Today we have a guest post from Morgan C. Talbot for the FIRST TO FIND BLOG TOUR


The unknown has been haunting mankind since our earliest days. What lies across the mountains? What lurks in the murky waters of the swamp? How many saber-tooth cats are in that cave, anyway? Scary stuff!

Our fears of the unknown have remained with us through the slow process of civilization, and our fears and uncertainties still lurk close to the surface of our consciousness, manifesting in a vast array of worries. Burglars in the house, creepy crawlies or predators out-of-doors. Nuclear war. Random violence. Being overcharged by a surly emo teen at the fast food joint down the street.

Precious few people can face their fears head on without quailing or reconsidering at some point. Those individuals have something the rest of us don’t. Probably something the rest of us wouldn’t want. They have the experience of surviving sheer terror. And it makes them, not necessarily stronger, but less willing to let that terror take advantage a second time. I like to call this veteran mentality “spinyness,” because surviving a mauling by the thing you fear most tends to manifest large quantities of backbone, but it can leave other marks on your psyche as well.

Both of my main characters have been through their own personal hells, and they’ve come out the other side. Scarred, yes, but determined, adamant, that life be nicer to them and those around them from that point forward. And Death, too. Because he can be a real jerk sometimes.

The terrifying unknown: forging heroes since the beginning of time.

Amazon Synopsis:

Death is the hardest puzzle to solve.
Margarita Williams escaped death at a young age, but its shadow has followed her all her life. Now, amidst the chaos of a new Australian roommate and mysterious, menacing neighbors, Death has set the puzzlemaker a puzzle of her own. Someone is killing her fellow geocachers, one by one.
Supersmeller Bindi Ryan left Australia to marry a man who abandoned her the minute her plane landed in Oregon. When thieves steal a local sculpture and a teenage friend is blamed, Bindi and her nose must prove him innocent and find the real culprits. But are she and Margarita working on two mysteries, or one?
If they can’t solve the final puzzle, the killer will strike one final, deadly blow.
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Author Bio:

Morgan is an outdoorsy girl with a deep and abiding love for the natural
sciences. Her degrees involve English and jujitsu. She enjoys hiking, camping,
and wandering in the woods looking for the trail to the car, but there isn’t
enough chocolate on the planet to bribe her into rock climbing. When she’s not
writing, she can be found making puzzles, getting lost on the way to geocaches,
reading stories to her children, or taking far too many pictures of the same
tree or rock. She lives in Eastern Washington with her family.

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Posted on November 5, 2012, in BOOK REVIEWS and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Oooh! This looks like a book that will make me think! I need to read it!

  2. This looks like a great book! I am entranced by just the excerpt already!!!

  3. Thank you so much for being a part of my novel’s blog tour. It was a pleasure working with you.

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