Monday, August 31, 2015

Keegan's Point by HD Smith (The Good Bad Guys #1)

 Description

Charlie Parker is obsessed with KEEGAN’S POINT, the island estate of reclusive billionaire Marcus Keegan, who died the year Charlie was born. The mystery Keegan left behind—hidden rooms, twenty unexplained passports, and stories of treasures—has fascinated Charlie for years.

Twelve-year-old Charlie would give almost anything to visit the estate. He gets his chance—unwillingly—when he overhears a plot to steal something off the island.

Our "Good Bad Guy" Nick has a problem. Does he scrap the once in a lifetime chance to find the answers he seeks or take Charlie along for the ride?

Join Charlie on his adventure as he discovers just who Marcus Keegan really was, and learn the real truth behind Nick’s quest that has forced his and Charlie’s paths to collide.
  • Series: The Good Bad Guys
  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Fey, LLC; 2 edition (January 27, 2015)

 My review: Keegan's Point by HD Smith  (The Good Bad Guys #1)

4 STARS

This is quite a adventure.  Lots of mystery, danger, treasure hunt, with characters you can't trust.

Charlie is twelve year old.  He is smart, nerd, scared.  He is raised by his mother.

Charlie is doing a report on Keegan's Point.  Twelve years ago he was found in his mansion dead.  With lots ID.s and lots of questions are left about him. His heirs are unknown.

He over hears three guys talking about sneaking onto the island and looking for something.  Charlie is kidnapped and taken along.

Nick is the one who forced Charlie to come with them.  He has promised that he will be returned Monday.  He seems to be in charge of some things.

Zoe does not like Charlie.  She threatens him a lot.  She stays with the boat.  Sometimes she talks with British accent.

Paulie is the explosive guy.

Monroe is quiet.  He breaks into the house.

There is a lot of mystery about the mansion and Keegan who lived there for 56 years without leaving.

I would love to have secret rooms, and live on an island in a mansion.

This is a exciting book.  It is a fast clean read.

I was given this book to read by Net Galley and Wild Fey.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Keegan's Point.




Sunday, August 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Kill and Run by Lauren Carr

Kill and Run by Lauren Carr


Book Details:

Book Title Kill and Run, A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult fiction, 350 pages
Genre:  Mystery, Suspense
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:  September 2015
Available for review in:  Print, ebook, mobi (for Kindle), ePub, PDF & other
Will send books:  USA
Tour dates: Aug 31 to Oct 9
Content Rating: PG 


Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.

Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.

Before long, the case takes an unexpected turn when Murphy discovers that one of the victims has a connection to his stepmother, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates. One wintry night, over a dozen years before, her first husband, a Pennsylvania State trooper, had been run down while working a night shift on the turnpike.

In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, the Lovers in Crime join newlyweds Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to shift through the a web of lies and cover-ups. Before long, they uncover a decades’ long conspiracy to protect one of Washington’s rising stars.

Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a ruthlessly ambitious killer? 



 Lauren Carr author pic

Meet the author:  
Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Open Season for Murder is the tenth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series.

In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder.

Three Days to Forever introduced Lauren Carr’s latest series detectives, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday in the Thorny Rose Mysteries. Look for Kill and Run, the first installment in this series, to be released September 1, 2015.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. Visit Acorn Book Services’ website for more information.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.

She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author:   Website  ~  Twitter  ~   Facebook


My review:  Kill and Run by Lauren Carr

4 STARS

Kill and Run is the first book in the new series A Thorny Rose Mystery but it is a spin-off of two series Lovers in Crime Mysteries and Mac Faraday Mysteries.  If your a fan of either one of these series you will recognize a  lot of characters.

In Three days to Forever Murphy and Jessica meet for the first time.  My review of it can be found here  http://readalot-rhonda1111.blogspot.com/2014/12/three-days-to-forever-by-lauren-carr.html  4 STARS

Kill and Run can stand alone fine by its self.  In the front of the book it tells a blurb about the characters you. meet.

There is a lot of murders, but not blood and gory.  There is a bunch of animals and I could deal with them except Monique.  No to her in my house.

Homicide Detective Cameron Gates gets told that her first husband's death was no accident but a hit. She wants to figure who would want him dead enough to hire a hitman.  She goes to Washington D.C. to talk to the assassin.  She stays with her step-son  Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday his wife of four months.

Murphy is a Lieutenant in the Navy working with NCIS and he is in a Black Op group that is secret.  His boss does not like him and sends him out on the death of 5 women who were murdered and one of them is in the Navy.  He brings the whole case back.

Jessica is Murphy's wife of four months.  They met four months ago.  Her father is Mac Faraday a retired homicide cop who inherited millions.  Jessica also at that time received  10 million dollars. 

I guessed at a few of the twists in the book but not all of them. The mysteries all make sense and work.  There is a lot of humor in the book too.  There are characters that you like and some you are meant to be disgusted with. Others you want to hug and comfort them.

I would read more of this series in the future.

I was given this ebook to read by the author and agreed to give a honest review in return and be part of Kill and Run blog tour.

 Tour Schedule:


Aug 31 - Book Stop Corner - review of Three Days to Forever/author interview /giveaway
Aug 31 - Cheryl's Book Nook - review of Three Days to Forever / giveaway
Aug 31 - The Travelogue of a Book Addict - review of Three Days to Forever / giveaway
Aug 31 - The Booksnake Etc. - review of Three Days to Forever
Aug 31 - Coffee, Books & Art - book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 31 - Manic Mommy of Two - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Aug 31 - readalot - review of Kill and Run
Sept 1 -  Book Stop Corner - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 1 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Three Days to Forever / giveaway
Sept 1 - My Love for Reading Keeps Growing - review of Three Days to Forever
Sept 2 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 2 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - review of Three Days to Forever
Sept 3 - Bound 2 Escape - books spotlighted / giveaway
Sept 3 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Three Days to Forever / giveaway
Sept 3 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Three Days to Forever / giveaway
Sept 4 - Griperang's Bookmarks - review of Three Days to Forever/ guest post / giveaway
Sept 4 - Manic Mommy of Two - review of Three Days to Forever / giveaway
Sept 7 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - guest post
Sept 7 - 3 Partners in Shopping - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 8 - My Love for Reading Keeps Growing - review of Kill and Run
Sept 8 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Three Days to Forever/interview/ giveaway
Sept 9 - T's Stuff - review of Three Days to Forever / guest post / giveaway
Sept 9 - Vic's Media Room - review of Three Days to Forever
Sept 10 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 10 - fundinmental - review of Three Days to Forever / author interview / giveaway
Sept 11 -Vic's Media Room - review of Kill and Run / author interview / giveaway
Sept 11 - Cassidy Salem Reads and Writes - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 13 - Writers and Authors - book spotlight / giveaway
Sept 14 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Three Days to Forever
Sept 14 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - review of Kill and Run
Sept 15 - The Booksnake Etc. - review of Kill and Run
Sept 15 - Life as Leels - review of Three Days to Forever
Sept 16 - Readers' Muse - review of Three Days to Forever
Sept 16 - T's Stuff - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 17 - fundinmental - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 17 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 18 - Cheryl's Book Nook - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 21 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Kill and Run
Sept 21 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 22 - Celestial Reviews - review of Three Days to Forever / giveaway
Sept 22 - Griperang's Bookmarks - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 23 - fuonlyknew - review of Three Days to Forever / giveaway
Sept 23 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review of Kill and Run
Sept 24 - fuonlyknew - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 24 - Readers' Muse - review of Kill and Run
Sept 25 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - guest post
Sept 28 - Celestial Reviews - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 28 - Christa Reads and Writes - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Sept 29 - A Blue Million Books - book spotlight / author interview
Sept 29 - Life as Leels - review of Kill and Run
Sept 30 - Olio by Marilyn - review of Three Days to Forever / giveaway
Oct 1 - The Travelogue of a Book Addict - review of Kill and Run / giveaway
Oct 1 - Writers and Authors - guest post
Oct 2 - Book and Ink - review of Kill and Run / guest post / giveaway
Oct 5 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Kill and Run
Oct 6 - Jessica Cassidy - review of Three Days to Forever / giveaway
Oct 7 - Room with Books - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 7 - Pause for Tales - review of Kill and Run
Oct 8 - Olio by Marilyn - review of Kill and Run / author interview / giveaway
Oct 9 - Jessica Cassidy - review of Kill and Run / author interview / giveaway
Oct 9 - Book and Ink - book spotlight for Three Days to Forever / giveaway



 

Rodeo Rescuer by Lynette Eason (Wrangler's Corner - Book 2)

Description

SHE CAN'T ESCAPE

No matter where she runs, rodeo clown Tonya Waters's stalker always finds her. Now he's managed to track her down on the rodeo circuit. If bull rider Seth Starke hadn't saved her, she'd be dead. But when the handsome cowboy is injured in the ring and Tonya rescues him, Seth seems more determined than ever to keep her safe. But can she risk staying at his Tennessee ranch and bringing danger to his family? As her stalker gets more violent, Tonya and Seth vow to outsmart him before he makes good on his ultimate threat: if he can't have her, no one will.

Wrangler's Corner: Family comes first
  • Series: Wrangler's Corner
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired (September 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373446918
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373446919
My review:   Rodeo Rescuer by Lynette Eason

4 STARS

It draws you into the drama right off the start. Good suspense, characters that I cared about, lots of drama, action,  faith that things will work out and romance.  Fast clean entertaining read set with rodeo background.

Tonya Waters is a rodeo clown and good at her job. She also had a stalker who tried to kill her.  Now he has found her again. She is afraid she will have to run again.

Seth Starke is a rodeo bull rider who chased off Tonya's stalker.  He has always liked Tonya so after he is hurt after a ride he asks Tonya to come home to his ranch and let his brother the Sheriff help protect her.

Tonya after a bomb scare agrees to go with Seth but doesn't want his family in danger.

I did not want to put the book down.  I loved the ending.  I will look for more books by Lynette Eason in the future.  

I was given Rodeo Rescuer to read by Harlequin and Net Galley and in return agreed to give honest review of Rodeo Rescuer.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Blog tour: The Throne of David by Ann Farnsworth

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About the book:
The Throne of DavidWhen a secret letter is delivered 32 years after it is written, it throws the ascendancy of the British throne into question and sets in motion an alliance that will do anything to suppress the truth. The search for the rightful heir uncovers the existence of a sacred stone, lost for centuries, and destined to reveal the true king. This high-stakes thriller leads readers on a deadly chase around the world, following clues through ancient history and eventually exposes the truth about the Throne of David. A mind-blowing mystery with an ending you have to read to believe!
  • File Size: 2325 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (August 11, 2015)


About the author:

Ann Farnsworth lives outside of St. Louis, Missouri. She studied the classics in school, along with history and is the author of The Throne of David, a political thriller set in the British Isles. The Farnsworth’s are the parents of ten children, have two perfect sons in law and a grand-daughter. You can find her online at annfarnsworth.com or on Twitter @AnnFarnsworth.


My review: The Throne of David by Ann Farnsworth

5 STARS

The Throne of David is a exciting blend of action, history, heroes that I did not want to put it down.  The characters are such a vast range.  I fell for David and Enrigue.  Two different characters fighting for answers in there own way.

David Lord  owns his own business of Forensic accounting.  He is single.  His good friend in England asked him to come help him.  David goes right away. 

His friend works as a private secretary to Prince George of England.  It can't be traced back to him but it has to be done with someone he can trust.  He gives his a list of women's name that left England in 1980 and had a baby in the US.  He also needed to collect a DNA sample.

Enrique lived on the streets of New York by David's office.  David got him in rehab. He turned to drink after a mission went wrong in Afghan.  His wife left him.  He has two daughters.  He is asked for his help to find these women and find the one who had a baby.  He owes David and has the skills to help.

The second task to find out about the Stone of Scone.  If they had the right one. He did not know if the two tasks has anything to do with each other.  David travels the British Isles to find out the answers about the Stone. 

The history, the chase, action, is so well told about the different stones and different names of places it was spell binding.

The answers could throw a wrench in who would be the next King of England.

There starts the race.  Some people are trying to stop David from succeeding. They are willing to kill for the cause.

I loved the ending chapters.  The story came together so well.  I am glad that I was given this book to read by Cedar Fort.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of it and be part of The Throne of David.

The Throne of David” blog tour schedule:
August 22: Keenly Kristin
August 23:
August 24: So I’m Fifty
August 25: Wishful Endings
August 26: My Book Addiction and More • Robyn Echols Books
August 27: Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews
August 28: My Book a Day
August 29: readalot
August 30:
August 31: My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
September 1: Storyweaver • Emmy Mom
September 2: LDS Women’s Book Review
September 3: Brooklyn Berry Designs
September 4: Bookworm Lisa
September 5: Jorie Loves a Story

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Blog tour: Scripture Princesses by Rebecca J. Greenwood

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About the book:
As a daughter of God, she is royalty. This beautifully illustrated book features all your little princess’s favorite scripture heroines. Each chapter tells the story of a different scripture princess, from Rachel and Leah to Abish and the Lamanite Queen, and even Emma Smith. With women your little girl can look up to, this book makes a perfect present for baptisms, birthdays, or any occasion.
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort Publishing & Media (August 11, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462116531
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462116539

About the author:
http://rebeccajgreenwood.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Rebecca-J-Greenwood-author_web-320x384.jpgRebecca J. Greenwood studied visual art with a music minor at Brigham Young University. She is a multimedia artist, illustrator, comic creator, and designer with a love of stories. She has worked in publishing for the last six years. Rebecca lives in Utah with her husband, where she listens to audiobooks, cooks experimentally, has an interest in alternative health, and constantly has a new project in mind. Visit rebeccajgreenwood.com to experience more of her art and projects. http://rebeccajgreenwood.com/




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My review:  Scripture Princesses by Rebecca J. Greenwood

5 STARS

This is a book I would have liked for my girls to have when they were younger.  It is full of women in the scriptures.  It has plenty of pictures.  The story, the lesson and it gives the scripture reference.

It is aimed at LDS audience because it includes scriptures from Book Of Mormon and D & C.  But anyone can enjoy and learn about the women in the scriptures.

They are about real women of faith and the lessons we can learn from their examples.  Some of the Women are Eve, Ester, Mary and many more including Emma Smith.

This is targeted to young girls 6 to 12 years old but can be good for all ages and sexes.  Some good roll models for girls to look up to and learn from.

This would be a good book to give to young girls in your lives.

I like the pictures I have seen on this PDF copy.  They fit the stories.  I can''t wait till I see the book in print though.

I was given this ebook to read for free.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of and be part of a Scripture Princess blog tour.


Scripture Princesses” blog tour schedule:
August 14: Reidhead Random-ness
August 15: Hope to Read
August 16: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
August 17: Jorie Loves a Story
August 18:
August 19: Latter-Day Chatter
August 20: Rachael’s Booknook
August 21: Little Red Reads
August 22: Novel-ties
August 23: Wishful Endings
August 24: Chicken Scratch ‘n Sniff
August 25: Inklings & Notions • The Author’s Hideaway
August 26: The Power of One Girl
August 27: Readalot
August 28: Mel’s Shelves

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs (The Lakeshore Chronicles #11)

Description

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to a sun-drenched summer on the shores of Willow Lake in a stunning tale of the delicate ties that bind a family together…and the secrets that tear them apart

When caregiver Faith McCallum arrives at the enchanted lakeside estate of Avalon's renowned Bellamy family, she's intent on rebuilding her shattered life and giving her two daughters a chance at a better future. But she faces a formidable challenge in the form of her stubborn and difficult new employer, Alice Bellamy. While Faith proves a worthy match for her sharp-tongued client, she often finds herself at a loss for words in the presence of Mason Bellamy—Alice's charismatic son, who clearly longs to escape the family mansion and return to his fast-paced, exciting life in Manhattan…and his beautiful, jet-setting fiancĂ©e.

The last place Mason wants to be is a remote town in the Catskills, far from his life in the city, and Faith McCallum is supposed to be the key to his escape. Hiring the gentle-hearted yet strong-willed caregiver as a live-in nurse gives his mother companionship and Mason the freedom to return to his no-attachments routine. For Faith, it means stability for her daughters and a much-needed new home. When Faith makes a chilling discovery about Alice's accident, Mason is forced to reconsider his desire to keep everyone, including his mother, at a distance. Now he finds himself wondering if the supercharged life he's created for himself is what he truly wants…and whether exploring his past might lead to a new life—and lasting love—on the tranquil shores of Willow Lake. 
  • Series: The Lakeshore Chronicles (Book 11)
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (August 25, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778317951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778317951

My review:  Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs (The Lakeshore Chronicles #11)

4 STARS

While this is book #11 in the Lakeshore Chronicles, it does a good job of standing alone.  I did not feel that I missed anything.
I love the cover of this book it makes you want to go there out to Willow lake.

There is a lot of drama,  lots of characters that draw you into there lives. You don't want to see them go. There is one love scene.

The story opens up with the three Bellamy's Mason, Adam and Ivy skiing in New Zealand at there parents favorite ski place to spread there father Trevor Bellamy's ashes as he wanted them too.  It is also the place that he died and their mother became disabled after the avalanche trapped them a year ago.

Allice Bellamy is always angry at being trapped in a wheel chair not being able to do anything.  She has a hard time keeping a nurse.
She lives in a big house in Avalon, New York on Willow lake.  Adam lives on the property too, but he is getting arson training so Mason agrees to stay there awhile.


Faith McCallum is a widow raising two daughters.  She is a nurse with a lot of debt and worries.
Cara is in high school and is very smart and hard working.
Ruby is in second grade, has diabete type 1. She has a lot of fears.

When the McCallum family becomes connected to the Bellamy they both blossom and help each other.  It is nice to see the changes.

I did not want to put the book down.  I would read more books about the Bellamys.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley, Mira Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Starlight on Willow Lake.

A Wedding in Truhart by Cynthia Tennent (Truhart #1)

Welcome to Truhart . . .

Welcome to Truhart, Michigan, population 1300 and dropping. Where everyone knows everyone else and garage sales are front page news. Not exactly where you'd expect to find the celebrity wedding of the year. As Maid of Honor, and the famous bride's big sister, Annie has to plan a wedding suitable for America's newest sweetheart reporter on The Morning Show. But what she didn't plan on was seeing Nick Conrad again. Her older brother's best friend who left Truhart for the big city, Nick just happens to be Annie's embarrassing childhood crush. He's also the Best Man.

As Atlanta's High Society descends on the tiny Midwest town, Annie has the impossible task of controlling her eccentric family and nutty neighbors, while hosting a wedding fit for a princess at her family's rundown Amble Inn. But what she can't control is the spark reigniting between her and Nick. Between snowstorms, an A.W.O.L. gown, and the broadcast of the wedding on The Morning Show, Annie is just hoping to survive the big day without losing her mind. And to survive being around Nick again without losing her heart
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Lyrical Shine (September 29, 2015)



My review:  A Wedding in Truhart by Cynthia Tennent  (Truhart #1)

4 stars

I liked it!  Has characters that I like and wanted to find out more about.  I was sorry to see it end but I liked the ending. Lots of charm, drama & family conflict. Had a couple of love scenes that I skipped over.

Annie is one of the main characters. She takes photos, was laid off from teaching art. Her nick name is bump.

Annie, her Aunt Addie and her mother fly into Atlanta for her younger sister Charlotte engagement party and shower.  They are small town coming to the big city. They are not high society but I like them a whole lot better.

Charlotte and Henry wedding has a lot of things go wrong for them.  I do like Henry.

Annie had a school girl crush on Nicholas Conrad.  Nick introduced Henry to Charlotte.  He has not been back to Truhart for sometime.

I love the golf game. The guys are trying to teach Annie about golf because she is just a woman.

The secondary characters make this book so funny, warm hearted and just want to come back and see them again.

Annie's family runs the small inn in Truhart, Michigan.  They are struggling and it looks like it.

I will read the next book in this series.

I was given this book to read by Net Galley and  Lyrical Shine,  In return I agreed to give a honest review of A Wedding in Truhart.

Keeper's Reach by Carla Neggers (Sharpe & Donovan #5)

Description

New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers returns with this absorbing, twisting tale of suspense, romance and fast-paced action, the latest in her popular Sharpe & Donovan series.

Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, two of the FBI's most valuable agents, are preparing for their next big assignment—their wedding—when Colin's brother Mike alerts them that onetime friends from his military past are on Sharpe and Donovan home turf on the Maine coast. Now private security contractors, they want to meet with Mike. One of them, an FBI agent named Kavanagh, is supposed to be on leave. What is he investigating—or does he have his own agenda?

Mike zeroes in on Naomi MacBride, a freelance civilian intelligence analyst who, aside from a few hot nights, has never brought him anything but trouble. Newly returned from England, Naomi clearly isn't telling Mike everything about why she's snooping around his hometown, but he has no choice but to work with her if he wants to uncover what's really going on.

But the case soon takes a drastic turn—Emma is targeted, and a connection surfaces between Naomi and Kavanagh and a recently solved international art theft case. Not every connection is a conspiracy, but as the tangled web of secrets unravels, Emma and Colin face their greatest danger yet. With everyone they know involved, they must decide who they can trust…or lose everything for good. 
My review:  Keeper's Reach by Carla Neggers (Sharpe & Donovan #5)

3 STARS

It is better to have read the other books in the Sharpe & Donovan.  Lot of characters we see back in this book. Plus some new ones.  

The suspense and mystery were good.  Was not sure what was really going on till the reveal.  There were a lot of different things going on at times confusing but it all came together at the end.

Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are both FBI Agents.  They are now engaged and planning the wedding. They are both from small towns on the Maine coast.

Mike Donovan has a bunch of people from his past show up at his parents inn.  They are now in private contractors and want him to come work for him. He wonders what they really want.  Mike is living in a cabin and takes people out in wilderness.

Naomi MacBride is a freelance civilian intelligence analyst.  She has a past with Mike.  Now she is being followed in England.  She shows up at Mike's parents inn in Maine.

The setting for this book is Maine and England.

I like this series. Look forward to reading more of it.
I was given this ebook to read  by Netgalley and Harlequin and in return I agreed to give a honest review of Keeper's Reach.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Chasing Justice by H. Terrell Griffin (A Matt Royal Mystery)

Matt Royal is going back to the courtroom. He has agreed to defend his good friend, the wife of Longboat Key’s Police Chief. Abby Lester has been charged with the murder of Nate Bannister, an unlikable, shady character. He was found shot to death in his downtown Sarasota condo and the evidence points to Abby as the killer.
Matt cannot refuse Abby’s pleas for help, despite having retired from the practice of law several years earlier. Now, he must face a hotshot prosecuting attorney with a record of twenty-two wins and zero losses in murder trials. As he begins to investigate, Matt finds that nothing is what it seems. Police, politicians, academics, real estate moguls, and other powerful forces are tied together in a cauldron of issues that Matt must untangle to get at the truth. Can he rekindle his legal skills and outwit the prosecution pitted against him? Matt knows he must, as the life of his friend hangs in the balance.

  • ISBN9781608091416
  • Price27.95
  • CurrencyUSD
  • EditionHardcover


  • My review: Chasing Justice by  H. Terrell Griffin (A Matt Royal Mystery)

    4 STARS

    I like Matt Royal.  Chasing Justice has Matt going back to defend his good friend Police chief Bill  Lester's wife Abby Lester from a murder charge. It reminds me of the Longboat Blues. Where is more a legal mystery case.

    I loved the trial part of the book.  I wanted to be there and watch him work and cheer him on.  Wanted to boo the prosecutor too.

    The suspense was good. Did not know who to trust till revealed.  Matt tried to prove Abby innocent and try and figure out who the real murder was. Was Abby and Bill cheating on each other like some people believe.

    J.D. also had a murder case working as a police detective. J.D. is a strong female character and has a good sense of humor.  She hear

    Some of the police and lawyers I found sad.  There was also ones that I admired.  Like any organization some good and others bad.

    As other Matt Royal books there is lots of drinking and lots of bars that everyone goes to.
    There is a lot of murder and attempted murder.

    There are some good twists to the plot most came as a surprise and some you could guess were coming.  I read it in one setting because I did not want to stop reading till I was down.

    I will continue to look for more H. Terrell Griffin novels in the future.

    I was given this ebook to read from Net Galley and Oceanview Publishing.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Chasing Justice.


    Sunday, August 23, 2015

    Blog Tour Call to Arms by Randy Lindsay $ 10.00 Amazon Gift card Giveaway


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    About the book:
    Blog tour: ‘Call to Arms: Nations Fall’The Savior’s second coming is approaching and each member of the Williams family—along with all the other Saints—must decide whether to heed the call to gather. This tense novel takes place in the near future and dives into the wide-sweeping political, social, and religious drama of a family caught between life as it’s always been and a new beginning in Zion.

     Joining the military had seemed like the right thing to do, but when war breaks out in Europe Robert wonders if he hasn’t made the biggest mistake of his life. The Russian juggernaut grinds its way toward Italy, the country Robert has grown to love. As one of a handful of American soldiers in the area, he must find a way to help the ragged remnants of NATO’s forces to prevent any more European nations from falling.

    While back home, the rest of the Williams family struggles to protect themselves in the face of an impending civil war. The very fabric of society continues to unravel, threatening the destruction of the Constitution and the American way of life.

    As Vice President, Calvin McCord continues to defy both sides of the political divide in order to find a solution to the war in Europe, the ravaging of the United States, and an espionage ring within the White House. 

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    RANDY LINDSAY is a native of Arizona. He lives in Mesa with his wife, five of his nine children, and a hyper-active imagination. His wife calls him the “Storyman” because he sees everything as material for a good story. Randy’s first novel, The Gathering: End’s Beginning, was published in 2014. He has also been published in several anthologies during 2013-2014. If you want to find out more you can check him out at RandyLindsay.net.




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    My review: Call to Arms by Randy Lindsay

    5 STARS

    I was drawn right into the story.  I missed reading the first book but plan to read it.  This has drama, action, characters that I cared about.  Some of the war scenes were terrible. But believable.

    The drama follows three members of the Williams family and the Vice President of the United States.

    Robert Williams has joined the army and war has broken out in Europe. Russia has attacked
    Germany.  I really liked Robert and want him to survive the war.  He thinks a lot of the girl he left behind.

    John Williams takes his younger children and his wife Becky and go to be in charge of Camp Valiant.
    They are gathering the saints in around a farm.  Trying to get community buildings up first.  The people are living in tents.

    Sarah Williams does not believe she needs to flee with her family.  She is 18 and is planning to move into a apartment with a friend,  She is also going to work with that friend Brook.  She is out in the world.  With more fights, work place shooting, more drinking,  food shortages.

    Calvin McCord is Vice President of the United States.  He is in the opposite political party than the President.  President Boggs is shutting him out of meetings.  His secret service agents our really baby sitters trying to controlling him.  He tries to help.

    The book bounces back in between these characters story and I can't wait to get back to the one I just left.  There is so much drama.  You don't want to put the book down.


    The book makes you think what would you do?  Would I be willing to go pickup and move?  Christians all over are being hassled. Mormons are thought to be trouble.  A radio jockey is stirring up the people and blaming each other for it.

    I hope another book comes out soon.  I want to read more from Randy Lindsay.

    I was given this ebook to read by Cedar Fort Publishing.  In return I agreed to give honest review of Call to Arms and be part of its blog tour.


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    Friday, August 21, 2015

    Blog Tour: Killer Run by Lynn Cahoon Giveaway ecopy

     

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    Killer Run
    by Lynn Cahoon

    killer runKiller Run (A Tourist Trap Mystery Book 5)
    Cozy Mystery
    Publisher: Lyrical Underground (August 18, 2015)
    ASIN: B00TNBLXX0
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    Synopsis:
    Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—has somehow been talked into sponsoring a 5k race along the beautiful California coast. The race is a fundraiser for the local preservation society—but not everyone is feeling so charitable…
    The day of the race, everyone hits the ground running…until a local business owner stumbles over a very stationary body. The deceased is the vicious wife of the husband-and-wife team hired to promote the event—and the husband turns to Jill for help in clearing his name. But did he do it? Jill will have to be very careful, because this killer is ready to put her out of the running…forever!

     
    About The Author
    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho native. If you’d visit the town where she grew up, you’d understand why her mysteries and romance novels focus around the depth and experience of small town life. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and two fur babies.










     
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    Website – http://lynncahoon.com/
    Amazon Author Page – http://www.amazon.com/Lynn-Cahoon/e/B0082PWOAO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

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    My review: Killer Run by Lynn Cahoon (A Tourist Trap Mystery #5)

    4 STARS

    Jill Gardner is back in her 5th Tourist Trap Mystery.  I kept in suspense for most of the book.  I like this series. There are so many familiar characters that make this more than just a mystery story.  I want to see what they are up too next.  I like the characters.  It is a involving story.

    Jill is the owner of Coffee, Books and more.  She is planning on going away for a week on a cruise with her boyfriend Greg king the local detective.  First though is the fundraiser 5K walk for Mission funds she is sponsoring.

    Jill is always wanting to read a book calling it research.  I can get behind that kind of work.
    Setting for Killer Run is South Cove, California.  A small coastal town.

    Right after their last planning meeting comes in and announces they are supposed to be helping promote it and help plan it.  They are both good looking and snobbish.  Because they failed to do their part there is trouble with the run.

    There is also vandalism of one the business in town.  The owner tired of it asks Jill to help find them and stop them because her boyfriend is not doing it.  Jill agrees to help look into it because she knows Greg will be busy solving the murder.

    I have read all 5 book of the series and have enjoyed them and will keep looking for more books by Lynn Cahoon.

    I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Kensington books, Lyrical Underground. and in return I agreed to give a honest review of Killer Run and be part of a Killer Run blog tour.






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    August 18 – Lisa Ks Book Review – Review, Guest Post
    August 19 – Babs Book Bistro – Review
    August 20 – A Blue Million Books – Interview
    August 21 – Laura’s Interests – Review
    August 21 – Book Babble – Review
    August 22 – readalot – Review
    August 22 – Latte’ Da! – Guest Post
    August 23 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review
    August 24 – The Bookwyrm’s Hoard – Review, Guest Post
    August 25 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review
    August 25 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review
    August 26 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post
    August 27 – View from the Birdhouse – Interview
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    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    Blog tour: ‘We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father by Jen Brewer

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    About the book:
    We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father: Striving to Live the Young Women ValuesLearn the importance of the words you repeat each week. This inspirational book helps you better understand the Young Women theme by breaking down each section and sharing the story of how and why the theme was created. Discover your divine potential and how important you are in God’s plan! Thought provoking and uplifting, this book offers new insights for parents, leaders, and all young women.
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    • Print Length: 157 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (August 11, 2015)
    • Publication Date: August 11, 2015





    About the author:
    Jen Brewer got her degree in dietetics from BYU, married her husband, and spent the next 10 years traipsing around the country with him as he pursued a medical degree, while adding children to their ever-growing family.  They have now settled in Minnesota, where she works full time as a mother of 7, as well as pursues her passions of nutrition education, speaking to the youth, and writing.   She speaks often to various groups of all ages.  Her passion is reaching out to the youth and helping them see their true potential in the kingdom of God.  She is a popular speaker at education week youth track, as well as at stakes and wards all over the country.


    My review: We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father by Jen Brewer

    5 STARS

    This book goes into what the Young Women Theme really means and how it came about and why.  Each chapter gives examples, scriptures, stories and additional resources to look at.  In the back of the book are questions with room to write goals, what you want to know, what questions do you want to find answers to. (If you get the ebook than write the questions down in journal or notebook just for that.) I did not take the time to answer the questions but would love to go back and read again slower and ponder.

    First few chapters really meant a lot to me.  Just really needed to read that last night.  Telling us that we are daughters of our Heavenly Father.  He loves each of us and knows us.  That he sent Jesus down so we can be saved.  That he paid the price for our sins.  If I was the only one on this planet he would still send down our Savior for me and for you.  Because he over came death we can return one day to our Father in Heaven.

    These values are to help us all to come closer to our Savior, to return someday to our Heavenly Father.  To be better daughters and someday mothers.  Too realize how special everyone is and loved.

    One quote I wrote down for me is Don't be just a Sunday Saint be a Weekday Warrior!
    Meaning live your religion all week and not just on Sundays.

    This book is written for LDS Young Women but the values and principles can be for anyone.  The Young Women stand up every Sunday and quote this together. I put the theme down on the bottom of blog if anyone wants to copy it feel free to.

    I am glad that I got to read this uplifting book.  I know it meant a lot to me and touched me deeply.
    So thank you for writing this book for me.

    I was given a copy of this ebook to read for free from Cedar Fort Publishers.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father and be part of it's blog tour.


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    We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him. We will “stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9) as we strive to live the Young Women values, which are:
    Faith • Divine Nature • Individual Worth • Knowledge • Choice and Accountability • Good Works • Integrity • and Virtue
    We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values, we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.

    We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father” blog tour schedule:
    August 10: Reidhead Random-ness
    August 11:
    August 12: My Book a Day
    August 13: The Power of One Girl
    August 14: The Things I Love Most
    August 15: Debra’s Book Cafe
    August 16:
    August 17: Mel’s Shelves
    August 18:
    August 19: The Stubby Pencil’s Library • Mormon Moms
    August 20:
    August 21: Readalot
    August 22: Wishful Endings
    August 23:
    August 24: Fire and Ice