Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Review The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan

Today I'm reviewing the latest novel, The Summer Seekers, from my absolutely all time favorite author, Sarah Morgan and a recent release from the publisher that makes the world go round Harlequin. I have loved EVERYTHING she's ever written and the streak continues.

ISBN-13: 9781335180926
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 5-18-2021
Length: 432pp
Source: Netgalley for review
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“The ultimate road-trippin’ beach read and just what we all need after the long lockdown.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW for THE SUMMER SEEKERS

“The Summer Seekers is the ultimate road trip book.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Get swept into a summer of sunshine, soul-searching and shameless matchmaking with this delightfully bighearted road-trip adventure by USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan!

Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. But she’s not having any of it. What she craves—what she needs—is adventure.

Liza is drowning in the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza long for a solo summer of her own.

Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change.

When Martha sees Kathleen’s advertisement for a driver and companion to share an epic road trip across America with, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. She's not the world's best driver, but anything has to be better than living with her parents. And traveling with a stranger? No problem. Anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be?

As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it's never too late to start over…

Monday, June 14, 2021

#GIVEAWAY Review Witching Moon by K.E. Bonner sponsored by Author/Guide

Today I'm psyched to bring you my review of a fantasy debut by K.E. Bonner called Witching Moon a mix of history, mystery, fantasy and a touch of romance set at the end of the U.S. Civil War. I'm also pleased to share with you my interview with the author and her publicist Author/Guide is generously sponsoring a #Giveaway of the print book (see details below).

ISBN-13: 978-1947860926
Publisher: Belle Isle Books
Release Date: 6-1-2021
Length: 298 pp
Reading age-13-17yr
Source: Publicity agent/Author for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound 



Every once in an eon, when the Earth eclipses the moon on a winter solstice, an immortal is born under a witching moon.

Anne has always had the strangest feelings-memories she couldn't place; strangers she inexplicably yearned for. After she rescues the enigmatic Phillip from a shipwreck, her comfortable life on the island of Cusabo is shattered, and the mystery of her destiny starts to fall into place. Anne leaves behind the life she's always known and sets out with Phillip on an arduous journey to Amaranth, where her ancient family awaits her. But the path is dark and daunting, and Anne's powers have only just begun to manifest.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Showcase: I Don't Forgive You by Aggie Blum Thompson

Today I'm showcasing Aggie Blum Thompson's debut, I Don't Forgive You.

ISBN-13: 9781250773913
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Release Date: 6-08-2021
Length: 352pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



Perfect for book clubs or the beach, Aggie Blum Thompson's I Don't Forgive You is a page-turning, thrilling debut "not to be missed." (Wendy Walker)

An accomplished photographer and the devoted mom of an adorable little boy, Allie Ross has just moved to an upscale DC suburb, the kind of place where parenting feels like a competitive sport. Allie’s desperate to make a good first impression. Then she’s framed for murder.

It all starts at a neighborhood party when a local dad corners Allie and calls her by an old, forgotten nickname from her dark past. The next day, he is found dead.

Soon, the police are knocking at her door, grilling her about a supposed Tinder relationship with the man, and pulling up texts between them. She learns quickly that she's been hacked and someone is impersonating her online. Her reputation—socially and professionally—is at stake; even her husband starts to doubt her. As the killer closes in, Allie must reach back into a past she vowed to forget in order to learn the shocking truth of who is destroying her life.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Showcase: Barcelona Dreaming by Rupert Thomson

Today I'm showcasing yet another fantastic offering from favorite indie publisher Other Press, Barcelona Dreaming by Rupert Thomson.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-042-5
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 6-1-2021
Length: 224pp
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Set on the eve of the financial crash of 2008, this evocative novel is made up of three stories linked by time and place, and also by the moving, unexpected interactions of a rich cast of characters.

Barcelona Dreaming is narrated, in turn, by an English woman who runs a gift shop, an alcoholic jazz pianist, and a translator tormented by unrequited love, all of whose lives will be changed forever. Underpinning the novel, and casting a long shadow, is a crime committed against a young Moroccan immigrant.

Exploring themes of addiction, racism, celebrity, immigration, and self-delusion, and fueled by a longing for the unattainable and a nostalgia for what is about to be lost, Barcelona Dreaming is a love letter to one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a powerful and poignant fable for our uncertain times

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Showcase: The Voice Over by Maria Stepanova A Columbia University Press release

Today I'm showcasing another fantastic offering from Columbia University Press, The Voice Over is a grouping of essays and poems by Russian author Maria Stepanova.

ISBN-13: 9780231196178
Publisher:  Columbia University Press
Release Date: 5-18-2021
Length: 360pp
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Maria Stepanova is one of the most powerful and distinctive voices of Russia's first post-Soviet literary generation. An award-winning poet and prose writer, she has also founded a major platform for independent journalism. Her verse blends formal mastery with a keen ear for the evolution of spoken language. As Russia's political climate has turned increasingly repressive, Stepanova has responded with engaged writing that grapples with the persistence of violence in her country's past and present. Some of her most remarkable recent work as a poet and essayist considers the conflict in Ukraine and the debasement of language that has always accompanied war.

The Voice Over brings together two decades of Stepanova's work, showcasing her range, virtuosity, and creative evolution. Stepanova's poetic voice constantly sets out in search of new bodies to inhabit, taking established forms and styles and rendering them into something unexpected and strange. Recognizable patterns of ballads, elegies, and war songs are transposed into a new key, infused with foreign strains, and juxtaposed with unlikely neighbors. As an essayist, Stepanova engages deeply with writers who bore witness to devastation and dramatic social change, as seen in searching pieces on W. G. Sebald, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Susan Sontag. Including contributions from ten translators, The Voice Over shows English-speaking readers why Stepanova is one of Russia's most acclaimed contemporary writers.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Review: Tomb of the Queen by Joss Walker

Today I'm reviewing a brilliant new Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance by a new writing duo voice in the genre, one is one of my all time favorite authors, J.T. Ellison and the other is a new to me author Alisha Klapheke and together they are a force to be reckoned with!

Publisher: Two Tales Press
Release Date: 6-8-2021
Source: Author(s) for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



Librarian Jayne Thorne enjoys her quiet life of tea and books. That is, until she finds a spellbook in the Vanderbilt archives that accidentally gives her access to a magical dimension.

Now she's hunted by a magic-wielding terrorist group called the Kingdom, and the only way for her to survive is to team up with a secret branch of the CIA. Her first mission: Go undercover at Trinity College Library in Dublin to discover the identity of a Kingdom member and determine if the Book of Leinster is actually a magical necromantic grimoire.

With the help of a handsome Irish kickboxer, Jayne uncovers the truth of her unexpected spellbook: The Irish manuscript is one of five grimoires that can raise five dead, master magicians, and secure their totems of power. With these totems comes the power to control the world.

But the spellbook isn't the only thing with secrets in Jayne's new life. Danger lurks in every corner and Jayne must rise to meet her fated role... or perish alongside the rest of the world.

Monday, June 7, 2021

#Giveaway Showcase The Redemption by CL Tolbert a Partners in Crime virtual tour

Today is my stop on the, The Redemption by CL Tolbert blog tour

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The Redemption

by C.L. Tolbert

June 1-30, 2021 Tour


by C.L. Tolbert

Emma Thornton is back in The Redemption, C.L. Tolbert’s second novel in the Thornton Mystery Series.

When two men are murdered one muggy September night in a New Orleans housing project, an eye witness identifies only one suspect - Louis Bishop- a homeless sixteen-year old. Louis is arrested the next day and thrown into Orleans Parish Prison. Emma Thornton, a law professor and director of the Homeless Law Clinic at St. Stanislaus Law School in the city agrees to represent him.

When they take on the case, Emma and her students discover a tangle of corruption, intrigue, and more violence than they would have thought possible, even in New Orleans. They uncover secrets about the night of the murders, and illegal dealings in the city, and within Louis’s family. As the case progresses, Emma and her family are thrown into a series of life-threating situations. But in the end, Emma gains Louis’s trust, which allows him to reveal his last, and most vital secret.

Book Praise:

“With The Redemption, Cynthia Tolbert delivers another beautifully written and compelling read in her Thornton Mystery series, as law professor Emma Thornton’s fight to save a teen wrongly accused of murder endangers her own life in this gripping tale of corruption and crime in the 1990s Big Easy.”
Ellen Byron, Agatha Award Winning Author of the Cajun Country Mysteries

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery
Published by: Level Best Books
Publication Date: February 9th 2021
Number of Pages: 286
ISBN: 978-1-947915-43-5
Series:Thornton Mysteries, Book 2 || Each is a Stand Alone Mystery
Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Showcase- Beyond the Headlines R. G. Belsky

Today on the blog I'm showcasing R.G. Belsky's latest, Beyond the Headlines #4 in his Clare Carlson series.  Stop by and check it out!

ISBN-13: 978-1608094097
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 5-4-2021
Length: 336pp
Clare Carlson #4
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She was a mega-celebrity—he was a billionaire businessman—now he’s dead—she’s in jail

Laurie Bateman was living the American dream. Since her arrival as an infant in the U.S. after the fall of Saigon, the pretty Vietnamese girl had gone on to become a supermodel, a successful actress, and, finally, the wife of one of the country’s top corporate dealmakers. That dream has now turned into a nightmare when she is arrested for the murder of her wealthy husband.

New York City TV journalist Clare Carlson does an emotional jailhouse interview in which Bateman proclaims her innocence—and becomes a cause celebre for women’s rights groups around the country.

At first sympathetic, then increasingly suspicious of Laurie Bateman and her story, Clare delves into a baffling mystery which has roots extending back nearly fifty years to the height of the Vietnam War.

Soon, there are more murders, more victims, and more questions as Clare struggles against dire evil forces to break the biggest story of her life.

Beyond the Headlines is perfect for fans of Robert Crais and Harlan Coben

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Sophia Rose Reviews Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto

Today I once again turn over the blog to the very capable hands of my pal Sophia Rose and her review of Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto.


Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto

Chick Lit

Publisher:  Berkley

Published: 4.27.21


Pages:  320

Rating: 4

Format: Trade Paperback

Source:  Berkley

Sellers:  Amazon Barnesand Noble/  Kobo

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GoodReads Blurb:

What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family?

You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue!

When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working at an island resort on the California coastline. It's the biggest job yet for the family wedding business—"Don't leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!"—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie's perfect buttercream flowers.

But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy's great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

#MacmillanAudio Review of Somebody's Daughter by Ashley Ford narrated by the author

Today its my pleasure to present my #MacmillanAudio review of Somebody's Daughter by Ashley Ford also narrated by the author.

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 6-1-2021
Length: 8hours 44minutes
Source: Macmillan Audio for review
Buy It: Audible


“Sure to be one of the best memoirs of 2021.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“So clear, sharp, and smooth that the reader sees, in vivid focus, Ford’s complicated childhood, brilliant mind, and golden heart. Ford is a writer for the ages, and Somebody’s Daughter will be a book of the year.” —Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed

“Ford’s wrenchingly brilliant memoir is truly a classic in the making. The writing is so richly observed and so suffused with love and yearning that I kept forgetting to breathe while reading it.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author

One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the looming absence of her incarcerated father.

Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. She doesn’t know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates. When the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley desperately searches for meaning in the chaos. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her father’s incarceration . . . and Ashley’s entire world is turned upside down.

Somebody’s Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day
However you spend it please take a moment to remember those who made the ultimate
sacrifice in service for our great nation and to the loved ones they left behind.


Friday, May 28, 2021

Showcase Paradox Lake by Vincent Zandri an Oceanview Publishing recent release

Today I'm showcasing Paradox Lake by Vincent Zandri an intense, chilling psychological thriller.
Plus I have a video interview where the author shares some of his thoughts.

ISBN-13: 978-1608094189
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 5-18-2021
Length: 336 pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound


Chilling Psychological Suspense from a New York Times and USA Today Best-selling Author

Sculptor and single mom, Rose Conley, is haunted by her tragic past and anxious about her uncertain future. She needs to get away from it all. On sabbatical from the college where she teaches art, she and her daughter rent a house for three months in the Adirondack lakeside community of Paradox.

Rose desperately needs time alone with her twelve-year-old daughter before the teenage years hit. In the wake of the premature deaths of her oldest daughter, Allison, and her husband, Charlie, Rose wants nothing more than to nurture Anna every moment she can.

But idyllic Paradox Lake transforms into a nightmare when a monster from the past invades Rose’s retreat—and targets her daughter for his special brand of horror.

Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Stephen King

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Called Into Action by Paris Wynters blog tour a Caffeinated PR tour

Today is my stop on the Called Into Action by Paris Wynters tour sponsored by Caffeinated PR.
Enjoy an excerpt and a Special Guest Post message from Paris about search and rescue dogs!

Paris Wynters has a new contemporary romance from Carina Press you won't want to miss! In Called Into Action, Penelope Ramos and her K9 Havoc aren't prepared for Jay Gosling, the gruff park ranger, responsible for evaluating their skills, but a missing child will test them both.

Called Into Action

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They’ll find a way to work together. A young boy’s life depends on it.

Penelope Ramos has dreamed of being a K-9 search-and-rescue handler since she was a little girl. Armed with a quick mind and her German shepherd, Havoc, she rides into Maple Falls, Vermont, determined to get her certification. She isn’t expecting the gruff, unreadable park ranger assigned to evaluate her skills.

Park ranger Jay Gosling is a pro. It’s clear to him that neither Penelope nor her unpredictable canine has what it takes…although his boss feels otherwise. Whatever. Jay will never have to work with them and he has half a mind to escort them both right out of town. But when a young boy goes missing, he doesn’t have that luxury.

Working side by side tests their tentative peace, but Jay and Penelope are together on one thing: they’ll both do whatever it takes to find the missing child—before it’s too late.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Showcase, Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan #1 in A Ground Rules Mystery Kensington Publishers

Today I'm showcasing a debut in a new cozy mystery series, Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan and I can't wait to get my hands on my copy. So grab a cup of fresh brewed coffee and settle in to learn all about this new novel.

ISBN-13: 9781496733399
Publisher: Kensington Publishers
Release Date: 3-30-2021
Length: 240pp
Ground Rules Mystery #1
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Master barista Sage Caplin is opening a new coffee cart in Portland, Oregon, but a killer is brewing up a world of trouble...

Portland is famous for its rain, hipsters, craft beers...and coffee. Sage Caplin has high hopes for her coffee truck, Ground Rules, which she runs with her business partner, Harley--a genius at roasting beans and devising new blends. That's essential in a city where locals have intensely strong opinions about cappuccino versus macchiato--especially in the case of one of Sage's very first customers...

Sage finds the man's body in front of her truck, a fatal slash across his neck. There's been plenty of anger in the air, from long-time vendors annoyed at Ground Rules taking a coveted spot in the food truck lot, to protestors demonstrating against a new high-rise. But who was mad enough to commit murder? Sage is already fending off trouble in the form of her estranged, con-artist mother, who's trying to trickle back into her life. But when Sage's very own box cutter is discovered to be the murder weapon, she needs to focus on finding the killer fast--before her business, and her life, come to a bitter end...

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Showcase Meeting in Positano by Goliarda Sapienza translated by Brian Robert Moore

Today on the blog I'm showcasing yet another fantastic offering from my favorite Indie, Other Press.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-043-2
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 5-11-2021
Length: 256pp
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In this charming, deeply atmospheric novel set against the Amalfi Coast of the 1950s, two women form an intense and lasting friendship that embodies the paradoxes of Italian society.

Inspired by her own adventurous, unconventional life, actress and writer Goliarda Sapienza’s recently rediscovered novel takes the reader to the sun-drenched town of Positano in southern Italy. There, while working on a film, Goliarda encounters the captivating Erica, a beautiful widow called “Princess” by the locals, who has been the object of much speculation. As the two women grow closer in spite of their different personalities, they gradually reveal more about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and the ghosts from their pasts that continue to hang over them.

Writing the story of their transformative friendship thirty years later, Goliarda offers a profound reflection on love in its many forms, and opens a window onto an enchanting time and place that lingers in the mind. And this unlikely bond, forged between a leftist idealist and a traditional aristocrat, acts as a microcosm of Italy, illuminating its complex, competing impulses.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Sophia Rose Reviews Shadow by Cara Bristol

Today is my birthday so to celebrate I invited Sophia Rose to the blog to review a book from one of her favorite genres Sci-Fi Romance. Happy Birthday to me!!


Shadow by Cara Bristol

#4 Alien Castaways

Sci-Fi Romance

Publisher: Self

Published: 4.22.21

Pages: 165

Rating: 3.5

Format: eARC

Source:  Author

Sellers: AmazonKobo

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GoodReads Blurb:

Tragedy sends clairvoyant Mandy Ellison to seek refuge in the small town of Argent, Idaho. Her ESP failed her, and now she’s closing her eyes to the second sight forever. Until Shadow, an alien from planet ‘Topia, comes into her healing and wellness center with a request. Will she help him find a mate?

Time is running out for Shadow. His genetics have been programmed with a self-destruct sequence. If he doesn’t bond with a genmate, a female carrying the same mating gene, he eventually will fade from existence. The new clairvoyant in town is his last desperate hope, if she agrees to help him.

But what is an alien to do when attraction leads to love, especially when every indication shows Mandy is not his genmate? Will Mandy find him a mate, hand him over to another woman, and save his life—or will Shadow decide love is worth dying for?


Friday, May 21, 2021

Showcase- Endings by Linda L. Richards an Oceanview Publishing new release

 Today I'm showcasing Linda Richards' newest thriller, Endings. Fans of Dexter and The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo will love Endings.

ISBN-13: 978-1608094202
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 4-6-2021
Length: 336pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound


How far can a profound personal loss drive someone toward darkness?

What would it take for you to kill someone for money? And if you did, who—or what—would you have become? These are the question one woman faces when she loses everyone she loves and everything she has. When the opportunity arrives to reinvent herself as a killer for hire, she takes it. She’s good at it—and if she doesn’t do it, someone else will.

Then everything changes when she learns about a serial killer so horrible she vows to find him and kill him until—overcome by self-doubt—she seeks redemption rather than vengeance.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Showcase: Murder at Wedgefield Manor by Erica Ruth Neubauer a Jane Wunderly Mystery

Today I'm showcasing yet another fantastic new release, Murder at Wedgefield Manor, from fave cozy publishers, Kensington Books. This is #2 in her Jane Wunderly Mysteries.

ISBN-13:  9781496725882
Publisher: Kensington 
Release Date: 3-30-2021
Length: 288 pp
Jane Wunderly Mysteries #2
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In the wake of World War I, Jane Wunderly--a thoroughly modern young American widow--is traveling abroad, enjoying the hospitality of an English lord and a perfectly proper manor house, until murder makes an unwelcome appearance...

England, 1926: Wedgefield Manor, deep in the tranquil Essex countryside, provides a welcome rest stop for Jane and her matchmaking Aunt Millie before their return to America. While Millie spends time with her long-lost daughter, Lillian, and their host, Lord Hughes, Jane fills the hours devouring mystery novels and taking flying lessons--much to Millie's disapproval. But any danger in the air is eclipsed by tragedy on the ground when one of the estate's mechanics, Air Force veteran Simon Marshall, is killed in a motorcar collision.

The sliced brake cables prove this was no accident, yet was the intended victim someone other than Simon? The house is full of suspects--visiting relations, secretive servants, strangers prowling the grounds at night--and also full of targets. The enigmatic Mr. Redvers, who helped Jane solve a murder in Egypt, arrives on the scene to once more offer his assistance. It seems that everyone at Wedgefield wants Jane to help protect the Hughes family. But while she searches for answers, is she overlooking a killer hiding in plain sight?

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Sophia Rose Reviews: The Dragon's Glare by TJ and ML Wolf, narrated by Kat Bohn

Today Sophia Rose has an audio Urban Fantasy review to share with us.

The Dragon’s Glare by TJ and ML Wolf, narrated by Kat Bohn

#2 Survivors Trilogy

Urban Fantasy

Publisher:  Terrance Wolf

Published:  12.18.20

Time:  9 hours 26 minutes


Rating: 4.5 stars

Narration: 4.5 stars

Format:  Audible

Source:  Authors

Sellers: Amazon/Audible

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GoodReads Blurb:

In 2019, three years after recovery of a powerful Hopi artifact from a mystery cave in Arizona, Una Waters finds herself on special assignment from D.C. to Chinatown in New York City. Unexplained acts of violence, including a cyber breach at the NYPD threaten to disrupt the lives of immigrants, forcing military intervention from General Ashcroft, now with U.S. Cyber Security. When newshound and compadre Jack Howser arrives to investigate a reported UFO sighting, Una begins to realize an episode of "missing time" at the Chinese New Year's parade may hold the answers. Finally, an out-of-this-world encounter confirms Una's childhood beliefs in Sky People, hinting that our future lies in accepting the fact that we are not alone.


Monday, May 17, 2021

Review- The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff

Today I'm reviewing Pam Jenoff's latest WWII thriller, The Woman With The Blue Star, a book about courage, survival and an unlikely friendship set in 1940s war torn Poland and staring two remarkable women. A Park Row Books, a division of Harlequin new release. A Must Read!

ISBN-13: 978-0778389385
Publisher: Park Row Books/Harlequin
Release Date: 5-4-2021
Length: 336pp
Source: Netgalley/Publisher for review
Buy It: Publisher/ Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound


"This emotional novel is filled with twists, turns, and displays of bravery and love that you will never forget, culminating in an ending that manages to be both surprising and uplifting." —Lisa Scottoline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eternal

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris comes a riveting tale of courage and unlikely friendship during World War II.

1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents in the Kraków Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers.

Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it’s a girl hiding.

Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by incredible true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is an unforgettable testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Showcase A Fatal First Night by Kathleen Marple Kalb

Today I'm featuring a historical cozy #2 in Kathleen Marple Kalb's Ella Shane Mystery Series, A Fatal First Night. For an author with only two books under her belt she's getting a lot of praise.

ISBN-13:  9781496727244
Publisher: Kensington Books
Release Date: 4-27-2021
Length: 304pp
Ella Shane #2
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Set in Gilded Age New York, Kathleen Marple Kalb's adventurous new historical mystery series returns for its second installment starring the swashbuckling opera singer Ella Shane, an Irish-Jewish Lower East Side orphan who finds fame and fortune singing male "trouser roles." But while her opera company's latest premier manages to attract adoring crowds and rave reviews, it also attracts a killer who's a real showstopper...

New York City, Fall 1899. Ahead-of-her-time coloratura mezzo Ella Shane has always known opening night to be a mess of missed cues and jittery nerves, especially when unveiling a new opera. Her production of The Princes in the Tower, based on the mysterious disappearance of Edward IV's two sons during the Wars of the Roses in England, concludes its first performance to thunderous applause. It's not until players take their bows that the worst kind of disaster strikes...

Flawless basso Albert Reuter is found lurched over a bloody body in his dressing room, seemingly taking inspiration from his role as the murderous Richard III. With a disturbing homicide case stealing the spotlight, Ella can't be so certain Albert is the one who belongs behind bars...

Now, Ella must think on her feet while sorting out a wild series of puzzling mishaps and interlocking mysteries. Yet even when sided with her aristocratic beau, does this scrappy diva have the chops to upstage the true criminal, or will this be the last time she headlines a Broadway marquee?

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Aftermath by Terri Blackstock a Partners In Crime Virtual Touf

Welcome to my stop on the Aftermath by Terri Blackstock blog tour read all about the novel, stop by the other blogs on the tour and don't forget to enter the #Giveaway at the end of the post.


May 10 - June 4, 2021 Tour


Aftermath by Terri Blackstock

This gripping new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock will leave you on the edge of your seat.

A devastating explosion.

Three best friends are at the venue just to hear their favorite band . . . but only one of them makes it out alive.

A trunk full of planted evidence.

When police stop Dustin with a warrant to search his trunk, he knows it’s just a mistake. He’s former military and owns a security firm. But he’s horrified when they find explosives, and he can’t fathom how they got there.

An attorney who will risk it all for a friend.

Criminal attorney Jamie Powell was Dustin’s best friend growing up. They haven’t spoken since he left for basic training, but she’s the first one he thinks of when he’s arrested. Jamie knows she’s putting her career on the line by defending an accused terrorist, but she’d never abandon him. Someone is framing Dustin to take the fall for shocking acts of violence . . . but why?

Praise for Aftermath:

“In Aftermath, Terri Blackstock plumbs the depth of human emotion in the face of devastating tragedy, grief, and loss. Yet, she still manages to give readers her trademark suspenseful story, sweet romance, and hope for the future. From gut wrenching scenes in a cancer patient’s hospital room to seeing the world through the eyes of a young woman with a debilitating mental health disorder, Blackstock pulls no punches about human frailties. Does the end justify the means? Romantic suspense lovers won’t want to miss Aftermath.”
—Kelly Irvin, bestselling author

“Justice may be blind but that doesn’t keep it from facing mortal danger. In Aftermath, expert storyteller Terri Blackstock ratchets up the suspense in a novel that delivers on every level. Conflicts rage and loyalties are tested to the ultimate limit. Set aside plenty of time when you pick up this book—you’ll not to want to take a break.”
—Robert Whitlow, bestselling author

Book Details:

Genre: Suspense
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: May 11th 2021
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 0310348587 (ISBN13: 9780310348580)
Series: Aftermath is a stand-alone novel
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Christianbook | Goodreads

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

#AudibleReview Lover Unveiled by JR Ward Narrated by Jim Frangione

I love The Black Dagger Brotherhood it's always an auto #Audible buy for me and #19 did not disappoint read below what I thought.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster audio
Release Date: 4-20-2021
Length: 15 hours 41 minutes
Black Dagger Brotherhood #19
Source: Audible purchase
Buy It: Audible


In this heart-pounding installment in J.R. Ward’s number one New York Times best-selling series, a long-lost member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood finds true love - and evil incarnate - in Caldwell, New York.

Sahvage has been living under the radar for centuries - and he has every intention of of staying “dead and buried”. But when a civilian female sucks him into her dangerous battle with an evil as ancient as time, his protective side overrides his common sense.

Mae has lost everything, and desperation sets her on a collision course with fate. Determined to reverse a tragedy, she goes where mortals should fear to tread - and comes face-to-face with the Brotherhood’s new enemy. She also discovers a love she never expected to find with Sahvage, but there can be no future for them.

Knowing they will part, the two band together to fight against what Mae unknowingly unleashed - as the Brotherhood closes in to reclaim one of their damned, and evil vows to destroy them all....

Monday, May 10, 2021

#SophiaRoseReviews Strongheart by Jim Fergus #3 in his One Thousand White Women trilogy

Today my friend Sophia Rose is reviewing Strongheart by Jim Fergus One Thousand White Women #3. Those of you who have read any books in this series know how poignant they are so like many of you I can't wait to hear what Sophia Rose thought of the finale.

Strongheart by Jim Fergus

#3 One Thousand White Women

Historical Fiction

Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press

Published: 4.6.21


Page:  377

Rating: 4.5

Format: eARC

Source:  Net Galley

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GoodReads Blurb:

The final installment to the One Thousand White Women trilogy is a novel about fierce women who are full of heart and the power to survive.

In 1873, a Cheyenne chief offers President Grant the opportunity to exchange one thousand horses for one thousand white women, in order to marry them with his warriors and create a lasting peace. These women, "recruited" by force in the penitentiaries and asylums of the country, gradually integrate the way of life of the Cheyenne, at the time when the great massacres of the tribes begin. After the battle of Little Big Horn, some female survivors decide to take up arms against the United States, which has stolen from the Native Americans their lands, their way of life, their culture and their history. This ghost tribe of rebellious women will soon go underground to wage an implacable battle, which will continue from generation to generation. In this final volume of the One Thousand White Women trilogy, Jim Fergus mixes with rare mastery the struggle of women and Native Americans in the face of oppression, from the end of the 19th century until today. With a vivid sense of the 19th century American West, Fergus paints portraits of women as strong as they are unforgettable.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Blog Tour- Isabelle and Alexander by Rebecca Anderson- Review


Hi all! Today is my stop on the Isabelle and Alexander blog tour a Victorian Era Proper Romance set in Manchester England and I'll be providing my review. There are over forty blogs participating in the tour with reviews, exclusive excerpts and spotlights so be sure and visit as many as you can!

Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: 5-4-2021
Length: 238pp
Source: Publisher/Author for review





Isabelle Rackham knows she will not marry for love. Though arranged marriages have fallen out of fashion, hers has been settled for some time to combine the upper-middle-class wealth of her father's coal mines with Alexander Osgood's prospering Northern country textile mills. Though not a man prone to romantic gestures, Alexander is well-known as an eligible bachelor. His good looks have turned more than one head, so Isabelle is content to think of herself as Alexander's wife.

However, her marriage is not what she expected. Northern England is nothing like her home farther west in the lake country. Cold, dreary, and dark, the soot from the textile mills creates a gray hue that seems to cling to everything in the city of Manchester. Alexander is distant and aloof, preferring to spend his time at the mill rather than with her at home. Their few conversations are brief, polite, and lacking any emotion, leaving Isabelle lonely and desperately homesick.

Sensing his wife's unhappiness, Alexander suggests a trip to his country estate. Isabelle hopes this will be an opportunity to get to know her new husband without the distractions of his business. But the change of scenery doesn't bring them any closer. While riding together on horses, Alexander is thrown from his and becomes paralyzed. Tragedy or destiny? The help and care that Alexander now needs is Isabelle's opportunity to forge a connection and create a deep and romantic love where nothing else could.