My December ’09 release from The Wild Rose Press is a Top Pic at Night Owl Romance! Their reviewer said: “Three words for Melanie Atkins, oh my gosh. This woman rocked all the way to the end. I loved the suspense and the characters in this book as they came to life so easily. Skeleton Bayou is definitely highly recommended for it had it all, suspense, betrayal, vengeance and murder. Awesome job.” — 5 stars
I’m so excited. This is the third five star review this book has gotten. If you’re not familiar with it, SKELETON BAYOU is a full length romantic suspense set in south Louisiana, filled with mystery, intrigue, and murder.
The Romance Studio said: “This book is exactly what I look for when looking for a good romantic suspense to read. The action and suspense were so expertly woven into the story that I felt as anxious as the characters themselves. There were so many twists and turns in this book that it should have come with a warning label and a seat belt. “ — Adrien Blyss.
And Got Romance’s review read: “This is suspense at it’s most intense, I was holding my breath during much of the action. There are many twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat, and the author didn’t forget the romance! The hero is all alpha and the heroine is a strong and determined woman. There are scenes involving domestic violence, a heads up to those who may be sensitive to the subject. A great read, I highly recommend it!” — 5 Diamonds, Olivia Starke.
Here’s the back cover blurb:
Savannah Love is emotionally and physically battered, but is determined to survive after escaping the hellish imprisonment imposed on her by her psychotic cop-husband. After seven months in hiding, she resurfaces at Mossy Oak, her ramshackle family home on a Louisiana bayou, and attempts to restart her life. The empty house provides shelter, but isn’t the fortress she needs when her cruel ex comes calling.
Mack O’Malley, former cop turned handyman conflicted over a bad shoot on the job, comes to Savannah’s rescue when the psychopath draws them into a deadly game of cat and mouse. Fearful of Mack at first, she soon discovers that beneath his steely exterior lies a resolute defender with a heart hungry for love. Will their alliance save them, or will they fall victim to the Legend of Skeleton Bayou?