ARC Review and Giveaway:Monarch by Michelle Davidson Argyle

Release Date: September 15 2011
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing
Format: ARC paperback
Pages: 341
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Synopsis:
Nick's life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness, a wife who committed suicide, and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the United States has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he'll have the chance to start his life over again. Just when he's on the brink of catching Ferreira, he's framed for a murder that turns his world upside down. His only chance of survival lies in West Virginia, where Lilian Love, a woman from his past, owns the secluded Monarch Inn. He's safe, but not for long.

My Thoughts:
Monarch is a captivating thriller that left me breathless. Michelle has a great way of being able to tell an amazing story without being too discriptive or overly drawnout and I love that.

I loved the symbolism in Monarch, it was truly amazing. Michelle was able to incorporate the Monarch butterfly into ever aspect of the story and it was extremely impressive.

The action and deception of Monarch was enticing and exhilerating. I had a hard time putting the book down. I haven't read a thriller like this in a long time. Michelle has a rare talent for the written word.

I absolutely love reading whatever Michelle writes. She can truly write any genre. From a different twist on a classic story with Cinders or a thriller/mystery like Monarch.

I loved Monarch. I was hooked from page one and I would not put it down. Even if Thrillers are not your first genre to read you will not want to miss out on Monarch. Michelle will always have a place on my book shelf.

If you would like a chance to own your own copy of Monarch all you have to do is leave a comment below with an email address to contact you. International entries are welcome for e-copies Print copies for U.S. only.  Please leave your location in your comment as well 
Prizes will be shipped out directly from the publisher.

The giveaway will end Friday September 9 2011 winner will be chosen and announced Saturday September 10 2011

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  1. I'd love to be entered in this draw. I have read Michelle's Cinders which i thoroughly enjoyed. Looking forward to this one!

  2. Beth Overmyer
    Ohio, USA

  3. I loved it! I want another copy for a gift!('cause mine will never be a lender copy!)

  4. Erin Potter
    Providence, RI

  5. forgot to leave my email id : maybemee AT gmail dot com

  6. Thanksfor this great giveaway! emmamelerojuarez (at) yahoo(dot) com

  7. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  8. Chelle at CNewton724 at gmail dot com

  9. Great review. This sounds like a great read. I read Michelle's Cinders too and really enjoyed it. Put my name into the hat as I would love to win a copy. Thanks. My email:

  10. I have a signed Cinders book, and I TOTALLY enjoyed that book. It was definitely not what I was expecting at all. If this book is anything like that one, I know that it'll be a best seller.
    I'm from Puerto Rico and my email is: or

  11. I would love a copy, I need one. We have been short on money lately. I will get a copy of Monarch eventually. I did love Cinders by the way. I love the character development of Cinders and am excited to read Monarch. My email is

  12. I commented just a minute ago. I live in Provo, UT.

  13. Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC Darlene
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    I'm in Canada!

  14. Michelle is such a great writer! I would love to win this book.

    I'm in the U.S.


  15. Thanks for the chance to win this book!


  16. I've been wanting to read this book!

    laurapauling at yahoo dot com

  17. I'd like to enter, but I never, ever post my e-mail in a public place. (Sorry! But I hate spam.)
    If you choose my name (if I'm not disqualified for not putting in the e-mail), you could just leave a comment on my blog (, and I'll get the message that way.
    I live in Utah.
    I loved Cinders, so I assume this one will be just as good.

  18. I'd love to read this book and have my own copy.

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  20. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance! I live in Utah. becsloveles (at)gmail(dot)com.