Monday, August 26, 2013

The Protected by Shiloh Walker (spotlight tour, giveaway and review)

The Protected 



The FBI Psychics #4

A new tale of danger and desire from national bestselling author Shiloh Walker featuring psychic FBI Agent Vaughnne MacMeans… 

An Assignment She Can't Refuse

Agent Vaughnne MacMeans would do anything to avoid setting foot in Orlando again. But her new assignment, keeping tabs on a psychic kid who may or may not be in danger, is forcing her right back to the city where her sister was murdered. And she didn’t count on a startling attraction to the boy’s guardian…

An Attraction He Can't Deny

Protecting Alex is a priority for Gus. Gus may not understand the young man’s “gift” but he knows that some people would kill for it. When a beautiful stranger moves in next door, his impulse is to take the kid and bolt. But Gus has learned never to flee without a plan, and besides…she doesn’t exactly look like an assassin.

A Game They'll Play For Keeps

But when some dangerous people from Gus’s past do catch up to him and Alex, it’s too late to run. His new neighbor is the last person he thought he could turn to, but Vaughnne isn’t just beautiful. She’s fearless. And she’s the only chance Gus and Alex have left.

Read an excerpt


Buy links:

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A little about Shiloh:
Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah…serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.  She writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.



My Review:

4 1/2 out of 5 stars
The Protected by Shiloh Walker is part of the enthralling ‘FBI Psychics’ series and features people with extraordinary mental abilities.  Vaughnne MacMeans appeared in a previous story in this series and has had very traumatic experiences that she is trying to recuperate from.  She reluctantly accepts an assignment to ‘babysit’ a pair of individuals who aren’t to know about her task but she is shocked to realize that her mental skills will be sorely tested by an ostensibly simple duty.  Gus Hernandez and his young relative are shockingly tense and exhausted but their wary tolerance of their new neighbor is overridden by the danger that she seems to represent.  Vaughnne’s reluctant attraction to both of them is tempered by her assessment that they represent just as much danger to her.  The question becomes whether their alliance will be more harm than help and whether they will all survive to work out their relationship.

I am a big fan of stories that feature those with extraordinary mental capabilities so this is a series that appeals to me immensely.  Combine that with Shiloh Walker’s ability to create remarkably intense and unique characters who are extremely memorable and I am a very happy reader.  I love the way there are cameos by some of the intriguing people from previous tales and I definitely hope there will be additional books that feature  some of the secondary players in this story.  Gus’ young charge is a fascinating combination of powerhouse and impressionable kid who is being honed by all of the stresses he is under and one wonders whether he will shatter from the pressure or get polished into an invaluable diamond.  The amazing powers that are described encompass quite a range of abilities and the enigmatic Mr. Taylor Jones continues to manipulate the resources at his command and frustrate his agents, whetting one’s appetite for more hints about his background.  I always look forward to more works from this talented author and this book is a wonderful example of her ability to create a vivid and enthralling story and I can only hope that the series continues to grow.

a copy was provided to me in return for an honest review...which has been submitted to Night Owl Reviews


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Please visit the other stops on the tour:

Tour Stops

08/26   SSLY Smile Somebody Loves You
08/27   Bad Barbs Place
08/28  United by Books
08/29  Open
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08/31   I am a book addict…and proud of it
09/01  Open
09/02    Under the Covers
09/03   SmexyFabFour
09/04   Cocktails and Books
09/05   Queen of the Night Reviews
09/06   Harlie’s Books
09/07   Book Loving Pixie


  1. I love Shiloh's work!!! Thanks so much for sharing and congrats to her on the newest release!

    1. I wish we could clone her because I love both of her personas (JC Daniels and Shiloh Walker) and I am always impatient for the next story! Thanks for visiting.

  2. Sounds awesome! I can not wait to read it :)

    1. You are in for a great read! Thanks for visiting!

  3. I absolutely loved Wrecked! It was a story that stuck with me & I will definitely read it again. Very heart-wrenching & unpredictable, with a satisfying ending.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy The Protected. Thanks for visiting.

  4. I have yet to find a book by Shiloh that wasn't great. I eagerly await all her books.

    1. I am always looking forward to her new releases, her imagination never ceases to amaze me.

  5. This book sounds interesting! :)

    1. It definitely was...there is a lot going on without it being overwhelming. Thanks for visiting.