Beat + 2 Free Books

There are three types of addicts…the outer, middle and inner circles. The outer do the light stuff, more dabbing into trying things. The middle are the people do spend a little more time and money focusing on their addictions. Lastly there is the inner circle. These are the hard core people. LAPD homicide detective Hayden Glass is in the middle circle. Hayden’s addiction is sex or porn. Hayden is just about to log off his computer when he sees a link that advertisings real live women. Hayden logs on and this is where Hayden meets Cora.

Hayden tracks Cora down. The next thing Hayden knows, two men come storming into the room and accost Hayden. When Hayden awakes Cora is gone. Hayden soon discovers that he has stumbled upon a large sex ring that is run by the Russian mafia. The FBI asks Hayden for his assistance. There is no turning back for Hayden now. The only question left is…will Hayden make it out alive?

While I liked this book for its gritty story line and though as nails character in Hayden, there was a few times there I felt for me that the intensity levels dropped some. I thought Mr. Schwartz showed the down and dirty side of law enforcement. Hayden is a strong character. Unfortunately, he wasn’t strong enough to keep my interest all the way until the end. This book started out strong but then lost some of its speed in the middle but ended on a high note. I could picture this book being turning into a movie. Beat takes a licking but keeps on ticking.


Stephen Jay Schwartz grew up in New Mexico and traveled the Unites States extensively before settling down in Los Angeles. There he became the director of development for Wolfgang Petersen, helping develop films such as Outbreak and Air Force One. BEAT is his second novel.

A recent interview with Schwartz about BOULEVARD is found here:

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If you are on the fence about this book or are interested in reading it for yourself then I have 2 copies of this book to giveaway to my followers of my blog. US Only.

Leave a comment with your email address, so that I can email you if you are a winner. Winners will be chosen October 10th.


gcpeach17 said…
I'm not sure if this is a book I will enjoy but, I am very interested in broadening my reading style. I'd be very interested in reading it for myself. Pleae, enter me in the giveaway.

gcpeach17 at aol dot com
No need to enter me, doll. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.
Laura H. said…
Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said…
Thanks for these giveaways.

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rubynreba said…
I am a follower and would like to be entered. Thanks!
Anonymous said…
I am interested in this book. Partly because I read about the Russian Mafia in San Francisco in the Insider by Reece Hirsch. That was a great book.
I am also a follower.

CherylS22 said…
This seems like an interesting book. Please count me in!
Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com
pennyt said…
Please enter my name in the drawing. Thank you.

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