Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Snowman {+ Giveaway}

It’s a pleasure to be participating in author Yolanda Renée’s THE SNOWMAN Blog Tour through MC Book Tours today.

This is a prequel to the author’s Detective Steven Quaid Mysteries. This story tells of Steven's first case as a rookie detective. It takes place 10 years before the events in MURDER, MADNESS & LOVE, the first book in the series.

If you're a murder mystery fan who enjoys twists and turns, this is definitely a series for you. I've shared my thoughts on the first book in the series, MURDER, MADNESS AND LOVE already, I'll be sharing my thoughts on the other books soon. Let's just say, you don't won't to miss these books in print and/or audio.

The author is offering a tour-wide giveaway featuring both print and eBook copies from her series. More information on the giveaway is listed below.

◊ by Yolanda Renée
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: TRACE Enterprises
◊ Series: Detective Quaid Mystery
◊ Novella
◊ Print & eBooks
◊ Contains explicit sex & violence

It takes a true artist to pursue his victims in the art of seduction, and Stowy Jenkins is no exception, especially with blood as his medium.

          Stowy Jenkins, aka, Stone, and as Alaskans refer to him, the Snowman, is a true artist. His muse, Gigi, is the ultimate inspiration for his painting. Her rejection inspires him to use a very unusual medium…blood.
          While art may be his passion, the taste for blood is his obsession, and multiple murders, the result.
          Rookie, Detective Steven Quaid, is no fan of the Snowman’s murderous exhibitions. A twisted and deadly relationship bond the two men and neither knows who will come out of it alive.

At one time Alaska called to me, and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I've traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influence my writing.

Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two handsome sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!

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The other books in the Detective Quaid Series include:

          A killer plays cat and mouse with a young widow against the snowy backdrop of an Alaskan winter. Branded a black widow after the suspicious death of her millionaire husband, Sarah Palmer flees Seattle for Anchorage. However, the peace and quiet she hoped to enjoy in her hometown is soon shattered. A killer is murdering Sarah look-alikes on the 14th of each month, taunting Sarah with a valentine of evidence. After her experiences in Seattle, Sarah is slow to go to the police. When she finally does, she finds Detective Steven Quaid—Anchorage P D’s hotshot investigator—has not only heard the rumors, he believes them. Worse, her aloofness and composure only confirm his suspicions. Is Sarah a victim or a very skilled manipulator?

World damnation is a psychotic man’s goal, but two obstacles stand in his way, greed and a dedicated detective.
Catching Alaska’s most notorious serial killer as a rookie made Detective Steven Quaid a hero, but falling in love with the victim of his last case tarnishes that status. While attempting to repair both his personal and professional life, he stumbles upon an unusual case–and an even more extraordinary foe: a man who believes he is Lucifer. An insidious man who delivers Quaid the ultimate choice: save his fiancée from an assassin’s bullet or stop the sacrifice of a young girl.

Flames burn between a hardboiled cop and a gifted artist, but soon extinguish as another man’s obsession ignites into an inferno of desire, driving him to destroy the object of his madness.
Detective Steven Quaid is ready for new challenges as Anchorage's top detective, but not until he marries the woman of his dreams on New Year's Eve. Determined to give Sarah the wilderness honeymoon she desires, he turns his grandfather's cabin into the perfect honeymoon retreat. After the final details are complete, Steven treks into the mountains to hunt. On his return to the cottage, instead of Sarah, he is greeted by several police officers and a bloody crime scene. Accusations fly, and Stephen flees into the wilderness, his heart racing and thoughts etching into his soul. The wilderness is unforgiving, but Steven faces it head on: Caught between a massive grizzly and a black bear in a deadly tug of war, he is barely saved from death's door by the fortuitous appearance of his uncle. Despite surviving multiple injuries, Steven continues his investigation as he recovers, but answers don't come quick or easy. Having enlisted the aid of his number one suspect, Steven faces a struggle that has become more than personal. This one just may cost him his heart.

You can find out more about the books and the author by following the tour HERE. You can also include your chances of winning in the giveaway.

This tour-wide giveaway features both print and eBook copies of the four books in the Detective Quaid Series. The giveaway will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, June 6.

The prizes include:

* Grand prize - Winner receives a print copy of all four books in the Detective Quaid Series (U.S. and Canada only).
* First place - Winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
* Second place - Winner will receive eBook copies of all four books in the Detective Quaid Series.
* There will be 3 runner-up winners and each will win an eBook copy of THE SNOWMAN or one of the other books in the series (winner's choice).

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Yolanda on her month-long tour. You never know what you might find out. Do you enjoy books that draw you in to the point where you want to know the ending, but you don't want to know the ending because then it will be over?

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  1. I have The Snowman - and some night when I am feeling brave and strong I will dive in. Or perhaps a daytime read will be better...

  2. Hi Mason and Yolanda .. I too have the Snowman and I must read it - the Detective Quaid series sound fascinating and I'm sure one could easily be hooked into them. Setting them in Alaska is an added interest as I'd love to visit sometime ... thanks for the review and good luck to Yolanda - cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks, Hilary!
      Alaska has always been a draw for me when I find other books that feature it too! :)

  3. Finding a new author and book that both leave such a strong impression that you want to "stay in the experience" is like finding a golden treasure! Sounds like a very compelling series!!!

    1. Thanks, Virginia!
      Stowy is definitely a strong impression. :)

  4. Thanks everyone for stopping by today. Yolanda's series is fascinating. It definitely pulls you in to the point you can't leave until all is said and done and even then you want more.

  5. Her story in last year's Parallels was great so I bet The Snowman is just as good.

  6. This sounds awfully suspenseful and full of twists. Thanks for sharing, Mason!

  7. I think Yolanda is wonderful. I've been meaning to start with this series. She is a great writer. Congrats, Yolanda!

    Hey Mason! Hope all is well.

    1. Thanks, Murees!
      Wow, (blushes) I hope you get a chance to read it soon. I'd love to know what you think.

  8. Yeah! The Snowman is on my TBR! It looks awesome.

    1. Hi, H.R.!
      I know what you mean about TBR lists, I just read 20 books on my TBR list and wrote a review for each, no small feat! But it's part of the writing process. And now I'm ready to tackle my next book!

  9. Thanks, Mason!

    You've gone beyond the call of duty for this tour, and it is so appreciated!

  10. Great job, Yolanda. Congrats again.

  11. i can't wait,I just added this to my tbr

  12. I do enjoy stories that are real page turners.

  13. Will have to check on these book.


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