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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last year at this time I had just finished up my radiation treatments and was about to embark on the pill form of my treatments and one of my oncologists had promised a drama-free year. Well, it started out great with me only having a few side effects to the cancer medications.  Then in April, right after we moved to our new place, I was referred to the Wound Care Clinic for a small ulcer on one of my legs. That healed up pretty quickly, but by the end of July, I was back to wound care with a large sore on one leg and a smaller sore on the other. They have had a devil of a time healing and they really hurt too. A couple of weeks ago I was temporarily taken off one of my cancer drugs that the doctors believed were hindering my healing and already the small sore is healed and there is a definite improvement on the other leg. Sadly, all these appointments added stress to my life though because the co-pays have really hit hard but I really had no choice. 

I have met a new group of angels at the wound care clinic that I am so thankful for. I have had many ups and downs and even a bit of a meltdown at one of my appointments and have been so warmly treated by the entire staff. They are professional and tried so many things over the months all while remembering I am a human being struggling with a body I felt was betraying me. 

With all these appointments I am thankful for my husband and my daughters for getting me to my appointments and trying to learn as much of my care as possible so they could continue treatment at home. 

I am thankful for my son and his girlfriend for stepping in to help in any way they can. My son did the bulk of the moving but all my kids have gone on and above to try to make things easier for both me and my husband all year long. 

I am beyond thankful for my grandchildren. The older ones have been indispensable and the younger ones make me laugh and they all help me not to take myself too seriously. 

I am thankful for my extended family and friends that are still keeping me in their thoughts and prayers. 

I am thankful for all the Great Escapes bloggers that continue to stand by me when I am running off to appointments and when I fell behind the last couple of months. The authors have been fantastic too. 

Again, you, the readers of this blog have stuck by me and cheered me up, and supported me too. Please know that while I may not always reply to your comments I do read each and every one. You have made me smile, laugh out loud, and given me strength. You also let me know when I screw up and I always appreciate that.  

So while it definitely has not been a drama-free year, but I am still here, reading, reviewing, organizing blog tours, and sharing my life with you. COVID is still a problem but we are making progress. Get your shots, wear your masks, take care of YOU and maybe next year we will be thankful to have kicked it to the curb. We are all in this together and together we can do anything. 

I hope you have a wonderful day.

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Paper Shortage and Supply Line Issues

Paper Shortage and Supply Line Issues

I listened to President Biden yesterday trying to address Supply Chain Issues we are experiencing. He has worked with all the involved parties to open the ports 24/7 in hopes of getting the ships emptied and products onto trucks and trains to get us the supplies we need.

How did we get here? Well, the pandemic caused a demand for certain products, remember the toilet paper surge and absence. We also saw lumber prices skyrocket. At first, it seemed like that was caused by home construction. Then we learned that lumber supply was down due to lack of availability and lack of production during the pandemic. Those shortages are now affecting paper production at a time when demand is high. This shortage is impacting the availability of all kinds of paper including BOOK PRODUCTION!

Earlier this month author Krista Davis posted the following image using information provided by Bookend LLC.

I have noticed several release dates have been pushed the last few months and the authors have been posting to Facebook and Twitter to share these changes with their readers. I highly recommend following your favorite authors on social media for not just important announces regarding release dates but for the other things they may post like giveaways, series news, and more.

I also recommend you follow Krista’s advice and pre-order any books you can and visit independent bookstores. We will get through this, we just need a little patience and give companies and suppliers the time they need as we are hopefully getting closer to the end of this pandemic.

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

It just wasn’t a good week for me. Tuesday I went to my wound care appointment and I just don’t see any improvement. It is so frustrating when the doctor doesn’t seem to believe I elevate my leg several times a day. I do and we are trying to rig something up again under my desk to elevate it more, but it is my paralyzed leg and sometimes it has a mind of its own and will jump right off the box we use to elevate my leg or right off my recliner. I also am dealing with a lot of pain, usually at night when I would love to sleep. Now the bills are starting to come in and boy are these visits expensive even after insurance pays their share and there doesn’t seem an end in sight.

Then on Thursday, I had a check-in and labs at the cancer center. My oncologist was not there because he and his wife just had a baby girl so he is on paternity leave. I love his nurse practitioner though. She has met with me several times and we just click. But she had to give me some bad news. My lab work showed that I was severely anemic. So they took me off the Verzenio for a week and yesterday I went to the hospital for a transfusion of 2 units of blood. I had the best intentions to work while I sat there for almost 7 hours. The laptop was in my bag and I had my Kindle so I could read but after the transfusion started they wrapped me up in a warm blanket and I fell asleep, barely waking up when they checked my vitals several times. I did wake up when lunch arrived and did some reading as they started the second unit, but again, new warm blanket, eyes slammed. The nurses were not surprised because they could see I was depleted and honestly I thought my whole issue was staying up too late at night reading and I just needed more sleep.  I felt pretty good when they sent me home but I had instructions to rest, nap, and avoid stress and that didn’t happen I was stressed about the book tour promotions I hadn’t done that morning so I sat down to do those. Then the emails were calling my name so I did a few of those but I was dragging so I went to rest. Later more stress came out of left field but I just had to ignore the best I could and shift back my recliner for yet another nap.

There was some good news yesterday though. Both Kaden and Remi had football games and they played so well. Remi had 3 touchdowns during his game and Kaden played great, had some great tackles, and ended the game by sacking the quarterback. It was another blowout game and I am so mad I missed it and Remi’s game. They play again next Saturday and come hell or high water I am going to be there.

I am hoping for a better week this week. Less pain and no stress.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – September 27 – October 2, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #39 – 2021

Tuesday – Mocha, She Wrote: A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander #Review

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring The Glitter End: A Cozy Mystery (Stationery Shop Mystery) by Vivian Conroy #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – Playing Possum (The 2 Sisters Pet Valet Mysteries) by Dane McCaslin #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – It Cannoli Be Murder: A Culinary Cozy Mystery (Italian Chef Mysteries) by Catherine Bruns #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – With all the excitement last week I somehow forgot to post. 


I hope you have a Happy Week! 

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

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Under the Weather

I wasn’t feeling well yesterday so I was unable to finish my review of Mocha, She Wrote for today. So I will be posting my review for that book next Tuesday.

Thank you for understanding.

 

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

 

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

The highlight of our week was Charlotte’s 2nd Birthday Party. Sadly the weather was chilly which moved the party indoors and COVID reared its ugly head in both school systems the other grands attend and several other extended were dealing with the same so it ended up a smaller event than planned and that means we will be eating cake for several days. It was wonderful that G.G. (Great Grandma Wendy) was able to join us.

I did make a couple of trips to wound care and to the cancer center for my monthly labs. I may be a bit anemic but am waiting to hear from the doctor to see if there are any med changes. But for the most part, I am feeling pretty good.

Other than that my week was filled with blogging, book tours, and reading. There was always something popping to keep me going.

How was your week?

 


Weekly Rewind – August 30 – September 4, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #35 – 2021

Tuesday – X Marks the Murder: A Wendy Grace Mystery by Pam Stucky #Review @pamstuckyauthor

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Partners in Lime: A Beachfront Cozy Mystery (Seaside Café Mysteries) by Bree Baker #Review / #Giveaway @PPPress @BreeBakerBooks

Thursday – Cover Reveal – The Friday Night Mystery Club by Joanna Campbell Slan

Plus – Deadly Summer Nights (A Catskill Summer Resort Mystery) by Vicki Delany #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @vickidelany

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Doggone Dead (The 2 Sisters Pet Valet Mysteries) by Dane McCaslin #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Malice in Miami: A Jamie Quinn Mystery by Barbara Venkataraman #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.

Have a great week! I hope you are able to enjoy the long weekend!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

It was a very interesting week around here. Storms continued to work their way through the area and we were able to get through them without any damage. But one night, after the bad weather had moved out we were letting the dogs out before bed, and in flew a bat. Mr. Dollycas did his best but it ended up hiding somewhere. The next night it was flying through the living room and into the bedroom. It must have flown into the closet but when it came back out he was ready. He hit it with a broom and knocked it into a box. It was still moving so he set the box outside hoping it would fly away. It was in the box still alive the next day so knowing it couldn’t fly Son #2 put it out of its misery and disposed of it. I hope this is a rare occurrence.

On Tuesday Mr. Dollycas took one of our cars to get gas before taking me to my wound clinic appointment. When he went to start the car again it wouldn’t start. He had it towed to a local repair place and we are still waiting for the bad news of what it was going to cost to get it back on the road.

My appointment was rescheduled to Thursday. So Mr. Dollycas took Daughter #2 to work so we could use her car to take me to the would clinic. He came back to get me and we arrived at the clinic early, rare for us 🙂 My leg was examined, treated, and rewrapped. It was an early day at work for our daughter so we waited in her parking lot until she was done. Of course, I had my Kindle so I didn’t mind a bit. 3 Dairy Queen ice cream cones on the way home and we were all set.

Friday was spent at the computer for me but Mr. Dollycas was busy getting ready for a barbeque for family and friends. It has been ages since were entertained and the first time at this house. We were thankful for Son #2 and his girlfriend’s help getting everything done. The occasion was tied to a local Truck-n-Show that featured a Lights the Night parade Friday night that ran right by our house. A real bonus for living here. There were about 200 trucks in the parade. We had about 25 people enjoy the parade, food, and drink with us. Mr. Dollycas has taken Kaden and Remi to watch the parade other years but it was a first for me to see what all those horns were about. We also celebrated a birthday and the birth of a new baby in our extended family. I was so happy that everyone could join us. Maybe it will become an annual event.

On Saturday afternoon the trucks paraded again so we could see the pretty trucks in the sunshine. Some had cool painting schemes, I even saw one with dolphins painted on the sides. I was thrilled that my mother-in-law came up to join us for this parade. My father-in-law was a truck driver so we knew she would enjoy seeing the trucks.

How was your week?


 

Weekly Rewind – August 9 – 14, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #32 – 2021

Tuesday – The Cottonwoods by Lyn Farrell #Soptlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series by Elizabeth Pantley #Character Guest Post / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring A Time to Swill (A Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon Mystery) by Sherry Harris #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – Grevy Danger: An Entertaining Cozy Murder Mystery (A Kenya Kanga Mystery) by Victoria Tait #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Death by Fountain: A Christmas Murder in Rome (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series) by Jennifer S. Alderson #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Ghost Daughter (The Alice MacDonald Greer Mysteries) by Helen Currie Foster #Interview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


Have some fun this week!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

 

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Murder on Honky-Tonk Row: A Ghost & Camper Kooky Mystery by Rita Moreau #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


It is my pleasure to shine the spotlights on
Murder on Honky-Tonk Row today!


Murder on Honky-Tonk Row Ghost & Camper Kooky Mystery
by Rita Moreau

About Murder on Honky-Tonk Row

Murder on Honky-Tonk Row: A Ghost & Camper Kooky Mystery
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Independently Published (August 1, 2021)
Number of Pages 244
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08YP6Z2DP

Will camping in the country music capital have Mabel kicking up some saw dust… or line-dancing to her doom?

 

Despite their good deed in Savannah, Mabel Gold’s ghostly friend Irma remains stuck in Purgatory. So when the plucky sixty-something divorcée pulls her haunted vintage camper into a Nashville campground, she’s expecting Irma to accompany her on the tour of the Grand Ole Opry. But as they two-step into a honky-tonk for some live tunes, they’re shocked to encounter two lost spirits stranded there for the past twenty years after their double homicide.

 

Though St. Peter hints that solving the long-closed case could get Irma through the Pearly Gates, Mabel has little time to uncover the culprit before she’s due to boot-scoot off to the Badlands. But when shady financials surface and threaten to ruin the honky-tonk owner’s run for governor, trying to help the poor souls pass on could land the fearless sleuth in a whole heap o’ trouble.

 

Can Mabel collar the killer before she’s singing country-western with choirs of angels?

 

Murder on Honky-Tonk Row is the second book in the lighthearted Ghost & the Camper kooky mystery series. If you like wacky characters, quick-witted banter, and crooners with a twang, then you’ll love Rita Moreau’s clever caper.

 

About Rita Moreau

Rita Moreau is the author of the Mary Catherine Mahoney Mystery series and the Ghost & Camper Kooky Mystery series.

A workaholic by nature, upon retirement, Rita Moreau began work on her bucket list, writing a book. Traveling the national parks with her husband George in a vintage Bluebird motor home, (on George’s list), Rita completed her first novel Bribing Saint Anthony. Back home she completed Nuns! Psychics! & Gypsies! OH! NO, Feisty Nuns and The Russian & Aunt Sophia and The House on Xenia. Last year when we entered the Twilight Zone Rita wrote the first two new novels in the Ghost & the Camper series. Rita and her husband live in a postcard called Florida where he has fun telling everyone he is the author’s husband. When not writing she joins PatZi Gil on the Joy on Paper radio program with Book Buzz Mysteries, or you can find her teaching SilverSneakers fitness classes and doing her best to keep busy. She loves connecting with readers. Visit her at www.RitaMoreau.com or find her on Facebook at facebook.com/RitaMoreauAuthor. She would love to hear from you.

Author Links

Website – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Radio – GoodReads –

Purchase Link – Amazon

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August 4 – Thoughts in Progress – SPOTLIGHT
August 5 – Mysteries with Character – GUEST POST
August 5 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – SPOTLIGHT
August 5 – Novels Alive – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
August 6 – Books to the Ceiling – REVIEW
August 6 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
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August 8 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
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August 9 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW
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Is Kindle Unlimited Right For You?

I have received some messages lately asking about Kindle Unlimited. I personally don’t have a Kindle Unlimited Subscription because my To-Be-Read shelf and Kindle have tons of books waiting to be read and authors and publishers send me books for review all the time. If I wasn’t a blogger and just a fiction-loving reader I would definitely have a subscription. I think it is a good program for $9.95 a month and right now you can get 2 months for FREE. 
The information below is provided by Amazon. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Kindle Unlimited?

A: Kindle Unlimited is a service that allows you to read as much as you want, choosing from over 2 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and up to three select magazine subscriptions. Explore new authors, books, and genres from mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more. You can read on any device. It’s available for $9.99 a month and you can cancel anytime. Try it free for 30 days.


Q: How can I access Kindle Unlimited books?

A: You can find Kindle Unlimited books everywhere you shop for Kindle books today. Look for the Kindle Unlimited icon throughout the Kindle Store and click on the “Read for Free” button on Kindle book pages to start reading.

You can find popular titles and recommendations from our editors on the Kindle Unlimited page or browse our entire catalog and refine it by your favorite genre.


Q: Do I need a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle Unlimited?

A: No. You can read Kindle Unlimited books on your Kindle device or your phone, tablet, or computer with our free Kindle Reading apps.


Q: How can I access Kindle Unlimited audiobooks?

A: You can enjoy Kindle Unlimited audiobooks on Kindle Fire HDX tablets, iOS or Android phones, and tablets with free Kindle Reading apps and Audible’s free listening apps.
Look for the Kindle Unlimited ‘With Narration’ icon on Kindle book pages or browse our catalog of titles with free audiobook companions.


Q: How can I access the current issue of one of the magazines?

A: You can find Kindle Unlimited magazine subscriptions within the Kindle Unlimited store. Click on the “Read for Free” button on Kindle magazine pages on the iOS and Android reader apps, Amazon shopping app for Android, Fire tablets, and/or your browser on desktop, Android, or iOS device to download your chosen magazine and start reading. At this time, you cannot borrow directly from the Amazon mobile shopping app for iOS or on your eReader but you can read any downloaded magazines on all devices.


Q: Do I need to pay separately for magazine subscriptions in Kindle Unlimited?

A: No. A select range of magazine subscriptions is included with your Kindle Unlimited membership. You can choose up to three of these magazine subscriptions as part of your membership at no additional cost.


Q: Is a magazine subscription in Kindle Unlimited the same as a magazine subscription that I can buy on the Kindle Newsstand?

A: The content of the magazines is the same, certain magazine subscription features, including automatic delivery of new issues to a selected device and access to past issues published from the time your subscription started after subscription cancellation, are only available with individual magazine subscriptions purchased from the Amazon Kindle Newsstand. You can access the current issue of each of the three magazine subscription titles you are subscribed to in Kindle Unlimited by clicking on the “Read for Free” button on the specific magazine page. You will have access to borrowed issues until you return them or until you cancel your Kindle Unlimited membership, or the title is removed from Kindle Unlimited.


Q: Are Public Domain titles included in Kindle Unlimited? If so, why?

A: Around 500 public domain titles are included in Kindle Unlimited, all of which we’ve synched with their free audiobook companions as a benefit to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.


Q: How can I sign-up for Kindle Unlimited on my iOS device?

A: To sign-up for Kindle Unlimited on your iPhone or iPad, visit www.amazon.com/kindleunlimited in your browser. You can find and download Kindle Unlimited books from your browser the same way you shop for books in the Kindle Store and read them with our free Kindle Reading app .


Q: Is Kindle Unlimited available to customers living outside the US?

A: Kindle Unlimited is currently available only to US customers on Amazon.com. Customers in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, India, China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Australia can sign-up for Kindle Unlimited in their local Amazon marketplace. We also plan to expand this service to other countries. Please stay tuned.

For more information about Kindle Unlimited, visit our help page and terms and conditions.

Follow this link to see the Popular Books on Kindle Unlimited right now.

Check it out for yourself. Amazon offers a Try it free for 30 days and 2 months for FREE depending on which link you click.

By signing up, you agree to the Kindle Unlimited Terms and authorize us to charge your default payment method or another payment method on file after any applicable free trial. Your Kindle Unlimited membership continues until canceled. If you do not wish to continue for $9.99/month + any taxes, you may cancel anytime at www.amazon.com/kucentral.

Here are a few Cozy Mysteries available on Kindle Unlimited. There are many more.

Find more here.

I hope this helps to answer your questions.

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

This was a week spent packing and purging. We will be adding painting to the mix too. We are getting excited about our move and just anxious to get in and get settled. I personally have not seen the inside of the place yet, just pictures and videos so that may be why I am a little stressed out but am just so thankful we found a place.

This week also included my first post-surgery mammogram. I really needed to see a clear scan and that didn’t happen. The radiologist just said we would do another one in 6 months. I met with my oncologist the next day and he stated the mammogram showed some areas to watch but I shouldn’t worry anything there is likely to be benign and the Verzenio I am taking is to stop reoccurrence. Since then the radiologist’s report has gone up on My Chart. Reading it myself helped a lot. While there are some mildly suspicious areas they were unable to get all the magnification images they wanted because I was shaking while standing due to my paralysis and loss of strength due to the cancer treatments so hopefully that will improve six months down the road. So I am going to take my wise friends and family advice and “keep positive thoughts” and let it go until my next scan.

This weekend also starts my worse time of the year. I really hate March and would skip the month if I could. March 13, 2020, I received my breast cancer diagnosis. March 14, 2001, was the accident that left my right side paralyzed. March 15, 2015, we lost our son Kristopher to suicide. Then smooth sailing until Kris’ birthday on March 29. I will be so happy when April Fools Day rolls around.


Weekly Rewind – March 7 – 13, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #10 – 2021

Tuesday – Fatal Fried Rice: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien #Review

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Long Island Iced Tina (A Catering Hall Mystery) by Maria DiRico #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – A Game of Cones (An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery) by Abby Collette #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @abbyvandiver

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – In the Drink (Mack’s Bar Mysteries) by Allyson K. Abbott #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Where There’s Smoke, There’s Arson and Hold the Coffee (The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives) by D.E. Haggerty #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Have a Super Week!! 

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

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Cozies On Sale – Grab Your Copies Today!

I was traveling around Amazon this and found a bunch of cozy mysteries on sale. 

Check them out and buy them before the prices go back up. 



Oh Say Can You Fudge (A Candy-Coated Mystery Book 3) Kindle Edition
by Nancy Coco
$1.99


All You Need Is Fudge (A Candy-Coated Mystery Book 4) Kindle Edition
by Nancy Coco
$1.99


Have Yourself a Fudgy Little Christmas (A Candy-Coated Mystery Book 8) Kindle Edition
by Nancy Coco
$1.99


Murder on the Rocks (Mack’s Bar Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Allyson K. Abbott
$1.99


Murder with a Twist (Mack’s Bar Mysteries Book 2) Kindle Edition
by Allyson K. Abbott
$2.99


In the Drink (Mack’s Bar Mysteries Book 3) Kindle Edition
by Allyson K. Abbott
$2.99


A Toast to Murder (Mack’s Bar Mysteries Book 5) Kindle Edition
by Allyson K. Abbott
$1.99

Last Call (Mack’s Bar Mysteries Book 6) Kindle Edition
by Allyson K. Abbott
$1.99

Working Stiff (Mattie Winston Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Annelise Ryan
$2.99


Scared Stiff (Mattie Winston Mysteries Book 2) Kindle Edition
by Annelise Ryan
$2.99


Frozen Stiff (Mattie Winston Mysteries Book 3) Kindle Edition
by Annelise Ryan
$2.99

Lucky Stiff (Mattie Winston Mysteries Book 4) Kindle Edition
by Annelise Ryan
$1.99


Board Stiff (Mattie Winston Mysteries Book 5) Kindle Edition
by Annelise Ryan
$1.99


Stiff Competition (Mattie Winston Mysteries Book 7) Kindle Edition
by Annelise Ryan


Dead in the Water (A Mattie Winston Mystery Book 8) Kindle Edition
by Annelise Ryan
$1.99


Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (A Death by Chocolate Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Sarah Graves
$2.99


The Plot Is Murder (Mystery Bookshop Book 1) Kindle Edition
by V.M. Burns
$1.99

Read Herring Hunt (Mystery Bookshop Book 2) Kindle Edition
by V.M. Burns
$2.99


The Novel Art of Murder (Mystery Bookshop Book 3) Kindle Edition
by V.M. Burns
$2.99


Boiled Over (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 2) Kindle Edition
by Barbara Ross
$1.99


Iced Under (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 5) Kindle Edition
by Barbara Ross
$1.99


Sealed Off (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 8) Kindle Edition
by Barbara Ross
99 CENTS


Death Over Easy (A Country Store Mystery Book 5) Kindle Edition
by Maddie Day
$1.99


Candy Slain Murder: A Jolly & Delightful Cozy Mystery (A Country Store Mystery Book 8) Kindle Edition
by Maddie Day
$1.99


Proof of Murder (A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery Book 4) Kindle Edition
by Lauren Elliott
$1.99


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