21 July 2018

Darkwater Secrets | Spotlight & Excerpt

Welcome to the Darkwater Secrets by Robin Caroll blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


A murder investigation uncovers sordid secrets and haunting mistakes.

The Darkwater Inn stands tall and proud in the French Quarter, the hub of New Orleans. Bourbon Street is bustling, and General Manager Adelaide Fountaine has her hands full with a hotel at full capacity. She, along with everyone else, is shocked when a body is found: a hotel guest stabbed with a kitchen knife.

Detective Beau Savoie, Adelaide’s childhood friend, is on the case. As Beau digs into the victim’s past, he unearths a shocking connection between Adelaide and the murdered guest. Beau is hurt that his friend—the woman he’s quietly loved for years—kept the truth from him. And, to make matters worse, the stress of the investigation has sent Adelaide right into the comforting arms of her coworker Dimitri. But Beau can’t press Adelaide too hard . . . he’s keeping secrets of his own.

Can Adelaide and Beau afford to hide from the truth with a killer on the loose?

Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Release Date: July 17, 2018


“Ms. Fountaine, this is Allison Williams from WDSU. I’m following up on a report of a murder in the Darkwater Inn. Would you care to comment?”

How did she know already?

“We have no comment at this time.” Adelaide pinched the bridge of her nose and rested her elbows on her desk.

“So you can only verify there has been a murder?”

Sneaky woman. “No comment.”

“Come on, Ms. Fountaine, we know that homicide detectives have been dispatched to the hotel, as well as the coroner.”

“I’m sorry, Ms. Williams. The Darkwater Inn has no comment at this time.” Adelaide ended the call and pinched the pressure point harder.


“I love boxing. I love Hallmark movies. I love fishing. I love scrapbooking. Nope, I've never fit into the boxes people have wanted to put me in.” ~Robin Caroll is definitely a contradiction, but one that beckons you to get to know her better.

Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others.

When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty-five-plus years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else?

She serves the writing community as Executive Director/Conference Director for ACFW. Her twenty-five books have finaled/placed in such contests as the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, RT Reviewer's Choice Award, Bookseller's Best, and Book of the Year.


Robin Caroll is giving away:
-print copy of Darkwater Secrets
-your own key to the Darkwater Inn
-The Darkwater Inn Recipe Book
-an Uptown Stroll candle

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 21, 2018 and last through 11:59pm July 28, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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  1. Anonymous22/7/18 20:34

    What a good sounding mystery. I'd like to know what the secrets are. Vivian Furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot) com