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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Poison Me Blog Tour


Poison Me by Cami CheckettsJake Merrill was raised by his grandmother, Ruby, and her hilarious friends. After a suspicious death at the retirement home where Ruby lives, she enlists Jake and Chanel, the beautiful activities director, to help her find the killer.
But secrets Ruby has kept for decades threaten her family and the man she’s always loved but could never have. Chanel’s unstable ex-boyfriend, a presumably dead relative, and vicious criminals add to the confusion. Time is running out as Jake, Chanel, and Ruby desperately search for clues to solve the murders and fight to save those they love.

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We're lucky enough today to be able to share with you an excerpt from  Poison Me, by Cami Checketts. So, without further ado, here we go!

Ruby's soul filled with despair. "You know nothing about me or how I think."
"I know a little bit," Michael drawled, offering her the grin that won her over as a teenager. "I know you like mayonnaise better than Miracle Whip."
Ruby rolled her eyes, but her insides quivered at the knowledge that he remembered something about her from so long ago.
Michael continued, "I know you hate it when men whistle at you."
Ruby grunted, catching a smile before it slipped out and betrayed her. "That doesn't happen much anymore."
Michael's gaze warmed her soul. "Then the men are blind."
She had to smile at that.
He edged closer. "I know on warm July nights you like to snuggle on a rowboat, in the middle of Glendale Reservoir, under a starlit sky."
Ruby lowered her head to hide the pink inching up her face.
Michael cupped her chin with the palm of his hand, lowering his face within inches of hers. "I know that when I kiss you, your eyelids flutter like you're having a good dream."
A dream she'd had many a time since their last kiss.

My Review:
This book is not quite my "normal" reading fare. You see, it's been a while since I've read something that takes place at a retirement center. That said, this is a fun book, with great humor and better characters. It's a fast, easy read.

4/5 stars

Author Cami Checketts

Cami is a part-time author, part-time exercise consultant, part-time housekeeper, full-time wife, and overtime mother of four adorable boys. Sleep and relaxation are fond memories. She's never been happier.
A portion of the proceeds from Cami's books will be donated to The Child & Family Support Center. For more information on this worthy cause, please go to

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