Friday 22 May 2015

Blog Tour and Givaway: Behind the Mask - Carolyn Crane


When her long lost sister--a prostitute--is won in a card game by a brutal drug cartel, Zelda knows what she has to do: take her place. Save her. Focus on infiltrating the shadowy group on behalf of the Associates, and try not to think about why she left the spying game years ago. She’s slept with dangerous criminals before; she can do it again. 

Hugo Martinez is one of South America’s most lethal and wanted men, a legendary mercenary living on a windswept mountain. Even at the height of the war he wasn’t in the habit of taking women captive, but the American whore has seen his face. And he and the orphan boy need a cook. He shouldn’t want this woman, but there’s something so unusual about her…

Little by little, Zelda finds herself falling for her captor…but is he the killer she’s been hunting all these years? 

My thoughts:
The second book this week where a woman saves her sister. But then Zelda used to be a spy and is now part of this shadowy organization. She has the skills. While her druggie luxury prostitute sis would not stand a chance. Still, that is a big thing to do. Go in her place, knowing the drug lord can do whatever he wants with you.

So Zelda was cool. Brave, resourceful, independent, but with some scars so that is why she quit the spy game. And now everything goes wrong and she ends up with a mysterious man who wants a maid/governess/cook.

Hugo, ohh, yes I like the the bad ones, the mysterious loners with a chip on their shoulder. I kept on wondering if he really was a bad guy and longed to know more.

It's not a match made in heaven. He thinks she is some American whore. She wonders what he really is. They thread lightly around each other, but hey like always, we all know they are gonna end up doing it. And after they have done it they will fall in love.

But! before that there is action. Drug cartels. Bad people. The village. Then orphan boy Hugo saved. And the whole can they be together, they seriously have no future together.

I have to mention though, the other associates at her firm kind of sounds like a-holes after something that happens....

A suspenseful, action packed lovestory. 

Paperback, 331 pages
Expected publication: May 19th 2015
The Associates #4
Romantic Suspense
For review

Giveaway Information

(1) $75.00 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner’s choice & open internationally) 
(32)  Digital Copies of either Against the Dark, Off the Edge or Into the Shadows (winner’s choice & open internationally)

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I am a RITA-winning author of romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and other tales of love and adventure (and erotic & dark romance as NYT bestselling author Annika Martin). My books have been published by Random House and Samhain, and I also go the indie route. I work a straight job as a marketing writer, I love to read in bed and run, I’m passionate about helping animals, and I make my home in Minnesota with my husband and two cats. 

Blog Tour Stops
Monday, May 18, 2015

Straight Shooting Book Reviews (Excerpt):
Romance Junkies (Excerpt):
Ramblings From This Chick (Guest Post):
Under the Covers Book Blog (Guest Post):
Lush Book Reviews (Excerpt):
Badass Book Reviews (Review):
Urban Girl Reader (Excerpt):

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happiness is a book (Review):
Reading by the Book (Excerpt):
That's What I'm Talking About (Review):
Cricket's Chirps (Review):
The Romance Dish (Review):
The Book Review (Review):

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Em & M Books (Excerpt):
Ex Libris (Guest Post):
Herding Cats & Burning Soup (Interview):
The Book Nympho (Review):
Long and Short Reviews (Excerpt):
Love Affair with an E-Reader (Review):

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Paranormal Haven (Interview):
Becky on Books (Review):
So Many Reads (Excerpt):
Angela Quarles Blog (Excerpt):
Goldilox and the Three Weres (Review):

Friday, May 22, 2015

Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell (Review):
Blogging by Liza (Excerpt):
Bring Your Own Book Club (BYOB) (Review):
Peaces of Me (Interview):
Ariesgrl Book Reviews (Excerpt):
C. K. Crouch (Review):


  1. Sounds good. I was a little worried when she fell for the guy who won her, but he sounds decent, despite his reputation.

    1. It was another guy who won her and he ...

  2. The badass guy trope is a delicate one for me. I can either love or hate it.

  3. Oh I'm glad you liked this one. I do like romantic suspense but don't often like the bad guy side (usually it is the detective or former marine or something) but this one looks like it has potential!

  4. Sounds super good....but kuddos to her...I do not think I would switch places with my sister (if I had one)

  5. Totally agree with this statement "ohh, yes I like the the bad ones, the mysterious loners with a chip on their shoulder." Now I need to meet Hugo!!

  6. Loved this one!! So many great things going on!!

  7. Thsi books sounds really good, I need to try more books by her!

  8. There's a lot going on in this one, which is good :) I've been feeling in the mood for some lively-plot action! Happy Saturday, Linda!

  9. I think my comment got deleted so sorry if this is a duplicate -

    I really like this series but now I'm wondering what the associates did. Hmmmmm

  10. I have the first one on my read list now. I just love her books.



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