Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Christine Presents ~ Death by Romance by Anne Kennison

Please welcome Anne Kennison author of Death by Romance

Leave lots of comments for a chance to win: Anne will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.


Death by Romance

by Anne Kennison



The murder of Gordon Taylor, prominent businessman and philanthropist, has Detective Ryan Hamlin stumped. No viable suspects, no decent leads. When a chance conversation breaks the case wide open, Detective Hamlin suddenly has a long list of unlikely suspects who, with a “perfectly legal” multimillion dollar investment to protect, must make sure that none of them is convicted or everything will be lost. That’s when the deception and finger-pointing begin. The detective is certain he’s headed down the path that will lead to the killer, but is he?




The Grim Reaper is a capricious son-of-a-bitch who’ll let an undeserving miscreant go with nothing more than a renewed faith in God, then throw a surprise party for a guy like Gordon Taylor. A decent guy who was about to go from merely to hugely rich. With good business sense, ambition, and a few lucky breaks, Gordon had parlayed a small inheritance from his grandfather into Taylor Industries, a multimillion dollar conglomerate with fingers in everything from manufacturing to banking, and he was at the endgame for the IPO. He had worked hard and it was all about to pay off.

None of it mattered. Gordon Taylor would die within the hour.

Gordon’s work day had ended. He was lounging in his leather executive chair, feet crossed and propped up on the desk, hands behind his head, strong fingers intertwined. He was enjoying a moment of solitude after another grueling day dealing with overly cautious attorneys more interested in racking up legal fees by creating obstacles than finding solutions, and greedy investment bankers wanting more than their fair share of Gordon’s empire. He’d spent the day wrapping up details for the IPO which, when done, would tack three beautiful zeroes on the end of his already substantial net worth.The thought didn’t leave him as elated as he had thought it would, and he wondered if trading control for dollars was worth it. He already had more money than he and his wife Jessica could spend in three lavish lifetimes and, when all was said and done, it wasn’t about the money. It never had been.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Anne Kennison’s unique plot twist comes from a fertile imagination honed by 20-plus years as a trusts and estates attorney. Now retired from the practice of law, Anne lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband Dale and two Ragdoll cats Grady and Elliott. When she’s not writing the sequel to Death by Romance, Anne loves to travel, dabble in photography, and spend time with her two adorable granddaughters.





The book will be $0.99 during the tour.


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Anne will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

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11 comments on “Christine Presents ~ Death by Romance by Anne Kennison

  1. Goddess Fish Promotions
    August 25, 2015

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Anne Kennison
    August 25, 2015

    Thanks so much!

  3. Mai Tran
    August 25, 2015

    Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?

    • Anne Kennison
      August 25, 2015

      Hi, Mai —

      I don’t have a specific regime (though I probably should!) I tend to write in big chunks, usually starting early in the morning, my best time. Then I might miss a few days. I sometimes go a week or two without writing. I guess it’s safe to say that I write when the spirit and the muse move me. I had much more of a disciplined routine when I was working full time. I wrote from 4 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., then went to work at my law practice. Now that I’m retired, I’m much more casual about when I write.

      Thanks for the question!


  4. achristay
    August 25, 2015

    welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

  5. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing the excerpt 🙂

    • Anne Kennison
      August 25, 2015

      Hi, V —

      I hope you’ll think it’s a good book and that you’ll then leave me a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. I’m uber-thrilled that most of the reviews I’ve received have been 5-star.


  6. Ree Dee
    August 25, 2015

    I love the cover. I need to read more!

    • Anne Kennison
      August 25, 2015

      I love the cover, too. People sometimes ask if the legs are mine. I wish!


  7. Patrick Siu
    August 25, 2015

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Anne Kennison
      August 25, 2015

      Hi, Patrick —

      I hope you’ll have a chance to read the book and then let me know what you think!


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