Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Book Review: The Alias by Mandi Slack

Okay suspense fans, I have a book for you to read!

The Alias by Mandi Tucker Slack

I'm on board Mandi's virtual book tour today and am currently still reading my copy of The Alias. I'm intrigued and Mandi starts the story off with fully fleshed characters who pull at your heart-strings. I'm rooting for Jacey and worried about how this story will turn out.

Here's a blurb from the book:
After a long and difficult divorce, Jacey thinks the worst is over. Little does she know she'll soon be forced to go undercover to protect her family, and in the process, she'll risk losing her identity, her future, and her heart. With a lightning pace, a good dose of humor, and a plot that's full of suspense, this thrilling novel is an edge-of-your-seat read.

Guess what? The Kindle edition of The Alias is only $3.99!

I asked Mandi to tell us about herself:

I’m a mom of three great kids. I have two boys, ages 6 and 5 and a little girl, who is 2. I’ve been married for 11 years and we love living in Utah. I grew up in Emery County and I feel very blessed for the memories I have. I love the desert and mountains, and I’ve been interested in everything from archeology to paleontology…and I could go on and on. Really, I just love the outdoors. One of my favorite hobbies is collecting and searching for fossils in the desert and surrounding areas. I also grew up frequenting museums and accompanying my parents on archeological digs in the San Rafael, and I love to incorporate my hobbies and interests into my writing. I love spending time with my husband and children and we spend most weekends rock hounding or exploring new places as a family.

Who are some of your favorite authors and how have they influenced your writing?

 I have several favorites, but the two authors who have influenced my writing the most, are Dorothy Keddington and Jennie Hansen. I discovered their novels when I was a young woman. While wandering aimlessly through my local library one afternoon, I happened to stumble across Return to Red Castle and Run Away Home. I checked both books out and I read into the night and throughout the next day. I couldn’t put either book down. It was at that point I knew what I wanted to write. I loved suspense.

What is your favorite part of being an author?

My favorite thing about writing is being able to create my own adventure. I was a tom-boy and as a child I craved adventure. I explored exotic countries and conquered high mountain peaks all from the comfort of my own back yard. I had a very vivid imagination and that love of creativity followed me into adulthood. I have so much fun when I am able to sit down and pound out the ideas floating around in my head, and I enjoy writing the type of stories that I love to read.

Do you have another book in the works?  Can you tell us a little about it? 

I have three manuscripts that are nearly complete. I am currently in the process of editing a crime thriller that takes place in Seattle, Washington. Tarrin Grace has just come through a very difficult divorce, and just when things are beginning to look up, her young daughter, Lexie, is witness to a heinous murder. Suffering from a form of post-traumatic stress disorder, Lexie is unable to recall details of the crime or the murderer. However, the killer remembers her, and Tarrin must risk all she has to protect her family.  


Want to find out more about Mandi and her writing?
Here is Mandi's blog address:  http://heyyouslackers.blogspot.com/

Would you like to read more reviews of The Alias?
 Join the virtual book tour and visit any of these participating sites.
October 1st –   Debbie Davis


October 3rd –   Kimberly Job
               http://scribbledscraps.blogspot.com/




October 4th –   Julie Bellon
                        http://ldswritermom.blogspot.com


October 5th –   Cindy Hogan
                        cindymhogan.blogspot.com



October 6th –   Cami Checketts
                        http://camicheckettsbooks.blogspot.com

           

October 8th –   Laura Bingham
                        http://alvor-daretodream.blogspot.com/


October 11th – Aimee Brown
                        http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/


October 12th – Steve Westover
                        http://www.westoversleftovers.blogspot.com


October 13th – Mindy Holt
                        www.ldswbr.com

October 14th – Holly Barnes


October 14th – Danyelle Ferguson
                        http://www.queenoftheclan.blogspot.com/


October 15th – Lynn Parsons



October 17th – Janice Johnson
                        http://www.toothsomefamily.blogspot.com/


October 18th – Kaylynn England


October 18th – Maria Hoagland
                        mariahoagland.blogspot.com


October 19th – Rachelle Christensen
                        http://www.rachellewrites.blogspot.com/

October 21st – Alice Gold
                        http://imsofunny.blogspot.com/

October 25th – Tristi Pinkston
                          http://www.tristipinkston.blogspot.com


October 28th – Heather Justesen
                                 http://www.heatherjustesen.blogspot.com/


October 29th – Trina Boice http://boicebox.blogspot.com/

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