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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

☀ Perfectly Toxic: C.O.R.E. Above the Law [2] - Kristine Mason

Thank you for joining us for our special spotlight on the newly released Perfectly Toxic, a Romantic Suspense Thriller by (, Kristine Mason, 370 pages).

This is the second book in the gripping C.O.R.E. Above the Law series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the excerpt below, as well as our spotlight on the first book in the series, Perfectly Twisted and our review.  Read the first 58 pages FREE on Google Play Books.

Also watch out for our review of Perfectly Toxic later today - all I will say so far is that Kristine Mason has once again delivered in this strong sequel to Perfectly Twisted: complex characters and subjects, once again very dark in its exploration of human depravity, with graphic sexual content.

Author Kristine Mason will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀) and reviews (✍).


Synopsis | Teaser | Perfectly Twisted: C.O.R.E. ATL [1] | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

What do you get when you mix a mad scientist, a psychopath, an ice cream lady and a repo man? Something perfectly toxic…

Melanie Scarlet is a knife-wielding badass who knows how to dispose of a body, and make evidence disappear. But Mel, a.k.a., the Ice Cream Lady, draws the line at one thing: she refuses to live with her husband, Cash Maddox, unless he quits the repo business that nearly got him killed—no matter how much she loves him.

To thaw Mel’s heart and convince her to leave the Everglades and move back home to Tallahassee, Cash is finally ready to retire from his adrenaline-fueled job…until homeless men begin vanishing. As Mel investigates the disappearances, Cash’s temper goes into overdrive when he realizes his wife has been keeping a dangerous secret from him. She’s been doing more than scooping ice cream—she’s a cleaner for the underground criminal investigation agency, Above the Law.

Mel isn’t the only one with a secret. A scientist has created a drug that will cure psychopaths by deadening the urge to dominate, hurt and murder. To prove his chemical combination works, he uses the homeless as test subjects. He breaks and scrambles their minds, turns them into killers, then tries to fix them. But what if the scientist creates a killer he can’t fix? A true psychopath he can’t control? As Cash joins Mel and the ATL crew, they learn firsthand, the results could be…toxic.

Teaser: Excerpt

You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody’s crazy.
—Charles Manson

Welcome to the House of Archer

The House of Archer, Bower, Georgia
Monday, 5:26 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time


“I THINK I broke her.”

Meet Melanie Scarlet
#TwelveDaysOfToxic
Fear sickened Rodney Archer as he stared at the small bundle swaddled in the white afghan Gramma had crocheted. No movement. No sound. He looked to the baby’s mother who sat on the wooden porch step. “What did you do?” He took a jerky step away from his car and approached her.

Adeline lifted her shoulders and shook her head. Her mess of long dark curls hid her face, her eyes. He needed to look into her eyes, to know if whatever she’d done had been an accident or if Adeline had…slipped again.

The screen door behind Adeline groaned. He glanced up, and met Gramma’s gaze. The old woman stepped onto the weathered porch. “I think we should bury her in the family plot. No reason to call anyone about this.” She sniffed and glared at the back of Adeline’s head. “Lord knows we don’t need a minister. After all, how would we explain…this?”

“Shut up, old woman.” Adeline let the bundle dangle over her knees. “I don’t need to hear your senile nonsense right now.”

Rodney rushed to the porch and took the baby from Adeline. “Gramma’s right. We’ll bury her in the plot. No marking.”

Adeline stared up at him, squinting against the late afternoon sun. “You’re a doctor. Maybe you can fix her,” she said, her tone holding no apology, no remorse. “You can fix anything.”

His throat tightened. Rigor mortis had already set in, meaning the child had been dead for at least two to six hours. Sadness and rage settled on his filthy soul. The baby had been doomed from conception. She’d been created by the wicked, born of the depraved and had never had a chance. Even if she had survived, the child would never have left the House of Archer. No one but him, Adeline and Gramma knew of her existence. No one could ever know…especially now. Adeline’s sickness was misunderstood. It scared those who looked at anything abnormal as bad, frightening.

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About the Author

Kristine Mason is the bestselling author of the popular romantic suspense trilogies, C.O.R.E. Shadow and Ultimate C.O.R.E.  She is currently working on her next trilogy, C.O.R.E. Above the Law, along with a series of Psychic C.O.R.E. novellas.

Although Kristine has published a few contemporary romance novels, she focuses most of her energy on her romantic suspense stories, which she loves for their blend of dark mystery/suspense and sexy romance. She is fascinated with what makes people afraid, and is famous for her depraved villains whose crimes present massive obstacles for her heroes and heroines to overcome.

Kristine has a degree in journalism from Ohio State University and lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, four kids, and two dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s chauffeuring kids, gardening, or collecting gnomes. Oh, and she makes a mean chocolate chip cookie!

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