“Thrilling” news

Vote for The Zen Detective

Finalists were announced in the Golden Book Awards contest and The Zen Detective is a finalist in the Thriller/Suspense/Mystery category. This is a two-pronged competition; a juried contest and a popularity vote. You can vote for The Zen Detective to win  the Readers’ Choice. Voting is closing earlier than originally announced, so hurry. Saturday, Apr. 1 is the voting deadline. You don’t need to buy or register for anything. Just scroll down to the Thriller/Suspense/Mystery category and vote for The Zen Detective.  Yours could be the deciding vote.

And thank you!

Posted in arts&crafts, read | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Drink it up! Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet

Quench your thirst for a good read with this one:

Single Malt Murder
by Melinda Mullet


Single Malt Murder: A Whisky Business Mystery

Ballantine Group; Alibi | On Sale: March 21st, 2017 | ISBN: 9780399179051| 300 Pages | Price: $4.99

When Abi inherits her uncle’s quaint and storied single malt distillery, she finds herself immersed in a competitive high-stakes business that elicits deep passions and prejudices. An award-winning photojournalist, Abi has no trouble capturing the perfect shot—but making the perfect shot is another matter. When she starts to receive disturbing, anonymous threats, it’s clear that someone wants her out of the picture. But Abi’s never been one to back down from a fight.

Arriving on the scene with her whisky-loving best friend, Patrick, and an oversized wheaten terrier named Liam, Abi seems to put everyone in the bucolic village on edge—especially her dour but disturbingly attractive head distiller. Acts of sabotage and increasingly personal threats against Abi make it clear that she is not welcome. When one of Abi’s new employees is found floating facedown in a vat of whisky, Abi is determined to use her skills as an investigative journalist to identify the cold-blooded killer and dispense a dram of justice before he strikes again. But distilling truth from lies is tricky, especially when everyone seems to have something to hide.

 

Melinda Mullet was born in Dallas and attended school in Texas, Washington D.C., England, and Austria. She spent many years as a practicing attorney before pursuing a career as a writer. Author of the Whisky Business Mystery series, Mullet is a passionate supporter of childhood literacy. She works with numerous domestic and international charities striving to promote functional literacy for all children. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.

Author Links

Webpage – http://melindamullet.com/

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

Twitter – https://twitter.com/mulletmysteries

Purchase Links

Amazon B&N Google Play

Be sure to enter the Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Find Reviews, Guest Posts, and Spotlights hosted by these Tour Participants

March 20 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW

March 20 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST

March 21 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

March 21 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT

March 22 – Babs Book Bistro – REVIEW

March 23 – Rainy Day Reviews – REVIEW

March 23 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

March 24 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW

March 24 – A Holland Reads – GUEST POST

March 25 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW

March 26 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW

March 27 – My Journey Back – REVIEW

March 27 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 28 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

March 28 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW

March 29 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 29 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

March 30 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT

March 30 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 31 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW

April 1 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW, GUEST POST

April 1 – Sleuth Cafe – SPOTLIGHT

April 2 – Varietas – REVIEW

April 2 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW

Have you signed up to be a Tour Host?

Click Here Find Details and Sign Up Today!

Additional Banners

Posted in read, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cover reveal: Dying Thoughts—Fifth Secret by Joey Paul

Dying Thoughts Fifth SecretJoin Tara in the fifth Dying Thoughts book by Joey Paul.

Tara has an admirer, someone who thinks the world revolves around her. The problem is, they won’t reveal their identity and the notes they’re sending her are getting weirder and creepier.

Then there’s the fact that she thinks she’s being watched. And the notes seem to be coming from someone she knows. Now she’s getting scared.

Can she find out who they are before their behaviour escalates and Tara pays the price?

Click here to preorder the book now

Click this link if you would like an ARC, an Advance Reader Copy for which you promise to post a review.

Connect with author Joey Paul on Facebook and visit her blog.

Posted in arts&crafts, read | Tagged , | 9 Comments

The White Eagle soars

White Eagle is a new release from author Paul Anthony.

White Eagle by Paul AnthonyWhite Eagle is about a Cumbrian detective working with the Special Crime Unit and various elements of British Intelligence.

SYNOPSIS – When a desperate young man is forced out of his home in the mountains, he claims ‘Qisas’ and sets out on a bitter journey of revenge. As he terrorizes a continent with his wicked plan, the evil megalomaniac becomes an iconic figure synonymous with fear and dread. In a fast-moving, white knuckle ride, the unknown assassin leaves police and intelligence services reeling from the sheer pressure of relentless attacks.
What is White Eagle? Is it the name of a bird of prey? Or is it a mysterious individual who has no name? There are those who think White Eagle is a newly formed terrorist group working for the highest bidder. Whichever, it’s a mystery no-one can solve.

Mouretti, the man from NATO, takes up the case and is determined to claim all the glory.
The plot explodes when Boyd and his team from the Special Crime Unit become involved. All hell breaks out as three single-minded individuals, each propelled and fuelled by revenge, fight for victory.

Who will win and who is doomed to failure? In the chaos that surrounds the investigation, does anyone walk away unscathed?

Pre-publication Review: Boyd continues his unique career in this story of love, hate, loss, devastation, betrayal, trust, and loyalty. Paul Anthony’s latest novel takes his reader from the dizzy heights of a mountain range to the quiet backwaters of rural England as he portrays one man’s journey from birth to adulthood. This is yet another First-Class novel from Paul Anthony.

Pre-publication Review: An excellent action-packed thriller from the pen of crime-writer Paul Anthony. This is the kind of book that entertains, informs, thrills, fascinates, and delivers a tremendous read.

About the Author

Paul Anthony

Paul Anthony is a retired detective from Cumbria in the U.K. He’s an independent publisher who has written both television and film scripts either on my own, or with the award winning screenwriter Nick Gordon whose full length feature film ‘Hunted’ hits the screens in 2016/2017. Paul Anthony is a pseudonym. Born in Southport, Lancashire, he’s the son of a soldier whose family settled in Carlisle before he joined Cumbria police at the age of 19. As a detective, he served in Cumbria CID, the Regional Crime Squad in Manchester, the Special Branch, (Counter Terrorist Command) and other national agencies in the UK and elsewhere. He has an Honours Degree in Economics and Social Sciences, a Diploma in Management and a Diploma in Office Management. He’s a former winner of the Independent Authors Network Featured Author Contest and was a Featured Author at the ‘Books without Borders’ Event in Yonkers, New York, 2012. In earlier years he was a Featured Author at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany.

Read more about Paul Anthony

Get the book

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

Fantastic escape

It’s the height of Spring Break here where I live. This being a tourist destination, hordes of students (and some teachers, too) head this way, taking a breather from the rigors of Academia.

Welcome! Enjoy our beaches. Build a bonfire. Play beer pong, throw Frisbees and footballs, and watch out for sunburn as you try to tan as fast as possible.

While lounging on your beach towel, you might even want to pick up a book for fun as a change from assigned reading. Have I got deals for you.

Supernatural Fantasy Book eventThe Supernatural event running from March 13 though 17 offers a pickup-truckload of Fantasy, Paranormal, and Supernatural ebooks for FREE or 99¢. Among them you’ll find The Lost King, Book One of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam. A five-star best seller, The Lost King won the All Authors Certificate of Excellence 2016.

If that’s not enough, how about a box set of ten full-length Science Fiction and Fantasy novels?

Daughters of Destiny box set

The novels all feature ten heroines at the right hand of destiny. In these gripping and intriguing stories, women rock rebellions, hand out justice, battle shadow gods, and bend the wills of kings.

This box set contains TEN complete novels, including The Redoubt, Book Four of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam. Daughters of Destiny launches March 15 but you can order it now for 99¢. Yes, that’s ten complete novels for less than a dollar. That should fill your beach read needs.

Not traveling to some exotic beach for Spring Break? You can take a thrilling journey without even stepping outside your door. Just grab the Daughters of Destiny box set or any of the books in the  Supernatural collection.

Posted in arts&crafts, events, play, read, the beach | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

March Free for All

March Free for All It’s the March Free for All. Find a new favorite cozy mystery author or download them all. They’re FREE.

One Bad Apple by Devorah FoxI hope you’ll pick One Bad Apple (no pun intended). Like all the other Free For All books, it’s free for a limited time, a way for us authors to thank our loyal readers.

Plus, you can enter to be in the draw to win a $25 Amazon gift card just for subscribing to our newsletters or following us on social media.

Not sure what a cozy mystery is? It’s a mystery story wherein the violence and sex are downplayed, or treated with humor. Cozies are usually set in a small, socially-intimate community. Like my other cozy, Murder by the Book, the small, intimate community of One Bad Apple is the workplace, and you know how “cozy” that can get!

Leslie of StoreyBook Reviews called it a “Great short story and this is another one that could spin off several more short stories” and awarded it five stars. So give it read, for FREE. And don’t forget to enter that giveaway.

Posted in arts&crafts, read | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

No Way Home

no way home large banner340

No Way Home by Annette DashofyToday we’re spotlighting No Way Home, a Zoe Chambers cozy mystery by Annette Dashofy

5th in Series
Henery Press (March 14, 2017)
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635111774
Kindle 9781635111798

 

Synopsis
A relaxing trail ride turns tragic when Paramedic and Deputy Coroner Zoe Chambers discovers the body of a popular county commissioner in her Pennsylvania woods. Inconsistencies surround the horrible accident, but before she can investigate further, she’s pried away by a plea for help from her best friend whose son has been deemed a person of interest in a homicide over a thousand miles away. When he vanishes without a trace, his mother begs Zoe to help clear him and bring him safely home. The task takes Zoe out of her comfort zone in a frantic trip to the desolate canyons and bluffs of New Mexico where she joins forces with the missing boy’s sister and a mysterious young Navajo.
Back at home, Vance Township’s Chief of Police Pete Adams must deal not only with the commissioner’s homicide, but with an influx of meth and a subsequent rash of drug overdoses in his rural community. Bodies keep turning up while suspects keep disappearing. However little else matters when he learns that half a continent away, a brutal killer has Zoe in his sights.

Books in the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series:
• CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE (#1)
• LOST LEGACY (#2)
• BRIDGES BURNED (#3)
• WITH A VENGEANCE (#4)

About The Author

Annette Dashofy is the USA Today best-selling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series about a paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township. CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE, published by Henery Press, was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel and for the David Award for Best Mystery of 2014. LOST LEGACY, was released in September 2014 followed in April 2015 by BRIDGES BURNED, which has been nominated for the Agatha for Best Contemporary Novel. WITH A VENGEANCE, the fourth in the series, was released May 3, 2016.

Author Links

Purchase Links

Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway

and visit these other stops on the tour for reviews and guest posts:

March 1 – Lori’s Reading Corner – SPOTLIGHT

March 2 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

March 3 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW

March 4 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW

March 4 – Becky’s Bookcase – REVIEW

March 4 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

March 5 – A Blue Million Books – GUEST POST

March 5 – Books,Dreams,Life – REVIEW

March 6 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT (you are here!)

March 6 – Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW

March 7 – My Journey Back – REVIEW

March 8 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 8 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW

March 9 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW

March 10 – Island Confidential – GUEST POST

March 11 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST

March 12 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW  

March 13 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW

March 14 – Classy Cheapskate – REVIEW

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

Blogging is Murder

Murder by the Book, a Mystery Mini by Devorah FoxBlogging is Murder … Murder by the Book, that is.

Join me Feb. 22-24 as I trot around the Web visiting bloggers who are spotlighting and reviewing Murder by the Book, my 5-star Mystery Mini.

By “mini” I mean that the book is a Short Read. You may be surprised to hear how much enjoyment gets packed into 27 pages. I intended for this Short Read to entertain you when you’re stuck somewhere, like waiting for a delayed flight or for your car to be serviced. Or, as I experienced yesterday during jury duty, long stretches of standing around in a hallway outside the courtroom waiting while the lawyers deliberate on jury selection.

I want to thank all these bloggers and reviewers for getting the word out about “Murder by the Book.”

February 22

February 23

February 24

Great Escapes Book ToursAnd a huge THANK YOU to Great Escapes Book Tours for putting this together.  Great Escapes Book Tours is a fantastic resource for both authors and readers. Be sure to check it out.

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

Meet best-selling author Rosemary Johns

One of the fun things about being in the worldwide writer community is discovering so many talented authors. Today I’d like to introduce you to a new acquaintance, Rosemary Johns and her Rebel Vampire series.


Blood Dragons by Rosemary A. JohnsBestselling Blood Dragons:
http://viewbook.at/BloodDragons

Escape into a supernatural world of love, revenge and redemption.

“In a precarious world where vampires are both predator and prey, Blood Dragons deftly blends elements of paranormal thriller and passionate romance… A character-driven, sizzling-hot saga” – Midwest Book Review

There are three people in this affair…and two of them aren’t human. In a divided paranormal London, Light is the rebel bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world, with a photographic memory. And a Triton motorbike. Since Victorian times he’s hidden in the shadows with Ruby – a savage Elizabethan. She burns with destructive love for Light. But he’s keeping a secret from her, which breaks every rule in Blood Life.

5* Highly recommended: ‘For anyone who is just looking for something a bit different, a bit edgy, something that will amuse you, frighten you and take you on one hell of a journey into love, death, humanity, and monsters’ – Underground Book Reviews

1960s London. Kathy is a seductive singer. But she’s also human. When the two worlds collide, it could mean the end. For both species.

“No ordinary paranormal romance…the beginning of something new.” – Vamped Magazine

When Light discovers his ruthless family’s horrifying experiments, he questions whether he should be slaying or saving the humans he’s always feared. Now he’s trapped in a race against time to save them all. The consequences of failure are unimaginable. Unless Light plays the part of hero, he risks losing everything. Including the two women he loves.

A rebel, a red-haired devil and a Moon Girl battle to save the world – or tear it apart.

“One of the most unique & ingenious vampire books I have EVER read …reminded me very much of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles” Leather and Lace Reviews.

http://viewbook.at/BloodDragons

Blood Shackles by Rosemary A. JohnsLatest Release Blood Shackles:

http://viewbook.at/BloodShackles

When your whole species is enslaved – and it’s the humans who are acting like the monsters – how far would you go to free your family?

5* “When Light is captured, he refuses to lose himself, despite how his captors try to break his spirit and force him into submission. Being sold to Grayse is the ticket he needs out of his cell, even though her father owns the company that enslaves him… Blood Shackles is brutally honest, tragic, triumphant, addictive, and somehow hopeful… Johns succeeded in creating a world, characters, and a story that pulled me in until I had to finish reading it… This is a novel everyone should read, along with Blood Dragons” – Readers’ Favorite

In a divided paranormal London, Light is the bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world. Since Victorian times he’s hidden in the shadows. But not now. When he’s bought by his Mistress, Light fights to escape. If he doesn’t, he’ll never solve the conspiracy behind the Blood Club.
5* “Light is back and he’s his usual charming, funny, wry, ballsy self… A story about the triumph of hope and love over evil.” – Margarita Morris, The Good Writer

WELCOME TO THE BLOOD CLUB

Who are these ruthless humans? And who betrayed the secret of the Blood Lifer world?

WHERE THE PREDATORS

London, Primrose Hill. Grayse is the slaver’s daughter. She buys Light, like he’s a pair of designer shoes. So why does Light feel so drawn to her? Especially when his family is still in chains. Will he risk everything – even his new love – to save them?

BECOME THE PREY

A stunning revelation leads Light to an inconceivable truth. If he can face his worst terrors, he can save his family and his whole species from slavery.

Maybe he can even save himself.

5* “…you can’t put the book down…” – Rockchick Addiction Reviews

“A strong book because of a strong voice…continuing the saga” – Vamped Magazine

http://viewbook.at/BloodShackles

 

Rosemary JohnsABOUT ROSEMARY A JOHNS

ROSEMARY A JOHNS is author of the bestselling Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles – the compelling Rebel Vampires series. Blood Renegades is released June 2017.

ROSEMARY A JOHNS is a music fanatic and a lover of the anti-hero. She wrote her first fantasy novel at the age of ten, when she discovered the weird worlds inside her head were more exciting than double swimming. Since then she’s studied history at Oxford University, run a theatre company (her critically acclaimed plays have been described as “uncomfortable, unsettling and uneasily true to life”), and worked with disability charities.

When Rosemary’s not falling in love with the rebels fighting their way onto the page, she heads the Oxford writing group Dreaming Spires.

Rosemary A Johns is a Goodreads Author: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15571684.Rosemary_A_Johns

To sign up to Rosemary A Johns’ VIP Email Newsletter with news of hot releases, promotions and the free short story “All the Tin Soldiers”, click here: http://eepurl.com/bQ0kMX

Rosemary’s Rebel’s Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/698811356958470

You can visit Rosemary A Johns online at her fantasy website: https://rosemaryajohns.com

Rosemary’s Book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/267624273658011

Other links to Rosemary:

 

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

Do You Believe In Legend?

Today we’re spotlighting Do You Believe In Legend? (Stars of Heros Book 2)  by Ani Manijikian

Do You Believe in Legend? by Ani H. ManijikianLegend isn’t about people. It’s about pursuing a dream or higher ideal. About believing in something impossible and transforming the belief into reality through faith and hard work. The future is a legend written and unwritten.”

Jo Mason believes that creativity, spontaneity, and faith exist as definable words, but not actionable items. Negative consequences always follow the rare positive outcomes. It seems her destiny is surviving a chaotic world she can’t control. Hearing her own voice where she shouldn’t have leaves her wondering about her place in time.

Jeff has always been a part of her life, offering encouragements, wise words when she needed them, and many other things she can never completely thank him for. She knows he replaced her cousin who died saving his life. When she questions why he didn’t get to stay with his family, Jeff replies that without fixing the timeline everything she knows would be different.

When Jeff’s twin brother Randy falls into her lap, both literally and figuratively, Jo hopes he can give her a better answer. There is only one slight problem… He doesn’t remember anything about himself or his life and what he does, doesn’t help.

Together, the three of them learn that life isn’t about who or what you know, but who and what you care for.

About the Author

From a harsh diagnosis of hydrocephalus at birth, Ani has developed into all-around person with the technical knowledge and analytical mind of a programmer, creative and detailed orientation of a writer, and aesthetic instincts of a photographer. Her writing career started when a friend in Cyprus made her promise to stop throwing away her writings because she thought they weren’t good enough.

Amazon Buy Link for the book

Website (Reader Subscription)

Goodreads Author Page

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