Thursday, May 31, 2012

Book Buzz: Living Lies by Kate Mathis: Agent Melanie Ward = Mystery, Suspense, Humor, and Romance

Living Lies (Book 1 of the Agent Melanie Ward Novels)“I’m an avid reader of mystery thrillers and have been for over 40 years. Love to follow Eve, Duncan, Kay Scarpetta, Alex Cross, Lincoln Rhyme, Kinsey Milhone…just to name a few and just recently stumbled across my favorite new character, Secret Service Agent Melanie Ward. Read Living Lies (#1 in series) and Second Chance (#2) back to back and couldn’t put them down.” ~ Istout, Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Living Lies by Kate Mathis. Kate introduces us to Secret Agent Melanie Ward in the first book of this series. Living Lies is currently rated 4.3 stars on 28 reviews. This is in the mystery thriller genre with a combination of intrigue, suspense and romance all rolled into one. For readers who have enjoyed the strong female characters like Alex Cross, Kay Scarpetta, or Kinsey Milhone then Living Lies will be an excellent choice of a book. Second Chance (book #2 in the series and rated 4.6 stars) is also currently available.

“This is an awesome book and I cannot wait to get book 2 of the series. It is wonderful to read about a heroine who has self-esteem issues with her personal life but utter confidence in her professional life. I will definitely finish this series.” ~ SnnStrdva, Amazon Review

“I enjoy a good romance, mystery, suspense book, but I’d say I’m rather picky. I rarely stray from Nora Roberts, JD Robb or Janet Evanovich, but a friend recommended Living Lies and I couldn’t put it down.” ~ Allyson James, Amazan Review

Book Description: In a world of espionage and deceit, Melanie Ward lives her life as a Secret Agent. She has tenaciously proved to be one of the top operatives for a clandestine division of the United States government. Recruited ten years ago after graduating from San Diego State University, Melanie distanced herself from family and friends, choosing instead to immerse herself into a new life. When a justly earned promotion is snatched away by her nemesis, the arrogant and smug Finn Parker, Melanie recklessly walks away from the Agency and everything she has become. Lost with nowhere else to go, Melanie crashes and burns on her parents’ old plaid couch. This is not your typical spy story. James Bond never had to suffer through a barrage of blind dates instigated by his “loving” mother with the help of his college roommates. As Melanie struggles to repair broken relationships and heal old wounds, she realizes she belongs in her secret world of lies. But then there’s Adam…Read more on Amazon.

About the Author:

Kate is the author of the Agent Melanie Ward Novels. Living Lies Book 1 and Second Chance Book 2. Book 3 of the series is due out Late Summer 2012.

She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband and twin daughters. She graduated from the University of Arizona and is currently working Book 3 of the Agent Melanie Ward Novels(due out August). Kate is also finishing up a Young Adult titled Moon Over Monsters (now available on Kindle)
After almost a decade in banking she left to pursue her childhood dream of writing. Leaving the fluorescents behind she dropped into a world of espionage and never looked back. Kate shows her appreciation for wildlife with four large dogs roaming the yard. She likes to play her music too loud and tries not to take things too seriously. Kate never texts while driving, doesn’t have voicemail and would give up her cell in a heartbeat if she didn’t have kids.
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“Absolutely loved this….couldn’t put it down. As soon as I finished this one, I bought book 2. Now I am more than ready for book 3! Can’t wait!” ~ love2read, Amazon Reviews
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