Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Avenging Angel

Shannon Wallace has hit rock bottom. First she's fired from her job, then her boyfriend is murdered. To make matters worse, she's implicated in his murder, is missing some private videos, and seems to be next on the killer's list. This is a very short summary of Kim Smith's mystery novel, Avenging Angel: A Shannon Wallace Mystery, Book 1.

Kim Smith is a fellow blogger I recently met online, who hails from the south, is passionate about writing, and hosts her own radio show. Having never before read an e-book novel, I didn't know what to expect. I've read a few e-books, but they were short and non-fiction, related to health or wealth. This is my first post about an e-book, Kim Smith's newly released novel Avenging Angel. A murder mystery set in the steamy south during the summer, it's a thriller packed with action and suspense. I don't usually read this type of book (although I did recently read a yet-to-be-published murder mystery manuscript), but I must say that I was thoroughly entertained and on the edge of my (computer desk) seat, as I read it on the computer screen (the print is large and quite readable, granny glasses not required). I downloaded Avenging Angel a few days ago and each night I read several chapters. I looked forward to this reading time, because this mystery is exciting, and the characters are like real people you might meet and befriend in everyday life. (Not the killer, of course, but I want a great friend like Dwayne!) Although the subject is brutal, there's enough friendship and potential romance in this book to keep you smiling just a bit. Kim Smith has made a great debut with her first e-book novel--congratulations, Kim!


  1. Cool. I've yet to embrace e-books, but I can see how they're a part of the publishing future. Who knows, maybe I'll have one of my own someday. Someday.

  2. Thank you so much Suko! I am thrilled you enjoyed Avenging Angel so much! Thanks to faithful friends like yourself the book made it up to the number 9 spot on the publisher's bestseller list!

    I hope you will be ready for the next one, next year, lovingly entitled Buried Angel.

    May I post a link to your post?

  3. Hi Suko,
    Glad to hear that you enjoyed Kim's book. She is a fabulous writer.As a published e-book author myself, my field is historical romance, it is nice to meet a convert to e-book reading.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.

  4. Kim, I'd be honored if you link to my post.

  5. I love the kudo's, Suko. Kim's book is on my TBR list.

  6. Margaret and Catherine, thanks for stopping by. I will be sure to visit your blogs as well!

  7. Christie, as always I appreciate your comments. Merry Christmas!

  8. hi suko..merry christmas..n god bless you..i'm from indonesia...

  9. Moko, thanks for visiting, and happy New Year!


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