Ruby Hill Tour Stop!!


 

Corbin Malone said goodbye to everything good when his brother Cash died, including the love of his life, Ashley Pearce…until his captain assigns him to babysit a group of ghost hunters at Ruby Hill Lunatic Asylum. They’re set on disproving a supernatural cause for a cluster of strange deaths, and Ashley is leading the investigation.
He doesn’t need the hassle, but he won’t let anyone else protect her, regardless of the threat.
Ashley didn’t know her ex-boyfriend, the man who blames her for his brother’s death, would head the police detail guarding the abandoned asylum. But her long family history with Ruby Hill calls to her, and even he won’t convince her to back down. Until something darker stirs in the shadows of the asylum—something so evil, she’s not sure she and Corbin will survive the night.
Sometimes, I’m just in the mood for a straightforward read that is short enough to read in one sitting, but still pulls you into the story.  “Ruby Hill” is that kind of read.  It’s short but is an exciting, suspenseful thriller.
Ashley is a paranormal investigator that has always felt a pull towards Ruby Hill, an abandoned Asylum that is now frequented by ghost hunters, but is now also the setting for a couple of recent grisly murders.  Enter Corbin, our hunky police hero.  Ashley and Corbin have a past and had a serious falling out over the death of Corbin’s brother.  But they are forced together to try and solve the murders at Ruby Hill, which are being blamed in public on the supernatural.  While working together, Corbin and Ashley realize they still have feelings for one another.  Will they solve the murders and be able to repair the damage between them before it’s too late?
I thought the plot to this book was different than the other kinds of books that are out there right now.
I quite enjoyed the thrill of it as well as the paranormal aspects.  I also liked the interplay between the two main characters.  But because it’s a short story, it obviously doesn’t delve too deeply into the characters and their motivations or pasts.
As with most short stories the real problem is that I just ended up wanting more.  I would have liked more history on Ruby Hill itself.
This book could have been fleshed out into a longer and more involved book and I think that would have been fantastic.  I was also a bit disappointed that this book lacked sex…as the resident blog pervert, I like a little sexy time in my reads.  As it is now, it’s a solid 3.5 star read for me.

Lunatics. Ghosts. Murder.

The media grabbed the story like rabid dogs, shredding and tearing the meat of the so-called facts until nothing was left but gristle and hyped-up gore. Rumors took flight. Poltergeists, demons, a portal to hell, and all because torture had to leave a mark. Ruby Hill certainly had.
So had Corbin Malone.
From the drive, Corbin twisted his head her way. The moment his eyes met hers left a scar on her heart.
Either he hid his emotion well or he lacked any. Not a flicker of reaction crossed his face. He simply turned to watch the car retreat through the gate, a security guard stepping over to shut and lock the leggy ten-foot barrier as soon as the vehicle’s rear bumper cleared.
Then, in a move so painstakingly slow it had to be deliberate, Corbin found her again. Blue eyes pierced her with such force she took a step backward. As she stumbled, the slowest of smiles crept across his face.
But he was not the threat.
She heard the asylum’s whispers. This was personal.
She hugged herself tightly.
Yer gonna die.

Amazon

Sarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. (As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids). Though she adores romantic suspense, she writes in many genres. Her ever-growing roster of releases may be found at  http://sarahballance.com.

a Rafflecopter giveaway