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Blood Contest by P. K. Abbot

I would like to give you a copy of my first novel, Blood Contest, in return for writing a short review of my book and joining my mailing list.

If you need additional copies for more than one electronic device, you can get them as well.

Just click on the button below. (Even though we’ll ask for your email address, we will not duplicate your address on our mailing list if you have already joined the list.) 

Monster’s Dream by P. K. Abbot

I am finishing my next book, Monster’s Dream — a twisted and chilling psychological crime thriller.

Most people have said that Blood Contest was fast-paced and twisty, rating it 4.5 out of 5 stars on the major sites. But I am excited to say that Monster’s Dream surpasses it.

Since Monster’s Dream will release on October 30 of this year, I am looking for advance readers who will post their honest reviews once the book is released.

If you are interested in receiving a free ARC (Advance Review Copy) of Monster’s Dream and posting your review, contact me through my website by clicking the button below, and I will try to make it happen

Over 90 thrilling, edge-of-your-seat crime novels from dozens of exciting writers with twists and turns you won’t see coming.
are complete novels – no sample chapters or excerpts.
All are free thru August 31

I Need Your Help

I need your help.
Two months ago, I gave away 100 copies of my first novel, Blood Contest, in a GoodReads Giveaway.
If you received one of the free books and have read the novel, I’d like to ask you to post your review of the book.
As an independent writer, I am thankful for the support that my readers have given me by simply choosing to read my book, but I am also aware that reviews are crucial for any writer. Your honest review would not only aid me by contributing to the popularity of my book, but it would also help your fellow readers by giving them an idea as to whether or not they would enjoy reading the book.
If you do not have a copy of Blood Contest but would like to read and review it, I’d be happy to give you a reviewers copy. You can download a version for any electronic device (or multiple devices) here:

Thanks so much for your support.

Michael Connelly isn’t as good as they say…

Michael Connelly

Spoiler Alert: He’s much better.

Book Review: “Blood Work” by Michael Connelly

“Blood Work” starts with a compelling premise. Forced to retire from the Bureau, FBI profiler Terry McCaleb needed a heart transplant to survive. Five weeks after receiving his transplant, McCaleb is recuperating when Graciela Rivers seeks him out to ask a favor. Find the killer of her murdered sister. McCaleb knows that he should not help Graciela, but he finds he can not refuse her. The catch — McCaleb’s new heart was Gabriella’s sister’s. She was the one who saved his life.

At first, the murder seemed to be a random act of a convience store robber until McCaleb uncovers a deeper, more sinister connection between himself and the killer — a connection that makes McCaleb the prime suspect in the murder and threatens his relation with Gabriella.

“Blood Work” is excellently plotted and moves along at a break-neck pace. But, what really does it for me is his rich interaction of the characters in this book. Connelly is understated but so accurate in his depiction of human nature.

This is my favorite book by Michael Connelly, and, for anyone who has not read him, “Blood Work” is an excellent place to start. It’s close to perfect.

Las Vegas Girl

Leslie Wolfe

Review: “Las Vegas Girl” by Leslie Wolfe

This year I have read a number of Leslie Wolfe novels (Alex Hoffmann Series, Tess Winnett Series, Baxter and Holt Series). They are all fast-paced, interesting stories with a few enjoyable twists and turns along the way. This one is no different in that respect, but in Las Vegas Girl the main characters of Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are more developed and more relatable than characters in her previous books. Each has a flaw that he or she is struggling to overcome, yet each has an inner strength.

The interplay between Baxter and Holt is terrific. Their character development is most enjoyable. My favorite Leslie Wolfe novel yet!

A Kiss Before Dying

Ira Levin

Book Review: “A Kiss Before Dying” by Ira Levin

“A Kiss Before Dying” is a very tightly controlled thriller. The book remains a mystery until the end of the second of three sections. Then the thriller element comes to the forefront. Masterfully written. This is Ira Levin’s first novel, written in his twenties. Just a masterful piece of writing.

Robert Wagner in the 1961 film, “A Kiss Before Dying”