My kick-ass book is here and running around in the world creating trouble!!! Woohoo! I am so freakin’ excited!! Plus I found out late last night that Amazon picked I Am Justice as a Best Books of the Month!! ???? ?Great reviews like those from Publishers Wkly, Romantic Times, and Kirkus Reviews. It’s a Bookpage Top Pick and now this!! I’m blown away!!
I’m so thrilled with the reception for this novel. And at the risk of getting all braggy, BookList–published by the American Library Association for over 100 years–just released this amazing review:
“Muñoz Stewart gives us a high-octane adventure with her new series, Band of Sisters. Justice was sold to human traffickers as a child and saw her sister murdered by them. After the Parish family rescued her, she vowed that no woman would have to go through the humiliation and violence she did. The wealthy Parish family’s businesses and private school are covers for their real organization: a secret sisterhood of assassins, hackers, and scientists all rescued by the matriarch, Mukta, and all intent on combating crimes against women. With their resources, Justice finds the men who “owned” her in Jordan, and she’s ready for blood. Pretending to join the refugee work of soldier-turned-humanitarian Sandesh, she enters the country, but her quest isn’t the only thing that heats up in Jordan. Muñoz Stewart discusses such sensitive topics as human trafficking, sexual violence, and sexism, which are rarely examined in romantic suspense, while the diverse members of the Parish family and their mission to protect women everywhere give these topics a little more hope than usual.”
The last line of the review is exactly what I set out to do. Talk about the hard stuff, but give hope and encouragement. ❤
RT BookReviews is running a giveaway for members of the magazine and one of the books being offered is my own novel, I Am Justice. If you’re a fan of kick-ass romantic suspense and happen to have one of these awesome memberships, today is your lucky day! Or it could be. Enter here.
If you don’t have an account and are currently making a sad face, not to worry! You can pre-order I Am Justice today. Come on, you knew I was going to pimp my book.
BARNES AND NOBLE
What a wonderful surprise to find in my inbox! I’m so excited that Publishers Weekly
has chosen to do a review for I Am Justice.
You can read this powerful review online here
, but just in case you don’t have a PW account, you can also read the review below.
“In this gritty launch of the Band of Sisters romantic suspense series, Stewart plays adeptly with the reader’s emotions. As a child, Justice Parish was sold to human traffickers who killed her sister Hope. After being rescued, Justice was adopted by a family of powerful women who train her to take on her abusers. Sandesh Ross has his own demons to slay from his days in Special Forces; he finds salvation in founding a Middle Eastern charity, the International Peace Team, devoted to saving refugee women from human traffickers. When Sandesh meets Justice, their chemistry is immediate and explosive. But, as they join forces to help the vulnerable, they’re faced with the unmistakable fact that someone in the Parish family is feeding information to their enemies. Stewart includes disturbing and graphic descriptions of child abuse and doesn’t shy away from describing the unfettered violence that the traffickers inflict on their victims. Stewart also masterfully drags a series of red herrings into the tale before delivering a most unexpected traitor. This forceful novel isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but those who can handle the violence will find the story powerful and memorable. Agent: Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary. (May)”
If you haven’t yet, you can pre-order I Am Justice here
. Thanks to everyone for your continued support. You guys are the best!
To celebrate women and International Women’s Day Sourcebooks Casablanca is giving away an amazing package that includes heroines, both real and fictional. This Fiercely Female 2018 package includes a fierce calendar in which 12 unique female artist pay tribute to 12 badass women, She Caused a Riot: A Hundred Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolution, and Massively Crushed It, by Hannah Jewell, Brave New Girl: How to Be Fearless by Lou Halmliton, Highland Dragon Rebel by Isabel Cooper, Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson, A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet, and my own, I Am Justice. You can enter to win on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Good luck! And Happy International Women’s Day! Now go out there and be the change you want to see! And read a book while you’re at it. Multitasking, it’s what makes us women.
Women’s History Month kind of sneaks up on you, but hooray it’s here! The theme for 2018 is Nevertheless She Persisted: : Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Yes! A whole month dedicated to recognizing the women who work hard to make this world a more equal and loving place. I’ll be doing a couple post on women who are making a real difference in the world. Looking forward to introducing you to them, so make sure to check out my blog this month. And if you’re looking for one day in particular this month where you can recognize the persistent women in your life, March 8th is International Women’s Day. Mark your calendar!
To help celebrate this outstanding month, Sourcebooks Casablanca has a book giveaway for my kick-ass, women-take-on-the-bad-guys book I Am Justice. Head on over to Twitter, RT & follow to enter to win an advanced reader copy! Good luck and Happy Women’s History Month!