SHOWCASE Author Faye Kellerman And Her New Novel: The Beast


I was originally scheduled to review this book and provide a giveaway of the book to a lucky commenter, but alas, the book never came in the mail, so instead, I am presenting this showcase of the author, Faye Kellerman, and her new novel, The Beast.  Below you’ll find a synopsis, an excerpt, and several ways to reach the author and purchase the book. In the meantime, if you’d like to leave a comment, feel free, and maybe I can convince the powers that be that visitors to this blog deserve an opportunity to win a free book.

The Beast

by Faye Kellerman

on Tour August 2013

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Published by: HarperCollins/William Morrow
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Number of Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062121752
Purchase Links:

Synopsis:

Over his years with the LAPD, Peter Decker has handled a number of tough cases and strange killers. Few of his previous assignments compare to his latest case—the most bizarre of his storied career.
When Hobart Penny is found dead in his apartment, the cops think that his pet cat—an adult female tiger—attacked the reclusive elderly billionaire. But it soon becomes clear that the beast that killed the eccentric inventor is all too human. Digging into the victim’s life, Decker and his colleagues, Detectives Marge Dunn and Scott Oliver, discover that Penny was an exceptionally peculiar man with exotic tastes, including kinky sex with call girls.
Following a trail of clues that leads from a wildlife sanctuary in the San Bernardino Mountains to the wild nightlife of Las Vegas, the LAPD detectives are left juggling too many suspects and too few answers. To break open a case involving the two most primal instincts—sex and murder—Decker wrestles with a difficult choice: turning to a man with expert knowledge of both—Chris Donatti, the dangerous man who also happens to be the father of Decker’s foster son Gabriel Whitman, a boy not without his own problems.
As their work and intimate worlds collide, Decker and his wife, Rina, find themselves facing tough questions. It just might be that family crises and work-related responsibilities prove too much for Decker’s career. A confluence of ordeals can stress even the most intact of families. And when all these shocking truths comes out, exactly how well will Decker and Rina cope as well as survive?

Read an excerpt:

Author Bio:

Faye Kellerman lives with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, in Los Angeles, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Catch Up With the Author:

Tour Participants:

Schedule:8/01 ~ Interview, Review & Giveaway @ The Top Shelf
8/02 ~ Review @ Mama Knows Books
8/03 ~ Showcase @ CMash Reads
8/04 ~ Review @ Vics Media Room
8/05 ~ Review & Giveaway @ Buried Under Books
8/06 ~ Showcase @ My Cozie Corner
8/07 ~ Review @ Must Read Faster
8/08 ~ Review @ Hotchpotch
8/09 ~ Review @ Keenly Kristin
8/10 ~ Review & Giveaway @ bless their hearts mom
8/11 ~ Showcase @ The Stuff of Success
8/12 ~ Review & Giveaway @ My Reading Room
8/13 ~ Review @ a lovely shore breeze
8/14 ~ Review & Giveaway @ Celticladys Reviews
8/15 ~ Showcase @ Beagle Book Space
8/16 ~ Review @ Community Bookstop
8/17 ~ Showcase @ Omnimystery, A Family of Mystery Websites
8/19 ~ Review & Giveaway @ Marys Cup of Tea
8/20 ~ Showcase @ The Thrill of it All
8/22 ~ Review & Giveaway @ Rhodes Review
8/26 ~ Review @ THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK
8/27~ Review & Giveaway @ Ryder Islingtons Blog
8/28 ~ Showcase @ Read 2 Review
8/29 ~ Showcase @ J. C. Martin, Fighter Writer
8/30 ~ Review @ Giveaway @ Books and Needlepoint
8/31 ~ Review @ Giveaway @ Thoughts in Progress
TBD ~ Review @ Suspense Magazine Blog

Sticking My Toes Back In


It’s been a long while since I posted anything, so I thought I’d stick my toes back in the water and just see what happens. I’m happy to see that the number of followers of this blog has almost doubled even though I haven’t posted anything new in several months.

We have had several tragedies in the last year, which I won’t go into, but things seem to be looking up, and I’m going to try to post once a week, just to test the waters. I’ve read several books lately, so I intend to start with some reviews.

Here is a partial list of upcoming reviews, most of which will include giveaways to a lucky commentor of the review:

July 29th–Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D.

August 13th–The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey

August 27th–The Beast by Faye Kellerman

August 29th–Cornerstone b y J.M. LeDuc

August 30th–Murdock Tackles Taos by Robert Ray

And August 9th, I’ll be featuring Ron Chapesiuk, author of Black Ceasar.

I’m honored to have been chosen as a host to most of these authors, and many more, who are launching their newest releases, or reminding us of those books that have been recently released. Most of them are touring, and I’ll have their tour schedules here, so you can increase your chances of giveaways by checking out other blogs on their tours.

I also intend to do some guest posts on other blogs, and will make sure to post that schedule here.

Thanks to all of you who stuck by me, and to all the new followers of and visitors to my blog. I hope to earn your loyalty with some informative articles, some free gifts, and some honest reviews in the coming weeks, and months.