Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blog Tour: The Bloody Mary Club by Debbie Dyke (Review and Giveaway!)


Stock market meltdown. United States housing bubble. Global financial crisis. Chief executives cooking the books. Who can you trust for financial advice? Gina Van Story, a savvy 40ish investment advisor to the rescue. She can spot a trend on the market and jump on it like a cat. She dreams of grabbing the bull by the horns and is on the hunt for one final big score. Gina and her three best friends form the Bloody Mary Investment Club and come face-to-face with corruption in a David and Goliath struggle when their stock portfolio turns deadly…literally.

Over made-to-order Bloody Mary cocktails at historic Gadsby’s Tavern, Gina takes her friends under her wing and teaches them the ins and outs of the stock market. Trouble begins when, following Gina’s bullish advice, they become majority owners in the local bank and then stubbornly turn down a lucrative buyout offer. Not only will money and greed challenge their friendship, they will have to get smart fast and figure out how to turn the tables on the charmingly seductive, yet evil, banker who wants control of their stock by any means necessary – including murder!

My thoughts

This is the first book in a brand new financial intrigue series.  The premise of this book is excellent.  It's well thought out and planned.  I found it quite suspenseful and I wanted to keep turning the pages to see what would happen next.

The characters were realistic with real problems, but I didn't always like the characters.  I thought all of them were way too wrapped up in money and getting the most they can.  The villains were pretty evil and I was rooting for them to get what they deserved.  The author did an amazing job at creating characters that drew out the emotions of the reader.

One problem I had, I thought it went too deep into the stock market/financial lingo and I didn't really understand all of it.  However, it didn't stop me from being interested in unraveling the mystery and suspense of the book and wanting to see how it would all end.

FTC Disclosure: Pump Up Your Book Blog Tours provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


Debbie Dyke is a novelist and businesswoman from Alexandria, Virginia, and has a background in military intelligence, the stock market, executive recruiting and writing. An Army brat, she’s lived in Turkey, France, Germany, Italy, Albania and Holland. She graduated from the American High School in Naples, Italy then attending University of Maryland, Munich Campus. She graduated from Georgetown University and holds a Bachelors of Science and Masters degree in National Security. Debbie has two grown children, Lisa and Jordan and has been married to Michael for over thirty wonderful years. Debbie has written 5 screenplays, one Wall Street calendar and two novels.

Visit Debbie Dyke’s site: http://www.debbiedyke.com


Pump Up Your Book and The Bloody Mary Club are teaming up to give you a chance to win a Bloody Mary Gift Basket and Weekend Subscription to the Wall Street Journal!

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Here’s how it works:

This will run from October 1 – November 30. Winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on December 1, 2012.

Each blogger who participates in The Bloody Mary Club virtual book tour is eligible to enter and win.

Visit each blog stop below to gain more entries as the Rafflecopter widget will be placed on each blog for the duration of the tour.

Good luck everyone!

The Bloody Mary Club Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

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  1. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Yvonne! The book does sound suspenseful.

  2. Thanks for sharing this, I like suspense novels.


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