Thursday, February 18, 2016

FATAL IMPULSE BY LORI L. ROBINETT - REVIEW TOUR + GIVEAWAY


Fatal Impulse
by Lori L. Robinett

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GENRE: Mystery (Cozy)

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BLURB:

Did Andi Adams murder her husband?

Andi is married to a handsome, charismatic man. He’s a successful pillar of their cozy island community. She's a beautiful young wife devoted to him. From the outside, their life appears perfect.

But on the inside, she is constantly on edge, trying to keep him happy so she won’t suffer scathing words that hurt just as much as the occasional sharp blow from him.

Then she snaps. His abuse pushes her too far. In the blink of an eye, she becomes a widow and finds herself inextricably entwined in the web of lies he wove in the months before his death. Her small town neighbors whisper behind her back, as if the sensational death of her husband is the subject of a pulp novel. When a blackmailer threatens to expose her as a murderer, she must piece together her husband’s life to find the key to her own freedom.

Fatal Impulse is the first in an intriguing new mystery series, where each widow faces challenges that threaten to destroy her just as she begins to find her strength.



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EXCERPT

The telephone on the nightstand jangled and demanded her attention.

“Hello?”

“I know what you did.”

"Who is this?" Her nerves tingled. “What do you want?”

"I want those documents." He breathed heavily into the phone. "You thought they were worth killing for and I have no problem doing whatever I have to do to get you out of the way. I'll be in touch.”

The phone went dead and she dropped onto the bed, her mouth hanging open. What the heck? That made no sense at all.

Martha hollered from across the hall, "Who was that?"

Andi blinked and stared at the phone. "I don't know."

"Do you need help picking out something?"

"No. No, I'm fine. I'll do it." Someone's idea of a bad joke?

She shook her head and turned to the dresser to open his valet box. He would want to be buried with his diamond cufflinks, even though no one would see them. Two rough pink and green rocks sat next to his cufflinks in a little velvet lined compartment. She frowned. Seemed like an odd thing for him to keep there. She scooped up the diamonds and clipped them to his dress shirt. She opened his top dresser drawer to get a monogrammed handkerchief for the suit pocket, then slammed the drawer shut, a bit harder than she intended. Something rattled. She frowned, opened the drawer again and rummaged through the contents. In the back of the drawer, tucked under the lining, she found a small brown envelope. She squeezed it open and a key on a beaded chain dropped into her palm.

What could it possibly open?



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MY REVIEW
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Intriguing, suspenseful and nerve-wracking, "Fatal Impulse" will have you gripping your seat.

With plenty action and suspense, character development, captivating dialogues, an ensemble of secondary characters, excellent writing and gripping tension, this book is going to keep everyone enthralled.

Highly Recommended for any lover of the genre!!

*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Lori lives in rural central Missouri with her husband and daughter. One very spoiled Miniature Schnauzer and Miniature Beagle allow Lori and her husband to live in their house, and the outside is patrolled by BK (short for Barn Kitty) and Patches (a sweet tom cat stray that missed his calling as a lap cat). She can often be found bouncing through rough gravel roads in her lifted yellow Jeep named Daisy.

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GIVEAWAY
Lori L. Robinett will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner.



33 comments:

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    1. And thank you for coordinating! You've put together a great tour!

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  2. Thank you for your honest review, much appreciated!

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  3. What character in any book would you like to be best friends with?

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    1. Boy, that's a tough one. I think I'd like to be best friends with Dana. She's the best friend of the main character in this book, and she's an absolute hoot. Smart, funny, sassy. She'd be a lot of fun to hang with. How about you?

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  4. Thank you so much for hosting and reviewing - I greatly appreciate it. Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway!

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  5. I liked the excerpt. The story sounds very intriguing.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. The book will be on sale throughout the book tour if you'd like to pick up a copy.

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  6. What a great review and what an exciting sounding story.

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    1. I'm thrilled with this review. I hope you find the story as exciting to read as it was to write.

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  7. Sounds great!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  8. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  9. If you all want a sneak peek at the images that inspired me, pop over and check out my Pinterest Board for Fatal Impulse: https://www.pinterest.com/LoriLRobinett/fatal-impulse/

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    1. I recently blogged about how many books I read from different genres. My favorites are romance and mystery, and they run the gamut from steamy romance to sweet romance and cozy mystery to serial killer novels. Currently, I'm reading a lot of romantic comedy (Tawna Fenske), and I'm still a sucker for a Stone Barrington book by Stuart Woods.

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  11. As a child did you know you would become a writer?

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    1. Yes - I've been writing stories for as long as I can remember. I did go through a stretch where I didn't write at all (busy with college, then work & kids), but started writing seriously after my best friend died of cancer at the age of 34. That was a wake up call for me - if there's something you want to do, do it. :)

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  12. Great post! I loved your review and Fatal Impulse sounds like a book I'm going to enjoy reading. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the book. :)

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  13. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Other stops on the tour offered other excerpts, if you want to read more! :)

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt. :)

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    1. Glad you liked it! (I'm a bit partial to it myself )

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  15. Enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for sharing and the review, sounds like a book I can sink my teeth into, Good luck with the tour!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Eva! Enjoyed "seeing" you on the tour!

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  16. I loved the entire post! Thank you.

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  17. Sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hope you enjoy the book! It was fun to write (and very cathartic!).

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