Thursday, August 27, 2009

A tale of two tours & a GIV3AWAY!

Okay, Jill Sorenson's new book, Set the Dark on Fire, came out this week! I'm so there, because if you recall, her last book featured my fave ever angry sex scene, and that got a whole lot of mileage with yours truly. I understand there is not an angry sex scene in this book, but Jill has implied to me that there will be some hotness of a morning after variety that will be equally memorable, but she does not provide specific details. Hmm!

Jill's Photo Tour
So, Jill is running a photo tour on her blog of the places that inspired her story. Go check it out! You also get to see what Jill looks like, and some cute pictures of her kids. Thanks to this photo tour, you will not have to work so hard to visualize the scenery and you can concentrate on the mysteriously memorable hot action.

My Blurb Tour: the overview
I'm taking you on a tour of my own through her blurb. First, the overview:

Shay Phillips knows her way around Dark Canyon. She’s handy with a gun and can track a wild animal with the best of them. It’s humans who give her the most trouble. And with a hormonally charged teenage brother to raise—and an admitted weakness for the wrong kind of man—they’re giving her plenty of trouble these days. Then there’s the matter of murder. As an expert on mountain lions, Shay knows to be skeptical when a local prostitute turns up mauled without a drop of blood near the body.
Now, together with the town’s newly arrived sheriff, Luke Meza—a Las Vegas city boy with his own dark secrets—Shay must navigate a dangerous valley filled with angry ex-lovers, unfaithful spouses, and poisonous snakes in a desperate search for the killer. But when suspicion falls on her own brother, and her attraction to Luke rages into a full-on erotic affair, can Shay quell the fires inside her long enough to uncover the truth?
My tour - Close-ups on my favorite attractions of the blurb:
Sordid Secrets and a suspicious killing.I like books with secrets at the center. Especially when towns are full of sordid secrets. What could they be? The suspicious killing, at least in my imagination, might be related. A prostitute is killed. This, too, gives me ideas about the secret.

Sheriff with secrets
I direct your attention to exhibit B. Note that there is not only a new sheriff in town, but he has his own dark secrets. A straightlaced lawman with dark secrets. Hello.

In Jill's last book the heroine was the cop and the hero was the surfer. That was fun because the heroine was tough and smart. But this one has the hero as cop, which is a definite winning formula at the Carolyn Crane household. And that cop has dark secrets!

Weakness/expertise combo in heroine
You really have to respect a heroine with a weakness for the wrong kind of man. Or at least I do, in a sort of vicarious way.

Also, I like a heroine who has knowledge about things like this one does, because when I read books featuring characters who have areas of expertise, I find I learn new things, and I like that. She's skeptical because she has wildlife expertise, biotches!

Okay, I'll stop now before Jill gets totally annoyed with me. I'm sorry, but I can't wait to read this!

Win this book!
Okay, you can enter to win your own copy of this book by leaving a comment on this post by Saturday noon CST. Simple as that!
Want more chances to win, and a special award? If you want three extra entries to win the book, and also, to be the Ultimate Ruling Blog of All Time award winner, just click over to my Guessing Contest, guess correctly by Friday Noon CST, and be the chosen one out of the correct entries. Good luck!

27 comments:

Chris said...

Wait, is there a mention of angry snakes at the end of the last blurb!

Carolyn Crane said...

No, LOL! The ex-lovers are angry, the snakes are merely poisonous. Which is probably for the best.

Patti said...

Ha! I noticed your second snipped included the phrase "a full-on erotic affair" - I'm in!!!!!!

Michelle G said...

What a great post. :) I have not heard of this author at all - so thank you for the heads up.

Michelle

kweenmg at yahoo dot com

Mandi said...

Besides the fact that I hear awesome things about Jill Sorenson, I want thins books because her heroine is named Shay and that is the name of my new SIL. Shay thinks she and a playboy playmate are the only ones with that name ;)

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Okay, this one sounds SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! (with or without angry snake lovers lol)

Please I beg you count me in to win cos I need a good book to read - am bored out of my mind this summer :P

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Your snarkiness seduces and astounds me. I must have this book and I do believe I will have a similar longing for any book you post about! LOL Way to weave the words!!!

Randi
SweetVernalZephyr.blogspot.com

Lea said...

CJ:

Please count me in!!

Awesome use of verbage as always and I have to say the "tour" was great fun...

I'm off to pimp at my blog...

Thanks CJ..

Best
L

Liza said...

Please count me in. Jill's new book sounds wonderful!

chey said...

Sounds like a fantastic book!

Jill Sorenson said...

You are so funny! Thanks for pimping my book. : )

Amy M said...

Sounds good! Please throw my name in!

Thanks
Amy M
atc218 at aol dot com

Jane said...

Great blurb. Can't wait to read "Set the Dark on Fire."

Cathy M said...

Your post had me laughing, thanks for the great pick-me-up. Always great to learn about a new author and the excerpt has me hooked.

Estella said...

Sounds like a great story!

orannia said...

Please don't include me in the giveaway CJ - I simply wanted to say that I loved your back cover summary breakdown :)

Teddyree said...

Wicked post, please count me in, sounds like a great read.

I did the guessing game, & even if I'm completely off base it was fun and I can't wait to see which one is the one you hate!

Hilcia said...

Well, bad boy sheriff with dark secrets, a know-at-all heroine with a weakness and a town with lots of dirty laundry -- hot moments? I'm in!

malleycc said...

Boy that sounds like a great book. I would love to win. thanks

Christine said...

SET THE DARK ON FIRE sounds really good. I love all that kind of intrigue and the characters sound interesting too! Please enter me! :)

Rebecca @ DSB said...

I'm a complete slut when it comes to free books. Need your car washed, or your dry cleaning picked up? Just say the word CJ. Put my name in por favor.

Aymless said...

Sounds fascinating. I sure I can find room on my bookcase for it (since I am acquiring another due to the TBR over flow)

Maija P. said...

I just recently noticed this author and I'm really interested in her books. I would love to win a copy!

Renee said...

I can't wait to read this book! I loved her last one, which featured a sexy single-dad surfer hero. Now, a sexy sheriff with a mysterious past? I'm so there!

Kaetrin said...

I've read a little about this book - looks good - I think I'll have to go find Crash Into Me now....

thx for the review.

Anonymous said...

looks very hot
please count me in
love the cover

kh

Morning Glow said...

Count me in! This looks delicious!

Thanks!
Morning Glow

ohmorningglow AT aol DOT com