Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Book Review/Giveaway - Dark Energy by Addison Brae






Dark Energy
by Addison Brae

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GENRE: romantic suspense, adult/new adult

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BLURB:

Cybercrime doesn’t talk. It creeps in and destroys lives right under Gillian’s nose when a cryptojacking scheme lands her boss, Pinkie, in jail. Gillian had just started over with a new career, boyfriend, and confidence after escaping a vicious murder investigation that shattered her ability to trust. Then Pinkie’s arrest leaves her struggling to run his two bars while also unraveling the conspiracy.

Gillian will not let her mentor and friend go down for something he didn’t do. Neither will Jon, the most talented musician on the bar’s stage and the perfect boyfriend...until his good fortune sends her reeling. Gillian forces herself to trust the cops, people who hurt her, and known criminals. Will it be enough to free Pinkie and save her life?

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Excerpt:

Chapter 21 excerpt

Six months ago, I slipped away from Boston for a few days for job interviews in Dallas. My ex never knew. The trip was only a month away from my finals and also the last time he could threaten me, in person at least.

I’ve come so far since then. Taking the bartending job was a blessing and a curse. It’s how I met Jon but also where I saw Bobby die. It led me to Pinkie and my new career but almost got me killed. It’s been difficult, especially when things got so dark. I never meant to get in so deep, trying to find Bobby’s murderer.

Karma’s been on my side the whole way.


Chapter 21 excerpt
“Gillian, please listen carefully. He said this guy’s in some bad stuff. Way worse than Kyle or Bobby or even the guy who snatched you from the parking garage before they nailed Kyle for Bobby’s murder. He says this guy will do anything to get what he wants.”

I gulp down what feels like a grapefruit. It’s déjà vu from before with the heat cranked up from hot to scorching. Didn’t I learn last time?

My Thoughts: My first book from this author and I think this series will be a winner! I immediately adored Gillian and love her character! The storyline was engaging and something that peaked my interest and I felt the author did a great job with it as it was a fast paced moving read which I enjoy very much!



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. As a child, she was constantly in trouble for hiding under the bed to read when she was supposed to be napping. She has been writing since childhood starting with diaries, letters and short stories. She continues today with articles, video scripts and other content as an independent marketing consultant.

When she’s not writing, Addison spends her time traveling the world, collecting interesting cocktail recipes and hosting parties. She’s still addicted to reading and enjoys jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy.
Addison writes new adult and adult romantic suspense and young adult contemporary fiction. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Romance Writers of America, RWA Kiss of Death chapter, Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Writers’ League of Texas.

Website: https://addisonbrae.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AddisonBrae1
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/addisonbraeauthor/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AddisonBraeAuthor
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Addison-Brae/e/B07B443K8P/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Energy-Return-Becker-Circle-ebook/dp/B088FWVLB5/
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-energy-addison-brae/1137002173
The book will be $0.99.
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21 comments:

  1. The blurb makes me want to read more.

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  2. I appreciate hearing about your book, thanks and for the giveaway also. Thanks so much!

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  3. Where do you get your ideas for your stories.

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    1. Life around me provides the best inspiration. My few years living single in an urban area with around of close-knit, very social people inspired the Becker Circle series. Thanks for asking, Darlene.

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  4. Captivating and lovely novel. Very creative and talented author.

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    1. Thank you! Your handle makes me curious about where you would travel if you could right now.

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  5. i love romantic suspense and find cybercrime very interesting
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Me too! There's so much bizarre stuff going on in the cyber world that can be pretty scary. Hold onto those real and digital wallets tight!

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    1. Thanks Victoria. I appreciate the comment.

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  7. Sounds like a great book. Looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Thanks, Dianne. I hope you enjoy it! I'd love to hear what you think once you have a chance to read it. Take care.

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  8. The background light really reflects the energy in the title.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Denise, and for being a reader!
      ~Addison

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  9. I love the cover. It sets the tone for the book.

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  10. Thanks Jeanna! Elle is a talented woman who designed the covers for Becker Circle and Dark Energy. I appreciate the comment and happy reading!
    ~Addison

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  11. Do You base your characters on people you know?

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  12. Hi Denise - Some of my characters are mashups of people I know. Some are based on stories I’ve heard. Some are inspired by real people, and some are completely fictional. Thanks for asking!
    ~Addison

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