[Review] Trap and Trace – Megan Carney [Blog Tour]

TrapAndTraceTourBanner-1Time for another blog tour! This book definitely jumped outside my comfort zone. It falls into a genre that I used to read a lot and, since finding YA, I haven’t visited too much.

A sabotaged CIA operation makes Navy Trent a captive. But surviving the kidnapping is just the beginning of her ordeal. The CIA will kill her if she doesn’t stay quiet. The saboteurs will kill her if she does. Navy is forced into a high-tech, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse where only her wits – and a little bit of luck – can keep her alive. 

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I gave this book 3.5 stars out of 5 (rounding up to 4) for one reason – there were so many places in the book that it seemed like it was wrapping up. Maybe those were story arcs that were supposed to tie up and it just all went over my head. I don’t know.

That being said, did I enjoy this book? Yes! Definitely. There was a lot of technical info that really went over my head (Navy works with networks and computers so where a lot of the things she did sounded vaguely familiar just from listening to my husband talk, I didn’t really understand a lot of them). Not understanding exactly what network technique or computer part she was working with didn’t take away from the story, though.

I liked how we start out seeing the characters separate (you have Navy, Moss & Sara in one group and then Jackson and the rest of the CIA agents in another) and then, after the kidnapping, it all comes together. The only thing I was disappointed about here was that Sara and Moss just sort-of faded into the background. Once they come back to the US and start going about their lives again, you hear from them a few times, vaguely, but not much more. I understand the reasoning for them not being main characters, but I still would have liked more from them.

Would I read this one again (because that’s the real test of a good book, as we all know)? Yes, I think I would. There were definitely pieces I feel like I missed the first time around. And, like always (because I think I’m an addict), I would like to see a sequel to this one. I’d like to see where Navy, Jackson, and the others end up. Will there be a sequel? Probably not. The book wrapped up pretty well.

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– About the Author –

Megan Carney is an author, geek and amateur photographer living in the Twin Cities. She has ten years of experience in the field of computer security. Her previous short story publications include: Flighty Youth in the Raritan, ‘Modern Mayhem’ in the Wayfarer, ‘Swing By Close’ in the Wayfarer, ‘Directions’ in the Bell Tower. ‘Swing By Close’ and ‘Directions’ both won first prize in the fiction sections of that issue. The Christian Science Monitor dubbed her self-published photography book, ‘Signs of My Cities’ as having “youthful zest.”

Her non-literary creations include: a robot to clean the bathroom tub, Zim and Gir costumes, No-Dig tomato stakes, StickFriend the bear bag hanger, and a burning coal costume so she could be Katniss for a night.

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[Cover Reveal] Princesses of the Night – Teresa Fuentez & Tich Brewster

Princess of the Night cover reveal bannerNormally, I would make my pretty little graphics for the cover reveal but this one is so gorgeous (I kid you not) that we’re going to let you see it in all its glory! Ready? Really? Are you ready? Are you sitting down? You might want to sit down. Okay, here goes!
Princesses of the Night coverPrincesses of the Night
(Royal Blood #1)
by Teresa Fuentez & Tich Brewster
Publication Date – September 22, 2017
Genre – New Adult, Paranormal

Tanya is a hardworking college student but her whole world is turned upside down when she meets a mysterious man on Halloween. All that she thought was fiction is now her reality. A night life filled with fangs and blood – and an evil vampire that wants her dead. 

She and her friends are the chosen ones, destined long ago, to save this world from destruction. That’s not easy when your enemy is your sire’s son. 

Meet the Ladies behind the book!

Teresa FuentezTeresa – Born and raised in Oklahoma. I have a passion for writing, reading, basically anything book related. I completed my first novel in 2010, Princesses of the Night, which happens to be the first in a series titled Royal Blood. My novels fall under the genre Paranormal/Fantasy/NA. 

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Tich BrewsterTich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”

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Not only does this book sound amazing but look at that cover! Holy gorgeous cover, Batman! *shamelessly adds yet another book to her TBR* Thank you to the wonderful people at Xpresso Book Tours for letting me be a part of (and drool over) this one!