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• May 25, 2002 - Oct 22, 2010 •
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Today’s spotlight is on Toby Neal and her debut novel called Blood Orchids. Blood Orchids is a crime novel and it sounds like a good one. I don’t read a whole lot of crime fiction but this one appeals to me so it’s on my to read list. Anyone ever see that movie Multiplicity – well I need quite a few multiples of myself to do more reading! So let’s learn a bit about the book and it’s author and be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of the post as well!
About Blood Orchids by Toby Neal (from Toby’s website)
Hawaii is palm trees, black sand and blue water— but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there’s a dark side to paradise.
Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers—one of whom she’d recently busted. The girl’s harsh life and tragic death touches a chord with Lei, and she becomes obsessed with the case. The killer is drawn to her intensity and stalks her, feeding on her vulnerabilities and toying with her sanity.
Steaming volcanoes, black sand beaches and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei’s quest for answers. She finds herself falling in love for the first time—but the stalker is closer than she can imagine, and threads of the past are tangled in her future. Lei is determined to find the killer—but he already knows where she lives.
About Toby Neal (from Toby’s website)
Toby Neal was raised on Kauai in Hawaii. She wrote and illustrated her first story at age 5 and has been published in magazines and won several writing contests. After initially majoring in Journalism, she eventually settled on mental health as a career and loves her work, saying, “I’m endlessly fascinated with people’s stories.”
She enjoys many outdoor sports including bodyboarding, scuba diving, beach walking, gardening and hiking. She lives in Hawaii with her family and dogs.
Toby credits her counseling background in adding depth to her characters–from the villains to Lei Texeira, the courageous and vulnerable heroine in the Lei Crime Series.
I have one copy of Blood Orchids by Toby Neal to share with my US readers only. To enter…
This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for a winner on Saturday, March 24/12. Good luck everyone!Book Spotlights | Comments (54)