Tuesday, August 25, 2015

That's Not My Suitcase by Laina Turner | Release Day Blitz with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

Sterling Towne decided to take a last minute vacation to a sunny paradise to cheer herself up after a divorce. When the airline misplaces her luggage, she thinks it's just a typical airline snafu until she gets her luggage back only to find out it’s not hers. Rather the suitcase belongs to someone who thought it a good idea to transport a gold Buddha statue via commercial airlines.

Sterling turns the statue into hotel security for safe keeping but then her room is ransacked, and she’s sure there was someone following her in town. Does the owner of the statue think she still has it? But if so, why not just ask? She’s getting nervous, and even her new friend Steve thinks she might be in danger.

Is she? Or is her imagination just working over time?

That's Not My Suitcase by Laina Turner
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Chick Lit
Publisher: Laina Turner Media, LLC
Publication Date: August 24, 2015
e-Book File Size: 4449 KB
Print Length: 125 pages
ISBN: 1230000567107
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The Review

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

In the Drink by Allyson K. Abbott | Blog Tour with Review, Recipe, and Giveaway

Castle meets Cheers in the third Mack's Bar Mystery, featuring bar owner Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton!

The Blurb

Mack’s Bar and its crime-solving clientele are quickly gaining notoriety for helping solve some high-profile cases. But Mack is learning the hard way that not all press is good press…

By day, Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton is the proprietress of a popular Milwaukee watering hole. But after last call, she uses her unique cocktail of extra perceptive senses to help solve some of the city’s most grisly homicides. Now, Mack and her barstool detectives are happy to help when Tiny, one of the bar’s newest patrons, asks them to look into his sister’s murder. Though the case has gone cold, Mack’s heightened senses quickly put her on the killer’s trail. But when a throng of reporters intrigued by her talents descends on Mack’s Bar, her efforts are muddled as a real-life Moriarty begins putting her infamous skills to the test, leaving Mack feeling shaken and stirred…

* Includes drink recipes *

In the Drink by Allyson K. Abbott
Series: A Mack's Bar Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 075828019X
ISBN-13: 978-0758280190
e-Book File Size: 765 KB
ASIN: B00P53BX30
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The Review

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Crushed Velvet by Diane Vallere | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The author of Suede to Rest is back with another Material Witness Mystery!

The Blurb

Fabric shop owner Polyester Monroe is back in business — this time getting wrapped up in a diabolical but crafty case of murder.
With opening day of Material Girl approaching, Poly is stocking up on lush fabrics, colorful notions, and best of all, a proprietary weave of velvet. But upon delivery, it’s not quite the blend she expected, being ninety-percent silk and ten-percent corpse. Crushed under a dozen bolts of fabric is Phil Girard. His wife, Genevieve, local tea shop owner and close friend of Poly, is the prime suspect.

Granted, Phil may not have been the perfect husband, but surely Genevieve had no reason to kill him! There’s just the small matter of Genevieve’s own incriminating confession: I’m afraid I killed my husband. Now, as Material Girl’s grand opening looms, Poly is torn between a friendship pulling apart at the seams — and finding a smooth killer with a velvet touch…


Crushed Velvet by Diane Vallere
Series: A Material Witness Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime / Penguin
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0425270580
ISBN-13: 978-0425270585
e-Book File Size: 2087 KB
ASIN: B00QH832E0
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The Review

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Good Kind of Trouble by Ellie Ashe | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

From the award-winning author of the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries comes the first book in the Trouble in Twin Rivers series of fun, romantic mysteries!

The Blurb

There's always trouble in Twin Rivers... 

Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and make her famous journalist parents proud — or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way. Her recent streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge — and attorney Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer. They once had a bad date of epic proportions — stilted conversation, food poisoning, burglary, towed car. Then there was the incident with the pepper spray. Lindsey never believed she’d see the sexy lawyer again.

Ben can totally believe that Lindsey is behind bars. The woman is trouble. Now he has to get his new client out of jail, keep her out of the grasp of a crazed bike messenger and a shady P.I., help her save her job, and convince her to put down the pepper spray and give him another chance.

A Good Kind of Trouble by Ellie Ashe
Series: A Trouble in Twin Rivers Novel, #1
Genre: Romantic Mystery
Publisher: Self / CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Paperback: 422 pages
ISBN-10: 1508515808
ISBN-13: 978-1508515807
e-Book File Size: 860 KB

The Review

Friday, August 7, 2015

The Musubi Murder by Frankie Bow | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

In the remote college town of Mahina, Hawaii, Molly Barda just wants to stay out of trouble until she gets tenure, but there’s a problem. A grisly prank targeting a controversial donor puts her college in financial jeopardy. Molly’s hapless ex is implicated, and Molly soon finds herself neck-deep in a stew of corruption, revenge, and murder. Along the way, she finds herself drawn to a local fast-food entrepreneur, the too-good-to-be-true Donnie Gonsalves, who seems to like her for all the wrong reasons – and has a few secrets of his own.

The Musubi Murder by Frankie Bow
Series: A Molly Barda Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Five Star
Publication Date: August 5, 2015
Hardcover: 269 pages
ISBN-10: 1432830740
ISBN-13: 978-1432830748
Kindle: 536 KB File Size
Audible: 6 hours and 44 minutes Listening Length
ASIN: B00S8J6W34


The Review

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Dish Best Served Cold by Rosie Genova | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The author of Murder and Marinara is back with another Italian Kitchen Mystery!

The Blurb

The national bestselling author of The Wedding Soup Murder returns to the Jersey Shore where a killer is stirring up trouble during a hurricane…

At the Casa Lido, the end of summer means a party, and hit whodunit writer Victoria “Vic” Rienzi and her family are cooking like crazy for the restaurant’s seventieth anniversary celebration. As they chop onions and garlic, old family friend Pete Petrocelli stops by, saying he knows something that would make for a good mystery novel. Curious, Vic asks Nonna to elaborate on Pete’s claim and learns of a relative who mysteriously disappeared back in Italy…

The night of the party brings a crowd — and a full throttle hurricane. When the storm finally passes, everyone thinks they’re in the clear — until the first casualty is found, and it’s Pete. Remembering his visit, Vic isn’t certain Pete’s death was an accident and decides to dig deeper into his story. What she finds is meatier than Nonna’s sauce…

A Dish Best Served Cold
by Rosie Genova

Series: An Italian Kitchen Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publisher: NAL/Obsidian Penguin
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 0451415167
ISBN-13: 978-0451415165 
e-Book File Size: 1987 KB

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