Cresswell, Kim: Reflection

reflection coverTitle: Reflection

Author: Kim Cresswell

Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Romance

Publisher:  MuseItUp Publishing (January 23, 2013)

Blurb:

Florida investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the “Big” story.

She found it.

Now it may kill her.

After Whitney receives a lead pointing to the world’s first cloned human, now a small child, she vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder.

When Whitney is nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent, Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective—at least not right away.

Caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man’s thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother’s death over a decade ago…

Can they save an innocent child before it’s too late?

Faced with tough choices, with deadly consequences for many—Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.

**WARNING: This book contains graphic language, sexual situations, and violence.**

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My Review:

Kim Cresswell’s Reflection is an action-packed thriller filled with intrigue, mystery, romance, suspense and tinged with humor. The characters are believable and likable and I was pulled in from the first page!

Reporter Whitney Steel wasn’t looking for this story but it found her anyway. From a murder in Florida to the desert outside Las Vegas, the consequences of human cloning and a secondary plot of revenge will keep you engaged from beginning to end!

I can’t wait to read the next novel, Retribution, due for release early in 2014!

~Patricia, Room With Books~

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Editorial Reviews: (as previously published on Amazon.com)

“This was definitely an intriguingly phenomenal read. Cresswell is an amazingly captivating and suspenseful storyteller who is able to switch gears at the flip of the hat.” – Pure Jonel Book Reviews

“Action packed from page one…an impressively laid out passionate thrill ride!” – InD’Tale Magazine

“I was looking forward to reading about Whitney and Blake. I anticipated a Booth and Bones relationship (from the Bones TV Series) and I wasn’t wrong…this book is definitely worth reading.” – Quality Reads UK Book Club

“A brilliant mixture of action, romance and mystery. Well worth a read…a very tough book to put down.” – Jeep Diva

“Five-star page-turner! A truly edge-of-your-seat, never-a-dull-moment read! Reflection has a dramatic start and just never slows down.” – Ellen Fritz at Books4Tomorrow

“A fast paced thrill ride! A must read for anyone who enjoys romantic suspense…packed full of suspense and captivating characters.” – My Book Addiction and More!

UP Authors Fiction Challenge

We are working on our top seven winners! Here is First Place!

Reflection1st Place: Reflection, by Kim Cresswell

“Cinematic writing, powerful visuals, sleek, fast, utterly sexy, notches above anything we have read before!” ~ UP Authors

Kim Cresswell will receive a JPEG Award Seal to post on a website, social media, and/or a book!

Will be announced in a press release, which will be posted in all UP Authors news feeds and media outlets!

Will be interviewed, which will also be posted on UP Authors news feeds and media outlets!

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Author Bio:

Author picKim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada. Trained as a legal assistant, Kim has been a story-teller all her life but took many detours including; working in legal and adult education before returning to her first love, writing.

Her debut thriller, REFLECTION, has won numerous awards. UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013), Silicon Valley’s Romance Writers of America (RWA) “Gotcha!” Romantic Suspense Winner (2004) and an Honourable Mention in Calgary’s (RWA) The Writer’s Voice Contest (2006).

LETHAL JOURNEY (December 2013) was a finalist in Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest (2003).

Her action-packed thrillers have been highly praised by reviewers and readers. As one reviewer said, “Buckle up, Hang on tight!”

When she’s not plotting murders, Kim enjoys playing first person shooter video games and can be found reading, frequently feeding her suspense addiction.

Kim has a few new books in the works;

Real Life Evil – A True Crime Quickie (November 2013)
RETRIBUTION – sequel to REFLECTION (2014)

Contact Kim on her: Website –  Facebook – Twitter

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From the Author:

Q: What inspired you to write REFLECTION?

A: The story evolved after Clonaid (a company founded by the religious sect called the Raelians, announced the birth of Eve, the “first human clone” in 2002 using the similar technique to clone, Dolly the Sheep.

About 160 nations in the world have yet to outlaw the birth of human clones and others are allowing the creation of human clones as long as they are not put into a woman’s womb (how do we know they aren’t implanted?), add a kick-ass heroine, a sexy FBI agent, and a villain you love to hate, thus, REFLECTION was born.

Q: Are the names of the characters in your novels important?

A: They are, especially the main characters. My heroine is strong, independent, an investigative reporter. I wanted her name to reflect her character traits and career, so I chose, Whitney Steel.

Q: Why do you think what you do matters?

A: Being an author does matter. I’m a huge supporter of freedom of speech. I also try to use some type of controversial topic in all my books. Human cloning is one of them and has caused lots of debate over the years. It gets people talking.

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