What readers and reviewers are saying about Nightsticks & Negligees:
"The story of Nightsticks and Negligees is a magnificent one that is full of many exciting moments and many twists and turns. As the reader reads this book they will always be kept on edge thanks to the unexpected turns the reader will experience; these twists and turns will guarantee the reader keeps the reading. They will feel compelled to do so, and that is the sheer beauty of this novel! The excellent author of this novel, Lucinda Mack effortlessly takes the reader on a thrilling journey; Mack’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
Lucinda Mack is a talented and well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Mack’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them. They are believable, and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds. This is another thing… Mack has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting she has established. Her sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination and made me turn the pages with haste! She is a pure talent, and for that, she deserves all the praise in the world!"
- Aimee Ann, RedHeadedBookLover.com
"Lucinda Mack has tapped into an under represented portion within a well loved genre. As someone who loves murder mysteries I often find myself wishing for more representation within the books I pick up. Having two women as the main couple and the focus of this story shows something that is rare for the mystery genre. While there are often romances the cozy and even thriller realms focus primarily on straight pairings. Mack has not only written a thrilling book, but she has presented two women who are strong and powerful in their field. This is not a book for the faint of heart either, there is definite gore, but not in an inappropriate way. The balance between crime and romance is well balanced and I would recommend this to any mystery lover."
- KATHERINE KLEFFNER, The Nerdy Girl Express
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"Intense and compelling, Nightsticks and Negligees marks Lucinda Mack’s debut in the LGBT fiction genre and it proves to be a nail-biting page-turner from beginning to end. Taking a tried and tested formula allied to an original narrative style, Mack delivers an enticing plot that keeps its intrigue throughout whilst maintaining a calculated balance between suspense and transparency which armchair detectives will certainly appreciate.
When writing in a genre as popular as this an author has to be careful not to retread the ground of previous bestsellers to come up with something original. Crime and police procedurals require a twisted logic whilst LGBT fiction is about character and Mack captures the requisite elements of both. Delivering an authentic air whilst almost absent dialogue between her characters really gets us into the mind of Lexi as her relationship with Katia goes from colleagues and first kiss to take on the weight of something far more significant.
With both characters imbued with the depth and characteristics of their roles, they are immediately engaging whilst the ever-present threat of danger pervading their lives is sure to keep readers on tenterhooks to the final pages.
A confident and assured debut which bodes well for future releases from Lucinda Mack, Nightsticks and Negligees is definitely recommended. Especially to fans of the LGBT and crime genres."
- The BookViral Review
"The debut book from author Lucinda Mack that blends poetry with her unique writing style. She does a deft job capturing the lingo involved with police procedurals and it is, indeed, an LGBTQ novel, given the fiery romance between Lexi and Katia. Readers who understand the importance of an interesting and fun summertime tale will definitely want to take a gander at Nightsticks & Negligees while relaxing on the beach.
After listening to many of Lucinda's online interviews, I've come to realize she sounds like a woman possessed - is highly prolific - and I look forward to all her future stories and poems!"
- FightForTheSoul, Amazon Customer
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