“Mad Mischief” Book Review + GIVEAWAY

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
August 29, 2019

Today on Redhead Mom, we’re sharing about Mad Mischief, in partnership with author Susan St. John.

Mad Mischief Book

I don’t get a lot of time to read books, so when I do, it has to be a book I’m interested in and that keeps me interested. I definitely found myself interested and wanting to read more when I picked up Mad Mischief, written by Susan St. John. This breakout new novel is about one woman’s extraordinary safari to the edge of her own sanity and back again – a life changing travel adventure. Featuring the shimmering beauty and primal power of sub-Saharan Africa, Sarah (the story’s heroine) embarks on an elite safari with her cantankerous husband, setting the stage for a story of love, deceit, power, obsession and ultimately, escape and redemption.

The word safari means “long journey,” and the story of Mad Mischief tells of one unlike any other — a journey of the heart, mind and spirit. Sarah’s plans to save her marriage with this journey are shattered when, thrown off balance by a dangerous combination of prescription drugs, she struggles to maintain her equilibrium in the face of the chauvinistic and abusive personalities of her husband and safari guide, the unscrupulous actions of a Nairobi shopkeeper, and mysterious behavior of a world-renowned photographer who seems to appear whenever she is in need, just like a guardian angel.

Mad Mischief is the winner of the 2017 New Apple Literary Contest, in the Psychological Suspense Category; the Spirited Woman Book Award; and Santa Barbara Magazine’s Beautiful Reads Selection, for their 2018 Winter Edition. It was also chosen as a finalist for the 2018 Somerset Awards, the 2018 CIPA EVVY Book Awards, the 2018 EPIC eBook Awards, the 2018 Independent Author Network Award, for Outstanding First Novel, the 2018 Indie Excellence Awards / Chick-Lit Category, and a named a ‘Distinguished Favorite’ in the 2018 Independent Press Award. You can find out more about the novel at www.MadMischief.com.

Mad Mischief Book


Susan St. John sustained a highly successful career as a VP of Sales for a major division of MCA/Universal Studios, as well as launching two thriving entrepreneurial ventures in securities brokering and business to business networking. Her personal and professional adventures became the fuel for the heroic saga of Mad Mischief.

Mad Mischief is available in hardback, paperback, and kindle form and can be purchased from Amazon, or from Goodreads.

Hardcover: 978-1635052640
Paperback: 978-1635052633
eBook: B071VZFXPV

This was a great book and I can’t wait to read what’s next from Susan St. John! In celebration of the release of her novel, she is giving away a copy to one lucky winner!


1 lucky winner on Redhead Mom will receive a copy of Mad Mischief!!!


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

37 Responses to ““Mad Mischief” Book Review + GIVEAWAY”

  1. That book sounds like a good book to read as the summer ends. It is so impressive that it has earned so many awards.

  2. Amber Myers says:

    This sounds like a great book! I’ll have to enter to win. I love to read!

  3. Marysa says:

    I hear you about not having enough time to read. I want to make it worth my while when I finally get to enjoy a book. This sounds like a great pick!

  4. Kelly Martin says:

    I love reading and I’m always looking for new books to read. This one sounds really interesting.

  5. kumamonjeng says:

    Base on your review, I think I will love to read this book. Thank you for including some background information about the writer too.

  6. My mummy doesn’t get much time to read books either and would love to go an a safari one day – so this might be the closest she’ll get to it!

  7. Carolyn says:

    This one sounds interesting! I too have a hard time making time to read. And by reading I mean just for fun, not work!

  8. Stacie says:

    I need to get this book. It’s exactly the kind of read I’ve always been particularly fond of.

  9. Makeba Giles says:

    I love to read when I get the chance! This sounds like an awesome book! What a great giveaway.

  10. Emman Damian says:

    Mad Mischief seems like a great book! I hope I can read it soon! Nice!

  11. eli says:

    Ahh what an interesting read! I will definitely have to check it out if it has won so many awards!

  12. Lynndee says:

    My bookworm husband is always on the lookout for new books to read. Going to tell him about your recommendation, for sure.

  13. Ruth I says:

    I think this really has an interesting story. I am sure it’s something that I will easily be hooked on. Certainly a must read.

  14. Alli Smith says:

    I’ve been hearing good things about this book. I’ll be at the beach all next week so I’m adding this one to my must-read list. I can’t wait to read it.

  15. Emily Fata says:

    I’ve never heard of Susan St. John’s “Mad Miscief” before, but it sounds like a great book! What an awesome giveaway.

  16. Sarah Bailey says:

    This sounds like a really interesting book – I have to admit I’ve not heard of the author or the book before. I am going to have to look into it some more!

  17. Alysa says:

    I’ll have to check this out! I’m always on the hunt for a new book when traveling.

  18. Alyssa H says:

    Love me a good book giveaway!! I have become a big, big reader, and am always looking for book recs. Hadn’t heard of this one and it sounds great!

  19. Heather says:

    Now that I’ve decided to make time to read, I’m making a list of all the books I need to get!

  20. Kita Bryant says:

    I’m always looking for something new to add to my collection. Can’t wait to read this one good luck to all the entries.

  21. rika says:

    It sounds like a great book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I really need to add this book to my collection.

  22. Pati Robins says:

    oh wow the book sounds great 1 and what a fantastic thing that you have also organized a giveaway for a lucky winner

  23. anne wright says:

    Thanks for posting such a great blog story and awesome that you have a great giveaway as well.

  24. anna says:

    Never heard of this book before but because I am also into travelling, looks like I will love it too! Thanks for suggesting it.

  25. Sarah M says:

    I love reading good books. This seems an interesting book to read but unfortunately, I am not US citizen to enter in the give way.

  26. alexandra cook says:

    what an article full of information, this is really helpful, i got a lot of ideas, thanks for sharing :))

  27. Karley Moore says:

    I would love to win because it looks like an interesting read.

  28. Marci says:

    Sounds like a very intriguing book!

  29. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    I love reading books a lot but I also love reading a book review first before buying and reading a new one but that one sounds like a good book for me to read. I will definitely checking that out!

  30. Lyosha says:

    sounds like a very interesting read! Adding it to the list

  31. I love books and this sounds like such a great read. I will be adding this to my book list.

  32. chad says:

    This one seems a good read!!! I am about to finish the book i am reading now, will check this one out.

  33. I love absolutely to read! This sounds like a great read! I’ll have to enter the giveaway.

  34. Edye says:

    Because I love to read! 🙂

  35. Daniel M says:

    sounds like a fun one

  36. NANCY says:

    Looks like a great book. Thanks!

  37. Heather! says:

    I love finding new authors whose work I love. And, funnily enough, I am kind of obsessed with the idea of a safari! I even have a “Safari Fund” to which I add five bucks or so every single week.

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