Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Blog Tour: Catching The Bad Guy (Marie Astor)

Catching the Bad Guy by Marie Astor

Janet Maple and Dennis Walker make a good team: she is a top-notch white collar crime investigator, and so is he. Both Janet and Dennis are thrown in for a loop when Janet’s treacherous snake of an ex-boyfriend, Alex Kingsley, is appointed as their new boss, and the case that was supposed to be the highlight of their careers is dismissed for lack of evidence.
To make matters worse, Alex is asking Janet to get back together, and the one man she wishes would ask her out sees her as nothing more than a coworker. Janet’s love life soon becomes the least of her worries, as she begins to suspect that Alex’s rekindled interest in her is driven by ulterior motives. She is determined to get to the bottom of things, but she can’t do it alone.
Together, Janet and Dennis team up to solve a tangled white collar crime web that leads to powerful politicians and corporate executives. Armed with their keen instincts and skills, Janet and Dennis are bound to succeed. There is just one glitch: both are attracted to each other, and both refuse to admit it. Will Janet and Dennis solve the biggest case of their careers or will their attraction to each other get in the way?*Catching the Bad Guy is book two of the Janet Maple Series, but it can easily be read on its own.*

May 27 – Lavender & Camomile Press –  Excerpt

May 27 – Regina May Ross – Excerpt

May 28 – Free eBooks Daily – Q&A & Excerpt

May 29 – A Blue Million Books – Excerpt

May 29 – Evolved World – Excerpt

June 1 – Books, DIY’s and Randomness – Q&A & Excerpt

June 3 – Authors to Watch – Excerpt

June 4 – Chick Lit Goddess – Guest Post & Excerpt

June 4- A Buckeye Girl Reads – Q&A & Excerpt

June 5 – Curling Up With a Good Book – Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt

June 6 – Dr. Pepper Diva – Guest Post & Excerpt

June 7 – The Phantom Paragrapher –  Excerpt

June 10 – The Book Bag – Excerpt

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Author Bio:Marie Astor is a die-hard romantic, which is why she loves writing in the contemporary romance genre.Marie Astor is the author of Janet Maple romantic suspense series: To Catch a Bad Guy and Catching the Bad Guy, contemporary romance novels This Tangled Thing Called Love, Lucky Charm, Smitten at First Sight, and a short story collection, A Dress in a Window. Marie is also the author of young adult fantasy adventure novel, Over the Mountain and Back. Marie’s next novel, book three of the Janet Maple Series, is expected to be released in late fall of 2013.In her spare time, Marie enjoys being adventurous out-of-doors. She often gets new story ideas while she is hiking up a mountain or trying to avoid bumping into a tree while skiing.Marie loves hearing from her readers and always answers all of her email personally. Please visit to join Marie’s mailing list for updates on contests and new book releases or drop her a line at

What is your favorite book of all time and why?

It is very hard for me to name one book as my favorite book, for I have many books in many different genres that are my favorites. But if I had to name only one, I would have to say The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
In my humble opinion (and I know that many will disagree) novels that truly touch the reader have an underlying theme of a love story in them. Now I’m not saying that a novel has to have a love story to be great (take Moby Dick for example), but I do think that novels that have a love story at its core reach the reader in a very unique way.
At its very core, it is a love story between Gatsby and Daisy. Of course there are many important elements to this magnificent novel: Fitzgerald’s eloquent prose, the incredibly well-captured period of American history, social commentary, but it is Gatsby’s romantic nature that tugs at the reader’s heart strings.
As you probably have already guessed, I am a sucker for love stories. In my books I try to capture the complicated nature of human relationships: both the joy as well as the sadness that they sometimes bring us. I write both in contemporary romance and romantic suspense genre. If you would like to learn more about my books, please stop by website I would like to conclude this post with a quick excerpt from my latest novel, Catching the Bad Guy. Thank you for reading!

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  1. Hi Marie! We used The Great Gatsby for our One Book One Read selection for our town recently. My community college participated and I did some book discussions with students. I think that Fitzgerald goes over the top a bit on the language. Gatsby is not a quick, easy read by any measure. The students really get the concept of the love story and the idea of the "haves" and the "have nots" and that money doesn't buy you love. All eternal themes.

  2. Thank you so much featuring Catching the Bad Guy today!

    Hi Catherine,

    Yes, I agree, it's not the easiest book to read, but I love it. I was fourteen when I first read it and ever since then I reread it every year, and each time I discover something new in it. It's also have an added benefit or reminding me of all the other times I read it, so it's kind of like my personal time machine. :)