Sunday, May 3, 2009

Book Review, Blog Tour, & Contest- One Deadly Sin

Welcome to the blog tour for One Deadly Sin by Annie Solomon.

From the back cover:


Revenge. Edie Swann has hungered for it since she fled her hometown as a little girl. Now she's returned, ready for payback. Armed with a list of names, she leaves each one a chilling sign that they have blood on their hands. Her father's blood. What happens next turns her own blood cold: one by one, the men she's targeted start dying.

Sheriff Holt Drennen knows Edie is hiding something. She has a haunted look in her eyes and a defiant spirit, yet he can't believe she's a murderer. As the body count rises and all evidence points to Edie, Holt is torn between the town he's sworn to protect and the woman he's come to desire. But nothing is what it seems. Long buried secrets begin to surface, and a killer won't be satisfied until the sins of the past are paid in full--this time with Edie's blood.

I really enjoyed this book! It was the perfect mystery book. I did not see the ending coming AT ALL! And I couldn't put it down. In fact, last night I stayed up until midnight reading, something I haven't done in a long time. I really felt for Edie, the main character. I wanted her to find out what happened to her father and I wanted thing to work out for her and Holt. And there was just enough passion and romance to keep me hooked without being too much. I defnitely want to read another book by Annie Solomon. (Go here to see other books she has written).

I gave this book a rating of 4/5.

Author Bio:

A native New Yorker, RITA-winning author Annie Solomon has been dreaming up stories since she was ten. After a twelve-year career in advertising, where she rose to Vice President and Head Writer at a mid-size agency, she abandoned the air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps of her professional life for her first love—romance. An avid knitter, she now lives in Nashville with her husband and daughter.

An Article by Annie Solomon:

One of the questions readers always ask a writer is “Where do you get your ideas?” If you write suspense, like I do, the query is often accompanied by a narrow-eyed but expectant look, as though the questioner is hoping I’ll lean over and whisper, “From my former life in the CIA,” or “Back when I was undercover for the NYPD,” or “I'd tell you but then I’d have to kill you.” So I quickly change the subject before I have to confess that I get my ideas from newspapers, the latest Radiohead song, or a dream I once had.

My current book, Tell Me No Lies, is no exception. I’ve never been a cop in a small city in the Hudson Valley, or an international business wheeler dealer. I’ve never been to Russia or met Donald Trump.

But I did read a book of firsthand accounts by cops on the job. One guy talked about being afraid. That underneath the uniform, cops always wear a thin layer of fear. I got to wondering: What happens when someone’s job puts him in life-and-death situations of which he’s secretly terrified? And so homicide detective Hank Bonner was born.

And how did I get to my heroine, the wealthy, mysterious, and bent-on-revenge Alexandra Jane Baker? Through research for my previous suspense novel, Dead Ringer. In a book about the new Russian robber barons, I read a small tidbit about a couple of suicides and some missing Russian millions. Sasha Baker and Tell Me No Lies sprouted from there.

And if you’re wondering about that Hudson Valley city, it’s called Sokanan. To save myself more research, I just made it up. It’s my own twisted version of someplace like Poughkeepsie, where my daughter went to college. (And it’s one of the worst-run cities on the planet. Why else do so many people keep dying there?) The name, by the way, is Algonquin and means “rain.”

Well, I’ve said all I can. There’s more—but if I told you everything, my editor would kill me.

Visit Annie Solomon's website
any of the other blog tour stops!

Reading with Monie
Unmainstream Mom Reads
ERECThe Tome Traveller’s Weblog
Darby’s Closet
My Friend Amy
Cheryl’s Book Nook
Marta’s Meanderings
chic Book reviews
My thoughts… your thoughts?
Cafe of Dreams
Wendy’s Minding Spot
Enroute to LifeA Bookish Mom
drey’s library
Zen SanityCarol’s Notebook
Wendi’s Book Corner
Morbid Romantic
Booksie’s Blog
Debbie's World of Books
Bookin’ with Bingo

I have an 5 copies of this book to giveaway:
+1 Post a comment saying that you would like to be entered (make sure to leave your e-mail address!)
+1 Post about the contest on your blog and leave the link in your comment
+1 Become a follower (or if you already follow me, let me know!)
~~For each thing that you do, please leave a separate comment or you will only be entered once!!
~~The contest will end on Sunday May 10th at 11:59pm
~~This contest is open to US and Canada only, no PO Boxes.


  1. Hi! I would love to read this!

  2. I am now a follower too!


  3. Please enter me in this drawing! Thank you for the opportunity! Indigo

  4. I'm also following you now. Thanks! Indigo

  5. No need to enter me; just posted on Win A Book.

  6. Please enter me!

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  7. I'd love a shot at winning this book. Please toss my name in the hat. Thank you!

  8. I'd like to win as well!

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

  9. I'm a new follower!

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

  10. I'd love to win a copy, One Deadly Sin sounds great!


  11. And I'm now a follower!


  12. Please enter me - sounds like a great book

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  13. Hi
    Please enter me in your giveaway!

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  14. I am a new follower

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  15. Please enter me in this giveaway.

  16. I am also a subscriber.

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  18. Please oh please oh please oh please enter me!

    It would come to a good home :)

    rachie2004 AT

  19. Hi there.. I am a follower.. I'd love to win a copy. THANK you.
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  20. I would love to be entered. I really really want to read this.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  21. I am a follower.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  22. I'd love to be entered. I've been wanting to try one of Annie Solomon's books for a while now. I've heard a lot of good things about her writing.

    Thanks! :0)
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  23. I love a great mystery book. Count me in,

    bevsclark at gmail dot com

  24. sounds like a good one, please enter me into this giveaway contest.


  25. i'd love to win a copy!
    my email... stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

    thanks for the chance to win!!!

  26. i'm a follower now :)

    stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

  27. I will have this on my blog in just a few more minutes! Click on the "Contests" at the top to find the post about contests.