Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post and Giveaway


The Blurb


As the new music box store owner and resident of Keepsake Cove, a quaint town full of collectible shops on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Callie Reed is eager to get more involved in her community. She volunteers to plan the Fall street decorations and welcome a visiting author who's come for a special book signing. But the celebratory mood is cut short when the local B&B owner is found dead, killed by a pair of vintage scissors.

Suspicion is cast on the victim's estranged wife, Dorothy, who owns Keepsake Cove's vintage sewing shop. Callie is sure Dorothy is innocent, and the visiting author agrees. Together, they begin their own investigation, only to discover that many people in Keepsake Cove have secrets. Secrets that are worth killing to keep quiet.


Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
Series: A Keepsake Cove Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: November 8, 2018
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-10: 0738752274
ISBN-13: 978-0738752273
Digital
ASIN: B0795RTP2B
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The Review


Monday, November 12, 2018

Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway



The Blurb


Rural Pennsylvania’s Vance Township Police Chief Pete Adams is down an officer and has been dealing with extra shifts as well as a pair of bickering neighbors, one of whom owns a machete and isn’t afraid to use it.

Golden Oaks Assisted Living is outside Pete’s jurisdiction, but a murder in the facility his Alzheimer’s-afflicted father calls home makes the case personal.

Paramedic and Deputy Coroner Zoe Chambers has been itching for an opportunity to take the lead in a death investigation. She gets her chance when her boss is hospitalized and not only assigns her to the Golden Oaks homicide but puts her in charge of the county coroner’s office.

As if she doesn’t have enough to handle, a long-lost, over-protective, older half-brother walks into her life threatening to drive a wedge between her and the man she loves.

A second dead body leads them to realize the case may have dark ties to a distant past…and if Zoe doesn’t untangle the web of lies, Pete will be the one to pay the ultimate price.


Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy
Series: A Zoe Chambers Mystery, #7
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Henery Press
Hardcover: 276 pages

ISBN-10: 1635113954
ISBN-13: 978-1635113952
Paperback: 276 pages
ISBN-10: 163511392X
ISBN-13: 978-1635113921
e-Book File Size:595 KB
ASIN: B07DXBSPF8
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Saturday, November 10, 2018

A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


The Blurb


When an ice cream vendor discovers a frozen stiff, Florida diner owner Gia Morelli has to serve up some just desserts . . .

Gia has become good friends with Trevor, a fun, flirtatious bachelor who owns the ice cream parlor down the street from her popular All-Day Breakfast Café. Trevor has the scoop on all sorts of local attractions and activities. But when he bursts into her diner, trembling and paler than a pint of French Vanilla, she can tell something's very wrong. Trevor points her toward his shop then passes out cold. When Gia runs down to his shop, she discovers a chilling sight — a dead body in the open freezer. But the ice cream man's troubles are just beginning. The police suspect him of this murder a la mode, especially when details of his questionable past surface. Gia believes in her friend and is determined to clear his name and find the real cold-blooded killer before someone else gets put on ice . . .

A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory
Series: All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Paperback: 204 pages
ISBN-10: 1516104676
ISBN-13: 978-1516104673
e-Book File Size: 1522 KB
ASIN: B079R5Y14L
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The Character Guest Post

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren | Blog Tour with Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

The Vampire Knitting Club

By Nancy Warren

On Tour October 15 - November 16, 2018



The Blurb


First in a new series of paranormal cozy mysteries!

At a crossroads between a cringe-worthy past (Todd the Toad) and an uncertain future (she's not exactly homeless, but it's close), Lucy Swift travels to Oxford to visit her grandmother. With Gran's undying love to count on and Cardinal Woolsey's, Gran's knitting shop, to keep her busy, Lucy can catch her breath and figure out what she's going to do.

Except it turns out that Gran is the undying. Or at least, the undead. But there's a death certificate. And a will, leaving the knitting shop to Lucy. And a lot of people going in and out who never use the door — including Gran, who is just as loving as ever, and prone to knitting sweaters at warp speed, late at night. What exactly is going on?

When Lucy discovers that Gran did not die peacefully in her sleep, but was murdered, she has to bring the killer to justice without tipping off the law that there's no body in the grave. Between a hot 800-year-old vampire and a dishy detective inspector, both of whom always seem to be there for her, Lucy finds her life getting more complicated than a triple cable cardigan. The only one who seems to know what's going on is her cat ... or is it ... her familiar?

The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren
Series: The Vampire Knitting Club, #1
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: September 3, 2018
Published by: Ambleside Publishing
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1928145477
ISBN-13: 978-1928145479
e-Book File Size: 2089 KB
ASIN: B07HDBQ7BB
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The Excerpt


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A Different Kind of Reunion | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Guest Post, and Giveaway


The Blurb



While not usually a big deal, one overlooked email would haunt teacher Gilda Greco. Had she read it, former student Sarah McHenry might still be alive.

Suspecting foul play, Constable Leo Mulligan plays on Gilda’s guilt and persuades her to participate in a séance facilitated by one of Canada’s best-known psychics. Six former students also agree to participate. At first cooperative and willing, their camaraderie is short-lived as old grudges and rivalries emerge. The séance is a bust.

Determined to solve Sarah’s murder, Gilda launches her own investigation and uncovers shocking revelations that could put several lives — including her own — in danger. Can Gilda and the psychic solve this case before the killer strikes again?

A Different Kind of Reunion by Joanne Guidoccio
Series: Gilda Greco Mystery Series, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Publication Date: May 19, 2017
Paperback: 236 pages
ISBN-10: 1509220380
ISBN-13: 978-1509220380
E-Book File Size: 1736 KB
ASIN: B07BSTTNS2
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The Excerpt


Monday, November 5, 2018

Summoned to 13th Grave by Darynda Jones | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Fun Facts, & Giveaway


I met Charley Davidson six years ago, when I read First Grave on the Right. By the end of the book, I had fallen in love with her. I knew then that I would collect (and read!) every book in the Charley  Davidson series. Behold the result:
So when I was invited to an exclusive blog tour to celebrate the upcoming and final novel in Darynda Jones’ beloved Charley Davidson series, Summoned to Thirteenth Grave, I was thrilled to accept!



The Blurb


Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the final installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series!

Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She’s been kicked off the earthly plane for eternity — which is exactly the amount of time it takes to make a person stark, raving mad. But someone’s looking out for her, and she’s allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer. 

She’s missed her daughter. She’s missed Reyes. She’s missed Cookie and Garrett and Uncle Bob. Now that she’s back on earth, it’s time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine for a broken heart? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel.

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones
Series: The Charley Davidson Series, #13
Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: January 15, 2019
Published by: St. Martin’s Press
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 125014941X
ISBN-13: 978-1250149411
ASIN: B071JMJF4G
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The Excerpt

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


The Blurb


All Ellison Russell wanted was an update on her stock portfolio. Instead, she found her broker dead.

With an unexpected out-of-town guest at her house, Ellison is too busy for a murder investigation. Only this time, Detective Anarchy Jones wants her help, and she can’t deny the handsome detective. Can Mr. Coffee supply her with enough caffeine to keep her brain sharp and everyone else happy?

Juggling bodies (one, two, three, four), two-faced friends, her social calendar, and a cat (yes, a cat) is taxing but Mother might be the biggest challenge of all.

With a killer drawing closer, can Ellison put together the pieces or will she be the one getting stabbed in the back?


Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series:
THE DEEP END (#1), Five-Kitty Review here
GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2), Five-Kitty Review here
COLD AS ICE (#6), Five-Kitty Review here and here

Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern
Series: The Country Club Murders, #8
Genre: Cozy Mystery 
Publication Date: October 23, 2018
Publisher: Henery Press
Paperback: 262 pages
ISBN-10: 1635114551
ISBN-13: 978-1635114553
Hardcover: 262 pages
ISBN-10: 1635114586
ISBN-13: 978-1635114584
e-Book File Size: 2592 KB
ASIN: B07G5KX6Y4
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The Character Guest Post

by Julie Mulhern

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Guest Post & Giveaway

The Vampire Knitting Club

By Nancy Warren

On Tour October 15 - November 16, 2018



The Blurb


First in a new series of paranormal cozy mysteries!

At a crossroads between a cringe-worthy past (Todd the Toad) and an uncertain future (she's not exactly homeless, but it's close), Lucy Swift travels to Oxford to visit her grandmother. With Gran's undying love to count on and Cardinal Woolsey's, Gran's knitting shop, to keep her busy, Lucy can catch her breath and figure out what she's going to do.

Except it turns out that Gran is the undying. Or at least, the undead. But there's a death certificate. And a will, leaving the knitting shop to Lucy. And a lot of people going in and out who never use the door — including Gran, who is just as loving as ever, and prone to knitting sweaters at warp speed, late at night. What exactly is going on?

When Lucy discovers that Gran did not die peacefully in her sleep, but was murdered, she has to bring the killer to justice without tipping off the law that there's no body in the grave. Between a hot 800-year-old vampire and a dishy detective inspector, both of whom always seem to be there for her, Lucy finds her life getting more complicated than a triple cable cardigan. The only one who seems to know what's going on is her cat ... or is it ... her familiar?

The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren
Series: The Vampire Knitting Club, #1
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: September 3, 2018
Published by: Ambleside Publishing
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1928145477
ISBN-13: 978-1928145479
e-Book File Size: 2089 KB
ASIN: B07HDBQ7BB
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The Excerpt