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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Dark Energy by Addison Brae - Book Tour - Book Sale - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Addison Brae and her new book, “Dark Energy”!  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 $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Addison and to increase your chances of winning!

This eBook is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

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

Dark Energy
by Addison Brae


GENRE: Romantic Suspense, Adult/New Adult



Cybercrime doesn’t talk. It creeps in and destroys lives right under Gillian’s nose when a cryptojacking scheme lands her boss, Pinkie, in jail. Gillian had just started over with a new career, boyfriend, and confidence after escaping a vicious murder investigation that shattered her ability to trust. Then Pinkie’s arrest leaves her struggling to run his two bars while also unraveling the conspiracy.

Gillian will not let her mentor and friend go down for something he didn’t do. Neither will Jon, the most talented musician on the bar’s stage and the perfect boyfriend...until his good fortune sends her reeling. Gillian forces herself to trust the cops, people who hurt her, and known criminals. Will it be enough to free Pinkie and save her life?



Chapter 6 Excerpt:

What’s Pinkie’s Too without Pinkie? The answer is entirely up to me to figure out. First, get through tonight. Start the band. Keep food and drinks flowing, so customers stay happy and don’t ask questions. Talk to each crewmember individually and make them feel secure. We can’t afford to lose anyone else. Then hope Pinkie is back here tomorrow, laughing about how the feds are so useless they couldn’t play dead in a cowboy movie.

Before I talk myself out of it, I turn and face the music. Teran is the first person I encounter.

“Man, what a shocker.” He shakes his head. “Not what I’d expect from Pinkie. I can open and close, you know, help you manage, handle the books, whatever you need to cover until he’s back.”

“Uhm, thanks, Teran. I’ll let you know.” I can’t even process what he’s saying, so I keep walking.

“Ma’am,” a patron says as I pass their table. “Is everything okay?”

No, everything’s not okay. The cops just yanked my friend, my mentor, my boss out of the bar on opening weekend. “I’m sure it is. Thank you for asking. How’s everything?”



This book was an interesting, intriguing, and exciting read!

I really enjoyed the main characters.  They were realistic, likable, and relatable!  I loved Gillian!  She was strong, smart, dedicated, persistent, caring, compassionate, and at times a bit stubborn lol.  She was a great lead female character with wit, charm, and tenacity that you just couldn’t help but root for and hope her story works out.

I enjoyed the story line and felt engaged in the story structure and plot points.  The writing was steady and easily flowed.

Cybercrime is such an intriguing topic to me, so I was so excited and curious about this book and it did not disappoint!  Today’s world – especially now with COVID-19 revolves around computers.  We need to be able to trust them, but there are too many bad people and too many ways for them to become dangerous and vulnerable to attacks.

I really enjoyed and appreciated the author’s depth of research that was thoroughly highlighted in this book.  Her expertise of cybercrime and bar management was impressive.  She also kept the material educational, but not overwhelming as it was easily to grasp and follow.

This book was such a fun, quick, enjoyable read that I was able to finish in just a few sittings!

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few very unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

This book is Book Two in the Return to Becker Circle Book Series.  It can be read as a standalone.  I had not read the first book prior to reading this book, and I did not have any complications or get lost.  There clearly is story line and character overlap, and I think I would have enjoyed reading book one first to have gotten to know the characters better, but it’s not required to enjoy book two!

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all romantic suspense fans and adult/new adult readers will like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**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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Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. As a child, she was constantly in trouble for hiding under the bed to read when she was supposed to be napping. She has been writing since childhood starting with diaries, letters and short stories. She continues today with articles, video scripts and other content as an independent marketing consultant.

When she’s not writing, Addison spends her time traveling the world, collecting interesting cocktail recipes and hosting parties. She’s still addicted to reading and enjoys jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy.

Addison writes new adult and adult romantic suspense and young adult contemporary fiction. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Romance Writers of America, RWA Kiss of Death chapter, Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Writers’ League of Texas.



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  1. Addison ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! 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! :)

    1. Love your blog, Ally! Thank you for taking the time to read Dark Energy and for sharing your thoughts. The setting is so timely and serves as a tribute to hard-working restaurant and hospitality workers who are suffering from business closures. They need us! Everyone please support your local bars and restaurants, and happy reading! ~Addison

  2. I liked the excerpt, sounds good.

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    1. Yessss, thank you for the review and the fun site. Appreciate the comment Victoria.

  4. It sounds like an intriguing book. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for your comment pippirose and for being a reader!

  5. Thanks for the comment James Robert - appreciate it very much.