Friday, February 5, 2010

Update on The Greatest Gift

Remember when I posted the story about The Tornado? It turns out, as someone in the comments predicted, she LIED!!!!

She came into our store not terribly long ago, though luckily, I wasn't there. Of course she was returning some stuff. But, I hear she was uncharacteristically pleasant. Hmm, interesting. Maybe she felt bad for how childish and crazy she acted when she was there the last time.

Naw, probably not...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pump Up Your Book Promotion Tour: Buying Time by

I just finished a great suspenseful novel, the latest from author Pamela Samuels Young called Buying Time. I love suspense, and this one definitely had me hooked throughout the whole thing!! Here's a little about the book:

Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan.

Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems.

In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath.

The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.
Soon, a determined federal prosecutor is hot on Waverly’s trail. But when the prosecutor’s own life begins to unravel, she finds herself on the run—with Waverly at her side.

This book, like I said, hooked me from the beginning. I had never heard about this kind of business venture before, so I found it really intriguing. But this novel has so much more than that. The stories of all the characters become so entwined together you find yourself just wrapped up in all the drama. I read this in a just a couple of sittings (which is amazing for me these days, since I am working 3 jobs - haha!), because I just didn't want to put it down.

Pamela Samuels Young has a great writing style that will draw you in and keep you interested throughout the whole thing. I haven't read any of her other stuff, but I will definitely be picking up one or two of her other novels now!!

Thanks so much to Tracee from Pump Up Your Book Promotional Book Tours for contacting me about this book!! If you like a good mystery suspense, then this one is for you!!!