Wednesday, March 13, 2013

BLOG TOUR/GIVEAWAY: Poison Me by Cami Checketts

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Poison Me by Cami Checketts
  
Jake Merrill was raised by his grandmother, Ruby, and her hilarious friends. After a suspicious death at the retirement home where Ruby lives, she enlists Jake and Chanel, the beautiful activities director, to help her find the killer.

But secrets Ruby has kept for decades threaten her family and the man she’s always loved but could never have. Chanel’s unstable ex-boyfriend, a presumably dead relative, and vicious criminals add to the confusion. Time is running out as Jake, Chanel, and Ruby desperately search for clues to solve the murders and fight to save those they love.


REVIEW

I'm not sure how she does it, but Cami Checketts always manages to pull me into her stories from the first page.  While her stories are more focused on action and don't include the kind of detail that I normally prefer, I still find myself falling in love with her characters and laughing and crying with them.  Her characters are so vivid with their flaws and heartaches and loves and strengths.  This story is no different. Ruby is priceless with her stubborn streak, but complete and utter loyalty to those she loves.  She is determined to find out her murdered her friend, but at the same time must deal with secrets from the past, a grieving grandson who won't forgive himself, and a handsome neighbor who she harbors a grudge against.  Jake and Chanel also won me over quickly, both good people with troubles from the past who find themselves falling in love almost despite themselves. A delightful and amusing, yet action-packed romantic suspense with some great kissing scenes this is a fun book for those who enjoy a great story.
 

Praise for Poison Me

Poison Me made me laugh out loud and thoroughly enjoy myself. I wish I had a friend like Ruby! Snappy dialogue, romance, and a strong sense of family made this book well worth reading.

Rachel Ann Nunes, bestselling author of Line of Fire and Before I Say Goodbye




Author Cami Checketts

Cami is a part-time author, part-time exercise consultant, part-time housekeeper, full-time wife, and overtime mother of four adorable boys. Sleep and relaxation are fond memories. She's never been happier.
A portion of the proceeds from Cami's books will be donated to The Child & Family Support Center. For more information on this worthy cause, please go to www.cachecfsc.org

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INTERVIEW

What is the 'story behind the story?'
 
My parents used to manage a retirement home and told me that they had four deaths at the facility in one week. I was shocked and asked what the police had said. They both said the police thought the people were old. It made me mad that the people were treated with contempt (I knew a lot of these people and they were amazing and fun) and it got me wondering: what if someone was killing these sweet people. Hmmm.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and what would you do there?
 
Anywhere in the Caribbean. I just want to be warm and spend time in the water.
What is your favorite thing about writing?
Falling in love with the characters and telling their stories.
What is something that most people don't know about you?
 
I’m very boring. People think because my characters are funny I must have a good sense of humor. I don’t (just ask my children). I’m one of those people who thinks of a hilarious response twenty minutes later, at which time I’ll usually say my response and everyone will wonder what in the world I’m talking about. So, okay, not boring, just socially awkward!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
 
Anything active with my family: swimming, biking, hiking, running, dancing.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Heidi! It means a lot to me that you enjoyed the book so much.
    Hugs,
    Cami

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