Jan 29 2018
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The Swedish Girl by Alex Gray – A Day in the Life of Author Alex Gray

The Swedish Girl by Alex Gray – A Day in the Life of Author Alex Gray

The Swedish Girl
by Alex Gray
on Tour January 8 – February 12, 2018

Synopsis:

Another gripping Lorimer novel from Alex Gray, evoking Glasgow like no other writer can

When Kirsty Wilson lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by Swedish fellow student Eva Magnusson she can’t believe her luck. But Kirsty’s delight turns to terror when she finds the beautiful Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name.

Meanwhile, Lorimer calls on trusted psychologist Solly Brightman to help unravel the truth behind the enigmatic Eva’s life and death. But it is not long until …

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Jan 28 2018
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – Review

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – Review

My Thoughts

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a beautifully written historical fiction, set during World War II in Seattle. I’ve not read about the Japanese internment following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Jamie’s characters, Henry Lee, an American-born Chinese boy, and Keiko Okabe, an American-born Japanese girl, are so vividly brought to life. The story is told from Henry’s point of view and goes back and forth between the 1940s and the 1980s.

This story moved me to tears many times. The characters were incredibly developed, and even the secondary characters of Sheldon and Mrs. Beatty were some of my very favorites. The settings were so well-written that I truly felt as if I was there, smelling …

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Jan 27 2018
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Rise by Sierra Cross

Rise by Sierra Cross

Rise Sierra Cross(Coven of Fire, #1)Publication date: June 15th 2017Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

I closed the door on magic long ago…the day it made me an orphan.

Ten years ago, the Coven of Fire sacrificed their lives—my mother among them—to hold off an overwhelming demonic force. Now it’s back.

As a poorly-paid bartender, how can any of this be my problem? But Callie, another orphan of that battle, swears I’m the key to reviving the coven. And there’s an incredibly sexy guardian stranded on my couch who’s promising to help me stop the demons and keep the veil between the realms standing.

One problem: I’ve never been able to use magic. Our local bad boy warlock assures me I have the …

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Jan 26 2018
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Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory – Review and Giveaway

Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory – Review and Giveaway

Scone Cold Killer

by Lena Gregory

Series: All Day Breakfast Café Mystery, #1

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Lyrical Press

Release Date: January 23, 2018

For Florida diner owner Gia Morelli, there’s no such thing as too much breakfast—unless it kills you . . .

When Gia Morelli’s marriage falls apart, she knows it’s time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn’t want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she follows her best friend to a small town in Central Florida, where she braves snakes, bears, and giant spiders to open a cheery little diner called the All-Day Breakfast Café. Owning a restaurant has …

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Jan 25 2018
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Bridgeway Academy® Accepting ECOT Students

Bridgeway Academy® Accepting ECOT Students

With the mid-year closing of ECOT (Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow) many parents are struggling to find a way to continue their child’s education that works for their family. This is where Bridgeway Academy comes in. No need to worry about losing time, flexibility, freedom or accreditation. We are ready to help! Our admissions’ team is working hard with ECOT families to make the transition into a second-semester program fast and easy. Bridgeway Academy was founded in 1989 and continues to serve K-12 students today.

Press Release:
Bridgeway Academy®, which pioneered personalized learning in homeschools and schools across the U.S. and around the world, today announced it is ready to accept students seeking an alternative to the closing Electronic Classroom …

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Jan 25 2018
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2018 Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge

2018 Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge

I want to make sure I read some more magical books this year, so I’m signing up for the 2018 Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge hosted by Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf. This challenge runs through December 31, 2018. To participate in this challenge, you must read at least 1 full-length book with a witch as a main character or includes major witchcraft elements. The book can be fiction or non-fiction. I’m signing up for the initiate level and will keep track of my progress on this post. You can click the button at the top of this post to sign up.

Initiate: Read 1 – 5 Witchy Books
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Jan 24 2018
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Fury Frayed by Melissa Haag – Blitz and Giveaway

Fury Frayed by Melissa Haag – Blitz and Giveaway

Fury Frayed Melissa Haag(Of Fates and Furies, #1)Publication date: January 23rd 2018Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Megan’s temper lands her in Girderon Academy, an exclusive school founded in a town of misfit supernatural creatures. It’s the one place she should be able to fit in, but she can’t. Instead, she itches to punch the smug sheriff in his face, pull the hair from a pack of territorial blondes, and kiss the smile off the shy boy’s face. Unfortunately, she can’t do any of that, either, because humans are dying and all clues point to her.

With Megan’s temper flaring, time to find the real killer and clear her name is running out. As much as she wants to return to her …

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Jan 23 2018
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Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley – Blast and Giveaway

Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley – Blast and Giveaway

Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
A Rose City Mystery #1
Kensington • March 27, 2018

Cut down among the flowers…

Britta Johnston might be a late bloomer, but after leaving her deadbeat husband and dead-end job, she’s finally pursuing her artistic passion at her aunt Elin’s floral boutique, Blooma, in Portland, Oregon. It’s on the banks of the Willamette, in a quaint district of cobblestone paths and cherry trees. The wine bar featuring Pacific Northwest vintages is a tasty bonus, offering another kind of bouquet to enjoy. But things aren’t as peaceful as they look.

For one thing, someone’s been leaving dead roses around—and a sleazy real estate developer who wants the waterfront property has put a big-money offer on the table. Then, …

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Jan 22 2018
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Daughter of the Goddess by Rita Webb – Blitz and Giveaway

Daughter of the Goddess by Rita Webb – Blitz and Giveaway

Daughter of the Goddess Rita WebbPublication date: November 20th 2013Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

The wind calls her to play.
Will she listen?

I was a nameless child abandoned on the temple doorsteps.

Soul, the gods called me. So they named me Nephecia.

My plans don’t include marriage to some silly nobleman. When I come of age, I will take vows and devote my life to serving the goddess of Light. As a priestess, a daughter of the goddess, I’ll make the world a better place.

The summer before my eighteenth birthday, an oracle arrives with word from the gods: I must leave the only home, the only family, I’ve ever known, to marry a stranger in a foreign land.

There must be some mistake.

If I …

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Jan 20 2018
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Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber – Spotlight and Giveaway

Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber – Spotlight and Giveaway

Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
A Downward Dog Mystery #5
Midnight Ink • January 8, 2018

Yoga instructor Kate Davidson is ready to marry her boyfriend Michael, so she’s disappointed when a special dinner doesn’t end with a proposal. But disappointment turns to dismay and outrage as she learns the real problem: Michael is already married and his green card-seeking wife is blackmailing him.

When his wife’s body is found—by Kate and her dog, no less—Michael is strangely unable to remember where he was the night she died. Since Michael has no alibi, Kate steps up to uncover what happened. What she walks into is a tangled web of deceit, obsession, and immigration fraud . . . with Michael trapped in the middle.

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