Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tour: Giveaway and Review: Monarch by Michelle Davidson Argyle

Book: Monarch
Author: Michelle Davidson Argyle
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing
Published: (Today!) September 15, 2011
Acquired: ARC for Tour from Publisher
Page Count: 341

Nick's life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness, a wife who committed suicide, and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the United States has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he'll have the chance to start his life over again. Just when he's on the brink of catching Ferreira, he's framed for a murder that turns his world upside down. His only chance of survival lies in West Virginia, where Lilian Love, a woman from his past, owns the secluded Monarch Inn. He's safe, but not for long. (Via Goodreads)


Thrillers have always been a touchy ground for me to delve into. At first, after requesting Monarch, I was frightened by what the outcome of me reading it would be. I have to say though, that it was one the best thrillers I've EVER read. Territories apart from my comfort zone crash straight to disaster, but this book proved that wrong very strongly.
Miss Argyle created a thriller novel that was truly an epitome of all the thriller novels I read. She had action and the characters were soo real! Each character was very intense and they all went through metamorphous, just like a monarch butterfly. Especially Nick-the main character of the novel. 
The novel is thriller, and like most thrillers it has an intricate plot and a twist entwined into it. Though this does make it like most thrillers, the twist itself separates Monarch from most trite thrillers. I loved the way the book worked out and I want to read more!
I have to say, wow! Creepy much? A dead body with monarch wings, wrapped in a plastic wrap with a tag that has the author's initials on it. I shivered when I first got a good look at the cover of Monarch. Definite points towards the scare factor!
You should go out and buy it today! It comes out today! (September 15th)


Michelle is a mother, artist, and writer 
who lives in the Rocky Mountains with 
her sword-wielding husband and 
energetic daughter. She writes contemporary, literary, and fantasy fiction. To date she has released two novels,Cinders and Monarch. The Breakaway will be released in 2012 and Bonded will be released in 2013.

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Giveaway: A print copy of Monarch sponsored by Rhemalda Publishing. The info will be sent to the publisher who will send the winner the book! The giveaway ends October 5th



  1. Super excited about reading this book. I have Michelle's first book Cinder's and I thought I was really good. The ending is NOT one your expecting.

  2. Great review. I can't wait to read this one!


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