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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Daddy's Home" by A.K. Alexander~Will Make You Scream With Fury!!

"A killer stalks his prey...a calculating and deadly killer is in search for what he terms as his perfect family.  Preying upon single mothers and their innocent children, the police have dubbed him "The Family Man."

A.K. Alexander is an author to be reckoned with!!
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He plays out his role as the perfect father. When things don't go so perfect in his insane fantasy world, the family man kills.

Crime Scene Investigator Holly Jennings of the San Diego Police Department is determined to track him down and see that justice is served. With Holly being a single mother herself, this man's crimes are deeply personal to her, and turn more so when a friend and her daughter become the latest victims of "The Family Man."

Along with tracking an evil killer, Holly is dealing with her own internal demons. She is raising her daughter Chloe alone after the death of her husband--a death she feels guilty for.

To complicate her life further, Holly is doing her best to avoid possibly falling in love again with charming veterinarian Brendan O'Neil. As Holly delves deeper into solving the murders, she finds herself being sucked into a game of cat and mouse by "The Family Man," that may lead her down a dark path too horrible to bear. One that may cost her gravely-her family, her new found love, and even her life.

A.K. Alexander is the international bestselling author of Daddy's Home, "Mommy, May I?, The Cartel, and The Michaela Bancroft Suspense Series.

*Over 300,000 copies sold world wide
*A.K. Alexander is the pen name for bestselling mystery author Michele Scott (The Nikki Sands Mystery Series now optioned for Television Rights).
*Daddy's Home was the #1 bestselling Kindle E-Book in the U.K. for 3 weeks during the summer of 2011. Mommy, May I? also remained on the top ten bestseller list for 4 weeks in the United Kingdom.

My 3 Question Interview :

Hi, A.K. (otherwise known as Michele Scott!), I have just three questions to ask you.  Your book just knocked the stuffing out of me!  I loved it, and I hope everyone I know will read it.  You're insights into the mind of this killer seem so real, I'd like to know more about it, so here are my questions:

1)   What specifically influenced your writing a serial killer story?
This particular story came about because of something that actually happened to me. I was a single mom at the time and one of my sons was playing soccer. I was watching him at a game and I noticed this kind of creepy guy watching me. I moved to another area of the field, and he sort of followed. He did not seem associated with any family or kid on the field. When my son scored a goal, I cheered. The guy had come up close to me at that point and asked me, "So, was it good for you, too?"

 I was repulsed and shocked. As soon as my son was done with his game, we hightailed it out of there. I was so upset. However, later on that event became a what if...for this book. I wrote all about this on my blog. Here is the link if you would like the full story. http://adventuresnwriting.blogspot.com/2011/07/stalker-on-prowl.html
OMGosh that creeps me out!!  I would just die on the spot... 

2)   When you finally held your finished copy of "Daddy's Home" in your hands, how did you feel?

DADDY'S HOME is my sixteenth novel, but I can tell you that when you do hold the final product in your hands, the feeling is always the same: Awe. It floors me that I actually did it and the book will get out there and hopefully entertain readers.

3)   In recent times, the Long Island serial killer has remained elusive to law enforcement officials.  If you were writing a book similar to that mystery, what would it be about?

This is a tough question. I think once I get started here I might wind up outlining an entire book.  But I think if I was going to write about an elusive serial killer, then I would likely tell it from the killer's p.o.v. and the main detective. In my book, the killer would get caught though. :)

The Dame's Review :
Gripping, sizzling with suspense, eerie, and heart-stabbing with emotion!  "Daddy's Home" is written like a runaway train heading right for you!  It was simply impossible to put down...and, OMG, I couldn't miss another night's sleep!
You cannot fail to understand from the moment you read her first sentence, that A. K. Alexander is the consummate suspense/thriller writter.  She's packed a riveting, punch to the solar plexis story into a mere 275 pages.  And, when I finished reading it, I felt like I'd just watched a fabulous movie!

Alexander's writing is fast-paced, and tight.  She's no user of frivolous words...she makes every one count, and she knows just how to put them in such context as to send chills down your arms.  Throughout the novel this economy of words with emphasis on what matters most, is like shining a beacon on the details.  It makes reading the book an even greater suspense.  It makes discovery of and understanding of the mind of the psychpath just like staring at a monster under glass....you can't get close enough and you can't get more creeped out!!

Twists and turns of plot keep things interesting, of course, but this isn't the greatest joy I found in reading "Daddy's Home."  To me, it was the character development.  That's what always makes a book really good for me.
I loved her protagonist, Holly Jennings, the Crime Scene Investigator and vulnerable single mother who becomes involved in tracking the serial killer in question.  Holly is a young woman we can relate to, but she's also one I could champion for strengths I could never have in some of her work and situations.  Look out, Nancy Grace!  This is a woman we can all be proud of!!

Am I hearing stories of movie rights????  This would be a fabulous movie.  Until then, I want to strongly suggest that you find a copy of "Daddy's Home" before you read anything else this month.  You won't believe how "cut from the headlines" some of it is...and you won't believe how quickly you'll be captured by the evil inside this psycho-killer.

I absolutely loved this book!  Highly recommended to all my readers without reservations!  I'm standing in line to read her newest book featured in the trailer below...

More About A. K. Alexander :
Writing under the pen name A.K. Alexander, Michele Scott explores the darker side of storytelling. With her daring, frightening and suspensful novels, A.K. Alexander writes for those readers who like to be thrilled and kept in the dark up until the very end…

*A.K. Alexander has parlayed her success on both continents by entering into an agreement with Los Angeles based publishing firm ZOVA Books for the film/television and foreign rights to her catalog of novels. ZOVA Books' film/television and foreign rights are managed by Hollywood management and production company Circle of Confusion, executive producers of the acclaimed series "Mad Men" and "The Walking Dead."

Purchase "Daddy's Home" now here:

Look for A. K. Alexander's Newest Novel:
"Covert Reich"

As always, I thank you so much for stopping by!


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