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.
Series: The Order Series #1
Published by Dream Theory Publishing on April 30, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Goddess Fish Promotions
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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
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.
Mysterious, fast-paced, thrilling!!!
- 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.
- 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 !!!
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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