Friday, January 30, 2015

Devon’s Choice by Catherine Bennett Book Blast & Giveaway $50 Amazon gift card or Paypal Cash

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devon's choiceDevon's Choice

Life holds no surprises for Devon Murphy. Her life consists of keeping tabs on her aging Irish father, working part time at a coffee shop, and building her online graphics design business. Devon’s only tricky situation is a shallow relationship with the pampered and affluent Michael Turner, who sees her as just another woman to conquer.

Following his father’s death, Brandon’s only goal is to expand the family business and live life on his own terms. That is, until he walks into the coffee shop one snowy evening and meets the enchanting, red-haired barista behind the counter. But can Devon and Brandon’s attraction for each other be strong enough to help erase their deepest disappointments and renew their faith in God?

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Brandon looked over at her neutral expression. Whatever kind of relationship she had with Michael Turner didn’t seem to be making her happy. At that moment, all he wanted to do was to make her forget all about the jerk.

As if sensing him watching her, Devon turned her head enough to make eye contact with him. The faint, milky glow from the streetlight showed enough of her features for him to see a soft blush warm her cheeks. Under her dark lashes, he watched her sea green eyes glint invitingly as her soft lips turned up at the corners. In that moment, his resolve to keep the date on a friendly level came crashing down.

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Catherine BennettAuthor Catherine Bennett

I grew up in Ohio where I currently live with my husband and our two rescue Labradors. Some of my favorite things include reading, shopping, pepperoni pizza, Hershey bars and hanging out with my two grown sons. I also love dogs; so going to the dog park is cheap entertainment for my husband and I!

Growing up an only child, I had many imaginary friends. I believe this - and a love of books - fueled my desire to write. It was many years later that my dream of becoming a published author came true.

I’m grateful to God for always keeping a story in my heart and hope you are blessed and entertained by my book.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Blog Tour: Devil in the Deadline by LynDee Walker Nice Giveaway too

Devil in the Deadline
(A Nichelle Clarke Headlines in Heels Mystery #4)
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (January 6, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1940976617


When the Richmond police offer an exclusive in exchange for help with a case, nothing—not even a costume party—stops crime reporter Nichelle Clarke from making Manolo tracks to the crime scene. The hunt leads her to a televangelist’s compound in the Virginia countryside where the Reverend may be more interested in fat stacks of cash than he is saving wayward souls.

With two sexy guys tangled up in Nichelle’s story—and in her heart—work and love are on a crash course for disaster. Pressure pours in from every corner, including a faceless new competitor that means the deadline is always five minutes ago. As secrets threaten and the truth becomes her lifeline, Nichelle must unmask the killer and nail down the story before she’s snared in the carefully-constructed web.
About This Author
LynDee Walker’s award-winning journalistic work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the nation.
Her debut novel, FRONT PAGE FATALITY, is an amazon and Barnes & Noble #1 bestseller, and was nominated for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. DEVIL IN THE DEADLINE is the fourth in LynDee’s Headlines in High Heels mystery series. The fifth arrives October 2015.
LynDee adores her family, her readers, and enchiladas. She often works out tricky plot points while walking off the enchiladas. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she is either playing with her children, working on her next novel, or admiring beautiful shoes she can’t wear.
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My review: Devil in the Deadline by LynDee Walker
This is the fourth book of the series A Nichelle Clarke Headlines in Heels Mystery .  It was a good mystery, violence but just hints about how bad the crime was. 
Nichelle is a newspaper reporter on the crime beat in Richmond, VA. her main completion is a T.V. reporter Charlie , and another reporter who wants her job. Now there is a Blogger who is scooping her with more details.
Nichelle has two guys in her life. One is old boyfriend Kyle who is ATF officer.  The other has ties to the mafia.
Nichelle gets called into a terrible murder because the cops want help that she might be able to get.  Two homeless found the grisly murder victim.
Nichelle has a good rep with police, other reporters.  She works hard and long.  She cares about the safety of others, doing the right thing.
I like Nichelle and want to see more of her.
I was given this ebook to read and in return I agreed to give a honest review of Devil in the Deadline and be part of its blog tour.
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January 14 – Musings and Ramblings – Review
January 15 – deal sharing aunt – Interview
January 16 – MysteriesEtc – Review
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January 19 – Back Porchervations – Review
January 20 – Teresa Trent Author Site – Review, Interview
January 21 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Guest Post (Cozy Wednesday)
January 22 – Queen of All She Reads – Review
January 23 – Jane Reads – Review
January 24 – Babs Book Bistro – Interview
January 25 – off
January 26 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review
January 27 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview
January 28 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
January 29 – readalot – Review
January 30 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cover reveal: A Dish Best Served Cold

Jacket copy, A Dish Best Served Cold, Rosie Genova
The national bestselling author of The Wedding Soup Murder returns to the Jersey Shore where a killer is stirring up trouble during a hurricane…

At the Casa Lido, the end of summer means a party, and hit whodunit writer Victoria “Vic” Rienzi and her family are cooking like crazy for the restaurant’s seventieth anniversary celebration. As they chop onions and garlic, old family friend Pete Petrocelli stops by, saying he knows something that would make for a good mystery novel. Curious, Vic asks Nonna to elaborate on Pete’s claim and learns of a relative who mysteriously disappeared back in Italy…

The night of the party brings a crowd—and a full throttle hurricane. When the storm finally passes, everyone thinks they’re in the clear—until the first casualty is found, and it’s Pete. Remembering his visit, Vic isn’t certain Pete’s death was an accident and decides to dig deeper into his story. What she finds is meatier than Nonna’s sauce… 
Rosie Genova
The Wedding Soup Murder, Book #2 in the Italian Kitchen Mysteries
September 2, 2014
Murder and Marinara: An Italian Kitchen Mystery
2014 Daphne Finalist           Suspense Magazine Best Cozy 2013
Penguin/NAL              October 1, 2013


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Toured to Death by Hy Conrad


“Fast-paced, entertaining, and a mystery-lover’s treat.” —John Clement, co-author of the Dixie Hemingway series
Book a ticket with this all-new mystery series featuring Amy and Fanny Abel, a spunky mother-and-daughter duo of travel agents who find their mystery tour becoming all too real…

While Fanny takes care of the business end of Amy’s Travel in New York City, Amy is traipsing around Monte Carlo, managing their first mystery-themed excursion, a road rally in which guests compete to solve a fictional murder along the way. Amy still has reservations about partnering up with her mother. But both women, having lost the men in their lives, need a fresh beginning.

The trip starts off without a hitch. Clues quickly mount, the competition is lively, and just when the suspense is peaking, the writer they hired to script their made-up mystery is found murdered in his New York apartment. Suddenly, on top of running a new venture together, mother and daughter must solve a real-life case of foul play, while trying not to drive each other bonkers. But Amy and Fanny are ready, willing, and Abel to track down a clever killer with some serious emotional baggage, one who will go to any lengths to keep dark secrets from seeing the light of day…

My review: Toured to Death by Hy Conrad

4 stars

The setting is something that sounds cool to me a Mystery tour set in trip to Europe.  The owners are mother and daughter. Fanny and Amy.  Amy is leading the tour. Amy is shy and does not like limelight.  Fanny is more outgoing and daring.

The murder mystery they find out is based on  a real case.  The writer after he is paid is murdered back in New York.  There is someone following the tour that works for the writer. Amy has no idea who that is.  Also no one on the tour knows who the murder is on the tour.  Amy gets the clues only a day ahead and instructions on where to place the  clues.

Tour is going good until it starts going wrong. One of the ladies on the tour is murdered.  The others of the group don't believe that the person the Italy police arrested is the murder.  They think the three different murder cases are related. From San Francisco 4 years ago, New York and Italy.

I would read more of this series.  It tied up the cases in a good way. I guessed some of it but not all of it. The mystery was good. I liked the characters. It was also clean read.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Kensington Books.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Toured to Death.

Echo Lake by Carla Neggers (Swift River Valley #4)


In snowy Swift River Valley, unexpected romance is just around the corner…

Heather Sloan has landed her dream job—the renovation of Vic Scarlatti's stately 1912 country home overlooking the icy waters of Echo Lake in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. It's the perfect project for the family business, but for once, Heather is in charge.

Diplomatic Security Service agent Brody Hancock left Knights Bridge at eighteen, a few steps ahead of arrest and the wrath of Heather's older brothers. Though Brody had never planned to return, Vic, a retired diplomat and friend, needs his help.

Staying at Vic's guest house makes it impossible to avoid running into a Sloan at every turn—especially Heather. Seeing her again has affected Brody more than he wants to admit. But Heather is wary of Brody's sudden interest in her, and she suspects there's more to his homecoming than he's letting on….

Set against the scenic backdrop of a New England winter, Echo Lake is a captivating tale of family, friends and the possibility of new love.
Series: Swift River Valley Novels

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Mira (January 27, 2015)
Language: English

My review: Echo Lake by Carla Neggers (Swift River Valley #4)


It was good to back to Swift River Valley. The characters are interesting, and I want to see more of them. Cute puppy too. The mystery was okay. Part of it I guessed early. The setting was small town in winter. Good drama and romance.

Heather Sloan is in charge of renovation of 1912 stately country home. She is the youngest child with six older brothers.

Brody Hancock he works as a Diplomatic Security Service agent. He has come back to his home town of Knights Bridge to look into things for Vic Scarlatti problems. He is on leave after something about a mission went bad.

Vic Scarlatti just retired from working the past 40 years in government. He was a Ambassador. He has some unexpected things happening to him.

Lots of wine tasting, about building wine cellar. Which I don't drink and don't plan to so that part was not too interesting for me. I have no way of judging that part of the story.

Has some snappy dialog. Great descriptions of scenery.

I enjoy Swift River Valley and would come back to visit there again.

I was given this ebook from Net Galley and Harlequin. In return I agreed to give honest review of Echo Lake.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Zone of Fire by Lindsay McKenna

Bay Thorn Griffin survived being kidnapped by the Taliban, but the pain of torture she suffered is never far from her mind. As Bay and her ex-Navy SEAL husband Gabe learn to juggle midnight feedings and sleepless nights with the arrival of their twins, they are hit with devastating news.

Gabe’s best friend Mike Tarik has gone missing on a mission in Afghanistan. News of Mike’s possible abduction brings memories of Bay’s own kidnapping crashing back. Can she escape the torment she suffered to focus on her family’s happiness?

  • File Size: 882 KB
  • Print Length: 45 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Turtle Publishing (February 1, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QXU8KW6

  •     My review: Zone of Fire by Lindsay McKenna
    4 STARS
    This is a novella with familiar characters from Breaking Point and Never Surrender.  We get to see a little slice of their lives since there books. Bay and Gabe Griffin now have twins.
     I love that with ebooks authors can do that when they want to.  And we don't have to wait till we get to a bookstore to order it.
    Gabe gets a phone call about his best friend Mike who is still a Navy Seal serving in Afghan that he is MIA which his story is told in Taking Fire.  Which I have already read but realized that I have not read Never Surrender.
    Bay is feeding her babies and thinking about her past serving in Afghan and being a prisoner and life right now. There is some sad times, some sweet moments and some funny scenes. Especially the sheep scenes.
    The setting is October at their cabin on Black Mountain where they live in a cabin. It is where Bay grew up.  Her mother and sister live in a separate cabin on the farm.
    If you have wondered about Bay and Gabe life now that they are home you will want to pick up Zone of Fire. 
    I was given this ebook to read by Lindsay McKenna to read and in return agreed to give honest review of Zone of Fire. 

  • Taking Fire by Lindsay McKenna


    She dances on the edge of life… and death
    Not all are meant to walk in the light. Marine Corps Sergeant Khat Shinwari lives among the shadows of the rocky Afghani hills, a Shadow Warrior by name and by nature. She works alone, undercover and undetected—until a small team of US Navy SEALs are set upon by the Taliban… and Khat is forced to disobey orders to save their lives.
    To go rogue.
    Now, hidden deep in the hills with injured SEAL Michael Tarik in her care, Khat learns that he's more than just a sailor. In him, she sees something of herself and of what she could be. Now duty faces off against the raw, overwhelming attraction she has for Mike. And she must decide between the safety of the shadows… and risking everything by stepping
    ISBN-13: 9780373785056

  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 2/24/2015
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384

  • My review: Taking Fire by Lindsay McKenna

    4 STARS

    Taking Fire is a action packed, war romance rolled  into one book.  There is so much drama you don't want to put the book down. Strong characters who you come to care about.

     Khat is such a strong brave caring woman.  Khat saves lives and she also can take lives. She has lots of secrets. She was born in the US but her father is from Afghan.

    Michael Tarik is a Navy Seal.  While out with his unit he is separated and wounded.  Khat sees that they are walking into a trap and as a sniper starts taking out the Taliban soldiers.  Michael is unconscious.  Khat is able to get him to her camp in a cave and gives him first aid.

    Khat does so much to help the Afghan villagers in her area.  She gives them clinics.  It makes you realize how much as a American we take for granted.  Simple doctor visits, medicines, water.  I learned a lot. Never picture red heads as a Afghan.  In one scene Mike gives a villager $400 and they mention that it could feed the village for a year on that amount.

    The setting for Taking Fire is Afghan.  Mostly in the mountain area.

    I was given Taking Fire to read and in return I agreed to give honest review of Taking Fire.

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    Sunday, January 25, 2015

    Review: The Roche Hotel by Mysti Parker

    Title – The Roche Hotel – Season One (12,700 words)
    Author: Mysti Parker
    Publishing date: 10/15/14 by Kindle Direct Publishing
    Synopsis : After her husband ditches her for a blonde actress wannabe, Jane Seymour needs a job that pays the rent. The struggling Roche Hotel needs a miracle. With the former owner’s wife butting her nose into the renovations and new owners who are in way over their heads, Jane may be the answer to their prayers. Sure, she can handle The Roche Hotel’s quirky staff. But, can this skittish divorcee keep it all together when handsome Henry the Donut Guy makes his first delivery? This collection of serial fiction stories is a Tudorific romantic comedy that will leave you laughing out loud and hungry for more.
    Bio: Mysti Parker (pseudonym) is a wife, mom, author, and shameless chocoholic. She is the author of the Tallenmere standalone fantasy romance series. Her other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, Christmas Lites II, The Darwin Murders, Tasteful Murders and EveryDayFiction.
    Other writing pursuits include serving as a class mentor in Writers Village University's seven week online course, F2K. She finished her first historical romance this spring and has one children’s book (Quentin’s Problem) soon to be published, with one more waiting for illustrations, and many more stewing in her head.

    When she's not writing fiction, Mysti works as a freelance editor and copywriter. She also reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication, and is the proud owner of Unwritten, a blog voted #3 for eCollegeFinder's Top Writing Blogs award. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband and three children
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    My review: The Roche Hotel by Mysti Parker
    4 STARS
    This is a short book or the first part it is only 65 pages.  The character Jane Seymour is the main character. She is a divorced. Jane just got the job working at the Roche Hotel front desk at night.
    She has some interesting things happen to her while working.  I like Jane and want to see what happens next to her.
    I also like the former owner of the Roche Hotel.  She is determined little old lady.
    I would like to read the next episode of the Roche Hotel..
    I was given this ebook to read and in return I agreed to give  honest review of The Roche Hotel.

    Saturday, January 24, 2015

    Jack Staples and the Ring of Time by Mark Batterson, Joel N. Clark


    Eleven-year-old Jack's ordinary life is upended when mysterious creatures attack his hometown and he is whisked into a fantastical adventure filled with danger at every turn.

    Jack learns that most live in a shadow of the world, their vision blinded by invisible scales that have covered human eyes since the beginning of time. But the Awakened experience the world as it truly is, where war rages between good and evil—and Jack is at the heart of it. The Awakened are searching for The Child of Prophesy who will both save the world and destroy it. When Jack joins in their epic battle he must learn to trust his friends and face his fears if he is to make his life count.
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook (September 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781411076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781411073

  • My review: Jack Staples and the Ring of Time by Mark Batterson, Joel N. Clark

    4 STARS

    This is a fantasy, action, YA, children book and a book that keeps your attention till the end.  It is also a clean read.  I liked reading about Jack and his friends.

    There is a Prophesy that has been around since the beginning.  About a child who will be born without scales that will either destroy or save the world.  That will work with the assassin. Both the forces of good and bad want the child.  No one really knows exactly what the prophesy means.

    The characters are ones that I like or ones that are scary and creepy.  Jack is the main character. He is eleven years old.  He is a child of promise.  He can save the world or destroy it.  He has some powers he does not know about let alone can control.

    There is a great twist that only a few know about. Now it comes to light.  The evil forces come to Jack's village to get him. Creatures don't care who they kill to find Jack.

    Jack does not understand why he is special or what is going on.
    The setting is in Ireland, a small village. Travel is by horse or wagon.

    I was not ready for this story to be over and can't wait till the next book comes out.  I hope the writers write fast.

    I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and David C. Cook

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Blog tour: ‘Eruption by Adrienne Quintana

    About the book:
    Jace Vega has finally landed her dream job—working for Omnibus, an up-and-coming tech firm. But a mysterious message from her future self sets Jace and her old friend Corey racing to piece together clues before Omnibus destroys their future—and their past. This fast-paced thriller will keep you guessing till the very last page.
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort Publishing & Media (January 13, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462115365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462115365

  • About the author:
    Adrienne Quintana is the second of nine children and has always loved to read. After a mission, marriage, and four children, Adrienne completed her Bachelors of Science and Communication at the University of Phoenix.  In the midst of housekeeping, potty-training, and carpooling, Adrienne discovered that she could still find time to accomplish her a life-long dream of becoming a writer.

    My review: Eruption by Adrienne Quintana

    4 STARS

    This is a good suspense action mystery that keeps you trying to figure out what is going on till the end.  Full of drama, mystery and characters I like but don't for sure who to trust.

    Jace Vega has got a new job working for Omnibus.  Her father wants her to work for them.  Jace loves to run.  One day while running she finds a tablet she picks it up and tries to find the owner.
    The tablet is message from the future. It seams to warn about the future.

    Jace sees her with Corey in the future so when she runs across him at a park she tells him about the tablet and he helps her to figure out what it is from.  Jace sees a picture of herself with Damien the owner of Omnibus son and a boss.

    Corey lived in the same apartment complex with Jace while they both were at college together.
    Damien and his family lived in the same town as Corey when they were around 5. There moms were friends. There dads served together in military.  Jace really does not remember much of that year.

     Jace and Corey want to stop the future they see in the tablet from coming true, but they first need to figure out what the tablet is showing them.

    I admit at times I was lost in the story.  I could feel her confusion about what was going on.

    I was given Eruption by Cedar Fort Publishing so that I could give a honest review of Eruption and be part of it's blog tour.

    Eruption” blog tour schedule:
    January 15: LDS and Lovin’ It
    January 16: Brooklyn Berry Designs • I Love to Read and Review Books
    January 17: I Love Books Girl
    January 18: Read For Your Future
    January 19: My Reading Room
    January 20: Inklings and Notions • Wishful Endings
    January 21: Mel’s Shelves
    January 22: Getting Your Read On
    January 23: Readalot
    January 24: The Perfect Beginnings • Gen Gen Book Blog
    January 25: Jorie Loves a Story • Blooming with Books
    January 26: I am a Reader
    January 27:
    January 28: Min Reads and Reviews • LDS Women’s Book Review • Katie’s Clean Book Collection
    January 29:
    January 30: Book Senses
    January 31:

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Blog Tour : Prosecco Pink by Traci Andrighetti 2 Giveaways


                                                   Prosecco Pink


                                                   Traci Andrighetti

    Prosecco Pink
    (Franki Amato Mysteries Book 2)

    File Size: 1520 KB
    Print Length: 274 pages
    Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing (October 29, 2014)
    Paperback: 274 pages
    ISBN-13: 978-1502974945

    **Now in development for a TV movie!**
    For Franki Amato, life in New Orleans is anything but “The Big Easy.” When she met handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, she knew she’d finally found a man she could trust. But she can’t say the same for his sexy new secretary, who is about as trustworthy as Mata Hari and every bit as seductive. Meanwhile, Franki’s best friend and employer, Veronica Maggio, has named her the lead investigator in the murder of a gorgeous cosmetics CEO who was found lying dead in the master bedroom of a historic plantation home.
    Now the pressure is on Franki to figure out what a bottle of pink lip gloss and the legend of a pink diamond have to do with the bizarre killing. The problem is that the plantation is notorious for being haunted, and Franki is less than enthusiastic about the prospect of meeting a ghost. Adding to her stress, her Sicilian grandma is up to her usual meddling antics—this time planning Franki’s engagement to Bradley before he’s even considered popping the question. As Bradley grows distant and plantation employees begin dropping like Southern belles during a sweltering summer, Franki turns to a psychic with a phobia of ghosts to solve the mysterious murders and her own relationship fears.
    Franki Amato Mysteries:
    Limoncello Yellow (book #1)
    Prosecco Pink (book #2)

    About This Author
    Traci Andrighetti is the author of the Franki Amato Mysteries. In her previous life, she was an award-winning literary translator and a Lecturer of Italian at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a PhD in Applied Linguistics. But then she got wise and ditched that academic stuff for a life of crime–writing, that is.
    If she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Traci is probably watching her favorite Italian soap opera, eating Tex Mex or sampling fruity cocktails, and maybe all at the same time. She lives in Austin with her husband, young son (who desperately wants to be in one of her books) and three treat-addicted dogs.

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    My review: Prosecco pink by Traci Andrighetti

    4 STARS

    Franki Amato is back in her second book. Franki is a P.I. working in New Orleans for her friend Veronica Maggio.  She is smart, jealous, & has a funny family. Unless you have one like hers.
    Full of interesting characters.

    Bradley Hartmann has been dating Franki.  He is a bank executive. He is always working late especially on days they have dates planned.  His new assistant is a beautiful sexy woman who is trying to steal him away.

    physic has a message from a ghost for her, Franki is asked to solve a murder, There is a missing pink diamond, Land lady is a stripper. Her Sicilian grandma is trying to plan her engagement party( She is not engaged) behind her back. Her boss is behaving different. It all combines to be a fun light hearted murder mystery.

    It is full of troubles for Franki. Lots of drama ,action and murder in this book. Also lots of laughter.

    The setting for this book is New Orleans. also a lot is set in a old plantation with ghosts.

    I was given Prosecco Pink to read so I could give a honest review of it and be part of it's blog tour.

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    1. Prosecco Pink ebook

    contests starts 1/22 and ends 1/26. To enter leave a comment below with name and email address. So I can get a hold of winner. Winner will be contacted by email and have two days to respond or another winner will be chosen.

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    Tour Participants
    January 13 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Guest Post, Giveaway
    January 14 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – Review
    January 15 – A Blue Million Books – Interview, Giveaway
    January 16 – Tea and A Book – Review, Interview
    January 17 – Mystery Playground – Guest Post, Giveaway
    January 18 – Christa Reads and Writes – Guest Post
    January 19 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview
    January 20 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Giveaway
    January 21 – Queen of All She Reads – Review, Giveaway
    January 22 – deal sharing aunt – Interview
    January 22 – readalot – Review, Giveaway
    January 23 – Kelly P’s Blog – Guest Post
    January 24 – Michele Lynn Seigfried’s Blog – Review, Giveaway
    January 25 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Guest Post
    January 26 – A. Literary Mafia – Interview – Giveaway

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Blog tour: ‘Scripture Puzzlers’ by MaryAlice Wallis, Charlotte Lindstrom

  • Master the scriptures and have fun doing it! Find hidden messages, work through puzzles, and unscramble clues as you learn the essential truths found in scripture mastery passages. Perfect for seminary, Sunday School, family night, personal scripture study, or missionary preparation, this book of puzzles is anything but trivial

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort Publishing & Media (January 13, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462115489
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462115488

  • About the author:
    MaryAlice Wallis is the co-author of the award winning LDS Puzzle Pals and LDS Puzzle Pals- Prophets and Apostles. She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She is a longtime member of the Golden Quill Writers Group and past member and presenter at American Night Writers Association, Northwest Chapter. She freelance writes children’s literature and Young Adult fiction and is currently writing a homeschooling resource book. MaryAlice and her husband David homeschooled their four children and are experiencing life as half-empty nesters. Their family loves traveling to the beach from their home in the Pacific Northwest.
    Charolette Lindstrom is the co-author of two other puzzle books; LDS Puzzle Pals and LDS Puzzle Pals- Prophets and Apostles (under the name C G Lindstrom). She has written many puzzles for The Friend magazine and has stories published in The Friend, The New Era and Cricket magazines. She is an original member of the Golden Quill Writers Group in Southwest Washington. She is also a member of the American Night Writers Association (ANWA). A graduate of Utah State University, she currently teaches 2nd grad in Longview, Washington.
    My review: Scripture Puzzlers by MaryAlice Wallis, Charlotte Lindstrom

    4 STARS

    I was given a PDF file so I could review it.  That made it hard for me to write the answers in the puzzles. They were different levels of difficulty.  Some were easy and others I gave up on.
    Do want scriptures handy if you don't have them memorized.

    There is word search, crossword puzzles, code puzzles and unscramble words.  They were fun to try and figure out. but would be easier if I could write my answers in the puzzles.

    These would be fun to use for Family Home Evening. Sunday activity or just for fun.

    I like to do these puzzles.  The codes were harder for me to do.

  • Scripture Puzzlers” blog tour schedule:
    January 13: My Book a Day
    January 14: Min Reads and Reviews
    January 15: Chicken Scratch
    January 16: The Perfect Beginnings
    January 17:
    January 18:
    January 19: I Am a Reader
    January 20: Mel’s Shelves
    January 21: Readalot
    January 22: Reidhead Randomness
    January 23: I Love to Read and Review Books
    January 24:
    January 25: Wishful Endings
    January 26: Inklings and Notions
    January 27: A Casual Reader’s Blog • The Author’s Hideaway

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    The Daddy Wish by Brenda Harlen



    This could be the merger of a lifetime

    The holidays are over, but Allison Caldwell can't stop thinking about the kiss she shared with Nathan Garrett under the mistletoe. The dazzlingly attractive playboy she's secretly crushed on for years isn't just off-limits because he's out of her league; the heir apparent to the Garrett furniture empire is about to be crowned CFO—and the single mother's new boss!

    One night changed everything for Nathan. And now his executive assistant is strictly hands-off despite their intense physical attraction. Besides, Allison has a son, and Nathan's no family man. Then why is Nathan's head suddenly filled with fantasies of being a father? Perhaps this once-happy bachelor won't be single for long…
  • Series: Harlequin Special Edition\Those Engaging (Book 2385)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (January 20, 2015)

    My Review: The Daddy Wish by Brenda Harlen
    3 STARS
    I liked the characters. the pace of the story, cute son,. I really enjoyed the scene where Nathan took her home to meet his parents with no warning.
    Part I don't care for. The sex scenes. With the idea of just one night together won't hurt anyone.
    Dylan's father putting him last.  I know it's hard on kids when promises are broken time after time. But it added to the story.
    Allison is a single mother to Dylan. Allison's boss is retiring.  Her new boss she had slept with one business trip.
    Nathan is a playboy. He does not do serious relationships. He is the new CEO of the company.
    He wants more than a one night stand with Allison.
     Dylan is a shy kid who has a hard time making friends.  He loves racing. He has bad asthma.
    It was a nice romance. A fast read. Lots of drama going on.
    I was given The Daddy Wish to read by Net Galley and Harlequin so that I could in return give a honest review of it. 

    Blog Tour: Twisted Threads by Lea Wait

    Twisted Threads
    (A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery S
    Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
    Publisher: Kensington (January 6, 2015)
    ISBN-13: 978-1617730047
    After leaving a decade ago, Angie Curtis has been called back to Harbor Haven by her grandmother, Estelle, who raised her following her troubled mother’s disappearance when she was a child. Her mother has been found, and now the question of her whereabouts has sadly become the mystery of her murder.
    The bright spot in Angie’s homecoming is reuniting with Estelle, who has started her own needlepointing business with a group called Mainely Needlepointers. But when a shady business associate of the stitchers dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances, Estelle and Angie become suspects. As Angie starts to weave together clues, she discovers that this new murder may have ties to her own mother’s cold case.

    About This Author
    Lea Wait lives on the coast of Maine. A fourth generation antique dealer, and author of the Agatha-nominated Shadows Antique Print mystery series, she loves all things antiques and Maine, and she’s learning to do needlepoint. She also writes historical novels for young people set in nineteenth-century Maine. Lea adopted her four daughters when she was single; she’s now the grandmother of eight, and married to artist Bob Thomas.
    Purchase Links
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    My review: Twisted Threads by Lea Wait

    4 STARS

    This is a new exciting cozy series.  The mystery was good with some twists.  Clean, good read ,with characters I would like to see more of.  I can see how Angie could come across a lot of bodies in the future.

    Angie Curtis lives in Arizona, working for P.I.  She gets a message from her grandmother to come home her mother was finally found.  Her grandmother Charlotte raised her.  Angie's mother disappeared when she was young child. She had left home when she was eighteen.

    Angie's Gram had started a business with some friends.  Mainely Needlepoint.  They have not been paid for the past few months. They need to find the Jacques Latimore who was their agent. He owes them thousands of dollars.  Angie volunteers to help find Latimore.  She also plans to look into who killed her mother Jenny.

    The pace was pretty good.  Story was easy to keep the charactes straight.

    The setting is Haven Harbor,  Maine.  Where they get lots of tourists in the summer.

    I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Kensington Publisher and in return agreed to give Twisted Threads a honest review and be part of it's blog tour.

    Tour Participants
    January 5 – The Bookwyrm’s Hoard – Review, Guest Post
    January 6 – Babs Book Bistro – Review, Interview, Giveaway
    January 7 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Giveaway
    January 8 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – Review
    January 9 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post
    January 10 – off
    January 11 – off
    January 12- Brooke Blogs – Review, Giveaway
    January 13 – Marie’s Cozy Corner – Review, Giveaway
    January 14 – Back Porchervations – Review, Interview
    January 15 – MysteriesEtc – Review
    January 16 – Community Bookstop – Review
    January 17 – off
    January 18 – off
    January 19 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post, Giveaway
    January 20 – readalot – Review
    January 21 – Michelle’s Romantic Tangle – Review, Guest Post
    January 22 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post
    January 23 – A Cozy Girl Reads – Review

    Monday, January 19, 2015

    Blog Tour: Dying Before "I Do" by Judy Fitzwater

    Dying Before “I Do”
    (The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries Book 7)

    Cozy Mystery
    File Size: 807 KB
    Print Length: 189 pages
    Publisher: Judy Fitzwater (April 29, 2014)
    ASIN: B00K1EN9JO

    Love and murder: two words that should never go together. But when Jennifer and long-time beau Sam Culpepper finally decide to tie the knot, murder rears its ugly head to intervene. Now Jennifer has more to contend with than choosing colors and flowers for the most important day of her life. She and Sam must thwart whoever is bent on keeping the secrets of an old kidnapping case. One man is dead, and young reporter Teague McAfee is next in line. Jennifer finds herself embroiled in a twisty tale of love gone wrong, while dodging her friends who are determined to give Jennifer and Sam the perfect wedding.

    About This Author
    Judy Fitzwater is excited to have recently published the 7th book in her popular Jennifer Marsh Mystery Series–DYING BEFORE “I DO”! She has also just released THE ROCKY ROAD TO PUBLISHING: ADVICE ON WRITING, a fun, insider’s look at the world of writing and what it takes to be successful.
    Judy grew up an Air Force brat and has lived in nine states, including Maine and Hawaii. Her first published mystery, DYING TO GET PUBLISHED, was plucked from a stack of unsolicited manuscripts at Ballantine Books. It was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery. The subsequent seven-book series, The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries, was a delight for her to write, especially the scenes with Jennifer’s quirky writers’ group. All seven are now available in Kindle editions. Judy’s suspense thriller, DROWNING IN AIR, is now in paperback, as well as a Kindle edition! And don’t miss her very funny romantic comedy, VACATIONING WITH THE DEAD, which is filled with ghosts and mayhem. She has plans for more mystery, suspense, humor, and paranormal adventures
    My review: Dying Before "I Do" by Judy Fitzwater
    Author Links:

    4 STARS

    This is the seventh book of the series but the first one I have read.  I felt it was okay as a stand alone book but I really wish I had read the other books first.  The characters were all well developed, they had a lot of past together, that were mentioned. Lots of characters that you may have met in earlier stories. (I admit I am wanting to read for myself to find out the full story)

    Jennifer Marsh is the main character. She is a mystery writer that has not been published except for her true crime books. She likes to follow murders. Her boy friend is Sam. Jennifer takes a job to write at a tabloid newspaper to be undercover to find out why one of the reporters was murdered.

    Sam Culpepper is a journalist. He won't propose to Jennifer because he knows how she feels about marriage, but he has let her know he will say yes when she does. She can't email, text or write it either but clearly be asked.

    Jennifer finally feels ready and has the evening all planned but it does not go at all like she thinks it will go.

    Jennifer's friends make her have a wedding with lots of details. She is more into solving a murder than planning a wedding.  Her friends decide to help her find out more without being asked.

    Lots of mysteries, murders and kidnapping to keep Jennifer and Sam occupied. It is also a clean read.
    I hope Jennifer keeps her new job for awhile she does a good job at it.

    I want to read the first six books in this series if I can find the time. With all my books I agreed to read pile getting bigger never smaller.

    I loved the writer group and enjoyed seeing what one might look like. How they were all friends supporting each other.

    I was given Dying Before I Do to read so I could give a honest review and be part of it's blog tour.

    Tour Participants
     January 14 – Back Porchervations – Review
    January 15 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Guest Post
    January 16 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post
    January 17 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight
    January 18 – off
    January 19 – readalot – Review
    January 19 – Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post
    January 20 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
    January 21 – Kelly P’s Blog – Guest Post
    January 22 – A. Literary Mafia – Interview
    January 23 – Omnimystery News – Interview