Drowning In You by Jane Blythe and Amanda Siegrist @jblytheauthor @amanda_siegrist

Jane Blythe and Amanda Siegrist are two amazing authors that I have had the fortune of finding through blogging. They write of love, loss, danger and death, not necessarily in that order. I am excited to have the opportunity to read their first collaboration, Drowning in You, a part of Sweetest Obsessions Boxed Set, which was released on August 20, 2019.

Drowning in You

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MY REVIEW

Imagine…locked up in the dark…you make an escape…before you can get out the door, you are yanked back into an even worse horror than you had been in, before trying to get away. Will he kill you now?

Carter and Jade, homicide partners…a lake, a dead body and for Carter, painful memories.

Rose and Evelyn had been chosen by the same foster family and quickly became best friends. They are complete opposites. Rose is quiet, and rather spend a night at a home than go out. Evelyn is outgoing, ready for a party.

When Carter and Rose meet, there is an immediate attraction. Carter wanted to take away her sorrow and pain, to protect her. Rose felt safe when she was near him.

The beginning of their relationship, the feeling out period, is so sweet. They are like a couple of teenagers and the writing brought the innocence to life. They had both suffered devastating losses, so trusting in love is very difficult for them. They protect themselves and their secrets. I loved watching them learn to share, to communicate.

The serial killer is so much more than just a serial killer. Killing people is not his motivation, but he has no qualms about getting rid of anyone that gives him a problem. Are serial killers capable of love, or is it some twisted interpretation?

I am in a state of suspense. What is he going to do next? I know it won’t be anything good.

I didn’t see it before, but at 66% something triggered my monster meter and I know who he is. Maybe I could have picked up on him sooner, if I was trying harder. Jane and Amanda’s writing has a way of taking me along for the ride and I am enjoy the journey so much that I forget to decipher the clues. I knew the one guy was too big of a scumbag, ya know, too obvious. I wasn’t falling for that red herring. But I really hope he gets his before the story ends.

80%…I know what’s coming and I’m racing through the pages. I can’t stop myself. I need to see how this plays out…NOW.

Want a HEA? Come on in!

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Drowning in You by Jane Blythe and Amanda Siegrist.

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4 Stars

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He has a choice to make. Face his fear … or watch her die.

For Rose Gowan the death of her best friend means she no longer has a confidante—someone to keep her secrets, someone who knew all her insecurities—and she’s not sure she’s brave enough to let anyone else in. Until she meets the detective working her friend’s case. He gives her hope for a future she had thought she’d never have, but he can be possessive, and she promised her best friend that she would never let anyone control her again.

Death is a part of life. It’s not something Detective Carter Dixson likes to dwell on, but working in the homicide division, he has no choice. He does his job, and he does it well. When his latest case brings Rose into his life, he finally has something other than his pain from his past to focus on. She makes him smile, his heart beat faster, and actually feel happy for the first time since his brother died. He’s not afraid of falling in love too fast. But he is afraid of one thing—losing Rose the same way he lost his brother.

This novel is included in the Sweetest Obsessions Boxed Set, which will release on August 20, 2019.

ABOUT JANE BLYTHE

Jane has loved reading and writing since she can remember. She writes dark and disturbing crime/mystery/suspense with some romance thrown in because, well, who doesn’t love romance? She has one completed series, Detective Parker Bell, and one new series, Count to Ten.

When she’s not writing Jane loves to read, bake, go to the beach, ski, horse ride, and watch Disney movies. She has a black belt in Taekwondo, and a 200+ collection of teddy bears. She has the world’s two most sweet and pretty Dalmatians, Ivory and Pearl. Oh, and she also enjoys spending time with family and friends!

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ABOUT AMANDA SIEGRIST

Amanda Siegrist

Love! Gimme some love and heaps of romance. I have a sappy heart that just loves two people meeting, going through the cycles of a relationship, and ultimately, falling in love. Give me a good book like that and I’m a happy camper:)

I write contemporary and romantic suspense, but I am partial to suspense. I just love a good mystery.

Besides writing, I love baking, crafts, and baseball…oh, and meeting new people. *smiles*

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All Good Things Must Come To An End – Ten by Jane Blythe @jblytheauthor

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It’s the end of the Count To Ten series by Jane Blythe and I am so sad to say goodbye to some characters that I have known and loved for a long time. Jane Blythe found me through another, in her word, amazing blogger and I can only say thank you to whoever it was, because I have been loving Jane since 2016 because of them. I eat her books up like M&M candies. If you have tried her work, you know what I mean. If you haven’t, and are a thriller lover, than I recommend you give her a try.

Ten

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MY REVIEW

I turn my Kindle on, search for Ten by Jane Blythe, then click the cover with trepidation. I have been following Jane Blythe’s Count To Ten journey since 2016 and I am eager, yet hesitant to begin, wanting to know the end, yet wondering if it will meet all my expectations. Fair or not, I have set the bar high for Jane Blythe…and I am so happy to say that even though I hate to see the journey come to and end, I am very sad, yet satisfied with the end. She not only met my expectations, she exceeded them.

An electrifying beginning and it doesn’t take long for the bodies to start falling and I am fearful of those characters I have come to care so much about.

Tessa…independent, reclusive, strong…she has been through so much, yet Jane is done with her yet. She’s and urban legend.

JANE JANE JANE! You’re breaking my heart. Hope you enjoyed your killing spree.

He sure isn’t what I expected, but now I am even more worried about my family. You have put them through hell, but the horror just keeps on coming. I must be almost as bad as you because I sure do love reading what you write. The darker, the better, and you paint a bleak picture with your words.

I am almost half way in and I cannot begin to guess at what is to come. Whether it’s because I don’t want to know or face it, I would have to stop long enough to think about it…and I can’t seem to do that.

These characters cannot get a break. Maybe it is time to end the series, Jane, while some of them are still standing. I kinda smiled when I typed that. How evil am I? Will any of them find a happy ever after? How will Jane Blythe wrap it up? Will it have a casket or a pretty bow?

NO NO NO! At 85% tears are falling down my face. I am soooo sad.

OH NO! More tears. I finally gathered my self together, thinking the worst is over…

Jane, woman, OMG, you’re killing me…And it’s still not over.

I laughed, I cried. And I want more. Thank goodness, she has a new series coming, Broken Gems and Cracked Sapphire is due for release in February of 2020.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Ten by Jane Blythe.

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5 Stars

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They say time heals all wounds.

Tessa Micah is snatched from her bed in the middle of the night. She manages to make a phone call to her best friend, the partner of her deceased police officer husband, before she disappears. Tessa has a complicated past and as the widow of a decorated cop, there are a long list of suspects. Retired detective, Skylar Wyatt, is determined to find her and honor the promise he made to his partner; to protect and care for his wife should anything ever happen to him.

Then people connected to Tessa start getting murdered. The cops don’t know who from her past is targeting her, or if it has something to do with her dead husband’s cases. With time running out, and more bodies falling, vocations will be questioned, futures reassessed, and not everyone will survive.

** Warning: Graphic violence and themes of sexual assault/abuse **

ABOUT JANE BLYTHE

Jane has loved reading and writing since she can remember. She writes dark and disturbing crime/mystery/suspense with some romance thrown in because, well, who doesn’t love romance? She has one completed series, Detective Parker Bell, and one new series, Count to Ten.

When she’s not writing Jane loves to read, bake, go to the beach, ski, horse ride, and watch Disney movies. She has a black belt in Taekwondo, and a 200+ collection of teddy bears. She has the world’s two most sweet and pretty Dalmatians, Ivory and Pearl. Oh, and she also enjoys spending time with family and friends!

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MY REVIEWS FOR JANE BLYTHE’S BOOKS

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Christmas In July – Winter Wonderland by Jane Blythe @jblytheauthor

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There is more happening in July than the beach, so let’s celebrate Christmas In July with Jane Blythe’s Winter Wonderland. I love the old time feel of the cover and, of course, the bullet holes got my attention.

Winter Wonderland (Detective Parker Bell #2)

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MY REVIEW

The chills will come from more than the Winter Wonderland and Jane does manage to give me a steady supply. Though Winter Wonderland is the second book, Jane recaps Book I, A Secret To The Grave.

We start out with screeching tires and a screaming voice on a cold winter’s night. Did we get your attention? Made me sit up straight.

Detective Parker Bell is a very patient man and he will need all of that for his love interest, Tess. She is super private, not sharing her nightmares that haunt her sleep. She has a knack for reading people and can whip up a scrumptious pancake. The only place she feels safe is in Parker’s arms, but even her love for him has not overcome her trust issues. Parker can wait, he is strong, heroic, determined, loving…and did I say patient.

THE ICEMAN IS BACK…”death or capture, those are the only things that will end this…”

Jane Blythe does a fabulous job with the description of HIS hiding place. You will have to find it for yourself, though.

The ease with which HE creeps through the houses and takes THEM makes me wonder how that would work in real life. I love a book that gets my mind revved up, and Jane Blythe is doing it just fine. I can’t imagine how terrifying it would be to wake up, gasping for breath, a gun pointed at my head.

The past keeps coming back, complicating an already complicated scenario. The poor girls. I can’t imagine how they felt, the utter hopelessness, helplessness…

So freakin’ creepy. Never a dull moment. It may seem easy, at times, to decipher the plot, but Jane Blythe will NOT reveal HIM, until she is good and ready…and I do love that about her. Is she setting me up for something? Wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

I am only now at 42%…and Parker…WTF?

Wave after wave of shocks and surprises flow through the pages. Good luck trying to figure it out before Jane is ready to tell you. I wanted to scream and yell at them, tell them to look…please look…think Tessa, she told you…

Think the story is over, brace yourself. I did. One shock after another. Danger, threats…doesn’t quit, but I do see something good coming out of it. I could not stop reading. Kept me guessing who would live and who would die. Teeth gritting tenseness, gripping the kindle tightly, wishing, hoping…Can’t die…Can’t die…

Whew. I feel rode hard and put up wet.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Winter Wonderland by Jane Blythe.

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5 Stars

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When winter comes this killer comes out of hiding.

With the city in the grips of Iceman fuelled terror, Detective Parker Bell is handed the task of finding a killer who is meticulous enough to leave behind no physical evidence and self-controlled enough to lie dormant through spring, summer and fall. While hunting the serial killer Parker must also balance his fledgling relationship with Tessa Micah, who is still struggling to deal with the emotional backlash of her own encounter with a madman.

Tessa Micah is fighting to put the past behind her. She is trying to focus on the positives, she has fallen in love, she has friends to support her, she can have the future that she always dreamed of but never thought she would have. But she can only get it if she can learn to let go, move forward, and let her past be just that-her past. Her chance to do that might be ripped away from her when a killer targets her as the next victim.

** Warning: Graphic violence and themes of sexual assault/abuse **

ABOUT JANE BLYTHE

Jane has loved reading and writing since she can remember. She writes dark and disturbing crime/mystery/suspense with some romance thrown in because, well, who doesn’t love romance? She has one completed series, Detective Parker Bell, and one new series, Count to Ten.

When she’s not writing Jane loves to read, bake, go to the beach, ski, horse ride, and watch Disney movies. She has a black belt in Taekwondo, and a 200+ collection of teddy bears. She has the world’s two most sweet and pretty Dalmatians, Ivory and Pearl. Oh, and she also enjoys spending time with family and friends!

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MY REVIEWS FOR JANE BLYTHE’S BOOKS

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Not The Children…Nine by Jane Blythe @jblytheauthor

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I feel honored to be one of the first to read Nine by Jane Blythe. I have been loving the Count To Ten series, along with her other novels I have read, but this one really blew my mind!

And that cover…has a Mona Lisa feel, until you look closer.

⭒☆ Preorder price $0.99 regular price $3.99 ☆⭒

This title will be auto-delivered to your Kindle on June 1, 2019.

Nine

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MY REVIEW

Jane Blythe never waits for the danger and the hook and comes out of the gate swinging in Nine, and I fear for some of my favorite characters.

Kidnapping and the murder of young girls.

The villain targets a venue that hits too close to home and the kids are in danger. The serial killer has his sights on young girls and their school. He enjoys watching them suffer, revels in their fear.

Early on I knew what was coming, but Jane doesn’t let it end there. She adds a twist. She takes it to a hand wringing, foot tapping level. Not satisfied with the expected story, she ramps it up. It’s not enough to take me on a rollercoaster ride, she has to have me flying over the edge along with the characters into a pit of hell.

I love that the characters are hard as nails when it comes to their police work and the evil that surrounds them, but as squishy soft as a marshmallow when it comes to the kids in their lives. The characters have been put through hell in previous books but that doesn’t stop Jane from adding to their horrible memories , adults and kids alike. I hate it for them, yet love it for me.

OMG Jane. WTF. Hasn’t everyone suffered enough? Blowing my mind where you have taken this. What does it say about me…that I am loving every minute of it. LOL

I love how dark it gets…and it keeps getting darker.

Best one yet. Mind blowing. Terror and horror fill every page as the end builds to a soul crushing tension that made me put if down, regroup, catch my breath, then pick it up again. I don’t know how she can top this. Give me more.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Nine by Jane Blythe.

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5+++++

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The high school is this killer’s hunting ground.

Girls from the local high school are being abducted. The only link between the cases is that the girls are kept for ninety-nine hours, then drowned and dumped on the doorsteps of their homes with a number nine tattoo on their back. The cops don’t know who they’re looking for but they do know that with the high school as his hunting ground this killer has hundreds of potential victims to choose from.

Fifteen year old Sophie Xander just learned that she was adopted and that her parents have been lying to her her entire life. Angry, hurt, and no longer sure of who she is, Sophie lashes out at her parents, and turns to her new boyfriend for comfort and support. But when she and her best friend are snatched off the streets her family will do whatever it takes to get her back.

** Warning: Graphic violence and themes of sexual assault/abuse **

ABOUT JANE BLYTHE

Jane has loved reading and writing since she can remember. She writes dark and disturbing crime/mystery/suspense with some romance thrown in because, well, who doesn’t love romance? She has one completed series, Detective Parker Bell, and one new series, Count to Ten.

When she’s not writing Jane loves to read, bake, go to the beach, ski, horse ride, and watch Disney movies. She has a black belt in Taekwondo, and a 200+ collection of teddy bears. She has the world’s two most sweet and pretty Dalmatians, Ivory and Pearl. Oh, and she also enjoys spending time with family and friends!

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Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire – Eight by Jane Blythe @jblytheauthor

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⭒☆ Preorder price $0.99 regular price $3.99 ☆⭒

Released on April 1. 2019, but the preorder price of $0.99 is still good.

Eight (Count to Ten #8)

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MY REVIEW

I have been reading Jane Blythe’s Count To Ten series since Book I, One, which is currently free. If you are a serial killer, suspense/thriller lover like me, this is one you will want to grab…ASAP!

It’s not enough that they survived one life threatening situation, an angry husband wants the wife and daughter that Sofia is harboring in the center for abused women and children. She will put her life on the line for her charges.

Jane Blythe has the ability to keep me on pins and needles, totally enthralled with a story that refuses to let me go…AND leaves me craving more. Her characters are to die for and they take me on a roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs and twists and turns, at times leaving me breathless with anticipation.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Eight by Jane Blythe.

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5 Stars

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They survived a hostage situation now someone is killing them off.

Sofia Xander runs a center for abused women and children, some of whom have fled for their lives, their abusers still out there. One of those violent husbands tracks his family down and holds eight people hostage in a bid to get his wife and daughter back. With no choice but to kill him to protect herself and the others, Sofia is unprepared for the impact it will have on herself and her life.

Detective Ryan Xander is proud of his wife for doing what she had to in order to save lives, but he knows taking a life will affect her. He just didn’t know those effects would be her pushing him away. Then someone starts killing off the surviving hostages. Now he could lose his wife to a killer or she could walk out on him.

** Warning: Graphic violence and themes of sexual assault/abuse **

ABOUT JANE BLYTHE

Jane has loved reading and writing since she can remember. She writes dark and disturbing crime/mystery/suspense with some romance thrown in because, well, who doesn’t love romance? She has one completed series, Detective Parker Bell, and one new series, Count to Ten.

When she’s not writing Jane loves to read, bake, go to the beach, ski, horse ride, and watch Disney movies. She has a black belt in Taekwondo, and a 200+ collection of teddy bears. She has the world’s two most sweet and pretty Dalmatians, Ivory and Pearl. Oh, and she also enjoys spending time with family and friends!

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MY REVIEWS FOR JANE BLYTHE’S BOOKS

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Monday Mini Review – The Diamond Star by Jane Blythe @jblytheauthor

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Jane Blythe is one of my go to authors, so I am happy to share this sweet novella, The Diamond Star with you. The Diamond Star is a part of the Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes. Woo Hoo, let’s celebrate. You can grab you copy for just .99.

The Diamond Star

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MY REVIEW

Aurora’s brother had been murdered, but only after being tortured.

I love that she is alone…in the middle of the night…

Thump. What’s that? Is it the cat? Thump. Uh-oh. I know Jane…and that is no cat!

Hide? Run? Too late. Merry Christmas to her. 🙁

Brady…Okay, I didn’t see that coming. Instalove…Instalust…The scenario is pretty far fetched, but it is fiction and I do love to forget the logical and set my mind free to follow where the author wants to take me.

Do you want a short, easy read, with thrills, chills and a happy ever after? You might want to give this a try.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Diamond Star by Jane Blythe.

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4 Stars

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~ Part of the Heart of a Hunk multi-author box set ~

It’s Christmas Eve, and Aurora Kinsley is grieving her brother who was recently murdered. That quickly becomes the least of her concerns when she wakes in the middle of the night to find four men trashing the house. To survive the mess her brother left behind, she’ll have to put her trust in one of the men who killed her only sibling.

** Warning: Graphic violence and themes of sexual assault/abuse **

MY REVIEWS FOR JANE BLYTHE’S BOOKS

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