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Great Reviews Keep Pouring In

Yes, great reviews keep on coming for my INESCAPABLE series. Here are just a few:

5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, Intrigue, and Romance, May 25, 2014
 This review is from: Inescapable: The Beginning (Kindle Edition)
What’s better than a book that encompasses mystery, intrigue, and romance? I cannot think of anything! As a new Indie Author Madge Gressley hits it out of the ball park with her debut novel. Inescapable, the first in a series, has enough mystery to keep the reader on the edge of their seats from page one, enough intrigue that it is able to continue to build throughout the book and enough romance to compliment the intrigue.
Inescapable takes readers on a wonderful journey from Dallas to three miles under water and from Lima to Morocco. The characters are so real that they almost jump off the page. The friendship between Darcey and Marti is so similar to friendships I have had, I could empathize and make an instant connection with each. The relationship Darcey and Brad have is awesome!
I won’t spoil the book for new readers but I will say this: once you start this book, you won’t be able to stop and when you reach the end if you don’t … then you need to reread it!
Take a chance on a new indie author! You won’t be disappointed! I promise!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars captivating, May 31, 2014
This review is from: Inescapable: The Beginning (Kindle Edition)
Loved the plot and character development. The first few pages had my attention and I finished the book quickly. Can’t wait for more!! MaryJo Brown Banks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story, June 15, 2014
This review is from: Inescapable: The Beginning (Kindle Edition)
I read this book because I know the author , but it was very good and I can’t wait for the next in the series. It was a cliffhanger and I want more, LOL
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, May 31, 2014
I read Inescapable and I couldn’t put it down! It was a book that I enjoyed very much. It was a book that held my attention from start to finish
5.0 out of 5 stars love it, June 8, 2014
This review is from: Inescapable: The Beginning (Kindle Edition)
It keeps you wanting to read it more and more. I love books like this. I can’t wait for the next one to come out.

5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!, June 22, 2014
This review is from: Inescapable: The Beginning (Kindle Edition)
I could not put this book down! It definitely kept me in suspense! I CANNOT wait for the next book!

4.0 out of 5 stars Great action, June 7, 2014
This review is from: Inescapable: The Beginning (Kindle Edition)
Ms. Gressley has the ability to get your attention and keep it! Bit too much language for me, but the story is great and you won’t fall asleep.

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 30, 2014
By Michaela D. WilliamsSee all my reviews
This review is from: Inescapable: The Beginning (Kindle Edition)
Great book, and waiting to see what the sequel will bring.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, August 22, 2014

By Omar FarhadSee all my reviews
This review is from: Inescapable: The Beginning (Kindle Edition)
Loved it. It is full of mystery to keep the reader excited about the next chapter. Love to read more from Madge. Highly recommended!

5.0 out of 5 stars fun read, July 10, 2014
This review is from: Inescapable: Remembering (Kindle Edition)
I enjoyed this book. The mystery and intrigue along with the descriptions of the under-sea city and the interesting characters held my attention to the end. Looking forward to more books by Madge.
5.0 out of 5 stars good read, July 3, 2014
This review is from: Inescapable: Remembering (Kindle Edition)
This book was good to. I am glad it turn out with a happy ending. I love books that keep you wanting more and more. That you can’t put them down.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, July 2, 2014
This review is from: Inescapable: Remembering (Kindle Edition)
Excellent, I can’t wait for the next one!

5.0 out of 5 stars Threats, attempted murder, re-awakenings!, July 2, 2014

 This review is from: Inescapable: Remembering (Kindle Edition)
What an amazing sequel to Inescapable: The Beginning! Darcey can’t remember anything about her former life but her body seems to remember the attractive man that has captivated her! The attempts on Darcey’s life has Brad running around like a mad man!
Madge Gressley has hit another home run with the sequel to her first book! This series is extremely hot and I can’t wait to see what happens to Brad and Darcey! Totally worth the time and money for a story that will pull you in from the first sentence and keep you riveted until the last!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating!, June 27, 2014
This review is from: Inescapable: Remembering (Kindle Edition)
I loved this book! The author keeps the readers in suspense and allows your imagination to travel to all the countries visited in this book. I encourage others to read this book without disappointments!.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, can’t wait for the next sequel, July 22, 2014
By James Craig (Missouri, usa) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Inescapable: Remembering (Kindle Edition)
Loved it, can’t wait for the next sequel! Madge Gressley has a way of writing that keeps you hanging there for the next thing to happen! MJ
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A Review on “INESCAPABLE: THE BEGINNING” by Madge H. Gressley

Posted on July 28, 2014

INESCAPABLE: THE BEGINNING

By Madge H. Gressley

 

Headstrong, impulsive, and beautiful Darcey Callahan takes off in search of Brad, her life’s love, who did not call five weeks after he went on a secret, high-profile job abroad, despite his promise that he would. Knowing that something was wrong, Darcey went to find Brad, only to find herself thrown into a nightmare she had never expected. Will she find her way out? Will Brad be able to save her from the dangers she fell into because of him…or will it be too late?

 

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Action-packed. Full of suspense. Romantic. Fiery.

Yes, I am thinking of Inescapable: The Beginning. When Miss Gressley requested for a book review and sent me the synopsis of this book, I was immediately intrigued. Darcey went abroad looking for Brad who, she believes, is in danger. Instead of finding her life’s love, Darcey fell into a nightmare of accidents caused by manipulations of people wanting to harm Brad, and wanting to take her for her beauty.

A strength of Inescapable: The Beginning is it’s fast-paced, never boring story. At every page, something happens. If you missed a few chapters, you will find that a lot already transpired in the story. It is not a book that can be good at some points, and then slows down on the next that you would be tempted to jump over a few pages.  The plot is gripping, the romance fiery, and the flow so fast and strong you would not be noticing your coffee had already gone cold (this is not an exaggeration – I had to prepare another coffee while reading this one).

Another good point about Inescapable: The Beginning is the way Miss Gressley created the characters. They are convincing, unique, and complex in their own ways. I love how Miss Gressley used foreign characters, languages and places, even underwater – that it felt like I am watching a movie with multiple settings. The characters are all almost flesh and blood. They are described very well, from their looks, actions, until to their feelings. I specifically fell for Nicho, who worked as an escort to Darcey and later on fell for her – under Brad’s watchful eyes.

The way Miss Gressley wove suspense, intrigue, action, and romance all in one book is superbly done. I am sure you will be reading this book from start to finish in one sitting, and you will be asking for more!


RATING

I am happy to give Inescapable: The Beginning 5 out of 5 stars! If you want a real page-turner, remember to have this book on your hands the soonest you can 🙂


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Madge Gressley is an accomplished, award-winning visual artist, living in Missouri. She is a Signature Member of the Missouri Watercolor Society and Best of Missouri Hands Juried Artist. The scope of her artistic talent covers a wide range of media, including acrylic, oil, watercolor, clay, and graphic design. Her work is proudly displayed in the collections of numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Great Britain, and China.

Gressley has now expanded her artistic horizons to include writing. Books one and two of her first novel series, “Inescapable,” a romantic suspense thriller, are now published. Kindle and paperback versions are available on Amazon. Book three will be available soon.

Recently, Gressley has started a new series—‘Sophie Collins Mysteries’. Young Adult books about the adventures of Sophie Collins, a modern-day Nancy Drew. The first edition “The Red Coat” is available in the Kindle Store on Amazon. The second book “The Secrete of Trail House Lodge,” will be available shortly.

Madge is also co-owner and graphic designer for Art & Graphic Innovations, LLC, a Missouri based graphic design firm, and owner of MEG Originals Fine Art. http://www.meg-originals.com.


WHERE TO FIND INESCAPABLE SERIES

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The first book of the “Sophie Collins Mysteries“, which is “The Red Coat“, is available on this link:

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Book Signing

Well, my book signing is fast approaching (only nine days away) and I can’t help but worry—will there be a good turnout?  I’ve read that at some book signings only a few people show up and at others no one at all.

It’s more difficult for Indie Authors, especially new ones, to get the publicity that traditionally published authors do. But, I’m plugging away with tweeting, facebooking, tumbluring, Co-Promoting, word of mouthing, just any and all types of publicity I can think of for my book. I’ve heard Rome wasn’t built in a day, my guess it wasn’t built in a month either. That’s why reviews are so important to Indie Authors. It helps build their audience. Also, when you Facebook or tweet about an author, it creates a buzz about them and drives prospective readers to check out the book to see what the buzz is about.

I will be doing a radio interview on KSIS, Wednesday, July 16, at 9 a.m. along with my editor Mary-Nancy Smith of Eagle Eye Editing, about my books and the book signing. Be sure to tune in and listen.

This morning  I checked in at the Reader’s World’s website, and noticed there are 27 people coming and 12 maybes. That’s great! Just yesterday I had people calling to say they’re sorry they can’t make it, and asked if I would sign a copy and put it back for them to pick up later. Happy to do it!

I am so excited about my books. Not only will INESCAPABLE:The Beginning be there, but book two INESCAPABLE:Remembering will the there, also. I hope to see everyone there on July 19, 5 – 7 p.m. at Reader’s World, in State Fair Shopping Center.

 

 

INESCAPABLE:Remembering by Madge H. Gressley

INESCAPABLE:Remembering is now out in paperback and hopefully it will be available at my book signing on July 19. They promised I’d have it by the 16th. We’ll see. (keeping fingers crossed)

For those of you who might not have made it over to Amazon yet to check it out, here is a brief description about the book:

Amnesia, surveillance, high-speed car chases, murder and attempted murder, espionage, and betrayal. Fear, joy, sadness, excitement, intuition, and remembering are all integral parts of the sequel to Inescapable: The Beginning.
Car wrecked, kidnapped, auctioned off, bought, drugged, and transported six miles under the Atlantic Ocean. If that wasn’t enough, add amnesia to the mix, and Darcey Callahan does not know who she is, where she is from or how she wound up in this never-ending nightmare. She does not remember who the man that purchased her is, and, although her mind is frightened and does not trust him, her body betrays her. Is it possible her body remembers what her mind cannot?
Will reacquainting Darcey with her old best friend Marti, help to regain some of her memories? Will it be enough to clear the fog that has settled over her memory? While new threats and opportunities begin to surface, will Darcey and Brad have a chance to make their happily ever after a reality? Or, will they be left adrift in an ocean of lies and deceit?

Drop on by Amazon and pick up your copy available in Kindle or paperback.   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L8ERRH6

I’ve had rave reviews on both books, so I know you won’t be disappointed.

INESCAPABLE:Remembering

The second book in my Inescapable series is out on Amazon in the Kindle Store. I am so excited! Paperback edition will be out around July 2.

Book 1 — INESCAPABLE:The Beginning is doing well. It is out both in Kindle and paperback. I will have a book signing July 19, 5 – 7 p.m. at Readers World here in Sedalia. There will be refreshments and wine from Wildlife Ridge Winery. (They have delicious wines.)

I’m hoping book 2 will be out in paperback in time to have some for the signing.

Come out and celebrate with me and enjoy a glass of wine.
(Of course, buy a book, too.)

Well, I’ve finally gone and done it. I’ve created a blog. Now what do I blog about. I guess the first thing would be about my new book, “Inescapable – The Beginning”.

I started it last June and finished it sometime in February this year. It certainly isn’t the same as when I started. Oh, the story is the same, and characters are the same, but as I’ve written, I can tell I have grown to a much more polished way of writing. Through the various and sundry friends and acquaintances who have critiqued for me, and my editor at Eagle Eye Editing, I feel I have a really good book. In fact, I would like to share with you my very first review:

What’s better than a book that encompasses mystery, intrigue, and romance? I cannot think of anything! As a new Indie Author Madge Gressley hits it out of the ball park with her debut novel. Inescapable, the first in a series, has enough mystery to keep the reader on the edge of their seats from page one, enough intrigue that it is able to continue to build throughout the book and enough romance to compliment the intrigue.
Inescapable takes readers on a wonderful journey from Dallas to three miles under water and from Lima to Morocco. The characters are so real that they almost jump off the page. The friendship between Darcey and Marti is so similar to friendships I have had, I could empathize and make an instant connection with each. The relationship Darcey and Brad have is awesome!
I won’t spoil the book for new readers but I will say this: once you start this book, you won’t be able to stop and when you reach the end if you don’t … then you need to reread it!
Take a chance on a new indie author! You won’t be disappointed! I promise!!!

So go on over to Amazon and check it out. If you don’t have a Kindle, Amazon has a Kindle app for other electronic devices. Oh, and…it’s free for two days—Friday & Saturday, May 30 & 31.

Forgot to mention…book #2 is at the editors as I write and I will have book#1 in paperback soon.