Don’t believe it

Did you miss me? Don’t answer that. However, I’ve been absent from this space because I

  • sold my house
  • hunted for a new place to live
  • applied for a lease
  • packed
  • moved
  • unpacked

all of which was all-consuming and left no time for anything else.

Don’t believe it? It’s true, but the same might be said for everything that happens in Charlie Donlea’s mystery, Don’t Believe It.


Don’t Believe It
by Charlie Donlea

 

About the Book


Don’t Believe ItMystery/Crime/Suspense
Kensington (May 29, 2018)
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496713803
Digital ASIN: B075CBLSDX
Audio ASIN: B079VRWSRY

From acclaimed author Charlie Donlea comes a twisting, impossible-to-put-down novel of suspense in which a filmmaker helps clear a woman convicted of murder—only to find she may be a puppet in a sinister game.

The Girl of Sugar Beach is the most watched documentary in television history—a riveting, true-life mystery that unfolds over twelve weeks and centers on a fascinating question: Did Grace Sebold murder her boyfriend, Julian, while on a Spring Break vacation, or is she a victim of circumstance and poor police work? Grace has spent the last ten years in a St. Lucian prison, and reaches out to filmmaker Sidney Ryan in a last, desperate attempt to prove her innocence.

As Sidney begins researching, she uncovers startling evidence, additional suspects, and timeline issues that were all overlooked during the original investigation. Before the series even finishes filming, public outcry leads officials to reopen the case. But as the show surges towards its final episodes, Sidney receives a letter saying that she got it badly, terribly wrong.

Sidney has just convinced the world that Grace is innocent. Now she wonders if she has helped to free a ruthless killer. Delving into Grace’s past, she peels away layer after layer of deception. But as Sidney edges closer to the real heart of the story, she must decide if finding the truth is worth risking her newfound fame, her career . . . even her life.

About the Author

Credit – Carrianne Photography

USA Today bestselling author Charlie Donlea was born and raised in Chicago. He now lives in the suburbs with his wife and two young children. Readers can find him online at http://charliedonlea.com

Author Links

Website http://charliedonlea.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/charliedonlea/?ref=hl

Twitter https://twitter.com/CharlieDonlea

GoodReads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13922088.Charlie_Donlea

Purchase Links

Amazon B&N Kobo Google Play BookBub

 

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Visit these other stops on the tour for reviews, author interviews, and more.

May 21 – Bea’s Book Nook – REVIEW

May 21 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

May 22 – DeeScoveries – SPOTLIGHT

May 22 – Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews – REVIEW

May 23 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

May 23 – Book Babble – REVIEW

May 24 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

May 24 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

May 25 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW

May 25 – Books Direct – REVIEW

May 26 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

May 27 – T’s Stuff – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

May 28 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, GUEST POST

May 28 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

May 29 – Carole’s Book Corner – REVIEW

May 29 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

May 30 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

May 31 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW, GUEST POST

June 1 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW

June 2 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW

Posted in arts&crafts, read | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cinco de Murder

My apologies, dear Readers. I have been scarce (did you notice?). The process of relocating has been all-consuming. The only writing I’ve done lately is to complete lease applications. Fortunately, author Rebecca Adler has more entertaining reading to offer.

Cinco de Mayo celebrations are big in these parts. You can fiesta vicariously with the Tex-Mex-flavored Cinco de Murder.

Cinco de Murder (A Taste of Texas Mystery)
by Rebecca Adler

About the Book


Cinco de Murder (A Taste of Texas Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – Texas
Berkley (April 3, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425275955
Digital ASIN: B073TJH4FF

Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan serves up more Lone Star justice in this spicy mystery from the author of The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole.

It’s fiesta time in Broken Boot, Texas, and tourists are pouring into town faster than free beer at a bull roping for the mouthwatering Cinco de Mayo festivities. Tex-Mex waitress Josie Callahan, her feisty abuela, and even her spunky Chihuahua Lenny are polishing their folklórico dances for Saturday’s big parade, while Uncle Eddie is adding his own spicy event to the fiesta menu: Broken Boot’s First Annual Charity Chili Cook-off.

But Uncle Eddie’s hopes of impressing the town council go up in smoke when cantankerous chili cook Lucky Straw is found dead in his tent. And when Josie’s beloved uncle is accused of fatal negligence, she, Lenny, and the steadfast Detective Lightfoot must uncover who ended the ambitious chilihead’s life–before another cook kicks the bucket.

About the Author

Rebecca Adler grew up on the sugar beaches of the Florida Gulf Coast. Drawn to the Big Apple by the sweet smell of wishful thinking, she studied acting on Broadway until a dark-eyed cowboy flung her over his saddle and hightailed it to the Southwest.

Prior to writing women’s fiction, Gina always found a way to add a touch of the dramatic to her life: dinner theatre in Mississippi, can-can club in Florida, and playing a giant Furskin in the New York Toy Fair, plus the occasional play and musical.

She’s currently content to pour her melodramatic tendencies into writing her Taste of Texas culinary mystery series. Set in far West Texas, her humorous stories are filled with delicious suspense and scrumptious Tex-Mex recipes. Her alter ego, Gina Lee Nelson, writes sweet contemporary romances with a sweet, Southern-fried flavor.

Author Links

Webpage: www.AuthorRebeccaAdler.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRebeccaAdler/

Twitter: @CozyTxMysteries

GoodReads: http://tinyurl.com/GoodReads-RebeccaAdler

Purchase Links

Amazon B&N Kobo Google Play BAM BookBub

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to visit these other stops on the tour for interviews, reviews, and more

March 22 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 22 – Cozy Up With Kathy – GUEST POST

March 22 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

March 23 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 23 – The Self-Rescue Princess – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

March 24 – Varietats – REVIEW

March 24 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

March 24 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 25 – T’s Stuff – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 25 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 25 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 26 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

March 26 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW

March 27 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

March 27 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT (You are here!)

March 28 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW

March 28 –Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

March 28 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT

March 29 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – GUEST POST

March 29 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 30 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW

March 30 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

March 31 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW

March 31 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

 

Posted in arts&crafts, read | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Six feet under

Who doesn’t like chicken pot pie? Find out in this mystery from Tonya Kappes.

Six Feet Under (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
by Tonya Kappes

About the Book


Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting – Kentucky
Henery Press (March 13, 2018)
Paperback: 268 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635113082

Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth. And let me tell you, this broth is in trouble. Get ready for a Southern showdown.

The residents of Cottonwood, Kentucky are sent into a tizzy when the Culinary Channel comes to town to film an episode of Southern Home Cookin’ with celebrity chef Frank Von Lee.

Especially Sheriff Kenni Lowry.

Her mama’s award-winning chicken pot pie is what brought Frank to town, and they don’t make hair in the South bigger than her mama’s ego after the news.

When Frank Von Lee is found dead from food poisoning and the most likely culprit is Mama’s chicken pot pie, Kenni’s poppa, the former sheriff, comes back from the Great Beyond to assist in the investigation.

But nothing’s prepared Kenni for such a personal tie to a case, and she finds herself pushing the limits of the laws she’s sworn to protect.

This book’s so delicious it’ll make your mouth water and leave you hankerin’ for more.

About the Author

For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been publishing numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plot lines and quirky characters but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans.
Sign up for her newsletter on her website at Tonyakappes.com .

Visit Tonya:
Facebook at Author Tonya Kappes,
https://www.facebook.com/authortonyakappes

Kappes Krew Street Team
https://www.facebook.com/groups/208579765929709/

Website
tonyakappes.com

Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4423580.Tonya_Kappes

Twitter
https://twitter.com/tonyakappes11

Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/tonyakappes/

Purchase Links:

Amazon B&N kobo

Be sure to visit these other stops on the tour for reviews, giveaways, and more.

March 6 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

March 6 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 7 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

March 7 – Queen of All She Reads – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

March 8 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

March 8 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT You are here!

March 9 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 9 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

March 10 – Christa Reads and Writes – CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 10 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

March 11 – Varietats – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 12 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW

March 12 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

March 13 – FUONLYKNEW – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 13 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

March 14 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 14 – Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! – REVIEW

March 15 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 15 – The Montana Bookaholic – SPOTLIGHT

March 16 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 16 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

March 17 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 18 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW

March 18 – La libreria di Beppe – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

March 19 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW, GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

March 19 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

 

Posted in arts&crafts, read | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Can you see it coming?

I grew up on the south shore of Eastern Long Island, so I feel a certain kinship with this author.

Clairvoyant and Present Danger (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery)
by Lena Gregory


Clairvoyant and Present Danger (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Berkley (February 6, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425282779
E-Book ASIN: B071L5C99M

Whoever said that dead men tell no tales has never met Cass Donnovan…

Cass has always relied on her abilities to guide her, but after communications with a ghost land her in the middle of a murder investigation, she has to wonder if her gifts are really more a curse.

Cass knows she is meant to help track down the killer–much to the chagrin of local law enforcement–when the apparition leads her to a dead body on the beach near her psychic shop, Mystical Musings. But the police are not the only ones who wish Cass would stick to reading palms. Someone is trying to scare her off, and it will take all her powers of premonition to catch the killer before Cass herself becomes the next victim…


Lena Gregory lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.

When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.lenagregory.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lena.gregory.986

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Lena.Gregory.Author/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LenaGregory03

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14956514.Lena_Gregory?from_search=true

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lenagregoryauth/

Purchase Links

Don’t miss entering the giveaway for a chance to win a gift card.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to visit these other stops on the tour for reviews, giveaways, guests posts, and more

February 5 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

February 5 – The Montana Bookaholic – CHARACTER GUEST POST, PRINT GIVEAWAY

February 6 – Ruff Drafts – INTERVIEW

February 7 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 8 – Curling up by the Fire – REVIEW

February 8 – DeeScoveries – SPOTLIGHT (You are here!)

February 9 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – INTERVIEW, PRINT GIVEAWAY

February 9 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW, PRINT GIVEAWAY

February 10 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST, E-BOOK GIVEAWAY

February 11 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW, GUEST POST, PRINT GIVEAWAY

February 12 – Valerie’s Musings – INTERVIEW

February 13 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT

February 14 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

February 14 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

February 15 – Laura’s Interest – REVIEW

February 16 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, E-BOOK GIVEAWAY

February 17 – Sapphyria’s Books – REVIEW

February 17 – T’s Stuff – SPOTLIGHT, E-BOOK GIVEAWAY

February 18 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW

February 18 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

TOUR WIDE RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY TOO!

 

Posted in arts&crafts, read | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Fantastic

Chosen, A Fantasy CollectionFour fantasy authors. Four complete novelettes. All new content.

A bard with the power to bring his tales to life. A Victorian-era protectoress of the Lost Ways to Faerieland. A Korean War vet who becomes Mallworld Gatekeeper after dragons attack. A vision walker who is forced into a portal to another world to save her queen.

Four new stories. Four chances to escape to another world.

Are you ready?

Enter here.

Posted in arts&crafts, read | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Will love conquer all?


Searching for Gertrude
by D.E. Haggerty

 

Searching for Gertrude

Historical Romance
Self Published (January 22, 2018)
Print Length: 278 pages
ASIN: B077P28WDK

While growing up in Germany in the 1930s, Rudolf falls in love with the girl next door, Gertrude. He doesn’t care what religion Gertrude practices, but the Nazis do. When the first antisemitic laws are enacted by the Nazi government, Gertrude’s father loses his job at the local university. Unable to find employment in Germany, he accepts a position at Istanbul University and moves the family to Turkey. Rudolf, desperate to follow Gertrude, takes a position as a consulate worker in Istanbul with the very government which caused her exile. With Rudolf finally living in the same city as Gertrude, their reunion should be inevitable, but he can’t find her. During his search for Gertrude, he stumbles upon Rosalyn, an American Jew working as a nanny in the city. Upon hearing his heartbreaking story, she immediately agrees to help him search for his lost love. Willing to do anything in their search for Gertrude, they agree to work for a British intelligence officer who promises his assistance, but his demands endanger Rudolf and Rosalyn. As the danger increases and the search for Gertrude stretches on, Rudolf and Rosalyn grow close, but Rudolf gave his heart away long ago.

I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom’s Harlequin romances, to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. But being a lawyer really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out being a B&B owner wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.

Searching for Gertrude is my twelfth book.

Website: – Blog: – Facebook: – Twitter: – Instagram: – Goodreads:

Amazon author pageNewsletter signupGoogle+Pinterest

Purchase Links

Amazon

Smashwords

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for reviews.

JANUARY 29

Book Babble – REVIEW

Queen of All She Reads

Pulp and Mystery Shelf

StoreyBook Reviews

FUONLYKNEW

JANUARY 30

Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

Dee-Scoveries (You are here!)

Readeropolis

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

JANUARY 31

Laura’s Interests

Books DirectREVIEW

Brooke Blogs

My Reading Journeys

 

 

Posted in arts&crafts, read | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

All is not as it seems

I’m delighted to be a stop on Gilian Baker’s tour. Gilian now lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. A former Arizonan02 I’m a little envious. And, Gilian’s a cat lover as am I. So without further ado, here’s Gilian.

Murder Over Medium: Jade Blackwell Mystery Series
by Gilian Baker

Murder Over Medium: Jade Blackwell Mystery Series
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Misterio Press (December 31, 2017)
Print Length: 216 pages
ASIN: B077T9D6Q5
GoodReads Link Coming Soon

Former English professor turned blogger, Jade Blackwell, is enjoying her predictable routine when trouble comes knocking in the form of an old friend and colleague. Unbeknownst to Jade, Gwendolyn Hexby is no longer the successful academic she once knew and trusted—she is now following a new calling as a psychic medium, a contentious career that flies in the face of the logic and deductive reasoning Jade values.

At first, Jade welcomes the visit, but things soon turn bizarre as Gwendolyn brings only disorder danger and disruption. When a murder is prophesied, and a beloved pillar of the Aspen Falls’ community winds up dead, Gwendolyn becomes Sheriff Ross Lawson’s prime suspect.

To get Gwendolyn out of hot water, and more importantly, out of her house, Jade attempts to prove her friend’s innocence. Jade believes she’s finally discovered the truth, but is soon brought back to reality when she learns all is not as it seems in the realm of the metaphysical. Not even murder.

Return to the Jade Blackwell Cozy Mystery Series in Murder Over Medium, as Jade jumps into the fray of a territory not governed by logic or reason—in either this world or the next.

Gilian Baker is a former English professor who has gone on to forge a life outside of academia by adding blogger, ghostwriter and cozy mystery author to her C.V. She currently uses her geeky superpowers only for good to entertain murder mystery readers the world over. When she’s not plotting murder for her Jade Blackwell cozy mystery series, you can find her puttering in her vegetable garden, knitting in front of the fire, snuggling with her husband watching British TV or discussing literary theory with her daughter.

Gilian lives in Flagstaff, Arizona with her family and their three pampered felines. In her next life, she fervently hopes to come back as a cat, though she understands that would be going down the karmic ladder.

Author Links

Webpage – http://gilianbaker.com/blogging-murder-first-chapter/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GilianBakerAuthor/

Amazon – http://amazon.com/author/gilian-baker

GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16252646.Gilian_Baker

Purchase Links

Amazon

Be sure to check out these other stops on the tour for guests posts, review, and giveaways:

January 15 – Christa Reads and Writes – GUEST POST

January 16 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – REVIEW

January 16 – Queen of All She Reads – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

January 16 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW

January 17 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY  You are here!

January 17 – Readsalot – SPOTLIGHT

January 18 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

January 18 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

January 19 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

January 20 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

January 20 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

January 21 – Readeropolis – INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

January 21 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

January 22 – Pulp and Mystery Shelf – CHARACTER GUEST POST

January 23 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

January 24 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

Enter the giveaway for a chance to win. The prize: 1 e-copy of the book.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have you signed up to be a Tour Host?

Click Here Find Details and Sign Up Today!

 

Posted in arts&crafts, read | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Is 2018 off to a great start for you? I no sooner turned the calendar page than I got a terrible cold/flu. I’m nearly over it now. Meanwhile, as I lay on the couch sniffling, drinking tea, and binge-watching TV, good news came in to cheer me. The Zen Detective by Devorah Fox

The Zen Detective was named #34 of The 50 Best Indie Books of 2017 Mystery/Thriller. A contemporary police procedural, it has a nor vibe. If you enjoy those 1940s black-and-white crime drama films, you’ll enjoy The Zen Detective.

The Zen Detective by Devorah Fox

And, another of my books made the Top Books of 2017 list. Murder by the Book is a cozy mystery set in a wintry Western Massachusetts resort. A Mystery Mini, it’s the perfect quick escape when you’re stuck waiting for a plane connection or for your car to be serviced. At 99¢ it’s less than the cost of a can of soda from the vending machine.

From January 15 to 17, you can find a host of great reads in various genres priced at 99¢ in the David Neth promos. 

For Fantasy Fans—Almost Here

Chosen, A Fantasy CollectionChosen, A Fantasy Collection, will launch on January 31, 2018, but you can put in your order now. That way you’ll have it the minute it’s published.This collection of four complete stories contains a variety of fantasy fiction stories, and not all of them are about zombies or wizards. My story, The Last Apple, is a post-apocalyptic tale and after 2017’s Hurricane Harvey, I know a little more about post-apocalypse than I really care to. 😉

Posted in arts&crafts, read | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A mysterious portal

S. T. SanchezS. T. Sanchez has a new book out. It’s The Portal Keeper.

A mysterious portal, which opens at dawn and closes again at dusk, is located deep in the woods and kept secret from the vast majority of the people who inhabit the kingdom of Rastella. Only a few are aware of its existence and fewer understand the confusing prophecy that accompanies it.

Now, Ajax Maxwell, who is approaching his 14th birthday and has been in training for the past 2 years, is preparing to fulfill his family’s legacy by becoming the next keeper. <img class="alignleft" src="https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61VLJak68GL._UX250_.jpg" alt="S. T. Sanchez" width="250" height="209" />

But Ajax is afraid. He’s worried that he won’t live up to the expectations placed upon him and will let down his family, like his brother Axel did when he took over from their father and then promptly disappeared.

When the prince of Rastella comes to visit for the first time, accompanied by Ajax’s childhood friend Nivara, it doesn’t take long for things to go wrong. In an accident, the prince falls into the portal and Ajax knows that it’s up to him to go and get him back.

With the knowledge that nobody who has entered it has ever returned, Ajax and Nivara go through the portal to try to save the prince. But what Ajax finds inside, and what he discovers about the prophecy, will test him to his limits.

Be sure to check out Sunwalker, Sarah Sanchez’s current release.

Find out more about author S. T. Sanchez here:

Posted in arts&crafts, play | Leave a comment

Cooking up something deadly

The Culinary Art of Murder (The Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries)
by Heather Haven


The Culinary Art of Murder (The Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
The Wives of Bath Press (November 27, 2017)
Print Length: 281 pages
E-Book ASIN: B076HDD3JY

Lee’s Uncle ‘Tío’ is smitten with a visiting chef at a Silicon Valley culinary arts institute. When the lady is arrested for two murders, a fellow chef and the dishwasher, Lee Alvarez, lead investigator for Discretionary Inquiries, Inc., the family owned detective agency, agrees to help find the real killer. But undercover work at the institute proves to be more difficult than whipping up a chocolate soufflé. The killer tries to get Lee out of the way and permanently. But just who is it? The lady chef? One of her two sons? Or one of the other inmates from a cooking school with secrets as plentiful as sauces? Can Lee find the real killer before her own goose is cooked? And if it turns out to be the ambitious southern belle chef, will Tío ever forgive Lee for sending his new lady love to jail?

About the Author

After studying drama at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, Heather went to Manhattan to pursue a career. There she wrote short stories, novels, comedy acts, television treatments, ad copy, commercials, and two one-act plays, produced at several places, such as Playwrights Horizon. Once she even ghostwrote a book on how to run an employment agency. She was unemployed at the time.

One of her first paying jobs was writing a love story for a book published by Bantam called Moments of Love. She had a deadline of one week but promptly came down with the flu. Heather wrote “The Sands of Time” with a raging temperature, and delivered some pretty hot stuff because of it. Her stint at New York City’s No Soap Radio – where she wrote comedic ad copy – help develop her long-time love affair with comedy.

Her first novel of the humorous Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries, Murder is a Family Business, is winner of the Single Titles Reviewers’ Choice Award 2011. The second, A Wedding to Die For, received finalist nods from both Global and EPIC’s for Best eBook Mystery of the Year, 2012. It also won the Editors and Predators silver, 2012. The third of the series, Death Runs in the Family, won the Global Gold 2013. The fourth installment, Dead…If Only, won Global Silver 2015. The CEO Came DOA, Book Five, won the Global Gold Medal 2017 and Dan Poynter Legacy Award 2017. The Culinary Art of Murder, is the sixth book of the series.

Author Links

 

Website: http://heatherhavenstories.com/

Heather’s Blog: http://heatherhavenstories.com/blog/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HeatherHavenStories

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/Twitter@HeatherHaven

Sign up for Heather’s newsletter at:

http://heatherhavenstories.com/subscribe-via-email/

Purchase Link – Amazon

Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to check out these other stops on the tour for interviews, reviews, and more:

December 1 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW

December 1 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT

December 2 – Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW

December 3 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

December 4 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

December 5 – Sleuth Cafe – SPOTLIGHT

December 6 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

December 7 – A Holland Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST

December 8 – T’s Stuff – INTERVIEW

December 9 – My Reading Journeys – CHARACTER GUEST POST

December 10 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

December 11 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

December 12 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – INTERVIEW

December 13 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

December 14 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT (you are here!)

 

 

Posted in arts&crafts, read | 4 Comments