Oct 182017

Welcome to Cozy Wednesday! 

I am super excited to have Miranda James drop by today! 

An Antebellum Kind of Murder

By Miranda James


I’m not entirely certain where my fascination with old houses – mansions, really – began. The house I grew up in was built for my parents and me, and I was about eighteen months old when we moved into it. Our house was small: two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, den, and living room with an attached carport. Nothing antebellum or mansion-like about it, but I loved growing up there.

Most likely, the fascination started with Nancy Drew – the same way my love of mysteries did. Nancy’s adventures thrilled me, and several of them take place in old houses, some of them antebellum mansions. The Hidden Staircase, The Sign of the Twisted Candles, and The Secret in the Old Attic feature settings that fit the bill. (Three of my favorite books in the series, by the way!) Every old dwelling has secrets to tell, and Nancy always managed to winkle them out.

I imagined what it would be like to live in a house that had multiple stories, features like turrets or secret rooms or hidden passages, and a long connection to the past. (I have always wanted a turret of my own but sadly I don’t think I’ll ever have one.)

Nancy got me started and later, when I discovered romantic suspense novels, many of those were set in mysterious castles or Elizabethan manors or Victorian mansions. I read as many as I could find, and one of my all-time favorites, Barbara Michaels (aka Elizabeth Peters) wrote some wonderful books in which the houses were as important as the human characters in the story.

When I created the Ducote Sisters, who first appeared in Out of Circulation, the fourth Cat in the Stacks book, I made them owners of an antebellum mansion, Riverhill. An important scene in the book takes place at Riverhill, and I loved writing it. When the time came for the sisters to appear in their own series, I decided that each book would involve a grand old mansion of some sort. That holds true with Fixing to Die, the fourth book in the series. This time the setting is a house named Cliffwood, situated in Natchez, Mississippi – known as one of the most haunted towns in America.

Cliffwood is reputed to be haunted, like other antebellum mansions in Natchez, but Miss An’gel and Miss Dickce think human hands are at work making mischief. Will they be able to uncover the truth and unmask the villain? Or will they end up believing in ghosts before it’s all over?

~Miranda James

Thank you Miranda so much for visiting today! 

Find out all about Miranda on her books on her webpage here.

Fixing to Die (A Southern Ladies Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting – Mississippi
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Release Date – October 3, 2017
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0399584770
Kindle ASIN: B01MU94DX6



It’s autumn down south, and An’gel and Dickce Ducote are in Natchez, Mississippi, at the request of Mary Turner Catlin, the granddaughter of an old friend. Mary and her husband, Henry Howard, live in Cliffwood, one of the beautiful antebellum homes for which Natchez is famous.

Odd things have been happening in the house for years, and the French Room in particular has become the focal point for spooky sensations. The Ducotes suspect the ghostly goings-on are caused by the living, but when a relative of the Catlins is found dead in the room, An’gel and Dickce must sift through a haunted family history to catch a killer.

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Oct 172017

Murder on the Toy Town Express: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery
Cozy Mysterry
2nd in Series
Setting – New York
Crooked Lane Books (October 10, 2017)
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1683313090



Liz McCall has come to love running her father’s vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she’s all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong.

What was initially thought to be a fatal accident proves much more sinister. Pulled into the case by her feelings for both Ken, the police chief, and Jack, her high school sweetheart whose brother is one the prime suspects, Liz dives headfirst into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she’s shocked to learn her father may have been the intended target.

The trouble train is barreling down and Liz may have just bought herself a first class ticket in Murder on the Toy Town Express, Barbara Early’s delightful second installment in her Vintage Toyshop mysteries.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Choo! Choo! All Aboard for another fun mystery from Barbara Early!!

The toy and train show has come to East Aurora, New York and Liz McCall and her family have a booth to sell their vintage toys.  Liz McCall is a little nervous because an awful blast from her past,  Craig McFadden, has the booth right next to hers selling his comic books. It is bad enough that he has a store across the street from their toy shop, Well Played, does she have to see him for the whole weekend. She quickly meets his clerk and learns she will be running the booth, because Craig has something special planned. I don’t think dying was what he had in mind, but that is what happened. Accident… publicity stunt… one moment he was on the catwalk, then he was in the air and then he laid among the rubble of the disaster he created to a model train town. Was it murder?? Her dad, the retired police chief finds himself in the middle of the investigation and so does Liz when her high school boyfriend’s brother becomes a prime suspect and she finds her dad may have been the original target.

All the characters I loved in the first story are back. The relationship between Liz and her dad is heartwarming and uplifting. The whole family pulls together to help with the shop and the booth. It is a true family business. They also have many loyal customers that show up for their nightly board game events. Well Played is a family gem in a day of the big box stores.

Now the victim, he was a bully from back in grade school right up until the day he died. He didn’t have any friends and Liz even questioned if he would be missed. He was the perfect victim and while I never wish anyone dead, I was not sorry to see him go.

Ms. Early has written quite a puzzling mystery and I may be off my “game” but she had me so twisted, turned, and off the “track” that I pulled in the station right along with Liz. I had an OMG moment when I read that final twist. The plot was very exciting but the author threw in some funny instances too. There is also a bit of a romantic triangle going on. Liz is dating her high school crush and the new police chief. Her dad is giving her more than a little nudge to finally decide between the two. The author had me on board from the first page to the last.

So we have wonderful characters, a fun theme, an excellent mystery, with humor and romance. For me that chugs this story right into the depot as an absolutely perfect escape. Climb aboard, this is a story you don’t want to miss.


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About The Author

Barbara Early earned an engineering degree, but after four years of doing nothing but math, developed a sudden allergy to the subject and decided to choose another occupation. Before she settled on murdering fictional people, she was a secretary, a school teacher, a pastor’s wife, and an amateur puppeteer. After several years living elsewhere, she and her husband moved back to her native Western New York State, where she enjoys cooking, crafts, classic movies and campy seventies television, board games, and posting pictures of her four cats on Facebook. She writes the Vintage Toyshop series and the Bridal Bouquet Shop Mysteries (as Beverly Allen).

Praise for Murder on the Toy Town Express: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery
by Barbara Early

MURDER ON THE TOY TOWN EXPRESS was an exceptional mystery…when I finally reached the end of the line in this story, I couldn’t have been more surprised. Game well played, Ms. Early.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

The characters were well defined and developed. There was a whole cast of characters that added depth to the story…The mystery was well done and multi-faceted.
~Writing Pearls

The crazy investigation was a hoot with both her and her dad really getting into it which adds several layers to the overall story. This is an excellent cozy mystery that I highly recommend to fans of that genre.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Murder on the Toy Town Express, #2 in Barbara Early’s Vintage Toyshop series, is a fun, relaxing mystery to curl up with – just that you’d expect in a traditional cozy mystery.
~The Power of Words

Charmingly delightful. The reader (at least this reader) can’t help but fall in love with the daddy daughter team of Lizzy and Hank.
~My Reading Journeys

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Oct 172017

Welcome to New Release Tuesday
October 2017 – Week #2

These books are available this week!

October 17

16 Millimeters: A Maizie Albright Humorous Mystery

Best-Laid Plants: A Potting Shed Mystery

Cold As Ice (The Country Club Murders)

Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women (A Victorian Mystery)

October 19

Secrets and Pies (A Callie’s Kitchen Cozy Mystery)

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Oct 172017

Best-Laid Plants: A Potting Shed Mystery
by Marty Wingate

Best-Laid Plants: A Potting Shed Mystery
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Alibi (October 17, 2017)
Print Length: 294 pages

A trip to the English countryside turns into a brush with death for Pru Parke, the only gardener whose holiday wouldn’t be complete without a murder to solve.

Pru and her husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, are long overdue for a getaway. So when Pru is invited to redesign an Arts and Crafts garden in the picturesque Cotswolds, she and Christopher jump at the chance. Unfortunately, their B&B is more ramshackle than charming, and the once thriving garden, with its lovely Thyme Walk, has fallen into heartbreaking neglect. With the garden’s owner and designer, Batsford Bede, under the weather, Pru tackles the renovation alone. But just as she’s starting to make headway, she stumbles upon Batsford’s body in the garden—dead and pinned beneath one of his limestone statues.

With such a small police force in the area, Christopher is called upon to lead the investigation. Pru can’t imagine anyone murdering Batsford Bede, a gentle man who preferred to spend his time in quiet contemplation, surrounded by nature. But as her work on the garden turns up one ominous clue after another, Pru discovers that the scenery is more dangerous than she or Christopher could have anticipated.

Marty Wingate’s captivating mysteries can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order:



About the Author

Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based writer and speaker who shares her love of Britain in her two mystery series. The Potting Shed books feature Pru Parke, a middle-aged American gardener transplanted from Texas to England, and Birds of a Feather follows Julia Lanchester, bird lover, who runs a tourist office in a Suffolk village. Marty writes garden articles for magazines including Country Gardens and theAmerican Gardener. She is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Crime Writers Association. She leads garden tours to England, Scotland and Ireland, spending free moments deep in research for her books. Or in pubs.


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Oct 162017


Crepe Factor (A Scrapbooking Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
14th in Series
Setting – Louisiana
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery (October 3, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425266717

The Winter Market in the French Quarter is in full swing, but murder isn’t taking a holiday in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Parchment and Old Lace…

The holidays are a busy time for scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand—but not so hectic that she doesn’t have time to enjoy browsing the booths at the Winter Market with her best friend Ava. The last thing the ladies expect to see is a lurching man stabbed by a serving fork, dying in front of them.

The victim is loathed restaurant critic Martin Lash, who posted his scathing reviews on the Glutton for Punishment website. And the prime suspect is New Orleans restauranteur Quigg Brevard—who was seen giving the critic a tongue-lashing minutes before someone stuck a fork in him. An old flame of Carmela, Quigg asks for her help, which does not please her current beau, Detective Edgar Babcock, to say the least.

Before her relationship is the next victim, Carmela needs to find a murderer who had no reservations about punishing the culinary curmudgeon…

Scrapbooking tips and recipes included!

About The Authors

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop MysteriesScrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:

The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.

The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!

The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

Laura’s Links:

Webpage – Facebook

Short-listed twice for The Best American Mystery Stories, Terrie Farley Moran is delighted to introduce mystery fans to the Read ’Em and Eat café and bookstore, which debuted with Well Read, Then Dead. followed by Caught Read-Handed and Read to Death released in July of this year. The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is playing games and reading stories with any or all of her grandchildren. She also has written Parchment and Old Lace and Crepe Factor with Laura Childs.

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Scrapbook Mystery #15
Coming October 2018


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Oct 162017

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

This week I am putting on a lot of literary miles.

Here’s what I read and what
I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed

Trail of Defects (Cold Springs Mysteries)
Release Date – May 26, 2016
Setting – Colorado
My Review

Murder on the Toy Town Express: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery
Release Date – October 10, 2017
Setting – New York
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree (A Bluff Point Romance)
Release Date – September 26, 2017
Setting – Maine
My Review will be posted later this week.

Twelve Slays of Christmas: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery
Release Date – October 10, 2017
Setting – Maine
Review will be posted Thursday.

Scheduled Escapes

Spiced and Iced (A Callie’s Kitchen Cozy Mystery)
Release Date – December 5, 2016
Setting – Wisconsin
My Flashback Friday Read

Death Overdue: A Haunted Library Mystery
Release Date – October 10, 2017
Setting – Connecticut
For Review

16 Millimeters: A Maizie Albright Humorous Mystery
Release Date -October 17, 2016
Setting – California
Larissa Reinhart will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday next week!

Cold As Ice (The Country Club Murders)
Release Date – October 17, 2017
Setting – Missouri
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Thursday!

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Oct 152017


The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

Katy was taking the picture 🙂

It was rainy, the field was muddy, Kaden hurt his finger and they lost, but we still had fun. It was Kaden’s last football game of the year and they finished the season 4 – 2. The kids have improved so much over the past 6 weeks. Kaden can’t wait until next year and neither can I. In fact, if his mom Katy has her way, Kaden’s brother Remi and his cousin, Natalie will start their football careers next year. Just watching them play on the sidelines yesterday I can already see Natalie is quite a passer and Remi could be a great receiver with a little coaching. Natalie did play soccer last Spring but thinking football may be a better fit 🙂 I see a lot of time on the sidelines in my future and that makes me smile. Some of my best memories are sitting in the bleachers watching my kids play baseball, basketball, volleyball and soccer, and I am thrilled to start making new sports memories with my grandchildren no matter what sport they play.


Weekly Rewind October 9 – 14, 2017
Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #41 2017 – Colorado – New York – Maine

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Purring around the Christmas Tree (A Pawsitively Organic Mystery) by Liz Mugavero @KensingtonBooks

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – October 2017 – Week #2

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Wagging through the Snow (A Melanie Travis Mystery) by Laurien Berenson @KensingtonBooks

Wednesday – 16 Millimeters: A Maizie Albright Humorous Mystery by Larissa Reinhart – Great Escapes Book Blast

Plus – Cozy Wednesday with Bethany Blake – Author of Dial Meow for Murder – #Guest Post / #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Yuletide Homicide (A Wiccan Wheel Mystery) by Jennifer David Hesse @KensingtonBooks

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Mining for Justice (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery) by Kathleen Ernst – Great Escapes Book Tour – @midnightinkbook

Friday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Death by Eggnog (A Bookstore Cafe Mystery) by Alex Erickson @KensingtonBooks

Plus – #FlashbackFriday / #Review / #Giveaway – Trail of Defects (Cold Springs Mysteries) by Sara Caudell – Great Escapes Tour

And – Halloween Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!

Saturday – Twenty Quick Questions with Debra E. Marvin – Author of The Case of the Clobbered Cad – #Interview / #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Cookies, Corpses & the Deadly Haunt (Haunted House Flippers Inc.) by Rachael Stapleton

I wish you a week full of color!! 

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Oct 142017

Cookies, Corpses & the Deadly Haunt (Haunted House Flippers Inc.)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Self Published
Print Length: 164 pages

House flippers Jack & Juniper agree to lend and help prep their latest purchase—The Doctors House—an old Victorian mansion to act as the eerie setting for the town’s Halloween bash, they’re expecting to find missing floor boards, and pesky bats, not the ghostly specter of the murdered Doctors Wife.

But when the head of the council is found stuffed in a trunk in the attic, it appears history is repeating.

As June and the team, carry on with party preparations, they unravel a century of family secrets, whispers of lunacy—and the number one suspect goes on the run. But the victim’s family insists that the ball must go on, even with a killer on the loose. With Halloween fast approaching, June sees the woman in white and wonders if keeping the killer out was ever really a possibility. Now she’s desperate to unmask the killer before the Annual Halloween Bash turns into even more of a deadly haunt…

Praise for Cookies, Corpses & the Deadly Haunt (Haunted House Flippers Inc.)
by Rachael Stapleton

Cookies, Corpses and the Deadly Haunt was a delightful mystery with entertaining characters and a storyline to die for.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

A quick yet satisfyingly full read perfect for anyone who feels their family is dysfunctional.
~Laura’s Interests

The main characters, Juniper, Jack, and Pike seem to be well-rounded, complex characters…this was a fun read all the way through.
~Valerie’s Musings

About The Author

Rachael Stapleton lives in a Second Empire Victorian home with her husband and two children in Ontario, Canada and enjoys writing in the comforts of aged wood and arched dormers.

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Oct 142017

I am excited to have Debra visit today for
20 Quick Questions!!

Favorite Color – a perfect, subtle teal green like sunlight filtering through a pine forest

Favorite Candy – dark chocolate

Favorite Snack – peanut butter (on a knife works in a pinch!)

Favorite Soft Drink – Ginger Ale…like maybe twice a year

Favorite Hard Drink – Gave them up years ago (but I did a whisky tasting at Edinburgh Castle last year!)

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Dulce de leche

Favorite Movie – Today? Leap Year

Favorite TV Show – Today? Shetland!

Favorite Book – Outlander

Favorite Fictional Character – Black Beauty

Favorite Super Hero – Christopher Reeves as Superman (that’s the extent of my Super Hero knowledge).

Favorite Singer/Group/Band –  Sting

Favorite Carnival Ride – Tilt A Whirl

Favorite Spring Activity – Rushing to finish little jobs around the house in preparation for summer guests

Favorite Summer Activity – Shopping for fabric

Favorite Fall Activity – Catching up on Sleep (but it’s the best time to travel, too!)

Favorite Winter Activity – BingeWatching mysteries and making soup on a Sunday

Favorite Place to Read – in bed

Favorite Place to Write – my recliner

Dream Vacation Destination – the UK. I saw parts of Scotland but I need to go back and see more, plus Wales and England.

Thank you Debra for playing 20 Quick Questions!! 

The Case of the Clobbered Cad (Nosy Parkers Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Journey Fiction (August 4, 2017)
Paperback: 302 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1946892027
E-Book ASIN: B0749K9NZX

Inspired by the famous Girl Detective, the members of the Olentangy Heights Girls’ Detective Society, affectionately known as the Nosy Parkers, spent their formative years studying criminology, codes, and capers. Unfortunately, opportunities to put their unique skills to work were thin on the ground in the post-war boom of their little corner of suburbia and they eventually grew up to pursue more sensible careers. Until…

Heather Munro’s youthful devotion to The Girl Detective led to a passion for digging around in history. Now pursuing her Master’s Degree in Celtic Studies, Heather must balance exploring Edinburgh with her determination to excel in her all–male classes at the University. Unfortunately, on her first night working in the Archives room, she discovers the dead body of a visiting professor, the same would-be lothario she’d hoped never to see again.

As clues come to light, it’s clear someone hopes to frame Heather for the murder. Besides her quirky landlady, whom can she trust? How can she clear her name? The police and the American Consul have plenty of suspects, but only two seem to have both motive and opportunity: Heather and the quiet Scottish historian she longs to trust.

Praise For The Case of the Clobbered Cad (Nosy Parkers Mysteries)
by Debra E. Marvin

Set in the days when every young girl dreamed of following in Nancy Drew’s shadow, with the added attraction of men in kilts and a delectable Scottish brogue, this exciting mystery will sweep you off your feet.
~Laura’s Interests

The writing is strong, and the characters well-developed. The balance of romance vs. mystery is about right for my tastes (i.e., almost all mystery with just a bit of romance). Ms. Marvin seems like an author to watch.
~The Ninja Librarian

The Case of the Clobbered Cad is just the right amount of campy with a dash of romance, a bit of Scottish brogue, and a delightful landlady who really needs her own series 🙂
~Reading is my SuperPower


About The Author

Debra E. Marvin tries not to run too far from real life but the imagination born out of being an only child has a powerful draw. Besides, the voices in her head tend to agree with all the sensible things she says. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime, and serves on the board of Bridges Ministry in Seneca Falls, NY. She is published with WhiteFire Publishing, Forget Me Not Romances, and contracted with Journey Fiction, and a judge for the Grace Awards for many years. Debra works as a program assistant at Cornell University, and enjoys her family and grandchildren, obsessively buying fabric, watching British programming and traveling with her childhood friends.

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October 9 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
October 9 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT
October 10 – Laura’s Interests  – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 11 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW
October 12 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
October 13 – Island Confidential – GUEST POST
October 13 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
October 14 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – INTERVIEW
October 15 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW
October 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
October 16 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
October 17 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW* , GUEST POST
October 18 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 18 – The Journey Back – INTERVIEW
October 19 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 20 – Jane Reads – REVIEW*, GUEST POST
October 21 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT
October 22 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST

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Oct 132017

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Giveaway Escape #1 – Hardcover Giveaway

Walking on My Grave (A Death on Demand Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
Berkley (May 2, 2017)
Hardcover: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0451488534

In the latest Death on Demand Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Go Home, book seller Annie Darling learns murder and money go hand in hand…

Annie’s friend and fellow shop owner Ves Roundtree is a very wealthy woman. Her rich brother entrusted her with his estate, and upon her death, his fortune is to be divided. Several cash-strapped islanders are in line to collect life-changing inheritances. The problem is, Ves is very much alive.

Ves hosts a dinner for the prospective beneficiaries and feels a chill in the air that has nothing to do with the wintry season. Not long after, she suffers a bad fall that was no accident. Everyone at the table had a motive but not a shred of evidence was left behind.

When one of the suspects is found floating in the harbor and Ves disappears, Annie and her husband Max spring into action to catch a calculating killer before greed takes another life.


Giveaway Escape #2 – Paperback Giveaway

Broken Glass (The Mirror Sisters Series)
Gothic Thriller
Pocket Books (February 28, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1476792378

Sisters until the end…

Which may come sooner than they think.

Under their mother’s watchful eye, identical twins Haylee and Kaylee Fitzgerald have lived their entire lives in sync. Never alone, never apart, everything about them must be exactly the same: clothes, friends, punishments.

One night, in the darkness of a movie theater, Haylee reveals that she’s leaving to meet up with someone she knows from online. But suddenly feeling ill, and not wanting to disappoint this older man, she convinces Kaylee to go in her stead. He’ll never know, and this way he won’t think she stood him up.

Kaylee reluctantly agrees to go, but when the credits roll and she’s nowhere to be found, Haylee confesses everything to her mom. With the manhunt on, Haylee knows everything must be done to find her sister. Still, for the first time in her life, she’s free from her twin, which, really, isn’t so bad…is it?




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