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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Giveaway + Review of Avenging Allaire by Margie Church

Title: Avenging Alaire
Author: Margie Church
Publisher: Class Act Books
Genre: Erotic Suspense
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ISBN 978-1-935048-37-4   1-935048-37-6
Word Count: 84,255
Contemporary Romance - Explicate sexual content

Rating: 4.5 of 5
Reviewed by: MarthaE

The exciting love story of Allaire West and Devon Mercer continues in the thriller, “Avenging Allaire.” The couple plans to marry and live happily ever after, but everyone from Devon’s father to their pistol-packing nanny, Lucy, is conspiring against them.

Lucy plots, with the help of her lover, to take advantage of Allaire’s psychotic relapses. Her goal is to turn Allie into a lunatic and steal Devon for herself.

Devon’s father calls in his million dollar ransom loan and Devon is forced to return to his father’s firm to repay it. It doesn’t take long for Devon to become suspicious about the revolving door of investors, brokers, and missing information.

In a heart-stopping turn of events, Allaire's life is again in jeopardy. Devon learns the truth behind Allaire’s kidnapping, the suspicious murders, and the business secrets.

Who will survive and who will pay as Devon desperately tries to avenge Allaire. Packed with murder, white collar crime, and plenty of spice, “Avenging Allaire” lives up to the author’s penchant for SASS - Suspense, Angst, Seductive Sizzle.

Review:  This sequel to Awakening Allaire is another sexy, tension filled suspense!

The story picks up where the first book ended.  Unfortunately for Allaire and Devon, Allaire is still a target for threats that wreak havoc on her recovery from the trauma of her kidnapping.  Devon steadfastly stands by her and tries to reassure her that he loves her and will be there to help her.

Devon is particularly frustrated that he is drawn back into his father’s firm.  He is more frustrated that he cannot seem to protect Allie from the nasty calls and pranks made by enemies who clearly know enough detail to trigger Allie’s fears.

I really think that the blurb says more than it should although it soon is obvious that Lucy is obsessed with Devon and out to get Allaire.  I also read a version of the book that had a synopsis and it too gave more away then I would want to know before reading the book.

The author’s voice is clear and direct.  My favorite part is that the mystery and suspense are very well plotted and the resulting tension keeps the book moving at a fast pace.  The sexual scenes definitely sizzle and are written to be loving and sensual.  However, for me there could have been fewer sexual scenes as I was anxious to get on to solving the mystery and revealing the conspirators and murderers!!

I love this author’s tag line: “SASS” – Suspense, Angst, Seductive Sizzle - which fit these stories to a T!  It is understandable why this is a bestseller.  If you like good thrillers with lots of sexual sizzle, this and the first book would be great choices!

Author Margie Church has graciously agreed to give a free eBook of this Bestselling Book as a giveaway!


1. Visit Margie's website or blog and tell me something you learned about her or sign her guest book and let me know that you did!  Please include your email address, so I can contact you if you win.

2. For an extra entry, become a follower or tell me if you are already a follower.

3. For another entry, blog, facebook, tweet (any of those networks!) about this giveaway and tell me where you did.

4. You may make all entries in a single comment or separate comments. Since I haven't numbered the comments yet I have to put names/entries on a list for numbering anyway, so posting separately doesn't make a difference unless you post at different times so your numbers are not consecutive!

That is three total entries possible.

This contest is open to anyone who can download an eBook!

This contest will close Midnight (Central) on December 14, 2009. The winner will be randomly selected from all entries.


  1. signed the guest book

  2. I am a follower of your blog.

  3. I learned that Margie has been married for 27 years. Awesome!!

  4. Hi Margie:
    I see the first of three persons you'd like to meet is Tiger Woods. I promise not to tell his wife.

  5. I learned that one of her favorite Bands is Nickleback.

  6. I found out that one of her favorite shows is the Mentalist. That is mine also


  7. I am a follower


  8. I learned that she likes the Mentalist!

  9. I learned that she has two children and an English Springer named Jewel.


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