Wednesday, November 14, 2012

All Fall Down by Julie Coulter Bellon: Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Ring around the rosy, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes we all fall down . . . That simple rhyme turns negotiator Claire Michaels’ current hostage situation into an international incident. Claire just wants to help get everyone out safely, but as the crisis escalates she realizes she’s dealing with an al-Qaeda operative who has the means to become another bin Laden---with the potential to attack America.

Claire has her own personal reasons for wanting to stop al-Qaeda, but time is slipping away as negotiations break down. Can she overcome her scars of the past in order to get the hostage out alive and possibly stop an assault on U.S. national security? Navy SEAL Rafe Kelly is on leave to recover from a knee injury he suffered during his tour in Afghanistan and he doesn’t expect to be fighting terrorists on his home turf. But when he is taken hostage and his brother is kidnapped, Rafe teams up with a hostage negotiator in order to stay alive and get his brother back. The terrorist is always one step ahead of them, however, and the situation quickly turns from desperate to deadly. Will Rafe be able to save himself and his country without anyone he loves getting caught in the crossfire?

Wow, this book jumps right into the action and suspense right away and honestly doesn't let up the whole book.  It was full on.  I loved it.  

Claire is a smart, strong woman.  She knows what she wants and she just jumps in with both feet and works until she gets it.  The hurts of her past motivate her to be the very best she can be in her job.  I love her fierce sense of loyalty.

Rafe is everything heroic and awesome.  Steady, calm and strong.  He is a protector and he takes his role very seriously.  His loyalty and devotion to his morals, his family and his country just make him the best kind of hero.

I loved this book.  In the front of my review copy, the author, Julie Coulter Bellon wrote, "I hope you stay up late reading this one!"  And I totally did!  It was a fast, easy reading kind of book that kept me engaged from the very beginning.  I'll never look at ring around the rosy the same way again.

Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of seven international romantic suspense novels. She loves her work partly because she gets to travel to distant lands to research and add an authentic feel to all of her books. Her favorite cities so far are Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She taught journalism at BYU for fourteen years and that kept her on the cutting edge of current events and world news---which is where she gets her story ideas. Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog

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Julie is generously offering 7, yes 7 awesome giveaways for the tour!!  That means you have 7 chances at winning! (Pretty good odds, huh?!)

The prizes include:
(2) "Book Lovers'" baskets which include a copy of All Fall Down, a hand tied lap blanket, Julie's favorite hot chocolate mix, and a copy of Janice Sperry's Christmas novella, The Candy Cane Queen
(3) Print copies of All Fall Down
(2) Ebook copies of All Fall Down

To enter to win these prizes, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form provided. 

Open from November 12 to December 7.
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  1. Thanks for sharing the new to author & book. The book seems like it'll be a suspenseful and intruing read ...

  2. Thanks so much for being part of this tour Aimee! You're the best!

  3. Sounds look a book you would stay up late for! Thanks for your review!


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