Thursday, May 6, 2021

Treasure Most Deadly by Terry Ambrose Great Escapes Tour Review


About the book 

Seaside Cove amateur sleuths Rick and Alexandra Atwood are back!


Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast owner Rick Atwood is again called on to assist his friend, Chief of Police Adam Cunningham, with a murder investigation. The case seems straightforward enough. Clive Crabbe, who has a quick temper and a strong jealous streak, was found hunched over the victim after the man made advances toward Clive’s ex-wife.


A murder investigation is the last thing Rick wants right now. The B&B is booked solid. The town is inundated with tourists and news reporters chasing stories about treasure thieves. And Rick’s wedding to Marquetta Weiss is just weeks away. As if that wasn’t enough, Rick’s eleven-year-old daughter Alex is not only itching to help the cops solve another murder, but she’s forming an unhealthy friendship with a B&B guest.


As the murder investigation progresses, Rick realizes Alex’s new friend could be at the center of everything. The worst part is that Alex may be the one person capable of cracking the case.


 And I thought  

Another super fun read in a super fun series.  

The reader gets a cast of main characters that are charming and delightful.

Alex the 11year old daughter just charms your socks off!   She is 11 going on ?  She is smart and savvy and leaves no stone unturned when she finds a mystery or a crime to solve.  

Alex's father Rick really just kina wants to leave crime solving behind and just restore and manager the B&B but with all the murders happening he gets recruited once again. 

I enjoy all the main characters Rick and Marquetta (his fiance).  Alex's friends.  And the townspeople. 

There are new characters that blend into the crowd in each book. Lot's of tourists, travelers and treasure hunters.  Each adding a bit of interest and a few make the suspect list. 

I really enjoy this series.  I have read a few of the other books in the Authors Hawaii series and have enjoyed them .  

Terry Ambrose is one author that has made his way into my favorites list.  Ong with Alex.😁

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Death Gone A-Rye by Winnie Archer Great Escapes Tour Review


And I thought  
One of my favorites series!  
I love the small town feel. 
I love the Bakery setting.
I love the Characters and the friendly feel between the he bakery owner, workers and the patrons. 
I have to enjoyed several of the books in this series.
They each just keep getting better. 
This reader feels like family.   

If you like a feel good read that happens to have a little Mystery check out this series! 

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Monday, May 3, 2021


 May 4 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

About the book 

Ex-New Yorker and local diner owner Gia Morelli is still getting used to the sweltering Florida sun. But this summer she’ll have to deal with a more dangerous kind of heat—when she’s hot on the trail of another murderer . . .

Summer in Boggy Creek has arrived, and Gia’s best friend, successful real estate agent Savannah, is getting hitched. Now she’s enlisted Gia’s sleuthing talents in a desperate search for the perfect wedding dress. But when Savannah mysteriously vanishes after showing a mansion to a bigwig client, Gia investigates the house Savannah was trying to sell. The first clue she finds is Savannah’s car in the driveway. Inside the house, they stumble on Savannah’s potential buyer—dead. Someone had apparently closed the deal—with a two by four full of nails to the client’s head. Soon afterward, a woman’s body is fished from the lake near the same house. The townsfolk are now sweating bullets over the murders, and the heat comes down on poor Gia to find her missing friend, and track down the killer . . .

And I thought  

The All Day Breakfast Cafe is a fun to read Cozy Series. 

I have enjoyed books I have read. 

The Author does not disappoint as she adds now book 5 as another standalone story.  Don't worry jump in anytime. 

There are always a bunch of twists and turns to follow as the reader turns the pages. 

The main group of Characters are fun.  

I enjoy the Diner/Cafe and end up hungry.  All the food sounds so good. 

This is  another fun read in a great series. 

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Peaches and Schemes by Anna Gerard Great Escapes Tour Review Giveaway


About the book 

In Anna Gerard’s third delightful Georgia B&B mystery, Nina Fleet learns that despite the satin, lace, and buttercream trappings, weddings often prove to be anything but sweet…

Nina Fleet might be new to the innkeeping business, but she’s savvy enough to know that Cymbeline’s tourists aren’t enough to keep her fledgling bed and breakfast going. And so, Nina decides to tap into the destination wedding market by taking a booth at the Veils and Vanities Bridal Expo. The twice-yearly event is sponsored by the town’s two wedding pros: Virgie Hamilton, the sixtysomething owner of Virgie’s Formals, and Roxanna Quarry, a Gen X event planner and Nina’s new friend. But everything goes wrong during the expo’s fashion show, when Roxanna comes tumbling out of an oversized prop wedding cake, strangled to death by her own scarf. 

Virgie is arrested for the crime, thanks to Nina’s statement to the police about having overheard the woman accusing her partner of embezzlement. Meanwhile, the situation grows tense with her sometimes nemesis and current tenant, the dashing out-of-work actor Harry Westcott. Harry is concentrating on plugging his most recent side hustle …but he’s not too busy to break the news to Nina that her ex-husband is engaged to be married again.

Certain that Virgie’s only offense is a bad temper, Nina decides to do her own investigating. First, however, she and Harry retrieve Roxanna’s now ownerless dog, planning to foster him until a new home can be found. But local gossip soon convinces Nina that others beside Virgie might have had reason to murder Roxanna. As Nina gets close to the truth, she’s putting her own life at danger. And when Virgie vanishes after being bailed out of jail by an unknown benefactor, Nina fears that if she can’t find the dress shop owner in time, tying the knot will take on a whole new meaning for them both.

And I thought 

I love Bed and Breakfast lodging.

I love Cozy Mysteries set in a Bed and Breakfast.  

The stories set in a B&B can be endless!  

Throw in a wedding event makes for a Happy Reader! 

And the cover!  I live the cover.  It beckoned me to turn the pages. 

Author Anna Gerard gives the reader a light hearted story filled with fun Characters and interesting relationships!  

The main characters Nina and Harry have an odd growing relationship.  Friends maybe. Enemies maybe.  Or well maybe in the next book we will get a clue. 

I enjoyed reading Peaches and Schemes and I have the previous books on my TBR list.  This is a series that I enjoy! 

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Southern Sass and a Battered Bride by Kate Young Great Escapes Tour Review Giveaway


April 30 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW 

About the book

At a murder mystery–themed wedding reception on Georgia’s picturesque Peach Cove Island, the bride is doing an awfully good job playing dead . . .


Marygene Brown always figured she’d marry her childhood sweetheart, Alex Myers, not cater his wedding. But the Peach Diner could use the exposure. Most of the island is showing up—although more for the role-playing murder game at the reception than for the widely loathed bridezilla, Lucy Carmichael. Marygene may have to smile through the festivities, but Mama doesn’t have to hold her peace—especially since only Marygene can hear her mother’s ghost. Mama says she sees an aura of darkness around the wedding.


So when Marygene finds Lucy lying beside the wedding cake, buried in batter, with no pulse, it looks like Mama called it. This is no game. And when the bride’s body simply vanishes, it’s up to Marygene and her best friend Betsy (cousin to the groom and no fan of the bride) to solve a real-life mystery—with a little help from Mama’s sassy spirit . . .


Includes Seven Recipes from Marygene’s Kitchen!

And I thought 

Twists and turns.  Kind of makes your head spin.  

Old boyfriend. Bridezilla (victim) Beastie cousin to groom Ex.  

And a main character with a Ghost for a MaMa.

All makes for a page turning read.  

I loved it centering around the wedding catering and all the food.  

I love it when an Author includes recipes!

This one was a super fun read.  I enjoyed every crazy minute. 

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Blood of the Dragonfly by Hawk MacKinney


Book Details

Book Title:  Blood of the Dragonfly ( The Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series - Book V)
Author:  Hawk MacKinney
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+), 227 pages
Genre:  Mystery/Suspense
Publisher:  Sage Words Publishing
Release date:  Feb 2021
Formats Available for review: print (USA and Canada), ebook (Gifted Kindle, PDF)
Tour dates:  Apr 12 to Apr 30, 2021
Content Rating:  PG. There are graphic death scenes.
Book Description

While dangling a fishing hook from his flat bottom skiff before dawn, former SEAL-turned-PI Craige Ingram spots grey-black smoke coiling above the treetops across the river in the direction of the Georgia bayous and Corpsewood Manor. Bayou or bogs, fire in the uncut cypress and pines bodes a sense that the river is no barrier to the fire that threatens his ancestral home, Moccasin Hollow. Neither are the bodies later found in the burned mansion of Corpsewood Manor. Craige wastes no time in helping his ex-SEAL buddy Lt. Graysen MacGerald who is now Head of Buckingham Homicide Investigations by unofficially investigating the bodies and an exquisite dragonfly brooch found in the mansion with a reputation for evil, hauntings, and mystery.
And I thought 
When I was offered to join this tour I jumped at the chance.  I have read several of the books in this series and have really enjoyed them. 
Author Hawk MacKinney gives the readers characters and plots that grab  your interest and keep you turning the pages.
Although Blood of the Dragonfly is a part of the series it is easy to step in and not miss anything but reader beware you will love this book and the series! 
I loved the cover.  And when I received my copy I couldn't help but wonder what clues might be hidden in the cover art. 
 If you love a good mystery check this one out and the series.  
I received a complimentary copy. 
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Monkey Bread Business by Jodi Rath Great Escapes Tour Review


About the book

Nature breeds new life with the sign of Spring in the air in Leavensport, Ohio, and Jolie and Ava find their new families’ lives turned upside down! With properties in Leavensport beginning to sell, Nina Sanchez opened a bakery after purchasing the lot next to M&M’s Italian restaurant. She is new to town and swears to Ava and Jolie she has no connection to the Dominican Republic Sanchez mafia family. Yet, Ava is skeptical, and this sends Jolie and Ava off on yet another investigation looking at how organized crime connects to their little village and the politics that surround it.

Meanwhile, Nina Sanchez is not thrilled to feel obliged to cross-sell and become a full-fledged member of Leavensport, especially not with Jolie and Ava investigating her history. She has no choice when her son discovers a murdered homeless woman on the street on his way to deliver bread to the local shelter—it looks a lot like a mob hit and the reveal of who the homeless woman is will send all of Leavensport on alert making Jolie question the future of her town.

Welcome to Leavensport, Ohio, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!

And others are saying 

Monkey Bread Business by Jodi Rath is another book that I couldn’t put down. I loved reading every minute of it . . .
~Baroness’ Book Trove

The current case seems to tie into some stuff they have been researching though it does take a couple surprising turns along the way making for an entertaining mystery as these two try to figure things out. This fun adventure makes for a pleasant read as it all progresses that is sure to delight cozy fans.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

I loved that I was able to sit down and read this story in one sitting. Now that the crime has been solved, I wouldn’t mind moving to this little town.
~Literary Gold

And I thought 

 I love a Cozy Mystery set in a quaint town filled with fun charming and quirky Characters.

 I loved that the author included not only a town map but a cast of characters.  

The diner setting is fun and all the talk about makes me want to cook all the dishes.  

It is easy to say some books are hard to put down what with fun quirky characters, some yummy food and lots of crime to solve.  A few twists and turns make for a fun and entertaining read. 

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