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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Release Blitz/Review ♥ Zenka by Alison Brodie ♥ #giveaway

 Title: Zenka
By: Alison Brodie
Publication Date: November 6, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Ruthless, devious, and loyal, Zenka is a Hungarian pole-dancer with a dark past.

When cranky London mob boss, Jack Murray, saves her life she vows to become his guardian angel – whether he likes it or not. Happily, she now has easy access to pistols, knives and shotguns.

Jack discovers he has a son, Nicholas, a male nurse with a heart of gold. Problem is, Nicholas is a wimp.

Zenka takes charge. Using her feminine wiles and gangland contacts, she will turn Nicholas into the son any self-respecting crime boss would be proud of. And she succeeds!

Nicholas is learning fast that sometimes you have to kill, or be killed.

As his life becomes more terrifying, questions have to be asked:

How do you tell a mob boss you don’t want to be his son?

And is Zenka really who she says she is?

Review by Carol

*****5 Crime Delicious Stars*****

This book was graciously gifted to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Well, Ms. Brodie did it again!! She took me on another wild and crazy journey through the eyes of a brassy character named Zenka!

Every time I read one of Ms. Brodie's books, I find myself mesmerized by her words and the story that she artfully pieces together. On a perfect day, I would stay home and have read this NON-STOP..but instead I found myself sneaking a few pages here and there during work - counting down the hours until I could take my lunch and get a chapter or two in! That's how much I enjoyed Zenka and Nicholas!

Even though Ms. Brodie isn't a well known author, she should definitely be ranked up there with the best! ♥ 

What Others Are Saying

5* "To say I loved this book is a massive understatement" -Bloggers From Down Under

5* "Will warm your heart and chill your bones" -Tome Tender Book Blog.

5* “Top of my list for best fiction this year” – Lauren Sapala, WriteCity

5* “You won’t be able to put this book down” –Laura’s Reading

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Alison Brodie is a Scot, with French Huguenot ancestors on her mother’s side of the family.  Alison was a photographic model, modelling for a wide range of products, including Ducatti motorbikes and 7Up.  She was also the vampire in the Schweppes commercial. 

A disastrous modelling assignment in the Scottish Highlands gave Alison an idea for a story, which was to become Face to Face.  She wrote Face to Face as a hobby and then decided to send it off to see what would happen.  It was snapped up by Dinah Wiener, the first agent Alison sent it to.  Three weeks later, Alison signed a two-book deal with Hodder & Stoughton.  Subsequently, Face to Face was published in Germany and Holland.  It was widely reviewed, ie:  “Vain, but wildly funny leading lady.” -Scottish Daily Mail.  It was also chosen as Good Housekeeping’s “Pick of the Paperbacks.” 

Unfortunately, Alison then suffered from Second-Book Syndrome.  The publisher’s deadline loomed and she was terrified because she didn’t have an idea for a story!  She found the whole experience a nightmare; and this is why she cautions first-time authors to write more than one book before approaching an agent.  She managed to finish the book – Sweet Talk – but it bombed.

While writing Sweet Talk, she moved to Kansas and lived there for two years.  She loved the people, their friendliness, their free-and-easy way of life, the history and the BBQs!  Sadly, her visa ran out and she had to come back to the UK – although her dream is to one day live permanently in America.  Now, Alison lives in Biarritz, France.

Alison has taken the exhilarating steps to becoming an indie author.  Her second ebook, THE DOUBLE, is out on Amazon Kindle with some great reviews.  “Excellent.” –San Francisco Book Review.

Alison writes contemporary romance.  She aims for a strong plot line, set against the background of a world-changing event, coupled with touches of humour, sexual tension and character transformation.

She loves to hear from her readers.


  1. Congrats on the new book and this great review! This sounds like an exciting read.

  2. Sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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