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Review/Giveaways – Murder and Marinara by Rosie Genova

When this book was touring with Great Escapes last year I just couldn’t squeeze it into my schedule. I added it here because the next book, The Wedding Soup Murder was released this month and I will be reviewing it tomorrow!!!

Murder and MarinaraMurder and Marinara:
An Italian Kitchen Mystery

First Book in Series
Cozy Mystery
An Obsidian Mystery (October 1, 2013)
An Imprint of New American Library
Published by The Penguin Group
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0451415141
E-Book File Size: 2177 KB
ASIN: B00BC255Y6

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Hit whodunit writer Victoria Rienzi is getting back to her roots by working at her family’s Italian restaurant. But now in between plating pasta and pouring vino, she’ll have to find the secret ingredient in a murder….

When Victoria takes a break from penning her popular mystery series and moves back to the Jersey shore, she imagines sun, sand, and scents of fresh basil and simmering marinara sauce at the family restaurant, the Casa Lido. But her nonna’s recipes aren’t the only things getting stirred up in this Italian kitchen.

Their small town is up in arms over plans to film a new reality TV show, and when Victoria serves the show’s pushy producer his last meal, the Casa Lido staff finds itself embroiled in a murder investigation. Victoria wants to find the real killer, but there are as many suspects as tomatoes in her nonna’s garden. Now she’ll have to heat up her sleuthing skills quickly…before someone else gets a plateful of murder.

RECIPES INCLUDED!

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Rosie Genova writes what she knows, she is a Jersey Girl, an author, and she loves good food! Wonder if these characters are based on her family…

Victoria did the unexpected when she left the family business behind, moved to New York and became a very successful mystery author. Now she is back to do a little research to write a non-fiction book about her heritage but she is barely unpacked before she is wrapped up in a murder investigation. Everyone thinks because she writes mysteries she can solve this one. The man died in her family’s restaurant so she feels obligated to do what she can but putting herself in danger was never on the menu.

Victoria is a strong protagonist and with her sister-in-law (SIL) as her sidekick what could go wrong….

The entire family dynamic is what makes me love this story. Her Nonna is quite a woman and she is not letting Victoria off easy when she returns. Victoria wants to learn to cook the family recipes and she finds herself planting tomatoes and working as a waitress. Her parents are involved with the restaurant but leave all the decisions to Nonna. Victoria’s brother, Danny, does not work at the restaurant either, but he is a police officer and Nonna finds that a reputable profession unlike that of being an author. I think she hates her family being separated more than anything.

In addition to the family there is sous chef Tim who just happens to be Victoria’s old boyfriend and is an honorary family member. Victoria thinks her Nonna loves him more than her own grandchildren. 🙂 And there is Cal, a carpenter doing work at Casa Lido. He is not from Jersey and he is very secretive about his past but there is nothing secret about his feelings for Victoria.

Genova takes this characters and places them on the beautiful Jersey shore and stirs them all together in a very tasty story. The mystery is complex and keeps the reader engaged with each twist and turn. But I can’t forget the food. I swear I could smell the marinara sauce emanating from the pages and I was so hungry by the time I finished. Thankfully she includes recipes!

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About The Author

A Jersey girl born and bred, national bestselling author Rosie Genova left her heart at the shore, which serves as the setting for much of her work. Her new series, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, is informed by her appreciation for good food, her pride in her heritage, and her love of classic mysteries from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple. Her debut novel, Murder and Marinara, was named a 2013 Best Cozy by Suspense Magazine and is a finalist for a 2014 Daphne Award.  An English teacher by day and novelist by night, Rosie also writes women’s fiction as Rosemary DiBattista. She still lives in her home state with her husband and the youngest of her three Jersey boys.

Author Links

Website: www.rosiegenova.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RosieGenova

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6462450.Rosie_Gen

 

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Review/2 Giveaways – Big Money by Jack Getze – Great Escapes Book Tour

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Jack Getze is back with a new Austin Carr Mystery and
he is touring all month with Great Escapes.

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Big Money
(An Austin Carr Mystery) (Volume 2)

Published by Down & Out Books (December 31, 2013)
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1937495671
E-Book File Size: 884 KB
ASIN: B00HHAOZN4
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THREE WOMEN ARE MAD ENOUGH TO KILL HIM …

Left in charge of a third-rate Jersey Shore investment firm, suspended stockbroker Austin Carr becomes the prize in a war between two crime crews, a powerful state investigator and Mama Bones Bonacelli, his boss’s wacky mother. Barely staying alive with mobsters, beautiful cops, and a hitman he calls The Creeper chasing him, Carr stumbles into the secret world of a beautiful but desperate woman — a murderer who chooses Austin as her next victim.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I loved Big Numbers, the first installment of this crazy series. This second story is even better.

Austin starts out in a better place. He is working at Shore Securities as a Special Management Adviser waiting for his stockbroker suspension to be lifted. Then the owner decides to leave town for awhile and leaves Austin in charge. Things go downhill quickly and spin out of control. There are just so many things that famous Austin Carr grin can get him out of and The Creeper isn’t falling for it.

Jack Getze tells a hell of a story. There is a naked woman with a shotgun, kidnappings, mob bosses, bullets flying, “Mama Bones”, a crazy hit man, and so much more.These things shouldn’t be funny but the way Austin tells his story he had me laughing out loud again just like in the first story.  Austin Carr is quite the character, he truly has the “Gift of Gab” and I swear he can find trouble anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes he doesn’t think with the head at the top of his body and that always means chaos.

All the characters are rich and colorful from Bluefish, the Jersey Mobster, to the hit man, The Creeper, to cop Fran Dahler, and many more. Mama Bones” Bonacelli was unbelievable.  She is one Mama you don’t want  to mess with.

The author calls his work “screwball mysteries” and that is what they are. They definitely are not cozy and I never laugh like this when reading a Harlan Coben story. The plot is well written and flows perfectly. Once I started reading I just couldn’t stop. When it ended I still wasn’t ready to stop, Getze leaves us with a fantastic cliffhanger.

It is a great way to escape for an afternoon or evening. Please be aware this story is full of adult content and adult language. To get to know Austin you have to start with Big Numbers, then you won’t be able to wait to read Big Money. Then you will be like me, impatiently waiting for BIG … (Book #3).

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About The Author

Former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet’s oldest websites for noir, crime, and horror short stories. Through the Los Angeles Times/Washington Post News Syndicate, his news and feature stories were published in over five-hundred newspapers and periodicals worldwide. His two screwball mysteries, BIG NUMBERS and BIG MONEY, are being reissued by DOWN & OUT BOOKS, with the new BIG MOJO to follow. His short stories have appeared in A Twist of Noir and Beat to a Pulp. Getze is an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America’s New York Chapter.

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Big Numbers Virtual Book Tour – Review & Giveaway

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Big Numbers (Austin Carr Mystery)
1st in Series
Mystery/Thriller
Published by Down & Out Books (June 2, 2013)
Paperback: 204 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1937495541
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Divorced father Austin Carr wakes up every day in a beat-up camper, parked on someone else’s private property. Why? Because his alimony and child support payments were established by New Jersey’s family court system when his income was double, and for the last two years he has failed to earn the legally mandated monthly nut. He’s had his savings drained, his Maxima repossessed, his salary attached, and his visiting rights suspended. He bought the twelve-year-old Chevy pick-up with the rusty camper for $800 last month because another landlord tossed his butt in the street.

Will stretching the rules, his own morals, and the boundaries of common sense raise the cash needed to get his kids back? Or will his big mouth and bad behavior set him up for a nasty double-cross? Find out if Austin can redeem himself and win back his children.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
Man, I thought I had bad luck! Austin Carr seems to be cursed and his ex-wife sounds like she was based on my ex-daughter-in-law. So I clearly had a soft spot for Austin from the beginning.

This story covers his life for about 3 short weeks in his life and Austin ends up in the emergency room more times than I can count, wonder if he had insurance 🙂 While tragic circumstances seem to sneak up all around him, Austin has a keen sense of humor and even when facing his own death he comes up with some classic one-liners. The author calls the story a “screwball mystery” and that describes it perfectly. It is full of suspense with snippets that will make you laugh out loud.

All Austin wants is get get his ex off his back so he can spend time with his kids. He owes her a lot of back support to make that happen so he is drawn into an unusual scheme or schemes and at times he in way over his head, drowning quite literally. 

Getze has created a sensational character in Austin Carr. Even when he is breaking the law you want him to come out on top. Let’s face it a guy who wears a Speedo to his daughter’s swim competition to go unnoticed can’t be all bad.

If you like your mysteries with plenty of thrills with a side of crazy these pages will be flying. I hated for this book to end!!! I can’t wait for the re-release of Big Money!!!

a perfect escape

5 STARFISH

Dollycas
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About The Author
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet’s oldest websites for noir, crime, and horror short stories. Through the Los Angeles Times/Washington Post News Syndicate, his news and feature stories were published in over five-hundred newspapers and periodicals worldwide. His two screwball mysteries, BIG NUMBERS and BIG MONEY, are being reissued by DOWN & OUT BOOKS, with the new BIG MOJO to follow. His short stories have appeared in A Twist of Noir and Beat to a Pulp. Getze is an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America’s New York Chapter.

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Review: Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich – My August Just For Fun Read

just for fun 2013Yes that says August. My life has just been crazy since Great Escapes Book Tours have taken off. I am reading about 1 less book a week and I really hate that! but I am loving these tours so I just need to sleep less, read and type faster, and maybe spend a little less time talking to friends on Facebook. 🙂

One of my challenges this year has to get to caught up on some of my favorite series. The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich is the one I am concentrating on right now. I love these stories and they seem to give me just the pick me up I need. Plus they are really fast reads! Thankfully this is a Just For Fun catch up month!

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Explosive Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel
Random House Publishing
Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages (May 15, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-0345527738
Hardcover: 320 pages (November 22, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0345527714
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Stephanie Plum was on the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii when things go horribly wrong and she heads back to Trenton early. When she returns home she finds out the guy in the seat next to her on the airplane for the first leg of her trip home has been found dead. No wonder he missed the flight. His killer could be anyone and when Stephanie learns the FBI is involved and that the key seems to be a picture the deceased was supposed to be carrying she knows she is in trouble. She has seen that picture, in her carry on bag from the plane.

So now she appears to be the killers new target plus Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
These stories are like a pair of comfortable slippers. All the characters we have grown to love getting themselves in crazy trouble and Ranger and Morelli doing their best to win Stephanie’s heart and keep her alive in the process.

Since the movie was made I can clearly picture all the characters even though Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will always be my vision of Ranger. Just my personal preference.

The stories are light and funny and a very quick read. When I need to escape into a book for pure amusement Stephanie Plum is my go to girl. She and Lula always put a smile on my face.

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Cozy Wednesday with Author E.J. Copperman (Giveaway too!)

cozy wednesdayWelcome to Cozy Wednesday!

Today I am thrilled to welcome E.J. Copperman, author of the Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries.

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Writing Mysteries
E.J. Copperman

There is a danger in writing about a woman who can see ghosts. (Actually, there are many dangers inherent in writing about a woman who can see ghosts, although none of them are physical dangers, which is a help.) In making up ghost stories, there is the implicit problem that it’s possible to trivialize death. Not something I want to do. In fact, I prefer death not have my home address or even be able to text me.

Writing mystery novels requires a number of elements that, if badly used, create a formula, and if well used, constitute a possible Agatha Award. There should be a puzzle to solve, or else this would be a “literary novel,” which might be the stupidest term ever coined. (What novel is not literary? One on a spoken word disc?) There also, in our fictional work of fiction, should be characters the reader will come to care about. There should be relationships among the characters that grow and evolve as the series—this is going to be a series, or did I not mention that?—continues. There should be plot and dialogue and action and all the things that make any novel fun to read. (Except for the ones that are downright depressing, which show up on Top 10 lists and win awards, but only succeed if the reader is a hair short of suicidal upon closing the cover.)

And there should be some serious jeopardy for the main character. That’s where the danger in writing about a woman who can see ghosts enters the picture.

In the Haunted Guesthouse series (whose latest entry, Chance of a Ghost, published February 5), I write about Alison Kerby, a divorced mom who has purchased a huge Victorian on the Jersey Shore—and it should be noted that the latest installment, as all those that preceded it, takes place pre-Sandy—to turn into a guesthouse. And waddaya know, she finds out the place is infested with two ghosts, assuming two constitutes an infestation.

It has also been established that Alison’s young daughter Melissa and her not-all-that-old mother Loretta are also both capable of seeing the spirits of people who have passed on but haven’t cleared out. And therein lies the rub. If there were one aspect of the Haunted Guesthouse series I would like to take back—and there isn’t—it would be Melissa’s ability to see ghosts.

Sometime in every book I’ve written, there will come a moment when Alison’s life will be in danger, or at least perceived as being in danger. That’s an author’s way of heightening the stakes of the story, of making the reader more uneasy about the outcome, and of helping the reader care more about the character, which is the most important element of the series. But the question begs itself: If Alison dies, won’t Melissa still be able to hang around with her? Won’t Loretta still be able to visit? Wouldn’t Alison have a chance to connect better with Paul Harrison, the ghost trapped in her house, with whom she’s had an uneasy flirtation since the first book?
What’s so bad about dying, anyway?
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Now you see the problem: By creating ghosts who aren’t all that scary (Paul hangs out with Maxie, who is volatile and unpredictable, but loyal and a little fragile, too), I have opened a door for Alison that isn’t open to most non-ghost-seeing protagonists. It doesn’t seem like losing her life would be all that big a change in her existence. And if she loses that sense of danger, that dread of dying, if being a ghost is an appealing way to spend eternity, Alison’s jeopardy might just as well be the risk of losing on a game show with Alex Trebec.

I’ve taken a decent number of steps to head off any sense of “ho-hum” about Alison being scared of dying. For one thing, Paul and Maxie have made it quite clear that being dead is no fun at all. They can’t communicate with most people they loved (Maxie’s mom drops by every now and again and they “converse” by computer); they can’t enjoy any physical sensation, including food or drink; they really can’t touch; they don’t know what next level of existence, if any, awaits them.

Also, in the universe the Haunted Guesthouse series inhabits, there are no rules. There is no consistency. Nobody seems to be in charge. Maxie can move outside the guesthouse at 123 Seafront Avenue, but Paul can’t. Paul can mentally contact other ghosts, but Maxie can’t. Some spirits move on to another plane of existence, but not all, and the requirements to do so are unknown.
More to the point, not everyone who dies becomes a ghost.

With that in mind, and the strong possibility that she might not be able to stay with Melissa or her mother, that she might lose everything in death as most living humans seem to do, Alison’s fear of dying is just as strong as it would be if she were unaware of any post-death existence.

Or, at least, that’s how I’m explaining it. If you have a better idea, get writing.

~E.J.

About This Author

E.J. Copperman is the author of the Haunted Guesthouse mystery series, whose recent eSpecial novella A Wild Ghost Chase was published December 31, and whose latest full-length novel Chance of a Ghost was published on February 5. E.J. lives in New Jersey and has heard all the jokes.

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Chance of a Ghost
(A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery)

4th In Series
Cozy Mystery
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (February 5, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Dominick Finelle
Cover Design by Judith Lagerman
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425251683
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Review: Stay Close by Harlan Coben

Stay Close
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Detective Broome is so obsessed with a cold-case that he visits the family every year on the anniversary since a man went missing 17 years ago.

Megan is a suburban mom with 2 kids, a loving husband and a mother-in-law that all depend on her. She walked away from wild life she once had but she is always thinking about what would have happened if she made different choices.

Ray is a talented photographer, his life now as a posing paparazzo for rich kids is far from the life he had as a documentary photographer.

These three lives collide and secrets long hidden are revealed as another man goes missing. They find the past and present can be just a heartbeat away from each other. The lives that they have lived for the past seventeen years can vanish in an instant.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
Harlan Coben is not called the master of suspense without good reason. He brings the gritty and chilling thrills to the page like no one else!

Megan bored with her suburban life thinks she can take a few steps back in the world she left behind but learns there are consequences for her actions. Ray is so unhappy, his life changed by one dramatic event, will he ever be a success again? Bromme still has feelings for his ex-wife/part-time partner and is dealing not only with a cold case but the fear an innocent man may have been sitting in jail for years.

Coben has put forth a real puzzler this time and it was fun to read as all the clues came together. He has also created wonderful, rich, multifaceted characters, several in addition to the main three, including one that will steal your heart and two that could scare your socks off. He has also included real settings like Steel Park,  and Lucy the Elephant in Atlantic City.

I have read everything Harlan Coben has written and enjoyed them all. This is one of his best. The man has yet to disappoint me. This novel is a page turner that you will not be able to put down. The twist at the end is a bombshell but I would expect no less from Mr. Coben! He definitely is the master!!

Dollycas
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