Posts Categorized: Book Tour

Aug 13 2013
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Getting Back to Normal by Marilyn Levinson

Getting Back to Normal by Marilyn Levinson

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Getting Back to Normal by Marilyn Levinson
Genre: YA/Grades 6-8
Published by: Untreed Reads Publishing
Release Date: May 29, 2013

Sixth-grader Vannie Taylor’s mom has just died. Her father’s completely lost without his wife and brings Vannie and her younger brother to live in a dismal cottage on the estate where he manages craft fairs, dinners, and other events.

A ghost named Archie befriends Vannie, and helps her prepare a wonderful supper for her brother. After Vannie discovers Archie’s secret, he asks Vannie to help him make amends …

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Aug 12 2013
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{Reviews} First Frost and Glass Frost, by Liz DeJesus

{Reviews} First Frost and Glass Frost, by Liz DeJesus

Disclosure: I received eBook copies of First Frost and Glass Frost, by Liz DeJesus, in exchange for my honest opinion. This has not influenced my opinion in any way. This post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog!

Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.

For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca …

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Aug 08 2013
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{Review + Excerpt} Royal Secrets by Kathleen Irene Paterka

{Review + Excerpt} Royal Secrets by Kathleen Irene Paterka

ROYAL SECRETS is the story of the Royal Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, and of Lily Lavender, whose family is distantly descended from the British royal family. Immersed in the regal world of weddings and romance, Lily grew up believing in brides, grooms and happily-ever-afters. It seemed her destiny and royal birthright to someday assume a position as wedding coordinator in their family-owned wedding chapel business. But when her mother Mimi’s third marriage eventually fails, Lily’s dreams of her own happily-ever-after quickly fade. She’s no longer interested in a life of assisting brides walk down the aisle into a life of disillusionment and possible divorce. Lily turns her back on The Royal Wedding Chapel and leaves Las Vegas to fashion …

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Jul 31 2013
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Seeing Ghosts by James Garcia Jr.

Seeing Ghosts by James Garcia Jr.

Seeing Ghosts by James Garcia Jr.

Genre: Paranormal
Number of pages: 147
Word Count: 76,303

Cover Artist: Maria Zannini

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Book Description:

Paul Herrera finds himself bequeathed a mysterious old house near the California central coast by a deceased aunt he never knew. The woman who shows it to him is the spitting image of his wife, taken from him three years before in a senseless car accident which also took his unborn son.

While he deals with the ghosts of a past he cannot let go, there are new ghosts Paul must deal with – alone for the week in the expansive two-story house that he will soon discover holds many secrets.

Eventually, he will see that he is surrounded by ghosts as he struggles to …

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Jul 28 2013
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The Corpse with the Golden Nose by Cathy Ace

The Corpse with the Golden Nose by Cathy Ace

The Corpse with the Golden Nose by Cathy Ace
Genre: Traditional/Cozy Mystery
Published by: Touchwood Editions
Release Date: (March 12, 2013)
Number of Pages: 233
2nd in Series

A heartfelt plea to look into the death of a world-famous vintner goes hand in hand with the opportunity to attend an exclusive gourmet event in British Columbia’s stunning wine country. How can overindulgent foodie and criminologist Cait Morgan resist?

Sure that the award-winning owner of a family-run vineyard was murdered, Cait shares her findings with Bud Anderson, a retired homicide cop. But he is convinced that the woman took her own life, whatever her grief-stricken sister might say. That is, until death strikes once again, in the neat rows of grapevines that clamber up the banks of …

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Jul 27 2013
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{Review} A Harbour Falls Mystery Series by S.R. Grey

{Review} A Harbour Falls Mystery Series by S.R. Grey

I received A Harbour Falls Mystery Series by S.R. Grey in exchange for my honest opinion. No compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links; thank you for supporting Brooke Blogs!

Harbour Falls
S.R. Grey
First in A Harbour Falls Mystery Series
Genre: Romance/Mystery

Best-selling author Maddy Fitch, researching material for a new novel, returns to her hometown of Harbour Falls to investigate a disappearance that has haunted the tiny Maine coastal town for the past four years. Maddy soon discovers that the case has gone cold, but the prime suspect, Adam Ward, is hotter than ever. Now living on an isolated island, Maddy takes up residence near the sexy Mr. Ward’s home. As she begins to seek out answers, the mystery …

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Jul 25 2013
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Why is the Sky Blue? by Shabana Muhajir

Why is the Sky Blue? by Shabana Muhajir

Why is the Sky Blue? by Shabana Muhajir

While playing at the beach, two boys begin to wonder why the sky is blue and ask their mother to explain the reason to them. As they are very young, their mother needs to decide how best to explain to her boys. She discusses the phenomenon of the blue sky in a manner that even her six year old can understand. While addressing their initial query, the boys come up with several other related questions, and the mother answers them all with simple facts and drawings. To make it easier and more interesting, she performs a fun experiment with her boys, which shows them why the sky is blue at sunrise and red/orange …

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Jul 21 2013
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Defending Wellton by Kelli Kretzschmar

Defending Wellton by Kelli Kretzschmar

Defending Wellton by Kelli Kretzschmar
Mystery – Detective
Date Published: 5/9/2013

Wellton, Arizona. Population 2,864… and falling. Something – or someone – is killing the kids in town, and the Wellton Police Department is called in to investigate the untimely deaths.

Officer Trent Buckley has lived in Wellton since the day he was born, and he’s been trying to get out of the small, dead-end town ever since. Just when he has a shot at a transfer to Tucson, a disturbing case lands in his lap, one that has him working with Yuma Sun reporter – and ex-lover – Sarah Goodwin. Trent is forced to push aside his resentment for Wellton and settle his own personal demons to focus on …

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Jul 15 2013
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The Cambion Journals: Rage of Augustus by Andrew P. Weston #BuytheBookTours

The Cambion Journals: Rage of Augustus by Andrew P. Weston #BuytheBookTours

The Cambion Journals: Rage of Augustus by Andrew P. Weston
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Publication Date: July 8, 2013
Published by: Pagan Writers Press

They say revenge is a dish best served cold.

Whoever they are, they’ve never met Augustus Thorne.

Born a Cambion—half-demon, half-human—and cursed with a terrible hunger he can barely control, Augustus spends his life hunting and exterminating any Incubi and Succubae he can find. But no matter how many he destroys, he can always find room for one more. Especially if it’s the foul scum who raped his mother, Augustus’s own father, Fanon.

Driven by rage, his quest leads Augustus through the centuries and around the world until fate suddenly hands him his heart’s desire.

But things are not as they appear …

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Jul 14 2013
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The Granite Key by N.S. Wikarski

The Granite Key by N.S. Wikarski

The Granite Key by N.S. Wikarski
Archaeological Thriller
Date Published: 2/12/2011

“Think ‘MEDIUM meets THE LOST SYMBOL’ and it only begins to describe the pleasures of THE GRANITE KEY – 5 Stars.” (Kindle Nation)

A Wake-Up Call
In a nightmare, nineteen year old Cassie Forsythe sees her sister attacked by a man in a cowboy hat who demands something called “the key.” Her nightmare mutates into reality before the night is over. Cassie is called to identify her sister’s body–murdered exactly as her dream foretold. Cassie dismisses her vision as a fluke and fights to get on with her life. Disconnected and aimless now that her only family is gone, she drifts until the evening when she catches the man in the cowboy hat …

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