Monday, July 3, 2017

PRE-ORDER/RELEASE BLITZ - Dead End Road (Vengeful Things #1) by Lori Whitwam

Title: Dead End Road
Series: Vengeful Things #1
Author: Lori Whitwam
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: July 4, 2017
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Kindle Unlimited

A writer, a musician, an unexpected love...and a killer who wants to destroy it all.

Reclusive author Abby Delaney never dreamed she'd meet her rock-n-roll fantasy Seth Caldwell in her quaint, lakeside town…or that his love might be deadly.

Seth is weary of road trips, endless parties, and dead-end relationships, but what choice does he have? Songwriting and performing are all he knows. Then he meets Abby and finally finds a heart he can’t stand to break.

But forget small-town tranquility. An attempt is made on Seth’s life, and another mysterious death hits eerily close to home. Everyone’s a suspect, he’s taunted with ominous messages, and it’s only a matter of time until the killer finds his mark.

What if the only way to keep Abby safe is to do the one thing she can never forgive—walk away?

As the noose tightens, one thing becomes clear…

If the killer isn’t found soon, Seth and Abby will take their love to the grave.

This was my first time reading Lori Whitwam and I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Seth and Abby first meet under less than ideal circumstances, but it doesn't take long for the acrimonious feelings to give way to something more...friendly. 

Abby is the type of person who doesn't like to venture out of her comfort zone, and is notoriously famous for the lack of filter, and her inadvertent way of blurting out her thoughts without realizing she's spoken aloud.

Seth's been pretty much going through the motions for the last year or so, since the implosion of his previous relationship, but when he meets Abby, something about her calls to him on a cellular level and he finds himself drawn to her in a way he can't explain, and doesn't want to. All he knows is that he feels free when he's with her.

So you might be thinking "aww, how sweet!" And it is. Until it's not, and the trouble seemingly starts the morning after Seth stays at Abby's house. That's when the story begins to blend in the incidents alongside the blossoming romance. And for the most part, you might think you know who's behind the incidents, because that person seems like the most obvious choice. So when all was revealed, I was surprised because that's not who I was anticipating, and the reason for everything happening was definitely misdirected towards Seth; it wasn't his fault, but the perpetrator didn't agree with my assessment lol. The best part was who was responsible for helping to stop the suspect, I got a kick out that individual's role.

Seth and Abby do get their HEA, and I'm extremely curious about Marshall's story and can't wait to read it and find out exactly WHY his head is now bald!

Lori spent her early years reading books in a tree in northern West Virginia. The 1980s and 90s found her and her husband moving around the Midwest, mainly because it was easier to move than clean the apartment. After seventeen frigid years in Minnesota, she fled to coastal North Carolina in 2013. She will never leave, and if you try to make her, she will hurt you.

She has worked in public libraries, written advertising copy for wastewater treatment equipment, and managed a holistic veterinary clinic. Her current day job, conducted from her World Headquarters and Petting Zoo (her couch) is as a full-time editor for indie authors and small publishing houses.

Her dogs are a big part of her life, and she has served or held offices in Golden Retriever and Great Pyrenees rescues, a humane society, a county kennel club, and her own chapter of Therapy Dogs International.

She has been a columnist and feature writer for auto racing and pet publications, and won the Dog Writers Association of America’s Maxwell Award for a series of humor essays.

Parents of a grown son, Lori and her husband were high school sweethearts, and he manages to love her in spite of herself. Some of his duties include making sure she always has fresh coffee and safe tires, trying to teach her to use coupons, and convincing the state police to spring her from house arrest in her hotel room in time for a very important concert. That last one only happened once—so far—but she still really, really appreciates it.


1 comment: