Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Showcase: And Their Children After Them A Novel by NICOLAS MATHIEU Translated by WILLIAM RODARMOR

Today I'm showcasing another fantastic offering from favorite indie publisher Other Press a French novel set in the recent past, And Their Children After Them.

Publisher: Other Press

Release Date: 4-7-2020




Winner of the 2018 Prix Goncourt, this poignant coming-of-age tale captures the distinct feeling of summer in a region left behind by global progress.

August 1992. One afternoon during a heatwave in a desolate valley somewhere in eastern France, with its dormant blast furnaces and its lake, fourteen-year-old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to explore the famous nude beach across the water. The trip ultimately takes Anthony to his first love and a summer that will determine everything that happens afterward.

Nicolas Mathieu conjures up a valley, an era, and the political journey of a young generation that has to forge its own path in a dying world. Four summers and four defining moments, from “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to the 1998 World Cup, encapsulate the hectic lives of the inhabitants of a France far removed from the centers of globalization, torn between decency and rage.

Friday, April 3, 2020

#GIVEAWAY Audio review The Sinner by J.R. Ward blog tour sponsored by Gallery Books

When Gallery books offered me a spot on their The Sinner by #! NYT Bestseller and one of my very favorite author JR Ward blog tour I said Sign Me UP Please! This is the only series I pre-order and shell out the precious $$$ for the audible because as far as I'm concerned it's not the Black Dagger Brotherhood without Jim Frangione's voice. 
Gallery Books a division of Simon & Schuster is generously offering a copy of the book details below.

Publisher: Gallery Books

Release Date: 3-24-2020

 15 hours-38 minutes
Black Dagger Brotherhoo #18
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Syn has kept his side hustle as a mercenary a secret from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When he takes another hit job, he not only crosses the path of the vampire race’s new enemy, but also that of a half-breed in danger of dying during her transition. 

Jo Early has no idea what her true nature is, and when amysterious man appears out of the darkness, she is torn between their erotic connection and the sense that something is very wrong.

Fate anointed Butch O’Neal as the Dhestroyer, the fulfiller of the prophecy that foresees the end of the Omega. As the war with the Lessening Society comes to a head, Butch gets an unexpected ally in Syn. But can he trust the male—or is the warrior with the bad past a deadly complication? 

With time running out, Jo gets swept up in the fighting and must join with Syn and the Brotherhood against true evil. In the end, will love true prevail...or was the prophecy wrong all along?

Meet J.R. Ward at her event in Cincinnati, OH

Giveaway is one copy of
The Sinner US ONLY
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Thursday, April 2, 2020

#GIVEAWAY Showcase No Stone Unturned by Andrea Kane a Partners in Crime blog tour

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No Stone Unturned

by Andrea Kane

on Tour March 16 - April 17, 2020


No Stone Unturned by Andrea Kane


Jewelry designer Fiona McKay is working on her latest collection of Celtic-inspired jewelry. She's excited by the possibilities uncovered by Rose Flaherty, the antiquities dealer helping her research the heirloom tapestries inspiring her new collection. So when Rose calls to tell her she has answers, Fiona hurries to meet her. But her artistic world is shattered when she finds the lifeless body of the elderly woman.

Why would anyone kill such a harmless person? And what if Fiona had arrived just a few minutes earlier? Would she have been killed as well? Unnerved, she heads for her brother's Brooklyn apartment seeking advice and comfort.

Ryan McKay, Forensic Instincts' technology wiz is not amused by his little sister interrupting his evening with his girlfriend and co-worker, Claire Hedgleigh. But when Ryan and Claire hear the details of Rose's murder, they fear that Fiona could be next, and quickly assume the role of her protectors. What they're unaware of is how many people are desperately seeking the information now buried along with Rose.

A former IRA sniper. A traitorous killer who worked for the British. Two vicious adversaries taking their epic battle to America. A secret Irish hoard as the grand prize in a winner takes all fight to the death.

As the story woven into the tapestries passed down from McKay mother to daughter unravels, Forensic Instincts realizes that Fiona and her family are in grave danger. Together, the team must stay one step ahead of two rival assassins or risk Fiona's life and the McKay family tree.

Book Details:

Genre: Suspense Thriller
Published by: Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC
Publication Date:
Number of Pages: March 17, 2020
ISBN: 978-1-68232-039-
Series: Forensic Instincts
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Showcase Highland Sword by May McGoldrick

Today I'm showcasing #3 in May McGoldrick's Royal Highlander series, Highland Sword.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 3-31-2020

 320 pp
Royal Highlander #3


Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion—this is Highland romance at its breathtaking best.

From USA Today bestselling author May McGoldrick comes Highland Sword, the third book in the Royal Highlander series.

Fleeing to the Highlands after her father’s murder, fiery Morrigan Drummond has a score to settle with Sir Rupert Burney, the English spymaster responsible for his death. Trained to fight alongside the other rebels determined to break Britain’s hold on Scotland, she swears to avenge her father’s death—until a chance encounter with a barrister as proud and principled as she is presents her with a hard choice…and a bittersweet temptation.

Aidan Grant has never encountered another woman like dangerous beauty Morrigan—and he has the bruises to prove it. Yet she could be the key to defending two innocent men, as well as striking a death blow to the reprehensible Burney. Convincing Morrigan to help him will take time, but Aidan is willing to wait if it means victory over corrupt government forces and freedom for his people…and Morrigan’s hand in marriage. Can two warriors committed to a cause stand down long enough to open their hearts to a love fierce enough to last…forever?

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

#GIVEAWAY Showcase My One True Cowboy by Soraya Lane

Today I'm happy to showcase Soraya's #4 in her River Ranch Series, My One True Cowboy and Soraya's publisher St. Martin's Press is offering a #giveaway details below.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 3-31-2020

River Ranch #4


Billionaires, cowboys, and romance collide when best friends turn to lovers in My One True Cowboy, the next book in Soraya Lane's River Ranch series.

The Ford family’s eldest daughter returns to the ranch with nothing left to lose—except her heart…

Angelina Ford is heading back to Texas hiding the biggest secret of her life: bankruptcy. The business she created in L.A. is shuttered, as are her hopes and dreams. Facing her family with her big, bad news isn’t going to be easy. Which is why bumping into Logan Brody is an unexpected gift. Instead of facing her failure—and future—she can play catch-up with her old childhood friend. . .who happens to have grown up to be a strong, gorgeous man.

Logan was always a responsible boy. It’s no surprise that the brawny ex-soldier has decided to return from active duty to run his family’s ranch. Still, Angelina can’t help noticing the changes in Logan, from the haunted look in his eyes to the retired military dog who never leaves his side. He puts up a good front, acting as Texas-tough as can be. But Logan is carrying a secret of his own—one that could bring him closer than ever to his tried-and-true Angelina. . .or tear them both apart.

Giveaway is one print copy of
My One True Cowboy US ONLY
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Monday, March 30, 2020

Coronavirus #Shelterinplace Update

I wanted to take just a minute or two to chat with all my friends to check in and make sure you are all doing okay. 

We are surviving okay we haven't been anywhere for 13 days but at least the weather is starting to warm and I can do some outside work which is really good for my state of mind.
And of course Princess Pippa and I are still enjoying our daily walks. 

In our small town school has been out since early March and a few nights ago a few kids snuck out at night and did some vandalizing, I know they're going stir crazy too but they have to learn to channel those things into positive actions. Thank God we are a small town and someone recognized the ATV that was used as the get-a-way,  contacted the parents and the kids are now scrubbing paint off what they defaced. 

Also living in a small town we are too far to have groceries delivered so our daughter has joined several grocery delivery services and brings our groceries out to us. I don't know what we'd do without her.

My state still has a relatively low outbreak count compared to hot spots like New York and California but the stats are frightening when you think that we had our first positive case in Missouri on March 6, the next week we had 4 and today less than 3 weeks later we have over 900 confirmed cases and 12 deaths.  And after the latest news conference learning that at the peak the US could see 100 to 200 hundred thousand deaths its just so sobering to think that many people could lose their lives.

I've never had a problem with depression or anxiety but even an eternal optimist like me has trouble dealing with all the unknowns associated with this pandemic. 

I understand that there maybe short tempers now that we're in such close quarters and unfortunately that also means a rise in child and spousal abuse. Take a deep breath, count to one hundred, walk away. And if you're the one being abused don't hesitate to reach out for help. 

Are you okay with being stuck at home, are you climbing the walls or is your situation somewhere in the middle?

Stay safe, keep your distance #shelterinplace