BOOK REVIEW + GIVE AWAY - Stolen Obsession by Marlene M Bell


As part of this book tour, I had the opportunity to read all four books. 

Book Details:

Book Title:  Stolen Obsession (Annalisse Series Book 1) by Marlene M. Bell
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 296 pages 
Genre: Mystery-Suspense
Publisher:  Ewephoric Publishing
Release date:   March 2018
Format available for review:  print - softback, e-book (mobi file (for Kindle), ePub, PDF), audiobook (audible download)
Will send print books out:  USA 
Content Rating:  PG. Subtle romantic interludes. No profanity.

Book Description:

People die, but legends live on.

New York antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury's best friend was murdered. The killer’s identity may be linked to her friend’s expensive missing bracelet—a 500-year-old artifact that carries an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon any who dare wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family.

Weeks later, Annalisse sees a matching necklace at a Manhattan gallery opening. She begs the owner to destroy the cursed piece, but her pleas fall on deaf ears—despite the unnatural death that occurs during the opening. With two victims linked to the jewelry, Annalisse is certain she must act. Desperate, Annalisse enlists the gallery owner’s son to help—even though she’s afraid he’ll break her heart. Wealthy and devastatingly handsome, with a string of bereft women in his wake, Greek playboy Alec Zavos dismisses Annalisse’s concerns—until his parents are ripped from the Zavos family yacht during their ocean voyage near Crete.

Annalisse and Alec race across two oceans to save his parents, feared kidnapped or even dead. When the killer changes tactics and goes after Alec behind Annalisse’s back, can her plan to rescue Alec’s mother save them all?

I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Marlene M Bell and iRead Book Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

Stolen Obsession is the first in the Annalisse Series. The book begins just after the murder of Annalisse’s best friend. The killer’s identity may be linked to her friend’s expensive missing bracelet – a 500 year old artifact that carries an ancient curse. The curse is unleashed when anyone dares to wear the jewelry.

This author does an excellent job of creating mystery and suspense as well as a solid foundation for a new series. This book is interesting and engaging, the author spins a twisty tale that will keep you turning the pages.

Part mystery and part romance, this book beautifully combines the two tropes. The book takes place across continents which adds depth and excitement to the story. The characters are well developed and likeable. This is a story of world travelers who experience loss, find love, and overcome danger.

I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series! 

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟


Meet the Author:

Marlene M. Bell is an eclectic mystery writer, artist, photographer, and she raises sheep in beautiful East Texas with her husband, Gregg, three cats and a flock of horned Dorset sheep.

The Annalisse series has received numerous honors including the Independent Press Award for Best Mystery (Spent Identity,) and FAPA— Florida Author’s President’s Gold Award for two other installments, (Stolen Obsession and Scattered Legacy.) Her mysteries with a touch of romance are found at She also offers the first of her children's picture books, Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! Based on true events from the Bell’s ranch. The simple text and illustrations are a touching tribute of compassion and love between a little girl and her lamb.

connect with the author:  website ~ website ~ twitter ~ facebook instagram ~ goodreads

Enter the Giveaway:

COPPER WATERS Book Tour Giveaway


  1. Thank you for sharing your review of Stolen Obsession, this sounds like an excellent mystery book and series and I am looking forward to reading all of the stories myself

  2. Thanks for sharing your review, the book sounds great

  3. Stolen Obsession sounds like a great book as well and I can't wait to read the whole series! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Paws.Read.Repeat, for sharing your thoughts!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  4. This sounds like an awesome series! Love the covers!

  5. The Annalisse book series by Marlene Bell is just excellent.


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