Friday, July 23, 2021

Showcase- The Year of Our Love by CATERINA BONVICINI Translated from Italian by ANTONY SHUGAAR

Today is another day that I'm showcasing a wonderful offering from my favorite Indie, Other Press. Today's selection was originally published in Italian and Other Press has brought it across the sea for the US to enjoy.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-062-3
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 6-22-2021
Length: 400pp
Buy It: Publisher/Amazon/B&N/ IndieBound



An extraordinary story of friendship and love across class lines, this rich, evocative novel traces the history of modern Italy, from 1975 to 2013, through the fate of one couple.

Valerio and Olivia grow up together in the Morganti family’s opulent villa in Bologna, inseparable friends even though they come from vastly different worlds: Olivia, the Morgantis’ daughter, is the heir to a large industrial fortune, while Valerio is the son of their gardener and maid. Largely sheltered from the dangers rampant in the unstable Italy of the 1970s, the two share their first innocent kiss at five years old, which heralds the start of a decades-long relationship.

From Valerio having to move to a poor neighborhood in Rome and Olivia making her entrance in high society, life tries to separate them at every turn, but without success, so strong is the bond between them. Year after year they meet only for a few moments, which feel like they’re eternal, and their friendship turns into something more intense, and scary. They take different paths: Olivia travels the world looking for herself, while Valerio devotes himself to a prestigious career that doesn’t satisfy him, in a country that is quickly losing its identity in the political crises of the Berlusconi era. Still, they keep meeting again and again at crossroads in life.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Sneak Peek - Review Shadow Music by Helaine Mario

September 21st, is the release day for Helaine Mario's Shadow Music, #3 in her novels staring her concert pianist, Maggie O'Shea. Well I recently read the book and fell in love all over again with Maggie and all her friends and I just can't wait until then to share my thoughts. 

But have no fear, this is just to whet your appetite, on release day I'll be back to feature Shadow Music yet again with a special author interview and a #Giveaway. 

So sit back and enjoy my sneak peek review!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Showcase- The Lights of Sugarberry Cove by Heather Weber

Today on the blog I'm showcasing Heather Weber's latest novel featuring small town, family, falling in love and a bit of woo woo to make it all magical.

ISBN-13: 978-1250774620
Publisher: Forge Books
Release Date: 
Length: 272pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



The Lights of Sugarberry Cove is a charming, delightful story of family, healing, love, and small town Southern charm by USA Today bestselling author Heather Webber.

Sadie Way Scott has been avoiding her family and hometown of Sugarberry Cove, Alabama, since she nearly drowned in the lake just outside her mother’s B&B. Eight years later, Sadie is the host of a much-loved show about southern cooking and family, but despite her success, she wonders why she was saved. What is she supposed to do?

Sadie’s sister, Leala Clare, is still haunted by the guilt she feels over the night her sister almost died. Now, at a crossroads in her marriage, Leala has everything she ever thought she wanted—so why is she so unhappy?

When their mother suffers a minor heart attack just before Sugarberry Cove’s famous water lantern festival, the two sisters come home to run the inn while she recovers. It’s the last place either of them wants to be, but with a little help from the inn’s quirky guests, the sisters may come to terms with their strained relationships, accept the past, and rediscover a little lake magic.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Review- All The Colors of Night by Jayne Ann Krentz Fogg Lake #2

There is no author who writes in the fantasy/ paranormal genre who can hold a candle to JAK, whether she's writing in the future as Jayne Castle or in the past as Amanda Quick if you like a little woo woo with your romance she's your gal. All The Colors of Night is book 2 in her Fogg Lake trilogy so settle in for my thoughts on this fantastic book.

Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: 1-5-2021
Length: 336 pp
Source: Netgalley for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



An instant New York Times bestseller!

Two psychics plunge into a dark world of deadly secrets in this second installment in the Fogg Lake trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz.

North Chastain possesses a paranormal talent that gives him the ability to track down the most dangerous psychic criminals. When his father suddenly falls into a coma-like state, North is convinced it was caused by a deadly artifact that traces back to the days of a secret government program known only as the Bluestone Project. North knows his only hope of saving his father is to find the artifact. He is good when it comes to tracking down killers, but to locate the relic he’s going to need help from a psychic who knows the shadowy world of obsessive collectors, deceptive dealers and ruthless raiders.…

With her reputation in ruins after a false accusation, antiques expert Sierra Raines is looking for a fresh start. She turns to the murky backwaters of the paranormal artifacts trade, finding and transporting valuable objects with a psychic provenance. When North Chastain approaches her for help, Sierra takes him on as a client, though not without reservations. North represents the mysterious Foundation, the secretive organization established to police the underworld populated by psychic criminals and those, like Sierra, who make a living in the shadows of that world.

North and Sierra soon find themselves at the scene of the Incident, which occurred decades ago in Fogg Lake. The town and its residents were forever changed by the disaster in the nearby Bluestone Project labs. The pair unearths shocking truths about what happened that fateful night, but they are playing with fire—someone in town knows what they’ve discovered and will do anything to make sure the secrets stay buried.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Review- A Dog's Courage by W. Bruce Cameron

When I saw an ad from Forge Books come across my desk about this book I knew I had to read it but alas as usual life happens and although I did showcase it in June I was not able to read it in time for the blog post. So today I'm so excited to be sharing my thoughts on this wonderful book.

Publisher: Forge Books
Release Date: 5-4-2021
Length: 286pp
A Dog's Way Home #2
Source: Publisher/Netgalley for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



#1 New York Times bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron once again captures the bravery and determination of a very good dog in the gripping sequel to A Dog’s Way Home, the acclaimed novel that inspired the hit movie!

Bella was once a lost dog, but now she lives happily with her people, Lucas and Olivia, only occasionally recalling the hardships in her past. Then a weekend camping trip turns into a harrowing struggle for survival when the Rocky Mountains are engulfed by the biggest wildfire in American history. The raging inferno separates Bella from her people and she is lost once more.

Alone in the wilderness, Bella unexpectedly finds herself responsible for the safety of two defenseless mountain lion cubs. Now she’s torn between two equally urgent goals. More than anything, she wants to find her way home to Lucas and Olivia, but not if it means abandoning her new family to danger. And danger abounds, from predators hunting them to the flames threatening at every turn.

Can Bella ever get back to where she truly belongs?

A Dog’s Courage is more than a fast-paced adventure, more than a devoted dog’s struggle to survive, it’s a story asking that we believe in our dogs as much as they believe in us.

Friday, July 16, 2021

#GIVEAWAY Review-Witch of All Witches Interview with author Donna Augustine

Today I'm so psyched to be sharing my review of Witch of All Witches from Donna Augustine an author whose become a go to and my absolute favorite in the genre. Plus Donna is offering one lucky person an e-book. See below for details!

ASIN:  B096QW159P
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 6-10-2021
Length: 312pp
Source: Author for review
Buy It: Amazon



I went from being an outcast in Salem, to living in Xest, a world existing solely on magic. I have a good job brokering hopes and wishes, a hot boss, and a cool place to live. My life is a witch’s dream.

Except there are a couple of teensy little problems. I might’ve accidentally gotten infused with some magic that didn’t belong to me. The hot boss? I might be falling in love with him, to my detriment. If that isn’t enough, heaven and hell have finally caught up to me, demanding I return the extra magic or else. Too bad I don’t know how to do that.
Donna is offering one reader any
one e-book from her Tales of Xest series
Open Internationally
Please Use Rafflecopter form to enter
Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

#GIVEAWAY Showcase- With Neighbors Like These by Linda Lovely a Partners in Crime tour

Welcome to my stop on this fabulous tour, after you read all about it don't forget to enter the #Giveaway at the end.

With Neighbors Like These

by Linda Lovely

July 12 - August 6, 2021 Tour


With Neighbors Like These by Linda Lovely


He championed shooting deer inside the HOA’s nature sanctuary. Now his corpse is posed curbside, cradling a trophy deer head. The theatrical murder panics residents, and Ted Welch asks Kylee Kane, retired Coast Guard investigator, to help his HOA management firm calm fears. Kylee agrees. Her own mother is getting death threats over her crusade to protect the deer.


When a belligerent owner in another HOA is murdered, terror reigns. The Sheriff’s Department blames Ted for letting HOA feuds spiral into homicide. Kylee discovers links between the victims and suspects a recently-pardoned general is next. Authorities and the arrogant general dismiss her warning. Can she foil the third act in the crafty killer’s death-as-theater game or will she be the next corpse on display?

Praise for With Neighbors Like These:

"Linda Lovely delivers another twisty mystery with the perfect mix of wry humor and quirky characters. Anyone looking for a fun, fast page-turner, here it is!"
--Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“HOA communities seem deceptively safe, but the mix of gossip and politics in rule-bound groups can be a fertile breeding ground for murder. For the gutsy Kylee Kane, a fact-finding gig in South Carolina’s Lowcountry turns increasingly complex and dangerous. With Neighbors Like These offers a distinctive setting, a tenacious female sleuth and captivating suspense.”
--Katherine Ramsland, bestselling author of How to Catch a Killer

"Low Country murder, intrigue, and even a little romance abound in With Neighbors Like These. Kylee Kane is a welcome addition to the genre, and author Linda Lovely knows how to stir the pot with crackling dialogue and a tidy little mystery. Highly recommended!"
--Richard Helms, Derringer and Thriller Awards winning author of Brittle Karma

Book Details:

Genre:Traditional Mystery
Published by: Level Best Books
Publication Date: July 13th 2021
Number of Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781953789457
Series: HOA Mystery Series, Book 1
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads