Wednesday, June 15, 2016

THE TIN MAN by Nina Mason


Series:  N/A

Author:  Nina Mason

Publish Date:   08.30.14

Publisher:  Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing

Category /Genre:  Thriller

Recommended for:  18 + due to sexual content and violence

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

Received from:  Nina Mason (in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads link: The Tin Man

Date completed: 10.03.14


Description from the publisher:

The last thing Alex Buchanan, the editor-in-chief of a formidable news site, expects as he looks around the newsroom at the bodies of his editors, is that he’ll soon be teaming up with The Ball Buster to solve the crime and stay alive. Well, maybe not the last thing. The last thing he expects is to fall for her or any other woman. Because he’s The Tin Man–a suit of armor without a heart.


Or so he believes…


The Ball Buster is his private nickname for Thea Hamilton, a smart, gutsy, and insecure investigative reporter for The New York News, America’s newspaper of record. They went out once years ago–an unmitigated disaster during which she jumped all over his case about smoking.


When events force them together, they embark on an emotion-charged, high-octane quest for the truth, ending up in bed, but also in the clutches of a sociopathic corporate raider. “Zeus” is obsessed with James Bond and owns a hardcore S & M club in an old fallout shelter. Is he the killer? And, if so, what’s his motive? What he hopes to gain by torturing the journalists is clearer: the proof they’ve uncovered of a corporate takeover scheme that threatens the future of democracy. And he’ll stop at nothing to get it.



This is a stand-alone story.


Someone is killing the editors of the leading newspapers.  When Alex Buchanan’s entire office staff is killed, he finds himself on the run with reporter, Thea Hamilton.  One date, years earlier, had ended horribly, but remained on both of their minds.  Alex considers himself to be the Tin Man of Oz – a suit of armor (thick skin) with no heart and no chance of finding love for himself.  Thea has desired him for years, but knows that he won’t give her a second chance after her vehement tirade against his smoking.  Now, together, they must outrun the hired guns, find the truth that will end the murders, and navigate their own emotions for each other.  Will the sociopathic “Zeus” triumph?


There is a romance element to this story, but this is more about the thriller… Whodunit?  Why? 

The story is fast-paced, suspenseful, and filled with American History.  It’s also funny, erotic, and touching at times.  I thought this was a fun read that kept me on the edge of my seat to see what would happen next and how they would navigate that next pitfall.


I never felt comfortable in my history classes.  Remembering who did what and when (especially remembering those dates) was a torture for me worse than anything that Zeus could imagine.  Ms. Mason has a talent for weaving history into fiction that teaches without overwhelming.  I fell in love with her after reading The Queen of Swords, but now I’m hooked.  I look forward to reading more from this new author.


Walks away singing, “oh, Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man that he didn’t, didn’t already have…”


Also from Nina Mason:

  • The Queen of Swords
  • The Tin Man
  • Sins Against the Sea

Royal Pains Series:

  1. Devil in Duke’s Clothing
  2. The Duke’s Bedeviled Bride
  3. The Devil’s Masquerade

The Knights of the Tarot series:

  1. Knight of Wands (previously released as Starry Knight)
  2. Knight of Cups (previously released as Dark and Stormy Knight)
  3. Knight of Pentacles



originally posted 10.09.2014 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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