Thursday, January 10, 2019

Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway


The Blurb


Who killed Professor Abby Monroe?

When Kellan Ayrwick returns home for his father’s retirement, he finds a dead body in Diamond Hall’s stairwell. Unfortunately, Kellan has a connection to the victim, and so do several members of his family. 

Soon after, the college's athletic program receives mysterious donations, a nasty blog denounces his father and someone attempts to change students' grades.

Someone is playing games on campus, but none of the facts add up.

With the help of his eccentric and trouble-making nana, Kellan tries to stay out of the sheriff’s way. But who is behind the murder?


Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney
Series: Braxton Campus Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Academic Mystery
Publication Date: October 14, 2018
Independently Published
Paperback: 281 pages
ISBN-10: 172877876X
ISBN-13: 978-1728778761
Digital ASIN: B07HMYSQFH
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

With a Little Bit of Blood by D.E. Ireland | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway


The Blurb


In the fourth book from the Agatha Award nominated writing team of D.E. Ireland, famous literary characters Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins find they may have brought trouble with them when they attend a country house party in With A Little Bit of Blood.

Eliza is not happy when Higgins buys a snazzy roadster. Her misgivings prove correct when he becomes injured in a motor car crash. Forced to play nursemaid, Eliza is thrilled to accept an invitation to a house party from Lord Ashmore and his bride, the former Clara Eynsford-Hill. But upon their arrival at Banfield Manor, Eliza is dismayed to see her sweetheart Freddy arm in arm with a beautiful actress. Higgins is shocked to learn the woman who once stalked him is also attending the party. Things grow even worse when spiritualist Madame Evangeline arrives and warns of impending danger. Her prediction comes true when someone is killed during the following day's shoot in the forest.

Higgins and Eliza suspect it wasn't an accident, but murder. Every guest hides a dark secret that involved the dead man. But who hated him more? The French aviator, the American cinema actress, a lady novelist, the Austrian count, or a knighted explorer of the Amazon? Madame Evangeline's séance may reveal what is really going on. But her cryptic words deepen the mystery, especially after another guest turns up dead.

Who is behind these murders? And has Higgins himself been targeted? As the day of the fox hunt begins, it seems likely that more than the fox will die. Before that happens, Eliza and the Professor must discover who may have a little bit of blood on their hands.



With a Little Bit of Blood by D.E. Ireland
Series: The Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mysteries #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery
Publication Date: April 15, 2018
Publisher: Grainger Press
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 0998180939
ISBN-13: 978-0998180939
Digital
ASIN: B07BSV486T
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

NC-17 by Larissa Reinhart | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway


The Blurb


A missing YouTube star. A bank heist gone wrong. A mysterious health retreat for celebrities. Too many ex-fiancés. A growing body count. Oh… and possibly Bigfoot. Just another week in the life of Maizie Albright, Star Detective.

#StillDetectiveing  As an ex-star of a hit teen detective show, Maizie Albright gets the youth demographic. Or so she thought. Now that she’s adulting, today’s kids make Maizie feel out of date. At least the youth she meets while doing community service at Black Pine’s exclusive healing resort, the Wellspring Center. When these teens aren’t vlogging their attempts to track down Bigfoot, they’re trying to prove the Center is up to no good. Starting with the disappearance and possible murder of their not-as-young commander. A murder the police find as likely as Bigfoot.

Maizie has her own suspicions about the new celebrity retreat. Particularly when she learns her ex-fiancé has been hired to run the Center. Kind of an issue when she thought Oliver was in prison. Kind of an issue when Nash, the man of her dreams, is out of commission.

Wait, not man of her dreams.
Boss of her fantasies. Professionally speaking, of course.

While Maizie’s helping adolescent YouTubers detect a disappearance, she’s wrangling her mother’s wedding, assuaging an overzealous probation officer, and struggling to keep Nash Security Solutions solvent. Conspiracy theories collide with real-life catastrophes beginning with murder and possibly ending with Maizie’s life.



NC-17, A Maizie Albright Laugh-Out-Loud Romantic Comedy Mystery 
By Larissa Reinhart
Series: Maizie Albright Star Detective #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Women's Detective Fiction
Publication Date: December 4, 2018
Publisher: Past Perfect Press
Paperback: 370 pages
ISBN13: 978-1732351660
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ASIN: B07HFVV7V7
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Dark Corner by Vicki Vass | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway


The Blurb



Evil has awoken in Asheville, North Carolina, and Terra Rowan must prepare the Ladies of the Biltmore Society for battle. With her familiar, Pixel, a crooked leg fluffy orange cat, and her apprentice Abigail Oakhaven, a stubborn teenage girl with a bloodline dating back to the beginning of time, she begins their journey. The witch hunters have come to the Appalachian Mountains in search of the last witch of Salem. The magic of the mountains can no longer protect her and her coven. She must travel to the one place on earth that holds the secret to save mankind — Dark Corner.

Combining elements from different cultures, Appalachian folklore, Celtic legends, Native American mysticism, Dark Corner continues its new witch mythology while staying true to the realm of cozy mystery.

Terra Rowan is a witch trapped between worlds and lost in time.


Dark Corner by Vicki Vass
Series: A Witch Cat Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery
Publisher: Tedeschi Publishing
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
Paperback: 190 pages
ISBN-10: 0998989363
ISBN-13: 978-0998989365
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ASIN: B07J4P2521
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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post and Giveaway


The Blurb


Mysterious attacks. Mischievous nieces. Can a clueless uncle catch a tech-savvy killer … and be home before bedtime?

When a freak accident hospitalizes Marty Golden’s sister and condemns him to babysitter duty, he thinks it’s just another case of hardwired bad luck in Silicon Valley. Until a suspicious murder suggests the mishap was no mere coincidence. Something must be done.

Too bad this quirky, fashion-backward uncle isn’t exactly hero material.

Convinced his sister is in mortal danger, this amateur sleuth follows clues to an oddball array of suspects. Armed with nothing but an eye for detail and powers of self-delusion, Marty tangles with gangsters, a cantankerous school secretary, and a perplexing woman he can’t help but fall for. Glitches in his investigation seem like a piece of cake compared to dinner-prep and bedtime stories with his two precocious, preteen nieces.

Can Marty catch the culprit, save his sister, and get his life back in order before he gets unplugged?

Uncle and Ants is the first novel in a refreshingly modern mystery series set in Silicon Valley. If you like clever humor, sassy side characters, and average Joes facing extraordinary circumstances, then you’ll love this twisty mystery.

Buy Uncle and Ants to login to a fresh, funny mystery today!


Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel
Series: A Silicon Valley Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: October 11, 2018
Publisher: BGM Press
Paperback: 287 pages
ISBN-10: 1732716404
ISBN-13: 978-1732716407
Digital
ASIN: B07H68L6XR
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