Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Daniel's Den by Brandt Dodson & Open Giveaway

After a poverty stricken childhood Daniel Borden has achieved the stability and security he craves. A successful investment analyst with Capshaw-Crane, comfortable in his New Orleans home and the proud owner of a lab called Elvis.

When a colleague dies suddenly, Daniel is given responsibility for auditing his accounts. He is unaware that his peaceful life is about to be shattered.

Miles away a young widow struggles to bring up her precocious son and maintain her late husband's dream of a thriving bed and breakfast in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

Disturbed by the persistence of a strange man seeking to buy her property, Laura Traynor wonders what her future holds but she never envisaged it would include an attractive stranger and a terrifying flight for their lives.

Brandt Dodson has made a name for himself penning authentic and pithy crime thrillers with expert characterisation, plotting and timing. Daniel's Den reveals his skill is not only confined to that genre. With his usual tight pacing, multiple plot twists and characters that ooze authenticity, this story will take you on a fast paced ride through the intricate world of investment banking, money laundering and the down and dirty world of men willing to compromise their careers and integrity for a profit. I particularly enjoy that Brandt really knows how to create his bad guys, from thugs to white collar criminals, they are brilliant specimens of the corrupt and dishonourable! Daniel's dog, Elvis and Laura's son, Andy provide humourous relief from the rapid fire action and add an engaging dimension to the tale. If there is a weak link in the story it is the romantic element but I am confidant Brandt will strengthen that part of his writing in future offerings. All in all, Daniel's Den is a top-notch read from a very talented author!

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Thanks to GRPR I have a copy of Brandt's book to give away, open to all my readers.

To enter:~

1. Post a comment by midnight Sunday 18th January, 2009

2. Tell me your favourite animal movie star!

3. Leave contact details (email, blog or website) or you will not be entered in the draw


Anonymous said...

favourite animal movie star? is that the favourite animal character or the favourite person in an animal movie? :) i'll go with the first...

heck, i don't know!! ;) i'm not much into animal movies. can i just say i liked ICE AGE and have that count? puh-leeze? :)

Kim said...

Okay, I'm showing my age here...Benji was my favorite!! I loved Lassie too when she came to the big screen, but Benji..he's a classic!

kimfurd at hotmail dot com

apple blossom said...

We love animal movies. Charlotte's Web is a favorite and Babe.

I'd love to win this book.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book
Do the penguins from Madagascar count?

Carol M said...

Toto is my favorite. He is so cute! Thank you for the giveaway. It looks good!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Anonymous said...

I always loved Flipper...then there was Lassie... this is really showing my age!! This book sounds great - you've done another inspiring review Rel! Please enter me in the draw.
(leola at bigpond.com)

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a great book. Love to read it. Favorite animal movie star is Lassie--the old original back and white ones. Guess I'm telling my age.

ReadingRobin said...

I loved Bambi's Thumper. "If you can't say somethin nice don't say nothin at all"
Thanks Rel!
cmrobin at bellsouth net

Anonymous said...

Do you remember air bud?
he's my favorite :)

i'm leaving a link to my blog :)

Anonymous said...

I love Bambi (very cute!). Please enter me in.

(johnjaana at bigpond dot com)

Anonymous said...

My favourite animal was Rin Tin Tin. TV show back in the 1960's about a german shepherd and his orphaned boy owner who were cared for by soldiers in a fort in the middle of Indian country back in days of the wild west. It was all about the ecapades the two of them got themselves into and as a kid I thought it was great. Count me in thanks Wendyb

Anonymous said...

My favorite movie animal has to be Aslan from the Narnia movies. I love his presence and his power in the film.

Melissa at jsharris52@charter.net

Margo Carmichael said...

How do I choose a favorite animal star? I guess the first one that comes to mind is "My Friend, Flicka," an ancient tv show about the horse, Flicka. Sweet, smart horse. Flicka's my fave. But, then, there's Benji, and...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love N.O. and I love Brandt's first book, so I'm sure I'll love this.

Margo Carmichael said...

Oops, forgot to mention, just in case you draw my name, please click on my name and leave a comment at my website, anywhere. I'll receive it. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I loved Lassie and Flipper but I think my favourite would have to be Skippy. You cant go past Skippy! Thanks Rel

sjab @ iprimus dot com

Nise' said...

Eddie (Moose) from Frasier.

Anonymous said...

I loved Lassie and I quite liked Beethoven too! Looking forward to this book. nolene

The Tri Road said...

Do cartoon characters count? I still like Simba from the Lion King.
heather [at] exemail dot com dot au

Mary S said...

As far as animal characters go, I'm going to have to say the penguins from Madagascar

This book looks like a good read!! I'm having so much fun finding new books to read from this site!! Thank you for all you do here!

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