Monday, May 4, 2015

REVIEW: One Night In Boise (+$15 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: One Night in Boise
Author: Troy Lambert
Series: City Nights #1
Pages: N/A
Date Published: May 27th 2014
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
Format: Kindle
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Detective Derek Marshek and his wife Cheri like to play games. It’s not that they don’t have a great sex life, but Cheri came up with the idea to keep things even spicier. Suddenly, events at the Seven Bells Motel reveal she may have had other motives.

Their son Alex, now in college and seeking to escape the shadow of his father has a new girlfriend. In their efforts to find privacy, he is drawn back into his parents’ lives, and sees a new side of Susie. Could she be the one?

On this night in Boise, will lives be ruined, hearts be broken? One thing is certain. It’s a dangerous game they all play.
~My Thoughts~
One Night in Boise is an erotic contemporary thriller, and as many descriptive adjectives as that is, they don't quite do the book justice. While the book is written from Derek's perspective most of the time, we also get to hear what each family member has to say at different times as well...which was cool but strange. 

This novella lasers in on Detective Derick Marshek and his family. While I'm all for heat and stuff, seeing sexual escapades occur across generations of a family is a little odd. This isn't Empire people! I found Alex's encounters to be that much more spicy and sizzling, which could be because I'd like to identify with sexy young men more than the elder silver fox but...whatever, both were fiery and full of heat. 

This book goes quickly and with nearly every page turn we find ourselves in another scene. When a crazy night goes awry, Derick and his family become intertwined in mystery and a murder that gets way too personal. 

I enjoyed the heat and sizzle of this book the most. The plot was nicely predictable and had some good facts and moments, but was overall something that I kind of expected from the get-go. What I liked most was how the characters all interacted with one another. We really got a good look into how a few of them thought, acted, loved, and played, which was great for such a short novel. 
~Try an Excerpt!~
Seven Bells Motel. 7:05 pm

It’s a dangerous game we play.

We like to play year round, but the snow, the cold has us turning to other games to pass the time in the winter. Tonight, though it is not yet spring, it is warm for early April, and we are both ready.

The yellow streetlights emit tight yellow pools of light that she avoids carefully. I circle the block, seeing if I can spot her in the shadows. When she spies the old Caprice, she steps to the curb.

She wears red leather. My favorite. A tight mini skirt, thigh high boots, and a laced corset envelop her curves. Her scarlet lipstick matches a bow wrapped in her brunette hair, completing the look.

She’s not as young as she used to be, but then neither am I. When I look at her though, I still see the girl I married over 20 years ago. Other guys try to pick her up whenever we play, and once she even had to explain the game to a passing undercover officer, one of my colleagues. It cost me a $150 bottle of scotch to sweep that one under the rug, but it was worth it.

I pull alongside and roll down the passenger window. “Hey there.”

“Looking for a date?” She blows little bubbles with the gum she chews, popping them with her teeth. Oh, God those teeth, those lips, that mouth.

“Yeah baby, how much?”

Her gaze crawls over me, evaluating, craving. “For you, $20 for a blow, half and half for $40, and all the way for $80.”

“It’s a deal. Get in.”

Opening the door, she drops into the passenger seat. The skirt rides up, and her lace panties peek out at me. She tugs the skirt down seductively, but not before I spot the wetness at her crotch. I can hardly sit still, and wonder how my erection is not interfering with the steering wheel. Jesus, she turns me on.

She puts her gloved hands on my arm, and the hairs there stand to attention. “You have someplace we can go?”

“Sure do,” I say. She shuts the door, and I drive to the Seven Bells Motel at the end of the block.
~Meet Troy!~ 
Author Troy Lambert, recently nominated for the Idaho Statesman's “Best of Treasure Valley” publication as an “Author of the Year”, and now an active member of the International Thriller Writers Organization recently released the third and final book in the Samuel Elijah Johnson Series, titled Confession, and a collection of short stories titled Into the Darkness with Marlie Harris.

Passionate about writing dark, psychological thrillers, his work includes Broken Bones, a collection of his short stories, Redemption, the first in the Samuel Elijah Johnson Series, Temptation, the sequel to Redemption, along with the horror Satanarium, co-authored with Poppet and published by Wild Wolf Publishing.

Don't think he lacks diversity as, this year, Stray Ally (for dog lovers) was published March 4th by Tirgearr Publishing and an erotic thriller novella, One Night in Boise, part of the “City Nights” series also by Tirgearr Publishing, was available as of May 27th.

Mr. Lambert began his writing life at a young age, penning the as yet unpublished George and the Giant Castle at age six. He grew up in southern Idaho, and after many adventures including a short stint in the US Army and a diverse education, Troy returned to Boise, Idaho where he works as a freelance writer, analyst, and editor.

 Troy lives with his wife of twelve years, two of his five children and two very talented dogs. He enjoys the outdoors as an active skier, cyclist, hiker, angler, hunter, and a terrible beginning golfer.
Troy will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. Additionally, Goddess Fish Productions will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.


  1. Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?

  2. Really liked the review. The excerpt was really sexy.

  3. "... and two very talented dogs." Love how that got slipped in, LOL!