Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blog Tour: Finding Katie by John J. Smith (Review and Book Giveaway!)

Romance, Mystery

EBook (Also available in paperback.)


Release Date:
May 2012

Preston Meadows is the son of a very wealthy family. He lives in their home and lives a very sheltered life. When his sister Katie is kidnapped, his world turns upside down. The police aren’t making any headway, so he conducts his own investigation. Against the wishes of his parents, Preston leaves the safety and security of his home and goes out into the streets to find his beloved sister.

Along the way Preston meets up with the craziest and scariest bunch of people. He meets up with all types of people including a woman he falls in love with and a Drug Lord who ends up kidnapping her. Preston faces many issues and situations he never experienced and never thought he’d be experiencing. He learns many things about himself and the real world.

This story is a combination of mystery, suspense, romance and even a little humor as readers travel through the streets of Dallas with Preston in his search for his sister. He comes into the oddest situations and faces some serious people ready to kill him. The author mixes all these ingredients into one fast-paced book that readers will be sorry to see come to an end. Each character is expertly woven into the story giving the readers a real feel for the circumstances Preston finds himself in.

It’s the first book I’ve read by this author but it won’t be the last. He has a great knack for keeping the reader at the edge of their seat, wanting to know how it all ends. Preston turns out to be a surprisingly strong character that you will be cheering for.

FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review for the blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

About John J. Smith:

John writes under two names John J. Smith and pen name Jonathan Black. Why does he do this? he has been told when a reader sees his work they have an expectation, hence the two names.
I have won several awards under each name.

He has been called a prolific Fiction writer. he enjoys writing romance and mainstream as John and paranormal and paranormal romance as Jonathan.
Several of his novels have been converted or rewritten into screenplays; for which he has also have won several awards.

John's website.


Now, you can win your own copy of this book and see how good it is for yourself. I have one copy to giveaway.
For US/Canada residents, you can win either the print or ebook version.
For international residents, you can win the ebook version.

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  1. I do like edge of your seat books, they are just the best

  2. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

  3. The very wealthy and very sheltered Preston Meadows lives his life protected from even the hint of harm. His world is safe and secure until someone kidnaps his sister, Katie. Against his parents’ wishes, Preston sets out on his own to find her. Preston works hard to blend in with the “regular” people roaming the streets of Dallas – but the real world is zany, insane, full of danger and ruthless criminals. Preston soon begins to learn more about himself and finds he has a knack for foiling certain crimes. In his adventures, during his search for his sister, he makes friends with some of the strangest people he could ever imagine. Along the way, Preston falls in love, comes face-to-face with a self-described Drug Lord, and discovers a side of himself he never knew existed, especially after the Drug Lord kidnaps his girlfriend.


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