Friday, August 13, 2010

Licensed for Trouble by Susan May Warren


I'm thrilled to feature another of Susan May Warren's books on NBN today. The blog tour coordinators are also offering a contest--a Kindle giveaway! Read on!

Let's begin with a summary of Licensed for Trouble:

PJ Sugar receives shocking news that she's inherited the Kellogg family mansion. Though she has no idea why, the timing is perfect-PJ has clearly worn out her welcome at her sister's house. Unfortunately, the mansion is in shambles, and PJ is short on cash. Rescue comes in the form of Max Smith, a mysterious handyman willing to trade his services for PJ's investigative skills. But PJ already has a full docket with cramming for her PI license and nurturing a growing romance with her boss, Jeremy Kane. Can she take on Max's case without dropping the ball?

Find out more about book one, Nothing But Trouble and book two, Double Trouble.


And now, my review:

PJ Sugar is a kick. I’ve enjoyed watching her “get into trouble” throughout the entire series. How cool, though, to watch her discover that trouble is not her identity. Boone has always called her NBT—nothing but trouble. And the books are all named around her uncanny ability to attract trouble and get herself into all kinds of messes. Cue Jeremy, her boss. He doesn’t see her as trouble. Well, okay, maybe a little. But what if her identity isn’t all about her attracting trouble, but rather about her relationship with God? What if she’s a daughter of the King who’s trying to find her way? What if she just needs a little grace?

What if she’s a whole lot like us?

Readers are totally going to relate with this heroine, more than ever.

She’s called into her new identity, to see herself with a new name. And she’s called to leave the past, and all the stuff attached to it, behind.

Susan, the author, also shows the heroine as competent. She’s going after her dreams—to become a P.I. But she’s also in pursuit of a good pizza. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I can’t tell you how many times I craved pizza while reading about PJ’s favorite food of choice.

Using symbolism of inheritance and royalty, Susan shows us the character's true identity in Christ.

The suspenseful aspect of the story also rocked in Licensed for Trouble. Kept me turning the pages, especially from about 1/3 way through to the end. These books don’t exactly stand alone because I think readers might get lost in who’s who. So I recommend reading the entire fantastic series.

As usual, you can’t go wrong with Susie’s books. She is a skilled author who knows how take readers deep into the hearts and minds of imaginary friends—er, I mean characters—and watch them grow through a series of well-timed events.

I highly recommend Licensed for Trouble and the entire PJ Sugar series.

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Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of twenty-four novels with Tyndale, Barbour and Steeple Hill. A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Book of the Year.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!) A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at her Web site.

And now, for the contest info:

Enter PJ Sugar's "Sweet" Giveaway

Enter PJ Sugar's

Licensed for Trouble, Susan's brand new PJ Sugar novel, is in stores now! To celebrate the release, we’re giving away a Kindle!! You can enter using Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail using the icons below.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a A SWEET Kindle prize package that includes:
  • A brand new Kindle (Free 3G, 6”, Latest Generation)

  • The entire PJ Sugar series by Susan May Warren
To enter, simply click on the icon above to fill out the entry form, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest.

Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on September 2nd.

Be sure to check out the blog tour here or purchase a copy of Licensed for Trouble here!

Licensed for Trouble, Susan's brand new PJ Sugar novel, is in stores now! To celebrate the release, she's giving away a Kindle!! You can enter using Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail using the icons below.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a A SWEET Kindle prize package that includes:

A brand new Kindle (Free 3G, 6”, Latest Generation)
The entire PJ Sugar series by Susan May Warren
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form. Don't forget to tell your friends about the contest.

Oh, and enter soon! We’ll announce our super sleuth winner on September 2nd.

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