Monday, October 31, 2011

THE MISTRESS'S REVENGE by TAMAR COHEN

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Well, the books are back and today’s book up for grabs is The Mistress’s Revenge, which Bookseller had called “A cracking debut … very Fatal Attraction with a clever twist at the end.”

When Clive decides to end his and Sally’s five-year love affair to focus on his wife and family, Sally becomes a bit obsessed, not ready to say, “okay, we’ve had five good years, maybe I should focus on my own kids and lover now.” Nope, she decides she’s going to stalk Clives son, and follow Clive’s wife and daughter on FB (not that I’ve ever checked out the exes on FB – HEY, there’s NOTHING wrong with THAT!!!)

Told in journal format, it does take a while to get into it, and there are some racy scenes about their illicit affair, and yeah, Sally goes a little crazy, but does she deserve the revenge she seeks? I mean, come on, Clive TOLD her he was breaking it off with her. It’s not like she has to go boil a bunny or anything, right? Ha ha ha.

Here’s the official blurb for the book:

For five years, Sally and Clive have been lost in a passionate affair. Now he has dumped her to devote himself to his wife and family, and Sally is left in freefall. 

It starts with a casual stroll past his house, and popping into the brasserie where his son works. Then Sally starts following Clive’s wife and daughter on Facebook. But that’s alright, isn’t it? These are perfectly normal things to do. Aren’t they? 

Not since Fatal Attraction has the fallout from an illicit affair been exposed in such a sharp, darkly funny, and disturbing way: The Mistress’s Revenge is a truly exciting fiction debut. After all, who doesn’t know an otherwise sane woman who has gone a little crazy when her heart was broken?

Here’s an EXCERPT.
So, I usually keep with a theme for the books but I’m not going to ask a cheater/stalker question. Since it is Halloween, and since Fatal Attraction was a pretty scary movie, to enter to win this book, tell me one of your most scary movies? Mine are either Misery or Cujo!

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91 comments:

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

So believe it or not Fatal Attraction is one of my most scary movies ever! When I was like 9 years old I was at a sleepover (for my older, cooler neighbor) and they made me watch it. I was traumatized and to this day won't watch scary movies!

Emma S. said...

It's not really scary, but "Rosemary's Baby" has always freaked me out.

krstrpp said...

Of the new batch of scary movies, "Paranormal Activity" ranks right up there. Of the classics, I have to pick "Jaws." I still can't swim in a lake (never mind an ocean) without thinking about it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa said...

Ugh...I hate hate hate scary movies. I'll choose Misery but even the new Paranormal Movie trailer creeps me out!
-tmd636

jdstec said...

The Shining

Margaret said...

Mine is the Exorcist. I hate that movie! I really hate things to do with devil or demon possession. I even hate seeing any previews (although it's an old movie now) This book looks very good though!

Margaret(singitm)

Tyra said...

"Something Wicked This Way Comes" scared the crap out of my friends and me when we were teenagers.

Dolly said...

Scariest movies? "Dressed to Kill" and "The Hitcher" (original)

Nanette said...

Hi Manic...the last scary movie I watched was "The Mothman Prophecies". It scared the CRAP out of me and I haven't watched anything scary since. The other movie that comes to mind, tho, is "Silence of the Lambs"...OMG. Gross and freaky!!!! Anyway, so glad you are feeling better. We missed you around here!! :) Nan

kathygold9778 said...

HAHA! This is totally crazy but my younger brother and I went to see House of Wax (w/ Paris Hilton..LOL!) and we loved it so much we went back to the movies the next weekend to see it again. We don't know why we like...because it's pretty low on the standards scale...but its our fave!

kathygold9778

Kimmi said...

Poltergeist

Sherry said...

As a kid my scariest movies and still most loved movies to watch on Halloween are:

Something Wicked this way comes
and

Watcher in the woods

Sherry V

Jenn3128 said...

I prefer the more suspenseful scary vs plain horror scary movies. Identity, The Ring, The Crazies just to name a few!

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I hate scary movies. I can't even watch the commercials on TV without getting freaked out! But IT was pretty scary!
qweska8402

Anonymous said...

Silence of the Lambs still petrified me! I haven't seen that movie in over 20 years, but will occasionally have a Hanibal Lector nightmare.

Colbey J

Twins + 1 said...

Paranormal Activity!!

Emily said...

i am still creeped out by the ring and the grudge, and i havent seen either in YEARS.

ncsuloges said...

I LOVE SCARY MOVIES! I loved the Paranormal movies and can't wait to see the 3rd one. I also love the Silence of the Lambs movies and The 6th sense.

kimmy25 said...

The Strangers!

Carly said...

Stephen King's IT is by far the scariest movie ever for me. Though Poltergeist is also up there. I watched 1408 last night and it was trippy too.

Carly H

Megan said...

I despise scary movies and avoid them at all costs, but one that I have seen and still have nightmares about: ET. Don't judge me, that was scary!
ID Eloisepeaches

animallover75 said...

My scary movie is Halloween. The first one

Crystal said...

The Shining!!!

Actually I'm a big scaredy cat, so any scary movie I watch (when at home) I turn the sound real low when they start playing "that" music (you know which one I'm talking about...where you KNOW somethings coming). It's so much less frightening without the sound. You should hear my Black Swan movie experience home alone with two dogs. LOL!

Crystal717

Jessica said...

I love Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the newer version.

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Leah B said...

Chainsaw Massacre - the newest version - I am pretty sure it gave me appendicitis.

Denise said...

I can't handle scary movies. I even change the channel when trailers for scary movies come on. I'm such a baby.

absolutahnie said...

the exorcist...without a doubt.

LizzybethDJ said...

I agree with whoever said that the commercials for Paranormal Activity freak them out! Scary movie for me is Nightmare on Elm Street - the first and the original!

Susan said...

I think The Shining is one of the greatest movies ever! Jack N. is superb in that role. But one I could not finish was Pet Cemetery. Too creepy thinking about our beloved pets coming back from the dead.

Michelle m! said...

Friday the 13th, the first one

Margie said...

I watched an old movie on TV once called Cape Fear with Robert Mitchum. I found it really scary.

A.C. said...

I am such a baby, I can't stand scary movies. I've never seen a Freddy or Jason movie, any of the Paranormal Activity movies, the Exorcist or anything! The scariest one I've ever seen was a movie called Event Horizon. It's a sci-fi horror movie that a bunch of my friends got together to watch in high school. It was terrifying!

A.C. said...

I am such a baby, I can't stand scary movies. I've never seen a Freddy or Jason movie, any of the Paranormal Activity movies, the Exorcist or anything! The scariest one I've ever seen was a movie called Event Horizon. It's a sci-fi horror movie that a bunch of my friends got together to watch in high school. It was terrifying!

Kristi said...

The movie that totally freaks me out every time I see it is The Entity. Even though I know what's going to happen I still get scared.

Books & Reviews said...

I would have to go with Misery. Scary movies don't scare me unless there is a degree of realism to it.

Neckmeat said...

Fear! :)

Dani In Chicago said...

The original Night of the Living Dead is still the best!

Ally said...

I remember being really scared by the craft when I was younger.
Ally

ludy2288 said...

poltergeist scared me so much when i was younger that I havent really been able to watch any scary movies since

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

Definitely silence of the lambs!

faithspage said...

Misery is a great movie. Copycat scared the dickens out of me. Untraceable is another favorite.

kyfaithw at aol dot com

Krystal said...

I LOVE scary movies! Strangers gave me the creeps.
kndyer

Kristi said...

The Ring is pretty scary... it always freaks me out when that girl comes out of the tv. Happy Halloween!

Kristi Hooke

Christina said...

Well, I'm a total wimp when it comes to scary movies and I never watch them. I remember getting really freaked out by Pet Cemetery when I was younger so I guess I'll say that one!

ChristinaL

Terri said...

Gosh, I don't remember the last scary movie I saw. I stopped watching them after I became single. No one to keep me company at night after I watch one. "Silence of the Lambs" and "The Shining" come to mind. That red rum kid is pretty freaky!

Terri M.

Philadelphia said...

Definitely "Attack of the Killer Clowns". So freaky and I saw it when I was like 7.

-Philly5

MonaLisa said...

I don't really watch scary movies because when I was little I decided to sneak and watch Amityville Horror and it scared me so much. My husband watches scary movies I go to another room and read.

TaraUB said...

I don't watch scary movies. I'm a wuss. Although I love Silence of the Lambs.

Anonymous said...

I know that it's a true story but I still get freaked out about "Titanic". It is haunting how they showed some of the people that just gave up and were waiting to sink.

-Donna W.

Kayo said...

Christine...
Loved it so much I named my daughter Cristina!

BrendaL71 said...

Yeah...this one is easy for me. It's Rosemary's Baby. I was raised as a catholic so that was beyond creepy enough for me. I think it's because it just rings so real to me based on what I was taught about evil. Since I had my daughter almost 11 years ago I can't watch any horror/scary movies anymore.

Bernadette7 said...

Stephen King's It has ruined clowns for me...and sewers are always super scarey.

Juliet Farmer said...

Carrie. enough said

LynnBelo said...

House of Wax! When they come up from the floor and slice the achilles tendons it grosses me out and I hate walking down open stairs now. :)

MamamicheleTN said...

Nightmare on Elm Street

Bev V said...

The Shining with Jack Nicholson. I was also freaked out watching The Birds, by Hitchcock.

buttah said...

The movies that scared the crap out of me when I was a kid was Children of the Corn and Cujo...they still give me the creeps today!!

Mom'sLove said...

I'm not a fan of scary movies and I went with my mom (she made me go with)and we saw the Sixthe Sense. Scared the beejus outta me!
Amanda

Natalie M. in VA said...

When I was a kid and saw "Watcher in the Woods" for the first time, I was definitely freaked. I still think it is the scariest Disney movie ever made.

robynn78 said...

Hands down children of the corn or poltergeist, my parents get the award for letting me as a kid watch them and forever be scarred :o)

Liz said...

The Shining scares the crap out of me!

Jeffie T said...

IT. *shudder*

Carie Casey said...

The Shining

EBrowning said...

I am such a wuss so I never watch scary movies. I did manage to sit through Scream and Halloween without being to traumatized though.

Kelley said...

Original Halloween and Friday the 13th. The Shining was freaky too, though!

Coleen said...

Mine is the exorcist!!! It is so scary but so so good!!!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

The shinning

Amy Goddard said...

I'll be honest, I don't like scary movies at all.

Amy Goddard

Katie said...

My husband and I watched this movie in Spanish with my cousin last year. It was pretty scary and there was a huge language barrier. Unfortunately I do not remember the name of the movie.

CAnative said...

The Shining.

Nicole

Tiffany Drew said...

The original Halloween. Holy scary, Batman! I saw this movie way too young, I think maybe around five or six, and I have been scarred for life. Michael Myers scares the crap out of me. A few years ago I was bringing my sister in law somewhere on Halloween and there was someone dressed as Michael Myers on the side of the road. They stepped into the crosswalk right as I drove by and I nearly crashed. I also may have screamed like a big baby lol. I don't know what it is about him, I just can't get past it :(

your invisible pixie said...

the scariest movie I think I've seen was Pet Cemetary when I was like...7. It was on tv and my babysitter let me watch it! Also The Exorcism of Emily Rose was pretty terrifying.

Leslie said...

I love scary movies. The original Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street are good. Another one is Silence of the Lambs - Anthony Hopkins was genius in that role. LeslieGC

Kim W. said...

The Ring really freaked me out!!

As a kid, I loved Halloween (esp the first one) and Friday the 13th. No wonder I had troubles sleeping as a child :o

Amy R. said...

Pet Cemetery scared the shit out of me when I was younger. But I'd have to say The Shining is the creepiest movie I've seen. Nothing to me is very scary, though. All of the new movies out right now are so terrible. The only thing Paranomal Activity did for me was give me motion sickness and yearn for my $9 back.

Erin G said...

The Ring was the last scary movie I remember... my friends and I screamed in the theater :)

Melissa said...

i prefer not to watch scary movies. child's play freaked me out. especially now that i have lots of toys with a mind of their own.

melissa a from clc

IandSsmom said...

First off I own this book so don't want to be in the contest but want to post for overall stuff!
I'm pretty easily scared in movies but I still think The Shining is really creepy!

Jezebel's Mama said...

I HATE scary movies- blocked em from my mind- can I just say TV series "Revenge"?

Jeryl M. said...

I like The Shining, Poltergeist and Silence of the lambs.

DaphneSFL said...

The Exorcist or Paranormal Activity. PA is just ridiculously scary!

My Two Army Brats said...

Phantasm was my most scary movie. My stepdad loved scary movies and I was subjected to sitting through many at a way too young age!

Lizett34 said...

The Exorcist!

Shannyn (Toni) said...

I think that the scariest movies to me are:
1- The Entity. This one scares me, no matter how old I get nor how many times I watch it.

2- IT - Sure, it might not be a 'horror' movie, but clowns scare me!

3- Most recently would be the Paranormal Activity movies. The previews alone freak me out.

*crosses fingers for luck!*

Thanks!
Shannyn (shestillsmiles @ gmail)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Cujo - I was so scared watching that movie in the movie theatre. JillFay

Kristen said...

I HATE scary movies - E.T. still freaks me out. :)

Kristen27

Valerie G. said...

Chuckie! My brothers tortured me with my own dolls making me think they were Chuckie-like.

BethC said...

I love scary movies...the only movie that has really, truly scared me is The Strangers. I think because it was based on a true story and could really happen.

StereoQueenBee said...

SAW was one of the worst and scariest ever.

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lucy872 said...

I have to say that The Sixth Sense actually kept me awake at night. I was afraid to get up and go to the bathroom for fear a cold chill would go through the air!

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