Wednesday, June 18, 2008

AT RISK - (Sort of) new from Alison Kent! I have a copy to give away!


Alison Kent's SG-5 series is being reissued, available only at WalMart retail stores. The first, AT RISK, is a re-release of THE BANE AFFAIR. To celebrate what is, in my opinion, one of the best series ever, I'm offering a copy of AT RISK for giveaway. Read on!
Bad boys. Good spies. Unforgettable lovers.
One of the Smithson Group’s elite force, Christian Bane is also the walking wounded, haunted by his past. Something about being betrayed by a woman then left to die in a Thai prison by the notorious crime syndicate Spectra IT gives a guy demons. But Christian has his orders: Pose as Spectra boss Peter Deacon. Going deep undercover as the slick womanizer will be tough for Christian. Getting cozy with a beautiful suspect, Natasha Gaudet, to get information won’t be. But the closer he gets to Natasha, the harder it gets to deceive her. Now, with Spectra closing in, Christian's best chance for survival is to confront his demons and trust the only one he can . . . Natasha.

My (Sensual Romance Reviews) review of The Bane Affair from September '04:
"Romantic suspense with intense, intelligent characters."
Christian Bane, an agent with the Smithson Group, impersonates Peter Deacon in order to infiltrate the inner workings of Dr. Wickham Bow's computer laboratory and to free kidnapped computer science guru Woodrow Jinks. Included under this investigation is Natasha Gaudet, Dr. Bow's goddaughter who acts as his personal assistant. The facts become increasingly unclear once Christian discovers that Dr. Jinks is the invited guest of Dr. Bow and that his residency at Dr. Bow's home is completely voluntary. Christian begins to doubt Natasha's involvement with her godfather's operation almost immediately.
Natasha is drawn to Peter Deacon and his undeniable maleness from their first meeting. She tries to resist his charming persuasiveness although he seems determined to possess her completely. Christian was emotionally and physically damaged, having survived an unimaginable betrayal at the hands of the very syndicate that the Smithson Group had set out to take apart -- The same group that Dr. Bow was now connected with. Christian finds it increasingly difficult to deceive Natasha about his identity. His desire for her is real enough without pretending to be the self-centered, womanizing Peter Deacon.
When Natasha discovers the betrayal of the man closest to her and the lies of another whom she was falling in love with, she discovers unknown strength to overcome the crushing pain. Ms. Kent makes the reader question whether Natasha will find it within herself to forgive Christian and whether Christian can put past cruelties behind him and allow himself to experience a loving relationship. Can they both survive the crazed intentions of the monster of a man who is determined to destroy them?
I cannot give this book a high enough recommendation for both old and new Alison Kent fans. The attention to detail is outstanding and the manner in which Alison Kent describes sights, sounds, tastes and smells draws you right into the story. She always evokes a full range of emotions; her love scenes are no holds barred with a straightforward sensuousness that is always a pleasure to read. If you enjoy a book that is rich with intense, intelligent characters, intrigue and up to the minute technology, then this book is just the ticket. I greatly anticipate the upcoming four books in this series. Undoubtedly, this is Alison Kent at her very best.
Wow - you know what? I still feel as strongly about Alison Kent's work now as I did then! The contest? I have one copy of AT RISK - I'll draw a name from all who post here and indicate that they are interested in winning (US/Canada addresses only, please). Feel free to add some chatter about Alison's books - your fave, most anticipated, etc. I'll draw a winner sometime in the evening on Sunday (6/22). The only bad thing about this copy is that the employee responsible for the book aisle at "my" WalMart chose to place the price tag directly over the face of the guy on the cover - I'll let the winner remove/not remove the tag as they choose - I don't want to be responsible for damaging that face!
As always, thanks for stopping by - and good luck, all!
Laurie


41 comments:

braible said...

This book sounds awesome!!! What is up with Walmart though? They do that all the time. I buy a lot of my books there since they are discounted but that doesn't mean I want them to cover up things on the cover. My favorite is when they cover half the blurb about the story so you can't tel if you're into it or not. Arg!!!
Thanks for posting a contest Laurie!!!
Becky

acdaisy95 said...

I would like to win this book. I have this on my TBR pile. Though I haven't read any books of hers, I think all her books sounds great.

Stacy S said...

I'd love to win this book! It sounds great. I haven't read alot of her books yet. The Perfect Stranger was good.

TamiC said...

I have not read anything by Alison Kent yet, but all of them sound and look terriffic. Sign me up please.

tetewa said...

Sounds like a great series, I haven't read anything by her!

ChristyJan said...

I have heard of Allison's SG-5 series but I've never read any of the books. I'd love to be entered to win a copy!

Cryna said...

Alison always writes a strong story. I love this series and would like to be entered to win a copy. Thanks Laurie.

StacieMc said...

Put my name in the hat too, please.
the book sounds like it's just up my alley.

Anonymous said...

I've heard of Alison Kent's SG-5 series but I haven't read any of them.

Definately count me in too!

Thanks,

Terri W.

flchen1 said...

Just wanted to say that Alison's always an awesome read! No need to include me--I've already got this as The Bane Affair :) (At Risk DOES have a very nice cover... ;))

Cindy said...

I haven't read an Alison Kent book before. This one sounds good!

kimmyl said...

WOW!!! A Alison Kent book. Count me in. I'd love to win.

robynl said...

Natasha sounds like a strong woman and I'd love to find out what happens with her and Christian.
Please enter me.

LadyVampire2u said...

Please count me in. I've just discovered Alison Kent and would love to read this book.

Laurie said...

Alison's books are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Love the SG-5 Series! I give Ms. Kent rave reviews!!
Barbara-Jo

Anonymous said...

I haven't had the opportunity to read any of your books. I would like to win this book as I have heard great things about your writing.

Lynn R.

Susan said...

Alison Kent's SG-5 series is great, even if you don't read it in the right order! This is one of them I missed.

Emma said...

Alison Kent's books are wonderful. I have read all of the SG-5 series but this one. I'd love to be entered to win a copy!

Ivette said...

Oh I love Alison Kent and I would love to enter to win a copy!

Carol said...

I've never read any of Alison's books but have heard a lot about them. I would love to start with the first book in the series!

Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds absolutely great. I love the story line. Also a fan of Alison Kent's books. Please enter me, I would be so honored should I win.
ayancey@dishmail.net

pintolinda said...

This will be the first time I have heard of Allison but now I want to get hold of some of her books. This one sounds great. Please enter me in the contest for At Risk.
pintolinda (at) hotmail (dot) com

Karrie said...

I am a fan, this book sounds good too

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any books by this author but I would sure love the chance to win this one so that I can check it out.

llm 96 @ aol dot com

simpkin said...

I'd love to win this book; it sounds like a great read.

eloise said...

This sounds like a really good and interesting book. Thanks for the opportunity!

furygirl3132@comcast.net

Dorothy R. said...

Sounds great, would love to win this

cpullum said...

Love to win!!!
cpullum@yahoo.com

weblynx said...

I would love this

dolls123 said...

I'd love to read this book

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Greetings! Thanks for the chance to win this book! I like that their are intelligent characters in the story line. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anne said...

Thanks for the contest!

judybrittle said...

never read allison kent. would love to have the chance. they sound like really good books.

blueviolet said...

I'll fess up; I've never read Allison Kent but you make me want to. She must be a good writer if you've stuck with her all these years so I'd love to take a look-see for myself!
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

calgirl said...

This sounds like a very hot summer read.

Laura K said...

I have not had the chance to read a book by Alison but would love the chance. Thanks!

Annamarie said...

The book sounds like it would be great.

klp1965 said...

count me in please :)

kaylee8 said...

This is my favorite kind of book to read in the summer!

Laurie said...

Thank you Laurie! I always enjoy reading your reviews because we seem to have the same tastes in a lot of them!
I've read so many of Alison's earlier works, I encourage all of you who haven't, to run out and purchase anything with her name on it!
Looking forward to reading about Natasha & Christian!