Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Release Day Blitz-Star Struck by Sariah Wilson-Buoni Amici Press Tour

About the book 
With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller’s life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn’t just respond to Zoe’s tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person.
Chase knows better than to trust anyone from the Internet, but Zoe’s saucy challenge has totally caught his interest—and her girl-next-door personality is keeping it. He’s been burned enough to know he needs to keep his heart close. But his feelings for Zoe might be a lot more than just an online flirtation. He just has to convince her…
When the press gets wind of Zoe and Chase’s secret relationship, their romance turns into tabloid headlines. Will they be able to hold on to their Hollywood love story?
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Unbridled Murder-Book Review-A Great Escapes Tour & Giveaway

Unbridled Murder (A Carson Stables Mystery) 
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Kensington (December 26, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496714084
About the book 
After horse trainer and rancher Annie Carson visits a feedlot in eastern Washington, she is determined to save as many horses from slaughter as possible before hightailing it back home—until she discovers the sleazy owner seemingly trampled in his corral. With the fate of the feedlot herd in her hands, Annie must navigate unfamiliar territory while trying to track down a killer and solve an increasingly tangled mystery. But unfortunately for Annie, returning to the Olympic Peninsula alive will be trickier than she ever imagined.

And others are saying
The author has created a marvelous character in Annie, and a passion for readers to dig their spurs into.
~Bibliophile Reviews
An engaging story with likable and interesting characters, a (mostly) realistic mystery, a strong setting and intriguing topic, sweet romance, and lots of horse time added up to an enjoyable and educational story.
~Bea’s Book Nook
This is a book that is easy to become emotionally attached to until you are unable to put the book down because you have to know how it ends. If you are a fan of animal cozy mysteries you so have to try this book.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
. . . this series just keeps getting better and better. A definite do not miss!
~The Montana Bookaholic
And I thought
In some ways this was an easy one for me.  In more ways it was hard. 
The whole plot of the horses going to feedlots just hit me where it hurts. 
I was super excited for the chance to read this Cozy since it was about horses. 
I loved getting to know the characters. 
The story was emotional for me but I loved it anyway!  I loved that Annie was such an advocate for the horses.  I could relate to her.  
Unbridled Murder is book 3 in the series but it is written as a stand alone. 
The cover may take you back to Trixie Belden (it did me) or the latter horse series books.  It is an adult version and worthy the read.

I enjoyed Unbrideled Murder and look forward to reading more in the series. 

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Book Review-Sanctuary Of Lies-A Goddess Fish Promo Tour w/Giveaway

About the book 
There are 4.7 billion searchable sites make up 10% of the web, the other 90% is dedicated to the "Dark web". Within that environment there is a thriving economy where everything is for sale: Sex, Armies and Code for hire. Well-known companies buy and sell for governments and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations). They appear as a benign legal boutique companies and consultants, but their true purpose is to be the middlemen/cyber lynchpin for these illicit goods and services.​

ISABELLA NUNEZ owns a computer firm in Brooklyn with her lover JACOB COSTA. Accepting her infertility they have a blue nose pit bull called Justice as their “child” and live simple lives as techy nerds. Isabella’s idyllic life is shattered when several days after her lover’s ex-wife, SIMONE JOHNS, reported death, Simone sends Jacob an email to come save their child, he didn’t know they had.

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Thursday 6:00 a.m, Orlando at Sanctuary

“Digging graves in a golf course is not as easy as it looks’ thought John Kooma. He stood up as the cool Florida morning wind dried the sweat from his soaked work shirt. A pair of chipmunks stopped a foot away and then turned and ran away. He should be use to it by now. It wasn’t like this was the first body he’d put here.

Watching the chipmunks retreat he thought ‘Look at that even animals have enough sense not to be nosy.’  John reached into his back pocket and pulled out a bottle of spring water. After taking a large gulp from the bottle he wiped his mouth and looked at the grave in front of him.

“It sure was a shame she had to go. At least she won’t be alone. I’ve buried the other five in this same area so you all can talk to each other if you need to. I think being nosy is a sin, so you might not be making it to the Lord any time so but. you’ll have each other.”

John looked at the other new grass plugs in the area.  He was a tidy man.  He always cleaned up after himself. After picking up his shovel, he continued to even the ground. Then, just like so many before her, he put the grass plugs over them. When he was done he noticed he hadn’t brought the water cans, so he just emptied his bottle of water over her plot. It wasn’t enough water but he knew he’d be back, there were always nosy people.

And I thought 
Looking like a great start to a new series.  Sanctuary of Lies
is full of suspense, and action.  

A fast paced ride that will keep you turning the pages to the end. 
Although it is fast past I found it to be a bit of a slow read for me because it took a bit of real concentrating to keep up with what was going on.  

I enjoyed the chance to read Sanctuary of Lies and look forward to the remaining part of the series. 

I received a complimentary copy from Goddess Fish Promotions
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Ambushed In Paradise-by Deborah Brown-A Beck Valley Tour-Book Review

Ambushed in Paradise (Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 12) by [Brown, Deborah]

About the book 
The Keys is a great place to hide a seashell bucket full of secrets.

Creole…shot…dead. Three words Madison Westin never thought she’d hear in the same sentence. Creole promised. He pinky swore on it.

But even through a blur of tears fed by prescription-strength margaritas, Madison can tell when things are shady. Sure, Creole was undercover, but she deserves more than sketchy non-answers, an urn of ashes, and a secret life crawling out of the woodwork.

Nothing’s adding up, nothing that remotely sounds like the Creole she knew and loved. Calling in every one of her IOU’s—only to find some of her most reliable information sources drying up—Madison sets out to dig up what really happened to Creole. She never thought the truth would wrap its arms around her and make her wonder if she’s chasing a ghost… or taking a vacation from sanity.

Ambushed in Paradise is book #12 in the action-packed Paradise series. Come along with Madison and Fab as they dig up the truth and share more than one hair raising adventure. 

And I thought
How can you jump in at book 12 and have any idea of what is going on?
Debora Brown expertly showed me how!  

From page 1 I was hooked.  I could not put this book down.  
I was gasping and I didn't even really know who Creole was but I was just takin' with this book.   

I had no problem getting into the story even though I had not read any of the preceding books.  

Ambushed In Paradise was a true 5 star read for me.  I think that Deborah Brown is quickly becoming my favorite author at least when it comes to Florida Keys Mystery's.

This reader was taken on a fast ride filled with suspense, comedy and a little romance. 

There are a lot of sub characters in this book.  Since Madison 
is the owner of a group of rental cottages there are quite a few quirky characters hanging around.  

And since she helps her best friend Fab with her P.I. business there is no shortage of clients and criminals to keep track of. 

Not to mention Madison's family who is just as quirky as everyone else!

Madison's best friend Fab and her boyfriend Didier are charming.  He's delightful speaking french. 

Fab is just a hoot that knows how to drive fast and shoot a gun when needed.  

I enjoyed this book so much that I am looking forward to back tracking to the beginning.   

If your a fan of a good clean cozy this entire series is for you. 

There is no language and no bedroom scenes.  

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper by Amy Lillard-Great Escapes Tour/Giveaway

Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Pennsylvania
Zebra (December 26, 2017)
An Imprint of Kensington Books
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1420142976

About the book 
Content to be unmarried and plain-spoken, Kathryn “Kappy” King is an odd-woman-out in the Amish community of Blue Sky, Pennsylvania. But she’s skilled at making the special kapps local women need to cover their hair. And she might be the only one who can unearth the danger hiding in this peaceful valley . . .
When Kappy’s neighbor, Ruth Peachey, turns up dead in her yard, everyone in Blue Sky believes it’s a tragic accident. Until the Englisch police find the gentle dog breeder was deliberately struck down—and arrest her mentally-challenged son, Jimmy, for the crime . . .
Jimmy’s sister, Edie, returns to Blue Sky clear his name, yet no one will speak to a shunned former Amish woman, much less give her information. Determined to help, Kappy starts digging for the truth among her seemingly-innocent neighbors. But suddenly a series of suspicious “accidents” threatens Edie and the Peachey farm—property Edie is determined to protect for her brother’s future.
Now, as danger looms large in the small community, Kappy must bait a trap for a killer snapping hard at her heels. And Edie must decide whether to make a home once more in the town she thought she’d left behind . . .

Character interview
Hello Kathryn welcome to the blog! 
Hi, Sherry. It’s nice to be here.

I am excited to meet you and learn a little bit about your life and community.
Thank you.

Kathryn seems so formal. Is your given name always used in the Amish community?
Actually no one calls me Kathryn except one of my neighbors, Martha Peachey. I was supposed to be called Kathy, but my younger brother couldn’t say it correctly and I ended up Kappy instead. If it hadn’t been that, it would have been something else; the Amish love to use nicknames. Mainly because we tend to name our children just a few names and we have a limited number of surnames. That makes for several people having the same name in the same community. Nicknames become a must to tell one from another.

I’m from Texas so I am used to pretty mild winters.  What is it like there in Blue Sky in the winter?  I bet you guys have a lot of snow. 
It’s very cold here in the winter. We get our fair share of snow. That makes it a little harder to get out with a horse and buggy, but we manage.

Do you live with your family?
I lost my family in a buggy wreck when I was much younger. My mamm, dat, and two brothers. After that. I went to live with my aunt. She died a few years ago, so now it’s just me. Though I have been thinking about getting a pet…

Do you work outside the home?
I’m the only kapp maker in Blue Sky. Maybe I should back up and explain. Prayer kapps are the coverings that Amish women wear. We believe that a woman should cover her head when praying so the coverings are very sacred and special. However, not every Amish woman likes to sew or is good at it. And the kapps are tedious to make. I make all the kapps in my district and work out of my home. That is to say, I make the kapps in my house, but sell them out of my basement. Though I have yet to convince all the women to go down into the basement when they want a purchase instead of knocking on my front door.

Do you have someone ‘special’ in your life?
I did. His name is Hiram and he married my best friend Laverna. She died not long ago and Hiram and I started talking, then it turned into more. We were engaged, but I broke it off a few weeks ago. Between you and me, I think he’s still very much in love with Laverna. I mean, I understand. Laverna was a wonderful person, but I want a little more. He says he loves me, but… Sorry. I guess I shouldn’t have said all of that. But, you know…

Is your community very rural?  Do you have close neighbors? 
My community is very rural. There are farms spread all across the valley. Most of the farmland in my area has been leased to other farmers. Most of my neighbors are elderly, and of course my favorite neighbors are Jimmy Peachey and his sister, Edie. Edie left the Amish years ago, but now that her mother is gone, she might just return for good. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Oh your neighbor is a dog breeder?  What kind of dogs?  Does Miss Ruth also
raise peaches or is that just the name of her farm?
Ruth raises beagles. In fact she’s the best beagle breeder in Central PA. She doesn’t raise peaches. That’s just her last name. Peachey is a very popular name is Kishacoquillas Valley. Almost every other mailbox is marked with the name Peachey.

I am a dog lover myself  but I am not sure I would want to live so close to a breeder.
I bet it can be pretty noisy sometimes. 
I’ve never owned a dog, but I’ve been thinking about it. Yes, the dogs are pretty noisy, but I live far enough away it doesn’t bother me. And when I’m over at the Peacheys’, well, the beagles have such a sweet bark, I can’t help but smile a little.

What is the best part of living in such a small community?
The best part is how everyone takes care of each other. We watch out for one another. Some folks might say it’s nosy or interfering, but I find that most folks keep to themselves until the need arises. Or maybe it’s just that way for me. Somehow I ended up on the fringes of the community, so to speak. I don’t mind. I like it right where I am.

I bet it’s nice to live in such a small place.  I bet there isn’t much crime.
unlike living in a large community. 
We have our share. Though sometimes I feel it’s not as violent as what goes on in the big city. And then there was Ruth’s murder.

Oh goodness so you mean there are suspicious things going on in town.
And a murder? Oh no.
It was a shock to everyone. Nothing like that has happened here before.

I am sure your local police will be solving the crimes soon, don’t you think?
I hope so. But then they arrested the wrong man, and I was afraid they would quit searching for the real killer. What to do…what to do…

I am sure that things will be back to normal soon.  I really hate to run but I know
you have things to do and maybe a little bit of sleuthing to do to help catch the villain.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Thank you for having me, Sherry!

And I thought
If the cover doesn't make you smile turn a few pages.  No need to settle in expecting a long read.  This one will have you turning the pages as you smile and maybe sometimes giggle as you try and figure out Who Dun It. 

Kappy is a delightful and sweet character.  This isn't your typical Amish read with a bunch of sweet romance.  When her next door neighbor is found dead.  The police quickly determine it was no accident.  And just as quickly find a suspect and arrest the wrong man.  

At least Kappy thinks it's the wrong man!

Kappy puts down her sewing and begins asking questions and sleuthing to find out what really happened and solve the crime.

With all the investigating there isn't much time for romance for 
poor Kappy.

 I am hoping future installments give Kappy a chance at a little romance.   

This was a fun and relaxing and cozy read.  I am looking forward to book 2. 

I received a complimentary copy from Great Escapes Tours.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Ginger Snapped by Gail Oust- Book Spotlight Great Escapes Tour-Giveaway

About the book
Piper Prescott and Police Chief Wyatt McBride might have gotten off on the wrong foot but, over the past year, their interactions have evolved into a friendship of sorts. And when the body of Shirley Randolph is found floating in a fishing hole, their relationship reaches entirely new territory.
Shirley, the town’s Realtor of the Year, was also Wyatt’s suspected romantic interest, and now the residents of Brandywine Creek are speculating that Wyatt is responsible for her death. As the town council moves to suspend the handsome lawman, Piper springs into action to save his reputation and possibly his freedom. She enlists the aid of her BFF, Reba Mae Johnson, along with Wyatt himself, to help solve the puzzle and find Shirley’s real killer.
Pointing them toward high-powered real estate tactics and possible affairs, the investigation soon becomes personal when Piper’s shop, Spice It Up!, is burglarized, and she’s forced off the road late one night, narrowly escaping serious injury. Realizing that she must be close to uncovering the truth, and that the evidence against Wyatt is no longer circumstantial, Piper resorts to drastic measures to prevent a grave miscarriage of justice.
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Tuesday Teaser-Ambushed in Paradise by Deborah Brown


Ambushed in Paradise (Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 12) by [Brown, Deborah]

"He's dead."
   The man's voice continued.
"Shot in the line of duty."
   "Nooo.." I heard a woman scream.  
"Was it me? I couldn't be sure.  The world went dark.  

The first time I laid eyes on Creole, he came up the driveway at The Cottages, lean and lethal, his dark hair pulled into a ponytail.
Too bad he didn't stay around long enough to exchange a word of conversation. 

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