Publication Date: April 29th 2010 by Walnut Springs Press
Paperback, 293 pages
A Forged Letter, A Golden Vial, An Ancient Curse...Filled with family secrets, intrigue, and romance The blog tour for Trapped by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen http://thewriteblocks.blogspot.com/ will have it all.
"Secrets thrive in my family.” I wasn’t sure if I’d said the words or dreamed them, but when I heard a drawer slide open in the empty bedroom next to my own, my heartbeat jumped into overdrive, and I pulled the comforter up to my neck. “Sylvie? Is that you, kitty?”
Suddenly, a beam of light flashed across the hall wall just opposite my open doorway, pausing momentarily on my mother’s favorite Mansfield painting, and I no longer doubted what the noise was. Barely breathing, I stared wide-eyed at the now-dark hallway, my ears tuning out the sounds of rain and thunder to focus on the groan of the floorboards as the intruder crossed my mother’s room just through the wall. Then I heard a soft, metallic thwack. A click. A jingle of music. My mother’s jewelry box! I clamped my lips over my mouth, silencing a gasp."
I was very impressed from the very first paragraph of this novel. The thought that went through my head, was that this book needs to be used as an example, at a writers conference, to show how to write a fantastic hook! If you are not a writer or an aspiring writer, you are just going to think that this is a great book from the very first.
I also was pleasantly surprised by the storyline. It was so exciting and suspenseful.
Here is more about the storyline of "Trapped" found on the back of the book....
Her expression remained somber, but excitement crept into her voice. You are the Firstborn She...You must go to them. You want me to act as bait? Not bait, Emi. A spy. Our Trojan horse.
When Emi Warrin wakes one night to find a thief in her mother's house, she has no idea the intruder has planted a trap - a mysterious letter that will change her life forever. Lured to the Austrian Alps with Daniel, the man she loves, Emi is thrown into a perilous, mafia-like world of feuding families and a devastating curse that spans generations. As the Firstborn She - the only firstborn female in hundreds of years - only Emi can free her family from the curse that will soon afflict her as well. But for Emi to break the curse, she must delve into evil designs.
I recommend this book to those who like mystery, romance and want to read a tension filled thriller until the last page. Guess what? You can win your own copy from Mountain Spring Press, here's how...
We will be giving away THREE autographed copies! All you have to do is leave a comment (along with your email address if it isn't on your blog profile) and answer the following question. Which Austrian city would you most like to visit? The more blogs you comment on the more entries you'll receive. All comments must be left by midnight MST on August 27 to be eligible.