Monday, October 3, 2011

Shadow in Serenity...Review & Giveaway!

 I just finished up a great new read that would be perfect to curl up with on a crisp fall day.  Here is the scoop on Shadow in Serenity by Terri Blackstock...

Carny Sullivan grew up in the zany world of a traveling carnival. Quaint and peaceful Serenity, Texas, has given her a home, a life, and a child. Logan Brisco is the smoothest, slickest, handsomest man Serenity, Texas has ever seen. But Carny Sullivan knows a con artist when she sees one---and she's seen plenty, starting with her father. As far as Carny Sullivan can tell, she's the only one in town who has his number. Because from his Italian shoes to his movie-actor smile, Logan has the rest of the town snowed. Carny is determined to reveal Brisco's selfish intentions before his promise to the townspeople for a cut in a giant amusement park sucks Serenity dry. Yet, as much as she hates his winning ways, there is a man behind that suave smile, a man who may win her heart against her will. Shadow in Serenity is a modern-day Music Man, penned by a Christy Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author.



Sounds intriguing, right?  Well, it really is!  Right away I was swept into the story of  Carny and I found her character to be very likable endearing.  I also really enjoyed the whole amusement park/carnival theme which I found to be very fresh and unique.  I felt like the story moved along nicely and kept me engrossed the entire time (no boring "scan through the pages" bits!).  I was actually sad to put this book down when it was done....not that it ended in an unsatisfying way but because I did not want it to be over!  This is the first book by Terri Blackstock that I have ever read but I already have plans to pick up one of her other titles.  She did a great job reeling me in with Shadow in Serenity and I am her newest fan!  Pick up your copy today on Amazon...

You can also read more about Terri Blackstock on her website by clicking HERE. I am so pleased to tell you that TWO lucky readers will win a copy of this great read!  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...

29 comments:

My4boysand1 said...

I have never read her books sadly but your review has drawn me in.
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vmkids said...

I have not read any yet, I love to find authors that are new to me so excited to put my name in the hat.
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Heather said...

I've not read any of her books before, but I love the background you describe in your review.
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corey1971 said...

I have read any yet, but am always on the look at for new authors to try. (olomon@hotmail.cm)

ellie said...

I have not read anything by this author, but this sounds great. I'm a born and raised Texan so this book appeals to me since it's set in Texas.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Hifam said...

I haven't read anything from this author before but it sounds wonderful. I'll definitely have to check her out.
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I have not read any of her books but the review you gave has sold me & piqued my interest.
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Cassie said...

I love all the corelations to Music Man, one of my favorite shows and movies!
Cassie
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Shelley said...

No, I haven't read anything by this author. It sounds like an interesting story line & a neat character. Thanks
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Robin said...

I haven't read any other of her books; I have always been interested in "carnies", but admit that I would someday like to go to clown school :))
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Kristen said...

I've read most of her newer books. I love books about the south, and this one looks great!

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Dana said...

Never read anything by her, but this looks interesting. dmatthews38751@yahoo.com

pmj said...

Never read her books-but a story set in a carnival-good reads!!!
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Jessica Peeling said...

I have never read anything by her, but I love carnival themes and the review sounded great! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

rubynreba said...

I have not read any of her books yet. Your review was very good and made me want to read this new book!
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Lana Bradstream said...

I have not read any of her books yet, but I like the battle of the minds this story is set up to be.
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Madeline said...

I've never read anything by this author, but I'm always looking to try new books!

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tina reynolds said...

I have never read any, the cover is the first thing that draws me in eaglesforjack@gmail.com

sweetsillysara said...

I have not read anything by her yet... but I plan to chaeck this one out winner or not! I am looking to try out new authors!
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Godsgalnj said...

I have read her books :) Last Night and Intervention, I believe. I believe I would really enjoy her latest book -- it sounds like another well-written one with a super neat plot line :) (Godsgalnj@gmail.com)

clynsg said...

I have not yet read any of her books, but this one might be a good place to start. The idea of something good behind a con artist is an interesting take.

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Nick Burt said...

Not yet, but her books look very interesting. submitaforward @ yahoo.com

Nancy said...

I haven't read any of these books yet. The carnival/amusement park setting and characters sound interesting!

Nancy
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Diane52 said...

I haven't had a chance to read any of her books.
Diane Baum
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Baby Mama said...

I haven't read any of her books but I love a good book
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Diana said...

I have read others of her books and enjoyed them. Them Carnival theme looks like a good read
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AEKZ2 said...

I haven't read any of her books before. I'd like to read this book because I want to know what happens with Logan and Carny.

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Laurie said...

I have not as of yet,but cant wait too!

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