Friday, July 25, 2014

Obsidian Curse, by Barbra Annino

I read a really good book recently, y'all Obsidian Curse, book five in the Stacy Justice Mystery series.  Let me tell you a little about it.

Synopsis, from Goodreads:

Reporter Stacy Justice has finally stopped resisting who she really is—a powerfully gifted witch. And now that the Council has appointed her Seeker of Justice, she feels stronger and more attuned to her magic than ever before.

But Samhain—the night when the veil between the worlds thins—is approaching and something strange is brewing. First, a fairy with a sweet tooth appears in town unexpectedly. Then, a mysterious stranger shows up at Stacy’s newspaper, seeking info for a true crime exposĂ© he claims to be writing. But most disturbing of all, a bloodthirsty, sexy demon has escaped the Otherworld, determined to invoke a curse that has plagued Stacy’s family for generations. Fulfilling her role as Seeker and finding out how all these pieces fit together may tear her relationship with her boyfriend apart. But if she doesn’t find answers soon, her love life won’t be the only thing in danger.

This fifth book in the Stacy Justice series offers more of the dazzling magic and heart-stopping thrills that have left readers spellbound.


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Obsidian Curse is another great read from Barbra Annino — # 5 in the Stacy Justice, Reluctant Witch Mysteries.  

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cat Thursday | Cats in Art - 2 (July 24)


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 some pictures 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.)

More cat paintings, four by early-20th-century artists — from The Great Cat

Wide Awake Tortoiseshell Cat
Gwen John (1876 - 1936, British)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Diner Impossible by Terri L. Austin | Review and Recipe

I read a really good book recently, y'all  Diner Impossible, by Terri L. Austin, Book 3 in the Rose Strickland Mystery series.  Let me tell you a little about it.

Synopsis, from the author's website:

After shunning her overbearing parents’ wealthy lifestyle, waitress and part-time college student, Rose Strickland, is drawn back into their world when she tries to prove the impossible: the innocence of the town’s crooked police chief. He’s suspected in the gruesome death of Delia Cummings, his secretary and mistress, and all the evidence points to him.

While she tracks down clues with the aid of her anime-loving bestie, Rose’s pal, Axton, and his Klingon gang are feuding with their Starfleet rivals. Things get hairier than a pile of well-fed Tribbles, so Rose gets involved. In between interrogating Trekkies and quizzing socialites at high tea, she discovers the secrets Delia Cummings took to her grave. Suspects abound, but when Chief Mathers threatens to bring down Rose’s criminally mischievous and maybe boyfriend, Sullivan, she makes it her mission to find the real killer before Sullivan finds himself in prison.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Last Diner Standing by Terri L. Austin | Review

I read a really good book recently, y'all Last Diner Standing, by Terri L. Austin, Book 2 in the Rose Strickland Mystery series. Let me tell you a little about it.

Synopsis, from the author's website:

Rose Strickland is having a blue Christmas. Her friend is arrested for attempted murder, her sexy bad guy crush is marked by a hit man, and her boss is locked in an epic smackdown with a rival diner. 

Determined to save those she loves, Rose embarks on an investigation more tangled than a box of last year's tree lights. With her eclectic gang at the ready, Rose stumbles across dead bodies, ex-cons, chop shops, jealous girlfriends, jilted lovers, and a gaggle of strippers in a battle for freedom she might not survive.


Cat Thursday | Cute, Clever or Crazy (July 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 some pictures 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.)

Cute, clever or crazy?...you decide.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday | A Little Night Murder (July 16)



Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop, hosted by Dani @Pen to Paper  where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.  


    So what do you need to do to join in?
    • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
    • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
    • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
    • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
    • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
    • Put a link back to Pen to Paper (http://www.pentopaperblog.com) somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
    • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!


      The book that I'm wishing for this week is

      Synopsis (from the author's website):

      Thursday, July 10, 2014

      Cat Thursday | Authors and Cats | Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett / Lorraine Bartlett (July 10)

       


      Welcome to Cat Thursday, y'all, written by me, Maxie!  (Jane helped a little.) 



      Cat Thursday is 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 some pictures 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.)

      The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time we will feature an author and his/her cat(s).  



      We're running a Three-for-One Special in July.  
      We are featuring one author of mystery, fantasy, and romance, 
      who writes under three names, as 
      Lorraine Bartlett, L.L. Bartlett, and Lorna Barrett.

      The author and her Tuxedo cat, Fred

      Wednesday, July 9, 2014

      Wishlist Wednesday | Undeniably Yours (July 9)


      Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop, hosted by Dani @Pen to Paper  where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.  


        So what do you need to do to join in?
        • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
        • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
        • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
        • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
        • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
        • Put a link back to Pen to Paper (http://www.pentopaperblog.com) somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
        • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!



          The book that I'm wishing for this week is


          Synopsis, from the author's website:

          Friday, July 4, 2014

          Diners, Dives & Dead Ends by Terri L. Austin | Review

          I read a really good book recently, y'all — Diners, Dives & Dead Ends by Terri L. Austin, Book 1 in the Rose Strickland Mystery series. Let me tell you a little about it.


          The Blurb


          As a struggling waitress and part-time college student, Rose Strickland’s life is stalled in the slow lane. But when her close friend, Axton, disappears, Rose suddenly finds herself serving up more than hot coffee and flapjacks. Now she’s hashing it out with sexy bad guys and scrambling to find clues in a race to save Axton before his time runs out. 

          With her anime-loving bestie, her septuagenarian boss, and pair of IT wise men along for the ride, Rose discovers political corruption, illegal gambling, and shady corporations. She’s gone from zero to sixty and quickly learns when you’re speeding down the fast lane, it’s easy to crash and burn.