Friday, August 29, 2014

Double Blind Book Review

Title: Double Blind
Author: Tiffany Pitts
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Pages: 280
Genre: Action/Adventure/Humor/Sci-fi
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Delilah Pelham’s brother, Paul, is missing. She should probably be worried about that but honestly, he’s been in trouble since the day he learned the words “trust me.” In fact, if it weren’t for his roommate, Carl, she would gladly leave him to his fate. 
Carl is a good guy, even if he’s a bit of a dork. Okay, a large slice of a dork. Possibly the entire cake. 
But he wants to help, as do his gamer friends, which is how Deli finds herself in the middle of Hong Kong with the King of the Dorks, running from creepy guys with slicked-back hair and shiny black guns. 
Back at home, Carl’s friends aren’t faring nearly as well. All they had to do was monitor the situation and feed Deli’s cat while she was gone. How could that possibly end in bloodshed? 
There is an answer, of course, but no one ever thinks to ask the cat.
Okay, I have to tell you that this is a mystery/drama book and there are some serious things going on in here but it also is a very humorous book, or at least it was to me.

It was the way the author had Carl talking to himself and to Deli but the real funny parts of the story are about Deli's cat, Toesy. Carl is somewhat of a computer nerd and he and his friends developed some serious nanotech technology that can do some amazing things and Toesy unfortunately ate one of them while being babysat with one of Carl's friend while Carl & Deli where out looking for her brother Paul.

Because of that one instance, it turns the rest of this story into something pretty darn funny, even though Carl and Deli are in real trouble and so is the babysitter. I don't want to give too much away but I can say the antics that the cat goes through trying to get help for the babysitter is hilarious and it really did make the book a whole lot more funnier to read.

You will also laugh a good bit at Carl and his attempts to get Deli to notice him because he really doesn't have a clue and Deli is so independent that she doesn't catch on for quite awhile.

It's a good adventure book with bits of romance, danger and some really funny parts in it that you will really enjoy!

Happy Reading!
About the Author: 
Tiffany Pitts grew up in the Seattle area in a time when the Super Sonics were huge and Starbucks was just a store at the end of the Market. Tragedy struck early in her life as her family moved to New Jersey mere months before Bon Jovi’s “Slippery When Wet” album hit record stores. It took nearly a decade to wean herself off the hairspray. But Seattle called her back, so she went; eventually earning a degree in Botany (pronounced “Bar tending”) at the University of Washington.
She made one more valiant attempt to leave the PNW after college by travelling around the country doing not much of value and making very stupid decisions. She is thankful every day that the internet was not a huge deal in those years. Then Seattle called again so she picked up and moved home where she spent many years being a scientist of middling talent in several labs that she absolutely did not blow up—except for that one time and everyone agreed not to talk about that any more.
Now she divides her time between writing fiction and raising two kids who are wonderful but, for some reason, will not stop licking things.
I thought one of you might really enjoy this book as much as I did, so I am giving away my print copy of Double Blind to one reader. Open in the Continental U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Anita Yancey said...

Actually I like my thrillers both ways with drama or humor. But I think they are even better if the book has drama and some humor. Thanks for having the giveaway.