Posts Tagged: Great Escapes Book Tours

Jun 17 2017
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Killer Music by Tammy L. Grace

Killer Music by Tammy L. Grace

My Thoughts On Killer Music by Tammy L. Grace

Killer Music is the first book in the Cooper Harrington Detective Series. Cooper (or “Coop”) is a private detective. He finds himself on the case of the murder of Grayson Taylor. Coop, along with his friend, Detective Ben Mason, are working like crazy to find the murderer. This book was full of engaging characters that had me interested right away. It was a book that I wanted to keep reading and didn’t want to put down to have to do pesky things like sleep. If you are looking for a mystery that keeps you guessing and will have your heart pounding, this book is it. I am looking forward …

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Jun 14 2017
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No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan – Guest Post + Giveaway @TracyBuchanan

No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan – Guest Post + Giveaway @TracyBuchanan

My writing sanctuary by Tracy Buchanan

Each morning, there’s nothing that gives me more joy then stepping into my beautiful study. It wasn’t always like that though. When we viewed our new house before putting in an offer, the room was filled floor to ceiling with books, files, boxes of clothes and more. The wallpaper was peeling, the carpet threadbare. But I could see through all that. I knew it would one day be the place I’d write my novels. So when we moved in, it was the first room I set about redecorating.

While my novels are mainly set in seaside locations, I like the darker side (as you’ll see in my latest novel No Turning …

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Jun 13 2017
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The Trouble with Harriet by Dorothy Cannell – Spotlight + Giveaway

The Trouble with Harriet by Dorothy Cannell – Spotlight + Giveaway

The Trouble with Harriet by Dorothy Cannell
An Ellie Haskell Mystery #8

In a murder mystery so charming it could only have come from Dorothy Cannell—hailed by Nancy Pickard as “America’s P. G. Wodehouse”—Ellie Haskell is shocked when her long-lost father shows up on her doorstep with some rather . . . compromising baggage.

Ellie Haskell and her husband, Ben, haven’t taken a vacation in years. Now their suitcases are packed, their tickets are booked, and they’re ready for a romantic getaway in France. But everything goes awry after a chain-smoking fortune teller makes a dire prediction: “Take that trip at your peril!” Those ominous words ring true when Ellie’s prodigal father, Morley, suddenly appears with the remains of his ladylove, …

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Jun 12 2017
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Bearly Departed by Meg Macy

Bearly Departed by Meg Macy

Bearly Departed by Meg Macy is the first book in A Teddy Bear Mystery series. I was so excited to get my hands on this book. I love cozy mysteries. I love and collect Boyd’s Bears. Meg Macy did not disappoint!

Sasha manages her family’s teddy bear shop and factory. She suspects one of their employees, Will Taylor, is trying to make changes to their business for less-than-honest reasons. She even suspects him of selling their teddy bear pattern to a competitor. Will also brings up the idea of getting rid of some of their employees. No one at the Silver Bear Shop and Factory likes Will, and there have even been a few who exchanged words with …

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Jun 09 2017
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Pearls Gone Wild / Cement Stilettos by Diane Vallere #SamanthaPalooza

Pearls Gone Wild / Cement Stilettos by Diane Vallere #SamanthaPalooza

Pearls Gone Wild by Diane Vallere
A Samantha Kidd Mystery #6

Amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd’s life is finally on track. It’s her normally cultured friend Cat whose life has lost its luster: eight months pregnant and abandoned by her husband the week before Christmas. She ropes Samantha into helping at her boutique, but a string of jewelry thefts threatens her business. And when Cat’s husband is found strangled with pearls inside the shop, the last thing she’s concerned with is profit. Samantha tries to get a bead on the killer, but when the suspects all clam up, she’s left tangled in knots. Add in an unexpected proposal, a flirtatious friend, and a brand new detective, and this is bound to …

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Jun 08 2017
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Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz – Guest Post + Giveaway

Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz – Guest Post + Giveaway

Every recipe tells a story.

Every recipe is a story. Take pie, for example. (I’ll wait while you cut us each a piece.) In every culture, there’s a dish made of fruit baked in pastry or dough. It might be peach pie in Georgia, where peaches are easy to grow, apple or cherry up north where the trees need that winter chill. My friend from Kazakhstan bakes darling apple turnovers she learned to make with her grandmother. In other countries, you’d be offered a fruit tart or a stuffed dumpling.

And whether we’re a local or a visitor, when we spot that treat, our faces light up. We feel connected. Nurtured. In the French countryside or an …

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Jun 06 2017
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The Brim Reaper / Some Like It Haute / Grand Theft Retro by Diane Vallere #SamanthaPalooza

The Brim Reaper / Some Like It Haute / Grand Theft Retro by Diane Vallere #SamanthaPalooza

The Brim Reaper by Diane Vallere
A Samantha Kidd Mystery #3

Former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd is in over her head

With no job prospects on the horizon, former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd convinces boyfriend and shoe designer Nick Taylor to give her a job in his showroom, but when a collection of vintage Hollywood costumes comes to town, it brings a hat box full of hype. Close friend Eddie is in charge of the exhibit and calls on Samantha for help, but all too soon hype turns to homicide. Brimming with good intentions, she loops in the cops, but after one too many cloche calls, she’s knee-deep in mystery. If she can tear the lid off the investigation, it might mean …

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Jun 05 2017
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Designer Dirty Laundry / Buyer Beware by Diane Vallere #Samanthapalooza

Designer Dirty Laundry / Buyer Beware by Diane Vallere #Samanthapalooza

Designer Dirty Laundry by Diane Vallere
A Samantha Kidd Mystery #1

Meet Samantha Kidd.

Ex-buyer turned trend specialist turns amateur sleuth! She designed her future with couture precision, but finding the fashion director’s corpse on day one leaves her hanging by a thread. And when the killer fabricates evidence that puts the cops on her hemline, even a chance run-in with hot shoe designer Nick Taylor can’t keep her life from unraveling. She trades high fashion for dirty laundry and reveals a cast of designers out for blood. Now her job, her love life, and her future are put on hold as she tries to expose a diabolical designer before getting marked down for murder.

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Jun 04 2017
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Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern

Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern

Guest Post

Every so often, I run across a picture of Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher. She’s sitting at her kitchen table in front of a typewriter. There’s a coffee cup to her left, a coffee pot to her right, and a sweater casually draped around her shoulders. She’s wearing make-up. She’s also wearing a satisfied smile—as if writing is a lark and she’s just sat down to dash off 5,000 words.

I too write at the kitchen table. On a laptop. I too have a coffee cup nearby. The Keurig is but steps away. But chances are, if I’m writing, there’s no sweater. There’s definitely no make-up. And there is absolutely no satisfied smile.

Since I write early in …

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