Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway ($20 Amazon Gift Card!): Dead Ringers: Illusion (Dead Ringers #1) by Darlene Gardner


Dead Ringers 1: Illusion is a free download!

Note from the author: Seven of the nine Dead Ringers volumes are on sale with the eighth coming soon. Volumes 1-3 and 4-6 are in boxed sets.

Jade a slightly sarcastic, slightly snarky, and a whole like of a likeable character. Jade had gone missing and had no recollection of where she went, who took her, or what happened. Jade only has freaky flash backs and déjà-vu memories of a clown and a pointy syringe plunging into her. Most think she’s crazy or just full up it, especially the other teens around her, except for the local hottie, Max Harper. Max seems to believe her and even interested in more than her mysterious past, but he becomes slightly obsessed with the murder of a local wealthy woman. Suddenly, Jade is battling fierce flash back and warning signs that she’s in danger and it’s coming quickly. Bodies start showing up and the creepy carnival she works at might harvest more memories than Jade is ready to face.

This book is an easy read to get sucked into and I’m dying to read the next of this serial series. Jade is a totally likeable character. The mystery swirling around her is haunting and addictive. Pick up this short novel and be ready to wonder if your secret (or not so secret) fear or clowns has real meaning…


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Darlene Gardner no longer spends her days waiting for an athlete to say something interesting. Nope. Now she makes up her own quotes and torments her characters. Fictional characters. Promise.

Although leaving her life as a newspaper sportswriter behind for love and romance worked out pretty well, she's veered off in a haunting new direction with the nine-volume Dead Ringers eBook serial, landing at an oceanside carnival where evil lurks and nothing is as it seems. Seven of the nine volumes have been published as stand alones and in boxed sets with the other two volumes coming soon.

Darlene has more than thirty-five books in print, from single-title romantic comedies to emotionally charged family dramas. Updated editions of her romcoms, as well as a couple romantic mysteries, are available for the eBook market.



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