Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Review of Denise Moncrief's Victoria House

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 267

Haunted by a dark mystery in her family’s past...
When Tori Downing takes possession of the abandoned Hamilton estate on the longest peninsula on Lake Jefferson, Arkansas, she avoids revealing her connection to the ill-fated Hamilton family. Is the glowing image that shimmers in the second floor window of Victoria House the ghost of Victoria Hamilton? Can Tori handle moving into a house with paranormal activity...again?

Tormented by a scandal she thought she’d left behind...
Until she leaves her career at the Arkansas State Crime Lab behind, she never even considers moving to Lake Jefferson, but the fallout from scandal gives Tori a very good reason to escape to Hill County and refurbish and restore the old family mansion. She settles into her new life...until the old accusations from her past start resurfacing.

Attracted to a man haunted by secrets of his own...
Drawn together to solve the murder of Jared Crenshaw, Tori and Lt. Grayson of the Hill County Sheriff’s Department dive into a tangled web of jealousy, deceit, and revenge as they attempt to solve both crimes, Jared’s death and the mysterious death years ago of Victoria Hamilton. Grayson’s past keeps interfering with his present, causing turmoil in both his professional life and his personal life. Can their love survive revealing the truth—from both the past and present—surrounding the tragedies at Victoria House?

Tori was only moderately mentioned in the first Haunted Hearts book, but if she upset Grayson, you wanted to get to know more about her.  Grayson has a thing for the supernatural, something that he doesn't let everyone on the force know about.  Grayson may not have much of a reptuation to protect, but he still had to keep his job, and that isn't something he can do if everyone thinks he isn't mentally stable.  Can Grayson overcome his insecurities and work with another female, trying to protect her?  Can Tori allow herself to be protected and can she truly let Grayson in?

Author information:
Suspense, She Writes

Where the road to happily ever after takes a suspenseful detour. Fast paced twists and turns that keep you turning the pages. Romantic happily ever after moments that take your breath away. Paranormal romantic suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Want to know a little bit more about Denise? She's a Southern girl who has lived in Louisiana all her life, and yes, she has a drawl. She has a wonderful husband and two incredible children, who not only endure her writing moods, but also encourage her to indulge her writing passion. Besides writing romantic suspense, she enjoys traveling, reading, and scrapbooking.

Accounting is a skill she has learned to earn a little money to support her writing habit. She wrote her first story when she was a teen, seventeen handwritten pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last romance novel she had read. She's been writing off and on ever since, and with more than a few full-length manuscripts already completed, she has no desire to slow down.

 Book Buy Links:
Victoria House
Amazon $2.99 http://amzn.com/B00O5CUHUM
Smashwords $2.99 TBD
Barnes and Noble TBD

Laurel Heights
Amazon $2.99 http://amzn.com/B00N0795WY
Smashwords $2.99 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/471791
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/laurel-heights-denise-moncrief/1120310149?ean=2940046138290

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