Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shadow Cay by Leona DeRosa Bodie

Leona DeRosa Bodie sent in this news about her book, Shadow Cay ...

Shadow Cay was recognized by the blog Gelati Scoop as one of his picks for the list of top thirty-five novels of 2010. Giovanni Gelati, a Goodreads, Shelfari and Amazon Book Reviewer, said, “I hope I have pointed out some excellent novels by some very nice people that happen to be very good authors. Give them a shot if you haven’t already, there are some excellent debut novels in there as well as works by some of the giants in the industry.” For a look at the complete list, visit

Shadow Cay is Bodie's debut thriller novel. It has recently received endorsement from the president of the Florida Association of Forensic Professionals, and on October 23, 2010, it was named a Royal Palm Literary Award winner in the thriller/suspense category by the Florida Writers Association.

Now in its third year, The Premier Book Award recognized Shadow Cay as a must read, acknowledging it was most successful in achieving its purpose and meeting its intended audience's needs. They also recognized the novel for excellence, naming it their 3rd Place winner in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror category. The primary goal of Premier Book Awards is to recognize authors and publishers for superior achievements. The secondary goal is to assure readers that a book is truly of outstanding and well worth adding to their libraries.

Here’s what other people are saying about Shadow Cay …“Intense, chilling, entertaining novel…If you enjoy a good thriller, Shadow Cay will provide that and more. It sets a strong pace from the start with riveting action and dialogue. The beautiful Bahamas background adds contrast to the frightening action and gritty texture of the story.” —BellaOnline Mystery Editor

“Suspense and thrills. the storyline is deep and rich, flowing with characters that piece together like a fine jig saw puzzle, bringing forth a story that reels with adventure and intrigue…A real thriller, one that wraps around you and keeps you tied to the pages until the final curtain…Shadow Cay is a fascinating read, not to be overlooked. The search for morality and justice often finds you none. Shadow Cay tells the story as two justice seekers in Madeleine and Peter find themselves up against greed and corruption against a powerful corporation. Through their investigations, they may be risking their lives in this mystery set in the beautiful region of Miami and the Bahamas. “ —Midwest Book Review

For more information about Leona DeRosa Bodie and her books, visit her website or contact her at or (772) 236-8042.
Shadow Cay is available at Amazon , your favorite retail bookstore, and locally at the Jensen Beach’s Barnes & Noble, the Vero Beach Book Center and Hearth & Hound Gift Shop on the island in Vero Beach.