Friday, June 14, 2019

The Corpse Wore Stilettos by M J O'Neill-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

About the book 

SHE WORE A DONNA KARAN MARKED FOR REPOSSESSION
Since Kat Waters’s father took a trip to the slammer on what she’s sure are trumped-up racketeering charges, life’s been tough. All their assets are frozen, and she’s down to the last few pairs of Jimmy Choos she can swap for rent. To keep her family out of the homeless shelter, the former socialite took a job at the local morgue—a job she’s about to lose when the body of a murder victim goes missing on her watch.
HE WORE A CAPTIVATING SMILE
While Kat’s processing the latest victim in the prostitute serial killings, ex-Special Forces soldier Burns McPhee strolls in with an air of confidence, expecting access to the Jane Doe. While Burns tries to flirt his way into examining the latest victim, whom he thinks is connected to the death of his best friend, someone else steals the body right out from under them.
THE CORPSE WORE STILETTOS
Dodging questions from the cops and kidnapping attempts from a body-snatching psycho, Kat and Burns forge a deal. He’ll clear her name and keep her safe if she gets him information on her peculiar coworkers, one of whom he’s certain is involved with the body heist. But digging up secrets can lead to a lower life expectancy. The unlikely team will need all their talents not to end up as the morgue’s next clients while they hunt for a murderer, the missing corpse, and a pair of diamond-studded stilettos.
And others are saying 

I was busting a gut with this book. It’s hard to make death humorous, but MJ O’Neill has done a terrific job with this book.
~Literary Gold
This is well-written, and the characters you’re supposed to like are multi-dimensional and likable.
~Christa Reads and Writes

Character guest post
Beauty on a Budget with Kat Waters
Hello to all of you out there and thanks so much for hosting me. I’m Kat Waters. You might have recently seen my family mentioned in the papers connected with some mafia misfortune.
Let me start off by expressing my gratitude for the outpouring of support shown to my family since Grand’s abduction. We particularly appreciate all the Stand with Grand t-shirts we’ve seen protesting her boyfriend, Claude’s, recent incarceration. The love of the Grand Groupies has really worked its magic on Grand’s spirits. She’s already started a Slammer Jammer, (incarceration scrapbook) to aide in proving Claude’s innocence. A study from the Urban Institute estimated that thirteen percent of all arrests result in wrongful conviction and you can be assured that we’ll keep fighting for Claude.
Today I’m excited to share with you tips and tricks I’ve recently acquired for beauty and fashion on a budget. Our resources may be limited, but a little ingenuity can ensure healthy, glowing skin, hair and nails, packaged in smart fashion, completed (of course) with great shoes!
Skin Care
The largest organ in the human body is our skin. We all have about three hundred million skin cells that carry eleven miles of blood vessels. With each of us having approximately twenty-one square feet of skin, representing fifteen percent of our body weight or about nine pounds, taking care of our skin should be a top priority for all of us.
Now I’m sure you’ve all seen the ultra-expensive creams and regiments on the market. I’m here to tell you that this is not a case of you get what you pay for. Even before our recent change in circumstances, I was not a fan of most of these companies. Not only do many of them use toxic chemicals, their history of testing on poor animals like my pet piggy Maybell is an atrocity.
Instead, try these low cost, natural remedies.
-          Pore opening – mix brown sugar and honey right from your cupboard to make a great exfoliating sugar scrub
-          Follow that up with Pepto-Bismol face mask – Smooth a layer of the pink liquid on your face and let dry, then rinse. The salicylic acid in the medicine will tighten your skin and reduce redness
-          Can’t afford a facial? Two words – Hot Chocolate. Cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants called flavonols that help fight free radicals making skin youthful for longer. Any quality hot chocolate will be just as effective as expensive salon products. As an added bonus, the cocoa butter in the chocolate also protects your skin from UV rays!
Hair Care
The most beautiful hair is clean and chemical free and the best way to ensure your hair’s cleanliness is a clarifying shampoo. The good ones can cost a pretty penny though. Instead, I’ve come to rely on apple cider vinegar, economically available in your grocery aisle.
Fashion Forward
They say that clothes make the woman, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to look well put together. Remember - while other’s may be looking and judging, you are the most important person you dress to impress. If you feel good, your confidence will shine through. So try one of these tips to boost your fashion self-assurance:
-          Foundations – Twenty tops that can go with ten pants, five shorts and two skirts will give you three hundred and forty outfit options.
-          Fabric first – Cotton, linen and tweed often look expensive even if they aren’t
-          Embellish like a boss – Swap buttons on economical jackets and sweaters with more expensive counterparts to instantly make your pieces appear expensive 
-          Accessorize to express – a bright scarf picked up thrifting can make your basics pop or change the mood of an outfit from whimsical day outing to classic elegance for evening.
-          Slip it on – investing in a slip is a must for a woman on a budget. Most economically manufactured clothing isn’t lined. A slip will keep your fashion flowing
-          Two words – fabric shaver – cheap way to preserve your knitwear
No post on fashion would be complete without a shout out to a cause near and dear to my heart. If you happen to have some extra suits or dresses hanging in your closet, consider giving them to your local women’s shelter. One of the largest impediments to women in crisis finding jobs that can support their families is having the appropriate clothing for interviews.
One final word to all those budget conscious fashionistas – don’t forget your pets! I’ve found some gorgeous pieces I’ve been able to adapt for my pet pig Maybell from some of the high end thrift sites. Belts can make functional and beautiful collars and tiny tot tutus complete her outfit.

If you have a fashion or beauty tip for someone on a budget, hit me in the comments. I love to learn and share terrific new tips!

And I thought
Kick off your Stiletto's and settle in for a fun and funny hilarious
read!  
And your in luck because this is the first in the series and a perfect place to start!
The cover had me going and then I read the synopsis . . . Burns and a captivating smile. . .ex Special Forces I was hooked. 
Even the story/plot kept me hanging on.  
Kat is fun and quirky and a great leading lady that seems to get into trouble every time she turns a corner.  And then there's the family drama that causes her to 'sell off' her shoes! 
This one is a laugh a minute and filled with suspects to keep you guessing. 

I can't wait for the next one!

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads and social media. 

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The Corpse Wore Stilettos by MJ O'Neil-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway


About the book 
SHE WORE A DONNA KARAN MARKED FOR REPOSSESSION
Since Kat Waters’s father took a trip to the slammer on what she’s sure are trumped-up racketeering charges, life’s been tough. All their assets are frozen, and she’s down to the last few pairs of Jimmy Choos she can swap for rent. To keep her family out of the homeless shelter, the former socialite took a job at the local morgue—a job she’s about to lose when the body of a murder victim goes missing on her watch.
HE WORE A CAPTIVATING SMILE
While Kat’s processing the latest victim in the prostitute serial killings, ex-Special Forces soldier Burns McPhee strolls in with an air of confidence, expecting access to the Jane Doe. While Burns tries to flirt his way into examining the latest victim, whom he thinks is connected to the death of his best friend, someone else steals the body right out from under them.
THE CORPSE WORE STILETTOS
Dodging questions from the cops and kidnapping attempts from a body-snatching psycho, Kat and Burns forge a deal. He’ll clear her name and keep her safe if she gets him information on her peculiar coworkers, one of whom he’s certain is involved with the body heist. But digging up secrets can lead to a lower life expectancy. The unlikely team will need all their talents not to end up as the morgue’s next clients while they hunt for a murderer, the missing corpse, and a pair of diamond-studded stilettos.
And others are saying 

And I thought

Character Guest Post
Beauty on a Budget with Kat Waters
Hello to all of you out there and thanks so much for hosting me. I’m Kat Waters. You might have recently seen my family mentioned in the papers connected with some mafia misfortune.
Let me start off by expressing my gratitude for the outpouring of support shown to my family since Grand’s abduction. We particularly appreciate all the Stand with Grand t-shirts we’ve seen protesting her boyfriend, Claude’s, recent incarceration. The love of the Grand Groupies has really worked its magic on Grand’s spirits. She’s already started a Slammer Jammer, (incarceration scrapbook) to aide in proving Claude’s innocence. A study from the Urban Institute estimated that thirteen percent of all arrests result in wrongful conviction and you can be assured that we’ll keep fighting for Claude.
Today I’m excited to share with you tips and tricks I’ve recently acquired for beauty and fashion on a budget. Our resources may be limited, but a little ingenuity can ensure healthy, glowing skin, hair and nails, packaged in smart fashion, completed (of course) with great shoes!
Skin Care
The largest organ in the human body is our skin. We all have about three hundred million skin cells that carry eleven miles of blood vessels. With each of us having approximately twenty-one square feet of skin, representing fifteen percent of our body weight or about nine pounds, taking care of our skin should be a top priority for all of us.
Now I’m sure you’ve all seen the ultra-expensive creams and regiments on the market. I’m here to tell you that this is not a case of you get what you pay for. Even before our recent change in circumstances, I was not a fan of most of these companies. Not only do many of them use toxic chemicals, their history of testing on poor animals like my pet piggy Maybell is an atrocity.
Instead, try these low cost, natural remedies.
-          Pore opening – mix brown sugar and honey right from your cupboard to make a great exfoliating sugar scrub
-          Follow that up with Pepto-Bismol face mask – Smooth a layer of the pink liquid on your face and let dry, then rinse. The salicylic acid in the medicine will tighten your skin and reduce redness
-          Can’t afford a facial? Two words – Hot Chocolate. Cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants called flavonols that help fight free radicals making skin youthful for longer. Any quality hot chocolate will be just as effective as expensive salon products. As an added bonus, the cocoa butter in the chocolate also protects your skin from UV rays!
Hair Care
The most beautiful hair is clean and chemical free and the best way to ensure your hair’s cleanliness is a clarifying shampoo. The good ones can cost a pretty penny though. Instead, I’ve come to rely on apple cider vinegar, economically available in your grocery aisle.
Fashion Forward
They say that clothes make the woman, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to look well put together. Remember - while other’s may be looking and judging, you are the most important person you dress to impress. If you feel good, your confidence will shine through. So try one of these tips to boost your fashion self-assurance:
-          Foundations – Twenty tops that can go with ten pants, five shorts and two skirts will give you three hundred and forty outfit options.
-          Fabric first – Cotton, linen and tweed often look expensive even if they aren’t
-          Embellish like a boss – Swap buttons on economical jackets and sweaters with more expensive counterparts to instantly make your pieces appear expensive 
-          Accessorize to express – a bright scarf picked up thrifting can make your basics pop or change the mood of an outfit from whimsical day outing to classic elegance for evening.
-          Slip it on – investing in a slip is a must for a woman on a budget. Most economically manufactured clothing isn’t lined. A slip will keep your fashion flowing
-          Two words – fabric shaver – cheap way to preserve your knitwear
No post on fashion would be complete without a shout out to a cause near and dear to my heart. If you happen to have some extra suits or dresses hanging in your closet, consider giving them to your local women’s shelter. One of the largest impediments to women in crisis finding jobs that can support their families is having the appropriate clothing for interviews.
One final word to all those budget conscious fashionistas – don’t forget your pets! I’ve found some gorgeous pieces I’ve been able to adapt for my pet pig Maybell from some of the high end thrift sites. Belts can make functional and beautiful collars and tiny tot tutus complete her outfit.

If you have a fashion or beauty tip for someone on a budget, hit me in the comments. I love to learn and share terrific new tips!

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Release Day-Book Spotlight- Every dog has his day by Chloe Grace






They say every dog has his day.Well today I've had mine.
Hey, I'm Albertus Eagle and it turns out I'm an unwitting pet detective. I haven't always been such a successful legal beagle, but when I'm confronted with a case that is so personal I can't ignore it, I discover I have a passion for finding those who don't want to be found.
Cleo the cat? Well, she tags along for the ride.
I've not only found myself a new home after the untimely demise of my previous owner, but I've also made amends with the cat. It turns out she's not that bad, really.
On top of that, what sends shivers racing down my spine to my paws, is that we've fingered a killer.
How?
Because you humans underestimate us animals. And while you go about your business ignoring our very existence, the cat and I are listening and taking notes.

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Women Who Soar by Paulette Harper-Book Tour and Giveaway

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About the book 
Women Who Soar is a book collaboration project of women who stepped out on faith, launched their own businesses and released their dreams and purposes into the world. These powerful women have dispelled lies, overcome difficult challenges, refused to take no for an answer and are now soaring and creating the life they deserve. Their stories are moving, revealing, encouraging and empowering. They have resolved to use their testimony to pave the way for other women to soar into their destiny.

And I thought
Women Who Soar is an inspiring book.  The stories are moving and share each of the writers trust and belief in God and his plans and purpose. 
This is a must read.  
I enjoyed reading Women Who Soar and will save to read again. 

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on Amazon, Good Reads and social media.

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About the author
Beginning her career in 2008, Paulette is an award-winning, bestselling author and the founder of WNL Coaching and Marketing Services. Along with being an ordained Elder, she is the author of several books and founder of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours, a service to help promote authors of the Christian genre and authors of clean books.


As an inspirational and motivational speaker, Elder Paulette's desire is to empower, influence and cultivate women to move forward while dealing with issues that hinder women from becoming all they are created to be. Her topics are biblically sound and pertinent to the needs of today's women. Paulette is a mother, grandmother and Bible teacher. Paulette has appeared on numerous radio and Television shows.
Combining enthusiasm with an energetic speaking style, audiences describe Paulette's presentation as inspiring, enriching and encouraging. She is committed to speaking a message that is always uplifting and edifying.
As a writing coach, she is the visionary behind her own writing ministry called "Write Now," a literary program that specializes in coaching aspiring writers in the areas of creativity, development, and publication of Christian books. She provides her listeners with tools, resources, and opportunities to help them succeed in the writing business.

Her books have ranked consecutively on the Black Christian Publishers Bestsellers List for Independent Publishers (non-fiction category).
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

No Angels For Christmas by Petie McCarty-Goddess Fish Promo- Review/Giveaway


About the book 
No Angels for Christmas . . . a cozy romantic mystery with suspense from The Mystery Angel Romances series. An angel hidden in every book waiting for you to figure who . . .

Child psychologist Rachel Kelly isn't quite sure how to handle the situation with her newest client -- a six-year-old boy who says he can talk to angels and one is coming to help Rachel. She already has her hands full of trouble this Christmas season, and things quickly take a turn for the worse when a stalker crashes Rachel's Christmas party and takes her young clients hostage.

Police negotiator, Lt. Jake Dillon, walked away from his fiancée Rachel when she suddenly balked at having kids. His kids. Yet when the hostage crisis erupts, Rachel calls Jake first. Now he has a choice to make -- stand back and wait for the cavalry to save Rachel or step in and try to save her himself. Time is running out, and Jake may be their only chance for rescue.

Unless Rachel's little angel-spying client is telling the truth…

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Jake whipped his BMW into the Azalea Center parking lot and switched off his headlights in one smooth motion. Guided by the light from the few streetlamps, he coasted to a silent stop next to Wally’s Jeep, though his emotions had urged him to come screeching around the corner like the cavalry. Common sense and the need for stealth won out. He couldn’t risk driving the trespasser underground only to have him surface later after Jake had gone.

Clicking off his interior lights, he drew his Sig Sauer from the glove compartment, then climbed out and pushed the car door in until the latch quietly held. He waited several seconds to let his eyes and ears take in the entire scene. Damn. All the landscaping crowded around the Center provided a multitude of places for a trespasser to hide.

He put a hand on the hood of Wally’s Jeep. Still warm, even in the cold night air. A brief stab of guilt hit him for dumping his team so abruptly in the Beef n’ Barrel. Couldn’t be helped.

He scanned the closest landscape beds for some sign of Wally. A stiff north breeze whipped across the parking area, stirring up leaves and debris. Barely visible through the treetops, the almost-full moon blazed bright.

He made his way past the large perimeter oaks to the interior sidewalk and began a slow circle of the building, checking sections of garden as he paced. All the offices on the west side of the building were unoccupied, and all windows were dark, a few with vestiges of their interior visible due to adjacent emergency lighting.

Rachel’s office just around the corner faced the back of the property. At this time of night, her office interior would be entirely visible with her lights on. Jake knew this because he’d snuck over here enough times in the last few months to observe her office from the garden. He was pathetic and every few weeks had needed a glimpse of her to get by. A wry smile twitched the edges of his mouth. He could’ve been called in as a trespasser on any one of those nights should someone have spotted him and cared enough to make the call.

Careful to remain off the sidewalk, he silently paced toward the back garden. If the trespasser was a stalker, then the perp probably knew the Center had no security guard and no security system. A fact that had always bothered Jake.

At the back corner of the property, he crossed the sidewalk to inspect the landscape areas adjacent to the building. With quick steps, he shifted from one landscape bed to another. Crouching as he left the larger camellias, he moved through the shorter azaleas and Indian hawthorn.

Clearing the corner, his position even with the back of the building, he paused to reconnoiter and stared at the faint pool of light cast by an overhead office. Rachel’s office.

As his gaze rose to the second-floor office, his eyes searched for the all-too-familiar figure. Without thinking, he straightened to his full height, clearly visible to anyone glancing out the window. Yet no one searched for a figure in the garden. All eyes in the office were busy.

Rachel stood with Olivia and her children on one side of the conference room. On the other side of the room, a man in a worn red jacket and baseball cap faced them—pointing a gun.

This was Jake’s horrible nightmare.

And I thought
I enjoyed previous books I have read (and reviewed) by the 
author Petie McCarty.  I have read one Rom Com and the previous book in this series.  
I have to say that No Angels For Christmas is a page turning thriller that will keep you interested to the end.  
You'll want to see everything turn out o.k. for everyone. 

The characters get under your skin and refuse to let go. 

I was rooting for Rachel and Jake.  

If you like a great thriller check this one out. 

I received a complimentary copy. 
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Monday, June 10, 2019

Murder, She Uncovered by Peg Cochran- Great Escapes Tour


About the book 
An intrepid 1930s Manhattan socialite uncovers deadly secrets during an assignment to the Hamptons in this riveting historical cozy mystery for readers of Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, and Rhys Bowen.
Westhampton, 1938. To the dismay of her well-to-do family, Elizabeth “Biz” Adams is quickly establishing herself as a seasoned photographer over at the Daily Trumpet. Growing more confident in her decision to pursue a career, Elizabeth is thrilled when she and her reporter sidekick, Ralph Kaminsky, are sent to Long Island to cover the story of a young maid found dead in one of the glamourous summer homes in the devastating aftermath of the Great New England Hurricane—also known as the Long Island Express.
At first it’s assumed that the young woman was caught in the terrible storm, but when a suspicious wound is found on the side of her head, the police suspect murder. The maid’s death becomes even more tragic when it’s discovered she was pregnant, and with Elizabeth and Kaminsky at the scene of the crime, the Daily Trumpet scoops all the other papers in town.
The young woman’s boyfriend emerges as the likeliest suspect. But as Elizabeth follows the story, she begins to wonder whether someone in the household of the maid’s employers might be responsible—someone who’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth about the baby’s paternity hidden. 
Sneak peek from tour-What others are saying 

Peg Cochran crafts a story that takes you on a journey and this one is no exception, I certainly didn’t expect the final twist in the tale.
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
The author did a beautiful job of painting a picture of the past . . . Murder, She Uncovered is a perfect blend of mystery and historical fiction.
~The Book’s the Thing
You’ll find no recipes, crafts or yarn patterns in Peg Cochran’s MURDER, SHE UNCOVERED, just a good, authentic, well-told cozy mystery that you will find hard to put down.
Peg Cochran easily transports readers to another time, New York of the late 1930s, to be precise . . . Dialogues and even conversation topics are also perfectly suited to the time period and also lend a touch of authenticity to the tale.
~The Cozy Pages
I found Murder, She Uncovered to be an absolute delight from start to finish. I enthusiastically recommend it to fans of cozy mysteries and historical mysteries.
~View from the Birdhouse
I loved this historic cozy mystery from the first to the last page, it was really a pleasant discovery . . . Highly recommended especially for those who love cozy historical mysteries.
~LibriAmoriMiei
I am loving this series, it is a perfect combination of mystery, history, and wonderful characters. I can’t get enough of being in the Hamptons from this book and Elizabeth is a shining sleuth star.
~Bibliophile Reviews
A complex mystery, a commentary on society, and an emotional tempest make this book a captivating read.
I loved the mystery and the insights into the prejudice, social differences, and upper society expectations.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
How fun is that? A historical cozy mystery! And you know what? I really enjoyed it! . . . the characters come alive from page one . . .
~Rosepoint Publishing

There was plenty of intrigue and mystery throughout this book, and when I thought I had it all figured out, the author would throw something else into the mix and throw we off kilter.
~eBook Addicts
Murder, She Uncovered is an action-packed historical cozy mystery . . . has snappy dialogue, an intriguing mystery, developed characters, a sweet ending, and lively humor.
~The Avid Reader
I especially enjoyed the number of suspects and various motives for murder presented. All of them were very plausible. Elizabeth puts herself in danger to get the story and to follow her values.
~Laura’s Interests
The book is fast-paced and kept me guessing until the end. There were several different possibilities of who the culprit could be and I kept changing my mind.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Flirting with First- The Belltown 6 Pack Series- Book Review

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About the book 
Trista's movie star status keeps her from the one guy she's ever really wanted - professional baseball player, Ryker Stone.

Ryker Stone, one of the famed Belltown Six Pack loves what no one else notices in Trista McKinney. But when co-star and heart throb, Trevor Dayton, starts a social media campaign, competing for her attention, and Ryker's baseball schedule and pressures amp up, Ryker lays it all on the line to win her over forever.

Trista McKinney doesn't need winning. She's been Ryker's from the very beginning, but her movie's production schedule and her dreams of one day winning an Oscar make it almost impossible for things to progress between the two.

With feelings high, both of their careers in the balance, can Trista and Ryker find a path to professional success without losing what they've found in each other? 

Welcome to Belltown! Six baseball players meet in the college town of Belltown, Massachusetts, becoming best friends, their lives intertwining as they each get called up to the Major Leagues.

Follow Sawyer, Cole, Axel, David, Ryker, and Levi in these six swoony sports romances.

And I thought
The cover 'got me'. I could not wait to see what was in those pages.
The pages seemed to just run on their.  Almost like a run away ball. I was intrigued from page one and could not wait to get to the end. 
But in a way I hated for that ending...it came to soon. 

I loved the story and the characters.  I am giving nothing away.  
You'll have to check it out on you own. (below is a link to a preview

Although Flirting With First is 5th in the Belltown Six Pack it is 
marketed as a stand alone.  I have not had the chance to read any other titles in the series but I am looking forward to reading more. 

The sub characters Rykers team mates and friends are featured in the other installments.  

I have read several of Sophia Summers other books and I can say that I have become a fan of the nice clean stories.  Each and 
everyone will take you away for a moment.

I received a complimentary copy. 
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The book will be featured on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

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Belltown Six Pack Series:
Hitching the Pitcher
Falling for Centerfield
Charming the Shortstop
Snatching the Catcher
Flirting with First
Kissing on Third

Thursday, June 6, 2019

I Read A Good Book The Other Day--Abducted by Samantha Keith


About the book 
In a high-stakes world of privilege, betrayal, and the sexy thrill of the unknown, you never know where a dangerous distraction will lead . . . 

Cal Hart walks a blurred line of honor. The rock-hard retired soldier has his lethal skills at the service of the highest bidder. Until a contract comes in to kill Lana Vanderpoel, the sultry, charismatic heiress and billionaire's daughter. She's way too sexy to end up at the wrong end of a silencer. So Cal takes the job - and starts planning how to get Lana to safety while he unearths who's behind the threat . . .

Lana only knows she's been kidnapped - and she'll fight tooth and nail against whoever has snatched her from her life. Her stern-faced captor sends a tremor of ice through her veins, yet a thrill lies beneath her unease. He's dark and dangerous, his body ripped, honed, and capable. But lust isn't the same as trust - and whether or not she can believe what Cal's telling her, there's at least one person close to Lana who wants her dead . . .

And I thought
 A faced pace ride and a very nice romance.  I really enjoyed 
Abducted by Samantha Keith.  
The characters and the plot drew me in and did not let go. 
Cal is the ultimate Hero that takes a chance and goes against the bad guys to save Lana.  Little did he know that there would be immediate sparks and a simmering romance is in the cards for the Hero and the Heroine/Victim. 
Cal wastes no time to protect Lana and ends up falling for her. 

There are a few bedroom scenes. Mama would blush but Grandma would be taking out her fan and telling MaMa to ride it out!  

The other characters in the story are Cals associates that appear in the rest of the series. 

I am looking forward to the chance to read the rest of this series. 

I received a complimentary copy.  This review will appear on 
Good Reads and retail sites. 

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The series
1. Abducted (2018)
2. Bait (2018)
3. Exposed (2018)







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About the author
Samantha Keith

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Samantha Keith resides in Saskatchewan, Canada, with her husband and brilliant daughter, who share her love of literature. Teddy, the family multi-poo, completes her family. Samantha writes steamy, fast-paced, romantic suspense novels in the rare moments she has uninterrupted—even interrupted, she manages to apply words to paper. Aside from her love of writing, her other interests include cooking vegan meals and creating recipes. Abducted, the first book in the Dangerous Distractions series, came in first place in the romantic suspense category for the Heartland Romance Authors’ Show Me the Spark Contest.


Monday, June 3, 2019

Seeing Red by Dana Dratch- Great Escapes Tour- Character Guest Post


About the book 
If it wasn’t for art thieves, spies and killers, Alex Vlodnachek’s life would be bliss.
Her freelance career is catching fire. Her relationship with B&B owner Ian Sterling is flirty and fun. She’s even attending a glittering cocktail party at his sprawling Victorian inn.
But, to this ex-reporter, something seems “off.” And it’s not the canapés. When Ian’s father vanishes, the enigmatic innkeeper asks for her discretion. And her assistance.
Meanwhile, Alex is having the opposite problem at her tiny bungalow: People keep piling in uninvited. Including a mysterious intruder found sleeping in her kitchen. Her grandmother, Baba, who shows up “to help”—with Alex’s own mother hot on her heels.
When the intrepid redhead discovers a body in the B&B’s basement and a “reproduction” Renoir in the library, she begins to suspect that Ian is more than just a simple hotel owner.
With editor pal Trip, brother Nick, and rescue-pup Lucy riding shotgun, Alex scrambles to stay one step ahead of disaster—and some very nasty characters.
Can she find the missing man before it’s too late? Or will Alex be the next one to disappear?
Character guest post
Hi, I’m Alex Vlodnachek. I live in a little bungalow in Fordham, Virginia – just outside DC. I used to be an investigative reporter, now I’m a freelance writer. When my neighbor, Ian Sterling, asked for assistance getting a lead on his missing father, Harkins, I agreed to help. Ian runs a B&B out of the huge Victorian mansion across the street, and he’s a nice guy. Realistically, too, I kind of owe him. (Long story.) So in the service of a good cause, I reasoned a little solo snooping might be forgivable:

My first goal was to get into Harkins’s room and look around.

I knew Ian had said he’d looked for clues. But it was possible he didn’t know what he was looking for. It was also possible he was glossing over a few inconvenient facts.

I headed up the stairs. While the staircase into the lobby was stately and wide, it narrowed as it gained altitude. By the time I hit the third-floor landing, the air was getting thin.

I honestly had no idea how I was going to get through Harkins’s locked door. I’d noticed that even the guest doors had more than your typical bedroom door push-lock.

Too bad. With two older siblings, I could beat those things by the time I was five. My younger brother Nick could do it by three-and-a-half. Although Mom left that milestone out of our family Christmas letter.

The phone vibrated in my pocket. I pulled it out. My best friend (and former editor), Trip.

I’d meant to call him before I left. Rule No. 1 in the newsroom: always let someone know where you are and when you expect to return. It won’t necessarily keep you safe, but it will give the cadaver dogs a place to start.

“Hey,” I whispered as I ascended the summit, “any idea how to beat a locked door?”

“Where are you?”

“The B&B. Heading for Harkins’s room.”

“One dead body this week not enough for you?”

“Apparently, if it falls into a freezer in a basement and nobody hears it, it doesn’t make a sound. So it doesn’t count.”

“Seriously, what are you doing there? Besides the obvious.”

“Nick’s bound and determined to keep coming over here. So I need to find out what the heck is going on. And if I get a lead on Harkins in the interim . . . What’s that noise? Are you watching a  movie?”

“I’m YouTubing a video on how to pick a lock. But if you get caught, you tell them we were sharing fashion tips. I do know a place where you can get some silver earrings that will look great with your new handcuffs.”

“Thanks for the vote of confidence. Well, this is my floor. Two doors.”

“The lady or the tiger?” Trip quipped.

“Hey, as long as it isn’t the murderer or the dead body, I almost don’t care.”

“So how many bodies is it that you’ve found now?”

“How many have I found, or how many do the police know I’ve found?”

“Should it bother me that there’s a difference?” he asked.

“Talk about sharing your number. OK, here goes nothing.” I turned the knob.

Didn’t budge. Definitely locked. I reached for the other door. The knob turned in my hand.

“I’m in—I’ll call you back.”

“You’ve got fifteen minutes,” Trip said. “Then I’m calling the cops myself.”

“Deal.”

I didn’t know it from the hallway, but this room occupied one of the turrets on the back of the house. The outer wall was rounded and comprised of a half dozen long windows. It smelled of oil paint and turpentine. There were six easels spread across the space. Different paintings. Different styles. Different artists.

The room was like an art museum. I walked softly from one canvas to the next, studying them. They were amazing. I’m no art connoisseur. But growing up, my parents dragged all four of us kids to every art museum, gallery opening, and exhibition in town. To  me, these looked like the real thing.

One was a Van Gogh. Another was a Monet. Waterlilies. And a sturdy Degas dancer warmed up on a third easel. There were also a couple more modern ones in styles I didn’t recognize. But the star of the show was in the center of the room. Renoir. And it looked familiar.

Mom and I had seen it a couple of years ago when some big-business muckety-muck lent it—and a few other prized works—to a local museum for the summer. I remember standing in front of it, just staring. Entranced. Kind of like I was now.

I heard a soft “thump.” And it definitely didn’t sound like the house settling. It sounded like someone hiding in the closet.

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This book kept me on my toes with the various mysteries/storylines that were going on in the book.
Filled with high jinx and hilarity, this series is an entertaining escape into a fictional Virginia suburb.
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Fast-paced and entertaining, with wonderful characters, this book has more mysteries than expected. As one gets solved, another two come into view!
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