Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Obsession by Sharon Buchbinder Blog Tour

Sharon Buchbinder
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Page Count: 288 
Word Count: 71392 
ISBN : 978-1-61217-867-7

Book Description:

A year after a barbaric childbirth, complete with a near-death experience and an encounter with her guardian angel, Angie Edmonds is just happy she and her son, Jake, are alive.

She's finally in a good place: clean, sober, and employed as a defense attorney.

But at the end of a long work day, she finds herself in a parent's worst nightmare: Jake has been kidnapped and taken across the Mexican border by a cult leader who believes the child is the "Chosen One."Stymied by the US and Mexican legal systems, Angie is forced to ask the head of a Mexican crime syndicate for help.

Much to her chagrin, she must work with Alejandro Torres, a dangerously attractive criminal and the drug lord's right-hand man.

Little does she know Alejandro is an undercover federal agent, equally terrified of blowing his cover--and falling in love with her.
Where to buy: AMAZON

About the Author Sharon Buchbinder

I’ve been writing fiction since I was in high school and have the rejection slips to prove it.

After I graduated with a BA in Psychology and no job, I realized my dreams of working in the attic writing great prose would have to take a back seat to the simple pleasures of eating, drinking, and having a roof over my head.

Fast forward a few decades, and I had a career path that would make all but the kindest say, “What were you thinking?” After working in health care delivery for years, I became a researcher, then an academic. I had it all– a terrific, supportive husband, an amazing son, and a wonderful job. But that itch to write (some call it obsession), kept beckoning me to “come on back” to writing fiction. I spent one whole month away doing nothing but writing fiction, the first of many drafts of my first novel.

My genres include horror, mystery, romance and weird blends of the three. For a sampling of my work (fiction and nonfiction), click on “Stories and Links“.

When not attempting to make students and colleagues laugh, I can be found herding cats and dogs, golfing, deep sea fishing, or writing.

****Sandie's Review:****

This book was not at all what I had expected. I was like OH MY, HELL NO! I think my emotions and anxiety is being tested by these authors. I enjoyed this book because it wasn't all butterflies and roses. The main character Angie Edmonds has had a hell of a childhood, turning to drugs as a way to numb things. When she finds out she is preggers she gives up all of that for her child. I love this. I know its a hard thing to do, so I was happy reading that. 

Her parents are crazy! No seriously they are. I know family is supposed to be all about supporting each other and being there for one another. Well her parents kidnap her kid! WTF!!! 

Of course you know the US can't really help you in this matter. Isabella a drug lord in Mexico helps Angie. Ok so I get your all probs like huh? I know but trust me it was a really good thing as Isabella has certain connections that will be needed. She assigns Alejandro to help Angie. When he was introduced I was like "oh yeah, here we go." 

Alejandro has a secret that he is holding back and I totes get it. Its all crazy and complex. This is a paranormal book but the way it is written I kind of forgot that. I loved that I was swept into this crazy world of cults, drug lords, human trafficking, good vs evil. 

The book was well written and it flowed so I never felt as though I was missing anything. I enjoyed this book and at times was yelling at my computer. I know some of the subject matters are hard to stomach, but I felt this added more to the story. I was enthralled and captivated.

I gave this book:
4/5 hearts

1 comment:

  1. Sandie and Dee--Thank you for hosting me today. Sandie, thank you for the wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story!