Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mystery, Romance, and Lies, Author Jade Varden

If you love a little mystery to go with your romance, I have something special for you! Jade Varden, author of the YA romantic suspense series, Deck Of Lies, is the blog tour stop of the week. Enjoy!

                           Justice (Deck of Lies, #1)

A House of Cards…

When you build an entire life on a foundation of lies, it only takes one truth for the whole thing to come crashing down. I never invited the truth in. I never went searching for it. I never had any reason to suspect that the two people I loved most were dishonest with me every second of every day.

I made one bad decision, and in a single day my entire world changed. If I’m ever going to discover the truth about myself and my parents, I have to trace all the lies back to their source. I have to try to find the truth that they’re hiding.

The more I discover about myself, and my past, the more I realize that lies really are better than the truth. But now that I know the lies are all around me, I can’t stop until I’ve discovered them all. I’ll pull each lie away, one by one, and examine it to see what’s underneath…until this house of cards crumbles into dust at my feet.

I just hope I can survive the crash.



I really enjoyed this book and it had been one of the only ones I haven't been able to predict. I was constantly thinking 'I didn't see that coming!' When usually I'm like 'I knew that was going to happen, I bet this will happen next... oh what do you know, I was right.' Rain Ramey was quite a good main character.

-Emily, Confessions of a Bookaholic
It is very rare for me to not be able to predict the twists and turns in a story. This book was one in a million! The plots twists completely caught me off guard...and I LOVED IT!

...Jade Varden has proved herself to be an amazing author! I definitely recommend this book to everyone. The next book in the series is called 'The Tower' and I cannot wait to read it!!

-Review from Erin at Bookluvrshaven

                            The Tower (Deck of Lies, #2)

A Tower of Deception...

Death brings some families closer, but it’s ripped mine apart. I wanted to convince the police that they had the wrong suspect...but I never expected them to start suspecting me. Now, I have no choice but to keep searching for the truth, even if all my relationships fall to pieces around me.

Someone is trying to make me look guilty. I never thought my mission to prove my own innocence would lead me to more family secrets. I thought I had already discovered the truth about myself. But every answer raises more questions, and everything I think I know is about to change...again.

I have to find the truth, no matter how much it hurts -- before I get charged with murder.


Did The Tower deliver? Absolutely! :) I stayed up reading with one eye it was that good!

Normally I struggle with "Second-Book-Syndrome" - I love the first then find the second one less than satisfying (Twilight, The Hunger Games, Hush Hush series and Darkest Powers series all had this for me) - with The Tower I actually liked it better than Justice and would agree with the idea that you could read this book without having read the first. Although the characters and story continues from the first book, The Tower is written in a way that also allows it to work as a stand-alone book, which I think is great.

...Jade has a really good writing style: well-described, interesting and believable characters, who work well in the events of the novel. I absolutely have my suspicions as to who has done what...but I'll need to read the next book to find out!

-Melanie, Goodreads Reader

About Jade.

Jade Varden writes young adult novels for teen readers. When she’s not working on her books, Jade contributes freelance fashion articles to VAR magazine, and blogs practical writing tips for authors who self-publish. Follow her on Twitter @JadeVarden. 

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