Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"Poison Me" by Cami Checketts Book Review/Giveaway (ends 3/30) U.S./WW

Poison Me by Cami Checketts
Jake Merrill was raised by his grandmother, Ruby, and her hilarious friends. After a suspicious death at the retirement home where Ruby lives, she enlists Jake and Chanel, the beautiful activities director, to help her find the killer.

But secrets Ruby has kept for decades threaten her family and the man she’s always loved but could never have. Chanel’s unstable ex-boyfriend, a presumably dead relative, and vicious criminals add to the confusion. Time is running out as Jake, Chanel, and Ruby desperately search for clues to solve the murders and fight to save those they love.

Praise for Poisen Me

Poison Me made me laugh out loud and thoroughly enjoy myself. I wish I had a friend like Ruby! Snappy dialogue, romance, and a strong sense of family made this book well worth reading.

Rachel Ann Nunes, bestselling author of Line of Fire and Before I Say Goodbye

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book has it all--romance, mystery, and fast-paced action.  Cami Checketts has quickly become one of my favorite authors.  Why> Because when I pick up one of her books, I am assured of a good, clean story that deals with current issues.  And this book is no exception.  This book dealt with the issue of elderly people, and I believe that what happens will be shocking to most readers (it was to me).

But this book has so much more.  There are several story lines that involve gambling, love, and secrecy.  In the end, all the stories combine in an amazing way, and the author will keep you guessing almost until the last page of the book.  Prayer and God are definitely and integral part of the story as is morality.

Characterization is definitely a strength of this author.  I loved Chanel from the beginning, and who couldn't love the residents of the retirement center?  It took me a little while to warm up to Jake, but as time when on, I found myself quite intrigued by him.  It was truly nice to read a story that venerates the elderly, especially since American society tends to see this group of people as unimportant.  The author kept you in the dark about various characters until the right time, and I found myself incredibly intrigued by this writing technique.

The author is a master storyteller, and you can rest assured that the content of the book will be ultimately uplifting and engaging.  Not everything in the book has a happily ever after theme, and there is enough reality that I believe most readers will be hooked--I certainly was!  Whether you are 80 or 20 (most teens probably will not connect with this story, but it is certainly appropriate for them to read), this book can be equally enjoyed by all.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Author Cami Checketts

Cami is a part-time author, part-time exercise consultant, part-time housekeeper, full-time wife, and overtime mother of four adorable boys. Sleep and relaxation are fond memories. She's never been happier.
A portion of the proceeds from Cami's books will be donated to The Child & Family Support Center. For more information on this worthy cause, please go to

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Top 10 List (by the author)

Things that bring a smile to my face
1.      My four boys
2.      My husband
3.      Chocolate
4.      Prayer
5.      Gratitude
6.      The sunshine
7.      Running (when I’m done)
8.      My little sister
9.      My nieces and nephews
10.  Babies

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  1. Thank you, Ruth! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the story and feel very humbled and grateful that you connect so well with me and my characters.

  2. Sounds like a great book. After reading your review, I think I need to put this on my reading list. Thanks so much for the review

  3. I am most excited to read Poison Me as I like the fact that "Prayer and Morality" play a part in this book.

    1. Thanks, I hope you enjoy it and I love your handle "Still blonde after all these years."

  4. Wow, Cami has a full time job of many titles! It's inspiring to see a woman like her writing!

    1. Thanks Jenna, our quest right now is to slow down but we're not sure what to cut out, I volunteered cooking but the boys think they still need to eat. Crazy!

  5. This sounds really great and I'd like to read Poison Me.

  6. THe title is so intriguing!! Every Title seems to be well thought out :)

    Dawn from and ... Launching soon

  7. 2 of my favorite things, mystery and crime :) (solving it, not committing it ;)


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