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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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Feb 05 2018
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The Phantom of Oz by Cindy Brown – Spotlight and Giveaway

The Phantom of Oz by Cindy Brown – Spotlight and Giveaway

The Phantom of Oz by Cindy Brown
An Ivy Meadows Mystery #5
Henery Press • January 30, 2018

Creepy munchkins. A mysterious phantom. And a real Wicked Witch. Are you ready for it?

Actress and part-time PI Ivy Meadows has been hired to uncover the cause of the creepy accidents that plague the roadshow The Wizard: A Space OZpera and find out who dropped a chandelier on the Wicked Witch of the East.

Was it the ghost who haunts the Grand Phoenician Theatre? A “wicked witch” in the cast? Or is it someone—or something—more sinister?

It’s Ivy’s most personal case so far.

Her best friend Candy, who’s touring with the show, is caught in a downward spiral of self-destruction, and is in more danger …

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Feb 04 2018
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A Well-Timed Murder by Tracee de Hahn – Guest Post and Two Giveaways

A Well-Timed Murder by Tracee de Hahn – Guest Post and Two Giveaways

A Well-Timed Murder by Tracee de Hahn
An Agnes Luthi Mystery #2
Minotaur Books • February 6, 2018

Swiss-American police officer Agnes Lüthi is on leave in Lausanne, Switzerland, recovering from injuries she sustained in her last case, when an old colleague invites her to the world’s premier watch and jewelry trade show at the grand Messe Basel Exhibition Hall. Little does Agnes know, another friend of hers, Julien Vallotton, is at the same trade show—and he’s looking for Agnes. Julien Vallotton was friends with Guy Chavanon, a master of one of Switzerland’s oldest arts: watchmaking. Chavanon died a week ago, and his daughter doesn’t believe his death was accidental. Shortly before he died, Chavanon boasted that he’d discovered a new technique …

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Feb 02 2018
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Jack Gregson & the Forgotten Portal by Peter Wilson – Blurb Blitz and Giveaway

Jack Gregson & the Forgotten Portal by Peter Wilson – Blurb Blitz and Giveaway

Jack Gregson & the Forgotten Portal by Peter Wilson

Winner of the Bronze medal in the 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the Pre-Teen Fiction-Mystery category.

Something has changed at Gregson Manor. An evil force from the family’s past has returned to upheave their lives. Jack and his cousins explore the family secrets as they are pulled through a portal into a universe of endless worlds and possibilities. Together, they race to escape and destroy the evil Theorden and his followers who strive to unlock the power of the Forgotten Portal and wreak havoc on Gregson Manor and the World.

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Excerpt One:

“Amazing! It makes sense …

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Feb 02 2018
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Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory – Meet Gia Morelli

Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory – Meet Gia Morelli

Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery #1
Lyrical Underground • January 23, 2018

For Florida diner owner Gia Morelli, there’s no such thing as too much breakfast—unless it kills you…

When Gia Morelli’s marriage falls apart, she knows it’s time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn’t want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she follows her best friend to a small town in Central Florida, where she braves snakes, bears, and giant spiders to open a cheery little diner called the All-Day Breakfast Café. Owning a restaurant has been her lifelong dream, but it …

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Feb 01 2018
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Mistress Grim by Jane Redd – Blitz and Giveaway

Mistress Grim by Jane Redd – Blitz and Giveaway

On tour with Prism Book Tours

Mistress Grim

by Jane Redd

Upper YA Gothic Romance

Paperback & ebook, 180 pages

December 30th 2017 by Mirror Press
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From USA Today bestselling author Jane Redd, comes MISTRESS GRIM:

The Grim Reaper has been collecting souls of the dead for hundreds of years, but even the Master of Death has to pass on his reign. Unfortunately, his progeny is not quite ready to replace him.

Cora Grim, daughter of the Grim Reaper, is suddenly thrust into her father’s role. Leaving the Underworld on her own to bring back the dead souls, she discovers that the Master of …

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Jan 31 2018
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Searching for Gertrude by D.E. Haggerty

Searching for Gertrude by D.E. Haggerty

Searching for Gertrude by D.E. Haggerty

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 working at the consulate 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 …

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Jan 30 2018
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Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton – Trouble in a Small Town

Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton – Trouble in a Small Town

Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
A Deputy Donut Mystery #1
Kensington • January 30, 2018

Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can’t rely on a sidekick to solve the crime—or stay alive.

If Emily has learned anything from her past as a 911 operator, it’s to stay calm during stressful situations. But that’s a tall order when one of her regulars, Georgia Treetor, goes missing. Georgia never skips morning cappuccinos with her knitting circle. Her pals fear the worst—especially Lois, a close friend who recently moved to town. As evening creeps in, Emily and the ladies search for …

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Jan 30 2018
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Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall – Release Day Review

Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall – Release Day Review

My Thoughts

Oh, this was an absolutely wonderful start to a new series! Allie Larkin, a ballerina with a broken ankle, finds herself back home in Mystic Bay, helping her Aunt Gully run her new lobster shack. When a judge at a lobster roll competition winds up dead, and the other judges poisoned, Aunt Gully finds herself as a suspect. Allie, along with her BFF Verity, must figure out who really committed the crime…so they can save Aunt Gully and her lobster shack.

I was sucked into this story right away! The seaside setting of Mystic Bay and the entertaining cast of characters had me happily reading late into the night. There were plenty of twists to keep me guessing, and I …

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Jan 29 2018
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The Swedish Girl by Alex Gray – A Day in the Life of Author Alex Gray

The Swedish Girl by Alex Gray – A Day in the Life of Author Alex Gray

The Swedish Girl
by Alex Gray
on Tour January 8 – February 12, 2018

Synopsis:

Another gripping Lorimer novel from Alex Gray, evoking Glasgow like no other writer can

When Kirsty Wilson lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by Swedish fellow student Eva Magnusson she can’t believe her luck. But Kirsty’s delight turns to terror when she finds the beautiful Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name.

Meanwhile, Lorimer calls on trusted psychologist Solly Brightman to help unravel the truth behind the enigmatic Eva’s life and death. But it is not long until …

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Jan 28 2018
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – Review

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – Review

My Thoughts

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a beautifully written historical fiction, set during World War II in Seattle. I’ve not read about the Japanese internment following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Jamie’s characters, Henry Lee, an American-born Chinese boy, and Keiko Okabe, an American-born Japanese girl, are so vividly brought to life. The story is told from Henry’s point of view and goes back and forth between the 1940s and the 1980s.

This story moved me to tears many times. The characters were incredibly developed, and even the secondary characters of Sheldon and Mrs. Beatty were some of my very favorites. The settings were so well-written that I truly felt as if I was there, smelling …

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