Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Tempering Agent

Egypt.  An exotic location.  A mystery to be solved.  Ancient artifacts to be found.  A heart to be mended.

A contemporary story where Dr. Priscilla Tackling learns to love again.

I was intrigued when I started this story.  It was my first time reading something like this or anything similar.  I enjoyed the start of each chapter where a jewel was described as to color, origination, etc.

Priscilla never got over her fiance's murder three years ago.  It happened right in front of her just days before their wedding.  It continued to haunt her and she somewhat felt responsible for his death.  She refused to be vulnerable ever again.

Agent Donnie Barnes was brought to assist Dr. Hackling in the murder investigation.  They were not expecting the immediate attraction they both felt.

Is it possible for Priscilla to give of herself completely to Donnie? Will they find the killer?  Is Priscilla next on the killer's list?

I received this free to review.


To celebrate her tour, Victoria is giving away
Grand prize: Murano type heart necklace with lampwork bracelet and $25.00 Amazon gift certificate
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About the Author

Victoria Pitts Caine Head ShotVictoria Pitts Caine is a native Californian and lives in the central portion of the state. Her varied interests include genealogy and exotic gemstone collecting both of which she’s incorporated into her novels.
The author has received recognition in both fiction and nonfiction from: Enduring Romance top 10 picks for 2008, William Saroyan Writing Conference, Byline Magazine, Writer’s Journal Magazine, Holt International Children’s Services Magazine, and The Southern California Genealogical Society. Her first novel was published in 2007 followed by two more as well as novellas and short stories in anthologies.
Victoria is a former staff technician in air pollution control. She is the mother of two daughters. Now retired from the work force, Victoria and her husband enjoy travel, cooking, and are self-appointed “foodies”.

Guest post from Vicki Caine

Since childhood, I have been interested in genealogy and ancient Egypt. Two of my prior novels, Alvarado Gold and Cairo, let me follow my fantasies into those two areas. Donnie the hero in The Tempering Agent is also in the other two books, and it was his turn to find his own romance. When archaeologist Dr. Priscilla Hackling finds herself drawn back into the murder investigation of her fiancĂ© and the missing breast plate of the high priest, Agent Donnie Barnes, is just the man to help her out, even if she doesn’t think so.
Traveling along with Priscilla and Donnie, I discovered some interesting facts about ancient Egypt, from the ruins in the Siwa Desert to the mystery of the Valley of the Kings. The genealogy factor in my novels is Donnie is loosely based on my cousin. Alvarado Gold tells the story of my family while Cairo and The Tempering Agent fueled my inquisitiveness about Egypt.


  1. Thank you for your review on "The Tempering Agent" and being part of the book tour.

    I'd love the opportunity to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thanks for your review. Would love to read this book.

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com


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