Friday, July 20, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Review Dark Rhapsody by Helaine Mario

I fell in love with Helaine's second novel, The Lost Concerto, being the mother of a classically trained opera singer all the musical references in that novel drew me in and her exquisite storytelling enthralled me.  So when I learned she was writing a sequel I knew I had to be first in line for it and I was NOT disappointed. 
She is also a tireless women's advocate and is involved in many charitable endeavors.
Read about the novel, my review and then stick around because Helaine's generous publisher, Oceanview is sponsoring a giveaway. Details below.


ISBN-13: 9781608092925
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 07-03-2018
Length: 368pp
Maggie O'Shea #2
Source: Author/Publisher for review
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/ITunes


In 1945, an Austrian girl discovers a priceless Nazi treasure near a remote alpine lake and sets in motion a decades-old secret that will change lives for generations to come.

Many years later, classical pianist Maggie O’Shea is preparing her return to the world of music. Instead, a nightmare of a haunting rhapsody and hundreds of roses from a deranged stalker propel her into a world of terror. Forces drive her to revisit the mystery of her mother’s death, her father’s startling disappearance, and a terrible secret from World War II. Maggie finds herself on a collision course with a brutal, disfigured killer who threatens those she holds dear—an aging pianist with a long-buried secret, a haunted cellist, a charismatic Maestro, and the crusty retired colonel she has come to love.

A story of loss, intrigue, vengeance, courage, and love.

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Dark Rhapsody US ONLY
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews - Death and the Brewmaster’s Widow by Loretta Ross

Sophia Rose may at this very moment be camping in the wilds of Idaho but she's not too far away from WiFi to bring us her review of #2 in the Auction Book cozy mystery series.

Death and the Brewmaster’s Widow by Loretta Ross
#2 Auction Block Mystery
Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Midnight Ink
Published:  2.8.16
ISBN:  073874705X
Pages:  264
Rating: 4
Format: Paperback
Source:  Purchased
Sellers:  Amazon/B&N/Kobo

GoodReads Blurb:

They call it "the Brewmaster's Widow"; the abandoned brewery where Death Bogart's brother died in an arson fire.

With his girlfriend, Wren Morgan, Death goes home to St. Louis to take on a deeply personal mystery. When Randy Bogart went into the Einstadt Brewery, he left his broken badge behind at the firehouse. So why did the coroner find one on his body? Every answer leads to more questions. Why did the phony badge have the wrong number? Who set the brewery fire? What is the connection between Randy's death and the mysterious Cherokee Caves, where the opulent playground of 19th century beer barons falls into slow decay?

Not understanding how and why he lost his brother is breaking the ex-Marine's heart. But the Brewmaster's Widow is jealous of her secrets. Prising them loose could cost Death and Wren both their lives.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Showcase - Excerpt - The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish

Today I'm showcasing Canadian author, Ph.D. in Zoology Kristi Charish's re-released novel and debut in her new Kincaid Strange series.
Fun fact she is the scientific adviser for the White Trash Zombie novels.


ISBN-13: 978-0735273122
Publisher: Vintage 
Release Date:canada
Length: 352pp
Kincaid Strange #1
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


For fans of Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, a new urban fantasy series introduces Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner...
For starters, she's only twenty-seven. Then there's the fact that she lives in rain-soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti. And she's broke. With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running seances for university students with more money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle grunge rocker--who happens to be Kincaid's on-again, off-again roommate.
Then a stray zombie turns up outside her neighbourhood bar: Cameron Wight, an up-and-coming visual artist with no recollection of how he died or who raised him. Not only is it dangerous for Kincaid to be caught with an unauthorized zombie, she soon realizes he's tied to a spate of murders: someone is targeting the zombies and voodoo practitioners in Seattle's infamous Underground City, a paranormal hub. When the police refuse to investigate, the City's oldest and foremost zombie asks Kincaid to help. Raising ghosts and zombies is one thing, but finding a murderer? She's broke, but she's not stupid.
And then she becomes the target... As the saying goes, when it rains it pours, especially in Seattle.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Audible Review- Now That You Mention It By Kristan Higgings

You know there is no one who touches the heart quite like Kristan Higgins whether its romantic comedy or women's fiction. This novel is especially poignant and one of her best. 
Kristan's publisher, Harlequin is sponsoring a #giveaway of this book, details below.

Now That You Mention It

By: Kristan Higgins
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 12-26-17
Language: English
Publisher: Recorded Books
But it: Audible/Kobo



Following the success of If You Only Knew and On Second Thought comes the highly anticipated new novel by New York Times best-selling author Higgins - a funny and bittersweet story of a woman who returns to her hometown after a decade's absence hoping to resuscitate her relationship with her family, only to discover that her homecoming is not as welcome as she had imagined.

It's been over a decade since Nora left her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, and very seldom looked back. She's carved out a successful life in Boston, where no one knows her as the awkward girl with the delinquent sister and the dad who left, but a not-as-dramatic-as-it-sounds brush with death has her taking stock of her life. Inspired to reconnect with her prickly mother and snarky teenage niece, Nora returns home for the summer, where she's forced to face the people she's spent the last ten years trying to avoid and where some revelations about her family could either heal her or send her scrambling back to Boston on the next ferry.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Review Wyvern's Angel - Interview with Deborah Cooke

Unless you've been living under a rock you know that Deb Cooke/Claire Delacroix is my all time favorite author. I LOVE everything she writes, historical, paranormal, urban fantasy contemporary, YA. I started off reading her historical romance with just a touch of woo woo and fell in love with her world(s) her characters and her stories and like many established authors today has decided to go indie all the way. We touch on that topic during our chat so I hope you take the time to read the interview and my review of the latest in her Dragon Shape Shifter Princesses of Incedium series, Wyvern's Angel.

Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Release Date: 5-29-2018
The Dragons of Incedium #9
Source: Author for review
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo
Incendium exclusive website
Bond is a secret spy for the Gloria Furore space pirates, a former member of Princess Anguissa’s crew, and a fallen angel with a love of pleasure. His wings will be returned once he meets the Host and completes his mission—but Bond isn’t counting on the distracting allure of a dragon shifter princess determined to seduce him. Percipia has no interest in romance or love, but knows she has to claim the Seed and fulfill her obligation to her kind by conceiving a child. But Bond isn’t interested in a quick seduction—he prefers to savor every moment—and the Gloria Furore soon catches up with him. Being with Bond makes Percipia feel more alive than she ever has and she soon realizes she is falling in love. Being with Percipia is too much like heaven for Bond to resist giving her all she wants from him…but when they are attacked and Bond must choose, will he save Percipia or complete his quest at any cost?

Friday, July 13, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase The Consultant by Tj O'Connor a Partners in Crime blog tour

Welcome to my stop on The Consultant by Tj O'Connor blog tour, learn a bit about the book and don't forget to enter the #giveaway before you leave.

The Consultant has been chosen by Amazon to be a July Kindle Monthly Deal for $.99.
Click HERE for the purchase Link

The Consultant

by Tj O'Connor

July 1-31, 2018 Tour


Terrorism hits Main Street America

When a rogue CIA consultant goes AWOL from his Middle Eastern post in response to his brother’s plea for help, he arrives just in time to witness his brother’s murder. For years, Jonathan Hunter and his brother Kevin Mallory had not spoken―until Kevin’s final words, “… Khalifah … Not Them … Maya.”
Pursuing his brother’s killer, Hunter stumbles into a nest of horrifying terrorist activity by Middle Eastern refugees, which sparks a backlash across America. In the shadows, Hunter’s mentor, the omnipotent Oscar LaRue, is playing a dangerous game with Russian Intelligence. Neither Hunter nor LaRue realizes that a new threat―the Iranian threat―has entered the game. Stakes rise as two shadowy players are one step ahead of Hunter and LaRue―Khalifah, a terrorist mastermind, and Caine, a nomadic assassin who dances with the highest bidder.
As attacks escalate and the country drifts toward another Middle East conflict, innocent refugees become trapped between the terrorists and the terrorized. Prejudice, hate, and fear vent everywhere. Is this who we’ve become? Before the country explodes, Hunter must find Khalifah, learn the next terror target, and pray he’s in time to stop further annihilation.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch a Partners in Crime Blog Tour

Beneath the Lighthouse

by Julieanne Lynch

on Tour June 25 - August 31, 2018


Sixteen-year-old Jamie McGuiness’s sister is dead. Sinking into a deep depression, he frequents the lighthouse where her body was discovered, unaware of the sinister forces surrounding him.
When an angry spirit latches onto Jamie, he’s led down a dark and twisted path, one that uncovers old family secrets, destroying everything Jamie ever believed in.
Caught between the world of the living and the vengeful dead, Jamie fights the pull of the other side. It’s up to Jamie to settle old scores or no one will rest in peace—but, first, he has to survive.

Book Details:

Genre: YA Supernatural Horror, Mystery
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
Number of Pages: 334
ISBN: 978-1-944109-59-2
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