Thursday, June 17, 2021

#Giveaway Showcase Something Fishy by Lois Schmitt

Something Fishy

by Lois Schmitt

June 1-30, 2021 Tour

Synopsis:

Something Fishy by Lois Schmitt

When attorney Samuel Wong goes missing. wildlife magazine reporter Kristy Farrell believes the disappearance is tied into her latest story concerning twenty acres of prime beachfront property that the Clam Shell Cove Aquarium hopes to purchase. Sam works for multi-millionaire land developer Lucien Moray who wants to buy the property for an upscale condominium. The waterfront community is divided on this issue like the Hatfields and McCoys with environmentalists siding with the aquarium and local business owners lining up behind Moray.

Meanwhile, a body is found in the bay. Kristy, aided by her veterinarian daughter, investigates and discovers deep secrets among the aquarium staff--secrets that point to one of them as a killer. Soon the aquarium is plagued with accidents, Kristy has a near death encounter with a nine foot bull shark, and a second murder occurs.

But ferreting out the murderer and discovering the story behind Sam's disappearance aren't Kristy's only challenges. When her widowed septuagenarian mother announces her engagement, Kristy suspects her mom's soon to be husband is not all he appears to be. As Kristy tries to find the truth before her mother ties the knot, she also races the clock to find the aquarium killer before this killer strikes again.

Book Details:

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: Encircle Publications
Publication Date: July 15th 2019
Number of Pages: 244
ISBN: 1948338793 (ISBN13: 9781948338790)
Series: A Kristy Farrell Mystery #2 || Each is a Stand-Alone Novel
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Encircle Publications | Goodreads

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

#MacmillanAudio Review of Legacy by Nora Robert narrated by January LaVoy

Today I'm reviewing the #MacmillanAudio version of superstar Nora Roberts' latest stand a-lone, a mix of contemporary women's fiction with a chilling thriller thrown in for good measure and it's soooo good. 
Enjoy!


ASIN: B08H8V21KC
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 5-25-2021
Length: 14hrs & 57mins
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Audible

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Overview:

Number one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts presents Legacy, a new novel of a mother and a daughter, of ambition and romance, and of a traumatic past reawakened by a terrifying threat....


Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her - before her mother, Lina, stepped in.

Soon after, Adrian was dropped off at her grandparents’ house in Maryland, where she spent a long summer drinking lemonade, playing with dogs, making a new best friend - and developing the stirrings of a crush on her friend’s 10-year-old brother. Lina, meanwhile, traveled the country promoting her fitness brand and turning it into a billion-dollar business. There was no point in dwelling on the past.

A decade later, Adrian has created her own line of yoga and workout videos, following in Lina’s footsteps but intent on maintaining creative control. And she’s just as cool-headed and ambitious as her mother. They aren’t close, but they’re cordial - as long as neither crosses the other.

But while Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter’s growing celebrity, Adrian can’t help but find the vicious rhymes unsettling. Year after year, they keep arriving - the postmarks changing, but the menacing tone the same. They continue after she returns to Maryland and becomes reacquainted with Raylan, her childhood crush, all grown up and as gorgeously green-eyed as ever. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine, like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins....

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Review The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan

Today I'm reviewing the latest novel, The Summer Seekers, from my absolutely all time favorite author, Sarah Morgan and a recent release from the publisher that makes the world go round Harlequin. I have loved EVERYTHING she's ever written and the streak continues.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781335180926
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 5-18-2021
Length: 432pp
Source: Netgalley for review
Buy It: Publisher/Amazon/B&N/IndieBound

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Overview:

“The ultimate road-trippin’ beach read and just what we all need after the long lockdown.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW for THE SUMMER SEEKERS

“The Summer Seekers is the ultimate road trip book.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Get swept into a summer of sunshine, soul-searching and shameless matchmaking with this delightfully bighearted road-trip adventure by USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan!

Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. But she’s not having any of it. What she craves—what she needs—is adventure.

Liza is drowning in the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza long for a solo summer of her own.

Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change.

When Martha sees Kathleen’s advertisement for a driver and companion to share an epic road trip across America with, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. She's not the world's best driver, but anything has to be better than living with her parents. And traveling with a stranger? No problem. Anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be?

As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it's never too late to start over…

Monday, June 14, 2021

#GIVEAWAY Review Witching Moon by K.E. Bonner sponsored by Author/Guide

Today I'm psyched to bring you my review of a fantasy debut by K.E. Bonner called Witching Moon a mix of history, mystery, fantasy and a touch of romance set at the end of the U.S. Civil War. I'm also pleased to share with you my interview with the author and her publicist Author/Guide is generously sponsoring a #Giveaway of the print book (see details below).
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 978-1947860926
Publisher: Belle Isle Books
Release Date: 6-1-2021
Length: 298 pp
Reading age-13-17yr
Source: Publicity agent/Author for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound 

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Overview:


Every once in an eon, when the Earth eclipses the moon on a winter solstice, an immortal is born under a witching moon.

Anne has always had the strangest feelings-memories she couldn't place; strangers she inexplicably yearned for. After she rescues the enigmatic Phillip from a shipwreck, her comfortable life on the island of Cusabo is shattered, and the mystery of her destiny starts to fall into place. Anne leaves behind the life she's always known and sets out with Phillip on an arduous journey to Amaranth, where her ancient family awaits her. But the path is dark and daunting, and Anne's powers have only just begun to manifest.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Showcase: I Don't Forgive You by Aggie Blum Thompson

Today I'm showcasing Aggie Blum Thompson's debut, I Don't Forgive You.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781250773913
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Release Date: 6-08-2021
Length: 352pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound

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Overview:


Perfect for book clubs or the beach, Aggie Blum Thompson's I Don't Forgive You is a page-turning, thrilling debut "not to be missed." (Wendy Walker)

An accomplished photographer and the devoted mom of an adorable little boy, Allie Ross has just moved to an upscale DC suburb, the kind of place where parenting feels like a competitive sport. Allie’s desperate to make a good first impression. Then she’s framed for murder.

It all starts at a neighborhood party when a local dad corners Allie and calls her by an old, forgotten nickname from her dark past. The next day, he is found dead.

Soon, the police are knocking at her door, grilling her about a supposed Tinder relationship with the man, and pulling up texts between them. She learns quickly that she's been hacked and someone is impersonating her online. Her reputation—socially and professionally—is at stake; even her husband starts to doubt her. As the killer closes in, Allie must reach back into a past she vowed to forget in order to learn the shocking truth of who is destroying her life.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Showcase: Barcelona Dreaming by Rupert Thomson

Today I'm showcasing yet another fantastic offering from favorite indie publisher Other Press, Barcelona Dreaming by Rupert Thomson.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-042-5
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 6-1-2021
Length: 224pp
Buy It: Publisher/ Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound

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Overview:


Set on the eve of the financial crash of 2008, this evocative novel is made up of three stories linked by time and place, and also by the moving, unexpected interactions of a rich cast of characters.

Barcelona Dreaming is narrated, in turn, by an English woman who runs a gift shop, an alcoholic jazz pianist, and a translator tormented by unrequited love, all of whose lives will be changed forever. Underpinning the novel, and casting a long shadow, is a crime committed against a young Moroccan immigrant.

Exploring themes of addiction, racism, celebrity, immigration, and self-delusion, and fueled by a longing for the unattainable and a nostalgia for what is about to be lost, Barcelona Dreaming is a love letter to one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a powerful and poignant fable for our uncertain times

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Showcase: The Voice Over by Maria Stepanova A Columbia University Press release

Today I'm showcasing another fantastic offering from Columbia University Press, The Voice Over is a grouping of essays and poems by Russian author Maria Stepanova.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9780231196178
Publisher:  Columbia University Press
Release Date: 5-18-2021
Length: 360pp
Buy It: Publisher/ Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound

Overview:


Maria Stepanova is one of the most powerful and distinctive voices of Russia's first post-Soviet literary generation. An award-winning poet and prose writer, she has also founded a major platform for independent journalism. Her verse blends formal mastery with a keen ear for the evolution of spoken language. As Russia's political climate has turned increasingly repressive, Stepanova has responded with engaged writing that grapples with the persistence of violence in her country's past and present. Some of her most remarkable recent work as a poet and essayist considers the conflict in Ukraine and the debasement of language that has always accompanied war.


The Voice Over brings together two decades of Stepanova's work, showcasing her range, virtuosity, and creative evolution. Stepanova's poetic voice constantly sets out in search of new bodies to inhabit, taking established forms and styles and rendering them into something unexpected and strange. Recognizable patterns of ballads, elegies, and war songs are transposed into a new key, infused with foreign strains, and juxtaposed with unlikely neighbors. As an essayist, Stepanova engages deeply with writers who bore witness to devastation and dramatic social change, as seen in searching pieces on W. G. Sebald, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Susan Sontag. Including contributions from ten translators, The Voice Over shows English-speaking readers why Stepanova is one of Russia's most acclaimed contemporary writers.