Excerpt from Roses are Red… Violet is Dead

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I won a copy of Roses are Red… Violet is Dead by Monica-Marie Vincent at a book launch party I participated in. It is a teen thriller with a Native American girl (Violet) as the protagonist. The book starts off with a bang:

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Dump your boyfriend,

If you know what’s good for you.

Monica-Marie Vincent, Roses are Red… Violet is Dead

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Violet Sumner has a stalker.

Between her largely dysfunctional family of two and the friends she doesn’t feel particularly close to, Violet thinks he’s the least of her problems. What she fails to understand is that the guy is no prankster and soon people turn up dead or missing. Because of her.

Things change when Violet’s best friend disappears and realization sinks in that the stalker means business. Denial put aside, Violet has no other option but to accept the help of police Sergeant Willard Kelley and his rather sweet protégé, to come to terms with the seriousness of the situation.

Yet nothing could’ve prepared her for her close up with the psycho.

Who will survive in this tale of obsession and misplaced devotion?


  1. Oh, that’s funny. Enjoy!

  2. Okay, you had me at “stalker.” I do love a good suspense tale, even though I don’t often read YA. Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “DRIVING LESSONS”

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