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Love and Danger Intertwined: A Riveting Review of CALL OF DEATH by R.J. Garcia

A story of first love that catapults into a rollercoaster ride of suspense.

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the CALL OF DEATH by R.J. Garcia Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post on this love and danger intertwined romance and make sure to enter the giveaway!



About The Book:


Author: R.J. Garcia

Pub. Date: November 8, 2023

Publisher: Midnight Tide Publishing

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 302

A story of first love that catapults into a rollercoaster ride of suspense. Hannah Priestly is an obsessive-compulsive California girl attending an English boarding school with the usual teen problems. She doesn't fit in at school and is falling in love with her best friend. But when she wakes up knowing the name of a notorious serial killer at large, Norman Biggs, her life goes from complicated to scary, and her visions only grow darker. Rory Veer is Hannah's easy-going, romantically challenged friend and school crush. When Norman Biggs unexpectedly appears in Rory's reality, terror is set in motion. It is Rory who must acknowledge a past he has denied if the mystery is to be unraveled. Thrust into a terrifying future, they must find a way to change fate before it catches up with them.


My Review:


"Call of Death" by R.J. Garcia is a gripping tale that seamlessly weaves the complexities of first love into a suspenseful narrative. Set against the backdrop of an English boarding school, the story follows Hannah Priestly, an obsessive-compulsive California girl grappling with typical teenage issues. As she navigates the challenges of fitting in and harboring feelings for her best friend, the plot takes an unexpected turn when she wakes up with the knowledge of a notorious serial killer, Norman Biggs.

The narrative takes readers on a rollercoaster ride of suspense as Hannah's life transforms from complicated to downright terrifying. Her visions, dark and foreboding, add an intriguing layer of mystery to the story. The author skillfully captures the tension and fear that arise as the characters confront a serial killer on the loose.

Rory Veer, Hannah's romantically challenged friend and school crush, becomes an integral part of the suspenseful plot. As Norman Biggs unexpectedly appears in Rory's reality, the story takes a chilling turn, setting terror into motion. The narrative cleverly explores Rory's past, forcing him to confront truths he had previously denied, adding depth to his character and the overall storyline.

The strength of "Call of Death" lies in its ability to blend elements of romance and suspense seamlessly. The author creates a sense of urgency as the characters are thrust into a terrifying future, compelling them to find a way to change their fate before it inevitably catches up with them. The pacing is well-executed, keeping readers on the edge of their seats throughout the novel.

The portrayal of the boarding school setting adds layer of intrigue, offering a unique backdrop for the unfolding events. Garcia skillfully crafts a narrative that explores not only the dynamics of first love but also the darker, more sinister aspects of life, creating a well-rounded and engaging story.

In conclusion, "Call of Death" is a compelling and thrilling read that successfully combines the emotional turbulence of first love with the suspense of a mystery novel. R.J. Garcia's storytelling prowess shines through, making this novel a captivating experience for readers who enjoy a perfect blend of romance and suspense in a young adult setting.


R. J. Garcia Author of CALL OF DEATH
R. J. Garcia

About R.J. Garcia:

R.J. Garcia is a bestselling author of YA suspense. She is a wallflower and mom of two smart kids. She earned her MSW and has worked with foster children. Writing has been her other great love.

Yet growing up with dyslexia, she had a love/hate relationship with books. She loved the covers and the idea of escaping into them. Learning to read didn’t come easy. A lot of her classmates bullied her. Nevertheless, she wanted it enough and eventually became a proud bookworm.

For as long as she could remember, she thought up stories, scribbling them down on cheap notebook paper. She has come a long way since then, publishing her first two novels: Nocturnal Meetings and The Call of Death with The Parliament House. Her upcoming novel, The Star Forgot is coming from Midnight Tide Publishing.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of CALL OF DEATH, US Only.

Ends November 18th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/1/2023 Country Mamas With Kids Excerpt/IG Post

11/2/2023 The Momma Spot Excerpt

11/3/2023 Writer of Wrongs Excerpt

11/4/2023 Jazzy Book Reviews Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:

11/5/2023 Callisto’s calling IG Review

11/6/2023 GryffindorBookishNerd IG Review

11/7/2023 @evergirl200 IG Review

11/8/2023 the original B00K nerd IG Review/Facebook Post

11/9/2023 mythicmelancholy IG Review

11/10/2023 Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's Review/IG Post

11/11/2023 More Books Please blog Review

Week Three:

11/12/2023 jlreadstoperpetuity IG Review/TikTok Post

11/13/2023 Books With a Chance Review/IG Post

11/14/2023 BookBriefs Review/IG Post

11/15/2023 @lexijava IG Review


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