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Down A Bad Road by Regina Buttner


Jealousy can be deadly.

Longtime bachelor Ron Burley has a rule against messing around with married women in his rural upstate New York town, but sassy, lovely Lavender has convinced him to break it. Their steamy affair sets someone off, but it isn't Lavender's clueless husband-it's Marta, Burley's clingy childhood friend and ex-lover.

Marta knows Burley is on the verge of going broke, so she secretly tries to lure him with a lucrative job offer and some enticing fringe benefits. Although he's sorely tempted, Burley's afraid to trust Marta due to the sketchy circumstances surrounding their bitter breakup years ago; but this might be his only chance to get back at her for what she did.

Suspicious of her boyfriend's romantic history, Lavender visits a psychic for a tarot card reading in a creepy cabin in the Adirondack woods. Watch your back, the psychic warns her. Burley and Marta aren't the innocent people they're pretending to be. Someone's out for revenge, and this love triangle could turn deadly. 

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

ISBN-10: 1685131883

ISBN-13: 978-1685131883


Print length: 298 pages

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Down a Bad Road by Regina Buttner is set in a quiet rural town in upstate New York, an idyllic setting turned claustrophobic by the intensity of the relationships at play. Buttner uses this setting to great effect, contrasting the serene environment with the turmoil brewing beneath the surface. It is here that we meet Ron Burley, a character whose experiences and decisions create the backbone of the narrative.

Burley, a lifelong bachelor with a rule against entanglements with married women, finds himself trapped in a torrid love affair with the irresistible Lavender. This affair, however, sparks the ire of Marta, Burley's childhood friend and former lover. The delicate balance of this complex love triangle is what propels the narrative, with each character's motives and actions further adding to the simmering tension.

Each character is drawn with depth and complexity, none more so than Burley. His past relationships, his struggle against financial ruin, and the ensuing mistrust all combine to make him a compelling protagonist. Equally gripping are the characters of Lavender and Marta, both of whom lend their unique flavors to the boiling pot of the narrative.

Down a Bad Road shines in its exploration of jealousy, betrayal, and revenge. It expertly paints the picture of how suspicion and paranoia can unravel even the strongest of bonds. The inclusion of a tarot card reading adds a layer of mystique, further enhancing the suspense.

Regina Buttner delivers a powerful narrative filled with suspense, passion, and intrigue. This tale of a love triangle gone wrong is an intriguing exploration of human emotions, deceit, and the lengths to which people will go for revenge. 


Regina is a registered nurse-turned-writer who was raised in beautiful upstate New York, where she spent many happy years exploring the winding back roads and scenic hiking trails of the Adirondack mountain region. She recently traded the snowy northern winters for the tropical breezes of the Sunshine State, where her favorite pastimes are kayaking among the mangroves, strolling the gorgeous beaches, and attempting to teach tricks to her boisterous corgi. 

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May 29th @ The Muffin

Join us as we celebrate the blog tour launch of Down a Bad Road by Regina Buttner. You'll have the chance to read an interview with the author and win a copy of the book.


May 30th @ Author Anthony Avina’s blog

Stop by author Anthony Avina’s blog to read his review of Down a Bad Road by Regina Buttner.


May 31st @ Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews blog

Join Lisa for an interview with Regina Buttner.


June 1st @ World of My Imagination

Stop by World of My Imagination to read Nicole's review of Down a Bad Road


June 4th @ Author Anthony Avina’s blog

Revisit author Anthony Avina’s blog to read “How a Corgi Supercharged My Writing Life” by Regina Buttner.


June 5th @ A Lit Life

Stop by A Lit Life read Stephanie's review of Down a Bad Road


June 7th @ Sue Edwards’s blog

Visit Sue’s blog to read an interview with author Regina Buttner.


June 8th @ Michelle Cornish's blog

Read a guest post from Regina Buttner about cultivating writerly discipline.


June 9th @ Reading is My Remedy

Check out Chelsie's Instagram where she'll review Down a Bad Road.


June 10th @ World of My Imagination

Stop by Nicole's blog where Regina Buttner is a guest for "Three Things on a Saturday Night."


June 12th @ Reading is My Remedy

Stop by Chelsie's blog to read a guest post by Regina Buttner about disguising your friends and family in your stories.


June 13th @ Michelle Cornish's author blog

Join Michelle as she reviews Down a Bad Road.


June 14th @ Create Write Now

Visit Mari's blog to read a guest post by Regina Buttner about growing up old-school Catholic and daring to write about it!


June 15th @ The Knotty Needle

Join Judy for her review of Down a Bad Road.


June 16th @ Mindy McGinnis’s blog

Stop by Mindy’s blog to read “A Humorous Look at NOT Dating After 50” by Regina Buttner.


June 16th @ From the TBR Pile

Join Kari as she reviews Down a Bad Road


June 18th @ Lady Unemployed 

Stop by Nicole's blog to read "How Joining a Professional Writers Organization Transformed My Writing Career" by Regina Buttner.


June 21st @ Life According to Jamie

Join us as Jamie reviews Down a Bad Road


June 22nd @ Sue Edwards’s blog

Return to Sue’s blog to read "From Nurse to Writer" by Regina Buttner.


June 23rd @ Nikki's Book Reviews

Read Nicole's review of Down a Bad Road.


June 24th @ The Faerie Review

Stop by The Faerie Review to read a spotlight of Down a Bad Road


June 25th @ A Lit Life

Return to A Lit Life to read a guest post from Regina Buttner about how a visit to the Stillwater Hotel in Upstate New York inspired the setting for Down a Bad Road.