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Thursday, October 20, 2016

HEA Book Tours Presents: Tattoo Killer by A.J. Norris; #ReleaseBlitz, #NowAvailable, #Review, #Giveaway

by A.J. Norris

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 18, 2016 
Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC
Rating:  5 Stars
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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from HEA Book Tours and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Mikey Hardin is a murderer. At least that’s what his ex-wife wants the police to believe…

A tattoo artist and single father, Mikey becomes a suspect in a series of homicides thanks to an anonymous tip from his ex. The case against him seems straightforward, especially since Mikey is connected to the victims, but police detective Harry Hunter knows finding the psychopath isn’t that simple. The physical evidence doesn’t add up. After Mikey is released and amid the turmoil of his life, he meets Grace Bell, a beautiful divorcee, in a chance encounter.

Mikey is everything that straight-laced Grace isn’t…

Grace is tired of living a rigid existence and wants to break free from the routine of her mundane life. The tattoo artist’s free spirit and charm quickly draw her into his world. From the back of his Harley, he teaches her how to let go and have fun, leading to a sizzling passion she never knew existed.

Another woman is found dead, and the killer isn’t finished yet…

Grace is unaware of Mikey’s part in the investigation of the local homicides, but when her estranged father, detective Harry Hunter, finds out who she’s dating, he’s quick to fill her in. Even though he thinks Mikey is innocent, there is a killer in Webster and he’s not stopping until he gets what he wants. Every victim is connected to Mikey, and her father fears Grace will be next.

After Detective Hunter receives a threatening phone call from the killer, he rushes to protect his daughter, but is Grace really the next target of the…

Tattoo Killer?


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The doorbell to Ink Addiction chimed and Mikey inwardly groaned. He ducked behind the curtain toward the back of the shop. Through a gap he watched Detective Harry Hunter survey the parlor until he spotted the glass top counter and Mandy.

Her bright smile greeted him. “What can we help you with today?”

“Looking for Mikey Hardin. Is he here?”

Please don’t tell him I’m here.

“Yeah, he’s in the back.” She nodded in Mikey’s direction.


“Mike!” she shouted. Her feet padded toward him. “Mike…”

He came out of his hiding spot and nearly ran into her.

Her face flushed. “Oh…this guy is here to see—”

“I heard.”

Mandy returned to her post behind the counter as Hunter joined Mikey back by his work station, a cup of coffee in his hand.

“Hardin, need to have a word with you.”

What now?

“All right.” He waved him over. “We’ll need to make this quick, got another tattoo to do in twenty minutes.”

“This won’t take long. I’ll come right out with it. Do you know a Chelsea Rand?” Hunter scrutinized Mikey’s face.

“No, can’t say I do. Is there a reason you’re asking about her?”

“She was found murdered.”

“Another one? Shit, when?”

Harry sipped his coffee, eyeing Mikey over the rim of the cup. “About a year ago.”

“And you think I had something to do with it?” He pinched the bridge of his nose. “When is this nightmare going to end?” he muttered under his breath.

“What’s that?” Hunter asked.

“Nothing. When did you say she was killed?”

“A year ago. You didn’t know her?”

“That’s what I said.”

“Do you keep records of your customers?”

“Clients. Yes, but names only unless they pay with a credit card. Sometimes emails.”

“You wouldn’t happen to have the list handy or on a computer, would you?”

Mikey walked behind the curtain where he’d tried hiding from the detective. Hunter followed him.

He sat down at a glass top desk with chrome legs and began tapping on the laptop keyboard. He entered the name into the search function of the scheduling program. Chelsea Rand came up, along with her email address used for newsletters with the dates and times of all her appointments. Hunter leaned over his shoulder.

“How come I see her name?” the detective asked.


My Thoughts:

Mikey Hardin isn’t having a good day.  Grace Bell is wondering what has become of her life.  Harry Hunter is a man on a mission.  Once these three characters meet their lives seem to intertwine into what is a great start to the A Tattoo Crimes Series.  It’s also the point where I found myself hooked on the mystery that this author has done a great job of creating.

I hated having to put this book down.  It interrupted my pleasure.  I especially hated when lunch was over because that meant I had to stop trying to see where this mystery was going to take me.  Grace was a woman who needed someone to pull her out of her comfort zone and Mikey just may be the man who fits that bill.

Mikey has a profession that sees a lot of people.  He also reminded me that my cable company took away one of my favorite channels – so missing Ink Master.  Harry is that one that leads the reader into solving the mystery and how it connects to our hero.  There’s some suspense that teases me – do I think I can solve it along with Harry.  There’s heat – Mikey and Grace are combustible together.  And the author gives you moments where you’ll giggle or laugh.  You even feel sorry for the hero but I think he would disagree with the hero part.

Our author did a great job of creating a really hateful character.  If she were in my vicinity I don’t know if I could hold my temper.  You realize how creative the author is because Mikey doesn’t seem to be able to catch a break and you can see this actually happening to someone.  I couldn’t tell if the ending is HFN or HEA.  Does this mean that Grace and Mikey will be making an appearance in book two?  Will have to be patient and wait and see.


A.J. Norris is a romantic suspense and paranormal romance novelist. She began writing as a way to dim down the voices inside her head. She enjoys being able to get inside someone else's head, even a fictional one, and see what they see. Watching how her characters deal with difficult situations or squirm with the uncomfortable ones make the hard work of writing all worth it. She is a movie buff, especially book adaptations, loves watching her son play baseball and communing with other writers. She lives with her family who are extremely tolerant (at least most of the time) of all her late nights behind the computer.


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