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Saturday, April 1, 2017

DRC Promotions Presents: Vindication by Anne L. Parks; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #Live, #Review, #Giveaway

Anne L .Parks
Release Date: March 28th 2017
Rating:  5 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from DRC’s Promotions 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".

Kylie Tate is the happiest she has ever been since accepting Alex Stone’s marriage proposal. Nothing can stand in the way of her happily ever after. Until Alex’s father, James, escapes from the prison hospital, and disappears without a trace.

Alex is determined to marry Kylie as soon as possible and start their future together. Having his father free to wreak havoc is not part of the plan. When James is found dead on Alex’s property, Alex is charged with murder—and the District Attorney is going after the death penalty.

Kylie is in for the fight of her life to get Alex acquitted. Faced with the possibility of Alex’s conviction, will Kylie go outside the law to save him?

Kylie Tate gets the question of a lifetime.  And she’s sharing her happiness with Alex Stone.  They are a couple that seem perfect for each other.

This book starts off so happy and no offense to the author but as each chapter goes by I’m anticipating the proverbial shoe to drop.  It’s terrible that I put that expectation on the author but that shows how conditioned we can become.  There were some scenes that I wished that I could get into Alex’s head so I knew what he was thinking.  But I loved how Kylie was letting us see her life through her eyes.

To give this author her due, when that shoe eventually did drop it wasn’t what I expected.  I can honestly say it was a surprise and that just made me love this story more.  It’s a story of great strength and watching that strength show up again and again in this author’s well-orchestrated scenes is what had me following Kylie and Alex’s story until the very end.  And I was glad to finally see what Alex was thinking.

This was the first book of the trilogy that I read.  I didn’t feel like I had to read the first two books in order to enjoy Vindication but it is like reading the ending of a book before reading the story.  So if you get the chance, I would read Of Demons & Stones and Revenge first.  This way you will get the full experience.  The ending of this book also left me with a sense that Kylie and Alex’s “adventures” are just beginning.  Can’t wait to see what this author is going to pull out of her hat next.


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Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains, Anne L. Parks has spent the last 25 years moving all over the United States. Married to the Navy - well a Commander in the Navy - Parks has lived in various locales throughout the United States. She currently resides in the Washington D.C area, and is loving every minute. When not writing, she spends her time reading, doing yoga, mountain biking, and keeping track of four kids. And drinking wine.

2013 marked her debut in publishing. Her first novel, Strangers, released on her 45th birthday. She was amazed at the number of people who fell in love with a story about two people dealing with grief, and finding love again. Abby and Bryce were the perfect couple to introduce Parks as an up-and-coming author.

Her second novel, The Return, released in December 2013. A wonderful Christmas romance, it is the first book in the Return To Me series. Book two, Return To Newport, released April 29th, and followed the couple through the murky waters of saying good-bye to a past that refused to let go. Lauren's Return, the third book in the series, released on August 19th. This chronicles the challenges of bringing together a family amidst tragedy and death, and still holding firmly to the love they have fought so hard to keep alive. The fourth book, Returning Home, shifts the focus away from Jake and Eve, and delves into the life Eve's eldest daughter. Clarissa has a secret she has guarded for most of her life. Fearing it will be revealed, she refuses to allow love into her heart - until she meets Griff. December 2014 brought the close of this series, with the release of RSVP: A Return To Me Christmas novella. The wedding of the year is threatened by Mother Nature, forcing the couple to re-evaluate whether "happily ever after" is really attainable.

Stepping out of her comfort zone, Parks delved into the paranormal with a group of highly talented authors. The result? An unexpected fantasy of four sisters fighting to save the earth - and each other - from their deranged mother. Elementals, A Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Anthology, released on May 15th. Summer brought more collaboration with the release of a Fourth of July themed short story, FlyBoy, that was included in the Sparks Fly boxed set.

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