Hi Friends! How is summer going? My family – Brent and the three kids you’ve watched grow up through the years – are enjoying our time together. Yes, they are all teenagers so it’s taking a bit of patience, but when we are a team on vacay, we love being together!
Here are a few summer photos!
You may have heard, but I have new book out, CRAZY ON YOU, and I wanted to share some really sweet reviews that have been coming in. ‘s a domestic suspense/thriller, book club fiction and great summer read if you are looking for something to dive into!
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If you have read it, would you mind writing a kind review on Amazon? It keeps the buzz going and is very motivating for your writer-blogger-friend.
Crazy On You available here.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE SUPPORTED ME IN MY WRITING ADVENTURES! IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT REVIEWED CRAZY ON YOU, PLEASE KNOW HOW GRATEFUL I AM! YOU HAVE BLESSED ME SO GREATLY!
“Esteemed author has done it again; this time with sustained tension that starts out with young relatable new mothers and leaves you wondering how far one will go…a page-turner you’ll want to take to the beach!” – Addison McKnight
“I couldn’t put this one down. Full of suspense, intrigue, drama, twists, and turns.” – Reader Review
“A fast-paced psychological thriller roaster coaster ride. The story and characters have a high energy feel to it. The plot keeps the reader motivated to continue reading. The author is very talented in this genre, and I hope the author continues this path.” – Reader Review
“Crazy On You is the perfect title. I absolutely loved this book. The main character is something, but you will absolutely get suck into the plot immediately. What a great read.” – Reader Review
“What a fantastic book! The suspense made it hard to stop reading. I could feel many of the thoughts that were associated with being pregnant and the stress of a newborn and trying to look and be perfect! It’s a lie you cannot be perfect and look perfect with a newborn as all the ads on tv show. As the plot twists and turns so does the suspense. This brought on feelings of love and sadness at the same time”. – Reader Review
“I really enjoyed this book! It hooked me from the first chapter and kept me glued to my seat to find out what happened next!” – Reader Review
“Crazy On You is a perfect book club choice as there is a lot to dissect! I was hooked from the beginning as there was so much to think about and absorb as you read about each of the four mothers. Their stories were captivating and touched on real challenges that many first-time moms experience. I really liked the slow buildup of suspense when one of the women starts to become unhinged. Terrific read!” – Reader Review
“This book is one thrilling ride! Olivia has just had a baby and is experiencing Postpartum Depression. She makes the decision to form a playgroup for first time mommies that soon becomes a tight group of four. Little do they know, Olivia has a darker side and one of these women are in her sights.” – Reader Review
“This book had me hooked from the first page! I couldn’t put it down. I really loved reading main character too. Great read didn’t want it to end. – Reader Review
“Crazy On You is a PAGE-TURNER! Christen Bensten’s first stab at suspense is a hit! I finished this book in record time – relating to the characters and events and wondering what was going to happen next. I can’t wait to read the next book in the Huntwood Valley Murder series. I will be looking over my shoulder, in the meantime, to be sure I’m not the next victim. Read Crazy On You TODAY!” — Reader Review
“Woah, I never saw the ending coming, don’t let your thoughts go into how plausible it is, just enjoy the wild outrageous ending. Olivia is full on bat sh*t crazy, but in the beginning, I did truly resonate with all her inner monologue about motherhood. It can be so fricking hard, and isolating, and life is like a blur, where you feel so unattractive, and paralyzed by fear of not able to align up with the perfect routine. I didn’t expect to resonate with someone who obviously suffers from mental disease. Thank you to the author for not making Olivia a flat character.” – Reader Review
“Wow what a page turner if a book from the first page till the last, Christen Bentsen has certainly written a great suspense book The characters are all great and Olivia what can I say except the readers will have to find out for themselves.” – Reader Review
“I really enjoyed this book! A great storyline that keeps you reading on…I will be looking forward to reading more books from this series.” – Reader Review
“If you’re looking for something to occupy your mind while you soak in the sun, check out Crazy On You! A quick read with fast but detailed prose keeps you guessing until the very end – perfect for a day at the beach or by the poolside. Christen Bensten manages to capture life as a new mom, in its many forms, with detail and nuance. Anyone who has been a first-time mom, or knows a first-time mom, will identify. Enjoy!” – Reader Review
“Crazy On You is the perfect title for this book and when you read it you will see why! Olivia has a terrible childhood and things seem to turn around when she becomes a Mom. She forms a group for other first time Moms and develops a close group of friends. Maybe too close?!!! A lot of twists in this book and the chapters are short so you just can’t stop reading. The first book in a series so there will be more!” – Reader Review
“This is a thrilling read. Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start. Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable. Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuously. Can’t wait to read what the author brings out next. Recommend reading.” – Reader Review