Posts Categorized: Excerpt

Apr 01 2019
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Chutes and Ladder by Marc Jedel – Excerpt and Giveaway

Chutes and Ladder by Marc Jedel – Excerpt and Giveaway

Chutes and Ladder by Marc Jedel
A Silicon Valley Mystery #2
BGM Press • March 12, 2019

When a camping trip uncovers a murder, this amateur sleuth is stuck putting out the fire …

Marty Golden enjoys time with his nieces, but he wanted to spend the weekend with his new girlfriend — not chaperone a Girl Scout camping trip. Once he stumbles upon the corpse of a friend in the woods, the outdoors adventure becomes an open-air disaster. When the police label it an accidental death, the meticulous Marty vows to investigate the murder. After all, it’s poor manners to let your friend’s death go unsolved.

On the hunt for clues the cops ignored, Marty uncovers a disturbing connection to himself. And as …

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Mar 21 2019
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An Au Pair to Remember by Stephen Kaminski – Excerpt and Giveaway

An Au Pair to Remember by Stephen Kaminski – Excerpt and Giveaway

An Au Pair to Remember by Stephen Kaminski
A Male Housekeeper Mystery #1
Cozy Cat Press • February 1, 2019

From the author of the award-winning Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective series comes the Male Housekeeper Mysteries, focusing on charming characters, snappy dialogue, eclectic murders, and cunning confidence schemes. To his mind, Cam Reddick has failed—as a husband, as a father, and as a professional. After recognizing that his vanilla credentials didn’t stack up in a big city brimming with overachievers and toiling in drudgery for half of a decade, an emotionally raw Cam returns to his childhood hometown—the quaint and quirky village of Rusted Bonnet, Michigan. He’s determined to resuscitate relationships marred by youthful immaturity, most importantly those with his ex-wife Kacey …

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Feb 26 2019
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Pajama Party: The Story by E.C. Jackson – Excerpt and Giveaway

Pajama Party: The Story by E.C. Jackson – Excerpt and Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Pajama Party: The Story
By E. C. Jackson
YA Christian Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 213 Pages
August 26th 2017 by E. C. Jackson

Most sleepovers are simple. Food, fun, and pillow fights. But sixteen-year-old Karen Duncan has bigger plans for her slumber party. Family troubles have changed her over the past year, and she’s no longer the petty, selfish girl she used to be. Now she’s ready to shake things up with her friends. The guest list comes as a surprise to some and a slap in the face to others. This popular girl has invited some not-so-popular guests. Even more shocking, she’s left out some …

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Feb 07 2019
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Grand Slam Murders by R.J. Lee – Excerpt and Giveaway

Grand Slam Murders by R.J. Lee – Excerpt and Giveaway

Grand Slam Murders by R.J. Lee
A Bridge to Death Mystery Book 1
Kensington | January 29, 2019

After four bridge players are poisoned, newspaper reporter Wendy Winchester sets out to catch a killer who’s not playing with a full deck . . .

When the four wealthy widows who make up the venerable Rosalie Bridge Club never get up from their card table, this quiet Mississippi town has its first quadruple homicide. Who put cyanide in their sugar bowl? An aspiring member and kibitzer with the exclusive club, Wendy takes a personal interest in finding justice for the ladies.

She also has a professional motivation. A frustrated society columnist for the Rosalie Citizen, she’s ready to deal herself a better hand as an …

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Jan 28 2019
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A Murderous Marriage by Alyssa Maxwell – Excerpt and Giveaway

A Murderous Marriage by Alyssa Maxwell – Excerpt and Giveaway

A Murderous Marriage by Alyssa Maxwell
A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery Book 4
Kensington • January 29, 2019

Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady’s maid, Eva Huntford, are preparing for a wedding, but it may not be the happy occasion everyone hopes for . . .

Since the Great War, some family fortunes have suffered, including those of the Renshaws. Despite being the granddaughter of an earl, Julia Renshaw is under pressure to marry for money—and has settled for Gilbert Townsend, a viscount and a wealthy industrialist. He is decades older than Julia, and it’s clear to her sister Phoebe—and to Eva, who has been like a surrogate mother to the girls—that this is not a love match. Nevertheless, the wedding takes …

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Jan 20 2019
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Botched 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton – Excerpt & Giveaway

Botched 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton – Excerpt & Giveaway

Botched 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
A Sophie Kimball Mystery #4
Kensington • December 18, 2018

Bowled over…

Sophie “Phee” Kimball is getting dragged into the drama again at her mom’s Arizona retirement community. A new board member wants to get rid of two golf courses and replace them with eco-friendly parks, and some of the residents are pretty teed off about it. On top of that, her mother’s book club friend Myrna is being pushed out of the bocce league. These seniors are serious about winning, and Myrna’s dragging them down. She’s so bad at bocce, in fact, that when a community member’s dead body is discovered while Myrna’s practicing for a tournament, she assumes it was one of her own errant …

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Nov 09 2018
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Thread Herrings by Lea Wait – Excerpt and Giveaway

Thread Herrings by Lea Wait – Excerpt and Giveaway

Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery #7
Kensington • October 30, 2018

Angie’s first auction may turn out to be her last—when she bids on a coat of arms that someone would literally kill to possess…

Tagging along to an estate sale with her fellow Needlepointer, antiques shop owner Sarah Byrne, Angie Curtis impulsively bids on a tattered embroidery of a coat of arms. When she gets her prize back home to Haven Harbor, she discovers a document from 1757 behind the framed needlework—a claim for a child from a foundling hospital. Intrigued, Angie is determined to find the common thread between the child and the coat of arms.

Accepting her reporter friend Clem Walker’s invitation to talk about her find …

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Oct 24 2018
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Broken Arrow by Azaria M.J. Durant – Excerpt and Giveaway

Broken Arrow by Azaria M.J. Durant – Excerpt and Giveaway

Broken Arrow Azaria M.J. Durant (Darkened Destiny Saga #1)Publication date: July 29th 2018Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

An ancient power long kept dormant stirs in the shadows once more as one boy embarks on a quest to earn his freedom and the freedom of his world!

Magic has turned to myth, the Vaelhyreans of old to legend, and the power wielded by the ancients has long been forgotten. However, with Ealdred, a mere half-breed slave boy, myth becomes real, the forgotten remembered, and the power of legend is reborn within him.

Ealdred is merged into a world of mystery, brimming with deceit, where the remaining Vaelhyreans are in a desperate fight for their very survival. When Ealdred is kidnapped by the power-mongering dark …

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Oct 19 2018
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The Scythian Trials by Elizabeth Isaacs – Excerpt and Giveaway

The Scythian Trials by Elizabeth Isaacs – Excerpt and Giveaway

The Scythian Trials Elizabeth Isaacs Published by: Vesuvian BooksPublication date: October 16th 2018Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction

Descendants of the Amazons, the Scythians work alongside prominent governments but answer to no one. Warriors living on the fringe of civilization, they live by one credo: Strength through Equality. Power through Knowledge.

Nya Thalestris is the brightest Scythian of her generation. Strong, capable, ruthless, she is sure to earn a spot in the Trials, a time-honored mating ritual responsible for the evolution of her species.

Abducted by their sworn enemy, the Drahzda, Nya is forever altered and spirals out of control. The Society sends in Jax Nickius. Infamous psychologist and one of the most brutal warriors of their kind, he discovers triggers …

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Oct 03 2018
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Trimmed to Death by Nancy J. Cohen – Excerpt and Giveaway

Trimmed to Death by Nancy J. Cohen – Excerpt and Giveaway

Trimmed to Death by Nancy J. Cohen
The Bad Hair Day Mysteries #15
Orange Grove Press • September 25, 2018

Mix together a cocktail for murder, add a few salty suspects, toss in a dollop of sweet humor, and you have the recipe for Trimmed to Death, #15 in the Bad Hair Day cozy mystery series.

Savvy hairstylist and amateur sleuth Marla Vail enters a charity bake-off contest at a fall festival sponsored by a local farm. While she waits to see if her coconut fudge pie is a winner, Marla joins a scavenger hunt where people playing character roles are the targets. Instead of scoring points with a live person, she finds a dead body planted face-down in the strawberry field. Who …

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