Friday, June 27, 2014

What's your favorite love & murder movie? Brenda Whiteside's The Art of Love and Murder

Thank you so much for having me today, Terri. I hope all your readers will take the time to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card. There are several ways to win.

The Art of Love and Murder is the first book in my Love and Murder Series.


Lacy Dahl never questioned her past until the deaths of her adoptive parents and her husband. A husband who wasn't what he seemed. Her research uncovers secrets about the mother she never knew; secrets that dispute the identity of her father and threaten her life.

Sheriff Chance Meadowlark is still haunted by the murder of his wife and the revenge he unleashed in the name of justice. When he meets Lacy he is determined not to become involved, but their pasts may make that impossible. As they move closer to the truth, saving Lacy may be his only salvation.

Lacy begins to think the present is more important than her past...until Chance's connection to her mother and a murder spin her deeper into danger and further from love. Will the truth destroy Lacy and Chance or will it be the answer that frees them?

So with love and murder in mind, here are my Top Ten Love and Murder Movies. I might be stretching on some of them, and they aren’t equal for love and murder, but hey – at least some of both:

10        Leaving Las Vegas
9          Nortorious
8          Casino
7          Braveheart
6          The African Queen
5          Good Will Hunting
4          Dr. Zhivago
3          Casablanca
2          Scent of a Woman
1          West Side Story


About Brenda:

Brenda spends most of her time writing stories of discovery and love. The rest of her time is spent tending vegetables on the small family farm she shares with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Together, they’ve embraced an age-old lifestyle that has been mostly lost in the United States - multiple generations living under one roof, who share the workload, follow their individual dreams and reap the benefits of combined talents.

Although she didn’t start out to write romance, she’s found all good stories involve complicated human relationships. She’s also found no matter a person’s age, a new discovery is right around every corner. Whether humorous or serious, straight contemporary or mystery, all her books revolve around those two facts.

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  1. Good morning. Thanks for having me today, Terri.

  2. Favorite love and murder movie? Wow, I'd have to think about that.
    Congratulations, Brenda!

    1. Come on,'re the movie ninja master!

    2. Thanks, Alex. It is a tough combination - love and murder.

  3. I also enjoy seven of your ten movies, but I'd add any of the Bogart/Bacall films because they were so awesome together. Throw in a sexy Dennis Quaid in The Big Easy for steam and sexual tension and The Thin Man for witty repartee. And I'd have to say that the train scene in North by Northwest was pure genius! Can you tell I love classic films? Thanks for the fun post.

    1. Dennis Quaid. One man who has only gotten more sexy with age IMO.

      Thanks for stopping by, Ashantay.

    2. I'm a classic film lover too, Ashantay. Went to the movies last week and every preview was either end of world or animated. What happen to good old people relating and acting with a suspenseful plot?

  4. Sounds like the complicated mysteries I love. I don't watch many movies that fit that theme though. I did love Braveheart so I'll go with that one.

    1. Hi Susan. Well, it can be any movie you want it to be. Glad my book appeals. And thanks for stopping by.

  5. Good Will Hunting has to be one of my favorite movies of all time. I know it's not considered a classic, but one day it will be.
    Thanks, I enjoyed the list.

  6. Your book sounds great, I may be bias my daughter's name is lacey. Casablanca is my all time favorite movie.

  7. Thanks for the giveaway. Romance and mystery are two of my favorite genre. Put both together and you have a winner!! This book sounds great and I must say Brenda, I love your life style. To have a combined household sounds like a lot of fun and hard work, but I am sure it is all worth it. Please continue to share your wonderful talent with us!!

  8. Dial M for Murder and Charade. What can I say? I love the classics.