Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Tour: Color of Danger (Secrets of Rios Azules Series) by Alexa Verde

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Color of Danger
Secrets of Rios Azules Series
By: Alexa Verde
Rating 4 stars (3.6)

Former runaway Mari Del Lobo works hard to save her struggling restaurant and to trust people again. Dallas surgeon Dr. Luke Goodman turns her world upside down with terrifying news. A recent murder has her late brother's - aka the Smiling Killer - signature and MO. When attacks on her escalate, Mari fights her growing attraction to the good doctor as fiercely as she fights for her life. To rescue herself and those she loves, will she be able to stop the murderer before he strikes again?
Luke couldn't save his fiancée from the Smiling Killer, but he'll do anything to prevent more murders, even ask help from the serial killer's sister. Finding a kindred tortured soul and the perpetrator's next target in Mari, Luke is determined to protect the stubborn ex-rebel. But Mari would rather face danger than risk the safety of the man she comes to love.

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My Review:
First thing first, book covers matter. If I was doing my regular book search where I only read the summary if I like the cover. This cover looks like it belongs to a cheesy romance novel. Needless to say, this story surprised me. It is a romance novel but it is also a murder mystery.

Mari has experience abuse for as long as she can remember. She blames herself for not figuring out that her brother was a serial killer. Luke fiancee was killed by the Smiling Killer. He blames himself for not being able to protect her. So he surprises himself starts falling for the serial killer sister.

From the moment you start reading, the novel holds your attention. There is suspense in this story since you don't know who the killer is until the end. Usually I don't like suspense because it seems as though the author is struggling to draw events out. Color of Danger is not like that. Everything is constantly building. While the love story was a good side note the main issue of the murders is always present.

Should you read this? Yes. Who should read it? Anyone who likes a murder mystery with romance added in. Because this deal with murder some may not necessarily call it clean. But I do. The murder details are not explicit and romance is Mr.Clean type of clean.

Author Info
Alexa Verde fell in love with writing at age eight when she penned her first poem. After publishing 200 short stories, poems, and articles in the five languages she speaks, Alexa has turned her creative passion to writing novels. Her 2014 debut inspirational romantic suspense, COLOR OF DANGER, is the first in her Secrets of Rios Azules series, set in a fictional small Texas town where rivers and emotions run deep and the richest family in town has a fine taste for food, jewelry, and murder. Part of the proceeds from the book will go to Brenda Novak's Auction for Diabetes Research at

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