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Monday, February 3, 2014

The Black Song Inside Blog Tour - Book Review + $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: The Black Song Inside by Carlyle Clark

Author: Carlyle Clark
Format: Paperback
Pages: 426
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Genre: Crime Thriller/Mystery/Suspense

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Synopsis from Goodreads 

Atticus Wynn and Rosemary Sanchez, newly engaged private investigators, have seen the dark and violent side of life, but nothing has prepared them for an explosive murder investigation that threatens to tear their relationship apart. They struggle to solve a case that as a best result could leave them in prison or dead. 

Atticus's manipulative ex-girlfriend bursts back into their lives wielding a secret about Rosemary's family. She exploits the fact to force the couple into investigating the execution-style slaying of her lover. The case thrusts Atticus and Rosemary headlong into the world of human trafficking and drug smuggling, while rendering them pawns in Tijuana Cartel captain Armando Villanueva's bloody bid to take over the Cartel. 

The Black Song Inside is a vivid crime thriller rife with murder and madness, melded with gallows humor and the heroism of two flawed and compelling protagonists. If they can save themselves, they may learn the nature of redemption and the ability to forgive.


     The Black Song Inside is a crime thriller that really grabbed my attention from the get-go. I don't normally read books like this, but I am glad at jumped at the chance. We follow a couple named Atticus and Rosemary. They are both private investigators, so they have seen their fair share or chaos. But chaos has a whole new meaning when Atticus' ex-girlfriend, Claire causes a stir. Claire contacts him and happens to drop his name to some of the most dangerous men in the Tijuana Cartel. Atticus and Rosemary are put to the test when they must run for their lives when caught between two madmen.

      This was quite a fun read, It was full of mystery and suspense that kept me at the edge of my seat. I really loved our main characters, Atticus and Rosemary. Atticus is a P.I. most try to avoid. He is a certified badass. I loved his humor and how smart he was. He really understood the criminals he was up against. Rosemary was a favorite though. She was in the army and lost her leg. She always stays in her home because she suffers from PTSD. She was behind the wheel of the car that blew up when she lost her leg. But she doesn't let that stop her. She is definitely one of my favorite heroines. Her one week spot really was her adopted brother, Johnny. Johnny gets into a lot of trouble. He is always running with the wrong crowd. Atticus knows he will never change, but Rosemary is still holding hope. I felt bad for her when it came to Johnny. You can see she loves him and wants to help him. There are a lot of characters in this book, but never once do you get them confused.

     This story was really fast paced. This book isn't for everyone though. Clark made quite a realistic and gritty thriller. You could almost count this as a horror. Our characters have sadly been blackmailed in the middle of a war in the cartel. They don't know the why or the who. They need to get to the bottom of it before more people get killed or themselves killed. The villains are terrifying especially the one we first meet, The Priest. The Priest believes he is the right hand of God. Everything he does are directions given to him by the voice in his that he thinks is God. I love that we get chapters from his POV. It was scary as hell being in his head though.  

     This was an incredible story. It had me on the edge of my seat. The last few chapters were amazing. It was like watching an action movie. This book was wonderfully balanced. It was very raw and I loved the laughs that were thrown in with that. This book was full of action and great lead characters that were so freaking awesome. Atticus and Rosemary are such a great couple. I would love to see them tackle crime again. Like I said, this isn't my typical read, but it was so worth it. Definitely check this read out and I know you will love Atticus and Rosemary just as much as me.


*This book belongs to the following challenge*
The Book Vixen's 2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 


About Carlyle Clark

Carlyle Clark was raised in Poway, a city just north of San Diego, but is now a proud Chicagolander working in the field of Corporate Security and writing crime and fantasy fiction. He has flailed ineffectually at performing the writer's requisite myriad of random jobs: pizza deliverer, curb address painter, sweatshop laborer, day laborer, night laborer, security guard, campus police, Gallup pollster, medical courier, vehicle procurer, and signature-for-petitions-getter.
He is a married man with two cats and a dog. He is also a martial arts enthusiast and a CrossFit endurer who enjoys fishing, sports, movies, TV series with continuing storylines, and of course, reading. Most inconsequentially, he holds the unrecognized distinction of being one of the few people in the world who have been paid to watch concrete dry in the dark. Tragically, that is a true statement.

Connect with Carlyle Clark here:
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The Black Song inside Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 2
First Chapter Reveal at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, December 3
Interview at Blogcritics
Wednesday, December 4
Book Feature at Examiner
Thursday, December 5
Book Review at Miki’s Hope
Friday, December 6
Guest Blogging at Icefairy’s Treasure Chest
Book Feature at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem
Monday, December 9
Guest Blogging at Raven Reviews
Tuesday, December 10
Interview at The Book Connection
Wednesday, December 11
Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC
Book Feature at Confessions of a Reader
Thursday, December 12
First Chapter Reveal at Deal Sharing Aunt
Friday, December 13
Book Review at Bless Their Hearts Mom
Monday, December 16
Guest Blogging at Confessions of a Reader
Book Feature at The Road to Here
Tuesday, December 17
First Chapter Reveal at Reader Girls
Wednesday, December 18
Thursday, December 19
Friday, December 20
Book Review at Teenage Rush
Monday, December 23
Book Review at Not Everyone’s Mama
Thursday, December 26
First Chapter Reveal at Beyond the Books
Friday, December 27
Interview at Beyond the Books
Monday, January 6
Tuesday, January 7
First Chapter Reveal at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, January 8
First Chapter Reveal at Literary Winner
Thursday, January 9
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Rambling Voices in My Head
Character Guest Post at The Fiction Enthusiast
Book Feature at Krazy Book Lady
Friday, January 10
Guest Blogging at My Reading Table
Monday, January 13
Book Feature at Bibliotica
Tuesday, January 14
Guest Blogging at The Book Faery Reviews
Wednesday, January 15
Book Review at My Reading Table
Thursday, January 16
Character Guest Post at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, January 20
Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Tuesday, January 21
Character Guest Post at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Thursday, January 23
Interview at Workaday Reads
Monday, January 27
First Chapter Reveal at Read My First Chapter
Tuesday, January 28
Guest Blogging at Reading Rendezvous
Wednesday, January 29
Book Review & Character Guest Post at My Book Addiction Reviews
Friday, January 31
Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Monday, February 3
Book Review at Offbeat Vagabond
Tuesday, February 4
Interview at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, February 5
Book Review at Carol’s Notebook
Thursday, February 6
Guest Blogging at Musings by Maureen
Friday, February 7
Interviewed at Examiner
Monday, February 10
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Queen of All She Reads
Tuesday, February 11
First Chapter Reveal at The Dark Phantom
Wednesday, February 12
Interview at As the Page Turns
Thursday, February 13
Character Interview at Beyond the Books
Friday, February 14
Saturday, February 15 
Book Review at Not Everyone’s Mama
Monday, February 17
Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Tuesday, February 18
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Crystal’s Many Reviews
Wednesday, February 19
Interview at Review From Here
Thursday, February 20
Book Review at Celtic Lady’s Reviews
Friday, February 20
Book Review at Secret Southern Couture
Monday, February 24
Book Feature at Plug Your Book
Tuesday, February 25
Book Review at My Reading Table
Wednesday, February 26
Character Guest Post at My Devotional Thoughts
Thursday, February 27
Friday, February 28
Book Review & First Chapter Reveal at Svetlana’s Reads and Reviews
The Black Song Inside Book Tour Highlights at PUYB Virtual Book Club



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