Tuesday, October 16, 2018

#Giveaway Showcase Dear Santa by Nancy Naigle

It's getting to that time of year when I dust off my favorite holiday tales and pick up some new ones, settle in with a festive drink by the fire and let the stories take me away. Nancy Naigle is one of the best at holiday tales and today I'm showcasing her brand new Christmas release, Dear Santa. Plus Nancy's publisher, St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a giveaway. Details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250185174
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 10-16- 18
Length: 352pp
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Overview:

From USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle, Dear Santa is a heartwarming Christmas story about finding your passion for life and love.

Angela Carson wants nothing more than to be the third-generation to run her family’s holiday store, Heart of Christmas, successfully. They’ve weathered over sixty tourist seasons, major hurricanes, and urban sprawl, in their old decommissioned lighthouse. But the national chain that set up shop in their small North Carolina town of Pleasant Sands may be more than Heart of Christmas can survive.

Encouraged by her niece to ask Santa for help through the Dear Santa app, Angela gives in and lets the words fly in a way that, if Santa were real, would no doubt land her on the naughty list. What’s the harm when it’s just a computer-generated response?

Geoff Paisley has been at his mother’s side running the mega-chain Christmas Galore for the last ten years. When his mother falls ill, Geoff promises to answer the Dear Santa letters in her stead. Soon he realizes the woman he’s been corresponding with on Dear Santa is Angela. How could the woman that grates his every last nerve in person have intrigued him so deeply through those letters?

When Geoff reveals that he’s her Dear Santa, will Angela be able to set aside their very public feud to embrace the magic of the holiday and possibly find true love?


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Monday, October 15, 2018

The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren A Partners in Crime Blog Tour

Welcome my stop and the first stop on The Vampire Knitting Club blog tour.
Check out all the stops and enter to the tour wide contest below
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The Vampire Knitting Club

by Nancy Warren

on Tour October 15 - November 16, 2018

Synopsis:


At a crossroads between a cringe-worthy past (Todd the Toad) and an uncertain future (she's not exactly homeless, but it's close), Lucy Swift travels to Oxford to visit her grandmother. With Gran's undying love to count on and Cardinal Woolsey's, Gran's knitting shop, to keep her busy, Lucy can catch her breath and figure out what she's going to do.
Except it turns out that Gran is the undying. Or at least, the undead. But there's a death certificate. And a will, leaving the knitting shop to Lucy. And a lot of people going in and out who never use the door—including Gran, who is just as loving as ever, and prone to knitting sweaters at warp speed, late at night. What exactly is going on?
When Lucy discovers that Gran did not die peacefully in her sleep, but was murdered, she has to bring the killer to justice without tipping off the law that there's no body in the grave. Between a hot 800-year-old vampire and a dishy detective inspector, both of whom always seem to be there for her, Lucy finds her life getting more complicated than a triple cable cardigan. The only one who seems to know what's going on is her cat ... or is it ... her familiar?

First in a new series of paranormal cozy mysteries!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Audible Review - A Royal Shade of Blue by Aven Ellis

I love the month of June on the blogosphere because as audiobook month blog readers get a chance to check out all manner of audio books and even get  chance to win on title or two. That is exactly how I got the pleasure of listening to A Royal Shade of Blue by Aven Ellis. I know that if you love this type of read it is worth your hard earned cash to experience it.
My thanks to the narrator Andrea Emmes and the fabulous blog Hot Listens for giving me this opportunity!
Enjoy!


ASIN: B07FW511TD
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Release Date: 8-14-2018
Length: 10 hours & 1 minute
Modern Royals #1
Source: Gift from giveaway
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Overview:
When art-history student Clementine Jones receives a message complimenting her latest internship project, she doesn't hesitate to answer it. She never dreamed this decision would not only change her life, but the future of the British monarchy as well.

Her response leads Clementine to the mysterious CP Chadwick, a British man studying history at Cambridge. Clementine finds CP charming, smart, and unlike any man she's ever met. Most of all, when she confides her medical past to CP, his perception of her doesn't change. He doesn't treat her as fragile like her parents do. CP sees her as normal, which is something she cherishes.
Clementine, however, has no idea CP is actually Prince Christian of Wales, who has never had a "normal" life. Christian is at a crossroad. His destiny is to be a working royal, but he is desperate to fill that role in his own way. Wary of others, he's kept himself closed off from the world - until he lets Clementine in.
A royal romance is never a fairy tale, but Clementine and Christian are determined to write their own version. Can they overcome their own fears - as well as the constraints of a royal life - to reach their own happily ever after?


Thursday, October 11, 2018

So Many Secrets by Vicki Hinze Book two in the #Breakdown series

Today I'm featuring So Many Secrets by Vicki Hinze book #2 in the explosive new #Breakdown mini series. This novelette features Dr. Dana Perkins the Sutter Lake School Principle. Be sure to tune into the blog every Thursday in October to experience the #Breakdown for yourself.
This is an Amazon exclusive offering and it's free for kindle unlimited members.





Here's a series fun fact all the covers were designed by today's featured author Vicki Hinze. Aren't they FAB?
Enjoy!





AISN: 1939016193
Publisher: Magnolia Leaf Press
Release Date: 10-11-2018
Length:  176pp
Available in digital and Paperback
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Overview:
THE BREAKDOWN DEEPENS...Seven years ago, Dr. Dana Perkins came to idyllic Shutter Lake seeking safety from a traumatic experience in Phoenix. She became the principal at Shutter Lake School—and found her refuge . . . until Sylvia Cole was killed and one of Dana’s best and brightest students, Vinn Bradshaw, confessed to the murder. A murder Dana is certain he didn’t commit. But who is he protecting? Why? Seeking the truth shatters Dana’s safety. Yet who could have predicted proving Vinn innocent would jeopardize her friends and neighbors . . . and expose so many secrets?


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Review - Some Guys Have All The Luck by Deborah Cooke

Some Guys Have All The Luck is book 4 in my favorite author Deborah Cooke's Flat Iron 5 series. A contemporary romance series based around the owners of the F5 fitness club in the Flat Iron district of Manhattan.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781538089897
Publisher: Deborah A Cooke
Release Date: 8-5-2018
Length: 278pp
Source: Author for review
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Cassie has everything she wants...
Cassie Wilson's life is pretty much perfect, with a dream job, great partners--and the freedom to do whatever she wants whenever she wants. The last thing she wants is to go back to Montrose River, the town she couldn't wait to leave, and revisit the past. But when her oldest friend asks her to be a godmother, Cassie sees an opportunity to make a difference in Emily's life. Maybe teaching Emily to dream big will be her legacy. Besides, one weekend in the Midwest won't kill her. She'll be back in Manhattan so quickly that they won't have time to miss her at Flatiron Five.

Reid knows what he wants...
Reid Jackson is convinced that luck has to be made. Keeping his eyes open has been the secret to his success, along with a lot of hard work. He might have come from the wrong side of the tracks, and he might have a reputation of being bad to the bone, but he's built success after a major setback. When Cassie Wilson comes breezing back into town, Reid is ready to find out if she really is different from everyone else. Cassie is everything he imagined. She turns his expectations inside out--and shakes up his life. When Cassie decides she wants more than a fling, Reid knows he's not the man she wants him to be--can Cassie change his mind and convince him to hope for more?


Monday, October 8, 2018

Review - Nimue's Gift by Deborah Cooke - The Dragons of Incendium #10


The Dragons of Incendium is a series of short stories about shape-shifting dragon princesses and the men who will capture their hearts.
Nimue's Gift is #10 in the series
Enjoy!




ASIN: B07GVRW5CY
Publisher: Deborah A Cooke
Release Date: 9-4-2018
Length: 52pp
The Dragons of Incendium #10
Source: Author for review
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Overview:
The birth of three royal babies in rapid succession calls for a celebration! King Ouros and Queen Ignita invite the best and the brightest to share their joy in the arrival of their grandchildren from daughters Thalina, Anguissa, and Percipia.

But the ritual of esteemed guests granting each child a gift brings a surprise that will cast a long shadow...

Friday, October 5, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews: Treacherous Is the Night by Anna Lee Huber

Once again I put the blog in the capable hands of Sophia Rose who today is reviewing 
Treacherous Is the Night by Anna Lee Huber a historical mystery that takes place in 1919 England.
Enjoy!



Treacherous Is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
#2 Verity Kent
Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Kensington
Published:  9.25.18
ASIN: B078QSYZ3H
Pages:  304
Format: eARC
Source:  Net Galley
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Dead Girl by Debra Webb book one in the #Breakdown series


Starting today and every Thursday in October I'll be featuring each of the four books in the explosive new mini series, Breakdown. It revolves around four different women all connected to a murder in the bucolic small town of Shutter Lake. And it's available exclusively at Amazon and free to all you kindle unlimited members!



"Advance reviews describe BREAKDOWN as “unique,” “brilliant” and “the best series of the year.”

The Breakdown begins with Debra Webb's installment, The Dead Girl.

Enoy!





ASIN: B07B4DB56N
Publisher: Pink House Press
Release Date: 10-4-2018
Length: 225 pp
Available in print and digital fomats
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THE BREAKDOWN BEGINS...

Former L.A. homicide detective Laney Holt walked away from big city crime after a shooting she couldn't put behind her. With L.A. in her rear view mirror, she accepted the position of deputy chief of police in a small picturesque paradise called Shutter Lake. Nestled in a peaceful valley surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Shutter Lake is the perfect small town filled with pleasant, charming folks. The crime rate in Shutter Lake is zero...at least until the dead girl is found. The shocking murder shakes the town to it's very foundation.

Laney's past comes back to haunt her as she delves into the investigation of who murdered beautiful, young Sylvia Cole. But Laney's secrets aren't the only ones revealed as one by one the cracks in this perfect town start to show and the facade of perfection slowly begins to breakdown.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Showcase - The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

Its that time of year again, time for scary reads, listens and movies. When I saw this fantastic debut novel by Hester Fox from Graydon House an imprint of Harlequin I knew I needed to feature it, I mean even the author's name sounds like a character from the Salem witch trials. And as soon as I can find some time I'm digging into my copy. In the mean time my friend and fellow blogger Kindlemom from My Guilty Obsession has a great review Here.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781525833014
Publisher: Graydon House/Harlequin
Release Date: 10-2-2018
Length: 368pp
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Overview:
Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it.
Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well.

New Oldbury, 1821

In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall.

The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline.

All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase In the Mood Fur Love Anthology by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter

This is the third shifter anthology by these three prolific authors, read all about In The Mood Fur Love then enter for a chance to win your own copy sponsored by the publisher, St. Martin's Press.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250166722
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 10-2-2018
Length: 400pp
Fur #3
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Overview:
Three hot stories about sexy shifters from a trio of today's hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden!
Bearing His Touch by Eve Langlais
When Becka manages to escape her kidnapper, she finds herself asking help of the man with the nice brown eyes. Stavros can’t say no, not when he knows Becka is his mate, but he does have one dilemma when it comes to claiming her. He'll have to find a way for her to bear his touch.
Fake Mated to the Wolf by Milly Taiden
Looking for a mate to bring to a party? Wedding? Holiday gathering? Mates Fur Hire is right for you? But what happens when your fake mate ends up being your real one, from New York Times bestselling author Milly Taiden!
The Witch, The Werewolf and The Waitress by Kate Baxter
For centuries, Lowman, Idaho has been Ellie Curtis's prison. A vengeful witch cursed her with immortality and locked her within the confines of Lowman's borders, sealing Ellie off from most of civilization for eternity. She's learned to make the most of it. But when she meets a cocky werewolf who's part of the elite supernatural law enforcement group, all bets are off...
Colin instantly knew that Ellie was his mate, but when he discovers her secret, he's determined to help set her free. But in doing so, he might just lose the one thing he knows he can't live without...



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Monday, October 1, 2018

Review - Season of Wonder by RaeAnne Thayne - Author Q&A

Well it's October the unofficial start of holiday releases and one of my all time favorite authors of fab Christmas tales is RaeAnne Thayne. This year its set in her bucolic town of Haven Point Idaho and stars a Veterinarian and her two fatherless daughters looking for a new start and the town deputy looking for love.


ISBN-13: 9781335947932
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 9-25-2018
Length: 320pp
Haven Point #9
Source: Little Bird Publicity for review
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Overview:
It’s a long way from New York to Idaho…but could they have found a home at last?

Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. And from her earliest days as a foster child in Queens, she would have been lost if it weren’t for her love of animals. Until high school, when she fell hard for the wrong boy, and found herself pregnant—and married—by graduation. Two daughters later, Dani realized her mistake and filed for divorce, and with the help of scholarships and loans—and a lot of macaroni and cheese dinners—she enrolled in vet school. Things were finally looking up…until her ex-husband became her latehusband, in the most notorious way possible.
Now Dani and her daughters need an out-of-town pass more than ever. So when the retiring Haven Point veterinarian offers her a chance to settle in the small Idaho town and take over his practice, she jumps at it. But adjusting to the charming mountain community isn’t easy; thirteen-year-old Silver begins acting out while six-year-old Mia is growing too attached to Haven Point and everything in it, especially their next-door-neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales. And Dani can’t blame her. Ruben is everything she’s secretly wanted—and everything she can’t bear to risk loving…and losing.
As the holidays draw near, their shared concern for Dani’s daughters brings them closer together, giving Ruben the chance to show this big-city woman just how magical Christmas in Haven Point can be...and that the promise of a home at last is very real in the most wondrous season of the year…

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Consumed by JR Ward Blog Tour Blitz



Unless you've been living under a rock you know that the Warden aka JR Ward is coming out with the debut novel, Consumed,  in her brand new miniseries staring firefighters Danny McGuire and Anne Ashburn October 2, 2018. Well there are a few things JR wants you to know;

1)- she's moved to a new publisher and she wants you to move with her so follow the link below to re-register for her mailing list. 

2)-If you pre-order Consumed right now she'll give you an EXCLUSIVE excerpt of her April '19 Black Dagger Brotherhood novel staring Murhder! Also included in the following link






Friday, September 28, 2018

Showcase - The Christmas Wishing Tree by Emily March

#15 In Emily March's Eternity Springs series is a wonderful Christmas tale where a wrong number just might make everything right for the holidays.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250131720
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 9-25-2018
Length: 320
Eternity Springs #15
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Overview:
Sometimes life’s most magical journeys bring you back to where it all began…From New York Times bestselling author Emily March comes The Christmas Wishing Tree, an enchanting account of the magic and miracle of Christmas.
A man who loves adventure and the open sea, Devin Murphy returns for a short Christmas trip to his small hometown of Eternity Springs. Immersed in the joy and magic of the holiday season all around him, he doesn’t hesitate to play along when a young boy phones Santa to ask for a very special wish. Devin never guesses that a wrong number has the potential to make everything in his life so right.
Jenna Stockton adopted Reilly when he needed a mother and she intends to keep him safe. A small town across the country called Eternity Springs seems like a good place to hide from their past without any complications —until sexy Santa himself discovers her secrets. When Devin proposes a daring plan to face down the danger together and defeat it once and for all, she is tempted. Maybe Devin really is capable of making wishes come true? Perhaps in a Christmas wish they’ll both find the miracle they’ve been looking for all along…

A delightful Christmas novel in the New York Times bestselling Eternity Springs series.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Review The Heart of War Interview with author Kathleen McInnis

When Kathleen's publicist Claire McKinneyPR reached out to me about her debut novel, The Heart of War and the fact that Kathleen actually worked in the Pentagon I knew I had to read it. I'm glad I did and I'm pleased to announce that they are also sponsoring a #Giveaway. Details below!


ISBN-13: 978-1682616512
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Release Date: 9-25-2018
Length: 384 pp
Source: Author/publicist for review
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Overview:

The Devil Wears Prada meets Catch-22; a novel about a young woman’s journey into the heart of Washington’s war machine.
Dr. Heather Reilly has been an anti-war activist since her brother died fighting the Taliban. But her crushing student loans drive her to take a job working on a peace plan for Afghanistan, in the last place on Earth she ever thought she'd be employed: the Pentagon. On her first day, however, her position is eliminated and she’s shuffled to a war-fighting office focused on combating Russian aggression. Unfortunately, she knows little about Russia and has deep moral reservations about war. Making matters worse, she’s also working for Ariane Fletcher—a woman so terrifying, she eats generals for breakfast. As Heather learns to navigate the Pentagon’s insane bureaucracy and petty power struggles, she finds that her successes come at the expense of her personal life... and that small mistakes can have major consequences in the Department of Defense.

From Washington D.C.'s corridors of power to the dusty streets of Kabul, Kathleen McInnis spins a smart, hilarious, and heartwarming tale that shines a light on the often frustrating but sometimes rewarding experience of a career in the Pentagon. Packed with insider knowledge about one of the least-known—yet most-powerful—organizations in U.S. national security, McInnis' debut novel establishes her as a major new literary voice with a point of view we've never seen before.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

#Giveaway - Review - The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan

I've been reading everything Sarah Morgan ever wrote and I am here to tell you that she just keeps getting better and better and I know I've said this before, in fact I probably say it for every one of her releases, but this is the best thing she's written so far. So sit back and read my review and the showcase then thanks to Sarah's Fabulous publisher, yes the one that makes the world go round, Harlequin you can enter to win a copy. 
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781335946478
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 9-25-2018
Length: 416pp
Source: Publisher for review
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Overview:
From award-winning USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan comes this heartwarming, emotionally rich new novel, brimming with her trademark Christmas sparkle!

The McBride sisters all have different reasons for finding the holiday season challenging, but their adoptive mother is determined this year will be different. As the countdown to Christmas Day begins, arguments, connections and secrets start bubbling. The McBride family was made, not born—but will they be able to make this the magical family Christmas their mother has always dreamed of?


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Monday, September 24, 2018

#Giveaway Review a Bridge for Christmas by William Schwenn

When A Bridge for Christmas made it to my desk I knew from the dogs on the cover that it was something I would have to read. I'm glad I did and thanks to the author's publicist, Author/Guide you could win a copy for yourself.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 978-1621834885
Publisher: Brighton Publishing
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Length: 234pp
Source: Author/Guide for review
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Overview:
The journey from here to there, from the familiar present to the unknown future, is the essence of life. Even when you think you know where you’re going, you are guaranteed surprises along the way.
Living alone in the North Carolina mountains, Dave lost his true love early in his marriage, and despite recently found companionship in two highly individual dogs, wonders if—or how—he will ever regain a reason for being. Gwen has followed a self-proclaimed mission to rescue animals from intolerable circumstances with an obsession that is spinning out of her control. A pair of stray, starving hound dog siblings have escaped a meaningless existence, only to discover a world that is harsh and uncaring. A widow in Virginia is working through her own loneliness by forming a link in a multi-state dog rescue pipeline, while providing a community service opportunity for an at-risk teenage girl given a last chance by a criminal court judge. Life is throwing twists and obstacles in all their paths during the two months leading up to Christmas. It’s a good thing the season of giving sometimes provides miracles: the lives of some of these wanderers will literally depend on it.

Along with key contributions by an Animal Control Officer, the High Sheriff, and several colorful mountain folks, A Bridge for Christmas is an intriguing interplay between characters whose life journeys have intersected in the most improbable ways.


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Friday, September 21, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews- Dark Tide Rising by Anne Perry

Today I turn over the blog once again to my friend Sophia Rose who has a fantastic review of #24 in Anne Perry's award winning William Monk series, Dark Tide Rising.
Take it Away Sophia Rose!
Enjoy!


Dark Tide Rising by Anne Perry
#24 William Monk
Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Ballantine Books
Published:  9.18.18
ASIN:  B078LJSXVV
Pages:  304
Rating: 4.5
Format: eARC
Source:  Net Galley
Sellers:  Amazo  Barnes& Noble Kobo
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade blog tour sponsored by Simon & Schuster

Welcome to my stop on the Life on The Leash blog tour brought to a blog near you by Simon & Schuster. Be sure to visit all the blogs on the tour some have #giveaways!
Enjoy!






LIFE ON THE LEASH
By Victoria Schade
On sale September 18, 2018!

Trade Paperback • Price: $16.00 • ISBN: 9781501191671
eBook • Price: $7.99 • ISBN: 9781501191688


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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Found Child by Jo Crow book Blast A Partners In Crime Tour

Welcome to my stop on The Found Child book blast learn about the book and before you leave
make sure to enter the contest
Enjoy!

The Found Child

by Jo Crow

September 18, 2018 Book Blast

Synopsis:

The Found Child by Jo Crow
One mother’s life can change in the blink of an eye—and there’s no going back.
Elaine’s worst fears become a reality when her beloved son Jakob is diagnosed with cancer. She needs to find a bone marrow donor, and time is running out. While awaiting test results from herself and her husband Nathan, she approaches his business partner, Roger—her ex-lover—to see if he could be a possible match. Instead, an even greater shock awaits: Jakob is not her biological son. For years, she has been raising someone else’s child.
The news threatens to send Elaine back to the pills that almost destroyed her life once before, pushing her already fragile mental state to the breaking point. As the family faces one crisis, a ghost from her past emerges to jeopardize everything she’s built. But is the threat real, or is it all in her mind? Elaine needs to stay strong for her son, but as her whole reality continues to unravel, she can’t trust anyone—not even herself.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

#MacmillanAudio review of Face Off by Brenda Novak

Brenda Novak is a favorite author from way back so I was shocked to learn that she had a romantic suspense/thriller series that I didn't know about. And when Macmillan audio offered it up in their August review selections, plus a new to me narrator, I said yes please.
As far as the series goes I didn't feel like I missed much but I will be going back to the start because I know there is some crucial background I'll learn if I do which will make the future reads more enjoyable.
Enjoy


Face Off

Evelyn Talbot, Book 3
By: Brenda Novak
Narrated by: Therese Plummer
Series: Evelyn Talbot, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 08-28-18
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Aud
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Overview:


From New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak comes Face Off, the next installment of Dr. Evelyn Talbot and her murderous home for psychopaths.

SHE VOWED NEVER TO BE A VICTIM AGAIN. BUT NOW A KILLER HAS HER IN HIS SIGHT. . .

Tortured and left for dead at sixteen, Evelyn Talbot turned her personal nightmare into her life’s work—studying the disturbing psychopathy of some of the world’s most vicious serial killers. Now a leading psychiatrist at Hanover House in a small Alaskan town, she tries to believe the past will never come back to haunt her—until a woman goes missing from a cabin nearby, and every clue points to the man who once brutalized her…
As her boyfriend, who is the area’s only police, begins to investigate—and finds not one but two bodies—Evelyn can’t forget that her would-be killer, Jasper Moore, was never caught. But there are no new faces in tiny Hilltop, no one who seems suspicious or potentially violent. In this twisted game of cat and mouse, Evelyn is certain of only one thing—Jasper must be hiding in plain sight. And if she can’t find him before he comes for her, she won’t be lucky enough to survive twice…



Thursday, September 13, 2018

Review - Primordial Threat - Interview with M. A. Rothman

I love a good science fiction novel so when author Michael Rothman reached out to me about his new novel I knew I had to read it and I am so glad I did because it hits all the essential elements of a solid story in this genre.
I hope you like my interview with the author and my review of Primordial Threat.

Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 2940162132196
Publisher: M.A. Rothman
Release Date: 8-06-2018
Length: 459pp
Source: Author for Review
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Overview:
The year is 2066 and the world is oblivious to the threat it faces.
The fate of humanity lies on the shoulders of Burt Radcliffe, the new head of NASA's Near Earth Object program.
He's been rushing the completion of DefenseNet, a ring of satellites that are both part of an early-warning system as well as the means to eliminate incoming threats.
Yet Burt knows that despite the world's best efforts, nothing can be done about the alert he's just received.
Coming out of deep space is a danger that's been approaching since the dawn of time. A black hole. An unstoppable threat that promises death for all in its wake.
Dave Holmes was a modern-day Einstein. As the original architect of DefenseNet, he'd had visions of this Primordial Threat before he disappeared, yet he'd left behind no details on how the problem might be solved.
Can Holmes be found, and if so, will his solution even work?
The world has less than a year to find out.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

#GIVEAWAY- Showcase Death At Whitewater Church by Andrea Carter

One of the places that mysteries are more mysterious is Ireland and today I'm happy to be presenting #1 in a new series, Death At Whitewater Church, by debut author and Dubliner, Andrea Carter. As soon as I finish up some contract reviews I'm going to dig into my copy but you can win one courtesy of Andrea's publisher, Oceanview details below.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 9781608093021
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 09-04-2018
Length: 352pp
Inishowen Mystery Series, #1
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Overview:
When a skeleton is discovered in the hidden crypt of a deconsecrated church, everyone is convinced the bones must be those of Conor Devitt, a local man who went missing on his wedding day six years previously. But the postmortem reveals otherwise.

Solicitor Benedicta “Ben” O’Keeffe is acting for the owners of the church. She is reluctant to get involved, but when Conor’s brother dies in strange circumstances shortly after coming to see her, she finds herself drawn in to the mystery. Whose is the skeleton in the crypt and how did it get there? Is Conor Devitt still alive, and if so, is there a link? What happened on the morning of his wedding to make him disappear?
Negotiating between the official investigation—headed up by the handsome but surly Sergeant Tom Molloy—and obstructive locals with secrets of their own, Ben unravels layers of personal and political history to get to the truth of what happened six years before.


Death at Whitewater Church is the first in a series of Ben O’Keeffe mysteries set on the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland.


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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Showcase - When The Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

I can't think of a better way to battle a bout of flu than snuggled up with plenty of fluids, some meds and a chilling thriller and I chose bestseller, Mary Kubica's latest, When The Lights Go Out. 
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ISBN-13: 9781488023576
Publisher: Park Row Books
Release Date: 9-4-2018
Length: 336pp
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Overview:
A woman is forced to question her own identity in this riveting and emotionally charged thriller by the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica
Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known.

Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by grief and a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts are hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined.

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Has Jessie’s whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her?


Friday, September 7, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews Murder With a Twist by Allyson Abbott, narrated by Nicole Poole

Once again I turn the blog over to reviewer extraordinaire, Sophia Rose who's today got an audio cozy, Murder With A Twist.
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Murder With a Twist by Allyson Abbott, narrated by Nicole Poole

#2 Mack’s Bar Mystery
Publisher:  Tantor Audio
Published:  8.7.18
ISBN:  0758280173
Time:  8 hours 38 min
Rating: 3.5
Rating for Narration: 4.5
Format:  MP3
Source:  Tantor Audio
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GoodReads Blurb:
The regulars at Mack's Bar love putting their heads together to solve a good mystery. But Mack is learning there's a big difference between barroom brain teasers and real-life murder. . .
Milwaukee bar owner Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton has a unique neurological condition that gives her extra perceptive senses, and police detective Duncan Albright is convinced Mack's abilities can be used to help catch crooks. Mack may be at pro at mixing drinks, but she's still an amateur when it comes to solving crimes--and she's not sure she should mix business with pleasure by working with a man who stirs up such strong feelings in her. At her first crime scene--a suspicious suicide--she experiences a heady cocktail of mixed sensations and emotions that make her question whether police work is right for her. But when Duncan asks her to help find a kidnapped child, she knows she has to give it a shot. . .


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Macmillan Audio review of Trust Me by Hank Phillipi Ryan

When I saw that friend and fantastic author Hank Phillipi Ryan had a new stand alone thriller coming out I knew i needed a copy and when it was one of the August offerings from Macmillan Audio I said, Heck Yeah! Sign me up!
Enjoy



Trust Me

By: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 08-28-18
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Overview:

Trust Me is the chilling standalone audiobook of psychological suspense and manipulation that award-winning author and renowned investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan was born to write.

An accused killer insists she's innocent of a heinous murder.
A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life.
Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game that will leave you breathless.
Who can you trust when you can't trust yourself?
This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Showcase - The Last Weekend of Summer by Peter Murphy a Providence Book Promotions book tour

Welcome to my stop on The Last Weekend of Summer by Peter Murphy perfect timing since the last unofficial weekend of summer just happened. Read the showcase and don't forget to enter the #Giveaway too.
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The Last Weekend Of The Summer

by Peter Murphy
on Tour September 1 - October 31, 2018

Synopsis:

They have been coming to their grandmother Gloria's lake cottage since they were babies. Now Johnnie and Buddy have families of their own and C.C. has a life full of adult drama and adventure. And this trip – the only stated purpose of which is to bring the family together for the last weekend of the summer – seems full of portent. Gloria has been hinting that there's more on the agenda than grilling and swimming, and when the three siblings learn that their estranged father will also be in attendance, it becomes clear that this weekend will have implications that last far beyond the final days of the season.
A touching, incisive view into the dynamics of a family on the verge of change and filled with characters both distinctive and utterly relatable, THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER is a rich, lyrical reading experience that will resonate in your heart.
 

Book Details

Genre: Literary Fiction
Published by: The Story Plant
Publication Date: August 28, 2018
Number of Pages: 224
ISBN: 1611882575 (ISBN13: 9781611882575)
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

I read One Thousand White Women a few years ago with my in-person library book club, it was poignant, sad, an emotional tearjerker so when I learned that there was a sequel I knew I had to feature it.  I can't wait to open the pages of this sequel The Vengeance of Mothers. And Jim's publisher, St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a #giveaway.
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ISBN-13: 9781250093431
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 9-4-2018
Length: 368pp
One Thousand White Women #2
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Overview:

9 March 1876
My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed, all our possessions burned, our friends butchered by the soldiers, our baby daughters gone, frozen to death on an ungodly trek across these rocky mountains. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother’s vengeance...
So begins the Journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the U.S. government's "Brides for Indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Woman to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. These "brides" were mostly fallen women; women in prison, prostitutes, the occasional adventurer, or those incarcerated in asylums. No one expected this program to work. And the brides themselves thought of it simply as a chance at freedom. But many of them fell in love with their Cheyenne spouses and had children with them...and became Cheyenne themselves.
The Vengeance of Mothers explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as "unspeakable." What does it mean to be white, to be Cheyenne, and how far will these women go to avenge the ones they love? With vivid detail and keen emotional depth, Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place in American history and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today.



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Friday, August 31, 2018

The Wedding from Hell part 3 - a prequel to Consumed by J.R. Ward

Welcome to my stop on the last short story, The Wedding From Hell part 3 by J.R. Ward the last short story teaser to J.R.'s highly anticipated releasing October 2, 2018, Consumed. Have no fear, put your debit card away because it's free.
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The Wedding from Hell
Part 3: Exclusive Excerpt of Consumed
by J. R. Ward
Available: August 28, 2018
Gallery Books | E-book Original
ISBN: 9781982105389 | Free


The Wedding from Hell, Part 3: Exclusive Excerpt of Consumed is the final part of J.R. Ward’s The Wedding From Hell ebook serialization. Don’t miss this exclusive teaser to her upcoming standalone romantic suspense, CONSUMED (available in October 2, 2018). See why “Consumed takes it to a whole new level” (Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author).





Thursday, August 30, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Review Maybe For You by Nicole McLaughlin

I happy to bring you my review for book #3 in Nicole's Whiskey and Weddings series, Maybe For You, a fantastic friend to lovers tale set in a KC distillery/event venue.
Nicole's publisher the fabulous St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a giveaway.
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ISBN-13:  9781250140029
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 8-28-2018
Length: 320pp
Source: Publisher for review
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Overview:
She’s never had a no-strings fling. He’s never had anything else. But maybe this time will be an exception?

After a year of mourning her fiancé, Alexis Parker has worked hard to rediscover what she wants out of life. Fresh out of the military and back stateside, her brother offers her a marketing job at the Stag Distillery. Ready for a new challenge, Alexis agrees to accompany her new co-worker Jake Cooper on a Stag cross-country promotional tour. He may have an infamous playboy reputation, but Alexis is surprised to find out that there is more to him than meets the eye. And she likes what she sees. . .
Jake promised Alexis’s brother that he’d be an absolute gentleman. Of course, that was before he and Alexis hit the road, and they both agree that what Alexis’s big brother doesn’t know won’t hurt him. The plan: to keep their fling confined to the RV, and everything will go back to normal once they head home. Things progress in ways neither of them could have imagined, and Jake realizes that he and Alexis make a perfect mix. Can he convince her that he’s ready to shake things up and give true love a shot in Maybe for You?


“Nicole McLaughlin is a wonderfully fresh voice in contemporary romance—sweet, sexy, and immensely satisfying.”—Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author


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