Friday, January 30, 2015

Shadows in the Fog by Greg Messel | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Author Interview, and Giveaway

The Blurb

The story begins on a stormy morning in February of 1959. The front page of the morning paper is dominated by news of the plane crash which killed rock ’n roll stars Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens. 

Private Eye Sam Slater is hired to perform what he thinks is a routine two-day job as a favor for a friend. However, it all goes terribly wrong when a young San Francisco policeman is gunned down while sitting in a parked car with Sam. 

The murder sets off a chain of events which will pull Sam and his wife and partner, Amelia, into a dangerous web of intrigue in the dark, shadowy alleys and back rooms of San Francisco’s Chinatown. 

In the winter of 1959, Amelia resigns as a TWA stewardess and is now Sam’s full time partner in the private eye business. 

Sam and Amelia inadvertently come in conflict with the San Francisco mob boss after helping a crusading newspaper reporter who is working to expose corruption in Chinatown. Now a mysterious dark car follows the Slaters every where they go. Sam and Amelia discover a hidden world of corrupt cops, gambling parlors, brothels and human trafficking exists right under their noses. 

At the same time, a rising California politician hires Sam and Amelia to find his daughter who disappeared without a trace three years earlier. The search is prompted by the sudden appearance of a letter from the woman, who was presumed dead. 

As Sam and Amelia pursue these cases, they discover that all the clues lead them back to Chinatown. The Slaters want to avoid taking on the San Francisco crime lords head-on. However, when Amelia is kidnapped in an alley during the Chinese New Year’s celebration, Sam plunges himself into danger desperately searching Chinatown to find her before it’s too late. 

The reader will be drawn into fast moving events which culminate in a harrowing conclusion as Sam Slater races against the clock on a foggy night in Chinatown.

Shadows In The Fog is the fifth book in the the award winning Sam Slater Mysteries Series but is a stand-alone thriller in the tradition of great whodunits.

Shadows in the Fog by Greg Messel 
Series: Sam Slater Mystery, #5
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Publisher: Sunbreaks Publishing
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Format: Paperback, Kindle
Paperback: 353 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0985485986
E-Book File Size: 6352 KB

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The Excerpt

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Dish Best Served Cold by Rosie Genova | Cover Reveal

I'm excited to be a part of Rosie Genova's Cover Reveal for A Dish Best Served Cold!  

Isn't this a great cover?  I would love to be seated at one of those tables....  Except I don't really like revenge seasoning.  I prefer oregano.  And that looks like a nasty storm brewing.  But other than that....

A Dish Best Served Cold is available now for pre-order at Amazon!

The Blurb

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Just the Way You Aren’t, by Lynda Simmons | Blog Tour with Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

The Blurb

What happens when an everyday Cinderella makes a play for the prince? 

A moment of madness. That’s all muralist Sunny Anderson expected when she donned a glittering mask and a fabulous gown to crash the gala at Manhattan’s newest boutique hotel. Project manager Michael Wolfe has no idea that the beauty staring up at the mural on the ballroom ceiling is also the artist who painted it. He’s captivated and she’s willing, but when their moment of madness on the sofa in his suite comes to an abrupt end, his princess is off and running, leaving nothing behind but a pair of earrings. He’s determined to find her again, but all he has to do is look closer at the woman painting the mural in his office to see that the one he needs is standing right in front of him.

Just the Way You Aren’t  by Lynda Simmons 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 27, 2014
File Size: 462 KB
Paperback: 282 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1500639631
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The Excerpt

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grant Me by Em Perna | Blog Tour with Excerpt

The Blurb

Neva Mathews and Jason Grant came from seemingly different worlds. She is a tattooed, single mother of one and he is a hardboiled detective who has sworn off on relationships. But when they cross paths, attraction becomes inevitable and the two find themselves falling hopelessly and dangerously in love…

Neva Mathews
It was a dark and stormy night. Not really. More like a bright and muggy afternoon, in a grocery store parking lot, that I met him.  He was larger than the sun at that moment. Could be because he stood at six glorious feet and five extra inches.  Or it could be because I’d just fallen to earth after slamming into him, allowing his big body to eclipse the sun.  I didn’t know it at the time, but this beast of a man would take me out of my peaceful life, and catapult me onto the roller coaster of a lifetime.  I never saw myself falling in love again, having lost my childhood love five years before.  I mean, I come as a package deal with my best friend Shelly and handsome son Drew. But meeting Grant softened my heart and made me fall for him.  Too bad he didn’t come with a warning label.  

Jason Grant 
I had one mission. There’s a reason I’m one of Miami’s best detectives; I always accomplish my mission. But then I met her, and my world suddenly shifted on its axis. I watched her from afar for several months.  Watching and waiting for the right moment to make my move.  Yet being around her has changed things. My blackened heart is beating again, craving this woman, making me want for things I’d given up on long ago. She reminds me of a porcelain doll. The only difference is the vivid colorful tattoos along each arm. She’s so small.  If I’m not careful, I may be the reason she breaks.

Intended for Mature Audiences 18+ for Violence and Sexual Content.

Grant Me by Em Perna
Genre: Adult Romantic Mystery
Date Published: September 25, 2014
Print length: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496940124
eBook File Size: 391 KB
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The Excerpt

Friday, January 23, 2015

Devil in the Deadline by LynDee Walker | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

When the Richmond police offer an exclusive in exchange for help with a case, nothing — not even a costume party — stops crime reporter Nichelle Clarke from making Manolo tracks to the crime scene. The hunt leads her to a televangelist’s compound in the Virginia countryside where the Reverend may be more interested in fat stacks of cash than he is saving wayward souls.

With two sexy guys tangled up in Nichelle’s story — and in her heart — work and love are on a crash course for disaster. Pressure pours in from every corner, including a faceless new competitor that means the deadline is always five minutes ago. As secrets threaten and the truth becomes her lifeline, Nichelle must unmask the killer and nail down the story before she’s snared in the carefully-constructed web.
“Walker's journalistic background fuels her snappy dialogue, thrill-of-the-chase plotting, and A-List fashion sense. Headlines in High Heels is a top-notch cozy mystery series readers will enjoy slipping into.”  Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of Through the Evil Days

Devil in the Deadline by LynDee Walker 
Series: Headlines in High Heels Mystery, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Paperback: 268 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1940976617
E-Book File Size: 577 KB

The Review

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Big Mojo by Jack Getze | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

Wall Street’s miasmal garbage washes up on the Jersey Shore when a small time broker falls in love: Is he attracted to the beautiful lady — or her brother’s inside information?

Held spellbound by a steamy, auburn-haired woman with a dubious past and a get-rich-quick, insider trading scheme, Austin Carr knocks down a beehive of bad-acting Bonacellis, including the ill-tempered “Mr. Vic” Bonacelli, who wants his redhead back, and local mob lieutenant Angelina “Mama Bones” Bonacelli, architect of a strange and excruciating death trap for the fast-talking stockbroker she calls smarty pants.

To survive, Austin must unravel threads of jealousy, revenge and new affections, discover the fate of a pseudo ruby called the Big Mojo and slam the lid on a pending United States of America vs. Austin Carr insider trading case. Can Austin and his Jersey Shore mouthpiece possibly out maneuver the savvy U.S. District Attorney from Manhattan? Will anything matter for Austin ever again if Mama Bones flips that switch?
“Gordon Gekko meets Janet Evanovich in this wry and winning caper — Jack Getze does it again!”  — Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author of Truth Be Told

Big Mojo by Jack Getze
Series: Austin Carr Mysteries, #3
Genre: Screwball Mystery
Publication Date: September 17, 2014
Paperback: 176 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1937495763
E-Book File Size: 1004 KB

The Review

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Valentine’s Day is Murder by Carolyn Arnold | Blog Tour with Excerpt

The Blurb

From bestselling author Carolyn Arnold…

Strap in for an adventure that will take you to the beautiful island of Jamaica and have you wanting a piña colada.

Jimmy finally takes a vacation — and a chance on love — only to be abducted. His female companion originally thinks he had cold feet about their relationship, but Sean and Sara know there’s more to it. Jimmy isn’t the type to just up and disappear, let alone leave a lady stranded.

Setting out on their private jet, Sean and Sara reach the tropical paradise of Ocho Rios, Jamaica with sightseeing as the last thing on their minds.

With a gold coin being their initial tie to Jimmy’s kidnapper, Sean and Sara even speculate about the involvement of pirates. Yet as the hours pass, and there’s no word from Jimmy’s captors, Sean and Sara will need to figure out the real motive before it’s too late.

With help from their friend, Adam, back in Albany, the pieces come together and not a moment too soon.

8th in the Amazon Bestselling McKinley Mystery Series

Valentine’s Day is Murder by Carolyn Arnold
Series: McKinley Mysteries, # 8
Genre: Cozy Mystery 
Publication Date: January 15, 2015
Print Length: 117 pages
E-Book File Size: 527 KB
ISBN-10: 1505611563
ISBN-13: 978-1505611564
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The Excerpt

Monday, January 19, 2015

Legacy of Fear by Ryshia Kennie | Book Blitz with Excerpt and Giveaway

The Blurb

Imagine a language - lost.
Imagine, a unique language that is written, not spoken.
Imagine, a language written by and for women.
Imagine - the possibilities of such a language.

Andra Vandersan is an expert code breaker, as fiercely independent and beautiful as she is brilliant. Working at the highest levels of deciphering, she’s always remained at a safe distance from the seamy underworld of Hong Kong’s criminal elite — but that’s about to change. When her next-door neighbor is brutally murdered in a way that suggests the work of the Chinese triads, two things become clear: Andra was the intended target of the hit, and the assassin is going to return.

Max True is a world-class linguist, a colleague of Andra’s who once helped her break a code that would destroy a terrorist cell. When he shows up at Andra’s door with a mysterious message, they realize they may have stumbled on a long-lost women’s language that holds the secret to incredible power — and one that the most vicious men in Hong Kong will stop at nothing to get their hands on.

As Andra and Max work to solve the puzzle of the language, they find themselves in a desperate race against time to escape the mysterious forces who all want the secret of the message — even as they surrender to the forces of an undeniable passion that brings them inexorably and irrevocably together.

Legacy of Fear by Ryshia Kennie
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Publication Date: October 20, 2014
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The Excerpt

Undercover Heat by Tami Lund | Release Day Launch and Giveaway

We are thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch 

for Tami Lund's Undercover Heat

Undercover Heat is a Contemporary Romance novel published by Crimson Romance, and is the second novel in Tami Lund’s Tough Love series.

The Blurb

Friday, January 16, 2015

Life Discarded by D.E. Haggerty | Blog Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway

The Blurb

Why would a woman who has it all throw her life away? Morgan has the perfect life. She married the man of her dreams. Daniel is smart, gorgeous and successful. Everything she has always wanted in a husband and the father of her children. But he’s also domineering, overprotective and jealous. Is living with him enough to drive Morgan over the edge? Or does something more treacherous lurk beneath the façade?


A gorgeous, sweet woman that is oblivious to her own beauty. She’s shy with men, but a rock to her friends. A librarian in a small town in the mid-west. She’s been waiting a long-time to find the one.


An accountant in the city who will do anything to be the youngest partner in his firm. He always gets what he wants and he wants Morgan. He will pursue Morgan until she submits.


They rush through a courtship and marry within a year of meeting. Morgan’s life is perfect. She has a job she loves, a best friend for which she would do anything and a husband that completes her. But things are not often as they appear. Behind closed doors the loving Daniel that Morgan married is jealous and overprotective. Sometimes he’s even domineering.


Morgan runs away – destroying everything in her path as she disappears. What made this good girl go bad?

Life Discarded by D.E. Haggerty
Genre: Suspense / Thriller
Publication Date: September 1, 2014
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The Excerpt

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Disguised with the Millionaire by Debra Andrews | Blog Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway

The Blurb

She came to the company to find a Killer.

Kate Meyers finds herself grief stricken after the news of her brother’s death at a construction site owned by the wealthy Trent Farrington. After speculation of faulty equipment and wrongdoing, the police eventually clear his company. Kate takes it upon herself to find whoever was the hand behind her brother’s demise and lands a job with the Florida Corporation to do her own investigation. When she meets Trent, Kate instantly dislikes and distrusts the strikingly handsome millionaire and thinks he's involved. She can’t wait to get evidence against him. Her greatest pleasure would be to see him pay for what he’s done — behind bars.

Trent Farrington finds himself intrigued by the company’s newest employee, but previous bad experiences with women have taught him to be cautious. However, he is drawn to the alluring beauty, but he’s puzzled that she seems to hate him for some unknown reason. He’s used to women throwing themselves at him, and her attitude shocks him and is refreshing all at the same time.

While Kate searches for the evidence to implicate Trent, she has to work closely with him.  However, the information she uncovers isn’t exactly adding up against him. She dislikes how her traitorous body reacts whenever he is near, although he appears to enjoy her reaction immensely. She vows to leave the company as soon as she collects the evidence, but she soon learns nothing is as it seemed… Whoever is involved might be an outright killer!

Disguised with the Millionaire by Debra Andrews
Series: Dangerous Millionaires, #2
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Mystery
Publication Date: September 15, 2014
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The Excerpt

Monday, January 12, 2015

Desolate Mantle by L. K. Hill | Cover Reveal

I'm excited about being part of L. K. Hill's Desolate Mantle Cover Reveal. Check it out! 
It's so eye-catching, with the colors, the title design, and the eerie landscape pictures.

The Blurb

Friday, January 9, 2015

Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Welcome to Torte — a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it’s criminal…

After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte’s customers turns up dead, there’s much ado about murder…

The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival’s newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few actors and artists enough reasons to kill her…but still. The silver lining? Jules’s high school sweetheart, Thomas, is the investigator on the case. His flirtations are as delicious as ever, and Jules can’t help but want to have her cake and eat it too. But will she have her just desserts? Murder might be bad for business, but love is the sweetest treat of all…

"Sure to satisfy both dedicated foodies and ardent mystery lovers alike."
― Jessie Crockett, author of Drizzled with Death

"Alexander weaves a tasty tale of deceit, family ties, delicious pastries, and murder.” 
― Edith Maxwell, author of A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die

Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
Series: A Bakeshop Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: December 30, 2014
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The Review

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Crashers by Lindy S. Hudis | Book Blast with Excerpt and Giveaway

The Blurb

Fraudulent car accidents is a multi-million dollar racket, involving unscrupulous medical providers, personal injury attorneys, and the cooperating passengers involved in the accidents and who also receive a portion of the illegal proceeds. Such is the fate of newly engaged, Nathan and Shari, whose joy is tempered by the dark cloud of mounting debt. A chance encounter with a stranger in whom Shari confides her troubles, proves fortuitous: he tells her of a get-rich-quick scheme that will put her and her fiance on easy street. Seduced by the chance to move from hard times to good times in no time, she finds herself acting as a stuffed passenger the victim in a staged auto accident. Shari gets her payday, but getting out and breaking free of the insurance fraud underworld will take nothing short of a miracle. A modern day cautionary tale that uncovers how the innocent get lured into the scheme of cappers and hammers.

Crashers by Lindy S. Hudis
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Publication Date: April 27, 2012
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The Excerpt

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Visiting Lilly by Toni Allen | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Author Interview, and Giveaway

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The Blurb

D.I. Jake Talbot is a burnt-out British detective given a second chance to believe in love, friendship and the transcendent essence of the human experience. When he investigates a seemingly innocent visitor to a residential care home for the elderly he uncovers a dangerous family hiding a forbidden romance that mysteriously crosses the boundaries of time. The deceitful family does all they can to prevent Talbot from discovering their secrets surrounding an unsolved murder, family betrayal; at the core of which is a keenly intelligent, though somewhat mentally challenged young man who is fixated on an elderly woman being held captive by her own grandson. Talbot sets out to right the many wrongs done to the blameless, and in turn, rediscovers his own humanity.

Visiting Lilly by Toni Allen
Genre: British Detective Mystery, Paranormal Romance 
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
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The Excerpt

Monday, January 5, 2015

Broken Bonds by Karen Harper | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Author Interview, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Three very different sisters…
          Three desirable, dangerous men…
          Three endangered lives…
THE COLD CREEK TRILOGY is set in Appalachia in a small town where the enemy is us.

Haunted by the past…

Cold Creek is a place with a dark history, especially for the Lockwoods. Now adults, the three Lockwood sisters are still recovering from the events that led to the destruction of their family when they were children. Determined to move forward, Tess and Kate are making fresh starts, ready to put bad — even deadly — memories to rest and settle happily in the small but booming town. And they're hoping their older sister, Charlene, can do the same.

Char is back in town seeking comfort as she figures out her next move. A social worker used to difficult situations, she soon runs afoul of some locals who think she's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. She's certain something sinister is being covered up, and when she witnesses Matt Rowan being run off the road, she knows she's right.

Working together, Matt and Char figure uncovering the truth will be dangerous, but living in Cold Creek won't be safe for any of them until its secrets are revealed. 

Title: Broken Bonds
Author: Karen Harper
Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 384
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: Hardback, Paperback, Kindle

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Other books in the trilogy include:

Shattered Secrets:

“Harper, a master of suspense, keeps readers guessing about crime and love until the very end.”  --Booklist, starred review on Fall from Pride.

ISBN-13: 9780778316473
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: MIRA
Publication date: 8/26/2014
Series: Cold Creek Series , #1
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 400

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Forbidden Ground:

“Masterfully drawing the reader in, Harper has delivered the best, once again.”  --Suspense Magazine on Upon a Winter’s Night.

ISBN-13: 9780778316701
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: MIRA
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Series: Cold Creek Series , #2
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 352

The Excerpt

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Inviting Fire by Emily Kimelman | Blog Tour with Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Vigilante crime mystery with a dash of romance, early readers call INVITING FIRE “Excellent”

Emily Kimelman's best selling Sydney Rye series feature a strong female protagonist and her canine best friend, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome mystery with tons of action that will keep you reading late into the night!

New to Sydney Rye? The first book in the series, UNLEASHED, is FREE. 

Recovering from a near fatal attack that has left her with residual trauma, including haunting dreams and flashbacks, Sydney Rye is regaining her strength at the jungle training camp of Joyful Justice, the vigilante network inspired by her now legendary acts of vengeance. However, when a routine reconnaissance mission goes horribly wrong Sydney Rye loses the trust of the leadership of Joyful Justice.

Her good friend and trainer, Merl, warns that if she wants to be in the action she’ll have to follow orders like everyone else. Never good with authority, Sydney struggles to suppress her independent streak for the greater good.

When she runs up against an old adversary he blows apart everything she has gained. With her and Blue’s lives at stake, as well as the future of Joyful Justice, Sydney must push aside her fears and take a leadership role before it's too late.

Inviting Fire by Emily Kimelman
Series: Sydney Rye, #6
Genre: Suspense Mystery
File Size: 1061 KB
Release Date: November 28, 2014
ISBN: 9781502238986
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The Excerpt