Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Tour: Victoria House by Denise Moncrief

Victoria House Book Blurb

Haunted by a dark mystery in her family’s past...
When Tori Downing takes possession of the abandoned Hamilton estate on the longest peninsula on Lake Jefferson, Arkansas, she avoids revealing her connection to the ill-fated Hamilton family. Is the glowing image that shimmers in the second floor window of Victoria House the ghost of Victoria Hamilton? Can Tori handle moving into a house with paranormal activity...again?
Tormented by a scandal she thought she’d left behind...
Until she leaves her career at the Arkansas State Crime Lab behind, she never even considers moving to Lake Jefferson, but the fallout from scandal gives Tori a very good reason to escape to Hill County and refurbish and restore the old family mansion. She settles into her new life...until the old accusations from her past start resurfacing.
Attracted to a man haunted by secrets of his own...
Drawn together to solve the murder of Jared Crenshaw, Tori and Lt. Grayson of the Hill County Sheriff’s Department dive into a tangled web of jealousy, deceit, and revenge as they attempt to solve both crimes, Jared’s death and the mysterious death years ago of Victoria Hamilton. Grayson’s past keeps interfering with his present, causing turmoil in both his professional life and his personal life. Can their love survive revealing the truth—from both the past and present—surrounding the tragedies at Victoria House?

Author Denise Moncrief Bio:

Suspense, She Writes

Where the road to happily ever after takes a suspenseful detour. Fast paced twists and turns that keep you turning the pages. Romantic happily ever after moments that take your breath away. Paranormal romantic suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Want to know a little bit more about Denise? She's a Southern girl who has lived in Louisiana all her life, and yes, she has a drawl. She has a wonderful husband and two incredible children, who not only endure her writing moods, but also encourage her to indulge her writing passion. Besides writing romantic suspense, she enjoys traveling, reading, and scrapbooking.

Accounting is a skill she has learned to earn a little money to support her writing habit. She wrote her first story when she was a teen, seventeen handwritten pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last romance novel she had read. She's been writing off and on ever since, and with more than a few full-length manuscripts already completed, she has no desire to slow down.

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Victoria House

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Laurel Heights

Snippet #2

Through the thick branches of trees, a lone light glowed from the second story of Victoria House. Was that her room? Was she still awake? Would she die with the horrible realization that he was the man who had executed a swift punishment for the crimes of her past? She was no saint, but then he was no sinner. He was a dark angel of retribution.
The woman who had become mistress of Victoria House was the last of the men and women who had stolen his future. He’d made everyone who ruined his misbegotten life pay for his or her sins against him. Five souls had paid for their cruelty and selfishness with their lives. Each had passed into the afterlife with a horrified expression of understanding spreading across their faces. Hers would be the sixth offering to appease his need for vengeance.
Sooner or later, the law would catch up to him. Maybe sooner. But that was all right. Once he had her blood on his hands, he didn’t care what happened to him afterwards. His life had been over for a long, long time.

Just incase you have forgotten from when I blogged about Book 1: Laurel Heights, here it is again! 

(and yes, I'm sharing it mostly because 


is one of the picks. 


Haunted Hearts Series main character casting!!!

Laurel Standridge
would be played by...
Kate Hudson
Laurel ran away from an abusive relationship, but has plenty of backbone. Not only does she stand up to Chase, but she fearlessly confronts the bad guys. She has dark blonde hair, long enough to put in a ponytail, but she usually allows it to curl around her face.

Chase Peterson
would be played by...
Bradley Cooper
Chase is a handyman, construction worker. Long hair, but not too long. Keeps it in a short ponytail when he works. His has a rugged face and a strong jaw. He's an ex-cop, ex-con with plenty of baggage in his past. His rough around the edges persona is quickly softened by Laurel

Mitchell (Gray) Grayson
Would be played by...
Chris Hemsworth (YES!!!!)

Lieutenant with the Hill Count Sheriff's Department. Hollywood handsome with a symmetrical face. Piercing blue eyes. Gray is a man whose compassion and loyalty to his friends has landed him into a world of trouble. With so many secrets to hide, he can't handle one more.

Victoria (Tori) Downing
would be played by...
Stana Katic
Tori is a crime scene specialist and a forensics geek. Her long auburn hair and hazel, almost greens eyes capture Grayson's attention. She is strong-minded and very opinionated. She goes toe-to-toe with Gray, but finds she'd rather not fight with him. 





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