Monday, October 7, 2019

 About the Book

Vacant House Kindle Cover
Book: The Vacant House
Author: Tamara G. Cooper
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 3, 2019
She knows she didn’t do it, but everybody thinks she did. 
It all begins when best-selling author Sophie O’Brion is the last person to see a murder victim alive. She looks even more guilty when a woman from her church is beaten, and Sophie was seen with her just hours before. Suddenly, people she has known her entire life begin pointing accusing fingers at her.
Marine Master Sergeant Burke Maguire, an old flame who dumped Sophie years ago, has recently been hired as a police officer in Forman Falls, Texas, and is assigned her case. She doesn’t want his help.
As she gets deeper and deeper into trouble, though, she must rely on him, but trusting him is another matter.
Will they be able to work together, maneuver dangerous twists and turns, and finally clear her name?
A clean romantic suspense novel that grips you from the very beginning and won’t let you go! The Vacant House is an unforgettable adventure. Read it today, if you have plans to stay up all night.

About the Author

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Tamara G. Cooper lives in Texas with her husband, three sons, five dogs, and loves writing mysteries with a touch of romance.

More from Tamara

Book 1 of Sophie O’Brion Mysteries introduces us to Sophie O’Brion, a quirky, funny, and reclusive mystery writer who lives in a small town in East Texas. Because Sophie looks at life through a lens of humor, funny moments appear often. There are frightening moments, too, in her quest to clear her name from pointing fingers accusing her of murder and attempted murder. Sophie is vulnerable, yet strong; reclusive, yet kind; funny, yet serious. And she is determined! It doesn’t help that added to all this is the return of her high school sweetheart who dumped her 12 years before to join the Marines. As a new police officer, Burke is assigned her case, but she doesn’t want his help. Sparks fly, trust doesn’t, and love stays comfortably in the past. Will Sophie and Burke be able to save her reputation and re-ignite their love for each other? I hope you enjoy this book! Happy reading!


I'm not that familiar with her writing but after reading this book, I am a fan.  The author has great potential but needs to not have so much going on with a lot of characters at one time. The story is funny at times and filled with many twists.  Sophie is a wonderful character and I loved that she was an author. People say that authors have the best imagination and Sophie can spin a tale that sales books. That is until people start to fear supporting her could cause them to be in danger.

When unexplained murders, missing animals and break ins happen in a neighborhood, fingers point to the suspect known as Sophie. How did she get in this mess? It is hard to explain but just know that the author has a knack for taking a story and weaving it into a web of intrigue. Sophie is unlucky at being at the wrong place at the wrong time. The gossip around town is that she is dangerous and is responsible for a murder. I couldn't wait to see how the author was going to untangle the mess Sophie was in.

Burke is a welcome addition to the story as he tries to help his old friend Sophie prove her innocence. I wasn't surprised at their past relationship and wished there was more depth  to their past history together.  I didn't figure out who was behind the mystery which helped me to keep reading the story. 

This is the first book in a series and I can't wait to see what trouble Sophie gets into next. I would like to see her be a bit more serious at times and less dependent on Burke to always save her. They are a great duo but I want to read how strong Sophie is. After all she is a mystery writer, so she should be able to figure some things out on her own. Some of the story line was hard to follow and there were a lot of characters to keep up with. I will be watching for the next book in the series to see what  the author has in store for Sophie next.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Godly Book Reviews, October 3
Pause for Tales, October 4
Emily Yager, October 4
Mary Hake, October 6
Texas Book-aholic, October 7
CarpeDiem, October 7
janicesbookreviews, October 8
All-of-a-kind Mom, October 8
Quiet Quilter, October 9
Betti Mace, October 10
Blogging With Carol, October 10
Remembrancy, October 11
A Reader’s Brain, October 12
Moments, October 13
Maureen’s Musings, October 14
HookMeInABook, October 15
Daysong Reflections, October 16


To celebrate her tour, Tamara is giving away a copy of the book and a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.