Deadly Race by Elke Feuer – a Review

Deadly Race by Elke Feuer – a Review


Deadly Race

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Race car driver Remy Borden likes fast things: bikes, cars, and men. Her plans to become the first woman from the Cayman Islands to race internationally gets sidetracked when she’s injured and pulled from the final race because of a fiery confrontation with another driver.

Life goes from bad to worse when the racetrack owner is killed and she’s suspect number one because his death puts her back in the race. But racing again proves difficult when Dr. Jackson Wilson insists she stop racing until she heals, making her wonder if his ‘doctor’s orders’ don’t have ulterior motives-the racetrack owner was his friend.

She and Jackson search for the truth behind the murder when accidents start happening at the racetrack, and an adoring fan gets too close. Soon the simmering attraction between her and Jackson boils over, forcing her to admit Jackson makes her think of a life beyond racing.



Deadly Race is the second installment to Feuer’s Deadly Series and focuses on Remy and Jackson. In my honest opinion I’d have to say Elke Feuer has a hit on her hands with this series. This addition to the series is just as entertaining as the first. It’s fast paced, action packed, suspenseful, keeps you turning page after page to find out who done it, and has a sexual chemistry between the hero and heroine that just sizzles. You could cut the sexual tension between these two with a knife. Ms. Feuer definitely has a talent for writing suspense and romance and making it all work.

Remy is a hell of a heroine, she cracked me up many times. She’s feisty, smart mouthed, independent, knows what she wants and goes for it no matter what, and isn’t afraid to be herself, no matter the situation. Oh and she’s a hell of a racecar driver and knows it. She isn’t afraid to show it or brag about it in front of her fellow competitors in a male dominated sport. I’d have to say Remy is a kickass heroine and she drove our hero absolutely nutty. Oh Jackson, what a tangled web you’ve weaved for yourself where Remy is concerned. Yes he’s sexy in a nerdy kind of way, but he also annoyed me many times, and made me want to slap him silly. You see he’s been hung up on Angel(heroine in first book), for the past two years and hasn’t dealt with it, even though she’s with someone else. So for most of the book he keeps trying to keep Remy at arms length even though it’s obvious to both of them he’s attracted to her. It’s because of this attraction that Remy purposely drives him crazy and keeps coming onto him trying to seduce him. I have to admit I chuckled many times during those scenes, and wasn’t feeling so sorry for Jackson after a while. If you ask me, he asked for it and them some. Until he deals with his ‘feelings’ for Angel, he can’t decide what to do with Remy. All the while he’s trying to sort through it all, the sexual tension between the two just keeps building to the point it explodes when they finally get together. However, even then the two of them can’t seem to be happy. Between a murder rap hanging over Remy’s head, a stalker, and her career ambitions as a racecar driver internationally, things just seem doomed between the two.  

However, somehow, Ms. Feuer manages to weave all this into a very suspenseful and nail biting story about murder, sabotage, and who done it. The last half of the book just rolls along and carries the reader with it as we try to unravel the mystery behind Dirks’s murder, Remy’s stalker and will there be a HEA for our seemly doomed in the romance department hero and heroine. I was literally on the edge of my seat and would get annoyed every time I was interrupted while reading because I wanted to find out how it would all play out. I love a good mystery wrapped up in a romance, and having to put the book down to go back to work, do errands, etc anoyed me. I hate not knowing what’s going to happen next in a good book I’m reading and Ms. Feuer managed to wrap me up in this one to the point where I was getting the jitters waiting to see who done it in the end. If you enjoy a good suspenseful read with a sizzling romance weaved into it, then you won’t be disappointed with Deadly Race.

Until next time, happy reading everyone.

Reviewed by Marcie

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Deadly Bloodlines by Elke Feuer – a Review

Deadly Bloodlines by Elke Feuer – a Review


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A serial killer determined to repeat a murderous pattern that started twenty years ago.

Years after leaving Cayman because of her notorious serial killer mother, Angel Mason returns as an inspector on the police force. On the twentieth anniversary of her mother’s capture, someone is murdered in the same manner as her mother’s victims.

To complicate matters more, Angel’s old flame, Bren McDougal, is assigned to help her with capturing the killer, and it’s soon undeniably clear that the passion between them is hotter than ever.

As the killer repeats her mother’s deadly pattern, Angel must face the terrifying truth she’s been hiding for twenty years.


Deadly Bloodlines is the first book in Elke Feuer’s new Deadly Series. I was very excited when asked to read and review this book, because after reading Elke’s first book For the Love of Jazz, I knew I’d discovered a new favourite author.  I just want to say, I think Miss Feuer has another hit on her hands with her new Deadly series.  I was not disappointed at all with this latest book by Elke Feuer.

In Deadly Bloodlines, Miss Feuer sets the tone for the storyline right from the first chapter.  She hooks you from there and there’s no going back.  Deadly Bloodlines is a fast-paced, exciting read with a ‘who done it’ mystery that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat throughout the entire story.  Just when you think you may be getting closer to solving the mystery, she throws another bread crumb that gets you thinking in another direction.  There’s never a boring moment in this one people, it’s the type of book you just can’t put down once you’ve started until you get to the end and find out ‘who done it’.  When we finally get to that scene, I think my jaw dropped, because I never suspected the turn of events, or that person, not even for a second.  Now you know me, I’m not a spoil sport, so if you want to find out ‘who done it’, then you will have to read Deadly Bloodlines. 

On top of a nail biting mystery that’s full of suspense, second guessing of character’s motives, pulling your hair out over the fact that you think you know who the killer is, but then you turn the page and you think it’s someone entirely different, Ms. Feuer adds the element of romance to the story which only adds to an already action filled, tense story.  The romance between Angel and Bren is nicely balanced with the murder mystery and Angel’s past/present demons.  We get to explore both Bren and Angel’s personalities, learn of their past, and see how they navigate the current situation they are in. I like that their romance isn’t hurried, but instead is explored from their past and brought front and center with their present,  and with the possibility of a future if they can solve this mystery.   Both love each other very much and never stopped loving each other over the years they were apart.  Now if only they can overcome the obstacle in their path and find their way to their HEA. 

As I said earlier, Deadly Bloodlines is a fast paced, exciting yet nail biting read.  It will keep you guessing from beginning to end, making you turn page after page not wanting to stop till you get to the end.  Both the murder mystery and romance are well written and nicely balanced throughout the book.  Ms. Feuer has another hit on her hands with Deadly Bloodlines and I feel the hits will just keep coming for her. She has a talent for storytelling, world and character building and keeping her reader engrossed throughout the book.  For anyone looking for a ‘who done it’ type story with romance on the side, then look no further because Ms. Feuer delivers what you are looking for. 

Until next time, Happy Reading everyone! 

Reviewed by Marcie

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About the author
elke feuer Elke was born and raised on Grand Cayman and lives there with her husband and two kids who keep her on her toes. She has a sarcastic, quirky sense of humor not everyone gets, and is in a race to become the first Caymanian in space. When not writing, she’s helping other writers in Cayman through her organization CayWriters.

The author of For the Love of Jazz and Deadly Bloodlines, book one in her Deadly Series. She stumbled into writing romantic suspense because of her fascination with serial killers, but writes other genres because characters keep telling her their stories and she’s a sucker for a crazy story.

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An Interview with Elke Feuer

An Interview with Elke Feuer

elkeThe Reading Cafe is happy to welcome Elke Feurer as our guest today. Before we meet Elke, let’s find out more about her.

I was born and raised on Grand Cayman where I live with my husband and two wonderful kids. To my surprise, I enjoy writing romantic suspense, and even more surprising, writing about serial killers. I’m fascinated by what motivates them to kill. I also write historical, time travel and contemporary stories to even out my dark side.

Reading, spending time with my family, traveling, and meeting people, are my joy. Writing is my passion.

I sometimes wonders if I’m not Billie Holiday incarnate because of the strong connection I feel, along with the urge to sing jazz, but I quickly remember I’m too chicken to get onstage. I pacifies the urge by listening to jazz while I write, and dancing. My favorite dance is salsa, however since having kids the only dancing I do is to get my daughter to sleep.

Let’s meet Elke.

Hi Elke.  Thank you for taking the time to answer some questions today.  We are always looking forward to reading about the author behind the book.

Elke: It’s a pleasure to be here, Barb. Thanks for having me. I’m happy to answer anything but my deep dark secrets. 🙂

TRC: Will you please tell us about yourself?

Elke: Oh. I always go blank when people ask me this question, but here goes. I live on the island of Grand Cayman. I’m married, with two wonderful kids. Reading, traveling and meeting people is my fun. Writing is my passion. My favorite music to write to is jazz or salsa.

I have a strong connection to Billie Holiday and sometimes wonder if I’m not her reincarnated. No, not really, but I am a big fan.

I wrote really bad, heart wrenching poetry in high school that I use to sing as lyrics. I can laugh about that now, but I took it very serious at the time. LOL!

TRC: Have you always been interested in writing?

Elke: Oh yes! I got my first typewriter (yes, I’m that old) for my ninth birthday and I’ve been writing ever since.

TRC: Is there anything (in general) you find particularly challenging about writing?

Elke: Hmm, it used to be editing. I’d rather have a root canal, but I made peace with it and now enjoy it. I think of it as making my work better. Now writing settings give me the heeby jeebies. I could write a whole book and not think about the settings at all. The only exception is my debut novel. The settings (the house and jazz club) floated around in my head for years, so it was easy for them to become part of the story.

TRC: For the Love of Jazz is your debut novel. Can you tell how you came up with the idea of this story?

REVIEW: For The Love of Jazz

Elke: Yes, I was having a bubble bath (This was long before I had kids.), listening to jazz when the image of a house came to me along with the main characters. I dreamed about the club a few nights later. It rattled in my head for years before I got it down on paper.

For The Love of Jazz


TRC: Would you please tell us the premise behind For the Love of Jazz?

Elke: Love can overcome any obstacle: death, race, social background, and of course, murder attempts.




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TRC: You write Romance, have you ever thought about writing in another genre?

Elke: Not until recently. I love a good ‘who dun it’ and really enjoy writing them, so I’m thinking about mysteries and thrillers. I’m fascinated by serial killers. Not in the creepy I want to write them in prison way, but what shapes them and motivates them to kill. That’s not creepy at all, right? LOL.

TRC: What are you currently working on?

Elke: My next book is called Deadly Boodlines. It’s about, you guessed it, a serial killer. The story is based where I live. I’m hoping to turn it into a series. Murder in Cayman, maybe?

TRC: What is your writing process?  Do you like to write at specific times, in a special place?

Elke: My perfect schedule got thrown about the window the second I had my second child six month ago. LOL. Now I write when I can: when the baby sleeps on the weekend, after the kids good to bed at night, and during my lunchtime.

TRC: Many authors bounce ideas with family and friends.  With whom do you bounce ideas?

Elke: I brainstorm or write my ideas in a journal for later. I change my mind too often and would drive my family crazier than I already do. My best friend Katie is my critique buddy. She’s provides me with invaluable feedback. I’ve been warned, however, not to bring her my first draft. I tend to change the story before she gets the next chapters.

TRC: What books, authors or people in your life have influenced your writing?

Elke: I loved reading Nancy Drew and it’s probably why I still love mysteries today. When I got older, I read Amanda Quick, Johanna Lindsay, and Jude Deveraux, more than any other authors.

Definitely, Leigh Michaels. She teaches on-line romance writing classes at Gotham. I sat in my own little writer bubble for many years writing a lot of stories, but getting nowhere. Her class dragged me into the reality that I had a lot to learn. I still do, but she helped me come a long way. Without her classes I wouldn’t be published today. 

TRC: Would you like to add anything else?

Elke: I love writing, but the thing that surprised me the most is how open and supportive everyone is. There are no writing groups in Cayman, so I don’t have that support like other authors. Thankfully over the years I’ve met some amazing people on-line whose friendships mean so much to me. I couldn’t survive without them.


Favorite Food: Anything I can fit in my mouth. LOL. I love to eat and there’s very little I don’t like.

Favorite Dessert: Anything covered in caramel or peanut butter. YUM.

Favorite Author: That’s a tough one. Historically, Amanda Quick.

Favorite Novel: Too many to mention.

Favorite Movie: The Holiday

Milk or Dark Chocolate: Dark

Thank you Elke, for answering our questions. The Reading Café wishes you the best of luck with For The Love of Jazz.

Elke: Thanks for having me, Barb. It was fun!

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For The Love of Jazz by Elke Feuer – a Review

For The Love of Jazz by Elke Feuer – a Review

For The Love of Jazz

Description: (author’s website);
Restoration architect Josie Fagan takes on a project with lawyer and senator’s son, Patrick Pullman. It’s the perfect match. She needs his endorsement to save her business and he wants to restore his ancestral Chicago home. Love wasn’t part of her plan. Neither was being asked to stay at his home, haunted by ghosts, or discovering she has a claim to his home – which she adores. When she finds out his family may be responsible for her aunt’s disappearance fifty years ago, it’s a race to unearth the truth before she loses not only her business and her heart, but also her life.

Patrick can’t deny his attraction to Josie and is willing to take a chance on love since his broken engagement a year earlier. Things become complicated when he learns of their family connection and her claim to the home he loves. He doesn’t believe in ghosts, or that his family is involved in her aunt’s disappearance, so insists they work together. But, when he starts seeing his uncle’s ghost, and threats are made on her life, he’s forced to confront the possibility his family could be responsible.


If you are a fan of ghost stories, romance, and a classic case of who done it, then this one’s for you.  Elke Feuer does an amazing job of keeping the suspense rolling throughout this story.  Not once did I come close to figuring out the ending. As I was reading For the Love of Jazz there were many times I felt like I was watching an episode of CSI or Hawaii Five-O trying to figure out who’d done it. The way Elke weaves this tale of love, passion, romance and murder keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.  I found myself glued to this story with each turn of the page, in the hopes that another clue would be dropped as to who the culprit is.  I was beginning to feel like a player in the game of Clue shouting out; Mrs. Peacock in the library with the candlestick, LOL 😉

Okay back to being serious here.  Along with the murder mystery surrounding Josie’s dead aunt Lola, Elke manages to weave a lovely romance story along the way.  I really enjoyed the way Elke developed this romance between Josie and Patrick. She didn’t throw them together quickly or rush things between them.  Instead, she slowly built up the romance, and in turn allowed the reader to get to know the characters along the way.  Adding the ghost story to the romance and delicately balancing Lola and William’s past with Josie and Patrick only added to the suspense and intrigue of the book. 

For the Love of Jazz is well written with great character and plot development.  It’s the type of book that keeps the reader riveted and wanting more with each turn of the page.  As I said earlier, if you are a fan of ghost stories, romance and a who done it storyline then this one’s for you.  You won’t be disappointed with Elke Feuer’s debut novel.  I’d say she has a bright future ahead of her as a novelist.  I look forward to more books by Ms. Feuer. 

Reviewed by Marcie

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