Posts Categorized: Guest Post

Jan 20 2017
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Anomalies by Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman @sadieturnerla @colettefreedman

Anomalies by Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman @sadieturnerla @colettefreedman

Audiobook review to be added at a later date. My mother passed away unexpectedly and I have not had the chance to read Anomalies yet.

Anomalies by Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman

In the future there is no disease. There is no war. There is no discontent. All citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. But one summer is about to change everything.

Keeva Tee just turned fifteen. All of her dreams are about to come true. She s about to make the trip to Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended life partner. One day they ll have perfect kids and a perfect life. But in her happy, carefree life in the Ocean Community, something weighs on her mind. She hears whispers about anomalies citizens who can t be imprinted. No one knows what happens to them, but they never seem to come back.

When Keeva arrives at Monarch Camp, her worst nightmare becomes a reality she is an anomaly. After imprinting, the people she loves change, and she starts to doubt everything she …

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Jan 13 2017
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Curried Away by Gail Oust

Curried Away by Gail Oust

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
-Gail Oust

Or, maybe for whom the clock ticks, would be more appropriate when discussing the dreaded “D” word. Every writer dreams of having a book contract, but with every contract comes a deadline. I tend to believe that the “dead” part of deadline is significant. Deadlines are sneaky devils. They lull you into a false sense of complacency when they’re six, nine, or twelve months away. You think you have all the time in the world to whip your story into submission. While in this state of bliss, you take occasional days off to have a little fun, entertain out of town guests, or just goof off. You might agree to speaking engagements, attend a writers conference or two, or even volunteer to moderate a panel. No worry, you tell yourself, you have plenty of time. You have everything under control.

Bam! Then it hits you. A closer look at the calendar reveals the deadline you thought tame …

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Jan 07 2017
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A Fatal Twist by Tracy Weber – Guest Post

A Fatal Twist by Tracy Weber – Guest Post


A Fatal Twist by Tracy Weber

A Downward Dog Mystery #4
Midnight Ink
January 8, 2017

Yoga instructor Kate Davidson’s life takes a chaotic turn once she agrees to not only be the doula for her pregnant best friend, but also play foster mother to two puppies. The chaos only gets worse when Kate finds the dead body of a philandering fertility doctor and Rachel, one of her yoga students, fleeing the scene.

Kate is convinced her student is innocent, and she sets out to find the real killer before her testimony condemns Rachel to a life behind bars. But her hands are full with caring for three dogs, teaching yoga classes, and gaining an unexpected crime-solving partner. If she’s not careful, Kate’s next yoga pose may be a fatal one.

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Dec 31 2016
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Feliz Navidead by Ann Myers – Guest Post + Review

Feliz Navidead by Ann Myers – Guest Post + Review

Feliz Navidead
by Ann Myers
on Tour November 20 – December 31, 2016

Synopsis:

Holly, jolly, and downright deadly—the third Santa Fe Café mystery unwraps surprises both naughty and nice… It’s the most picturesque time of the year in Santa Fe, and Chef Rita Lafitte of Tres Amigas Café hopes the twinkling lights and tasty holiday treats will charm her visiting mom. Rita is also planning fun activities, such as watching her teenage daughter, Celia, perform in an outdoor Christmas play.

What she doesn’t plan for is murder.

Rita discovers a dead actor during the premier performance but vows to keep clear of the case. Sleuthing would upset her mom. Besides, there’s already a prime suspect, caught red-handed in his bloodied Santa suit. However, when the accused Santa’s wife begs for assistance—and points out that Celia and other performers could be in danger—Rita can’t say no. With the help of her elderly boss, Flori, and her coterie of rogue knitters, Rita strives to salvage her mother’s vacation, unmask a murderer, and stop this festive season from turning even more fatal.

Book Details:

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Christmas
Published by:

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Dec 21 2016
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A Cozy Christmas Featuring Barbara Early #ACozyChristmas

A Cozy Christmas Featuring Barbara Early #ACozyChristmas

A Cozy Christmas at Brooke Blogs is a celebration of wonderful cozy mystery authors and their books. Stop by daily from 12/11/16 through 12/25/16 for special posts and be sure to enter the grand prize giveaway. Curl up and get cozy this holiday season!


Death of a Toy Soldier by Barbara Early

Vintage Toy Shop Mystery #1
Crooked Lane Books
October 11, 2016

Liz McCall grew up in a playful winter wonderland but it was never her dream to manage her father’s vintage toyshop. However, after he sank his entire police pension into the business, someone needed to help him turn his dreams into reality—and keep him from sneaking off to patrol the not-so-mean streets of East Aurora, NY.

The mood goes from nice to naughty when a nervous man, who was trying to have his antique toys appraised, is found in the shop with a lawn dart through his chest. Suddenly, Liz’s business plan is plunged into deep freeze, while she and her father find themselves toying with a cold-blooded killer who’s playing for keeps.

Now, it looks like Christmas might be cancelled for the …

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Dec 17 2016
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A Cozy Christmas Featuring C.S. McDonald #ACozyChristmas

A Cozy Christmas Featuring C.S. McDonald #ACozyChristmas

A Cozy Christmas at Brooke Blogs is a celebration of wonderful cozy mystery authors and their books. Stop by daily from 12/11/16 through 12/25/16 for special posts and be sure to enter the grand prize giveaway. Curl up and get cozy this holiday season!

Merry Murder by C.S. McDonald

A Fiona Quinn Mystery #2

The cookies are baked. The tree is trimmed. The shopping? Well, it’s almost done, and Fiona’s parents have finally returned home for a holiday visit—along with some unexpected unruly friends. Yep, Fiona’s perfectly planned Christmas is coming together, but how could’ve she planned for her favorite uncle’s murder?

Who could possibly kill a sweet old man who’s played Santa at the local mall every year without fail? Fiona’s boyfriend, Detective Nathan Landry, is determined to find out—before Christmas day arrives. There’s only one problem: Nancy Quinn. Fiona’s mom is just as determined as the detective to catch the murderer, and she isn’t shy about getting the job done—even if it includes breaking a few pesky laws!

Will Fiona and her mother find the killer first or will the killer …

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Dec 14 2016
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Better Off Thread by Amanda Lee

Better Off Thread by Amanda Lee



Better Off Thread by Amanda Lee

An Embroidery Mystery #10
Berkley
December 6, 2016

Santa finds himself in a stitch of trouble in the tenth in the series from the national bestselling author of The Stitching Hour…

Marcy is busy helping her customers make hand-crafted ornaments at her embroidery shop, the Seven-Year Stitch. But despite the yuletide bustle, when her friend Captain Moe asks for her help, she can’t refuse—especially when the favor is to play the elf to his Santa for sick children at a local hospital. Despite the ridiculous outfit, Marcy finds herself enjoying spreading cheer—until the hospital’s administrator is found murdered.

Although the deceased had plenty of people willing to fill her stocking with coal, evidence pins the crime on Moe. Now it’s up to Marcy, with the help of her police officer boyfriend Ted and her Irish Wolfhound Angus, to stitch together the clues to clear Moe’s name—before someone else winds up crossed off Santa’s list for good…

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Dec 07 2016
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First Degree Mudder by Kate Dyer-Seely

First Degree Mudder by Kate Dyer-Seely



First Degree Mudder by Kate Dyer-Seely

A Pacific Northwest Mystery #4

When a mud marathon champion bites the dust, Meg Reed has to go the distance to make sure a killer comes clean . . .

Back home in Portland, Oregon, Meg is ready to take her career as an outdoor writer for Extreme magazine to the next level. Lesser journalists sling mud—Meg plans to run through it. To train hard for Mud, Sweat & Beers, an extreme 5K mud run, she’s signed on with the Mind Over Mudder team, run by ten-time mud marathon champ—and former drill sergeant—Billy the Tank. But when Meg finds her tenacious trainer dead in the locker room, she has a sinking feeling someone may have been pushed too far. Digging through the hidden secrets at Mind Over Mudder is a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. Meg will have to tread carefully, though—or she may soon be running for her life . . .

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Dec 06 2016
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Poppies For Christmas by Stacy Keywell – Playlist + Giveaway @keywelluvsbooks

Poppies For Christmas by Stacy Keywell – Playlist + Giveaway @keywelluvsbooks

Poppies For Christmas Stacy KeywellPublication date: November 15th 2016Genres: Romance, Young Adult

A celebration of love without labels. It’s easy to be brave with you by my side!

Popular DJ Dexx finds himself positively smitten by the precociously pristine Poppy Paris. Too bad she’s already taken by an older boy, Declan Davies, a beautiful model with a thriving career, and a perfect family. By a dreamful stroke of chance, Dexx finds himself invited to spend Christmas at the Davies home by a gorgeous girl, granting him the opportunity to pursue the precious Poppy. But in his quest to win her over, he unlocks a world of imperfection and insecurity, where people are picked on for their disabilities, speech, appearance, and eccentricities. For Poppy and her friends, love trumps labels, and everyone deserves a brave friend to stand by their side. What gifts will Dexx discover this Christmas? Will he ultimately find true love, or will he discover something even greater?

You are invited to read a powerful story about living with autism, but not letting it define …

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Nov 27 2016
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Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase – Guest Post

Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase – Guest Post

Inspiration in the Big Easy

I fell in love with New Orleans last summer when I went there on business. I did the usual tourist things, walking tours and Voo Doo dinners. I rode the ferry to Algiers and spent an evening aboard a steamboat on the Mighty Mississippi. I also spent several days in the numerous wonderful and captivating museums of the French Quarter learning about the city’s history, Mardi Gras traditions and the endless tragedies of Hurricane Katrina. The trip changed me.

And then I rode a streetcar to the Garden District.

I saw the most beautiful homes Like nothing my Midwestern eyes had ever seen, and the stories began to formulate. Photos don’t do the area justice, but I’m going to try.

The above is just one of so many fantastic beauties. I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to learn everything about this place immediately. So, I took a walking tour through the neighborhood and asked a ton of questions. I’m certain my guide wanted to muzzle me. The rest of my group …

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