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December 23, 2014

Secrets_In_The_Fairy_ChimineysTitle: Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys


Author: Linda Maria Frank


Genre: Teen Mystery


Age Group: Young Adult


Rating: 4 stars


Purchase: Amazon


Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.



Annie Tillery joins boyfriend, Ty Egan, and his best friend,Cedric Zeeks, at an archaeological dig in Turkey. All is not what it seems in the fascinating city of Istanbul. The gang finds themselves tracking treasure hunters and thievesthrough mysterious passageways in Istanbul’s...

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Published on December 23, 2014 13:36


Woohoo! We’re celebrating the release today for cozy mystery “Christmas is Murder”. The book is now available from all online retailers. Happy release day!


Book Excerpt

“Winter Wonderland”


The snow was coming down as if it were a Hollywood movie set. The flakes were large and falling steady, casting enchantment over the ever-forming winter wonderland. It was the perfect day to pick a tree, and Sara was thankful for her father’s recent purchase of a pickup. She and Sean never would have strapped...

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Published on December 23, 2014 05:59

December 22, 2014

AnEmergingThreat_CoverTitle: An Emerging Threat


Author: Mark E. Lein


Genre: Fantasy


Rating: 4 stars


Purchase: Amazon


Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.



An evil stirs, casting a shadow across the Islands. Two men begin quests to find the source of the darkness. One (Oliver) is a young scholar, given no choice but to follow the path ahead. Tragedy shapes him, nearly driving him to despair; an inner struggle pervades his journey. The other (Ethan) is a warrior forced to the...

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Published on December 22, 2014 09:53 • 1 view

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I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for horror / paranormal short story collection “Evil Imminent”. The tour runs from December 22 to January 5. I’ll review the book on January 1st. Stay tuned for the review, and in the mean time, visit the other stops!


Tour Schedule

December 22nd: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading


December 22nd: Book Excerpt @ Undercover Book Reviews


December 22nd: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy


December 24th: Character Interview @ The Book Daily


December 2...

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Published on December 22, 2014 06:08 • 1 view

December 21, 2014

Girl_with_Pencil_Drawing 2-1 (2)Title: The Girl With Pencil, Drawing


Author: Linda Maria Frank


Genre: Teen Mystery


Age Group: Young Adult


Rating: 4 stars


Purchase: Amazon


Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.



Amateur detective Annie Tillery is at it again. After she wins a series of art lessons at a prestigious art gallery, Annie shows up for her first lesson to find her instructor, Francesca Gabrielli, in a volatile argument with John DiCristiani,the art gallery’s director, over his i...

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Published on December 21, 2014 13:43 • 1 view

December 20, 2014

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Time for some mini-reviews! What are mini-reviews, you ask? As the title suggests, these are short reviews, consisting of one paragraph tops, about a book. It’s a way to catch up on the books I’ve read a while ago, but never got around to reviewing.


Townhouse

Title: Townhouse


Author: Brian Rowe


Genre: Horror


Rating: 4 stars


Purchase: Amazon



Twenty-four-year-old Sara Crimson isn’t happy that she’s moving into a shady apartment complex with a man she barely knows. But after discovering she’s pregnant...

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Published on December 20, 2014 16:27 • 1 view

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I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for self-help book “Ghost Writers”. The tour runs from December 20 to January 3, and I’ll review the book on December 31st. Stay tuned for the review, and mean while, visit the other tour stops!


Tour Schedule

December 20th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading


December 20th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy


December 22nd: Book Excerpt @ Undercover Book Reviews


December 24th: Book Review @ I’m an Eclectic Reader


December 25th: Book Excerpt @ Boo...

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Published on December 20, 2014 04:39 • 1 view

December 19, 2014

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Cover reveal time! I’m revealing the cover today for romantic suspense “The Ex File”. I love this cover – it definitely screams suspense. What do you think?


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About The Book

Title: The Ex File


Author: Alexis D. Craig


Genre: Romantic Suspense


Second Chances Can Be Lethal


Narcotics Officer, Sean O’Leary is bitter after a messy divorce that has reinforced his solitary nature, leaving him only with his dog and a sword collection. He could never imagine that his former best friend may be the only woman t...

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Published on December 19, 2014 04:47 • 1 view

December 18, 2014

minireview


Time for some mini-reviews! What are mini-reviews, you ask? As the title suggests, these are short reviews, consisting of one paragraph tops, about a book. It’s a way to catch up on the books I’ve read a while ago, but never got around to reviewing.


Tropic of Darkness

Title: Tropic of Darkness


Author: Tony Richards


Genre: Horror/Thriller


Rating: 3 stars


Purchase: Amazon


Available on ebook, an original full-length supernatural thriller set in Havana, Cuba, from an acclaimed Bram Stoker Award-nominate...

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Published on December 18, 2014 16:59 • 2 views

9780978730215_cov onlyTitle: Broken


Author: Tanille Edwards


Genre: YA Romance


Age Group: Young Adult


Rating: 4 stars


Purchase :Amazon


Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.



Meet Milan, a young supermodel with a disability from New York’s Upper East Side, who falls deeply in love as she is coming of age. In this romantic drama, the emotional conflict of a girl’s inner soul is revealed as she deals with a first love, the pain of loss, and the pleasures of stardom, all while coping...

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Published on December 18, 2014 10:02 • 2 views