Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Tainted Waters by @maggiethom2 #giveaway


Date Published: April 2013

He didn’t commit suicide but who’s going to believe her...
Frustrated at being fired from her latest job and overwhelmed by her consolatory family, Sam decides to move to the family’s cabin at the lake. A place she hasn’t been since her dad committed suicide there, twenty years before. Or did he? Snooping is something she’s good at but someone seems to be taking offense to her looking too closely at what has been happening at the lake. What she discovers is shocking. Now she must uncover what’s real and what’s not. All that she learned growing up, may be false.
Keegan, who has recently moved to the area to finish his latest book, is also trying to find out if his grandfather, who’d passed away ten years before, died of natural causes or was murdered? The descendants of the four families, who own the land around the lagoon, are dying off.
Since Sam and Keegan are the only ones questioning the deaths, they find themselves working together to seek the truth. Are people being murdered? Who would benefit from their deaths? Why would there be barricades and armed guards at the north end of the lake? To stay alive, Sam and Keegan must find the answers and convince others, before more people are killed... including them.

Book of the Year 2013 - Suspense and Thriller Turning the Pages Magazine
"I LOVED this book! It was fast paced and had me gripped from the start….. And talk about twists! Just when I thought I knew where this story was leading…… Bang!….. Plot twist!..." Orchard Book Club
"... Exciting story, loved the beginning introduction to Sam. She is a firecracker and had me chuckling... Another wonderful read from Maggie Thom..." Musing from an Addicted Reader
"...the book will truly keep you on the edge of your seat unable to pry yourself from it... Maggie brilliantly creates suspense and the atmosphere of unease..." The Most Happy Reader

"...What makes Tainted Waters by Maggie Thom stick out from the crowd is that you really don’t know exactly what you’re getting into..." The Queen of All She Reads

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Absolutely. It's why I left a twenty year career in management. J There are so many avenues to writing and making a career out of it.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
It is always just finding the time and stopping the excuses and sitting down and actually writing. J Once I sit down I am good to go and can write for hours.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
I have several people that I go to for advice and for feedback about my books - 2 are also writers and 4 are avid readers.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I am currently writing two novels - Deadly Ties and Split Ties

Deadly Ties - What connection could there be between a twenty year-old murder and a thirty year-old murder and a present day attack on Kyara's mother? Did her grandmother falsely go to jail for twenty-years?

Split Seconds - Twins sisters meet for the first time as adults and soon discover that someone has gone to great lengths to keep them apart and will even kill to ensure that continues. 

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
Oh yes. I love reading as much as I love writing. I love to read  thrillers, suspense, fantasy, women's fiction and pretty much anything that I think has a compelling story. I am currently reading Darkness Follows by Emerald O'Brien

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
The truth is buried with her dead father and many will go to any lengths to stop Sam from discovering what is truly going on.

This or That?

iPd or Mp3? Mp3

Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla

Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French Fires

Comedy or Drama? Tough one - comedy

iPhone or Droid? droid

Fantasy or Reality? Another tough one - fantasy

Call or Text? text

Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime, twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first suspense/thriller book Captured Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win 2013 Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine and Captured Lies won book of the Month through LAS Reviews (February 2014). She published her third novel, Deceitful Truths (The Caspian Wine Series - Book 2), March 2014. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. She is a wholehearted nature lover and likes nothing better than to take a book, hike to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and read. Married to her best friend, she is learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years. Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine

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  1. Thank you so much for organizing my book tour and hosting Tainted Waters kick off. I really appreciate it.

  2. Replies
    1. Hi DJ. It is a suspense/thriller so there are some dark moments but it really is a mystery to be solved. What kind of stories do you like to read?

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Edgar. I hope you do get a chance to read it. What is your favorite type of book to read? Thank you for stopping by. :)