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6/20/16

RIVER ROAD French Quarter Mystery #5/Eric Wilder

 "Wilder's fiction is like an ice cold,
Hurricane slush on a hot, Louisiana day.:
-Clarion Review



RIVER ROAD
French Quarter Mystery
Book 5 of 5
by
Eric Wilder

 
 What's going on down in the Bayou?

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Paperback: 322 pages 
Publisher: Gondwana Press (May 1, 2016) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0979116597 
ISBN-13: 978-0979116599

A new client wants paranormal P.I. Wyatt Thomas to find his mother's killer. The problem is the fifty-year-old murder isn't just cold, it's frozen solid. Events happen fast when Wyatt accepts a large retainer from a new client wishing to keep his identity secret. Shortly after agreeing to find the person who killed the man's mother, Wyatt's client is himself murdered. The killers shoot Wyatt as he attempts to intervene. He awakens in a New Orleans' hospital only to find they have yet to finish with him. The mysterious men want him dead. He escapes and learns they've somehow managed to pin his client's murder on him. But why? Determined to find out, he enlists the aid of Lucy Diamond. Lucy is a beautiful though cynical reporter in town to film a story on the same murder his client paid him to solve. He marks her for death when they discuss the case. Though different in every possible way, they go on the run together. Wyatt and Lucy soon learn more than a single person participated in the murder of. The ensuing chase drags them through the gritty backside of New Orleans where everyone has a dark secret and a bloody motive. What's the connection between the N.O.P.D., Krewe of Rex, and southern mafia? How are the Russian Special Forces, C.I.A., and U.S. Public Health Service involved? Why is the Cuban army trying to kill them? And, what's up with the mysterious and secret satanic sect that practices human sacrifice? Wyatt and Lucy must learn the answers or die. River Road is a paranormal thriller based loosely on an actual murder. Set in the Big Easy, this bayou suspense novel is Book 5 in author Eric Wilder's French Quarter Mystery Series.


AUTHOR
 Born on a Louisiana bayou, Halloween night, beneath a full moon, Eric Wilder grew up escaping snakes and alligators, and listening to his grandmothers' tales of ghosts, voodoo, and political corruption. Author of nine novels, four cookbooks and many short stories, he now lives in Oklahoma, about a mile from historic Route 66, with his four dogs, one coyote, and cat, but not a single alligator.  If you liked River Road, please check out the French Quarter Mystery Series , and all of Eric's books.

 REVIEW
Private eye, Wyatt Thomas, once a cop, has a client, whom he had met under some rather strange circumstances. Things are always somewhat a little strange around the Big Easy.  But this situation is really strange. You have a funeral, but the body isn't there.  Where is Jeribeth Briggs, the deceased? This has been in the making for 50 years.  Talk about a cold case.
 Back to Wyatt's client, Timothy Taggert.  How often does a private eye meet his client at a funeral?  Well he didn't actually meet him.  Wyatt was handed an envelope and behind his back asked that Wyatt find his mother's killer.  What's in the envelope?  Will Wyatt take on this mysterious client and find the killer?  As Wyatt follows Timothy into the street, he sees Timothy being forced into a car.   As Wyatt comes to, he is in the emergency room.  What just happened?  What happened to Timothy?   This started out as Wyatt possibly starting an investigation into a murder, now the table has turned?  Wyatt is being investigated now.  The author couldn't give you more suspense, ninety degree turns, and questions as you turn those pages with a fury. This mystery goes back decades.  Mystery, the bayou, New Orleans, murder, suspense, intrigue and so much more.  No mystery reader will want for more in a boook.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Eric Wilder, in exchange for my unbiased book review. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5  STARS.


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A SIMPLE VOW by Charlotte Hubbard

A SIMPLE VOW by Charlotte Hubbard


"My Name's Asa Detweiler."

A SIMPLE VOW
Simple Gifts
Book One
by
Charlotte Hubbard



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Number: 9781420138696
Release: May 31, 2016
Author: Charlotte Hubbard
Availability: Print-Book
Genre: Romance
Tags: * ROM: Inspirational, Amish, Series Starter
Publisher: Zebra Books


Housed in a rustic red barn, the Simple Gifts crafts shop celebrates the talents of the Amish of Willow Ridge--and the faith that inspires them. For the acceptance of simplicity opens the path to love. As far as Edith Riehl is concerned, the baby twins thrust suddenly into her arms are a heaven-sent gift. Unable to conceive, she longs to be a mother with a home of her own. She's going to abide by her promise to handsome Asa Detweiler to take care of them while he looks for their real father. And even if her domineering dat Cornelius refuses to countenance Asa's suit, she can only pray the bachelor's honesty and persistence will uncover the truth--even as he's kindled an impossible hope for a love of her own . . . Asa can't understand why anyone would think he would be so dishonorable as to father babies and then abandon them. He's determined to clear his name--but Edith's caring ways also inspire him to help heal her wounded spirit and earn her trust. In the face of heartbreaking deception, he and Edith must find the strength to understand, forgive . . . and claim their own hearts' joy. Praise for Charlotte Hubbard's Seasons of the Heart series "Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!" --Romance Reviews Today

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Edith Riehl is suddenly mother to twins,  a girl and a boy.  She feels this is God sending her what she can't have herself and oh, how she loves children.  She lives with her sisters and Dat.  Her mother is in heaven and as is the Amish way, the girls are taking care of Dat since they aren't married.  Asa has asked her to take care of the twins until he can find out who the father is.  He never met the mother, but her dying words declared her love for Asa.  As soon as Asa laid eyes on Edith, something clicked.  He was single and ran a furniture refurbishing company along with his brother.   Edith's Dat is controlling and doesn't want the babies around but Edith will try her best to keep her promise.  Edith wants what is best for the twins and what is right but her Dat doesn't want any part of it. Will Edith fall in love with Asa? Will she follow her heart or will she listen to her Dat?   Will Asa and Edith find out who the real father of these babies is?   The author gives the reader a rather slow paced, good clean read about Asa and Edith and their Amish faith, their possibility of love and family.  She also throws in a real surprise concerning Asa's brother.  You will be floored, I was.  You must not miss reading this book, especially if you love Amish reads.  Charlotte Hubbard never fails to give her readers what they want.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Charlotte Hubbard and Night Owl Reviews in exchange for my unbiased book review.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

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AUTHOR
Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle in her new Promise Lodge series. Charlotte considers it her personal mission to feed people--to share hearth and home. Faith and family, farming and food preservation are hallmarks of her lifestyle, and the foundation of all her Amish romance series. She's a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and when she's not writing, she loves to try new recipes, crochet, and sew. Charlotte now lives in Minnesota with her husband and their border collie

BOOK BLAST -- His Lass Wears Tartan/Kathleen Shaputis PUYB





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Title:
HIS LASS WEARS TARTAN

Author: Kathleen Shaputis

Publisher: Crimson Romance

Pages:  270

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Independent and dedicatedly single, Rogue Bruce enjoys running Castle Baillie with her Aunt Baillie from America. They specialize in romantic Elizabethan-themed weddings, complete with resident ghost, Lord Kai (nothing like a haunted castle to set the mood for love). But love is something Rogue is not the least bit interested in. Content with her work and stable of horses, no man is necessary for her happiness.

Matchmaking is in the air, though, focusing on Bruce MacKenzie, a Thor in plaid and jeans from town, and Jonathan Olson, a snobbish Rhett Butler type. With two men after her heart (she’d thought safely locked away), Rogue is torn with confusion. Murder and a psychic yank the soundtrack of Rogue’s life from romantic to scary, while she has choices to make in this sizzling triangle.

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“Who created these torture devices for women?” Rogue muttered as the high-heeled
ankle boots her glittery
Seattle friend, Rafael, had picked out for her squeezed her toes. Dashing around the white-silk-draped chairs inside the reception tent set up on the castle grounds, she lifted her floor-length emerald skirt of fluff and ribbons and screamed internally about her aching feet.  Her steps made soft clicks on the temporary polished flooring. “Spike heels make my legs look better, she tells me. Heels? Seriously? Buried under twenty yards of bloody material, no one will notice, I swear, and this dress weighs a ton.”Why must my bloody underwear be authentic if no one knows or sees it? Seriously, another full day of endless agony in this restrictive Elizabethan costume of layered torture. You know an evil man must have created the corset. No woman would have designed something so miserable and called it fashionable. How many times had she pleaded with Aunt Baillie to let her wear something soft, something comfortable like pants and a jacket? Her aunt’s normally sweet face would transform into a stony glare, forcing Rogue to relent and don one of the many costumes made specifically for her. 
“The Baillie Castle Bed and Breakfast promises a fairy-tale environment for couples
in love and bridal parties and a stop-time fantasy for families and guests,” Rogue mimicked her American aunt and business partner. “These expensive weddings pay the taxes and daily upkeep of your renovated castle.”
Rogue could barely breathe in the tightly wrapped bodice as she rounded out of the
heated white tent, her eyes on the temporary stone path placed in the soggy Scottish mud. Plowing into something solid, Rogue cursed and frantically reached out, wobbling on the spiked heels. Grabbing at anything, her fingers found soft, crushable flannel before warm, strong hands wrapped around her wrists. Staring at the manly fingers holding her steady, Rogue’s eyes traveled up the long, chiseled arms of a young man to his concerned face, locking eyes with her
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“Ya be all right, miss?”
His baritone voice tickled her ears, causing the breath to catch in her throat as the heat from his grasp flushed in a wave across her face. All she could handle was a weak nod while staring at his serious face framed with shaggy blond hair, a chill breeze lifting the bangs from his ruddy forehead. His oddly green eyes blinked above a well-freckled nose and broke the spell.

About the Author



Kathleen Shaputis, author/ghostwriter, lives in the glorious Pacific Northwest with her husband, Bob, a clowder of cats and two pompously protective Pomeranians with little social aptitude, Brugh and Bouncer. If not writing, she’s busy reading and watching romantic comedies, her ultimate paradise.

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6/18/16

KILLER BALL AT HONEYCHURCH HALL by Hannah Dennison

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Honeychurch Hall
Book 3 of 3
by
Hannah Dennison

 


OVERVIEW
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When antique dealer Kat Stanford stumbles upon the partially mummified body of a young woman in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall, suspicion falls on those who had been living there many years ago. And it appears that the deceased had been murdered. Given her mother Iris’s checkered past, Kat is not surprised to learn that Iris knew the victim.
Meanwhile, the unexpected appearance of former lothario Bryan Laney sets female hearts aflutter. Despite the passing years, time has not dampened his ardor for Iris, but the feeling is not reciprocated.
With stories of hidden treasure and secret chambers, past and present collide. As Kat becomes embroiled once more in her mother’s mysterious and tumultuous bygone days, she comes to realize that life is never black and white, and sometimes i
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  • Series: Honeychurch Hall (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (May 3, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 125006550X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250065506
 
REVIEW
I enjoyed this cozy mystery.  This being the third book of the Honeychurch Hall Mystery series. I would suggest you read the first two books first, then this one.  You will get a better feeling for the characters and their lives.  As you turn the pages you will be on the edge of your seat with wonder as to what will happen next.  Characters each have their distinct personalities, what with being British, and British they are. I found the book amusing at times, that smile will come on your face and I found myself chuckling at times.  The author keeps the book light and airy with the humor interjected. In this cozy mystery, the author gives you a little bit of  carnival life, hidden bodies, disappearing reporter, and oh, so much more. Follow the characters along with  Katherine "Kat" Stanford and her mother, Iris in this well developed story with oh so many, yet to be revealed secrets.  How would you like to live at Honeychurch Hall?   Such descriptions of the characters, scenery and events, including researched history.


I received this book from NightOwl Reviews and the author,  , in exchange for my unbiased book review.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book  4  STARS.


AUTHOR
Hannah Dennison Hannah is the author of the Honeychurch Hall Mysteries and the Vicky Hill Mysteries, both set in Devon, England. She has been an obituary reporter, antique dealer, private jet flight attendant and Hollywood story analyst. Hannah originally moved to Los Angeles from England to pursue screenwriting and now lives in Portland, Oregon. She continues to teach mystery writing at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and still works for a west coast advertising agency. Hannah is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, The Crime Writers Association, The Historic Houses Association, the National Trust and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. She enjoys hiking, horseback riding, skiing, theater and seriously good chocolate.


SURRENDER MY HEART - G.E. Taylor






SURRENDER MY HEART
by
G.E. Taylor

 

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“Jesus Chr—!” David mutters in disbelief, while swerving to avoid hitting the dog that dashed in front of his truck and the young boy who chased after him. He hears a thump, feels it, and he prays to God it isn’t the child he’d hit. The dog he can fix; he’s a veterinarian. The child was a different story. Kneeling beside the boy and his pet, David breathes a sigh of relief. The child is all right. He turns his focus on the mother, and he knew this encounter would not be his last. Her fiery tongue leaves him with no doubt that he would be held responsible for the accident, and if he’d hurt her son, there’d be no place he would be safe from her wrath. But like a moth, he was drawn to the flame. Priscilla Bradford has one goal—to build a successful psychotherapy private practice in a short time. There is no room in her life for a relationship. She doesn’t want it. She wants no distractions and no complications. Maintaining an aloof persona, she keeps off would-be admirers. Then she runs into David Alexander, a man she cannot ignore. Despite her best efforts to stay fully committed to her goal, she is drawn to him in a way she cannot explain. That did not sit well with her, being a person who likes to be in control and in charge.



REVIEW
So relieved that a small boy was OK, David couldn't believe he'd almost killed a child and his dog.  Now he finds himself in a hot fire.   As he turned, the child's mother is letting loose on him with a vengence.  If he had actually hurt the child, he could understand but the child was alright.  This wasn't a one time encounter. This would be for a long time to come.   The mother doesn't have time for love or lust, at least she thinks so.  She has walled herself off from many admirers.  She, Priscilla Bradford, has one agenda and that is her career as a psychotherapist. Now she finds herself, willing to admit or not, that she can't let loose of her attraction to David Alexander.  She thought she was in charge of her life, but as fate would have it, now that is about to change.  Follow David and Priscilla as fate steps into their lives and love steps in stride.  For those romance lovers out there, the author gives you a book that you will get enveloped in.  Romance, passion begins with a one night stand.  This one night stand possibly could be a lifetime stand.  I read the author's book Desperate Decision and she didn't fail with this book, Surrender My Heart.  You won't be disappointed!


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my unbiased review.   No other compensation took place.

I would give this book  5  STARS.

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AUTHOR

I became hooked on reading romance novels during my teen years and my attempt at writing began in high school.  All of my manuscripts were mailed under my bed. Eventually I threw out most of them. That was painful especially since I'd written them by longhand first, then typed them on my old, dependable typewriter.

In college I majored in English but ended up with a Master in Social Work from Rutgers University and a Master in Education from Seton Hall University. Though I had these different career paths, I never gave up my passion for writing or my need to read. Now I'm more commited tto my writing.
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I live in New Jersey with my family: enjoy soul music, like dancing and the occasional glass of wine.

Books I have published include: The Lady Mentor, Desperate Decision and Surrender My Heart.

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  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 24, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1533421390
  • ISBN-13: 978-1533421395

6/17/16

BLOG TOUR: Greg Messel's Cable Car

                                                      
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Title: Cable Car Mystery
Author: Greg Messel
Publisher: Sunbreaks Publishing
Pages: 180
Genre: Mystery/Romance
On the hottest day of the year in San Francisco in 1959, Private Detectives Sam and Amelia Slater are contemplating fleeing the city for their Stinson Beach house. However, when Sam decides to take a cable car ride to run some errands on the lazy summer day, he’s suddenly thrust into the spotlight when he rescues a woman who fell onto the busy street. Sam pulls the mysterious red haired woman out of the path of an oncoming cable car in the nick of time. The entire incident is captured by a newspaper photographer who splashes Sam’s heroics all over the front page. Sam is troubled not only by his new status as a city hero, but by the rescued woman’s plea for help. She whispers to Sam that she didn’t fall from the cable car but was pushed. She is frightened and disappears into the crowd before Sam can get more details. A San Francisco newspaper launches a campaign to find the mystery woman and Sam hopes to cross paths with her again.
Meanwhile, Amelia is troubled by the sudden disappearance of her elderly neighbor. Two thuggish younger men who now occupy the house next door say he took a sudden trip. One night when she’s alone Amelia grabs a flashlight and finds some disturbing clues in her neighbor’s garage. What really happened to her neighbor? Amelia is determined to find out.
Award winning author Greg Messel spins a new tale of intrigue in Cable Car Mystery, the sixth book in the Sam Slater Mystery series set in at the 1950s in San Francisco.

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Meet the Author

Greg Messel has spent most of his adult life interested in writing, including a career in the newspaper business. He won a Wyoming Press Association Award as a columnist and has contributed articles to various magazines. Greg lives in Edmonds, Washington on Puget Sound with his wife Jean DeFond.
Greg MesselGreg has written nine novels. His latest is “Cable Car Mystery” which is the sixth in a series of mysteries set in 1959 San Francisco. “Shadows In The Fog,” ”Fog City Strangler,” “San Francisco Secrets,” “Deadly Plunge” are sequels to the first book in the series “Last of the Seals.” His other three novels are “Sunbreaks,” “Expiation” and “The Illusion of Certainty.”
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Husband and wife team of private detectives, Sam and Amelia Slater are craving  leaving the city of San Francisco for their Stinson Beach beach house.  Then a ride on a cable car changes all of this.  Sam ends up saving a woman after she claims she was pushed off the cable car.I was kept interested with all the suspense and sometimes twists and turns as the reader turns the pages. The author give us a fast paced read that you won't get bored with reading. Mr. Messel gives the reader some historic information that is entwined in the book. Also in the book from the 1950's are pictures in each chapter. Very interesting as you turn the pages.  Will the woman on the cable car reappear?  Will she be found and will her would be killer be found?  Ride the cable car with Sam and the unknown woman. Your heart will start beating hard as she is pushed? off the car.   Sam is used to being in the spotlight but this is different.  A simple cable car ride to get a haircut and now it's a possible murder case.  

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Greg Messel and PUYB in exchange for my honest review. 

  would give this book 5 STARS. 

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6/15/16

BOOK BLAST: Body of the Crime by Jennifer Chase



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Title:
BODY OF THE CRIME

Author: Jennifer Chase

Publisher: JEC Press


Genre: Crime Thriller

Three grisly murders linked to five old cold cases, dubbed the Flower Girl Murders, pushes detectives to their limit to find a clever and extremely brutal serial killer, leaving a California town demanding justice. The District Attorney’s Serial Special Task Force retains the help of the reclusive Dr. Chip Palmer, a forensic expert and
criminal profiler, to steer them in the right direction.

Palmer is known for his astute academic interpretations of serial and predatory crimes, along with his unconventional tactics that goes against general police procedures. He is partnered with the tough and beautiful D.A. Inspector Kate Rawlins, a homicide detective transplanted from Phoenix, and the chemistry ignites between the team—turbulent and deadly.


The Flower Girl Murders leaves three homicides, five cold cases, two seasoned
detectives, three suspects, and one serial killer calling all the shots. The investigation must rely on one eccentric forensic scientist to unravel the clues to solve the case. But at what cost?

Body of the Crime is available at Amazon.

Book Excerpt:


THE DENSE PINE AND OAK trees made a semi-circle pattern in the forest. Dried leaves blew in the breeze, swirled around like unique pieces of  confetti, cascading downward, and finally resting on the ground.
The isolated location seemed serene and picturesque, which lent to the stark contrast of the
woman’s dead body.
Her long brown hair hung straight and spilled down over her shoulders and slender body. Each strand appeared to have been carefully washed and combed precisely in place. The unknown woman wore a light blue button-down sweater that remained in an orderly fashion with every button fastened, and it was pulled down to cover her belly. Her arms gently placed over her chest, each finger laced next to the other. Tucked carefully underneath her hands was a stem with a pale pink flower
that looked like a daisy, now wilted. The victim’s fingernails scrubbed clean,
and her hands lacked any jewelry or identifying marks.
Upon a quick glance, it seemed that she was merely daydreaming. Looking closely, her fixed dull eyes gave the undeniable lifeless gaze. The relaxed expression on her face
seemed almost contrived and had a peculiar quality to it—even a ghostly facade.
From the waist up, the woman looked like she had taken a nap after a morning of running
errands or after coming home from a luncheon with friends. The woman was in a carefully posed position that told the story of an organized killer who was in complete control, but that was where the structured behavior o f the murderer abruptly stopped.
In a disturbing contrast, the horrifying viciousness of what was left of the bottom half of the
body was the aftermath of a long, torturous assault from someone completely out of control. It suggested a perpetrator who lacked any impulse control and mental stability. 


About the Author


Jennifer Chase is an award-winning author and consulting criminologist.  She has authored six crime fiction novels, including the multiple award-winning Emily Stone thriller series along with a screenwriting workbook.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor degree in police forensics and a Master's degree in criminology.  These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from
her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. 
She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.


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