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Death, Diamonds, and Freezer Burn (Grime Pays Mysteries #2) by Tricia L. Sanders Blog Tour with Giveaway ((1) Direct-to-Kindle copy of Murder is a Dirty Business (Book 1 in the Series)

24 Oct

Death, Diamonds, and Freezer Burn (Grime Pays Mysteries)
by Tricia L. Sanders

 

About the Book


Death, Diamonds, and Freezer Burn (Grime Pays Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Soul Mate Publishing, Inc.
Release Date – October 24, 2018
Approximately 254 pages

An unwelcome visitor, an unrequited love, and a dead body create chaos in a middle-aged woman’s plan for a productive summer.

Despite a looming divorce, an empty checkbook, and a struggling cleaning business, Cece Cavanaugh is determined to land on her own two feet. Adamant about staying a safe distance from the handsome detective who has her fantasizing about violating the morals clause in her prenuptial agreement, Cece dives headlong into her work.

Even though she has no free time to spare, Cece finds herself guilted into cleaning a hoarder’s home. Her discoveries in the condemned house are too shocking to ignore. Diamond-laden pachyderms, a secret cache of money, and a dead body lure Cece into launching an investigation that places her in direct contact with the one person she’s desperate to avoid–hunky Detective Case Alder.

With clues in hand, Cece runs down leads and eliminates suspects one by one. Her conclusion and brave accusation put a friend’s life in peril forcing Cece to hatch a plan to outsmart the killer. A daring move could either save Cece and her friend or lead to their demise.

About the Author

Tricia L. Sanders writes cozy mysteries and women’s fiction. She adds a dash of romance and a sprinkling of snark to raise the stakes. Her heroines are humorous women embarking on journeys of self-discovery all the while doing so with class, sass, and a touch of kickass.

Tricia is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, so don’t get between her and the television when a game is on. Currently, she is working on a mystery series set in the fictional town of Wickford, Missouri. Another project in the works is a women’s fiction road trip adventure.

A former instructional designer and corporate trainer, she traded in curriculum writing for novel writing, because she hates bullet points and loves to make stuff up. And fiction is more fun than training guides and lesson plans.

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(1) Direct-to-Kindle copy of Murder is a Dirty Business (Book 1 in the Series)

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

October 24 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 24 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 25 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 25 – Handcrafted Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 26 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT

October 26 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

October 27 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

October 27 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 28 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

October 28 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT

October 29 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT

October 29 – Valerie’s Musings – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 30 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW

October 30 – Laura’s Interests – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 31 – The Montana Bookaholic – CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 31 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 1 – FUONLYKNEW – REVIEW

November 1 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

November 1 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 2 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

November 2 – The Book Diva’s Reads – GUEST POST

November 3 – That’s What She’s Reading – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 3 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – REVIEW

November 4 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 4 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW

November 5 – Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST

November 5 – The Avid Reader – SPOTLIGHT

November 5 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

November 6 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE

November 6 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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The Assist (A Smart Jocks Novel #1) by Rebecca Jenshak Cover Reveal with Giveaway ($25 Amazon Gift Card)

22 Oct

 

 

Title: The Assist

Series: Smart Jocks #1

Author: Rebecca Jenshak
Genre: College Sports Romance

Cover Design: Jena Brignola

Photo: Wander Aguiar Photography

Model: Thom

Release Date: November 5, 2018
Blurb
You know those stories where the smart girl tutors the dumb
jock? This isn’t it.
Blair
What’s the probability of insulting the one guy on campus I
need to help me pass statistics? If I knew, I wouldn’t be standing in front of
Wes Reynolds begging him to tutor me.
Basketball player, sexy, arrogant, always sleeping through
class… these are the things I knew about him. What I didn’t know is that he is
a seriously smart jock.
Wes
What’s the best way to get rid of the peppy and unrelenting
girl that keeps asking me to tutor her? If I knew, I wouldn’t be staring at her
tan legs and attempting to teach her statistics.
Sorority girl, fine as f**k, determined, ball buster… these
are the things I knew about her. What I didn’t know is that she is all the
things I didn’t realize I wanted or needed.
Or that one semester with her would change everything.

 

Excerpt
“Rise and shine,” Joel says as he nudges me. I’m not asleep.
I wish I were. My eyes are closed, hat pulled down, but there’s no sleep to be
had.
“She’s coming back for more.” The tone in his voice is
almost inspired.
I don’t have to look up to know who he’s talking about, but
I do anyway. She’s the most entertaining thing about this class. Open my eyes
and lift the hat, turn it backward so my view isn’t the least bit blocked.
Today she’s wearing little pink shorts that show off tan
legs, yellow tennis shoes that don’t match but somehow work, and a bracelet
with a little charm around her left ankle. It’s too small to make out, but I
stare anyway. Her brown hair is pulled up in a high ponytail, and she has a
megawatt smile plastered on her face. A big bow on top of her head is all she’d
need to look like head cheerleader of my high school fantasies.
“Wes, hey, can I talk to you for a second?”
“What’s up?”
I’m hella impressed by the balls on this chick. She’s put
her foot in her mouth, not once, but twice, and damn near insulted the entire
student athlete population, but she keeps coming back. She has determination
and grit. I admire that about her.
I also am not in the least bit offended by her assumption
that I’m a dumb jock. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t surprised she came right
out and asked who my tutor was, but I know exactly what it looks like. I’ve fed
into the stereotype for years, doing nothing to make it seem otherwise. Well,
nothing but get straight A’s.
“I have sort of a favor.”
“What’s up?” I stand to walk with her out of the class.
“The tutor center was a bust. I know you said . . .” She
looks like she’s choosing her words carefully. “Do you have old study notes or
tests from previous semesters?”
“Still convinced I’m not capable of passing on my own, huh?”
“I’m sorry, really, no offense. I just want in on whatever
study materials you’re using. I can’t afford to fail another test. What’s your
secret?”
The secret? I’m fucking smart. Photographic memory smart and
statistics is my whole world, but I can’t resist messing with her.
“You know, saying no offense doesn’t make whatever you’re
saying less offensive. It just makes you feel better about saying something
offensive.”
Joel snickers behind me. I just can’t resist fucking with
her. She’s making it too easy.
“Sorry. I’m really so sorry. What about the other guys on
the team? Anyone have any awesome math tutors who aren’t available to us
non-jock students? I can pay.”
“Couldn’t say for sure, but I don’t think so. Most the guys
hold their own academically.” I lean in catching a whiff of her hair. It smells
good—like sugar cookies or candy canes or something sugary sweet that I want to
sink my teeth into. “Shocking, I know.”
Her shoulders slump in defeat, and I can tell she’s finally
accepted that I have no answers for her. At this point, I almost wish I knew of
someone to send her to. I don’t exactly travel in circles that clue me in on
secret study sessions and underground tutor societies.
“Thanks anyway.” She gives a little wave with the hand
clutched around the strap of her backpack.
Joel catches up to me, and we watch as she crosses the
campus toward the library. “Dude. That chick . . .”
“I know,” I say, and we continue to stare after her
completely awe stricken.

 

Author Bio
Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict,
college basketball fanatic, and Hallmark channel devotee. A Midwest native
transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and
singing (in the shower) when she isn’t writing books about hot guys and the
girls who love them.

 

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Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series #1) by Sara Rosett Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway {(1) Spectacular Prize Package including Signed print copy of Murder at Archly Manor Custom bookmarks for Murder at Archly Manor signed by Sara Rosett Roaring 20’s Paper Dolls from Cottage Park Vintage at www.etsy.com/shop/cottageparkvintage And More (U.S. Only)}

22 Oct

Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series)
by Sara Rosett

About the Book



Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series)

Historical Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Self Published (October 15, 2018)
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 0998843164
ISBN-13: 978-0998843162
Digital ASIN: B07H2P8J3H

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 fiancé, 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.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Great beginning to what promises to be a fantastic historical mystery series!!!!

Rosett had me intrigued with her first few lines of the book. I knew I was going to enjoy the story and the main character, Olive. I was right!!!! It far exceeded all my expectations.

Olive has left her aristocratic home to find work in London as a writer for a newspaper. Home isn’t home with her father’s new wife. However, the job prospects for a woman aren’t all that great. When her aunt asks her to look into the background of her daughter, Violet’s beau, Alfred, she agrees. She has no clue she will become involved in a murder investigation. She has no choice when Violet is suspected of murdering Alfred. This is the beginning of a fantastic murder mystery full of twist and turns and insights into the upper class at that time period.

Olive was quite interesting. She was a woman ahead of her time, not wanting to rely on her family’s money, but she wanting to rely on herself. That wasn’t always easy for a woman in the 1920s. She was somewhat of an outsider who was trying desperately to find exactly where she did fit in. Rosett created such an intelligent, witty and very resourceful character in Olive. I can’t wait to see what other mysteries she solves in the future.

The book was extremely well-written and well-researched! Make sure to check out “The Story Behind the Story” at the end of the book. It will give you insight into how Rosett created this story and her characters. If you like historical mysteries with a strong, intelligent heroine, you won’t want to miss this one!!!!




About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett writes light-hearted escapes for readers who enjoy puzzling mysteries, interesting settings, and quirky characters.

She is the author of the Murder on Location series, the Ellie Avery series, the On the Run series, and the High Society Lady Detective series. Sara also teaches an online course, How to Outline A Cozy Mystery.

Publishers Weekly called Sara’s books, “satisfying,” “well-executed,” and “sparkling.” Sara loves to get new stamps in her passport and considers dark chocolate a daily requirement. Find out more at SaraRosett.com.

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October 12 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

October 12 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 13 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

October 13 – T’s Stuff – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 13 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – REVIEW

October 14 – Readeropolis – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 14 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

October 15 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW

October 15 – The Book Diva’s Reads – SPOTLIGHT

October 16 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 16 – Handcrafted Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 17 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW

October 17 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

October 18 – Mysteries with Character – GUEST POST

October 18 – MJB Reviewers – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 19 – Island Confidential – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 19 – Fantastic feathers – SPOTLIGHT

October 20 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

October 21 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 21 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 22 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – REVIEW

October 22 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

October 23 – Jane Reads – REVIEW

October 23 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 24 – Carole’s Book Corner – REVIEW

October 24 – Here’s How It Happened – REVIEW

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Kiss Me Goodnight (Claire Goodnite Series Volume 4) by Jennifer Rebecca Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (KISS ME GOODNIGHT Book Box)

19 Oct

Today we have the blog tour for Kiss Me Goodnight by Jennifer Rebecca! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today:

Title: Kiss Me Goodnight

Author: Jennifer Rebecca

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover by Alyssa Garcia at Uplifting Designs.

About Kiss Me Goodnight:

Detective Claire Goodnite is finally marrying her sexy SAIC, Wesley O’Connell in this suspenseful conclusion to the series.

The hall has been booked, the flowers have been ordered, and the invitations have been sent. Everything is finally falling into place for the happy couple, or so it seems.

That is until a hunter the likes of the old DC Sniper has his sights set on New Jersey Law Enforcement and suddenly the thin blue line has a big, old target painted on their backs. It’s open season on police officers and federal agents alike. She might be the best damn detective in the state of New Jersey but even this case has Claire running for her life.

Not to mention the loss of one of her inner circle seems to have shook something loose in her mind. Claire’s memories of that long ago day when she was taken from her home as a child are surfacing one after another. But will she remember before it’s too late?

It’s like they always say, every story has its ending.

Are you ready for this one?

It’s gonna sting.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

What a way to end the series…at least Claire’s story!!!!

Claire is FINALLY near her wedding day to Wesley.  As anyone who has read this series knows, Claire’s and Wesley’s road to happiness has been a hard one, full of obstacles. Their trip down the aisle will be no different.

Rebecca has done a fantastic job of developing this series, keeping it fresh and full of suspense. This book is no different. She actually steps the suspense up a bit with two plots occuring. Not many writers could pull that off, but Rebecca does!!! There is a sniper who is going after law enforcement, and it may be connected somehow to Claire. If that wasn’t enough stress, her nightmares are getting more vivid, and she seems to be remembering more of her kidnapping as a child. Could she finally be remembering who the monster was who did this to her?

With all the mystery and suspense, Rebecca never leaves out the emotions, whether it’s the steam between Claire and Wesley or the pain of her nightmares. There are lots of twists and turns throughout the book. But, my favorite part is the epilogue…it’s not any normal epilogue, as the chapter says, it’s “epic.”

This is a great series. I loved each and every book. Even though each book was a different case, the storyline of the main characters continued to develop. Soon, we will finally get Liam’s book!!!! Can’t wait for that one!!!!!




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Tuck Me In Tight:

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Say a Sweet Prayer:

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About the Author:

Jennifer is a thirty something lover of words, all words: the written, the spoken, the sung (even poorly), the sweet, the funny, and even the four letter variety. She is a native of San Diego, California where she grew up reading the Brownings and Rebecca with her mother and Clifford and the Dog who Glowed in the Dark with her dad, much to her mother’s dismay.

 

Jennifer is a graduate of California State University San Marcos where she studied Criminology and Justice Studies. She is also an Alpha Xi Delta.

 

10 years ago, she was swept off her feet by her very own sailor. Today, they are happily married and the parents of a 8 year old and 6 year old twins. She can often be found in East Texas on the soccer fields, drawing with her children, or reading. Jennifer is convinced that if she puts her fitbit on one of the dogs, she might finally make her step goals. She loves a great romance, an alpha hero, and lots and lots of laughter.

 

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The Spirit in Question (A Lila MacLean Academic Mystery #3) by Cynthia Kuhn Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway ((1) Choice of any 2 Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries (ebook) and a $25 amazon gift card)

19 Oct

The Spirit in Question (A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery)
by Cynthia Kuhn

About the Book

The Spirit in Question (A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Henery Press (October 2, 2018)
Trade Paperback | 252 pages
ISBN 9781635114065, 1635114063
Digital ASIN: B07FDL54HG

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?



Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Great mixture of mystery and paranormal!!!!

Lila is working for the first time as a dramatic consultant for the production of Puzzled: The Musical, but the director either ignores her or touts his own decisions as “brilliant.” Like many on campus, she doesn’t think this production will be a success. But, they forge ahead since the creator is a professor at the university. She had no idea this venture would lead to murder.

The mystery itself was full of twists and turns which kept me guessing, especially when it seems other people who are involved in the production are targeted as well. Lila is witty and intelligent, a very likeable character. The cast of quirky secondary characters add to the storyline itself. I’m a huge fan of the paranormal, so I loved that addition. I really loved how the author actually made the Opera House itself a character!

If you are looking for a smart, intelligent cozy mystery, I highly recommend reading this one and the entire series! Be sure to check out the author’s note at the end of the book! I found it quite fascinating!!!



About the Author

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Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series: The Semester of Our Discontent, an Agatha Award recipient for Best First Novel; The Art of Vanishing, a Lefty Award nominee for Best Humorous Mystery; and The Spirit in Question. She teaches in Denver, serves as president of Sisters in Crime-Colorado, and blogs with Chicks on the Case. For more information, please visit cynthiakuhn.net.

 

Author Links

Webpage: cynthiakuhn.wordpress.com

Blog: mysteristas.wordpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cynthiakuhnwriter

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/cynthiakuhn

Twitter: @cynthiakuhn

 

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October 8 – Island Confidential – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

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October 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 9 – Varietats – SPOTLIGHT

October 9 – Handcrafted Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 10 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 10 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 11 – MJB Reviewers – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 11 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT

October 12 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 13 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

October 14 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW

October 15 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT

October 15 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

October 16 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW

October 16 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 17 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 17 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW

October 18 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – GUEST POST

October 18 – A Cozy Experience– REVIEW

October 19 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – REVIEW

October 19 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 20 – Jane Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 21 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW

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A Crafter Knits a Clue (A Handcrafted Mystery #1) by Holly Quinn Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (A Print Copy of A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery by Holly Quinn with a tote bag and bookmark!)

18 Oct

A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery
by Holly Quinn

 

About the Book

A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery
NEW COZY MYSTERY SERIES
SET IN WISCONSIN
Crooked Lane Books (October 9, 2018)
Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1683317718
ISBN-13: 978-1683317715
Digital ASIN: B078LZ5ZM5

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

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.



Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

I am always excited when I get to read the beginning of a new series, so I was very excited about reading A Crafter Knits a Clue. Holly Quinn exceeded my expectations!

Sammy has just moved back to her hometown after her best friend, Kate, passed away. She knew she had no other choice when she learned Kate’s store was in danger of closing. Sammy knew she couldn’t let that happen. Community Crafts was more than a store. It was the glue for that small town. It brought people together through fundraisers and had a way of bringing the town together. She is looking forward to making it thrive again, but it won’t be as easy as she thought, especially when she becomes involved in a murder investigation. She certainly wasn’t expecting to find Ingrid’s body when she walked over to the Yarn Barn to see if Ingrid needed some help. She is determined to find the killer even if her own life is in danger.

Liam Nash is the detective in charge of solving the murder. When Sammy sees the new detective, she wasn’t expecting him to be so good-looking. As the story progresses, there is a possibility that something more might develop. However, Sammy is somewhat scared of letting someone in for fear of losing someone else she cares about. I like that Quinn isn’t rushing this relationship; it makes it more realistic.

I loved the mystery itself. However, I also love the community and setting Quinn has created. It is an atmosphere I am going to love coming back to again and again. Quinn also throws a bit of a twist near the end. Readers will know what I’m talking about once they read it. The icing on the cake is at the end with suggested yarns for different projects. I always love when I get a little something extra at the end!!! Great book, and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.  



About the Author

Holly Quinn is both an avid reader and crafter. Holly sells her artistic creations locally and dreamed of one day opening a gift shop to sell local artist’s handiwork. Instead, she began writing about it and thus her journey of the Handcrafted Mystery series was born. Visit her @ www.authorhollyquinn.com

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My One Despair by Claudia Burgoa Cover Reveal with Pre-Order Links, Playlist, & Giveaway ($50 Gift Card)

15 Oct

 

Title: My One Despair
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction
Cover Design: Amy Queau
Release Date: November 1, 2018

 

Blurb
Once, they shared one soul. Can hope heal years of
despair and broken dreams?
Music is all I know. It saved me as a kid. It brings me fame
and fortune now. But what am I, the famous Gage Rodin, doing at night when I’m
on the road and can’t sleep? Googling her. Tess Hades, the
girl who still haunts my dreams and my lyrics.
She arrived like a quiet storm, a wild thing with eyes
guarded to the world. But she let me into the deep end of her beautifully
broken soul. When we were together, life was simple. When my life got
complicated, she did what she thought was the right thing. She let me go.
While she’s been out saving the wild creatures of the world,
my muse has fed on the memory of our life together. But now everything in my
world is shifting again, and not in a good way. I’m not certain I have the
strength to bear another devastating loss, so I find myself reaching for
something as rare and elusive as the perfect song lyric.
The one woman who never gave up hope…
Claudia is an award winning, international bestselling author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.
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