Friday, December 21, 2012

Deadly Offerings (Deadly Trilogy #1) by Alexa Grace

Anne Mason thinks she’ll be safe living in the Midwest building a wind farm. She may be dead wrong. Someone is dumping bodies in her corn field and telling Anne they are gifts—for her!

As the body count rises, Anne realizes a cold-blooded serial killer is patiently waiting and watching her every move. And he won’t stop until he ends her life. It is clear there are no limits to this killer’s thirst for revenge or how far he will go to get it.

Michael Brandt, the ruggedly handsome new County Prosecutor, is the last person Anne can trust, but may offer her only chance at survival from a psychopathic killer. But will she survive the passion that rages between them?



Type: Romantic Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5
"Are you hungry or not? I'm asking because in about a minute, you're going to be flat on your back on that bed with a very aroused man on top of you."
Uuhhhh, yes please? If I was going to make up my very own hero, that would actually come to life, it would so be Michael Brandt. I loved everything about this man and enjoyed the hell out of Deadly OfferingsI love a good romantic suspense and Alexa Grace did a fantastic job of combining a fantastic suspense and a lovely romance and actually making it believable.

One of the things I loved most was that the romance between Michael and Anne didn't happen over 3 days which is what you find so often in Romantic Suspense. Their relationship happened over weeks and months, so you can really believe these two have fallen for each other. It was absolutely delicious too! Like give you little shivers and tingles delicious.
"Why are we here?"

"I thought it was time I introduced you to one of my favorite things--star gazing."

"Star gazing? Really? Okay, I'm curious. What are some of your other favorite things? Book clubs? Bird watching? Basket weaving? Scrapbooking?" Maybe if she said something annoying, she could focus on something besides the way his tanned skin glistened in the moonlight; the way his low voice, deep and sensual, sent a ripple through her body.

"I'm sure those are fine favorite things for some. For me, there's nothing like a cold, cold beer on a hot summer night, and slow dancing in the dark with someone that sends electricity through your body like a hot, sizzling strike of lightning. And then there's kissing." He turned on his side, his fingers intimately trailing down her cheek before he rubbed his thumb across her lower lip until he felt her tremble. "Not much can beat an evening filled with deep, hot kisses." He lay on his back gazing at the stars. "Do you agree?"

She took a ragged breath and nodded. 
Michael's this big guy and tough as all get out but he's so gentle with Anne. I loved watching him take care of her despite her protests. He's sexy as hell and whew when he gets a little pissed he's really something else. I loved watching him put down his foot. It's one of those suck in your breath "oh my" things. <g> Anne wasn't a bad heroine herself but sometimes I wanted her to just accept Michael and not push him away so much. Still don't know how she kept that up so long because seriously. This man. Holy flipping sexy. She had the best of intentions with everything she did but "gah" just a little sometimes, ya know?

The writing is a little different in Deadly Offerings and flows between the different characters point of view which took me a couple chapters to get used to but after I did I found that I really liked the style and how easily it flipped between them.
The suspense was interesting and there are some definite creep you out things going on. It also lets you get to know a couple of the future characters just a little. And I can already tell I'm going to love them. There's a lot of teasing between all of the different couples (at least from the male side of things) and I absolutely love the feel of it.  

If you love romantic suspense Deadly Offerings is definitely one to check out and as of this post it's FREE on Amazon and B&N. Damn good deal, right? Can't beat a great read with fabulous characters and a storyline that'll keep you guessing along the way and then getting it for free on top of it! 
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Alexa Grace's journey started in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training & Development position she'd held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her dream of writing books -- her dream since childhood. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense novels.

Alexa earned two degrees from Indiana State University and currently lives in Florida. She's a member of Romance Writers of America (national) as well as the Florida Chapter.


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56 comments:

  1. i've got it ^^ i discovered alexa because her books was one of the prze for a challenge i've entered.
    I'm really happy her books are in pdf too ( i got the kindle i can't open-_- so yes book 1 is on smashword !!! great!)

    i want to read it but first i need to finish what i've started but as soon as i go ack to my romantic suspense book it will be the first to go^^ after your review i couldn't wait more

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    1. Isn't that great that they're available in so many formats?! Love when authors do that :)

      Have you tried the kindle for computer application Miki? I use that since I have a nook and it works pretty well. Was easy to install and free and now I can do the Kindle books on the computer at least. Not sure if it's available international but maybe worth a try!

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    2. it's available for international but it doesn't work on all computer.. it worked once and after without explanation it doesn't open anymore at all ( and with my eyes problem it wasn't a good solution, with pdf i can print and read without too much damage)
      ^^ the positive is pdf is more often available too so i'm not left out as the other one in teh same case as me

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    3. Oh gah that would be so frustrating! Glad you can get so many in pdf!!

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  2. Im picking this up now! Sounds like an amazing book! Also like I said in the interview post...it's based in my state so I gotta read it :-P lol

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    1. Oh isn't that fun? I love reading ones set here in NC :) It was a pretty entertaining read. Gah I just loved the hero too! Hope you enjoy him as much as I did :)

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  3. Definite creep you out things going on...? LOL Wow! Makes my curiosity come to life. LOL
    lisakhutson @ cox. net

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    1. LOL they aren't too bad but you know, the whole serial killer thing. Kinda creepy! ::shudder::

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  4. Wow I can't wait to start reading these books. It's so awesome that the first one is free :) Glad to see I have some neighbors-I'm in Tennessee.
    lorih824@yahoo.com

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    1. Well hello over there in Tennessee! I think someone else here is from over there. But not far from us in NC!

      It's definitely nice when you can get the first one free to see if your a good fit, ya know? I think this ones only free for a little bit longer so best to snap it up soon : )

      Happy Reading!

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  5. Great review, but perhaps this one is a bit too scary for me. Still, I could not resist the free download, thanks for the link :)

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    1. LOL definitely hard to resist. No not too scary. More of the people are twisted kinda thing. But didn't give me nightmares or anything :)

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  6. YAY! I just realized I have this book already. I love it when that happens. I'm starting it as soon as I finish the one I'm reading now.

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    1. LOL that's awesome! I did that with one today too! Realized it's been on my Nook a while now and am so ready to dive into it. Hope you enjoy it!

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  7. Great review! Will read it later...

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  8. Sigh....I have this book downloaded..I need about 2-3 hours extra a day to get reading! Once Christmas is over....sitting in front of the fire and doing nothing......attacking my TBR.
    Thanks for the great review!

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    1. Oh my word! Yes that would be amazing to have 2-3 (or 6) extra "just for reading" hours! LOL. I'm doing the same in Jan. Gotta get a lot of these I've been dying to read read!

      Thanks Pat! Hope you have a fantastic Christmas!

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  9. Great book...but I love all the books in this series!

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  10. Great review and I'm definitely going to read this first book, I've already downloaded it. :D

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  11. Ok, I'm a little hesitant about the series. Especially after reading a part of your review about being creeped out. I don't like gory, very explicit descriptions of murders and horror books. I'm not sure if this series falls into that category. I'm willing to check it out by getting book one for free.

    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh no it's not that bad at all! It's not horror at all and while there are deaths and a serial killer it's not super super detailed or make you gag type of stuff.

      My being creeped out was more to do with the mental part of it. More like how stalking, being spied on is creepy. Ya know?

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  12. Deadly Offerings just went onto the Kindle. I borrow my moms and we pass it back and forth to get our books read. This sounds like it's going to be a good read and I'm looking forward to starting it as soon as I get through the few I have in line here. I'll let you know my thoughts on it as soon as I get to it.

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    1. Oh how neat. That's awesome yall can share books!

      Happy Reading!

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  13. Love the post. I enjoy Alexa Grace's books...Always leaves me wanting more!
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
    Merry Christmas

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too Kimberley!! So glad you enjoy them :) And yep. Always leaves me wanting to snatch up the next book!

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  14. I personally love Alexa Grace's approach to this genre. She is able to spin the story with detail and depth, and yet not go overboard with a lot of troubling detail.

    Her stories always have touches of humor and romance, but again Ms. Grace is able to know when--and where--to draw the line on TMI (too much information.)

    I highly recommend her books if you are remotely interested in the mystery/suspense/romance genre.

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    1. Agreed!! She does a wonderful job of not going quite too far into it :)

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  15. that would certainly be creepy to find a body on your property, particularly multiple bodies.

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    1. Mmmhmmm. That's one of my biggest fears...finding bodies where bodies have no place being. ::shudder:: And knowing someone left them for you to find. Yikes!

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  16. I read one of Alexa's book, and i love. can't wait to read this one :)

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    1. Excellent to hear! Hope you enjoy this one too!

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  17. Love the review. Have done download this one.
    I can't wait to start reading these story.

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    1. Happy reading Filia!! Hope you enjoy their story!

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  18. Love the post and review:) I have read all of the Deadly Series and I agree completely. If you haven't picked up a copy, I highly recommend! The suspense keeps you on the edge of you seat, turning page after page because you can't wait to find out what is going to happen. Then you the steamy romance in and I doubt you will be disappointed:)
    allysonbrann06@yahoo.com

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    1. Awesome! So glad you liked the trilogy! And totally agree. So hard to put down once you pick it up. Can't wait for the next trilogy she has coming out!

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  19. Thanks for sharing the great review, can't agree more that this was great book to read..

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  20. I haven't read enough Romantic suspense lately because I really don't know where to look or who writes good ones. Thanks for the review, since it's free on B&N I'll be sure to get it.

    Adria
    Breath of Life Reviews

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    1. Right now my go to's are Maya Banks, Lori Foster, Cherry Adair. I've enjoyed some of Lora Leigh's and Jo Davis and her firefighters are nice :) I've heard real good things about Cindy Reece but haven't tried her yet. But soon hopefully :)

      Glad you got the free copy before the price goes up!

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  21. Great review...I'll check this out!
    ivegotmail8889(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Awesome review, the book sounds tempting and the covers my oh my

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    1. LOL they do catch the eye, don't they? It's definitely one that will have you coming back for more :)

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  23. Love this, already downloaded it to my tablet and can´t wait to start reading.

    Happy New Year!
    //Linda

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  24. Have it on my reader, cant wait to start now.

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  25. I enjoyed Deadly Offerings, can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy!

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  26. I have Deadly Offerings waiting for me to read and with this review, I can't wait to get to it. Love your input about the characters:)

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