Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Raven by Mike Nappa - Including a GIVEAWAY - Ended

Winner is comment #4- Carrie
As part of his street performance, a deception specialist who goes by the name The Raven picks his audience's pockets while they watch. It's harmless fun--until he decides to keep the wallet of a prominent politician, hoping for a few extra bucks. When he finds compromising photos of the councilman and his "personal assistants," The Raven hatches a plan to blackmail the man. However, he quickly finds himself in over his head with the  Ukrainian Mafia and mired in a life-threatening plot code-named "Nevermore."
Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill must scramble to sort out the clues to rescue The Raven from a wild card bent on revenge.

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MY Thoughts:
I didn't read book one in this series, so it took me a little while to get into the story. But once I did, I enjoyed the twists and turns, as well as, the characters involved in the plot. We have Trudi and Samuel, investigator and detective, ex-wife/ex-husband team that work together (most of the time anyhow) towards the same goal - defeating the bad guys, in this case discovering the clues that lead to "Nevermore" using Edgar Allen Poe's poem " The Raven".  Apparently, this team is also in book one. Then we have Mama Bliss - She owns a one of kind, unique shop that carries all kinds of items you can't find elsewhere. But there is a whole lot more going on behind the scenes in Mama's shop. Mama is also grieving a grandson who got killed, and seeking to exact revenge on those responsible for his death. Then we have the Raven, an interesting character, a street magician, who just happens to get in way deeper than he intended after attempting to blackmail a local politician.
Suspense, intrigue, a Russian mafia... Mike keeps you guessing as you get involved in the plot. Sometimes you really want to get even, or warn someone... In the end, reading will have to suffice. I would like to read book one to find out a little bit more about some of the characters in this story, but this book can certainly be a read alone. 

I received this book free from the publisher (Revell). This is my honest opinion and a positive review was not required. 
About the Author:
Mike Nappa is an entertainment journalist at FamilyFans.com, as well as a bestselling and award-winning author with more than one million books sold worldwide. When he was a kid, the stories of Edgar Allan Poe scared him silly. Today he owns everything Poe ever wrote. A former fiction acquisitions editor, Mike earned his MA in English literature and now writes full time.

***GIVEAWAY***
I ended up with two copies of this book, so thought it would be fun to give one of them away. 
To enter: 
Leave a comment -
Have you read any of Mike's books? If so which ones? Check out his books HERE. Bet you'll be surprised. 
Please leave email in safe format (using "dot" and "at" so I can contact you if you win) Failure to leave contact information will disqualify you. 
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Giveaway is for a print copy of Mike's book "The Raven". Eligibility within the U.S. only. Must be 18 or older to enter.  Not associated with any social media sites. 
Giveaway ends October 30th. Winner will be selected via random.org and notified via email.Winner has 48 hrs to respond with physical address for prize distribution. Seasons of Opportunities is not responsible for prizes lost in the mail.

7 comments:

  1. I haven't read anything by Mike Nappa but I'm always up for a new author and new series! sharonwilliams73 at gmail dot com

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  2. I haven't read any books by this author but this one sounds very interesting! But looking at the list of books written by him, I did recognize several of them.

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  3. I have not yet read anything by this author. Thank you for the link to see his books, since I see several of interest to me! I am now ready to say that I want to read several books by this author!
    Janice
    pjrcmooreATwindstreamDOTnet

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  4. I have not read anything by Mike yet - but people have been recommending his books to me and INSISTING I read them haha! They are definitely on my TBR list!!

    meezcarrie (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Carrie, Congratulations!! You are the winner. I hope you enjoy this read.

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  5. I followed via facebook :)

    meezcarrie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. I haven't read any of his books; but I am always up for a new challenge.

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