Thursday, October 6, 2016

Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The author of A Disguise to Die For is back with another Costume Shop Mystery!

The Blurb


Halloween brings more tricks than treats for costume shop owner Margo Tamblyn in the second in a new cozy series from the national bestselling author of the Material Witness Mysteries.

Halloween conjures up big business for Margo Tamblyn’s costume shop, Disguise DeLimit, but this year, the holiday comes knocking with serious trouble. Venture capitalist Paul Haverford plans to rezone historic downtown into a glitzy commercial area which would push out local business. Margo is set on saving her family’s store, especially after a nasty run-in with the chain-store tycoon, but after Haverford’s body is discovered during a spooky party at the derelict Alexandria Hotel, Margo finds herself dressed as the police’s prime suspect.

Anxious to clear her name, Margo begins hunting down anyone who might have wanted Haverford dead. Between all of his malicious maneuverings, the murdered mogul had buckets of people anxious to see him gone. Now, Margo will have to use every trick in the book to find a cloaked killer — before someone else winds up wearing a death shroud…


Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere
Series: A Costume Shop Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime / Penguin
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0425278298
ISBN-13: 978-0425278291
e-Book File Size: 2635 KB

The Review

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Temporarily Insane by Vicki Batman | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway

The Blurb

No man. Bad job. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available... in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where two auditor friends turn up dead.

Detective Allan Wellborn dropped Hattie for Blonde Bimbo who, coincidentally, is employed at NLB where fishy things are taking place. When Allan interviews Hattie, he must determine why all signs point to her as a suspect.

Can Hattie discover why Allan dumped her and who is murdering auditors before death strikes again?

Temporarily Insane by Vicki Batman 
Series: Hattie Cooks Mystery, #2
Genre: Romantic Comedy / Romantic Suspense / Mystery
Release Date: September 16, 2016
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (Crimson Rose)
Paperback: 344 pages
ISBN-10: 1509209158
ISBN-13: 978-1509209156  
eBook File Size: 737 KB
Amazon | Nook | Kobo | Google PlayThe Wild Rose Press | Goodreads 

The Excerpt

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Det Madison Knight Series by Carolyn Arnold | Blog Tour Review, Excerpt, Guest Post, Giveaway

 In the Line of Duty

A hero has fallen, and hard-edged detective Madison Knight will stop at nothing 
short of finding justice — even if it means risking her own life.

Releasing 9.26.16

For more information, visit Author Carolyn Arnold's website.

In the Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold
Series: A Detective Madison Knight Mystery, #7
Genre: Police Procedural, Mystery/Suspense  
Publication Date: September 29, 2016
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Hardcover: 254 pages
ISBN-10: 1988353254
ISBN-13: 978-1988353258
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 1988353246
ISBN-13: 978-1988353241
eBook File Size: 4730 KB
Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Google PlayGoodreads

The Blurbs

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field | Review

I just read an amazing book, y'all — The Hunger Pains, by Chelsea Field. Let me tell you a little about it.

Synopsis, from Goodreads:

Isobel Avery is on her second assignment as an undercover poison taster for Los Angeles's rich and famous. And she’s actually enjoying herself. Until her sweet, agoraphobic client mysteriously leaves the safety of his apartment and winds up dead. 

When crucial evidence goes missing, investigator Connor Stiles will need Izzy's inside knowledge to help track down the killer. But despite three months of absence to make Connor’s heart grow fonder, he doesn't seem pleased to be working with her again. The LAPD commander is even less pleased to have Izzy on the case since he considers her a suspect and, even worse, a mere civilian. To top it all off, her least favorite relative in the whole wide world drops by for an unexpected visit. 

Meanwhile, the killer is destroying anything that might link back to them. Including Izzy if she's not careful. 

In this fun-packed romantic sequel to Eat, Pray, Die, join Izzy as she learns where she stands with the enigmatic Connor and tries to put another bad guy behind bars.

The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field
Series: An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: August 29, 2016
Publisher: JFP Press
Paperback: 298 pages
ISBN-10: 0994575637
ISBN-13: 978-0994575630
e-Book File Size: 1392 KB
Amazon US Amazon UKAmazon AU | Amazon CAAmazon DEUGoodreads
Author's Website | Facebook | AmazonGoodreads

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Black Thumb by Frankie Bow | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

Frankie Bow is back, with a new book in the Molly Barda Mystery series!

The Blurb

When a violent death disrupts the monthly meeting of the Pua Kala Garden society, Professor Molly Barda has no intention of playing amateur detective. But Molly’s not just a witness  the victim is Molly’s house guest and grad-school frenemy. And Molly quickly finds to her dismay that her interest in the murder of the stylish and self-centered Melanie Polewski is more than just… academic.

The Black ThumbIn Which Molly Takes on Tropical Gardening, a Toxic Frenemy, 
a Rocky Engagement, Her Albanian Heritage, and Murder by Frankie Bow

Series: A Professor Molly Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Hawaiian Heritage Press
Publication Date: April 30, 2016
Hardcover: 344 pages
ISBN-10: 1943476195
ISBN-13: 978-1943476190
Paperback: 342 pages
ISBN-10: 1943476187
ISBN-13: 978-1943476183
Kindle: 915 KB File Size
 Amazon | B&N | BAM! | IndieBound | Goodreads


The Review