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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Review & Contest: Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba

Sink or Swim
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2011
Publisher: Mainly Murder Press

When reality TV turns to murder, it's sink, swim or die. Ambitious personal trainer Cassidy Novak has gained national fame for starring on Sink or Swim, nicknamed SOS, a hit reality game show set aboard a Tall Ship. She hopes the prize money will help to launch her dream of owning a chain of fitness centers. Not only does she lose the competition and have to walk the plank in the finale, after the game show ends, the terror begins. Upon returning to her small Massachusetts hometown, Cassidy discovers she has attracted a stalker masterminding his own twisted game. She struggles to focus on her health club job and celebrity endorsement opportunities, but her stalker has other plans. As her former competitors get knocked off one-by-one, Cassidy refuses to play by his bizarre rules. She's also being shadowed by hunky photographer Zach Gallagher, who has been assigned to capture her personal moments for a spread in the local newspaper. She wants to trust Zach, but fears he may not be the nice guy that he seems. With or without Zach's help, when the stalker forces a showdown by threatening her family, Cassidy must once again walk the plank - this time for her life.

Cassidy has come in second on the reality t.v. show Sink or Swim. Now she is stuck going back to her old job and her dreams of owning her own gym are out of her reach. Once back home, she has become somewhat like a celebrity and the local paper wants to have a reporter and a cute photographer, Zach, follow her around. Cassidy thinks it is a good idea until she starts receiving love notes from "Miles". She definitely does not want anyone to know about this and blow it out of proportion.  After two of her former castmates are found dead, Cassidy reconsiders and goes to the police. Now she is looking around every corner wondering who this stalker is and what is he going to do next.

Love, love Cassidy! She is a very believable character. Juba has done a great job making this book seem like something that had actually happened. I never knew who the actually stalker was (which is a HUGE plus in my book). Cassidy also never made those irritating classic air-headed decisions that really annoy me. The book has a few twists and turns that keep it interesting and builds up to a great conclusion. I definitely recommend this book...:)


Enter for One (Possibly Two) $10 Amazon Gift Cards in Buzz My Books Giveaway

Stacy Juba is having a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card for people who help to spread the word about her books. Here's how it works -- if one of my blog followers shares my review via Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, etc., you can leave that information and your email address in the comments of Stacy's Blog Post post and let her know you came from here. This is a link to the contest blog post which runs through March 19, 2011.  CONTEST

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E-Book received from author for an honest review. I have received no compensation and my opinions are my own.
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