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Dark Secrets of the Bayou is a work of fiction in the murder mystery genre. It is aimed at all ages and was penned by author Kim Carter. The novel follows the homecoming of attorney Tink Mabry as she visits Kane, Louisiana with a co-worker to deal with the dilapidated homestead she’s just inherited from the family she barely knows. No sooner has she arrived, however, than she ends up as the prime suspect of multiple murder investigations. As Tink explores her new surroundings she begins to realize that the family secrets that plague her inheritance may hold the key to exonerating her, though some things are best left in the past.
Author Kim Carter has crafted a sinister and spine-tingling work of dark mystery fiction which is an ideal read for a cold winter’s night. This story really combined so many elements and genres that I adore, from the historical references to the 19th century and the creepy, dark expanses of the Louisiana bayous, through to chilling, horror, and family drama elements.
The complex plot interweaves all of these factors seamlessly, delivering a smoothly-told narrative with sharp, exciting deviations in the mystery plot. It certainly kept me guessing until the end, and the close narration of Tink and her emotional journey really got me rooting for her (and fearing for her) as the story developed. Overall, I would highly recommend Dark Secrets of the Bayou for those who enjoy a dark mystery with lots of horror elements and a spellbinding atmosphere. This was a worthy introduction to an author worth reading again and again.”
Dark Secrets of the Bayou By Kim Carter Publisher: Raven South Publishing Published: November 2020 ISBN: 978-1947140127 ASIN: B08NDVZ755 Pages: 462 Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Catherine “Tink” Mabrey, an up and coming attorney, is shocked by her recent inheritance from her estranged family on the bayou. After her mother died during childbirth, Tink’s father had quickly relocated them to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. With no memory of her mother, she is determined to learn more about her lineage and decides to visit the bayou town of Kane, Louisiana. Candace, Tink’s co-worker and best friend, agrees to make the trip with her.
Before she has time to explore her family’s history, or decide what to do with the declining property, local murders plague Tink’s homecoming. She quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a multiple murder investigation – and quite possibly, the prime suspect. When Candace retreats back to Atlanta, Tink, with the support of an unlikely cast of characters, sets out to discover clues that have haunted and tormented her family for generations.
Could a concealed crime from the 1800’s, or the family’s estate itself, harbor keys to unlocking the past? The more they learn, the more they question whether some secrets are best left buried…
Author : Kim Carter Publisher : Raven South Publishing Pages :514 GENRE :Historical Mystery, Suspense, Murder Thrillers, Serial Killers ISBN : 978-1947140127 – Paperback ASIN :B08NDVZ755 – E-book
“To Avenge The Past, One Must Unearth Its SECRETS”…
Catherine “Tink” Mabry, an up and coming attorney, is shocked by her recent inheritance from her estranged family on the bayou. After her mother died during childbirth, Tink’s father had quickly relocated them to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. With no memory of her mother, she is determined to learn more about her lineage and decides to visit the bayou town of Kane, Louisiana. Candace, Tink’s co-worker and best friend, agrees to make the trip with her.
Before she has time to explore her family’s history or decide what to do with the declining property, local murders plague Tink’s homecoming. She quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a multiple murder investigation—and quite possibly, the prime suspect. When Candace retreats back to Atlanta, Tink finds support among an unlikely cast of characters and sets out to discover clues that have haunted and tormented her family for generations.
Could a concealed crime from the 1800s, or the family’s estate itself, harbor keys to unlocking the past?
The more they learn, the more they question whether some secrets are best left buried.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kim Carter is a multi-award-winning author of gripping suspense, chilling thrillers and haunting historical mystery novels.
She was a finalist for the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and a recipient of the 2017 TCK Publishers’ Readers’ Choice Award for her book Murder Among The Tombstones. This is the first book in her Clara and Iris Mystery series. The characters in this series are a couple of overly curious widows who become private investigators. These funny women were inspired by Kim’s mother and her mom’s best friend.
Her other titles include Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle, When Dawn Never Comes, Deadly Odds, No Second Chances, and her latest, And The Forecast Called For Rain.
Kim’s writing career started after she suffered an illness that made her housebound for a couple of years. An avid reader of mystery novels herself, she embarked on writing as a means of filling her time. She began to share those early writings with friends and family who encouraged her to pursue writing professionally.
Her health struggles and successes have been chronicled on The Lifetime Television in early 2000, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Women’s Day Magazine, and Guidepost.
Prior to her illness, Kim worked in many different capacities in county government as her “Day Job,” but ultimately, it was her job as a correctional officer that provided her the opportunities to talk and interact with a diverse group of people. Her experiences ran the gamete of inspiring success stories to tragic endings, much like her mysteries.
She self-published her first book No Second Chances. One of the guest speakers at the launch party she had at the Performing Arts Center in Newnan, Georgia included her close friend retired Atlanta Police Chief Eldrin Bell. This connection would become helpful as she started doing more research for other books, this time working with a small publishing house.
Kim began networking and made connections with numerous homicide detectives, medical examiners, and prison officials. Her research has taken her many places including morgues, death row, and the occasional midnight visit to cemeteries.
Kim is a college graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is an avid reader, has raised three successful grown children and resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
Kim’s books can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM, and Indie Bound.
My mother instilled in me early on the importance of a handwritten thank- you note. I’ll never forget how proud I was to receive my first set of monogrammed stationery. I would give anything to know where she’d purchased it now. It was a lovely shade of pale pink and looked very hoity toity! Long story short, I was all that. Lol. Read The Rest →Let’s Keep the Written Word Going
ONLY THE Amazing Best- Selling Canadian Writer and Author of Romantic Fiction, Drama, and Suspense! THAT’S WHO!
And now her New Release and Book Tour for “The Perils of Autumn”has begun in Canada …
About Rusty Blackwood:
Romantic fiction author Rusty Blackwood, who chose her plume de nom by combining the colour of her russet hair with her husband’s great, great, Scottish grandmother’s maiden name, was born in St.Thomas, Ontario, Canada on October 5th, and grew up on her paternal grandfather’s farm in the County of Elgin, located in the south-western portion of the province of Ontario.
She acquired her love of literature while still in elementary school where she entered her original compositions into county fairs, school contests, and whatever venue allowed participants in the writing field. She has carried that love ever since and has put it to use many times since becoming a professional writer in 2001.
From the time of youth she has loved the Arts in their many unique forms and is a graduate with honors in Interior Decorating & Design. She spent many years on the south-western Ontario stage performing with her family’s country music band: The Midnight Ramblers, followed by the country – rock – blues band: ‘MIRAGE’ as an accomplished vocalist, bassist, and rhythm guitarist. She now resides in the cultural city of St. Catharines, Ontario.
First Book Signing Was April 6th, 2019 at Coles, Seawall Mall, in Welland, Ontario.
Then just today an Amazing Interview that can be listened now and Hosted by “The Joe Show Network – TJSN”Here is a Message from Rusty all about how it went.
“I am pleased to share Joe’s interviewwith me for readers and followers of my work. As you will hear, I had fun – I always do as Joe, being the exceptional entertainer that he is, makes it enjoyable, and this shows in the finished product.
Note: It wasn’t mentioned by name, but the comedy series we speak about is the Derwood Tugbottom comedy series.
Next Book Tour Dates:
I am pleased to announce the upcoming official launch and signing series throughout the Niagara Peninsula for my 5 star-award-winning romantic fiction drama, The Perils of Autumn, and they are, accompanied with their event link, as follows:
May 5th, 2019, 1 to 4 pm at Pen Center COLES, 221 Glendale Ave, St. Catharines, Ontario.
June 15th, 2019, at Fairview Mall Chapters, St. Catharines, Ontario., 1 to 4:30 PM.
More Updates will be shared soon! Until then? Make sure you visit her website at “Official Rusty Blackwood Author” and sign up for her News Letter to be “In The Know” where this Beautiful Author Will Be Next …Then, Take a trip over to her “Amazon Author Page” for all her fabulous reads!
You are all in for a treat today! I am honored and happy for everyone to meet and welcome our newest Author, Rusty Blackwood from Canada. Rusty and I have been friends for several years, and very soon Rusty has a BRAND NEW Book releasing that I get to share with all you! It is titled “The Perils of Autumn” a contemporary romance drama that is sure to please all readers! So let Cat get right to it and share a fabulous new interview she just did for Vinny at Awesomegang, an excellent place for all genre of reads, and all about this fantastic favorite Canadian writer.
ABOUT THE PERILS OF AUTUMN:
Sometimes a book trailer is better than words … Rusty is pleased to bring you the official theatrical trailer for my upcoming, 5-star-award-winning romantic fiction drama, The Perils of Autumn. This page-turner is certain to become one your favorites …
<<<< A Few Words from Rusty Blackwood
“It is my sincere hope that you enjoyed The Perils of Autumn, and I extend a personal invitation to continue reading about the often-unsettling life at Landon Manor, and Landon Lawns Stables. Rejoin Autumn and Cyril, as well as their staff, meet a few new, and interesting characters, and find out what happens to all concerned, as the story carries to its heart-touching conclusion in the coming, follow-up novel, Return to Autumn.”
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I grew up during the 1950s on my paternal grandfathers farm in rural southwestern Ontario, Canada. My loving parents are both gone now, and I miss them every day, but I still have my brother. I am Mom to two wonderful sons, and loving grandmother to three beautiful granddaughters, and one handsome grandson. I am also a great grandmother – or G-G – as I am known to my delightful great-grandson.
I have always loved to write. This adoration for English composition began in grade school and carried into my adult years. Though I am unprofessionally trained in the field of writing, I have always possessed the uncanny ability of unique expression in stories that could grasp the heart and soul of the reader. I am an Interior Decorator by trade, and owned and operated a residential home service for twenty-eight years before retiring from that field. My writing venture began in 2001 when I became a serious writer with the intent on seeing where it could possibly take me. Over the years I had written an assortment of both contemporary and traditional poetry, and from this, I put together my first collection under the title, Feelings: A Rhythmic Journey in Thought which I self-published in 2009.
This was followed in 2010 with my first collection of children’s short stories, entitled, Young Minds. This collection was based on my own childhood as well as stories I wrote for my grandchildren. In 2010 I published the first part of the original two-part Passion in Paris that I began writing in 2001. This two-part romantic fiction drama was short-lived, and it was also not the way I had envisioned my first venture into this genre to be nor the publishing of it, and because of this, the end result was inept, so I took it off market it until I could revise it into my original concept, that of which I finally brought to fruition in the 818 pages, 4-star-Amazon awarded, romantic fiction grand scale novel, Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary, which I released in 2013. Leading up to this, I published a new poetry collection entitled, Impressions which I released in 2011.
I followed this with a revised children’s short story collection, containing previously published stories, including those written for my grandchildren plus additional new stories, under the title, Through the Eyes of Innocence. This was followed in 2012 by the comedy short, The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom. This was followed in 2015 by the 5-star-awarded romantic fiction drama, Willow’s Walk. In 2017, I following that novel with the second in the Derwood Tugbottom comedy series, entitled, Derwood Returns. The early titles, Feelings, Young Minds, and the two-part Passion in Paris: Connections and Directions respectfully, are no longer available.
The rest can be obtained at all Amazons, as well as other fine online bookstores, and brick and mortar order desks everywhere. The Perils of Autumn and Derwood Goes Caribbean are soon to be released. I hope everyone will watch for them, as well as check out the available titles I mentioned.
<<<< What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Perils of Autumn.I have always adored horses and admired nurses. I find the horse a most intelligent animal – if not the most intelligent, at least in my opinion – and I always loved to watch them, speak with them, and applaud their wonderful movements. I loved to ride in my youth, even had my own pony as a girl, however, I never rode professionally, or entered show competitions, but I would take in as many as I could. I have always held immense respect for nurses, and the dedication they possess when it comes to healing those who are ailing, recuperating from surgery or an accident, and it is all done with expert care and compassion. Because of the admiration for these two subjects, I decided to combine them in a story that centers around both.
<<<<< Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m not exactly sure what ‘unusual’ means in this question. However, I do like to scribble ideas and dialogue in a notebook that I keep for ideas for future projects. My desk is always littered with small notes pertaining to whatever I’m working on at the moment. I used to write in the evening often well into the night, but since retiring from my business I now apply, and have for a while now, the day hours that I once worked to my writing. However, it can often be distracting and annoying when the phone rings, a dog continually barks outside, or the usual noise throughout the house as well as outside that carries in.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have great appreciation and respect for a few authors who are primarily known as authors of children’s books, and they are Canadian authoress, Lucy Maude Montgomery ( Anne of Green Gables, plus the Emily of New Moon series and more) British author Anna Sewell (Black Beauty) and American author Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie series of books). I also enjoy the workings of Mark Twain (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, both classics). Fav authors of adult works are Nora Roberts, Kathryn Stockett (The Help), Stephen King ( numerous horror & psychological thrillers) and British authoress, Emile Bronte (Wuthering Heights). I also enjoy the work of fellow Niagara author, Gina IaFrate. There are many talented, self-published, local authors in your area; check them out, and give them a read. You might find yourself pleasantly entertained.
What are you working on now?
I am currently finishing the third installment of my Derwood Tugbottom comedy series, entitled, Derwood Goes Caribbean. Each book in this series takes the bumbling, retired London England City Hall Official, on another eccentric adventure, where he is sure to tickle your funny-bone with his hysterical antics. In the latest, he, and his best friend, Scotsman Robert McEwen, board The Travelling Minstrel as it sets course for the Caribbean with a ship full of singles looking for a good time.
I have also begun work on the follow-up novel to The Perils of Autumn, entitled, Return to Autumn.This second part of the ongoing story introduces readers to a few new characters, solves a deep secret and brings it out into the open, and carries the reader to the end of this touching, and not-soon-forgotten story.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use all social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Goodreads, Google+, Authors.com, as well as my official website http://www.rusty-blackwood.com, where readers may find assorted information about me, my work, my titles, and keep caught up with me through my Journal/Blog. I also write a monthly, end of month Newsletter that carries my news of the month, whatever that may be. It’s a great way to keep engaged with readers on my contact list, and them with me.
I have worked with my stellar marketing rep & publicist, Don McCauley, since 2011, who looks after me well and also keeps my name before the public eye. That is most important, for if you are out of sight, you are out of mind. I also work with Joe Crawford, of the Niagara based The Joe Show on the TJSN Network, and I have recently begun working with author and writer, Catherine Townsend-Lyon of Lyon Media Services, beginning with the promotion of the soon to be released, Readers Favorite 5-star-award-winning, romantic fiction drama, The Perils of Autumn.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write what you know. There is nothing more discouraging or upsetting than to undertake a subject in written words that you know little about and make it entertaining and legible to the reader. Often writers draw from life experiences, I do, for there is no better research than what you have experienced first hand. But when you are very young, you have yet to have much experience to draw from, therefore research everything thoroughly. I believe this suggestion could be taken by any writer, seasoned or not, but if you write about things you know about, you will find your finished piece a polished, fine offering for the eyes of any reader that chooses your title.
Critique is a large portion of writing; it is not always kind, and you must learn to take what you can from that and apply it to your craft. Do not expect that your first, even second or third title will be an instant success. It may or may not happen, but if you love to write, have a passion to write, then you will find a way to stick with it. It can be a very long, drawn-out process. Finally, do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. Only you know the muse inside you, so let it speak to you, and have fun.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Pretty much what I said in the above prior question. Things take time, they rarely happen overnight, and if you go into this field with expectations that you put out a book and you are an instant celebrity with gold untold, then you may be badly disappointed. It may happen, there is nothing saying it won’t, but keep an open mind, and approach realistically.
What are you reading now?
Bestowed With Love And Splendor by Niagara author, Gina IaFrate. It is a wonderful story of a degraded-by-her-husband woman who finds herself in a heartbreaking, mentally abusive marriage. The heroine, an agent for a Niagara travel agency, is sent to the Island of Sardinia to assist their associate agency in setting up new programs for tourists. While there, she encounters the possibility of a life she could only dream about should she choose to remain in her present, loveless marriage and proceeds to struggle with a life that could be hers for the taking.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am currently working on the 3rd installment of the Derwood Tugbottom comedy series, Derwood Goes Caribbean, and I will also be doing the 4th installment in the series, possibly the last, but that is still not decided, and I have started the follow-up novel to The Perils of Autumn, entitled Return to Autumn. This novel will carry readers to the end of this intense story. I am also planning a final poetry collection. I have written a huge array of contemporary and traditional poetry over the years, and I hope to compile them in a final collection.
I have also started a historical account of my family’s country music band, The Midnight Ramblers, entitled Ramblin’ Years: The Midnight Ramblers: A Biographical Account. I joined this band in 1963 at age 13 as a vocalist. I also learned to play acoustic guitar, and bass guitar, which I played from 1970 until the group ended in the mid-seventies.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring? Gone With the Wind, a map of the area, The Bible, and a photograph album of my family.
You are all in for a “Fabulous Book Treat.” Please meetAuthor, A. Gavazonni (Adriana) and her new novel release; “BEHIND The DOOR” A Sensual Steamy Romance Suspense. Amazon readers and reviewers are raving about this new Brazilian author who is a talented writer, beautiful, and smart (she is a Brazilian Lawyer). Now released as well is Book Two, “Lara’s Journal” and just last month Book Three and FINALE titled; “The Brilliant Game!”
Here is just a little of what reviewers and readers are saying;
“Amazing, exciting, and super sexy.
If you pick it up, you won’t be able to put down.
Highly recommend this one!”
Clever Plot. I couldn’t decipher till the end! …
“I couldn’t decipher till the end! Very mysterious and sexy! holds your attention from the first page to the last one.”
ABOUT THE MULTI-AWARD BOOK Winner:
When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor, and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies, to research strange sexual behavior for her next book.
Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance, and light erotica.
**Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!**
A Mystery Suspense Erotica Story . . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR IN HER WORDS:
“My name’s A. Gavazzoni and I’m a lawyer and professor of law by day and a writer by night. When I’m not practicing I enjoy spending my time writing novels and legal books and am a voracious reader. I’m a very active person and love to dance exercise, and travel. My favorite countries are France, Italy, and the USA. I speak four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, and I am currently studying Chinese. I hope to master it someday!”
I did ask Adriana a few more details of other hobbies and interests.
She enjoys painting and cooking and learning how to cook Indian Spicy food. She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She is an animal lover and has two poodles -Gaia and Juno. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel.
Here is an amazing interview and questions she was asked over on Awesomegang …
Interview With A. Gavazzoni
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Well…I am from Brazil…and I am a very active person, or better, I am hyperactive. Professionally I’m a lawyer and a writer…I love to dance, to work out, to read and to cook, ( I can cook some amazing dishes and now I’m learning Indian Cook…spicy!!!!).
I am also addicted to movies. I love to learn foreign languages and culture ( I speak English, French, Spanish and Portuguese) and I travel abroad whenever I can. I love art and I’m a museum rat and passionate about history. I love animals. All kind of animals. And I have two dogs, two beautiful girls, Gaia and Juno.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“The Brilliant Game” book three JUST released! Then there is book two “Lara’s Journal” and “Behind The Door” is the first novel of my “Hidden Motives” novel series.
Human nature inspired me. I love to observe people and try to guess why they behave the way they do…it’s all about hidden motives and we all have ours.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Whenever I have an idea for a scene I send messages to myself (whats app and e-mails)
What authors, or books have influenced you?
So many marvelous writers inspired me…to start with the classical ones like Emily Bronte, Stendhal, Dumas, Saad Marquis, Margaret Mitchell and modern ones like Marc Levy, Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, John Grisham and Colleen McCullough …but I could list a hundred here…the poems of Alisson Matos – a Brazilian writer – from Baudelaire to Allan Poe…
What are you working on now?
I had released ‘Lara’s Journal.’ the sequel to ‘Behind The Door’ and just finished writing and ready to release book three titled; ‘The Brilliant Game’ coming now!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use to promote my books on social media, it’s a great way to let people know your work
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you love to write, believe you are going to be a publisher writer and never give up on your dream!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I ever heard came from my father: “learn everything you can, Nobody can take knowledge from you.”
What are you reading now?
I’m reading Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham and Elle et Lui de Marc Levi
What’s next for you as a writer?
Keep writing, that makes me happy!
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Only 4? I would take Gone With The Wind, Wuthering Heights, Torn Birds, and Da Vince Code.
Those are just a few interesting answers from Author, A. Gavazonni in her Awesomegang Interview. I can tell you Adriana is a very sweet woman with a big heart for animals. She has a wonderful “sense of humor!” …. and working with her in promoting her first novel series has been so much FUN! I just might have to add Brazil to my “Bucket List” and give her a visit someday soon! Lol.
A. Gavazzoni Books:
As of today, her steamy sexy book one, Behind The Door” has made honorable mentions and has won over 5 book awards so far. I can tell you this girl hasn’t slowed down as she has released book two, and just a short time ago book three now has released titled; “The Brilliant Game” the finale of this amazing novel trilogy! And now it has released in a Portuguese edition too! It starts out with hen Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor, and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental.
To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book. Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance, and erotica …
Her Follow-up book two titled; “LARA’S JOURNAL” of The Hidden Motives series and begins from book one. Simone Bennet is on a long vacation, trying to heal from the trauma she suffered at the hands of a serial-killer kidnapper. After looking death in the face, she tries to develop a new outlook on life—live in the moment! Carl, the charming lawyer, is back, asking once more for Simone’s help, this time in analyzing Lara’s journals, which were discovered by her siblings after her death. In her own words, Lara divulges all her secrets, and reveals a dramatic world of betrayal, passion, and the most unusual sexual behaviors, exposing the beautiful architect’s troubled life.
As Simone tries to deal with the contents of Lara’s haunting diaries, one of her patients gets himself into a bit of legal trouble, forcing Simone to return early from her vacation. Although she’s happy to be back on her home turf, she finds herself surrounded by a whole new set of problems. A killer is out there, and this time, he seems to be after the people Simone cares about most. Suddenly, people around her are dying, a stalker/admirer keeps showing up at all the wrong times, and Simone’s dear friend Edward has a new girlfriend—forcing Simone to analyze her feelings for him and her attraction to Carl.
NOW Released! Book three the finale and readers say; “Fasten your seat belts before you embark on this roller coaster ride and prepare for the most unpredictable end!” – As Psychiatrist Simone Bennet feels like a pawn on a chessboard—as if some invisible, master chess player is toying with her life and the lives of the people she loves and cares for. A series of horrific events—several murders and Simone being tortured at the hands of a serial killer—culminate in the kidnapping of her daughter and have turned Simone’s life upside down. Struggling to stay afloat in the middle of a sea of chaos, Simone continues to receive her psychiatric patients and do more work for the New York attorney, Carl, while local police, the FBI, and Edward—Simone’s boyfriend, best friend, and business partner—are working hard to locate her child.
Simone is analyzing another set of Lara’s journals, and she becomes dragged into a vortex of sex addiction, suffering, and Lara’s struggle for some kind of balance in her life, while Simone battles an inner fight against her mixed feelings for the enigmatic lawyer. Filled with twists and turns, this final book in the Hidden Motives trilogy reveals a deranged, steamy, and disturbingly brilliant game of sex, murder, and mystery and chronicles a woman’s conflict between love and reason …
And? Book Reviews Tell ALL! Her is Book Diva’s Review of “Behind The Door”
“From the moment you start to read this well-written story you find yourself becoming captivated and eager to turn the pages. The storyline seems so real that you just cannot stop yourself from falling head over heels with it all. This is truly a thrilling, sensual and erotic read, and trust me; you won’t want to put it down!!”
An Amazing Review For “LARA’S JOURNAL”
“Fantastic!! What a great follow up from Behind the Door! The suspense in this series followed by the sizzling steaminess left me astonished! I could not put this one down. Please A. Gavazzoni, don’t make your fans wait too long for book three! The cliffhanger in this one was so intense!”
Exceptional Book Reviews Already For “The Brilliant Game – The Finale”
This was a really good read. The simultaneous plot line between Lara’s journal and Simone’s real-life make it very interesting. There is a lot of sexual content which makes it a mature read but adds to the fun and story flow. Plus, by the end of this book, there are a number of surprises that surfaced to add to the impact. I’m very pleased. The way the author wrote the story, the turns, the mystery, the thrills and everything was amazing. If I would sum up the book it’ll be:
Story – Awesome Plot – Interesting Characters – Lovely [My favorite Simone] Mystery – Ooooooooo Thills- I still have goosebumps
Well, there you go! Author, Adriana Gavazzoni hasdone it again with her fantastic novel series “Hidden Motives” and readers and reviewers couldn’t be happier with this trilogy. If you are a big fan of hers? Go visit her new Official Author Website and connect with her on social media so you will “be in the know” with updates, new releases, and book signings. I hope you decide to give this trilogy a read, as you won’t be disappointed!
“The wait is finally over for Book Three of “The Hidden Motives Trilogy” by amazing Brazillian writer and author A. Gavazzoni” … The Brilliant Game her new release is now Available On Amazon Kindle.
Spotlight Interview With Author A. Gavazzoni
A. Gavazzoni is a Brazilian author. She has won The Golden Book Award-Readers Choice, along with 5 other amazing awards and mentions for her first novelBehind The Door – Book One of her Hidden Motives Trilogy.
Adriana is a lawyer, a former professor of law and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader.
She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout.
She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook.
She has two poodles -Gaia and Juno -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel.
What makes you proud to be a writer from Brazil? Brazil is a blend of cultures, religions, colors, and freedom that inspired me to write novels based on all kinds of subjects, from psychiatry to sex, with no bias and no judgments.
What or who inspired you to become a writer? My legal career, the necessity to tell my clients’ stories for judges made me a storyteller but also my passion for books, I’m a voracious reader and I love a good story. I believe my love for books inspired me to write.
Did your environment or upbringing play a major role in your writing and did you use it to your advantage? My upbringing was great, my parents always gave me a lot of freedom to do things my way, they were always very supportive of my decisions and that helps a lot when you decide to start a different career like writing. To have a supportive family allows me to fly.
When did you begin writing with the intention of becoming published? Three years ago, but I have been writing since I was a kid.
What has been your most rewarding experience with your writing process? To be able to do what I love most in life, tell stories.
What has been the most rewarding experience in your publishing journey?Publishing brought new and wonderful friends among writers and readers to my life, people from all corners of the world. That’s the best in my opinion, to have friends.
How many published books do you have?
Three. A legal book published in Brazil and Two Novels.
Please list the titles of all your books: Included in my “Hidden Motives Trilogy is: Behind The Door (Book One) – Lara’s Journal Book Two) and now – The Brilliant Game (Book Three Finale).
Please tell us the genre of each of your books. All three are Sizzling Psychological Light Erotic Thriller/Suspense …
Do you come up with your title(s) before or after you write the manuscript? The first one I was in the middle when the name came to me and the second one I knew from the beginning. Now I just finished and released a new novel titled; The Brilliant Game!
Please introduce your genre and why you prefer to write in that genre? My genre is a blend of psychological and erotic thrillers with a “dash” of mystery and suspense. I’m a huge fan of mysteries and thrillers because I love to be surprised. I love the unpredictable, so thrillers are my genre. I wanted my novel to have all right ingredients like Passion, mystery, unpredictability, love, and drama that only psychological and erotic thrillers can have.
Which book title would you like featured in this interview? Behind The Door – the first one of “Hidden Motives Series.” And a New Release Shout Out of my New Release: The Brilliant Game.
What was your inspiration, spark or light bulb moment that inspired you to write the book (one book) that you are seeking promotion for? I was traveling with my best friend Alisson and I we were talking about books and he told me: “we should write, we have lots of stories to tell.” And I told him: “Yes, let’s do it!” So that’s how Behind The Door’s idea start to sprout in my mind.
What one positive piece of advice would you give to other authors? If you want to be an author, start writing for yourself and don’t mind about pleasing people, think about writing for your own pleasure and you will have a masterpiece.
And Lastly, Who is your favorite author and why? So many marvelous writers inspired me…to start with, the classical ones, such as Emily Bronte, Stendhal, Dumas, Saad Marquis, Margaret Mitchell…and modern ones, such as Morris West, Marc Levy, Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, John Grisham, and Colleen McCullough…but I could list a hundred here…the poems of Alisson Matos—a Brazilian writer, and poetry from Baudelaire to Allan Poe.
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