Tuesday, April 15, 2014

S.B. Redstone’s A Sinister Obsession (+Giveaway)

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It’s a pleasure to be participating in author S.B. Redstone’s Juniper Grove Book Solutions Virtual Book Tour for his recent release, A SINISTER OBSESSION.

S.B. joins us today to tell a bit about his book and share an excerpt. In addition, he is giving away a $25 electronic Amazon Gift Card as part of the tour. Please see the end of the post for details. Now, here’s more about S.B.’s book.

Sinister Obsession cover photo A-Sinister-Obsession.png Title: A Sinister Obsession
Author: S. B. Redstone
Published: August 2013
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Word Count: approx. 94,000
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Content Warning: Violence and Sexual Content
Recommended Age: 21+

Here’s a brief synopsis: 

      A psychopathic killer on a quest leaves behind a string of brutal murders, and to find the Who, the police must first discover the Why…
        Detective Aubrey McKenzie has been assigned to investigate the murders. A lovely, fabulously wealthy, dark-haired Scot, whose iron will was forged in the inferno of human tragedy, Aubrey is stymied by the lack of solid clues. Now she must rely on her paranormal ability to apprehend the killer—an ability that has been invaluable in her police work but has made a disaster of her social life.
        Fate teams Aubrey with Detective Joshua Diamond, a handsome, talented, and compassionate man who is more than happy eating a greasy bacon-cheeseburger and wearing clothes that should have been thrown out with the trash. In a race against time, Aubrey and Joshua must overcome their vast differences—and their attraction for each other—and discover the identity of this elusive killer, and the quest this fiend is on, before more lives are destroyed.

A SINISTER OBSESSION can be found at the following sites:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads


      When Aubrey arrived home, she glanced at her answering machine. There was one message. Since she didn’t have friends, she knew who it was. She pressed the button and heard that cold, authoritative voice. “Aubrey. This is your mother. I am reminding you of Randal’s birthday party tomorrow night. He would be quite disappointed if you did not make an appearance. The time—”
      Aubrey quickly pushed the delete button. She hated being reminded of times and dates by her mother, as if she was a forgetful child. It pissed her off.
      After taking a hot shower, she slipped into green satin pajamas. Sitting in her entertainment room, watching the late evening news, she sipped 1981 Armagnac Cames Brandy and ate crackers with brie.
      Nearing three in the morning, Aubrey turned off the television, and went into bed. In the darkness, she obsessed about the murder case, feeling a rising anger toward this heinous criminal. Her last conscious thought before falling asleep brought a smile to her face. She knew the perp had failed to take one essential factor into consideration before deciding to perpetrate the crime. A factor that he didn’t predict, and in fact, couldn’t have predicted. And that factor would eventually lead her to discover his identity and get a conviction. He didn’t know I’d be assigned to the case!

About the Author:

I write under the name S. B. Redstone. I began my career, after graduating from Hunter College, as a caseworker for the New York City Department of Social Services, Protective Services, investigating the horrors of the abuse and neglect of children. After attaining master’s degrees in Social Work and School Psychology, and then completing a post-graduate education in Psychoanalytic Therapy, I became a School Psychologist in the New York City Department of Education and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in a private therapy practice on Long Island, treating adults, adolescents, children, and couples. Always striving to improve my understanding of human nature, I researched and then wrote a personal improvement book, Taming Your Inner & Outer Bullies: Confronting Life’s Stressors And Winning, which offers remarkable insights into behavior, societal institutions, and relationships. I have written articles on the web concerning human nature, relationships and the abuses of societal institutions, given lectures, and appeared on radio shows.

Always having a vivid imagination and a desire to write fiction, I developed my writing skills by becoming a successful writer of short stories, all of which have been published on the web and in print. As an expert in the field of human psychology, I have been able to develop realistic characters from the dark side of human nature where my villains don’t aspire for happiness through personal achievement, but rather from their demented narcissistic schemes. 

Many of my characters have been taken from my clinical experiences and interesting people I know. I love romance in my stories. It is an essential element in my mystery thriller A SINISTER OBSESSION and horror novel. Now that I am obsessed with writing “senior” romances, it has become further developed and heartfelt. I have two seeking publication at this time. I am a member of the International Thriller Writers Organization and Romance Writers of America.

For more on S.B. and his writing, connect with him on the following sites:
Amazon Author Page | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads | Website

Giveaway Details:
This is a tour-wide giveaway and is open internationally. Prizes include the following:
  • A $25 electronic Amazon Gift Card
    Thanks so much for stopping by today. What do you enjoy most about mystery thrillers?
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  1. S.B., thanks so much for joining us today and sharing this excerpt with us. Your extensive background could result in some very intriguing stories. Wishing you much success.

    1. Thank you. I have other novels looking for publishers and they are as psychologically oriented as this one.


  2. Definitely sounds like an interesting book. I was a CASA a ( Court Appointed special Advocate---working with abused and neglected children) for many years. I also enjoy a good psychological mystery. Ronnalord (at) msn ( dot) com

  3. The cover is puzzling..
    Congratulations, SB!

    1. Thank you. The cover is meant to be. It was designed by my publisher and my son who is a professional artist. However, should you happen to read the book, it becomes crystal clear.



  4. Mason - Thanks for introducing us to SB.

    SB - Thanks for sharing some of the background to your novel. I think that professional expertise can really add a sense of authenticity to a novel. I wish you success.

  5. I really don't like that cover :( I' d never put a child next to a bleeding knife.

  6. I do enjoy the tension and suspense as the heroine (and hero) try to find the killers before anyone else dies.

    1. Thank you for sharing your thought. The book is designed for the readers to discover the killer as well before anyone dies.



  7. Thank you for this wonderful promotional opportunity and review. I am very happy you enjoyed my novel.


    S. B. Redstone


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