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


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.


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.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 4-28-2020

First Comes Love #2



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

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

#Showcase When You Wish Upon A Rogue by Anna Bennett

Today I'm showcasing Anna Bennett's latest in her Debutante Diaries series, When You Wish Upon a Rogue (Thanks for the non-stop playing of When You Wish Upon a Star in my head) just released by St. Martin's Press.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 5-26-2020

Debutante Diaries #3


"Something special." - New York Times Book Review

A New York Times Book Review Summer Read Pick!

Once upon a time in Anna Bennett's When You Wish Upon a Rogue, three young ladies vowed to record their first London seasons and to fill in the gaps of their educations.

She knows what she wants.

Miss Sophie Kendall is happiest arranging the secret meetings of the Debutante Underground, a group of women who come together to discuss the weekly advice column The Debutante’s Revenge. What makes Sophie most unhappy is her impending march down the aisle to a man she does not love. But her family’s finances are in increasingly dire straits.

He makes an offer she can’t refuse.

Henry Reese, Earl of Warshire, hasn’t slept in weeks. Desperate to escape his manor house and its haunting memories, he heads for one of his abandoned London properties. There he meets a beautiful, intriguing woman—trespassing. Reese is far less interested in Sophie’s search for a secret meeting spot than he is in her surprising ability to soothe his demons. So he strikes a bargain with her: his shop in exchange for spending one night a week with him.

Is this love for real—or just a dream?

Sophie never expected this to happen. But she cannot deny the fire Reese sparks in her—and soon their shared desire burns bright. Sophie is irrevocably promised to another. But maybe these two ill-fated lovers can find a way to risk it all—all the way to happily ever after…

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

#TheJaneAustenSociety blog tour Macmillan #AudioBooks review #RichardArmitage

I am so excited to be a part of this blog tour with not one but two stops so be sure you visit all the blogs who are reviewing this incredible book including my review today of the #Macmillan Audio edition and stop back by on June 17th when I'll be posting my interview with this fantastic author.

Join the virtual online book tour of THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY, Natalie Jenner’s highly acclaimed debut novel May 25 through June 30, 2020. Seventy-five popular blogs and websites specializing in historical fiction, historical romance, women’s fiction, and Austenesque fiction will feature interviews and reviews of this post-WWII novel set in Chawton, England.

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
Audiobook ASIN: B082VL7VRR
Tour Dates: May 25 – June 30, 2020


Just after the Second World War, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable.
One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of England's finest novelists. Now it's home to a few distant relatives and their diminishing estate. With the last bit of Austen's legacy threatened, a group of disparate individuals come together to preserve both Jane Austen's home and her legacy. These people—a laborer, a young widow, the local doctor, and a movie star, among others—could not be more different and yet they are united in their love for the works and words of Austen. As each of them endures their own quiet struggle with loss and trauma, some from the recent war, others from more distant tragedies, they rally together to create the Jane Austen Society.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Happy Memorial Day

Our country is great because of the ultimate sacrifices the men and women in our military have made
We will never forget you!
We will always honor you!
We are what we are because of you!

Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day

And a special shout out for the sacrifices our medical community has made during this awful pandemic.
Thank You!!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews Disenchanted by Kara Pleasants

Today I once again happily turn over the blog to Sophia Rose who is reviewing, Disenchanted by Kara Pleasants, a fantasy romance.

Disenchanted by Kara Pleasants
Fantasy Romance
Publisher:  Quills and Quartos
Published:  5.11.20
Pages:  248
Rating: 4
Format: eARC
Source:  Publisher
Sellers:  Amazon

Add To: GoodReads 

GoodReads Blurb:
As a renowned wizard, Fitzwilliam Darcy thinks he is familiar with most of the spells, enchantments, and magic practised in the wizarding world. When he reluctantly joins his friend Bingley in Meryton, a small town not known for its magic, he is startled to stumble upon the rare gift possessed by Miss Elizabeth Bennet. The daughter of a poor country squire, she possesses a singular talent: she is not only immune to magic, but she can counter enchantments as well.

Despite their initial dislike of each other, the two draw closer as the threat from the Thieving Necromancer, a dark wizard stealing people’s magic, grows more dangerous.

As Darcy battles nefarious wizards and Elizabeth unravels ever more difficult spells, they uncover dark secrets and break mysterious enchantments.

But love may prove the most important magic of all.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Rigged by D.P. Lyle

Today I'm showcasing another offering from fave Florida Indie Mystery house Oceanview Publishing, Rigged by D. P. Lyle.

Publisher: Oceanview Publishing

Release Date: 5-19-2020

Jake Longly #4


First loves are never forgotten. Ever. Certainly not for Tommy “Pancake” Jeffers. His first-kiss, sixth-grade love, Emily, who he has not seen since grammar school, is sliding toward divorce in the artsy Gulf Coast town of Fairhope, Alabama. Longly Investigations has been charged with looking into the finances involved. When Emily doesn’t appear for their nervously anticipated meeting, Pancake’s radar goes on high alert. Her body, along with that of Jason––one of two guys she has been dating––is found murdered, execution-style, Pancake calls in Jake, Nicole, and Ray. Who would have done this? Could it be the soon-to-be ex, who has an ironclad alibi; the other guy Emily was seeing––jealousy being a motive for harm; or do the drugs found in Jason’s pocket indicate a drug-related hit? That world yields a host of suspects. As they peel back the layers of this idyllic community, dark secrets come to light and convoluted motives and methods of murder are revealed.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Whimsy Witch Who Wasn't by Donna Augustine

I LOVE the fantasy that Donna Augustine writes, it's whimsical it's scary and it's full of quirky characters her latest, The Whimsy Witch Who Wasn't,  debut to a brand new series is wonderful. It's a brave new world with fantastic characters and a real heroine for a star.

Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing

Release Date: 5-4-2020

 Author for review
Tales of Xest #1


Everybody has bad days, stories of horror and woe. Unless they have the wind calling their name and ghosts telling them they have bad debts, I don’t have time to listen. I’m too busy with the hot guy who yelled at me because of some stupid feather, and the strange people jumping through puddles and kidnapping me to Xest. If you don’t know where Xest is, join the club. They say it’s somewhere north of North, and east of East. It sure doesn’t look like any place I’ve ever seen. So yeah, top that day and maybe I’ll hear you out. Right now though, I’ve got to go help the hot guy keep the darkness at bay over by the Unsettled Lands, while trying to not blow things up. It’s the only way I’ll ever get back to Salem.

Monday, May 18, 2020

#Audible Review of Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine

Yeah I've been devouring this series ever since I started now that I'm finished I'm biting my nails until 2021 when book 5 comes out.

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Release Date: 4-23-2019

 11hrs-10 mins
 Purchase Amazon/Audible
Stillhouse Lake #3
Buy It: Audible


Gwen Proctor escaped her serial-killer husband and saved her family. What she can’t seem to outrun is his notoriety. Or the sick internet vigilantes still seeking to avenge his crimes. For Gwen, hiding isn’t an option. Not when her only mission is to create a normal life for her kids.

But now, a threatened woman has reached out. Marlene Crockett, from the remote town of Wolfhunter, is panicked for herself and her daughter. When Gwen arrives in the small, isolated rural community, Marlene is already dead - her own daughter blamed for the murder. Except that’s not the person Marlene feared at all. And Gwen isn’t leaving until she finds out who that was.

But it may already be too late. A trap has been set. And it’s poised to snap shut on everyone Gwen loves. Her stalkers are closing in. And in a town as dark as Wolfhunter, it’s so easy for them to hide…

Thursday, May 14, 2020

#GIVEAWAY Hate's Recompense Interview with author Joseph Gibson

I love speculative fiction especially novels that are either close to be or possible to make it a reality. One such novel is Hate's Recompense. And who knows maybe if an Artificial Inteligence was in charge of the world it may have been able to minimize what's happening in the world right now. Read all about it then enter to win a copy for yourself. Details below.

Publisher: Joseph H. Gibson

Release Date: 11-30-2019

Athena #1


A true conflict of ideologies spawns a newcivil war in the United States and the nation's salvation lies in the hands oftechnology. President Ronald Kahn facesa stiff reelection and moves to usurp the democratic process by executing cyberand bioterrorism attacks on his own country in order to stay in power. BlamingIran for the attacks, Kahn declares a State of Emergency and fabricates asecond more lethal bio attack by Iran which he himself plans to execute withthe help of an Artificial Intelligent Agent called, Athena.
HenryLittle Hawk and Aleja Trujillo, resistance leaders fighting for the people,learn the terrifying details about Kahn's plans--and millions of American livesare at stake. They organize an uprising to arrest Kahn, but their efforts turnto war with Kahn's followers. As the Resistanceloses the battle to a much larger and better armed counter-force, their onlyhope of defeating Kahn is to free the original creators of Athena from Kahn'scaptivity and give them full reign to reprogram their brainchild to end Kahn'sdeadly politics. But is the country ready to relinquish control to a machine?

Giveaway is for one print copy of
Hate's Recompense US ONLY
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

#Audible Review of Killman Creek by Rachel Caine

Ever since I started Rachel Caine's Stillhouse Lake series I've been devouring them, today I'm sharing my review of Killman Creek, Stillhouse Lake #2.

ASIN: B0773WNP48
Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Release Date: 12-17-2017

 Audible purchase
Stillhouse Lake #2
Buy It: Audible



Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and he's not going away.

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn't over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text...

You're not safe anywhere now.

Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has be-come a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin's victims, Gwen is going hunting. She's learned how from one of the sickest killers alive.

But what she's up against is beyond any-thing she feared - a sophisticated and savage mind game calculated to destroy her. As trust beyond her small circle of friends begins to vanish, Gwen has only fury and vengeance to believe in as she closes in on her prey. And sure as the night, one of them will die.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Showcase The Last Scoop by R.G. Belsky

Today I'm showcasing The Last Scoop by R.G. Belsky a new release by Oceanview Publishing my favorite Florida indie press.

Publisher: Oceanview Publishing

Release Date: 05-05-2020

Clare Carlson Mystery #3


Clare Carlson is perfect for fans of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone and Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski

Martin Barlow was TV news director Clare Carlson’s first newspaper editor, a beloved mentor who inspired her career as a journalist. But, since retiring from his newspaper job, he had become a kind of pathetic figure—railing on about conspiracies, coverups, and other imaginary stories he was still working on. Clare had been too busy with her own career to pay much attention to him.

When Martin Barlow is killed on the street one night during an apparent mugging attempt gone bad, it seems like he was just an old man whose time had come.

But Clare—initially out of a sense of guilt for ignoring her old friend and then because of her own journalistic instincts—begins looking into his last story idea. As she digs deeper and deeper into his secret files, she uncovers shocking evidence of a serial killer worse than Son of Sam, Ted Bundy, or any of the other infamous names in history.

This really is the biggest story of Martin Barlow’s career—and Clare’s, too—as she uncovers the path leading to the decades-long killer of at least twenty young women. All is not as it seems during Clare’s relentless search for this serial killer. Is she setting herself up to be his next victim?

Friday, May 8, 2020

Macmillan Audio review of The Lincoln Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer with John Mensch Narrated by Scott Brick

I was so excited when Macmillan Audio offered me an advanced audio copy of a biography about a plot to kill Abraham Lincoln before he took office that I never heard about written by fave thriller author Brad Meltzer and narrated by Scott Brick and I'm so happy to share my review with all of you

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Release Date: 05-05-2020

 10 hrs: 43mins
 Publisher for Review
Buy It: Audible


"[Narrator Scott Brick]...makes the pages come alive. He varies his volume during dramatic moments, at times almost whispering. He also varies his tone, enhancing the drama but never overpowering it...This work is an excellent example of the perfect melding of text and narrator." — AudioFile Magazine on The First Conspiracy, Earphones Award Winner

The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln

Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way to Washington, D.C., for his first inauguration. The conspirators were part of a pro-Southern secret society that didn’t want an antislavery President in the White House. They planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the brand new President in Baltimore as Lincoln’s inauguration train passed through en route to the Capitol. The plot was investigated by famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who infiltrated the group with undercover agents, including one of the first female private detectives in America. Had the assassination succeeded, there would have been no Lincoln Presidency, and the course of the Civil War and American history would have forever been altered.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

#Giveaway Viebury Grove Interview with author Shannon Kirk

Today on the blog I'm showcasing Viebury Grove Shannon Kirk's exciting sequel to her riveting debut thriller Method 15/33 and I also had the pleasure of interviewing Shannon about it. Plus Shannon has graciously offered one lucky reader a copy of Viebury Grove, complete deets below!

Publisher: Suspense Publishing

Release Date: 5-5-2020

Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound


Recent headlines focusing on the famous and infamous--CEO's, royalty, politicians--being accused of taking part in decades' long human trafficking, lend to this novel's fictionalized focus on a small, but powerful, global human trafficking cabal referred to as The Center Ring, which sells "sexual experiences."

It is the Center Ring that Lisa Yyland has been planning to take down for eighteen years; planning every day since her release from confinement, as she discovered the group was, indeed, connected to her kidnapping at age sixteen. What does eighteen years of planning and collecting assets to catch these horrific people in the act look like? Will her plan work? Will she get revenge? Law enforcements' good intentions, due process, and procedures seem to fail when put up against the powerful elite in these age-old sick enterprises. Does Lisa's brand of vigilante justice stand a better chance?

Giveaway is one print copy of
Viebury Grove US ONLY
Please Use Raffleopter form to enter
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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Cold Backed: A Dream Horse Mystery Prequel Audio Blitz 5-6-2020 Caffeinated PR

Author Candace Carrabus and the Audio Flow are delighted to share Cold Backed: A Dream Horse Mystery Prequel narrated by Melissa Moran. You can listen for FREE. Come check out this murder mystery and look for the rest of the audio series coming this summer! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway. Cold Backed: A Dream Horse Mystery Prequel
Viola Parker can’t land a job since the famous jumper, Wastrel, crashed to his death with her aboard. She can barely afford her whipped-cream-in-a-can addiction. When she finds her mentor unconscious, she suspects foul play and wonders if her old friend, Harry, has answers. But Harry disappears with the truth, leaving behind a mysterious delivery and cryptic confession. A short story prologue to the Dream Horse Mysteries with a preview of On the Buckle: Dream Horse Mystery #1. Dream Horse Mystery series:
  • On the Buckle, Dream Horse Mystery #1
  • Run Out, Dream Horse Mystery #2
  • Wrong Lead, Dream Horse Mystery #3 
Listen to the Dream Horse Mystery Prequel For Free 3 ways to enjoy it.
About the Author
Candace Carrabus writes from the Lincoln County, Missouri farm she shares with her husband and daughter. A scoliosis diagnosis at age 11 changed her life. A horse lover from a young age, she signed up for riding lessons and learned much more than posting trot. With quiet power, horses provided comfort and a sympathetic ear, never judging or poking fun at her cumbersome back brace. Those years, though often difficult, taught Candace the value of persistence, the healing power of believing in oneself, and how strength can be gained through kindness. Her stories are imbued with the irresistible wonder, mystery, and solace her equine friends have provided.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Showcase Summer Darlings by Brooke Lea Foster

Today I'm showcasing a new release from Gallery Books, a debut that's getting a lot of hype Summer Darlings by Lea Foster.

Publisher: Gallery Books

Release Date: 5-05-2020



Set during the splendid summer days of 1960s Martha’s Vineyard, this page-turning debut novel pulls back the curtain on one mysterious and wealthy family as seen through the eyes of their nanny—a college student who, while falling in love on the elegant island, is also forced to reckon with the dark underbelly of privilege.

In 1962, coed Heddy Winsome leaves her hardscrabble Irish Brooklyn neighborhood behind and ferries to glamorous Martha’s Vineyard to nanny for one of the wealthiest families on the island. But as she grows enamored with the alluring and seemingly perfect young couple and chases after their two mischievous children, Heddy discovers that her academic scholarship at Wellesley has been revoked, putting her entire future at risk.

Determined to find her place in the couple's wealthy social circles, Heddy nurtures a romance with the hip surfer down the beach while wondering if the better man for her might be a quiet, studious college boy instead. But no one she meets on the summer island—socialite, starlet, or housekeeper—is as picture-perfect as they seem, and she quickly learns that the right last name and a house in a tony zip-code may guarantee privilege, but that rarely equals happiness.

Rich with the sights and sounds of midcentury Martha’s Vineyard, Brooke Lea Foster’s debut novel Summer Darlings promises entrance to a rarefied world, for readers who enjoyed Tigers in Red Weather or The Summer Wives.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews: You’re Not Ugly To Look At, Conversations With My Husband by Cara Bristol

Today Sophia Rose reviews a comedic non-fiction by the USA Today bestseller who's usually writing sci-fi romance, Cara Bristol.

You’re Not Ugly To Look At, Conversations With My Husband by Cara Bristol
Non-Fiction, Humor
Publisher:  Cara Bristol
Published: 4.20.20
Pages:  121
ISBN13:  9781947203174
Rating: 4
Format: eARC
Source:  Author
Sellers: Amazon/ B&N
Add To: GoodReads 

Friday, May 1, 2020

#Giveaway Showcase Miranda and the D-Day Caper by Shelly Frome a Partners In Crime Virtual Tour

Miranda and the D-Day Caper

by Shelly Frome

on Tour May 1-31 2020


Miranda and the D-Day Caper by Shelly Frome

A modern day mystery with WWII tactics, old-time heroes and values, and the efforts of two amateur cousin sleuths from the Heartland.

On a sparkling spring morning in the Blue Ridge, small-town realtor Miranda Davis approached the tailgate market, intent on dealing with her whimsical cousin Skip’s unexpected arrival from New York. It turns out that Skip was on the run and, in his panic, grabbed his beloved tabby Duffy, recalling that Miranda had a recent part in solving a case down in Carolina. His predicament stemmed from intercepting code messages like “Countdown to D-Day,” playfully broadcasting the messages on his radio show over the nation-wide network, and subsequently forced to flee.

At first, Miranda tried to limit her old childhood companion’s conundrum to the sudden abduction of Duffy the cat. But the forces that be were hell-bent on keeping Skip under wraps by any means after he now stumbled close to the site of their master plan. Miranda’s subsequent efforts to decipher the conspiracy and somehow intervene placed both herself and her old playmate on a collision course with a white-nationalist perpetrator and the continuing machinations of the right-wing enterprise, with the lives of all those gathered for a diversity celebration in nearby Asheville and a crucial senatorial vote on homeland security hanging in the balance.

Book Details:

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: BQB Publishing
Publication Date: March 1st 2020
Number of Pages: 338
ISBN: 1945448571 (ISBN13: 9781945448577)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads