Friday, April 1, 2016

Giveaway - Orchids and Stone - Lisa Preston

Orchids and Stone is Lisa Preston's debut novel. It releases today - and I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader!

What's it about?  From the publisher, Thomas and Mercer:

"Daphne Mayfield is enjoying some solace in the park one afternoon—a break from city life, a tense relationship, and chronic overwork—when an elderly woman rushes up to her with a desperate plea, "They’re trying to take me. Help! Help me, please." Daphne, whose own sister was murdered twenty years earlier, always thought someone must have seen something and she realizes that she now may be in a similar situation. What if she fails to intervene in a highly suspicious situation if not a serious crime, and that because of her negligence a helpless old woman’s life is now in grave danger?

Even though everyone—her boyfriend, her friends, a retired homicide detective—tells her not to get involved, Daphne's suspicions are confirmed when she traces the victim’s name to a house, and upon investigating it, is assaulted, robbed, and dragged on a cat-and-mouse car chase through Seattle’s streets that ends with the assailant escaping and Daphne being arrested for reckless driving. Now determined to uncover the truth and stop the criminals herself, Daphne plunges into an increasingly treacherous web of deceit and danger. As the layers of the conspiracy peel away, she will have to overcome the demons of her own past and summon previously-untapped inner reserves of courage and trust in others if she is to save an innocent person and stay alive herself." Read an excerpt of Orchids and Stone.


"Lisa Preston turned to writing after careers as a fire department paramedic and a city police officer. Experience in her earlier professions enhance the medical and legal passages of her fiction. Away from her desk, she spends hours on backcountry trails as a runner and rider. She lives with her husband on Washington State's vast Olympic Peninsula." You can connect with Lisa on Facebook or find her on Goodreads.

And if Orchids and Stone sounds like a book you'd like, enter to win a copy using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to continental US only, no PO boxes please. Ends April 16/16.



13 comments:

skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Tammy D said...

Looks like a great read, thanks for the chance to win

bermudaonion said...

Boy, does that sound good!

Sue Farrell said...

Sounds like this book will have my heart racing in no time!

Karen B said...

Sounds exciting! Love to read.

Karin R. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

rhonda said...

Sounds perfect for me

Grandma Cootie said...

Sounds like an exciting read, thanks for the chance to win.

Carl Scott said...

We both really enjoy psychological thrillers like this. Books, movies, TV shows, you name it, we're there. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

Anita Yancey said...

It sounds like an interesting and exciting book. I don't know how I have missed this author's books, but I will be looking for them now. Thanks for having the giveaway.

rubynreba said...

Interesting that she has been a police officer and a paramedic. The book looks very good!

holdenj said...

Sounds exciting!

Karin said...

Sounds like an interesting book!