The Tao of the Viper, the second novel in the Kate Pomeroy Gothic Mystery Series, was awarded a 1st Place Award in the 2019 CIBA Paranormal Awards. This honor joins several others including a Gold Medal in Supernatural Fiction from Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards and a Gold Medal in Mystery Fiction from Book Excellence Awards. The Tao was also nominated for the prestigious RONE Award and a Bram Stoker Award in Long Fiction.

Editorial reviews of The Tao of the Viper have similarly been laudatory. Here are excerpts from some of them:

“This book captures the reader from page one and holds them enthralled until the end! The suspense, action and danger are well written and make the reader feel they are part of the world the author has created…The plot is engaging, and pacing of the book is spot on, making the reader want to keep turning the pages. The characters are well-written and believable…The ending is satisfying and leaves the reader craving more of Kate, her story, and the consequences faced by some of the more notable secondary characters.”~Carly Fulmer for InD’tale Magazine (5-Star, Crowned Heart, Review)

“For those who love supernatural conspiracies and wickedly clever suspense, The Tao of the Viper by Linda Watkins is an excellent second installment of the Kate Pomeroy mystery series. The novel has something serious to say about the machinations of power, while patiently unveiling a captivating mystery and building on Watkins’ engaging heroine. Fluidly moving between romance and suspense, The Tao of the Viper is a supernatural thriller with teeth, heart, and a visionary mind at the creative helm.” ~Self-Publishing Review

The Tao of the Viper is a fantastic and dark paranormal mystery, with Linda Watkins delivering enough suspense and chills to knock it into the thriller genre as well. Kate is a great protagonist, balancing general affability with dark and intrusive fallibility, and making her as complex as her extraordinary family history … an engrossing series for readers who enjoy mysteries with a supernatural twist, and those who are inevitably drawn in won’t have to wait long for book three, Abducted.” ~Jamie Michele for Readers Favorite

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