Saturday, October 31, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Before the Storm by Leslie Tentler | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway

No Matter How Far You Run, The Past Will Find You.

Leslie Tentler is back with another story of romance and suspense… this time in a small Southern beach town called Rarity Cove. What happens when a woman on the run has her dangerous secrets finally catch up with her? Find out in Before the Storm by Leslie Tentler.

The Blurb

Six years earlier, Trina Grissom disappeared, on the run for her life. Now living under an assumed identity — as Samantha Marsh — she still struggles with the dark secret she harbors and the fear she might one day be found. When she moves to the coastal town of Rarity Cove, South Carolina, to open a café, a handsome widower begins to chip away at the walls she’s built to protect herself.

Mark St. Clair lost his wife two years ago in a tragic accident. Head of the grand St. Clair resort, he distracts himself from his lingering grief by running the family business and caring for his troubled young daughter... until a beautiful restaurateur sets up shop in town. Before meeting Samantha, Mark was convinced he could never be drawn to another woman. But as his attraction to Samantha grows, the mystery surrounding her deepens.

As the two begin a hesitant courtship, double perils emerge. Someone from Samantha’s lurid past comes calling, threatening to expose her. And a powerful hurricane is forming in the Atlantic with the small beach town in its path. Trapped in the storm by the brutal man who wants vengeance on Samantha, she and Mark must fight for their lives.

Before the Storm by Leslie Tentler
Series: A Rarity Cove Novel, #1 
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Publisher: Left Field Press  
Paperback: 334 pages 
ISBN-10: 0990639037
ISBN-13: 978-0990639039
eBook File Size: 4017 KB
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The Excerpt

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Short & Tall Tales in Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz | Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway

Amy Metz is back, with a new book in the Goose Pimple Junction mystery series!

The Blurb

This is not your average Southern town. With a hint of mystery, a lot of laughs, and unique charm, you’ll catch a glimpse of everyday life in Goose Pimple Junction in this short story compilation. Short & Tall Tales occurs chronologically between Murder & Mayhem, book 1, and Heroes & Hooligans, book 2, in the Goose Pimple Junction mystery series. Book 1.5 is a fun escape that will answer questions readers may have about the residents of this quirky small town.

  • How did Johnny Butterfield become police chief?
  • How did Tess and Jack get engaged?
  • How did Ima Jean come to live with Louetta?
  • How do you celebrate an Apple Day?

These questions and more are answered in Short & Tall Tales in Goose Pimple Junction. Five short stories, one novella, and three recipes will give you more of life in Goose Pimple Junction, make you laugh, and have your mouth watering. If you want a feel-good read, you’ve come to the right place. Grab some sweet tea and escape to Goose Pimple Junction.

Short & Tall Tales in Goose Pimple Junction 
by Amy Metz

Series: Goose Pimple Junction mysteries, #1.5
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publisher: Southern Ink Press, an imprint of Blue Publications
Publication Date: August 31, 2015
Paperback: 128 pages
ISBN-10: 0989714063
ISBN-13: 978-0989714068
e-Book File Size: 2120 KB
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Why wait? You can read an excerpt, the first section of Chapter 10, Talk of the Town
here on Author Amy Metz's website.

 The Review

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

The author of The Deep End is back, with another Country Club Murders mystery!

The Blurb

With his dying breath, Bobby Lowell begs Ellison Russell, “Tell her I love her.”

Unable to refuse, Ellison struggles to find the girl the murdered boy loved. Too bad an epically bad blind date, a vindictive graffiti artist, and multiple trips to the emergency room keep getting in the way.

Worse, a killer has Ellison in his sights, her newly-rebellious daughter is missing, and there’s yet another body in her hostas. Mother won’t be pleased.

Now Ellison must track down not one but two runaway teenagers, keep her promise to Bobby and elude the killer — all before her next charity gala committee meeting.

Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern
Series: The Country Club Murders, #2
Genre: Humorous Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Hardcover: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1943390088
ISBN-13: 978-1943390083
Paperback268 pages
ISBN-10: 1943390053
ISBN-13: 978-1943390052
e-Book File Size: 790 KB

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Why wait? An excerpt is included in Author Julie Mulhern's Guest Post!

The Review

Monday, October 19, 2015

Diner Knock Out by Terri L. Austin | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

Terri L. Austin is back, with Diner Knock Out,
the fourth book in the Rose Strickland Mystery series from Henery Press.

The Blurb

Rose Strickland’s life is complicated. Besides her waitressing gig, she works part-time for Andre Thomas, a PI with no faith in Rose’s ability to investigate, her love life with Sullivan has stalled, and her BFF, Roxy, has found a new bestie, leaving Rose out in the cold.

Determined to prove herself, Rose takes a case on the sly. As she searches for a missing MMA fighter, Rose discovers an illegal fight club, a group of ruthless businessmen, dead bodies, and a trail of drugs.

Hunting down clues that lead too close to home, Rose finds herself in the fight of her life. Can she beat the killer to the punch before she gets knocked out for good?

Diner Knock Out 
by Terri L. Austin

Series: The Rose Strickland Mysteries, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: October 20, 2015
Paperback: 302 pages
ISBN-10: 1943390096
ISBN-13: 978-1943390090
e-Book File Size: 825 KB
ASIN: B012B59QM4

 The Review

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Devil’s Hook by Pearl R. Meaker | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, Interview, Giveaway

The Blurb

Jairus Twombly's familial intuition is faltering and his new personal assistant seems to be trying to replace his wife, Amy.

On the Twombly College campus, someone is breaking into the dorm rooms of female students leaving things instead of taking things: red colored objects including a red golf ball, a red ribbon and a tiny red stuffed dog.

When a recipient of some of the red objects goes missing and is returned after being told, "You're not her," and the personal assistant turns up dead with Amy Twombly's elegant Bloodwood crochet hook in her eye, things heat up for Emory Crawford and her chemist and forensic scientist husband, Dr. Jebbin Crawford.

Emory, along with the Twombly's Nancy Drew-like daughter, Madison, once more turns to her amateur detective skills and intuition to solve the mysteries.

The Devil’s Hook by Pearl R. Meaker
Series: An Emory Crawford Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Promontory Press
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-10: 198785716X
ISBN-13: 978-1987857160
e-Book File Size: B013TJ1YM6
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The Excerpt

Monday, October 12, 2015

Dead in a Dumpster by B.L. Blair | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway

The Blurb

When Leah Norwood finds the body of Isabel Meeks in the dumpster behind her store, she can’t believe the police consider her a suspect. Sure, she didn’t liked Isabel, but then again, neither did anyone else. Isabel had a condescending attitude and a bad reputation. As manager of the antique store, Patina, she had made a lot of enemies.

There is Patina’s assistant manager, the handsome and charming Trent. Isabel was blackmailing him. There is Patina’s owner, the aloof and influential Anthony Thorpe.  Isabel was smuggling drugs through his store. And there is the entire drug dealing Cantono family. Isabel had lost a box containing heroin from one of their shipments. That is just to name a few and didn’t even include the stranger who was seen arguing with Isabel just hours before her death. 

The police have too many suspects and too many soft alibis. Leah needs to prove to the sexy new chief of police that she had nothing to do with Isabel’s death. 

Leah loves a good mystery. Can she find the killer before the police arrest her for murder?

Dead in a Dumpster by B.L. Blair
Series: Leah Norwood Mystery, #1 
Genre: Mystery/Romance
Release Date: September 21, 2014
Publisher: B.L. Blair  
Paperback: 210 pages 
ISBN-10: 0990658406
ISBN-13: 978-0990658405
eBook File Size: 1295 KB
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The Excerpt

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Check in for some Southern hospitality in Plantation Shudders, the Cajun Country series debut from Ellen Byron.

It’s the end of the summer and Prodigal Daughter Maggie Crozat has returned home to her family’s plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisiana. The Crozats have an inn full of guests for the local food festival  elderly honeymooners, the Cajun Cuties, a mysterious stranger from Texas, a couple of hipster lovebirds, and a trio of Georgia frat boys. But when the elderly couple keels over dead within minutes of each other  one from very unnatural causes  Maggie and the others suddenly become suspects in a murder. 

With the help of Bo Durant, the town’s handsome new detective, Maggie must investigate to clear her name while holding the family business together at the same time. And the deeper she digs, the more she wonders: are all of the guests really there for a vacation or do they have ulterior motives? Decades-old secrets and stunning revelations abound in Ellen Byron’s charming cozy debut, Plantation Shudders.

Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
Series: A Cajun Country Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: August 11, 2015
Hardcover: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1629532509
ISBN-13: 978-1629532509
e-Book File Size: 766 KB

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Why wait? Go to the Publisher's website now to read an excerpt!

The Review

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Scrapbook of the Dead by Mollie Cox Bryan | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

The author of A Crafty Christmas is back with another Cumberland Creek Mystery!

The Blurb

Halloween means spooky scrapbooks for the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, but what’s been happening around town is truly frightening. First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela’s Pie Palace, and the next day a second woman is found murdered by the river. Reporter Annie Chamovitz learns the victims were sisters and is certain their deaths are linked. Most bizarre of all, both women were found clutching scrapbook pages.

As their Saturday night crop quickly becomes an opportunity to puzzle out the murders, the ladies begin to wonder if Pamela is hiding more than her secret recipes for delicious pies — or if the crimes are related to the startling discovery that there are gangs in Cumberland Creek. As All Hallows Eve approaches, the crafty croppers must cut and paste the clues to unmask a deadly killer.

Includes tips and a glossary of terms for the modern scrapbooker!

Scrapbook of the Dead by Mollie Cox Bryan
Series: A Cumberland Creek Mystery, #5
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0758293585
ISBN-13: 978-0758293589
e-Book File Size: 677 KB

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Why wait? Go to the Author's website now for a sneak peek!

The Review

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bread of the Dead by Ann Myers | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my tour stop for Bread of the Dead, the first book in the Santa Fe Café series of cozy mysteries by Ann Myers. The tour runs September 28 - October 23 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

The Blurb

Trick or treat — and murder — are on the menu in this first in a new culinary mystery series.

Life couldn't be sweeter for Tres Amigas Café chef Rita Lafitte, decorating sugar skulls and taste-testing rich, buttery pan de muerto in anticipation of Santa Fe's Day of the Dead bread-baking contest. That is, until her friendly landlord, Victor, is found dead next door.

Although the police deem Victor's death a suicide, Rita knows something is amiss. To uncover the truth, she teams up with her octogenarian boss, Flori, the town's most celebrated snoop.

The duo begins to sift through long-buried secrets and to take full measure of duplicitous neighbors, but the clock is ticking and their list of suspects is growing ever longer. Just as the clues get hotter than a New Mexican chile, one of their main suspects winds up dead. Rita fears that the killer is dishing out seconds — and her order might be up.

Bread of the Dead by Ann Myers
Series: A Santa Fe Café Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publisher: William Morrow / HarperCollins Avon
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 0062382276
ISBN-13: 978-0062382276
e-Book File Size: 2968 KB

The Review