Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Drop Dead Ornaments by Lois Winston | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Anastasia Pollack’s son Alex is dating Sophie Lambert, the new kid in town. For their community service project, the high school seniors have chosen to raise money for the county food bank. Anastasia taps her craft industry contacts to donate materials for the students to make Christmas ornaments they’ll sell at the town’s annual Holiday Crafts Fair.

At the fair Anastasia meets Sophie’s father, Shane Lambert, who strikes her as a man with secrets. She also notices a woman eavesdropping on their conversation. Later that evening when the woman turns up dead, Sophie’s father is arrested for her murder.

Alex and Sophie beg Anastasia to find the real killer, but Anastasia has had her fill of dead bodies. She’s also not convinced of Shane’s innocence. Besides, she’s promised younger son Nick she’ll stop risking her life. But how can she say no to Alex?

Drop Dead Ornaments by Lois Winston
Series: An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery, #7
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: 
October 22, 2018
Self Published
Paperback: 278 pages
ISBN-10: 1940795443
ISBN-13: 978-1940795447
E-Book File Size: 2641 KB
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

The Blurb

Southern charm meets the dark mystery of the bayou as a hundred-year flood, a malicious murder, and a most unusual Mardi Gras converge at the Crozat Plantation B&B.

It’s Mardi Gras season on the bayou, which means parades, pageantry, and gumbo galore. But when a flood upends life in the tiny town of Pelican, Louisiana — and deposits a body of a stranger behind the Crozat Plantation B&B — the celebration takes a decidedly dark turn. The citizens of Pelican are ready to Laissez les bon temps rouler — but there’s beaucoup bad blood on hand this Mardi Gras.

Maggie Crozat is determined to give the stranger a name and find out why he was murdered. The post-flood recovery has delayed the opening of a controversial exhibit about the little-known Louisiana Orphan Train. And when a judge for the Miss Pelican Mardi Gras Gumbo Queen pageant is shot, Maggie’s convinced the murder is connected to the body on the bayou. Does someone covet the pageant queen crown enough to kill for it? Could the deaths be related to the Orphan Train, which delivered its last charges to Louisiana in 1929? The leads are thin on this Fat Tuesday — and until the killer is unmasked, no one in Pelican is safe.

A simmering gumbo of a humorous whodunit, Mardi Gras Murder is the fourth piquant installment in USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron’s award-winning Cajun Country mysteries.

Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron
Series: A Cajun Country Mystery, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 9781683317050
ISBN-13: 978-1683317050
e-Book File Size: 5191 KB
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

A high-society murder. A spirited lady detective. Can she out-class the killer before an innocent person takes the fall?

London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she’s penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job — looking into the background of her cousin’s fiancĂ©, Alfred. He burst into the upper crust world of London’s high society, but his answers to questions about his past are decidedly vague.

Before Olive can gather more than the basics, a murder occurs at a posh party. Suddenly, every Bright Young Person in attendance is a suspect, and Olive must race to find the culprit because a sly murderer is determined to make sure Olive’s first case is her last.

Murder at Archly Manor is the first in the High Society Lady Detective series of charming historical cozy mysteries. If you like witty banter, glamorous settings, and delightful plot twists, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett’s series for Anglophiles and mystery lovers alike. Travel back to the Golden Age of detective fiction with Murder at Archly Manor.

Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett 
Series: A High Society Lady Detective Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery
Release Date: October 15, 2018
Publisher: Self Published
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 0998843164
ISBN-13: 978-0998843162
eBook File Size: 3666 KB
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Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Spirit in Question by Cynthia Kuhn | Blog Tour with Character Guest Post & Giveaway

The Blurb

English professor Lila Maclean knew drama would be involved when she agreed to consult on Stonedale University’s production of Puzzled: The Musical.

But she didn’t expect to find herself cast into such chaos: the incomprehensible play is a disaster, the crumbling theater appears to be haunted, and, before long, murder takes center stage.

The show must go on — yet as they speed toward opening night, it becomes clear that other members of the company may be targeted as well. Lila searches for answers while contending with a tenacious historical society, an eccentric playwright, an unsettling psychic, an enigmatic apparition, and a paranormal search squad.

With all of this in play, will she be able to identify who killed her colleague... or will it soon be curtains for Lila too?

The Spirit in Question by Cynthia Kuhn
Series: A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Henery Press
Hardcover: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 9781635114096
ISBN-13: 978-1635114096
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 9781635114065
ISBN-13: 978-1635114065
e-Book File Size: 1972 KB
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Party with Guest Post and Giveaway

Welcome, y'all! I'm so glad you've stopped by, to be a part of the Goddess Fish Tenth Anniversary Celebration.

Goddess Fish Promotions is one of the main companies responsible for the book tours that I host. Goddess and Fish are great to work with. I recommend them to bloggers in search of a virtual book tour company, and to authors needing such things as promotion, graphic design, editing, and more. (Oh, and you can find out how they got their nicknames, in one of the interviews on the tour. Check it out!)

So without further ado, I'm turning the controls over to the dynamic duo of Goddess Fish.


Welcome to the Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Month Long Celebration!

"Who is Goddess Fish Promotions? And what do we do?" We're glad you asked!

We didn't want your visit here to be dry and boring, so we decided to have a poetry competition and put what we do into verse.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Murder in the Museum by Karen Shughart | Blog Tour with Character Guest Post and Giveaway

The Blurb

Early one gray November morning, retired Lighthouse Cove, NY police chief, Edmund DeCleryk, finds Emily Bradford's body on the beach at the base of the bluff where the local museum and historical society stands. At the same time, a break-in has been reported at the museum, and Emily's coat and purse are found hanging on a peg in the museum's gift shop where she worked. Was her death the result of a burglary gone bad or something more sinister?

When the police chief is called out of town for a family emergency, he hires Ed, now working as a criminal consultant, to assist deputy police chief, Carrie Ramos, with the murder investigation. After several leads don't pan out, the chief, now back in Lighthouse Cove, decides to close the case. Confident that with more time the murder can be solved, Ed is determined to continue investigating on his own, with encouragement from his wife, Annie, the museum's executive director.

One morning while in the basement of the museum, the couple discovers a copy of a map dated 1785, and Ed's instincts tell him it may be connected to Emily's death. On a hunch, he and Annie travel to Toronto, Canada, where he learns of the original map and a manuscript written in 1847 that were unearthed during an archaeological dig. The manuscript contains information about a ship that capsized during a fierce storm on Lake Ontario — in 1785. Now Ed has clues as to why the murder occurred, but he still doesn't know who committed the crime. Or does he?

Murder in the Museum by Karen Shughart
Series: An Edmund DeCleryk Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: February 13, 2018
Publisher: Cozy Cat Press
Paperback: 266 pages
ISBN-10: 1946063509
ISBN-13: 978-1946063502
e-Book File Size: 1083 KB
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Crafter Knits a Clue by Holly Quinn | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

For fans of Betty Hechtman and Maggie Sefton,
the latest craft frenzy is Holly Quinn’s Handcrafted series debut.

The Blurb

Sammy Kane just moved back to her hometown to run a craft store. But when the owner of a nearby yarn shop is murdered, Sammy will needle little help finding the killer.

When a heartbroken Samantha “Sammy” Kane returns to her hometown of Heartsford, WI, for her best friend Kate’s funeral, she learns that Kate’s much-loved craft store is in danger of perishing with its owner. Confounding all her expectations of the life she would live, Sammy moves back home with her golden retriever and takes over Community Craft. A few doors down Main Street, fellow new arrival Ingrid Wilson has just opened the Yarn Barn, a real “purl” of a shop. But when Sammy strolls over to see if Ingrid could use a little help, she finds Ingrid’s dead body — with a green aluminum knitting needle lodged in her throat.

Detective Liam Nash is thrown for a loop as every single citizen of Heartsford seems to have a theory about Ingrid’s murder. And nearly everyone in town seems to be a suspect. But the last time Sammy did any sleuthing was as a little moppet. And this is not fun and games. Sammy is eager to help the handsome Liam — who seems to be endlessly inventive in finding reasons to talk with her — and when Liam arrests affable woodworker Miles Danbury, Sammy puts everything on the line to help clear Miles.

As the case comes dangerously close to unraveling, Sammy must stitch the clues together. But the killer has other plans — and if Sammy’s not careful, she may wind up in a perilous knot in A Crafter Knits a Clue, the first warm and woolly yarn of Holly Quinn’s new Handcrafted mysteries.

A Crafter Knits a Clue by Holly Quinn
Series: A Handcrafted Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover: 330 pages
ISBN-10: 1683317718
ISBN-13: 978-1683317715
e-Book File Size: 2536 KB
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Perfect Body by Frankie Bow | Blog Tour with Character Guest Post and Giveaway

The Blurb

The Perfect Body: In which Professor Molly deals with a new baby, an old flame, and a regrettable coincidence. 

When Professor Molly attends Mahina State University's exclusive donor dinner, she doesn't expect to have to share a table with the insufferable Stephen Park. Turns out it's one thing to invite your toxic ex-boyfriend to drop dead... it's quite another when he takes you up on it.

The Perfect Body by Frankie Bow
Series: Professor Molly Mystery, #8
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: September 30, 2018
Publisher: Hawaiian Heritage Press
Paperback: 290 pages
ISBN-10: 9781943476602
ISBN-13: 978-1943476602
e-Book File Size: 512 KB
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