Thursday, October 15, 2009

Book Review & Giveaway of Love You To Death by Shannon K. Butcher

International journalist Elise McBride flies from Hong Kong back to the Midwest deeply worried about her artist sister Ashley. Ashley and Elise share the same beautiful looks, but while Elise is practical and responsible, Ashley is creative and flighty. So flighty that the local police don't take Elise's missing person complaint seriously.

But Elise is able to convince Ashley's neighbor, ex-cop Trent Brady. Though Trent suffers from post traumatic stress, he has confidence in his investigative skills and finds himself strangely protective of Elise. Together Trent and Elise enter the dangerous underbelly to search for clues to Ashley's disappearance. With a serial killer on the loose, the stakes have risen and Elise must decide how best to trap her sister's captor.

If you're looking for a romantic thriller and an escapist read, Love You To Death will not disappoint. The two lead characters, Trent and Elise, are interesting and sympathetic - you feel a connection to them. Building on each scene, Shannon K. Butler weaves the plot to a dramatic climax. This is my first time to read a Shannon K. Butler book and I am looking forward to reading more by her!

Publisher: Forever (October 1, 2009), 400 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the Author, courtesy of the publisher:
Shannon K. Butcher learned to write from her husband, bestselling author Jim Butcher, as she helped him with his stories. Soon she found the idea of creating he own too compelling to resist and, after too many years workign as an industrial engineer, gladly left that career to write full time. Shannon lives in Missouri with her husband and son, where conversations at the dinner table are more often about fictional things than things that actually happened. Visit Shannon K. Butcher's website at


To enter, please recommend a romance or thriller that you read recently.

Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address and answer, no entry. The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on November 15, 2009.

Thanks so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for this opportunity!


  1. The last romance novel I read was from the Harlequin Steeple Hill Collection, titled Insight.

  2. I just read A summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand. It was wonderful. I couldn't put it down and I read it in one day.


  3. I most recently read Hundreds of Years to Reform a Rake by Laurie Brown, and Guarding the Coast by Samantha Gail.

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  4. The last thriller I read was Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl. I liked it.

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  5. Please enter me. After reading your post and review I really really want to read this! Sounds great. The last book that I read that had wonderful romance (as well as a most excellent story) was Angel Lane by Sheila Roberts) This is one of my favorite books of the year!!

  6. The Black CAT series by Leslie Parrish is very good.
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  7. I enjoyed Kylie Brant's "Waking Nightmare." I'm looking forward to reading book two in the series.

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  8. the last thriller i read was undone love it


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  9. I am currently reading What I Did for Love by usan Elizabeth Phillips.

    This book will make you laugh aloud and it's very sweet.

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  10. I LOVED "Samantha's Letters to Jennifer" by James Patterson. It was amazing!!

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  11. I just finished reading eve: story of the first woman by elissa elliott.

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  12. I just finished Doubleback by Libby Fischer Hellmann. It was great!

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  13. Hmm, I've been on a YA kick lately so I haven't read many thrillers or romances lately. But I did read Branded By Fire by Nalini Singh a few months ago. It was really good. Now I just need to go back and read the rest of her books. :0)

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  14. Dean Koontz's Tick Tock was great!

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  15. I just started Lucky In Love by Carolyn Brown and it seems good so far. Thank you for this giveaway.


  16. I just finished reading The Night Gardener and it was very good.

  17. Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay or his other book, No time for Goodbye.

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  18. the last romance i read was Renegade by Sarah Parr

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  19. Run for Your Life.

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  20. The last romance that I read and was very good is Lakota Renegade by Madeline Baker. Please enter me. Thanks!


  21. The last thriller I read was The Demon in my View by Ruth Rendell.

  22. A thriller I just read was- The next door neighbor.Thanks!


    The last romancey type book I have read is lara drin veil of midnight! thanks for this contest

  24. I just read the succubues blues sequel by richelle mead. good stuff

  25. I'd recommend The Scarlet Letter--what a book.

  26. I recommend "Blue Heaven" by C.J. Box - it's a great thriller!

  27. I just finished Run for your life by James patterson, it was excellent, finished in one day.
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  28. I liked Lucky in Love by Carolyn Brown.

  29. The last thriller I read was Undone. Very good read for those who like this type of genre.

  30. I read a great thriller lately called I Can See You. good book and I would recommend it to anyone

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  31. I read Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman. As usual, it was great.

  32. I am currently reading Glory in Death and it's very good.