Posts Tagged: Great Escapes Book Tours

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 07 2014
12

A Crafty Christmas by Mollie Cox Bryan – Review, Guest Post + Giveaway

A Crafty Christmas by Mollie Cox Bryan – Review, Guest Post + Giveaway

A Crafty Christmas by Mollie Cox Bryan

Christmas is just around the corner, and the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are thrilled when Sheila wins the first place prize in a scrapbooking design contest: a ten-day scrapbook-themed cruise in the Caribbean. Vera and Paige decide to tag along, which should pose the perfect opportunity to learn some new techniques, mingle with fellow croppers, and get in some rest and relaxation before the chaos of Christmas. But when Sheila finds a famous crafter dead, and investigators determine she was poisoned, the luxury cruise veers toward disaster as Sheila becomes the number one suspect – or was she really the intended victim? Just as the croppers begin un-wrapping the …

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Oct 07 2014
4

Lost Under a Ladder by Linda O. Johnston – Guest Post + Giveaway

Lost Under a Ladder by Linda O. Johnston – Guest Post + Giveaway

Lost Under a Ladder by Linda O. Johnston

Is it luck or is it . . . Destiny?

Are superstitions real? Rory Chasen doesn’t think so–until her beloved fiance walks under a ladder and is killed by a car five minutes later. Needing closure, Rory takes her dog Pluckie to a town called Destiny, where superstitions are a way of life.

Rory’s visit to Destiny takes an unexpected turn when Pluckie saves the life of Martha, the owner of the Lucky Dog Boutique. To show her gratitude, Martha offers Rory a job at the pet store. But when Martha becomes the prime suspect in the murder of the local bookshop owner, Rory refuses to believe that she would do it. Rory …

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Sep 24 2014
8

Stirring the Plot by Daryl Wood Gerber – Recipe, Review + Giveaway

Stirring the Plot by Daryl Wood Gerber – Recipe, Review + Giveaway

My Thoughts

Stirring the Plot by Daryl Wood Gerber is the third book in the well-reviewed Cookbook Nook mystery series. Though I do own the first two books in the series, I haven’t had a chance to read them yet. After reading Stirring the Plot, I know I need to make this a priority. Stirring the Plot by Daryl Wood Gerber is an entertaining, nicely written cozy mystery. It has everything I love about cozies: a great main character who is the sleuth; good supporting characters that really keep the story interesting; an awesome setting and theme (Halloween!); and food. 😉

I would give this book more than five stars if I could. Jenna is such a wonderful character. …

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Sep 07 2014
4

The Corpse with the Platinum Hair by Cathy Ace – ARC Review + Giveaway

The Corpse with the Platinum Hair by Cathy Ace – ARC Review + Giveaway

The Corpse with the Platinum Hair by Cathy Ace is the fourth book in one of my favorite series, the Cait Morgan mystery series. Cait Morgan is a criminologist who always ends up wrapped up in a mystery. The mystery is very well written and I found myself not sure whodunit til the reveal at the end. This is really a fantastic series. The characters are interesting, the mysteries are intriguing, and the settings are fun. The Cait Morgan books are on my auto-buy list. They are that good! I love that the story is so different and unique – I always know that I am going to get a great mystery unlike any I’ve read before. …

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Sep 06 2014
16

The Wedding Soup Murder by Rosie Genova – Review + Giveaway

The Wedding Soup Murder by Rosie Genova – Review + Giveaway

The Wedding Soup Murder by Rosie Genova is the second book in the Italian Kitchen Mystery series. I haven’t read the first book yet, but definitely plan on it after getting to read the second one. This book is great! I love the Italian settings, descriptions, characters and speech. Vic is an awesome character. She was someone that I just felt drawn to right from the beginning of the story. The Wedding Soup Murder by Rosie Genova is so good. A well-written, enjoyable cozy mystery that had me hungry for more. This is an author that I will be on the lookout for. The Italian recipes included at the back of the book sound scrumptious.

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Sep 06 2014
4

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
8

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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Aug 16 2014
10

Bewitching Boots by Joyce & Jim Lavene – Review + Giveaway

Bewitching Boots by Joyce & Jim Lavene – Review + Giveaway

Bewitching Boots by Joyce & Jim Lavene
A Renaissance Faire Mystery

Jessie is thrilled when she finds Bill Warren, an old fashioned shoemaker, and he agrees to come back to Renaissance Village with her. She’s not so thrilled when claims to have elf magic, and he falls for Princess Isabelle. The dancing slippers Bill makes for Isabelle make him a suspect when the princess takes a leap from the castle terrace. Now, Jessie must find the lady or lord who helped the princess with her last dance before she loses her star attraction.

My Thoughts

Bewitching Boots by Joyce & Jim Lavene is another fantastic installment in the fun Renaissance Faire Mystery series. I devoured this book. I haven’t read the series …

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Aug 08 2014
15

Avoidable Contact by Tammy Kaehler – Interview + Giveaway

Avoidable Contact by Tammy Kaehler – Interview + Giveaway

Avoidable Contact by Tammy Kaehler
A Kate Reilly Mystery

Racecar driver Kate Reilly is suited up and ready for the start of the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona. But what’s ahead will test her will and nerve more than any other endurance race.

Even before the green flag waves over Daytona International Speedway, Kate receives word her boyfriend Stuart is fighting for his life after a hit-and-run earlier in the day. Still reeling from that news, Kate must absorb other shocks in the race’s opening hours, including an on-track accident with tragic consequences and an eyewitness who claims Stuart was run down deliberately by someone from the race paddock.

Alternating stints behind the wheel of her Corvette racecar with stretches of quizzing …

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