Posts Categorized: Interview

Nov 12 2014
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Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses by Mary McHugh – Review, Interview, Giveaway

Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses by Mary McHugh – Review, Interview, Giveaway

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Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses by Mary McHugh
A Happy Hoofers Mystery
First in New Series

There’s no pussy-footing around murder …

It’s never too late to kick up your heels. Just ask Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini–aka the Happy Hoofers. After posting a video of their tap-dancing routine on the Internet, the leggy ladies find themselves booked to perform on a Russian river cruise up the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg.

But when murder cuts in, the five fabulous friends find it’s not so easy to tap their troubles away. A crew …

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Nov 03 2014
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The Vineyard by Michael Hurley – Interview, Excerpt, Giveaway

The Vineyard by Michael Hurley – Interview, Excerpt, Giveaway


The Vineyard by Michael Hurley

Ten years after college, three very different women reunite for a summer on Martha’s Vineyard. As they come to grips with various challenges in their lives, an encounter with a reclusive fisherman threatens to change everything they believe about their world—and each other.

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Excerpt One:

Chapter 10

Despite the tumultuous beginning of the season and the clouds in Dory’s future, June in Edgartown was as bright as ever, and the three friends took advantage of every minute of it. There were walks down Main Street on sunny afternoons carrying giant, round mounds of mint-chocolate-chip ice cream, teetering three-high and dribbling down onto sticky fingers before it was licked gone. There were steamed little neck clams …

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Nov 01 2014
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Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere – Review, Interview, Giveaway

Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere – Review, Interview, Giveaway

Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere is the first book in the brand new Material Witness Mystery series. Oh my goodness, I loved this book. From the moment I saw the cover, with the two cutest kitties ever, I knew I needed to read this book. (Can you tell I’m a cat person? 😉 ) Poly Monroe (short for Polyester) inherits a fabric store after the death of her uncle. She comes to town, thinking it’ll be a quick trip to sell the store, but she doesn’t count on feelings of nostalgia taking over…or on discovering a dead body behind her store.

This is a fast paced story that has entertaining characters, great dialogue and a well-written cozy …

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Oct 25 2014
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Murder in Real Time by Julie Anne Lindsey – Review, Interview + Giveaway

Murder in Real Time by Julie Anne Lindsey – Review, Interview + Giveaway


Murder in Real Time by Julie Ann Lindsey
The Patience Price Mysteries Book 3

With the chaos of summer tourists and fall birders out of town, counselor Patience Price is looking forward to the quiet life she remembers. She longs for some peace. And an apple fritter. But the calm is cut short when a reality show sets up camp to film a special about ghosts on her little island. Now fans, reporters and crew have flocked to sleepy Chincoteague. Who knew ghost hunters had an entourage?

When two cast members are killed in a room at the local B&B—a room usually occupied by Patience’s FBI agent boyfriend, Sebastian—she finds herself on the case. Sebastian doesn’t want Patience ruffling any feathers …

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Oct 18 2014
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Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz – Review + Interview

Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz – Review + Interview

Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz is an awesome cozy mystery. I loved the premise of the book. It’s not often that a great cozy sleuth gets to solve such an old murder! I thoroughly enjoyed all of the characters and the setting of Goose Pimple Junction. It sounds like a town I want to stay in. Tess is one of my favorite cozy characters. I like that she is starting over in Goose Pimple Junction after her divorce. It gives her a fresh, uninfluenced view on the town and the people living there. The mystery flowed really well and the story kept me guessing. I can’t wait to read more in Goose Pimple Junction!

Murder …

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Oct 08 2014
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Fit To Be Dead by Nancy G. West – Review + Interview

Fit To Be Dead by Nancy G. West – Review + Interview

Fit To Be Dead by Nancy G. West
An Aggie Mundeen Mystery Book 1

Aggie Mundeen, single and pushing forty, fears nothing but middle age. When she moves from Chicago to San Antonio, she decides she better shape up before anybody discovers she writes the column, “Stay Young with Aggie.” She takes Aspects of Aging at University of the Holy Trinity and plunges into exercise at Fit and Firm.

Rusty at flirting and mechanically inept, she irritates a slew of male exercisers, then stumbles into murder. She’d like to impress the attractive detective with her sleuthing skills. But when the killer comes after her, the health club evacuates semi-clad patrons, and the detective has to stall his investigation to save Aggie’s …

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Oct 02 2014
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The Face Transplant by R. Arundel – Interview + Giveaway

The Face Transplant by R. Arundel – Interview + Giveaway

The Face Transplant by R. Arundel

Dr. Matthew MacAulay is a Facial Transplant Surgeon at a prestigious New York hospital. His friend and mentor, Tom Grabowski, dies under mysterious circumstances. Matthew is forced to investigate. He uncovers his friend’s secret. A new technique that allows perfect facial transplants. No incisions, no scars. The surgeon is able to transplant one person’s face to another with the perfect result. Tom was able to accomplish this monumental feat with the help of Alice, a supercomputer robot with almost human abilities. While trying to find the people responsible for murdering his friend Tom, Matthew realizes he is the prime suspect. Matthew must flee for his life with the help of Dr. Sarah Larsson, …

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Sep 22 2014
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Lost Legacy by Annette Dashofy – Interview + Giveaway

Lost Legacy by Annette Dashofy – Interview + Giveaway

Lost Legacy by Annette Dashofy

On a sultry summer afternoon, Paramedic Zoe Chambers responds to a call and finds a farmer’s body hanging from the rafters of his hay barn. What first appears to be a suicide quickly becomes something sinister when Zoe links the victim to a pair of deaths forty-five years earlier. Her attempts to wheedle information from her mother and stepfather hit a brick wall of deception, one that brings into question everything Zoe knows about her late father, who died in a car crash when she was eight. Or did he?

Police Chief Pete Adams fears Zoe’s inquiries are setting her up for deeper heartbreak and putting her in danger. As Zoe and Pete inch closer …

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Sep 06 2014
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Deep in Death by Colleen Helme – Interview + Giveaway

Deep in Death by Colleen Helme – Interview + Giveaway

Deep in Death by Colleen Helme

Running “errands” for her mob-boss employer, Joey “The Knife” Manetto, often ends with Shelby in trouble, making her cautious about continuing her association with him. Instead, she focuses on a new client who hires Shelby to find her missing mother. What seems like a routine case turns into something more sinister and deadly than she ever imagined.

In the meantime, Uncle Joey has summoned Shelby to his office, where she runs into her former nemesis. Shelby inadvertently hears something that makes her fear for the lives of Uncle Joey and his hit-man, Ramos. This time, Uncle Joey is not sure he wants to involve Shelby in something he knows could get her killed. Keeping …

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Aug 29 2014
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Undertaking Irene by Pamela Burford – Review, Interview + Giveaway

Undertaking Irene by Pamela Burford – Review, Interview + Giveaway

1) Where do you like to write?
A busy broad like me? It’s wherever I can scrounge up a computer, legal pad, store receipt, or cocktail napkin to jot on. Hey, give me a patch of untattooed flesh and a Sharpie, and I’m good to go.

2) What is a day in the life of an author like?
At 10:30 am on the dot, my devoted monkey butler Horace wakes me with breakfast in bed, before drawing my bubble bath. I spend the rest of the day cuddling Murray the Wonder Poodle (the real-life model for Sexy Beast in Undertaking Irene), entertaining visiting dignitaries, sipping champagne and nibbling on bonbons, and, oh yeah, writing.
Okay, seriously? I have a day job …

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