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.

ISBN-13: 9781250131720
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 9-25-2018
Length: 320
Eternity Springs #15
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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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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. 

ISBN-13: 9781335946478
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 9-25-2018
Length: 416pp
Source: Publisher for review
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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.

ISBN-13: 978-1621834885
Publisher: Brighton Publishing
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Length: 234pp
Source: Author/Guide for review
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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!

Dark Tide Rising by Anne Perry
#24 William Monk
Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Ballantine Books
Published:  9.18.18
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!

By Victoria Schade
On sale September 18, 2018!

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


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

The Found Child

by Jo Crow

September 18, 2018 Book Blast


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.

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


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.


ISBN-13: 2940162132196
Publisher: M.A. Rothman
Release Date: 8-06-2018
Length: 459pp
Source: Author for Review
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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.

ISBN-13: 9781608093021
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 09-04-2018
Length: 352pp
Inishowen Mystery Series, #1
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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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Death At Whitewater Church
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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. 

ISBN-13: 9781488023576
Publisher: Park Row Books
Release Date: 9-4-2018
Length: 336pp
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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.

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
Sellers:  Amazon -  Audible -    Barnes & Noble

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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!

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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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.

The Last Weekend Of The Summer

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


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)
Purchase Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble Goodreads

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.
ISBN-13: 9781250093431
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 9-4-2018
Length: 368pp
One Thousand White Women #2
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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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