Posts By: Brooke

Brooke

I'm a 33 year old mom of 2 girls (ages 14 & 5) and I live in eastern Ohio with my boyfriend, our daughters, and our four cats.

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Sep 10 2017
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5 Year Blogiversary

5 Year Blogiversary

Wow! I can hardly believe that I’ve been blogging for 5 years! When I first started my blog, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into. I knew I enjoyed reading blogs. Whenever I visited blogs, I would think, “Hey, I can do this!” but I wasn’t sure if I could. But I jumped in and started blogging, posting my very first post on September 10, 2012. So much has changed since then.

When I first started blogging, I didn’t even know that ‘book blogs’ were a thing. I planned on having a “mommy blog”: sharing about my kids, lifestyle posts, giveaways, and more. I stumbled across book blogging and the rest is history. While I do blog about …

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Sep 10 2017
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Murder Wears Mittens by Sally Goldenbaum

Murder Wears Mittens by Sally Goldenbaum

Murder Wears Mittens by Sally Goldenbaum
Seaside Knitters Society #1

As autumn washes over coastal Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, the Seaside Knitters anticipate a relaxing off-season. But when murder shatters the peace, the craftiest bunch in town must unravel a killer’s deadly scheme…

After retrieving fresh lobster nets from a local Laundromat, Cass Halloran rushes to attend a last-minute gathering with her knitting circle. But Cass can’t stop worrying about the lonely boy seen hanging around the dryers, and the school uniform he left behind in a hurry. When the ladies return the lost clothing the next day, they find the child and his younger sister alone, seemingly abandoned by their mother…

The knitters intend to facilitate a family reunion, not investigate a crime. …

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Sep 08 2017
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Montana Heat: Escape to You by Jennifer Ryan – Excerpt + Giveaway

Montana Heat: Escape to You by Jennifer Ryan – Excerpt + Giveaway

A Montana man always protects the woman he loves.

He discovered her during a Montana blizzard, freezing cold, impossibly vulnerable, a little boy by her side. Undercover DEA Agent Beck “Trigger” Cooke is astonished to recognize Ashley Swan—award-winning actress, famous beauty—and missing for over a year. To keep her and the child hidden from a sadistic madman, he secrets the pair away to his isolated home.

No longer a prisoner, and protected at Hope Ranch, Ashley recovers and learns the tall, tempting federal agent may have a dark past, but it hasn’t destroyed his sense of honor.

As they shed past roles and find common ground, Ashley and Trigger can’t help but fall slowly, …

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Sep 07 2017
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A Knit Before Dying by Sadie Hartwell

A Knit Before Dying by Sadie Hartwell

A Knit Before Dying by Sadie Hartwell
A Tangled Web Mystery #2

A new business might add some much-needed charm to downtown Dorset Falls—and draw tourists to Josie’s yarn shop. But when someone gets murdered, a close-knit community could come undone…

Shop owner Josie Blair is finally settling into the pace of living in Dorset Falls, Connecticut. Between running Miss Marple Knits, jumpstarting a blog, and handcrafting items with the help of her knitting pals, Josie’s too preoccupied to worry about her past in New York. And thanks to Lyndon and Harry, the owners of the brand-new antique shop next door, she has another project in her midst—repurposing a box of vintage crocheted doilies adorned with the most curious needlework…

But before Josie …

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Sep 07 2017
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Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge – Cover Reveal

Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge – Cover Reveal

Deadly Sweet Lola Dodge(Spellwork Syndicate, #1)Published by: Ink Monster LLCPublication date: January 16th 2018Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

For fans of Hex Hall, The Magicians, Practical Magic, and Food Wars!

Anise Wise loves three things: baking, potion making, and reading her spellbooks in blissful silence. She might not be the most powerful witch, but enchantment is a rare skill, and her ability to bake with magic is even rarer. Too bad one wants witchcraft on their campus. Anise’s dream of attending pastry school crumbles with rejection letter after rejection letter.

Desperate to escape her dead-end future, Anise contacts the long-lost relative she’s not supposed to know about. Great Aunt Agatha owns the only magic bakery in the US, and she suddenly …

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Sep 06 2017
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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter
by Karin Slaughter
on Tour August 7 – September 8, 2017

Synopsis:

The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author — a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.

Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind…

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself — the ideal good …

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Sep 05 2017
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The Dark Mermaid by Christina Barr – Blitz + Giveaway

The Dark Mermaid by Christina Barr – Blitz + Giveaway

The Dark MermaidChristina L. BarrPublication date: September 5th 2017Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

“True love is not a myth. It’s mystic. It’s a force in the universe that draws two people together, resulting in incredible power, for either good or complete chaos.”

On the day Luna proves that she is powerful enough to be her father’s heir, she is banished for saving the life of an enchanting human boy. Her father, the king, gives her two options: kill Ian and regain her honor by the time she comes of age, or be destroyed.

Luna finds shelter in forbidden waters and comes under the protection of her father’s greatest enemy, the Sea Witch. As her ward, Luna becomes a fearsome warrior, but struggles …

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Sep 03 2017
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Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey – Excerpt + Giveaway

Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey – Excerpt + Giveaway

You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone…

Police academy cadet Charlie Burns can’t believe his luck when the gorgeous blonde he meets in a bar murmurs those magic words: “Nothing serious, ’kay?” Mind-blowing, no-strings sex with Ever Carmichael—it’s the holy grail of hookups for a guy who’s too busy following in his law enforcement family’s footsteps to think about getting serious. Charlie’s all about casual…that is, until Ever calls it quits and his world tilts on its axis.

Ever knows that when you control the relationship game, you can’t get played. But for the first time, she wants more than short-term satisfaction. Step one: end her fling with commitment-phobic Charlie. Step two: sacrifice herself to the …

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Sep 01 2017
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The Dead of Night by Jean Rabe – Excerpt + Giveaway

The Dead of Night by Jean Rabe – Excerpt + Giveaway

The Dead of Night by Jean Rabe
A Piper Blackwell Mystery Book 2
Imajin Books
September 15, 2017

In Spencer County’s history, mysteries are numerous—and lethal…

As Sheriff Piper Blackwell rushes to a clandestine meeting with an aging, paranoid veteran who believes spies are trailing his every move, she is caught in a fierce thunderstorm. Pounding rain drums against the bluff, washing away the earth and revealing a grisly secret someone tried to bury a long time ago.

Putting a name to the skeleton on the bluff, and searching for the thief who robbed the old veteran of his life’s earnings, sends Piper delving into the sleepy towns that dot her rural county. Now she’s digging into pasts perhaps best left alone.

Accompanied by Chief Deputy …

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Aug 30 2017
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Murder, She Floats By Rachael Stapleton – Blast + Giveaway

Murder, She Floats By Rachael Stapleton – Blast + Giveaway

Murder, She Floats by Rachael Stapleton
A Penning Trouble Mystery

It’s the end of the summer and Journalist Penelope Trubble has returned home to help her father with the Private Eye business. With a contest prize of ten thousand dollars on the line, the town is full of summer vacationers on the hunt for the rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel that was lost to Bohemian Lake over fifty years ago. With the help of spitfire local, Eve Berns and Cody Lumos, the town’s handsome new detective, amateur sleuth Lucky Penny takes the bait and goes diving for the story behind the legend of the million dollar coin. Unfortunately, her dive turns up more bodies than missing treasure. The deeper she digs, …

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