Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~*~ Vicki's Key by pm terrell

Blurb ~*~   

Following a failed mission, Vicki Boyd leaves her job as a psychic spy with the CIA, determined to start her life over in a small town assisting an elderly lady. But when she arrives, she finds that Laurel Maguire has suffered a stroke and is confined to the third floor of her home and her nephew Dylan has recently arrived from Ireland to care for her. Vicki very quickly falls in love with the charming, handsome Irishman. But all is not what it seems in Aunt Laurel’s old, rambling home. And when the CIA arrive on her doorstep to convince her to accept one last mission, she finds her past and her future are about to collide… In murder.

Excerpt ~*~
Dylan pushed her arm against the wall and twisted the phone out of her hand again. This time he held it just inches from her face. “You’re not callin’ the police. And you’re not callin’ Alec. And you’re not callin’ Sam. And if you dare to put your fingers on this bloody phone one more time, I’m smashin’ it to smithereens.” His voice became a roar. “Are ya understandin’ me?”

Vicki sobbed and turned her head away from him.

“And there she goes again,” he said. “Did I not take the time and take the effort to explain to you in minute detail why it is that I can’t bear to hear a woman cry?”

“Yes,” she cried, the tears running down her face.

“Then tell me why, when you can clearly see that I’ve got me hands full with the little matter of a bloody corpse in the room, you decide this is the time you want to cry?”

“I don’t want to cry,” she sobbed, “but you’re being mean to me.”

“I’m bein’ mean to her, she says.” He relaxed his iron grip on her but continued to position her against the wall. “Vicki. Darlin’. I’m not upset with you. Yet. But I’m askin’ you to remain calm and listen. Okay? Do you think you can do that for me? That’s all I’m askin’.”

She heard something shuffling and as she stared into Dylan’s eyes, she realized he was standing perfectly still, waiting for her response. Her eyes tried to move past him, but his body was blocking her view. She heard the sound again and her eyes darted back to Dylan’s. “He’s not dead,” she said, her voice erupting from her in a hoarse whisper. “He’s moving!”

4 Star Review ~*~

This is the first book I've read by p.m.terrell but it won't be the last.  She sets up a great paranormal suspense with characters that just suck  you into the story.  p.m.terrell's descriptions and development really make you feel like you are right there in the thick of things with them.

Vicki is trying to become an ex-CIA agent with special abilities.  But they seem to need her for 'just one more thing'.  I wonder how long that will go on! LOL . . .The characters are all intriguing and none of them are what you would expect.  They are all a bit quirky and fun to love or hate depending on which way they rub you!

I definitely recommend Vicki's Key if you are looking for a book that will make you gasp and really feel like you have been transported into it.  If you are looking for a well paced story that is full of action and finger nail biting moments, pick it up and get started on a journey with p.m.terrell


p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 18 books in 4 genres. A full-time author since 2002, she previously opened and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialties were in the areas of computer crime and computer intelligence and her clients included the Secret Service, CIA and Department of Defense as well as local law enforcement. Computer and spy technology are two themes that recur throughout her books. She is the co-founder of The Book 'Em Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness of the link between high illiteracy rates and high crime rates. And she founded the annual Book 'Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair which takes place each February. 
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 Giveaway ~*~
p.m. will be awarding a $20 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn commenter.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:


  1. I'm trying to decide which would scare me more, the bloody corpse or the fact that the bloody corpse is not actually dead after all.

    I'm going to love this.


  2. Thank you so much for hosting me here today. I'm glad you enjoyed the book and I really appreciate your review.
    Mary, if you enjoy "bumps in the night", ghostly presences, and a house that seems to come alive - plus a lot of romantic suspense thrown in - I think you'll enjoy Vicki's Key. It's where Vicki and Dylan meet for the first time and with the success of the series, I'm sure you know it isn't the last time!
    I'll be checking back throughout the day to see if anyone has any questions for me.

  3. Vicki's Key was a very intriguing book.


  4. I haven't read this book yet, it's on my TBR soon list but I have read Dylan's Song (her latest novel) another book in this series. It was awesome. I plan to go back and start the series from the start. :) P.M. Terrell knows how to weave a good story with romance, mystery, supernatural, all things that make a great read.

  5. Very nice review

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Sounds like a great book! Looking forward to reading it!

  7. Love finding a new series to read.

  8. Looking forward to reading! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Love paranormal suspense and this sounds like the perfect read.. will be a TBR even if I dont win..;) Thanks for the opportunity of the giveaway...and congrats ;) valshemi at gmail dot com

  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I love anything to do with psychics! Sounds great!

  11. This book seems to have every genre in it and I would love to read it.
    The storyline is a winner for sure.

    cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

  12. Thanks for your review and the excerpt.
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  13. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your excerpt!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  14. Thank you, everyone, for following my book tour! I wanted to let you know that the winner of the amazon gift certificate is MomJane from Manchester, New Hampshire. Congratulations, MomJane!