Sunday, October 27, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Rearview Mirror, by Lorene Haupt | Review and Guest Post


Elise Brody thought that her college fling with Drew Wilkins would always remain part of her past after he left Ann Arbor for California.  But thanks to Facebook, they have been electronically reunited.  Unfortunately, they are both married.  Their online flirtation feels safe until Elise finds out that Drew will be coming home.  How will she react when he becomes more than just a reflection in her rearview mirror?


Rearview Mirror by Lorene Haupt is an excellent novelette  well written, with believable characterizations  especially for a debut work.  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cat Thursday | Cats and Boxes (Oct 17)

Welcome to the weekly meme, hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict, that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! (Share your post in the Mr. Linky on The True Book Addict).

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Eggstone Murders, by Herbert L Smith | Review and Guest Post


A thick-headed sheriff, a young, unsure, wannabe detective, and a savvy older criminal-turned-investigator, are only the beginning of the cast of characters included in this story of small-town life in southwestern Iowa, set in 1953.  Meet them on the streets of Hillville, at the town square, or at a big-business farm nearby.  They all have a story to tell, and some of them have a few things to hide. Others have quite a few.

Enjoy the storms, the intrigues, and the mid-western hospitality – including the wonderful food – of Hillville, Iowa, as its down-to-earth folk work their way through the dailiness of their quiet lives.

There are the murders, of course, which cause dismay, but the con-man-turned-detective, Guy, is able to resolve them, after a few hard bumps, and the guilty are punished – or, as is sometimes Guy’s choice, forgiven.

As a whole, it’s a pleasant outing on an Iowa summer’s day.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, Oct 15 – 31

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Welcome to the Jane Reads stop, on the 4th Annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!  

After you finish entering my giveaway below, hop on over to another blog and enter another giveaway. There are over 300 participating Bloggers' and Authors' websites listed below to choose from.      

Spooktacular Giveaway

$10 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Strangled by Silk, by Barbara Jean Coast | Guest Post and Review

Strangled by Silk: A Poppy Cove Mystery


Darlings!   Here’s the scoop on my latest mystery STRANGLED BY SILK.  It’s all about Daphne and Margot –– two independent young California women in 1957 –– who own their own dress shop called Poppy Cove. 

When one of their top clients –– Constance Stearns-Montgomery –– is strangled to death with her own silk scarf at the opening ceremonies for her new girls’ academy, Daphne and Margot are shocked.  They can’t believe that such a horrid crime could take place in their sleepy little oceanside village of Santa Lucia.  Worse, they've lost one of their best clients.  The two women quickly become embroiled in solving the crime.  After all, if anyone can track down the killer, it should be them.  Margot’s long-time beau is the town’s top cop, and Daphne is a master at using her flirtatious wiles to extract information from unsuspecting men.  

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Stranded, by Dani Pettrey | Blog Tour Review


Stranded (Alaskan Courage #3) 


When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn't satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn't lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby's position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn't the only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman vanished under almost identical circumstances.

Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock for a few days of sightseeing. He's surprised to find Darcy working aboard one of the ships, investigating a troubling report. Something sinister is going on and the deeper they dig the more Gage fears they've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.