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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Nov 03 2017
19

A Deadly Éclair by Daryl Wood Gerber – Camembert Onion and Mushroom Soup Recipe + Review + Giveaway

A Deadly Éclair by Daryl Wood Gerber – Camembert Onion and Mushroom Soup Recipe + Review + Giveaway

Traveling Meal
Soup

As our traveling feast continues, it’s time for soup. Do you love soup? I’m not big on cold soups, but I adore hot soups. I don’t get to eat soup out at restaurants very often because there are so many that are made with a roux (or gluten). That doesn’t mean I can’t cook them at home.

Since we’re still celebrating the upcoming release of the first of the French Bistro Mysteries, A DEADLY ÉCLAIR, on our tour, I thought I’d share an onion soup I make with Camembert cheese rather than the typical Gruyère cheese. Of course, the soup is loaded with onions.

FYI, I’m turned on by aromas. If I can’t rum up …

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Nov 02 2017
7

Choosing Hope by Holly Kammier – Blitz + Giveaway

Choosing Hope by Holly Kammier – Blitz + Giveaway

Choosing Hope Holly KammierPublished by: Acorn PublishingPublication date: October 31st 2017Genres: Adult, Romance, Thriller

Choosing Hope is a harrowing story of passion and deceit, the things we do for love and the rabbit holes we tumble into chasing elusive fairy-tale endings. Dark around the edges with a shocking twist I didn’t see coming, this is the kind of book you’ll be passing around to your friends so you can talk about it. Holly Kammier delivers romance, suspense, and a strong, smart heroine who turns out to be nobody’s victim. Don’t miss this one! – Kat Ross, best-selling author of The Midnight Sea

A broken marriage.
A love affair.
A lie that changes it all…

Hope Rains Sullivan is living the dream—a successful husband, …

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Nov 01 2017
0

Blackberry Burial by Sharon Farrow

Blackberry Burial by Sharon Farrow

My Thoughts

Blackberry Burial by Sharon Farrow is the second book in the Berry Basket Mystery Series. The cast of characters was so delightful that I didn’t want to put this mystery down. With the weather recently taking a cold turn in Ohio, I enjoyed getting to read a summertime mystery set along the Michigan shoreline. I loved how the author wrote an exciting story right from the beginning, with things to keep me guessing the whole time. One of my favorite things about starting a cozy mystery series that is already out is knowing that I can go back and read the first book in the series and spend more time with the characters right away. I absolutely adored Blackberry …

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Oct 31 2017
2

Murder Misread by P.M. Carlson

Murder Misread by P.M. Carlson

Murder Misread
by P.M. Carlson
October 1-31, 2017 Book Tour

Synopsis:

In 1977, statistician Maggie Ryan returns to her alma mater to help Charlie Fielding analyze his reading research. Charlie, professor and film buff, is studying the eye movements of skilled readers. Maggie’s work is interesting, her kids have good daycare, and her actor husband Nick O’Connor is working nearby. But the happy summer plan is disrupted when Charlie’s popular colleague and rival, Tal Chandler, is found shot near campus.

When a turf war between town homicide detectives and image-conscious campus police hinders the investigation, Maggie and Nick team up with Tal’s grieving widow to get some questions answered.

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“Maggie is an engaging everywoman– wife, mother, professional– who conducts her crime-busting with …

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Oct 31 2017
0

Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch – Cover Reveal

Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch – Cover Reveal

Beneath the Lighthouse Julieanne LynchPublication date: TBAGenres: Horror, Young Adult

SOME SECRETS ARE MADE TO BE UNCOVERED.

Sixteen-year-old Jamie McGuiness’s sister is dead. Sinking into a deep depression, he frequents the lighthouse where her body was discovered, unaware of the sinister forces surrounding him.

When an angry spirit latches onto Jamie, he’s led down a dark and twisted path, one that uncovers old family secrets, destroying everything Jamie ever believed in.

Caught between the world of the living and the vengeful dead, Jamie fights the pull of the other side. It’s up to Jamie to settle old scores or no one will rest in peace—but, first, he has to survive.

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Oct 30 2017
12

Seashells, Spells & Caramels by Erin Johnson – Review + 2 Giveaways

Seashells, Spells & Caramels by Erin Johnson – Review + 2 Giveaways

My Thoughts

Seashells, Spells & Caramels is the first book in a new paranormal cozy mystery series by Erin Johnson. I quickly found myself drawn into this magical tale. Imogen has been saving for years chasing her dream of opening her very own bakery. But when her dreams go up in smoke, she’s forced to reevaluate. She isn’t quite sure how she managed to enter a magical baking contest, but the ability to go to the contest presents itself at exactly the right time.

I totally loved this magical cozy mystery. I loved Imogen and Maple. Iggy was also an awesome character on his own. This was such a great story. I didn’t want to put it down. …

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Oct 30 2017
6

Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan – If I Were Priya + Giveaway @catjordanbooks

Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan – If I Were Priya + Giveaway @catjordanbooks

Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan
HarperTeen
November 7, 2017

How long does it take to travel twenty light years to Earth?

How long does it take to fall in love?

To the universe, eight days is a mere blip, but to Matty Jones, it may be just enough time to change his life.

On the hot summer day Matty’s dad leaves for good, a strange girl suddenly appears in the empty field next to the Jones farm—the very field in rural Pennsylvania where a spaceship supposedly landed fifty years ago. She is uniquely beautiful, sweet, and smart, and she tells Matty she’s waiting for her spaceship to pick her up and return her to her home planet. Of course she is.

Matty …

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Oct 29 2017
1

Cold As Ice by Julie Mulhern – Guest Post + Giveaway

Cold As Ice by Julie Mulhern – Guest Post + Giveaway

Cold As Ice by Julie Mulhern
The Country Club Murders #6
Henery Press
October 17, 2017

Ellison Russell’s life resembles a rollercoaster ride. And rollercoasters make her ill. Her daughter Grace has a crush on a boy Ellison doesn’t trust and she’s taken to hosting wild parties when Ellison goes out for the evening. Worse, the bank which represents Grace’s inheritance from her father may be in trouble.

When a meeting with the chef at the country club leads to the discovery of a body, Ellison can’t afford cold feet. She must save the bank, find the killer, and convince Grace (and herself) that powerful women don’t need men to rescue them.

Check out all the books in the Country Club Murders …

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Oct 27 2017
1

Best-Laid Plants by Marty Wingate

Best-Laid Plants by Marty Wingate

Best-Laid Plants by Marty Wingate
A Potting Shed Mystery #6
Alibi
October 17, 2017

A trip to the English countryside turns into a brush with death for Pru Parke, the only gardener whose holiday wouldn’t be complete without a murder to solve.

Pru and her husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, are long overdue for a getaway. So when Pru is invited to redesign an Arts and Crafts garden in the picturesque Cotswolds, she and Christopher jump at the chance. Unfortunately, their B&B is more ramshackle than charming, and the once thriving garden, with its lovely Thyme Walk, has fallen into heartbreaking neglect. With the garden’s owner and designer, Batsford Bede, under the weather, Pru tackles the renovation alone. But just as she’s …

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Oct 27 2017
6

Support Your Local Sheriff by Melinda Curtis – 5 Reasons to Date Your Local Sheriff

Support Your Local Sheriff by Melinda Curtis – 5 Reasons to Date Your Local Sheriff

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Support Your Local Sheriff

(Harmony Valley #10)
by Melinda Curtis

Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 384 pages

October 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Will he pass the daddy test?

With his job in jeopardy, it couldn’t be a worse time for Sheriff Nate Landry’s recent past to come back to haunt him. But it would take an army to stop SWAT team leader Julie Smith. The fellow cop—and sister of his ex-fiancée—wants one thing from the beleaguered lawman: custody of the toddler son that Nate didn’t know he had.

He may not be natural daddy material, but he quickly takes a shine to little Duke. And then there are …

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