Friday, September 27, 2013

Review Stop on the IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL by Nancy C. Weeks Tasty Book Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL by Nancy C. Weeks Blog Tour hosted by Tasty Book Tours and this one is a must read if you love suspense filled romance! Sticky around for the giveaway – today’s the last day of the tour but I promise, the excitement over this story will around for a while.

***eARC provided by author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.


Elías Mendoza’s personal vendetta against the McKenzie family rests on Jennie’s shoulders. As she cradles the bullet ridden body of her ten-year old student, she knows Mendoza is responsible. Quinton’s death is a message. Jennie’s life belongs to only Mendoza. But she has her own message. No one else dies. Her life means nothing as long as Mendoza is free.

Jared McNeil has spent ten years with Maryland’s Special Crime Unit and very little rattles him. When the haunted teenager he once tried to protect walks into his precinct now a beautiful woman, he wants nothing more than to wrap her in his arms and never let her go. But he soon realizes she is there only to settle her debts before she goes after his nemesis, Mendoza. Jared’s vow to stay away from Jennie until the task force destroys Mendoza now means nothing.

What Jared and Jennie don't understand is there are forces at play greater than the evil shadowing them, but time is running out. United, they can do anything. Alone, they will fail.

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Jennifer McKenzie lives in a world where evil shadows her every move. She’s lost everyone she ever loved to the man who represents that evil and fears she’ll lose the man she loves if she doesn’t stay as far away from him as possible. Left with little time to end things, she sets out to trap and finally exact her revenge on Elías Mendoza for those who cannot – her father, her mother, and Nick, who was like a brother. Now others are in the path of destruction that only Mendoza can wreck and she’s determined to stop him for good.

Jared McNeil can’t stay away from Jennie no matter how hard he tries. He watches, he waits, he hopes for a time when it will be safe to be close to her, all the while wondering if his connection and affection for her goes both ways. He knows the danger that surrounds her. He wears the scars as proof of what the mad man, Mendoza, likes to hand out to anyone who gets between him and his Jennifer Marie. But why? What is it about this woman grown up from a teen once in the care of Mendoza and why won’t he let her go? All Jared knows is that he’d die before he allowed anyone to harm Jennifer McKenzie, including his own twin brother.

IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL by Nancy C. Weeks is a fast-paced, exciting, edge of the seat, dangerous journey that Jennie and Jared travel to save loved ones, innocents, and each other from a mad man. Mendoza is truly vicious and insane with an obsession for revenge against Jennie yet the need to possess her and destroy anyone who loves her. What Mendoza doesn’t realize is that it is love in its purest form that will be his undoing. The love of family, the love of friends, and the love that has existed for so many years and finally requited between Jennie and Jared, is what will destroy Elías Mendoza.

Nancy kept me glued to this story through the characters. Her characters are lively, personable, and their familial relationships are honest and believable. The characters kept the story, the edginess, and the intrigue moving forward without question or delay.  

I highly recommend IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL by Nancy C. Weeks if you love danger and true – what’s going to happen next – suspense with your romance. Whereas the romance isn’t overly steamy, it works well, and for those who like it mild, you’ll be certainly pleased with the level that Nancy infuses into this amazing story, but the love is there - in abundance.

Happy Reading Everyone! 

About the Author:

Nancy C. Weeks has loved happy-ever-after romances since she was in her early teens. While still in college, she met and married her hero and spent the
next several years honeymooning and working overseas. Today, she lives in suburban Maryland with her husband of more than thirty years. Her two children are in college and she spends her days out on her deck writing as the local bird population keeps her company. She loves to hear from her readers.

Feel free to visit Nancy’s website and her blog and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

As part of her celebration, Nancy is holding a Giveaway. If you’d like to enter, please use the rafflecopter and be sure to congratulate Nancy on the release of IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL.

Happy Reading and Good Luck!

IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL by Nancy C. Banks, Crimson Romance, available now in ebook format at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.
***click on links or cover below for purchasing information



Nancy Weeks said...

Good morning, Amy!
It is an absolute pleasure to be a guest on your amazing blog this morning. I am so thrilled that you enjoyed my new release, In the Shadow of Evil. I don't know if other authors do this, but I just fell in love with Jennie and Jared as I was creating their HEA.
I have to tell you that your review of the story bought me to tears. It is such an great feeling when a reader truly understand the story I was trying hard to get across.
I would happy to answer any questions your viewers may have so please don't be shy. Again, thanks so much for hosting me and thanks a hundred times over for that amazing review! Hugs to all!

Tasty Book Tours said...

Thank you for hosting today!

Amy Valentini said...

It was most certainly my pleasure! Thank you for a fab read, Nancy! :-)

Laura said...

What a great review! Another wonderful book by Nancy Weeks - can't wait!