Blog Tour: LIVE WIRE – Review & Giveaway

Happy Saturday, book nerds!

And welcome to my stop along Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ LIVE WIRE tour! I was completely shocked by the newest installment in the What Doesn’t Kill You series and can’t wait for y’all to read it too so we can fangirl over some of the killer twists! Whether you’re new to the series/author or a long-time supporter, scroll down to check out my LIVE WIRE review and enter for a chance to win YOUR very own copy plus an advanced copy of the prequel novella!


LIVE WIRE by Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Title & Author: LIVE WIRE by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Genre: Romantic Mystery 
Release Date: March 6, 2019 
Publisher: SkipJack Publishing
Series Details: Book 1 of a trilogy set in the What Doesn’t Kill You Series
Page Count: 270 pages 

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A hook-up turned lethal. A spurned, angry cowboy. Can rebel Maggie turn the tables before a killer adds her to the list of lost causes?

Washed-up alt-country rocker-turned-junker Maggie Killian is pulled to Wyoming by an irresistible force . . . former bull rider Hank Sibley, the man who broke her heart fifteen years before. When she unexpectedly meets his Sunday school-teaching girlfriend at a saloon, Maggie seeks liquor-fueled oblivion between the sheets of a younger man’s bed. But after her beloved vintage truck breaks down and leaves her stranded in the Cowboy State, she learns her hook-up died minutes after leaving their rendezvous. Suddenly surrounded by men with questionable motives, Maggie searches for the murderer while fighting the electricity between herself and her old beau, and her new penchant for local whiskey.

When the police zero in on Maggie despite a disturbing series of break-ins at her guest cabin, she realizes she’s got no one to rely on but herself. To keep herself happily in bars instead of behind them, she must stop the killer before the cops realize the man she really suspects is a jealous, angry Hank.

Live Wire is the first standalone book in a trilogy featuring sharp-tongued protagonist Maggie Killian from the addictive What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like nerve-racking suspense, electric characters and relationships, and juicy plot twists, then you’ll love USA Today best seller Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ Silver Falchion award-winning series.

“Maggie is irresistible.” 

Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave



Thank you so much to SkipJack Publishing, LSBBT, and the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.  

A live wire by definition is “an energetic and unpredictable person.” And guys, I’m thrilled to report that Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ newest novel — and heroine — certainly fits the bill. This western mystery delivered authentic characters and storylines that blended seamlessly into one nonstop thrillfest that kept the pages turning long after bedtime.

Set in the idyllic small towns of Wyoming, Live Wire quickly introduces readers to Maggie, a former country music star who’s fallen on some pretty hard times. But her curse-filled snark, whiskey-fueled confidence, and hell-or-high-water determination prove she’s more diva in denim than damsel in distress. Maggie’s wit and humor flow from the pages, but our seemingly care-free lead has her limits. And when she inadvertently finds herself at the center of a murder investigation she knows she’s got to saddle up and get serious before her life — and love interest — are over.

Now obviously I can’t tell you whether Maggie’s endeavors are successful or not, but I can tell you LIVE WIRE is an electrifying ride that delivers through the final page. And I mean the final page! Seriously guys that ending?? I’m going to need book 2 delivered to my Kindle ASAP! Jokes aside, it’s clear Hutchins knows how to craft genuine scenes, dialogue, and intrigue that get readers dialed into characters and their plights. Even in low-intensity passages like the fun and flirty encounters in bars or the atmospheric romps around the Double S, there’s a clear motive to the madness that’s sure to make itself known by the concluding chapter.

With a cast of characters that felt real and tangible and more twists and turns than I initially anticipated, Live Wire is an adrenaline-filled thriller that is truly worthy of your time.

All quotes were taken from an advanced ecopy and may not match the final release.

Pamela Fagan Hutchins is a USA Today best seller. She writes award-winning romantic mysteries from deep in the heart of Nowheresville, Texas and way up in the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming. She is passionate about long hikes with her hunky husband and pack of rescue dogs and riding her gigantic horses.

If you’d like Pamela to speak to your book club, women’s club, class, or writers’ group, by Skype or in person, shoot her an e-mail. She’s very likely to say yes. Connect with Pamela on the web.


GoodreadsAmazon Author Page

First Prize: Signed paperback of LIVE WIRE + ebook of Buckle Bunny + $5 Amazon gift card

Second Prize: Signed paperback of LIVE WIRE + ebook of Buckle Bunny 

Third Prize: Signed paperback of LIVE WIRE 

PLUS, ALL WINNERS: Audio Downloads of Fighting for Anna and Searching for Dime Box

March 6-19, 2019


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