Tuesday, September 11, 2018


With: Michele PW

Congratulations to "Janet K.", the winner in Michele's giveaway. Please contact JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE to claim your prize!

I've always been fascinated with haunted houses and stories that are creepy and suspenseful rather than gory. In fact, one of my "fiction bucket list" items was to write a story about a hunted house.

BUT, I wanted to do it my way, which meant a haunted house that may or may not be haunted.

Because things are never as they seem in my books.

Plus, as I love me a good romance, I always need a romantic angle to spice things up. (Think a romantic psychological thriller with a dash of paranormal and you've got the gist of "It Began With a Lie.")

Title: It Began With A Lie
Author: Michele Pariza Wacek
Release Date: September 10, 2018
Publisher: Love-Based Publishing
Series: Secrets of Redemption #1
Genre: Psychological thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal
Page Count: 282

A fresh start. That was what Becca hoped the move from New York to Redemption, Wisconsin, would be for her troubled family—a way to get her crumbling marriage back on track, and to bond with her difficult 16-year-old stepdaughter.

But instead of a new beginning, Becca is thrust into a mysterious past she barely remembers … a past that includes complications from interacting with her teenage crush, Daniel, as well as living in her aunt's old house (aka "The Witch House," according to locals).

But is the house really haunted? Or is there something far more sinister out to destroy them?

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Michele will be giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky person leaving a comment or email entry. Please be sure to check back at the top of the post to see the winner.

About Michele PW:
Michele Pariza Wacek (also known as Michele PW) taught herself to read at three years old because she so badly wanted to write fiction. As an adult, she became a professional copywriter (copywriters write promotional materials for businesses, nothing to do with protecting intellectual property or putting a copyright on something) and eventually founded a copywriting and marketing company. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and currently lives with her husband and dogs in the mountains of Arizona. You can reach her at MicheleParizaWacek.com. She’s published two novels, “The Stolen Twin” and “Mirror Image,” both psychological thrillers/mystery/suspense books.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST September 12th. Due to GDPR regulations you no longer need to submit your email address in the comments. If you have been selected as a winner your name will be posted at the top of the post. You may then contact maureen@justromanticsuspense.com to claim your prize. Your email address will be shared with the author/publicist providing the giveaway.


  1. Hi Michele,
    Your book sounds like one I would like to read. I especially like your title!

  2. Book looks great. Good excerpt. Michelle is a new to me author. Thanks for the recommendation

  3. Loving the idea of a haunted house story. A great mash up of genres.

  4. I enjoy a good suspense story where things are not as they seem. Rumors and local lore can give a house, place, or a person a name or reputation they do not deserve. IT BEGAN WITH A LIE sounds like it will fill the bill nicely.


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