Monday, July 18, 2016

The District Manager by Matt Minor: Review + Giveaway

Matt Minor

Genre: Political Suspense
Publisher: Dead Tree
Date of Publication: June 30, 2016
Number of Pages: 266
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“Doing the right thing means you don’t eat”

So begins the sweltering narrative of District Manager, Mason Dixon, a haunted man serving Texas House District 100. After a constituent reaches out to his office with disturbing information about twisted activities going on in district, Mason finds himself drawn into a game of cat and mouse with a malevolent entity.

While these events unfold, Mason begins dating a county judge’s assistant. Brenna is a single mother who is ready to start the next chapter of her life. Can she and the stoical Mason connect? Or will she become collateral damage to his unorthodox, occupational hazards?

Mason soon finds that the danger has reached the highest ranks of the district, and that the century-old structure where he offices is not haunted, but instead possessed by an all too real menace.

Can a man who is profoundly broken restore order when the very core of order itself has been corrupted? 

“Matt Minor knows Texas politics from the inside, and he weaves a devious tale of deceit and death and even a little romance. Buckle your seat belt and hang on for the ride.”  — Bill Crider

Every summer, I divulge in tons of romance novels. They are light and fluffy and are easy reads for this busy library worker who still wants to read. When I picked up The District Manager, I was positive I'd be taking my time reading it. It is so riveting that I finished it within the day. 

I see a lot of myself in the main character, Mason Dixon. He's bewildered by the corruption he sees and geniunely wants to help change that. He desperately wants to help his friend and that is all of us. His humor is sometimes dark but that's so me at times. 

The storyline itself was also very fluid. Everytime I thought I figured out what was going on, there was another wrench thrown in the mix. Towards the end I started seeing clues that I missed previously and had to go back and reread some spots. I love when that happens. 

I didn't expect the romance author Matt Minor brought in Mason's life. It was heartwarming and funny and oh so real. Reading as he works through his feelings of grief for a dearly departed loved one reminded me of myself when I lost a dear one. I was Mason as he found himself falling for another all the while trying to right wrongs. 

The District Manager is by local author, Matt Minor, and does take place within Texas. I loved all of the Houston references and that the main character caught a Houston Texans game. Matt, I loved everything about The District Manager, but the Texans reference had me over the moon happy. 

I think readers of all genres will enjoy The District Manager as it has everything; action, corruption, humor, and romance. What more could you ask for? 

*If you scroll down, there's an awesome giveaway too. I encourage you all to enter*

Matt Minor presently serves as a Chief of Staff in the Texas House of Representatives. He has worked as a political campaign manager and is a well-regarded public speaker. Matt has authored official state publications, oversees syndicated editorials, and is a speechwriter and district radio legislative commentator. Prior to his life in state politics Matt was a professional musician and entertainer. Matt’s hobbies are centered on the arts, including the craft of poetry, an interest that has brought academic recognition and numerous awards.

His first novel, The Representative was an Amazon Political Fiction Bestseller the summer of 2015. It was accepted and archived into the Texas State Legislative Library. In April of 2016 The Representative won an IPPY Gold medal for Southern-Region Fiction.

Matt Minor resides with his wife Stacy on their ranch property in Wharton County, Texas. He lives in Austin during legislative session.




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