Thursday, September 20, 2018

Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Out and In (Marie Donovan Mysteries #1) by Pat Dunlap Evans


OUT AND IN
a mystery-thriller
MARIE DONOVAN MYSTERIES, #1
by
PAT DUNLAP EVANS

  Genre: Fiction / Romantic Suspense
Publisher: A.M. Chai Literary
Date of Publication: April 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 316

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Stunning beauty and amateur cellist Marie Donovan finds herself in deep trouble after her pro-quarterback husband dives off a Dallas high rise—many say in shame after his shady investments go sour. Just months later, the grieving Marie faces capital murder charges for the death of a lecherous opera maestro. When hard evidence points squarely at her, only her best friend and defense lawyer believe her.

Marie is no stranger to struggle. During her six years as an NFL Football wife, she fends off groupies eager to take her man, all the while feeling lost in her husband’s macho culture. Studying the cello becomes Marie’s solace until her hard-drinking husband retires after an injury. Returning to Dallas, he plays with high society's money in an investment scheme until winning at all costs leaves Marie and her twin sons on the hook for millions.

Scorned by society friends, charged with murder, Marie pins her hopes on hunky defense lawyer Ryan Ingles, one of Cole's college football pals. After Ryan’s legal team discovers some of the maestro’s dark secrets, Marie and Ryan’s investigative troupe travel to exotic islands in search of clues Cole left behind. As the tropics weave a romantic spell, a corrupt offshore banker dashes Marie's hopes. She wonders if she’ll ever be free of blame...and able to claim her own place in this world.



PRAISE FOR OUT AND IN:
"Out and In is the perfect mystery-thriller for the beach, a long flight, or to savor before bed...an exciting but heartfelt story about a beautiful woman who struggles to prove her innocence … As for the ending, I am still stunned.” — Lara Reznik, Amazon best-selling author of The Girl from Long Guyland and Bagels and Salsa.

"Could not put it down, once I started reading. Definitely a must-read. Look forward to reading more books from Pat Dunlap Evans." -- five-star Amazon review by reader "Mimi"

"Awesome...flowed nicely ... definitely kept you on your toes to who actually committed the murder. The lead character was a perfect blend of hard and soft. A great read." -- five-star Amazon review by reader "Tiffany"


Pat Dunlap Evans was born in Michigan but "got to Texas as soon as I could," she says. Her family lived in San Antonio and later Dallas, where she attended South Oak Cliff High School and Southern Methodist University. Pat eventually completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in English at University of Missouri, Kansas City, with emphasis on creative writing. She also taught freshman writing courses as a part-time lecturer.

After a divorce, Pat stressed her way as a single mom through twenty-five years of high-stress advertising and marketing roles before retiring to write fiction and screenplays. She lives in the Lake Travis area with her second husband Dr. Bill Evans and enjoys travel, golf, volunteer work, sailing, and the chaos of the couple's combined five adult children, five grandchildren, and two cockalier dogs.

Pat has published two novels, To Leave a Memory and Out and In, with a third novel Those Who Try due out soon.

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TOP 10 PET PEEVES
By Pat Dunlap Evans

What an opportunity to spout off! Lone Star Book Blog Tours asked me to list my Top 10 Pet Peeves, and here they are. After traveling this summer, a few of my peeves are related to the annoyances of travel and overbearing relatives. But perhaps you might also share a few of these annoyances in your world:

10. People who don’t flush public toilets. (Beyond gross.)

9. Automated water faucets that either don’t work or else spew water after you stupidly set your purse in the sink because there was no place else but the floor.

8. People who talk on mobile phones while walking, so they have no clue you’re about to hit them with your car.

7. Dentists and hygienists who do not use mouthwash. (No taco breath, please!)

6. Dinner guests who sneer because you’ve put an ingredient in the spaghetti sauce they don’t like. (Guess who was never invited back.)

5. Hosts who are so proud of their shiny new dining table, they watch your every move to ensure not one drop of anything hits the surface. (How about a tablecloth or glass cover?)

4. People who ask questions but interrupt your answers to talk about themselves.

3. People who have conversations in doorways, so nobody can pass through.

2. People who talk loudly on mobile phones, as if you really want to hear about their latest workout.

And, my Number One Pet Peeve is:

1. People who lie. About anything. Not good. Stop it.
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GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!
 1ST PRIZE:
Signed Copy of Out and In + $10 Amazon Gift Card
2ND PRIZE:
Signed Copy of Out and In + $5 Amazon Gift Card
3RD PRIZE:
$5 Amazon Gift Card
(US ONLY)
  September 12-21, 2018

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9/15/18
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Review
9/17/18
Author Interview
9/18/18
Notable Quotable
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Review
9/20/18
Top Ten List
9/21/18
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