Guest Post with Lisa Caviness and Review of Order of Fear

Posted 07/09/2016 by Isabelle MBTL in giveaways, review, tours / 21 Comments

Guest Post with Lisa Caviness and Review of Order of Fear

I received this book for free from Goddess Fish Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Guest Post with Lisa Caviness and Review of Order of FearOrder Of Fear by Lisa Caviness
Series: The Order Series #1
Published by Dream Theory Publishing on April 30, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 367
Source: Goddess Fish Promotions
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four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
two-half-flames

Marissa Nash, part-time ballet dancer and accountant by day, plans to call off her wedding to her philandering fiancé, instead she finds him dead. Dr. Justin Tanner is the best man who harbors buried feelings for Marissa. As they uncover past secrets, throwing them into a deadly battle with an evil organization, they must also come to grips with their growing feelings threatening to leave them both shattered. Order of Fear is a romantic suspense novel.

 

Order of Fear

The Order Series #1

Lisa Caviness

 

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Guest Post

 

 

Risk Taking by Lisa Caviness

 

 

I’ve never considered myself much of a risk taker. After graduating from college, I started work as a psychiatric nurse and then a few years later I moved into pharmaceutical and medical device research. Writing clinical protocols, policy documents, and research progress reports while managing clinical trials consumed most my working life. Outside of work, I led a full and busy life as a wife and mother, leaving little time to pursue fictional writing.

 

The decision to leave my job to pursue writing full-time wasn’t a quick or frivolous notion. This action came after years of planning and analysis. Not quite the spur of the moment, live on the edge kind of girl but I needed to be certain of my decision.

 

Many people say, taking a risk shows confidence. I’m not so sure. Although thrilled and grateful to be at a point where I had the opportunity to make such a decision, confidence lagged behind my bravado in setting out to pursue my dream. There were days, especially early on, when I couldn’t help but ask myself if I’d made the right decision. Stepping away from a career proved a scary move but playing my life safe wouldn’t help me realize a dream. As the days moved forward, and I experienced the joy of writing on a daily basis, I knew I’d made the right decision.

 

Fictional writing has been my dream since I can remember. I feel lucky to have the chance to entertain unique characters and compelling stories. Taking this risk has been one of the best, most rewarding decisions I’ve ever made. While taking this risk does not guarantee success, the feeling of being fulfilled and on a path that feels right is most rewarding.

 

 

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Mysterious, fast-paced, thrilling!!!

review 1

 

 

  • This was a fast-paced read that kept me guessing and ended wanting more.
  • It was a very well written plot, with several twists and surprises along the way. Everything was cohesive with no typo mistakes that I can remember.
  • The characters are really good. Both main characters are easy to like, relate and connect. Some secondary characters are also really important and the antagonists are scary and very well written.
  • The romance was very nicely woven into the plot and it’s very believable and we can feel their love and passion.
  • I have really enjoyed the insight of the military men and women that come back home and have to relearn how to live and work with everything they have been through.
  • This was a very addictive read, that hooks you from the first chapter and makes it really hard to put down.

 

Review 2

 

  • I can’t really remember much that could have been better.
  • My reading journey usually starts from the title and the cover. Even though the title is really good and relevant to the story, the cover is not one of my favorites. I’m certain I wouldn’t by this book without reading the blurb. The cover brings a hint for fear, but it’s not scary enough and doesn’t explain much about the book.

 

You MAY buy this book because you enjoy suspense; you SHOULD read this book if you like romance mixed with danger and fright; you MUST read this book if you are wanting a fantastic, fast-paced, scary thriller !!!

4.5

 

 

excerpt

 

The sticky sensation of David’s blood coated Marissa’s hands. This wasn’t supposed to happen. She’d been ready to tell him she couldn’t marry him. Maybe they could have worked through their problems, or maybe they could have parted as friends, but now he was dead. Anger and preoccupation would no longer alienate them. The easy humor and quick laugh that had been absent in recent weeks would never return.

 

Surrounded by blood, she glanced at one wall of the kitchen. Her stomach roiled as she studied the brain matter splattered on the wall like abstract art. The wall had once been tan, but was now stained a ghastly shade of red.

 

Marissa blinked several times, hoping to erase the sick scene, but the reality remained. David was dead.

 

The last few weeks she’d been embroiled in romantic, tranquil colors. Soft peach hued roses. Elegant gray candles. Delicate swirls of ruffled silver icing on a too-pretty-to-eat wedding cake. A snowy white wedding dress.

 

Now her world was blood red.

 

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four-half-stars

About Lisa Caviness

As a lifelong reader of an eclectic pool of books from mystery/thrillers, science fiction, contemporary romance, and the classics, Lisa Caviness has never been without a book on the nightstand and a long to be read list. Like many writers, she started crafting stories as a child. However as an adult, creativity took a back seat to her career in pharmaceutical and medical device research. In 2013, Lisa decided to get serious about writing and joined Romance Writers of America (Crossroads Romance Writers, Indiana RWA, and Kiss of Death Chapters) and later Sisters in Crime (Speed City Chapter). The education she has received, proved invaluable but more importantly the support from fellow writers has enriched her in thrilling and unexpected ways. Lisa writes romantic suspense.

Rating Report
Addictiveness
four-half-stars
Character
four-half-stars
Cover
three-stars
Freshness
two-half-stars
Plot
two-half-stars
Romance
five-stars
Overall: four-half-stars
  • Goddess Fish Promos

    Thanks for hosting!

  • clojo9372

    Great guest post! I am admittedly not brave enough to leave a secure dayjob to pursue my dreams so I respect and support anyone who is!! Also thanks for the honest and thorough review. Good luck with the book tour! 🙂

    • Hi Clojo. Thank you for visiting. I’m not certain if I’m that brave either. 🙂

    • Lisa Caviness

      Thank you clojo9372. Leaving the security of my day job wasn’t an easy decision but I’m thankful I have the support of my husband and family. Thanks again for stopping by!

  • Peggy Hyndman

    Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    • Hi Peggy, thank you for visiting. I hope Ms. Caviness answers your question later. I’m really looking forward to it.

    • Lisa Caviness

      Hi Peggy. There are times when the words just won’t come. In those instances I rely on a great group of writer friends. As a group, we always make time to brainstorm and work though tough spots with each other. I also find that answering “what if” questions in longhand in my story notebook helps push me through a block. Thanks for the question!

  • Lisa Brown

    congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    • Hi Lisa. Thank you for visiting. Good luck!

    • Lisa Caviness

      Thanks Lisa for following my tour and good luck!!

  • Rita Wray

    I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  • Nikolina Vukelić

    Good luck with the book tour, Lisa!

  • Judy Thomas

    It sounds scary! I love it 🙂

  • Cathy French

    From the review I really like that It was a very well written plot, with several twists and surprises and was a fast paced read. Interested.

  • Sihem Sihem

    It sounds great i love the cover and thank you for this giveaway