Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Sophia Rose Reviews - The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell

I know I've been gone awhile but have no fear I'll be back soon almost finished getting my house back in order then off to Florida for vacation and I'll have a special post to update you all on what's happened this spring and summer tomorrow. 

But today it's Sophia Rose's turn to tell you all about a bone chilling gothic horror. It's definitely one thing guaranteed to give you goose bumps even when it's 90º outside.
Sophia Rose take it away!

The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell
Historical Gothic Horror
Publisher:  Penguin
Published:  6.18.19
ISBN:  0143134051
Pages:  368
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Format:  Trade Paperback
Source:  Publisher
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Showcase The Snakes by Sadie Jones

When I read the blurb to The Snakes by Sadie Jones I knew i had to have a copy and I had to showcase it. Read all about it and enjoy the excerpt.

Publisher: Harper Collins

Release Date: 6-25-2019



“The Snakes is many things—a parable and an ancient drama where a father’s greed devours his children, a police procedural, an avid take on tabloid venality, and a bitter comedy, superbly observed, where behind a woman’s eyes she is ‘all movement inside herself, like a wasp in a glass.’ I admit that I’m still shaken by parts of this novel. Sadie Jones writes with pitiless aplomb and corrosive intelligence.” --Louise Erdrich

A chilling page-turner and impossible to put down, THE SNAKES is Sadie Jones at her best: breathtakingly powerful, brilliantly incisive, and utterly devastating.
Recently married, psychologist Bea and Dan, a mixed-race artist, rent out their tiny flat to escape London for a few precious months. Driving through France they visit Bea's dropout brother Alex at the hotel he runs in Burgundy. Disturbingly, they find him all alone and the ramshackle hotel deserted, apart from the nest of snakes in the attic.
When Alex and Bea's parents make a surprise visit, Dan can't understand why Bea is so appalled, or why she's never wanted him to know them; Liv and Griff Adamson are charming and rich. They are the richest people he has ever met. Maybe Bea's ashamed of him, or maybe she regrets the secrets she's been keeping.
Tragedy strikes suddenly, brutally, and in its aftermath the family is stripped back to its heart, and then its rotten core, and even Bea with all her strength and goodness can't escape.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Showcase A Monster Of All Time by JT Hunter a Partners in Crime blog tour

Welcome to my stop on the A Monster for All Time by JT Hunter blog tour sponsored by Partners in Crime. Read all about it then enter the #Giveaway.

A Monster Of All Time

by J.T. Hunter

on Tour July 1-31, 2019


A Monster Of All Time by J.T. Hunter

The True Story of Danny Rolling, The Gainesville Ripper

Ambitious, attractive, and full of potential, five young college students prepared for the new semester. They dreamed of beginning careers and starting families. They had a lifetime of experiences in front of them. But death came without warning in the dark of the night.

Brutally ending five promising lives, leaving behind three gruesome crime scenes, the Gainesville Ripper terrorized the University of Florida, casting an ominous shadow across a frightened college town.

What evil lurked inside him?

What demons drove him to kill?

What made him A Monster of All Time?

Book Details:

Genre: True Crime
Published by: RJ Parker Publishing
Publication Date: September 4th 2018
Number of Pages: 304
ISBN: 1987902521 (ISBN13: 9781987902525)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Crashing the A List by Summer Heacock

When I first saw the cover of this book I thought it just screamed summer read and I knew I wanted it on my shelf, if you're lucky you could #win a copy too thanks to Summer's author Mira. Details below.

Publisher: Mira

Release Date: 7-9-2019

 400 pp


She’s doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons.

After four months of unemployment, former book editor Clara Montgomery is officially stuck—stuck sleeping on her little brother’s ugly couch in Queens, stuck scrolling through job listings in search of a new editorial position…and just desperate enough to take on a temporary gig clearing out abandoned storage units. If nothing else, she’s determined to keep her rapidly dwindling savings account intact.

Unfortunately, she is in no way prepared for stumbling upon dead snakes or dealing with glass jars that she’s convinced are full of pickled eyeballs. And why does everything seem to smell like beets?

Then Clara comes across a unit that was once owned by an escort service and finds the brothel “résumé” of a younger Caspian Tiddleswich, an astonishingly famous British actor. She has no intention of cashing in on her discovery, but her awkward attempts to reassure Caspian that his secret is safe go awry. Now Caspian is convinced that Clara is a blackmailer, the tabloids have her pegged as Caspian’s newest girlfriend…and Clara begins to find the A-lister’s charms more irresistible than she expected.

Giveaway is for one print copy of
Crashing the A List US & Canada Only
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Monday, July 8, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Showcase A Family of Strangers by Emilie Richards

Emily Richards has been a go to author of mine for years so when I signed up for a review and giveaway I thought no problem, what I didn't count on was mother nature's fury and the great flood of '19 happening (repairs and restorations are happening as we speak). So stay tuned for my review in the near future and get ready for a Showcase of this fabulous story plus a chance to win a copy of your own thanks to Emily's publisher, Mira. Details below

Publisher: Mira

Release Date: 6-25-2019



Could a lifetime of memories…be a lifetime of lies?

All her life Ryan Gracey watched her perfect older sister from afar. Knowing she could never top Wendy’s achievements, she didn’t even try. Instead Ryan forged her own path while her family barely seemed to notice.

Now Wendy shares two little girls with her perfect husband while Ryan mourns the man she lost after a nearly fatal mistake in judgment. The sisters’ choices have taken them in different directions, which is why Ryan is stunned when Wendy calls, begging for her help. There’s been a murder—and Wendy believes she’ll be wrongfully accused.

While Wendy lies low, Ryan moves back to their hometown to care for the nieces she hardly knows. The sleuthing skills she’s refined as a true-crime podcaster quickly rise to the surface as she digs for answers with the help of an unexpected ally. Yet the trail of clues Wendy’s left behind lead to nothing but questions. Blood may be thicker than water, but what does Ryan owe a sister who, with every revelation, becomes more and more a stranger?

Is Wendy, who always seemed so perfect, just a perfect liar—or worse?

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A Family of Strangers US & Canada ONLY
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Rouge by Richard Kirshenbaum Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Rouge by Richard Kirshenbaum blog tour.

Richard Kirshenbaum’s delicious new novel ROUGE (St. Martin’s Press, June 25th, $27.99) is a sexy, glamorous journey into the rivalry of the pioneers of powder, mascara and rouge. Kirshenbaum, the master marketer and chronicler of New York’s moneyed class (his New York Observer column-turned-book “Isn’t That Rich?” is a must-read), gives readers a rare front row seat, delving into the world of high society and business through the rivalry of two beauty industry icons.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 6-25-2019

Blog tour 6-25-2019 through 7-9-2019
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo


Like Swans of Fifth Avenue and Truman Capote’s Answered Prayers, Richard Kirshenbaum's Rouge gives readers a rare front row seat into the world of high society and business through the rivalry of two beauty industry icons, by the master marketer and chronicler of the over-moneyed.

Rouge is a sexy, glamorous journey into the rivalry of the pioneers of powder, mascara and rouge.

This fast-paced novel examines the lives, loves, and sacrifices of the visionaries who invented the modern cosmetics industry: Josiah Herzenstein, born in a Polish Jewish Shtlel, the entrepreneur who transforms herself into a global style icon and the richest woman in the world, Josephine Herz; Constance Gardiner, her rival, the ultimate society woman who invents the door-to-door business and its female workforce but whose deepest secret threatens everything; CeeCee Lopez, the bi-racial beauty and founder of the first African American woman’s hair relaxer business, who overcomes prejudice and heartbreak to become her community’s first female millionaire. The cast of characters is rounded out by Mickey Heron, a dashing, sexy ladies' man whose cosmetics business is founded in a Hollywood brothel. All are bound in a struggle to be number one, doing anything to get there…including murder.