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Monday, January 22, 2018

Sanctuary of Lies by Chad Bishop - Book Tour - Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Chad Bishop and his new book, “Sanctuary of Lies”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Chad and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Sanctuary of Lies
by Chad Bishop


GENRE: Thriller (Domestic)



There are 4.7 billion searchable sites make up 10% of the web, the other 90% is dedicated to the "Dark web". Within that environment there is a thriving economy where everything is for sale: Sex, Armies and Code for hire. Well-known companies buy and sell for governments and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations). They appear as a benign legal boutique companies and consultants, but their true purpose is to be the middlemen/cyber lynchpin for these illicit goods and services.

ISABELLA NUNEZ owns a computer firm in Brooklyn with her lover JACOB COSTA. Accepting her infertility they have a blue nose pit bull called Justice as their “child” and live simple lives as techy nerds. Isabella’s idyllic life is shattered when several days after her lover’s ex-wife, SIMONE JOHNS, reported death, Simone sends Jacob an email to come save their child, he didn’t know they had.



“What did you hit! Where is the plane?” the supervisor said frantically, hovering over Marcus’s shoulder.

When Marcus looked at the screen where there was once no blip there were now four and all of them were labeled SW3678.

“Southwest 3678 descend and maintain 5000”

“What are you doing? There’re already at 5000” the supervisor yelled.

Marcus ignored the supervisor and concentrated on the task at hand. Two planes coming in from the northwest, one coming from the south and southwest 3678.

His supervisor called the man next to him, “Jim take the handoff in the northwest and Paul take Pan 16 in south”

“Southwest 3678 cleared ILS 25 left approach”

Marcus wiped the sweat from his brow as he watched all 4 blips approach runway 25L.

“Southwest 3678 are you on the frequency?”

There was nothing but crackle.

“Southwest 3678 contact the tower.”

The blips started to ascend on the approach.

“No, no” Marcus whispered.

Just like it started, the plane began it’s descent and there was only one blip on the screen for flight 3678.

“It’s coming in too fast.” Marcus murmured

Then the sounds of SouthWest came back on and all they could hear were the cries of help from the aircraft.

Marcus didn’t think “ emergency vehicles to 25L, everyone calling stand by ”

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This book has a lot going on!  Everything from hijacked planes, scary dark web auctions, gigantic sums of money, even bigger secrets, double crosses, and so much more!

This book is book one in the Chest of Secrets Book Series.

I have always found the “Dark web” topic quite intriguing and was very excited to read this book and see the author’s take on it!

Unfortunately, I found this book to be a bit jumpy and boring at times.  It took me a couple weeks to finally finish reading it as I found myself easily setting it down and getting distracted.

I really liked the concept of the book and was intrigued by the storyline and the characters.

This book is full of mystery, suspense, intrigue, and action.

There are quite a few twists and turns that you probably won’t see coming!  Along with many double crosses that make it difficult at times to identify the good guys from the bad guys.

This book is written with several flashbacks and time jumps that make it sometimes unclear what exactly is happening or even how that particular scene contributes to the main story or the plot.

This book is written in multiple POVs and unfortunately it only added to the confusion and distraction.

This book tends to go a bit back and forth on the pace levels.  It takes off and so much excitement is happening, but then backs off, and slows way down.  Then it’ll speed back up and gets OMG! and then it’s right back to slow.  This pattern just continues to repeat pretty much through the whole book.  Sadly, this yo-yo effect made the book somewhat hard to finish.  Which is depressing since there is so much mystery and intrigue to this story that it should have been a glued to the book read!

All in all, there were just a few hang-ups for me, but overall, I still enjoyed reading this book and would still recommend it.  There is a great storyline and awesome characters that do make this book an interesting modern-day thriller!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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Being a child of divorce, I have experienced both sides of the American Family. I understand there is a loss to the family unit that no longer has a father in it.  In the face of that loss, I discovered a woman can rise to the occasion and not replace a man but offer her own strength, moral compass and guidance. In this environment a child can grow up feeling loved, accepted and ultimately successful in life.

Those experiences in my formative years have made me more aware of the women around me and the daily feats of resourcefulness and ingenuity that goes unnoticed and unacknowledged by society. My stories highlight societal issues and the ever-changing challenges women face that I've observed during my life.




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  1. Thanks so much for your review,excerpt and giveaway as well. Great post!

  2. Thank you and I hope you win.

  3. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Thank you for hosting me and thank you for your review. It's so important to get input from different readers. All feedback is like gold.

  5. I enjoyed reading your review, thanks for sharing!

  6. Replies
    1. Thank you for coming by and I hope you enjoyed the excerpt

  7. I was wondering what the author is working on next?

    1. I have another book coming out called Armory of Lies late February. It looks at how technology can play a part in the gun control conversation.

  8. Do you write different genres or focus on one?

    1. I write in different genres. I have a Science Fiction and a Fantasy book coming out later this year. The connecting theme in all of my books is how technology can be used and is an integral part of our lives

  9. What's your writing process/routine like?

    1. I'm a plotter. I use scrivner as a tool and then I walk away for a few days and then come back to make sure the outline makes sense. Then, I write. Next are the beta readers and then the final edit.

  10. Are you a big reader as well as a writer?

  11. What kinds of books/favorite authors did you read when you were a kid?