Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor by Amy M. Reade | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

“Do you know what stories Sarah could tell you about the things that happened in these little cabins? They’d curl that pretty red hair of yours.”

Outside of Charleston, South Carolina, beyond hanging curtains of Spanish moss, at the end of a shaded tunnel of overarching oaks, stands the antebellum mansion of Peppernell Manor in all its faded grandeur. At the request of her friend Evie Peppernell, recently divorced Carleigh Warner and her young daughter Lucy have come to the plantation house to refurbish the interior. But the tall white columns and black shutters hide a dark history of slavery, violence, and greed. The ghost of a former slave is said to haunt the home, and Carleigh is told she disapproves of her restoration efforts. And beneath the polite hospitality of the Peppernell family lie simmering resentments and poisonous secrets that culminate in murder — and place Carleigh and her child in grave danger…

The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor by Amy M. Reade
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Kensington Lyrical Press
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Paperback: 246 pages
ISBN-10: 1601833024
ISBN-13: 978-1601833020
E-Book File Size: 1251 KB
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The Review

Monday, April 27, 2015

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction, by Amy Metz | Monday Mini-Review

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junctionby Amy Metz
Series: A Goose Pimple Junction Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Southern Ink Press, Blue Publications
Publication Date: 2nd ed, 9-6-14 (1st ed, 8-5-12) 
Paperback: 252 pages 
ISBN-10: 0989714020
ISBN-13: 978-0989714020 
eBook File Size: 563 KB  

 The Blurb

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cat Thursday | I'm Ready for My Close-Up!

Welcome to the weekly meme 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) and then link up at the host’s site: The True Book Addict.

Maxie found me utterly fascinating, for some reason, while I was trying (unsuccessfully) to use my laptop.

If you look closely at her right ear, you can see the little notch where she sliced it with her claw, years ago, during an overly-vigorous bath. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gone and Done It by Maggie Toussaint | Monday Mini-Review

Gone and Done It by Maggie Toussaint
Series: A Dreamwalker Mystery, #1
Genre: Paranormal Mystery  
Publication Date: April 18, 2014
Publisher: Five Star/Cengage
Hardcover: 275 pages
ISBN-10: 1432828134
ISBN-13: 978-1432828134
eBook File Size: 369 KB

The Blurb 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Slayed on the Slopes by Kate Dyer-Seeley | Blog Tour with Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

The author of Scene of the Climb is back with another Pacific Northwest Mystery!

The Blurb

After talking her way into a job writing for Portland’s Northwest Extreme magazine, Meg Reed may now really be in over her head. Actually, about 8,000 feet over her head. . .

She’s at Mount Hood’s remote Silcox Hut, covering the seriously hardcore Ridge Rangers —Oregon’s elite high-altitude rescue team  during their four-day winter training. Sure, Meg beefed up her outdoor skills over the summer . . . but she’s still hoping to cover the event with some hot chocolate by the cheery fireplace. Then, during a sudden blizzard, she swears she hears gunshots. No one stranded in the hut believes her . . . until self-absorbed Ridge Ranger Ben Rogers is found outside in a pool of frozen blood. Meg’s now got to find this killer quickly . . . before cabin fever does them all in!

Slayed on the Slopes by Kate Dyer-Seeley
Series: A Pacific Northwest Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1617730009
ISBN-13: 978-1617730009
eBook File Size: 1352 KB
ASIN: B00OEW7562
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Praise For Scene Of The Climb

Library Journal 
A splendid overview of the greater Portland and Columbia River Gorge region, perfect for travel buffs. Her protagonist shows promise with her determined attitude and moxie.
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The Excerpt

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Love or Deception by Morgan K. Wyatt | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Author Interview, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Amy awakes to find her husband Mark missing, along with her memories. Her recollections of Mark include a whirlwind courtship and a beach wedding. Amy is determined to uncover what happened to her husband. How could a man who loved her so intensely just walk away? 

The police have no interest in finding Mark. They reason he wasn’t ready for marriage and he walked. She wonders if his disappearance could be associated with her work.

Ryan, a close friend and co-worker, assists her in piecing together her missing memories. As the pair work together, they find that Amy’s actual past reveals a scenario that is so horrifying that it forces them on the run, not knowing whom they can trust.  Will Amy’s newly recalled memories prove fatal to both her and Ryan? 

Love or Deception by Morgan K. Wyatt 
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Special Circumstances, Book 1
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Publication Date: April 7, 2014
Paperback: 260 pages
ISBN-10: 163105287X
ISBN-13: 978-1631052873
eBook File Size: 958 KB

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The Excerpt

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Leather and Lace by Maggie Adams | Blog Tour with Excerpt

The Blurb

Sam Coalson, ex-Navy Seal, has returned to Grafton for the wedding of his brother. After being run out of town fifteen years ago for a crime he didn’t commit, he’s determined to claim what is rightfully his and take on anyone crazy enough to try and stop him.

Angel Devereaux is smart, sexy and definitely on Sam’s blacklist. After siding with Sam’s enemy fifteen years ago, Angel can’t help but wonder what if…. What if Sam had never left? What if he could forgive her now? She had her reasons, but he won’t listen. So enough with words, sometimes action is exactly what’s called for. 

Leather and Lace by Maggie Adams
Series: Tempered Steel, #2
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Publisher: CreateSpace
Paperback: 206 pages
ISBN-10: 1508558620
ISBN-13: 978-1508558620
eBook File Size: 4822 KB
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The Excerpt

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Murder In One Take by April Kelly and Marsha Lyons | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway

The Blurb

Det. Blake Ervansky is first on the scene when an Oscar-winning star is shot by his ex-lover. As lead cop on the case, Ervansky has everything he needs to put away Ali Garland: motive, weapon, videos of the murder and a dozen eyewitnesses, one of whom is his partner of less than 24 hours, Sgt. Maureen O’Brien. 

This is LA, the beating heart of show biz, though, so nothing is as it seems, even Ervansky’s new partner. Ali Garland appears to have been justified in defending herself with lethal force, but could this wide-eyed ingĂ©nue be the architect of an airtight double fake? Has she really pulled off the perfect murder? 

Ervansky and O’Brien will only unravel her skein of deceit when they turn to the same Hollywood magic that convinces audiences aliens can phone home, talking clown fish do search and rescue, and every hooker is just a nice girl waiting for the right millionaire.

Murder In One Take by April Kelly and Marsha Lyons
Series: Ervansky-O'Brien, #1
Genre: Mystery / Humor / Crime
Publication Date: May 18 2012
eBook File Size: 1407 KB
Paperback: 324 pages
ISBN-10: 061564533X
ISBN-13: 978-0615645339

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 The Excerpt

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bridges Burned by Annette Dashofy | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

Paramedic Zoe Chambers is used to saving lives, but when she stops a man from running into a raging inferno in a futile attempt to rescue his wife, Zoe finds herself drawn to him, and even more so to his ten-year-old daughter. She invites them both to live at the farm while the grieving widower picks up the pieces of his life.

Vance Township Police Chief Pete Adams, of course, is not happy with this setup, especially when he finds evidence implicating Zoe’s new house-guest in murder times two. When Zoe ignores Pete’s dire warnings, she runs the very real chance of burning one too many bridges, losing everything — and everyone — she holds dear.

Praise for Bridges Burned:
“The action starts off with a bang and never lets up. Zoe's on the case, and she's a heroine you'll root for through the mystery's twists and turns — strong and bold, but vulnerable and relatable. I adore her, and you will, too!”
~ Lisa Scottoline, New York Times Bestselling Author of Betrayed

Bridges Burned by Annette Dashofy
Series: A Zoe Chambers Mystery, #3
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Paperback: 276 pages
ISBN-10: 1941962394
ISBN-13: 978-1941962398
E-Book File Size: 582 KB

The Review