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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Midnight Girl by Nora LeDuc - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Nora LeDuc and her new book, “Midnight Girl”!  For other stops on her 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 $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Nora and to increase your chances of winning!

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


Midnight Girl
by Nora LeDuc

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GENRE: Mystery/Romantic Suspense

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BLURB:

When a teenager mysteriously disappears in Hawick Falls, New Hampshire, Lisa Raynes fears her kidnapper, who recently escaped from prison, is hunting girls again. She also believes he’s targeted her for his next victim when she receives a threatening message. To add to her problems, her ex-boyfriend Travis Bodell, nephew of her captor, shows up in town. Five years ago, he promised to love Lisa forever, but he left her to start a new life. Trusting him was a mistake she will never repeat.

Bad boy Travis Bodell has a history of run-ins with the law. The police suspect he came back to aid his uncle, not to warn Lisa she’s in danger. With the investigation going nowhere, Travis focuses on Lisa who identifies with the missing teen and wants to find her. To keep Lisa safe, he offers to help her search. She refuses until loving memories of their past surface, and she finally accepts his proposal. Working together arouses strong feelings of attraction that neither will admit.

As time runs out for the kidnap victim, disturbing threats against Midnight Girl, Lisa’s online name, grow. She realizes the only way to stay alive is to open her heart and put her faith in Travis, but can she let go of her doubts and lingering hurt? Can the couple join forces and win against a cunning criminal fueled by hate?

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EXCERPT TWO:

“Let’s go.” He dug out a four-inch black flashlight from his pocket and turned it on. He threaded his fingers through hers.

The simple action felt intimate and personal, but she didn’t have time to react. He was leading her forward. Sticks and twigs crunched beneath their feet. They ducked under branches.

The blackness closed around them. She struggled to inhale and exhale calmly.

I’m fine. She angled her head upward, seeking the starlight.

Suddenly, her shoe caught in a hole. She lost her balance.

Travis tightened his grip and reached under her elbow to steady her. “You okay?”

The hooting of an owl answered.

She wet her dry lips. “Super.”

They walked until the trees thinned. An overgrown field lay ahead. A shrill scream sent quivers shooting through her.

“What was that?” She blinked, staring over her shoulder into the pines. “Was something or someone under attack?”

“Red fox. You must have heard one before.”

“Not that I recall. Though as long as it’s not Seth, I’m good.”

He released her hand and tramped to the edge of a field. “My uncle’s main hiding place was around here somewhere.”

“Somewhere?” She tightened her lips to keep them from quaking.

“I’ll find it.” He paced a few feet into the meadow of shrubs, knee-high gras, and waved her forward.

“Found it by the large oak. He pointed to a towering tree bordering the forest. Its limbs seemed to hover just beneath the sky now a mixture of stars and clouds.

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BOOK REVIEW:


This book was such an intriguing, suspenseful read with a dash of romance thrown in!

Last year, I had previously read and enjoyed Nora’s other book, “Sweet Dreams, Baby,” so I was thrilled to get the chance to read her latest work – which also happens to be part of the same series.  “Sweet Dreams, Baby,” is Book Three in the Love & Mystery in the 6-oh-3 Book Series, while this new book, “Midnight Girl,” is the follow-up, Book Four.

Nora’s writing only continues to improve with each book!  I know she will be an author I will continue to read over the years!

This book has a great storyline that flows, terrific writing style with detailed scenes, well-developed characters, is fast paced, and keeps you completely entertained through the last page.

I really enjoyed reading this book and solving the case alongside the characters!!

I liked the main characters and even the supporting characters!  Lisa, Travis, Alan, Mrs. Ferani, Chief Banks, Teagan, Noah, and of course the adorable cat, Jogger – they were all great, well developed, genuine, realistic characters!  For the most part, I enjoyed the dynamic love drama between Lisa and Travis and the tension it created.  I was curious how it was going to play out.  However, at times it got annoying with all the back and forth indecisiveness.  Yes, it was somewhat understandable during the times Lisa was unsure if Travis was helping his uncle or there to protect her.  However, some of the it got a tad bit irritating.  I loved that Lisa was a strong, smart, brave female-lead – those are my favorite type of characters and role-models.

I liked the relatable connection Lisa had with Ruthie, the missing teen.  It really helped keep the focus on finding Ruthie as a vital plot point as opposed to a background plot point and being overshadowed by Lisa’s stalking.  Of course, the story focused on Lisa and the stalker trying to kill her, but adding these extra elements really boosted the story.

Usually I am a bit hesitant on books and movies with characters that try to solve major crimes and go after the bad guys when those particular characters have no training and especially so, if they don’t carry a gun or weapon – it’s like they are asking to get hurt or get someone else hurt in the process.  Thankfully, this book did not fall into that category, as the author did a good job making these characters realistic and carry protection.  I can’t imagine if I were to hunt down an escaped convict that I wouldn’t have some kind of weapon to protect myself in case I found them – or if they found me!!!

I also liked how detailed and descriptive the writing was.  One of my favorite lines in the books was, “As he sped along, storm clouds smothered the sun and created the feeling of twilight.” (217).  That sentence and many others made this book easy to picture the scenes and characters – almost like watching a movie.

However, with that said, I did come across a couple confusing spelling errors, but it didn’t detract from the overall story.

There are a few exciting twists and turns and unexpected moments that will keep you guessing!!!

As previously mentioned, this book is the fourth book in the Love & Mystery in the 6-oh-3 Book Series.  I had only read Book Three, “Sweet Dreams, Baby,” in this series before reading this book.  This book can absolutely be read as a standalone as each book as mostly its own case.  However, there are some references to the previous book and some of the characters seem to overlap.  However, since this is an entertaining book series, I would suggest getting in from the beginning and starting with book one, so you don’t miss anything.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend this book to all mystery and romantic suspense readers!

**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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AUTHOR BIO:

Nora grew up in rural New England and still lives here. She has enjoyed combining my love of true crime shows with her imagination to produce romantic suspense and mysteries that you keep you guessing.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Nora will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

12 comments:

  1. Nora ~ Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

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    1. HI Ally, Thank you for having me on your blog and as always for reviewing my book!! Here's wishing you a great 2019.

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  2. This is amazing!!! I love mysteries!!

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    1. Good morning, Mya. Were you up late reading? Thanks for stopping by and reading the review.

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  3. Good Morning! Thank you for the book description.These tours are great and we have found some terrific books so thanks so much.

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  4. Good morning, James. Looks like all the terrific books you found are keeping you up. Thanks for stopping in and reading the blog post.

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  5. Hi Chesey, Thanks for reading and posting. Have a good day.

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  6. Hi Victoria, Nice to see you. Thanks for posting and glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. Really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing

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