Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Chloe Sunstone and her book Ginger Snapped. This is the first book in the Ginger Gibson series and I have a whole treat of things for you today! A short excerpt from the book, a guest post and dare I say it…a giveaway!
So what is the book about? Let us take a lookGinger Snapped by Chloe Sunstone
Series: Ginger Gibson #1
on October 22 2018
Buy on Amazon UK, Amazon US
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How does an amazing professional opportunity descend into a living nightmare?
Carefree Ginger's motto of “Work Hard, Play Harder” shapes her life. So when her husband, Jake, gets a job offer on the other side of the country, she is up for the adventure.
But after Jake accepts the promotion, nothing is as expected. While Ginger remains in Cleveland to sell their house, she is plagued by strange prank calls, premonition-like nightmares, and the feeling that she is being watched. Is Jake's new job putting her in danger?
Unfortunately, she ignores her intuition and soon finds herself face to face with a ruthless killer. Trapped in a deadly world of corporate corruption and murderous greed, she must overcome her own fears and rely on her wits if she plans to survive.
Although the first in the Ginger Gibson series, this is a standalone book.
Doesn’t this sound fab! I am gutted that I could not get this read in time for the tour, as it is the sort of book that is right up my street!
So first I want to check out an excerpt from the book…
✮ Excerpt ✮
Oh No! I’m back. I am surrounded by inky black nothingness. The air is musty…damp, my nostrils fill with the smell of dank basement. Like in a haunted house, filled with saws and chains and bloody hooks, this is the perfect place for any psycho to hide his tools of the crazy trade. I’m trembling, from the all-encompassing fear, eating at every cell in my body. Where am I? My fingers search out for clues. Beneath me is a thin mattress on a hard surface. My head rests on a concrete-like pillow. My breathing escalates as the panic rises in my chest. I open my mouth to scream, but only a muted croak escapes. Over the thunder of my pounding heart, I hear a booming crack, a gunshot. I recognize the sound from a trip to the range with Jake years earlier.
I swing my legs over the side of my perch, thinking in my blind panic to run even though I cannot see. I can’t ignore this intense urge to flee. But my impulse is thwarted by an unknown restraint trapping my left arm, a rope? Panic has me in its grip. I gasp for air to fill my lungs but produce only whimpers and muted pleas.
A loud screech reverberates through the darkness. Rats? Oh, please, no rats! Could this get any worse? Hysterical, I yank relentlessly on the rope tethering me. With each tug, the line cuts deeper into my skin. My arm warms as blood seeps from the gouges, coating my hand and fingers. Behind me, the pounding sound of footsteps startles me. Before I can turn to confront my visitor, I feel the rush of air preceding the impact to the back of my head. A blaze of bright stars then, a different blackness envelopes me.
Well wow! I am chomping at the bit to read this one for sure!
What have other bloggers said about this one so far?
The Writer’s Alley says
Ginger snapped is a well put together story. It’s classified as a cyber-thriller. Now, this genre isn’t my normal type, but I wanted to branch out.
If you like thrillers….I do recommend this story.
Jessica Rachow says
Ginger Snapped was interesting from the first line and kept me hooked until the end. When a book announces it has a “shocking twist” I’m always suspicious if that is the case…but I can honestly say, I was shocked and surprised!
Now, let’s talk about the “shocking twist” for a moment. I have to tell you, I’m very wary of announced shocking twists, because usually I find the twist not all that shocking and/or I see it coming from miles away. Well, not this time. Chloe Sunstone well and truly fooled me and I loved the finale!
Overall, an entertaining read that knew how to grab my attention and hold it until the final pages.
Loving the reviews that are in so far!!
So I have a guest post too, shall we see what we have instore for us today!
✮ Guest Post ✮
Finding Happiness through the Written Word
One typical Monday morning I dragged myself to my tedious Human Resources (HR) job. Tired legs, a bored mind and my drooping eyes watched the seconds tick by on the clock. I wondered when this hell would end. When will I be able to escape the suffocating structure of corporate America? That evening, I trudged into my home, laptop in tow, prepared to make a quick, unhealthy dinner and hop on my Dell for another three to four hours of work. I made eye contact with my loving husband, Mike, and he knew.
“Babe, it’s time for you to quit for good. Do something else. How about writing? You are so talented, you’ll figure it out. Check authoring a bestseller off your bucket list.”
So, the journey began. After over 25 years in HR, I took the leap and returned to my first love, writing. One hundred percent energized by the creativity encouraged when writing a masterpiece, I’ve written and released two cybercrime thrillers in the last year.
Why cybercrime? Well, most of my HR experience was in project management, implementing new systems and processes. Plus, I’m married to a Software Engineer and fascinated by today’s technology. Therefore, my books focus on a fictional world where cybercrime bleeds into the real world leading to mayhem and murder.
My latest thriller, Ginger Snapped, was inspired by a family trip to Northern California. While Mike and I walked hand in hand along the Golden Gate Bridge and visited Sonoma Valley like typical camera-carrying, Chardonnay-slugging tourists, we fell in love with the area and had a brief discussion about relocating from Cleveland to San Francisco to start a new adventure. But instead, we returned home to our normal life.
Years later, I recalled that seemingly mundane conversation and my overactive imagination created a situation, where that cross-country move would threaten everything…our beliefs, our relationship and, ultimately, our lives. A simple conversation inspired a potentially best-selling novel. Awesome, huh?
Thanks Chloe that was an interesting read and I am glad you found happiness through word!
Oh wait before you go…I did mention something else didn’t I….
Giveaway Time!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Shame I can’t enter!!! But Good Luck to those who can! It is also free on Kindle Unlimited so I will check it out there!
Until next time xxx