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Monday, August 21, 2017

Acca (Angelbound Origins #3) by Christina Bauer Blog Tour and Giveaway









Acca (Angelbound Origins #3)
by 
Christina Bauer
Genre: YA Supernatural
Audiobook Release Date: July 2017
Monster House Books

Summary:

In just one week, supernatural warrior Myla Lewis must discover enough evidence to send the evil House of Acca to prison… or she’ll end up in jail herself, along with her fiancĂ©, Prince Lincoln. No pressure.

To gather proof, Myla and Lincoln go undercover at an all-girl’s high school on Earth. Lincoln acts as the new gym teacher; Myla becomes the school’s least popular transfer student ever. To stop them from getting the goods, Acca releases Hell on Earth. Literally. Good thing Myla and Lincoln aren’t afraid of a tough fight. This one promises to be the hardest yet. After all, who ever said high school wasn’t hell?









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AUDIOBOOK AVAILABILITYAudible and iTunes





Monster House Books is celebrating the launch of the audiobook version of the best seller Angelbound ACCA by pricing all Angelbound eBooks at $1.99 or less! The books can be found on Amazon!



About the Author

Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. It is now available as an audiobook on Audible and iTunes.



Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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The Deadly Sin by H.J. Lawson Book tour and Giveaway








The Deadly Sun (The Sanction Series #1)

by H.J. Lawson

Genre: YA Dystopian/Scifi

Release date: August 21st 2017



Summary:



Skylier is desperate to escape her underground confines and save her mother’s life.

On a school visit, she hears something she’s not supposed to and now she realizes that not only was her whole life a lie, but that she is in grave danger.

She doesn’t know who to trust and her enemies are everywhere. Now she is in a race against time to save not only her life, but her mother's and those she cares about.


And if she fails, she'll suffer a fate worse than death...






Upcoming books in the Sanction Series!



The Rising Tides (The Sanction Series #2) – Releases August 21st 2017

The Sanction Games (The Sanction Series #3) – Releases November 21st 2017



Series Buy Links:

Book One – The Deadly Sun


Book Two - The Rising Tide


Book Three - The Sanction Games














About the Author

I was born in Lancaster, England. Growing up in a single parent household with five other siblings was difficult but at the same time character building.

As a young child I found a passion for drawing and writing, which has stayed with me into adulthood. I graduated from the University of Central Lancashire, England with a BA(Hons) in fashion design.

At aged twenty seven, my husband and I packed up our belongings for our lifelong dream to move to California. Our America dream was completed with the birth of our daughter. 

A new job opportunity opened up New York, and we decided to relocate to Long Island, NY, where we currently reside.


My books are a mixture of thriller, action, and dystopian. If you’re looking for a good place to start, take a look at War Kids series of thrillers, available now. You can grab copies in either ebook or paperback. To get an email whenever I release a new title, sign up for the VIP newsletter by click this link.



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Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher Book Tour and Book Review

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In a wild country, the true cost of love may be more than they can bear
Beautiful and winsome, Betsy Zook never questioned her family's rigid expectations, nor those of devoted Hans--but then she never had to. Not until the night she's taken captive in a surprise Indian raid. Facing brutality and hardship, Betsy finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the feelings she's developing for a native man who encourages her to see God in all circumstances.

Greatly anguished by Betsy's captivity, Hans turns to Tessa Bauer for comfort. She responds eagerly, overlooking troubling signs of Hans's hunger for revenge. But if Betsy is ever restored to the Amish, will things between Hans and Tessa have gone too far?

Inspired by true events, this deeply layered novel gives a glimpse into the tumultuous days of prerevolutionary Pennsylvania through the eyes of two young, determined, and faith-filled women.


Praise for the Amish Beginnings series
"This novel is a winner."--Publishers Weekly on Anna's Crossing
"A deeply satisfying story of conviction and hope."--Booklist on Anna's Crossing

"Full of adventure, suspense, an air of mystery, and sweet romance."--Christian Library Journal on The Newcomer

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Anna's Crossing and The Newcomer in the Amish Beginnings series, The Bishop's Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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  1. Suzanne Woods Fisher
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    Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Anna's Crossing, The Newcomer, and The Return in the Amish Beginnings series, The Bishop's Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill...

Reviews

Praise for Anna's Crossing
"Based on true events, this novel is a winner, especially for Amish-fiction enthusiasts."--Publishers Weekly

"Those who summon the courage to read about the raw immigrant experience on this treacherous crossing will find a deeply satisfying story of conviction and hope."--Booklist
"The touch of romance and many plot twists in Anna's Crossing keep Fisher's story entertaining."--BookPage
"Anna and Bairn's sweet romance will satisfy readers with an interest in Amish history, as Fisher offers a look at the inhumane suffering they endured in their search for religious freedom."--RT Book Reviews
"Unexpected twists and turns; themes of trust, faith, and letting go of the past; and a surprise ending add up to a thoroughly enjoyable read for Amish fiction fans."--CBA Retailers + Resources


Praise for The Newcomer

"Full of adventure, suspense, an air of mystery, and sweet romance, the plot holds all the elements of an engaging story."--Christian Library Journal
"The sights and sounds of the developing colonies and Philadelphia in 1737 complement Fisher's delightful rendering of such historical figures as Benjamin Franklin and enrich a more emotional, character-driven tale about identity, doubt, and belonging."--Booklist\\
My review;

Author Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it again. Every book she writes is a treasure. She has written another book in her series called. An Amish Beginnings Novel.  This one is called "The Return". Betty Zook has always done what everyone expected of her and she never even thought of disagreeing with them. Hans has always taken care of her and made sure she was safe. Then life is never the same. She is taken by the Indians and held a prisoner. While she is gone Hans gets interested I someone, but Betty also starts to like an Indian. What will happen to them? Is Betsy going to be a prisoner forever? What about her family? I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review by Revell  Publishing Company and all opinions are mine.

Fault Lines by Thomas Locke Book Tour and Book Review

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What if reality is only the edge of possibility?

There isn't much that can throw Charlie Hazard off balance. But the mystery woman with the striking eyes and the intense request to follow her--now--is about to shake his world. Knowing little more than her name, Charlie leaves his post as a guard at the Satellite Beach community center for what he thinks is just another risk-containment job. But Gabriella, an experimental psychologist, has far more in store for him than protection duty--if the two of them survive the test.

Reese Clawson relishes her work at the Combine and all the perks and power that come with it--including the ability to manipulate perceptions. But the Combine never anticipated this mind-shifting technology. If Gabriella's experiments succeed, the Combine would be destroyed. And Reese will never allow that to happen.


Praise for Trial Run
"A true psychological thriller that cannot be put down . . . an awesome jaunt into a world that may just be closer to reality than we think."--Suspense Magazine
"This is artful writing, full of suspense."--Jay Parini, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Station"A thrilling cocktail of science, technology, and danger elegantly served at breakneck speed."--Tosca LeeNew York Times bestselling author of Forbidden
"Somewhere between spectacular and astonishingly compelling. After I finished, I could not let it go."--Phyllis Tickle, former senior editor, Publishers Weekly
"A fast-paced, constantly unfolding mystery with well-developed characters, Trial Run promises to begin a strong new series that manages to transcend the bounds of science fiction writing."--Manhattan Book Review



The Author

  1. Thomas Locke

    Thomas Locke

    Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, an award-winning novelist with worldwide sales of seven million copies in twenty languages. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. He is the...
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Reviews

Praise for Trial Run
"Trial Run is a fast-paced, mind-bending thriller that has readers questioning everything and anxiously awaiting the next twist."--RT Book Reviews
"Davis Bunn fans will love his writing as Thomas Locke, delivering this psychological page-turning thriller that you won't be able to put down."--CBA Retailers + Resources
"This book is a true psychological thriller that cannot be put down once the story begins to unfold."--Suspense Magazine
"A fast-paced, constantly unfolding mystery with well-developed characters, Trial Run promises to begin a strong new series that manages to transcend the bounds of science fiction writing."--Manhattan Book Review
"Trial Run is wonderfully told: a swift, engaging story that shows a large understanding of the human condition, our essential frailty, our drivenness, our need for connection. This is artful writing, full of suspense."--Jay Parini, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Station
"A thrilling cocktail of science, technology, and danger elegantly served at breakneck speed. Intoxicating and seriously addictive as only Thomas Locke can deliver."--Tosca LeeNew York Times bestselling author of Forbidden


My review;

"Fault Lines" by Thomas Locke is the kind of book that keeps you interested and grabbed from the very first page. Charles Hazard has left the Satellite Beach  Community  where he is a guard. He is now trying to protect Gabriella who is a very mysterious woman. The problem is that this job  is more dangerous than he really knows. Will he be able to keep himself safe? I have read other books by this author and I have enjoyed them. Anyone who loves books that are full of suspense will love this one. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Revell Publishing Company and all opinions are mine.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Author and Filmaker: Stephen Zimmer Rayden Valkyrie Celebration Blog Tour, and Guest Post

Author and Filmmaker: Stephen Zimmer

Rayden Valkyrie Celebration

August 16-23, 2017

RaydenValkyrieTourGraphic   StephenZimmerAbout the author: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels (Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), and the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk). Stephen’s visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot. Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family. ThunderHorizonCover_1200X800


Book Synopsis for Thunder Horizon: A deadly menace stalks the shadows of the lands to the north, stirring the winds of war. Farther south, the power of the Teveren Empire spreads with every passing day, empowered by dark sorcery. Formidable legions bent on conquest are on the march, slavery and subjugation following in their wake. Within the rising maelstrom, Rayden Valkyrie has returned to the Gessa, to stand with the tribe that once took her into their care as a child. No amount of jewels or coin can sway her, nor can the great power of her adversaries intimidate her. With a sword blade in her right hand and axe in her left, Rayden confronts foes both supernatural and of flesh and blood. Horrific revelations and tremendous risks loom; some that will see Rayden's survival in the gravest of peril. Even if Rayden and the Gessa survive the trials plaguing their lands, the thunder of an even darker storm booms across the far horizon. Thunder Horizon is the second book in the Dark Sun Dawn Trilogy.   HeartofaLionCover_1200X800Book Synopsis for Heart of a Lion: Rayden Valkyrie. She walks alone, serving no king, emperor, or master. Forged in the fires of tragedy, she has no place she truly calls home. A deadly warrior wielding both blade and axe, Rayden is the bane of the wicked and corrupt. To many others, she is the most loyal and dedicated of friends, an ally who is unyielding in the most dangerous of circumstances. The people of the far southern lands she has just aided claim that she has the heart of a lion. For Rayden, a long journey to the lands of the far northern tribes who adopted her as a child beckons, with an ocean lying in between. Her path will lead her once more into the center of a maelstrom, one involving a rising empire that is said to be making use of the darkest kinds of sorcery to grow its power. Making new friends and discoveries amid tremendous peril, Rayden makes her way to the north. Monstrous beasts, supernatural powers, and the bloody specter of war have been a part of her world for a long time and this journey will be no different. Rayden chooses the battles that she will fight, whether she takes up the cause of one individual or an entire people. Both friends and enemies alike will swiftly learn that the people of the far southern lands spoke truly. Rayden Valkyrie has the heart of a lion. Heart of a Lion is Book One of the Dark Sun Dawn Trilogy. Teaser Trailer Link for Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7w_UI_RCg4&t=34s Teaser Trailer for Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart: TV Pilot
 



Guest Post:


The Biggest Stars of An Indie Film or TV Production



Small budget productions are very difficult challenges. They do not involve the small armies and deep resources of major independent. Hollywood, and network-supported projects. During the course of a small budgetg project, many of the individuals involved will come to wear a large number of hats, and this is the area where the true stars of a production shine through.



The Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot project had several such stars. Today I am going to highlight two of them as examples; Eric (known affectionately to all who know him as The Colonel) and Kylie Jude of Frozen Creek Studios, who have been steadfast in their encouragement, support, involvement, and positive energy all throughout the process from the inception to the current post-production phase.



An indie production is anything but glamorous, and a look at the hats worn by each of them during our June production period illustrates this clearly. Though the weather was hot on several of the days, they both soldiered through upbeat, and with smiles, while tackling a number of laborious areas.



Both of them came in a couple of days early and stayed a couple of days after the production wrapped, to assist with the myriad of tasks involved in the setup and tear down/cleanup of elements for the production. This involved props, all manner of supplies, readying a core base camp we worked off of, and much more. These kinds of days alone are exhausting, and we haven't even gotten to the main body of the production schedule in this discussion yet.



During the production itself, Eric and Kylie, like myself, had one goal in mind. Do whatever had to be done to see to the needs of the production so that it had the best chance of finishing on schedule.



Though a producer on the project, Eric pushed carts down Wal-Mart aisles on more than one occasion to load up on bottled water and snacks for the craft services area for the cast and crew. This involved carloads, as hundreds upon hundreds of bottles of water were required to deal with the summer heat in our exterior locations.



When an extra boom operator was needed early in the schedule, Eric stepped forward to do it. When a driver was needed for several days involving our primary transport ATV vehicle, Eric stepped forward to do it. When an extra was having difficulty with the needs for a fight scene with one of our ensemble cast members, Eric stepped forward to do it, enduring a very physically demanding scene! When some modifications had to be done to some terrain on a shooting site, Eric helped. When we needed assistance accompanying cast members back to the airport, Eric was there to help.



Quite simply, he helped wherever he could help, and the fact that he was a producer did not get in the way of diving in where there was a need.



Kylie exhibited a similar spirit. When our costume designer Timothy Shackleford needed a solid assistant to help ready cast members each day, Kylie was there. When we needed a smaller stature Dweller (a humanoid race seen in the Pilot episode) to be in a fight scene involving the character Hallad (played by John Wells), Kylie enthusiastically took on the part. When a prop piece needed to be constructed for one of the pivotal scenes in the pilot episode, Kylie burned the midnight oil to help construct it.



All the while, Kylie kept her eyes on the production and making notes for her post-production work as the editor and music supervisor.



In my eyes, it is the individuals like Eric and Kylie Jude who are the superstars of an indie project. Without people like them, the chances of getting through each day successfully shrink. They demonstrated a “can-do” spirit day in and day out and helped pull off many small miracles, which helped to the production overcome bumps and obstacles and keep moving on course.



We finished our production on schedule back in June, in no small part to the participation of individuals such as Kylie and Eric Jude of Frozen Creek Studios. There are certainly several others to spotlight in this manner with our production, but I wanted to use these two exceptionally talented individuals as prime examples of what is necessary to make things happen!



Eric and Kylie are, without a doubt, Rayden Strong, and I raise a glass of bourbon to toast both of them!








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Twitter: @SGZimmer
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephenzimmer7
Instagram: @stephenzimmer7
Website: www.stephenzimmer.com  

Tour Schedule and Activities

8/16 The Temple of the Exploding Head Guest Post

8/16 The Page Turner Guest Post

8/16 BOOKS TO CURL UP WITH Author Interview

8/16 Bookishly me Author Interview

8/16 DarWrites Guest Post 8/16 Sheila's Guests and Reviews Guest Post

8/16 Sapphyria's Books Guest Post

8/16 Deal Sharing Aunt Top Ten's List 8/17 DarWrites Review

8/17 Bookin Around Town Author Interview/Podcast

8/17 Full Moon Bites Character Interview

8/18 BOOKS TO CURL UP WITH Review 8/18 The Sinister Scribblings of Sarah E. Glenn Top Ten's List

8/18 I Smell Sheep Guest Post

8/19 Paranormal Pleasures Review 8/19 The Page Turner Review

8/19 Bella's Book Reviews Review 8/19 Jeni's Bookshelf Guest Post

8/20 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! Guest Post

8/20 The Seventh Star Blog 

Guest Post 8/20 Stuart Thaman Books Guest Post

8/21 MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape Author Interview

8/21 SpecMusicMuse Author Interview

8/21 Jordan Hirsch Review 8/22 Beauty in Ruins Guest Post

8/22 Discover New Authors Author Interview

8/22 Butterfly's Booknerdia Blog Review

8/23 The Occult Detective Review 8/23 Bookishly me Review

8/23 Jeni's Bookshelf Review

8/23 Jorie Loves a Story Interview

8/23 Readers Life With Trisha Ratliff Review  


Amazon.com Links for Thunder Horizon: Kindle Version https://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Horizon-Dark-Dawn-Book-ebook/dp/B06ZZ7JT56/ Print Version https://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Horizon-Dark-Dawn-Trilogy/dp/1941706576/ Barnes and Noble Link for Thunder Horizon: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thunder-horizon-stephen-zimmer/1126268394?ean=9781941706572   Amazon.com Links for Heart of a Lion: Kindle Version https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Lion-Dark-Dawn-Book-ebook/dp/B00T44R6LE/ Print Version https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Lion-Stephen-Zimmer/dp/1941706215/ Barnes and Noble Link for Heart of a Lion: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heart-of-a-lion-stephen-zimmer/1121113044?ean=9781941706213  

McKinley Mysteries by Carolyn Arnold Book Tour and Giveaway

August 14 - 28, 2017



Series Information Romance. Humor. Murder. Are you looking for a murder mystery without all the graphic violence and foul language? Something that you can enjoy in an afternoon and walk away feeling good about afterward? How about a dash of humor and romance? If so, meet former detectives Sean and Sara McKinley. When a billionaire leaves them all his money, they no longer have to work, but they find themselves sticking to what they’re good at—solving murders. Undercover, off the books, and around the world, they’ll get to the bottom of things…and romance it up along the way. This is the perfect book series for fans of Hart to Hart, Castle, Colombo, Monk, Rockford Files, Psych, and Magnum PI.

Book Overview (in published order)
  1. The Day Job is Murder (2014)
  2. Vacation is Murder (2014)
  3. Money is Murder (2014)
  4. Politics is Murder (2014)
  5. Family is Murder (2014)
  6. Shopping is Murder (2014)
  7. Christmas is Murder (2014)
  8. Valentine’s Day is Murder (2015)
  9. Coffee is Murder (2015)
  10. Skiing is Murder (2016)
  11. Halloween is Murder (2017) - the cover will be available by the end of May/June, with some retailer links coming through in July, the rest in August.
The Day Job is Murder  
 
The bad guys aren’t the only ones on his radar…
For Albany PD homicide detective Sean McKinley, catching killers is the easy part of his job. Working next to his beautiful partner, Sara Cain, is what’s difficult. It might have something to do with the fact that he’s fallen in love with her, though. Fortunately, she feels the same way about him. But she’s convinced they should just be friends.
If only there was some way to change her mind…
Major Retailer Links for this book: Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Apple Google Play Vacation is Murder
This wasn’t in the travel brochure…
There’s only so much relaxation two former detectives can handle—even if they’re on their honeymoon. With their recent fall into money, Sean and Sara McKinley should be living it up, enjoying the sun and beaches of Cancun. But heading into their third week they’ve had just about enough lying around.
When the husband of a couple they’ve befriended is kidnapped and held for ransom, it has the McKinleys putting their experience to use. As they set out in the unfamiliar landscape of paradise, the investigation will have them risking their lives to stop a killer.
Major Retailer Links for this book: Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Apple Google Play Money is Murder  
 
It’s in the fine print…
Old Man Quinn left Sean more than his billions–he left him a murder to solve.
Inside the chest given to him from the executor of Quinn’s Will, Sean finds a key and implicit instruction that the contents are for his eyes only. After Sean discovers where the key fits, he finds another letter–Quinn wants a closed case reopened, and Sean is shocked to learn who the victim was.
As Sean and his wife, Sara, uncover clues, it leads them from the back rooms of Quinn’s corporation to the streets of New York City, but they will stop at nothing to get to the truth.
   
Major Retailer Links for this book: Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Apple Google Play   Politics is Murder
 
There’s no time for a debate…

Sean and Sara’s popularity as a murder-solving duo has gained momentum. But it’s not until it comes time for a local television interview that they meet Reanne Mable and end up finding themselves involved with a high-profile investigation.
Reanne is the sister-in-law of Albany’s Mayor Davenport and his daughter, Halie, has gone missing from her university campus. With a desire to keep the matter out of the media spotlight, Davenport turns to Sean and Sara to find her. But with the police already investigating the matter, taking this case would pit them against their friends from the police department, including their former sergeant Jimmy Voigt.
As time moves on, though, the fate of the girl is not up for a vote, and the McKinleys set out to find out what really happened. With the mayor taking the heat for a recently passed zoning bylaw, is an enraged small business owner behind Halie’s disappearance? Or did she simply grow tired of living in her father’s limelight and run away?
To get the answers, Sean and Sara will need to use all the resources at their disposal and may have to call upon their good friend Jimmy for help, after all.
 Major Retailer Links for this book: Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Apple Google Play Family is Murder
 
If only there were someone to clean up this mess…
Sean and Sara McKinley put out an ad for a maid, but they never expected Sara’s birth mother to apply—or at least that’s who the woman is claiming she is. While Sean is suspicious of her true identity and motive, Sara opens her heart to the woman. But when a dead body turns up soon after Sara’s supposed mother takes off without so much as a good-bye, they both start to question the truth.
Could they have welcomed a killer into their home and not even known it?
  Major Retailer Links for this book: Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Apple Google Play   Shopping is Murder
 
They find more than a bargain…
Black Friday should be all about shopping and discounts, but when Sean and Sara only have a few more items left to buy, screams fill the mall—and for good reason. A man has fallen to his death from the second level.
But what exactly happened isn’t that straightforward, and normally, Sean and Sara would leave this matter to the police, but the widow was a childhood friend of Sara’s. While the police are leaning toward the belief the man intentionally took the leap, the widow is adamant her husband would never jump and asks Sara for her help.
Despite the fact there is an unresolved past between the friends—in which Sara feels she let her down—Sara can’t turn her back on her now. Fueled by guilt and the need to find answers, Sara convinces Sean they should look into the man’s death.
But the answers aren’t all coming quickly. Mall security has dropped the ball and there’s no seeming motive for murder. To find out the truth will take unconventional means, a little undercover work, and the help of their friend Jimmy. And if it all comes together, they just might have this case wrapped up in time for the holidays. Maybe even with a pretty little bow.
 Major Retailer Links for this book: Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Apple Google Play Christmas is Murder  
 
Mistletoe and mischief…

Albany’s the perfect image of a winter wonderland, and Sean and Sara’s friend Jimmy is going to be Santa Claus for the upcoming Christmas parade. The trees and decorations have been selected and the gifts have been purchased. The season has truly cast its magical spell–until Sean and Sara’s neighbors die in a horrible house fire.
While the fire department ruled holiday-related hazards as the cause, Sara suspects there’s more to it. Her determination to find the truth has her and Sean toeing the line between what’s legal and what’s not.
As they sort out fact from fiction, the McKinleys make the final decision about whether or not they should open a private investigation firm.
  Major Retailer Links for this book: Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Apple Google Play Valentine’s Day is Murder
 
Cupid’s arrow may have missed its mark…

Jimmy finally takes a vacation–and a chance on love–only to be abducted. His female companion originally thinks he had cold feet about their relationship, but Sean and Sara know there’s more to it. Jimmy isn’t the type to just up and disappear, let alone leave a lady stranded.
Setting out on their private jet, Sean and Sara reach the tropical paradise of Ocho Rios, Jamaica with sightseeing as the last thing on their minds.
With a gold coin being their initial tie to Jimmy’s kidnapper, Sean and Sara even speculate about the involvement of pirates. Yet as the hours pass, and there’s no word from Jimmy’s captors, Sean and Sara will need to figure out the real motive before it’s too late.
With help from their friend, Adam, back in Albany, the pieces come together and not a moment too soon.
Major Retailer Links for this book: Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Apple Google Play Coffee is Murder
 
A cup a day won’t kill you, but a few might.
Their first case as private investigators have Sean, Sara, and Jimmy neck-deep in coffee beans trying to find a killer. With their client certain that her mother was poisoned through her coffee of the month club, it has them setting out to Williamsburg, Virginia. But instead of approaching matters from the traditional standpoint, Sean and Sara brew a robust plot and stir Jimmy into the blend, all to get close to their top suspect and grind out the truth.
Going undercover at Tasty Beans, the coffee company, the three of them work to expose the culprit before anyone else dies.
  Major Retailer Links for this book: Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Apple Google Play   Skiing is Murder
 
They’re ready to hit the slopes when things go downhill…
Sean and Sara are supposed to have a relaxing vacation in Vail, but it all goes up in a puff of powder when there’s a suspicious death on the mountain. And the deceased is not just anyone; it’s Adrian Blackwell, a two-time Olympic skiing gold medalist.
Rumor has it Adrian died in a skiing accident, but he was too skilled for Sara to accept that as fact. But she doesn’t want to disappoint Sean by ruining his ski trip, even though she’s convinced Adrian was murdered and she’s itching to find the killer.
Sean has never been able to say no to Sara, but this time he plans to. However, all it takes is a call from their PI firm back in Albany to change his mind. A job’s come in to investigate Adrian’s death, and his agent is the one footing the bill, leaving Sean with more questions than answers.
Yet one major problem remains: their New York State PI licenses hold no legal authority in Colorado. They still can’t help but look into Adrian’s death on the sly, though. This case will definitely involve some underhanded tactics, all while trying to dodge the local police over the course of the investigation.
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Author Bio CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures. Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™. Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower. She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse Book Tour and Giveaway




Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats
Carla Rehse

Genre:  YA Urban Fantasy

Date of Publication: 7-24-17

ISBN: 978-1546514534

Number of pages:  286
Word Count:  78k

Fashion. Dead bodies. And magic.

In this fantastical and mysterious tale, seventeen-year-old lock pick Gracie Mason finds herself inadvertently caught up in a world involving witches, bizarre rituals, romance—and murder.

Book Description:

Witches must bond with humans in order to produce children—and once the bond is made, it cannot easily be unmade.

Imagine seventeen-year-old Gracie Mason’s surprise when she accidently bonds with a witch named Asher. Sure, he’s cute, but that’s beside the point. She’s not going to settle for a guy just because she’s magically bound to him.

To dissolve the bond, Gracie must seek out another witch to perform a magical rite. However, matters become considerably more complicated when witches begin turning up dead. Wanting nothing more than to get on with her life, Gracie must now team up with her enchanter and wade deeper into a complex world of enchantment and intrigue.

Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats is an enthralling story of magic, mystery, and murder—and each new twist will draw you further under its spell.





Excerpt:
Daddy told me years ago that to succeed in life I need a strong plan, the right tools, and the gumption to follow through. His words of wisdom helped me get elected homecoming queen, become co-captain of the cheerleading squad, and voted on the student council. Now I plan to use them to help me pull off my first burglary.
My plan is solid. I’ve also never backed down from a challenge, not even last year when Brittany Thomas became overly friendly with the entire football team in a sad attempt to deprive me of my crown. People say I started the rumor about the rash of STD cases spreading through the boys’ locker room faster than a brush fire. I didn’t, of course. Why start gossip when the squad of doctors from the local Health Department did it for me?
I take a deep breath as I enter the Trinity Building. At almost four o’clock on a Friday before a three-day weekend, the place is deader than a PTA meeting. It helps that today is the hottest July first on record for Central Texas and the air conditioning in this building is dismally subpar. The Trinity Corporation may claim to have the most upscale rental space in town, but one look at the gold leopard granite floor paired with peach-painted walls shows that’s a downright fib.
The only guard on duty leans back in his chair and sucks down a Sonic Route 44 Coke like his life depends on it. I wave as I pass the security desk, wearing a megawatt smile and fully confident in the strength of my lavender-scented Lavanila deodorant—vegan, of course. Deputy Dawg gives me his usual perv stare before returning to the comic book balanced on his knee.
Centex Therapy, LPC occupies most of the first floor office space. A small bell tinkles when I open the frosted glass door. What decorum the overall building lacks, the waiting room has in spades. Brown leather chairs sit on a bamboo rug and pastel paintings from local artists brighten the walls. A tall grandfather clock in the corner softly chimes four times. This late on a Friday means the room is empty of other patients. Perfect.
Jane, the receptionist, fans herself with a copy of Country Living. “Cutting it awfully close, Gracie. Go on in.”
Dr. McDozzle gives me a pained smile as I enter the room.
“Good afternoon, Miss Mason. Have a seat.” For a head shrinker, he’s incredibly formal. And a non-Texan, who hates football and sweet tea. I haven’t learned much more about him in the last month, but that’s enough to get him tarred and feathered if word got out.
The leather recliner squeaks when I sit down. “Thanks for seeing me on a Friday, Doc.” I twirl a strand of newly highlighted platinum hair around my finger. It goes wonderful with my bubblegum pink manicure. “Mr. Anderson, Daddy’s new lawyer, is now insisting I have two sessions a month with you. Of course, Mama’s lawyer says once a month is just fine, seeing how I’m such a well-adjusted high school senior and all. Almost a senior, I guess, since school’s not started.”    
Dr. McDozzle straightens his glasses. “Yes, well, your parents do seem to have quite the barrage of attorneys involved in their divorce. Have you worked on the homework I gave you during our last session?”
This is such a waste of time. My parents have spent the last five years embroiled in a divorce dirtier than a greased pig-wrestling contest. Both sides of the family have more money than sense, much to the delight of every lawyer in the tri-county area. Not that I want my parents to get back together. Anytime they’re within spitting distance of each other, the tension between them gives me a migraine. Besides, if they hadn’t split up, I never would’ve met Ben.
Ben’s the son of Daddy’s ex-girlfriend. Until four months ago, they all lived together in Daddy’s condo. Ben is a sophomore at the local college and is truly hot, in a geeky, stud muffin, save-the-world, kinda way. Crushing on my almost stepbrother might seem a bit sketchy, but it’s legal—I Googled it twice.
Which means it’s time to start step one in my Get Ben Plan.
I toss my hair over my shoulder before pulling out a pink glitter notebook from my Eiffel Tower-shaped mini-purse.
“You wanted me to write down my feelings about my parents’ shared custody thing. Honestly, I don’t understand why the lawyers are so panty-twisted about me spending a week with Mama and the next with Daddy. It means I get double the wardrobe. Hello? What girl would say no to that? It’s way better than Heather’s situation. I told you about her last time, I think. The girl with the hideous frizzed-out curls but drives a cute BMW Z4 roadster? Anyway, her parents are insane.” I continue a steady stream of babble until Dr. McDozzle’s eyes glaze over.   
There’s no clocks in the room, but Dr. McDozzle keeps checking his watch. I’m sure the poor man created a nice therapy plan for me, but I’ve completely derailed it. Mama always says a girl has many tools to choose from in her arsenal—perfectly curled hair, well-placed boobs, and endless chatter are my faves. Besides, Daddy’s been paying therapists a fortune for years to show the divorce court how concerned he is about me. Dr. McDozzle’s earning his car payment today.

About the Author:

Although not a native Texan, Carla prides herself on having mastered the correct usage of  “y’all” and “bless your heart.”

Carla is owned by a persnickety kitty, who rules the computer keyboard and only allows Carla to write when demands for cat treats are met.



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