Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Chatterbox :Surrendering to the Sheriff (Sweetwater Ranch #7) by Delores Fossen

"Drop the gun, Sheriff."
Surrendering to the Sheriff (Sweetwater Ranch #7)Discovering Kendall O'Neal being held at gunpoint at his ranch isn't the homecoming sheriff Aiden Braddock expects. And now Kendall's captors are demanding he destroy evidence in an upcoming trial in exchange for the Texas attorney's life…
And the life of their unborn baby.
Three months ago, Aiden and Kendall gave in to their long-simmering attraction. Now, with a child on the way, the stakes have shot sky-high. But even after he pulls off a daring rescue, Kendall isn't safe. Before long, they find temporary haven in each other's arms—which could be even more dangerous than facing down a killer.
  • Series: Sweetwater Ranch (Book 1575)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (June 16, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373698429
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373698424
My review:  Surrendering to the Sheriff (Sweetwater Ranch #7) by Delores  Fossen


I have read most of this series and this answers some questions but still leaves the big question unanswered. Surrendering to the Sheriff is jam packed with suspense, action, mystery.  You are kept guessing what is going on and who is behind it.  Every time you think they will get the answers something else happens to muddy the water and keep you glued to the story to find out.

Sheriff  Aiden Braddock comes home and realizes something is not right.  He finds Kendall O'Neal on his front room floor with two masked gunmen threatening to shoot her if the Sheriff does not take there phone and video himself destroying evidence in a case.

Aiden wonders if Kendall part of a setup.  The evidence is proof of his father murder 23 years ago and will be used against Kendall's half sister Jewell's trial.  Aiden tries to pull off that he does not care for Kendall and her family.  The bad guys know something Aiden doesn't.  Kendall is pregnant with his baby.

Kendall is a lawyer.  Her half sister raised her and is now in jail waiting trial.  Kendall has liked Aiden since there first kiss right before he knew his dad was murdered.  After a night of both drinking hard they had a one night stand.

I know I am going to read the next book of the series by Delores Fossen.  I want the answers to all the questions.

I was given this book to read by Chatterbox for free.  In return I agreed to tell people what I thought of Surrendering to the Sheriff A Harlequin Intrigue novel.

Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne (Haven Point #2)


New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings you back to Haven Point—a place made for second chances…

McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her hometown of Haven Point. It may be small, but it's never let her down…unlike gorgeous, infuriating Ben Kilpatrick. He was her childhood hero until he closed his family's factory, leaving the town's economy in shambles. Now his tech firm is considering opening a local facility. For Haven Point's sake, McKenzie has to grit her teeth and play nice.

What could a town filled with painful memories ever offer Ben? Yet seeing the town through the eyes of McKenzie—its fiery young mayor—he suddenly has his answer. If only he can resolve the animosity crackling between them, Ben may have found the place where he can build ties and find healing…a place where love arrives when it's least expected

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (June 30, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373785062
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373785063
  • My review: Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne           (Haven Point #2)
    4 STARS
    I love this series.  This is the second book in Haven Point.  It is full of drama, small town with wonderful characters that help each other through there trials.  Clean read too.
    McKenzie Shaw is Mayor of Haven Point.  She even owns her own business a flower and gift store.  She loves her town and resents Ben Kilpatrick for ruining her town.
    Ben Kilpatrick has been forced to come back to Haven Point.  His boss wants him to see if Haven Point would be a good place to open a new plant there.
    I liked how the community came out to help each other in many ways.   They have been struggling to survive since Ben closed the boat yard business.
    Haven Point Idaho sits on a lake with the Redemption mountains in the background.
    I was excited to read another book  about life in Haven Point.  I hope more books that deal with Haven Point.
    I was given this ebook from Net Galley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give honest review of Redemption Bay.

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    Blog Tour: Cupcakery: Party-Perfect Cupcakes in a Flash by Toni Miller Big Giveaway


    About the book:
    Blog Tour: ‘Cupcakery: Party-Perfect Cupcakes in a Flash’There is nothing quite like a row of pretty little cupcakes lined up in a bakery display case. Who can resist so many fun flavors and adorable sprinkles?
    Now you can skip the trip and the cost of bakery-style cupcakes and learn how to make them right in your own home, starting from a cake mix! Anybody can follow these easy recipes and create these adorable designs. And with so many unique flavors, you’ll want to try them all.
    • Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast
    • Monster Cookie Dough
    • Root Beer Float
    • Chocolate Caramel Irish Cream
    • Blue Velvet Coconut
    • Mocha Peppermint Crunch
    These delectable and delightfully adorable cupcakes look and taste so amazing your friends and family won t believe you made them yourself and from a mix!

    About the author:
    Toni’s sweet adventure began with her love for parties and creative knack. What started as a hobby of self-taught home cake baking and decorating quickly grew into a successful baking blog and a love for all things adorable sweet. Her work can be found on many websites and publications around the world, including Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Today, Yahoo!, and more.

    My review:  Cupcakery: Party-Perfect Cupcakes in a Flash by Toni Miller

    5 STARS

    I love all the ideas and pictures in this book.  I want to eat them now. Too hot to bake right now.
    The first part of the book teaches you lots of tricks to make better cupcakes even from mixes.  I can see where in the past I made mistakes and what I was doing wrong.

    She has the tools she likes and why. Where she buys certain things  or what type of stores to look for the items.  What ingredients that she likes to use quality brands and why she stays away from store brands on certain items.

    These cupcakes are so creative.  With different flavor combinations, for different themes.  She tells you different ways you can display them, different ways she wraps them to go. There is so much information all through the book to help you make your cupcakes a thing of art.

    She takes regular cake mixes and adds things to them to flavor, too add moisture, color to make them special and easier.

    I can't decide which cupcakes I want to make first.  I never thought of myself being able to add things in the center.  Too be so creative with cupcakes.

    This book would make a great present for a wedding shower gift, college or for young mothers.  So many different occasions for those who like to be creative or for those who want to learn to be more creative. 

    I was given Cupcakery from Cedar Fort Publisher and in return agreed to give a honest review and be part of its blog tour.   

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    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    PAWSitively Sinister by Patricia Fry (A Klepto Cat Mystery Book 11)

    PAWSitively Sinister (A Klepto Cat Mystery Book 11)

    The Ivey family travel to San Francisco to help Arthur and his long-time friend, Suzette, clean out the mansion. News of the massive estate sale lures a variety of people, including former residents and long-ago visitors, each carrying stories of bizarre activities occurring there in the past.
    When the klepto cat, Rags and his pawtner Koko make some ghastly and ghostly discoveries, everyone goes into research mode and they’re stunned by what they uncover - evidence of people gone missing, a treasure-trove of loot, and spirits unable to rest. This is by far the most PAWSitively Sinister story in the series.

    • File Size: 2948 KB
    • Print Length: 165 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Matilija Press (June 8, 2015)
    • Publication Date: June 8, 2015
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00ZB5WHNC
    My review:  PAWSitively Sinister by Patricia Fry (A Klepto Cat Mystery Book 11)

    4 stars

    Pawstively Sinister is #11 in Klepto Cat mystery.  It follows closely after book 10.  It can stand alone but better if you have read the series in order.  The same characters are back plus some new ones.

    Lots of mysteries and discoveries happen to be found in Aurthur's mansion.  While everyone is there to help during the estate sale. One mystery keeps coming after another as they look for answers.  Of course Rags as a hand or should I say paw into everything.  It keeps you guessing to the end.

    This is a clean read with characters you want to see more of.  I like that most of the characters want to help each other.  While there are some disturbing  things in this story, there is humor and good friends too.

    The setting for the book is San Francisco, CA area.

    I like how easy it is to draw yourself into the story.  I find the characters to be like old friends that you want to catch up with each other, play with the baby and see what Rags steals next.

    I was given Pawsitiely Sinister by the author to read and in exchange I agreed to give a honest review.

    Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton (Lizzy & Diesel (Book 3)


    Lizzy and Diesel are back in an all-new wicked adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich and Emmy Award–winning co-author Phoef Sutton.

    Murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, notorious bootlegger Collier “Peg Leg” Dazzle discovered and re-hid a famous pirate's treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and precious gems, the bounty also contains the Stone of Avarice—the very item reluctant treasure seeker Lizzy Tucker and her partner, Diesel, have been enlisted to find. While Lizzy would just like to live a quiet, semi-normal life, Diesel is all about the hunt. And this hunt is going to require a genuine treasure map and a ship worthy of sailing the seven seas . . . or at least getting them from Salem Harbor to Maine.

    Greed is eternal and insatiable, and Lizzy and Diesel aren't the only ones searching for the lost pirate's chest. People who have dedicated their entire lives to finding it are willing to commit murder or make a deal with the devil just to hold the fortune in their hands. One of those people may even be Wulf, Diesel's deceptively charming and enigmatic cousin. Wulf desires the Stone of Avarice. He also desires Lizzy. It's hard to say how far he's willing to go to gain either one.

    Wicked Charms is a swashbuckling adventure full of raiders, monkeys, minions, and mayhem. Lizzy and Diesel are going to have to do everything they can to keep their heads above water and hope they're living a charmed life.
    • Series: Lizzy & Diesel (Book 3)
    • Hardcover: 320 pages
    • Publisher: Bantam (June 23, 2015)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0553392719
    • ISBN-13: 978-0553392715

    My review:  Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton

    4 Stars

    Janet delivers another funny novel with the Lizzy & Diesel characters.  Lots of banter between characters, destruction of property, magical people, all going after pirate treasure, cursed diamond and powerful stone.

    Lizzy Tucker is a baker who adds a touch of magic to her bake goods.  She is a seeker one of only two alive that can find the power stones.  She is partnered with Diesel to find the stones before Wulf can.

    They have to find eight pieces of silver coins that will with the help of treasure map lead to a famous diamond that will glow when it gets near the Stone of Avarice which is hidden with a pirate treasure worth millions.

    Of course there are people searching for the pirate treasure that are willing to kidnap or kill to find it.  Even Wulf and Diesel are willing to work together to keep the Stone of Avarice out of the wrong hands.

    There is non stop action and drama as they race to find the stone and the treasure that is hidden of the East Coast.

    I like this series.  I look forward to the next one.

    I was given Wicked Charms to read by Net Galley and  Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Wicked Charms.

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    Pump Up Your Book Presents From New York To The Smokies Virtual Book Publicity Tour


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    Pump Up Your Book Tours is pleased to bring you Wayne Zurl’s From The New York To The Smokies, a 5 book anthology collection from the Sam Jenkins Mystery Series (Mystery / Police Procedural) June 1-30, 2015.

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    Title: From New York To The Smokies
    Author: Wayne Zurl
    Series: 5 Book Anthology Collection from the Sam Jenkins Mystery Series
    Publisher: Melange Books, LLC
    Publication Date: April 16, 2015
    Format: Paperback – 163 pages / eBook  / PDF
    ISBN: 978-1680460780
    Genre: Mystery / Police Procedural

    Book Description:
    Author Wayne Zurl is back with his popular Sam Jenkins Mysteries SeriesFrom New York To The Smokies is a 5 book anthology collection from the Sam Jenkins Mysteries Series!

    Seventeen-year-old Sam Jenkins is busy fishing and falling in love with a girl named Kate. But with a father involved with the union and a divorced mother, Sam often finds himself acting like the adult of the family. During a fishing trip off Long Island, Sam overhears a conversation involving dangerous plans that can land his dad in jail.
    To keep his father out of prison, Sam teams up with detectives from the county’s rackets bureau and enlists the help of two friends to pull off an operation far beyond their usual high school curriculum.

    Police community Service Aide Liz Lopez should be in fine spirits—she’s in line for a promotion to police officer and a raise. But her sullen demeanor tells her boss, Lieutenant Sam Jenkins, that Liz is anything but happy.
    Jenkins begins an unofficial investigation to find out what’s going on. The detective learns of a bizarre home life and a dark secret Liz keeps under wraps.
    FAVORS is a story of how the police take care of their own—in an honest and compassionate way.

    A killer is on the loose in Prospect, Tennessee. He strikes repeatedly, each time leaving a cryptic message for the police to find. By the time a fifth body turns up, Police Chief Sam Jenkins is under pressure—either solve the murders or bring in outside help.
    But the chief’s ego won’t allow others to work his cases. And at the eleventh hour he tracks down a prime suspect, but death is only seconds away for the next victim.

    A misunderstanding between hunters rapidly escalates into a battle not seen in Southern Appalachia since the Hatfield and McCoy feud.
    As bodies pile up faster than evidence, Sam Jenkins and the officers of Prospect PD scour the remote hills and valleys of East Tennessee and North Carolina to solve a case that reads more like an old west adventure than a modern police drama.

    Prospect, Tennessee Police Chief Sam Jenkins receives two reports of UFO sightings in three days. The gritty ex-New York detective doesn’t believe in coincidence…or space aliens, but he can’t find anything to explain a glowing spaceship and little green men—until he sends Sergeant Stan Rose and Officer Junior Huskey to Campbell’s Woods. They call in a startling discovery, and the investigation begins.




    Publication Date: April 16, 2015
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                                                         PUYB Meet the Author

    Wayne ZurlWayne Zurl grew up on Long Island and retired after twenty years with the Suffolk County Police Department, one of the largest municipal law enforcement agencies in New York and the nation. For thirteen of those years he served as a section commander supervising investigators. He is a graduate of SUNY, Empire State College and served on active duty in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later in the reserves. Zurl left New York to live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with his wife, Barbara.
    Twenty (20) of his Sam Jenkins msyteries have been published as eBooks and many produced as audio books.
    Zurl has won Eric Hoffer and Indie Book Awards, and was named a finalist for a Montaigne Medal and First Horizon Book Award. His full-length novels are: A NEW PROSPECT, A LEPRECHAUN’S LAMENT, HEROES & LOVERS, and PIGEON RIVER BLUES.
    The all new FROM NEW YORK TO THE SMOKIES, an anthology of five Sam Jenkins mysteries is available in print and eBook, published by Melange Books, LLC.
    For more information on Wayne’s Sam Jenkins mystery series see www.waynezurlbooks.net. You may read excerpts, reviews and endorsements, interviews, coming events, and see photos of the area where the stories take place.

    Connect with Wayne Zurl:
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    My review: From New York To The Smokies by  Wayne Zurl ( Sam Jenkins msyteries)

    4 STARS
    This is a collection of 5 short stories about Sam Jenkins.  The first one starts out when he is only 17 years old in New York. They are from all different times in his life.  They are Police procedurals mysteries.

    If you are a fan of Sam Jenkins mysteries you will want to read these stories.  If your new to them it is a good introduction to his life.  Sam Jenkins is from New York and worked for years as a Police detective and then he retired and became Police Chief in Prospect, Tennessee.  A big change for him.

    Some of these are more mystery and others have you smiling.  I like Sam. 
    One thing I don't personally care for are the swearing.  I know it does not bother some people.  
    There is some violence but no sex scenes. 

    These 5 stories can all be read alone.  So if you just have time to read one of them and then have to wait till you can pick it up again it is easy to do.

    My favorite story is Ode to Willie Joe.  It made me smile for part of the story.  I also liked the Boat to Prison.  Seeing a young 17 year old Sam doing the right thing.  Also shows a more of his personal life.

    I was given From New York to the Smokies to read and in return agreed to give a honest review of it and be part of it's Virtual book tour.

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    Blog Tour Killer Wedding Cake by Gayle Trent Giveaway Ebook

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    A light hearted cozy mystery with colorful characters, a quick pace and a light touch of humor…
    ~Queen of All She Reads

    Killer Wedding Cake was a fun, suspenseful thrill-ride that kept me at the edge of my seat.
    ~Moonlight Rendezvous

    killer-wedding-cake-web-copy-200x300Killer Wedding Cake by Gayle Trent
    Cozy Mystery
    Daphne Martin’s wedding to Ben Jacobs is only a couple of weeks away. An award-winning cake decorator, Daphne is busy designing their wedding cake. Her twin nephew and niece, Lucas and Leslie, are excited about being in the wedding party. And Daphne’s brother-in-law Jason is planning a bachelor party for Ben. Everything is going beautifully until Daphne’s ex-husband Todd shows up. Just released from prison after serving a sentence based on his shooting a gun at Daphne, Todd comes to Brea Ridge to profess his undying love for her.
    Despite Daphne’s attempts to make Todd leave town, he insists on hanging around to reconnect with people he used to know. When he’s found murdered,https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=2698328651934443079#editor/target=post;postID=7031405938431339071;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=40;src=link Daphne finds herself at the center of the investigation. Now she must track down Todd’s killer before she becomes the next victim. Can she still make it to the church on time?

    This was a very quick read that will keep you entertained from the beginning till the end. It will keep you guessing and on the edge of you seat.
    ~Melina’s Book Blog

    About The Author – 

    GC4Gayle Trent (and pseudonym Amanda Lee) writes the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating series and the Embroidery Mystery series. The cake decorating series features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a nasty divorce. The Embroidery Mystery series features a heroine who recently moved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop.

    This was a super fast read for me. The author gave me so many fun characters to love.
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     Killer Wedding Cake was a fun, suspenseful thrill-ride that kept me at the edge of my seat.
    ~Moonlight Rendezvous
    This fast- paced mystery will have you on the edge of your seat guessing until the end.
    ~Shelley’s Book Case

    The author’s engaging writing style, both as Gayle Trent and in the Embroidery Shop Mysteries as Amanda Lee makes each book a yummy layer to the cake that is its series. (Truth be told here, I read Wicked Stitch multiple times and I can see that happening with Killer Wedding Cake as well.
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    Trent does a great job of keeping all the parts moving and coming together with unexpected (and sometimes humorous) twists and turns.
    ~Christa Reads and Writes
    My review:  Killer Wedding Cake by Gayle Trent (Daphne Martin Mystery)

    4 STARS

    This is the first Daphne Martin mystery that I have read.  It does a good job standing alone but makes me wish I have read the other mysteries.  So I was not familiar with the other characters so the suspects were wide open to me.

    Lots of drama, wedding plans, murder  and good fun characters.

    Daphne Martin is planning to get married to Ben Jacobs.  She has not even chosen her wedding cake design yet.  Her oven is not working and she has a big order to get done.  Then her ex-husband who got out of prison for trying to kill her shows up.

    Daphne is a baker out of her house.  Her business Daphine's Delectable cakes. She is going to make her own wedding cake.  Sells her cakes, cookies at local store. The brownies sound good to me.

    Daphne has a bunch of friends that want to help her with all the trials she is going through right now. I like them. Would love to read more about them in the future.

    The setting is Brea Ridge, VA 

    I was given Killer Wedding Cake to read and in return agreed to give a honest review and be part of it's blog tour.

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    I enjoyed the plot and appreciated the interesting characters in the novel.

    This book was fast moving and definitely kept you on your feet…
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    Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Veils and Vengeance by Rachelle J. Christensen (Wedding Planner Mystery)

    Veils and VengeanceVeils and Vengeance by Rachelle J. Christensen
    When wedding planner, Adrielle Pyper, goes to Hawaii to orchestrate a destination wedding, she isn't prepared for what she finds.
    After the trauma of her previous event, the beautiful isle of Kauai is the perfect place for Adri to unwind and do what she does best – plan. She even lets herself indulge in the attention of the groom’s handsome brother. But just when everything seems to be perfect, an afternoon snorkeling trip turns to murder when Adri discovers the body of a young woman.
    Shaken, but unable to let it go, Adri’s sleuthing leads her into more danger than she could imagine. When a number of “accidents” threaten her own life, it soon becomes apparent that someone will do anything to keep Adri from interfering with their vengeance.

    My review: Veils and Vengeance by Rachelle J. Christensen
    4 STARS
    This is a clean cozy murder mystery.  The story is full of romance, great scenery, craft ideas for weddings, suspense and mystery.  I did guess some but missed on a lot too.
    This is the second book in the Wedding Planner Mystery series.  It can stand alone by itself but better if you read both I think.

    Adrielle Pyper is a wedding planner who is planned a destination wedding in Hawaii.  She has issues in her life about dating.  Adrielle likes the grooms brother and agrees to go out with him.  She also kinda likes a divorce attorney back home Luke.  Luke is coming to the wedding too.
     On her second day in Hawaii she finds a dead body while snorkeling.  She can't stop thinking about the woman she found.  Someone else is afraid of what she might have seen too.
    Not everything is going okay with the wedding plans.  Adrielle is even being threatened is she does not change some things.
    Once I started reading Veils and Vengeance I did not want to put the book down.  I want to see what happens next in some of the characters lives.
    I was given this ebook to read so that I could give a honest review of Veils and Vengeance.

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    Blog Tour: Footprints in the Frosting by Laura Pauling Giveaway $15 Amazon Gift card

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    Cheesecake, Love, and Murder!
    It’s the Grand Opening for Holly Hart’s new business, Just Cheesecake. When footprints in the frosting lead to a body facedown in one of her cheesecakes, Holly becomes a prime suspect.
    With her opening day delayed, Holly deals with a nosy no-good reporter and the local cop, the handsome Officer Trinket, as she puts her sleuthing skills to the test to save her business and her name. With the help of her dog, Muffins, she needs to find the real murderer, before the killer looks to frost someone else

    authorphotoAbout the Author
    Laura Pauling writes about spies, murder and mystery. She’s the author of the young adult Circle of Spies Series, the Prom Impossible Series, the time travel mysteries, Heist and A Royal Heist, and the Holly Hart Cozy Mystery Series: Footprints in the Frosting and Deadly Independence with more coming.
    She lives the cover of a suburban mom/author perfectly, from the minivan to the home-baked snickerdoodles, while hiding her secret missions and covert operations. But shh. Don’t tell anyone. And she may or may not actually bake cookies. You decide.
    Visit Laura at http://laurapauling.com to sign up for her newsletter and receive a free Holly Hart cozy mystery novella.
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    Footprints in the Frosting
    : Holly Hart Cozy Mystery 1
    Deadly Independence: Holly Hart Cozy Mystery 2
    My review: Footprints in the Frosting by Laura Pauling

    4 STARS

    This is the first book in a new series.  It is fun, light cozy mystery.  I like the characters and want to see more of them and see them grow.  The characters were a wide range.  You did not know who they were or if they were crazy.

    The mystery of the story was good.  The suspect pool was small.  Why was Holly being framed for the murder.

    Holly Hart loved Fairview.  She wanted to live in a small town.  She is having a grand open for her business  Just Cheesecake.  She is having a bad day when her dog gets out of her new apartment and she chases him out in her P.J.s  Meets a hot guy, finds a dead body in her new shop.

    Holly is not sure who to trust.  She looks crazy at times too.  She tries to find out who the victim was and who wanted him dead.  Holly gets into a lot of trouble.

    I want to see more of the characters.  If you want a good laugh with your mysteries you will want to read Holly Hart mystery.

    I was given Footprints in the Frosting to read in exchange for a honest review and being part of it's blog tour.

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    Tour Participants
    June 15 – Babs Book Bistro – Review
    June 16 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review
    June 16 – fuonlyknew – Review
    June 17 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review
    June 18 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review
    June 19 – View from the Birdhouse – Interview
    July 19 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – Review
    June 20 – readalot – Review
    June 21 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review
    June 22 – Back Porchervations – Review
    June 23 – Queen of All She Reads – Review
    June 24 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review
    June 25 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,  &, Sissy, Too ! – Guest Post
    June 26 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – Review, Interview
    June 27 – fundinmental – Review
    June 28 – Frankie Bow – Guest Post
    June 29 – Brooke Blogs – Review

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

    California Dreamin’ Collection – A Timeless Romance Anthology Book

    California DreaminCalifornia Dreamin’ Collection -A Timeless Romance Anthology Book
    Amazon #1 Bestselling series in *New Release* for Clean Romance
    Six brand new contemporary romance novellas with bestselling and award winning authors.
    TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Heather B. Moore
    GONE FISHING by Kaylee Baldwin
    A HERO’S SONG by Jennifer Moore
    STAY WITH ME by Shannon Guymon
    A PLACE TO CALL HOME by Sarah M. Eden

    My review:  California Dreamin’ Collection – A Timeless Romance Anthology Book
    4 stars
    I enjoyed reading this Collection of good clean stories.  I like that you can read each story if rushed for time.  They make you care about the characters and want to see what happens next to them.
    I would read any of these authors  works again .

    I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give a honest review of California Dreamin Collection.

    TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Heather B. Moore
    I liked the plot, the characters and wanted more of them.

    Gwen is a wedding photographer who has moved with her sister to work weddings. Gwen had a short marriage herself and is not bitter.

    Jack works a lot and has money but no personal life.  He does not like it when women know how much he is worth and change around him.  He lives on a beach.  He jogs in the afternoon.

    Gwen does not believe Jack lives in one of the mansions above the beach. When she does believe him she is not worried about how much he makes.  She thinks that they are from such a different background to work.

    It is a good clean romance.

    Gone Fishing by Kaylee Baldwin

    In Gone Fishing we meet Claire a businesswoman who has come to see her father Brig Bryson and talk him out of his dream of owning a fishing boat.  He has been gone 4 years and it is time he came back home.  She needs him.

    Miguel is working with Claire's father on Double B's Deep Sea boat.  He is full of tattoos and long hair & beard.  He looks scary.  He is devoted to Brig.  He knows a lot about Claire.

    It makes me want to go out deep sea fishing for the boat ride alone.  I liked it. Lots of drama, romance and left me smiling.


    This story is more emotional to me.  I liked Alex and Michael.  I could tell where the story had to be going early and that was okay to me.  It touched on some heavy topics lightly in a good way.

    Alexandria flew from  Arizona to California on her 5th wedding anniversary to put her husbands ashes in the ocean.

    Michael was at the beach in a suit saying good bye to former girlfriend.

     A HERO’S SONG by Jennifer Moore

    This is a second chance at love story.  Some drama, romance and sweet.

    AnneMarie is a writer.  Her fourth book is out and she flew to LA for a Late night  talk show and book signing.  She writes romance novels.

    Lance is a rock star who got caught up in the drugs and drinking.  He went to rehab and now wants a second chance with AnneMarie.  Can he convince her to try again.

    STAY WITH ME by Shannon Guymon

    In Stay With Me  Jolie flies to California to take over as a nanny from her cousin after she can't find a job after college.  Jolie comes to realize how much the kids need love and hugs.  She also has someone who wants to cause her trouble.

    Fitzgerald is the family driver.  He hangs out with Jolie and the kids at the beach and other field trips.  He is also going to school.

    Truman and Nellie have everything the kids want but attention from their parents.  They miss their old Nanny but do give Jolie a chance to fit in.  I really wanted to hug them.

    A PLACE TO CALL HOME by Sarah M. Eden

    Ada Canton is a realtor.  She wants to find people the home they will love.  She is not looking for love.
    Craig is a divorced father looking for a new place for him and his nine year old son.  He does not want to date.  His sister-in-law keeps pushing him too.  He likes Ada and asks her out.

    This was a slower romance. Makes me want to go look for a new home too.

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Blog tour: The Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook by Christina Dymock


    Blog tour: ‘The Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook’About the book:
    Feed your family the foods they love—with a healthy twist.
    Everyone knows slow cookers are a busy mom’s best friend, but it can be a struggle to find healthy Crock Pot recipes your kids will actually eat. Not anymore.
    These delicious family-sized meals are perfect for parents and kids alike.
    • Chicken and Artichoke Fettucini
    • Teriyaki Pulled Pork
    • Cajun Rice with Shrimp
    • Butternut Squash Soup
    • Chicken Quesadillas
    You’ll even find some tasty ideas for sugar-free desserts, like the Blueberry Pudding Cake. And every single recipe can be made in the morning and ready to eat by dinnertime. With a little prep and planning, you’ll soon be enjoying nutritious, healthy, home-cooked meals every night of the week!

    • Paperback: 168 pages
    • Publisher: Cedar Fort Publishing & Media; 1 edition (June 9, 2015)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1462116256
    • ISBN-13: 978-1462116256

    About the author:
    Christina Dymock is a graduate of the University of Utah. She has had careers as an editor at an advertising agency, an adjunct instructor at Salt Lake Community College, and author.
    An avid cook, Christina divides her time between the kitchen, her computer, and books and her family of six. (Naturally, the family gets the biggest share.) Because she reads everything, she also feels compelled to write in several genres. Her latest book, Blue Christmas, reached the Amazon top seller list in 7 categories as part of the Christmas anthology, Christmas in Snow Valley.
    Christina attends multiple writer’s conferences each year, is a part of several critique groups, and enjoys learning about writing. She has been featured during the cooking segment of several local morning shows, published in Woman’s World Magazine and the Deseret News, quoted in Womans’ World Magazine and Parents’ Magazine, published in seven Chicken Soup books, and has published clean romantic fiction under the name Lucy McConnell.

    5 STARS

    I first read this book on a road trip out loud to a friend.  We both loved the tips above the recipes, the pictures and that anyone can do these recipes.

    The first one I made was how she just can defrost and cook frozen hamburger right in the crockpot.  I will do that again.  I like all the fat that was left behind, how easy it was.  Next time I will double the amount of hamburger and freeze it ready for next meal.

    Now I want to try some of the soups but it is a little too hot right now for soup.  The carrot soup sounds different I want to try it.

    This has a good variety of recipes for chicken, turkey, pork and beef.  It also has some meatless dishes, sides and even desserts.

    Another recipe I want to make is mashed cauliflower.

    These are healthier recipes with lots of flavor that I would make for my family.

    One thing I like when making most of these dishes you don't have to heat up your house with the oven or stove.

    I was given The Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook to read and in return I agreed to give a honest review and be part of it's blog tour.

    The Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook” blog tour schedule:
    June 10: My Book A Day • connywithay • Bookhounds • Queen of the Clan
    June 11: Wakela’s World • the reading fever • Wordpaintings Unlimited
    June 12: Bookworm Lisa • Christy Monson Books
    June 13: Keenly Kristen
    June 14: Musing of a Middle Aged Author
    June 15: Every Free Chance Books • Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
    June 16: Katie’s Clean Book Collection • The Hand That Rocks the Craddle • The Author’s Hideaway
    June 17: The Magical Slow Cooker • Crossroads Reviews • So I am Fifty
    June 18: readalot • A.L. Sowards • UtahDealDiva
    June 19: Reidhead Random-ness • Fire and Ice
    June 20: Wishful Endings • Kimberley Griffiths Little • Heidi Reads…