The sparks are flying between her and Luke, who has some of his own survivor's guilt to sort through, and I found myself urging them to get together already (although it's only been a few days, there is history there...Luke was friends with her younger brother and has harbored a crush on Brooke for decades).

While there is romance, it really takes backseat to this suspenseful thriller. I enjoyed every page and really...I had no idea who it was at all!  I was every bit as surprised as Brooke! I can't wait to pick up the others in this series so that I'm champing at the bit for book 4, SHE CAN HIDE. Total page turner that read like a movie in my mind, 5 stars! 

SHE CAN HIDESeries: She Can…, Book 4
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication date: March 25, 2014
Pre-Order Link: Amazon
From the moment Officer Ethan Hale pulls Abby Foster from icy waters, he senses there’s more to her than meets the eye. Abby has no memory of the accident that submerged her car in the frozen river. Three years ago, Abby was kidnapped and abandoned in a well for a week. The botched police investigation nearly killed her. Abby had moved to the mountains of Pennsylvania for a fresh start, but when it becomes clear that this car crash wasn’t an accident, she knows the violence from her past has caught up with her.

But Abby’s former assailant was convicted and imprisoned, so who else wants her dead?

Ethan uncovers a fresh string of murders tied to Abby’s past. Someone is trying to kill her, and this time the stalker seems determined to finish the task. As the killer grows bolder, Abby begins to trust Ethan enough to share the truth, her heart, and her life. But to stop the murders, Ethan must make a decision that could jeopardize it all.

Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing when her youngest child entered first grade as a way to preserve her sanity. in 2007, she joined Romance Writers of America, learned a few things about writing a book, and decided the process was way more fun than analyzing financial statements. It was time to get serious about making her hobby a career. She began submitting her work in 2008. In 2009 she signed with an agent, who sold Melinda’s debut romantic suspense novel, SHE CAN RUN, in 2010 to Montlake Romance.

SHE CAN RUN released in November 2011 and became the #1 Bestseller in Kindle Romantic Suspense. SHE CAN RUN has been nominated for a 2012 Thriller Award for Best First Novel.

Melinda is also an avid martial artist. She holds a 2nd degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, studies Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and teaches women’s self-defense. She lives in a messy house in the suburbs with her husband, two teenagers, a couple of dogs and one neurotic cat with an inexplicable fear of ceiling fans. With such a pleasant life, she has no explanation for the sometimes dark and disturbing nature of her imagination

To find out more about Melinda and her books you can connect with her online:

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GRAND PRIZE: $25 Amazon card, plus a signed copy of SHE CAN SCREAM
RUNNER-UP: a signed cop of either SHE CAN RUN or SHE CAN TELL

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Melinda Leigh's SHE CAN SCREAM Tour Schedule - 9/13 - 9/289/13- Book Monster Reviews (spotlight & excerpt??)

9/14- So Many Reads (series spotlight)

9/15- Romance Junkies (interview)

9/16- The Reading Café (interview)

9/18- Musings From An Addicted Reader (series spotlight & review)

9/18- Just Romantic Suspense (guest post)

9/19- KT Book Reviews (series spotlight & review)

9/20- Books-N-Kisses (series spotlight, excerpt & review)

9/21- Intoxicated by Books (series spotlight & review)

9/22- United by Books (series spotlight)

9/23- Book Lovin' Mamas (interviews, spotlight & review)

9/24- Cocktails & Books (series spotlight)

9/25- Romancing the Book (interview)

9/26- LITERAL ADDICTION (series spotlight & review)

9/26- Deal Sharing Aunt (series spotlight)

9/27- Night Owl Reviews (interview)

9/28- Tiffy-Fit's Reading Corner (series spotlight & review)

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