Thursday, November 8, 2012

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Secrets of the Red Box by Vickie Hall


Secrets of the Red Box Blog Tour

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Secrets of the Red Box
Bonnie has secrets to keep - secrets with the potential to destroy lives, including her own. Running from her destructive and pain filled past, she recreates herself, believing she has escaped the damning evidence hidden in the red box. When her former life is revealed by a cruel twist of fate, Bonnie faces losing everything, including Glen, the only man she’s ever loved. But is Bonnie the woman he thinks she is? Set against the backdrop of the 1940s, Secrets of the Red Box is filled with intrigue and suspense - sure to keep you guessing to the very end!

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Author Vickie Hall

Vickie is a native of Utah, but growing up, lived in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Nebraska. When she's not writing, she's composing music, or shopping with her sister. She loves animals of all kinds and camping with her family. Her favorite pastime is watching old movies on TCM, and unashamedly has a crush on Cary Grant.

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Praise for Secrets of the Red Box:
"Amazing book! Wow, it caught me from the first paragraph. What detail, mystery and suspense. Loved the main character, Bonnie, so relatable. Vicki is an amazing writer. I wish she would write more books!!!"
~Amazon Review

"Secrets of the Red Box is a great read! Whether you're looking for a book with an intriguing and unusual plot, or a story of how life's choices effect the rest of your life, you will love this book!"
~Amazon Review

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The story behind the story

Secrets of the Red Box was inspired by an event that happened to my father. I can't reveal that event without giving away the basis for the plot! It was story I wanted to tell because of the grave consequences that transpire when lying and deceit are practiced. I also wanted to show the redemptive power of love and forgiveness, two very compelling themes in this book.

My protagonist, Bonnie, is a very flawed character, but she is also one that is able to grow and change, which makes her very real. I had to walk a fine line between keeping her likable and exploring the dangers of her secrets. I wanted the reader to find sympathy for Bonnie and keep them rooting for her to the very end.

I patterned some of Bonnie's characteristics after a woman I knew (now deceased). She was always a bit of a mystery to me and I wondered what made her the way she was. I never really knew the answer to that, but I was able to create plausible reasons for Bonnie's behavior. I think Bonnie is one of the most satisfying characters I've ever created. 

REVIEW

The choices we make inevitably have consequences, sometimes good, sometimes bad, and sometimes a combination of both.  In this book, Bonnie makes some choices that come back to haunt her.  People change over time due to circumstances, choices, and the relationships that develop.  When secrets from Bonnie's past are revealed, Bonnie and her young family must face the consequences as painful as they might be.  I found it heart-wrenching to follow Bonnie as she tries to make a new life for herself, only to find that her choices from the past must be dealt with in order for there to be any hope for the future. A powerful story about the dangers of lies and deception, but the power of love and forgiveness.

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  • $25 Amazon Gift Card or $25 PayPal Cash from Author Vickie Hall + copy of Secrets of the Red Box (US - Paperback, Kindle ebook - International)
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2 comments:

  1. I like characters that are flawed, it makes them easier to relate to.

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  2. The book sounds really interesting and I love the cover

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