Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dead Reality Gets Another Great Review

The title says it all, so I guess I don't need to add much else.
Earlier in the week, Dead Reality was reviewed over at The Romance Studio and once again I was very pleased with the results. As I said before, I've actually been surprised at how well this book is doing. It's a nice little ego boost, but on the flip side, I'm now feeling the pressure to make sure Ric and Madi's story lives up to my great start into the romantic suspense world with Dead Reality.
Speaking of which, I haven't written a single word for the past two days, better do something about that. Here's the review in full:

Dead Reality
Jess Anastasi
Romantic suspense
Available from Noble Romance Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60592-227-0
January 2011

Ella Waverly is a FBI agent. The team leader, Bryce Lain, and herself were assigned an uncover job on Little Palm Island Resort. Ella was to participate as a contestant on a bachelor-type reality show. Bryce would be a security advisor. The bachelor in question, Baron Astley, a minor British peer, made his own reality show to find an American wife. In England, Astley was suspected of raping and killing four women, though charges were never formally made. The FBI and Scotland Yard agreed the situation needed monitoring, hence the need for undercover agents. When Ella first met Bryce, she thought he was the handsomest man she ever met. The attraction was mutual. Ella resolved to down play her feelings because involvement could jeopardize her job. As the job and her feelings for Bryce escalate, a woman turns up missing. An accident befalls Ella. Has she become a target?
The plot has an easy flow. It draws the reader into a grip of mystery and suspense, never letting go until the end. I like the uncertainty and tension between the two main characters, Ella and Bryce, it makes the story more real. Even FBI agents have insecurities. It was very easy to picture a few of the well defined minor characters. Veronica was one of those shallow beautiful woman you hate because she's better then the rest of us. Baron Astley was a rich playboy, who the same beautiful woman mindlessly fell all over. He could easily be either diabolical or innocent, his portrayal could read either way until the end. Good Read.

Overall rating: 4 hearts
Sensuality rating: Mildly sensual

Reviewer: Theresa B.
January 25, 2011

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Oh! And coming sometime next week, I've compiled my favorite quotes from The Vampire Diaries, season 1, so keep an eye out for that, should be fun.

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