Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Show Time by Suzanne Trauth | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

The tide has turned for Dodie O’Dell since a hurricane upended her life on the Jersey Shore. Now she’s further up the coast in sleepy Etonville, managing a restaurant that dishes dinners themed around the community theater’s latest productions. But Dodie just never imagined she’d land the starring role in a case of bloody homicide . . .

Intrigued by rumors of vanishing box office money, Dodie has agreed to help oversee the casting of Romeo and Juliet at the modest Etonville Little Theater. If nothing else, it’s a welcome escape from the thirty-something’s usual going-to-bed-with-a-mystery-novel routine. But when Jerome Angleton, a well-respected member of the theater company, is inexplicably found murdered on the loading dock, deadly drama transcends the stage — and the page. As a crime wave crashes over the small town, the spotlight is on Dodie to orchestrate her own investigation behind the scenes . . .  before someone has a chance at a killer encore.

Show Time by Suzanne Trauth 
Series: A Dodie O'Dell Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Lyrical Underground, Kensington
Publication Date: July 19, 2016
Paperback: 228 pages
ISBN-10: 1601837208
ISBN-13: 978-1601837202
E-Book File Size: 711 KB
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For a sneak peek, click "Look inside this book" to read Chapters 1 and 2 of Show Time. 
You can also read an "Author Post, Behind the Scenes…" on Kensington's website.

The Review

Monday, July 18, 2016

This Madness of the Heart by Blair Yeatts | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

The Blurb

Bad religion can be deadly. So Miranda Lamden, small-town religion professor, discovers in This Madness of the Heart. The dark hollers of Eastern Kentucky offer fertile soil for shady evangelist Jasper Jarboe, new president of Grace and Glory Bible College, as he beguiles the small mining town of Canaan Wells with his snake-oil charm.

When Miranda isn’t teaching at Obadiah Durham College, she’s investigating paranormal phenomena — or enjoying a turbulent romantic relationship with backwoods artist Jack Crispen. JJ’s inquisition-style gospel has alienated her long since, but when he announces his plan to transform her forest home into an evangelical Mecca, complete with neon cross and 40-foot Jesus, Miranda girds her loins for war. But JJ isn’t finished: he goes on to launch an attack on her friend and fellow professor Djinn Baude with an avalanche of vicious rumors. Not only does he accuse Djinn of demonic communion with the old Voudon witch whose curse killed the college’s founding family, but he also smears her with insinuations of lechery and vice.

With JJ’s urging, hate boils over into violence and tragedy, sweeping Miranda up in its flood. One death follows another as a miasma of evil overwhelms the tiny community, and only Miranda can see clearly enough to halt its spread.

This Madness of the Heart is the first in a new series of Gothic mystery-thrillers featuring Professor Miranda Lamden, whose spiritual gifts have drawn her beyond university walls to explore the mysteries of other world beliefs. Her unique vision brings her into repeated confrontations with evil, where too often she finds herself standing alone between oblivious onlookers and impending disaster.

This Madness of the Heart by Blair Yeatts
Series: A Miranda Lamden Mystery, #1
Genre: Gothic Mystery Thriller  
Publication Date: April 15, 2016
Publisher: CreateSpace
Paperback: 328 pages
ISBN-10: 1530824966
ISBN-13: 978-1530824960
eBook File Size: 3503 KB
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The Excerpt

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Eat, Pray, Die by Chelsea Field | Review

I just read an amazing book, y'all — Eat, Pray, Die, by Chelsea Field. Let me tell you a little about it.

Synopsis, from Goodreads:

Being an undercover poison taster for the rich and famous might sound glamorous, but for Isobel Avery it means stomaching bad clients and even worse coffee. 

The one side of the job that lives up to expectations is the money. Which is just as well for Izzy, since she needs an awful lot of it. Who knew when she made a lifelong commitment to a man that it would be one year living with him and the rest of her life paying for it?

But even her scoundrel ex-husband doesn’t look so bad compared to her new client. He’s competent, condescending, and annoyingly attractive, and Izzy doesn’t know whether to sleep with him or poison him herself. Throw in a loan-shark, a nosy neighbor, and a murder attempt, and Izzy will have her work cut out for her. 

Eat, Pray, Die by Chelsea Field
Series: An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: July 3, 2016
Publisher: JFP Press
Paperback: 300 pages
ISBN-10: 0994575602
ISBN-13: 978-0994575609
e-Book File Size: 1419 KB
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