Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DEADLY INTENT: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
DEADLY INTENT
THE MINDHUNTERS SERIES
BY KYLIE BRANT

ABOUT THE BOOK:
No one knows the patterns and nuances of communication like forensic linguist Macy Reid. She is also an expert on kidnapping, having experienced firsthand the stark terror of being abducted when she was a child. So she is the perfect investigator to be called in when a Denver tycoon's eleven-year-old daughter is abducted—for the second time.

The biggest stumbling block for Macy may be a member of her own team: Kellan Burke, the wisecracking, rule-breaking investigator who relishes getting under Macy's skin. Their styles couldn't be more different; the attraction between them more explosive. And when it becomes apparent that Macy can't solve the case without confronting the demons from her past, Kell is just the man to take her there—and back.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I’m a native Midwesterner, having lived my whole life in Iowa. My husband and I are still trying to adjust to becoming empty nesters. Much of the time we rattle around our big century-old Victorian with a spoiled Polish Lowland Sheepdog named Lexie. We’re on the go a lot, traveling to see our kids and grandsons, tailgating at Iowa games, and enjoying new tropical getaways. If you know anything about Iowa winters, you’ll understand our desire for sun and beach once January hits.
In 1990 I began writing out of sheer desperation. Always an avid reader, I’d found that my favorite authors just couldn’t write fast enough to keep me in reading material. Someday if you twist my arm and buy me very strong margaritas, I might be convinced to share my whole embarrassing road to publication story. The short version is that my second manuscript sold in 1992, and then a few months later my first manuscript was bought, too, after it had undergone several major surgeries. To date I’ve written twenty-five books for Silhouette Intimate Moments (Romantic Suspense), five dark romantic thrillers for Berkley, a short story for eharlequin.com and participated in an Iowa authors murder mystery.

I live a dual life. Believe me, that sounds much more glamorous than it is. By day I’m an elementary special education teacher, working with students who have learning and behavior problems. During the weekends and summers…well, I can be forgiven for needing a little relaxation, right? And if my idea of relaxation includes dreaming up new ways to kill and maim my characters, it seems a harmless enough hobby. Some people golf. Now there’s a dangerous pastime. All those swinging clubs and small speeding objects. Someone could lose an eye.

When I’m not at the computer (always writing, never playing solitaire), I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, exercising, reading, flower gardening, and traveling.

MY REVIEW:
Eleven year old Ellie is kidnapped…for the second time in her life! Her parents immediately contact Adam Raiker of Raiker Investigations, also known as the Mindhunters, because Raiker is the one who found Ellie the first time. Raiker calls in Macy Reed, who works for him as a forensic linguist, to work on the case. She is perfect to help with this case because she is excellent at what she does, takes her work seriously, but more importantly, this case is personal. You see, Macy was also a kidnap victim and can’t imagine what Ellie must be going though having it happen twice so she has a special stake in this case.

Kellan Burke is assigned as Macy’s partner. Burke, an investigator who in Macy's opinion is somewhat of a wise guy, enjoys teasing Macy about her being British and so prim and proper. This makes Macy a little crazy and she wishes they didn’t have to work together but in fact, they wind up working quite closely with each other.

In their pursuit to find Ellie, Kellan realizes that Macy just might have to face her past in order to save this girl. For her to do this, Macy must put her trust in Kellan. This winds up being a great help to Macy; much more than she would have expected. The chemistry between Macy and Kellan builds and adds another delightful dimension to the story but these two also know they have an important job to do, so that must keep this in check. When Macy directly ignores an order from her boss by talking to someone from her past, Kellan is the one to rescue her from this. All this adds to their relationship, and brings Macy and Kellan closer than ever.

This Mindhunters Series just gets better with each installment. In this fourth book, Kylie Brant gives readers all they can ask for-mystery, suspense, romance, and enough twists and turns to keep you turning pages late into the night! I, for one, will be eagerly waiting for the next Mindhunters book…so write on, Ms. Brant!


GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO KYLIE, I HAVE 
TWO COPIES OF THIS "JUST 
OUT NOVEMBER 2nd" INSTALLMENT
IN THE MINDHUNTERS SERIES
TO GIVE AWAY!! 
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING ABOUT AUTHOR KYLIE BRANT BY VISITING HER WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW

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+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ANOTHER CURRENT ENTRY OF MINE YOU HAVE ENTERED. YOU MAY COMMENT ON EACH ENTRY SEPARATELY AND THEY WILL EACH COUNT AS ANOTHER ENTRY.
WATCH FOR MY INTERVIEW WITH KYLIE BRANT LATER TOMORROW FOR MORE CHANCES TO ENTER TO WIN!

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 16!

GOOD LUCK!

157 comments:

misskallie2000 said...

I found on Kylie's website this question and answer. Very cute.
"Does the murder and mayhem in your books make your husband nervous?
No, but the research books in my office do."

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

I think it is awesome that she works as an elementary special education teacher, working with students who have learning and behavior problems. She is a very special person to do this work.

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misskallie2000 said...

Tweet (@misskallie2000)

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Sarah E said...

I find it interesting that the author is an elementary special education teacher.

Please enter me in this giveaway.

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Sarah E

debbie said...

I learned she has a polish lowland sheepdog named lexie. I had never heard of that breed before.
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debbie said...

I think it is interesting the lead character finds kidnapped victims, but was also one herself.
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debbie said...

I entered the national adopt a dog month giveaway.
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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love her bio, especially what she says about golf! What a riot! She sounds like someone I would love to know!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I find it really interesting that the main character was kidnapped TWICE! This book sounds really good!

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Tea said...

Deadly Intent: is the fourth book in the series. Each book can stand alone.

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Tea said...

I tweeted the giveaway at http://twitter.com/Jungleorchid/

Tea said...

It's incredible that a child could become kidnapped twice. That's interesting.

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Tea said...

I have entered Fly Away Home.

Tea said...

I have entered the Juliet giveaway.

Anonymous said...

From her website, I found that she works as a special education teacher in addition to writing. I know that is a demanding job because my mother taught special education for several years. I wonder where does she get her energy.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

That fact that Macey had been kidnapped as a child herself makes her more aware of the terror that that the kidnapped victim must be going through.


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Anonymous said...

I entered the contest for
the National Adopt a Dog Month.


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Anonymous said...

I entered the contest for 'Painted Ladies'.


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Anonymous said...

I entered the contest for
'Juliet'.


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Anonymous said...

I entered the contest for
'A Desirable Residence'


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Anonymous said...

I entered the contest for
'The White House Doctor".


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Anonymous said...

I entered the contest for
'Casting About".


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Anonymous said...

I entered the contest for
'The Confession'.


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Anonymous said...

I entered the contest for
'My Nest Isn't Empty, I Just have More Closet Space".


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Anonymous said...

I entered the contest for
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Anonymous said...

I entered the contest for
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Cookbooks.


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Anonymous said...

Today, I am entering the contest for 'Crossroads'.


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rubynreba said...

She doesn't write books for children because she has 5 of her own and 18 on a dialy basis and thinks this is enough.
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rubynreba said...

Sounds interesting that Ellie is kidnapped for the 2nd time.
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petite said...

This new release sounds compelling and unique. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Her job as a special education elementary teacher is to be admired. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Her website is wonderful and filled with great background. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I entered Juliet. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

grannyvon said...

On Kylie's website she has a monthly contest and this month it is Deadly Intent for November. I signed up for her newsletter. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Pamela Keener said...

I am not entering the giveaway because I already preordered this book on Amazon and it should be here soon. Thanks for the review.
I absolutely love this series so far and can't wait to read this one too.
Love & Hugs,
Pam

grannyvon said...

When I saw the words forensic linguist kidnapping expert that's all I needed to know that I wanted to read this one. Got to see just exactly what a forensic linguist is. ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I also signed up for Crossroads by Fern Michaels giveaway. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Tore said...

I think it is neat the main character was a victim herself and that she was kidnapped and also the author is a teacher of special needs. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

justpeachy36 said...

I liked the fact that she has a sheep dog named Lexie... I just love dogs and thought that was interesting.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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justpeachy36 said...

The premise of the story is interesting to me. Forensic linguistics seems like a very interesting field of study.

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justpeachy36 said...

I entered the fern michaels giveaway.

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holdenj said...

I think it's great that Kylie has been able to remain a special ed teacher while doing all this writing! She definitely has two loves.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

I started and have fallen behind in the Mindhunters series and would love to get back on track! Thanks for the chance to win.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

I entered Casting About.
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holdenj said...

I entered Crossroads.
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holdenj said...

I entered the Scottoline giveaway.
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holdenj said...

I entered the kids Thanksgiving book giveaway.
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clenna said...

I loved her site. The opening site page was great - very mysterious. I found it interesting that she is from the Midwest (me too), a teacher (me too) and a writer (not me - I'm a reader)

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clenna said...

I want to find out more about this poor girl that has been kidnapped twice!

clenna at aol dot com

holdenj said...

I entered the Chocolate.com giveaway.
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holdenj said...

I entered the BHG giveaway.
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holdenj said...

I entered The Confesstion.
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holdenj said...

I entered Petty Magic.
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holdenj said...

I entered the Fat Witch giveaway.
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holdenj said...

I entered the White House dr. giveaway.
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holdenj said...

I entered A Desirable Residence.
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holdenj said...

I entered Fly Away Home.
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holdenj said...

I entered Juliet.
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holdenj said...

I entered Painted Ladies.
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holdenj said...

I entered In This Way I was Saved.
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Linda Kish said...

Her husband is the hero in her books.

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Linda Kish said...

It sounds like a thrilling story.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the National Adopt-a-Dog month giveaway.

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donnas said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/29537024397

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donnas said...

I want to read this one because its a new Mindhunters book. And the first 3 were great.

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Aisling said...

I loved reading how Kylie starts a new book. She said she knows the main characters, their backgrounds and the conflicts. She has ideas for a few scenes and how it’s going to end. She doesn't know who will die and doesn't always know who the villain will be.

Aisling said...

It should be very interesting to read more about the conflict and attraction between Macy and Kellan.

Aisling said...

I entered your giveaway for The Confession by John Grisham.

bison61 said...

To date she has written twenty-five books for Silhouette Intimate Moments (Romantic Suspense), five dark romantic thrillers for Berkley, a short story for eharlequin.com and participated in an Iowa authors murder mystery.

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mindy said...

that her job as a special ed teacher shows two completely different sides to her thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Theresa N. said...

She lives in a 100 year old big Victorian house, I live in a 100 year old Victorian cottage.
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samsakara said...

The fact that the book mentions the daughter was abducted a second time caught my attention.

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clynsg said...

I liked the fact that she believes that thinking up new ways to maim and/or kill someone is less dangerous than a game like golf--and I agree with her.

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

clynsg said...

There were 2 points, first that the heroine is a forensic linguist (somewhat different from some of the other recent specialists in fiction) and secondly, that the child had been abducted twice.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, she says her husband irons.

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Sue Farrell said...

I entered "The Confession"

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Anonymous said...

I entered "Cross Roads"

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

"She is also an expert on kidnapping, having experienced firsthand the stark terror of being abducted when she was a child." That one sentence was enough to make me want to read this.


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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

"So…are all those scenes from personal experience?

I assume you’re talking about the love scenes, not the murder scenes. If so…no. But my husband lives in hope."
Kylie definitely has a sense of humor that I can relate to.

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erma said...

I think it is great that she works as an elementary special education teacher.
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hendy said...

I found it interesting that Kylie began writing because as an avid reader her favorite authors weren't releasing books as fast as she was reading them.
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hendy said...

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hendy said...

I would love to read this book as a person who graduated with a degree in forensic psychology I'm always fascinated by these types of subjects.
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Anonymous said...

She has a dog named Lexie!

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Carol M said...

According to her husband, she feels no particular compunction to stick to her promises. lol
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Carol M said...

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Carol M said...

The fact that the child was kidnapped twice makes me what to read it and find out why that that happened.
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Anonymous said...

What I found is that she is a very busy woman. Would't surprise me if she receives the title of 'multitasker'

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Anonymous said...

She is one busy woman and she still has a sense of humor...love it!!
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Bobbi said...

Wow, she is one busy lady. Elementary special education teacher and a writer with an awesome sense of humor. I cant wait to read this book.nickbug2000@gmail.com

Bobbi said...

I also entered the crossroads by Fern Michaels giveaway. nickbug2000@gmail.com

Bobbi said...

I entered the John Grisham novel The Confession. nickbug2000@gmail.com

Diane52 said...

Found it interesting that she didn't
want to write children's books, because um
esldiane@gmasil.comhe has children.
Diane Ba

DebDancer said...

The author is a special ed elementary teacher.


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FDP 4 Life said...

she participated in an Iowa authors murder mystery

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tallcapp said...

Kylie says her favorite book is the last one she read.

susan1215 said...

Deadly Intent is the fouth book in the series

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susan1215 said...

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Laura H. said...

Something I found interesting is that she "writes porn"! REALLY!?!?!? :-)

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Laura H. said...

This book has romance, mystery and suspense. I like books that intertwine a person's past with their present.

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naynays1 said...

I learned she has a polish lowland sheepdog named lexie.
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Atreau said...

I find it interesting that she's also an elementary special education teacher.

Betty C said...

I like this comment from her: "So I write the type of stories that I enjoy most."
She writes the type of story that I like most too.

Betty C said...

I find it interesting the Macy has to face her past in order to save the girl.

Bakersdozen said...

I think it is interesting how the author began writing out of desperation of not having enough reading material. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)comj

Betty C said...

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