Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sun Storm by Marlow Kelly (Spotlight, excerpt, review, and GIVEAWAY) GFT






by
 Marlow Kelly

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GENRE:   Romantic Suspense

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BLURB:

In Montana to prove her portable solar panel can solve the world’s energy problems, na├»ve scientist, Dr. Marie Wilson must first fight to survive, and then expose the powerful businessman intent on destroying her life’s work. 

Ex-special forces soldier, David Quinn is haunted by the horrors of combat, and yearns to be left alone with his beehives, but agrees to do one last job for his old mentor.

When the scariest man she’s ever met becomes her savior, Marie discovers a heart of gold beats beneath his surly demeanor.


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EXCERPT


“You’re the one who broke into my cabin. I didn’t make you associate with criminals. And for the record, my life hasn’t been all sunshine and flowers since you crashed through my door,” she shouted back, shocked by her own reaction. What was wrong with her? She never argued, raised her voice, or confronted anyone. David was making her crazy. It was the only explanation. For some reason, she had no problem arguing with him. Maybe it was because he was so aggravating. 

She pointed a finger at him. “And I’m really sick of you forcing me into cars.” It was as if all her fear and stress were curled in her chest waiting for an outlet, and he was it.

“What?”

“I’ve known you for less than twelve hours, and you’ve pushed me into a vehicle three times.” She knew she was being unreasonable, but couldn’t stop.

He rolled his eyes. “Where are my manners? The next time someone’s trying to kill you, I’ll just politely ask if you’d like to get in my truck. Do you want me to curtsey while I’m at it?” He shouted the last part.

“There’s no need for sarcasm.” She sat straight, folding her hands in her lap, hoping if she gained control over her body, then she would gain some much needed restraint over her emotions.

“I think there is, and do up that window. It’s freezing in here.”

She did as she was asked, but only because her fingers were numb with the cold.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

After being thrown out of England for refusing to drink tea, Marlow Kelly made her way to Canada where she found love, a home and a pug named Max. She also discovered her love of storytelling. Encouraged by her husband, children and let’s not forget Max, she started putting her ideas to paper. She enjoys writing suspenseful, fast-paced romance stories that always feature strong women. 

Marlow is an award-winning author and a member of the Romance Writers of America.
For more information about Marlow’s books check out her website.

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GIVEAWAY


a Rafflecopter giveaway


The tour dates can be found here



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My review:

4 out of 5 stars


Sun Storm by Marlow Kelly follows inventor and scientist, Dr. Marie Wilson, as she struggles to finally have her work validated, only to discover that her portable solar panel may be worth killing for. Forced to escape with a man whose loyalties are questionable, Marie must quickly determine who to trust with her very life, with a fatal outcome if she’s mistaken.

This romantic suspense story is the first book in ‘The Gathering Storm’ series and provides an exciting tension-filled read. There are delightful twists and I liked the way clues are gradually revealed, plus the hero is a war-wounded ex-military man who backs into the role of rescuer but is definitely up for the challenge. I was less impressed with the naivete of the brilliant scientist who can come up with such wonderful ideas yet has no idea about certain major issues in both her personal and professional lives. Many of the secondary characters are almost caricatures but I would definitely be interested in learning more about a certain couple of FBI agents. For me, the mysterious arch-villains seem a little over the top, and although I liked that one of the bad guys got his comeuppance, the scene strayed into territory that felt better suited to a 007 story. Despite these minor irritants, I enjoyed the story and the sometimes madcap interactions between the main characters and I recommend it to anyone looking for an exciting adventure.


A copy of this title was provided to me for review




17 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for both the book description and giveaway as well. I enjoy hearing about another good book.

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    1. I hope your family gets a chance to enjoy it, J.R. Thanks for taking the tine to visit!

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Sun Storm
    Marlow

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    1. You're quite welcome. Thank you for coming by.

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  3. I've really enjoyed following the tour for Sun Storm and I'm looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for sharing your awesome review :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliment, Victoria! I always appreciate that you take the tine to read the posts!

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    1. It was entertaining, Kim. I hope you get a chance to read it. Thanks for popping in.

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    1. I love snark in my characters, so I enjoyed this excerpt in particular, Rita. Thanks for dropping by.

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  6. How many books have you written over the course of your career? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Bernie. I'll look forward to the author's answer to your question!

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  7. I really like the sound of this one.

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