(Review & Tour) Dark Side of Valor

I am happy that I was able to get on the blog tour for Alicia Singleton’s book Dark Side of Valor. I am honored to be the first person to kick off this virtual tour and if you would like to follow the rest of the tour be sure to click on this . There is still room on the tour if you would like to take part.

About the book:
Child advocate Lelia Freeman saves children for a living. As the director of ChildSafe Shelters, she ventures to abandoned squats and crackhouses to rescue teens from the hellish streets of Los Angeles. When she is summoned to Washington to serve on a committee that aids the children of a war-torn African nation, Lelia is kidnapped and becomes a political pawn in a sinister conspiracy. Oceans away from everything she knows, she must trust a mercenary to save her life, or die in the clutches of a psychopath.

Hunting, combat and staying alive are Elijah Dune’s specialties. Vengeance is his passion. Haunted by past demons, he’s travels to the Motherland to collect a debt. A debt that demands one payment. Death.

Caught in the crosshairs of a madman, Lelia and Elijah must survive the jungles of Zaire and the horrors of their pasts or be forever consumed by the DARK SIDE OF VALOR.

About the author:
Born and raised in Philadelphia, the Howard University graduate embraced the written word at an early age. She credits this to her loving, older sister whom, while they were youngsters, made the author eat lotion on a regular basis. Realizing the need to sound-out the ingredients on the lotion label, Alicia stopped the lotion-eating practice, but continued to read the labels of the concoctions her sister brought for her to try. This early necessity to read flowered to a passion; hence, a writer was born.The award winning author resides in Maryland with her wonderful husband and son. Still an avid reader, label or otherwise, Alicia is hard at work completing her next suspense novel.Her latest book is the suspense novel, Dark Side of Valor.

Visit Alicia’s website at www.aliciasingleton.com.

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I should start off by saying that this book was released in February 2012 and this is Alicia’s debut novel.

One of the things I love about blogging is the chance to discover new authors and books. I really enjoy it if they are debut authors because you can’t compare their other books to this one.

When I first heard about the book I have to say the blurb got me. It sounded it look it would be a different read from my regular stuff and while I was reading it I was enjoying it. I think when you read certain kinds of books for a while a change is needed just to refresh you.

I didn’t read this one quickly although I wanted to because this was a great book filled with suspense and it was fast paced. The was just enough happening to not be over the top and as you were reading it you could actually see this being a true story.

Lelia is the main character and she is nick named Street Angel. Lelia grew up on the streets and you can tell she didn’t have an easy life growing up and even in her adult life she is being haunted by nightmares of the dark side.

Lelia decided when she was old enough that she would become a child advocate and be the voice for these children. Thankfully she got out before it was too late but that wasn’t the case for her best friend who fell victim to the street life.

Lelia works hard and her efforts and recognized and she is nominated to go to Africa to work with orphan children who lost their parents and loved ones to the civil war. Once getting to Africa Lelia quickly realizes that its not what it seems and this is dangerous for her and her life is in jeapordy.

I know once I got to this part I had a hard time putting the book down.

I think if you like suspense you will enjoy this book.

Thanks Pump Up Your Book for allowing me to kick off this tour.

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