Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St James | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


The Blurb


In Dorothy St. James’s third delectable Southern Chocolate Shop mystery, a new batch of chocolate and troubles of the heart cause a string of disasters for the Chocolate Box’s new owner, Charity Penn.

The vintage seaside town of Camellia Beach, South Carolina seems like the perfect place for romance with its quiet beach and its decadent chocolate shop that serves the world’s richest dark chocolates. The Chocolate Box’s owner, Charity Penn, falls even further under the island’s moonlit spell as she joins Althea Bays and the rest of the turtle watch team to witness a new generation of baby sea turtles hatch and make their way into the wide ocean.

Before the babies arrive, gunshots ring out in the night. Cassidy Jones, the local Casanova, is found dead in the sand with his lover Jody Dalton — the same woman who has vowed to destroy the Chocolate Box — holding the gun. It’s an obvious crime of passion, or so everyone believes. But when Jody’s young son pleads with Penn to bring his mother back to him, she can’t say no. She dives headfirst into a chocolate swirl of truth and lies, and must pick through an assortment of likely (and sometimes unsavory) suspects before it’s too late for Penn and for those she loves in Dorothy St. James’s third rich installment of the Southern Chocolate Shop mysteries, In Cold Chocolate.

In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St James
Series: Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publication Date: September 11, 2018
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover: 350 pages
ISBN-10: 1683317432
ISBN-13: 978-1683317432
e-Book File Size: 2050 KB
ASIN: B078M3N9TC
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Gold Pawn by L.A. Chandlar | Blog Tour with Character Guest Post and Giveaway


The Blurb



The Gold Pawn by L.A. Chandlar
Series: An Art Deco Mystery, #2 
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: September 25, 2018
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1496713435
ISBN-13: 978-1496713438
File Size: 1150 KB
ASIN: B078QSRGRY
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


The Blurb



It's the height of campaign season, and instead of relishing newlywed bliss with her husband Doug Hollingsworth, Capitol Hill staffer Kit Marshall is busy with a tough reelection fight for her boss, member of Congress Maeve Dixon. Before Maeve and her staff — Kit included — leave Washington, D.C. to campaign full time in North Carolina, they have one last fundraising engagement.

On the iconic rooftop of a restaurant overlooking the Capitol and the Washington monument, Kit and her best pal Meg do their best to woo wealthy lobbyists for sizable campaign donations. Everyone's enjoying the evening soiree until a powerful K Street tycoon mysteriously tumbles off the rooftop. Even with claims the fall must be suicide, Detective Maggie Glass and Kit aren't so easily convinced foul play isn't at work.

While balancing Doug's mid-life career crisis, Kit must spring into action to discover who killed the notorious Van Parker before Dixon's candidacy sputters, even if it means investigating Meg's handsome new beau, the victim's conniving widow, and a bicycle advocate hell-bent on settling a long-standing grudge. When a threatening note is left on Kit's car, warning her to back off the investigation, she knows she's closing in on the true story of what happened.

Book 4 of the Washington Whodunit series, which began with Stabbing in the Senate. 

K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan
Series: Washington Whodunit, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Publisher: Camel Press
Release Date: July 15, 2018
Paperback: 242 pages
ISBN-10: 1603816135
ISBN-13: 978-1603816137
eBook File Size: 2707 KB
ASIN: B07DM8B53L
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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Death Logs Out by E.J. Simon | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

E.J. Simon is back, with his latest

in the Michael Nicholas / Death series!


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The Blurb



Is Alex Nicholas really dead?

Two years since the brutal shooting of Alex Nicholas, a gambling underworld boss in Queens, NYC. But his brother, Michael, a respected CEO, struggles with a secret: his murdered brother has been communicating with him via his laptop using AI. This AI-Alex can foresee dangers in Michael’s path, and appears to be trying to help him – even controlling machinery and electronics via WiFi. Meanwhile, trouble is stirring in the historic capital cities of Rome, Berlin and Paris. Inside the Vatican, Monsignor Kurt Schlegelberger has designs to build his power and prepare for the sudden ascension of the Free Forces Party, a throw-back to the Nazis.

Schlegelberger will stop at nothing, but first he must deal with a new threat: someone appears to know the true story behind a series of murders in the US, committed by clergy to cover their tracks of child abuse within the Church. Alex’s re-appearance puts Schlegelberger’s plans in jeopardy. Dead or alive, the way to finish off Alex for good can only be to get to his close family, namely his brother Michael…

This fast-paced third instalment of E.J. Simon’s Death series will keep readers guessing to the very end.


Praise for E.J. Simon

‘A fine technological thriller that only gets better as it goes along.’ – KIRKUS REVIEW


Death Logs Out by E.J. Simon
Genre: Suspense Thriller, Technothriller
Release date: July 27, 2018
Publisher: Endeavour Media (UK)
Paperback:  303 pages
ISBN-10: 1717734774
ISBN-13: 978-1717734778
e-Book File Size: 1446 KB
ASIN: B07F3YZNDC
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Rating: PG-13+ M
(Includes religious profanities, some f-words and other rough language, non-explicit sex scenes, and violence.
Deals with mature themes such as adultery, murder, and church abuses.)



The Review


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tail of the Dragon by Connie di Marco | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway


Connie di Marco is back with her latest Zodiac Mystery!


The Blurb


San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti never thought murder would be part of her practice, but now, Julia’s former boss and current client has asked for help. He has serious problems at his law firm. Two attorneys and a paralegal have received death threats and the only common denominator between all three is a case long settled — the highly publicized Bank of San Francisco fire. Julia’s convinced a woman is behind the threats, perhaps even the widow of the man who died in that same fire, but no one wants to listen — they can’t believe astrology could provide a clue. Before Julia can help her client, two lawyers are dead and her own life is threatened. Can she unmask the killer before he (or she) takes another life?

Tail of the Dragon by Connie di Marco
Series: A Zodiac Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publication Date: August 8, 2018
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 0738751065
ISBN-13: 978-0738751061
e-Book File Size: 512 KB
ASIN: B075W42GWP
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The Excerpt