Thursday, January 14, 2016

On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Welcome to Torte 
 a small-town family bakeshop where the treats are killer good.

It's the dead of winter in the sleepy town of Ashland, which means no tourists  and fewer customers  for Jules Capshaw and her bakery. But when she's asked to cater an off-season retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, business starts heating up... until Jules finds a dead body in the freezer.

"An intriguing new series."  Reader to Reader

Someone at the retreat has apparently iced the bartender, a well-known flirt with a legendary temper ― that is, before a killer beat him to the punch. Then, from out of nowhere, Jules's own ex-husband shows up at the shop ― and soon becomes a suspect. With accusations piling up higher than the snow ― and thicker than a chocolate mousse cake ― Jules has to think outside the (recipe) box to find the real culprit... and make sure he gets his just desserts.

"A delectable tale of murder and intrigue." ― Portland Book Review on Meet Your Baker

On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander
Series: A Bakeshop Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publisher: Minotaur Books  
Publication Date: December 29, 2015
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1250054257
ISBN-13: 978-1250054258
e-Book File Size: 1162 KB
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Click here for a sneak peek! You can read Chapter 1 of On Thin Icing 
on Macmillan Publishers' website.

The Review

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Murder Most Malicious by Alyssa Maxwell | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The author of the Gilded Newport Mysteries is back, with a new historical mystery series!

The Blurb

In post–World War I England, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady’s maid, Eva Huntford, step outside of their social roles and put their lives at risk to apprehend a vicious killer…

December 1918: As a difficult year draws to a close, there is much to celebrate for nineteen-year-old Phoebe Renshaw and her three siblings at their beloved family estate of Foxwood Hall. The dreadful war is finally over; eldest daughter Julia’s engagement to their houseguest, the Marquis of Allerton, appears imminent; and all have gathered to enjoy peace on earth, good will toward men.

But the peace of Foxwood Hall is shattered on the morning of Boxing Day, when the Marquis goes missing. Not entirely missing, however, as macabre evidence of foul play turns up in gift boxes given to lady’s maid Eva Huntford and a handful of others. Having overheard her sister and the Marquis in a heated exchange the night before, Lady Phoebe takes a personal interest in solving the mystery.

As the local constable suspects a footman at Foxwood Hall, Phoebe and Eva follow the clues to a different conclusion. But both young women will need to think outside the box to wrap up this case — before a cornered killer lashes out with ill will toward them…

Murder Most Malicious by Alyssa Maxwell 
Series: A Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery, #1
Genre: Historical Mystery
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: December 29, 2015
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1617738301
ISBN-13: 978-1617738302
E-Book File Size: 681 KB
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Click here for a sneak peek! You can read Chapter 1 of Murder Most Malicious 
on Author Alyssa Maxwell's website.

The Review

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Cinnamon Toasted by Gail Oust | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Case in point: Piper Prescott’s former mother-in-law Melly. Beneath her twin sets and pearls beats the heart of a geek — a geek whose programming changes for the point-of-sale software in Piper’s shop have the owners of the program ready to make her an offer she can’t refuse. “Trusty” Rusty Tulley and Chip Balboa swing by Brandywine Creek — just in time for the town’s annual Oktoberfest, which has cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom flying off Piper’s shelves in record numbers. News spreads faster than a text message, and Melly is the toast of the town.

But it isn’t long before Melly’s status changes to public enemy number one when Chip’s body is found at the foot of her basement stairs. Questions start to pile up when handsome police chief Wyatt McBride arrives on the scene and the coroner sets the time of death for the previous evening. McBride wants to know why it took Melly so long to report the incident — especially after she admits to arguing with Chip about the contract he wanted her to sign. Piper knows Melly would never hurt a fly, so she enlists the help of her BFF Reba Mae to clear her name — but can they find the real killer before Melly gets sent away for good? A mouth-watering entry in Gail Oust’s delicious Spice Shop series, Cinnamon Toasted is sure to delight cozy fans of all stripes.

Cinnamon Toasted by Gail Oust
Series: A Spice Shop Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publisher: Minotaur Books / Macmillan Publishers
Publication Date: December 15, 2015
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 125001106X
ISBN-13: 978-1250011060
e-Book File Size: 1348 KB

Click here for a sneak peek! You can read Chapter 1 
of Cinnamon Toasted on Macmillan Publishers' website.

The Review

Monday, January 4, 2016

Death Goes To The County Fair by Annette Drake | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

The Blurb

Joni Harte knew her first job out of college would be tough, but she didn’t expect it to be murder.

With the ink mostly dry on her journalism degree, Joni accepts the position of news reporter and photographer for The Ogallala Gazette. She’s tasked with chronicling all of the goings-on of the quirky characters who inhabit this small Missouri town.

While investigating the identity of the first murder victim, Joni makes an enemy of the local sheriff. Worse, she catches the attention of a violent stalker who promises to cure Joni of her curiosity.

As the Ogallala County Fair comes to an end, Joni must uncover the truth before she comes to hers.

Death Goes To The County Fair by Annette Drake
Series: An Ogallala Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Baskethound Books
Publication Date: October 15, 2015
Print Length: 100 pages
e-Book File Size: 635 KB
ASIN: B014I7MH56
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Click here for a sneak peek! You can read Chapter 1 of 
Death Goes to the County Fair on Author Annette Drake's website.

The Review