Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Audio Giveaway of Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff


THIS INFORMATION IS FROM THE AUTHOR:

Special Agent Matthew Roarke thought he knew what evil is. He was wrong. 

FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is closing in on a bust of a major criminal organization in San Francisco when he witnesses an undercover member of his team killed right in front of him on a busy street, an accident Roarke can’t believe is coincidental. His suspicions put him on the trail of a mysterious young woman who appears to have been present at each scene of a years-long string of “accidents” and murders, and who may well be that most rare of killers: a female serial.

Roarke’s hunt for her takes him across three states...while in a small coastal town, a young father and his five-year old son, both wounded from a recent divorce, encounter a lost and compelling young woman on the beach and strike up an unlikely friendship without realizing how deadly she may be.
As Roarke uncovers the shocking truth of her background, he realizes she is on a mission of her own, and must race to capture her before more blood is shed.


Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, and Cold Moon are now available in print, e-book and audio. It is strongly recommended that you read the series in order, starting with Huntress Moon. 

The latest, Cold Moon, will be released by Thomas & Mercer as an e-book May 5, and in print and audiobook July 7. 

Books 1 and 2, Huntress Moon and Blood Moon, were re-released in January and February of this year, and are currently in the top 10-20 of the Kindle crime chart, US and UK.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



From the author...
My motivation for writing the Huntress Moon series was pretty basic. I was sick to death of reading crime novels and seeing movies and TV shows about women being raped, tortured, mutilated and murdered.


I’m not too happy about it happening in real life, either.
 

So my Huntress Moon series turns the tables.  The books follow a haunted FBI agent on the hunt for a female serial killer.

I worked as a Hollywood screenwriter for eleven years before I snapped and wrote my first novel, and in that time I worked on several film projects featuring serial killers. One of my core themes as a writer is “What can good people do about the evil in the world?” – and as far as I’m concerned, serial killers are an embodiment of evil. So for several years I was doing research into the subject every way I could think of besides actually putting myself in a basement with one of these monsters. I tracked down the FBI’s behavioral science textbook before it was ever available to the public. I stalked psychological profilers at writing conventions and grilled them about various real life examples. I went to forensics classes and law enforcement training workshops.

 

And while I was doing all that research, one thing really jumped out at me about serial killers. They’re men. Women don’t do it. Women kill, and sometimes they kill in numbers (especially killing lovers or husbands for money – the “Black Widow” killer; or killing patients in hospitals or nursing homes: the “Angel of Death”) — but the psychology of those killers is totally different from the men who commit serial sexual homicide.  Sexual homicide is about abduction, rape, torture and murder for the killer’s own sexual gratification.  
 
(And please don’t get me started on books and films that portray serial killers as having an artistic or poetic bent. Ridiculous….)
 
The fact is, one reason novels and film and TV so often depict women as victims is that it’s the stark reality. Since the beginning of time, women haven’t been the predators — we’re the prey. But after all those years (centuries, millennia) of women being victims of the most heinous crimes out there… wouldn’t you think that someone would finally say — “Enough”?  
 
And maybe even strike back?
 
I believe my job as an author is to give my readers a thrilling, sensory, gripping adventure that makes them feel — and also makes them think. It’s all about the fight against everyday evil, for me, and about the deep connections people make with unlikely other people when they commit to that fight.
 
With the Huntress series I finally have an umbrella to explore, dramatically, over multiple books, the roots and context of the worst crimes I know. And at least on paper, do something about it.
 
Whoever she is, whatever she is, the Huntress is like no killer Agent Roarke – or the reader – has ever seen before. And you may find yourself as conflicted about her as Roarke is.
 
As one of the profilers says in the book: “I’ve always wondered why we don’t see more women acting out this way. God knows enough of them have reason.”


Huntress Moon: http://amzn.to/1z3pSh5

Blood Moon:  http://amzn.to/1EqoKax

Cold Moon:  http://amzn.to/1ymNA6b
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Audio Giveaway 
July 8 - July15
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10 comments:

  1. Sounds like such an interesting twist, with a female serial killer.

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    1. It's definitely not the usual serial killer story! I think of it more as an anti-serial killer series.

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    2. It does sound quite good, Alexandra.

      Thanks for coming by my blog.

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    3. Thanks for having me, Elizabeth! Come visit us in Scotland!

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    4. Oooooo.....I would love to visit. :)

      You are welcome, and good luck with your book.

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  2. Hi - I think this is a book I might like. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. Great....best of luck in the giveaway.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  3. Sorry I missed the contest. This book sounds good so I'll add it to my Wish list. Thanks.

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    1. You didn't miss it. So sorry for the wrong dates.

      The author asked me to change the date of the post, and I forgot to change the post dates.

      I will try to e-mail you.

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    2. OOPS...I mean I forgot to change the giveaway dates.

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