Friday, July 10, 2020

Anarchy of The Mice By Jeff Bond a Partners in Crime Virtual Tour

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Anarchy of the Mice

by Jeff Bond

on Tour July 1 - August 31, 2020

Synopsis:

Anarchy of the Mice by Jeff Bond
From Jeff Bond, author of Blackquest 40 and The Pinebox Vendetta, comes Anarchy of the Mice, book one in an epic new series starring Quaid Rafferty, Durwood Oak Jones, and Molly McGill: the trio of freelance operatives known collectively as Third Chance Enterprises.

How far could society fall without data? Account balances, property lines, government ID records — if it all vanished, if everyone’s scorecard reset to zero, how might the world look?

The Blind Mice are going to show us.

Molly McGill is fighting it. Her teenage son has come downstairs in a T-shirt from these “hacktivists” dominating the news. Her daughter’s bus is canceled — too many stoplights out — and school is in the opposite direction of the temp job she’s supposed to be starting this morning. She is twice-divorced; her P.I. business, McGill Investigators, is on the rocks; what kind of life is this for a woman a mere twelve credit-hours shy of her PhD?

Then the doorbell rings.

It’s Quaid Rafferty, the charming — but disgraced — former governor of Massachusetts, and his plainspoken partner, Durwood Oak Jones. The guys have an assignment for Molly. It sounds risky, but the pay sure beats switchboard work.

They need her to infiltrate the Blind Mice.

Danger, romance, intrigue, action for miles — whatever you read, Anarchy of the Mice is coming for you.

Book Details:

Genre: Action-Adventure
Published by: Jeff Bond books
Publication Date: June 15, 2020
Number of Pages: 445
ISBN: 173225527X (978-1732255272)
Series: Third Chance Enterprises, #1
Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Showcase Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliot #1 The Sun Chronicles

Today on the blog I'm so excited to showcase book #1 in Kate Elliot's new Sci-Fi Space Opera series - The Sun Chronicles, The Unconquerable Sun.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 9781250197245
Publisher: Tor

Release Date: 7-7-2020

Length:
 528pp
The Sun Chronicles #1

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Overview:
"Non-stop action! Space battles! Intrigue! This is the kind of space opera that I love best—but Elliott does it even better."—New York Times bestselling author Ann Leckie

New York Times bestselling author Kate Elliott brings us a thrilling new science fiction adventure set in a rich universe full of political intrigue with Unconquerable Sun.



GENDER-SPUN ALEXANDER THE GREAT ON AN INTERSTELLAR SCALE

Princess Sun has finally come of age.

Growing up in the shadow of her mother, Eirene, has been no easy task. The legendary queen-marshal did what everyone thought impossible: expel the invaders and build Chaonia into a magnificent republic, one to be respected—and feared.

But the cutthroat ambassador corps and conniving noble houses have never ceased to scheme—and they have plans that need Sun to be removed as heir, or better yet, dead.

To survive, the princess must rely on her wits and companions: her biggest rival, her secret lover, and a dangerous prisoner of war.

Take the brilliance and cunning courage of Princess Leia—add in a dazzling futuristic setting where pop culture and propaganda are one and the same—and hold on tight:

This is the space opera you’ve been waiting for.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Showcase Breathing Through The Wound by VÍCTOR DEL ÁRBOL Translated by LISA DILLMAN

Today I'm showcasing yet another wonderful offering from my favorite indie Other Press, Breathing Through the Wound, by VÍCTOR DEL ÁRBOLTranslated by LISA DILLMAN.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 978-1-59051-843-4
Publisher: Other Press

Release Date: 7-7-2020

Length:
 688pp
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Overview:
From the acclaimed author of A Million Drops, an engrossing psychological thriller that traces a widower’s descent into the seedy underbelly of Madrid.

Eduardo Quintana’s life lost all meaning when his wife and daughter were killed in a tragic accident. The once renowned painter wallows in grief and guilt, subsisting on alcohol and drugs, not caring if he lives or dies.

But when a grieving mother asks Eduardo to paint a portrait of the man who killed her son, he finds himself drawn to the unusual commission. He alone understands her need to look deep into the soul of the man who changed her life forever, and he alone can help.

As Eduardo sets out to discover what it takes to know a killer, he is pulled deeper and deeper into Madrid’s criminal underworld, where mercenaries, prostitutes, murderers, and thieves are all entangled in a dangerous and deadly web, in which nothing, and no one, are as they seem.


Monday, July 6, 2020

#BrillanceAudio review of The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

A while back I saw Kim the Caffeinated Reviewer's review of The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith and knew this was a novel that I needed to experience in audible and I'm glad I did.
Enjoy!


ASIN: B07NWXTWNM
Publisher: Brillance Audio

Release Date: 10-1-2019

Length:
 8hrs-42 mins
Source:
 Purchase Amazon/Audible
Buy It: Audible

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Overview:
A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.

"Cleverly crafted.... The Vine Witch is a grown-up fairy tale with a twisty-turn-y story line of magic, love, and betrayal that holds your attention.... Pure escapism." --Forbes

A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy set in turn-of-the-century France.

For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when sorcière Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.

Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn't endorse the locals' belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she'll have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won't rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.


Friday, July 3, 2020

Showcase Flame by Donna Grant Dark Kings #17

Today I'm happy to bring you a showcase by fave author Donna Grant, #17 in her long running Dark Kings series, Flame.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13:
 9781250182937

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


Release Date: 6-30-2020


Length:
 418 pp

Dark Kings #17

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Overview:

Flame is the next Dark Kings book in New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant's series.

If she believed in destiny, she would believe they were meant for each other.
But that fire was put out long ago. . .

Living among the Dragon Kings, Cain has spent lifetimes learning to distrust both mortals and Fae. He is a warrior born—and every instinct demands that he fight to keep his own kind safe. But when a fringe member of the Dark Fae contacts the Kings with an urgent warning, Cain is torn for the first time. How can he trust this beautiful creature when resisting his primal attraction to her is battle enough?

Noreen is horrified by what her kind and the malevolent Others are planning for the Dragon Kings. Dark Fae or not, there are lines she will not cross—even if it means risking her life. But she never imagined that she would risk her heart until she meets Cain. She wants him with a soul-deep desire that frightens her…and endangers them both. Is saying goodbye to everything Noreen has ever known worth a love that will span time and realms?

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Showcase The Vessels by Anna M. Elias a Partners In Crime Virtual blog tour

Welcome to the first day and my stop on The Vessels by Anna M. Elias blog tour sponsored by Partners In Crime virtual tours. Check out all the info about this supernatural thriller. And don't forget to enter the #Giveaway at the end of the Post.
Enjoy!

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The Vessels

by Anna M. Elias

on Tour July 1 - August 31, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews: Riviera Gold by Laurie R King

Today Sophia Rose reviews a historical mystery #16 in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series, Riviera Gold by Laurie R King.
Enjoy!

Riviera Gold by Laurie R King

#16 Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Historical Mystery

Publisher:  Bantam

Published:  6.9.20

ISBN:  0749025689

Pages:  320

Rating: 4

Format: eARC

Source:  Net Galley

Sellers:  Amazon /Barnes and Noble /Kobo

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GoodReads Blurb:

Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes turn the Riviera upside-down to crack their most captivating case yet in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child called “the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”

It’s summertime on the Riviera, where the Jazz Age is busily reinventing the holiday delights of warm days on golden sand and cool nights on terraces and dance floors. Just up the coast lies a more traditional pleasure ground: Monte Carlo, where fortunes are won, lost, stolen, and hidden away. So when Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes happen across the Côte d’Azur in this summer of 1925, they find themselves pulled between the young and the old, hot sun and cool jazz, new friendships and old loyalties, childlike pleasures and very grownup sins…

Thursday, June 25, 2020

#Audible Review Just After Midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde #Brilliance Audio

Today I'm reviewing another of Catherine Ryan Hyde's fabulous novels, Just After Midnight narrated by Kate Rudd.
Enjoy!

ASIN: B07FT2VYCX

Publisher: Brilliance Audio


Release Date: 12-04-2018


Length:
 9hours/57mins

Source:
 Purchase Amazon/Audible

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Overview:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes an uplifting and poignant novel about friendship, trust, and facing your fears.

No longer tolerating her husband’s borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents’ California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new chapter would involve befriending Sarah, a fourteen-year-old on the run from her father and reeling from her mother’s sudden and suspicious death.

While Sarah’s grandmother scrambles to get custody, Faith is charged with spiriting the girl away on a journey that will restore her hope: Sarah implores Faith to take her to Falkner’s Midnight Sun, the prized black mare that her father sold out from under her. Sarah shares an unbreakable bond with Midnight and can’t bear to be apart from her. Throughout the sweltering summer, as they follow Midnight from show to show, Sarah comes to terms with what she witnessed on the terrible night her mother died.

But the journey is far from over. Faith must learn the value of trusting her instincts - and realize that the key to her future, and Sarah’s, is in her hands.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Showcase- Broken Genius by Drew Murray Oceanview Publishing

Today I'm showcasing Broken Genius by debut author Drew Murray first in his exciting Will Parker Thriller series reads that examine the darker side of technology. Another fantastic offering by favorite Indie Mystery Publishing house Oceanview.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13:
 978-1608093885

Publisher: Oceanview Publishing


Release Date: 6-2-2020


Length:
 336pp

Will Parker #1

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Overview:

Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben’s Missing You and James Patterson’s Invisible

In 2011, Will Parker, the young prodigy CEO of a big tech company makes a coding mistake that costs a college student her life. To assuage his guilt, Will pursues a career in the FBI Cyber Division.

Now, Special Agent Will Parker is called to investigate a murder scene at a Comic Con event in the Midwest, where the victim has ties to a radioactive quantum computer that Will was working on before he left his gig as CEO.

Working with smart local homicide detective Dana Lopez and FBI stuffed-shirt Thomas Decker, Will discovers the victim was holding an auction for the computer on the Dark Web—and the bidding is still live.

With bidders including a legendary Chinese hacker, Russian criminals sent by the Kremlin, and a corporate executive desperate to escape a scandal, Will once again finds a life in his hands when the victim’s daughter is taken hostage. A trail of blood and high-tech breadcrumbs leads Will deeper into mystery, danger, and a race against time to keep unlimited power out of the wrong hands.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Showcase Danger in Plain Sight by Burt Weissbourd sponsored by Partners in Crime Virtual tours

Welcome to my stop on the Danger in Plain Sight tour sponsored by Partners in Crime Virtual Tours
Enjoy!

Danger in Plain Sight

by Burt Weissbourd

on Tour June 1-30, 2020

Synopsis:

Danger in Plain Sight by Burt Weissbourd
It took fourteen years to construct a safe world for her and her son--and only one night for her ex to unravel it.

Celebrated Seattle restaurateur Callie James is more than a little thrown when her ex-husband, French investigative reporter Daniel Odile-Grand, shows up after fourteen years asking for her help. Even more disturbing: as she throws him out, Daniel is deliberately hit by a car, hurled through the front window of her restaurant--broken, bloody and unconscious. He flees from the hospital and breaks into Callie's apartment, where he passes out. Reluctantly, Callie hides him. When she gets back to her restaurant, two assassins walk in, insisting that she find Daniel for them by tonight or pay the consequences.

Overwhelmed and hopelessly out of her depth, Callie hires the only man she knows who can help her: Cash Logan, her former bartender, a man she had arrested for smuggling ivory through her restaurant two years earlier, and who still hasn't forgiven her.

The assassins blow up her restaurant. It's Callie's nightmare. And the worst is yet to come as she and her unlikely, incompatible ally discover that the most perilous dangers are far closer to home than they'd imagined.


Book Details:

Genre: Thriller
Published by: Blue City Press
Publication Date: September 8th 2020
Number of Pages: 224
ISBN: 1733438211 (ISBN13: 9781733438216)
Series: A Callie James Thriller, 1
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Monday, June 22, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen Narrated by Gemma Dawson

Today features Sophia Rose and her review of the audible version of In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen Narrated by Gemma Dawson.
Enjoy!

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen, Narrated by Gemma Dawson

Historical Mystery

Publisher:  Audible Studios

Published:  3.1.17

ASIN:  B01N6F4SJA

Time:  11 hours 44 minutes

Rating: 4

Narrator Rating: 4

Format:  Audible

Source:  Purchased

Sellers:  AmazonBarnes & Noble

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GoodReads Blurb:

World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret: she has taken a job at Bletchley Park, the British code-breaking facility.

As Ben follows a trail of spies and traitors, which may include another member of Pamela’s family, he discovers that some within the realm have an appalling, history-altering agenda. Can he, with Pamela’s help, stop them before England falls?

Inspired by the events and people of World War II, writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Review - Reigniting The Spark: Why Stable Relationships Lose Intimacy and How to Get It Back - Interview with author Dr. Bruce Chalmer

Today I'm excited to feature Reigniting The Spark: Why Stable Relationships Lose Intimacy and How to Get It Back  by Dr. Bruce Chalmer a book about how to better your relationship with a review and an interview with Bruce.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13:
 978-1631610790

Publisher: TCK Publishing


Release Date: 2-29-2020


Length:
 157pp

Source:
 Author for review

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Overview:

Create a Relationship That Lasts

Dr. Bruce Chalmer’s Reigniting the Spark shows couples how to build a lasting relationship full of passion and fulfillment. You’ll learn how to improve your communication, have better sex, and avoid pointless arguments.Dr. Chalmer combines his expertise in science with thirty years of experience as a couples therapist to show how you can restore intimacy and overcome any relationship problem to create and maintain a lively, loving, lasting relationship. He offers a unique perspective on the role of faith—not necessarily religious—in relationships. Whatever your faith background, religious or secular, Dr. Chalmer’s approach to faith as a key to unlocking intimacy will inform and inspire you. This book explores the most common issues that sap the happiness out of a relationship and shows you exactly what to do to turn it around. Written in a relatable and easy-to-understand style, Reigniting the Spark will help you better understand yourself and your partner so you can both be more satisfied. Whether you’re reading alone or with a partner, Reigniting the Spark will teach you:
How to build and restore intimacy, trust, and a deep connection in your relationship
How to identify triggering issues like trauma that could be sapping the joy out of your relationship, and exactly what to do about it

A list of bad reasons people get married—and one good one
How to go from plain old sex, to good sex, to sacred sex
How to be your best self when your partner has been unfaithful
How to know when to break up, and when to work through the inevitable growing pains in your relationship

Reigniting the Spark is for any couple who’s ready to create a stronger, more fulfilling relationship. You’ll love this book if you like these books:
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Jon Gottman and Nan Silver
Kosher Sex by Shmuley Boteach
Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendricks and Helen Hunt

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

#TheJaneAustenSociety Blog Tour - Interview with author Natalie Jenner

Welcome back to my second post in #TheJaneAustenSociety blog tour my first stop on May 26th was my #MacmillanAudio review which you can see HERE. And today it's my great pleasure to bring you an intimate conversation with author Natalie Jenner. Sit back have a cuppa and
Enjoy!




Title: The Jane Austen Society: A Novel
Author: Natalie Jenner
Genre: Historical Fiction, Austenesque Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (May 26, 2020)
Length (320) pages
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1250248732
eBook ASIN: B07WQPPXFW
Audiobook ASIN: B082VL7VRR
Tour Dates: May 25 – June 30, 2020










Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Showcase This Little Family by INÈS BAYARD Translated by ADRIANA HUNTER

Today I'm showcasing yet another wonderful offering from fave indie publishers Other Press, a debut This Little Family by INÈS BAYARDTranslated by ADRIANA HUNTER.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13:
 978-1-892746-67-2

Publisher: Other Press


Release Date: 6-16-2020


Length:
 272pp

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Overview:

AN ASTONISHING DEBUT. THE NEXT BEST READ FOR FANS OF MY DARK VANESSA.

This striking debut novel inhabits the mind of a young married woman driven to extremes by disgust and dread in the aftermath of a rape.

Marie and Laurent, a young, affluent couple, have settled into their large Paris apartment and decide to start trying for a baby. This picture-perfect existence is shattered when Marie is assaulted by her new boss. Deeply shaken by the attack, she discovers she is pregnant, and is convinced her rapist is the father. Marie closes herself off in a destructive silence, ultimately leading her to commit an irreparable act.

In a first novel of extraordinary power and depth, Inès Bayard exposes disturbing truths about how society sees women and how women see themselves in turn.

Monday, June 15, 2020

#Audible Review of When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

After loving Just After Midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde I knew I needed more of her storytelling and boy did I hit the jackpot with When I Found You.
Enjoy!

ASIN: B00ECCVDKS

Publisher: Brillance Audio


Release Date: 8-15-2013


Length:
 10hrs-8mins

Source:
 Purchase Amazon/Audible

Buy It: Audible


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Overview:

"What do I have to do to make you wash your hands of me? There's nothing you could do. I will never wash my hands of you."

Nathan McCann thought he didn't want a family. But when he finds an abandoned newborn in the woods, he feels an inexplicable bond with the boy and starts to make plans to raise the child as his own - until the baby's grandmother steps forward to claim him. Nathan makes a request of her, though: to one day bring the boy to meet his rescuer.

Fifteen years later, Nathan gets his wish when the boy and his grandmother show up on his doorstep. Named Nat and now an angry teenager with a criminal record, the boy is once again in need of rescuing. Nathan takes Nat in, swearing to never abandon him. Nathan believes that with love and patience anyone can change. And he just might be right.

From the author of Pay It Forward comes a poignant tale of love, pain, and trusting people to stay by your side in a world where leaving is easy.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Showcase The Fiery Crown by Jeffe Kennedy

Today I'm showcasing #2 in Jeffe Kennedy's Forgotten Empires series, The Fiery Crown, read an excerpt and learn more about it
Enjoy!

ISBN-13:
 978125019433

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


Release Date: 5-26-2020


Length:
 400pp

Forgotten Empires #2

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Overview:

A desperate alliance. A struggle for survival. And a marriage of convenience with an epic twist of fate come together in Jeffe Kennedy's The Fiery Crown.

WILL THEIR LOVE STAND THE TEST OF TIME

Queen Euthalia has reigned over her island kingdom of Calanthe with determination, grace, and her magical, undying orchid ring. After she defied an empire to wed Conrí, the former Crown Prince of Oriel—a man of disgraced origins with vengeance in his heart—Lia expected the wizard’s prophecy to come true: Claim the hand that wears the ring and the empire falls. But Lia’s dangerous bid to save her realm doesn’t lead to immediate victory. Instead, destiny hurls her and Conrí towards a future neither could predict…

OR TEAR THEIR WHOLE WORLD APART?

Con has never healed after the death of his family and destruction of his kingdom—he’s been carefully plotting his revenge against his greatest enemy, Emperor Anure, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. When Lia’s spies gather intelligence suggesting that Anure is planning an attack against Calanthe, Con faces an agonizing choice: Can he sacrifice Lia and all she holds dear to destroy the empire? Or does his true loyalty exist in the arms of his beguiling, passionate wife—’til death do they part?

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm a Partners in Crime Virtual blog tour

Enemies of Doves

by Shanessa Gluhm

on Tour June 1-14, 2020

Synopsis:

Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm

On a summer night in 1932, twelve-year-old Joel Fitchett wanders into an East Texas diner badly beaten and carrying his unconscious brother, Clancy. Though both boys claim they have no memory of what happened, the horrific details are etched into their minds as deep as the scar left across Joel’s face.

Thirteen years later, both men still struggle with the aftershocks of that long-ago night and the pact they made to hide the truth. When they find themselves at the center of a murder investigation, they make a decision that will change everything. A second lie, a second pact and for a time, a second chance.

In 1991 college student, Garrison Stark, travels to Texas chasing a rumor that Clancy Fitchett is his biological grandfather. Clancy has been missing since 1946 and Garrison hopes to find him, and in doing so, find a family. What he doesn’t expect to discover is a tangle of secrets spanning sixty years involving Clancy, Joel and the woman they both loved, Lorraine.

Told in alternating timelines from World War II to 1992, Enemies of Doves is a tale of family secrets, jealousy and deception perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Allen Eskens.

Book Details:

Genre: Historical Mystery
Published by: Touchpoint Press
Publication Date: March 20, 2020
Number of Pages: 328
ISBN: 1946920916 (ISBN13: 9781946920911)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

#MacmillanAudio Review of A Week At The Shore by #Barbara Delinsky narrated by Therese Plummer

When Macmillan Audio offered me an advanced copy of A Week At The Shore by one of my faves Barbara Delinsky I couldn't say yes fast enough and boy was it a home run!
Enjoy!

ISBN: 9781250752437

Publisher: Macmillan Audio


Release Date: 5-19-2020


Length:
 12 hours - 58 minutes

Source:
 Publisher for review

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Overview:

In A Week at the Shore, New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky explores how lives and relationships are forever changed when three sisters reunite at their family Rhode Island beach house.

One phone call is all it takes to lure real estate photographer Mallory Aldiss back to her family Rhode Island beach home. It's been twenty years since she's been gone—running from the scandal that destroyed her parents' marriage, drove her and her two sisters apart, and crushed her relationship with her first love. But going home is fraught with emotional baggage—memories, mysteries and secrets abound.

Mal's thirteen-year-old daughter, Joy, has never been to the place where Mal's life was shaped and is desperate to go. Fatherless, she craves family and especially wants to spend time with the grandfather she barely knows.

In just seven watershed days on the Rhode Island coast three women will test the bonds of sisterhood, friendship and family, and discover the role that love and memory plays in defining their lives.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Showcase The Parting Gift by Evan Fallenberg Other Press

Today I'm showcasing yet another fabulous avant garde offering from my favorite indie Other Press.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13:
 978-1-59051-943-1

Publisher: Other Press


Release Date: 6-2-2020


Length:
 256pp

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Overview:

“An unabashed tale that does not pull punches and looks at love’s underside…This breathless story should only be read in one sitting. It hits hard and never lets up. Terse, brusque, etched on one’s inner thigh with an old serrated knife.” —André Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name

This erotic tale of jealousy, obsession, and revenge is suffused with the rich flavors and intoxicating scents of Israel’s Mediterranean coast.

An unnamed narrator writes a letter to an old college friend, Adam, at whose place he has been crashing since his abrupt return to the States from Israel. Now that the narrator is moving on to a new location, he finally reveals the events that led him to Adam’s door, set in motion by a chance encounter with Uzi, an older man with whom the narrator has just had an intense sexual relationship.

From his first meeting with Uzi, the narrator is overwhelmed by an animal attraction that will lead him to derail his life, withdraw from friends and extend his stay in a small town north of Tel Aviv. As he becomes increasingly entangled in Uzi’s life—and by extension the lives of Uzi’s ex-wife and children—his passion turns sinister, ultimately threatening all around him.

Written in a circuitous style reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley novels, The Parting Gift is a page-turner and a shrewd exploration of the roles men assume, or are forced to assume.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Review The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman Graydon House Publishing

Today I'm so excited to bring you my review of The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman one of my favorite women's fiction authors. There are many male authors I love and can't wait to read but none of them write women's fiction, in fact its no secret that I prefer the writing of women to men because women just get women. So saying that Viola is one of my favorites is quite unique because those who don't know that's actually the name of author Wade Rouse's grandmother and the name he uses when he writes women's fiction. I hope if you haven't had the chance to check this out you do ASAP!
Enjoy!

ISBN-13:
 9781525804618

Publisher: Graydon House Publishing


Release Date: 4-28-2020


Length:
 416pp

Source:
 Publisher/Netgalley for review

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Overview:

In her inimitable style, Viola Shipman explores the unlikely relationship between two very different women brought together by the pain of war, but bonded by hope, purpose…and flowers.

Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to illness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind the towering fence surrounding her home, Iris has built a new family…of flowers. Iris propagates her own daylilies and roses while tending to a garden filled with the heirloom starts that keep the memories of her loved ones alive.

When Abby Peterson moves next door with her family—a husband traumatized by his service in the Iraq War and a young daughter searching for stability—Iris is reluctantly yet inevitably drawn into her boisterous neighbor’s life, where, united by loss and a love of flowers, she and Abby tentatively unearth their secrets, and help each other discover how much life they have yet to live.

With delightful illustrations and fascinating detail, Viola Shipman’s heartwarming story will charm readers while resonating with issues that are so relevant today.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Showcase On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe Beach House #6 Gallery Books

Today I'm showcasing #6, the finale in Mary Alice Monroe's Beach House series, On Ocean Boulevard.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13:
 9781982146948

Publisher: Gallery Books


Release Date: 5-19-2020


Length:
 384pp

Beach House #6

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Overview:


The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Guests returns at long last to her beloved Isle of Palms in this breathtaking novel about one family’s summer of forging new beginnings against the enduring beauty and resilience of the natural world.

It’s been sixteen years since Caretta “Cara” Rutledge has returned home to the beautiful shores of Charleston, South Carolina. Over those years, she has weathered the tides of deaths and births, struggles and joys. And now, as Cara prepares for her second wedding, her life is about to change yet again.

Meanwhile, the rest of the storied Rutledge family is also in flux. Cara’s niece Linnea returns to Sullivan’s Island to begin a new career and an unexpected relationship. Linnea’s parents, having survived bankruptcy, pin their hopes and futures on the construction of a new home on Ocean Boulevard. But as excitement over the house and wedding builds, a devastating illness strikes the family and brings plans to a screeching halt. It is under these trying circumstances that the Rutledge family must come together yet again to discover the enduring strength in love, tradition, and legacy from mother to daughter to granddaughter.

Like the sea turtles that come ashore annually on these windswept islands, three generations of the Rutledge family experience a season of return, rebirth, and growth. “Authentic, generous, and heartfelt” (Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author), On Ocean Boulevard is Mary Alice Monroe at her very best.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Showcase Perfectly Famous by Emily Liebert Gallery Books/Simon & Schuester

Today I'm showcasing Perfectly Famous, here's what's being said "From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Pretty Revenge—a “gripping tale of subterfuge, betrayal, and retribution” (Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish)—comes the story of a journalist obsessed with finding a crime novelist who disappears after a deadly attack on her beloved daughter."Yeah I know I want it too!
Enjoy!

ISBN-13:
 978-1982110314

Publisher: Gallery Books


Release Date: 6-2-2020


Length:
 320pp

Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound


ADD TO: GOODREADS


Overview:

As a mother and a famous author, Ward DeFleur has it all. She lives in a beautiful estate in picture-perfect Connecticut, along with her teenage daughter, Stevie, where nothing can go wrong. Until, one night, when Stevie is brutally murdered and Ward’s entire world is shattered. Consumed by panic and grief, Ward vows never to put pen to paper again.

Enter Bree Bennett.

Bree is a recently-divorced, former-journalist-cum-housewife, desperate to fill her days with something other than Pilates classes and grocery shopping. So she decides to start writing for the town newspaper. What begins as Bree’s effort to tell Ward’s tragic narrative turns into a fixation with finding her favorite author. Unfortunately, Ward doesn’t want to be found. Even worse, Stevie’s killer is still on the loose…

This harrowing tale of one woman’s infatuation and another woman’s fear is full of explosive surprises, perfect for fans of The Night Olivia Fell and Then She Was Gone.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

#Audible review of Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine

Today I'm reviewing #4 in Rachel Caine's Stillhouse Lake series, Bitter Falls a series that's just getting better and better. 
Enjoy!

AISN: B0839PCC38

Publisher: Brilliance Audio


Release Date: 1-21-2020


Length:
 11hours and 33 minutes

Source:
 Purchase Amazon/Audible

Buy It: Audible


ADD TO: GOODREADS



Overview:

An Amazon Charts, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling series.

She’s investigating a cold case no one else could - by going places no else would dare.

In spite of a harrowing past still haunting her, Gwen Proctor is trying to move forward. Until a new assignment gives her purpose: the cold-case disappearance of a young man in Tennessee. Three years missing, no clues. Just Ruth Landry, a tortured mother in limbo. Gwen understands what it’s like to worry about your children.

Gwen’s investigation unearths new suspects...and victims. As she follows each sinister lead, the implications of the mystery grow more disturbing. Because the closer Gwen gets, the closer she is to a threat that looms back home.

In a town that’s closed its ranks against Gwen; her partner, Sam; and her kids, there’s no bolder enemy than the Belldene family - paramilitary, criminal, powerful, and vengeful. As personal vendettas collide with Gwen’s investigation, she’s prepared to fight both battles. But is she prepared for the toll it could take on everyone she loves?

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

#MacmillanAudio Review of Hideaway by Nora Roberts

Today I'm so happy to be sharing my review of the Macmillan Audio edition of Hideaway by Nora Roberts
This is Nora at her very best

Enjoy!

IBSN: 9781250752390
Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Release Date: 5-26-2020

Length:
 15 hours-46 minutes
Source:
 Macmillan Audio for review
Buy It: Audible

ADD TO: GOODREADS

Overview:
A family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty set the stage for Nora Roberts’ emotional new suspense novel, Hideaway.
Caitlyn Sullivan had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a star—yet still an innocent child who loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur. It was during one of those games that she disappeared.

Some may have considered her a pampered princess, but Cate was in fact a smart, scrappy fighter, and she managed to escape her abductors. Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bloodied, exhausted girl huddled in his house—but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge, reuniting her with her loved ones.

Cate’s ordeal, though, was far from over. First came the discovery of a shocking betrayal that would send someone she’d trusted to prison. Then there were years spent away in western Ireland, peaceful and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul.

Finally, she would return to Los Angeles, gathering the courage to act again and get past the trauma that had derailed her life. What she didn’t yet know was that two seeds had been planted that long-ago night—one of a great love, and one of a terrible vengeance…

Monday, June 1, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews: Network Effect by Martha Wells, Narrated by Kevin R Free

Today I'm welcoming Sophia Rose again to the blog to review a Sci-Fi #5 in the Murderbot  Diaries, Network Effect by Martha Wells, Narrated by Kevin R Free.
Enjoy!

Network Effect by Martha Wells, Narrated by Kevin R Free
#5 Murderbot Diaries
Sci-Fi
Publisher:  Recorded Books
Published:  5.5.20
ASIN:  B084QBWBSV
Time:  12 hours 48 minutes
Rating: 5
Narrator Rating: 5
Format:  MP3 Digital
Source:  Recorded Books
Sellers:  Amazon - Barnes and Noble - Kobo

Add to: GoodReads   
GoodReads Blurb:
You know that feeling when you're at work, and you've had enough of people, and then the boss walks in with yet another job that needs to be done right this second or the world will end, but all you want to do is go home and binge your favorite shows? And you're a sentient murder machine programmed for destruction? Congratulations, you're Murderbot.

I'm usually alone in my head, and that's where 90 plus percent of my problems are.

When Murderbot's human associates (not friends, never friends) are captured and another not-friend from its past requires urgent assistance, Murderbot must choose between inertia and drastic action.

Drastic action it is, then.

Friday, May 29, 2020

#Showcase TOOTH FOR TOOTH BY JK FRANKO a Partners in Crime Virtual blog tour

Tooth for Tooth

by JK Franko

on Tour June 1 - July 31, 2020

Synopsis:

Tooth for Tooth by JK Franko

What would YOU do?

What would you do if you got away with murder? Would you stop there? Could you?

Susie and Roy thought that they committed the perfect crime.

Their planning was meticulous. Their execution flawless.

But, there is always a loose end, isn’t there? Always a singing bone.

Now, while enemies multiply and suspicions abound, their perfect world begins to crumble.

The hunters have become the hunted.

IN THIS BLISTERINGLY RELENTLESS SEQUEL TO HIS DEBUT SHOCKER, EYE FOR EYE, J.K. FRANKO TAKES READERS ON A BREATHTAKING JOURNEY OF CAT AND MOUSE

Book Details:

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Legal
Published by:Talion Publishing
Publication Date: April 4th 2020
Number of Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781999318819
Series: Talion Series, #2
Purchase Links: Amazon || Goodreads

Thursday, May 28, 2020

#Showcase Gone With The Rogue by Amelia Grey

Today I have another scrumptious historical romance, Gone With the Rogue (don't you just love these play on word titles) by Amelia Grey.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 9781250218780
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 4-28-2020

Length:
 304pp
First Comes Love #2

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Overview:

A powerful handsome rogue finally meets his match in Gone With the Rogue, the second book in the First Comes Love series from bestseller Amelia Grey.

She had an acceptable marriage of convenience. Now widowed, can this determined and beautiful mother find true and forever love?

The sinking of the Salty Dove took her husband’s life—but it didn’t drown Julia Fairbright’s courage to endure. She creates a proper life for herself and her young son. But now, the ton’s most notorious rogue is back, and how he makes Julia feel is anything but proper. She can’t deny the desires he awakens in her, even though she knows that the handsome devil will surely break her heart.

Garrett Stockton owns a successful shipping company and is rumored to have a woman on every continent and half-a-dozen in England. The truth, however, is that Garrett has but one mistress: the wide open sea. That is, until he meets Julia, whose spirit of independence matches his own. What begins as a flirtatious battle of wits turns far more passionate than either of them could have imagined. Suddenly, Garrett’s only desire is to sail into the sunset with Julia as his wife and young Chatwyn his son. But she won’t take his hand—how can he convince her that his love is real and his heart is hers?

“A master storyteller.”—Affaire de Coeur