Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stealing the Moon & Stars Book Review and Giveaway

Stealing the Moon Book Review and Giveaway

Stealing the Moon &  Stars Book Summary:
Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino, Scottsdale private eyes, are hired to find out who’s stealing from the Moon & Stars Children’s Foundation. Foundation employees are suspected, but just as the pieces start falling into place, Jordan discovers a hidden agenda that puts her in the crosshairs of a crime lord. Who can she trust?

Everyone has a dangerous secret, and the bodies are piling up. Even her partner, Eddie Marino, has a dark and mysterious past. Does she dare act on their attraction? Will it destroy their partnership?

The two have landed in a hornets’ nest. Nothing to do now but stir it up.

Book One in a new series featuring Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino.

My Review:

Stealing the Moon & Stars by Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens
I wanted to read this book because it's about a charity and funds were stolen from it.
Not sure what to expect from the book from the start but enjoyed it so much it was hard to put down.
Got caught up in the investigations and the love affair that Jordan and Eddie have. Loved learning all the aspects of why things happened.
Quite a few surprises that take everyone for a turn. Throw in a mix of family members and you got a good read.
Light romance and sex but enough to help move the story along and it's the forbidden love that will make this series continue as they work together on more cases.
I received this book from  Tribute Books Tours in exchange for my honest review.

Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens' Bios:
Arizona native Sally J. Smith lives in Scottsdale with her husband. The rarest of breeds, an adult who was born in Arizona, she has been a writer since she could spell. These days she stays busy at her chosen professions of writing (novels, short stories, and articles) and freelance editing. When a free moment appears on the horizon, she’s out the door to a attend a play, a movie, a concert, or just take a long walk in the desert—if the temperature’s under a hundred. Other works include The Ghost Wore Polyester.

Jean Steffens also lives in Scottsdale with her family. She’s a mother, reader, movie fan, and the Steffens’ family chauffeur. She’s also active in church activities. Like Jordan Welsh, PI, Jean grew up in Chicago near Lake Forest. Jean’s mother, however, was nurturing—baking cookies, carpooling kids to school, kissing boo-boos—unlike Jordan’s mother, who’s allergic to the kitchen and thinks a carpool is a hot tub in a limo. Jean’s published work includes “The Night Before Christmas” in the Desert Sleuths Sisters in Crime Anthology, How Not to Survive the Holidays.

Work sessions between these two ladies generally result in a lot of laughter, noshing, and Internet surfing. Both authors are members of Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

Price: $13.95
Format: paperback
Pages: 242
Release: May 15, 2014
Publisher: Camel Press
ISBN: 9781603819831

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Tribute Books said...

Thanks Julie for kicking off Sally & Jean's tour with your great review! :)

Anne said...

The cover got my attention and since I like mysteries and suspense I read the rest. Sounds like an interesting new series.

The authors are new to me as well.

moonshades said...

Hi, Julie,
It's Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens. What a terrific review. Thank you so much for taking the time to post it.

We're delighted you went on this wild Arizona ride with Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino. These two really do know how to push each other's buttons.

Their hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, home of the rich and famous as well as the calculating and criminal, is the perfect setting for this team of PIs--Jordan Welsh, maverick heiress, and Eddie Marino, a graduate from the school of hard knocks. They're ideally suited to the Scottsdale lifestyle and to each other.

We'd love to hear from you and all your readers. Thanks again!

Sally and Jean

moonshades said...

Anne, Hope you love the book. It's available to pre-order in trade paperback on Amazon. Ships on the 15th, if you're an e-book reader (like Sally), it can be downloaded on May 15.

We love the cover, too. Good-looking couple, bright lights, big city, moon and stars. Camel Press hit a home run with the cover.

Let us know how you like Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino.

Sally & Jean

julie barrett said...

The cover got my attention, then I read the summary and that interested me even more to want to read this book,


Smithandsteffens said...

So glad you liked it, Julie. And thanks again for being our May Day reviewer.