Blog Tour: Love Is Murder Excerpt Featuring J.T. Ellison, Q & A, & 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 of Love Is Murder and one of ten exclusive Love Is Murder blog tour badges featuring the authors’ signatures.

Excerpt from J.T. Ellison’s The Number of Man:

It began in a single moment, the briefest of connections. She, in pigtails, a miniature towheaded autocrat, ruling the playground as if it were her kingdom. He, sitting on the swings, the new boy, watching her cross the playground toward him, shoulders squared, prepared for battle. He was an outsider, an unknown, and therefore dangerous, and she needed to determine his loyalties. Only eight, he had been at the receiving end of this conversation several times; his mother wasn’t the most upright woman, had a tendency to follow her latest boyfriend when her previous love discarded her.

Ms. Ellison’s Bio:

J.T. Ellison is the international award-winning author of seven critically acclaimed novels, multiple short stories and has been published in over twenty countries. A former White House staffer, she has worked extensively with the Metro Nashville Police, the FBI and various other law enforcement organizations to research her novels. She lives in Nashville with her husband and a poorly trained cat, and is hard at work on her next novel. Visit Ms. Ellison’s website for more insight into her wicked imagination, or follow her on Twitter (@Thrillerchick).

Q & A with Ms. Ellison:

What is your guilty pleasure? People Magazine, facials, uninterrupted reading time, Gossip Girl

Describe your favorite meal. Italian, hands down. Preferably in country. But I’m not bad making it at home. Proscuitto and melon, caesar salad, papardelle with mushrooms in white truffle oil or lasagna or gnocchi al Sorrentino, tiramisu, an excellent red.

If you were not a writer, what would be your career? An architect, maybe, or fighter pilot. Or FBI.

If you could time travel, which year would be your destination? Anyplace where bathing was popular… seriously, probably Florence or Rome during Leonardo’s time.

What inspired your contribution to LOVE IS MURDER? It’s been brewing for years. I wrote a draft in 2006, couldn’t make it work, and shelved it until now. I felt sorry for Michael, and his delusions, and wanted to explore what it might be like to think someone you’re in love with loves you back.

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.

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One Response to Blog Tour: Love Is Murder Excerpt Featuring J.T. Ellison, Q & A, & Review

  1. Timitra

    Great interview!!!