Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dark Energy

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Cybercrime doesn’t talk. It creeps in and destroys lives right under Gillian’s nose when a cryptojacking scheme lands her boss, Pinkie, in jail. Gillian had just started over with a new career, boyfriend, and confidence after escaping a vicious murder investigation that shattered her ability to trust. Then Pinkie’s arrest leaves her struggling to run his two bars while also unraveling the conspiracy.

Gillian will not let her mentor and friend go down for something he didn’t do. Neither will Jon, the most talented musician on the bar’s stage and the perfect boyfriend...until his good fortune sends her reeling. Gillian forces herself to trust the cops, people who hurt her, and known criminals. Will it be enough to free Pinkie and save her life?

read an excerpt...

Chapter 14 excerpt

I remember my eighteenth life rule: never make a promise I can’t keep. “I never promised Pinkie we wouldn’t get involved, only that I’d be a kick-ass manager for his bars.” I did promise Jon we’d get Pinkie out of this mess together, and we will.

 “You’re doing way more than most bar managers would ever consider doing.” Jon wraps his arm around my shoulders. “If that’s not kick-ass, then what is?”

my review...

This is the first book I have read by Addison Brae. I thought the author created the strongest character very well, Gillian was her name. The bar owner that gave her a fresh start on life, Pinkie, was a guy you’d love from the first page. Young Gillian finds she must save her mentor which is the kind of plot everyone wants to read in the first place and of course everyone wants it to turn out as they choose. Sometimes it’s hard to tell how it will end. I mean this in a good way.

 I saw terminology in the genre description that is new to me. It was a genre called “new adult”. This is the perfect description for this book. As an adult I enjoyed it with its suspense and mystery. However as I read, I realized that while it contained the problems of today and possibly the beginning relationships, it was a refreshingly clean read.  Would really like to hear back from people what they thought and would even like an opinion from anyone that has read Brae’s first book in the series,  Becker Circle.

Overall a nice read. One that has you holding your breath a little, hoping that your favorite character will win.

about Addison Brae...

Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. As a child, she was constantly in trouble for hiding under the bed to read when she was supposed to be napping. She has been writing since childhood starting with diaries, letters and short stories. She continues today with articles, video scripts and other content as an independent marketing consultant.

 When she’s not writing, Addison spends her time traveling the world, collecting interesting cocktail recipes and hosting parties. She’s still addicted to reading and enjoys jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy.

Addison writes new adult and adult romantic suspense and young adult contemporary fiction. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Romance Writers of America, RWA Kiss of Death chapter, Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Writers’ League of Texas.





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  1. Good morning and thank you for the book description and giveaway. 

  2. Are any of the characters in the book based off of people you know?

    1. Hi Bernie - Yes, there are a few characters who are more of a mashup of a few people I know with lots of fiction thrown in. What's heartbreaking is that some of these inspirational people work in restaurants or bars. With the closures, many of them are struggling to get by financially and emotionally. I hope everyone supports their local restaurants as much as possible, and don't forget to tip. Thanks for the good question, Bernie, and for being a reader! ~Addison

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, Rita. The reviews have been good so far, and I certainly enjoyed writing it.

  4. Thank you Kathy for taking the time to read Dark Energy and for sharing your thoughts on Our Town Book Reviews. The story takes place in "my town", which is Dallas Texas. It is a tribute to the hard-working restaurant and hospitality workers in everyone's towns, many of whom are suffering from business closures. They need us, so support your local bars and restaurants, and happy reading! ~Addison

    1. Addison, enjoyed posting your book and wish you the best of luck with it. -kathy

  5. I enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for sharing!

    1. You're welcomed, Victoria! Thanks for begin a reader!

  6. Looks great! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Would you ever like to see your book turned into a movie or tv show?

    1. Hi again Bernie. I'm a very visual writer, so I always see the scene before I hear it. I think Becker Circle and Dark Energy would work well as a Netflix or Amazon movie or tv show. It's a setting and story line that hasn't been done yet (that I've seen, at least), so I think a director would have fun with it. I'd love to see the actors who play Gillian and Jon in the Becker Circle trailer ( play them. Thanks for the question!

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  9. How many hours a day do you spend writing?

    1. Depends on the day - sometimes zero and sometimes 4-5 hours.


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