Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monarch by Michelle Davidson Argyle and a giveaway!

I have been a HUGE fan of Michelle's blog The Innocent Flower for a very long time. It was one of the first blogs I followed and I love it. She has wonderful advice and is so honest in each and every post. Check it out here.

I was so excited to be able to read a copy of MONARCH and be part of Michelle's blog tour. I must say, I don't read a lot of adult fiction, so this was a change for me, but I was not disappointed. MONARCH starts off with a bang and keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire rest of the book. I loved the characters. Every one of them was unique, flawed, and very well written. I really like books that have characters with problems. And baggage. I love seeing them grow and figure out their lives throughout the story. And can I just say the fight scenes were awesome? Michelle really knows her stuff! Especially her weapons! ;)  I also loved how the Monarch Butterfly was tied into the story. And the cover is freaking awesome. Creepy, yet beautiful. 


All in all, Michelle is a fantastic writer. The book was full of twists and turns, with so many things going on.  Definitely a thriller you want to add to your list. I really want to say more, but I don't want to give anything away! lol So, I'll just say this. READ IT! You won't be disappointed.

Here is the blurb...


Nick's life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness, a wife who committed suicide, and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the United States has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he'll have the chance to start his life over again. Just when he's on the brink of catching Ferreira, he's framed for a murder that turns his world upside down. His only chance of survival lies in West Virginia, where Lilian Love, a woman from his past, owns the secluded Monarch Inn. He's safe, but not for long.


Anyone want to win a copy of Monarch? Because I'm giving one away!! Woot! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. That's it. I'll announce the winner next Tuesday. ;)

*US residents only* (Sorry international readers. I swear I'll have a giveaway for everyone soon!)

23 comments:

Cristina said...

YAY, I've been wanting to get this one, I've read such great reviews :)

S.P. Bowers said...

Yay, put me in the contest! Congrats Michelle on the book!

elizabethreinhardt said...

This book sounds fantastic! I love a good mystery, especially when it involves a woman from a running man's past!

And congrats on your draft!!

Angie Cothran said...

I've heard nothing but great things about this book. Count me in :)

Sierra Gardner said...

Um, yes! I promised Michelle I would do a book review (getting to it - I promise!!) but it's much easier to read a physical copy. Not to mention I could see that awesome cover on my bookshelf =)

Stephanie McGee said...

So glad you enjoyed this one! I am right there with you on enjoyment level.

Katie Dodge said...

Sounds like an awesome book! Can't wait to read it. :)

Patti said...

Too bad I'm Canadian, but this book does sound great.

Meredith said...

This isn't my usual read, but it sounds like an awesome one! Love that cover.

Pamela King said...

Glad you posted this. I am now a fan of her blog, too. And her "top ten" list was spot on. One more book to add to my list. :)

Samantha said...

Oh wow I love the cover!

Michelle Merrill said...

I'm in :) Thanks for the book recommendation!

Abby said...

Me, me! Pick me! Sounds so good!

J. A. Bennett said...

That is so nice of you! I've been interested in this book for a while now. Thanks for giving us that chance!

Jeigh said...

Sounds good! I'd love to read it!

Angela Brown said...

I've heard wonderful things about this book. It certainly screams "Read Me"...and I'm so ready to answer.

Mel Fowler said...

How great, count me in!

Sara said...

Sounds interesting! I want in! :D

Carol Riggs said...

Hey! I thought MONARCH was a YA read, very interesting. But it still sounds interesting of course, and the cover is really intriguing and striking. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

Jolene Perry said...

YAY!!!!! I want in the contest!!

Maggie said...

What a weird/intriguing cover!

Stacy Henrie said...

Sounds really good! Thanks for sharing your review.

kirstenlopresti said...

Sounds like an interesting book.