Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Burden of Hate by Helen Starbuck

 
Join us for this tour from Jan 13 to Feb 8, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title: The Burden of Hate (An Annie Collins Mystery) by Helen Starbuck
Category Adult Fiction (18+), 216 pages
Genre Mystery
Publisher Routt Street Press
Release date March 2020
Content Rating: R. Several explicit sex scenes, profanity, medical scenes
 



Book Description:

How far would you go for someone you love? How much hate would you need to commit murder? Revenge. Hate. Fear. Not exactly traditional wedding gifts. But when convicted killer Ian Patterson escapes from prison, operating room nurse Annie Collins and fianc√© assistant district attorney Angel Cisneros are forced to confront these realities head on. Will Ian Patterson’s quest for revenge toward the two people responsible for sending him to prison—Annie Collins and Angel Cisneros—bring them face to face to settle the score once and for all? Find out why Kirkus Reviews calls The Burden of Hate, “A thriller that offers a master class in suspense.”

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Book Details:

Book Title: The Mad Hatter's Son (An Annie Collins Mystery #1) by Helen Starbuck
Category Adult Fiction (18+), 285 pages
Genre Mystery
Publisher Routt Street Press
Release date 2018
Format available for review:  ebook (Gifted Kinde, PDF), audiobook (audible download)
Tour dates:  Jan 13 to Feb 9, 2021
Content Rating: R. Two explicit sex scenes, profanity, medical scenes.


Book Description:

Curiosity killed the cat, so the saying goes, and it may end up killing operating room nurse Annie Collins. Annie’s estranged friend Libby Matheisen needs Annie’s help to discover what is causing her vague, puzzling symptoms. Unwillingly drawn into her friend’s life, Annie must discover whether Libby is really ill or if there is a hidden agenda. Faced with Libby’s apparent suicide, Annie is unable to stop asking questions to uncover the truth about her illness and death. The answers to these questions don’t come without a price, and pursuing the mystery of Libby’s death threatens to end her life as well. Friends change, love betrays, and the end results are never what you anticipate. Find out why the BookLife Prize called The Mad Hatter’s Son “An outstanding debut,” and it was the winner of The National Indie Excellence Book Awards mystery category.

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Book Details:

Book Title: No Pity in Death (An Annie Collins Mystery #2) by Helen Starbuck
Category Adult Fiction (18+), 249 pages
Genre Mystery
Publisher Routt Street Press
Release date 2019
Format available for review:  ebook (Gifted Kinde, PDF), audiobook (audible download)
Tour dates:  Jan 13 to Feb 9, 2021
Content Rating: R. Two explicit sex scenes, profanity, medical scenes.

 

Book Description:

Struggling to put her life back together after almost being murdered, operating room nurse Annie Collins agrees to help homicide Detective Alex Frost investigate a troubling number of patient deaths in the ICU step down unit at her hospital. Are the patients succumbing to life threatening illnesses or is someone helping them die? Assistant district attorney and close friend, Angel Cisneros, worries about Annie’s involvement with Frost’s investigation, and his concern escalates after a person from her past contacts her. His feelings for her, which have grown deeper, complicate everything. Dangerous enemies are something Annie and Angel have in common. As they quickly discover, paybacks can be hell.

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Meet the Author:

Helen Starbuck is a Colorado native, former OR nurse, and award-winning author of the standalone romantic suspense novel Legacy of Secrets, and the Annie Collins Mystery Series. She loves mysteries, suspense, romance, and any book that is well written. She’s a huge fan of books with independent, strong, women characters and, as Neil Gaiman says, “…stories where women save themselves.”

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Tour Schedule:
 
Jan 13 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 13 - Literary Flits – books spotlight / giveaway
Jan 14 – CorinneRodrigues – book review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 14 - She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 15 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 15 - Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 15 - Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of The Mad Hatter’s Son
Jan 18 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Jan 19 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author blog – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 19 - - She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 19  – Bigreadersite – book review of The Mad Hatter’s Son
Jan 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 21 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 22 – CorinneRodrigues – book review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 25 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 26 – Bigreadersite – book review of No Pity in Death
Jan 26 - She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Jan 27 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 28 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 29 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 29 - Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of No Pity in Death
Feb 1 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 1 - Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2 – CorinneRodrigues – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 2 – Bigreadersite – book review of The Burden of Hate
Feb 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 3 - Pine Enshrined Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 4 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 5 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 8 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 8 - Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of The Burden of Hate
Feb 9 – Adventurous Jessy – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 9 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
 
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My Review: 


I have had the pleasure of previously reading the two books from the Annie Collins Mystery series by Helen Starbuck, The Mad Hatter’s Son and No Pity In Death. So, I was excited to have the opportunity to listen to the audio version the next and newest installment, The Burden of Hate. Even though this is part of a series, I believe it can be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed catching up with Annie Collins and seeing where she is at now. She is such an entertaining and fun character to spend a few hours with. There is mystery and suspense that had some twists and turns that I did not see coming. 

Like the first two books in the series, The Burden of Hate, is narrated by the talented Suzanne T Fortin. Her performance is superb and her adaptation is exactly how the story should be read. I was captivated with this version throughout and was able to hear the whole book in one day.

The Burden of Hate is getting a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading books that are well written mysteries. I am hoping there will be more books from the Annie Collins Mystery series releasing in the future. I would most definitely be interested in reading them. I have become quite the Annie fan. 

I received the audio version of The Burden of Hate from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

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