Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Island on Fire-Goddess Fish Tours-Review Tour w/ Spotlight

About the book 
In the lush, tropical world of Martinique where slavery is a distant memory and voodoo holds sway, Emilie Dujon discovers that her fiancé, a rich sugar planter, has been unfaithful. Desperate to leave him, she elicits the aid of a voodoo witch doctor and is lured into a shadowy world of black magic and extortion. When the volcano known as Mount Pelée begins to rumble and spew ash, she joins a scientific committee sent to investigate the crater. During the journey she meets Lt. Denis Rémy, an army officer with a mysterious past. 

At the summit, the explorers discover that a second crater has formed and the volcano appears to be on the verge of eruption. But when they try to warn the governor, he orders them to bury the evidence for fear of upsetting the upcoming election. As the pressure builds, a deadly mudslide inundates Emilie’s plantation and she disappears. With ash and cinders raining down, chaos ensues. Left with no choice, Lt. Rémy deserts his post and sets off on a desperate quest to rescue Emilie. But with all roads blocked, can they escape the doomed city of St. Pierre before it’s too late?

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Killer Reputation by Cassidy Salem-Great Escapes Tour-Book Review

About the book 
Adina can’t resist snooping when someone she knows turns up dead. Again.
When a colleague at a prestigious think tank meets a violent death, Adina’s not convinced any of the obvious suspects disliked him enough to want him dead. Can the young research assistant, a quirky neighbor, and a lovable rescue pup help the police put together the pieces of the puzzle?

And others are saying
Author Cassidy Salem has penned a clever whodunit with a twist I never saw coming.
~ Lisa Ks Book Reviews
I quickly grew to bond with several of the characters. Adina and her policeman boyfriend, Jonathan, were adorable.
And I thought 
This one is hard to put down!  I really enjoyed this fast paced 
story.  Killer Repuration was filled with some twists and turns
and keeps the reader asking the question 'Who Dun It?'

Cassidy Salem gives us a superb cast of characters.  I am not 
sure really who I like best.   Of course we are expected to like 
the main characters and I did.  

But I really liked the sub-characters especially Adina's elderly
neighbor who happened to be a retired police officer who helped 
with a little sleuthing.  

The cover of this one 'got me'.  The dog who is named Speckles
in the story was a fun addition and a great character also!  Speckles ends up putting her 'digging' skills to good work and helps with the sleuthing. 

Even though Killer Reputation is book 3 in the series it is written as a stand alone.  Be prepared you'll probably really like this 
one so much you'll want to read all the others.  I am looking forward to reading many more in this series.  

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sweet Love at Bayside-by Addisone Cole-Beck Valley Tour

And I think
Addison Cole continues to provide lovers of romance some great sweet stories.  There is a little sizzle in her stories and my MaMa
would think it's a little too hot.  But my Jazzy Grandma would be 
fanning herself and turning the pages. 
Each book in this and her other series are written as stand alones
it is easy to step in and pick up the stories. 
The characters are well developed and a flawless written story makes each one a page turner.  

I have enjoyed each of the stories that I've read. 

I received complimentary copies.
My review(s) will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 

Sweet Love at Bayside (Sweet with Heat: Bayside Summers Book 1) by [Cole, Addison]
About the book 
Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal heroes and sassy, empowered women. They're fun, flirty, flawed, and easy to relate to.

In Sweet Love at Bayside…
As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous job working with his best friends and brother, and a thriving business in Washington, DC, which he'll be returning to at the end of the summer. Spending time with his family is great, but being back on Cape Cod has unearthed painful memories. When sweet, smart, and overly cautious Desiree Cleary moves in next door, Rick is drawn to the sexy preschool teacher, and she just might prove to be the perfect distraction.

Running an art gallery was not in preschool teacher Desiree Cleary's plans, but after being tricked into coming to her impetuous, unreliable mother's aid, she's stuck spending the summer with the rebellious half sister she barely knows and a misbehaving dog. If that's not frustrating enough, she can't escape the sparks igniting with her strikingly handsome and pushy neighbor, Rick, who makes all her warning bells go off.

Passion ignites as Desiree and Rick spend long summer nights sharing heartfelt confessions and steamy kisses. For the first time in years Rick is enjoying life again instead of hiding behind mounds of work miles away from his family. Desiree has touched him in a way that makes him want to slow down. Only slowing down means dealing with his demons, and he isn't sure who he'll be when he comes out the other side.

About the series
About SWEET WITH HEAT novels... 
Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language. 

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Sweet Love at Bayside (Sweet with Heat: Bayside Summers Book 1) by [Cole, Addison]
About the book 
Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal heroes and sassy, empowered women. They're fun, flirty, flawed, and easy to relate to.

In Sweet Passions at Bayside… 
When Emery Andrews's best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who's as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.

After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean's ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he'll have to bide his time.

When Emery finds a man in her kitchen the first morning she's there, Dean doesn't hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what's right before her eyes-although that guy she's got a date with might be a problem.

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7. Friday , 20th July - The Faerie Review  
8. Friday , 20th July - A Soccer Mom’s Book Blog  
9. Friday , 20th July - The Teeny Tiny à Tout Faire  
10. Monday, 23rd July - Sanity is for those without children  
11. Monday, 23rd July - Nicki's Nook  
12. Tuesday, 24th July - Romance as a first Language  
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14. Wednesday, 25th July - My Reading Journeys  
15. Wednesday, 25th July - Devorah guest posting on Miki’s Hope  
16. Thursday, 26th July - Kait Reviews  
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18. Friday, 27th July - Dandelions Inspired  
19. Monday, 30th July - Its My Side Of Life  
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

On The Fault by Ronald J. Wichers-I Read Book Tour

On the Fault by Ronald J. Wichers
About the book 
“The heart of the planet is broken and the world is bleeding. We come out of the broken-hearted earth and try to mend it.”

True grit mixes with true wit in this tragic, yet strangely triumphant tale of how much one man can lose. Following the Vietnam War, life proves bittersweet as Joe Hearns learns that sometimes finding happiness means changing the definition.

For Joe Hearns the horrors of combat give way to those of daily life upon return to the States; a life burdened by an odd curse that seems to hover over the heads of anyone who fought in that otherwise magical land. He discovers that courage takes on a whole new meaning when coping with a world moving at a different pace – the pace of friendship and love. But, in the end, this proves the way out from under the curse of the war no one wanted.

When it comes to this soldier’s story the word fearless comes to mind.

Author interview
Ronald J. Wichers
When you’re not writing what might we find you doing?  Spending time with my wife Christine. She is a very talented artist and our lives, our separate endeavors dovetail perfectly. Also I read a lot, maintain the landscaping that surrounds our house, enjoy watching plays and films. I have learned a lot from dramatics, especially how to and how not to write dialogue. I think it would be fun to try and write a play. A lot of my fiction is nearly solid dialogue.
Do you have any pets? We have two cats. They are kept indoors as there are a lot of predators here -  hawks, coyotes, rattlers, etc.
If you could go anywhere in the world to write where would you go? I have lived in lots of different places and the only thing I require is calm and silence. However, I do fanaticize about living in an old villa in Tuscany or Umbria.
As I sit and write interview questions and reviews I am usually sipping a Dr. Pepper. Do you have a certain drink you’re sipping while you’re working?https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/cqWR82DlpIv41h_DkTqoRDhVG0GKTafyrgNxZSLUXlmpqEsi2BXFCiVvrQgb-x6t46eB6nWvrzYQ8nMCcDHSUrkN10R0xnvTWKZk-_78YVcbP-PQqyUF6Gkq0UyhN8v4d7E8bRoySVrkg6OW2A I drink dark roast coffee while I write – black, no sugar.
How many books have you written? Do you have a favorite? I have written seven books – six novels and one volume of collected short stories with novel extracts. I have a special fondness for the three volumes that comprise the trilogy titled, Love Beneath the Mighty Dome; I think because of the fairness it took on, regarding the Catholic Clergy. I started it in anger but in the course of writing over ten years, it became a writing project, not a gotcha project. When the clergy are bad they are very bad, but when they’re good they’re very, very good. Also I am pleased with the way On The Fault has turned out, (a novel about Vietnam-era troops, from the battlefield to their return home). It was a lot of fun to write as it has a tempo and rawness I learned from the songs of Frank Zappa.

Have you toured any of your previous books? If so what is your favorite part of the tour?https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/iqCgXfGp4nr_fZBSF1o0LlWpwwXE4GR9S5fJbdZi3svReknxhtcqSL_U88FLPGbpowRyatIJRigzBjwvDuJ_fsW-a0tIOFPnl5KUVyOUX1PAp22ww01xSaAvZC_hnSs8VT7aEZYbwq2P0QAiCQ I have toured Love Beneath the Mighty Dome.
I have always been fascinated listening to the different angles and interpretations readers place on my stories. When I first saw that I thought, Hey, wait a minute. That ain’t what I meant. But then it dawned on me, when someone reads your fictional work, you’ve run it through a different intellectual filter. Does that make sense? I knew I was on to something as a craftsman – like them or not, my stories are well enough written so as to seem alive however they are interpreted. As writers we paint moving pictures (flickers) on the human mind.
Let's talk about On the Fault and the genre where it is categorized. Can you tell us what a Fictionalized biography is?  By fictionalized biography I only meant that On The Fault is an “episodic novel” – a string of anecdotes taken from my life and those of others I knew during the period of our nation’s bloody involvement in Viet Nam. But those real people are only a starting point to get it going. The fictional characters quickly begin to diverge sharply from the flesh and blood models, in terms of their own personal stories, their own personal “plots”. The same is true for the episodes and anecdotes – I have strung the small memories of mine together like lights on a wire or like a lot of garments pinned to a clothes line, in order to render a specific time in our nation’s history so as to reveal the various “colors” or meanings of that tangled web we refer to as the Vietnam War. On The Fault is not my own personal, over all story, per-se. It is a way to try and re-create the overall plot and meaning of the Vietnam War – an episode in this nation’s history that sent us spinning off in a direction the Founders would be horrified and saddened to witness. OTF is an effort to shed my lights upon this war to reveal the absurdity of it. The cruelty of it, the madness. Joe Hearns unwittingly honors the life and death of the man, the veteran, who, while in uniform, murdered his wife, Claudia. That is what I feel about the Vietnam War. It was wrong and nothing can make it otherwise. A lot of vets can’t handle the thought that we murdered something of our selves there; and when they insist that it was all something heroic, I say, stop and think again. Vietnam vets are stuck with the dilemma that, while their own personal behavior there might have been worthy of praise, the Vietnam War itself was unjust – a un-necessary thing built of lies and resulted in the needless slaughter of millions of Vietnamese people on their own soil.
What do you want people to gain from reading your book? My hope is that readers would take away how it feels to be injected into an illegal war, a war triggered by lies fabricated by our own government; an unpopular war, a meat-grinder of a war and what that can do to the human heart once you kill someone in such a situation, especially if you knew from the start of your tour of duty that it was wrong, unjust. The Vietnamese are a brave and sweet people, most of whom, at this time – the 1950s to the 1970s – were simple bean farmers and rice farmers who found themselves trapped and forced to choose between invading forces – first the French then the Americans – and their own local patriots – the Viet Minh, later the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese regulars. Who would you side with – the invaders or your own neighbors?
Do you have a favorite scene from the book? There are two – Joe Hearns, in the dark of night, embedded in the starless, moonless depths of a jungle, praying for forgiveness from his recently deceased friend, Hagardy. The second scene is set at Letterman Army Medical Center when Hearns bites his orthopedic surgeon on the shoulder.

What is/was one of the most surprising things you learned while writing On the Fault? I’ve never thought of such a question. Perhaps the horror of killing without a just cause and how that can send the mind spinning off the “rails” even when you’re not fully aware that it is there inside of you.
I like a good long book. I see that On the Fault is over 400 pages.
Can you describe its style? Is it fast paced? Or a sink your teeth in and enjoy the story?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sFLPUnmhVXICEnjeMxkwct4GDV5pVLwhqqtotQS980drdD9rhSt8M52XUuHDqRy-KwjqwuZ_MZxeWfgnh4LyPxlpdbSTPsaGaIiTyoxRSu4Xtnimdl1cznHgbppvDZ6ZZnfAolt4xFLqZ67PRAI have been told that it is a book the reader can’t put down. It is not designed to read like news copy. I purposely created it with rich sentence structure to slow a reader down so as to make the described events imminent, tactile, tangible, touchable.
Do you plan for On the Fault to be part of a series? No. I think it accomplishes the originally intended purpose I stated in your earlier question

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Above All by Rebecca Brooks-Indie Sage PR Tour


About the book 


by Rebecca Brooks
Publication Date: July 20, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone
Reeling from a sudden breakup, Casey Webb leaves Brooklyn, drives north, and settles in a sleepy mountain town in upstate New York. She’s convinced she’s happy being alone—until she reads the acknowledgments in her ex-boyfriend’s hit debut novel, thanking his new girlfriend “above all.”
Good thing Ben Mailer is in town. The hot, young Brooklyn-bound chef offers the perfect distraction. Soon the backwoods are heating up… But as their fling turns into more, the demands of Ben’s family and budding career make moving to her idyllic town impossible.
Now Casey must decide what she can’t live without—her life in the mountains, or the man she wants to be hers above all.
And I thought
For me this one was o.k. Mainly because I believe in love and 
romance and marriage.  And well although there is love and 
romance I just don't see this couple as long-term.  And that 
is what I look for in a romance.  The happily ever after. 

But that is just me.  Getting past that Above All was a good 
contemporary romance.

I loved the locale/setting.  A great place to run away and start over.

The characters were hard to describe. 
Let's leave it the age difference comes through.  Casey being 
quite a few years older just has much more history and experience
in all areas than Ben. 
There's a lot of  sizzle and MaMa would be blushing and probably
toss it.  
If you like romance check this one out. 

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Disorderly Conduct by Mary Feliz-Great Escapes Tour/Review


About the book 
Professional organizer Maggie McDonald manages to balance a fastidious career with friends, family, and a spunky Golden Retriever. But add a fiery murder mystery to the mix, and Maggie wonders if she’s finally found a mess even she can’t tidy up . . .
With a devastating wildfire spreading to Silicon Valley, Maggie preps her family for a rapid evacuation. The heat rises when firefighters discover the body of her best friend Tess Olmos’s athletic husband—whose untimely death was anything but accidental. And as Tess agonizes over the whereabouts of her spouse’s drop-dead gorgeous running mate, she becomes the prime suspect in what’s shaping up to become a double murder case. Determined to set the record straight, Maggie sorts through clues in an investigation more dangerous than the flames approaching her home. But when her own loved ones are threatened, can she catch the meticulous killer before everything falls apart?
And others are saying 

Disorderly Conduct is in a cozy mystery class all by itself and I highly recommend it.
~The Power of Words
I found Disorderly Conduct to be nicely written and to have a quick pace.
~The Avid Reader
The emotions that I felt while reading this book were very strong . . . I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.
~MJB Reviewers
What I most enjoyed were the characters – unique, human, and realistic responses of the teens to the initial tragedy, as well as the dangers they encounter on the trail.
~Christa Reads and Writes
I really enjoyed this book and as always Maggie is one of those characters that you just come to love.
~Bibliophile Reviews
The ending is quite explosive and really intense. I loved learning about the swat team and other law enforcement agencies involved. I didn’t expect how in depth the mystery went. I was so engrossed in it, I didn’t want it to end.
~Texas Book-aholic
Great character development, a well thought out mystery, and family theme that really warms the heart. Great for fans of the genre.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
It has all the components that I love in a book…great characters, a great storyline, and my favorite, a dog!!!!
~Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
Maggie remained true to her character as in previous books – a mother hen with fantastic organizational skills that is able to ferret out the true criminal.
~Storeybook Reviews
I have been enamored with this series from the very first chapter of Address to Die For and each book in this series has only gotten better and better. In Disorderly Conduct this held true and to me has been the best in the series, yet!
~The Montana Bookaholic
And I thought
 #4 in the series might just be the best.  You'll just have to check it out.  
If your a fan of Cozy's you'll really like this series. 
To me it is a little different than other series and it is a pleasing change.
The difference is Maggie the main character is happily married 
and raising her son with her husband.  
She has a fun and unique job.  She is a professional organizer and 
does a little or a lot of sleuthing and investigating when murders just keep happening in the quiet little suburban town!  

Each book includes organizing and home management tips. 
A little different and refreshing in my opinion.

Disorderly Conduct centers around a friends murder during a 
California forest fire. 
 Maggie includes tips on emergency preparedness and how to get your family and pets to safety and what you need to get ready and how to prepare your property.   This element is a fun change and adds to the story. 

There is a lot of sleuthing and investigating going on.  And in 
this installment Maggie has some help from her son and the 
son of the victim who is her husband Max's best friend.  
All the characters are fun and entertaining.  Mary Feliz does a 
great job of weaving a plot together and including the characters
flawlessly which in my opinion isn't always the case some authors seem to struggle with developing and introducing characters.
And then there are the dogs that are a part of the story. 
Each of the books in the series has a dog or two hanging around 
or helping the characters solve the mystery. 

At #4 I have to say that Disorderly Conduct is the best.  They
just keep getting better!

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Airships, Crypts & Chocolate Chips by Erin Johnson- Great Escapes Tour Spotlight/Giveaway

About the book 
A bewitched prison. A brother with a deadly request. Can a magical baker launch a jailbreak and still keep her prince in the process?
Imogen’s magical bakery is thriving and she loves the company of the Water Kingdom’s dashing prince. But she’s not so enamored with the time she’s forced to spend with his awful Royal Family. She also can’t help but worry that the increased media scrutiny could reveal her secret contact with the Royal Family’s sworn enemy: her own brother.
When her sibling shows up and demands Imogen spring his cronies out of jail, she flat out refuses. But when he threatens to hurt the ones she loves the most, she balances her allegiance to the prince with her plan for a covert prison break. Can Imogen keep up family appearances and avoid betraying the kingdom or will her pie-in-the-sky scheme become a recipe for disaster?
Airships, Crypts & Chocolate Chips is the sixth standalone book in a clever paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like crafty witches, charming romances, and fabulous French settings, then you’ll love Erin Johnson’s enchanting adventure.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rock Legend by Tara Leigh- Buoni Amici Tour-Review

About the book 
Title: Rock Legend
Author: Tara Leigh
Event Date: July 17th – 21st
Genre: Rocker Romance/Contemporary Romance
I’m no Prince Charming.
Most people know me as the drummer for Nothing but Trouble. Depending who you ask, I’m also a playboy, a loner, the life of the party, a screw-up, or according to my fans, “The Sexiest Rock Star on the Planet.” Apparently, I’m a legend.
Am I surprised? Hell, no. It’s a reputation I’ve earned behind my drum kit and behind closed doors. No one thought foster kid Landon Cox would become famous. Infamous, maybe. Notorious, probably. But successful? Never. No one except Piper Hastings. But I had to make a choice: my woman or my career. I picked fame and fortune . . . and spent every damn day since pretending I don’t regret it.
Now fate’s dropped Piper back into my life. I want to believe it’s a second chance for me—for us. But while I can give her a few great nights, I can’t give Piper a future.
Because there’s a difference between a legend and a fairy tale . . .
Only one of them ends happily ever after.
And I thought
I knew it.  I just knew I would Love it.  And I was not disappointed.
Rock Legend was just what I expected and so much more than I even thought to expect.  
I expected so much because I had already read Rock King my review is here.  As part of a series I was delighted to see the other characters brought back.  Don't think you have to read Rock King.
Each of the books in the series are written as a stand alone.  
It was nice to see some of the other characters from the previous book and if my guesses are correct we'll see at least a little more in book 3 about Dex another member of the band. 
Rock Legend was a bit of a surprise for me.  Since I had already met the characters I think I had a few expectations.  I have to admit Tara Leigh met them and gave me much more by giving us some great well developed characters.  
Albeit Landon has some Alot of issues deep down he is a great guy.
Once he sorts things out he becomes the man he is meant to be.  
Having had a troubled childhood and then getting into a good foster family as a teenager things start getting good until a tragedy strikes causing Landon to run from the home.  
All goes well as he becomes a member of the band and he is off to stardom and all that goes with.  But Landon is troubled by his past and makes some decisions that play into the grief and confusion he tries to ignore. 
Then Piper happens into his life again. 
As Piper tries to ignore the sparks and sizzle Landon tries to fan the flames and persuade Piper to take a chance on him. 
Through some twists and turns and the two finally get together in the end.  
There are lots of sparks and my jazzy grandma would really blush and think twice about this one.  But the story is so good I'd tell 
'Granny get a fan and a glass of wine and enjoy the read'. 

Rock Legend is a great read.  I loved this story and look forward to the next one in the series.  

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Blown Up In Paradise by Deborah Brown-Beck Valley Tour- Rrview/Giveaway

About the book 
I’ve come a long way since inheriting my Aunt Elizabeth’s Tarpon Cove house and her beach cottages full of quirky residents. I strap a Glock to my thigh as easily as I slip into flip-flops.

Even Fab is going legit… mostly. When she’s hired to investigate some high-end boat thefts in Biscayne Bay, I go along to do what I do best. Chat up the help to get the real story.

Neither of us expected the case to explode—literally—and take out one of Miami’s richest men. And possibly a mistress, though no one’s found her body floating among the bits and pieces.

Somewhere in the Miami upper-crust’s phony smiles and even phonier alibis there’s someone who wanted to see Marshall Sacks dead. Someone willing to ruin Fab’s and my lives to keep their secret. It’ll take calling in every favor I’m owed to keep us out of trouble.

And I thought 
I am loving this series.  Even though I got in at book 12 and this 
one is #14 the characters drew me and won't let go! 
This is a great series to start.  Don't worry if you can't start at book 1.  Check this one out and then back track it's worth it. 

There are a lot of sub characters in the story since Madison is the owner of a Cottage/Apartment Building she inherited from her aunt.  The residents are quirky and funny.  And then there are short term renters that add more quirkiness and cause trouble.  

Her best friend and partner Fab who is a P.I.  has lots of interesting 
cases that have lots of crazy and sometime strange characters. 
In Blown Up In Paradise Fab is called on to investigate the 
death of a wealthy local.  Madison as her assistant helps dig up the truth.  

Along with Madison and Fab their boyfriends decide they have to help to keep the girls out of trouble and keep them safe. 
They tend to break a few rules from time to time and make a few 
people mad. 

Jobs come if for Fab almost daily even while they are on one case another pops up.  This time an elderly man living near them has lost his dog.  Sadly as soon as they start investigating the find a dognapping ring located in the area.  They waste no time shutting it down.  

Madison and Fab are all about helping out the down trodden and making things right when the can.  

Among the colorful characters are Madisons family. Her mom, step father, her brother Brad and a younger brother Liam.  They are always into some kind of trouble as well and keep Madison on her toes. 

The Paradise Cove is a great Cozy Series with some thrill and suspense and lots and lots of humor. 
A great clean read.  No language and no bedroom scenes. 
Deborah Brown in just two books has become a favorite.  I can't wait to read the next one!

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The cover
I have to add the cover doesn't in my opinion give anything away about the book or story line.  
I am a cover junkie.  This cover didn't do anything for me and based on it I probably would have passed it up.  Except that I would have notice the title and author and checked it out.  
 The plot is about a wealthy local that gets Blown Up along with his yacht.  Madison and Fab are hired
to investigate.  There isn't anything about girls on the beach except for the occasional afternoon off for Madison and her boyfriend Creole.  Would a blowing up boat been a better cover?

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