City of Deadly Dreams by Elyse Douglas (with a Giveaway)


Dane Cooper, an NYC Hell's Kitchen private detective, is hired by a Tennessee man to find his handsome, 20-year-old son named Elvis, who has been missing for several months. Though hesitant at first, Dane takes the case because he needs the money. Dane soon learns that the case centers around a beautiful, mysterious blonde, named Darcy. Against his better judgment, he falls for her, believing she might lead him to Elvis. Her dangerous secrets trouble him, and he realizes he can’t trust her. Dane’s investigation turns deadly when he learns that Elvis has left a trail of pregnant young girls, unhappy husbands, and vengeful women. Dane becomes a target as he struggles to find Elvis and save him from the killers who are closing in. Can Dane save Elvis and himself, or will Darcy's secrets get them all killed?

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Praise for Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas 
 “Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas is a well-crafted tale that will keep you reading as you need to know the outcome. This story aptly epitomizes the saying by Confucius, ‘’before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves’’. 
An interesting cast of characters that helped to drive the plot. It was fun getting to know each of them. Their thoughts and the events that drove their actions stood out making it easy to connect to them.
Daring Summer was an interesting and riveting read. I enjoyed the courtroom drama and loved how the events in that regard that unfolded. The story delivered a perfect blend of romance and suspense. The story had depth and was well developed.”-Nadene, Totally Addicted To Reading 

 “Oooo romantic AND suspenseful! A very exciting, emotional, twisty, and a little scary story line. The thing is. You really do know "who done it" kind of right from the beginning. But, even with that knowing - Did I have doubts? yep. Did I want to believe it might be someone else? well... kind of. And I just kept wondering - Are they going to catch him? Wait... wasn't it him? 
Maybe. All those twists and turns is what makes this a great book and loads of fun to read. Seriously, right up until the end I was unsure if they were going to be able to prove it! It ended up being one of my favorite books of the year!”-Wall-To-Wall Books 

 “Daring Summer is a very well written book. Although you pretty much know how it’s going to end the author still manages to keep you thoroughly captivated. The characters are well developed and interesting. Overall I really enjoyed this book. 5 Stars”- J. George, Amazon: Vine Voice 

 “Emotional, exciting, sexual, and suspenseful! Exceptional characters that will have you on the edge of your seat and best of all the ending is one that you will never see coming. A great read any time of the year, just be sure to make time because you will not be able to put this down.”-Dee, Donadee’s Corner

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a master’s degree in English Literature. She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a speech-language pathologist. 

Douglas has worked as a graphic designer, a corporate manager and an equities trader. He attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and played the piano professionally for many years. 

Wow! Yet another fantastic read from one of my favorite writing duos! These two never cease to amaze me. 

Excellent cast of characters. The character development just always blows my  mind. 
Leading man- Dane. He's not the type you "fall in love with. But I did have a very strong liking for him. He earned my trust and respect.
Darcy - typical blonde LOL at least that's how I pictures her. She was kind of shady, very questionable at the least. And yet, still I liked her! I didn't trust her further than I could throw her (I'm pretty weak lol) but, I liked her.
Elvis - The elusive "missing person". Without giving anything away... I did like him too, and I did understand, kind of.
Other minor characters were just as fabulous. Each on so unique and clear as though they were standing right in from of me.

This story was a little different for them. Not really a romance, I mean it had a little in it but was far more a suspense story, had kind of an older feeling to it, and very well done!

I kept almost expecting them to wake up in another time period! LOL You would understand if you read some of their other books.  ;-D

I am so looking forward to another book! Elyse Douglas, you have not failed me yet!

*** OK little side note - I was just scrolling through all my previous review of their books - every one of them - 5 stars!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Premier Virtual Author Book Tours -  Thank You!!

  Giveaway City of Deadly Dreams by Elyse Douglas This giveaway is for 1 print copy to 2 winners. It is open to the U.S. only and ends on July 1, 2021,midnight pacific time. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only. a Rafflecopter giveaway Follow City of Deadly Dreams by Elyse Douglas Tour Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus May 31 Kickoff & Interview Carole C. Amazon June 1 Review Lu Ann Rockin' Book Reviews June 2 Guest Post Dee Donadees Corner June 3 Review Betty Toots Book Reviews June 4 Review & Guest Post DT Chantel Amazon June 7 Review Avonna Loves Genres June 9 Review & Excerpt Katy Bound 4 Escape June 10 Guest Review Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus June 11 Review Laura Lee Celticlady's Reviews June 14 Guest Review & Guest Post Becky Life as Rog June 15 Review Amanda My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews June 17 Guest Review & Excerpt Denise D. Amazon June 21 Review Wendy Wall-to-wall books June 22 Review Nadene Totally Addicted to Reading June 23 Review & Excerpt GudReader Goodreads June 25 Review Bee Book Pleasures June 28 Review & Interview Amy Locks, Hooks and Books June 30 Review

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  1. I am so glad you enjoyed 'City of Deadly Stars' I love Elyse Douglas books as well! Can't wait to see what they dream up next!

  2. The book looks really interesting and there are quite a few husband and wife writing teams out there.


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