A Tag Team Giveaway Event – Suicide Lake by Ashley Fontainne @AshleyFontainne

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Welcome to a Tag Team Tag Team Event & Giveaway!

This is where myself (Sherry at fundinmental) and Laura at fuonlyknew tag team authors and their books.

We share our reviews and giveaways, giving you two views and two chances to win!


I am a huge fan of Ashley Fontainne’s and I am always eagerly awaiting whatever she comes up with next. That being said…check out Suicide Lake and the fantastic giveaway at the end of the post.

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Ashley Fontainne is a MUST READ bestselling author, to me, so…when Suicide Lake came up for grabs, I was all over it! I like a little romance with my murder, so Suicide Lake held all the must haves for me. Another hit not to be missed for all mystery/thriller readers.

Poor Renee.

Such a dark and dismal life. She has finally given up. As I read about her, I thought I might even be tempted to walk out on that beautiful dock, check out the heavily polluted water, think about all the suicides that have happened before…and dived in myself.

Ironic that a dead body would save her.

The small town must have a “dick” for a sheriff. Isn’t that mandatory? LOL

I get angry for her. It’s not like she doesn’t try. No education, bad situations and  bad choices can take control of our lives, don’t you think? I am very suspicious when she is offered a job at the mayor’s office.

Ashley Fontainne has a way of stringing me along, letting me become complacent, thinking all is good…then BAM…she kicks my teeth in… my heart beats faster and fear and suspense build to an almost unmanageable level. Her endings are the cherry on top of the sundae.

My only complaint…I am so spoiled by her novels that start with action at a fever pitch and go from beginning to end, fell a little flat in Suicide Lake. The first half of the novel seemed a bit slow and not up to her usual standards. Could this be me? Could it be my mood at the time of reading? Does that ever happen to you?

Doesn’t matter, Ashley Fontainne and Suicide Lake rocked and I expected no less.

I received a copy of Suicide Lake from Ashley Fontainne in return for an honest review.

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AMAZON BLURB:  Those who have secrets…

Renee Thornton is on the brink of despair, ready to take a final plunge and join the other tragic souls at the bottom of Bradford Lake—known to locals as Suicide Lake.

Beneath the murky waters…

Her plans change when she’s startled back to reality after a body brushes up against her from the depths below. Terrified, Renee runs away and slams into her old flame Cliff Simpson, a deputy with Whitten County Sheriff’s Department.

Will stop at nothing…

Strange events unfurl after the discovery of the corpse. Renee and Cliff find themselves caught up in a web of lies, deceit, and mystery.

To keep them hidden…

Now instead of being able to slip away silently and become another anonymous statistic, Renee finds herself entangled in a murder investigation. Is Cliff her ally or enemy? Who can she trust? What other secrets will rise to the surface?

ABOUT ASHLEY FONTAINNE (from her website)

Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.

Her muse for penning the Eviscerating the Snake series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Ashley’s love for this book is what sparked her desire to write her debut novel, Accountable to None, the first book in the trilogy. With a modern setting to the tale, Ashley delves into just what lengths a person is willing to go when they seek personal justice for heinous acts perpetrated upon them. The second novel in the series, Zero Balance. focuses on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. For once the cycle starts, where does it end? How far will the tendrils of revenge expand? Adjusting Journal Entries answered that question: far and wide.

Her short thriller entitled Number Seventy-Five, touches upon the sometimes dangerous world of online dating. Number Seventy-Five took home the BRONZE medal in fiction/suspense at the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards contest and is currently in production for a feature film.

Her paranormal thriller entitled The Lie, won the GOLD medal in the 2013 Illumination Book Awards for fiction/suspense and is also in production for a feature film entitled Foreseen.

Ashley’s decided to delve into the paranormal with a Southern Gothic horror/suspense novel, Growl, which released in January of 2015. The suspenseful mystery Empty Shell, released in September of 2014. Ashley will be teaming up with Lillian Hansen (Ashley calls her mom!) to pen a three-part murder mystery/suspense series entitled The Magnolia Series. The first book, Blood Ties, which released in June of 2015.

Ashley also hosts The WriteStuff, a popular BlogTalk Radio show, each Friday night at 10 p.m. CST.


Ashley Fontainne always has great giveaways. Check it out:

  • 2 ebook copies
  • 2 signed paperbacks copies
  • 2 audio books copies

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Giveaway will run 7/22/16 – 8/3/16.

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38 thoughts on “A Tag Team Giveaway Event – Suicide Lake by Ashley Fontainne @AshleyFontainne

  1. Pingback: Tag Team Review and Giveaway ~ Suicide Lake by Ashley Fontainne | fuonlyknew

  2. Great review, Sherry. Funny that I felt it never slowed and you felt it did. I wonder how often our moods might make the difference in how a book feels to us. LOL

    • I think it does. That’s why I try and read books when I am in the mood for the genre. It felt rushed to me, compared to her other novels I have read. All Ashley’s other books have been off the charts and I would still highly recommend this one!

  3. Sounds like an interesting read. 🙂 Only dead body I have seen was at a funeral, I am happy to have not ever run across one in any other capacity. 🙂

    • Ashley is a must read author for me and I love all her books I have read. The only dead body I have seen is at a funeral home too and that was bad enough.

  4. Unfortunately, I saw more dead bodies than I’d wish upon anyone as a Marine in Vietnam way back when. Now I try to avoid them when I can.

    • My older sister was in hospice and I really appreciate all the wonderful things that people like you do for others. Thank you.

    • Ashley does that very well and I’m always ready to snatch the next “book she puts on the shelf”.

  5. I have never run across a dead body. If I did run across a dead body, I would be very curious and probably want to join in the investigation.

    • Then you need to stay tuned, Tillie, because fundinmental always has a good supply of them LOL

  6. I have seen more than one dead body…one in particular has stuck with me. A teen in an accident on bad roads crashed into the tree in my front yard. He died in my arms.

    • OMG, Di. That is horrible…but it was good that someone was there with him. I like to think he knew you were there.

  7. Sadly, I’ve seen bodies at funerals. Other than that, no, and nor would I want to *shudder*

    Sounds like a good read. I also see Ashley has a huge backlist of titles. I’m going to check a few of them out.
    some of the titles and covers have me intrigued!

    • I think there are at least a couple you would enjoy, Mae. Happy reading.

  8. I seen a corpse before in Biology classes I took in college, I just never discovered one. What would I do if I did depends on my kids being around. Of course I would touch it but police being called would be top priority, than my teachings would kick in and would be curious how they died.

    • Touch it. LOL Not sure I would or not, but I would do a Bones impersonation. LOL

  9. My grandfather used to own a general store in a small town around where I was growing up. Upstairs, there were huge rooms where he used to keep extra things and it was where my cousins and I used to play and run around. In one of the closets we found an old chest, inside there, was an old skeleton. We thought for years it was fake and we used to touch it and move it about inside the chest. Later, as we got older and braver we asked about it and discovered it was a human skeleton. I don’t remember the story surrounding it but when he passed away and the store was sold, they donated the skeleton to a hospital.

  10. Hi! Great review! Not necessarily my kind of book, but still sounds intriguing!

    Thank you for the chance to win such awesome prizes!! I do love me my swag & signed books, so that is what my fingers are crossed for! HUGS

    I have seen a couple dead bodies at funerals, but that is it! I DO NOT EVER want to see a dead body outside of that! That just freaks me out to no end! Even a small dead fish in our fish tank creeps me out! 🙂 But I love vampires, shifters and other PNR books! go figure! 🙂

    Thank you again!

    Cheers! HUGS Have a great one & take care Honey! xoxoxo

    (my email address should be visible to you via my log in, but if not, let me know and I will pass it along! 🙂 )

    • You are most welcome, Lynda. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I love Ashley’s writing and this is her first foray into the romantic suspense realm. Happy reading.

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