Friday, June 27, 2014

Broslin Bride by Dana Marton (spotlight, excerpt, review and GIVEAWAY)


Broslin Bride (Gone and Done it)

From Amazon:

The worst time to be charged with murder is:

A, When you have no alibi for the night in question.

B, When you have no memory of the night in question.

C, When you told people you hated the victim.

D, When the detective is the 1st guy you ever slept with--which didn't end well.

Check all of the above for Luanne Mayfair. If it wasn't for bad luck, she wouldn't have any luck at all. Okay, maybe a little luck. As it turns out, Detective Chase Merritt doesn't hold grudges.

He still looks at Luanne just as he did in high school, except he's grown some serious 'hot cop' muscles--very distracting when Luanne is trying to avoid the very law Chase represents.

Is she the killer? Is she being framed? Is she the next victim? As Chase and Luanne race to find some answers, danger and heat ratchet up in this fast-paced romantic mystery that will stop your heart one second, then steal it in the next.

Broslin Bride Excerpt:

Luanne Mayfair might have killed her boss a little. Fine, a lot. Pretty much all the way. God, that sounded bad. But he was a sleazebag. Honest. The maids at the Mushroom Mile Motel that Earl Cosgrove managed often prayed for lightning to strike the lecherous bastard. Alas, God had seen fit to send Luanne instead.

Now you’ve gone and done it, she thought the morning after as she stood on the sidewalk in front of the fifties ranch home she rented in her hometown of Broslin, PA. She squinted against the early summer sun. Her red 1989 Mustang sitting by the curb had come from the used-car lot with its share of nicks and dents. But the damage to the front was new.

Gone and done it.

She’d done a horrible, terrible, despicable thing. Guilt and regret made her knees wobble. Whatever the punishment was, she deserved it.

Except, she couldn’t go to prison. She had her four-year-old twin sisters to take care of. She was Mia and Daisy’s sole guardian.

Luanne drew air in big, gulping breaths to wrestle down the shock and nausea. Get moving. One foot in front of the other. She couldn’t stand there and stare all morning. She had to find a way to get away with murder.

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Other books from the Broslin Creek series:

Visit Dana’s website to read the first chapters of her books!

Visit Dana’s website to read the first chapters of her books!

Broslin Creek Series Purchase Links

(my Night Owl reviews for this series can be found at this link)

#1  Deathwatch  (free, click on title to be taken to AMZ)

The only person who can identify the most notorious hit man in the country, Kate Bridges is running for her life. Murphy Dolan is in the Army Reserves, returning from his 2nd tour of duty, only to find a stranger hiding in his house. She's scared spitless. He's completely burned-out on violence. Neither of them has any trust left to give.

    Barnes & Noble

#2  Deathscape
After a near-death experience, artist Ashley Price is compelled to paint visions of the dead, and fears she's gone crazy. Then she paints a man buried alive and, recognizing the surroundings, she rushes to save him. Instead of being grateful to her for rescuing him, Detective Jack Sullivan accuses her of being in league with a serial killer. He swears he will put her behind bars. Except, the more time he spends with her, the more he falls under her spell. Can he trust her, or is he walking into another deadly trap?

    Barnes & Noble

#3  Deathtrap

She'd been "the sick girl" for most of her life. She refused to go straight to "the weird girl". Heart-transplant recipient Sophie Curtis has been in her own antiseptic bubble for so long, she just might not be able to venture out into the real world again. Her spooky body memories are scary enough, but then she finds herself in the cross hairs of a killer.
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#4   Deathblow

Former small-town football hero turned cop, Joe Kessler never met a linebacker, perp, or a woman he couldn't handle. Then a troubled single mom walks into his life, and the only place this hot jock will ever see 'easy' again is in the dictionary.
    Barnes & Noble

Broslin Bride

Luanne Mayfair might have killed her boss a little. Fine, a lot. Pretty much all the way. Okay, it sounds bad when you say itlike that. But he was a sleazebag. Honest. The maids at the Mushroom Mile Motel that Earl Cosgrove managed often prayed for lightning to strike the lecherous bastard. Alas, God had seen fit to send Luanne instead.

Broslin Creek Boxed Set (Books 1-3)

Great deal! You get 3 bestselling novels, 50% OFF regular price. ( Deathwatch, Deathscape, Deathtrap )

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Dana Marton Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Dana Marton has thrilled and entertained millions of readers around the globe with her fast-paced stories about strong women and honorable men who fight side by side for justice and survival.

Kirkus Reviews calls her writing “compelling and honest.” RT Book Review Magazine said, “Marton knows what makes a hero…her characters are sure to become reader favorites.” Her writing has been acclaimed by critics, called, “gripping,” “intense and chilling,” “full of action,” “a thrilling adventure,” and wholeheartedly recommended to readers. Dana is the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Readers’ Choice Award, and Best Intrigue, among other awards. Her book, TALL, DARK, AND LETHAL was nominated for the prestigious Rita Award. DEATHSCAPE reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Romantic Suspense Bestseller list.

Dana has a Master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction, and is continuously studying the art and craft of writing, attending several workshops, seminars and conferences each year. Her number one goal is to bring the best books she possibly can to her readers.

Keeping in touch with readers is Dana’s favorite part of being an author. Please connect with her via her website or her Facebook page
Having lived around the world, Dana currently creates her compelling stories in a small and lovely little town in Pennsylvania. The fictional town of her bestselling Broslin Creek series is based on her real life home where she fights her addictions to reading, garage sales, coffee and chocolate. If you know a good twelve-step program to help her with any of that, she’d be interested in hearing about it!


Dana is very generously offering a Broslin Creek e-book of the winner's choice (Deathscape, Deathtrap, or Deathblow - Deathwatch is the first book in the series and is FREE at most sites) to one lucky commenter.  Please leave a comment with a valid e-mail address about how you have dealt with an unpleasant boss. (no incriminating confessions, please!)


My review:

4.5 out of 5 stars

Broslin Bride (Gone and Done it) by Dana Marton is an exciting addition to the ‘Broslin Creek’ series and features Luanne Mayfair, determined guardian of her four-year-old twin sisters.  Trapped in a job with a slimy supervisor, Luanne’s fantasy of ridding herself of his presence becomes a nightmare that forces her to make unwise choices and puts her back into unwilling contact with a former lover, Detective Chase Merritt.  Torn between his duties and his attraction to the woman who once trashed his reputation, Chase must decide what the truth is and what he is willing to risk to obtain it.

This was a wonderful addition to an enjoyable romantic suspense series.  It is always impressive when an author is able to write each tale as a stand-alone story yet keep the continuity that connects the series and allows the reader to get glimpses of characters from other stories.  I always enjoy re-visiting Broslin Creek and found the twists and turns in this tale to be very entertaining although I cringed slightly at the history between the main characters.  Luanne’s young siblings are adorable and it was easy to fall in love with them and I love reading about the protective males that populate Broslin Creek.  This was a fun read and I anxiously await more stories of romance and danger from the very entertaining Ms. Marton!


  1. Replies
    1. I think this is such a fun series! Thanks for visiting, Crystal!

  2. These books sound so good. I really want to read them.---Rae

    1. They are fantastic stories, Rae. You will enjoy them! Thank you for taking the time to visit!