Blog Tour: Love Is Murder Excerpt & Q & A with William Simon, and Review

Book Trib has put together a 30 day Blog Tour for the exciting Love Is Murder anthology. Follow the Blog Tour and enter for your chance to win a copy Love Is Murder and one of ten exclusive Love Is Murder blog tour badges featuring the authors’ signatures.

Excerpt from William Simon’s Spider’s Tango:

Here’s a piece of advice you won’t find in any manual, leaflet, monograph, self-help book, or national talk show: when an agent with the FBI’s Violent Crimes Unit opens an email, then spends the next ten minutes vomiting in the men’s room, do not under any circumstances lean across the desk and look at the screen…

Mr. Simon’s Bio:

Since 2002, William Simon has been the owner and lead investigator for a licensed firm that handles computer forensics and electronic evidence exclusively. This work has led to a few interesting experiences.

He has a ridiculously broad-range DVD collection, listens to little else but music from the 1950s, still reads Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and is proud of the fact that he saw both Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin—live and on stage—in Las Vegas, many years ago.

Earlier works published under the pseudonym “Will Graham” include Street Heat and Sometimes, There Really Are Monsters Under the Bed, both available in ebook editions. Spider’s Dance, a full-length novel featuring Nicholas White, is also available.

Visit Mr. Simon’s website for more info.

Q & A with Mr. Simon:

What is your guilty pleasure? “Drive-In” type movies, and a soft spot for the old Universal Studios Monsters. Thanks to the advent of home video, so many classics and forgotten movies are now available.

Describe your favorite meal. Italian resturants always get my attention.

If you were not a writer, what would be your career? Probably something in Federal law enforcement; family trade, so to speak.

If you could time travel, which year would be your destination? Victorian London, with antibiotics. I’d have had the chance to catch Jack the Ripper.

What inspired your contribution to LOVE IS MURDER? I’ve worked as a computer forensic investigator since 2002, and some of the cases have been less than pleasant. I’m not quite sure what triggered the entire plot, but the background was in place and it seemed logical to ‘write what I knew’.

My Review:

Title: Thriller 3: Love Is Murder Anthology by Sandra Brown
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Harlequin MIRA
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Anthology
Length: 608 pages
Book Rating: B+

Review Copy Obtained from Publisher Through NetGalley


Lori Armstrong * Jeff Ayers & Jon Land * Beverly Barton * William Bernhardt * Allison Brennan * Robert Browne * Pamela Callow * Lee Child * J.T. Ellison * Bill Floyd * Cindy Gerard * Heather Graham * Laura Griffin * Vicki Hinze * Andrea Kane *Julie Kenner * Sherrilyn Kenyon * Dianna Love * D.P. Lyle * James Macomber * Toni McGee Causey * Carla Neggers * Brenda Novak * Patricia Rosemoor * William Simon * Alexandra Sokoloff * Roxanne St. Claire * Mariah Stewart * Debra Webb

Prepare for heart-racing suspense in this original collection by thirty of the hottest bestselling authors and new voices writing romance suspense today.

Go on vacation with Allison Brennan’s Lucy Kincaid, where she saves a man from drowning, only to discover he is in far greater danger on land. Meet Roxanne St. Claire’s “bullet catcher”–bodyguard Donovan Rush–who may have met his match in the sexually charged “Diamond Drop.” Debut author William Simon shows us what happens when the granddaughter of the president of the United States is kidnapped. And Lee Child’s pitch-perfect “I Heard a Romantic Story” puts a whole new spin on Love Is Murder.

Bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, P.I.s, killers–these all-new stories will keep you thrilled and chilled late into the night.

The Review:

Love Is Murder is an action-packed, adventure-filled, pulse-pounding anthology. The stories are short but compelling and full of unexpected twists and turns. The various story settings take the reader to exotic international locations, island paradises and a variety of states here in the US. Murders, kidnappings, terrorist plots, robberies, stalkers and hostage situations keep the pages turning at a blistering pace. Fans of paranormal stories will be delighted to discover a few otherworldly tales mixed in among the more down to earth thrillers and chillers.

The Love Is Murder anthology is a superb showcase of some of today’s best suspense authors. The stories are well written and quite diverse. An entertaining read that fans of romantic suspense are sure to enjoy.


Filed under Blog Tour, Contemporary, Harlequin, HarlequinMira, Love Is Murder, Mystery, Rated B+, Romantic Suspense, William Simon

6 Responses to Blog Tour: Love Is Murder Excerpt & Q & A with William Simon, and Review

  1. Mel Bourn

    I haven’t read too many murder mysteries, only a few. Lori Armstrong being one of them. I am sure I would love the others. Getting this one.

  2. Angie M

    Good interview. Thanks for a chance to win!

  3. Eileen

    Not big on murder mystery but an anthology of shorts might work for me. I love his line about visiting Victorian London. Cute! Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

  4. Timitra

    Great review Kathy!

  5. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words! Special thanks to Kathy for posting this!