Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Straight Reading from the Library: Secrets of a Dangerous Woman by p.m. terrell

The Library is reading Secrets of a Dangerous Woman by p.m. terrell, who is also giving away a $20 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn commenter. You can see the other stops here:


Dylan Maguire is back and in his first mission with the CIA he must interrogate a recently captured Brenda Carnegie. But when she escapes again, it’s obvious that she’s had help from within the CIA’s own ranks. With Vicki Boyd’s psychic help, he must locate her again—and find out why some in the highest levels of government want her dead while others will risk everything to help her. And when he finds out her true identity, his mission has just become very personal.


Secrets of a Dangerous Woman is the second book of p.m. terrell's Black Swamp Mysteries but also has significant ties to Exit 22. That said, it's also very much a standalone book and can be read and enjoyed without having read the others.

p.m. terrell has a gift for pulling the reader into a non-stop adventure--without that adventure ever feeling forced or unnecessary. Once you start reading her books, you literally don't want to put them down until you have finished, because you have to know what is happening next.

She also amps up the relationship issue between Vicki and Dylan by throwing in a spanner in the form of another woman (which leads to a great scene in the book concerning a bedroom door). And... she leaves the door wide open figuratively for the next book in the series, Dylan's Song.

5 stars for this book!!

p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 18 books in 4 genres. A full-time author since 2002, she previously opened and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialties were in the areas of computer crime and computer intelligence and her clients included the Secret Service, CIA and Department of Defense as well as local law enforcement. Computer and spy technology are two themes that recur throughout her books. She is the co-founder of The Book 'Em Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness of the link between high illiteracy rates and high crime rates. And she founded the annual Book 'Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair which takes place each February.

Author's website:
Author's blogs: and (inspired by the angelfish "front" used by the CIA in the Black Swamp Mysteries series)
Twitter: @pmterrell
Buy the book at Amazon Paperback, Amazon Ebook, Smashwords,, and iTunes.


  1. I love series books that can be read as part of that series or as a stand alone. That's clever writing & much appreciated.


    1. Thank you for following my book tour, Mary! I know exactly what you mean about series books that can also be read as a stand-alone. I sometimes begin reading a series mid-stream and realize I haven't a clue who and what they are talking about. I'm glad to know mine aren't like that. :)

  2. Thank you for hosting me here today, and thank you for the great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. I have to admit, I enjoyed the triangle of Dylan, Vicki and Brenda immensely! I'll be checking back throughout the day to answer any questions anyone may have for me.

  3. Wow a five star review! How awesome :) I'll have to check it out :)

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Congratulations, Andra Lyn! You won the amazon gift card this week. I'll be contacting you shortly via email. :)

  4. Andra Lyn, thanks so much for following my book tour this week!

    Bobbye and Andra Lyn, best of luck on the giveaway!

  5. Thank you, everyone, for following the book tour this week! The winner of the amazon gift card is Andra Lyn. Andra Lyn, I'll be contacting you shortly via email.