Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Murder Most Pemberley by Jessica Berg Great Escapes Tour

 



Eat a crumpet. Check. Say “bloody hell” in an English pub. Check. Solve three murders and fall in love? Definitely not on the list. But when England dishes up murder, even an American girl knows it’s time to channel her inner Agatha Christie.

American Eliza Darcy travels to Merry Old England to partake in a Darcy/Bennet family reunion for one reason: to solve the estrangement between her father and uncle. Not long after Eliza’s arrival and exploration of the vast estate of her ancestors, a dead body surfaces. Murder and mayhem replace afternoon teas and flirting with her British heartthrob. Eliza has every intention of keeping her snoot out of official Scotland Yard business, but when clues to the murder begin to merge with her investigation into her family’s rift, her inner wannabe sleuth self-activates.

With the help of her batty great-aunt and the sexy Heath Tilney, Eliza hurries to untangle the web of lies and secrets. As corpses start to pile up faster than the clues, Eliza fears the estate’s family graveyard will swallow another body: hers. 


And I thought . . . 

Another great beginning.  This is one of my favorite reasons to be a part of tours. I gat the chance to meet new authors, new characters. And begin brand new series.  


I loved the setting.  All the Brisish "speak'.  

Author Jessica is Berg made me feel like I was there.  And a good feeling it was. 


Well until all the bodies began to pile up.  


With every good Cozy we get a good sleuth and hopefully a bit of Romance or the promise of an eventual Happy Ending for the main character.  

Eliza is a fun character.   A good daughter and niece.  And a fairly decent sleuth.  

There were quirky characters with a bit of 'Brittishness'.  And a stuffy character or two.  And then there was handsome Heath.  I wanted to take him home myself! 


I turned the pages unable to put my phone down.  Following a few twists that kept me guessing and interested.  


 I enjoyed the beginning of this series and look forward to many more.  

I received a complimentary copy. 

I will also post reviews in retail sites. 


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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Dog Treats Doxie's & Danger by Sharon Michaels

 

About the book  

Who would have thought a dog treat recipe could cause so much trouble?
Let me ask you this:
What happens when a sleazy tabloid reporter and a washed-up celebrity chef team up to get what Sara, Sam, Oscar and Lucky have?

How about…
Being stalked, having their RV ransacked, experiencing a chilling dognapping, and then coming face-to-face with a dangerous man carrying a gun – all this in just the first days of the Mitchell’s fun and relaxing vacation.

*****
Why not buy an RV and see the country? It’ll be fun!

That’s what Sara Mitchell thought when she’d finally had enough of the blistering Southern Arizona summer heat and then, talked her husband in to buying a recreational vehicle. Sara and Sam Mitchell with their mini-dachshunds Oscar and Lucky, are ready to hit the open road and enjoy some cooler temperatures and new adventures.

Little did the Mitchell’s realize they’d be learning first-hand to be more careful about what they ask for. Their plan was to head to the Colorado Dog Show, sign Sara’s books about Oscar the Doxie Detective and sell some of her organic dog treats. That was the plan.

They thought they were going to enjoy a relaxing road trip in their new RV, but in a blink of an eye their trip turned into more than they bargained for – much, much more.

Oscar and Lucky are on the job to sniff out criminals and figure out exactly who is behind all the trouble. But can they figure it out in time, before a dog or human gets hurt?

Sometimes even the best laid out plans can go wrong, terribly wrong.

Sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy this fun, cozy and clean dog gone good who done it short read mystery.

And I thought 

A page turner!  I loved this little short read.  

It was hard to put down.  

Sharon Michaels crafts a fun story with some twists and turns and some  villainy.  

The main characters Sarah and Sam dog parents to Oscar (who is famous) and Lucky the new rescue risk it all even Millions of $ to keep their little family together and safe. 

Through thick and thin even when a down and out Chef and a tabloid reporter begin following them around intent on stealing Sara's secret recipes the foursome (humans and dogs) watch each other's backs. 

I loved that we got the perspectives from the dogs point of view.  

The story was super well written, engaging and believable.  

There were some twists and turns and kind of a surprise at the end at least I didn't expect it. 

I will be adding the earlier books on my wish list. 

I got the chance to add this book to my Kindle when it was offered Free a few days ago. 

My review is will appear on Amazon and Good Reads. 

 





Framed and Frosted by Kim Davis Great Escapes Tour Review

 


About the book 

Framed and Frosted, the third book in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, finds cupcake caterer, Emory Martinez, working at a Laguna Beach society Fourth of July soiree, with her sister and their new employee, Sal. With a host that seems intent on accosting both catering employees and guests alike, things go from bad to worse when he accuses Sal of murdering his long-dead son.


As the crescendo of exploding fireworks overhead becomes the backdrop for cupcakes and champagne, a deadly murder occurs. Can Sal and Emory explain why the cupcake the host ate, after shoving a trayful of buttercream frosted cupcakes onto Sal, resulted in his death? Or will the guests and detective alike believe that Sal is a murderer? Emory and her octogenarian employer, Tillie, whip into action to find out who framed Sal after being frosted by the victim.


Includes recipes! 


And others are saying 

I love the plot in Framed and Frosted. Along with a well-crafted mystery, a lot of other things happen in the book. As much as I’d love to divulge those things, I won’t! You’ll have to find them out for yourself.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

Kim Davis is an awesome storyteller and her books are amazing treats that should not be missed!
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

This story does pack in a lot of sub-plots . . . they only add to the story and do not detract at all. I was amazed at how the author kept everything flowing smoothly and wove each story succinctly into the major plot.
~Storeybook Reviews

Wow! Once I started reading Framed and Frosted, I couldn’t put it down! . . . Davis keeps readers on the edge of their seats as she crafts a suspenseful mystery with plenty of surprising twists and turns.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

I was so engrossed in this story and trying to solve the mystery, it had started getting dark outside and I found myself squinting to continue reading. Seriously, I couldn’t be bothered to turn a light on because I was so invested in figuring out what was going on, and following along with more twists and turns than buttercream swirls on a cupcake!
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. I really enjoyed trying to figure out the murderer.
~MJB Reviewers

And I thought 

I love getting into the beginning of a series.  

I was lucky enough to begin A Cupcake Caring Mystery series with book two Cake Popped Off.  My review is over  Here (it was my favorite read of last year)

I still need to go back to book one because this series is so good and I want to read them all! 

After meeting the main characters in book two I was excited to get the chance to continue the series.  

I tend to wonder if the books/storylines will get better and better with each new release.

Well Kim Davis does not disappoint! 

Davis weaves and plots a Cozy with several suspects to consider.  And a few twists and turns to keep you interested and turning the pages. 

And, the promise of a recipe or two at the end and this reader is happily engaging in the mystery and mayhem! 

And did I mention how much I love covers in this series!  The covers just beg you to open and make you want cake.  I love how festive each cover is. 

I love this series and I am looking forward to book 4.  

Book 1 is beckoning me and on my Wish List. 

I received a complimentary copy.

My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 


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Monday, June 28, 2021

Now Releases That Caught My Eye

 Alot of New Releases out this week. 

Here are a few Cozies and a couple others . . . I am adding to my Wish List . . . 


Mocha, She Wrote by Ellie Alexander (Cozy)

Summer has ushered in a new season in the charming hamlet of Ashland, Oregon. Torte is bustling with tourists taking in star-drenched shows at the Elizabethan, setting out to hike in the surrounding Siskiyou Mountains, and sampling the bakeshop’s summer lineup of raspberry lemon tarts and mint mojito cold brews. Jules and the team are buzzing with excitement when they learn that Andy, Torte’s head barista, has been selected to compete in the West Coast Barista Cup.

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Pup Fiction by Laurien Berenson (Cozy)

While usually protective, Melanie feels comfortable sending her sons to the Graceland School’s summer camp for two reasons: The institution is well-regarded and proprietor Emily Grace is a trusted friend. But Emily has been acting strange since three rambunctious Dalmatian puppies suddenly appeared on her doorstep. The unusual arrival marks the first of several mysterious happenings at camp, each more intense than the last.

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Little Black Book by Kate Carlisle (Cozy)

Brooklyn and her hunky husband, security expert Derek Stone, have just returned from a delightful trip to Dharma, where the construction of their new home away from home is well underway, when a little black book arrives in the mail from Scotland. The book is a rare British first edition of Rebecca, and there’s no return address on the package. The day after the book arrives, Claire Quinn shows up at Brooklyn and Derek’s home.

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Runner by Tracy Clark (Private Investigator)

Chicago in the dead of winter can be brutal, especially when you’re scouring the frigid streets for a missing girl. Fifteen-year-old Ramona Titus has run away from her foster home. Her biological mother, Leesa Evans, is a recovering addict who admits she failed Ramona often in the past. But now she’s clean. And she’s determined to make up for her mistakes–if Cass can only help her find her daughter.

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It Takes Two to Mango by Carrie Doyle (Cozy) *new series*

After Plum Lockhart’s job as a travel magazine editor is eliminated in corporate cuts, she decides she’s sick of cold winters in NYC and fruitless swiping on dating apps―what she needs is a dramatic change of scenery. On a whim, she accepts a job as a villa broker and moves to a beautiful Caribbean island. However, paradise isn’t as perfect as it seems: the slow pace of island life, the language barrier, and a cutthroat office rival make Plum question leaving her old life behind.

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Jewel of the Aisle by Laura Durham (Cozy)

Wedding planner Annabelle Archer is off to the Bahamas to coordinate a wedding renewal ceremony and celebration for one of her best clients. Although it’s the height of summer—and feels like nearly a hundred degrees on the tropical island–she’s glad for the break from her bustling business in Washington DC. But her break is short-lived when the bride’s diamond ring disappears.

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Death of an Italian Chef by Lee Hollis (Cozy)

As the food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, it’s Hayley Powell’s job to stay on top of the latest eateries in town. Just in time for the summer tourist season, Chef Romeo, a successful restaurateur from New York City, has opened an establishment called–naturally–Romeo’s. But between his over-the-top temperament and his no-holds-barred diet, Chef Romeo may not live through the grand opening.

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Draw and Order by Cheryl Hollon (Cozy)

For her latest excursion, Miranda is thrilled to take a close-knit group of rock climbers, the Risky Business Adventurers, up the challenging Battleship Rock Trail to paint and sample moonshine. But the outing is cut short when they discover a skeleton near the trailhead. Even more startling, the bones belong to Howard Cable, Miranda’s cousin…and a former classmate of the Risky Business group.

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Beauty Expos Are Murder by Libby Klein (Cozy)

Easter weekend on the Jersey Shore is hopping. Poppy’s Bed and Breakfast is busier than ever, but she needs to leave things in the hopefully capable hands of Aunt Ginny–and paws of Figaro the black smoke Persian. She’s selling her paleo muffins and keto cookies at the Health and Beauty Expo in Cape May’s Convention Hall. Normally sharing a booth with the love of her life would be a treat, but she’s recently discovered secrets that throw her new romance into chaos.

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Peppermint Peril by Molly Maple (Cozy)

When Charlotte McKay uncovers a body while catering a Christmas party, she doesn’t know who she can trust. The people who hired her are quick to point the finger in her direction, ramping up her need to find the real criminal. But everywhere she turns, there is a new suspect, and another lie she has to sift through to get to the truth.

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Friday, June 25, 2021

Christmas Book Link Party

 




 
Check out these fun Holiday reads!  

 
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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

To Love A Cowboy feat. Second Chance Cowboy by Claire McEwen

  

About the book 

Busy small-town veterinarian Emily Fielding is finally ready to take on some help. The best man for the job, however, is Wes Marlow—who broke her heart in high school. Though Wes has a way with horses and a way of melting her resolve, Emily needs to keep things purely professional. Wes left her once—will he do it again? Because she can’t lose her heart a second time…

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Meet Claire 

I write books with wide skies, romantic western settings, small towns and the occasional big city. Most of all, I tell heartfelt stories of people finding hope, home and happily-ever-after. 

These days I'm working on a series set in a fictional Northern California town that I've named Shelter Creek. The stories are very emotional and romantic, but fun too! There are ranchers trying to make ends meet, and scientists trying to protect local wildlife, and all kinds of quirky, small-town characters getting involved as well. I'm thrilled that this sweet romance series is well received by readers!  

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To Love A Cowboy feat. How To Marry A Cowboy by Cathy Mc David

 


About the book 

Confronting her former crush


Trick rider Kenna Hewitt can’t avoid the company of Channing Pearce—not when the handsome cowboy needs Kenna’s help saving his family’s rodeo arena. Working together, and being in a wedding together, soon has old feelings resurfacing. But as a gal who does stunts for a living, trusting in a possible future with the cowboy of her dreams is still the most dangerous task she’s ever faced…


Read an excerpt . . . 

Channing clearly understood Kenna’s reservations without her having to go into detail. It was nice. Not for the first time she wondered why no woman had snatched him up.

            “Thanks for everything.” She put a hand on his arm.

            “Anytime.”


            It was, Kenna realized, their first physical contact in fourteen years, ever since that high school dance and their kiss. He’d filled out, the muscles beneath his shirt sleeve more pronounced than she remembered. He’d grown taller, too. She had to raise her chin several notches to meet his gaze.


            “There you are, kitten!”


            Inwardly, she cringed at the childhood nickname. Outwardly, she manufactured a smile and pivoted. “Hi, Mom.”


            The smile faltered. Gracie Hewitt–Jacobson-Cordova-soon-to-be-Sutter — Kenna had to constantly remind herself or she’d lose track — wasn’t alone. She came toward them, balancing Beau’s eight-month-old daughter Skye on her hip. Yes, Kenna was about to become step-sister to a baby, one young enough to be her own child.


            “We’ve been looking for you.” Kenna’s mom raised the baby’s hand and shook it in something resembling a wave. “Say hi to your big sister. And Uncle Channing, too.”


            Uncle Channing?


            “He was about to head to the livestock pens,” Kenna said when her mom reached them. No way would she force him to stay.


            He shrugged. “I’m in no hurry.”


            “Wonderful!” Kenna’s mom beamed. “Me, my maid of honor, and Beau’s groomsman all together and watching my handsome fiancĂ©.”


            Kenna blinked at her mom in disbelief. “Groomsman?”


            “Channing. Can you believe it?”


            She turned around to face him, attempting to mask her surprise. “You’re in the wedding?”


            “I thought you knew.”


            “No.” Her voice trailed off. “I didn’t.”


            The news bothered her even though it shouldn’t. Maybe because she’d begun planning for the time they’d spend together as a refuge from the constant chaos of her mom’s wedding.


            Well, obviously that wasn’t going to happen. Just like her, he was smack dab in the middle of things — for better or worse, no pun intended.


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Monday, June 21, 2021

To Love A Cowboy featuring Starting over in Maple Bay by Brittney Joy

 

Welcome to Maple Bay, a small Midwestern town with heaps of heart—where family dinner is a must, and someone will always leave the light on for you. A new series perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Jenny Hale, and Susan Mallery.







An inheritance from a mother she never knew. But can this fixer-upper mend her heart?


Hazel didn’t think there was anything a homemade apple pie couldn’t fix—until her husband divorced her and left her broke. Trying her best to raise her ten-year old daughter and make ends meet, Hazel is desperate for a fresh start. When she inherits a fixer-upper in the small town of Maple Bay, Hazel and her daughter head to the country for the reading of her biological mother’s will. But a clause in the will says Hazel and her sister—the sister she didn’t know existed—must live together on the rural property for one summer, or forfeit their inheritance.


If Hazel can tough it out in the country for a few months, she stands to gain a historic carriage house. It needs renovation, but Hazel thinks she can fix it up, sell it as a bed-and-breakfast, and use the profits to begin her life anew, back in the city. She isn’t planning to stay in Maple Bay, or to fall in love with her sister’s best friend, Jesse—a single dad and handsome cowboy who is recovering from heartbreak of his own.


Hazel and Jesse are from two different worlds, but this horse-whisperer just might know how to speak to Hazel’s broken heart . . . until Hazel discovers a box of letters and a secret from her past that changes everything.


♥ ♥ ♥


Starting Over in Maple Bay is a sweet, feel-good small-town romance, and the first book in a new series by award-winning author Brittney Joy. This tale of second chances and newfound family will warm the hearts of readers—like tater tot hotdish or sweet apple pie. Curl up with your favorite blanket and visit Maple Bay today!


★ BONUS: Includes a Recipe for Hazel’s scrumptious Peanut Butter Pie.


Books in the Maple Bay Series (each book can be read as a standalone, and all Maple Bay stories are linked so you can enjoy time with all of your favorite characters):

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Starting Over in Maple Bay

Second Chance in Maple Bay


Running from the past is easier than facing it…

Kat swore off horses after a riding accident took her sister. Five years later she still blames herself and deals with the guilt by getting lost in city lights, a corporate job, and a sham of an engagement. But when she returns home for her brother Jesse’s wedding, the past comes creeping back. She’s not sure she can face the memories, especially because many of them she shared with her brother’s best friend, Creed—a man Kat’s been in love with since high school and who was with her that fateful night.

Creed lives for one thing—rodeo—and he learned long ago that family is more than blood. Creed’s best friend’s parents took him under their wing when he was a teenager, treating him like a son. Which is why Kat, his best friend’s little sister, has always been off-limits. But when Kat comes home to Maple Bay, a ring on her hand and sadness in her heart, Creed is pulled to her once again. But is she worth the risk of losing the only family he’s got?

A feel-good story of second chances and how love, family, and forgiveness can heal all hearts.

♥♥♥


★Bonus: Includes a Recipe for Joyce’s Mulled Apple Cider.

Books in the Maple Bay Series (each book can be read as a standalone) 



Country Stars in Maple Bay 

Myra despises liars. And the biggest fake just stole her coffee shop.


Skyler Ridge, the famous country music star, is a fake. At least that’s what the tabloids say—that he doesn’t have a country bone in his body. Running from a scandal and the relentless paparazzi, Skyler lands in the small town of Maple Bay where he buys a failing coffee shop. He wants peace, quiet, and the chance to reinvent himself. Instead, he gets a cowgirl-barista with a surly attitude. But even though Myra drives him crazy, he can’t deny the fire she lights in him—a spark he hasn’t felt in years.


Single-mother Myra is edging on forty and has no room for a man in her life. She barely has room to breathe. But when she can’t save her coffee shop from foreclosure, the most irritatingly handsome man forces himself into her life. And she wants him out. Now. So when Skyler’s agent presents Myra with a deal to gain her coffee shop back, she jumps at the chance.


The catch? Myra must turn Skyler into a real cowboy and save his country music career—before his label drops him.


But there’s a reason Skyler ended up in Maple Bay. A secret he needs to unravel. And he’s not leaving until he finds the truth. Whether Myra likes it or not.


A sweet enemies-to-lovers romance full of hope, redemption, and how following your heart will always lead you home.


♥♥♥


 










Sunday, June 20, 2021

To Love A Cowboy feat. Baer Truth By Jocie McKade

Welcome to the second annual To Love A Cowboy Promo Tour.
I am super excited to have a great collection of books and authors to share this is week.  





About the book 

Vegetarian punk rocker, Abby Clark is kicked off the band tour bus in the middle of nowhere. That happens to be Sentinel, Wyoming in the dead of winter. With a talent for cooking and the singing voice of an angel she manages to disturb a very cranky, cold-hearted bear -- Baer.

Joe Baer, is a sexy Wyoming beef rancher with women issues. His ranch is slipping through his fingers, he's been betrayed by family, and he discovers a family secret that leaves him reeling.

Snow, out of control tractors, a wayward, but affectionate Black Angus bull, one hot country superstar, an unforgettable rodeo, and two jaded souls that just might be able to melt each other's hearts when they find out, The Baer Truth.

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Meet the author . . .


Jocie describes herself . . . 

I have a, well, a diverse background. I’ve lived in several states, and attended a local community college. I married a remarkable man who can fix anything. We have two daughters, and inherited two great son-in-laws and we now are the proud grandparents of, gulp, five grand-kids.


That was the official bio.


Now, for the truth. I live on Dust Bunny Farm, the name is self-explanatory. I often laugh out loud at the most inappropriate moments. I can find humor in nearly every situation, and I don’t take life all that seriously. I’ve been known to jump on stage and sing karaoke without ever having taken a sip of liquor, I am the person who pushes all the buttons on those holiday ornaments so they make annoying noise in unison and then I’ll turn around and blame it on one of my kids.


I am the person at the traffic light next to you singing to the top of my lungs and playing ‘air’ drums.


I prefer tea to coffee, and carbs to sweets.Here


I can write a story about anything. One of the first articles I ever sold was about the personality of an apron. I write stories that tend to be happy, because the world need less conflict and more happiness, and gee, we all need to laugh at ourselves a lot more often.

The above is a portion on an interview.  You can find the complete  interview over Here


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Jocie is also on Pinterest and Twitter.  You can links on her website  



Thursday, June 17, 2021

Raiders Of The Campsite by Jodi Linton

 June 18 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW


About the book 

Welcome to Bushwhack, New Mexico: home to tourists, the great outdoors, and murder…

Camping for spring break should be a piece of cake for outdoor guide Andie Sullivan. She has her best friend and the sheriff tagging along as chaperones for the Wilderness Explorers. It should be all S’mores and ghost stories…but then Vivian is attacked and they discover a corpse.

Dang. The campsite went up in smoke.

With everything at stake, Andie must find answers about the attack—she has to dig deep into a community she’s called home since birth by asking all the right questions, sometimes at not the right time. As she tracks down clues to a suspect, Andie stumbles on a secretive treasure hunting group in Bushwhack. But one wrong move and Andie could become her own buried treasure.


And I thought
One of my new favorite  series.  I got in at book 2.  
I lived book 3.  They  keep getting better! 

Author Jodi Litton gives the reader and greaplot/storyline. 
That is supported with Great characters. 
A bunch of friends that watch out for each other and has each others back! 

Andi is a good strong main character  that doesn't  when she needs to do a bit of sleuthing to save friends or relatives. 

There is a bit of romance 
 . . Dirt of Andie and the hunky Sherrif dance around each other and their feelings. 

So on with book 4.  More mystery and a little more dancing will add up to another great read. 

I live this series can't  wait for the next one. 

I received  a complimentary  copy. 

My review  will appear on Good Reads and retail sites.  


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