February 9, 2012

Blog Tour Review & #Giveaway - Dark Side of Valor by Alicia Singleton


Child advocate Lelia Freeman saves children for a living. As the director of ChildSafe Shelters, she ventures to abandoned squats and crackhouses to rescue teens from the hellish streets of Los Angeles. When she is summoned to Washington to serve on a committee that aids the children of a war-torn African nation, Lelia is kidnapped and becomes a political pawn in a sinister conspiracy. Oceans away from everything she knows, she must trust a mercenary to save her life, or die in the clutches of a psychopath.

Hunting, combat and staying alive are Elijah Dune’s specialties. Vengeance is his passion. Haunted by past demons, he’s travels to the Motherland to collect a debt. A debt that demands one payment. Death.

Caught in the crosshairs of a madman, Lelia and Elijah must survive the jungles of Zaire and the horrors of their pasts or be forever consumed by the DARK SIDE OF VALOR.


I read Dark Side of Valor a couple of weeks ago and it has stuck with me.  It's one of those books that long after you have read the last page, you will find yourself thinking back to this suspense novel and all the emotions that you felt while reading.  Alicia is an amazing author with the ability to open readers eyes.  My advice is to pick up this book and set aside enough time to read it straight through.  Once you start, you won't want to stop!


Born and raised in Philadelphia, the Howard University graduate embraced the written word at an early age. She credits this to her loving, older sister whom, while they were youngsters, made the author eat lotion on a regular basis. Realizing the need to sound-out the ingredients on the lotion label, Alicia stopped the lotion-eating practice, but continued to read the labels of the concoctions her sister brought for her to try. This early necessity to read flowered to a passion; hence, a writer was born.

The award winning author resides in Maryland with her wonderful husband and son. Still an avid reader, label or otherwise, Alicia is hard at work completing her next suspense novel. Her latest book is the suspense novel, Dark Side of Valor. Visit Alicia’s website at www.aliciasingleton.com.

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. An affiliate link has been used in this post.


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    Thanks very much for this great giveaway..I'm an avid reader and I love books:)

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  4. I learned that Stephanie is the mother of a toddler.

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  6. Stephanie now lives in Florida.

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  8. sounds like a great book-kidnapped and becomes a political pawn in a sinister conspiracy--great action, mystery

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  9. I'm always looking for a new good book to read, that will keep me captive. Thank you for the chance.

  10. This sounds like a very interesting story. One that I would love to read.

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  11. I'd love to read it based on your experience with it.

  12. It looks like an exciting story.

  13. Woah, she was born in Tupelo...but the novel sounds delicious, I haven't read a suspense novel in awhile.

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