Today I am pleased to present a contemporary fiction, Mom Con by K. Morris. In addition, you can enter to win an eBook copy of the book by simply using this rafflecopter. Drawing is open to all (including international) entrants, and will end at Midnight on 5 March 2013.
Book Description: Meet Anita Henry, a hard-working, single mom trying to launch her own business after losing her job. The only problem is a nasty lawsuit charging her with stealing secrets from her ex-employer.
Corporate espionage? Please. Her single greatest offense was a fashion felony. But when a shady court ruling forces Anita to cease and desist, she’s determined to set things right.
Her plan involves launching the hippest night spot in town, but can she work her scheme while juggling her brother the musician, who likes her couch just a little too much; his manager, who’s prone to some sketchy accounting practices; an ex-husband who can’t seem to remember those child support payments; and an old flame who wouldn’t mind heating things up again?
In a cleverly plotted story of revenge, Morris has brought us Anita, Reneé and Chris: the “rainbow coalition”. The three were work colleagues and friends at a baby products company, until the owner of the company decided to let them all go, after commandeering their revolutionary product for his own gain.
With a series of interesting twists and turns, the women seek their revenge and proceed to set up the long con, seeking to get their money and their idea back. Full of those lovely revenge ideas that we all wish we were capable of pulling off; the women begin preparing for a night of over the top entertainment to get their mark to pay up the cash, willingly.
While incredibly well written, with Anita’s point of view clearly evident throughout the story; it was really a story for pure entertainment, with four of the six male characters in the story being little more than caricatures: each with a variant vice, or as they so beautifully put it “level on the bag scale: dirt, scum or douche”. That should not deter you from this fun and lighthearted read, perfect for a quick escape; in fact it reads to well that I finished the entire book in just under 3 hours in one sitting.
I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review for the Indie Authors Rock promotion at I am, Indeed. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
About the Author:
K. Morris is the pen name for Karl Fields, who has previously written novels about an group of eighth graders who operate an anonymous revenge club at their school, and another about a boy whose DVR records TV shows before they air.
Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as a publicist, advertising researcher and sportscaster. His interests include travel, golf and single-malts, and he looks forward to combining all three in the near future during a trip to Scotland.
Mom Con is his first novel for adults.