Friday, June 15, 2012

Book Buzz: This Time You Lose by Chris Stralyn: A 4.6 Star Thriller

This Time You LoseThis story was easy to follow, well written and had me considering biting my nails, which I haven’t done in years. I hope this author is working on her next book as I will be waiting to read it.~ Nancy Decker, Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. T0day our book buzz segment features This Time You Lose by Chris Stralyn. Book lovers of the thriller, suspense, and crime genres have given this novel a ”must read” label. Really? This Time You Lose is rated 4.6 stars on 33 reviews! Read some of the reviews on this page or on Amazon and check out the comments. Many of the reviews commented on how the book grabbed them in the first pages and didn’t let go until the very end. This Time You Lose sounds more like “This Time You Win” when you read this book.

This Time You Lose is a tension-filled novel packed with action and emotion, which had me biting my nails the whole way through. More than that, however, it’s the story of one remarkable young woman. With her ability to show both courage and compassion in the face of terrible danger, Lisa is a true heroine and she will stay with me for a long time. ~ Jesssica Chambers, Amazon Review
“This book was awesome…fast paced, suspense filled. If you like thrillers, you will love it! It is easy reading. It was like watching a movie of the week.~ Kim, Amazon Reviews

Book Description: What would you do if street thugs invaded your home? What if you’re a daycare provider, caring for a dozen children at the time? Lisa Kaamp, a most unlikely heroine, faces just such a nightmare in This Time You Lose, the suspense driven story of one woman’s struggle to survive when she and the children she cares for become victims of a home invasion gone terribly wrong. Lisa Kaamp operates a small childcare business out of her home in Nogeksum, Michigan. Highly respected and known for going the extra mile for her daycare kids, she thinks she’s handled every daycare emergency possible. But nothing prepares her for the horror she now faces.
Lisa finds herself bound and gagged, four strange men in her home, and the daycare children held hostage in the next room. Terrorized by her captors as the authorities work to meet the ransom deadline, she tries negotiating with the men for the release of the children, but soon realizes they have no intention of letting anyone go. With the deadline approaching, Lisa must do the unimaginable to protect the children and get everyone out alive.. … Read more on Amazon.

About the Author:
I never intended to be a writer. Short-order cook, security guard, safety officer, childcare provider, and teacher were all titles I’d worn – but never writer. Then I entered an essay contest for “The Worst Vacation Ever” and won. Writing became my new hobby, and soon I had several articles in print with local publications. This was followed by a short story, The Khaki Pants, which was published by RDR Publishing in an anthology that went on to sell over a million copies.

A suspense thriller was my next undertaking, and in 2008 This Time You Lose was named a finalist in the TNBW Strongest Start Novel Competition. Four months later it earned the distinction of being a TNBW Readers Choice Top Ten Novel, and has remained on the Top Ten list ever since.
I continue to put pen to paper in my endeavour to appease the Muse within. I live in Michigan with my husband and family.

Grab yourself a copy of This Time You Lose today on Amazon.
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Follow on Twitter: @chrisstralyn
“Can there be anything more terrifying than shooting awake in the dead of night to find a group of armed intruders in your home? Imagine then that you have a dozen children in the house along with you–children who have been entrusted to your care. This is precisely the nightmare Lisa Kaant is plunged into in this gripping debut.” ~ Jessica Chambers, Amazon Review

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