Live Wire ~ Lone Star Book Blog Tours Review & Giveaway!

LIVE WIRE
(Maggie, Book One)
A What Doesn't Kill You
World Romantic Mystery
by
PAMELA FAGAN HUTCHINS
  Genre: Romantic Mystery
Date of Publication: March 6, 2019
Number of Pages: 270

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A hook-up turned lethal. A spurned, angry cowboy. Can rebel Maggie turn the tables before a killer adds her to the list of lost causes?


Washed-up alt-country rocker-turned-junker Maggie Killian is pulled to Wyoming by an irresistible force . . . former bull rider Hank Sibley, the man who broke her heart fifteen years before. When she unexpectedly meets his Sunday school-teaching girlfriend at a saloon, Maggie seeks liquor-fueled oblivion between the sheets of a younger man’s bed. But after her beloved vintage truck breaks down and leaves her stranded in the Cowboy State, she learns her hook-up died minutes after leaving their rendezvous. Suddenly surrounded by men with questionable motives, Maggie searches for the murderer while fighting the electricity between herself and her old beau, and her new penchant for local whiskey.

When the police zero in on Maggie despite a disturbing series of break-ins at her guest cabin, she realizes she’s got no one to rely on but herself. To keep herself happily in bars instead of behind them, she must stop the killer before the cops realize the man she really suspects is a jealous, angry Hank.

Live Wire is the first standalone book in a trilogy featuring sharp-tongued protagonist Maggie Killian from the addictive What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like nerve-racking suspense, electric characters and relationships, and juicy plot twists, then you’ll love USA Today best seller Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ Silver Falchion award-winning series.


"Maggie is irresistible." 
Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon bestselling
author of My Sister's Grave

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HALL WAYS REVIEW: How do I love thee, Live Wire? Let me count the ways. Honestly, if I were to list everything that author Pamela Fagan Hutchins nailed in writing this book, I’d run out of virtual ink.  The bottom line is that it feels real -- the people, the places, the events that take place – all of it is just wacky enough to feel authentic.  And I hate, hate that I finished the last page knowing that Live Wire’s cast of characters are out there doing their thing, and I no longer have a spying eye on them.  I need the next Maggie book NOW.

“Maggie is about as useful as teats on a boar hog.”

Main character Maggie Killian is flawed and fabulous.  To be perfectly accurate in my description, I should add f-words in front of those adjectives, and then you have a better picture of her.  Maggie is rough around the edges, but she owns it and accepts herself as she is, even if she doesn’t necessarily forgive herself for it. She’s driven and industrious, but no matter how she tries to make her life less complicated, it seems each decision ends up creating kinks – and chinks in her armor. Can you say complex character? (Side note: Maggie likes to use the f-bombs and some pretty creative derivatives, and it works. But if you’re sensitive about that, be warned.)

“Where I come from, ma’am is respectful.”
“Where I come from, it means you’re old.”

While Maggie and her quips and actions maketh Live Wire, the supporting cast woven into the intricate plot are what keep readers glued to the story. Murder, juicy gossip, drama, and holy cow, food. Readers should be sure to have a snack handy because the descriptions of the mouth-watering meals will have stomachs grumbling.  And a good meal isn’t the only thing readers will crave as they wrap-up the book: they’ll be craving more Maggie.

Hutchins leads readers blindly along, and the last quarter of the story keeps ratcheting-up in intensity. Live Wire is truly electric! But don’t get comfortable when it seems resolution is within reach – it isn’t. Remember, Maggie and her life are complicated, and the twists and turns and gut-punches in Live Wire will leave you howling “Nooooooooooo!” as the book ends.
Happily, the next installment of the Maggie series, Sick Puppy, comes out in a month or so, but while you’re waiting, I recommend jumping in pretty much anywhere in the What Doesn’t Kill You series. The other sets of books center around Katie & Annalise, Michele, Emily, and Ava, and each set stands alone though the characters pop-up in the other books. (You’ll find Michele in Live Wire.)
I would be remiss if I didn’t note the excellent editing and proofreading job that allowed me to focus on the story and not the syntax. Thank you. And thank you to the author and Lone Star Literary Life for providing me a free eBook in exchange for my honest opinion – the only kind I give. 




Pamela Fagan Hutchins is a USA Today best seller. She writes award-winning romantic mysteries from deep in the heart of Nowheresville, Texas and way up in the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming. She is passionate about long hikes with her hunky husband and pack of rescue dogs and riding her gigantic horses.

If you'd like Pamela to speak to your book club, women's club, class, or writers' group, by Skype or in person, shoot her an e-mail. She's very likely to say yes. Connect with Pamela on the web.



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Praise for Pamela Fagan Hutchins


2018 USA Today Best Seller

2017 WINNER Silver Falchion Award, Best Mystery

2016 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Cross Genre Fiction
2015 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Cross Genre Fiction
2014 USA Best Book Award Finalist, Cross Genre Fiction
2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-finalist, Romance
2013 USA Best Book Award Finalist, Business: Publishing
2012 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story Contest
2012 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Parenting: Divorce
2011 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Novel Contest, Mainstream
2010 Winner of the Writers League of Texas Manuscript Contest, Romance

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GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!
FIRST PRIZE
Signed paperback of Live Wire + eBook of Buckle Bunny + $5 Amazon Gift Card
SECOND PRIZE
Signed paperback of Live Wire + eBook of Buckle Bunny 
THIRD PRIZE
Signed paperback of Live Wire
PLUS, ALL WINNERS
Audio downloads of Fighting for Anna and Searching for Dime Box
March 6-16, 2019
(International)
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