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Ok, I know I seem a little over excited, but here’s the deal; Adam Kunz released his newest book, Two Little Lies in eBook format today!!! It was already available in paperback, but now that it’s an ebook, I’m hoping some of you will rush right over to Amazon, B&N, iBooks, or Smashwords and grab your copy so we can talk about it! (AFTER you read my review of course!)
Did I mention that this little book of awesome is only 99¢ for right now?
Also, this Friday, April 25th through Sunday the 27th, Adam is hosting a Facebook party from 8-10pm. It’s no ordinary party as it is for 3 DAYS!!! The party starts every night at 8:00pm and goes until around 10:00pm. There will be HUGE giveaways, special posts, and much more, so you most definitely don’t want to miss this. Be sure to stop in and say hi, and try to win some of the games while you are there, who knows what you could win?! HERE is the link so you can RSVP, and you can also find me on fb and ask me if you forget!
So without further ado, please take a minute to check out this blurb and my review of Two Little Lies by Adam Kunz!
Two Little Lies
by Adam Kunz
Pages: 260 (paperback)
Release Date: TODAY!!
April 21, 2014
Lies can be very dangerous and deadly little things.
Almost four years after Laney Matthews survived a brush with death at the hands of Robbie Jameson, she has finally picked up the pieces of her life and started over. She’s made new friends, began dating again, attended countless therapy sessions, and is about to graduate in the spring from Blackburn University. Ever since that fateful night, Laney has tried to surround herself with positivity, and so far it’s been successful … but that’s all about to come crashing down.
When Laney receives news of Robbie’s release from prison, her bubble of security bursts and she begins to withdraw from everyday life. Her friends come to the rescue with a fun winter break getaway in order to clear their heads and shake off the end of semester finals. It’s here that Laney comes face to face again with Brent Lyles, the one true love that got away, and she begins to realize maybe he’s the exact thing that’s been missing in her crazy life.
Something’s amiss at the sprawling rental property though, and when things take a deadly turn, Laney and her friends are forced to fight for their lives. Has Robbie returned to finish what he started years ago? And is Laney prepared to stand up to her past demons once and for all?
The key to her survival this time though will be trust—a feeling she hasn’t embraced in quite some time.
Author Adam Kunz has surprised the crap out of me. When I read his first solo book, One Tiny Secret, I fell in love. I thought it was great. It had everything it needed to be a really good book that could be enjoyed to the fullest. I thought One Tiny Secret was exactly what I was looking for in an NA Thriller book. Boy, was I WRONG. Two Little Lies blew me (and One Tiny Secret) right out of the water. It actually scared the hell out of me! Do you have ANY idea how long it’s been since I’ve been able to say that??
While the writing itself was good in One Tiny Secret, I thought it was great in Two Little Lies. Adam’s growth as an author is obvious and he is definitely an author to keep an eye on. It’s not that the writing in OTS was bad by any means, or even mediocre; I just thought the writing was more mature and descriptive in Two Little Lies. Is it perfect? Probably not, but as you can probably tell by my reviews, I’m no grammar expert. But was it written better than One Tiny Secret? Absolutely. You know how many readers will say reading is like watching a movie in their head (I know I do!)? This was somehow MORE than that. I could seriously see every. Single. Scene. I could see every piece of every picture Adam painted with his words. While I do normally see books in my head as movies, I don’t normally see them this vividly. Two Little Lies would make an amazing movie. If Hollywood didn’t muck it up that is lol. I would absolutely go see it, and I DESPISE going to the movies!
Two Little Lies has twists and turns, action and humor, love and lust, conflict, and the kind of intensity that really makes for a great thriller. I know I damn sure didn’t see the ending coming. I was just a little bit in shock when I finished reading. Which, by the way did not take nearly long enough because once I started, I absolutely couldn’t put it down! Even though I was upset that it was over, it really was the perfect length in my opinion. It was long enough to give a good back story on the main characters and set the scene, but short enough where I didn’t get bored or find myself skimming paragraphs full of unnecessary content that was there for the sole purpose of increasing the word count. Everything Adam wrote was relevant to the story in some way or another.
In my opinion, it’s really hard to come up with a unique storyline for anything anymore. Most books and movies seem to follow a pattern of sorts, and in some ways, Two Little Lies follows this pattern as well. There is NOTHING wrong with that. What makes it ok for me is that despite the fact that Adam is following a basic pattern, it still comes out as fresh and unique. It didn’t feel stale or recycled. Though I do have to say that the opening chapter very much reminded me of the opening scene in the movie, Scream, where Drew Barrymore is babysitting and that guy shows up with the mask and knife and does his thing. I was a little bit worried after reading this scene that the rest of the book would be just like that, but luckily, I was wrong.
Two Little Lies would be a perfect read for anyone who loves a classic style slasher type of thriller. Adam has created some really psychotic characters who have a perfect home on the pages of this book. I would recommend it to pretty much anyone who likes Thrillers that don’t mind the characters being college aged. Even though they are college aged, they are fairly mature for their age group and weren’t annoying. I would let my 13 year old read it except there is some mild sexy type talk, and I don’t want her to be afraid to stay home alone and babysit anymore!
Adam’s ability to build a great story with great characters is going to continue growing as he continues to write each book even better than the last. I fully believe Adam has a bright future as an author ahead of him and I couldn’t be happier for him. If you don’t read Two Little Lies, you are only cheating yourself out of a great example of what a great Thriller should be!
One Tiny Secret
Genre: NA Thriller, Mystery
Release Date: May 16, 2013
**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for 17+ due to language, violence, and sexual content.
Just one tiny secret has the potential to ruin everything.
Being the daughter of the sheriff in a small town like Holden Ridge means that eighteen-year-old Danielle “Dani” Marks’ life is under constant surveillance. She’s made a habit of staying under the radar by being a floater among social circles at school, which has kept her out of trouble—until now.
After a missing persons case stirs up the entire town, Dani finds herself caught right in the middle of the scandal. When she’s labeled a possible suspect, things quickly go from bad to worse. The sudden return of her old flame, Parker Reed, manages to make her whole situation even more complicated.
When an elusive unknown person begins to blackmail Dani by threatening to reveal her deepest secrets, Dani refuses to play along. That is, until the person’s actions take a violent turn. Holden Ridge begins to lose its sense of quaint town security, and Dani is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Who can she trust when anyone around her could be a suspect?
One thing’s for certain though: Never underestimate the power of one tiny secret.
See my review of One Tiny Secret HERE!
All About Adam
Adam Kunz is the A in C.A. Kunz, the bestselling mother and son author duo. Growing up, he always had a fondness for R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series. So, it was a no brainer when he decided to write his own novels that they’d be thrilling mysteries with a dash of horror and a hint of romance.
When he’s not busy writing, Adam enjoys his job at a theme park in Orlando, Florida as a décor consultant. This job brings him face to face with all sorts of nightmarish creatures, especially when he decorates the haunted houses for the park’s annual Halloween event. Many joke that his addiction to Starbucks coffee will most likely be his downfall later in life.