Lady Reader’s Blog Tours presents another exciting week long tour! Just in time to read in front of the fire with a cup of cocoa or your favorite hot beverage, J. J. Lyon’s fun private investigator mystery, with a twist, TRUTH is REALTIVE; the first in the A Truth Inducer Mystery series is here. A giveaway, great posts, reviews and best of all? Fun!
TRUTH IS RELATIVE
By: J.J. Lyon
Publisher: Gem Cache Publishing
Genre: Who Dunit-Mystery PI – (Fiction/Mystery)
Anthony Blackwell’s “gift” compels people to confess their deepest secrets.
It corrupts his relationships, derails his career and drives him toward eviction—until he becomes Anthony Bishop, private investigator.
His first case drops him into a deadly family drama that will save him financially, if it doesn’t kill him first.
Who can resist a great first line: “The Monday before Thanksgiving, my car disappeared…
this book, it’s like PI Morrow meets Liar Liar.”
has the rough feeling of the west but is written smoothly so that it’s hard to
stop reading. I’m hoping there is/will be more.” Stefanie Andersen – Logan, UT
plot.” Billie H – Lamesa, TX
mysteries with a sense of humor, so I wrote one.
loved the characters and the concept was one I’d never heard of. Reading was an
–Rebecca Belliston, author of Sadie and
“gift” makes him an effective detective, it is almost impossible for
him to establish meaningful relationships. Anthony finds himself in situations
fraught with danger, but tinged with humor. His charm and good looks draw
people to him, but they quickly regret revealing their darkest secrets. I found
myself laughing out loud and reading to find out what happens next. It’s easy
to get caught up in the fresh and intriguing story. Lyon has so much
imagination and skillful writing, I look forward to reading whatever she comes
up with next.”
of Trust and Poaching Daisies
We all have read books that touched us in such a heavy way that we wish we could experience that first feeling all over again. Sadly, we can’t but its fun to think about what books we would re-read if we could feel that again. J.J Lyons did me the great honor of giving me her top 10 list of books she “Wishes she could read again for the 1st time” for my readers here at Journeys & Life.
I hope you all enjoy it – Michael
Top Ten Books I wish I could read again for the first time
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I don’t know how it would go to read Tolstoy for the first time now, since so much of what he did is out of style now. We’re taught not to write like that anymore. But the characterization! It was wonderful, and I don’t think I’ve read any male author that did a better job with female characters.
- The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Annie Proulx’s style fascinates me so much, I’ve dissected it. Her use of names, her dark humor, her word choices. It would be great to discover it all over again.
- The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
I wasn’t prepared for how funny this book was, or how thought-provoking.
- Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
The prose was so beautiful, and the story was unforgettable. I loved Reuben, hurt for him when he made mistakes, and shared the awe he felt for his father, who was a man most people would overlook.
- The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry
This Victorian-era mystery is really two mysteries for the price of one. The story that haunted me the most, though, was William Monk’s quest to discover who he was after a blow to the head took his memory. It would be a tough thing, figuring out who you are from the clues others give you–especially if all those clues point to a person who isn’t very likable.
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R. Tolkein
Again, the pace of writing has changed a lot since this was written, but I remember how immersed I was in this world when I read it the first time. I’d love to feel that sense of wonder again.
- A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler
This is another book about a young man most people would just write off. But Tyler makes his story sing, and I’ve never forgotten it.
- Girl of Fire and Thorns
A dear friend recommended this book, and I loved it so much, I was texting her about it while I read it. I loved the whole series, but it’s the latest book I measure all the others by, because when I read it, my internal editor was completely silent. I was just wrapped up in the story.
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
I enjoyed this story via the audiobook, and I’m sure the voice talent of Macleod Andrews added to its beauty. I’m amazed at how an almost cartoonish theme turned into such a wonderful listening experience, and how much I loved the characters.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I know, this is a favorite for many people. But I believe it will be a classic, remembered decades from now for the way Collins pioneered a spare writing style that still reads like poetry. I’m tired of hearing professor-types diss it.
The author has lowered the price of the book just for the tour! If you like well-wrought mysteries with a touch of humor and a twist of thriller, grab your copy and make sure you let your friends know too!
J.J. Lyon is a wife, mom, public relations professional and recovering journalist.
Her passion for prose and love of the American West are so intertwined; she doesn’t think she can separate them. When J.J. runs out of words, she reaches for her camera, takes off on a back road and returns home with a bucketful of inspiration.She lives in a mountain valley with her husband, three children, some cats, two goats, a bird and a basset hound.
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