Sunday, 16 September 2018

#BlogTour: Dark Paradise by Gene Desrochers @problemsolverge @rararesources #DarkParadise

Dark Paradise is available now. My thanks to the author and the publisher for the review copy and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me on to the blog tour. There is not one but two giveaways running at the end of this post or alternatively you can get your copy on one of the following links.

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Boise Montague’s life in Los Angeles has fallen apart. After his wife dies, he returns to the tiny island where he grew up. Unfortunately, coming home doesn’t bring him the peace he’s looking for.


Things have changed drastically since his last visit. The island has moved on and so have the people he once knew. When Boise tries to find the one friend he thinks he can count on to be there for him, he’s confronted with another death. A murder. A murder that the police did not think important enough to investigate thoroughly.

Boise wants answers. He enlists a local reporter named Dana, who has theories of her own, to help him dig deeper.

With not much left to lose, a bone to pick with the justice system, and a relentless partner, Boise sets out to do what the police would not: solve the murder of Jeffrey Black.

The island of St. Thomas is a gleaming tropical paradise. Welcome to the Caribbean, where murder is as common as sunshine. 

My Thoughts:

Dark Paradise is the first in the Boise Montague series. I have read some cracking books lately, all different and thoroughly enjoyable. Dark Paradise is no different. 

Set on a small Caribbean island the author clearly knows his stuff. This was a new location for me and it was vividly and descriptively brought to life. It was fascinating to read about. 

Boise Montague is the main character and after the death of his wife he returns to St. Thomas hoping returning to the place so familiar to him will ground him. However he gets a lot more than he bargained for. When he begins to investigate the murder of his friend a whole host of other characters come into play. An eclectic bunch to say the least. I really found the character of Boise to be likeable and I am hoping to read more about him in the future. 

The story rattled along at a good pace and there was a slight humour to it and the setting was great. For my first taste of Caribbean Noir I really enjoyed it. 

About the Author:

Gene Desrochers hails from a dot in the Caribbean Sea called St. Thomas. He grew up with minimal supervision and free-roaming animals in a guesthouse that also served as a hospital during wartime. He has spent his life steadily migrating west, and now finds himself in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife, cats, and kids. After a lifetime of writing and telling short stories, he ventured into the deep end, publishing his first novel, Dark Paradise in 2018. If you ask, he will regale you with his Caribbean accent and tennis prowess.

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Giveaway 1 - Win a $25 Amazon e-gift Card
Post your photo with your e-book or hard copy of Dark Paradise on social media and share on Gene’s Facebook  Instagram  or Twitter page and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card to be awarded on Monday, September 24th

Giveaway 2 – Win 2 x Paperbacks and 2 x E-copies of Dark Paradise (Open Internationally)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome. The two paperbacks are only open to USA entries.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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