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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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Aug 04 2017
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Cat About Town by Cate Conte

Cat About Town by Cate Conte

My Thoughts

I was absolutely delighted to curl up and read Cat About Town by Cate Conte. This is the first book in the new Cat Cafe mystery series, and boy did the author deliver. This cozy mystery had everything I love: a great mystery, a main character I liked, and a cat who was full of personality.

If you are a mystery lover and a cat lover, you will absolutely love this story as much as I did. This mystery kept me guessing. With an unsavory character as the victim, there was no shortage of suspects to keep me wondering who was guilty. JJ the cat stole the show. He was a great addition to the story. I like …

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Aug 03 2017
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Sink by M.E. Rhines – Blitz + Giveaway

Sink by M.E. Rhines – Blitz + Giveaway

Sink M.E. Rhines(Mermaid Royalty #1)Publication date: July 31st 2017Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Obedience has always been a matter of survival for sixteen-year-old mermaid princess Pauline. Her mother is the tyrannical Queen Calypso, who rules the kingdom of Atargatis with an iron trident. To utter one word against her would mean banishment—or worse—so Pauline bites her tongue and minds her manners. But on the eve of her sister’s merling-shower, all of that is about to change. Confronted with the truth about what happens to the human men who are betrothed to the mermaids of Atargatis, Pauline realizes she can stay silent no more.

Determined to end the queen’s dark tradition, Pauline goes along on a search for shipwreck survivors, secretly planning …

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Aug 02 2017
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The Eldritch Heart by Matthew S. Cox – Blitz + Giveaway

The Eldritch Heart by Matthew S. Cox – Blitz + Giveaway

The Eldritch Heart Matthew S. CoxPublished by: Curiosity Quills PressPublication date: August 1st 2017Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Princess Oona Talomir enjoys the little things that come with her station: a handmaiden, her lavish bedchamber, and scores of fancy dresses―the duty to win a decades’ long war, not so much.

Oh, did I mention assassins?

Seers foretold the conflict would end by her hand. From the moment she drew her first breath, the neighboring kingdom has been trying to kill her so she could not grow powerful enough to destroy them. The king, fearing for his daughter’s life, has kept her confined to the castle grounds for most of her sixteen years. With the tide of war turning against them, the burden …

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Aug 01 2017
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Audition for Murder by P.M. Carlson – Blast + Giveaway

Audition for Murder by P.M. Carlson – Blast + Giveaway

Audition for Murder
by P.M. Carlson
Book Blast on August 1, 2017

Synopsis:

Actors Nick and Lisette O’Connor need a change. They leave New York City for a semester as artists-in-residence at a college upstate, where they take on the roles of Claudius and Ophelia, two of the professional leads in a campus production of Hamlet. Threats and accidents begin to follow Lisette, and Nick worries it might be more than just petty jealousy. Maggie Ryan, a student running lights for the show, helps investigate a mystery steeped in the turmoil of 1967 America.

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Jul 30 2017
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Executive Actions by Gary Grossman – Guest Post

Executive Actions by Gary Grossman – Guest Post

Executive Actions
by Gary Grossman
on Tour June 1 – July 31, 2017

Synopsis:

In the midst of a heated presidential campaign, Secret Service Agent Scott Roarke gets an assignment that turns his world upside down. His investigation uncovers a plot so monstrous it can change the course of America’s future and world politics. Roarke discovers that presidency is about to fall into the hands of a hostile foreign power. The power play is so well-conceived that even the U.S. Constitution itself is a tool designed to guarantee the plot’s success. With the election clock ticking, Roarke and Boston attorney Katie Kessler race at breakneck speed to prevent the unthinkable. But they also know that it will take a miracle to stop the takeover …

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Jul 29 2017
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Duplicity by Jane Haseldine

Duplicity by Jane Haseldine

Duplicity
by Jane Haseldine
on Tour July 1-31, 2017

Synopsis:

In Jane Haseldine’s new novel of riveting suspense, Detroit newspaper reporter Julia Gooden is up against the city’s most devious criminal—and her own painful past.
Julia Gooden knows how to juggle different lives. A successful crime reporter, she covers the grittiest stories in the city while raising her two young boys in the suburbs. But beneath that accomplished façade is another Julia, still consumed by a tragedy that unfolded thirty years ago when her nine-year-old brother disappeared without a trace.

Julia’s marriage, too, is a balancing act, as she tries to rekindle her relationship with her husband, Assistant District Attorney David Tanner, while maintaining professional boundaries. David is about to bring Nick Rossi to trial …

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Jul 27 2017
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Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen J. Shogan – Guest Post + 2 Giveaways

Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen J. Shogan – Guest Post + 2 Giveaways

Mixing It Up

Calamity at the Continental Club, the third book in the Washington Whodunit series, is set at a fictitious social club in Washington. Due in part to my day job as a senior executive at the Library of Congress, I’m a member of D.C.’s Cosmos Club, which has been in existence since 1878. After joining, it didn’t take me very long to devise a plot for murder with Cosmos as the primary setting.

Private social clubs are an important part of the society scene in our nation’s capital. In addition to Cosmos, entities such as the Metropolitan, Army-Navy, the University, and the National Press Clubs maintain refined atmospheres for face-to-face meetings, power breakfasts, and entertainment. This is …

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Jul 27 2017
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Faith in Sweetwater County by Ciara Knight – Cover Reveal

Faith in Sweetwater County by Ciara Knight – Cover Reveal

Title: Faith in Sweetwater County

Author: Ciara Knight

Genre: Sweet Romance

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Cline Grant, a man with a checkered past turned preacher has dedicated the last ten years of his life to making up for past sins. But when he is faced with removing a young girl from her abusive uncle he must face the calling he never expected. He escapes with the young girl to the safety of a small town until a beautiful and dedicated social worker asks too many questions, questions that put his faith to the ultimate test.

Kinley Stafford refuses to accept the new preacher’s credentials as a father because he claims …

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Jul 26 2017
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Dream Me by Kathryn Berla – Excerpt + Giveaway

Dream Me by Kathryn Berla – Excerpt + Giveaway

Dream MeKathryn BerlaPublished by: Amberjack PublishingPublication date: July 11th 2017Genres: Romance, Time-Travel, Young Adult

Zat is a dreamer from the distant future—a time when humans no longer dream and Earth is a desolate wasteland. He dreams of the beautiful Earth of the past, and a fiery-haired beauty named Babe. Against the wisdom of his peers, Zat decides to risk everything to travel back in time and live in Babe’s dreams…

Babe is the perpetual new girl in town. Her father’s job frequently moves the family around the country, and Babe just longs for a place to call home. As she settles into the sleepy town of Sugar Dunes, Florida, Babe begins to have strange dreams of a green-eyed boy named …

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Jul 26 2017
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Hunted Fate by Jennifer Derrick – Blitz + Giveaway

Hunted Fate by Jennifer Derrick – Blitz + Giveaway

Hunted Fate Jennifer Derrick(Threads of the Moirae, #3)Published by: Clean Teen PublishingPublication date: July 24th 2017Genres: Mythology, Romance, Young Adult

Alex and Atropos have taken refuge at an abandoned mountain resort compound. Atropos is a wanted woman in hiding, and the downtime with her soul mate is a nice change of pace. But the peace will be short-lived. The authorities are after her for her role in the attack on the city of Charlotte. Zeus has put a bounty on her head. There’s also a war to prepare for—and if she wins, the gods will be deposed once and for all. But first she needs to track down Gaia, and even that won’t be simple. Gaia resides at the …

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