Monday, April 2, 2012

Deadly Pleasures Blog Tour

About the book:

Megan Riley has bigger things to worry about than the fact that her neighbor has just been found dead.

Her engagement has just ended, and she is once again on a quest to find Mr. Right-or at least Mr. Right Now. Tired of emotional ties and ready for a new adventure, Megan and her three best friends make a fateful decision. They hire hunky stripper Michael Harrington as their timeshare boytoy-unaware he is the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders. Suddenly, they find themselves involved in a complicated murder investigation led by a handsome detective who is focused only on finding the twisted serial killer before he strikes again. But who will be the next to die? Megan, the hardworking real estate agent; newly divorced Kathleen; Alex, married to a wealthy businessman; or Rachel, the spurned wife of a hot Hollywood screenwriter?

Following her own investigation, Megan takes a wild ride through L.A.’s bondage parlors, hidden sex clubs, and the extravagant lifestyles of the rich and famous; soon she discovers that her quest for adventure has abruptly transformed into a dangerous game of life and death.

Website: http://www.maryfirmin.com
Blog: http://maryfirmin.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/firminmary
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About the Author:
Mary Firmin was born in the North of England, emigrated to Canada, then traveled to Florida where she owned and operated an Arthur Murray Dance Studio. She moved on to Santa Monica, California where she worked in Real Estate Sales and eventually became Vice President of a large firm on the West Side. She began her writing career by attending many classes at local colleges, including UCLA, and then moved on to private writer’s groups. As active members of a Southern California Yacht Club, Mary and her husband traveled up and down the California Coastline for years, and spent many days on Catalina Island. Upon moving to the Desert, Mary wrote a society column for a Palm Springs newspaper. It is from these experiences she forged her characters and the story of Deadly Pleasures. This book is a fun, casual read with a little romance, some deviant sex, and a sick serial killer. It is sure to keep your attention to the very end. Mary’s loving husband, Bill, passed away this year. She has three children, one gorgeous grandchild and lives in Rancho Mirage, California. Mary is now working on her second book in this series, Deadly Secrets.

Mary Firmin’s book Deadly Pleasure was featured in the New York Times book review section on April 1st!

Tour Schedule:

April 2nd – Babs @Babs Book Bistro
         3rd – Dawn @ I Love Books
        4th – Allizabeth @ The Paperback Pursuer
        5th – Molly @ Reviews by Molly
        6th – Louisa @ Words I Write Crazy
        7th – Tabby @ Insightful Minds
        8th – Nikki @ Close Encounters of the Night Kind
        9th -Tana @ Tana Rae Reads
      10th – Jennifer K @ My Life With Books
      11th – Vidya @ Books Are Magic

Reviews of Deadly Pleasures:

“Firmin writes more like a seasoned storyteller than a debut novelist,…Deadly Pleasures is recommended for readers who like to be both titillated and entertained. Ones certainly hopes that the author, an iUniverse Rising Star, has more naughty novels up her sleeves.” Jill Allen, Clarion Reviews. (Five star review)

“Firmin’s first novel is a first-rate murder mystery…swiftly paced tale of lust, seduction, duplicity and horror, Firmin’s debut easily keeps the pages turning.” Kirkus Reviews

“Sex and the City meets James Patterson in this tale of friendship that’s peppered with enough thriller action to make Deadly Pleasures a solid guilty pleasure.” Blueink Reviews

“Deadly Pleasures doesn’t rely on gimmicks. Firmin writes with authority. Fully developed characters keep the story moving.” -Reviewed by Doris Parmett, National Best-selling author of Lies, Risk, and 11 other novels.

“There is a nice balance between romance and mystery making this a great read. I always enjoy a good mystery and I am looking forward to more of Firmin’s books as this is one of the best mysteries I have read!” -Kristie from Readers Favorite

2 comments:

W.C. Hewitt said...

Good luck Mary! Great read!

Anonymous said...

Mary, congratulations!! Featured in the New York Times Book Review!!

It doesn't get much better than that--my dream for my book! I'm really so happy for you and your book is going on my wish list.

all the best!

Micki Peluso