Monday, January 25, 2021

On The Road feat. Fish Out of Water by Marc Jedel

Welcome to On The Road 

     

 


This week we are traveling to Arkansas and featuring . . . 



About the book 

A small-town homicide. A community swamped in secrets. Can married amateur sleuths bait and capture the killer before the truth slips away?


Elizabeth Trout had escaped her rural Arkansas hometown. Compelled to sort through her deceased grandmother’s belongings, she and her new husband Jonas make an unexpected trip down south to the family ranch. But when the property manager turns up dead, Elizabeth is rocked when her ex-boyfriend-turned-deputy arrests her for the murder.


As incriminating evidence piles up and the sheriff’s convinced he’s got the right suspect, Elizabeth and Jonas must fish for clues on their own. With a multitude of potential culprits and her husband’s contrasting personality, Elizabeth fears she may be left dangling on the hook for a crime she didn’t commit.


Can these newlyweds net the real killer before Elizabeth is jailed for murder?


Fish Out of Water is the charming first book in the new Ozarks Lake Mystery series from the best-selling author of the Silicon Valley Mystery series. If you like quirky characters, clever twists and turns, and puzzling whodunits, then you’ll love Marc Jedel’s humorous tale.


Buy Fish Out of Water to reel in a slippery catch today.

From the Author

Fish Out of Water is the first book in the Ozark Lakes Mystery series. More are underway. In the meantime, try the books in his Silicon Valley Mystery series, starting with Uncle and Ants. Join the mailing list on Marc's website to get free content, learn about new releases and receive special offers.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

A Tourist's Guide to Murder By V.M. Burns Great Escapes Tour Review

 


About the book
(Mystery Bookshop)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Publisher: Kensington (January 26, 2021)
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1496728955
ISBN-13: 978-1496728951]
Digital ASIN: B087YRY1S4


While visiting the land of Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes, bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Samantha Washington finds herself on a tragical mystery tour . . .

 

Sam joins Nana Jo and her Shady Acres Retirement Village friends Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae on a weeklong trip to London, England, to experience the Peabody Mystery Lovers Tour. The chance to see the sights and walk the streets that inspired Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle is a dream come true for Sam—and a perfect way to celebrate her new publishing contract as a mystery author.

 

But between visits to Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel district and 221B Baker Street, Major Horace Peabody is found dead, supposedly of natural causes. Despite his employer’s unfortunate demise, the tour guide insists on keeping calm and carrying on—until another tourist on their trip also dies under mysterious circumstances. Now it’s up to Sam and the Shady Acres ladies to mix and mingle among their fellow mystery lovers, find a motive, and turn up a murderer . . .

And I thought . . .
First there's the cover. I am a cover Junkie and this one got me.
Then there are Nana and her friends and thier craziness that steals the show.  I think V.M.Burns  is  Golden Girls fan. 
And the locale and the superb discripton of England makes you feel like your there.
The main character Sam not only owns a book store but she is a writer too and when she gets the chance between present day Murders she is penning a story of her own.  
So the reader has more than one murder to try and solve.
The twists and turns will keep you turning the pages. 
And you'll be giggling along the way.

I really enjoyed my Journey across the pond and look forward to more adventures with Sam and Nana. 

I received a complimentary copy. 
My Review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.

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This Weeks New Releases

 




Ink and Shadows by Ellery Adams (Cozy)

Nora Pennington is known for her window displays, and as Halloween approaches, she decides to showcase fictional heroines like Roald Dahl’s Matilda and Madeline Miller’s Circe. A family-values group disapproves of the magical themes, though, and wastes no time launching a modern-day witch hunt. Suddenly, former friends and customers are targeting not only Nora and Miracle Books, but a new shopkeeper, Celeste, who’s been selling CBD oil products.

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Mrs. Jeffries Demands Justice by Emily Brightwell (Historical)

Inspector Nigel Nivens is not a nice man or a good investigator. In fact, he’s terrible at his job and has always done everything he can to make life difficult for Inspector Witherspoon. But even his powerful family can’t help him after he maliciously tried to hobble Witherspoon’s last homicide investigation. He’s been sent to a particularly difficult precinct in the East End of London as penance.

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A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns (Cozy)

Sam joins Nana Jo and her Shady Acres Retirement Village friends Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae on a weeklong trip to London, England, to experience the Peabody Mystery Lovers Tour. The chance to see the sights and walk the streets that inspired Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a dream come true for Sam–and a perfect way to celebrate her new publishing contract as a mystery author.

Available on 

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A Tourist Guide to Murder is on the Great Escapes Tour.  I also have a Character interview which will appear here on the 31st.

Click Here to read reviews, interviews and guest posts.  You will also find more purchase links. 


One Poison Pie  

by Lynn Calhoon


What’s a kitchen witch to do when her almost-fiancé leaves her suddenly single and unemployed? For Mia Malone, the answer’s simple: move to her grandmother’s quirky Idaho hometown, where magic is an open secret and witches and warlocks are (mostly) welcome. With a new gourmet dinner delivery business–and a touch of magic in her recipes–Mia’s hopes are high. Even when her ex’s little sister, Christina, arrives looking for a place to stay, Mia takes it in stride.

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Egg Shooters

 by Laura Childs (Cozy)

Suzanne Dietz, co-owner

 of the Cackleberry Club Café, is visiting her fiancé, Dr. Sam Hazelet, when a masked gunman bursts into the emergency room. He shoots two people and would probably have done more damage had Suzanne not brained him with a thermos full of chili. Still, the gunman manages to escape.

Available now on Amazon

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Death Bee Comes Her

 by Nancy Coco (Cozy)

With her Let It Bee honey boutique buzzing along nicely, life is as sweet as nectar for Wren Johnson—until she takes a morning walk along the Pacific beach with her Havana Brown cat, Everett, and stumbles upon the body of Agnes Snow, the cranky queen of the local craft fairs, stiff as driftwood. More unfortunate? Clutched in the victim’s fist is a label from Wren’s homemade beeswax-and-honey lip balm.

At time of posting this book is only available at B&N


Crime of the Ancient Marinara 

by Stephanie Cole (Cozy)

Nell Valenti is settling into her role of transforming the Villa Orlandini into a superb farm-to-table cooking school, and the time has finally come for a full taste test run. But when Chef Orlandini prepares to reveal his top secret marinara recipe for the first time to a group of American gastro-tourists, Nell realizes she might have bitten off more than she can chew.

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The Ancient Dead

 by Barbara Fradkin (Traditional)

Photographer Todd Ellison is engrossed in a photo shoot deep in Alberta’s dinosaur country when he stumbles upon human bones buried in the sand of a remote coulee. Not far away, while driving through the Alberta prairie, Amanda Doucette glimpses an abandoned farmhouse that reminds her of an old photograph hanging on her aunt’s wall.

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A Pairing to Die For  

 Kate Lansing (Cozy)

It’s fall in Boulder, Colorado, and the leaves aren’t the only things changing. Parker Valentine, owner of Vino Valentine, is finally settling in to her winery and her new relationship with Reid Wallace, a local chef. But their delicate pairing is endangered when Reid’s estranged family comes into town to celebrate the opening of his new restaurant.

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Death Comes to the Rectory 

 by Catherine Lloyd (Historical)

Lucy and Robert’s joy in christening their new daughter, surrounded by extended family and loved ones who have gathered in the village of Kurland St. Mary, is only enhanced when Robert’s aunt Rose–now the second wife of Lucy’s father Ambrose–announces that she is with child. However, not everyone is happy about the news, in particular Rose’s adult daughter Henrietta and her husband, who fear for their inheritance.

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Inked Out

 by Karen MacInerney (Cozy)

When fledgling bookseller Max Sayers agrees to host Snug Harbor, Maine’s new mystery writers’ group, she envisions filling Seaside Cottage Books with literary conversation, warm, fresh-baked cookies, and a community to support her assistant Bethany’s mystery writing dream. But the group has barely begun its inaugural meeting when local author Martha Crabtree accuses young Bethany of plagiarizing her novel.

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Don’t Taco ‘Bout Murder 

by Mona Marple (Cozy) 

Emily Monk and Uncle Cornelius are off to Mexico, but this is no package holiday! It’s the Day of the Dead festival, and Emily and Uncle C are joining the crowds at Janitzio Island, where the locals are honouring the dead with sugar skulls, marigolds and personalised altars. But the pair can’t get too comfortable with the celebrations, as they befriend a local woman accused of having killed her husband. They believe that Maria is innocent, but when another person dies in the exact same way, clearing her name becomes a lot harder.

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A Sinister Service 

 by Alyssa Maxwell (Historical)

Following the devastation of the Great War, England’s noble class takes comfort in honoring tradition. To celebrate their grandparents’ wedding anniversary, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her siblings travel to Staffordshire to commission a china service bearing the Wroxly coat of arms from the venerated Crown Lily Potteries, a favorite of Queen Mary.

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Murder at Mabel’s Motel 

by G.A. McKevett (Cozy)

As quirky as McGill’s residents can be, they usually welcome society’s oddballs and outcasts into the community with open arms. But the three members of the Lone White Wolf Pack are a different story. Townsfolk aren’t feeling the least bit neighborly toward the ignorant gang widely believed to have orchestrated several hate crimes in the area…

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Irish Parade Murder

 by Leslie Meier (Cozy)

After returning from her father-in-law’s funeral in Florida, Lucy can almost hear the death knell of her part-time reporter job the instant she meets new hire Rob Callahan. He’s young, ambitious, and positioning himself to become the Pennysaver’s next star reporter. Adding insult to injury, Lucy only gets assigned the local St. Patrick’s Day parade once Rob passes on the story. But before beer flows and bagpipes sound, Rob becomes suspected of destroying more than other people’s careers.

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Death by Intermission

 by Alexis Morgan (Cozy)

Ushered once again onto another committee by the mayor of Snowberry Creek, Washington, Abby is tasked with keeping the box office receipts of the town’s Movies in the Park nights. Cut to the director’s chair from where she’s suddenly organizing the summer’s last feature. From the opening scene through the final credits, Abby feels she’s earned nominations for best volunteer, best movie date with her tenant Tripp Blackston—and best daughter for ignoring her mother Phoebe’s own movie date with Owen Quinn.

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Undercover Kitty 

by Sofie Ryan (Cozy)

Sarah and Elvis can always be found at a charming secondhand shop in the village of North Harbor, Maine. Despite the small-town setting, the daring duo often find themselves wrapped up in murder, but luckily they have help–a quirky group of senior citizens runs an amateur detective agency called Charlotte’s Angels out of the store.

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A Cat On The Case

 by Clea Simon (Cozy)

When a panicked stranger shows up at Charm and Cherish, Becca Colwin feels compelled to help. But when that stranger then disappears, leaving behind her heirloom violin the aspiring witch detective is drawn further into a web of deceit and intrigue complicated by a history that only Becca’s three magical cats truly understand.

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Claw & Disorder 

 by Eileen Watkins (Cozy)

Around the quaint town of Chadwick, New Jersey, are two families in need of Cassie’s help. Wealthy perfectionist Gillian Foster is orchestrating the restoration of her family’s nineteenth century home and wants her purebred Himalayan, Leya, boarded at Cassie’s Comfy Cats. Meanwhile, the elderly Tillmans are in dire straits, hoarding possessions and a clowder of cats in their run-down house. Perhaps Cassie can persuade the couple to surrender a few of their furry friends.

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Death at Cape Misery 

by Wendy Lyn Watson (Traditional)

The Lane family “gift” has always been Cora Lane’s curse. As a bibliomancer, she delved into the lives of the people around her, culling through their secrets and revealing the lies they preferred to keep hidden. As a child, the habit left her on the outside of life looking in. When Cora was 17 years old, her twin sister Lily disappeared from their home town on Oregon’s coast. Cora should have known what had been going on with her sister, but she had been so lost in the pages of other people’s stories that she had failed to notice Lily’s troubles.

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A Glimmer of Death

 by Valerie Wilson Wesley (Cozy)

Until now, Odessa Jones’ inherited ability to read emotions and foretell danger has protected her. But second sight didn’t warn her she would soon be a widow—and about to lose her home and the catering business she’s worked so hard to build. The only things keeping Dessa going are her love for baking and her sometimes-mellow cat, Juniper. Unfortunately, putting her life back together means taking a gig at an all-kinds-of-shady real estate firm run by volatile owner Charlie Risko . . .

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Grand Openings Can Be Murder by Amber Royer Great Escapes Tour

 



About the book 

Felicity Koerber has had a rough year. She’s moving back to Galveston Island and opening a bean to bar chocolate factory, fulfilling a dream she and her late husband, Kevin, had shared. Craft chocolate means a chance to travel the world, meeting with farmers and bringing back beans she can turn into little blocks of happiness, right close to home and family.

 

She thinks trouble has walked into her carefully re-built world when puddle-jump pilot Logan Hanlon shows up at her grand opening to order custom chocolates. Then one of her employees drops dead at the party, and Felicity’s one-who-got-away ex-boyfriend – who’s now a cop – thinks Felicity is a suspect. As the murder victim’s life becomes more and more of a mystery, Felicity realizes that if she’s going to clear her name in time to save her business, she might need Logan’s help. Though she’s not sure if she’s ready to let anyone into her life – even if it is to protect her from being the killer’s next victim. For Felicity, Galveston is all about history, and a love-hate relationship with the ocean, which keeps threatening to deliver another hurricane – right into the middle of her investigation. Can she figure it out before all the clues get washed away?

 

 And I thought . . . 

One of the best new series I've read!  Amber Royer brings the reader a mystery that keeps you guessing and turning the pages.

As a native Texan I couldn't help but love the location of Galveston Island.  I also enjoyed the Chocolate Shop and that Felicity's aunt's flips houses.  Which is spot-on for the area.  

There are alot of Characters and I thought providing the reader with a cast would have been helpful.

But I enjoyed the book none the less.  I thinking having to slow down and get the characters straight added to the story making  a better read.

I visited the authors website.  It is definitely worth stopping in at Amber Royer.com.

I am looking forward to more in this series.  It will be fun hanging out with Felicity and see what happens next.

 I received a complimentary copy.

My review will appear on Good Reads and retail sites. 

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Book Spotlight Good Grammar Is The Life if the Party by Curtis Honeycutt I Read Book Tours



About the book
Grammar rules! Good Grammar is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life will convert grammar goofballs into bonafide word nerds. As the writer of the award-winning humor column “Grammar Guy,” Curtis Honeycutt’s grammar advice appears in dozens of newspapers every week. His debut book—filled with witty word wisdom—is designed to make your life more awesome by improving your grammar. Do you love language, but sometimes get tripped up by confusing grammar rules? Good Grammar is the Life of the Party is like a cheat code for your social life. Level up your grammar game to become a linguistic legend—from romantic relationships to job promotions to getting invited to fancy roof parties. Climb the corporate ladder, convince people you’re smart, and win at life with dozens of helpful tips on how to master the English language.

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The Rebel Prince by Jewell Allen

 



About the book

Here is black sheep Prince Mateo's long-awaited story, the stunning conclusion to the Royal Billionaires of Mondragón series.


There would be some catching up to do. Healing wounds. Making amends.


And then I saw her. A woman from my recent past.


After a few painful heartbeats, my scarred, cynical heart started to come alive again. She held her elegant blonde head up high, as befitting her tall stature.


Through the distance, in the crowd, her eyes burned.


With recognition. Hurt. Yearning.


Just like I felt.


The series . . . 



 0. Her Billionaire Prince

1. The Untamed Prince

2. The Secret Prince

2.5 Sophia’s Christmas Wish: A Novella

3. The Broken Prince

4. The Reckless Prince

5. The Rebel Prince

And I thought 

I love to read the various stand alone and series titles featuring Royals written by numerous different authors.

I have read several of the series by Jewell  and really enjoy the sweet clean romances  she offers readers.

The Rebel Prince is book 5 in the Royal Billionaires of Mondragon  and it was a really good read.  There was a little suspense as the book is set in Cuba and 'Mat'  Mateo is a spy with a few bad guys wanting to take him out because if his past.

But he is planning on retiring from the spy game until he is offered the job of body guard to Adele as a cover for the 'real' job that puts a cool 'Mill' in his pocket.

The book is a fast read because it is just a page turner.  

There is some Romance.  Well alot of sweet Romance and a little hesitation on Adele's part because they have a history.  

But no bean spilling here!

The Rebel Prince is just a good sweet romance for all ages.

I received a complimentary copy.

My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads.

The Rebel Prince will be featured on future posts in My Reading Journeys, My Journey Back the Journey Back and promoted in social media. 

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

A Side of Murder (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) by Amy Pershing

COMING FEBRUARY 23, 2021

   

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A Side of Murder (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) Cozy Mystery 1st in Series Publisher: Berkley (February 23, 2021) Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages ISBN-10: 0593199146 ISBN-13: 978-0593199145 Digital ASIN: B087PL9HHF

Beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is known for seafood, sand, surf, and, now…murder.

Samantha Barnes was always a foodie. And when the CIA (that’s the Culinary Institute of America) came calling, she happily traded in Cape Cod for the Big Apple. But then the rising young chef’s clash with another chef (her ex!) boils over and goes viral. So when Sam inherits a house on the Cape and lands a job writing restaurant reviews, it seems like the perfect pairing. What could go wrong? Well, as it turns out, a lot.

The dilapidated house comes with an enormous puppy. Her new boss is, well, bossy. And the town’s harbormaster is none other than her first love. Nonetheless, Sam’s looking forward to reviewing the Bayview Grill—and indeed the seafood chowder is divine. But the body in the pond outside the eatery was not on the menu. Sam is certain this is murder. But as she begins to stir the pot, is she creating a recipe for her own untimely demise?

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About Amy Pershing

Amy Pershing is a lifelong mystery lover and wordsmith. She was an editor, a restaurant reviewer, and a journalist before leading employee communications at a global bank. A few years ago (with the final college tuition bill paid), she waved goodbye to Wall Street to write full time (and spend more time sailing on the Cape!). A Side of Murder, the first of the Cape Cod Foodie mysteries, is her debut novel.