I am delighted to kick off the blog tour for the romantic crime novel Parallel Lies by Georgia Rose with a guest post, review, and giveaway. Enjoy!
‘My name is Madeleine, Madeleine Ross. It is a name chosen with thought and because it is classy, and that is what is needed here…’
Madeleine Ross has life exactly as she planned it.
Cosy cottage, friendly village, satisfying job.
Company… when she wants it.
It’s an enviable existence for an independent young woman, and one she’s keen to protect.
Enter Daniel – strong, dependable and a danger to everything she’s built. He’s not something she was looking for, but hearts can’t be controlled and maybe, just maybe he might be worth letting into hers.
But, all is not what it seems. Because Madeleine is hiding a lifetime of secrets. Deep secrets.
And they never stay buried for ever.
Her darkest secret returns, like the proverbial bad penny. He is her first love, shadowy, dangerous, the baddest of bad boys. No matter how far she runs, or how well she hides, she can never escape him.
Or her past.
Here he is, on her doorstep, with a proposition she is powerless to resist but which could devastate the future she hoped to have.
Can Madeleine satisfy the old love while keeping the new?
You can’t always get what you want but, desperate to preserve the life she has worked so hard for, Madeleine is willing to risk everything to prove that she can.
Guest Post from Georgia Rose
There’s a lot of careful planning that goes into launching a book, and I have done plenty of that in the last few months as Parallel Lies has come together. It’s taken a while doing everything that’s needed to get it into a publishable form, the editing, proof reading, formatting, designing a cover and so on, and then there’s the marketing.
I thought this time I’d have a proper plan, a run up to the release date, hopefully, even, a building of some excitement. But, amongst all of that careful planning I found I’ve been really remiss in actually telling anyone anything about Parallel Lies. I haven’t shared the cover, or the blurb, anywhere. I haven’t blogged, or tweeted, or posted on Facebook. I only put it on my own website yesterday! Which is a bit rubbish of me.
However, fortunately, among all the ‘careful planning’ I did manage to put together my own personalised blog tour which kicks off on Friday 1st September, when Parallel Lies will be available to pre-order, and when my first stop on the tour, with Christina Philippou, will be the perfect place to start spreading the word.
I thought Parallel Lies would fit perfectly into the romantic crime genre on Amazon, but it turns out there is no such thing. So what I can tell you is that Parallel Lies has my usual blending of genre and alongside the romance and crime there’s also mystery, and I’m told by early readers, a definite edge of thriller in there as well. I should also add that there is some adult content, for those who wish to avoid that.
Mystery and romance peppered with a lot of attitude, this is a thrill of a read.
Medeleine Ross, from the outside, appears to have a great life for an independent woman. But she’s harbouring secrets. And when Dan walks into her life, she’s willing to give him a chance. Too bad there’s her ex has never let her go, and he’s back to cause trouble…
From the first sentence that pulls you into the head of our strong and feisty heroine, to the pacy plot, and the range of characters (at times both relatable and despicable), this was well-written romantic crime fiction. The pace was strong, and the tension ratcheted up. I enjoyed the occasional change in voice, and anticipating Madeleine’s actions had me holding my breath until the end. Recommended.
*Thank you to the author for my free review copy.
Pre-order Parallel Lies by clicking here
But wait! There’s also a Giveaway for you to enter!