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Friday, May 25, 2012

Beautiful Sacrifice - Giveaway and Review

Well here it is, 2012 and once more there is talk of the Mayans and the prophetic December 21, 2012 date looming in the very near future. This is the under lying theme for the latest book by Elizabeth Lowell, Beautiful Sacrifice.

This one is an action-packed version of Romancing the Stone meets Indiana Jones with a whole lot more sexuality going on between the two main characters Dr. Lina Taylor and Hunter Johnston. There on and off again steamy relationship became when Hunter was called in to audit some of the classes Lina teaches at the museum her family owns. Now with the light being drawn on the Mayan prophecy, Hunter calls in a favor with Lina. Apparently during a recent arrest some Mayan artifacts have gone missing. Very rare artifacts that border on priceless and would guarantee the owner of such items to be not only wealthy but to gain such importance in all social aspects, they could write their own ticket to anywhere.

Hunter's friend, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer or ICE for short, has been accused of the stealing the artifacts. If he can't locate and return the items, he will be fired. This isn't something he can do since he's married to his wife Ali, who is pregnant and between them already have five kids. So he enlists Hunter's help.

This is where the storyline truly escalates in fast forward as the body count begins to climb. These artifacts are objects used in a blood sacrifice ritual that is culminating around the Mayan calendar prophecy. As arrests are made, the trio discover human sacrifices are already being conducted, lives are being exchanged and the hunt is on. Only now Lina is the object of the hunt and a man by the name of El Maya and he will stop at nothing to ensure that she is found and brought to him. Could her lineage have anything to do with the artifacts, the upcoming ceremony and the need for a blood sacrifice? You'll just have to pick this one up to find out!

I received Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell compliments of William Morrow, a division of Simon and Schuster Publishers for my honest review. This book does contain some graphic violence and sexuality, so the reader should be warned before picking this one up as some subjects matters may not be suitable for all audience types. However if you love a great romance story with a bit of mystery, suspense and action thrown in, then you will love this one. It definitely keeps the reader engaged til the very end. I would rate this one a 3 out of 5 stars just based on my personal rating system, but overall the story is amazing.

For more information on this book, the author and where to pick up a copy of this book today, please click on the link below:

Thanks to the generous folks at William Morrow, they are offering a giveaway copy of this book to one lucky follower of my blog. Here's your guidelines:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

3. Leave a comment below telling me why you would love to win a copy of this book. Please remember to include your email address along with your comment. If you don't include it, I can't email you back to let you know if you're the lucky winner. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. "Like" my Facebook page, Reviews From The Heart and leave me a comment telling me you stopped by. Hopefully you'll enjoy my page because I update it all the time with the latest giveaways I'm offering so you won't want to miss out.

I will notify the winner via email when the giveaway ends on June 4th.


  1. I have been a long time fan of Elizabeth Lowell and look forward to this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. I live in the USA.

  3. I would love to win because I love to read and always looking for new books and authors to check out. Elizabeth is a new author for me, but have heard great things about their books. I am a follower:GFC-Chrisbails and email subscriber:
    Thanks for chance to win.

  4. I would like to win this book because it sounds like a good read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy! I'm a GFC follower (skkorman)!

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  5. I would like to win this book because Elizabeth Lowell is one of my favorite authors, I just love her books. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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