Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Twisted Innocence

GIVEAWAY

BLACKSTOCK, TERRI
TWISTED INNOCENCE

Holly Cramer's past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.

Though Holly's stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily's father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family---she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he's a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.

Determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police, Holly uses her private investigating skills to search for him. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and the baby hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connection to Leonard Miller-the man who has gunned down several members of her family. Creed claims he's innocent and that Miller is after him too. His gentleness with Lily moves her, but she can't trust a man who has held her at gunpoint . . . even if he reminds her so much of herself.

Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to.

My Review:

Stunning conclusion to a page-turning series. Blackstock's masterful touch is in every nuance of this story. From the gripping suspense to the gnarly lives of flawed people, she spins a riveting tale liberally laced with an impactful inspirational thread. Kudos to this author for sharing spiritual truths through her stories. This is only the second book I have read by Terri Blackstock, but both reads have touched me deeply -- both heart and soul. And the inspirational aspect of the story flows naturally, in no way preachy or stilted as can sometimes be the case. It just added a glorious new dimension to an already incredible read.

Twisted Innocence is the third book in the Moonlighter series but I think it would read well as a standalone. Mind you, the over-arcing suspense conclusion might be a bit of a spoiler if you plan to backtrack and read the first two.  Blackstock does a really good job of catching new readers up with overlapping storylines.

My thanks to Zondervan and Litfuse Publicity Group for providing me with a review copy of this book.

 GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Twisted Innocence please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 1 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

Celebrate the series' final release by entering Terri's Nook giveaway!


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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 8th. Winner will be announced March 9th on the Litfuse blog.


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34 comments:

  1. Kudos to your reviewing skills! This sounds like A MUST READ. Love my heroines and heroes complicated and raw! And I am always in for a good thrill :)
    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Janka. And this one is definitely for you. Good luck.

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  2. I am a big fan of Terri Blackstock. She is such a great writer. Thanks for the review and giveaway! momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. I have to read more of her books. Good luck, Loraine.

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  3. Oh I would love to read one of her books!
    Thanks for the giveaway

    amylsmith at bledsoe dot net

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  4. Love a page turner!!!! Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  5. I love suspense, but haven't read Terri Blackstock's books. Must remedy that! Thank you for the great review and giveaway, Kav.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. She's pretty awesome, Britney. Hope you get to try her books some time. Good luck.

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  6. Would love to be entered in this giveaway! Enjoy the mystery books and Terri Blackstock is one of the best. Thanks!!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. You've got that right, Charity. Good luck.

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  7. Oh, WOW, she is a fave of mine, and I read ALL of her books, truly.
    Thanks for the giveaway, Kav!!!!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. I have some catching up to do it seems. Good luck, Jackie.

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  8. Terri Blackstock writes some of the best romantic suspense. I love how she weaves themes of faith! Twisted Innocence sounds great, please add me. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  9. I really like Terri Blackstock's book and you made this one sound wonderful. cregnier(at)twinvalley(dot)net

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    1. It definitely is wonderful. Good luck, Cindy.

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  10. Nice review, Kav. I'm not much of a suspense fan, but you have a gift for bringing out things that would draw me to a book. Please don't enter me, though.

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    1. LOL, glad I could sort of entice you, Carole.

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  11. I love her books! They are such page turners that do not disappoint. I am looking forward to reading this conclusion to the series. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Melissa. Good luck.

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  12. Haven't read a Terri Blackstock in a while now. Looks like a good one AGAIN. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. There's so many good books out there, Becky, we just can't keep up. Good luck.

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  13. thanks for the chance to read this mystery, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  14. I have not read any of this series but I sure plan to add them to my TBR list!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. They belong there, rubynreba. Good luck.

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  15. I love Terri Blackstock's book so that would be a great addition to my collection.

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    1. It would indeed. Good luck, Karen.

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  16. This one sure sounds like it will keep your attention Kav. Lots of suspense. Thanks for this give-away.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. You're welcome,, Maxie. Good luck.

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  17. We have all of Terri's books in the church library but that one. I have entered the Nook Giveaway.
    Feel free to check out our webpage.
    www.churchatthemall.com/library
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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