Wednesday, September 14, 2016

"Color of Danger" by Alexa Verde Book Tour and Give Away


About the Book

Life as the sister of a serial killer is never easy, especially when former runaway Mari Del Lobo becomes a target herself. A recent crime has her late brother’s signature and MO, which Mari finds highly unusual, as she still blames herself for her only sibling’s death. Soon Mari encounters an unexpected — and a very attractive — ally in Dr. Luke Goodman.

Luke couldn’t save his fiancée from the Smiling Killer, but he’ll do anything to prevent more murders, even ask for help from the serial killer’s sister. Finding a kindred tortured soul in Mari, Luke is determined to keep her alive, but it’s not easy to protect the stubborn ex-rebel.

To solve the mystery, renew her faith, and find love and redemption, Mari has to face her most dangerous enemy — herself.

”One of the best Christian romantic suspense novels I’ve ever read.” – JoAnn Durgin, JoAnn Durgin, USA Today bestselling author.

My Review
"Color of Danger" by Alexa Verde is a clean suspenseful love story. It is about God's love as well as love between a man and a woman. It keeps the reader turning the pages till the end.
 I know I have said that about a lot of books that I have been reviewing lately but I think that is a good thing because isn't that why us readers read.

"Color of Danger" is the first book in the (Secrets of Rios Azules series) and it was a wonderful read but I'm glad I read the prequel "River Of Danger" first because "Color Of Danger" starts exactly where "River Of Danger" ends.

Who is trying to kill Mari and why? Did her brother, the serial killer, known as The Smiling Killer, fake his death?

Luke's fiancee was killed by The Smiling Killer and he is determined to not allow the same fate to happen to Mari but will Mari accept his help?

I was thinking I knew who was doing the killing but I was wrong and really surprised by who it was, but once the guilty person was revealed and the reason explained I was shocked.

At one point in the book I was thinking "No, don't let it be him, I really like him and I can't like a murderer," I am glad to say it wasn't him.  What a relief.  Yes, I am the type of reader that really gets drawn into the pages of the book and think of the characters as real people.
This is a quote from my Facebook page I typed when I was reading  "Color Of Danger" "Now when something upsets or worries me, I ask myself, would I worry about it if I had only one day left to live? The answer is usually no. So I don't." this is Mari answer to her troubles in "Color Of Danger" by Alexa Verde.  What a lot of stress and heartache we would lose if we lived like this!" 
I was really saddened by the abuse Mari suffered by her father but once you read her story, you will understand why she doesn't really let worry rule her life anymore.
Alexa Verde was a new author to me before the book tour but these two books won't be the last books that I will be reading of hers, I have already added the other books in this series to my to be read list.

I am giving "Color Of Danger" five stars.

I was given a copy of "Color Of Danger" by the author and Celebrate Lit for my honest review in this book tour!

About the Author

Alexa Verde writes sweet, wholesome books about faith, love, and murder. She penned her first literary masterpiece, a rhymed poem, at the ripe age of eight, and since has had 200 short stories, articles, and poems published in the five languages that she speaks. She has bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish, a master’s in Russian, and enjoys writing about characters with diverse cultures. She can claim her 15 seconds of Amazon fame with her books climbing to the #1 spot in Hispanic American and #3 in Christian Mystery & Suspense. She’s worn the hats of reporter, teacher, translator, model (even one day counts!), caretaker, and secretary, but thinks that the writer’s hat suits her the best. After traveling the world and living in both hemispheres, she calls a small town in south Texas home. The latter is an inspiration for the fictional setting of her popular series Secrets of Rios Azules. For giveaways (for example, Russian souvenirs), news, and recipes, please sign up for her newsletter at Twitter: @AlexaVerde3. Facebook:

Guest Post from Alexa Verde

Thank you, Sandra, for having me on the CelebrateLit tour, and heartfelt thanks to all the bloggers who read and reviewed my novel Color of Danger. Every review, every kind word, every blog post matters tremendously to me. Very excited to be here!

In some ways, the first book is like the firstborn child. There is no feeling comparable to the one when your “baby” is born. While Color of Danger is not the first book I’ve written, it is the first book I’ve published, and I’ve done the latter with much apprehension and trepidation. But this was a story I needed to tell, about love, forgiveness, and perseverance in the face of adversity.

By then, my published works had ranged from senryu (Japanese poetry) to travel portraits to interviews, but it had taken me a while to find my voice in full-length books. However, once I realized I wanted to write Christian novels, I never veered off that road. I’m currently working on my first Christian contemporary romance, so my tagline might change. But for the Christian romantic suspense series, Secrets of Rios Azules, it is “Sweet, wholesome books about faith, love, and murder.”

I was told Mari was an unusual heroine. She’s tough, strong-willed, and fearless, and at the same time, vulnerable and hurt. Color of Danger is not just a combination of a Christian romance and a serial killer mystery. It is more than a story of friendship between “Danger Girls,” though Mari is loyal to a fault and would give up her life in a heartbeat for those she loves. First and foremost, it’s about believing in God again. And that’s what I strive for every one of my books to be.

A love letter to God.

                                  Blog Stops

September 8: Daysong Reflections
September 9: Christian Bookaholic
September 11: SueStinnett
September 12: Carpe Diem
September 13: Reading Is My SuperPower
September 14: Mary Hake
September 15: A Baker’s Perspective
September 16: Quiet Quilter
September 17: The Power of Words (Spotlight)
September 18: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
September 19: History, Mystery & Faith
September 20: Bukwurmzzz
September 21: Blogging With Carol
September 22: Rhonda’s Doings


To celebrate her tour, Alexa is giving away a $50 amazon gift card! Click here to enter:


Unknown said...

What an awesome review! You made my day! And thank you so much for reading River of Danger, as well, and adding my other books to your to be read list.

kim hansen said...

Nice review.

Connie Porter Saunders said...

I love suspense and I so appreciate that Alexa has written a "clean" suspense novel. Thanks for sharing!